Ah, the blessed realm of wool covers. Breathable, low-maintenance wool covers. Even those with wool allergies can use the pure wool covers with no problems! They are great during the summer, too, letting your diapers breathe while keeping them from soaking everything. And because they breathe, they are great for bad diaper rashes!
Wool covers can be intimidating because of the lanolizing process (check here for info), but once you get past that, they are absolutely fabulous.
Fabulous, but costly. The covers themselves can be fairly expensive, and wool wash bars or wool wash liquid soaps can also add up. How can you use wool while still being frugal? The Sisters have a secret!
Lanolizing your wool can be costly. But you don’t have to buy loads of wool wash bars. You can lanolize your wool using Lansinoh Lanolin! Just a dime sized drop in lukewarm water, following the directions from Diaper Junction above, and your wool is waterproof! And for liquid wool wash? Just add a dab of lanolin to a squirt of your baby wash, add water, and voila! You have your own liquid wool wash, and you didn’t even have to pay for shipping!
After using wool wash and wool bars ourselves, we have to admit that while taking care of wool can be without them, they are much easier to use. Great tutorials for washing and lanolizing wool can be found here at The Gnome’s Mom and here at Green Mountian Diapers.
We hope that we’ve convinced you to try wool out! And perhaps it isn’t as scary as it first seemed.