I love my wool cloth diaper covers. They are FAR superior to any of the others I own.
Why wool? 100% all natural wool has natural cleansing and anti-bacterial qualities. They don't need to be washed as often, so their care is easy and,t hey don't retain the odors that other diaper covers can.
The lanolin is the trick. The lanolin nuetralizes urea in urine, thus the lack of odor. Every 4 to 6 weeks, or when you notice the diaper covers becoming more leaky or an odor becomes evident, it is time to re-lanolize your wool soakers. It is a very simple process and goes something like this:
You will need your wool covers:
You will also need:
~ Lanolin (I use Lansiloh cream)
~ a small cup
~ a spoon
1. Dissolve a wee little bit of lanolin (about the size of a pea or so) and a drop of hand soap (that helps the lanolin dissolve better) in a little hot water.
2. Turn soakers inside out, and put in the tub with warm water.
3. Add lanolin mixture.
4. Make sure soaker is fully covered in water and let soak about 15 minutes. That gives you enough time to play with the baby, or randomly tickle torture any little hands that try and interfere with the making of the tutorial.
5. Remove soaker from tub and throw in the washer on gentle spin
6. Line dry, or lay flat
That's it for another 6 weeks. See how easy that is?