In order for wool diaper covers to soak, they much be lanolized first. I found several different methods for how to lanolize wool diaper covers thanks to a Google search, but wound up combining a few of the lanolizing methods based on laziness and what I had on hand.
How to Lanolize Wool Diaper Covers
To lanolize wool diaper covers you will need:
- Unscented baby wash
- Lanolin. I used Medela PureLan 100 since I had a free sample of it already.
Click the link for more lanolin options for your wool diaper covers.
For one wool diaper cover, add a pea-sized amount of lanolin and a few drops of baby wash to a small bowl.
Put the wool diaper cover in a larger bowl and add enough lukewarm water to somewhat cover it. Add the lanolin/baby wash mixture. Gently swish and squeeze the crochet diaper cover around with your hands then leave it for at least 30 minutes. I left mine overnight.
Remove the cloth diaper cover and gently squeeze out as much water as you can without being too rough with it.
Roll the diaper cover up in a towel and let it air dry. I draped mine over a small fan to speed up the process which can take up to two days otherwise. Wool is absorbent stuff!
I had enough yarn left to whip up a little crochet hat to match my crochet diaper cover. You can tell Sweet T’s opinion of this by her expression.