This item sold on July 14, 2012.
The wool used in this soaker was hand selected by myself with baby in mind. The wool was washed and felted in a hot wash. The felting process is done to make the wool fibers pull together, creating a strong barrier to moisture. The wool is then inspected for holes or imperfections. The leg and waist bands are all made of super soft (and hard to find) wool interlock that is stretchy and comfy for baby. All Lambie Love wool interlock is all hand dyed with fun colors to compliment the soaker body.
Wool soakers and longies are an excellent alternative to PUL cloth diaper covers. For babies who wet through their night-time diapers, wool is a perfect solution to keeping them dry all night. I found wool after several months of struggling with a soaking wet baby and crib every morning. Wool soakers have truly become my love and obsession ever since.
How does wool work?
Wool has the amazing ability to repel and absorb. It can absorb up to 30% of it's weight in liquid and will not feel wet until it has soaked up 60% of it's weight. When we get our 16 month old girl up in the morning, her wool feels cool but never wet. In addition the absorbent abilities of wool, it also has antibacterial powers and will not harbor odor causing microbes. The porous nature of wool allows any moisture to absorb then evaporate into the air--never giving the moisture a chance to fester and cause odor. Because of this wool only needs to be hand-washed once per week unless soiled.
How do I care for wool?
Wool only needs to be washed once per week unless soiled. Washing your wool is incredibly simple. Mix a small dollop of lanolin and baby wash (Johnson & Johnson wash or Burt's Bees, whatever you have at home) with hot water in a small jar. Shake it vigorously until all the lanolin is dissolved. Fill a sink up with lukewarm water and disperse the lanolin wash you just made. Turn your wool inside out and submerge in the water. Massage the wool a little to release any buildup then let sit for 20 minutes. Drain the sink and gently squeeze (don't twist) water from wool. I like to roll my wool between two old bath towels and stand on it to remove most of the moisture. Let your wool lay to dry out of direct sunlight. Please do not machine dry, this will cause shrinkage.
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