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Care and Use

Wool Interlock diaper covers, wraps, shorties and longies

Wool interlock covers have all been felted prior to sewing and are not pre-lanolized. I highly recommend hand washing your HumBird interlock cover to ensure a long life and optimum fit your wool may be machine-washed cold (or warm) on gentle cycle or wool cycle. Lay flat to dry. Do not twist or wring.

Handwashing:

Handwashing should be done in room temp water, not cold. Wash using lanolin rich or baby soap. Fill your sink with room temperature water. Add the lanolin rich soap (or baby soap) and swirl to distribute. Add your wool products and swirl, gently scrubbing any soiled areas. Rinse lightly. To dry, lay the wool in a towel and roll it up pressing firmly to remove as much moisture as possible. Unroll and lay flat to air dry.

Lanolizing:

Begin with clean wool and lanolize inside out. Fill your sink with lukewarm water. In a small glass fill partway with hot water and add ½ tsp of lanolin per cover plus a few drops of emulsifier such as blue Dawn or baby wash. Stir until solution is milky and there is no appearance of oil on top of the water. Add the solution to the sink of lukewarm water. Place your wool (inside out) into the sink and press down to submerge it. Swirl the wool around and let it soak for a minimum of 15 minutes (if you have the time do 2 hours). Do not rinse. To dry the wool lay the cover in a towel and roll it up pressing firmly to remove the moister. Unroll and lay flat to air dry.

European wool diaper covers

Handwashing:

Handwashing should be done in room temp water, not cold. Wash using lanolin rich or baby soap. Fill your sink with room temperature water. Add the lanolin rich soap (or baby soap) and swirl to distribute. Add your wool products and swirl, gently scrubbing any soiled areas. Rinse lightly. To dry, lay the wool in a towel and roll it up pressing firmly to remove as much moisture as possible. Unroll and lay flat to air dry.

Lanolizing:

Begin with clean wool and lanolize inside out. Fill your sink with lukewarm water. In a small glass fill partway with hot water and add ½ tsp of lanolin per cover plus a few drops of emulsifier such as blue Dawn or baby wash. Stir until solution is milky and there is no appearance of oil on top of the water. Add the solution to the sink of lukewarm water. Place your wool (inside out) into the sink and press down to submerge it. Swirl the wool around and let it soak for a minimum of 15 minutes (if you have the time do 2 hours). Do not rinse. To dry the wool lay the cover in a towel and roll it up pressing firmly to remove the moister. Unroll and lay flat to air dry.

Diapers

All diapers are made from materials that have been pre-washed and dried to ensure minimal shrinking. Embroidered diapers should be cared for like all other diapers. Do NOT iron any diapers or inserts.

Any blue, purple, yellow, or white sewing markings will wash off in the first wash. They are evidence of the individual care and attention I use to ensure a consistent product.

I recommend for you to use low to warm settings to prolong the life of the fabrics and resist fading and shrinking. Remember, never ever pull on elastic when coming out of the dryer or washer, wait until the diaper is again at room temperature, this will prolong the life of the elastic. High quality prym super elastic is used on all diapers, a step above "high quality braided elastic". Please allow up to 10 washes of the inserts and fitted diapers for full absorbency. There is no need to dry between prep washes. After the first prep wash feel free to throw in with your normal diapers. As these are natural materials, even though I washed them once there still maybe some residual natural oils which could affect the absorbency of your other diapers, that is why I recommend one extra wash alone, after that, feel free to throw in your normal diaper wash.

Inserts

Inserts need to be washed 8 to 10x to reach maximum absorbency. Please wash the first prep was alone and afterwards you can combine with your already prepped and in use diapers. There is no need to dry between prep washes.