If you’re using wool covers in your diaper stash, congratulations — wool is a fantastic addition to any diapering routine. It’s also quite easy to care for, provided you follow 2 important rules:
1) Lanolize your clean covers extremely well.*
2) If (when?) you find poo on the cover, don’t panic!
Thanks to a stomach bug that made its way through our house last week, I was able to put together a quick video tutorial on how to handle poo. Please note, this video involves copious amounts of poo on a truly gorgeous plum sloomb wool cover — I understand how upsetting that might be to some of my viewers, so please be prepared.. ;)
*If your baby’s messes tend to leak onto your covers frequently, you may want to consider surface lanolizing your covers. Invert the diaper cover, put a small amount of lanolin into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together to melt/soften the lanolin and then massage it directly into the fabric. This method provides the best surface barrier against poo-spillage!
Disclaimer: No fluff was permanently damaged in the making of this video. Hopefully, this video has helped prevent damage to other people’s fluff. ;)