It's important to take good care of your wool diaper covers if you want them to last as heirlooms. But it's almost as important to make sure you lanolize them every once in a while unless you want some leakage!
To tell if your wool diaper cover needs lanolizing simply add it to a bowl or sinkful of LUKEWARM water and gently squeeze it to see if it soaks up the water. As you can see from the pictures below this cover is really soaking up the water as it's never before been lanolized.
Lanolizing is really very simple, so follow along and let's git'er done!
Step 1: Assemble your supplies. You will need lanolin, baby wash and a small container for mixing.
Fill a sink with LUKEWARM water and add a couple drops of baby wash
Step 2: Fill the sink with LUKEWARM water and add a couple drops of baby wash.
Step 3: Add cover
Step 4: Swish your cover gently around. Let sit for 5 min. Swish around again.
Turn inside out and rinse with LUKEWARM water.
Squeeze out excess water (do not wring) and set aside.
And also while you're shaking you should fill the sink with LUKEWARM water again.
Step 7: Add lanolin mixture a little bit at a time trying not to dump it all in the same spot. Swish your wool around a bit and flip it over to the back.
Let sit for 5-10 min.
To Finish: Squeeze out your wool by folding it. Do not wring your wool. To get even more water out you can roll it in a towel. When you're done having your fun simply lay it flat on a drying rack or something similar.
You did it! See I told you it was easy :P