Wool Covers are stretchy covers that fit over the top of nappies as a water-resistant covering. They are most commonly used over the top of traditional flats/prefolds or fitted nappies but can used over the top of any type of nappy to provide superior leak protection.
Many people think wool covers must take a lot of work but in contrast they are actually extremely easy to care for as they only need to be washed/lanolised every 3-4 weeks (unless soiled). Wool self-cleans, you simply just re-use over and over until they need washing!
Lanolin is a naturally occurring oil found on sheeps wool which helps to protect and retain the self cleaning function of the wool fibre. On a wool cover it does the same, helping to neutralise, protect and repel moisture. Which is why we lanolise after each wash.
Lanolising a wool cover is actually a really simple process and should be done each time you wash your cover (every 3-4 weeks).
How to Lanolise a Wool Cover
You must wash your wool cover prior to lanolising, no need to dry first.