Wool Covers are stretchy shorts that fit over the top of nappies as a water-resistant covering. They are most commonly used over the top of traditional flats/prefolds and fitted nappies but can used over the top of any type of nappy to provide superior leak protection. Read more about wool covers here >
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 and lanolised every 3-4 weeks (unless soiled).
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.
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.
Lanolin is cheap and easy to buy online, you can also use Lansinoh, Medela, or Purlan left over from breastfeeding. Look for 100% Lanolin.