• Login


Choosing reusable cloth diapers is a big decision that can lead to a rewarding journey for you and your baby. But where do you start? Here are the most commonly asked questions on how to start your cloth diaper journey.

Nicki's Diapers is a family business founded by Nicki and later joined by her husband Jesse. As a husband and wife team, they worked together to ensure the highest quality products while following responsible environmental and social business practices. The company is now located in Akron, Ohio.

How To Lanolize Wool Covers & Soakers


Hey there! Are you the proud owner ofwool diaper covers or wool soakers? If so, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to lanolizing.Lanolin has lots of uses, but we’re looking at how to use it for our wool diaper products.

There is some debate about thesafety of using lanolin directly on healing or damaged skin. However, when used on diaper covers or soakers, lanolin is not being applied directly to the skin. Instead, it is used to coat the wool fibers, providing a water-resistant barrier that helps to keep moisture away from the skin. While it is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before using any new product on a baby, there isn’t any evidence that lanolin is harmful when used on diaper covers. However, as with all things related to your baby, keep an eye on them for skin reactions.

First things first, let's definelanolizing. Basically, it's the process of adding a thin layer of lanolin to your wool covers. Now, you might be thinking, "What's the big deal? Can't I just throw my wool covers in the wash and call it a day?" Well, yes and no. While it's true that wool covers can be laundered, lanolizing serves an important purpose that goes beyond just cleaning.

Lanolizing Wool Diaper Covers and Wool Soakers – Why it's Important


lanolizing wool covers


Here's why lanolizing is a must for wool covers and soakers:

  • It helps towaterproof your diaper covers and soakers. Let's face it—babies are messy! And when it comes to diaper leaks, we want to do everything we can to prevent them. By lanolizing your wool covers, you're giving them an extra layer of protection against leaks. This can be especially useful at night, when it's harder to change your little one's diaper as frequently.
  • It makes your wool covers and soakers more effective at absorbing moisture. Wool has natural absorbent properties, which is why it's such a great choice for diaper covers and why wool soakers make greatdiaper stuffing. However, lanolin helps to enhance those properties, making your wool covers even better at keeping your baby dry.
  • It can also make your wool covers softer and more luxurious feeling. Have you ever touched a wool sweater that just feels so soft and plush? That's thanks to lanolin! By lanolizing your wool covers, you're giving your baby that same luxurious feeling.

Now that you know the benefits of lanolizing, let's talk about how to do it.

What You'll Need to Lanolize Wool Soakers and Diaper Covers

Before you get started, you'll need to gather a few materials:

  • A wool wash. You'll need a dedicated wool wash to clean your covers and soakers before lanolizing. Look for one that is gentle and free of harsh chemicals.
  • Lanolin. You'll need a small amount of lanolin to add a layer of protection to your wool soakers. Pure lanolin is a popular choice, and you can find it at most drugstores, or online.
  • A pot for boiling water. You'll need this to melt the lanolin.
  • A bowl for soaking the wool items.

That's it! With these materials, you'll be ready to lanolize.

Lanolizing Your Wool Soakers & Covers

  1. Wash your wool soakers or covers with a wool wash, soaking them for at least 15 minutes.
  2. While the items are soaking, bring about 1 cup of water to a boil. Add a pea-sized drop of lanolin and stir to melt it.
  3. Turn the wool soakers or diaper covers inside out and put them in a bowl with lukewarm water. Add the lanolin mixture and massage the wool soakers to ensure they are evenly coated.
  4. Leave everything to soak for about 30 minutes.

That's it! You're well on your way to lanolizing your wool soakers. Just a few more steps to go.

Drying Your Lanolized Wool Diaper Covers & Soakers


lanolizing wool covers and soakers


After your wool soakers have had a chance to soak up some lanolin love, it's time to dry them off. Here's how to do it:

  1. Carefully wring out your wool items, taking care not to stretch or distort them.
  2. Lay or hang your covers or soakers to dry. If you're hanging them, make sure to use wide-set hangers so that the soakers have plenty of room to air out.
  3. You'll want to let your wool soakers dry completely before using them, so be sure to give them plenty of time to air out. 

Final Thoughts on Lanolizing Your Wool Items

Congratulations! You've successfully lanolized your wool soakers anddiaper covers. Now they're ready to keep your little one's bottom dry and cozy.

Wool is a greatsustainable fabric, and lanolizing is a simple process that can make a big difference in the effectiveness and longevity of your wool items. Not only does it help to waterproof your diaper covers, but it can also enhance the wool soakers’ absorbent properties and make them feel softer and more luxurious. Happy lanolizing!