Caring for Wool Diaper Covers, Nursing Pads and More
Caring for your wool diapering items is very easy. And fortunately, because of the natural antibacterial qualities of wool, most items need only be washed when made dirty by poop, food, etc. We let our wool diaper covers air-dry between uses and usually wash them about every 3-4 weeks.
Some wool items may be machine washed, but ALL should be re-lanolized from time to time. Please refer to manufacturer's recommendations for specific instructions.
Some wool items dry very quickly, but try placing your covers over a warm/dry heat source (on top of a running dryer, for example) or a sweater rack to speed up the drying process. We place our wool items in our dryer with the tennis shoe rack on low heat. This way, it does not agitate (which could result in felting and/or shrinkage) but the blown warm air helps items to dry within hours rather than overnight, or over a few days (in humid North Georgia).