A merino wool bloomer.
- Easy to use and machine washable
- Antibacterial, biodegradable and reusable
- Unsurpassed softness and stretch for a perfect fit
- Wool regulates temperature, reduces perspiration.
- Ideal for the night
Every diaper cover is different, they're small works of unique art. Sometimes there are dots and stains on the dyes. Sometimes you can also find funny shapes, like looking at clouds and finding animals. These are not flaws, just the nature of the work. These pieces of fabric are dyed by hand in small quantities and we don't know how they will turn before they are finished.
We always use the highest quality wool available on the market for our products. 95% merino wool and 5% lycra to add a touch of stretch to the fabric. This weave makes washing much easier and the wool much softer after drying.
Explanations of the measurements taken by Bumby Wool
Your wool diaper cover will require different care than the most popular diapers and should not be washed with your usual washing routine.
Wool naturally has wonderful antibacterial properties. For this reason, merino wool diaper covers do not need to be washed after each use.
Sheep produce lanolin which protects their wool and gives us extraordinary properties. When lanolin comes into contact with an external liquid, it has an antibacterial effect and converts the liquid into water vapour that will evaporate into the air. Wool absorbs about 30% of its weight in liquid before showing signs of moisture. Lanolin does not remove dirt so it should be washed occasionally.
How do you care for your wool between washes?
Since we add lanolin to wool, it is not necessary to wash it after each use. It can take months before the wool needs a good bath! You will know to wash and re-lubricate your wool when odours appear, the wool will become wet very quickly or the diaper will start to leak. Wool must be allowed to dry between uses to maintain its effectiveness!
Of course, you will need to wash the wool as soon as dirt (feces or food) comes in contact with it. Rinse off as much dirt as possible before washing to avoid stains.
Washing wool :
1. Rinse off embedded dirt as much as possible. Lanolin should make rinsing easier. If the stain persists, use a mild soap for washing (based on olive oil, a natural soap) and gently rub the stain. Rinse well.
2. Fill the sink (this is recommended here, but you can also use a bucket of your choice) with warm water, then add about one teaspoon of mild soap (baby shampoo for example, or a soap especially for wool (not Woolite)). Do not use ordinary detergent! Wool is like hair, not cotton!
3. Gently shake the wool in soapy water to soak it well and leave it to soak for 15 to 30 minutes.
4. Rinse gently and press the wool to squeeze out the excess water. Do not twist the wool, it could warp! Folding it in 2 or 3 and pressing it onto the edge of the sink is sufficient.
5. If you have to lanolise, it is not necessary to wring it out further. If you do not lanolize, then you can use a towel and roll the wool in it and press hard to soak the excess water from the wool in the towel. It is even possible to spin it in the washer, and dry it flat.
After following steps 1 to 4:
1. Fill the sink with warm water.
2. In a small container, add hot water (you may need water hotter than your tap water, but it doesn't have to be boiling) and a drop of soap for your wool (baby shampoo) and lanolin (one or two peas of lanolin should be enough for short pants, a little more for pants). Favour pure lanolin, it's more effective, otherwise put a little more on if you use a lanolin-based cream. You can put the whole thing in the microwave to melt the lanolin.
3. Shake vigorously: the mixture must be opaque and the lanolin completely dissolved, otherwise the wool will not be treated well.
4. Mix the lanolin with the warm water of your sink and add your wool. Soak for at least 30 minutes (or more!).
5. If you soak in the sink, remove the plug and let the water pass through the wool. The lanolin will adhere even more. If you can't do this, it doesn't matter! Soak a little longer and it should be just as effective.
6. Wring out the wool without rinsing it with a towel (as in step 5 of the wash), and dry it flat (which can take a long time!) It's faster in the sun but not recommended if your wool is not already felted. Placing it in front of a fan or in front of your dehumidifier will be effective.
Thanks to Amélie Hince, administrator of the Cloth Diaper Addicts group for the development of this care guide.
Video lanolization process
Thanks to Camille Lauzon-Cabana
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