Thanks to Cathy for this Frugal Baby Tip!
First wash the wool soakers. Then start some hot water running in your clean bathroom sink. Use a clean bottle with a lid (like a large juice bottle or something) and run some of the water into it. Add to the bottle about an inch of lanolin and a tablespoon of vinegar. Put the lid on and shake it up really well, until the lanolin is all melted. Put the stopper in your sink and fill it about halfway. Add the lanolin water from the bottle and swish everything around to mix it up. Put 2 soakers in. Work the water into them if it is not too hot. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Every five minutes, go in there and work the water into the soakers some more. When the time is up, work the water into the soakers and then wring them out and lay them flat to dry. They will probably take a couple of days to dry.
I have also heard recommended to use very warm water instead of hot water. Maybe this depends on whether you have Aristocrats which might shrink, or soakers which are pretty much well shrunken already.
Category: Diaper Washing