How to remove stains from a wool cover

    Am I ever glad my hubby changed Eli yesterday morning, because he waited until the diaper was off to do his #2!  Although it wasn't too bad to clean up (so I was told), some poop got on the outside of his wool cover that was laying beside him.  Wool is fairly resistant to staining, but poop left on it will stain eventually.  If your LO does have an accident that gets on your cover here's a quick and easy way to get it spotless again!  And as with any stain, the sooner you can treat it the better!


1.  Fill your sink/bucket with some COLD water and set the cover in it, swishing it around a bit to make sure the stained parts get wet.
2.  Let it sit for about 10-15 mins to try and lift the stain out.  








3.  Drain the water and rub the stains with a bar of olive oil soap, some wool wash, or a bar of original Ivory!  Very gently work the soap into the stain.  At this point the stain should be pretty much gone.








4.  Fill the sink back up with cold or tepid water, put the cover in and swish it around.  Again, gently rub the spots where you rubbed the soap on to make sure it's all out.









5.  Drain the water, gently lift the cover and set it onto a towel.  Roll the cover up in the towel to remove excess water.
6. Remove from the towel and lay flat to dry.




If you want to give the whole cover a cleaning while you're at it, just add a capful of Eucerin to step #4 and let it sit for 15 mins before draining :)  The key to each step here is to always handle your wool cover gently, never rubbing too hard or else you might felt it.  Also, never use HOT water or else it'll probably shrink up on you!
Nice & Clean!


















                                  

5 comments:

  1. what a great informative blog!
    I just won a wool cover and am like 'what?' on how to clean? lol
    love your insert pieces too, and am agreed on the microfiber and hemp having stink issues. i try to avoid because i have a he washer, ugh!

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  2. Something I find helps A LOT with the stink is to rinse off the inserts first, ring them out, then toss into the laundry bin. I've been doing this for a few weeks and the difference is huge!

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  5. What about a set in poop stain on a wool Nikky cover? I was given a couple covers and 2 of them have nasty poop stains on the inner liner... can I use lemon juice and sun? Or peroxide?

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