Nursing pads care
- Washing. Wash by hand in lukewarm water with LANACare Lanolin Soap to replenish the lanolin content of the wool. Cold water, as well as hot, can shock the wool fibers, causing it to felt and shrink. Hot water also rinses away the lanolin from wool. Use just enough Lanolin soap to keep the water mildly sudsy. Move the pads gently in the water, then let them soak in the water for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinsing. Rinse in lukewarm water. Always use lukewarm water when washing and rinsing wool. Cold water can shock the wool fibres, resulting in shrinking and felting of the wool.
- Drying. Place or roll your pads into a towel, pressing out the excess water. Give the pads a quick, brisk shake to help them regain their form and elasticity. Lay pads to dry, preferably over a mild heat source.
- Sterilize. When you are suffering from thrush it is important to sterilize the pads before using them. It has been shown that placing your woollen pads, directly after washing (dripping wet), in a microwave oven on high for 2 minutes removes all bacteria and yeast spores. Always make sure your pads are wet when placed in either a microwave – they will otherwise burn & turn brown!