Two Cool Things I Learned While Using Wild Coconut Wear Wool! {Plus Giveaway}

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Scared of wool? You shouldn’t be! It is one of the great natural fiber products that is available for cloth diapering and beyond! I LOVE wool…shorties, longies, soakers and now Weggings! OH MY! Seriously, wool needn’t be scary. It really is easy to use and wash once you know how. It’s not scratchy or too hot, I promise (I will explain in a bit).

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First cool thing I learned…

Spray Lanolin makes my life easier and is amazing!

You don’t have to lanolize wool often and it’s not hard to do. Click here for full directions on how to wash and prep wool. But Wild Coconut Wear’s Spray Lanolin makes it even easier and this stuff smells amazing! (There is an unscented version available as well, I’m just a scent junky.)

Here’s what you do: You just wash your wool, which is basically a soak in luke warm water and some wool wash or if the piece is sturdy and you trust your washer, you can use the hand wash cycle on your washing machine. Instead of having to soak in lanolin, just use the spray and spray onto the wet zone and gently massage into wool and let it dry. That’s it! So easy. It really simplifies things if you use wool a lot, I can’t believe I went two years without ever trying it!

Second cool thing I learned…

Wild Coconut Wear Short Weggings rock!

I’ve used a lot of different kinds of wool, but never something in this style. Basically, it’s a standard soaker body with skinny cut legs, kind of like bike shorts. I had problems with other standard soakers rubbing my daughter’s thighs. She would sometimes wake up with a red looking friction rash from it happening. I was a little skeptical of these at first, but once Sophia started wearing them, Short Weggings totally solved our leg rash problem. These end lower on her leg, slightly above her knees when worn over her night diaper and look more like capri’s over her day diaper. Great to wear on summer nights!

My Wild Coconut Wear Weggings are super well-made and were totally bullet proof at night. Don’t be afraid to put these on a boy either. Skinny jeans on men are in now too, right? Lol

I did recieve lanlolin, wool wash and Short Weggings free of charge from Wild Coconut Wear to review. However, all statements made here are my honest and true opinion.

If you have trouble with synthetic fabrics or have a heavy wetter, wool is a great option for you. I talked a lot about wool in my cloth diapering at night series. Here are two things I discussed that often scare people away from wool.

MYTH: Wool is hot! I can’t use it in the summer! TRUTH: Wool is actually one of the coolest fabrics you can put on your baby. TPU/PUL covers will keep heat and moisture next to the skin and will just make things hotter!

Unlike synthetic fabrics, wool breaths. (Making it cooler than any PUL/TPU cover you could use.) This means that it will actually pull moisture away from the body and evaporate it. Think about how a fan works. The fan is not actually cooling the temperature of a room, instead it works by blowing air across the skin and evaporating sweat. The more sweat is evaporated the cooler you feel. Wool evaporates moisture, the more evaporated, the cooler the bum.

*SUPER HEAVY WETTER TIP* If you want an even drier bum in the morning, leave the pj’s off and the wool uncovered! Let the air get to it. It will be able to evaporate moisture more effectively and therefor keep things even drier. If you still want little one’s skin covered use wool shorties in the summer or wool longies in the winter or in an air conditioned room.

MYTH: Wool has to be babied and it costs a lot! TRUTH: As long as you don’t put wool in the dryer, it’s pretty hard to hurt. It only needs to be washed every few weeks to a month. Wool is naturally antimicrobial. The lanolin on it will react with the urine as it air dries and actually neutralize it. It will continue to do this until all the lanolin is used up, that’s the point the cover starts to smell even when it is dry. You might also notice that it starts to not be as waterproof at this point. That is how you know it’s time to clean and lanolize.

I really do love using wool with cloth diapers. I love supporting these small businesses like Wild Coconut Wear that make it. Remember, wool isn’t scary. If you need help with it, let us know!

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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jennifer is a 33 year old SAHM to one beautiful little girl named Sophia. She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her. Jennifer fell in love with cloth diapers even before Sophia was born and searches for ways every day to share the love!

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201 Responses to “Two Cool Things I Learned While Using Wild Coconut Wear Wool! {Plus Giveaway}”

  1. Trisha wicken Says:

    I have been wanting to try out wool for my daughter. She soaks through her nighttime diapers and gets her Jammies wet and the bed also. I’ve heard that it is breathe able and great for heavy wetters.

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  2. Mandi Hayes Says:

    I love that wool helps to regulate my lo body temperature, keeping him cooler in the hot summer months and warmer during the cold winter!

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  3. Kristi Says:

    Love and miss using wool! My lo used it as a baby and I just haven’t been able to size up.

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  4. Ashley O. Says:

    I am new to CD, it kind of freaks me out the wool covers, how to lanolize them….eeek!
    I’d love advice if I do win this.
    I have heard they are wonderful for overnight use!

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  5. Samantha Murray Says:

    I love that wool is breathable. My son gets heat rash if he wears any other type of cover. We love our WCW shorties!

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  6. Heather Johnson Says:

    I like that the fibers are natural and breathable.

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  7. Andrea Slagle Says:

    I’ve heard that wool is very absorbent!

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  8. ashley glinka Says:

    Wool has allowed us to cloth at night is been or solution to leaks for my heavy wetter

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  9. Meggie Says:

    We LOVE WCW! I love the fact that it’s machine washable. My baby doesn’t even wear regular pants, LOL.

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  10. Emily M Says:

    I need to get some spray lano for when my squish gets here. Already stocking up on some WCW pieces.

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  11. Amanda D Says:

    It’s the best thing for heavy wetters, its warm, and great overnight diaper

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  12. Jenny W H Says:

    They are easy to wash (interlock) and help baby’s bum breathe!

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  13. Elisabeth Lehr Says:

    I LOVE using wool as a cover year round. It is simple to maintain and works amazing at night for my son who can soak his night time diaper but the cover is barely damp inside!

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  14. roxanna Says:

    LOVE my willies! Much easier to take care of than I thought – i throw them in with my prefolds & spray lanolin after they air-dry. Easy peasy!

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  15. Danielle Says:

    Wool was the only thing that worked for us overnight, and now I am starting up a collection of longies for day time use as well! Once you go wool, you never go back!

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  16. Lisa S Says:

    I love my WCW! It really is easy!

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  17. Anastasia T Says:

    I’ve heard wool is a great night time solution for a heavy wetter.

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  18. Lisa Schrag Says:

    I love that you can re wear wool! I also love wcw!

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  19. Sara Rodriguez Says:

    Wool is breathable and bulletproof at night!

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  20. Katie Kramer Says:

    It’s easy, warm/cool and super cute!

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  21. Janina Says:

    I learned that interlock wool can be washed in the washing machine. It’s so awesome. No more hand washing here.

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  22. Nikki Says:

    Wool is awesome for babies who pee a lot!

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  23. Debbie Says:

    Wool = diaper cover + clothes in one & you can apply lanolin to dry wool.

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  24. Carolyn W Says:

    I use wool and I love my interlock! Wool stretches to fit your baby and there are so many lanolin options from the traditional lano baths (great for heavy wetters and overnights), to spray lano (perfect for touch ups and light wetters), to lano wash (just the right amount for light wetters), and even dry lano rubs (a happy medium between the heavy lano wash and the lighter options). Love my woollies =))

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  25. Samantha S Says:

    That wool is great for heavy wetters. :)

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  26. Matthew Eagleton Says:

    Wool covers are amazing and keep both my kids dry nearly every single time – being a busy dad with 2 kids under 3 it makes it so simple to keep my kids free from being wet whilst they are asleep, in turn waking them up

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  27. Miriam Matheny Says:

    I’ve heard wool is a great night time option. We don’t have any in our stash yet, but plan on trying them.

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  28. Liz F Says:

    I love that it breathes and absorbs some. It also doesn’t have to be washed after each use.

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  29. Hannah Clark Says:

    We love wool! Its actually very breathable, and great for my kids sensitive skin. We recently purchased our first pair of WCW shorties. They are amazing!!!!

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  30. Tamara Says:

    I have been looking at wool covers for awhile & trying to find a few that would fit the budget. My son is very rash prone so I think it would be great for his skin. I love that wool is easy to care for ( only have to wash every 2 weeks) & it is anti microbial , so the wool that actually sanitizes itself :).

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  31. Jessica Miracle Says:

    No leaks would be awesome!! I have a pretty heavy night time wetter.

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  32. kassi peerman Says:

    I have never used wool but have been told that it’s fantastic and the onlyway to go for overnight cloth diapering.

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  33. Sara Strum Says:

    Leak proof

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  34. Jenn Hyatt Says:

    I have a super heavy wetter and we’ve been through every combo/type of cloth for overnight. I have several friends who tell me that wool is our best option and will “definitely work” though I’ve heard the same thing about the other combos we’ve tried! I have a hard time swallowing the price for something that may not work. :-/ I’ve heard, but it may or may not be true, that when wool is lanolized properly that it doesn’t hold the ammonia smell… is that true? is it because of its antimicrobial nature?

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  35. Aurora P Says:

    Natural fibers, dry fast and don’t need to wash them every use, only if soiled or every 3 weeks or so.

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  36. amelia Says:

    I used exclusively wool, mostly handmade by me, with our first, and love love loved it. Now with our second baby, we do about half wool half pul since I don’t have as much time for knitting these days. I’ll tell ya, nothing beats wool even in Texas summers :)

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  37. Judy P. Says:

    Wool is naturally antimicrobial! Who would have thought?

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  38. Gretchen Says:

    I have t used it yet due to cost but wow, only having to wash every few weeks! Wow!

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  39. April Bergkamp Says:

    We love wool here!!! No more rashes on my lo’s legs and the only thing that keeps her dry at night.

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  40. Katrina H Says:

    I have heard it is breathable and the best night time leak protection.

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  41. Celeste Says:

    I love how breathable wool is. I put my son in a wool cover and flats overnight, and he never wakes up with any redness at all. I’ve also discovered how nice some of the lanolin scents are – I love them!

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  42. Raina Hood Says:

    I’ve heard great things about it with the natural fibers. It’s just so expensive we haven’t used any.

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  43. Tracey N Says:

    I heard wool is best for night time use and keeps in leaks. I’m just scared of wool because it’s a new territory for me.

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  44. Veronica C Says:

    I have wool! Just been hesitant to try it as I get more into cloth diapering. This is encouraging!

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  45. Bree Says:

    I’ve heard that wool works really well at preventing leaks when used overnight.

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  46. Brianne Says:

    I hear that wool soakers are great for nighttime wear.

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  47. Brittany Says:

    it’s fool proof!

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  48. Vicki H Says:

    I’ve never tried wool but I’ve heard that its breathable.

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  49. Jessica O Says:

    I have heard they are bullet proof but washing and lanolizing them scare me!

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  50. Anel Says:

    They are natural, breathable, and absorb a lot more! Thanks!

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  51. Amy Hall Says:

    I’ve actually never tried, but am interested to.

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  52. Beth Flumignan Says:

    I love wool. It breaths, it actually works, it’s all natural and let’s be honest…possibly the cutest way to cloth diaper. :)

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  53. Shilo Wheatley Says:

    I have heard wool is breathable and great for overnights!

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  54. Denise kellepouris Says:

    I have tried one wool cover for night time and haven’t had a single leak! I love that wool is naturally antimicrobial!

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  55. Katie F Says:

    I hear it’s great for heavy wetters. No more nighttime leaks!

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  56. Sara Sherrell Says:

    They are easy! Just throw them on the towel rod to dry no matter how gross they seem. So I have heard anyway.

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  57. Sarah Says:

    I love that wool is a natural fiber since it will so close to baby all day. Plus, its antimicrobial!

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  58. Carina Says:

    Breathable and good at reducing leaks! :)

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  59. Alexandra M Says:

    i heard it is very breathable and the perfect soaker/cover for night time plus with the longies you wont need another pant on top once it gets colde cause wool perrfectly regulated temperature while still avoding overheting- isn’t that awsome?!

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  60. Nikki Gelinas Says:

    Wool is breathable and its great overnight!

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  61. Barbara19 Says:

    Hugging a baby in wool is more cuddly.

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  62. Katie Says:

    I have heard great things about wool being good for heavy wetters.

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  63. Diana Says:

    I can’t wait to try wool. Natural fibers= awesome!!!

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  64. Jennifer Beilby Says:

    I love that it doesn’t need to be washed after every use. I have enough laundry to do. :)

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  65. Lara Says:

    I love that they are awesome for overnight leak protection, and how lanolization keeps them clean for longer!

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  66. Bethany Perala Says:

    I love that wool works as a great breathable but bulletproof solution for nighttime.

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  67. Audrey-Jo Says:

    I heard that using wool as a cover is good for overnight. I don’t know much but I like the thought of using a natural fiber over synthetic.

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  68. Mariah P Says:

    I keep hearing that wool is the BEST solution to overnight leaks. Don’t know about y’all, but I find that exciting!

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  69. Jodi Armstrong Says:

    I’ve heard they are more breathable & are really easy to clean.

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  70. Sarah Says:

    Tell us one good thing you have heard about using wool over cloth diapers. Ex: about natural fibers or ease of use…… I’ve heard its great for rashes

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  71. Angela Watson Says:

    I’ve heard it’s very breathable.

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  72. Valerie S Says:

    I’ve heard how well wool breathes.

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  73. Rosabelle Says:

    Would love to try wool

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  74. Sarah Bowers Says:

    Wool is amazing! Do not be afraid of it. Interlock wool especially is super easy and fun to use.

    I’m also really glad I found AACD through this giveaway! Can’t wait to read more :)

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  75. Laura Says:

    I’ve heard it keeps the sheets dry at night!

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  76. katie s Says:

    I’ve heard wool is great for nighttime, and there is no smell!

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  77. mellisa patterson Says:

    I’ve heard they are very breathable, and keep baby cool even in the summer bc of the breathability

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  78. Diana M Says:

    The lanolizing is what scares me!

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  79. Trisha W. Says:

    I’ve heard they are great for night time and heavy wetters.

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  80. Amanda D Says:

    Have heard wool is great for heavy wetters.

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  81. Marian F. Says:

    I know that wool is more breathable, great during the summer and best for nighttime cloth diapering.

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  82. Erin B. Says:

    No leaks! I only have one wool cover and would love another one!

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  83. Kaitlin L. Says:

    I heard that they are good for summer or winter. I had always thought that it would be too hot. I always thought that wool was itchy and uncomfortable too but that isn’t true with some wool.

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  84. Elena U. Says:

    I once asked what they used before plastic pants….wool was the answer! I want to try it out, and I’d also like to look at felted wool. Natural fibres, waterproof, breathable…how much better can it get?! :-P

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  85. sharon b Says:

    I’ve heard wool is more breathable and is a good cover for heavy wetters. I’ve never been brave enough to try wool though.

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  86. Heather Says:

    Love wcw woolies! So soft, comfy, and keeps my baby dry both day and night.

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  87. Laila Says:

    Wool covers are so breathable, soft, and stretchy! Best thing ever!

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  88. Stacey s Says:

    I love using wool because its natural! WCW is a great brand and I love putting their wool on my babe!

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  89. Kiersten Says:

    I’ve heard how great it is for overnight, but have never used it. Would love to try!

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  90. Amy green Says:

    We love wool. So soft and durable. Love how cool it stayed in our over 100 degree summer.

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  91. Amanda Says:

    Wool is so soft and can be a wonderful night-time solution.

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  92. Kristin Says:

    I love wool and want more, it is seriously bulletproof!

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  93. Kari Barone Says:

    I have heard that wool is naturally antimicrobial, breathable, and great for heavy wetters overnight-leak proof.

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  94. Judith Martinez Says:

    Wool is much more breathable then other cover materials.

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