|I received free product in exchange for an open & honest review. No other compensation was exchanged. All opinions are my own.|
I approached Kim at Patsycake Baby to do a review of her Clover Diaper:
|Super neat right?|
But then she asked me if I could review a wool cover and fitted instead because it was harder to find people willing to do so. I was really nervous but thought it might be a great chance to try something new. So I told her that I'd never used wool and I had no idea what I was doing but that I would definitely be willing to give it a try if she would like. And so we're here today! :)
But let's back track a little bit and let me tell you a little bit about Kim and her family. They live on a small family farm....in San Diego! I never, in a million years would have thought of a farm when thinking of San Diego. Pretty neat. Patsycake Baby is run from the dining room table each morning while her two children collect eggs, feed the animals, and eat veggies straight out of the garden (yum!). Kim is a firm believer in supporting local and small business so that's where she gets all of her materials! Now doesn't that all just do your heart good? ;)
Here is the super cute package that Kim sent:
|Simple but cute! Love it!|
|A Deluxe One Size Organic Sherpa Fitted Diaper|
|A Custom Wool Crochet Diaper Soaker Cover|
So adorable, right? I told Kim that we liked earth tones and all things natural and this is what she came up with! I love it!
She automatically sent me instructions on how to care for my wool cover. And I was extremely thankful - that was what I was most worried about! Her blog has fantastic instructions for lanolizing and washing the cover. It even includes pictures for each step. You can find that post here.
It really is very easy. If you have ever hand-washed anything you will be great at this! And if you haven't hand-washed a single thing, Kim's instructions make this super simple. In a nut shell, it goes like this: swish, rinse, swish, swish, soak, rinse, roll, and lay flat. Just as easy as it sounds. Yes, I'll have to refer back to the instructions the first few times, but it really is easy!
But why go through the extra steps? Because you don't have to do it that often!! If the wool is damp, you just let it dry between uses. If it gets soiled, you wash it really quickly with a little bit of gentle soap. And you only have to lanolize about once every other month!!
The absorbency is so very worth. This cover, along with the sherpa fitted have made it to our overnight collection. And that is quite the accomplishment with my heavy wetting little lady. We have been able to use this set about 8-10 times. And it has only leaked twice, once when I didn't make sure that the fitted was tucked into the cover on her back. And the second time, which was barely a leak, she slept extra long...about 14 hours. We usually only go 10-12 hours without a diaper change overnight.
Here they are in action:
|Note the fold-down rise...that was also a first for us and another thing I love!|
|Cute little bum!|
And the other features that I really love:
|The fitted has an extra layer on the inside...which helps with absorbency and dry time!|
|The insert snaps in and is wide enough to cover the other snaps so that they never touch the baby! And don't forget the softness of sherpa - definite plus!|
I am most definitely going to be getting myself some more fitteds and wool covers when the budget allows!! Patsycake Baby has made me a big believer!
Check out some of the other awesome products that they carry:
|Diaper Dust! A safer, natural alternative to Baby Powder|
|Organic Terry Bibs|
|Birch Wood & Organic Cotton Teethers - we have one like this and it is one of Aelah's favorites!|
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Want to give wool a try? Kim has graciously offered to host a giveaway! One reader will win a crocheted wool cover!