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This Black Friday, I took advantage of the holiday sale at Sloomb to buy one of their fitted snapping organic bamboo cloth diapers. I was so excited to get this diaper in the mail, I love the cute colored diapers and the soft organic bamboo-cotton blend fabric. Sloomb really offers the best in sustainable cloth diapering options. Their sustainablebabyish line includes fitted diapers, flat diapers, boosters, wool covers and wool longies. No PUL covers sold there! As an added bonus for each diaper you purchase a tree is planted in Southeast Asia.
I picked the green medium fitted diaper not only because it’s adorable, but I’m sure to be able to use it again with another baby, no matter the sex. When I received the diaper I was surprised to see the insert snapped in the front of the diaper, rather than the back, where I have seen it on other diaper designs. I immediately thought, wow, this is a good idea! I know that the front of the diaper is always the most wet for my baby boy, and this really helps keep him dryer longer. With this design he is ensured to have the insert stay in position and not slip too far back, causing leaking. The diaper also comes with a doubler insert that is a similar size to the snap-in inserts.
After washing the diaper, I was excited to try it out on my son to check out the fit. This diaper is trim and not too bulky and I love the fit! The coverage is enough to hold in any mess and small enough to fit comfortably under a wool cover or longies. With the thickness of the diaper I would also love to let my baby run around with out a cover on on those “diaper-only days.”
Since I loved this diaper, I thought I must share my thoughts with my readers. I contacted Erin from Sloomb and let her know that I would be writing a review of the diaper on my website and I would love it if she would like to offer a giveaway. I guess it was my lucky day, she wrote me back saying that she would not only like to participate in a giveaway, but she would like to send me one of their new double layer wool knit diaper covers to review as well!
The wool knit cover comes in a soft gray wool and arrived at my doorstep in only 2 short days. I immediately opened the package (which was very minimal) and pulled out the softest wool I have ever felt. The cover is even softer that the merino wool fabric I have made my own covers out of. You will be amazed by its silky smooth feel! I can only imagine that my son will feel so comfortable wearing this cover that is not only warm, but very breathable.
I sent an e-mail to Erin thanking her for the cover and let her know that I would be giving it a try once I lanolized it. She quickly responded saying that it can be used for the first time with no need to lanolize. This was even better, no waiting for 1.5-2 days for the cover to dry, I could try it right away.
I love wool, I am always telling people, since I discovered it, that it is the “magic material.” I am amazed everytime I put a wool cover on my baby that he stayes so dry! I am even amazed that the wool puddle pad on my son’s mattress, which has been peed on, does not leak through to the mattress. It really is an amazing material. It makes me wish I had most of my clothing made of wool. The quality of wool material really makes the difference, the material should be no more than wool/lycra added for stretch for a soft, no itch feel.
Please check out a short video review of the diaper and cover: (if you suscribe via e-mail you will have to visit the website to view the video)
If you would like to have a chance to enjoy this wool cover as much as I have, it’s your lucky day, too! Erin has offered to giveaway one knit wool cover, one snapless multi and for for everyone, she’s offered a coupon code“HAPPYGREENBABIES” for 10% off of any order made in December.
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This giveaway ends on December 27, 2009 at 5PM EST. Due to the holidays the items will not be shipped until January 8, 2010.
**This contest is open to both US and Canadian residents
I received one knit wool diaper cover for the purpose of this review. I will donate the cover to miraclediapers.org when I am no longer using it. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.