Showing posts with label cloth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cloth. Show all posts
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Responsible Mother ~ Wool Diaper Cover Review

I was sent a wool diaper cover to review from Responsible Mother. It is a sized snap cover that con be used over a pocket, fitted or even a flat diaper! It is made of 100 % super soft wool.

Wool covers are used as an outer layer for some types of cloth diapers. Most commonly, a flat, prefold or fitted diaper is used on the inside for absorbency, while the wool shorties are used as the outermost waterproof layer.



If you do not own any wool, now is the time to add some to your stash. If you are like me, and love fitteds you need a good cover. That is where wool comes in. As long as it isn't soiled, you can reuse wool for weeks without washing! Crazy right? That has to be my favorite part.


I love the fit of the Responsible Mother Diaper Cover! The wings have three snaps each. Allowing the diaper to not overlap. Making them a bit big for newborns.

Wool does a fabulous job of stopping leaks. Many families prefer wool for heavy wetters or for night time diapers. The wool gets its absorbency from the lanolin. Which does require a little extra care during washing to maintain its unique breathable, waterproof properties. The wool also needs to be treated with lanolin to help it stop diaper leaks.

A great add on to this diaper cover is their hemp inserts! I highly recommend them as boosters! Add them to your nighttime diaper routine for a leak free night!
Made from 55% hemp and 45% environmentally-friendly cotton.


About Responsible Mother
We are a family growing two small children (3 year-old Dominykas and 1 year-old Matas). Over the first pregnancy we already knew and believed that we will bring up our children healthily. Ecology idea is very close to our way of living and we also think the person‘s lifestyle should not harm not only him but the environment as well. While incubating the ideas into what we are going to diaper, how we will feed our baby, we decided to use cloth diapers, to dress in natural fibre clothes (wool, silk, cotton), to use only environmentally-friendly  household, washing, cosmetic items, also wooden toys or sewn on mother‘s own. This is how „responsible mother“ was born.
 Cloth diapers  for modern parents who think different! That was our slogan while in search for textile, modelling, and sewing products. In the beginning there were just small orders for acquaintance mothers, who wanted to grow their children healthily, but after receiving positive feedback and recommendations we started working at full length. We offer you cloth diapers  handmade with love and warmth in Lithuania.

Wool should only be hand washed and air dried flat. It WILL shrink or and be small enough to fit a newborn if you try to dry it in the dryer. Also do not use a clothes line. Just lay it flat. It does take over a day to dry after being washed. I think it usually takes up to 48 hours for us to dry wool.

If you do not cloth diaper, a wool cover is even a great accessory for disposables! They can keep your little ones tushy warm too!

You can find this diaper cover here, and in a variety of colors.

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I received a free product to facilitate this review. Regardless, I only recommend products I would use. All views are 100% my own.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lily's Dreams Wool Diaper Cover Review

I received a free sample for review. All views are 100% my own.


Wool covers are used as an outer layer for some types of cloth diapers. Most commonly, a flat, prefold or fitted diaper is used on the inside for absorbency, while the wool shorties are used as the outermost waterproof layer. This makes a great night time solution for heavy wetters as well. Lily's Dreams makes some of the best wool covers, longies and shorties that I have seen.

Wool really does a fabulous job of stopping leaks. Many families prefer wool for heavy wetters or for night time diapers. The wool gets its absorbency from the lanolin. Which does require a little extra care during washing to maintain its unique breathable, waterproof properties. The wool also needs to be treated with lanolin to help it stop diaper leaks. Wool should only be hand washed and air dried flat. It WILL shrink or and be small enough to fit a newborn if you try to dry it in the dryer. Also do not use a clothes line. Just lay it flat. It does take over a day to dry after being washed. I think it usually takes up to 48 hours for us to dry.

If you do not own any wool, now is the time to add some to your stash. If you are like me, and love fitteds you need a good cover. That is where wool comes in. As long as it isn't soiled, you can reuse wool for weeks without washing! Crazy right? That has to be my favorite part.

I also love that the leg is a different contrasting color. It holds the legs very well too.

Wool can be expensive, so this definitely evens out that. You would only need 2 wool covers to get you through a day. Just air it out and your good to go. Let one dry while you use the other.

We do use flats, so wool covers are a must! I have come to really love fitted diapers as well. The stretch is great and they just don't compare to other diapers with PUL.

I love how these wool covers have a cute little design on the butt. I'm sure it can be used wither way of course.

 There is also a sewn in soaker on the cover that gives it extra absorbancy.


Can you use a wool cover with disposable diapers?

  • Sure, why not? It's a cute add on for even moms that choose to use disposable diapers. Since Wool does not need to be washed after every use, it is the perfect fashion statement for everyday!
How many Wool covers do I need?
  • That depends on what is in your stash. You can get by with 1-2 wool covers in rotation easily. Since washing is super easy by hand. You would just need to use another cover while it dries. PUL covers are cheap and easy to find. You can even use fleece as a cover while your wool dries.



I'm already looking forward to the next Flats and Handwashing Challenge next year! Now that I know so much more about flats and diaper covers. Wool was my best friend during the challenge.

You can purchase many types of Wool Covers at Lily's Dreams, for a great price! Wool Covers like this one are around $19. Which is an excellent investment.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dreaming In Cotton Cloth Diaper Review

Dreaming in Cotton Review


As part of So Sew Mama's, Mama Love event (June 12-24) I had the opportunity to review one of the adorable diapers made by Samantha. She was such a pleasure to work with. Dreaming in Cotton has quality products at great prices. 

Samantha sent us the Argyle hearts pocket diaper to review. 

 Isn't it adorable? Could you believe that she is selling it for just $18.00?


Diaper Features:

  • Pocket diaper
  • One-size, fits 7-35 lbs.
  • hidden PUL 
  • Stretchy Knit outer layer
  • Microfleece lining
  • Four rows of adjustment snaps to allow for a small/medium/large size in one diaper
  • Hip snaps to prevent the sides from drooping
  • Double back elastics to help prevent blow outs


Double rows of snaps for proper placement. I love diapers that have hip snaps. This is a huge deal for squirmy babies and toddlers. 

This is also a very extendable diaper. It could fit babies over 35 lbs.

It is approximately 15.5 inches long, without being stretched at all. That is at the largest setting. (not stretched)

The Crotch area measured at 6.5 inches.

With a Wing span of 12 inches. 


Our Microfleece lining. It is super soft. I love that she prewashes. 


Double elastic pocket opening. It is a pretty wide pocket. I have no issue sticking my hand in. Also, you do not HAVE to take the dirty insert out by hand. It will agitate out in the wash. In most cases. 



Close up of the four rise snap settings. I do not think I own any diapers with a four rise snap. I do believe that this makes it possible to fit bigger babies. I'm not sure if the crotch part would be wide enough. But I do not make big babies. Baby a is about 17 lbs and we are on the second setting. She is also about 26 inches tall. 

Samantha's diapers do not come with inserts. But she does make them. Insert consists of 3 inner layers of microfiber and 2 outer layers of fleece. You can choose between a chocolate or light pink fleece outer. 
Approximately 14.5" in length and 4.5" in width. I was able to use just this insert for nap time and it held up great. No leaks. Some of my other hidden PUL diapers leak, so this is awesome. I also love that the microfiber is under the fleece. This way I can use this insert with flats, or whatever else. What is more, they are only $3.00.
Baby a has started solids. She now eats everything and everything. Yeah, so fun. Not when it comes out the other end. We have had some really huge messy blow outs. I am so glad to say that potential blow outs did not happen with this diaper. The fit is superb! It definitely stood up to the ultimate test. 8 month old eating everything. 


She is a cutie though.

If you are a cloth addict, like I am, you should definitely go purchase a diaper from Samantha. She also makes wipes and inserts!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DIY Cloth Wipe Solution


If you use Cloth Diapers, why not use cloth wipes? It's real easy to make your own cloth diaper solution. Even easier to use and toss into your wet bag. What's more, one less thing to throw into our landfills! I have used some great recipes for cloth wipes. My all time favorite ingredient is Coconut Oil. It is delicate on skin, and smells amazing. 

Coconut Oil can be used for a variety of things, but I prefer it to not be in my food. (Yuck!)
It is great as a diaper rash ointment and wipe solution because it keeps yeast away. It does solidify a bit, but it melts into baby's skin, so don't fret. You can add it to just about any wipe recipe, but here is my basic wipe solution. Enjoy! :-)

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Cup Water
1 Tbsp mild baby soap (We use TruKid)
Wipe Container

Optional Oils as follows 
Calendula oil
Tea tree oil
Rosemary oil
Eucalyptus oil
Lavender oil

 Onto the directions.

Melt your Coconut Oil with your Hot water. 
Add your favorite baby soap and stir.
Pour over 15-25 baby wipes.


Close your wipe container, and shake. Careful not to spill.


You can use and old flannel receiving blanket and cut it up. They make perfect cloth wipes!
Note: Some diapers will repell certain oils. I have never had an issue. You may want to designate a separate wet bag if using essential oils.









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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fluff Mail! Check out our new fluff!

So I just couldn't resist sharing our new fluff with you. It's sort of a "preview" of the review coming up. Also, Heather from Drammy Droopers is sponsoring my Mama Madness giveaway! Yay for fluff!



Hopefully I will have the review up soon. I just love this AI2 cloth diaper.

Drammy Droopers is definitely my new favorite shop! Go try one for yourself. 


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