Showing posts with label clothes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clothes. Show all posts
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.

Connect with Lily's Dreams on Facebook and etsy for more great deals.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Le Petite Mon Ami clothing Review

We recently had the opportunity to work with LeFay from Le Petit Mon Ami. I just loved the options that she had. The clothing in her shop are not only cute, but really soft and light weight. Even a long sleeved shirt would be fine to wear in a warmer temperature. Perfect outfit for lounging at home or even for sleeping.

The out fit that we tried was an adorable long sleeve T Shirt with with a flower patch, and little blue pants.

We chose the 6-12 months, and it fits Aria well. She is about 17 lbs now and is 9 months old. She does have short legs, but that is isn't a problem. I can definitely see it fitting her another 2 months.
I'm loving the tag-less tee! 

If you do purchase, I do believe that if your 9 month old weighs 21 lbs you go up a size. 6-12 months will probably be too small. Aria is of average size, and with that said I would agree that the sizes are "true to size".

There was a minor flaw in our pants, but anything handmade isn't always perfect. So I am not holding it against her. I'm not going to lie though, I really think that all products should be looked at more closely before shipping. It is my job to tell you the good, and the bad. So there it is. A tiny flaw, and hole. Not a big issue. The tag is actually covering the hole, and bunched up thread. The effort was there.

Our shirt is perfect however! The stitching is well done. There is even a cute little tag in the back that says "le petite tee". So adorable. I love it.

The outfit works perfectly with her cloth diapers as well. A lot of pants we have to go up a size just to be able to get her fluff in them. So I am  happy that this was not an issue. It fits her snugly as it should.

I would definitely recommend any parent to buy from Le Petite Mon Ami. Check them out on etsy and on Facebook!

Don't forget to stay tuned for our giveaway happening June 12! There is over $300 in prizes up for grabs.