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Product Review: Sloomb Knit Wool Covers

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I have been EAGER to try out¬†a Sloomb Knit Wool Cover by Sustainablebabyish ever since Mom’s Milk Boutique started carrying them earlier this year. After drooling over them endlessly on the website, I finally added one to my cloth diaper stash…isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!?!

Believe me, the picture doesn’t even do it justice…it is sooo lovely!

I¬†ordered a size medium in Capri (won’t that color be cute on a baby girl? ;) ). The medium is said to fit babies/toddlers ages 12 months to 28 months (or 22 to 30lbs). My 21 month old son weighs approximately 25lbs,¬†however he is a bit¬†on the leaner side. Therefor the medium Sloomb Knit Wool Cover has a little room left in it for him to grow. That is unless I put a super fluffy diaper underneath it. :) Right now I am using the cover primarily with my old skool one-size Mother-Ease fitted diapers with a snap-in liner (Side note: this fitted diaper rocks! It is super trim fitting!)

While¬†the Sloomb Knit Wool Cover has only been¬†in my stash a short time, it’s already gotten lots of lovin’! One thing¬†I¬†LOVE about wool is¬†that I can¬†use the same cover throughout the¬†entire day.¬†That overall¬†seems to¬†result in less laundry. Plus¬†wool is sooo easy to care for! Yep, that’s right…¬†Wool is EASY! I know, I know… many¬†families admire wool from afar but stay away thinking it’s too complicated.¬†However I assure you that it’s not! You will be a pro at caring for it in no time at all!

Wool is wonderful in so many ways and the Sloomb Wool Knit Covers are no exception. They do exactly what you want a high quality cloth diaper to do…contain the mess and keep baby dry, all while looking super duper cute! :) Plus I love how smooth and soft it is. This wool cover is much thicker than some of the¬†others in my stash, which makes it feel extra plush! The only downside is that it does take a LONG time to dry, but since I don’t have to wash it too frequently it ends up not being too big a deal. I also think a little extra lanolizing will help the cover repel more as well as absorb less water so that is definitely on my to-do list. :)

The only, only downside to wool for me is I am adamant that my son wears pants or shorts over it. Usually I am cool with him hanging out in just his diaper, but I am a bit less protective over my other cloth diapers than I am with my wool. I don’t want any paint, mud, tomato sauce, or the like on our wool covers!¬†My son¬†has a¬†tendency to take his clothes off (let’s face, what toddler doesn’t want to be nakie!) so I have to watch him extra¬†carefully when he’s in wool to make sure the clothes stay on or the messes are kept to a minimum (which is a bit of an oxymoron with kids, right?).

All in all sustainablebabyish makes a wicked awesome wool diaper cover. I am so happy to finally have one in my rotation and am quite pleased with how it has lived up to its reputation!

Do you have any Sloomb Knit Wool Covers in your stash? Would love to hear your thoughts!

-Sarah