Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Something I hear from many moms is how hard it is to find a solution for night time cloth diapering. It took me quite awhile to get something that works for us. When I started using hemp fitted diapers and a double gusset PUL (polyurethane laminate) cover is when things started looking up. But even with this combination, there are times that we have overnight leaks. I decided to look into more options for overnight, and wool interlock seems to be the choice most preferred because it has stretch but returns easily back to shape.  
Wool will absorb moisture- up to 1/3 of it's weight (source).  Wool also repels moisture, leaving it dry on the outside, preventing clothing from becoming damp. It offers a breathable barrier in place of a PUL cover. Wool is also eco-friendly and hypo-allergenic, which keeps odors from settling into the fabric. It makes sense to give wool a try because of all the benefits, right?
I found Sassy Pants Diapers on Facebook, when a friend shared a contest that was running on the page.  I looked through all her items and fell in love! The Merino Wool Interlock Diaper Cover, also known as "woolies" or "soakers" looked like something I really needed to try. It's made of a very soft wool interlock blend of 97% wool and 3% spandex.  There are 3 different sizes available, 0-3 months, 3-9 months and 9-24 months.  I was sent the large woolies for reviewing purposes.   She also offers fitteds and hybrid fitteds, both which you can get custom embroidered. I'm a big fan of the breastfeeding theme embroidered designs!
Sassy Pants Diapers is located in Mankato, Minnesota.  A few years ago, when Stephanie Paradis, the WAHM behind Sassy Pants became a mother, she wanted to save money so she started making cloth diapers with polyesters, plastics and microfibers.  As she learned more about the fibers she was using for diapers, where and how they are manufactured, the environmental and social effects of their production, and their inability to break down in landfills, she decided to quit sewing with them. She began only using wool and organic fabrics in 2013.  Stephanie's very passionate about providing the finest materials making cloth diapering better!  Her children are her inspiration and she loves creating things for families that will benefit them, as well as, "Add a touch of beauty to something that seems mundane."
The package had writing over it that said HAPPY FLUFF MAIL DAY! I thought that was awesome!
She also wrapped up the cover in wrapping paper and added in the ingredients needed to wash and lanolize the wool.  I found this spectacular, as it takes out the guesswork and hassle to prep your wool.  The majority of customers also get a free token added to their order, in my case it was a 4 pack of adorable owl flannel/terry cloth wipes!
Sassy Pants Diapers Woolies are very soft, but have a nice little stretch to them.  The size was PERFECT and the waist band and leg cuffs are perfectly proportioned. There is a sewn-in soaker adding more protection.  The wool is easily able to dye, and Stephanie customizes the color of thread to your liking.
Caring for wool is something you have to do separately, added to your cloth diaper washing routine.  This was something very intimidating to me, but Sassy Pants recommended THIS VIDEO and after watching it and talking with a couple nearby cloth diapering friends, I was able to quickly dry lanolize the wool cover.  I hung it up to dry out on the line in the shade for a few hours, but then it started to rain so it finished drying inside for a whole day to make sure it was good and ready.  Then it was ready to put on the bum!
My daughter is about 29 pounds and is 19 months old.  She normally wears a hemp fitted with a bamboo booster and a PUL cover overnight.  I replaced the wool cover for the PUL cover.
Here's Karebear playing Peek-a-Boo and showing off her adorable rib rolls while modeling the woolies.
There are no gaps, the woolies fit just like underpants would but with slightly wider bands.  This is so helpful keeping leaks in.
The first night we used the wool cover, we had no leaks.  The outside of the cover didn't even feel damp.  When I took it off, it didn't even smell like pee, and those of us with toddlers know how stinky morning diaper changes can be...  I was thrilled!  After you prep wool, it's very low maintenance. Just hang to dry and handwash every so often with a specialized wool wash or emulsifier. I haven't had to wash mine yet after 2 nights, it's still keeping everything dry.  I imagine it could go through 7-14 wears without needing washed. You may want 2-3 wool covers to rotate through to give adequate drying time in between.  If it gets pooped on, you can spot clean it with wool wash.  When it becomes smelly, it's time to handwash.  Do not wash in washing machine.
What's my favorite thing about Sassy Pants Woolies?
  Wool is a sustainable fiber, it's so soft and breathable, so far I prefer it over traditional cloth diaper covers!
Is there anything I'd change about this product?
Absolutley not.  It's made very well and works wonderfully.
I give Woolies by Sassy Pants Diapers a 10/10!
I love them and I encourage everyone to try wool too!
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29 comments:

  1. I am excited to add wool covers to our nighttime solution as a more breathable option.

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  2. Jessica FunderburkApril 22, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    If I had not found wool, we would have failed at nighttime diapering.

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  3. I love wool for night time and if he starts getting a rash, for more air!

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  4. we've never tried wool, because I can't convince my husband how wool works to contain leaks. Maybe if we had a sample to try, I could SHOW him how awesome wool is :)

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  5. I have not tried wool yet, but I wish I can get some!

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  6. These are my favorite fitteds of all the wahm fitteds I've tried!

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  7. I haven't tried wool cloth diapers but have read they're great for night time use.

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  8. I have not tried wool yet but want to really bad, I love natural fibers for baby!

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  9. We haven't tried wool yet, but we exclusively cloth!

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  10. I've heard great things about wool. I'd love to try them out!

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  11. I'm due in two weeks so I haven't tried wool yet, but we plan to. We have a couple covers ready to try. From what I hear, they should work great.

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  12. I haven't used wool yet, but I have been told by friends that it is the BEST nighttime solution. Wasn't planning on night CDing, but I am thinking it might be a good investment if it works!! Baby #2 will be here in 2 weeks!

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  13. I have not tried wool yet, but I would love to! It is a bit intimidating because I have no experience with it yet... but winning this giveaway would be just the kick in the butt I need to give it a try :)

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  14. I have not tried wool yet, but I have been very eager to try it for night time!

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  15. I've always wanted to try wool since we haven't been brave enough to use cloth overnight yet!

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  16. We've been using PUL covers over fitteds for nighttime, and while they're working so far, I worry that they won't hold up as my daughter gets bigger! Plus, I'm intrigued about the breathability of wool. I'd love to try these!

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  17. We L.O.V.E. wool for overnight. Soft and breathable!

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  18. I have not tried wool yet for cloth diapering.

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  19. we LOVE wool! especially overnight! but ive only tried upcycled covers!

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  20. I would love to try these. I use wool overnight and it's wonderful. I have one interlock cover right now and I think it's a good choice.

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  21. I have never tried wool as it seems scary to me! But this might be a good solution to our nighttime diapering.

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  22. I have used wool and absolutely love it! My now potty trained preschooler was a super heavy wetter and wool was a life saver!!

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  23. Haven't tried wool yet but have heard great things from people who have!

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  24. I love everything I've heard about wool covers! I won a pair of longies once but the WAHM never sent them :(

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  25. I've never tried wool for cloth diapering before!

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  26. This looks like such a comfortable and light wool cover! No leg gaps :-) I'd love to try this overnight with a fitted!!

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  27. I have never tried wool cover before. I hear it is great for overnight!

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  28. I have never thought of trying wool before, but I would love to give it a shot!

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