The Cow Patties Cloth Famous Pocket Fitted (FPF) diaper is comprised of a few real quality layers of breathable materials. The outer is a supersoft minky fabric (available in a variety of cute prints!). The inner lining is comprised of 2 layers of soft bamboo fleece with a pocket space underneath for the multi-layered bamboo fleece insert. The insert I was sent was unlike any other insert I've ever received before. It is actually a very long band of bamboo fabric (think of the look of a tensor bandage, and it is a little like that) that can then be folded in half about three times or more to form a thick, absorbant pad of about 10-12 layers of bamboo fleece to stuff into the pocket. This diaper has been designed with night-time use in mind, and although there is no PUL or real "waterproof" layer in it, the bamboo pad is so super-absorbant that most babies (unless they are extremely heavy wetters) can sleep comfortably through the night in this fitted diaper, coverless for optimal breathability.
|The bamboo pad stuffs into the pocket from the back|
I'll be honest--I was a little terrified at the prospects of putting Baby Aurelia down for the night in a coverless diaper. I'd never tried it before, and she is a long nighttime sleeper, often going 11-12 solid hours without a change. I even emailed Megs the day before I attempted it in case I had misunderstood the lofty claims of this diaper. She assured me that the majority of babies will do alright in it and that only the heavy wetters may have trouble. So, with my fingers crossed, I laid Baby A down that night in this coverless diaper, folding an extra receiving blanket under her little tush in case leaks happened.
I woke up the next morning and literally ran into the nursery to check on the diaper that had been on her for the past 12 or so hours. I picked her up. There were no puddles, no wet jammies, no cold and fussy baby. I removed the sleepers and found that the diaper, though slightly damp, was by no means leaking or saturated, and that the uber-thick bamboo pad inserted into the pocket had indeed been enough to absorb, absorb, and absorb some more, all throughout the night. I was super impressed, to say the least. I was also so relieved that baby's bum had got a bit more air circulation all night and didn't have the usual redness or small bumps that I sometimes find after a long stay in a PUL diaper. I am dazzled at the ingenuity of this uniquely designed diaper, and am even more impressed that it came from a WAHM. It's awesome what skill is out there within our WAHM community!!
Other than its obvious triumphs with absorbancy, there are other things I like about this diaper. It is a one-size diaper, adjustable with a variety of snaps at the waist as well as through the rise. I love how snugly the rise snaps hold--with my brand name diapers, the rise snaps always pucker and gap (and sometimes come undone altogether), but I found that the Cow Patties Cloth rise snaps snugged the fabric up so tightly to give a really cute look:
|The rise snaps hold the fabric snugly together|
For only $18 (including the super long, supersoft insert), this diaper is a steal. Plus, Megs fashions them in so many cute, custom looks, so she'd be happy to work with you to create the perfect combination for your baby! Overall, this is a super impressive diaper that you can feel good about buying as you support a terrific WAHM and her family! Read more from Megs on her blog, or check out our custom biography on her and her business!
For one lucky reader, Megs is also offering up one of the same Fabulous Pocket Fitteds in your choice of outer fabric!
Head over to Cow Patties Cloth right now to buy a Famous Pocket Fitted (for only $18), or pick up something else new for your stash! Megs is offering all our readers a 10% DISCOUNT CODE -- just use promo code "TENOFF" at checkout to redeem your savings!
Cow Patties Cloth is generously offering one lucky reader a Famous Pocket Fitted of your very own--in your choice of available fabric!
GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/3/11 at 11:59 PM MST
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