You all probably know by now that I love fitteds. And I love wool! Kim Castillo at PatsycakeBaby gave us the chance to try BOTH by sending her very popular organic cotton sherpa fitted and a custom wool soaker. She uses these same diapers for her own children and has made many for both customers and friends.
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The sherpa fitted packs in a lot of nice features for just $14.95. It’s made of two layers of GOTS certified organic (unbleached) cotton sherpa with a French terry soaker sewn into the wet zone. Kim also included a matching insert for added absorbency. Comfortably encased waist and leg elastics ensure a nice, snug fit. There are two snaps on the wings and eight across the front of the diaper. The size medium that we received fits from 15 to 23 pounds, so 1 year old Erik was my main tester. However, I did get try it on Susanna (two years) as well. Kim’s sherpa fitteds are available from size newborn to large, and beyond. She can also fulfill custom requests like choosing different snap colors.
Our wool soaker is also a medium to compliment the fitted. And look what’s on the back – a sheep applique! It arrived already lanolized as a special favor so there was no prep work at all. As with her fitteds, Kim enjoys doing custom wool orders.
As far as performance goes, I’ve been completely happy with the sherpa fitted. The fabric is natural, beautiful, soft and cozy. With the doubler added, it’s a very thirsty nap time diaper. The cotton sherpa still feels great after many washings; it has only very slightly lost some of its initial softness. The waistband and leg gussets are very gentle yet effective at holding stuff in. The wings stretch nicely across the waistband and haven’t curled back or lost their shape at all. Cotton sherpa (being the snuggly fabric that it is) will be a bit thicker compared to fabrics like regular cotton, bamboo or microfiber, but it does has the advantage of being plush, organic and free of dyes.
Speaking of soft, natural fabrics, I’ve been really pleased with the wool soaker as well! I like the pull-on style for both my toddlers since they are standing and walking. Like the fitted diaper, our PatsycakeBaby soaker is soft and of superb quality. The crochet work is unique and classic in style. Like the other wool in my stash, the soaker can actually get a little damp and still be usable for a while because the natural fiber does not hold onto odors. I also found that the characteristic stretchiness of wool means that two-year-old Susanna can actually wear this soaker, too, if she has a trim diaper on underneath. We haven’t had any leaks with the fitted/soaker combo on either toddler. I care for the cover using my trusty CJ’s Wool Wash and freshen it up every once in a while with CJ’s Wool Revitalizer.
Now here are some photos of the diaper and soaker on both Erik and Susanna!
One lucky person is going to win a sherpa fitted diaper and custom wool soaker, just like I reviewed! Winner chooses size. Giveaway is open to both US and Canada and ends on March 5th. Good luck!