Mama Natures Designs Review and Giveaway- NBNY


Looking for organic cloth diapers? Wanting to support work at home moms? You want affordable prices, you say? Then Mama Natures Designs is the Etsy shop for you. Mama Natures Designs features wool wrap covers, embellished prefolds, one size fitted diapers and hemp nursing pads; all organic! Andrea, the shop owner, hand dyes the wool used for her wraps. She achieves beautiful, bright colors that would be perfect for a boy or girl.

Wool is a great diapering fabric choice. It is antibacterial, naturally resistant to mildew and can regulate body temperature. Not to mention that it is a truly renewable resource! Wool is a wonderful natural alternative to plastics such as PUL (polyurethane laminate).

You can read more about Mama Natures Designs here.

The Review:

Small 10-15lbs Hand Dyed Wool Diaper Covers

I had the opportunity to review a small wool diaper cover. Andrea sent me a lovely hand dyed yellow cover with a light green inner. The color is not always even, showing that endearing, warm handmade quality. You can see the time and care that went into making this cover. There is a single row of snaps with 6 snap options in the front of the cover. The wings have 2 snaps each. The front has a small bit of elastic for a good fit and leak prevention. The cover has a sewn in soaker for extra leak protection. The wool isn't as soft as some big name brands that I've tried but, my very sensitive skinned baby has not complained one bit. It's by no means scratchy.

One of the things I love about wool is that it never feels wet, only damp. My husband and I were out to dinner (the older kids were with my mom and dad) and the time came to change Charlotte. Well, guess who was so excited about a date with the hubby that she left the diaper bag at her parents house?! Oh, that would be me! The cover was just started to feel damp on the outside. Rather than go to the store to pick up a pack of disposables that we would only use once (and how would I know what size to get?), my husband went to the car and tried to find something to use as a soaker. He found a towel that I had thrown in the car for some strange reason. I folded it like a prefold, laid it in the cover and wraped it up. Guess what?! It worked great! This cover held up even under the "emergency" conditions. When we picked up the kids, Charlotte's pants were damp but her skin was pretty dry.

Ease of Use: The Mama Natures Designs wool cover was very easy to use. The snaps are strong and work well. I do think that wrap covers are easier to use with little babies than pull on covers. After changing Charlotte's diaper, if the cover is wet, I just lay it over a chair to dry out and use again.

Fit: It was a little bulkier than other wool covers but I think that's because of the extra soaker in the middle. It's well worth the extra bulk. We never had any red marks on Charlotte's legs.

Materials: Wool outer and inner, snaps.

Care: Wool care is so easy. You can read more about wool care here. It can be intimidating at first though. This cover did not come lanolized. As I was browsing over the Mama Natures Designs Etsy store I read a comment of a customer who used her covers un-lanolized and had great results. I figured I'd give it a try. To my surprise, the cover worked great.

Cost: $12.00- $16.00. Click here to purchase.

Favorite Feature: The extra wet zone protection


Overall Opinion: I really enjoyed this cover. The hand dyed colors are bold and vivid. Wool is such a great choice for diapering! Care is easier than you think too. Wash when soiled or every two to three weeks. If it's damp just throw it over a chair to dry and reuse. Talk about eco-friendly! The wool used for this cover isn't as soft as some others I've seen but that hasn't effected my little one at all. This would be a great cover for night time use!

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