I was provided with two shells in size medium (red and pink), two soakers in size small, one soaker in size medium, and one booster to test
A prize of one shell and soaker are also being provided for the winner of the drawing, but all opinions are my own. My daughter was a small 3 month old at the time, weighing only 11- 12 lbs at the time, she's now over a year and a bit over 18 lbs.
|Two shells size medium, soakers snapped in, one soaker.|
|Size medium shell, medium soaker, 18 lb toddler|
When they brought the diapers by my house, I was very surprised, and pleased! The construction of the diapers is fantastic. The shells are plu, with a soft fleece inner lining, no exposed plu! The wings have three snaps, two outer and one extra to prevent wing droop in active babies and adjustable waist snaps for three size settings. The elastic is snug, but not too tight, creating a great fit. The inside of the shell has three snaps, this holds your insert in place with no shifting! These diapers are daddy and grandma friendly as well! My mom loves how they fit and look! They come in four great solid colors, turquoise, red, pink, and grey. All of the fabrics are CPSIA compliant and U.S.A. made.
Sizing is super easy, smalls range 0-6 months and 7-16 lbs. Medium 6-18 months and 13-26 lbs. Larges range 18+ months and 24-34 lbs.
The soakers are amazing! They securely snap into the shell, one snap in the back, two in front. The soakers are backed with plu, which wraps around to prevent leaks, they have their own elastic, creating a gusset to keep poop in place (most of the time) and are sewn so the inner microfiber doesn't shift. They are topped with super soft fleece to protect baby's skin and wick away moisture.
For kids that need a little extra absorbency at nap time or bed time, the boosters are a great item. They are 3 layers of microfiber, topped with super soft fleece, just like the soakers to create a dry layer against baby's skin.
I cannot say enough good things about these diapers! They are easy to use, wash wonderfully, pack in the diaper bag well, and the fit is great! We have been using the same shells and soakers for a year now. The quality is fantastic! I'll be sad when they no longer fit.
The diapers are so well constructed, that most people only need 2-3 shells for a full day's diapering. Just rotate shells with each change, or snap in a new soaker in the place of the used one until you need to change shells. It's that easy! Unlike other AI2 diapers, the wrap around plu keeps you from touching the wet insert when unsnapping it!
Washing is super easy, here are the instructions from Little Owl Baby:
We recommend washing all soakers & boosters 1 time (1 wash/dry cycle) prior to first use, using a cloth diaper safe detergent.
Storing Dirty Diapers:
Unsnap the soaker from the shell
Remove any solids into the toilet
If your baby is breastfed, exclusively, there is no need to remove solids before placing in pail or wet bag
Place the soaker into a pail or wet bag, never soak the diapers
Shells can be stored & washed with soakers or with regular laundry
Wash every 2-3 days
Rinse (pre-wash) with cold water, no detergent
Wash on hot/cold
It can be helpful to add a towel or two to the load
Run through an extra rinse cycle on warm
Tumble dry on low / medium or line-dry
Line-drying is recommended whenever possible. Exposing your diapers to sunlight will help sanitize, reduce odor and is a natural brightener
~ Please do not use any bleach, whiteners, fabric softeners or brighteners
~ Please do not use any rash cream on your baby when he/she is wearing the diaper
Most detergents will leave a residue on your diapers that will affect absorbency (causing leaking) and cause odors. Choose a cloth diaper friendly detergent.
Select a detergent that does not contain any of the following:
Stain guard ingredients
The following can void your warranty:
Sanitize / High heat cycles
High heat in the dryer
Little Owl Diapers just had a price change, shells are $15.95, soakers are $12.95, and boosters are $9.95 for two soakers. They also offer free shipping on orders of $30 or more!
Now for the fun stuff! Readers of MCM can receive a discount at Little Owl Baby on their order, for a limited time. Use the code "Modern Cloth Momma" to receive $10 off your order of $50 or more! Click here to order
For your chance to win a free shell and soaker in your choice of in stock color and size, fill out the Rafflecopter form below! Don't forget to do your daily entries as well.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Little Owl Diaper Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America ages 18 and older. The Little Owl Diaper Giveaway Ends at 11:59 PM on July 18, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received, another winner will be chosen. Modern Cloth Momma is not responsible for prize fulfillment.