Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mommy Soup Cloth Diaper Cover Review & {Giveaway}

I was contacted my Shaina of MommySoup to see if I would like to review one of her handmade products. Now I love reviewing WAHM products. There's something special about receiving something handmade/homemade.

I was quick to agree and decided that I would test out one of her PUL diaper covers. (You can never have enough!)

A little bit about MommySoup: 

Shaina is the creator of MommySoup - she makes quality handmade diaper covers, cloth diapers and jewelery! She also makes flannel wipes which look super soft and squishy and inserts! Check her out on Etsy and Facebook!

I was so excited to receive my package from her! Here's what I received:

One size PUL diaper cover with Velcro closure.

HOW funky is this print?? I love it and so does Chris! When I opened my package I was very impressed with not only HOW it was shipped but also the quality of the PUL. I went to put it on James right away!

But...there was a slight problem - I didn't fit! The waist was too small even with the Velcro closure. I was so heartbroken! This has never happened to us before so I contacted Shaina again to let her know. She advised me to ship it back and she would 'tweak it'

Now, THAT is customer service! I don't know many other people who would be willing to take back the product to tweak it  for me. She asked how much bigger it needed to be - as she would change up her pattern for the one sized covers - I gave my input - and shipped it back. I waited 'patiently' for it to return to me! I really loved this cover!

Again, I was so excited to receive my package back and see how she made the cover even better!

Large Velcro fastener in the front. Makes for a 'custom' fit

Revamped Velcro - large tabs that are SUPER sticky

So I feel like an idiot and realized that I didn't take any photos of the before diaper cover - so I will try to explain it to you. Before the Velcro tabs were 'embedded' into the cover itself - but now they are 'out?' hehe - that's about as good as I can explain it! I washed it and put it in the dryer to reseal the PUL and then put it to use.

I tried the cover on with one of James' fitted diapers (Goodmama) and I don't know if it's the cover or if it's the more bulky fitted but I didn't like how the cover sat on the diaper and neither did James - so I decided this cover would be used with my prefolds - which is great cause I love prefolds!!

Inside - THICK PUL and strong snaps.
I LOVE this cover - when we use our prefolds! Like seriously LOVE IT!! The fit on James is great, it looks comfortable and to be honest it just looks good on. I use the tri fold method and we haven't had any leaks. I plan on testing this cover out with Graham as well - and will be using prefolds and fitted - So I will do another review on how it fits on a newborn!

We haven't had a poop in it yet, so I can't say if it will keep it contained, but I think it would. I'll update once we get one - wow.. can't believe I said that!

Good fit - not too tight and not too loose. The print makes me smile

Now there are a few things I would really love to see on this diaper to make it even better - to have the front of it gathered a bit to hold a prefold in place, same goes with the back. Also, I'd like the see the leg elastic a little more - stretchy - even with the tweak to the cover James doesn't have much longer in it. I will say though - the elastics are very soft and they haven't left any red marks around his chubby legs!

The cover washes well, and the laundry tabs stick - I don't have a diaper train going on in my laundry when it comes time to wash. Also the snaps are sturdy and quality. The cover is very well made.

My overall thoughts: 

While I love the cover as it is now - there could be a few tweaks here and there to make it SUPER great. But don't let this deter you. I think James being the size he is (almost 40lbs) he is at the weight limit for this cover. I'm guessing that this cover will be great on little Graham when he gets here.

James dancing away in his MommySoup diaper cover

MommySoup covers can be found on Etsy and retail for around $10.00 USD. It's a great price for a very well made diaper cover. She also has pocket diapers, wipes, inserts, bibs and quilts. All in great prints!! There is a StarWars cover on there that I WANT!!  

Want a chance to win an item of your choice from MommySoup?? Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance! You can pick any item (excluding quilts and clothing) from her Etsy shop.

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Thank you Shaina at MommySoup for allowing me to review your wonderful diaper cover.

Much love
Please note I was sent the above mentioned product(s) free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are strictly my own. NO monentary compensation was exchanged. My opinion may differ from yours. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.