I have very few materialistic desires in life. I don’t wear jewelry, I own 2 pairs of shoes, I rotate a small wardrobe, and stamp collecting has never really looked like much fun. The single product I can think of that fits the bill of some sort of active consumerism on my part, is cloth diapers. I want them all. I want all the prints, and types and colors and brands.
The thing about cloth diapers though, is they have to be equal parts functional as they are pretty. So in that respect, I still like to try out a brand here and there before I’m going to stock up.
When I first started my cloth ‘journey’ I was pregnant with my second. I heard a handful of brand names thrown around, some high end and some are what are considered “china cheapies”, and along with those there were maybe 3 WAHM (work at home mom) type business brands.
Amongst the WAHM brands, I heard the name EcoBloomers tossed about the Facebook diaper swap sites. I knew it to be a fellow military spouse and made note to try her diapers when I got the chance. Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, most of my stash is preloved. I have very few, if any, bought new.
Scrolling through Facebook sometime last year, I saw a post from EcoBloomers that said they were relocating to Fort Irwin. Hey, that’s where I live!! I couldn’t wait to meet her. I had been drooling over her creations for quite some time at that point.
While I never had the pleasure of getting close with Hayley, we met numerous times and ran in the same social circles. The cloth community is fairly small as it is in the ‘real world’ and even smaller in our desolate desert surroundings, so we attended the same groups around town.
|EcoBloomers pre-loved fluff!|
The first diaper I had the pleasure of trying of hers is a few years old, and second hand. A good friend gave it to me. Her daughter’s legs were just far too skinny for the leg holes. It luckily fit my chunky girl just fine. It was never meant to be for review but I just wanted to mention it because it is one of my favorite diapers. Although it is a few years old, and been used and washed numerous times, it is holding up fabulously.
When Hayley asked me to try out one of her new diapers for review I was very honored! She had a pink polka dot one size Pocket style diaper picked out for the occasion, and let me choose between white or blue snaps on it. I chose the stylish blue snaps.
The diaper was so adorable in person. Its color schemes was very pin-up 50’s style in my mind. The inside was lined with a fabric I hadn’t come across previously in diapers. It was almost like a jersey mesh. I found that interesting.
It fit my daughter and her chunky thighs, beautifully! It moves around with her ever mobile self without any issues. My daughter wore this diaper for probably about 5 hours the first time, which included a nap (might as well test it against the big guns!) and we had no leaks at all.
Now this diaper has been worn and washed a half dozen times, and it is not anything less than it was brand new.
I would definitely recommend EcoBloomers for handmade custom cloth diapers.
It is important to remember that no two diaper is going to be 100% the same, and small irregularities, that in no way effect the functionality of the diaper, are to be expected. I actually appreciate them. I love seeing that someone poured their time and love into an item I own - it makes it all that more special.
I can’t wait to get my hands on a few more of these gorgeous and unique diapers. Many of Hayley’s diapers appear to be in the to $30 range, however the one I reviewed is only $16.
EcoBloomers offers custom made diapers in addition to the rest of her stock. Want a diaper made from real recycled military uniform, or your old band Tshirt? Ecobloomers is definitely your go to shop!
If you'd like a chance to get your hands on an EcoBloomers diaper for your own, read on - we've got a great Giveaway for you!
EcoBloomers is letting us giveaway this wonderful skull and roses print OS pocket cloth diaper, aptly called "Circle of Life" ($24 value)!
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