We've been cloth diapering Biet for 14 months now, and have tried most of the brands of diaper covers out there. So at this point, I feel like I know a thing or two about cloth diapering. My three biggest pet peeves with diaper covers are: the "waterproof" brands out there that end up being super plastic-y, the "easy" velcro closures that unfortunately wake up sleeping babes (when you're trying to be a super Mama and change them in their sleep), and lastly, poor fit (when the cover leaks like crazy or falls off on its own and you wonder what its good for at all). Carissa sent Biet a cover to try, asking me to write an honest review, and here it is..
This watermelon diaper cover is up there with the best of them. Not only are the patterns super cute (I usually don't even put anything over and people think that Biet is wearing bloomers), but the fabric walks the fine line of "water-resistant," amazingly not letting wetness through, while staying soft against the skin. The fit is perfect. Biet is about 23 lbs and wears a size large, snapped on the tightest fitting. It hugs her little bum snugly, stays put, and happily will be able to grow with her until she is potty trained. I love that the cover is fastened with sturdy snaps. Biet hasn't been able to open them yet, so that's been nice, and they are much quieter than velcro. I've been throwing the cover in the washer and the dryer (which has made some store-bought brands fall apart) and its holding strong both in color and structure.
So, simply put, I wish we had discovered Barrel + A Heap earlier on in our cloth diapering adventures, so that I could have avoided buying so many subpar brands. I tell all of my cloth-diapering friends about Carissa's lovely wares, and now I am telling you too.
And to top it off, purchasing these means supporting a small woman-owned business, which is awesome, and, in my opinion, a way better alternative to buying mass-produced.
AND FOR THE GIVEAWAY: Carissa is giving one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to her shop! You can use it to buy anything in her shop (I am loving this herringbone pillow cover right now). To enter, simply visit her shop and leave a comment below about your favorite item.
A winner will be chosen on Monday. Good luck!!