Monday, October 18, 2010

Diaper Review: sustainablebabyish | sloomb OBF fitted

My love for these diapers started recently as I was chatting with Mami about my (then) 2 month old heavy wetter.  She asked if I'd ever tried sustainablebabyish | sloomb products, and I said that I had not.  She had the snapless multi in stock, so I bought one of those along with a interlock wool cover.  I was in love... Then Mami told me about the organic bamboo fleece sized fitted.  She mentioned something about it being a "magic" diaper and said the word "overnight" - I had to know more about this diaper, because I was struggling for overnight solutions, and my baby was still close to being a newborn!!  So she sent one to try...

I was honestly a little confused about the name - organic bamboo fleece fitted (OBF fitted). When I heard "fleece" I was thinking of poly-fleece or polar fleece, and was also thinking "how can this be absorbent"?  The diaper is made of bamboo/cotton fleece, but the jersey side is facing out. The first thing that struck me after reveling in it's fluffiness was just that it was pure, simple, and beautiful. The OBF fitted comes with a snap-in soaker as well as an extra doubler, both made from deliciously soft material!  It's pictured here with the snap-in soaker folded back.


Little J was almost 14 pounds when Mami and I were talking about which size to go with. She was right at 50th % for height, and mid-60th % for weight. Mami suggested the size medium, and it was a perfect fit with plenty of room to go. According to sloomb's size charts, the medium fit her a little early.

This is a fitted diaper, so needs to be paired with a generous cover. I use the sloomb knit wool cover, but did not want to picture that here since the one I currently use is her 18 month old sister's, and it's a size too large.  I didn't want to post a photograph of the too-large cover which might give you a poor impression, but it's an absolutely unbeatable combination!  (More on this knit wool cover and lanolizing in another post!) I can relax when she's in this combo - mamas of heavy wetters know what it means to be able to say that I can relax! In fact, by the end of this mini-photo session, she had fallen asleep without a cover.  I had a wild idea in me to just put her in her crib without waking her to put on a cover, and the diaper was still dry to the touch on the outside when she woke up! Wow.

Trying to get an unimpeded shot, but she wants you to see her DBW booties, I guess!

And apparently she wanted you to see the back, since she kept rolling over...

Finally! Diaper testing is hard work...
I'd also like to share a little about the company. Mami shared with me that Erin from sloomb went out of her way to get these diapers to Mami so they could get one in my hands - talk about customer service! In the "ethos" section of their website, they explain what's behind the company, and it rocks!  Most of the products are also handmade in the USA (that's local!). As I mentioned, I have one of their knit wool covers, and the wool covers and longies come with a tag with seeds implanted in it that you can grow!  I LOVE this - it was a fun little project to do with our two oldest.  I don't have a green thumb as I tend to over- or under-water, but I do have a few sprouts!  Even if the seed tag doesn't work out, for every diaper purchased, sloomb ensures that a tree is planted!

If there's one thing I would change, it would be Nothing about this diaper, but that the new interlock knit colors would be available NOW!  Oh, but they're soooo worth the wait!

~Prima~

4 comments:

Lavanna said...

aaahhh!! i know i need to just get one of these! thanks, prima. ;)

Jamie said...

I need to try one too. Might do so once Mami gets the large back in stock.

Claire said...

I soooo need/want to try one of these. I too need to wait until the larges are back in stock.

Thanks again for another Awesome review Prima! :o)

Jennifer L said...

yup :) I agree with this! I love my sbish. They're great quality. I do think the rise will affect the sizing-my 9 month old is a skinny girl at only 14 1/2 lbs and she needs to go to a large soon. But, the quality, and sheer absorbancy is like none other! I cannot wait for you guys to get the large snap fitteds back in stock and more of the snapless (hint, hint!) ;)