Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Eco Baby - Woolies

My husband and I made the decision to cloth diaper our son before he was even born, during the last few months of my pregnancy as well as the first few months of C's life, I spent a LOT of time on the internet researching different diapers, reading reviews and opinions in blogs and finally and slowly I have been building my stash. While doing this reading I read quite a few posts on cloth leaking, what causes it and the ways to fix it. You would think with all this reading I would be prepared for when one of the brands I bought started to leak. . .I wasn't, I'm still baffled by why it is happening, and only with the one brand. I tried stripping, hang drying, dryer drying, ect . . . then I discovered people were talking about wool, and I became curious. How could a wool diaper cover, or wool pants keep my baby dry, especially overnight, in a diaper that I know leaks. I knew that this was something I wanted to try, but most of the wool I found was so expensive.

While playing around on Etsy last week, I ran across Gabriela's site My Eco Baby, and right there in front of me was a wool diaper cover with an owl on the butt (and it was affordable)!! I couldn't have been more thrilled, however, it was a size too small. I contacted Gabriela to see about making a bigger size, and possibly doing longies. To my delight she got back with me right away to tell me that she could do it, but to apologize that it might be delayed because her power had been off for five days due to the storm. A few hours later she sent me this picture.

I couldn't believe it, they were done, and adorable!! She shipped them the next day, and I had them in my mailbox two days after that.

Being upcycled wool, I wasn't sure what to expect, but they were oh so soft and stitched well, they even smelled good! The owl lays on top of the pants, not cut out inside and they were in the exact colors that I had requested. I love that they are made up of 100% recycled lambswool sweater and are great for day wear or night wear. Plus they are just ADORABLE! Even if you don't use cloth diapers, these would work great over a pair of 'sposies!

The downside, they are not lanolized, but I found it was easy enough to do with this tutorial
that I found on Pinterest called How To Lanolize Wool. It was quick and easy, and used the same lanolin that I had here from nursing, after letting them dry for 48 hours in the Colorado sunshine they were ready to go.




As you can see, I ordered them a bit big, but the way C is growing I wanted him to be able to wear them for a while. How do they work on leaks? They keep him dry as can be!!!

Now for some fun!! My Eco Baby has offered to give away a wool soaker cover to one of you and entering is easy! Any cover on her site is up for grabs, and if it's not in your size, she will make your size for you.

How to Enter 

  • Go to My Eco Baby's site and look at her fabulous products, then come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite is and what cover you would choose if you won.   (mandatory entry)
Additional ways to enter
 You get one entry per task, you must leave a comment for each one below in order to be entered in the drawing.

Terms and Conditions


The odds of winning are based on number of entries. So the more entries you submit above, the greater chance you have to win!
Open worldwide. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
Giveaway ends November 25nd at 11:59PM MST.


















74 comments:

  1. Ok I'll play :) I'd choose the little mushroom cover - TOO CUTE!

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  2. I would choose the steam boat!! :)
    mcclary dot amanda at gmail dot com

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  3. I love her stuff! My fav: Upcycled Wool Longies Soaker Cover Diaper Cover Black With Gray Oversized Pockets LARGE Kidsgogreen

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  4. Wow, those are really cute!! I don't know.... I like the peace sign one, but my little vehicle-lover would probably prefer the car. :)

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  5. following your monday morning coffee blog now!

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  6. i love the mushroom cover! too cute.

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  7. I LOVE this skirt - http://www.etsy.com/listing/83216875/upcycled-cashmere-skirtie-diaper-cover

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  8. Love this owl cover http://www.etsy.com/listing/86201639/upcycled-wool-longies-soaker-cover

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  9. shared this giveaway on FB. :)

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  10. So cute! Love the Doubler Green with Tree Longies!

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  11. Like 'My Eco Baby' on facebook.

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  12. I'd choose this one- Upcycled Wool Soaker Cover Diaper Cover With Added Doubler Pea Green/Yelllow With Birdy Applique MEDIUM Kidsgogreen!!!

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  13. I love this skirtie cover! So adorable :)

    Upcycled Cashmere Skirtie Diaper Cover Soaker Cover With Added Doubler Violet LARGE Kidsgogreen

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  14. I'm following your blog by email megginthegreat@gmail.com

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  15. I like Monday Morning Coffee on FB!

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  16. I shared this giveaway (although I dont want to cuz I want to win!!!) :)

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  17. I liked Monday Morning Coffee on FB!

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  18. LOVE everything there! As hard as it would be to choose, I would pick the Upcycled Wool Longies Soaker Cover Diaper Cover With Added Doubler Purple/Gray Stripes With Owl Applique :D

    Kelly(at)BecomingCrunchy(dot)com

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  19. I like Monday Morning Coffee on FB (Kelly Marie Seow)

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  20. Following you on Twitter (@BecomingCrunchy)

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  21. my favorite is the green and yellow birdie soaker!

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  22. Such cute products! I think the pea green and yellow soaker with the bird applique is my fave!

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  23. I follow Monday Morning Coffee :)

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  24. I like My Eco Baby on facebook.

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  25. I follow you on twitter as @NewMommyFiles.

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  26. I so love this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78529099/upcycled-wool-soaker-cover-diaper-cover

    So perfect for my baby girl :)

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  27. Liked Monday Morning Coffee on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/franceirish

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  28. Liked My Eco Baby on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/franceirish

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  29. Following @jenni_mmcoffee on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish

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  30. Shared on twitter:
    https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/138986279978283010

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  31. I adore the mushroom.. and the star... and the tree. If I had to choose, I would pick the star.

    nicole @babyfoodscoops.com

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  32. Oh, I follow on Twitter as well :)
    (@DrNMO)

    nicole @babyfoodscoops.com

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  33. I'm lovin' the Mushroom cover!
    krispycrackers at aol dot com

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  34. following via email
    krispycrackers at aol dot com

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  35. Liked you on FB- Sam B.
    krispycrackers at aol dot com

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  36. Following you on Twitter @SerialAccessMom
    krispycrackers at aol dot com

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  37. Liked My Eco Baby on FB- Sam B.
    krispycrackers at aol dot com

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  38. I would choose Upcycled Wool Soaker Cover Diaper Cover With Added Doubler Beige With Mushroom Applique SMALL Kidsgogreen.
    sexyhots29@yahoo.com

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  39. AND THE WINNER IS. . . . . . . MEGGIN!! Meggin, I will be emailing you and you have 48 hours to respond or I will draw again! :) Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who played, look for another give away soon!!

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