Recently, I had the opportunity to review a free cloth diaper cover for Zookies. What a fun treat! I’m excited now to share a FREE DIAPER COVER with one lucky reader! (You can enter using the “Rafflecopter” at the end of this review post.)
It all started when I asked about a discount if I would review her covers on my blog. Michele, the owner/seamstress replied quickly to ask if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway instead. Like I told Michele, you could have peeled me off the ceiling after I read her generous offer. I was hoping for 20% off, and instead, I received a free cover! Thank you SO MUCH for your kindness, Michele!
Along with the free cover, I opted to order one additional cover because I wanted to try out two different styles. Michele was SO easy to work with, and she customized the covers to suit exactly what I wanted.
The package arrived only a few days later, and the covers are BEAUTIFULLY made! I couldn’t have asked for anything nicer. They look so cute when they’re wrapped up in the package!
Our free cover is a medium in “Little Ellies” print with snap closures. (She also offers hook & loop, but – in my experience - snap diapers tend to last longer.) I asked for pocket flaps to be sewn into the cover so that prefolds and diaper inserts will stay in place nicely. It was barely out of the package before I was changing Jensyn’s diaper so that we could try it out.
Could a diaper possibly any cuter than this? I love the diaper AND the print!
Judging by weight, Jensyn (about 15 lbs) is right on the border of a small or a medium Zookies cover. She’s still wearing a small in her current diapers, but I opted for the medium cover, figuring that would leave plenty of room for her to grow. Thanks to the cross-over snaps, I was able to get a pretty good fit. It’s still just a touch too big around her thighs, but we didn’t have any trouble with leaks.
The second cover (which I purchased) is a one-size with an adjustable rise that ranges from 13” – 19”. I was very curious to see how the Zookies one-size cover compared to a Flip diaper cover, as that’s what we normally use around here for older babies/toddlers. The Zookies covers appealed to me because they reminded me of a Flip cover, but with the cuteness of patterned fabric. I chose to go with this pretty, girly “Flower Power” print.
If you’re familiar with Flip covers, you know that the “shiny side” of the PUL is facing out. This makes it easy to wipe away any slight dirty spots on the cover so you can immediately reuse it. On a Zookies cover, the “shiny side” is hidden. This way, you can use the cover as a swim diaper without irritating your baby’s skin. Both ways have their pros/cons, but I thought I’d point out that difference.
Jensyn isn’t wearing Flips just yet…I’ll wait until she’s about 9 months to make that switch. For this comparison, I tried both diapers on my 25ish pound two year old. (Oooh boy, flower print on a boy…I’ll have to delete this picture as soon as the giveaway is over, ha ha!) The Flip, with only one layer, might be a tad bit trimmer. With the fold-over-elastic edging, the Zookies cover is just a bit thicker around the edges. Both covers give a pretty similar fit, though, and I have no complaints at all about the fit of the Zookies cover.
The shape of the Zookies diaper cover is somewhat different from a Flip. That’s certainly not a problem; it’s just something that I noticed. The pocket flaps on the Zookies are much sturdier than the flaps on a Flip cover. I was VERY impressed with how well the Zookies flaps held in every insert we tried.
Larger prefold diapers (a Green Mountain Diaper yellow-edge) fit wonderfully in the one size cover. Smaller prefold diapers (a GMD orange-edge) fit nicely in the medium diaper; I don’t think you’d want to use it in the sized cover if you have the pocket flaps sewn in. I find that to be the case with Flip covers, too…tiny babies really do need sized covers, in my opinion! :)
I don’t have a picture of the orange-edge GMD prefold in the cover, but here’s a size comparison of the two. Can you see why the orange edge might be a bit small in the one-size cover?
Michele’s diaper covers are available in a HUGE variety of prints, You can customize a diaper just about any way you want…fabric choice, hook & loop or snap, pocket flaps or no pocket flaps, sized or one-size…to get the perfect diaper for your little one!
You can also send her a favorite fabric, and she’ll make you a custom diaper! How fun is that? Michele said it takes a 20” x 20” piece of fabric for a one-size diaper. Guess what Jensyn’s getting for her first birthday?! (Uh, not that she’s allowed to turn one. She’s going to be my baby forever!)
The quality of Michele’s work is excellent, she’s super-quick to respond to messages, and we’re thrilled with the diaper covers we’ve received. I’m very impressed with these covers, and I will definitely be back for a few more!
You can check out Michele’s diapers and other crafty items (snack bags, gift sets, and more…) on Etsy, but I also discovered that she has even more fabric options available on her website. Here are the links to visit both sites:
Here’s what you’ve been waiting for…
Michele is providing one free diaper cover of your choice to one lucky winner. She will ship internationally, so all mamas are welcome to enter this giveaway. Giveaway ends November 30th, and the winner will be announced here on December 1st.
There are TWO mandatory entries, and the rest are optional entries just for fun.