I don’t always have the pleasure of being able to say that I have personally met the moms who’s products or businesses I have the opportunity to review. Hopefully that won’t always be the case as I’d love to meet and visit with so many of you. I have been fortunate to have been able to meet Rebecca, visit her shop and even teach a cloth diaper workshop for her (psst, she has another CD and babywearing workshop coming September 12th in St. James, MO)! One of my cloth diapering girl friends saw an advertisement for her shop’s grand opening last fall, so she, another mama and I loaded our little ones in the car and drove 40 minutes to her shop. It has been such a treat to have an actual shop to visit and to be able to see, feel and try on baby products before purchasing them. I wish I had this luxury when I was initially starting my cloth diaper and baby carrier stashes. I had to do research and order online, fingers crossed.
The Mama Behind Sprouting Up:
The first thing I noticed about the diapers was the thicker fleece used for the inner lining and the “ruffled” leg gussets. These diapers have two hip snaps to tighten the fit around baby’s thighs which can then be more finely adjusted with the waist snaps. I did not use the hip snaps with my daughter as she is about 30 lbs. and did not need them. I also noticed that the leg elastic was only sewn down on the fleece layer and not through the PUL and my first concern was taht this may cause leaking, but it actually kept things contained nicely. My favorite part of the diaper is the fabric! They laminate gorgeous batik prints of turtles, dinos and dragonflies and this sets it apart from most of the PUL prints in the CD market today.
Overall Rating: 7.5
Overall Fit: 7.5
11 lbs. – 2+ years old
Snap closures, two on each side and can overlap for smaller infants.
Ease of Use: 7.5
3 layer microfiber inserts, but one layer is serged, but open as a pocket to stuff an extra doubler in or to help reduce trying time.
Batik PUL, fleece.
The fleece is thick and durable and the laminated batik fabrics are gorgeous and high quality. The sewn down elastic may stretch out over the years, but could be easily replaced/resewn.
In the back, elastic on both layers of the pocket.
Adjustable and overlap for younger infants.
Uses hip snaps with two snap settings (three sizes total). These work well on the largest setting for my DD now, but I can see how they may not suit some chunky babies. A little baggy in the back thigh/butt area, although this does not affect it’s performance.
I call them “ruffled” because that is what they look like around DD’s thighs. The elastic is sewn down on the fleece layer. I thought that this made the PUL on the outside look a tiny bit baggy, but it contained messes and didn’t leak, which is what is the most important!
Care & Use:
Rocky Mountain One Size