The longies we received to review are incredibly soft, have good stretch to bend with baby, and are stylish and very absorbent. They are intended to be used over fitted and flat cloth diapers, although they would be an adorable addition to any child’s wardrobe. You will definitely want to get a few pairs of longies and/or covers to alternate when you are washing and drying another pair as the double layered knit takes a little while to dry. Although perfect during the day and any time of the year, these are a favorite of ours overnight.
The knitting is tight, so there is less pilling (some pilling is inevitable with wool) and the waist band has fantastic stretch. I swore they wouldn’t fit over my daughter’s fluffy butt when they arrived, but they do and the stretch allows them to stay securely in place. She is tall and over 30 lbs., but fit into the Medium Long size beautifully. I think that most kiddos can get through potty training in a Medium or Medium Long, so most children will only need two sizes from infancy to potty training. You may want a couple XS soakers for a trimmer fit on a newborn, though.
Wool has a higher price tag than its synthetic counterparts, especially when it is made at this quality, however, they are breathable, regulate temperature fantastically and can be used over and over until they are soiled. I have noticed that when paired with a great fitted diaper, you will rarely if ever get BMs on your covers, so they will only need periodic cleaning and lanolizing. I was taken aback by the prices of wool when I started cloth diapering, but they are really unbeatable in their ability to contain moisture, but they also in their ability to add additional absorption, unlike PUL.
The Sloombphilosophy is that diapering and children’s clothing can be both hip and sustainable, and they have partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every diaper purchased. Do you know what else I thought was awesome? The tags they use have seeds IN the paper so you can plant the tag and give back to the earth. Neat, huh?
the sustainablebabyish knits line is in the one diaper-one treeTM program. the hang tags are made of plantable, wildflower, recycled stock –when you are done with the tag plant in potting soil or your garden, add water, & watch your flowers grow.
These are high quality wool products, that are stylish and perform fantastically. I also love the care, thought and philosophy behind the products and think that they are worth their price tag, especially since they should last you through multiple kids and still look and perform like day one. I recommend that everyone owns at least one in their diapering stash and I plan on getting a couple more pairs in smaller sizes when we have more children. Care and Use:
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