Chrissie over at Sew Natural Diaper Company was kind enough to send me one of her fabulous Watch Me Grow One Size Pocket diapers to review. As you all know, the majority of my stash is pocket diapers and I really do love them. I was so thrilled to try out the white Watch Me Grow that I washed it that night and had it on my daughter first thing in the morning. Notice the morning bed head (no, her hair is not in pigtails - it is stuck that way from the hairdo the day before):
As you can see, the Watch Me Grow diaper fits my daughter very well. I really love that it is a trim fitting diaper and I was even able to put jeans on her that day. It is not only trim enough to fit under jeans, but it also is trim in the crotch area. I like that in a diaper because it means it is more comfortable for my baby. Some diapers are ridiculously wide and I think that can be really annoying in a baby who is learning to walk, crawl, or run.
On the smallest setting with lovely crossover buttons:
(Chrissie is changing the name over from DewDrops Handmade)
One the largest setting:
The trimness doesn't affect performance a all. This diaper held up to a 5 hour span when daughter fell asleep on her bedroom floor one afternoon. I usually worry when I don't change her right before a nap, but I didn't have to stress at all with the Watch Me Grow. She woke up with a very heavy diaper, but she was dry, her clothes were dry, and her carpet was dry. Yay!!!
I love the this fits from 8 pounds all the way up to 28 pounds. That is great on the wallet (especially since these diapers are priced at just $16 a piece -- great price for a reliable pocket) and the earth! The inner absorbent layer is Sew Natural's ROBIN tri-fold insert. This insert has six absorbent layers of bamboo french terry and 3 layers of cotton velour. I have some of the velour inserts and they are S-O-F-T soft.
Chrissie was kind enough to answer my obnoxious questions and it really makes me love small mom businesses even more.
What got you interested in cloth diapers/cloth diaper making?
I always knew that I would cloth diaper my children. Initially I began with just prefolds and covers - I was already overwhelmed with making clothes, blankets, and enjoying our first baby to really think about actually making the diapers myself! When I found out we were expecting our 4th I knew I was going to need to restock our diaper stash so I decided I would make my own. I have gone through several trial diapers to end up here and I'm constantly working to make my pattern better.
What inspired the new diaper design?
The new diaper design was inspired by the fact that I want people to understand that cloth diapering is EASY, and I was hoping to make it as painless as possible! I used to avoid AIOs because they take so long to wash and dry, it completely defeated the purpose to me. So I incorporated some new fabrics developed by Wazoodle Fabric company designed specifically to increase the effiency of diapering! I think that the new diaper brings the trimness and ease of a disposable and the practicality and eco-friendliness of cloth diapering together nicely.
What do you hope for your business in the future?
I really hope that I can continue to grow my company, so that in 5 years when my youngest enters kindergarten it can be a full time job for me. Eventually I would love to open and fabric/sewing store here. . . but for now I have babies to raise!
Christine has generously offered to host a giveaway to one LUCKY Baby To Green reader! The winner will get to choose a Sew Natural AIO in their choice of color and size!
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