A few weeks ago I worked with Vilate from Nifty Nappy on launching her new website with a Twitter Party (over at Eco Chic Parties). I was a little intimidated because I don’t use wool or fitted diapers – until now. Vilate gladly sent me a Nifty Nappy fitted along with their nappy inserts (made of organic bamboo and hemp). I don’t however have a wool soaker or any other wool covers/longies/etc. I’ve been pairing our fitted along with a Flip or EconoBum cover for now.
Fit: I love how nicely (and trim) the Nifty Nappy fits and I absolutely love the adorable pattern (Pretty Paisley). The pattern was so cute I hated to put a cover over it – I wanted to show it off.
TIP: Fitteds need diaper covers because they don’t have any PUL and aren’t water-proof.
Fabric: The other key feature that I really liked about our Nifty Nappy is the softness of the fabric and the insert. The outer layers are cotton knit, there is a layer of hemp on the inside, and the inside is a soft microfleece that helps to wick the moisture away from your baby. The inserts again are made of organic bamboo velour and hemp fleece – both superior in absorbing moisture.
Closure: The Nifty Nappy has cross over snap closure so it will fit a skinny baby or a chubby baby quite well. The snaps are color coordinated to match the fabrics and are very durable.
More about Nifty Nappy – Vilate is very active online offering support and guidance to the cloth diapering community. She is a regular on Twitter chats and parties @MyNiftyNappy and is also on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/niftynappy). The new website if amazing – there is a new video tutorial section that provides tips and tricks for using cloth diapers and wool. My favorite is “How to lanolize a wool cover” – especially since I’m still intimidated by wool.
After working with Vilate on her Twitter Party and talking with her about wool I’m a little less intimated by the idea. So much that my next purchase is going to be a wool cover or longie for Lil’ B. I’ll be sure to share my experience with wool once I take the leap.
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I'm still intimidated by fitteds and wool…but Vilate is trying hard to convert me, lol! I'l have to take a leap of faith and try it out 🙂
I’m still intimidated by fitteds and wool…but Vilate is trying hard to convert me, lol! I’l have to take a leap of faith and try it out 🙂
Loving my Family says
I just got my 1st set of fitteds and really like them. My baby is 5 mos and has a very long and skinny torso and skinny legs so the fit is what sold me. We first tried the peachykeen but had leaking issues. She was very involved in helping me solve that problem. My second order she convinced me to do the fitteds and i really like them so far. I am using them with a thirsties cover.