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.
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.
Interact with me – leave your comment below. Do you use wool? What are your favorite features?