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Saturday, November 6

All things Good, Kiwi and Woolly

Testing Goodmama Bamboo Serged Fitted - 3.5 out of 5
Retails for $29.00 US

I've been using this diaper now for about 2 weeks as a nighttime diaper. The fit is ok, for my girl however I find the crotch to be a little too skinny - but so far.. no leaks. So maybe I'm just used to seeing crotch bulkiness and this that that's normal? It's a cute diaper, the shrinkage was minimal and it stays soft after a quick tumble in the dryer. (I hang dry my diapers and boil them once in a while to get rid of any potential crunchiness. If they get a little stiff, I will give them a slight tumble in the dryer.) I read over reviews claiming they had issues with missing or breaking snaps. I have yet to have this problem and my diaper is a second hand well used but still in great condition diaper. I'm not a fan of the soaker. It twists and sometimes sneaks out from the leg holes. I don't think I'd ever willingly buy this diaper at full price. I find it a little too steep. In all honesty, I don't understand the hype over this diaper. Good PR?

  • Absorbency - VERY absorbent, but needs a cover
  • Fit - stretchy for a snug fit
  • Leaks - none at all
  • Softness - incredibly soft
  • Drying time - 1-2days
  • Insert - booster is attached inside, slide an insert in between the diaper and the booster
  • Ease of Use - fairly easy
  • Style - Comes in cute patterns!
  • Absorbency - I didn't know much about bamboo diapers... got a big wet bed when I realized I was half asleep and forgot to put a cover on it.
  • Fit - bulky especially with a cover, crotch area is skinny.
  • Leaks - unless you get a good fitting cover, you may feel wetness after an overnight pee
  • Retail price - a little steep for my taste
  • Drying time - takes a long time to dry
  • Insert - twists


Kiwi Pie One-Size Bamboo Fitted - 3.5 out of 5
Retails for $25.00 CAD

Made by The Natural Baby Company (think GroVia). I love this diaper. It's very trim for a one-size bamboo. Incredibly absorbant! Super soft and stretchy, and I love that the snaps are hidden. The serging is soft, so it won't irritate the baby's skin. I use this as a nighttime diaper. It has 2 doublers inside and I use a wool soaker from as a cover and this seems like it's water tight. All in all I think this is a great diaper. My only issue is the slight twisting of the bamboo insert after washing. A bit of tugging seems to straighten out the fibers though! UPDATE: ok, wash number 6... and the insert is getting on my nerves... it bunches since there is no snaps to keep it in place. hmpf.

  • Absorbency - Super absorbent
  • Fit - super stretchy, nice fit
  • Leaks - No leak - slight dampness after 6 hours of wear
  • Softness - incredibly soft
  • Ease of Use - place 2 boosters in the bottom of the diaper. it's as easy as that
  • Style - So many cute patterns and vibrant colours!
  • Drying time - 1- 1.5 days
  • Retail price - a little high, but willing to spend the extra few bucks for the cuteness factor.
  • Insert - 2 bamboo booster like inserts... they shift with my wiggly baby
  • Ease of use - the inserts twist


WoollyBottoms Wool Covers - 4.999 out of 5
Retails for $19.00 CAD

I picked this up from The Extraordinary Baby Shoppe last week after the kind lady behind the counter suggested I try it. FANTASTIC cover, comes pre-lanolized for you. I was planning on making my own, but I adore this cover. Only needs to be washed once a week (as long of no messes made it's way) so I'm thinking of getting me a second to help me through washes. I've tried other covers and found them too thick using them over another already bulky diaper. These are pretty trim considering the material being used - recycled wool anything! Thumbs up on this one. Check out her site for other cute woolly things!

  • Absorbency - Repels well! Comes pre-lanolized
  • Fit - great fit with stretch at waist and legs
  • Leaks - covers well. no leaks.
  • Retail price - reasonably priced!
  • Insert - has a double strip of wool at the crotch for added protection
  • Ease of Use - slip on, slip off
  • Style - every cover is an original since the maker recycles wool to make these. She has a great eye for colour palettes. It was hard to pick just one cover.
  • Softness - merino or cashmere wool - makes me wish my underwear were the same...
  • Drying time - 3 days for complete dryness
  • Ease of use - hard to be sneaky with a diaper change in the middle of the night - but I feel that way about ALL wool and fleece covers

NOTE: I did not receive any compensation for this review. I have purchased all diapers at full or sale price. (Goodmama was purchased as a gently used diaper.)


  1. Actually, Woollybottoms use a stretch merino interlock for the waist and leg cuffs: :) Some of their covers are softer than others, as well, as they use a variety of different wool knits. If you prefer a softer cover, you should come and feel your way through the box when the Extraordinary Baby Shoppe receives its next order! ;) I love these covers!

  2. I did - and bought another pair yesterday. Thanks EBS!