That's a lot of sewing! Heather has two sons, and her husband is in the Army National Guard, and will be deploying in a few months, so this mama has a lot on her plate. I don't know how she finds the time to make all of her awesome products, but it's definitely impressive! She's been sewing since she was a little girl, and has known for a long time that it's what she wants to do. Check out her blog... you'll see tons of her beautiful work, and you can get to know Heather a little better!
Heather sent me one of her adorable All in Ones to review. My first impression was that this diaper is stinkin cute! Cute and very well made. Every seam is straight and perfect, and it is so trim! I wish I had some disposables on hand so that I can show you how trim it is. It's really not much thicker than a disposable. Her AIO's have a cotton decorative outer, hidden layer of PUL, and flannel lining over a built in soaker. They are sized diapers, which I like because it gets you a better, less bulky fit. I honestly have a lot of one sized diapers, but my favorites are my 2-sized and sized diapers. they are just so much more trim under my daughter's clothes!
The diaper fit Eisley really well, and man did she look cute in it. I actually put it on and couldn't bring myself to put clothes on her and cover it up. It has the perfect rise to it... not too high and not too low, and it has hook and loop closures, so it's very daddy friendly. The leg openings fit her well, but if she was too much skinnier they may have been a tad loose. I had no problems with them though, and they contained my daughter's often-explosive poops really well. (Is that TMI? Oh well....)
I had no leaks with this diaper, but I did have some wicking onto the outer cotton fabric, which is pretty typical of this style of diaper (and by that I just mean any diaper that has hidden PUL and a non-waterproof material over it almost always wicks some of the moisture onto the top layer of the diaper. Most moms know that it will happen, but love the cute-factor of a decorative diaper, so it's just something to keep in mind). I don't foresee this being an issue as summer is coming up, and this diaper definitely will be worn on it's own on hot days. It's really just perfect for running (or crawling) around outside in.
The only real "drawbacks" to this diaper, if you can even call them that, is that the flannel lining was a bit exposed by the legs because of the way the elastic was sewn in them. It's not sewn onto the top layer of cotton fabric, so the cotton does pull at it a bit. I didn't notice any real wetness in that area, but if you've got a super-soaker you may.
This diaper is also not super-duper absorbent, so while it was just fine for a couple of hours for my daughter, I think you'd probably need to lay an additional insert inside if you've got a heavy wetter. Once again, that seems to be the case with most AIO's, so I really don't see this as a drawback.
Ultimately, I really like this diaper. It's so cute, so trim, and perfect for summer-wear. Heather is also such a sweet woman, and a real pleasure to work with. I also love supporting work at home moms. The quality you get with that is just wonderful. She has some really cute AIO's and fitted diapers in her shop, as well as covers and nursing pads. So go check her shop out, because one lucky reader is going to win their choice of an AIO or fitted diaper! Enter using the rafflecopter form below!
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*disclaimer- I was given this product to review, but was not compensated. All opinions are my own, and your experience may differ from what you read here.