Cloth Diaper Cover: Bummis Super Whisper Wrap

Super Whisper Wrap Ladybug Print

Supwer Whisper Wrap Ladybug Print

If you use prefolds, flats or fitted cloth diapers, the Bummis Super Whisper Wrap cloth diaper cover is a great choice for a work-horse diaper cover that still looks adorable. Cloth diaper covers are not all made the same! Bummis Super Whisper Wrap (SWW) is one of our favorites. They are soft, fit great and are easy to use. The prints are super cute and they come in sizes that fit for several months per size. Bummis has been a fixture in the cloth diapering world for many years. Their products are popular in part because of the quality that goes into Bummis products.

These cloth diaper covers are very trim fitting and the soft, waterproof fabric holds in moisture really well. They are easily adjustable with strong hook and loop tabs or with snaps. Reasonably priced, they are a good deal for use over fitteds or prefolds.

One concern that some parents have is that they Bummis SWW does not have leg gussets. If you are folding a cloth diaper and using pins or a Snappi to fasten it, leg gussets are usually not necessary. Fitted diapers have their own leg elastic, so the cover is a second line of defense, not the primary leak control. We never saw any real difference between covers with or without gussets. For some families, it does make a difference. If you prefer a cover that has gussets,  you may prefer the Thirsties Duo Wrap, the Rumparooz one size cloth diaper, or the Bummis Super Brite.

The newborn size is perfect for newborns or preemies, they fit from about 7-10 pounds. It is the one cloth diaper cover that really fit my daughter perfectly those first few weeks when she was all of about 6 pounds and change. Of course, she outgrew it quickly, so if you have bigger babies I would recommend starting with the small size, meant to fit from about 8 pounds to 15 pounds. Eva is still wearing the small size at 12 pounds and 25 inches tall, although she is almost too tall for them and we’ll be moving up to the next size soon.

Another concern some parents have is that the SWW comes in 4 sizes. Rest assured, you likely will only need two or three sizes. If you have a big baby, you can start off with the small at around 8 pounds. If your baby is average, they may not outgrow the medium size before they potty-train. For larger babies, the large and extra large sizes offer good coverage. While a one size diaper cover means buying fewer sizes, you’ll also likely find that the fit is not as precise, making them bulkier for newborns and too small for larger toddlers. Sized diaper covers are also more likely to last through more than one child since they are not used for as long.

Bummis Super Whisper Wraps come in white and several cute prints. They are also now available in snaps for those who prefer the more durable option of snap closures. Whether you like the ladybugs, robots, frogs, jungle or another print, you can find several cute prints for your baby or stick to basic white.

The Super Whisper Wrap is also available as part of the Bummis Beautiful Basics packages (3 organic prefolds and 1 cover) which is a great way to try cloth diapers if you are not sure about making the commitment yet. These packages are also great for baby shower gifts. You can also find these adorable Bummis cloth diaper covers in the Bummis Organic Cloth Diaper Kits. The Cloth Diaper Kits have enough diapers for full-time cloth diapering – all in a simple and easy package.

You can find Bummis cloth diaper covers at http://www.oneluckymama.com/bummis


Covered Caboose Woool Cover

Covered Caboose Wool Diaper Cover Review

The Covered Caboose is owned by Jeanne Cain, owner of Nature’s Fabrics – a great source for natural fabrics like wool and bamboo. Jeanne sent me a large side snapping wool diaper cover to try. We put that cover to hard use – my 2 year old slept in it every night for months. I told Jeanne that my daughter is a bit hard to fit, so she added some extra snaps to give a wider range of fit. We’ve used that cover from when my daughter was in 24 months size clothes to her current size 4. While she has outgrown many brands, she can still comfortably wear her Covered Caboose diaper cover over a nice thick diaper. My little super soaker needs a lot of absorbency at night, and the Covered Caboose cover is just right for covering day time and night time diapers. Even after much use and a few machine washes, it is still soft and beautiful. The wool is so soft, I ended up buying 55 yards of it for my own use (reviewing products can get really expensive, LOL!).

Wool lovers (like me) are pretty fanatic about wool. Once you find the wool love, it is hard to go back to any other material. Wool is breathable and can be softer than most people ever imagine. Wool is also somewhat naturally antibacterial. The reason it makes such good diaper covers is that wool can absorb up to 30 percent of its own weight in moisture before it starts to feel damp. Lanolin is a natural moisturizer that sheep produce to keep their wool waterproof and in good shape (ever seen a sheep shrink in the rain?).

Lanolin is very similar to the oils produced by our own skin. Much of the lanolin is removed during processing the wool – but when you add it back in to the wool diaper cover a small miracle occurs. Lanolin first helps to repel moisture, slowing it down and keeping it inside the cover. Second, lanolin interacts with the ammonia in urine and neutralizes it, turning it into a kind of soap. This keeps wool diaper covers cleaner longer than other covers. A properly lanolized wool diaper cover will only need to be washed every week or two if used often. Some people are able to go three weeks or more without washing their wool covers, depending on how often it is used and the baby’s output.

Washing wool covers is easy. Most brands recommend washing by hand, but Covered Caboose covers can be gently machine washed. I was skeptical until I tried it. Sure enough, our wool diaper cover is still soft and fits right after putting it through the washing machine with our other clothes (in cold water, not dried). The secret is that Jeanne felts her wool before making it into covers – and that this wool is 95 percent wool and 5 percent lycra.

Felting wool is what happens when you accidentally wash a wool sweater – it shrinks and the fibers tighten up. Many manufacturers felt wool before using it since it makes it more water-resistant and slows down any shrinking. The lycra means there is still plenty of stretch after felting – and that the wool will felt more slowly after the first few washings.

Squishy soft wool is a natural fiber – from a renewable resource. They last for years if properly cared for – and when you are done with them, wool diaper covers are biodegradable.


Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints Available

Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints Cool Stripes

Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints Cool Stripes

Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints Blackbirds
Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints Blackbirds

Thirsties Duo Wraps are a favorite diaper cover and our customers love them as much as we do. I am thrilled to announce that Thirsties prints are now available. These new prints are so cute. I am going to have to add one of each to our cloth diaper cover stash. Thirsties Duo Wraps are a great fit for my chunky thighed but small waisted little one. I love being able to adjust them up and down as needed. I often snap them down to fit better over a prefold and I unsnap for maximum capacity at night.

The print colors coordinate nicely with the solid colors, so you if you are one of those people (like me) who just likes things to go together, these are great!

You can buy these adorable covers in my store Little for Now cloth diapers.

Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints

Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints Cool Stripes

Thirsties Duo Wrap Prints Alice Brights