I have no shame in exposing my dirty little secret. When Declan was about 5 months old, we started using disposables at night. I simply got tired of middle-of-the-night wakeups, stripping the crib linens and changing bulked-up cloth diapers in my semi-conscious state. On top of it all, D was becoming more mobile in the crib and his overstuffed pocket diapers were hindering his movement. I waved my white flag.
Fast forward three months later, three months of solid foods and one bulked-up little baby. I got curious about cloth at night again. Maybe pocket diapers would work at night, now that D’s thighs were more like a turkey drumstick than a chicken leg. I was also intrigued by wool, but a little timid with both the price and, what I perceived as complicated care. Nevertheless, I was mulling around my nighttime cloth diapering options. Around this time, I happened to be browsing Indiegogo and came across an organic cloth diaper company with a funding campaign, Little Fawn Organics. The more I read, the more I liked what I saw.
What a wonderful company with a strong sense of community, a commitment to the environment, and a solid philosophy. All of this, and their diapers are absolutely beautiful!
|Front of organic wool soaker|
I contacted Jessica, the founder, and started a dialogue that ended with me ordering an organic merino wool soaker for Declan. Jessica was extremely helpful in answering my questions and advising me in what size to order for D. I will be completely honest and say that I took full advantage of the option to have the soaker lanolized for me, and to have an extra soaker sewn in at an additional cost (this took away a large part of my wool anxiety). I could not wait for my fluffy mail to arrive!
|Back of organic wool soaker|
When my fluffy mail came, I couldn’t believe how soft and beautiful (yes, I find this diaper beautiful) the wool soaker was. The craftmanship was impeccable, and the best part? I knew that this diaper had been crafted for Declan by someone passionate about putting only the safest and natural materials close to a baby’s skin.
We waited until the last possible moment to give nighttime cloth a try – we ran out of disposables within two days of receiving our Little Fawn Organics soaker – and the timing couldn’t have been any more perfect. I’ve only got one fitted diaper, which D just outgrew, so I devised a laying system with a prefold (Declan’s between sizes right now, so the next size up is really big), a full size insert, newborn insert, and a flannel liner. While D wasn’t as trim as in his disposable, I was surprised by how trim he looked with the soaker over top. I put him to bed and said a little prayer that there would be no middle-of-the-night change…
|Ready to give nighttime cloth a try!|
…and there wasn’t! Not a single spot. I should back up and say that we had been having issues with D’s disposable diapers leaking for at least a month. With our LFO soaker, we had absolutely NO leaks! I’m here to report that one week into cloth at night and D is still waking up without any leaks. I can’t wait to convince my husband to allow me to order some LFO fitteds!
If you’re thinking about wool, or interested in completely organic cloth diapering, I would encourage you to take a look at the Little Fawn Organics shop on Etsy. If your diaper stash is full, but you’re looking for a great cause, heck, even if you don’t diaper, please consider making a donation to Little Fawn Organics Indiegogo campaign. Help support small business, creating employment opportunities, and giving back to communities.