I received one of these soakers from a fellow cloth diapering mama while on the lookout for a night-time solution for A a few months ago. I had heard many moms rave about fitteds and wool for night, but honestly, the thought scared me. Plus, wool soakers are usually very pricey - I was not keen to dish out money on something I wasn't convinced I'd love.
Description: The soaker is knitted with 100% Merino wool and features a ribbed drawstring waistband and ribbed leg openings. Wool is naturally water resistant and anti-microbial, making it the perfect cover to use over prefolds and fitteds.
First impressions: The soaker seems very well made and I love the fact that the waist is adjustable with a drawstring. The one I received is a gender-neutral brown, great to use on either a boy or girl, though I will confess that I'd love it if these were available in a wider variety of colours. [Rating: 4/5]
Fit: I love how accomodating these are - they fit my little girl at three months and still fits her now at 9 1/2 months. The wool stretches to fit over even the bulkiest night-time diaper and thanks to the ribbed drawstring waist there is no gaping in the middle, while the legs fit snugly as well. The ribbed leg openings can be adjusted for leg chunk as well. It looks very comfortable on and A looks super cute in her little woolen pants - even TheHusband commented on it. [Rating: 5/5]
Value for money: These are an absolute steal, especially considering the price of pure wool. You won't find wool soakers cheaper elsewhere. [Rating: 5/5]
Performance: Even with a soaked fitted diaper underneath and after 12 hours of overnight use, we have not experienced a single leak. It is pretty much bulletproof and a must if you don't want to worry about changing wet sheets in the middle of the night. The soaker has felt slightly damp on occasion (no leaks though), then I just know it's time to lanolize again. [Rating: 5/5]
Overall impression: I am pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoy using wool and also at how cute A looks in her little woolen soaker. These soakers are fantastic value for money and I love being able to support a South African mom. [Rating: 4/5]
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Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission. I received this wool soaker free of charge, but was not compensated for the review and all opinions expressed above are my own. While I aim to provide detailed, objective reviews of all the diapers that I've used, please bear in mind that this is my opinion and that every mom has her own preferences and every baby is built differently. So what works well for me and A, might not necessarily work well for you and your baby. A the time that these photos were taken, A was 9 months old and weighed 8.9 kg.