I have been trying out every diaper I can possibly get my hands on. I have by no means tried them all, and there are many I would love to test. I know that finding a good overnight diaper can be a HUGE challenge for cloth-diapering families. I actually know some mamas who use disposables at night because they cannot find a cloth diaper that will hold up against their heavy wetters. I have heard that wool soakers work like a charm, but wool is EXPENSIVE and has to be lanolized and cared for properly. Now in my house, my husband does the bulk of the laundry, (that's actually his only chore now that I'm no longer preggo and on bedrest) and I do not think he would know what to do with wool!
I have tried several different brands of diapers and diaper-insert-cover combinations, and have found limited success....Until I discovered Ebber-Deeber Diapers. My friend, Mary, who turned me onto cloth LOVES Ebber-Deebers, and suggested I give them a try. So I contacted Sara, the owner of Ebber-Deeber, and asked about ordering some custom dipes from her. She was very helpful and answered all of my questions, and then she directed me to her fabric choices. HOLY COW! Ebber-Deeber has almost 300 current fabric options! Maybe more, since Sara is as addicted to cloth as I am to the diapers themselves!
My first Ebber-Deebers are the ones pictures at the top of the post: An all-fleece tie-dye OS pocket diaper and a 1/2 and 1/2 Thing 1 Thing 2 OS pocket diaper. (1/2 and 1/2 is Sara's unique design in which the top half of the diaper is print and the bottom half is a very soft, luxurious minky!) Ebber-Deebers come in either all print or in 1/2 and 1/2 and can be made with either a fleece or minky inner. I was so excited about my order than I checked my mail obsessively till they got here!
When I received my Ebber-Deebers, I was instantly in love! They are soft, fluffy, adorable, and incredibly well-made. The stitching is expertly done, since Sara IS the best, and the pocket opening is generously sized, so even big, clumsy man hands can easily stuff these diapers. Now I know that cute and fluffy does not always equal effective, so I put the diapers to the ultimate test the same day I got them: Overnight on my heavy wetting Sophie-Monster! I cannot tell you how many times she has woken up in the morning with a leaky diaper. No fun for baby, and definitely no fun for Mommy! It's pretty nasty having to strip your child of cold, wet, stinky clothing. Ughhh.... Never on the top of my favorite things to do list!
So I put Sophie in the all-fleece diaper the first night, and I tentatively waited for the morning, wondering what I would find...To my absolute amazement and delight, she was DRY! And I don't mean she didn't pee...The diaper must have weighed a good 5lbs, it was so full. But it was 100% dry to the touch. A lot of diapers will feel slightly damp, even if they don't actually leak. Not my Ebber-Deebers! I was elated! The next night, I tried my Thing 1 Thing 2 diaper. This time, Sophie wasn't feeling well and slept for a good 12 hours. AND had a massive poo explosion, on top of her normal heavy wetting. When she woke up, not only was the diaper completely dry again, it contained all of the mess perfectly with absolutely no leaks! Also, the fit is FANTASTIC. These diapers not only fit my toddler beautifully, they also fit my tiny, 11lb 3 month old!
I think it's safe to say I have found my FAVORITE diapers! (And we have hundreds!) It is my goal to build a night-time stash for both babies consisting entirely of Ebber-Deebers. It's going to take awhile, but even my husband was so impressed that he told me I could order as many as I like, as long as the budget allows. So within 6 months, I should have a very nice stash! I have 2 currently, and 2 more on order.
Here are a TON of photos to give you an idea of what Sara's work looks like, as well as a small sampling of her HUGE variety of prints:
(Please note: A lot of these photos were taken BEFORE the snaps were applied. Ebber-Deeber Diapers DO have snaps!)
So PLEASE, check out Ebber-Deeber Diapers. You won't be sorry! As a matter of fact, I am so sure you'll fall in love with these diapers, I am willing to offer 10 extra entries into ANY giveaway of your choice, current or for my Mad About Mama Mother's Day Event JUST for liking Ebber Deeber on Facebook and telling Sara that Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 sent you! Just leave a comment here with your user name so I can verify with Sara! And while you're there, check out her amazing fabric selection, and see for yourself why Ebber-Deebers are cloth diapering's best kept secret!
***Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post. My diapers were purchased by me, at full price, and I did not receive a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. Actually, I wasn't even ASKED to post. I am advertising these products free of charge because I truly believe they are the best, and wanted to share with my readers.***