I have one of Heidi's organic sherpa fitted diapers. The sewing is impeccable; she did custom placement of the snaps to fit my boy's chunky thighs; the sherpa is so plush and soft. The diaper absorbs like crazy! Her communication is excellent - she's prompt, friendly, doesn't mind answering my million questions. She shipped very quickly and kept in touch via email (I actually had my diaper in hand 3 days after I placed the order).
I'm trying not to sound downright giddy, but I just don't think I can rave about this WAHM enough. I have another dipe and a wool cover coming - you just can't beat the quality of work she does for such a reasonable price.
editing to say I received my wool cover and diapers just as promptly as I got the first order. I got another sherpa diaper, a hemp diaper - just as fantastic as the sherpa! - and a pull-on wool cover that is very trim and so far performing great!
Last night we tested out sugarbums hemp fitteds. Both my kids fit the medium perfectly. DD is 24lbs and 2 years old fits on the middle snap. DS is 12lbs 2 months and fits on the tightest snaps. DD went over 12 hours in hers with an extra hemp doubler and the diaper wasn't even wet all the way through. She normal soaks her premium prefold and hemp doubler in 10hours. DS nurses all night he went 10 hours with his sugar bum nothing added just the regular snap in and the back wasn't even wet. He's been soaking an infant prefold with a preemie prefold doubler in the same time frame.
I'm in with these diapers. I can't believe I found the perfect night time solution for both my kids in the same diaper! They are wonderful, so soft and perfectly sewn. I haven't had a chance to try the wool cover yet since it needs lanolized, Heidi normally does this but I asked her not to since I needed my order quickly. I'll edit when I try it out it looks fabulous though.
heidi is great! my first aio wicked a bit, she popped a new dipe/cover set in the mail the very next day!
new dipe...organic cotton is great! held in a very BF AND TEETHING watery poo! dried pretty quick too!
ordered 3 more dipes and hemp pf yesterday!
...but, the elastic binding was sewn all the way around the edges using with a regular zig-zag instead of an elastic stitch, and is now starting to come undone in several places. The stitching is also a bit more uneven than I would let leave my house were I making anything to sell to the public, but white stitching on white binding doesn't show much and I didn't even notice this until it started coming undone. I am going to fix it myself, as it is one of DD's favorite covers, and she would never wait long enough for me to send it back to be repaired. My ancient sewing machine has several elastic stitches from which to choose and it won't be a problem.
Overall impression - Fabulous customer service. Great product. Good price. Average to poor workmanship.
I typically use all my covers over a toddler prefold or equally absorbant fitted diaper, my dd is a tall, sturdy (ie kinda wide but not skinny or chubby), 25 lb, 18 mo.
Sugarbums sidesnap wool cover-two layer pink mereno wool
I've used this cover for about 3 months so far...
Function - works just fine
Fabric - nice and sturdy, thicker than sugarpeas and bumpy wool fabric but not quite as soft
Fit - true to size but hugely poofy, very similiar in fit to motherease airflow cover, the elastic sometimes leaves dents in dd's skin
Workmanship - looks good to me
Sugarbums wool pants, two layer, double fulled, ocean blue jersey wool and Sugarbums fleece pants (both 2T)
Perfect in all ways!!!! Sewn exactly to my specifications.
12/28/03 I have now had my PUL cover for several months and I still love it. I wash it on hot and dry on hot and it has held up well, still looks great. I have never had any wicking and the FOE holds everything in very well if it happens to escape a cpf.
I will definitely be placing future orders with Sugarbums (I'm going to try her hemp fitted and covers for baby #2) and highly recommend them to everyone!
Laurie wahm (virtual paralegal) of 3 wonderful boys (11, 9, 5). 1st by c-section for breech, 2 by VBAC (one miscarriage between child #1 and #2).
I just recieved a large order of fitted diapers from Sugarbums and they are fabulous. The workmanship is flawless and the prints are gorgeous. I ordered 6 print diapers with Hemp inside. They are very generous in size and are beautifully sewn.
I have previously ordered two organic cotton diapers and those were fabulous as well. We have had them in heavy rotation for about 3 months and they still look great and work well.
I also have 4 AIO's from Sugarbums and they were made very well too. My son wears these around the house with a T-shirt. I have found them to be great for when I leave my son at home with DH.
I also have a medium side snap wool diaper cover from Sugarbums. It was sewn beautifully and is a nice marigold color. It works just like a cover should. For us though, it ran a bit small compared to the fitteds so I am saving it for the next baby as a small/medium cover instead of using it for my son now who needs more of a medium/large type cover.
I cannot even begin to explain how nice Heidi is and what great customer service she has. She let me customize my order right down to the snap placements and the rise of the diaper. She also was so understanding and friendly when I kept changing my mind about which prints I wanted to choose. Excellent customer service, selection, and great prices are what make me keep going back to Sugarbums when it is time to shop.
I got a nb fitted, all hemp with snaps, and an adorable cover. The FOE she uses on the covers is very plush 1", not the narrow, cutting type so often seen. The fitted is sewn flawlessly with a unique quick dry soaker that folds under for extra absorbency for my yet-to-be-born baby boy. Genius!
She shipped way faster than I expected, expecially at Christmas with all the other chaos happening. Really, since my baby isn't due for months, I expected to wait quite a while. I had the items in my mits within a week!!
I had planned to buy a bunch of kissaluvs 0 or make my own nb fitteds, but now I think I'll just order from Heidi.... with so many fabrics to choose from, this babe will be the fashion king at playgroup!
(and she way underprices her products!! Get em while you can!!)
If you don't own a sugarbums, you should definitely try them out!
I'm really happy with the Sugarbum fitteds. The bikini cut work great for my lil chunky thighed guy! They are the only side snapping diaper that works well on him these days.
I have 2 large covers, 3 large bikini cut hemp aio's, and 1 large fitted print diaper. I them!!!
Very good workmanship, great customer service, super fast shipping! I plan to buy more from Heidi when I can.
As listed on the site, all print covers are made with a print outer and a PUL inner, therefore a cover made in this fashion is not a second. The other cover was intentionally embellished with a different color thread on the inside to give it more pizzazz and we did not consider this cover second quality. Our return policy is also stated on the site.
Amanda, mom to dsd (16), dd (11), dd (8), and ds (born 11/12/11).
Mama K: Child of God, wife to S, mama to 3 little beauties and 1 handsome little guy!
Heidi was very nice to work with and I received my pants promptly within the time specified for the custom slots. I would happily do business with her again in the future!