When I looked at her shop, I fell in love with the pattern of the soaker in her profile picture, and she made a pair of longies for me in the same chocolate dot print!
I received a size small, with a 0-3 month length. Small-Large retail for $10 (XL is $1 extra) with free shipping! Skirties sell for $15 and soakers are $7-$8.50.
The longies are a bit higher in the back for a great fit, and can be used over disposable or cloth diapers.
Wendy can add an additional layer inside for use with cloth diapers if you like!
You can request any inseam for your longies! Below I’ve laid the small longies under a pair of newborn (5-9 lbs) pants so you can see how they compare.
They are a little bit big on my tiny 7ish lb 2-week old, but they have a bit of “give” to them. I’ll be able to use them rolled up now, and rolled down later!
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Victoria began Canadian Wooly Snowballz when she was frustrated by the amount of time that it took for her cloth diapers to dry and was worried about what chemicals were being released by the plastic dryer balls she was using.
Why wool dryer balls?
The dryer balls bounce around, separating your laundry and cutting down on dry time. There are no chemicals like with dryer sheets and no residue to hurt your diapers. You simply put 3 or more in with wet clothes, and be sure to check your laundry early, since they will cut down on drying time!
I received three dryer balls in the natural color. They are really pretty, which is weird to say about something that’s supposed to be utilitarian (and I chose the natural, the colors are even prettier!)
I’ve used them in every load of laundry since I’ve received them (several weeks x at least 10+ loads per week.) Over time they may become “fuzzy” which doesn’t affect their performance, but you can use a sweater shaver if it bothers you!
You may be curious about how noisy they are. They are supposed to be quieter than plastic dryer balls, but I’ve never used those. I took two short videos.
First is the dryer balls with a very small load of laundry (about 12-15 cloth diaper inserts only.)
Next I used them in a regular sized load of laundry.
They are a little loud with the tiny load of laundry, but in the larger load you just hear an occasional thump!
I want to get a few more (the more you use, the more they cut down your dry time) and see if cutting a few hours of dryer use per week out will lower my electric bill!
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Nikki’s Little House sells all kinds of fabulous products, from cloth diapers to Melissa & Doug toys. Nikki also has a Hyenacart store where she sells her hand made items. You may or may not remember the custom Birthday Monster shirt and I Heart Dad shirts she made for me.
I had been eying her stroller blankets for a while, and when the monster print was on sale for $15 (regularly $20), I grabbed it!
It even has loops to attach toys for little ones!
The blanket snaps on to the stroller to keep it securely attached. When my daughter was little, I ran over her blanket many times, and occasionally she’d toss it out without my noticing. That would mean backtracking my 4 mile loop to find it!
The blanket snaps at the bottom to form a boot to cover tootsies.
You can also use it unsnapped for bigger kids.
The blanket I bought is a super cute monster print on the front, with green trim and backing.
Here it is all snapped to the stroller:
Here you can see how the “boot” covers the foot thingie on the stroller.
I’m able to take my son out for a walk and have him tucked in snugly the whole time! The blanket is very well made and nice and soft and thick!
I am getting ready to order new I heart Dad shirts for both kids, my daughter wanted to wear them to pick up Daddy from the airport (business trip), and she was sad that she & her brother both were outgrowing them!
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