I really like my Kissaluvs
wool cover, but I wanted a spare for when it was being washed. I also wanted to get a medium, since the large was a bit, well, large.
I managed to win an auction for a mobums
“night-night” wool interlock soaker, for about half the price of the Kissaluvs. The night night soaker has a double layer of wool through the whole soaker body, wider waist and leg bands, and all seams are serged for durability.
The size medium I purchased fits a 17″ rise, 15-17″ waist and 9-10″ thighs.
Monique at mobums ended up refunding my shipping (all of it) because there was a slight delay in shipping my soaker out. I didn’t even notice a delay; it came in about a week. Still, that was my first hint that mobums has excellent customer service and really values their customers.
The soaker was shipped lanolized with cucumber melon scented lanolin. I’ve become very sensitive to smells lately and this was a little strong for me. I contacted Monique and got help washing the scent out. She was very apologetic, receptive and sweet. This was nice, since she had no way to know the scent would bother me.
I thought this would be a good opportunity to show you my wool washing routine!
I fill my utility sink with some lukewarm water and a teaspoon or so of Eucalan, then swish it around before adding the wool.
I squeeze the suds into the wool a bit, then let it soak for 15 minutes or so.
In the meantime, I get four towels out, and stack them in sets of two.
When the wool has finished it’s soak, I drain the water, then gently squeeze some of the water out of the wool. Then I lay it on top of a set of towels.
I roll the soaker up inside the towels.
Then move to the next set of towels.
then lay flat to dry. Mobums soakers can be tumbled dry on low, but I’d rather just let it air dry. I’m afraid one day I will accidentally dry it on high and ruin it!
Here’s a close up of the leg openings
and the seams inside the soaker
Here the mobums medium is on top and the Kissaluvs large is on the bottom.
The Kissaluvs has that extra, extra wide waistband to fold over and cover higher waist diapers etc.
The night night soaker actually has quite a bit of stretch to it.
It fit snugly, without being tight.
It fit over that super fluffy booty!
I topped the soaker off with fleece pants. In the morning, I could feel a bit of dampness on the outside of the soaker. It doesn’t surprise me, and in my opinion, it isn’t a reflection on the quality of the soaker. My son manages to completely saturate an outrageously absorbent fitted
, so the fact that the wool (which is breathable remember) was damp where his tush was compressing it all night, doesn’t concern me!
In the end, this is a great product and the fact that it comes with even better service behind it, makes it worth much more than the price I paid!!
August 2010: Still in our regular night time rotation!