Juniper Cottage Fleece Soaker Review – ABE Spotlight

by Mama Chocolate on August 15, 2011

Juniper CottageOne of the biggest struggles of cloth diapering that I deal with is nighttime leaking. I am always on the search for diapers that can hold up to my super-soaking children, (and I’ve found a few!)

But the easiest, cheapest, all-around best option is to use a “soaker.”

Soakers are usually fleece or wool, and their purpose is to keep any leaks from wicking out onto your baby’s clothes.

Fleece does not absorb liquid, so everything stays inside instead of getting baby and the bed wet.

I used a couple fleece soakers for Katie for a good year, and I think this one from Juniper Cottage is higher quality than the ones I used before. My old ones pilled really badly and this one still looks as good as new!

The only problem we’ve run into, (which so far hasn’t been an actual problem,) is that I should have requested a size bigger.

Because my girls tend to be on the small/skinny side, I always order accordingly, but in this case it would have been better to get a size up.

You can see here how the leg openings are stretched too far to give full coverage

Victoria is about 15.5lbs, and I ordered the size “small” (which is for 9-18lbs) but she’ll have outgrown it before she reaches 18lbs, partly because her diaper is so stuffed at nighttime.

So just be aware that you might want to order on the large side, or contact Jennifer first about measurements. It would be best to measure your baby’s waist/rise with a nighttime diaper on to determine what size you should get.

Small Striped Fleece Longies

Jennifer has been great to work with, and will be happy to help you out in that department! Even though it was more my fault that I didn’t order the right size, she kindly offered to send me the next size or fix the leg openings for me on the soaker when it didn’t fit quite right! That’s the kind of customer service that makes me want to come back for more from a company!

Another solution would be to purchase the fleece longies from Juniper Cottage. These obviously ensure that nothing would leak out the leg openings.

You will find lots more information and photos from Juniper Cottage on their Facebook page along with an album with a great selection of fabrics to choose from.

Visit Juniper Cottage to see the other products they carry, including pocket diapers, cloth wipes!

Use code: “MAMA” to get 10% off at Juniper Cottage!

Also visit them on Facebook and Twitter


Juniper Cottage will be giving away a fleece soaker to one lucky Mama Chocolate reader during A Blogtastic Extravaganza, (Aug 17-21) so come back soon for your chance to win!

*I received a fleece soaker from Juniper Cottage for the purpose of this review. I received no other compensation, and the opinions expressed in this review have not been influenced in any way.


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