Monday, August 1, 2011

The Willow Store ~ Sprout Change Diaper Review

The Willow Store is absolutely committed to reusable products. As they put it, the Earth is not disposable, so why should we treat it that way? They recognize that reusable products are best for the environment, our economy, our children, and ultimately, our future.

The Willow Store offers several product lines of reusable products for every member of your family, for every stage of life, and for all your natural, organic, and eco friendly needs. One of those is Sprout Change. This line offers reusable diapers, training pants, and accessories. I'm excited to share with you a bit more about the Sprout Change diaper system that consists of a reversible, one-size shell, and reusable inserts for those first couple diapering years in your child's life.

I received the Organic Super Saver Starter Kit in the CherryBerry color. This kit includes a shell and 3 Organic Super Saver Inserts. This All-in-2 style diaper system is very easy to use, requires no stuffing like a pocket diaper, and gives a custom fit from 5 - 40+ pounds. Simply adjust the waist and legs, lay an insert inside the shell and you're ready to put it on your child.
The shell acts just like a diaper cover, only reversible! Yes, that's right! There are 2 layers of PUL and the design allows you to reverse the cover to use either side. I really LOVE that the laminate waterproof sides of the PUL are completely inside the diaper and never touch baby's sensitive skin like some diaper covers. That can be an issue for some babies!

With natural or synthetic fiber options for the inserts, this system is a fabulous option for many parents who aren't sure what will work best for them yet. The Organic Super Saver Inserts feature organic cotton fleece over organic hemp/cotton fleece. I love the natural fibers in this insert, and how super absorbent they are! Although I feel they could be a little wider, they are meant to work for newborns too. They've also been great for other diapers in my stash as a booster for naps and night time without adding too much bulk like other inserts. You can also purchase the StayDry Super Saver Inserts. These feature soft micro-fleece on top of microfiber to help keep baby feeling dry and comfortable and cost a little less than the organic inserts. The shell can also be paired with prefolds or fitteds if necessary since it's essentially a diaper cover.
A unique feature of the Sprout Change shell is the adjustable legs and waist to accommodate every child from newborn to potty training. On each tab, there is a little pocket with a snap closure. As you can see above, there are 2 small buttons and 2 elastics inside this little pocket - one for the waist, and one for the leg on the side you are working on. Simply pull the elastic out until you have the right fit and put the buttons through the appropriate elastic hole. Once I figured out how to adjust the waist and legs through the tabs, it was super easy. I actually didn't need to make the legs or waist smaller since Buddy is a big kid (largest setting in the second photo), but obviously I needed to know how it worked for you all!!
You get both side-closing, and front-closing options with this diaper! The shell is reversible, and it's purpose for that is to give you 2 color options and closure options. I definitely prefer to have the blue on the outside for the cover I received for a couple reasons. First, the little snap pocket on the blue side to access the adjustable elastics lays right against baby's skin if the blue is on the inside. I really hate red marks! Also, the tag in the back is on the blue side, so if it's against baby's skin, it could be irritating as well. This is especially true for Buddy since the insert is short for a larger child, and won't quite reach up that far in the back to cover the tag. I suppose you can just cut off the tag if you need to. So, we use the blue on the outside! :)
When I first received the Sprout Change system, I thought there was no way it would fit my son. It was already on the largest setting, and looked very short in the body. I wondered how in the world it would cover his bottom and actually stay up on his waist too! At 35 pounds, lots of cloth diapers we have are getting too small and too snug, so I was very skeptical. I was surprised to see it actually fits him very well, and gives him a very trim fit. It's not a bulky diaper at all! It's a fantastic fit! Because the waist and legs are adjusted independently, you get a very customized fit for EVERY body type, without going to extremes and snapping on crazy settings to get it just right. Although it is a little low in the rise, it still fits well, and that's what matters most!
The Sprout Change shell comes in a variety of cute color combinations. It's definitely an economical choice since the shells can be used mutliple times before washing (if not soiled of course). Another great thing about the The Willow Store is that all their products are made here in the USA, supporting work-at-home moms. They also strive to obtain American made materials whenever possible!

Price: The Organic Super Saver Starter Kit is $33.75 (that's 3 diaper changes!). Individual shells are $16.95. Individual Organic Super Saver inserts are $5.75 each.

The Verdict: Sprout Change is a unique cloth diaper system with a natural fiber option, all at a reasonable cost! Very well made and get a great fit EVERY time too. You can't beat this!


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Check out The Willow Store for the Sprout Change diaper system and so much more!


91 comments:

samantha said...

I like the string bean shell!
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graceInk said...

I like the CherryBerry shell!

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Virginia Lee said...

Love the Clover shell!

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boyzrule said...

i like the clover shell

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Felicia R said...

I love the chili pepper shell!
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Kimberly said...

Its a hard choice but my fav is sweet pea

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bloggymommy said...

robin's egg :-)

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MamaHunfy said...

I like the Chili Pepper Shell!

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Cali said...

I like the robin's egg shell.

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latanya said...

I would like to try the Regular Organic Feminine Pads

Melanie said...

I like the cherry berry

Rachel said...

love the grapefruit!

jayedee said...

thank you for this wonderful giveaway! i love the cherry blossom shell!

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FIT for a child said...

I like the cherry berry! Very vibrant :)

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Tevya said...

I like SkyBerry best.

JLJMommy said...

I'd like to try their wool dryer balls and like robin's egg for a color of a sprout change diaper.
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Gina said...

Would love to try the Wool Dryer Balls

Shantel said...

I like the lemon ice shell, really cute!!

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jdm2551 said...

I like the SkyBerry Shell! :)
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Madeline said...

Would love to try the dryer balls.

Charis's Mum said...

I like the Cherry/Berry Shell.
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Shannon Alexander said...

robin's egg shell
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17sirens said...

I like String Bean.
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Becca said...

i would love to try their drier balls
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myricksl6 said...

I like the String Bean shell but I would also really love to try their dryer balls and their Postpartum Kit!
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steffie said...

love the cherry berry and stringbean diaper shells! thanks for the giveaway!

Maia G said...

I like string bean

Raquel said...

I like the Cherry Blossom Sprout Change! onliquidice at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

I like the Lavender.

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Rebecca Shockley said...

cherry berry
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Amanda said...

I love the Cherry Berry!
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morgan said...

Cherry Blossom

Mrs. Martinet said...

I'd like to try Willow Pads for myself.

carly said...

i like the chili pepper!

Carrie Phelps said...

My favorite color is Grapefruit.
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Domestic Diva said...

I like the clover shell.
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Diddlepoyner said...

i like the sweetcorn shell

JVMM said...

I like the Sprout Change "Sweetcorn" Shell.

Whomping Willow said...

I like them all, dryer balls sound interesting!

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Erica said...

I really like the CherryBerry Shell color!

amanda said...

I like the cherry berry.
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Jenny H said...

I like the string bean color!
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Dana B. said...

I'd also love to try their Laundry Nuts. I've never seen anything like it.
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Nikki said...

I would like the BlueBerry Shell ngiraldi at gmail dot com

BeautyToLove said...

-Cherry Blossom color
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Thank You!! :)

sueparks2003 said...

Smoothie
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damiesmom said...

i like the stringbean cover
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Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Lemon training pants. They look like they would be very helpful for me here soon!

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Vinnie's Warriors said...

I'm shopping for training pants in the boy colors. (not picky)

the charmed shih tzu said...

My favorite is the Sweet Pea~

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Christine said...

I would love to try the wool dryer balls.

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Melissa E. said...

I'd love to try the dryer balls

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The Green House said...

I love the Robin's Egg Shell. Great color combo!

lace said...

My favorite color is the clover.

Kristi Rowland said...

I like the string bean shell

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Heather M said...

Blueberry or Chili Pepper
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Julie G. said...

I love the SweetPea Shell

quiet ct said...

i like the string bean shell!
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Retro ReDesign said...

My favorite is Clover

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K. Camille Stevens said...

I'd love to try the cherry berry, the same one you reviewed.
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Little I's Mama said...

My favorite color is Robin's Egg.

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Anonymous said...

I really like the cherry berry color!It is so bright and cheery!
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Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I would like a chili pepper shell!
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Kate said...

I love the Smoothie Shell!!

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Anonymous said...

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I like the Robin's Egg color

Mrs.Smitty said...

I'd like to try their Wool Dryer Balls
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Laura said...

SweetPea Shell

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Rachel said...
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lisa said...

organic forever cloth

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

I love starberry and grapefruit!!!
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CJnRylen0910 said...

love the BlueBerry Shell

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Jishai said...

Thanks for the detailed review and helpful photos to go with it. I'd love to try the Willow Store's wool dryer balls, I hear they're fabulous.

Laura O in AK said...

I love the chili pepper one.

LizSamples said...

i like string bean shell!

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Lauren said...

The Cherry Blossom shell is my favorite!
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Alex and Michelle said...

I like the string bean shell!

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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

chili pepper

Leanne said...

I like the grapefruit shell!

amberNtim said...

I like the blueberry

Connie said...

I love the Organic Hemp Burp Cloths.
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Tawnya said...

Tough call but I think I like Skyberry the best.

Breanne said...

I'd like to try the Forever Cloths

Madeline said...

I love the chili pepper shell!

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kmogilevski said...

Fave product: wool dryer balls

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Crystal said...

I love Robin's Egg!!!!

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jennifer said...

i love chili pepper!
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April G said...

I love the StringBean shell!

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Leslie said...

i like lemon ice or chili pepper! awesome colors!
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Heather R said...

My favorite is the Robin's Egg shell!

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Amy V said...

i'd love to try their wool dryer balls!

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Silent Springs said...

Thanks for the review! I added it to our Willow Sprouts Artisan page:
http://www.silentsprings.com/Willow-Sprouts.html

-Tamara