Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Zookies Diaper Cover: Review and Giveaway!

I've been a part-time cloth diaperer for about 3 months now...well, full-time with some set-back would be more accurate.  I love cloth diapering!  It's so much less stinky than disposable.  It really does save money--if you do it "cheaply" anyway.  And it's fun to be "different" (although I see more and more people getting on board)!  I've only used covers and prefolds so far, but I love them!  They're SUPER easy!

A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to do a review and giveaway of a Zookies diaper cover!  I can't tell you how excited I was, especially after really looking over the fabrics!  I got to choose my size, fabric, and closure type.  Stinky needed a medium, and I have only snap closures so I chose hook and loop to give it a try.  I had the kids help me, and we chose dancin dinos!


We received the cover within just a few days of ordering it.  Zookies ships so quickly!  We had a family reunion the next day and I wanted to save the cover to show off there, but I couldn't resist putting it on him and taking a few pictures.  Look how cute it is! 

The fit is absolutely perfect!  Medium covers go from 15-25 pounds.  Stinky is just over 20 pounds and we can snug the cover up pretty tightly...with maybe an inch of the velcro showing.  He's got TONS of room to grow, even in the medium (unless he suddenly gets really tall)!  The legs don't pinch and he doesn't get red marks.  The fit is so much nicer than the OS covers I've been using!  I didn't think I'd want sized covers because I'd have to get more later on, but I really really like the fit of them!

I haven't had a single leak with my Zookies cover.  In fact, Stinky had a tummy virus and I switched to sposies because I didn't love the idea of washing the diapers.  I got SO tired of the wardrobe changes, though, that I switched back to my prefolds and covers.  My Zookies covers were my absolute first choice and even the messiest diapers never leaked! 

My only complaint (and it's a minor one) with the cover was that after one washing it didn't look brand new.  I am used to covers with snaps and didn't realize that the hook and loop can sometimes cause lint to form on the diapers!  So, after a dozen or so washings, the top edge looks like this:


Like I said, it's a VERY minor problem.  It doesn't effect the functionality of the diaper cover at all. 

I loved the cover with the hook and loop so much I decided to order a snap cover to compare!  Again, the kids and I sat down and looked at all the options and finally agreed on the baby beluga.  What an excellent choice!  I don't think the picture online shows how adorable this cover is!


Even in my picture the colors aren't nearly as bright as real life! 

The snap cover has washes beautifully!  I haven't had any trouble with lint at all.  I've washed it several times and it still looks brand new.  I haven't had a single leak with this cover, either!  I am so impressed.  Not only are these covers adorable, but they work great too! 

The only issue I have at all with the snap cover (and again, it is a super minor one!) is that in order to snap the cover tight enough around his belly, the elastic around the edges of the flaps kind of flip in a bit. 



BUT that's so minor, it's hardly even worth mentioning!  Of course, this particular picture is with him "double diapered" for bedtime.  The flipping is so much less with a single prefold on the inside!

The Zookies covers are super trim!  Stinky can easily wear the same pants he wears with a disposable diaper.  The patterns are adorable.  Michele from Zookies just recently added new prints, too!

In all, I give Zookies covers 2 thumbs way up!  I LOVE both of my covers, but the dancin dinos with the hook and loop closure is my favorite.  I think the velcro gives a better fit overall.  If I could buy one in each pattern I would!  No kidding.

You can buy a Zookies diaper cover here for $15 plus shipping, or you can enter to win one here!  If you're the winner, you'll get to choose your size, pattern, and closure, just like I did! 

The giveaway will end Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM EST.  I will choose the winner via random.org and notify the winner by email.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Zookies and leave a comment here telling me which cover you think you'll choose if you win!  Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you!

Optional additional entry:

Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect.  Let me know in a comment that you're following!  Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you!


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I was given this product by the manufacturer for review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  My opinions in this review are soley my own.

126 comments:

Kristin Reneau Harrington said...

Elizabeth- I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect and have also visited the Zookies website-loved all the prints but would pick "I Love Rock and Roll" for my print :) ~Kristin Harrington (kristinreneau@hotmail.com)

lydiasergeant said...

I would choose either a daisy day of hoopla dots for my print. They are all so cute!(lydiasergeant@yahoo.com)

My This N That Life said...

2nd comment for Kristin Harrington. ;-)

Mama2Mischief said...

Hi!! I just found your blog & have started following you on Google Friend connect!

Mrs.Smitty said...

I really LOVE the song sung blue hoots diaper cover in S!
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Mama2Mischief said...

Oh, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a Sweet Caroline with hook&loop diaper cover. Those are adorable!

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Thank you!

sarahkier said...

It's a hard choice but I would choose either Hoopla Dots or one of the cute owl ones!
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Jen Crum said...

I would love to win the Woodland Friends... and so many other cute prints!
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Madeline said...

I love Animals Down Under, but it was a tough choice!

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Allie said...

Super cute I like the lady in red diaper cover!

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Kristin said...

The dancing dinos cover is so cute!

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Lorni said...

Oh my gosh. Such cute prints! I always wonder why fitted dipes are so cute but the covers are usually boring. not the case with these. there were so many adorable prints that i would have a hard time choosing. but i think i would probably choose the baby belugas.
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Melissa said...

I would choose the hoopla dots cover!

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orangefukurou said...

I would love to get the Wise Old Owl print cover

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Autumn said...

I love the walk with dinosaurs in medium! Such cute covers!!!

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Following you on Google, now.

Boise Wiebers said...

I think I might pick one of the daisy prints. It's hard to decide because there are so many cute ones.

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Ashley said...

I would choose the dino camo, but it was hard to choose!

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Heather said...

I like the Daisy Bell print.

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Tannis said...

I think I would choose the hoopla dots or at the zoo! Both are very cute!
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SondraMama said...

i wish i could close my eyes and just choose a cover because i LOVE them all! but my #1 would have to be I Love Rock and Roll.

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Maia G said...

I would choose dancin' dinos
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bookcrums said...

I love the dancin dino cover! crum4519@gmail.com

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Also, I'm following you now, thru the google thingy. Is that the technical name?
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Crunchy Beach Mama said...

So cute shop! I hearted! :)

I would pick the baby beluga because my boys love whales but I also love the dancin dinos and at the zoo :)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Now following! :)

Amylynn said...

I would choose the Midnight Owl print!
Although Jungle Fever sure is cute... :)
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Lexi said...

i would choose the I love rock and roll !

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erin.nicole said...

If I won, I would love to get the cheetah diaper cover!!
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Cloth Diaper Contests said...

I love the "At the Zoo" cover!
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Hannah Avery said...

They are all really cute, but I think I would go with the dancin dinos one. My email is: hannahavery85@yahoo.com

-Hannah

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Darcy said...

Baby love cover!

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Darcy said...

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Katrina said...

I love the remix diaper cover! =)

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Kristin said...

I would choose the I Love Rock and Roll.
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AEK said...

I would choose the Sweet Caroline Cover because that is my daughter's name and I love the print too!

Thanks!
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AEK said...

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amber said...

I like the I love rock and roll cover
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sophieandmomma said...

girly beluga! :)

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Hilary Mercer said...

I love baby beluga!
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Jessica said...

I owuld choose the rhythm and blues diaper cover
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Fawn said...

I would choose green tambourine
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Anonymous said...

Woodland Friends is too cute! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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angela said...

If I won I would get "I love Rock and Roll" :)
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Trish said...

If I win it would be "song sung blue hoots". Just love those cute little owls!

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Sara said...

jungle fever! saragayer at msn dot com

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bukaeyes said...

I would love the Valentines Love Cover!
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Terri said...

I would choose sweet caroline

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katychick said...

i love the baby love pink diaper one in large
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aperry said...

I would pick baby beluga!!
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spiritgurl03 said...

So cute. Would love to win one!

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Lilac said...

I would choose the Hoopla Dots cover.

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guntersvillebride said...

I would love the "I love rock and roll" if I won!

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Colleen M said...

I would choose the Strawberry Fields print!

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Marci J said...

I love the animals down under diaper cover in S, M,L - now with TWO rows of snaps across front
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Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I like the "pirate booty"!

girlforgotten81 said...

I would choose either the Lady In Red or the Monkey Business!
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Jenna Z said...

I like the at the zoo diaper cover best!

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Katherine said...

Animal magic, because there are monkeys!
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Brooke Anna said...

I would choose the dancin dinos diaper cover!
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Raggedy Baby said...

I would get the song sung blue hoots diaper cover- Too cute!!!

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lulu said...

i would pick monkey business soo cute

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Angela said...

I love the animal magic print!

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Shannon said...

I love the Hoopla Dots! I have been wanting to switch to cloth for overnight for awhile! I've only tried the all-in-one's though. The pre-fold's would be so much cheaper!
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auntietina said...

I would have to go with Sweet Caroline! This would be a gift for my niece who is pregnant, and since she alway jokes about my love of all things orange, she would be thinking of me often! BTW - love that it could also be used as a swim diaper as there is a pool at her house so this baby will be in the water ALOT.
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Staci said...

We have been cloth diapering for awhile and am in need of some new covers. I would love to try the wise old owl diaper cover.

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Kimberly said...

I would pick the hoopla dots, although I love all of her prints!
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Cakeblast said...

I would get the baby beluga DIAPER COVER diaper cover.

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KM said...

I might picked the monkey business one!
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AnnaG said...

Loooooove the adorable rock and roll cover!
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Amanda said...

I love the Woodland Friends diaper cover! Her prints are honestly the best I have seen so far

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kpintn said...

I would choose the "Valentine's Love" cover!

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ashleynichole said...

I would choose the Daisy Bell :)
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Ricki said...

I would definitely choose Valentine's Love! SO adorable!!

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Love Katydid said...

I would love to have the I love Rock N Roll cover
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Fawn said...

I would choose song sung blue hoots diaper cover
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