Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Wonderful World of Wool... Aristocrats wool cover review Sponsored by Circle Me, and a $25 GC GIVEAWAY








So I have been having a wonderful woolly relationship with my diapers! I recently blogged about my problems finding a night time diaper that works, and my recent discovery of fitted diapers and wool covers!!

Now, I am happy to share with you a review of an amazing wool cover from
Circle Me! Vanessa from Circle Me sent me an Aristocrats wool cover for review! (This was the first wool cover I have ever come in contact with, and it was love at first sight)!!

This is what I received:






I then lanolized the cover. This is a
great blog post detailing the steps to lanolizing your woolies!!
I have read that lanolizing covers inside out is more beneficial, as the inside of the cover (the part that comes in contact with the urine) is what really needs to be lanolized.
This process only needs to be completed with a new cover, and then every two weeks or so (depending on frequency of use, or if the cover gets soiled)!
Once the cover has been soaked, you should gently squeeze the excess moisture out, and you can also roll the cover in a clean dry towel, but be careful not to wring or twist the wool!!
Another really great step-by-step instructions for caring for wool, can be found
HERE!!
I have been using this Aristocrats wool cover at night over a
Sustainablebabyish (Sloomb) fitted diaper for my 3 yo heavy wetter for 2 weeks now, and he has been waking up dry every morning *SUCESS** :)
This is the Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb fitted that I use under the wool cover (it's a size large):
This is what the wool cover looks like over the fitted diaper:

Let me tell you a little bit more about the company Circle Me:



"Circle ME is a local business in Lincoln, Nebraska, but hopes to become a resource for families across the country. Formed by Bo and Jennifer Bryson, a husband and wife team, their vision was to inspire families to be connected in a more meaningful way through offering services and products that encouraged a natural family lifestyle. Cloth diapers, baby wraps and slings, diaper bags, natural toys and a variety of eco-friendly, chemical-free bath and body products are just the surface of what circle ME hopes to offer. We also offer free outreach classes such as Cloth Diapering 101, Baby Wearing 101, Natural Family Planning, Pro-Active Parenting, and many more!

During her pregnancy, Jennifer and Bo realized that many couples felt disconnected and uneducated about pregnancy, birth and parenting. They believe that the family, traditional or non, is the most important and influential unit in our world. Jennifer’s heart is that moms would be empowered to profoundly love their husbands and children, while at the same time maintaining their identity. Bo’s heart is for the fathers, that they would realize from the time of conception they can be proactive about their fathering. With these aspirations guiding the direction of circle ME, Jennifer, Bo and their staff are committed to helping families nurture each other and their environment!"
*info taken from the Circle Me website*
Circle Me is a brick and mortar store and is not yet capable of on-line ordering. However, you can click
here to see a list of their vendors and some of the products they carry! *though I did not see the wool covers listed on that site, but I know they do carry the following wool products: Loveybums, Sleepy Sheep, Wooly Bottoms, and of course, Aristocrats* You can obtain a full list of the products they sell by calling the store at (402-435-6767).
I sure do love my Aristocrats wool cover and I think you will too!
You can purchase this cover from Circle Me (orders must be phoned in #402-435-6767) for $26.00!
Or, you can enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of any item that
Circle Me carries!!
*Please leave your e-mail in each comment so I have a way of contacting you if you should win*



Mandatory Entry:

♥ You must follow my blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)

Optional/Extra Entries:

♥ Visit
Circle Me take a look around and come back here and comment about something that you learned, or a product you would like to try! (1 entry)
♥ Become a fan of
Circle Me on Facebook and copy this note on their wall "Mama of the Littles sent me, thanks for the giveaway on her blog http://tiny.cc/5uzja" (1 entry)
♥ Become a fan of my
FB page and leave a comment stating you are a fan. If you already are a fan, just state that you already are! Please include your facebook username in the comment! (1 entry)
Subscribe to the Circle Me blog via e-mail (1 entry)
♥ Visit
Circle Me Vendor's Page and then leave a comment in their guestbook describing what item they carry is your favorite! (2 entries)
Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
♥ Tweet about this giveaway. Tweet the following: "I entered to #win a $25 GC for #clothdiapers #wool from @oregongal1 and YOU can too! http://tiny.cc/5uzja #giveaway (8 May)" (can be tweeted twice per day at least an hour between tweets for a total of 2 extra entries per day)! Leave your status link and twitter id in comment.
♥ Make a purchase from Circle Me during the dates of this giveaway 24 April - 8 May (10 entries)! (e-mail your order number to me angela_heffner at yahoo dot com)
♥ Blog about this giveaway (must be a new blog post) to include a link to this giveaway... be sure to leave the link to where I can find your post in your comments (5 entries)

Giveaway will end on 8 May at midnight (EST). Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by e-mail. The winner will also be posted on the blog. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.






Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this review, Thanks to Circle Me! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.





Good Luck and Have fun!




~Mama of the Littles~

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