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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Review & Giveaway: Zookies #clothdiapers


If you hadn't realized that I have an addiction to cloth diapering by now, it should be starting to become very clear! Sure, Mother's Day is about mom but trust me when I say that any new cloth diapering item is like gold to a cloth diapering mother which is why I am so thrilled to have Zookies Diaper Covers & More sponsoring a giveaway as part of my Mother's Day celebration!

When I first discovered Zookies, her amazing prints for her diaper covers caught my eye. It seems like most of the amazing prints come from WAHM and Zookies is no exception! Another great feature of the Zookies covers are that they are available sized (XS - L) or in a One Size version as well. I love the variety available from Zookies!

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try a medium Zookies cover in the Fish in the Sea print shown below.



Up until I received this opportunity, I had only used Thirsties Duo Wraps and a Blueberry minky cover for use with my fitteds. I was pleased with both but also excited to branch out and try something new -- especially a cover with such cute options! It can be difficult to find cute prints that work for boys!

When our cover arrived, it was packaged in a very cute manner and yes, I can appreciate small details like packaging. It just makes getting something new that much more fun!


Of course, then I opened the cover up and fell in love. The colors on the Fish in the Sea print are very bright and I'm a big fan of bright colors. Sure, the print may lean a bit towards a more boyish print than a neutral but I can picture a little girl with a red, yellow, or orange bow or flower wearing this diaper cover and taking a pretty adorable photo!

Lately, I have been nervous when ordering any sized diaper item because W's weight and length are sometimes on the border of the limits for different sizes. So, I've taken to ordering the larger size when he is on the border because I would rather get something that is too big now and have it available down the road then have it be too small and never get used! With this said, I selected a medium sized cover from Zookies based on the following measurement guidelines:
  • Extra Small: 13" rise (7-10lbs)
  • Small: 15" rise (10-15lbs.)
  • Medium: 17" rise (15-25lbs)
  • Large: 19" rise (25+lbs)
  • One Size: 13-19" rise (10-35lbs.)
I also chose aplix because I like hook and loop for the fit. I know I have said it many times before but it's easy and user-friendly for anyone who might be dealing with W in his cloth!

I have tried the Zookies cover with both fitteds that we have currently. It fit well over both the Pooters One Size Fitted and the Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted size 2. The fit was snug without leaving marks and it was no bulkier than any other cover over a fitted!

Here is W with the Zookies over over the Pooters fitted. It fit him very well and there is still room to grow in the size medium.

And a shot from behind. This is where you can see the bulkiness of a fitted with a cover. Due to the bulkiness of this kind of system, I use these diapers only at home, not when we're out and about.

This is the Zookies cover of the Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted size 2. You can see that the fitted is bulkier than the Pooters fitted but the Zookies cover still fits great!

The Zookies cover fits great at the legs with no gaping! It doesn't leave marks on his skin either. Perfect fit!

The laundry tabs on the Zookies cover stay attached and it has not been a part of any laundry diaper chains which is always very nice. It has washed up nicely through a number of washes over the past few weeks as well. I'm very pleased with the quality of this cover and highly recommend Zookies!


Buy It!

You can buy a Zookies Diaper Cover directly from Michele of Zookies. She is amazing person to work with and I highly recommend her. Diaper covers are available for $10 - $15 and Zookies does ship internationally!


Win It!

Zookies has generously offered a custom Zookies Diaper Cover to one lucky FormulaMom reader!

Mandatory Entry (must be completed for additional entries to count and please your email in your comment so you can be contacted if you win!)
You must be a GFC follower of Formula Mom and visit Zookies and tell me about your favorite print!

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each additional entry and if already following please just leave a comment reminding me!)
  • Like Formula Mom on Facebook (+2 entries)
  • Like Zookies on Facebook (+1 entry)
  • Follow @FormulaMom on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Follow @ZookiesCrafts on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway and leave permalink, use this example tweet if you'd like - #Win custom #diaper cover from @zookiescrafts & @formulamom!! http://bit.ly/l70SCP ENDS 5/20 #clothdiapers #giveaway #baby #newmom (+1 for each tweet, maximum 4 tweets per day)
  • Enter the Pooters or Welcome to Motherhood giveaways (+1 for each)
  • Vote for FormulaMom on Picket Fences (left sidebar, can be done daily, +1 daily)
  • Vote for FormulaMom on Top Mommy Bloggers (left sidebar, can be done daily, +1 daily)

Do You Have Mother's Day Early Entries?
If you earned early entries into the Mother's Day Event, you may use them on this giveaway, the Pooters giveaway, or the Welcome to Motherhood giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each early entry you choose to use and label it, Early Entry #1, Early Entry #2, etc. You may use as many or as few as you would like on this giveaway! You should have received an email from me with a tally of your early entries. If you need your tally, please let me know!

This giveaway ends on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST. Random.org will be used to determine a winner who will have 48 hours to confirm their win or another winner will be chosen. Open to all countries. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was sent a Zookies Diaper Cover and Zookies is providing the giveaway prize. I was not compensated in any other way for this review and all opinions are my own. FormulaMom’s full disclosure can be found here. Facebook is not associated with this giveaway in any way.

516 comments:

  1. I'm a GFC follower and the Blue Train cover is so cute - all of them are!
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  2. I voted for you on Picket Fence!
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  9. I already follow Formula Mom on GFC and I like the Blue Train print. Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  10. I already like Formula Mom on FB - Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  11. #2 I already like Formula Mom on FB - Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  12. I already like Zookies on FB - Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  13. I already follow @ZookiesCrafts on Twitter @sexyknickers68 Paula C. - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  14. I already follow Formula Mom on Twitter @sexyknickers68 Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  17. Tweet http://twitter.com/Sexyknickers68/status/66122973152677888 Paula C. - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  18. I entered the Pooters Giveaway. Paula C. - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  19. I entered the Welcome to Motherhood giveaway. Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  20. I follow Formula Mom on GFC...I have more then one favorite at Zookies...they're all so cute...2 of my top are Wise Old Owl and the Remix!!!

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  21. I already like FM on FB!!!

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  22. I already like Zookies on FB!!

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  23. I am already a follower of FM on Twitter :)

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  24. I'm already a ZookiesCrafts follower on Twitter!!!

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  25. Tweeet #1 for May 5!!

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  26. Vote for you on Picket Fence for May 5!!

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  31. I like the Spring Birds Diaper Cover and I follow your blog via google friend-rebecca williams
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  32. 1 I like you on facebook @rebeccaw2005
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  33. 2 I like you on facebook @rebeccaw2005
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  34. I like zookies on facebook @rebeccaw2005
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  35. I follow you on twitter @rebeccaw2005gm
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  36. I follow zookies on twitter @rebeccaw2005gm
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  37. entered the Pooters giveaway
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  38. entered Welcome to Motherhood giveaways
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  39. I voted for FormulaMom on Picket Fences
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  40. I voted for FormulaMom on Top Mommy Bloggers
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  41. http://twitter.com/#!/erinnn2006/status/66208281420509184
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  42. I follow you via GFC! My favorite print is the Cupcakes Diaper Cover!
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  43. I follow @FormulaMom on Twitter! (@ampaetka)
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  44. I follow @ZookiesCrafts on Twitter! (@ampaetka)
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  45. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/ampaetka/status/66228014798733312
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  46. I entered the Welcome to Motherhood giveaway!
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  47. I voted for FormulaMom on Top Mommy Bloggers! (5/5)
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  48. I voted for FormulaMom on Picket Fences! (5/5)
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  49. tweet #3 may 5
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  50. I follow your blog and I like Hoopla dots!
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  51. like zookies on fb
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  52. voted on picket fence
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  53. voted on top mommy bloggers
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  54. follow zookies on twitter
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  55. I am a Formula Mom GFC follower. My favorite print is Dinos on blue.

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  56. I have entered the Pooters giveaway.

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  57. I have entered the welcome to motherhood giveaway.

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  58. I follow Formula mom on Twitter.

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  59. I follow zookiescrafts on twitter.

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  60. Not sure what a permalink is but here's the URL to my twitter page where I mentioned the giveaway:

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  61. Follow via gfc mystmin@gmail.com

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  62. I follow on GFC and I love the cupcake print! ichigooverflow at gmail dot com

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  63. gfc follower
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  64. the link for FB pookies does not work
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  65. I am already a follower! :) and I would do the green grass cover!

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  66. I like you on facebook

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  67. I like you on facebook!

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  68. I follow you on twitter!

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  69. tweet 1 for may 6!!

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  70. following you via gfc and I like the drive my car diaper cover

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  71. I like zookies on FB (Rachel Neufeld)

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  72. following you on twitter @caedmen

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  73. following zookies on twitter @caedmen

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  75. voted on picket fence 05/06

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  76. voted on top mommy bloggers 05/06

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  77. GFC Follower, visited Zookies and my favorite print is the Dino's on Blue diaper cover

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  78. Like you on Facebook (D Schmidt)
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  79. Like you on Facebook (D Schmidt)
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  80. Liked Zookie on Facebook (D Schmidt)
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  81. Following you on twitter (mummytotwoboys1)
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  82. Following Zookie on twitter(mummytotwoboys1)

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  83. Tweeted

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  84. Entered the Pooter's giveaway
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  85. Entered the Mothers Day Giveaway
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  86. Tweet #2 for May 6
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  88. http://twitter.com/#!/erinnn2006/status/66701320408674304
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  89. My favorite print is the dino on black!!

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  90. I'm a GFC follower of Formula Mom and I visited Zookies. I like the Blue Train print.

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  91. I Like Formula Mom on Facebook

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  92. I Like Formula Mom on Facebook

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  93. I like Zookies on Facebook

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  94. I follow @ZookiesCrafts on Twitter

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  95. I entered the Pooters giveaway

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  96. I entered the Welcome to Motherhood giveaway.

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  97. I Voted for FormulaMom on Picket Fences.

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  98. I Voted for FormulaMom on Top Mommy Bloggers.

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  99. tweet
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  100. voted on picket fence 05/07

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  101. voted on top mommy bloggers 05/07

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  102. tweet #2
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  103. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
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    And I like the Fishes in the Sea Waterproof cover

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  104. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
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  105. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
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  106. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
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  107. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
    I entered to Pooters Giveaway

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  108. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
    I entered the Welcome to Motherhood Giveaway

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  109. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
    I voted on Picket Fence for you today

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  110. Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
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  111. tweet #3
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  112. http://twitter.com/#!/erinnn2006/status/66990026252226561
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  114. GFC and I like the the HOOPLA print!!!

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  115. like you on facebook 1

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  117. zookies fan on facebook

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  118. follow zookies on twitter

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  119. follow you on twitter

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  120. http://twitter.com/#!/SWfamilyGirl/status/67006973694058496

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  121. pooters giveaway

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  122. welcome to motherhood giveaway

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  123. picket fence vote

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  125. early entry 15/21

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  132. Tweet #2 for may 7
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  133. gfc as debbie and fave print is wise old owl
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  134. like you on fb as boyzrule
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  135. like zookies on fb as boyzrule
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  136. entered pooters giveaway
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  137. entered NTM giveaway
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  138. voted on picket fence
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  139. voted on TMB
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  140. Hi! I'm a new GFC follower. I really like the Drive my Car Diaper Cover. :D

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  141. Liked Formula Mom on Facebook

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  142. Liked Zookies on Facebook

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  143. Followed Formula Mom on Twitter

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