Sunday, June 12, 2011

CLOSEDZookies Crafts- Diaper Cover Review, Discount Code, & Giveaway

ETA: After the review was posted Michele sent me this message regarding the cover: So, I did make some changes including narrowing the crotch and front a bit.  It was successfully tested on 8lb. twins prior to the changes, but I agree in that I thought it could be narrowed a bit.
One complaint I have always had when using fitted diapers with a diaper cover is the lack of cuteness. That may sound shallow, but I love a cute fluffy butt! I don't have to worry about that anymore, now that I own a Zookies cover! They have the cutest diaper covers I have ever seen! Zookies offers solid colors or adorable prints. I wish I would have known about them when I started cloth diapering!

Zookies diaper covers are available sized (extra small, small, medium, large) or one size.
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 (10-30lbs.)

Diaper covers are available in snaps or hook and loop. The covers are made with an inner of PUL and an outer that is 100% cotton. The two materials are bind together by a soft fold over elastic, which keeps messes in.

I was sent a one size cover with aplix, in the print remix, to review. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this print!

Besides the cute prints, there is a lot to love about Zookies covers. I love the options! You can really customize your cover with Zookies. A lot of covers I have checked out do not have one size options, so I was really excited to see that available with Zookies. I am in the minority and prefer aplix, so it was also nice to see that option, but they still have snaps for you snap lovers. On Zookies' etsy she says there is an array of snap colors available to choose from, and even a couple options for the fold over elastic. Also, if you have a fabric you would like turned into a diaper Zookies can help you out at a discounted rate (sized covers are $9.50 plus shipping and one size are $11.50 plus shipping. Convo me for further details). I got a good fit on my tall, skinny, 24 lb little guy- with plenty of room to grow. However, to me it seems like the one size cover runs a little on the large side, I think the crotch seems a bit wide.. you may have trouble fitting it on a smaller baby (no experience using the diaper on a small baby, just something I noticed). I haven't experienced any leaks with the cover, either (which is always a good sign)!  The diaper fits well over my bulky Clover fitteds, but I also get a good fit over a thinner fitted I have too. I would definitely recommend Zookies, especially to anyone looking for an incredibly cute cover!

Largest setting


Largest, inner


Smallest, inner


Laundry tab

Diaper on my 24ish lb 18 month old skinny boy! It is on its middle snap down setting

Where the aplix meets on my 24ish lb skinny boy

What I mean by wide crotch

I swear I didn't lock him in there :)

About Zookies Crafts

Zookies Crafts is a family owned and operated store in Pennsylvania, which actually surprised me at first because their covers look so well made (I thought it was mass produced!). Michele is a former elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom to 2 little ones. She always knew that when she had children she wanted to stay home with them for a little while, but she didn't know she was going to love it so much! She decided to continue staying home, but wanted to find a job she could do while being a stay at home mom. Michele already used cloth, so she came up with the idea of making her own. Zookies Crafts sells a lot more than diapers though! Michele also makes bibs, burp cloths, reusable snack bags, handmade soap, and fabric books to name few.

Interested in purchasing a Zookies cover?
You can purchase from the Zookies website or the Zookies Etsy
Diapers range from $10 to $17

Discount Code?
Michele was nice enough to offer a discount code to my wonderful readers!!!
15% off $10 or more at  The code will be AMRC15 and will be good for one month after the review is posted.

Interested in winning a Zookies cover?
Here is your chance!
Michele agreed to give one of my lucky readers a beautiful diaper cover of their own! Winner gets to choose size, print, and closure type.

How to enter!
Fill out the entry form HERE

Mandatory entry:
*Follow my blog by Google Friend Connect
*Go to Zookies website and let me know your favorite fabric she currently has available

Extra Entries:
*Be a friend of Amrc Giveaways on facebook
*Like Zookies on facebook and leave a comment thanking them for the giveaway
*Share this giveaway! Post on facebook, twitter, a forum, blog, etc.
*Make a purchase from Zookies! Use the discount code if you would like :)
*Make a purchase from my Barefoot Book's party. See Barefoot Books tab at the top of the blog.

Rules: You must do the mandatory entry to qualify, extra entries are not required. Giveaway will close June 26th at 8pm est . Only one entry per household. You must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen by and e-mailed (also announced on facebook), if no e-mail is included in entry then I will choose a new winner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. E-mail me at with any questions.
Also, information in italics is taken right from the Zookies website.