I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.
I talked about it briefly in my review on fitted diapers and I will be focusing on it again today: finding pants that fit little fluff-butts is hard. If it weren’t for leggings for little girls, I don’t know what I would do. In fact, I couldn’t even imagine having a little boy and not being able to ever fit him into a pair of jeans properly! How do parents do it? (No, really, I’m curious!)
Enter Project Pomona. Before I dive too deep into the jeans that fix all of my cloth-diapering problems, let me tell you a tiny bit about Project Pomona. These are made in the USA (in Texas to be exact) by a small company that was started by a mom. Despite that, their pricing is very reasonable considering how most of their stock grows with kids, therefore lasting much longer than the standard pair of pants from the store.
I received a pair of the Project Pomona Eco Fit Grow With Me In Color Jeans. My daughter loves purple, so that is what we ordered, but the other colors include: pink grapefruit, sky blue, navy, and turquoise. Since these are a solid color, you could purchase these for a boy as well as a girl.
Now, back to the entire reason I love these pants so much: they are made to fit over cloth diapers! (Don’t worry if you use disposables, they have a selection for you as well, plus all of their jeans are meant for any diaper type!) Naturally, I was a little skeptical about this claim since I have never seen a pair of pants fit nicely over my girl’s diaper, particularly jeans. However, I was insanely eager to see if there is a pair of pants that will look nice on her.
Immediately after putting these jeans onto my girl, I was sold. They fit her like a dream-come-true! I stuffed her into a pair of jeans that I already owned beforehand (that are supposedly a size 4T) to compare the fit and was blown away. The difference is insane.
As I mentioned earlier, these pants grow with babies and toddlers and last about three times as long as a standard pair. They come cuffed to fit the smaller sizes and you just unroll them as you go. I got my daughter a size four (check out their sizing chart to ensure you find the perfect fit), for which she is at the smallest end so I know that she will be able to wear these for a long time, a bonus after spending all that cash on cloth diapers.
Another feature that I absolutely adore are the buttons. On normal jeans, there is usually a single button with a zipper. This never allows me enough room to wiggle my daughter into them and I end up bouncing her to get them even remotely high enough. Pomonas have a button on either hip with a series of clasps to tighten them as needed. This allows for plenty of room to slide them easily on and off during diaper changes. An elastic band in the back keeps them snug no matter what size your little one is currently at.
Note: I was so excited about putting her into them that I skipped the pre-wear wash that I normally do. For those of you who have children with sensitive skin, I do not recommend this! I am not certain if it was the dye of the jeans or if it was merely coincidence, but my daughter’s eczema flared on her legs after she wore these the first time around. This doesn’t happen anymore now that I have washed them.
Overall, I am so, so happy to have these for her! Even though the warmer weather is starting, I live in the Seattle area of the PNW, the sun is never a guarantee up here! Besides, I’m not afraid of her growing out of these before autumn. In fact, I look forward to seeing how long these really do last, especially with my girl who grows like a weed! I will definitely be buying another pair of jeans from Project Pomona soon – maybe one of their accented cuff jeans.