I’m sure I’m not the only cloth diapering parent that has been frustrated with how clothing fits (or rather, doesn’t fit) over cloth diapers. It’s no secret that cloth diapers add some extra “fluff” to our little ones’ bums, and I’ve often wondered why there weren’t companies that made clothing especially for cloth diapered babies and toddlers. That’s why I was thrilled when I heard about Project Pomona, a mom-owned business that makes and sells pants designed to fit perfectly over cloth diapers! Meghan, the owner of Project Pomona, sent me a pair of Ponoma Jeans to review and I couldn’t wait to see how they would work on Baby M.
We have had such frustrations with jeans in particular while cloth diapering. Fitting regular toddler jeans over cloth diapers doesn’t always work too well! Especially when you have a chunky toddler like Baby M with a thick waist. Even if I can manage to get jeans over the fluffy bum, the waist is almost always too tight because of the combination of cloth diaper and chubby tummy. Generally I end up having to size up to a ridiculous size and then cut half the length off the pant for it to fit him–and even still it’s really not a good fit at all. So for the most part we’ve given up on jeans and other non-knit pants… until the Project Pomona jeans arrived!
Pomona pants are designed with extra room on the back end for fluffy cloth diapers, and feature a unique snap-adjustment panel on the front that adjusts the size of the waist to fit your child comfortably whether they are in cloth or disposables. The back waist elastic is very wide/thick, which makes it gentle on the skin and also helps the pants to stay up really well. Each of the pant styles features a cute accent cuff design, so if you need to roll the cuff up to adjust it to your child’s height, you get the added bonus of a really cute print! Project Pomona pants are available in 3 different sizes with no need to “size up” for cloth diapers. You can choose from Size One (3mo-9mo), Size Two (9-18mo), and Size Three (18mo-2T).
Baby M is 18 months and about 26 lbs, and Meghan sent me a Size Three “My Pomona Jeans” in Denim/Bugs print to try. The jeans go on really quickly, with just a simple snap on either side. The inseam was just a tad too long for Baby M even with the accent cuff rolled up, but I’m not going to complain because I can roll it up a little further anyway for now and I know he’s going to get a lot taller before he’s out of diapers! The bug print on the accent cuff is cute and very boyish, I love it! The jeans come up high in the back and easily cover any of his cloth diapers. In the picture here he is wearing a Softbums Omni AI2 One-Size Cloth Diaper with a Super DryTouch Pod in case you are curious.
Overall I think these are adorable pants and a fantastic invention! They fit Baby M very comfortably and I appreciate that they are made in the USA with 100% cotton. It’s great to have found a pair of jeans that actually fits over all his cloth diapers! There are only a few little things I would tweak about the pants if I could. The first is the waist size. Baby M is on the very largest waist setting and these are the largest size jeans that Project Pomona offers. I would love to see an additional waist setting or two so that I could feel more assured that they will fit him until he is no longer wearing cloth diapers. Also, I would love to see the pockets on the back of the jeans moved upwards some so that they are on the center of the bum. I think they would look cuter that way. And, I would love if the pockets were “real” pockets instead of being sewn closed, although they are really cute the way they are too.
All things considered, I would highly recommend giving Pomona Jeans a try! If you have a cloth diapered baby or toddler, these may be just the solution for finding a pair of non-knit pants that fit easily over their fluffy cloth diapers. I’m really glad we own a pair, and I’ve already been eyeing their jean shorts on the Project Pomona online store! Too cute!
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