You want to know what is great about Project Pomona Jeans? Yes, they are made to work with cloth diapers and they are made in the USA. But my favorite part, because my pocketbook likes this one, is they will also fit your kid forever! Ok, maybe not that long. But these are designed to fit three times as long as the usual jeans and pants, maybe even longer. You can get a lot of wear out of something in 9 months!
I was lucky enough to get two of these fabulous jeans to review. A size 2 and size 3 Eco Fit. Project Pomona’s website says Eco Fits are: “A Comfortable and Classic, Straight Leg Jean for All Diaper Types. Made with Cloth Diapers in Mind. Adjustable Snap system allows pants to wrap around the bulk of any diapers. Adjustable Accent Cuffs allow for customization of the inseam as your child grows”.
My first impression of the jeans is that they are well made of high quality material (100% cotton).There is an awesome selection of prints and solids that are available for the cuffs. The cuffs are wonderful because they stay exactly where you put them.
Sophia is 18 months. She is around 32 inches and 24 pounds. I tried to get a more accurate reading, but like most women, when I placed her on the scale she freaked out and wanted off!!
The Size 2’s still fit with room to grow. They need to stay un-cuffed at this point. But we still have snaps left on the waist and the rise is good. I would say that I could still get another month, maybe two out of this size.
The size 3’s are also a great fit now. They are cuffed up and she is on the second snap in. I think they may have started to fit her around maybe 16-17 months.
I LOVE the adjustable snap system at the waist. Obviously great for getting a custom fit. The snaps are super strong, which is a big plus. The best part though, is that it makes these so easy to put on. No more having to stand my daughter up and bounce her into a pair of jeans. (Another thing no woman likes to do, lol.)
I think we would have been able to get more than 9 months of wear out of a single pair of jeans. They are a little more money to buy than regular jeans you might find at Walmart or Old navy. But remember these are HANDMADE in the USA and last way longer than the usual 3 months. I also think that since they are so well made that you wouldn’t have any problems with multiple children being able to wear them as well.
The label recommends that you wash cold, inside out with the cuffs extended. Hang dry is recommended, but that always extends the life of anything being washed. I have washed these a few times now with no problems. I do recommend that you wash these pants before the first wear, just like you would with your own dark denim jeans.
If you are looking for jeans to fit over your baby’s fluffy booty, Project Pomona is where it’s at. Nice quality, well made, and you will get tons of use. Project Pomona also offers a Eco Slim Fit, Traditional fit for those that use disposable diapers, Little Skinny Ones aka ‘Little Bum’ Stretch Waist Jeans for kids learning to potty train, and also cargo/summer shorts. Available for purchase at projectpomonashop.com/.
Anyone else ever try Project Pomona Jeans? What did you think? Would you recommend them to a friend?
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.