Erin, the founder of Thirsties, started the company with nothing more than a sewing machine and $100 five years ago. Now Thirsties is one of the leaders in the cloth diaper industry! Thirsties is a continually growing company committed to greener parenting and eco-friendly, 100% American made products. All of Thirsties’ diapers are made by WAHMs who work very close to the warehouse, reducing their carbon footprint. Their customer service representatives are all knowledgeable and experienced cloth diapering momsHow fantastic is that? This kind of dedication and attention is what makes me very pleased to be able to offer one of my readers the Thirsties Duo diaper!
About six weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be given a Thirsties Duo diaper to review. I chose the adorable Black Bird print. This print is so different from any other in my stash and I love it! I love that they wrapped the diaper up with a ribbon along with a nice letter and a copy of their catalog
This diaper has a durable outer fabric that made of polyester with a waterproof urethane coating. The inner lining is a polyester microfleece, one of the inserts is microfiber and the other is 55% hemp and 45% cotton. The two inserts snap together to make one absorbent insert or you can choose to use just one.
The Duo diaper is a two size system to get a more customized fit than a one size fits most diaper, but is also a more cost effective option than a true sized diaper. Their website states that the Duo diaper size one will fit a 6-18 pound baby and the size two will fit an 18-40 pound baby. This system will enable you to truly diaper from newborn to potty training.
Overall, I have been very pleased with performance of this diaper. My average wetter has started drinking more during the day and is turning into a heavier wetter so I have been using both inserts and this diaper still fits nicely under pants and jeans. Even on the few occasions that I have used only one insert we remained leak-free. I pushed this diaper to my personal limit of 4 hours and while the inserts were soaked, K-Dub’s clothes were still dry!
This diaper is very easy to stuff and un-stuff since there is an opening at each end and it is dad-friendly. Somehow my husband can get wing droop on almost any diaper, but not with this one. I did not try this diaper for overnight use as I strictly use a fitted and cover for nighttime since he remains in the diaper for up to 13 hours, but with as pleased as I am with the Duo, I would love to add a Fab Fitted and Duo Wrap to my stash! I know that I will be adding at least one more Duo diaper very soon!
Why I like it:
- Two sizes for a greater size range
- Leg gussets
- Easy to stuff
- Comes with a natural fiber insert
- Very absorbent without being bulky
- Fits well under pants and jeans with two inserts
- Cute and unique print
- Dad friendly!
My only “complaint” about this diaper is that the hemp and cotton insert takes a long time to dry. It is usually still damp when everything else is completely dry, including my fitteds. When I’m putting diapers away I just hang it over the side of my diaper storage system and it’s dry by the next day so it’s really not that big of a deal.
Also, to have an entire stash of these could be expensive since you would have to buy two different stashes in size 1 and size 2, but to have a few of these in your stash is a must. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this diaper to anyone. In fact, I already have recommended it to a pregnant acquaintance who is considering cloth as a viable option for diapering a newborn while getting a longer life out of the diaper.
The Thirsties Duo diaper retails for about $18.50 USD. Thirsties cloth diapers are carried by most cloth diaper retailers.