Giveaway: Thirsties Duo All-In-One Cloth Diaper Plus Hemp Inserts — $25.75 ARV {8.25; US/Can} CLOSED

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This is a joint giveaway with Becoming Crunchy and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Thirsties is offering our readers a giveaway of one Thirsties Duo All in One Cloth Diaper, in a print of the winner’s choice, and a set of Hemp Inserts, a value of $25.75.

The Thirsties Duo All in One offers absorbency, waterproof protection, and adjustability in a stylish, affordable, and effective cloth diaper.

From our reviewer, Kelly at Becoming Crunchy:

First, a little bit of information about Thirsties from the company:

Thirsties® is a small (but growing!) cloth diaper company committed to greener parenting and Eco Friendly solutions, not to mention 100% USA Made quality! Erin, founder of Thirsties, started this business with an old sewing machine and $100 5 years ago. Through her hard work and diligence, the company is now one of the leaders in the cloth diaper industry. Our diapers are now made by work at home mothers, and very close to our warehouse, reducing our carbon output. Our customer service reps are experienced cloth diapering moms, and offer our knowledge to our retailers and customers alike.

Are you sold yet? :) If not, you soon will be — but I have to say first that I’m pretty excited about a company with such awesome principles, especially the whole work-at-home mom concept!

Beyond that, getting a pretty new cloth diaper in the mail is always an event (owls! yay!), and I was very happily satisfied with this one.

What I loved:

The diaper is very soft and adjustable. We got a size 2 for 22-month-old Bean; it’s meant to fit 18-40 lbs or 9-36 months. The sizing is adjustable through snaps and closes with hook-and-loop tape (though it is also available in a snap closure). It came with 2 hemp/cotton inserts that can be fit through the middle pocket.

I had purchased these same inserts for other diapers before so I knew they were good — a very thin layer of lots of extra absorbency.

No Inserts.

The diaper can be used on its own (very nice for around the house) or stuffed with 1-2 inserts for extra absorbency. I liked how easy it was to fit the inserts in — there are openings on both sides to make a kind of tunnel instead of just one pocket, so it’s easy to pull inserts through and flatten them out without too much maneuvering.

All around, both absorbency and “containment” are great. The diaper is really nicely and comfortably made with gentle elastics around the legs to keep any leaks from getting through. We generally use a two-piece diaper system that can get out of place pretty easily with an active toddler, allowing leaks to get through the cover. With the Thirsties AIO Duo we didn’t experience one leak in multiple uses (and we mostly used it without inserts).

The ease of use was fantastic — pretty much as easy as a disposable. For me it was very nice not to have the risk of a very wiggly toddler getting the diaper all out of alignment before I could get it on her!

What I didn’t love:

With both inserts.

There wasn’t much — I was overall very impressed with this diaper. The main small issue I had was the thickness when both inserts are in; the fitting at that point got a little snug. I doubt we could get up to 40 lbs and still get it on with both inserts in. But that’s also a very subjective thing as it goes beyond weight and into body shape, etc., so it’s certainly not something I would call disappointing.

Also (this may be a bit TMI — sorry) — I do need to remember to not wash the diaper together with my underwear, as the velcro seems to be a magnet for the elastic bands therein. Just something to be careful of.

What surprised me (in a good way!):

I really liked the all-in-one aspect. It was honestly a little hard for me to get used to a one-time use diaper, but the ease of it ultimately sold me — and the fact that it doesn’t get all out of place.

I think it has potential for an overnight diaper. We haven’t really found anything (disposable or cloth) that works overnight; we usually end up doing one change in the middle of the night. I put her in the Duo AIO double stuffed and she went a good 5 hours before needing a change (and it didn’t leak; it was just full) — that was also a night with quite a few wake-ups for milk so that bladder was pretty active! I could definitely see adopting it as a night-time diaper though I’m not sure it would go through the entire night.

The velcro closures weren’t a disaster. Bean is frequently in disposables (her caregivers won’t use anything else) and is pretty well a pro at removing them. I figured the velcro would be an issue there, but it wasn’t at all — she didn’t even try to get it off. I’m guessing it was comfortable enough that it didn’t occur to her to try it. (For those whose little ones are a little more persistent in this area, the diaper does come in snap closures.)

Washing and drying were the same as any other diaper. I’d heard AIO’s can be difficult to dry, and I did find a need to give the inserts a few extra minutes, but really there was no big deal. As recommended, I washed and dried three times before using and we were good to go from there.

The pricing is really decent. I’ve bought $15 AIO diapers and found them to be utter crap; for a $16/17 diaper this is an excellent value. The quality is obvious from just looking at the stitching, and in every way it’s proven to be well made, comfortable, and absorbent. I could never justify an AIO stock at the usual $25 a pop, which is why we’ve mostly used a two-piece system, but I could totally see the value in stocking up on these diapers.

Ultimately, I’m very happy with the Thirsties Duo All In One Diaper and hope you get the chance to check it out. (I’m thinking I’m going to have to stock up on a few more myself — I don’t want to miss out on those adorable colours/patterns, and our child caregivers may even be willing to give these a try!) Want to learn more?

 

BUY IT!

You can purchase your own Duo All In One Diaper at Thirsties.com and other retailers, $15.95 for solids and $16.95 for prints plus shipping.

Thirsties also sells several other options in cloth diapers and accessories — you can request a catalog by visiting this link.

 

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a Duo All In One Diaper from Thirsties, plus a set of Hemp Inserts, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below.

The winner will receive 1 Thirsties Duo All In One Diaper in the pattern of their choice, and 1 set of Hemp Inserts. Contest is open to the US and Canada only.

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Contest closes August 25 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

 


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Information About Our Reviewer:

Kelly blogs at Becoming Crunchy about her family’s journey to moving towards more sustainable, healthful living. She is wife to Dave and mother of “Bean.”

156 Responses to Giveaway: Thirsties Duo All-In-One Cloth Diaper Plus Hemp Inserts — $25.75 ARV {8.25; US/Can} CLOSED

  1. Julie Ghrist

    I love the Fab Wipes… so soft!

  2. Julie Ghrist

    I am hoping to win this diaper for baby #2 :) due in February!

  3. Tessa

    I love the duo covers with prefitted underneath!

  4. Kelly

    I would like to try the hemp inserts.

  5. Kelly

    The baby on the way will use this!

  6. Bethany Beer

    I would love to try the hemp doublers and my son would wear this AIO

  7. Rachel N  

    I like their fab doublers, they are nice and soft and I use them for extra absorbency at night.

  8. Rachel N  

    The new baby due in December would enjoy this:)

  9. Tara  

    Love Thirsties covers. Their hemp inserts look amazing and great for overnights too :)

  10. Beth Ann

    Whhaaat? They’re run by wind energy? THATS SO AWESOME!

  11. Beth Ann

    My little girl will enjoy these diapers. But let’s face it . . . I will be the one actually enjoying them. :P

  12. tina bob

    I like the fact that they are made in usa

  13. Laurie C

    I want to try the Thirsties duo cover.

  14. Olivia L

    I like the Duo Diapers. The new Scottish Rose and Scottish Storm patterns are beautiful.

  15. Olivia L

    I would use this on my 2 daughters – one is 2 years and the other is 1 week old.

  16. Guatejen  

    I like the Thirsties Fitteds! They’re so soft and squishy!

  17. Amy

    I like their duo wraps and wanna try their fab wipes

  18. Amy

    My 9 month old son will sure enjoy it! I will too

  19. Peppin

    I like that they’re made in the USA. I like the owl print diaper covers.

  20. Heidi Ballek  

    I’ve always wanted to try the Thirsties Duo Diaper because I like two-piece diaper systems and I like that it is in two sizes since I have small newborns.