I was so excited when my Thirsties Duo Diaper came in the mail and I knew right away that I had chosen the cutest print – blackbird. The Duo Diaper was just barely launched in four prints, in addition to eight solid colors, and I was among the first to get one! I was definitely eager to try it out, which could be done quickly since I only had to wash and dry it once before putting it on my baby’s behind. I loved that I didn’t have to wait until laundry day to put it through the wringer 5-6 times.
The Duo Diaper has a water proof outer (a big “must” in my opinion), and a super soft microfleece inner and mine hasn’t pilled even though it’s been washed lots. The diaper comes with two inserts – one is a hemp-cotton jersey (manufactured in the USA), and the other is polyester-microfiber terry. Neither layer is very thick, but they absorb really well! The inserts snap together at each end making stuffing easy and you can stuff the diaper from the front or the back, making it simple to ensure the inserts are straight and flat in the diaper. No more wrestling with the diaper! Plus, you don’t have to remove the inserts before you toss the diaper in the wash – the inserts will agitate free from the diaper in the washing machine. Score! The jersey insert takes a bit longer to dry, but I don’t mind one bit. That just proves to me that it’s super thirsty! The diaper comes equipped with a leg gusset, which helps to contain messes. I’ve found that to be a handy feature, however I do have to adjust the gussets after I put the diaper on Holly to prevent red marks showing up on her chubby thighs.
Here’s a little more about Thirsties 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, the owner of Thirsties, started this business with an old sewing machine and $100 5 years ago. Through her hard work and diligence, her 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 Canon City [Colorado] warehouse, reducing our carbon output.
Did I mention that the diaper arrived in a biodegradable mailer? This company is serious about protecting the environment every way they can! To learn more about Thirsties (and to peruse their diaper selection) you can visit their website or request a free catalog. -Katie
***Giveaway Thirsties is giving away a Duo Diaper to one lucky winner!***
Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway:
- Visit Thirsties and tell us what print/colour you like best
- “Like” Thirsties on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you joined
- Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet
Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact them via email. Deadline: June 8, 2010 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only.
Congratulations Abbie! You’re the winner of a Thirsties Duo Diaper!