7.05.2011

Thirsties Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway!!!

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So, I know I recently told ya that we're making the switch to cloth.  Thirsties was the first cloth diaper in our stash, was super easy to use, was great for a first time cloth diaper mama, and is currently one of our go-to brands.  Thirsties was generous enough to let me review one of their Duo Diapers in a Black Bird print as well as offer a Duo Diaper for a giveaway.

Here's a little bit about the Thirsites 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.  Here at Thirsties, we aim to provide the very best product and customer service! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let us know!
And they're serious.  When I first spoke to Jessica at Thirsties about a review and giveaway, she was extremely nice, cheerful, and warm (all this via email even).  She definitely made choosing Thirsties an easy choice (and how awesome is it that work at home moms actually make the diapers).  Oh and my husband is in love with the fact that they're 100% US made.

Anyway, onto the diaper itself.  Thirsties brand cloth diapers come in a couple of different styles and I was lucky enough to review a Thirsties Duo Diaper with Aplix (velcro) in size 2.  The outside of the diaper is very similar to the Thirstie Duo Cover, but the Duo Diaper actually has a pocket for the insert.  The insert is actually two separate pieces of fabric that snap together: a microfiber layer (to wick away moisture) and a hemp/cotton layer (to absorb the wetness).  And seriously, the hemp insert is soooo soft, it's unbelievable.  Oh and the best part, you don't even have to remove the insert before you wash (tell your husband this if he refuses to "touch poo").  Just toss it in and it'll remove itself in the wash.  Easy peasy.

We were able to test out the diaper during the day, during nap time, and over night.  We were even lucky enough to get a #1 and #2 during our trail as well.  The Duo Diaper was super absorbent and held an insane amount of urine (seriously, Thad's a heavy wetter).  The leg gussets (my favorite part) held everything without a hitch (very important during our #2 trial).  The only problem we faced was the night he wore it to bed -- but I'm not gonna blame the diaper, the hubs was the one to get him ready for bed and I'm not sure he put he pulled the Aplix tight enough or snapped up the crotch. ;)  Also, I do know that the more you wash the diapers the more absorbent they become.  Oh and we haven't had any problem since (like I said, I blame the hubs...lol).

You can't see the gussets, but you can see how well
 it fits around his chubby little thighs.
Washing the Duo Diaper was very simple and if you're not sure how to wash cloth diapers (ummm, yeah, I totally didn't have a clue and actually forgot a rinse cycle the first time) Thirsties provides some easy to follow instructions in their catalog (you can request a copy here) or on their website.  

Now, all that being said.  I seriously love my Thirsties diaper.  I have another brand as well, but I really love the leg gussets on the Thirsties brand and that alone makes me reach for it over the other brand whenever it's clean.  If you're like me and have been on the fence about cloth diapering for awhile, making the switch with me or heck, even contemplating the switch - I highly recommend Thirsties Duo Diaper as an easy, go-to, starter cloth diaper.  It will seriously make you wonder why on earth you haven't switched sooner.

You can buy Thirsties at a retailer near you or via phone.  Thirsties retail for $18.50 - $19.50 each.

And just because cloth diapers and chubby babies are sooo cute, here's a few more pics of Thad rockin' his Thirsties Duo Diaper!

One lucky reader will win a 
Thirsties Duo Diaper of their very own!

Mandatory Entries: (This must be done for any extra entries to count.)  

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Giveaway will end on July 12th at 11:59 PM CST.  Winner will be chosen using random.org and emailed.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Please leave your email address or make sure it is public in your profile so I can contact you. 

Disclaimer: This review is based on my personal experience and is my honest opinion.  I was given the product(s) mentioned above to review at no cost.  No other compensation was received.  A special thanks to Thirsties for providing the product to be reviewed and prize.

384 comments :

  1. I love these diapers! I would love to win the black bird print!
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  2. I follow ELF Family Blog on Twitter!

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  3. I follow you publicly. I would choose Blackbird

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  4. I follow Thirsties on Twitter

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  5. I follow you on Twitter @themommadiaries

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  6. I follow you via GFC and I'd pick the Alice Brights print!

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  7. I voted on COM

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  8. I liked you on FB

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  9. I follow you on Twitter - @growingupgeeky

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  10. I liked Thirsties on FB

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  11. I follow Thirsties on Twitter - @growingupgeeky

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  12. I follow you via GFC and I love the Ocean Blue!

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  13. I follow Thirsties on twitter @ourgrowgarden

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  14. I like you on FB!

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  15. I follow you on twitter!
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  16. I voted for you today on COM!

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  17. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  18. I follow Thirsties on twitter (Oh & I like the Cool Strips)

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  19. I following you on Twitter! KariBerrie05

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  20. I tweeted!
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  22. I voted on Circle of Moms!

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  23. I would pick blackbird
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  24. "Like" Thirsties on Facebook.
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  26. i voted 7/6 @ 4:50PM
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  27. Voted for you on COM 7/6

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  28. I voted for you today on COM 7/6

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  29. I voted!

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  30. voted 7/7
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  31. follow you via GFC(Tomoko d)
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  32. follow Thirsties on twitter @orangefukurou
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  33. Like Thirsties on FB
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  34. follow you on twitter @orangefukurou
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  35. voted 7.7
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  37. posted your button on my blog
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  44. I follow your blog. I'd choose the Blackbird print

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  45. I Follow Thirsties on Twitter.

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  46. I like Thirsties on Facebook

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  51. I Follow @elffamilyblog on Twitter

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  52. Follow with GFC - MelissaH
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  53. I liked Thirsties on FB - Melissa Holder
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  54. Liked ELF on FB - Melissa Holder
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  55. Subscribed and verified - MelissaH
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  59. I voted - MelissaH
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  60. Alice Brights! I'm a new follower. enlehman86@ gmail .com

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  61. Putting your button on my blog (link + e-mail address in my profile) 1

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  62. Putting your button on my blog (link + e-mail address in my profile) 2

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  63. Putting your button on my blog (link + e-mail address in my profile) 3

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  64. I subscribe via e-mail (e-mail address in my profile) 1

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  68. i follow you on GFC
    i would choose blackbird
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  69. i am a fan of thirsties on facebook (jessica gilbert)
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  70. i like you on facebook (jessica gilbert)
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  71. i subscribed to your e-mail #1
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  75. Voted 7/7 COM

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  76. Follower
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  77. Like Thirsties on FB Heather Mahan

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  78. Follow Thirsties on Twitter hmahan_0529

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  79. I follow you publicly via GFC and I'd pick the Mango color if I won

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  80. I follow @ThirstiesInc on Twitter (@Graceink)

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  81. I like Thirsties on Facebook (Carolyn Hughesman)

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  82. I like ELF: A Family Blog on Facebook (Carolyn Hughesman)

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  83. I follow @elffamilyblog on Twitter (@Graceink)

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  84. tweet

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  85. I subscribed to your blog via email

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  89. Daily Circle of Moms vote (7/8)

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  90. I voted today!!

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  91. I would pick the mango colour. allison_barnes AT shaw DOT ca

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  92. AAF of thirsties on FB. allison_barnes AT Shaw DOT ca

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  93. i voted 7/8
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  94. voted 7.8
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  95. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I follow and I like the mango color

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  96. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I voted today

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  97. If I won I think I would get Storm Cloud!

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  98. Follow Thirsties on Twitter. @butterfly1979_2

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  99. "Like" Thirsties on Facebook.

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  100. "Like" ELF: A Family Blog on Facebook.

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  101. Follow @elffamilyblog on Twitter. @butterfly1979_2

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  102. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/butterfly1979_2/status/89522968543248385

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  103. Button! http://sydneyelise2009.blogspot.com/ #1

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  106. Subscribe to ELF: A Family Blog and verified my subscription. #1

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  110. Following with GFC, and I'd pick the black bird pattern

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  111. I like thirsties on FB (Dawn Howell)
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  112. I like you on FB (Dawn Howell)
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  113. Following you on twitter (cassia_dawn)
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  114. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/cassia_dawn/status/89539350869704704
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  115. i voted 7/9
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  116. I follow via GFC as Baby and the Chi's
    I'd choose the BlackBird print

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  117. I follow Thirsties on Twitter as @BabyandtheChis

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  118. I like Thirsties on Facebook as Samantha Cuhel


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  119. I like ELF on FaceBook as Samantha Cuhel


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  120. I follow ELF on Twitter as @BabyandtheChis

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  121. I subscribed to ELF via email

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  122. Daily Circle of Moms vote (7/9)

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  123. I'm following you in GFC and I like the black bird ones!

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  124. I'm following Thirsties on Twitter! micahpe

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  125. I’m following you via Twitter! micahpe

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  126. I tweeted about this giveaway!

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  127. I voted for ELF: A Family Blog on the Circle of Moms Top 25 Family Blogs!

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  128. following you publically as ticklemetiffyyyy and I love the ocean blue color!
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  129. aaf of thirsties on twitter as o0tiffyo0
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  130. aaf of thirsties on fb (tiffanyUchi..)
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  131. liked you on fb (tiffanyUchi..)
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  132. following you via twitter as o0tiffyo0
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  138. gfc as boyzrule and i LOVE the blackbirds

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    hi to a fellow teacher! new follower.

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  139. like thirsties on fb as boyzrule

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  140. 7/9 vote on circle of moms

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  141. voted for ya! (tiffanyUchi..)
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  146. like you on fb as boyzrule

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  147. grabbed your button


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  148. grabbed your button


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  150. blogged about the giveaway

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  151. blogged about the giveaway

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  153. blogged about the giveaway

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  154. Voted COM 7/9

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  155. voted on COM 7/9
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  156. voted 7/10
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  157. 7/10 circle of moms vote

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  158. Daily Circle of Moms vote (7/10)

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  159. voted today!

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  160. I follow on GFC
    I really like the on your son has on

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  161. I follow oyu on FB
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  162. I follow Thirsties n FB
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  163. voted 7/11
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  168. I'm following with GFC! I'd pick the ocean blue for my little guy!
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  169. I voted for your blog!
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  170. Im following you on twitter!
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  171. Daily Circle of Moms vote (7/11)

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  172. New follower via GFC. I would choose the cool stripes

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  173. I like Thirsties on FB as Melissa D. E.

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  174. I follow you on Twitter @shmel424

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  175. I follow Thirsties on Twitter @shmel424

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  176. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/shmel424/status/90518653031813120

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  177. Your button is on my blog (#1/3)

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