Back In Fluff: Thirsties Duo Diaper review and giveaway

One of the very first cloth diapers I purchased for Connor was a Thirsties Fab Fitted.  I knew we would be cloth diapering, and decided when I saw a good deal on them that I’d better get a few.  I knew pretty much nothing about cloth diapers aside from knowing we’d save money using them (and they were CUTE)!  I loved the assortment of colors Thirsties offered, and that’s pretty much what I based my purchase on. I later learned that I’d need a cover for these fitted diapers, and was so bummed that I’d have to cover up the adorable diaper!  I got a Thirsties duo cover that solved that problem, and discovered just how much I loved the Thirsties brand of diapers!


Thirsties diapers come in 2 sizes to take you from birth to potty training. Size 1 fits babies from 6lbs to 18lbs, and size 2 fits babies from 18lbs to 40lbs! Connor has outgrown the size 1 fitteds I had purchased for him, so when I had the opportunity to try a Thirsties Duo Diaper, I was excited! I was curious to see how I’d like this diaper, and glad to have another Thirsties product in a size that would fit Connor. On the Duo Diaper there are three rows of snaps to adjust the rise, so it’s really like getting three sizes in one!

I was glad that I didn’t have to use a cover with this diaper, as it’s made with a waterproof outer layer to keep moisture in! I could show off the adorable print I chose!

The Thirsties Duo Diaper comes with a Duo Insert.  This insert is actually a microfiber insert snapped to a hemp jersey insert.  These two inserts combine to make an extremely absorbent diaper! In reading the Thirsties site I learned that “microfiber terry is a fast absorber designed to rest closest to your baby’s skin (beneath the microfleece sleeve); hemp is a stable absorber and pairs perfectly behind the microfiber terry to add more absorbency and to prevent compression leaking.” OK, so I didn’t read this before I put the diaper on Connor the first time, and I had the insert in with the hemp side up. I’m happy to tell you it worked just as well as when I have the insert in properly! Phew! I’m sure it’s due in part to the 7 layers that make up the duo insert; 2 layers of microfiber and 5 layers of hemp.  This diaper also has a sleeve for the inserts, meaning I don’t have to remove the soiled insert, and it makes stuffing the insert easy as well. Love that!

The Duo Diaper also has leg-gussets, helping to prevent leaks. Connor napped in the duo diaper (insert upside down as I mentioned), and just after waking up decided to really break in the diaper good; he made quite the poopy mess! Unlike disposables, which often resulted in a blowout up the back, the Duo Diaper kept it all in.  I could see exactly where the gussets held everything in and didn’t allow the mess to go any further. What a relief!

Thirsties is another brand of diaper made in the USA!  A few more neat green facts about Thirsties:

• Our warehouse is 100% powered by wind energy.
• All carbon created in the transport of Thirsties products is 100% offset by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
• All fabric and components are sourced as locally as possible, thereby cutting down on unnecessary transportation (not from China).
• All cutting and sewing is completed locally as well so as to keep transport fuel consumption to a minimum (not from China).
• Retail product packaging is produced in the USA with wind energy from FSC-certified paperboard.
• Reduce, reuse and recycle! Packaging materials are reused and recycled. Any new packaging is made from the highest postconsumer content available. Our new EcoEnclose Poly Mailers are 100% biodegradable and break down even in landfills!
• We choose fabrics and design diapers that dry quickly and remain soft even when hung to dry to encourage our customers to retire their dryers.

Buy It: You can purchase the Thirsties Duo Diaper like we reviewed for $19.50! Request a Thirsties catalog to see all the other great products available from Thirsties!

Win It: Thirsties has generously offered a Thirsties Duo Diaper in your choice of color! Open to US and Canada.

To Enter: Please wait for the Rafflecopter form below to load completely, then complete the mandatory entries.  Additional entries are optional.  Be sure to click “I Did This” once you’ve completed each entry!

This giveaway will be open until 11/7 at 12:01AM (EST). Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.



Thirsties sent me the aforementioned item free of charge to help facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. These are my honest opinions on the product. Please see my terms of use for more information. A big thank you to Thirsties  for allowing us to review this fabulous diaper!

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Comments

  1. I'd love a BlackBird in size 2

  2. I'd love a BlackBird in size 2

  3. I'd love a BlackBird in size 2

  4. I'd choose the cool stripes!

    jsapalio at yahoo dot com

  5. I'd love to get the Orchid Dup Diaper!
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

  6. Mud or cool stripes!

  7. I'd choose the Hoots print if I could. It doesn't say anything about prints, so if it has to be a solid color, I'd choose Mud!

  8. Cool stripes is my favorite danaahudson at gmail dot com

  9. i'd pick hoot or blackbird!

    debbie m

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

  10. I want an orchid one! :)
    boomersoonermama at gmail dot com

  11. I would choose Mango if I won!

    Carolyn H
    graceink at yahoo dot com

  12. I'm not entering the contest, but nice diapers! I didn't even realize cloth diaper had gotten so cool until I started blogging. :)

  13. I like the hoot!

  14. I'd get the cool stripes in snap if I could.

  15. Anonymous says:

    i like black bird print

    annae07 at aol dot com

  16. mango! i love their colors.
    (size 1 and snaps if possible)
    mary michaud
    simplymerry at gmail dot com

  17. I think I would choose the Hoot Owl print or the Blackbird print!

  18. honeydew

  19. I love the blackbird print!

  20. I would choose honeydew.

  21. I would choose Storm Cloud

  22. Maria Ivey says:

    Would love an orchid diaper.

  23. I like the Hoot print, or the Ocean Blue!

  24. I would choose orchid! thanks :)krystylwaechter@gmail.com

  25. Love the hoot print.

  26. owls!

  27. We love hoot! -Sharon M

  28. I love the blackbird!

  29. I love the new hoot print! And Honeydew

  30. I'd pick Blackbird in size 1! What an awesome giveaway!

  31. I would choose the Blackbird. Too cute!

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

  32. Love the orchid color, in size one. :)

  33. Ocean – size 1. scrane @ videotron. ca

  34. I would pick the Hoot in size 2.
    Happysoul12 at att dot net

  35. I would choose Black Bird.

    katedfoster@yahoo.com

  36. Hoot or Mud! Size 1

  37. I love the hoot color

    (rachel n on raffelcopter)

  38. I'd choose blackbird.

  39. I'd choose the blackbird duo diaper.

  40. I love Alice ! Such a cute little girl print :)

  41. I would choose Blackbird.

  42. I would choose Hoot!

  43. BlackBird!

  44. Anonymous says:

    I would pick the owls! I love that print! Star K

  45. I would choose Alice Brights

  46. hoot owls :) Sarah Winson

  47. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love the Hoot owls.

  48. I'd pick the hoot print, too cute!

  49. Hoot
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

  50. I would choose mango.

  51. I love their Alice Bright and Orchid colors!
    (Sara M)

  52. I would choose the hoot print, I love owls.

  53. black bird

  54. blackbird!

  55. I love the Hoot print, or meadow color
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

  56. I'd choose the Hoot print in snaps! Thanks!

    melissahuie@gmail.com

  57. Color or print? Because my first choice is the new Hoot print! For a solid color I think I would go with the Mud.
    tvpg at aol dot com

  58. Alice brights

  59. I adore the new Mud color!

  60. I like the Hoot print the best … but the Ocean Blue is pretty fabulous also. to_jill at hotmail.com

  61. Love blackbird
    klsiegler at gmail dot com

  62. I would choose the new hoot print!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  63. their hoot print is cute

  64. Anonymous says:

    love the hoot print or mud solid.
    nikkiperry84 at yaho dot com

  65. Sheila Oakley says:

    I'd be happy with Hoot, Blackbird, blue stripes, storm…. :)

  66. I'd choose the warm stripes

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. I'd like the hoot print!

    kaylene
    mislean at gmail dot com
    gfc user name mom

  68. I'd like Blackbird size 2

  69. I love the hoot! Size 1. Snaps.

    akahl85@gmail.com

    xo,
    Angela

  70. I would pick a hoot diaper!

  71. I'd choose warm stripes

  72. I would choose storm cloud.

  73. I'd pick the owls!

  74. ocean blue snaps!!

  75. I would pick the hoot print or the ocean blue in snaps.

    andrea.jm.cummings at gmail dot com

  76. my favorite color is mango and my favorite print is hoot

  77. These are so cute! I'd love to see Hoot in person!

  78. I would go with Warm Stripes or Storm Cloud. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  79. I'd pick orchid or Hoot
    jenniferbleiler at gmail dot com

  80. I'm in love with their blackbird print

  81. How can we choose?? I like Hoot, Owls, Blackbird

  82. I love the alice brights print!

  83. I'd choose the Hoot print or Mud. :)

  84. blackbird

  85. Alexis Bertch says:

    cool stripes

  86. I really like the new Hoot print

    Jodi J

  87. I love cool stripes

    mk7575 at msn dot com

  88. Hoot if I can choose a print, otherwise mud

    alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  89. Ocean Blue!

    cmcosman@yahoo.com

  90. I would choose Blackbird!!

    littleamberfaith at yahoo dot com

  91. I would choose storm cloud
    karlawsuarez at gmail dot com

  92. I'd get the size 1 blackbird diaper
    naturallythriftymom@hotmail.com

  93. I would choose the blackbird print if I won. It's adorable! katie.bevington at gmail.com

  94. i like the cool stripes diaper
    damiesmom at ymail dot com

  95. I love the Owl print

  96. I would love a Cool Stripes duo diaper! (Size 2!)

    mrandmrsryankolbe @ gmail.com

  97. I like Meadow.

  98. I love the owl print!!!

    jonesmadelinee@yahoo.com

  99. Anonymous says:

    I would choose ocean blue

    ldj.1999 at yahoo dot com

  100. Cool stripes

  101. Ooooh…mango!

  102. I love the ocean and the orchid!
    ticklemetiffyyyy at yahoo dot com

  103. I'd choose the hoot print, but the mud is cute as well!
    yoko.yanagita at gmail dot com

  104. I'd want the Orchid color

  105. I love Hoot!

  106. Meadow

  107. Blackbird

    jesllee (at) live (dot) com

  108. blackbird
    sabrina radke
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

  109. The blackbird is the best! Maraeca Butler

  110. I like the blackbird!

    elannbe at gmail

  111. I would choose white. I know its boring, but it is for some outfits where the colored one peek out of the leg hole.

  112. I love the Hoot print!

  113. I'd choose Blackbird! Thanks

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

  114. I would choose cool stripes

  115. I love the Hoot print!
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  116. I would choose Hoot!

  117. I love blackbird.

  118. I love alice

  119. Cool stripes!!

  120. I'd choose orchid!!

  121. I'd choose black bird!

  122. hoot!!!

  123. If we could choose a print it would be blackbird, if just a solid color I would choose mud

  124. I really like mud eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  125. I'd choose Orchid

  126. I like the orchid diaper

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