I’ve already fallen in love with Thirsties products when I tried their diaper cover and their duo wrap. I love that their products are so well made and come from a small, but growing company. Their product are 100% US made by work at home moms near their CO warehouse. I just love supporting wahms! You can find more fabulous information about Thirsties here and you can request a catalog here.
I was recently given the opportunity to review their Duo Diapers in both sizes 1 and 2. Boy, I am impressed and so glad that the same great quality that I love in their covers can be found in Duo Diapers. The duo diaper is an easy to use system combining an absorbent insert with a waterproof sleeve diaper. The most important things to me when buying a diaper are absorbency, fit, and price and this diaper hits all of those right on the mark.
The inserts are made up of a microfiber and hemp terry combo. It is a combined 7 layers of absorption! I was suprised at how well it soaked up the wetness. You will not be disappointed in the absorbency of this diaper. Also, the design is great. It is really nice to be able to stuff the insert in from either the front or the back. One great thing about the sleeve design is that when I spray off the diapers, the diaper doesn’t fill up with water, like some of our other diapers do. Another great thing is that you don’t have to mess around with removing the inserts to wash. Just throw it in the wash like it is and they will come out on their own as it agitates.
The fit of the duo diaper is so much better than any of the “one size” diapers I have tried. The size one fits newborns so much better. My littlest is still just a bit over 8lbs and it fit him perfectly and should continue to fit until around 18lbs. The size range on the size 1 is 6-18lbs. The size 2 fit my 25lbish toddler on the medium setting. The range on the size 2 is 18-40 lbs. I notived that for the amount of absorbency, they are surprisingly trim and not bulky.
The Blue is a size 1 on my 8lb baby and the green is a size 2 on my 25lb toddler.
So now lets talk about price. The duo retails for around 18.50 per diaper. If you used the duo system from birth to potty, you could save $1400 over disposables. The duo eliminates the need to purchase newborn, a one-size and a toddler size, which saves you money over other cloth systems as well.
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