Monday, July 18, 2011

Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted & Duo Wrap Review & Giveaway - 8/1


I have long been a fan of Thirsties covers, and I was recently sent one of their Duo Fab Fitted diapers and a Duo Wrap to review!

Duo Wrap in "Alice Brights" with Snaps

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 five years ago. Through her hard work and diligence, the company is now one of the leaders in the cloth diaper industry. Their diapers are now made by work at home mothers, and very close to the warehouse, reducing carbon output. Their customer service reps are experienced cloth diapering moms, an offer their knowledge to their retailers and customers alike.


I have nothing to say except good things about Thirsties and their products.

The Duo Wraps coupled with regular (cheap!) Indian cotton prefolds make up the main part of my "fluff stash."

  • Grows with your baby so you only need two sizes from birth to potty!
  • Leg gussets for advanced leak protection
  • Pliable, breathable ultra-comfortable waterproof fabric
  • Snap or Aplix hook-and-loop closures
  • Wipe clean between washings


During the first year and a half of cloth diapering, I used Thirsties original sized diaper covers, (and I am using them again now with Victoria,) and as Katie got bigger, I bought some of the size 2 Duo Wraps.

The occasional time that I have had one of my girls in a disposable during their breast-fed poo days, (sorry if TMI,) and we were unlucky enough to get a BM in there, it was pretty much guaranteed to explode up the back and out the legs.

The leg gussets and elastic around the waist on the Thirsties duo wraps or covers do a wonderful job of containing everything, and I almost never have leaks...especially from newborn poo, which is the worst kind of leak. 

For Katie, I pretty much cannot get a pocket diaper stuffed enough to hold up all night for her without leakage, so I regularly use a Thirsties wrap with doubled up prefolds and maybe an extra insert and the wrap holds it all!

I'm going to have a struggle now to stay content with my cheap-o prefolds now, though...
because the Duo Fab Fitted together with the Duo Wrap is now my favorite diaper system!

Duo Fab Fitted in Orchid with Snaps

With the Duo Wraps, this is a much trimmer way to diaper than using prefolds I have...and considerably less awkward to get on a squirmy baby than a prefold/wrap combo.


I tried size 2, which is recommended for 18-40lbs or 9-36 months.
It is working beautifully for both Katie, (27lbs/28months,) and Victoria, (15lbs/8months.) 

I was particularly surprised to find it worked that well on Victoria who is a skinny, long little gal, (and 3lbs under the recommended weight!) but it is my favorite diaper combo for her right now!
It is more trim and so much less lumpy than a prefold!



For Katie, I can slip in an extra insert in the pocket of the Duo Fab Fitted for extra absorbency when she needs it, also!

There are six different color options at this time for the Duo Fab Fitted: honeydew, mango, meadow, ocean blue, orchid, and white, and there are even more options for the Duo Wrap, including four prints!

Duo Fab Fitted in Ocean Blue with Aplix




Buy Your Own:

Request a free catalog of Thirsties products!

Purchase directly from Thirsties or visit their Retailer Locator page to find a store near you or to find which of your favorite online diaper shops carry Thirsties products.
The Duo Wrap cost $12.75 for solids and $13.75 for prints, and the Duo Fab Fitted cost $17.00 each


Win Your Own!

Thirsties is giving away another Duo Wrap and Duo Fab Fitted in the winner's color choices to one lucky Mama Chocolate reader!

I am excited to use Rafflecopter for the first time! Please let me know what you think!








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17 Comments:

At July 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM , Blogger samantha said...

LOVE the rafflecopter! Makes giveaways so much easier! Thank you!

 
At July 18, 2011 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Andi B said...

I lik raffel copter so far. it makes entering the contests easier.

 
At July 18, 2011 at 2:43 PM , Blogger Madeline said...

Thanks!

 
At July 18, 2011 at 2:45 PM , Blogger laurenjagertheqt said...

Thanks for the review and giveaway. I agree that the Rafflecopter makes entering so simple. Thanks Again

 
At July 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Blogger amymccarty1985 said...

Enjoy Raffel copter WAY better. Just easier to use :D Thank you for the giveaway!

 
At July 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM , Blogger boyzrule said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At July 18, 2011 at 7:20 PM , Blogger .:karen:. said...

Thanks for the chance! And yes, I've been digging on rafflecopter entry forms as I've stumbled across them. :)

 
At July 19, 2011 at 2:52 AM , Blogger Jenn Spencer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

 
At July 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Chanie P. said...

I absolutely love the rafflecopter. I noticed a lot of bloggers are starting to use it, and it makes entering giveaways so much easier!

 
At July 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

I love rafflecopter. I want to get it for my blog, I'm waiting for an invite. It makes entering giveaways so much faster and you are less likely to make a mistake and add an entry twice.

newmummylove at yahoo dot ca

 
At July 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

I blogged about your giveaway at
http://babygiveawaysgalore.blogspot.com/2011/07/cloth-diapers-heirlom-wooden-toys-gc.html

I'd really appreciate it if you would follow me back.
Thanks!

 
At July 19, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Amy V said...

awesome giveaway!

 
At July 20, 2011 at 12:14 AM , Blogger Sarah Hull said...

I really like rafflecopter. It makes entering super easy. The only think I don't like (or don't know how to do yet) is to fix a mistake on an entry.

Thanks for this great giveaway!
Sarah
SHull2319 at gmail dot com

 
At July 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM , Blogger 4given1 said...

Entered. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

 
At July 22, 2011 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Love You Always & Forever said...

Thanks a ton! I forgot to add my tweet URL...ugh!!
https://twitter.com/#!/Stacie1977/status/94514860926316544

 
At July 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Baby and the Chi's said...

I wasn't sure about Rafflecopter at first, but it's growing on me. I sure wish I was able to try it out on my own blog though! lol

gothickornchic at gmail dot com

 
At July 27, 2011 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Melissa E. said...

I'm a HUGE fan of rafflecopter. I can enter so many more giveaways with it. Can't wait until they get all the snags worked out!

 

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