Director Jewels: Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper Review + Giveaway {Ready to Pop! Labor Day Hop}

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper Review + Giveaway {Ready to Pop! Labor Day Hop}

Disclosure: I received a sample diaper from Thirsties to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Have any of you ever actually been in labor on Labor Day? My babies were not due anywhere near September, but I know there must be some of you out there with a Labor Day labor story! My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby next week - and all weekend, I've wondered if there might be a surprise appearance today! In honor of all the Mamas and Babies who have done some of the hardest labor ever, it seems only appropriate to celebrate Labor Day this year in a totally fun way! So, welcome to Ready to POP! {a Labor Day Giveaway Hop}, hosted by So Easy Being Green, According to Jenny, and Viva Veltoro! Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all, including the Grand Prize!


Here at Director Jewels, I'm excited to be sharing a review and giveaway for a fantastic cloth diaper brand: Thirsties! You may remember that I started thinking about switching to cloth diapers when Addie was about 6 months old. One of the first brands that was recommended to me was Thirsties! These diapers are available in a variety of adorable colors and print designs, plus different styles to suit your cloth diapering needs.

We chose to go with pocket diapers, since they are similar to disposables and I thought it would be easier to make the switch - so our Thirsties is a Duo Diaper. Thirsties also offers Duo All-in-One, Wraps, Duo Fab Fitted, and Diaper Covers.

The Duo Diaper is available in 2 different sizes and is available with a snap or aplix closure. Size 1 fits 6-18 pounds and Size 2 fits 18-40 pounds. Both of my kids are in diapers and fit into the Size 2 range, and I was curious to see how this diaper would work on each of them.



The diaper features rise snaps that make it easy to adjust how big the diaper is for your child. Even with the rise on the smallest setting, the fabric is not bulky! I am able to get a great fit on both Lincoln and Addie with this diaper.

Inside of the Diaper

Pocket Opening (back)

Since the Duo is a pocket diaper, it must be stuffed with an insert for absorbancy. Thirsties includes a 2-piece insert (the first piece is 55% Hemp and 45% Cotton, the second piece is 100% polyester-microfiber terry). Altogether - this provides seven layers to absorb! The pieces snap together on either end and can be stuffed into either of the pocket since the diaper opens on both sides. Most of the other pocket diapers I have tried only open on one side - this dual opening makes it super easy to shake the insert out into the wash (you can also leave them in one piece and just throw the whole thing in the washer - it will agitate out during the wash cycle).

The snap-together insert pieces.

Duo Diaper with Insert in the pocket

One of my favorite Thirsties features is the double gusset on each leg - these are amazing at catching the messiest diapers baby can throw at you! Since reviewing this diaper, we have added several more Thirsties to our collection and have never had a leak!


Thirsties, Inc. hopes to make it easy and affordable for every family to choose cloth while simultaneously investing in the local economy and sustainable business practices. USA-sourced components are chosen for all of their products in order to reduce Thirsties carbon footprint, to help support domestic textile mills and the local economy, and to ensure that Thirsties diapers will last. Thirsties, Inc. is committed to creating only the highest quality products and dedicated to providing exceptional design and unparalleled performance while saving you money.

Another fantastic fact about Thirsties? All of their products are USA-made by a group of very talented women, many of whom work in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. How fantastic! Each time you purchase from Thirsties, you are supporting families in the local community!

Here are some photos of the Thirsties Duo Diaper on my little ones!

Addie, 8 months old, around 21 pounds.

Great fit around Addie's chunky thighs!

The amazing double gusset leg design!

Great for babies on the go.

Lincoln, 30 months old, around 34 pounds.

This  is the biggest snap setting - he won't fit into it much longer,
but we will hopefully be potty training at some point!

Our verdict? This is a very versatile diaper that is great on both of the kids. As I mentioned before, we've already purchased several more Duo Diapers for our stash. You can follow along with Thirsties on Facebook for all the latest news!


Giveaway

One Director Jewels reader will win a Thirsties Duo Diaper (winner's choice of size, color/print, and closure) - PLUS a $10 Amazon Gift Card (so mama can splurge a little, too)! This giveaway will end on September 18 at 11:59pm EST.  This giveaway is open to US and Canadian readers only.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below (you may need Javascript enabled to see the form and it may take a moment to load)!  Once you complete the first entry, the other options will open up so that you can complete them as well.  All of the "extra entries" are optional - you can do just one, or as many as you want!  Winners will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Good luck!

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Now, be sure to hop over to enter to win the amazing Grand Prize for Ready to POP!

Ready to POP! Grand Prize

One lucky reader is going to win an adorable 2 Red Hens Diaper Bag, a fabulous set of Buttons Diapers – an All-in-Two Cloth Diapers System, and an absoutely beautiful CatBirdBaby Pikkolo Baby Carrier!

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Make sure you also hop around to the other blogs for even more chances to win!



Thank you to Thirsties for providing my review sample and the diaper portion of the giveaway prize!  I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own.  For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy. According to Jenny, Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Ready to POP! participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

258 comments:

  1. Michelle HarasewiczSeptember 2, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    I like the scottish rose print

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  2. My favorite is the blackbird print!
    Lacey J

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  3. i really love most colors, but polka is my favorite at the moment!

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  4. I love their rosé-colored cover.

    Thanks!

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  5. I love the Polka Dance & Black Bird

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  6. Black Bird, I absolutely love Black Bird!

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  7. I love Scottish Rose, and it's one of the Thirsties prints we don't have yet.

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  8. The 'hoot' print is really cute :).

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  9. Oh my gosh...I'm crazy about that hoot print!!

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  10. They are all cute! I really like the black bird and polka dance prints!

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  11. I love the owl "hoot" print

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  12. I'd love the Scottish Rose diaper for my little girl.

    Jodi J

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  13. Awww your OTB pics are so cute! Love the print!

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  14. *Polka dance lol

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  15. I like the black bird print with snaps.

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  16. My favorites are polka dance and hoot

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  17. Scottish rose is my favorite print

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  18. I like the Duo Diaper Owl print.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. My favorite is the Polka Dance!

    maggie true armstrong
    maggie at pdclarion dot com

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  20. I'm dying to win the Polka Dance print.

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  21. I like blackbird. Thanks!
    - AaronandKasi Erwin facebook/rafflecopter

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  22. I love the newer Polka Dance print.

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  23. Favorite Color: Ocean Blue; Favorite Pattern: Scottish Storm

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  24. I love Thirsties! I have 2 of their covers for my prefolds and they never leak! I would love to try their Duo in the Blackbird or the Ocean Blue!

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  25. I love the polka dance print.

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  26. Luv the Black Bird! Thanks for the great review!

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  27. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    OOOOhhh! So Cute! The Scottish Storm for me -thanks!

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  28. I love their ocean blue color

    Littlemamameow at gmail dot com

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  29. I adore the scottish storm print!!!
    ashleyziemer AT gmail DOT com

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  30. Sherry m: I love the hoot print

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  31. I love scottish storm
    lizzwisniewski(AT) hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Scottish Storm is my favorite print.

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  33. I want the Scottish storm duo wrap!

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  34. I love the blackbird and the polka dance prints!

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  35. I love the Polka Dance print!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  36. the rose colored cover is so cute!

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  37. I love the Scottish storm print!

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  38. I really like Hoot and Black Bird.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

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  39. I love the black bird print. diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  40. I like the black bird print!
    Very cute!

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  41. I love meadow and blackbird, though I really want a Polka Dance!

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  42. brynne

    hoot is cute! and it rhymes :)

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  43. we have a few of them and my favorite is the brown or scottish rose. so cute!

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  44. scottish rose for me
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  45. I like the Hoot print. Thanks for the chance.

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  46. Polka dance is my favorite print!

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  47. My favourite is Scottish rose

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  48. I want hoot with snaps. That would be great.

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  49. Scottish Storm and Scottish Rose are my favorite prints.

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  50. Scottish Storm and Scottish Rose are my favorite prints.

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  51. My absolute favorites are Blackbird and Cool Stripes.

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  52. I like the blackbird (or hoot) in aplix, size small.

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  53. I love polka dance

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  54. I like Scottish Storm and blackbird.

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  55. love scottish storm or the owl print, both are so cute!

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  56. These prints are adorable!

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  57. This question is hard. It's a tossup between blackbird and hoot.

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  58. I like both argyle prints, but scottish storm is my favorite.

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  59. scottish storm & polka dance are my favs :)

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  60. the black bird print is my favorite, though polka dot dance is a close second!

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  61. Polka Dot Dance and Blackbird!

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  62. I like blackbird print
    amanda s
    selenke@yahoo.com

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  63. I like Polka Dance and Black Bird!

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  64. I like the polka dance like you reviewed :)

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  65. i am dying for a scottish storm. thanks so much! jenna_burris

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  66. My favorite diaper duo diaper is the Hoot print.

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  67. I really like the scottish rose print.

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  68. Hoot is my favorite but I would pck Scottish storm

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  69. Hoot and Polka Dance are two prints I like.

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  70. I've loved polka dance since it came out!

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  71. My Favorite print is the Black Bird!

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  72. I think the hoot print is really cute.

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  73. blackbird!!! :)

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  74. I really like both Scottish Rose and Polka Dance!

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  75. It's so hard to pick just one! Mango for me.

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  76. I love the hoot print with snaps!

    Amy Hart

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  77. I think the black bird print is cute.

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  78. I like the plain white one.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  79. I like Hoot and Scottish Storm!

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  80. My favorite print would be Alice Bright.... but since it's discontinued, I'll go with polka dance :)

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  81. I love the blackbird print or the mango color!

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  82. Polka Dance is my favorite, although Blackbird is a very close second. Oh, to be honest, they all are pretty!

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  83. It's a toss-up between Scottish storm and Hoot

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  84. OOOOHHhh I like blackbird or polka dance!

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  85. I really love the Blackbird print

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  86. I have blackbird and polka dance and love them both!

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  87. I like the Scottish Storm and Rose prints :)

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  88. guess i'd have to go with ocean blue. i love all of the prints but i already have all of them :)

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