I was really pleased when I found out that Cozy Bums, my local cloth diaper dealer, would be getting in the Thirsties Duo cloth diaper line. I thought that the Scottish Rose diaper was just gorgeous and I really wanted to get it for my Eudora. As soon as I got it, I was thrilled. The Thirsties Duo cloth diaper in Scottish Rose was even more beautiful than I’d thought.
It wasn’t my first Thirsties Duo cloth diaper; I’d had one with a Velcro closure for Norton when he was smaller… but I sold it after discovering why we couldn’t have Velcro diapers in our house. Now I might be on the verge of a full blow Thirsties Duo cloth diaper addiction.
Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper Construction
The Thirsties Duo cloth diaper is a pocket diaper with a difference: both ends are open to allow the insert to agitate out during the wash cycle, so no unstuffing necessary. However, since I use so many different types of diapers, my husband can never remember that, so he just shakes the insert out. He loves how easily it comes out when he shakes. The inserts are also a bit different: it’s two pieces, snapped together. One piece is microfiber, the other piece is hemp. The shells are made with double gussets designed to hold even the worst of poopsplosions.
Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper Sizing
The Thirsties Duo cloth diaper comes in a size one and size two. The size one diaper is designed to fit from 6-18 pounds (or birth to nine months for average size babies), while the size two is meant to fit from 18-40 pounds (or 9 months to three years). Each size also comes with three snap rises so that you can get a customized fit for your little one.
Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper Fit
Eudora is nearly eleven months and weighs about seventeen and a half pounds. Norton is almost three years old and weighs about thirty-three pounds. Both are modeling size two diapers.
At just under eighteen pounds, Eudora is on the edge of too big for the size one and too small for the size two. She’s wearing the size two on the smallest rise. Even though it looks a bit large, I do get a perfect fit with a little fudging. I’ve yet to have any issues with leaking. We haven’t had any poos in the Thirsties Duo cloth diaper (which is surprising; usually the first thing she does in a new diaper is produce a really disgusting “present” before I even manage to take her picture in it), so I’m not sure how it will perform on that front. However, I don’t forsee any issues due to the double gussets. With Norton, we get a perfect fit with no fudging and two snaps to spare.
What I Love About the Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper
I love that this diaper will fit larger children and smaller children without requiring special sizing. I like that there’s no need to unstuff and the pocket is large enough that my husband (who has quite large hands) could stuff it without an issue. The double gussets are great for looser stools. The inserts are also absolutely amazing. The layer of microfiber is fantastic for quickly absorbing moisture. The hemp (which is the softest hemp I have ever seen) is great for increasing the amount of moisture that the diaper can hold. I also find that these inserts are quite trim, particularly for having two separate pieces of fabric. The diapers are also made in the USA and are quite reasonably priced: solid diapers are typically around $19. Patterns are a dollar more.
What I Don’t Love About the Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper
As much as I love the ability to fit larger and smaller babies, I mainly buy one size diapers. I’d have a bit of a hard time with essentially buying two separate stashes. I’d also love to see a hip snap to prevent slippage. Crossover snaps to help babies on the cusp of a size get a better fit would also be fantastic. (For Eudora, I actually end up having to not lie a snap flap flat because I can’t cross them over. I end up having two snaps on that flap snapped closer together than intended.)
Would I Recommend It?
Absolutely! In fact, thanks to Kerri at Cozy Bums loaning me the Hoot diaper for size comparison, I’ve decided that the Hoot diaper is even cuter in person. So now I have to buy it. It’s also something that I recommend over newborn diapers simply because one will get longer use out of them.
Keep your eyes open for an upcoming Thirsties giveaway right here on this blog!
Disclosure: I received one of these diapers at a discounted price. This in no way influenced my review, as I’d already fallen in love with the first one that I bought!