Monday, 15 February 2010

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review and Giveaway


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.
***Updated, winner is #8 Pearl***
Thirsties has very generously offered to give one lucky reader their very own duo diaper! Here's how to enter:
*Visit Thirsties and comment here telling me one reason you'd like to try a duo diaper and what you're favorite duo cover is. Include an email address to contact you by. This comment must be included in order to win, if not included all other entries will be void.
Want extra entries?
leave a separate comment for each entry
*Follow this blog
*Follow me on Twitter.
*Become a fan of Once Upon a Baby on Facebook.
*Become a fan of Thirsties on Facebook.
*Blog about this giveaway, linking to my post. Leave a link to your post in the comment.

Giveaway open to US residents only. Ends at noon pacific time on 3/1/10. Winner will be determined by random.org. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. As always this is an honest review full of my own opinions. I was not compensated in any way other than receiving diapers to review.

96 comments:

  1. I would love to try a size one on our new little man! Love the ocean blue! :)

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  2. I'm a fan of thirsties on facebook! :)

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  3. I like their wrap as well and have been wanting to try out this diaper! I like the ocean color for my little guy.

    nikkiseesholtz @ yahoo

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  4. I follow your blog!

    nikkiseesholtz @ yahoo

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  5. i want to try the 7 layers of absorbancy. i like meadow. pearlho81 at gmail

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  6. I have been really wanting to try one. No real reason other than we haven't yet, does that count? lol
    I love the meadow color.

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  7. I like how it goes up to 40 lbs and I like the honeydew one

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  8. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  9. I like the mango color duo diaper.

    moon _ princez at hotmail dot com

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  10. I love that it's so trim. I like the storm cloud color the best.

    cakesnob

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  11. I haven't actually seen one of these personally IRL yet, so I'd really love to try one out! Anndddd my favorite is the meadow color :)

    thecrunchywife at gmail dot com

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  12. I'm a fan of Once Upon A Baby on FB

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  13. I'm a follower of your blog! I'm glad to here you like Thirsties, I just bought some so it's good to here someone else like them :)

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  14. Wow, I spelled Hear wrong twice! lol
    I am new to cloth diapering so I would love to try out a diaper that so many people rave about! I love the Ocean blue color :)

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  15. I'm a fan of you and Thirsties on FB.

    Nikkinorfolk@aol.com

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  16. I'd love to try this thirsties! My favorite is the ocean blue. We currently use thirsties covers with prefolds and I love them but I've never tried the duos or all in ones. I guess after 6 months of CDing it's time to venture out!

    sarahzizzo@hotmail.com

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  17. I become a fan on FB :)

    sarahzizzo@hotmail.com

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  18. I became a fan of Thirsties on FB and a fan of yours!
    sarahzizzo@Hotmail.com

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  19. I love the rose colored duo wrap, Thirsties has such great colors!

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  20. And thanks for the FB links, didn't know you or Thirsties were on there. Became your fan...

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  21. I'd love a honeydew duo diaper! I'd love to have to only buy 2 diapers that fit LO from birth to PL!

    willyjean8 at hotmail dot com

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  22. I'm a fan of this blog on FB!

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  23. I'm a fan of Thirsties on FB!

    willyjean8 at hotmail dot com

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  24. I blogged about this giveaway:
    http://theonewhereibloggedaboutit.blogspot.com/2010/02/where-you-can-win-thirsties-cloth.html

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  25. I LOVE my thirsties duo covers! I have one in green and another in light blue. They are fabulous and I know that the with the quality that Thirsties is known for that these diapers have to be awesome. I love that they're made w/ hemp as well as MF :) ::crosses fingers that she wins so she can try these babies out::

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  26. I love that it's multi-sized! My favorite color is meadow.
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  27. I follow your blog!
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  28. I an your fan on FB
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  29. also a fan of thirsties on FB
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  30. I follow you on twitter @alyssabug
    kdegruy at gmail dot com

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  31. I really like the meadow one...

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  32. I'd love to try the rose color. I love my thirsties covers and have been wanting to try out the duo.

    baileysbites at gmail dot com

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  33. facebook fan of thirsties

    taraliggett at hotmail dot com

    (baileysbites at gmail dot com)

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  34. facebook fan of OUAB

    taraliggett at hotmail dot com

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  35. I like the duo because it's so adjustable with the three rows of snaps! My favorite color is the Honeydew

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  36. Blogged about the giveaway

    http://talesofthewife.blogspot.com/2010/02/thirsties-diaper-giveaway-at-once-upon.html

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  37. I would like to try the duo covers for two reasons: 1, I have only ever tried a OS cloth diaper and would like to see how these compare. And 2, I currently have a toddler and am due to have my second baby next month....I would be able to try a size 1 or a size 2 (or both?). Storm Cloud is my favorite due cover I think...but I honestly love all the colors.

    contact info in profile :-)

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  38. i am a fan of thirsties on facebook

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  39. I love that it is 1 size (well...sort of!) And I love it in Mango

    chels_leigh4 at yahoo dot com

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  40. follower
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  41. follow you on twitter
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  42. FB fan of you
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  43. I really like their wrap and have always wanted to give their diaper a go too! I love the orchid color they've got in their line. Hooray for leg gussets!

    i.draw.stuff@gmail.com

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  44. I'm a Thirsties Facebook fan!


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  45. I follow this blog!

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  46. I'm an OUAB Facebook fan!

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  47. I'd love to try these because they have such a wide weight range and would last a while. if they work well on my son, we'd save a lot of money! I like the mango color.
    writeroxie@gmail.com

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  48. I follow you on twitter as writeroxie

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  49. I am a fan of OUAB on facebook as roxanne debord

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  50. I am a fan of thirsties on facebook as roxanne debord

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  51. Big fan of Thirsties covers... would really like to try the Size 2 Duo Dipe with snaps in Meadow. Cool hip colors too!

    cindyhingson@hotmail.com

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  52. I am a fan of Thirsties on FB--

    cindyhingson@hotmail.com

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  53. We will be cloth diapering for the first time starting in September (when our 4th baby is born). I would love to add this to our stash, and hopefully fall in love and know which to buy more of!! =) I love the orchid and meadow colors!
    garyandalesha at cox dot net

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  54. Following on twitter @JacobsenFamily
    garyandalesha at cox dot net

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  55. Fb fan of you (Alesha Y Jacobsen)
    garyandalesha at cox dot net

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  56. FB fan of Thirsties (Alesha Y Jacobsen)
    garyandalesha at cox dot net

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  57. I'd love to try the size 2 ocean blue duo diaper! We love the covers because they fit our baby even when he was an 8 lb newborn!

    ginamiller7 at gmail dot com

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  58. I follow you on Facebook!

    ginamiller7 at gmail dot com

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  59. I'm a fan of Thirsties on Facebook.

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  60. I follow your blog.

    ginamiller7 at gmail dot com

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  61. They look like they would fit really well because of the adjustabilty. I'd like to try a size 2 in Rose.
    mmclean13 at gmail dot com

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  62. I follow you on twitter @cheapandcreativ
    mmclean13 at gmail dot com

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  63. Once Upon a Baby Facebook fan
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  64. Thirsties Facebook fan
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  65. blog follower
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  66. i would love to try it for new baby on the way
    i would like the rose color
    familytiesandgrowingpains@gmail.com

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  67. i follow your blog
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  68. i follow you on twitter
    @FAMILY_TIES
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