It’s hard to believe my tiny girl is two years old. She’s so independent now, running around and climbing everything in sight. She loves helping with anything she sees the grown-ups do, whether it’s attempting to use a screwdriver or sweeping the floor on cleaning day. She has her mood swings like any toddler but for the most part she is thrilled just to be a part of the adventure and I count myself so lucky that she’s along for the ride.
Thirsties debuted a new one size all in one diaper last month that is sleeker and more absorbent than ever. While I adore Thirsties and am a huge fan of their covers especially, I have a particular fondness for the ease and design of all in ones. These are available with either a snap closure or hook and loop tape so you can select the style closure that works best for your family.
Ease of Use✩✩✩✩✩ This all in one diaper couldn’t get any easier, really. There is nothing to stuff or wrap or fold, just a single piece sewn on one end that rests comfortable within the diaper until wash time, when it can shift away from the diaper to wash efficiently and dry quickly. I love how simple this diaper is for anyone who is nervous about cloth diapering as well as for caregivers who may not want to learn any additional steps. Just select the snap rise that is appropriate for your baby and this diaper is as easy as any disposable (and far cuter).
Bang for the Buck✩✩✩✩ You’ll pay 19.75 for this diaper which is a comparable and fair price for an all in one. Many all in ones are available these days as they are so simple to use and convenient when folding and stuffing laundry is the last thing we want to think about. However, I haven’t seen any other all in one that combines this level of absorbency with this easy rinse (have you ever tried to use a diaper sprayer on some kinds of all in ones? Depending on construction it can be a challenge) and this relatively slim silhouette.
Performance ✩✩✩✩ The diaper itself is lined with soft microfleece on the interior and has a hidden layer of absorbent terry in the wet zone for anything that might slip past the soaker. The soaker itself is a powerhouse with three layers of polyester terry that is still surprisingly trim. This diaper is great for daytime use, but has held its own during naps and extended errands as well. I was also impressed with how quickly it dries, I can hang this on the line in the morning and by nap time it’s ready to go. I did find the soaker got a bit stiff (we have really bad hard water, and hanging on the line can result in stiff diapers depending on their material) but all it took was some worrying by hand (just pretend it’s pizza dough) or a quick toss in the dryer on low with my favorite wool dryer balls to soften it up again.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ The fit of this diaper is extremely trim, much sleeker than many all in one style diapers we’ve tried. The design is extremely well thought out to allow for a very reliable diaper without any added bulk. It comes in snaps or their new and improved velcro depending on your preference.
Overall: I love this diaper for daytime use specifically because it is so trim and comes in those wonderful Thirsties colors and patterns. I haven’t tried this one overnight yet, but it has done well during a long nap and on a few long outings. If you have a very heavy wetter and are worried about overnight use, Thirsties does have a great hemp insert (or a cotton velour doubler if you prefer) available for purchase separately that can be tucked inside any diaper for added protection. I haven’t bothered with a booster with this diaper yet, as the four total layers of microfiber has worked very well for us so far.
These all in ones are an excellent choice for new parents who may be intimidated by the idea of needing to assemble or fold other types of diapers. It’s also great to have on hand for daycares and babysitters because the design is so foolproof, there’s no confusion as to how the diaper goes on. And they are so trim they easily fit in the diaper bag so they are great for running errands, too.