When I went to ABC Kids Expo I wasn’t aware that Thirsties was showing a brand new diaper. The new Duo All-in-One was what I had the chance to see and it recently was made available to the public for purchase. I immediately placed my order so that I could begin reviewing the diaper. Like their other popular diaper wrap and Duo Diaper the Thirsites Duo All-in-One is a dual size diaper that comes in either size 1 or size 2. It also comes in aplix or snaps. Unfortunately my camera was having an issue I wasn’t aware of when I filmed the video and it was only when I started to edit and after moving that I realized it. I have already packed my filming “studio” and moved or I would have re-shot the entire thing.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ For my review I used the Aplix and there is nothing easier than an Aplix Thirsties Duo All-in-One! You will need to set the rise initially and again (and again) as your child grows but once that is set your diaper will be as easy to use as a disposable. If you have snaps there is only 1 row and a total of 4 snaps to close. When it comes time to wash your diaper you don’t have an insert to remove. After the clean diapers are dry you can simply fold and put away without having to stuff an insert. The tunnel design is open on both ends so if you do end up needing to add an insert for nights it will agitate out as well.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩✩ $15.75 for a QUALITY made, USA made, WAHM sewn, AIO cloth diaper that also comes with top notch customer service from one of the best cloth diaper companies around? THAT my friends is a good deal. It isn’t a “one size” diaper so you can’t just buy a set of Thirsties AIO’s and call it a day. However the Size 1’s will fit a newborn, and if your child is on the taller end or late on potty learning then your Size 2’s will fit up to 40 pounds.
Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ The Thirsties Duo AIO has a microfiber soaker that should be good enough for most babies during the day. If you intend to use your AIO for overnight then you might want to add an additional insert. We never had a leak in any situation.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ Ev fits the Size 2 on the smallest snap rise. It comes a bit higher than I prefer but this just means he has lots and lots of room in the rise to grow. I’d be willing to bet he would still fit into the Size 1 on the unsnapped rise setting. I can’t speak to how Size 1 fits a newborn but if the Duo Wrap is an indication that it will fit but just look a but bulky until they grow into it and we all know how fast that happens!
Overall: The only two negative things I can think of- I miss the characteristic appearance of the white binding. The diaper just looks so naked without it, especially the snaps version. Maybe they don’t want it to be confused with the Duo Diaper? The second is that it takes a pretty long time to be thoroughly dry. If you put your hand in the pocket you might notice after one cycle that the soaker is still damp. (this doesn’t happen every single time- varies depending on how many diapers are in my dryer and what dryer I am using) It is harder to air dry the way that the soaker attaches inside to the fleece lining. Do either of those facts make me less likely to use or buy more? Nope! I can’t think of many brands I love as much as I love Thirsties. And if you want more reasons to love them you should watch their own video announcing their All-in-One. I should also point out that this may be the first cloth diaper that has received all 5 stars!
Where to Buy: Diaper Junction (affiliate) which is where I also purchased this diaper for review.