I contacted Thirsties about reviewing the Duo Diaper. Of course, I have to keep up with the cloth diaper trends and bring you the newest diapers on video! I think this one is a great diaper for a video review. I am able to show you the two part insert and the dual ended pocket. The color, Meadow, really is great on camera too. I love this diaper, and I think you will too! Thirsites is sponsoring a giveaway, which you can enter here.
Ease of Use ✰✰✰✰✰ This diaper is easy on and off! With velcro closures it can be put on as simply as a disposable. Having it prestuffed is the best option, so you can just grab it and use it. Stuffing is easy too, thanks to the nice open pocket. When you have a dirty that needs to be tossed in the pail, attach the velcro tabs to their laundry tabs, and toss it (or spray poop, then toss). Snapping the rise up or down only happens once in a blue moon, but that is easy enough too.
Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰✰ Because almost all “one-size” diapers aren’t truly one size, Thirsties has made something very special. Having to buy only 2 “sizes” that have multiple sizes within them, will still save you money if you intend to buy a one size diaper and newborn diapers, and possibly even have to buy toddler diapers if your baby outgrows the one size. Judging by the photos I have seen of youn babies and old in the Duo, I think it will fit a newborn and big toddlers! This diaper is 17.50, the average cost for a regualr pocket one size diaper.
Performance ✰✰✰✰✰ The insert on this diaper really is “thirsty.” And, the hemp has stayed very soft and pliable. Typically, hemp gets crunchy and hard over many washes. Thirsties is the first to have their hemp knitted in the US, and it is quality stuff. Much different from other hemp I have seen. I would actually put this hemp against my son’s skin, unlike any other. Overnight and daytime tests had no leaks.
Fit ✰✰✰✰✰ With more minute adjustments, you have a greater chance of finding a great fit for your baby at any stage. Not completely customizeable to the millimeter, but there are smaller jumps between snap settings, unlike a regular “one-size.” I really like the leg gussets, and the soft binding around the legs, front, and back. I could probably even go to the smallest setting on this diaper, but it fits well enough on the middle snap also. The diaper isn’t SUPER trim, if I know I need to squeeze my son in some jeans I grab a different one, but in general it doesn’t prevent him from wearing much. And fluffy butts are cute!
Overall- I think I like this diaper a lot more than I expected. As I typed my review I realized how great it really is. Thirsties DUO comes in fun colors too. Time will tell how the velcro holds up, it just hasn’t been long enough for me to make that call. But the insert is washing beautifully, and so in the lining. If you are trying to find a way to escape the one size trap that leaves you with no diapers for a newborn, I think investing in some size 1 Duos would be a wise decision. You would have, probably 8-10 months where it would fit your baby!
I was not paid for this review, however the diaper sent was kept.