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Friday, September 17, 2010

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Thirsties® Duo Wrap and Duo Hemp Prefold

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thirsties® Duo Wrap and Duo Hemp Prefold review and giveaway

Until last week, I'd never used a prefold.. and to be honest, the idea of them scared me a little bit. So when Thirsties® offered me a Duo Hemp Prefold, and Duo Wrap to review, I wasn't sure what to expect!

When we received the diaper, I washed and dried both parts three times to increase absorbency, then we were ready to get started.

I was really surprised at how easy to use the prefold was! The instructions included were straight forward; you simply fold along the two seams (dividing the prefold into thirds), fan out the back a little, then place it into the Duo Wrap, like shown:

I love how soft and comfortable the prefold feels.. it's made of a custom hemp jersey material (made in the USA), which is 25% more absorbent than a pure cotton prefold would be, and feels just like a soft t-shirt. It's designed in a way that makes for a more thorough wash, and a quicker drying time; it consists of two panels, each panel being only two layers thick.

Most prefolds are 8 layers thick in the middle, can be bulky, difficult to wash thoroughly, and take a long time to dry. I love that it dries so quickly!

The Duo Wrap comes in two sizes; Size 1 (6-18lbs, 0-9 months), and size 2 (18-40lbs, 9-36 months). Each size features adjustable snaps on the front, to ensure an always great fit on your growing baby, and leg gussets for extra protection against leaks. It is available in 8 solid colors, and 4 prints, and with either aplix or snap closures. 

Fold-over laundry tabs (no snagging in the washer):

I love the way this diaper system fits Casey.. it's not at all bulky, and fits great under his pants.

We've had no problems with leaks.. Casey has worn it over naptime a couple of times, and it hasn't been anywhere near full when he's woken up. I'll generally leave it on him for about 2-3 hours (which is the longest I'll usually leave any diaper on while he's awake), but it could (and has, over naptime) gone longer with no issues.

Prefolds or inserts with covers are the cheapest type of cloth diaper available. By using Thirsties® Duo Hemp Prefolds (only $7 each), or Thirsties® Stay Dry Duo Insert ($7 each) with Duo Wraps ($12.75 each), you'll save yourself $2,000 over disposables!

Click here to request your Thirsties® catalog.

And just a few pictures of Casey modelling his new new diaper; he is 22 months old, and 25lbs, and we got the size 2 Duo Wrap, in Meadow.. which is an awesome color!


Thirsties® are offering one of my readers a chance to win a Duo Hemp Prefold and Duo Wrap!

Visit the Thirsties® website, and leave a comment telling me which color Duo Wrap you'd choose if you won.

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Contest ends October 3rd, 2010, 11pm PST. Good luck!

Please read the following before entering:
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* Winner will be selected at random through random.org.

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Congratulations Meaghan!