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Review & Give-Away: Thirsties Duo Diaper & Wash

February 17, 2010

This blog, along with this household, has a love affair of sorts with Thirsties.  We’ve tried many of their products now and have nothing but positive things to say.  As I’m sitting down to write this review, I almost wonder if the papa should be writing it instead.  My husband is usually kind of ambivalent about our cloth diapers.  All B typically requires of a diaper is that it is effective and relatively easy to use.  All that ambivalence was gone when we received the new Thirsties Duo Diaper and Pre-Wash/Wash for review.  He loves it!  The Duo is always the first diaper B grabs out of the stack and I feel like I hardly get to use it.  He describes it as “the perfect diaper“.  I’d have to agree.  It’s pretty darn perfect.  See what I’m saying?  It’s love love love.  *gush*

Baby O’s Duo Diaper is a size two in Meadow.  When we picked our diaper, he was teetering between size one and size two, at just about 18 lbs.  We decided to go with the size two and it fits perfectly.  As I said, we think this diaper is great!  It’s hard to pick our favorite aspects, so I think I’ll present them to you bullet style:

  • Insert that agitates out in the wash:  That’s right.  This is a pocket diaper that doesn’t require you to remove the insert before washing it.  Just take it off and throw it right in your wet bag.  Easy peasy!
  • Great fit:  It’s been well established in our cloth diapering adventures, diapers that have elastic along the front as well as along the back provide a better fit.  They also prevent tummy gaps and therefore leaks, especially during naptime.
  • Layered insert:  The Duo Diaper insert is layered with two layers of serged microfiber terry snapped together with five serged layers of hemp jersey.  This is so effective, I’ve started stuffing our night time diapers in a similar way.  Thanks for the hint, Thirsties!  There is also room for an extra insert, should you need it.  So far, we haven’t needed one.
  • Leg gussets!  I guess this could go under “great fit”, but I think these fabulous gussets deserve  their own bullet.  Most diapers leak occasionally.  Disposable or cloth, that’s just the nature of diapering.  However, I don’t think we’ve ever had a single leak with the Duo Diaper.  No joke.  I think much of this is thanks to the leg gussets!  We first discovered leg gussets while using Thirsties diaper covers.  We were so impressed that we were kind of mind-boggled as to why more cloth diapers don’t have them.  Needless to say, we were thrilled to see Thirsties carry this particular design feature into their Duo Diaper.

When the Pre-Wash and Super Wash arrived for review, it could not have come at a better time!  We received the Wash at just about the same time Baby O started solids and we were revamping our cloth washing regimen.

When Baby O was exclusively breastfed, we didn’t need a pre-wash.  When he started solids, that changed.  Thirsties Pre-Wash was a welcome addition to our new regimen.  We add the Pre-Wash solution to a cold pre-wash cycle and it really works wonders!  By time we add the Super Wash, the diapers already appear “clean”.

Somewhere online, I saw Thirsties Super Wash referred to as the “undetergent”.  I’d say that pretty much sums it up!  It is non-toxic, colorless, oderless, and totally effective.  It’s also highly concentrated, so it lasts a long time.  We wash our cloth diapers every other day and one bottle lasted us just over two months!  Both the Super Wash and Pre-Wash come in a convenient bottle that measures 1/2 ounce at a time for you right in the bottle.  All you have to do is squeeze and pour!

Would you like to try a Thirsties Duo Diaper as well as the Pre-Wash/Super Wash for your little one?  Yes, you would!
Thirsties is oh so generously offering one Oh Baby O reader one bottle of both their Pre-Wash and Wash (enough for 64 loads!), as well as one Duo Diaper in your choice of color*!

Required Entry:

  • Go to the Thirsties website and comment back here which product you would most like to try.

Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)

and for two extra optional entries you can:
(Again, optional entries only count if you participate in required entry!)

  • Blog about this Review/Give-Away linking back to Oh Baby O as well as to the Thirsties website.  I’ll give you two entries since it requires two links!  (Be sure to leave two comments!)  Make sure to leave me a link so I can see your post.  The blog post has to be about this give-away only.  For two entries, it deserves it’s own post.  Please no give-away only blogs.  Thank you.

The more entries you have, the better your chances of winning!
Remember to leave a separate comment (2 for the blog post) for each entry!

This give-away is open to US and Canadian addresses only.
Must be 18 years of age to enter.

Winner, to receive one Thirsties Duo Diaper along with one bottle each of their pre-wash and wash, will be posted in two weeks (Mar. 3rd, 2010).
*Choice of color subject to availability.
Good Luck!

~Carrie

Thank you to Thirsties for all their help during our review process.

Disclosure:  Please note, although an honest review, this review is based on free product samples provided to the author.  No other compensation has been received for this review.

All images courtesy of thirsties.com. 
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156 Comments
  1. February 17, 2010 11:44 am

    I’d like to try the Thirsties pocket all in one. These diapers look great.

  2. February 17, 2010 11:45 am

    Also I follow Baby O on twitter

  3. February 17, 2010 11:47 am

    If I won I would choose the Meadow colour

  4. Jacqie permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:34 pm

    I really want to try the diaper wash!

  5. Jacqie permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:35 pm

    Fan of oh baby o on FB

  6. Jacqie permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:35 pm

    Fan of thirsties on FB

  7. Jacqie permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:36 pm

    I would choose the mango duo diaper.

  8. Jacqie permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:37 pm

    Following oh baby o on twitter

  9. Jacqie permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:37 pm

    following thirsties on twitter

  10. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:51 pm

    I checked out their products on their site and I think I would most like to try the pre-wash or the super wash. They both look wonderful!

  11. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:52 pm

    I am a fan of Oh Baby O on Facebook!

  12. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:52 pm

    I am a fan of Thirsties on Facebook.

  13. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:53 pm

    I follow Oh Baby O on Twitter (@szogediek)

  14. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:54 pm

    I follow Thirsties on Twitter (@szogediek)

  15. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:55 pm

    If I won, I would choose the Mango color!

  16. Tabitha Goins permalink
    February 17, 2010 5:17 pm

    I’d love to try a Thirsties Duo Diaper! I love their covers already and know they are great quality

  17. Tabitha Goins permalink
    February 17, 2010 5:18 pm

    I’m a fan of Thirsties on Facebook

  18. Tabitha Goins permalink
    February 17, 2010 5:19 pm

    I’m a fan of Oh Baby O on Facebook

  19. Tabitha Goins permalink
    February 17, 2010 5:20 pm

    If I won I would choose the Meadow color!

  20. February 17, 2010 7:58 pm

    I would like to try the Pocket AIO v2.

  21. February 17, 2010 8:00 pm

    I’m a facebook fan of Oh Baby O (Michelle Sz./Nature Manipulated)

  22. February 17, 2010 8:00 pm

    I’m a facebook fan of Thirsties (Michelle Sz.)

  23. February 17, 2010 8:01 pm

    I follow Oh Baby O on twitter (@NMGiveaway)

  24. February 17, 2010 8:02 pm

    I follow Thirsties on twitter (@NMGiveaway)

  25. February 17, 2010 8:03 pm

    If I win I would pick Mango (although Celery looks very inviting too).

  26. February 17, 2010 8:05 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway.

  27. Shanea permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:02 pm

    Fan of Thirsties on FB!

  28. Shanea permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:03 pm

    I follow!

  29. Shanea permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:03 pm

    I would pick Meadow :)

  30. Shanea permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:04 pm

    Fan of OBO on FB!

  31. Shanea permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:05 pm

    I would like to try the Thirtsies AIO diaper.

  32. February 17, 2010 9:17 pm

    I’d love to try the Super Wash.

  33. February 17, 2010 9:18 pm

    I’m a fan of Thirsties on FB (thanks for posting that link–I’d been looking for them!).

  34. February 17, 2010 9:18 pm

    I’m a fan of Oh Baby O on FB.

  35. February 17, 2010 9:19 pm

    I’m following Oh Baby O on Twitter. :)

  36. February 17, 2010 9:20 pm

    I follow Thirsties on Twitter.

  37. February 17, 2010 9:22 pm

    I requested a catalog!

  38. February 17, 2010 9:23 pm

    If I won, I’d love the Ocean Blue–my little man would look so handsome in it! :)

  39. georgie permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:44 pm

    I’d love to try a meadow duo diaper.

  40. Tabitha Goins permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:51 pm

    Forgot to put down earlier, I did request a catalog too. Thanks

  41. Annali Furgason permalink
    February 17, 2010 11:54 pm

    I’d love to try both the Duo Diaper and the Duo Wrap!

  42. Annali Furgason permalink
    February 17, 2010 11:55 pm

    If I won, I’d choose the Duo in Mango.

  43. Annali Furgason permalink
    February 17, 2010 11:55 pm

    I requested a Thirsties catalogue.

  44. February 18, 2010 12:00 am

    Their Pocket all-in-one v2 has been tempting me lately!

  45. February 18, 2010 12:00 am

    Storm cloud would be my choice!

  46. February 18, 2010 12:26 am

    I would love to try the fab wipes! My son has very sensitive skin.
    http://www.thirstiesbaby.com/wipes.htm

  47. February 18, 2010 12:26 am

    OhBabyO FB fan

  48. February 18, 2010 12:27 am

    I follow OhBabyO on Twitter :-)

  49. February 18, 2010 12:28 am

    I would choose Ocean Blue if I win!

  50. February 18, 2010 12:29 am

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

  51. February 18, 2010 12:31 am

    I am a Thirsties FB fan.

  52. February 18, 2010 12:32 am

    I follow Thirsties on Twitter

  53. February 18, 2010 12:32 am

    I commented :-)

  54. February 18, 2010 12:34 am

    I requested a catalog

  55. February 18, 2010 4:13 am

    I would love to try the Thirsties wash. I’ve read good things about it. Other than than that, I’d like a Fab Fitted.

  56. February 18, 2010 4:15 am

    I requested a catalog. How fun!

  57. February 18, 2010 4:28 am

    I added your button to my blog! It’s my first!

  58. February 18, 2010 4:29 am

    I am your fan on Facebook.

  59. February 18, 2010 4:30 am

    I am Thirsties Fan on Facebook.

  60. February 18, 2010 4:30 am

    I follow your blog.

  61. February 18, 2010 4:54 am

    I follow you on twitter.

  62. February 18, 2010 4:55 am

    I follow Thirsties on Twitter.

  63. February 18, 2010 4:55 am

    I would pick rose or storm. I love all of their colors though.

  64. February 18, 2010 4:13 pm

    This is not an entry in the contest, just a comment.

    You did a great job with this review! I found it to be very thurough and inspiring. The gussets are so great!

    Does anyone else know of a diaper that has leg gussets as well as an insert that agitates out?

  65. Beth permalink
    February 18, 2010 5:11 pm

    I really want to try the duo diaper; I think I have at least two of all their other diapers/wraps already!

  66. Jen M permalink
    February 19, 2010 10:04 am

    I would love to try the pocket aio v2. I love pocket dipes!

  67. Jen M permalink
    February 19, 2010 10:05 am

    I follow Oh Baby Oh on twitter @baby2green

  68. Jen M permalink
    February 19, 2010 10:05 am

    I follow thirsties on twitter @baby2green

  69. Tara permalink
    February 19, 2010 3:14 pm

    I would like to try the Thirsties pocket AIO.

  70. Tara permalink
    February 19, 2010 3:15 pm

    I’d choose Meadow.

  71. Tara permalink
    February 19, 2010 3:16 pm

    follow thirsties on twitter

  72. Tara permalink
    February 19, 2010 3:16 pm

    follow obabyo on twitter

  73. Tara permalink
    February 19, 2010 3:19 pm

  74. February 19, 2010 3:24 pm

    Besides the wash, I would love to try the Duo Wrap in Mango. I have pre folds, but need larger covers.

  75. February 19, 2010 3:25 pm

    I would love a Duo Diaper in Mango also!

  76. February 19, 2010 3:30 pm

    I am a facebook fan of yours (andrea kruse)

  77. February 19, 2010 3:31 pm

    I am a facebook fan of Thirsties (andrea kruse)

  78. February 19, 2010 3:31 pm

    I follow you on twitter (notimeMom)

  79. February 19, 2010 3:32 pm

    I follow Thirsties on twitter (notimeMom)

  80. Elizabeth permalink
    February 19, 2010 11:06 pm

    I would like to try the Duo in storm cloud in size 1, I have heard such great things about this.

  81. Elizabeth permalink
    February 19, 2010 11:10 pm

    Requested catalog

  82. Elizabeth permalink
    February 19, 2010 11:12 pm

    Became oh baby o fan on FB

  83. Elizabeth permalink
    February 19, 2010 11:12 pm

    became Thirstie fan on FB

  84. Elizabeth permalink
    February 19, 2010 11:13 pm

    I would like to try Thirstes Fab Fitted!

  85. February 20, 2010 2:46 am

    I’d love to try the wash! And the Duo Diaper (in Meadow) AND the pocket all-in-one (in Ocean) hahaha I want to try everything!

  86. February 20, 2010 3:02 am

    I requested the Thirsties cataloug :)

  87. February 20, 2010 3:02 am

    I became a fan of Oh Baby O on facebook!

  88. February 20, 2010 3:02 am

    I became a fan of Thirsties on facebook!

  89. February 20, 2010 3:04 am

    I follow Oh Baby O on twitter (thecrunchywife)

  90. February 20, 2010 3:04 am

    I follow Thirsties on twitter! (thecrunchywife)

  91. February 20, 2010 3:06 am

    I tweeted!

  92. February 20, 2010 3:07 am

    I would definitely chose the color Meadow if I win! Although Mango is a very close second ;)

  93. February 20, 2010 3:09 am

    I commented on your Tiramisu cake post!

  94. February 20, 2010 3:41 am

    I added your badge to my blog :) http://www.thecrunchywife.com

    I just wanted to add, too, that I somehow accidentally stumbled upon your blog…I wish I remembered how I got here so I could tell you, but I don’t…but I just wanted to say that I LOVE it! I subscribed :)

  95. February 20, 2010 8:12 pm

    I’d love to try a Duo Diaper.

  96. February 20, 2010 8:13 pm

    Mango is a fun color!

  97. Irene permalink
    February 21, 2010 12:15 am

    I’d love to try the Duo Wrap.

  98. bitter almond permalink
    February 21, 2010 6:30 pm

    I want to try the Duo Diaper!

  99. bitter almond permalink
    February 21, 2010 6:34 pm

    Oh, and I really like the mango color. I wish they’d make a bright red, though!

  100. February 22, 2010 12:03 am

    I would pick the pail liner. I need one!

  101. February 22, 2010 12:04 am

    I requested a catalog

  102. February 22, 2010 12:04 am

    I’m an Oh Baby O fan on facebook

  103. February 22, 2010 12:05 am

    I’m a fan of Thirsties on facebook

  104. February 22, 2010 12:06 am

    I follow Oh Baby O on twitter

  105. February 22, 2010 12:06 am

    I follow Thirsties on twitter

  106. February 22, 2010 12:07 am

    I would select the storm cloud diaper color.

  107. February 22, 2010 12:57 pm

    I think I like the aio v2 the very best!

  108. February 22, 2010 12:57 pm

    Just signed up to follow you on twitter @tiffanyblogs

  109. February 22, 2010 12:58 pm

    I think I would pick honeydew!

  110. EJW permalink
    February 22, 2010 6:34 pm

    I want to try the diaper wash, as we’re struggling with skunky diapers!

  111. February 24, 2010 3:40 am

    Weekly tweet!

  112. nancy permalink
    February 25, 2010 12:24 pm

    I would so love to use the super wash instead of Dreft! So I saved it to my baby folder in my favorites. Thanks for another great idea for baby #2!

  113. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:31 pm

    I would most like to try their diaper covers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  114. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:33 pm

    i requested a catalog. thanks!

  115. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:38 pm

    i’m a fan of obabyoh on facebook. thanks!

  116. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:40 pm

    i’m a fan of thirsties on facebook. thanks!

  117. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:43 pm

    i follow oh baby o on twitter. my id is dandelionfirebi

  118. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:44 pm

    i follow thirsties on twitter. my id is dandelionfirebi

  119. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:52 pm

    i tweeted, here: http://twitter.com/dandelionfirebi/status/9801127807

  120. tina kelly permalink
    February 28, 2010 8:57 pm

    i would definitely choose a red diaper. thanks!

  121. Dana permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:54 pm

    I would LOVE to try the Thirsties pocket AIO!

  122. Dana permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:55 pm

    Thirsties Facebook fan!!

  123. Heather permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:55 pm

    I love my Thirsties All in ones, so I’ve been DYING to try out the new Thirsties Duo Diaper AND the new detergent. What a giveaway!

  124. Dana permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:55 pm

    Following you on twitter – @basketgal123

  125. Heather permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:55 pm

    I would pick Ocean Blue if I won! Pretty!

  126. Dana permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:56 pm

    Following Thirsties on twitter – @basketgal123

  127. Heather permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:56 pm

    Fan of Oh Baby O on FB.

  128. Dana permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:57 pm

    tweet!

  129. Heather permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:58 pm

    Following Thirsties on Twitter!

  130. Dana permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:58 pm

    I would pick the Honeydew color!!

  131. Heather permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:58 pm

    Following you on Twitter, too!

  132. Heather permalink
    March 1, 2010 12:00 am

    Became a fan of Thirsties on FB!

  133. Heather permalink
    March 1, 2010 12:00 am

    Requested a Thirsties catalog.

  134. March 2, 2010 2:17 pm

    I’m already a fan of Thirsties wipes so I’d love to try the Fab Doublers!

  135. March 2, 2010 2:18 pm

    I would pick the storm cloud color.

  136. March 2, 2010 2:18 pm

    I requested a catalog!

  137. March 2, 2010 6:47 pm

    I’d most like to try the duo diaper.

  138. March 2, 2010 6:48 pm

    Requested a catalog!

  139. March 2, 2010 6:49 pm

    Became a fan of O baby O on facebook.

  140. March 2, 2010 6:50 pm

    Became a fan of Thirsties on Facebook.

  141. March 2, 2010 6:51 pm

    Following Oh Baby O on twitter. Twitter Id: jewelsntreasure

  142. March 2, 2010 6:52 pm

    Following Thirsties on Twitter!

  143. March 2, 2010 6:52 pm

    I love the Orchid or Rose the best. I can’t decide! I love them all! :)

  144. March 2, 2010 6:56 pm

    I commented on 8 months: An exclusive pumping update.

  145. Trina permalink
    March 2, 2010 9:20 pm

    I would most like to try the Thirsties Pocket All-In-Ones

  146. Trina permalink
    March 2, 2010 9:21 pm

    I would select the color Storm cloud.

  147. Genevieve permalink
    March 2, 2010 11:58 pm

    I’d like to try their Pocket AIO! And many other things…. :)

  148. Genevieve permalink
    March 2, 2010 11:59 pm

    I’m already and Oh Baby O fan on FB!

  149. Genevieve permalink
    March 3, 2010 12:01 am

    I”m a Thirsties FB Fan!

  150. Genevieve permalink
    March 3, 2010 12:03 am

    I’m an Oh Baby O follower onTwitter. Uniquelynormal1

  151. Genevieve permalink
    March 3, 2010 12:04 am

    I’m a Thirsties follower on Twitter! Uniquelynormal1

  152. Genevieve permalink
    March 3, 2010 12:07 am

    Tweet! http://twitter.com/uniquelynormal1/status/9908543945

  153. Genevieve permalink
    March 3, 2010 12:09 am

    I would pick MANGO….actually my DH picked that color!

  154. Genevieve permalink
    March 3, 2010 12:12 am

    I’ve got your badge on my blog!
    http://uniqueandnormal.blogspot.com/

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