Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thirsties Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway
I was so happy to have the chance to review Thirsties cloth diapers. Just to have you know I normally use disposable. I have always wanted to try cloth, but have been scared to make the investment and then end up not using them because the initial investment can be expensive. So this was my perfect opportunity to try them out.
Once I received the diaper I was excited because it was super cute. They sent me the duo diaper which is a waterproof diaper with an absorbent insert inside. You can request a catalog of their diapers here to see all they have to offer, there are lots of cute ones. I was a little nervous to try it though especially for the poop part because that really is my only fear with cloth diapers. I wasn't sure who I was going to try it on first, but I decided to use it with Declan, my 18 month old. He seemed to not notice the difference when I put it on him, which is good because kids can be particular at that age. It was an added bonus that he looked adorable in them too. I put it on him right before bed and let him wear it overnight. He woke up with no leaks and the diaper was still pretty heavy from overnight. He also wore it during the day and it fit great and I never had any leakage problems. He did poop once in it and luckily it wasn't a mushy one and I was able to just dump it in the toilet. That's what I fear is cleaning a mushy one and that is probably part of the reason I tried it on him first and not my youngest. Any cloth diapering mommas, I'd love to hear how you do it. I see they have a sprayer you can use to clean them now, but I'm not sure if most people use that or not.
Now, I put the one I have on Declan almost every night for bedtime, and we haven't had any problems. It has actually worked out better because now he likes to take off his diaper in his crib and the cloth one is harder to get off. I've washed it at least ten times and it is still in perfect shape and has no odor to it. Washing is also very simple you just throw it in the wash and the insert comes out in the wash then once it is dried you just put it back in. I am definitely thinking of converting now considering how easy it was to use, but still a little scared. I figure with a 7 month old and an 18 month old in the long run it would still be worth the investment.
Also one of the things I love about Thirsties diapers is they are all made with USA materials and made by mostly women and moms who work from home. You can read more about them here. Overall I was very pleased with Thirsties cloth diaper, and may be converting to cloth soon. Make sure to stop by their website http://www.thirstiesbaby.com/ and see all the great products they offer.
Here's a couple of cute diapers they offer
*Disclaimer- Thirsties provided me with one diaper to review, in no way did this effect my opinion. Everything written is honest an 100% my own*