Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thirsties Duo Wrap Sponsor Spotlight, Review & Giveaway - #LoveAppalachia
One of the frequent questions asked on cloth diapering pages and forums is "what is the bulletproof nighttime cloth diapering solution?" or some variation of that question. If you follow those same pages, then you know already know my response - the Thirsties Duo Wrap.
When I started cloth diapering my first child almost four years ago, I used cloth pre-folds and the nylon pants. This was the was the cheapest way to diaper, but it came with it's disadvantages. The first, every three months or so, I had to purchase another size. They were cheap, but I felt incredibly wasteful throwing them out all of the time. Second, well you could imagine what it was like to pull down a cover that was full of, well you know what I mean...
My mother was the one who introduced me to the modern cloth diapering world and told about about one-size diapers that can be adjusted to fit baby as he grows. I turned to pocket diapers, but could not seem to find one that would not leak during the night during my boys heavy-wetting stage. I turned to mommy message boards to find a better solution and to make use of the super absorbent pre-folds that I had missed so much...and then began my love for the Thirsties Duo Wraps.
My first purchase with Thirsties was the Duo Wrap cover. These come in two sizes, size one for babies weighing 6-18 lbs, and the size two for babies weighing 18-40 lbs.
* Adjustable rise snaps to fit baby as he grows (only 2 sizes are needed from birth to potty training)
* Leg gussets for superior leak protection
* Made in the USA from 100% polyester with urethane coating FREE of VOC’s, PVC, phthalates, lead, and latex.
* Available in snap or aplix hook-and-loop closures
* Currently available in 14 bright & beautiful colors and prints!
What I Love About This Diaper Cover
First and foremost, I love that the Duo Wraps have such a large size range. Here is a picture of my "Leettle" in one of his Thirsties Duo Wraps. He is about 30 lbs and still on the second rise setting, with plenty of room left to grow. He actually started wearing these covers around 16 lbs.
Thirsties products are also built to last, these covers included! Would you believe that that Duo Wrap pictured is almost 3 years old? Yes, Leettle is wearing his brother's hand-me-down covers and could easily be passed onto a third child.
Of course, I LOVE the double gussets which always provide a snug fit around the legs to prevent without leaving any red marks on baby's skin. (I apologize for the image in your head that you are about to receive)The Duo Wrap has protected my children's clothing, my furniture, etc. from some pretty severe blow-outs. To be 100% honest, during the 3 years (4 years including the size one) of use, there has NEVER been a leak issue!
With all of these features combined, the Thirsties Duo Wrap is a very economical cover, and I recommend it to everyone, especially those looking for a workable night-time routine.
The only improvement that I would like to see made would be the addition of another row of rise snaps and maybe a crossover snap to create a one-size cover so that two sizes would not have to be purchased. However, Thirsties products have a pretty high resale value on BST (buy/sale/trade) sites and I easily sold my son's used size ones for 75% of their original cost, so it really did not cost me much at all to upgrade to the next size.
BUY IT : Purchase the Thirsties Duo Wraps and other accessories at Kissed By The Moon, by clicking here. Also, by purchasing your Duo Wraps there, 100% of the commissions that I receive from your purchases will be used to provide cloth diapers for the Tomahawk Sustainment Mission which will service the impoverished Kentucky Appalachia area!
WIN IT : Enter to win not one, but 3 Thirsties Duo Wraps in the colors of your choice as well as 8 Duo Hemp Pre-folds in the Fall 2012 Cloth Diaper Drive Giveaway & Auction Event going on now!
First prize winner will receive a cloth diapering and accessory package worth over $200.00!
How would you like to score some extra entries in this giveaway? Let me know what your favorite Thirsties color/print or feature is in the comment section below.
Disclosure : Leettle Baby is an affiliate of one or more of the products and banners you will see on this site. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. I was not paid monetarily or influenced in any way for a positive review. I only review products that I would recommend to my readers and/or currently used by myself or family member.