Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thirsties Duo Wrap

I have loved Thirsties products from the very beginning. The covers have always fit both of my daughters well, and the (very old) microfiber inserts still fit our Fuzzi Bunz better than any other. From the fab fitteds to the AIOs, they are diapers that just work well for us. The covers are generously sized-the size small fit my older daughter until she was almost 18 months old! So when the new Duo Wrap was announced last month, I was very excited. Hoping it would live up to other great Thirsties products, I wasn't disappointed.

Instead of a one-size cover, Thirsties opted for 2 sizes. This helps to alleviate some of the sizing gaps that one-size diapers can create, and better fits babies on either side of the size spectrum. Depending on the diaper underneath, my 7 month old can actually use the size small or medium covers. I opted for the size 2 Duo Wrap since I figured I'd get more use out of it. She fits very well on the smallest setting. The Duo Wrap is trimmer than the sized covers. While it's not the best fit over a bulky fitted, it's great over trimmer fitteds and prefolds. I was able to use this at night with a prefold and hemp insert without any issues. Since she's on the smallest snap setting, I was able to use a bulky fitted under it by moving it up a setting. This is a trick you can try if you're not on the largest setting.

Overall, I think I love this covers as much as my sized Thirsties. The colors are great (meadow and storm are my favorites). Our Thirsties covers have always lasted us such a long time, and this is a way to maximize them even more. If you love Thirsties, you'll probably need to check out the Duo Wrap!


dannyscotland said...

I love the colors too, and really want to try these (add it to my list!). I should just go win the lottery so I can buy more diapers.

What a clever idea to have the two sizes.