Thirsties Duo All-in-One Diaper Review and Giveaway


Cloth diapering. Yep, still going well. And, Mr. Serious even changes the diapers. I don’t think he’s complained one time about it, either.

His favorite, go-to, will-always-grab-it, hope-it’s-clean-when-he-does-a-change is the Thirsties Duo All-In-One diaper. So I try to make sure it’s clean so he could use it (I guess I could buy a couple more, too!). Thirsties diapers are all made in the USA!  This one is FREE of VOC’s, PVC, phthalates, and lead

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The “Duo” made by Thirsties means there are two sizes. Size 1 (approximately 6-18lbs) and Size 2 (approximately 18-40lbs). Both sizes have the snap downs on the front to adjust the rise so you truly get the perfect fit.

When E was born, she was 8lbs 10oz. She still fit into the Size One with the smallest snap setting (shown below). At one month, and I’m guessing around 11 lbs, I just changed it to the middle snaps.

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If you aren’t familiar with the terminology, AIO means that the diaper is good to go. It’s most similar to a disposable. Out of the wash and straight on the bum with no work. The outer is 100% polyester with waterproof urethane coating (so it’s waterproof…no cover needed). The inner lining is 100% polyester microfleece and the inner soaker is 100% polyester with 3 layers of microfiber terry. Know that there is no microterry touching the baby’s skin…that is underneath the inner lining.

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Thirsties has done something a little different. They’ve added a tunnel to the AIO. The tunnel has two purposes, I think. One is you can add extra absorbancy with an insert for overnight if your child needs it.

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Also, I find the tunnel helps it dry faster because I can turn it inside out (like shown) and pin it open so air moves through it. However, I will say, because this is an AIO it does take longer than pockets and inserts to dry. I’ve only air dried it, but Thirsties says you can actually dry it in the dryer on low or medium heat. This would probably speed it up.

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How does it fit our newborn? On the smallest rise setting, it was a perfect fit. It even hit underneath her cord stub (a common concern for non-newborn diapers). We did have to put the snaps on the tightest setting. I’m thinking if your newborn was smaller, you might want to have the option for cross–over snaps.

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It was nice and tight on her legs, too. No leaks there! She has some redness, but this is from the previous diaper. This one hasn’t left a mark on her.

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We’ve given this diaper a run for it’s money. As soon as it’s dry, Mr. Serious uses it and puts it on her. So, she’s worn it every 2-3 days for the past month. We’ve never once experienced a leak. She’s worn it both day and night (and has gone 7 hours at night)!

Washing it has been a little trickier. I feel like it holds onto the smells a little more than other diapers. But, remember, this is my first time washing cloth diapers and I still haven’t perfected my wash routine!

Here’s Thirstie’s picture of the inside just so you can tell exactly all of the parts I’m talking about.

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To summarize, we are really pleased with the fit, absorbancy and ease of use for the diaper. The only slight downfall is the drying time and the fact that I’m still trying to figure out the best washing routine…but that’s not dependent on the diaper.

I’d love to see another option for the Duo. I’m finding I really like natural fibers best, so I’d love to see some bamboo or hemp instead of the microfiber inside the diaper. I think it would help with the smell issues as well as make it even more absorbent! If you want to see all of their other products, you can request a catalog from Thirsties. Check out Thirsties on Facebook, too where you can find all of their current promotions and other giveaways.

WIN IT: One lucky Really, Are You Serious? reader will win their own Thirsties DUO AIO diaper in your choice of size, closure and color/print (subject to availability).

*FTC Compliant: I received this diaper for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post in any other way.

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  1. Thirsties has hemp options for pockets and they have a hemp prefold. Just not in an AIO. Maybe they’ll do bamboo someday.

    I love Thirsties. They’re from a small town just 50 miles from where I went to college. 🙂

    1. Maybe I should edit that..I know they do hemp already (love the inserts)…I’m just hoping they decide to incorporate it somehow into the AIOs!

      And, bamboo sure would be awesome. I’m certain it’s my favorite.

      How cool that you were so close to them.

      1. Christine Roosa (@biochemtine) says:

        Oh … I knew what you meant. Yeah, a hemp AIO would be nice, but I don’t know if anyone makes a hemp AIO. Bamboo AIOs are pretty popular, though.

  2. I think my favorite thirsties color is hoot. Those owls are cute!

  3. Mary Michaud says:

    I love mango! and cool stripes. 🙂

  4. The Knapps says:

    I really love their Hoot print and would love to try their cloth wipes

  5. I made my debut into cloth diapering with Thirsties. Over time I have found that my preferred diapering method is fitteds and covers and I think Thirsties makes the best covers, hands down!

  6. I absolutely love the warm stripes duo all in one – so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  7. Journeysof TheZoo says:

    I like Mud!

  8. Lexi Conklin says:

    i love the colors meadow and mango!

  9. My favorite Thirsties product is their Hemp Inserts.

  10. I love warm stripes!

  11. I really like orchid and the print Alice brights!

  12. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I like the blackbird color.

  13. Naomi Rozak says:

    Marvelous! I’ve always wanted to try one of these!

  14. Oh, I’ve been wanting to try one of these bad boys!

    1. And I love the black bird snaps.

  15. I love their covers and the Hoot print is adorable.

  16. kim mcintosh says:

    I LOVE the new hoot print and the blackbirds is still an all time fav!

  17. I like the ocean blue color

  18. I LOVE their duo wraps!

  19. Emily Kuhn says:

    I love love love Thirsties Fad Fitteds and Duo Wraps. My favorite color is the new hoot!

  20. Vanessa Coker says:

    I love the Blackbird print. It was the print of our first cloth diaper ever (duo wrap).

  21. I love the color Rose!

  22. NeKisha Rowe says:

    I have only ever tried the Duos, so I will say they are my favorite product of yours. Of all the brands I have, they are my fav so far.

  23. I don’t have any Thirsties products yet, but if I win this one, I would probably get it in Hoot or BlackBird prints.

  24. I’ve never tried a Thirsties but I think I’d like the AIO.

  25. we love so many of the colors but meadow and mango are two of my favs

  26. I love the thirsties wraps – with the gussets!

  27. I love the alice brights diaper

  28. I love the blackbird print

  29. i would get alice brights size 1

  30. Colleen Maurina says:

    My favorite Thirsties Diaper color is Mud.

  31. Nikole H. says:

    I love their Duo Wraps. They are part of our fool-proof night time routine. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  32. Lindsay Coffman says:

    I love the Mud color! We also love their hemp inserts.

  33. I love cool stripes but it is, sadly, discontinued, and also sadly, never made as the AIO. So instead I love the ocean color 🙂

  34. Jennifer B says:

    Love the Alice Brights print!

  35. I like their duo wrap, but would love to try the AIO in the MUD color

  36. Heather Babione says:

    I love the thirsts products.

  37. Candis Peterson says:

    So far Thirsties IS my fav cover. I used their Duo wrap on my newborn and it was great. Would love to try their AIO:)

  38. I love the Thirsties Fab Fitteds!

  39. Thirsties hemp doublers

  40. debnmike m says:

    I love their Fab Fitteds!!!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to win this give away. We love our Thirsty covers!

  42. Lily Ivey says:

    I love our Alice Brights Duo Wrap.

  43. I love the owl print and want to try the Duo

  44. susanne wedel says:

    i love their hoot print best and do love the one aio we have.

  45. I love the Thirsties duo hemp prefolds.

  46. Jessica S. says:

    I like their duo covers.

  47. Blackbirds Print is a fav in this house and I love their wraps!

  48. Alice Brights by far my fav!

  49. Stephanie/SwoodsonVintage says:

    I love the blackbirds print!

  50. I always loved the Cool Stripes on their covers and diapers, but now that it has been discontinued, I like the Ocean Blue a lot.

  51. Bridgett Zaidi says:

    love the mud color covers

  52. My favorite Thirsties product is the Duo Diaper (but I haven’t tried the AIO yet!). I love the Blackbird Print! I also love the Alice Brights print, but I’m having another baby boy!

  53. my favorite color is mud

  54. I love their black bird print!

  55. I like the rose color best

  56. I love the Alice Brights pattern.

  57. Eleanor Mulford says:

    I have thirsites covers & fitteds, but would LOVE to try the duo or AIO diaper.

  58. I love the alice brights print!

  59. I love the Blackbird print!

  60. I love hoot and black bird prints! They are soooo cute, I find it hard to find really great boy prints!

  61. I really like their duo diaper and have really been wanting to try this AIO! My favorite colors are meadow and mud!

  62. I love the Thirsties hemp prefolds, but the orange covers are my son’s favorites.

  63. Mechele Johnson says:

    I love the Blackbird and Hoot prints! My fave product is the Duo Diaper and the wipes!

  64. Alice Brights is my favorite print.

  65. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I like the ocean blue!

  66. Kirstyn Gueths says:

    These look handy!

  67. Nichol Bey says:

    I love thirsties hemp inserts and I would really like to try this AIO for my bun in the oven due in June! Thanks for an awesome review and giveaway!

  68. My favorite diaper is the “Hoot!” I love owls!!! I am trying cloth for the first time with my 3rd baby due this fall! Super excited to start this journey!

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