Thirsties Duo Diaper Review and Giveaway


Here we are at 6 months of cloth diapering and still going strong with E. What I haven’t mentioned lately is that there is still another bigger kid in the house that wears a diaper at night. After many a wet beds from the disposable variety, we decided to switch her to cloth, too.

Amazingly, she’s pushing 40lbs and will be 4 years old in two months, but she fits in the Thirsties Duo Diaper Size 2 (which they say is for about 18-40lbs and/or 9-36 months). It has two sets of snaps to allow for three different rise settings. And then two snaps on each side (or you can do the hook and loop route, which is like Velcro, but I don’t like the stuff). I had to try out the new argyle prints. This is Scottish storm. It is geared at a more boyish pattern, but I definitely think it’s more gender neutral. This picture is pretty true to life color. I think it’s supposed to be brown, but it looks more magenta to me.

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

The Duo Diaper is a pocket diaper. But, it’s different than many other pockets in that it opens in the front and the back, so you don’t have to remove the insert before washing…every time, that guy has agitated out, no problem! It also has their feature leg gussets to help everything stay in.

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

The sleeve is a microfleece sleeve which is very soft and keeps moisture off the kiddo’s skin. (so, no waking in the middle of the night because they are wet for the little ones…the big ones, that’s a different story, but we won’t get into that.

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

The duo insert is also unique to other pocket diapers I’ve tried. The Thirsties specialty inserts has two layers of serged microfiber terry snapped together with five serged layers of hemp jersey for a total of seven thirsty layers.  The microfiber terry absorbs quickly resting closest to your baby’s skin (beneath the microfleece sleeve, you don’t want microfiber on skin) and the hemp is a stable (and slower) absorber that pairs perfectly behind the microfiber terry by adding more absorbency and preventing compression leaking.

This is the duo insert with the microfiber on top.

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

I detached a snap on one end so you could see them and how they worked (for some reason, I didn’t quite grasp this from looking at descriptions on other sites).

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

Now, hemp will shrink after washing and drying (and must be prepped with at least 3-5 wash dry cycles to remove the natural oils). This is before washing. They’ve actually accounted for the shrinkage, 

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

because after a couple washes, you can see they are practically the same size now (the hemp looks bigger here, but my angle must have been funny because they look the same size to me.

Thirsties inserts

On to the fit. On the big kid. Honestly, no idea how tall she is, but she’s almost four and wears 4T-5T clothes. She’s pretty tall. And, pretty close to 40lbs.

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

In my experience, Thirsties seem to have a lower rise than other diapers. This is with the largest rise setting. But, it fits her great and there are still two more snaps to go on the waist.

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

Most importantly, when she does pee, she’s a heavy wetter. And, we’ve had zero leaks with this as is. Just the duo insert and it’s all she needs.

Head over to their site and request a catalog for yourself to see all of the awesome diapers and products Thirsties has. And, make sure to like them on facebook. They always have great discussion and tips about cloth diapering and care.

The materials:

Content Outer: 100% polyester with waterproof urethane coating

Inner: 100% polyester microfleece

Insert 1: 55% Hemp, 45% Cotton

Insert 2: 100% polyester–microfiber terry

FREE of VOC’s, PVC, phthalates, lead, and latex

I received the diaper to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% my own.

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  1. I have a Thirsties cover that I love. I have been wanting to try the Duo pocket as well as the AIO.

  2. Mandie Oberosler says:

    Love the print!!

  3. So, how do you think this would work on a 6 month old? I know thirsties has two sizes available, so you may not be able to use it for your youngest.

    1. Hi Ashley-So, I haven’t tried this one on her yet (my lo is 6 months old, too). I think it would be too big. I have no idea how much she weighs, but I think she’s pretty average for a 6 month old. I have a size 1 duo diaper that still fits her on the second rise setting.

      However, I also have some of the duo wraps (which are just a cover). Depending on the fitted diaper underneath it, she can fit in a size 2 snapped up as tight as it goes. Hope that helps.

      (PS Their AIO seem to run smaller in my opinion, so you could probably size up for that).

  4. Christena says:

    I’d like to try the Duo All in One

  5. Rebecca Orr says:

    I would love to get some of the Duo Wraps as well. 🙂 bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  6. Patrick Robichaux says:

    The Duo All in One looks interesting. It’s such a pain to remove and put back in the inserts every time.

  7. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I really want to try the duo all in one!!

  8. I really want to try the hemp inserts.

  9. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the Ocean blue Duo Fab Fitted

  10. I would love to try the AIO

  11. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I like the fab wipes from their store.

  12. I have a Thirsties AIO and a fitted, but I’d love to try a Duo Diaper!

  13. A thristies duo pocket or AIO

  14. I love my Thirsties AIOs and Fab Fitted, but have never tried their pocket and would love to!

  15. I’d like to try an AIO.

  16. Would love to try the booty love diaper ointment!

  17. Laura Hardy says:

    Thirsties hemp prefolds!

  18. Julie Ghrist says:

    Fab Wipes… heard they are so soft!

  19. I’d love to try the AIO or their fab wipes

  20. Bridgett zaidi says:

    I’d like to try their new Aio

  21. id love to try thier hemp doublers also

  22. Chelsea Ohlerich says:

    Thirsties booty love ointment

  23. I want to try the duo wrap.

  24. Britni Bradford says:

    I want to try the fab fitteds

  25. beki lozano says:

    the duo all in one in mango would be nice!

  26. I like their AIO’s. 🙂

  27. Michelle J. says:

    Duo AIO in Scottish Storm

  28. I’d like to try their original diaper cover

  29. Lily Ivey says:

    I have used all the other Thirsties products except the Duo Diaper. I really want to try it!

  30. Id love to try their fab doublers!

  31. Love the checker pattern.

  32. I’d love to try out the DUO All-in-one diaper!

  33. Geri Fink says:

    I would really like to try any of their diapers/wraps. I have read great things about them and would love to see for myself.

  34. jamie davis says:

    id like to try their duo AIO diapers.

  35. Heidi Ballek says:

    I would like to try the duo AIO diaper – I love the two size system and would like to try the size 1 with our next newborn.

  36. I would like to try their inserts, have read positive review about those

  37. Jenna Burris says:

    i’d like to try the wipes solution

  38. Katie Fender says:

    stay dry inserts.

  39. Kristin Fish says:

    I want to try the new Thirsties All In One diapers!

  40. Joelle F. says:

    Would love to try their hemp prefold.

  41. I’d love to try the fab fitted!

  42. I’d love to try the Thirsties Fab wipes.

  43. what a great giveaway! thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  44. Melissa H. says:

    I’d love to try the Thirsties Duo Wrap!

  45. Christina G says:

    I’d also like to try their duo all in one.

  46. Raquel Beaty says:

    I would love to try a fitted diaper!

  47. samantha clinton says:

    their fab fitted

  48. Baby is due in 2 weeks and I’m just started building my cloth diapering stash. The Thirsties brand sounds quite impressive with a good selection of products. I’m also interested in their covers and AIOs.

  49. Hannah Avery says:

    I really want to try their Duo fab fitteds!

  50. Would love the chance to try a new diaper.

  51. Duo All In On in Black bird

  52. Nicole Sparks says:

    I would love to try a Duo Wrap.

  53. I’d like to try the Fab Wipes

  54. Nikole H. says:

    I would also like to try their Fab Fitted!

  55. Lisa Kuhl says:

    Would love to try the fitted

  56. i’d love to try the duo all-in-one! it looks like a great, fast-drying design, which is the problem i had with aio’s in the past!!

  57. Stephanie Caruso says:

    I love the warm stripes pattern for a diaper!

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