Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thirsties Duo Diaper Review and Giveaway {Closed}


I absolutely love love love the Duo Diaper, I had to rave about it here! It combines the ease and convenience of a pocket diaper with the leak proof protection of the Thirsties Fab Fitted and Duo Wrap. Thirsties sent us one Duo Diaper in size two to try on our 11 month old, 19 pound baby girl.



FIT: I have tried one-size diapers and while they are OK, they will always be a little big on a newborn and a little small on a two year old. The Duo Diaper solves that issue with two perfect sizes. Size one fits 6-18 pounds and size two is for 18-40 pounds. The size two fits our 19 pound girl perfectly with the second snap setting, she has chubby thighs :) With just two Duo Diapers you are essentially getting six sizes that grow with your baby.




PERFORMANCE: The Duo Diaper is just amazing when it comes to absorbency and leak prevention, I can't emphasize that enough! To illustrate, I save this diaper for when we leave the house because it is consistent and never fails. No matter what kind of mess might be inside that diaper, it stays inside the diaper. Many other cloth diapers have a similar pocket design, but fleece that is sewn to the very edge of the inside leg opening. When the fleece is wet at the edges and makes contact with clothing it often gets the clothes wet. The fleece inside the Duo Diaper on the other hand stops short of the edges and the leg gusset prevents any leakage. I think this is genius! While with other cloth diapers we've had a leak or two, we've had none with the Duo Diaper. I am so in love with it that I dream of replacing all of our diapers with these... Probably not in this lifetime :)




EASE OF USE: The Duo Diaper is really easy to use and wash. The velcro makes it as easy and convenient as disposables, a lot cuter for sure though! The babysitter or hubby will not mind this one at all. Because it is a pocket diaper it also dries a lot faster than an AIO (all in one) or the Thirsties Fab Fitted. I also like that when I throw them in the wash I don't need to secure two sets of velcro tabs like on the Fab Fitted and Duo Wrap.




VALUE: Here is what I really love about the Duo Diaper: just two sizes from birth to potty. That results in a perfect fit both on a newborn and a toddler and only two sizes. Now if you have several babies back to back this is perfect because when one size is outgrown by a toddler it can be passed on to the next baby. Talk about getting the biggest bang for your buck!


The Duo Diaper costs $18.50, which is about average for cloth diapers - but this is not your average diaper, so consider it a really great deal! Plus it comes with a microfiber and a hemp insert so you can customize absorbency as needed. By the way, these diapers are made in the US!




Thirsties is generously giving away one Duo Diaper to an Eco-Babyz reader!



HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

MANDATORY ENTRY (one comment):
1. Visit the Thirsties website and tell us what color Duo Diaper you want if you win.

Additional Entries (each one in a separate comment please, NOT COUNTED UNLESS MANDATORY ENTRY IS COMPLETED):
2. Tell us what subjects you would like to see covered in Eco-Babyz parenting and green living articles.
3. Follow Eco-Babyz through Google Friend Connect (sidebar bottom left)
4. Follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter (or let us know if you already follow)
5. Follow @ThirstiesInc on Twitter
6. Tweet about this giveaway (once per day). Include link to this post and tag @Ecoblogz! Leave your Twitter name in the comment.
7. Visit the Thirsties website and tell us something you learned about them.
8. Subscribe to Eco-Babyz or let us know you already do (feedburner, top right sidebar)
9. Add the Eco-Babyz button to your site or include Eco-Babyz on your blog-roll (3 entries, provide link to your blog/website, each entry separately)
10. Blog about this giveaway and link to this post (gives you 3 entries, please leave link to your blog post, each entry separately)
11. Share some constructive criticism on the design of the Eco-Babyz blog.


You can also become a fan of Eco-Babyz on Facebook or Thirsties just for fun. That will give you zero entries though because Facebook has new rules for promotions and giveaways.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday Jan. 24. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Monday, Jan. 25, and notified by email (so please be sure I have a way to get in touch with you). Open to US residents only. Thank you!


Disclaimer:



I did not receive payment in any form for this review.



I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

135 comments:

  1. Yay! I love Thirsties! I would choose either ocean blue or meadow!

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  2. following on twitter as @lepetitowlet

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  3. following @ThirstiesInc as @lepetitowlet

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  4. constructive criticism: I am not a huge fan of the font. I have a lot of fonts available, I could make you a banner if you want! (free of course)

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  5. I learned that all of Thirsties fabric and components come from US mills and factories!

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  6. I like the Storm Cloud color best.

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  7. I'd like to see more cloth diaper reviews

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  8. I learned Thirsties was launched in 2004!

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  9. I love Thirsties covers so I'm excited about possibly trying the diaper! I would choose ocean blue.

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  10. More food articles...esp for baby:)
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  11. following blog via google

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  12. following on twitter
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  13. following ThirstiesInc on twitter
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  14. awesome that products are made in USA

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  15. i love the ocean blue color!!
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  16. i follow through google friend connect
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  17. i subscribe to your feed
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  18. i learned that all their products are PVC free!
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  19. I would like the Rose

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  20. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  21. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  23. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  24. I love the meadow color :)
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  25. I learned that Thirsties is based out of Colorado, and is made by woman, many of whom work form their own homes.

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  26. following you via google friend connect

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  27. I would love the Rose Duo Diaper - thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. I follow through Google Friend Connect

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  29. I follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter - @lovelylovely2

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  30. I follow @thirstiesinc on Twitter - @lovelylovely2

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  31. @lovelylovely2 Tweet:
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  32. I love that all the fabric and components of the Thirsties products are made in the US!

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  33. Email subscriber

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  34. I like the Meadow color.

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  35. I like the Meadow color. I now follow this blog!

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  36. I learned that all products are made in the US, which I am a big advocate for!

    I like the Meadow color.

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  37. I Follow @ThirstiesInc on Twitter: @Tamarametcalf19

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  38. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Tamarametcalf19/status/7952897579

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  39. Entry #1 button on blog: http://tamarametcalf19.blogspot.com/2009/10/wubbzy-goes-boo-dvd-giveaway-entries.html

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  40. Entry #2 button on blog: http://tamarametcalf19.blogspot.com/2009/10/wubbzy-goes-boo-dvd-giveaway-entries.html

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  41. Entry #3 button on blog: http://tamarametcalf19.blogspot.com/2009/10/wubbzy-goes-boo-dvd-giveaway-entries.html

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  42. Entry #1 blogged about it: http://tamarametcalf19.blogspot.com/2010/01/thirsties-duo-diaper-review-and.html

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  43. Entry #2 blogged about it: http://tamarametcalf19.blogspot.com/2010/01/thirsties-duo-diaper-review-and.html

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  44. Entry #3 blogged about it: http://tamarametcalf19.blogspot.com/2010/01/thirsties-duo-diaper-review-and.html

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  45. I love Thirsties covers and would love to give the duo a try! I like the color Meadow. kismet_24@yahoo.com

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  46. I like the orange color!

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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  47. I would be ridiculously boring and go with white. I haven't taken the plunge with the whole clothe diaper thing because it all just seems too confusing... how am I supposed to know what size, what inserts, which brands... there are too many choices, I need something simpler. Just 2 sizes from birth to pottie makes it all much easier, this is perfect!
    stacey (at)ellebellebaby (dot) com

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  48. I learned that all fabrics and components are sourced from US Mills
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  49. I'd like Eco-Babyz to cover natural food options for feeding baby. And baby clothes made from sustainable products
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  50. I follow Eco-Babyz on twitter (ellebellebaby)
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  51. I follow thirstiesinc on twitter (ellebellebaby)
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  52. My bit of constructive critisism is to add a little something about the object/mission of the blog as a sub-title of sorts or if it's more than just a sentance or two, maybe a little blurb as the first well in the margin.
    stacey (at) ellebellebaby (dot) com

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  53. I would love to have the "Orchid " color Thirsties diaper for my little girl...

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  54. I learned that Thirsties' new hemp jersey is like no other on the market.They have a knitter right here in the USA to custom knit the hemp textile to their specifications. So the hemp is thicker, softer, and holds-up better than any other on the market .

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  55. Blooged about the giveaway...http://aviewfrommyhome.blogspot.com/2010/01/thirsties-duo-diaper-giveaway.html
    entry #1

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  56. Blooged about the giveaway...http://aviewfrommyhome.blogspot.com/2010/01/thirsties-duo-diaper-giveaway.html
    entry #2

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  57. Blooged about the giveaway...http://aviewfrommyhome.blogspot.com/2010/01/thirsties-duo-diaper-giveaway.html
    entry #3

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  58. Following via friend connect/google. =)
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  59. LOVE the Mango color!
    awlikids@hotmail.com
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  60. Learned Thirsties are made right over the border from me in Colorado!
    awlikids@hotmail.com
    http://awlikids.blogspot.com/

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  61. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the Meadow Duo Diaper!!

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  62. Following Eco-Babyz publicly.


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  63. Following @EcoBlogz on Twitter @mama2cookies

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  64. I think I would choose the storm cloud. Or the honeydew. Or the Meadow.
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  65. I am following through google friend connect!
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  66. I learned that all fabric and components are sourced from US mills and made in Colorado. Love that!
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  67. i love the raspberry
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  68. I like the ocean blue.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  69. I'm a subscriber

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  70. i like the raspberry also.thanks
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  71. I would like to see something about infant massage. I love it and think it's so good for babies and you hardly see much information on it.

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  72. Following Ecoblog on twitter: SCMOMOF2BOYS

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  73. Following Thirsties on Twitter: SCMOMOF2BOYS

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  74. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/8123379493

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  75. All of their products are proudly made in the USA in Colorado!!

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  76. Google Friends Connect New Follower!
    Karen Bridges

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  77. I like the raspberry diaper so cute!

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  78. I don't see official colors, but I love the orange/pumpkin color!

    jenndiggy at gmail dot com

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  79. I follow.

    jenndiggy at gmail dot com

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  80. I learned that just by using Fab Wipes you can save $500!

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  81. I would choose the Meadow Green!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  82. I would love to see blogs on Green Cleaning and Clever Eco Friendly solutions!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  83. I follow your blog publicly!

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  84. I follow you on twitter - JCausby

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  85. I follow Thirsties on twitter - JCausby

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  86. Tweet! http://twitter.com/JCausby/status/8130097158

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  87. I love that all of their products are made in Colorado!

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  88. I subscribe via email.

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  89. I would love one in storm cloud.
    schicana19 at gmail dot com

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  90. I follow using google friend connect.
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  91. I follow @EcoBlogz. uschicana
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  92. I follow @ThirstiesInc. uschicana
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  93. I am subscribed.
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  94. I learned that Thirsties products are all made in the US.
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  95. We have a girl, and yet because we bought mostly all used or outlet diapers, we have only one "girly" diaper. I would love to have a rose duo diaper!

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  96. Thirsties Twitter follower soluckyducky

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  97. I would like Rose. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  98. I follow you on twitter - @candyclc

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  99. I follow thirsties on twitter!

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  100. I subscribed via RSS - candyclc@gmail.com

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  101. I like the White one cause it would go with anything. But honestly the Orchid is my favorite color

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  102. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/8159635026

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  103. Machine wash warm or hot. Dry in dryer or hang to dry. Made in the USA.
    100% polyester w/urethane coating - FREE of PVC, phthalates, lead, and latex

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  104. I like the Meadow color. Although the plain white is always a good go-to.

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  105. http://twitter.com/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/8160719544

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  106. I'd choose orchid if I won, because I love purple! These look like great diapers!

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  107. I have to say I like the idea of this diaper growing with the baby. I remember going through 5 sizes of AIO with my daughter from birth to potty! I like the mango color!

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  108. I love the Rose color!

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  109. I would like to see environmentally friendly methods of cooking covered in Eco-Babyz green living articles.

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  110. I learned that the company is located in Canon City, Colorado.

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  111. I subscribed to your blog.

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  112. Daily tweet! http://twitter.com/JCausby/status/8178988591

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  113. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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