Monday, February 15, 2010

Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash Review and Giveaway {Closed}


We really love cloth diapering. After our experience I don't think I'll ever go back to putting plastic underwear on my baby again. Would you want to wear plastic undies? I thought you wouldn't.
With cloth diapering though, comes the laundry. While I am used to our laundry routine, I am not so used to the 'stinky diapers' that come with using synthetic (microfiber) diapers in combination with a not so ideal detergent. Our diapers were fine for about three months, but then that ammonia stench was settling in and I knew I had to do something about it. There are many great options out there and one of them is the Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash. They sent us a complimentary value pack to test. You will find our results below, but of course yours may differ and will depend on your diapers, your water, and your washer.

EASE OF USE: Normally I would not have anything to say about this with regular detergent. Thirsties though has a great bottle design for their Pre-Wash and Super Wash. I have never seen anything like it, so it took me a minute to understand how it works - but after that I was very pleased with how it works. There is a little measuring chamber, you open the cap on it and give the large main container a squeeze, it fills the measuring chamber to the level you desire. I really love it because I can do it with a baby in one arm. No more spills! No guessing how much you need. Extremely convenient.
PERFORMANCE: We are very satisfied with the results. While it did not completely get rid of the stink yet, it did significantly reduce it. What I like about this formula is that it also lightens stains significantly. We had a few that would not budge and it looks like they are getting lighter with each wash! The Pre-Wash also does not let new stains settle, that alone is priceless.
VALUE: This value pack costs around $32 and is good for 64 loads. You only need 1/2 an ounce of each for a load, so a little goes a long way. At 0.50 cents per load it is not the cheapest out there, but it will give you great results and will help avoid 'stinky diapers'.
ENVIRONMENT: When washing cloth diapers the last thing you want is chemical residue next to your baby's bottom. The Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash really is odorless, colorless, and contains nothing artificial. I have never had to do an extra rinse with this, it all rinses out the first time. It is also completely biodegradable, it will do great with septic tanks.

Thirsties is giving away a Pre-Wash and Super Wash value pack to an Eco-Babyz reader!


HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
MANDATORY ENTRY (one comment):
1. Visit the Thirsties website and tell us where is the Thirsties retailer closest to you.

Additional Entries (each one in a separate comment please, NOT COUNTED UNLESS MANDATORY ENTRY IS COMPLETED):

2. Make a purchase at the Thirsties Outlet and tell us what you bought (3 entries)

3. Request a free Thirsties catalog (2 entries)




4. Follow Eco-Babyz through Google Friend Connect (sidebar bottom left)


5. Follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter (or let us know you already follow)




6. Follow @ThirstiesInc on Twitter




7. Tweet about this giveaway (once per day). Include link to this post and tag @Ecoblogz and @ThirstiesInc! Leave your Twitter name in the comment.




8. Subscribe to Eco-Babyz or let us know you already do(feedburner, top right sidebar)

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 Monday Feb. 22. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and notified by email (so please be sure I have a way to get in touch with you). Open to worldwide residents. 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.

79 comments:

  1. The Maine Diaper Co. in Damariscotta is the closest to me at 35 miles away!

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  2. I already follow Eco-Babyz via google friend connect

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  3. already follow @EcoBlogz on twitter @micaela6955

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  4. following ThirstiesInc on twitter @micaela6955

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  5. little dumper in eugene Or :)
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  6. i requested a thirsties catalog
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  7. i follow through google friend
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  8. im a subscriber
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  9. the closest retailer is Mother's and Company
    284 E. Temple Street
    Boylston, MA

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  10. requested a catalog!

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  11. Jennifer's Cloth Diaper Boutique in Vinton, VA is the closest retailer to me!

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  12. I follow through google friend connect.

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  13. Wow, it's only 12 miles away, near my parents!

    Trudy
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  14. Sweet! There's a spot called Diaper Digs near us... definitely going to check it out!
    stacey at ellebellebaby dot com

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  15. The closest retailer to me is BunnyBuryBaby in Los Angeles.
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  16. I follow via google friend connect.
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  17. I follow you on twitter. uschicana
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  18. I follow thirsties on twitter. uschicana
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  19. I am subscribed.
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  20. tweet http://twitter.com/uschicana/status/9247192934
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  21. The retailer closest me is Andrea's Cloth Diapers in Omaha, NE. That's about 80 miles from here but my brother and sister in law live there so next time we go visit them I am definitely going to go check the place out! I never would have thought there would be a CD store anywhere around here (modern CD'ing is almost unheard of here!)!

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  22. I requested a Thirsties catalog #1

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  23. I requested a Thirsties catalog #2

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  24. Eco-Babyz through Google Friend Connect!

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  25. I follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter @mama2cookies

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  26. I follow Thirsties on Twitter @mama2cookies

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  27. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/mama2cookies/status/9253034096

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  28. I subscribe to Eco-Babyz.

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  29. The closest one to me is 8.2 miles away on Park Avenue in NY.

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  30. New email subscriber.

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  31. Follower via GFC.

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  32. PO Box 369
    South Paris, ME 04281 mverno@roadrunner.com

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  33. DivaDiapers.com
    Palm Coast, FL 32164
    Phone: 386-313-6780
    Email: carolann@divadiapers.com

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  34. Naturally Hip
    Everett, WA 98203

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  35. They sell these at My Diaper Piper in American Fork UT
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  36. tweet
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  37. subscribed to catalog #1
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  38. catolog subscriber #2
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  39. google connect friend
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  40. eco-babyz twitter follower
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  41. Thirsties twitter follower
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  42. e-mail subscriber
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  43. The closest is Banana Peels Diapers in Emeryville, CA

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  44. Cool giveaway! We cloth diaper and I'd love to try this out--the closest to us is San Diego Diaper Service

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  45. Requested a catalog and put you as the referral

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  46. My closest retailer is Baby Care Diaper Service
    St. Louis, MO 63146.
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  47. I'm following your blog user Garner5.
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  48. I requested a Thirsties catalog. Entry 1
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  49. I requested a Thirsties catalog. Entry 2
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  50. I'm following EcoBlogz on Twitter user lisalmg.
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  51. I'm following ThirstiesInc on Twitter user lisalmg.
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  52. I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/9449863241
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  53. I'm an Eco-Babyz subscriber. Thanks!
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  54. The closest Thirsties retailer to me is 29.5 miles away.

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  55. I follow this blog.

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  56. I requested a Thirsties catalog

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  57. I subscribed to this blog via Feedburner.

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  58. My Baby First
    Sutton, NH 03260
    Phone: 603-512-5740

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  59. The closest place is Ivy's Diaper Service in Charlotte NC.

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  60. Eco-Babyz twitter follower. ellieb67

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  61. Thirsties Inc twitter follower. ellieb67

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  62. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/ellieb67/status/9506442418

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  63. This website is the superior I liked it very much

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