- Fasten and go; one simple step
- Preferred by dads and babysitters
- Specialty microfleece inner that repels stains and keeps baby feeling dry
- Leg gussets provide superior protection against leaks
- Use from birth to potty and save over $1000 over disposables
Leaky and stinky.
First of all I own three Thirsties Fab Fitted diapers and several Thirsties Duo wraps and have had no leaking problems with either. I purchased three of these pocket/all-in-ones in size medium for the babysitter to use. I washed and machine dried these diapers three times with my other diapers and covers (cold water prewash w/ vinegar, hot wash with All Free and Clear, super rinse) before I tried them out. I stuffed them with a hemp insert and a cotton gauze flat fold for nighttime. My poor little one woke up about five hours later in a puddle! The diaper had leaked out the back. I stuffed another diaper that same night and tried again. Another puddle :(. I proceeded to check the final diaper for repelling the next morning and it seemed to be doing it’s job. I then checked the seams and made sure the diaper fit properly. I decided to do three more washes and see if that helped. I washed and machine dried three more times and tried again. This time during the day with no inserts. It was soaked after an hour! Maybe I had mineral/soap residue. I stripped the diapers by themselves using 1TBSP Dawn soap in a hot water wash with three HOT rinses. Machine dried. Stuffed for overnight and got to change the sheets…..I washed the diaper with my diapers as usual and it reeked of ammonia when I took it out. I have finally given up. My Fab fitted diapers are made of the same material and I have never had to strip them and have not experienced any lingering odors. It also wasn’t my inserts as I have NEVER had to strip my flats or my hemp and they are very absorbant. I am so confused. Some of the other reviewers have had great success with the diaper and I am glad. It is a great (in theory) diaper for a great price.
Most affordable AIO
I wish I bought these sooner! I have both BumGenius and Thirsties AIOs in size XS…my daughter is 10 lbs, 12 oz now and still fits in the Thirsties XS but outgrew her BumGenius over a month ago. They take awhile to dry but make cloth diapering super easy.
I was afraid of cloth, now I embrace them
Every baby is different and every diaper fits differently. When you deal with disposables, this really comes home. We had been using Earth’s Best, but after one too many blow outs, failed velcro, or wiggle offs I was ready to try anything that might prevent the next “poo-copylics” (don’t ask).My spouse got a “cloth diaper trial pack” from a local store, and in my fear of another poocopylics, I decided to go along. I fell in love with the Thirsties. With all the snaps, and gusseting, and fittings these diapers should be able to fit every baby type. Whether you have a long and lean (like me) or a little chubby, this diaper should be adjustable enough to fit them perfectly. I’ve been impressed with how these diapers fit my son.Now the important stuff, these things are absorbent. We haven’t even come close to a blowout – and we’ve had some that sounded (and felt) like close calls. These diapers hold a lot, and between that, the second insert (if needed) and the gussets I think you’d be hard pressed to have any type of leakage.I must say, I was really afraid of cloth. I grew up thinking that cloth was hard, that they leak, and that they are just more dirty. What I found out is that they fit a ton better than disposables (a ton better). This means that they leak less (which is important to me). And this leads to less clothing changes, sheet changes, and in general, a cleaner, happier environment. I never thought I’d say that. Never in a million years did I think I’d be converted to cloth, but I have been.The other advantages are that you can have less chemicals touching you baby’s bottom and you are being kinder to the environment. Did I mention that Thirsties (and the flips too) are insanely easy to get on and off and there is very little mess (granted our son is 4 months old, so really, almost everything is absorbed anyway). You will need to run your washer a whole lot more but if you go 2-3 days, you’ll find you have a washer full ready to go.
Actually, I give it 4 1/2 stars.
I realize that when it comes to an item like this, it will never be perfect. Thirsties Pocket All-in-One’s have changed my opinion of cloth diapers, however. I guess I had an image in my mind of sticking my baby with diaper pins, washing out soiled diapers in the toilet, and constantly washing diapers. These are much more convenient then the diapers our mother’s and grandmother’s mastered. I decided to switch when my 9 month-old had continuing problems with raw patches on his diaper area. It started around the elastic and then spread, despite trying every cream or powder, Rx or otherwise. I finally concluded that it must be something in the disposable diaper material. I like the thought of saving the environment as well. I started out by ordering one of each of the best reviewed brands. When I had problems with leaks, I looked harder and found these. They are cheaper (even more so since I don’t have to order a separate diaper cover) and work just as well or better. I like the leg gussets, although they sometimes dig into my little ones very chunky legs, they are great at preventing leaks. I like that you can add extra padding for naps, nighttime or a car ride, and use as is for light duty. My only small complaint is that they take a long time to line dry since the padding is built in. It helps if you turn them inside out, but I still end up having to put them in to dryer to finish them up, which I hope does not make them wear out faster. They seem to be very adjustable, which will be great when my little one starts crawling and thins out some. He is 24 lbs now and fills up the medium. I wish I had discovered them sooner.
Will not fit my 40 lb child. Maybe that is why, even with good inserts, she woke up soaked from head to toe. If your child is near the 40lb mark I would find something else to use. So I am using it on my 30 lb child and it seems to be doing the job with her weight. Washed good too.
Great diaper at a decent price!
I really like these AIO’s! I especially like that they have the option to add a doubler INSERT for overnights. The leg gussets reall do work well to contain leaks, and the sizing seems like it will fit my son for quite a while. They do need to be prepped, like most cloth diapers. I don’t think that the instruction tag even mentioned this though. Without a few runs through the washer, they don’t absorb nearly as well. Also, I didn’t notice that they took very long to dry, especially compared with other AIO’s. I do my diaper laundry first, then if these are still damp, I add them to the drier with my regular clothes. Or, I hang them up to finish drying. No biggie!