We are almost exclusively cloth diapering our 3 month old daughter, and it is so much easier than with our first child. Perhaps it is because I am not really phased anymore by poopy diapers, or maybe it is just that I am getting better at cleaning them with more practice. I do know this - cloth diapers are getting handier and more efficient at their job with every new diaper I get.
Today, let me introduce you to Thirsties. Thirsties is a small cloth diaper company committed to greener parenting and Eco Friendly solutions, not to mention 100% USA Made quality! Erin, founder of Thirsties, started this business with an old sewing machine and $100 in 2004. Through her hard work and diligence, the company is now one of the leaders in the cloth diaper industry. Their diapers are now made by work at home mothers, very close to our warehouse, reducing our carbon output. Our customer service reps are experienced cloth diapering moms, and offer our knowledge to our retailers and customers alike. I think this is a huge part of what sets Thirsties apart from other cloth diaper companies! And I love the goal they are working hard at - to become carbon neutral!! Thank you to Thirsties for being so eco-friendly!
I received a Duo Wrap and Duo Hemp Prefold. I have never used a prefold diaper before, so I was interested to see how it compared.
First off, I will say the Duo Hemp Prefold was very soft and dried quickly, which I appreciate. I have to dry some of my cloth diapers out on my line for the whole day or twice in my dryer. But, not these! Their Duo Hemp Prefolds are designed for the freer flow of air and washing water-each panel is only 2 layers thick, permitting thorough cleansing with little effort and quick drying times. Plus, get this - hemp has natural antimicrobial properties, is many times more durable, and is more absorbent than cotton. Yay for hemp!
I chose the rose colored Duo Wrap with snap closures in size one, which fits babies 6-18 pounds. I like how you can adjust the snaps to fit your baby as he/she grows. Also, I really appreciate that this wrap is free of VOC's, PVC, phthalates, lead and latex. It does keep out leaks quite well, unless you leave it on too long.
These diapers are great, and when you purchase them, you are supporting a really awesome company, in my humble opinion. If you would like a free catalog, you can request one here. Check out all of Thirsties products, and then find a retailer near you!
For one of my lovely readers, we are offering a giveaway of (1) Duo Wrap and (1) Duo Hemp Prefold. How awesome is that?
Here is how to enter:
1. Become a public follower of Your World: Healthy and Natural on my right sidebar and tell me you did so in a comment.
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The deadline for this giveaway is March 21st at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada. Make sure that you are a PUBLIC follower and include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win!
* Thirsties provided me with products to review, and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.*