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The holidays are marked with such vibrant memories we get to December and can hardly believe a whole year has past. Has it been a whole year already? I remember when… One of our favorite things to do at the end of December is look back and remember the last twelve months and celebrate what made the year special. In that spirit here is Thirsties 2016 Year in Review.

2016 was a year full of amazing new products and fabulous cloth diaper prints and colors. Starting us off in January was the release of our Valentine’s print, “Straight to My Heart.”

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In February 2016 we released our Organic Cotton Wipes and celebrated #ClothCommunityDay.

March was a noteworthy month because we started broadcasting live through Thirsties Facebook Page. #ThirstiesLive is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with our customers and folks in the cloth diapering industry. We strive to provide excellent education, conversation, and content during our broadcasts.

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 April, what a big month for us! In thanks to our customers engaging with us on social media, we started our monthly #ThirstiesRealLife Photo Contest. We were honored to help sponsor the Make Cloth Mainstream Challenge and celebrated Earth Day. Finally we released a product that was over a year in the making, Thirsties Natural One Size All in One.

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We released our Natural Newborn All in One Diaper and two adorable prints in May: a fun whimsical floral print, Billy Buttons, and a beautiful print, Hope, proceeds of which benefited the non-profit Giving Diapers Giving Hope.

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Continuing with our line of natural fiber products, we introduced our Natural One Size and Newborn Fitteds in July 2016. We also released our Organic Cotton Doublers.

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Come August, we closed out summer in style with two water color painted prints, Watermelon Party and Cactus Garden. watermelon party cactus garden

In September, we helped spread the word about cloth diapers being a real solution for #diaperneed during Diaper Need Awareness Week.

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With the annual ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas October, tends to be a busy month for us at Thirsties and this year was no exception.

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We were thrilled to partner with many of our retailers and reveal our new Outdoor Adventure Collection right from the trade show floor in Vegas!

 

Outdoor Adventure Collection

 

Finally, in December we ushered in the winter holiday season with the release of our Holiday Collection including Winter Woods and Scarlet.

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With the launches of incredible new prints, colors, and products, working with amazing retailers, and engaging a growing customer base, Thirsties has much to celebrate at the end of 2016. On behalf of everyone here at Thirsties, we want to extend our sincerest thanks for making Thirsties products a part of your parenting journey.

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Here at Thirsties, we’re passionate about the Great Outdoors. Camping, hiking, simply basking in the breathtaking beauty – it’s one of the things that make life great. That’s why we’re ecstatic to share with you our newest release – during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service – Thirsties Outdoor Adventure Collection. The Collection includes 4 new nature-inspired prints and 1 new color.  Available in all your favorite sizes, styles, and absorbencies, these colors and prints evoke the fun, serene calm, and beauty of the outdoors.

Thirsties Happy Camper

Happy Camper

This hand-drawn print served as the starting point for the Outdoor Adventure Collection. Our designer doodled some of our favorite aspects of camping and scanned them into her computer, resulting in an adorable work of art. With cheerful birds, quaint picnic tables, classic canoes, s’mores by the camp fire, pop up tents, and even line-drying diapers, this print will make any #ThirstiesBaby a Happy Camper!

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Adventure Trail

Notice the little raccoon in Happy Camper? Well, this little guy joins a couple of his woodland friends in our next print, Adventure Trail. This print showcases some of our favorite outdoor activities: hiking, nature watching, fishing, and canoeing.  Blue snaps compliment the color palette, giving this print a “rustic chic” look. Blue trim is available in our Duo Wrap and OS Pocket Diaper product lines.

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Midnight Blue

The navy blue found throughout the Outdoor Adventure Collection is our new solid, Midnight Blue. Paired with white snaps and white trim (in select diaper lines) this solid gives the Collection a touch of modern sophistication and would be a classic addition to anyone’s cloth diaper stash.

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Mountain Bike

Given that some of #TeamThirsties commute to work via bike, it’s no surprise that “Mountain Bike” is a new favorite for many of us. When viewed at a distance this print has a funky geometric feel. Take a closer look and details of mountains, clouds, bikes, trees, and birds give this print a sense of adventure and fun. Not to  miss out on any fun, our little raccoon even makes a cameo in ‘Mountain Bike.”

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Birdie

After a morning flight along the tree line in “Mountain Bike,” a family of cheerful yellow birds settle in amongst the flowers and leaves in the final Outdoor Adventure print, “Birdie.” Aqua snaps coordinate with the print’s details and create a lovely contrast with the adorable yellow birdies. (Duo Wrap and OS Pocket Diaper diaper lines feature aqua trim as well.) Rainbow tulips and variegated leaves make this a beautifully whimsical print that captures the serenity of the outdoors.

Thirsties Outdoor Adventure Collection

The Outdoor Adventure Collection

The Outdoor Adventure Collection releases on November 2, 2016 and can be purchased individually or in packages in the following diaper lines: Duo Wrap, Natural Newborn All In One, Natural One Size All In One, One Size Pocket Diaper, One Size All In One, Newborn All In One, and Wet Bag.

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The #ThirstiesRealLife Photo Contest showcases the intersection of Thirsties cloth diapers and our customers “real life.” While parenting small children is often less than picture perfect in the conventional sense of the term, #ThirstiesRealLife is always real and that my friends is always beautiful.

We’re bringing our Thirsties fans into the mix even more because this month YOU are selecting the winning photo! Below are October 2016’s finalists. Vote for your favorite photo by telling us your favorite in a comment on this blog post. On Facebook you’ll find an album “#ThirstiesRealLife October 2016 Photo Contest Finalists. You may also vote for your favorite photo by liking that image on Facebook. Voting will close Monday October 31st at 9:00pm and the winning photo will be announced Tuesday November 1, 2016.

Riley from the Thirsties Groupies on #Facebook writes, "Had to share my thirsties natural AIO daycare stash! They look so pretty all lined up in the bin 😍 she's the only cloth baby in our center and our teacher loves her prints! She says it's exciting when I bring in new ones 😂 #thirstiesreallife" Congrats Riley, you're one of our #ThirstiesRealLife feature photos this week. That's right folks, you can use cloth diapers at day care! #photocontest #thirstiesbaby #daycare #clothdiapers #thirstiesreallife

October 6, 2016 Riley from the Thirsties Groupies on #Facebook writes, “Had to share my thirsties natural AIO daycare stash! They look so pretty all lined up in the bin 😍 she’s the only cloth baby in our center and our teacher loves her prints! She says it’s exciting when I bring in new ones 😂 #thirstiesreallife” Congrats Riley, you’re one of our #ThirstiesRealLife feature photos this week. That’s right folks, you can use cloth diapers at day care! #photocontest #thirstiesbaby #daycare #clothdiapers #thirstiesreallife

 

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October 6, 2016 Newborn baby fluff bums Are. So. Cute! Here’s #thirstiesreallife #featurephoto number two. Congrats @alexander_monica 🎉 #thirstiesreallife #clothdiapers #photocontest #thirstiesbaby #newborn #instagood #darlingmoment

 

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October 14, 2016 Sweet dreams #Thirstiesbaby and congrats @beckandthebirdie on being one of the #ThirstiesRealLife #featurephotos this week! #photocontest #darlingmoment #instagood #pixel_kids #thirsties #clothdiapers #makelaundrynotlandfill #repost

 

Now that is a stash shot! Congrats to Rani from the #ThirstiesGroupies on Facebook for being our other #thirstiesreallife finalist this week! #photocontest #thirsties #clothdiapers #makeclothmainstream #makelaundrynotlandfill #clothnappies

October 14, 2016 Now that is a stash shot! Congrats to Rani from the #ThirstiesGroupies on Facebook for being our other #thirstiesreallife finalist this week! #photocontest #thirsties #clothdiapers #makeclothmainstream #makelaundrynotlandfill #clothnappies

 

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October 21, 2016 Peaceful and lovely. This week’s #ThirstiesRealLife #featurephoto comes from @maresib 👏 #thirstiesbaby #photocontest #momswithcameras #clothdiapers #clothnappies #makeclothmainstream #makelaundrynotlandfill

 

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October 28, 2016 Now that’s a precious mama and baby moment. One of this week’s #thirstiesreallife #featurephotos 💕 Congrats @__cara__marie__

 

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October 28,2016 Our other #ThirstiesRealLife #featurephoto this week is a lovely showcase of our popular print, “Aspen Grove.” Congrats @rsullano 👏 #thirsties #clothdiapers #babiesofinstagram

Thirsties is passionate about serving families and we’re grateful to be a part of your “real life.”  This is more than a photo contest. We hope that it is a celebration the good life and the sense of camaraderie enjoyed amongst cloth diapering families. Thank you for sharing your #ThirstiesRealLife moments and for participating in our community.

Cast your vote for October 2016’s winning photo by telling us what is you favorite photo in the comments below!

Whether you spent August watching the Rio Olympics, or going to the beach, or line-drying your laundry, or getting your household ready for back to school, we hope that this last month of summer was a fabulous one for you. August is always a bit bittersweet isn’t it? At its beginning there is still so much summer fun still to be had, yet by its end we know we have to kiss summer goodbye and settle back into our usual routines. Before completely jumping into the fall grind let’s look back at August 2016’s #ThirstiesRealLife photos and pin a ribbon on the winning image!

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#ThirstiesRealLife August 2016 Finalists: @clothmamma16, @purejamieb, @mrs_hokanson89, @msweetyg, and @_cara_marie_

Congratulations to @_cara_marie_ you and your little laundry helper are this month’s winning photo. We’d love to add to your #Thirsties stash with two items of your choice in one of our new summer prints, Cactus Garden and Melon Party!

At Thirsties we love the #ThirstiesRealLife Photo Contest because it gives us a peek into the beautiful (and real) lives of our customers. Thirsities is all about “simply better” and we hope that in some way our products make your lives just that “simple better.” Thank you to everyone for sharing your #ThirstiesRealLife with us!

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It’s August! Can it be, can it be? The #ThirstiesRealLife Photo Contest got shuffled to the back burner with all the excitement of last week’s release of “Melon Party” and “Cactus Garden.”  By the way, have you seen these fresh and fabulous watercolor prints!

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Back to the photo contest… Here are the #ThirstiesRealLife July 2016 finalists. Tangled-up cousins, getting adorably stuck, the innocent joy of playing with ribbons, the powers of mommy milk, and the beautiful simplicity of napping on mum, this is truly a heart-warning bunch!

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We at Thirsties are honored to be a part of your #ThirestiesBaby’s first years and cherish all of our fan pics. This month’s winning photo is from @naturallymindedhalfthetime

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Thank you for capturing and sharing your #ThirstiesRealLife. Happy cloth diapering!