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We’re thrilled to add Thirsties Pocket Bib to our regular line of products! We’ve made cleanup simple with this easy-to-clean, waterproof bib with two adjustable snap settings and a handy crumb catcher. Thirsties Pocket Bib is made with our waterproof PUL, backed with white mesh, and trimmed with matching binding. Thirsties Pocket Bibis available in Floribunda, Pawsitive Pals, Rainbow, and We All Scream.

Overview

  • Cost $8.95 (MSRP)
  • Colorful, waterproof TPU lined with soft mesh
  • Two adjustable snap settings for a customized fit
  • Handy crumb catcher pocket
  • Measurements: 9.5”W x 9”H
  • Neck Circumference: 11” – 12.5”
  • 100% polyester with waterproof TPU laminate
babies eating pizza wearing Thirsties pocket bib

Washing Instructions

Thirsties Pocket Bibs are easy to clean. Simply machine or hand wash. They air dry quickly, but you can also machine dry them on low. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners.

Customer Feedback

Liz: “I think they are great! They fit both girls (6mos & 20 mos) really well. My one daughter hates having things around her neck but she actually wears this one without a problem. I think because they are so much softer and lighter than other bibs we’ve tried. They are super easy to clean too- everything just rinses right off. I also love that they don’t seem to hold onto stains.

baby wearing thirsties pocket bib and matching cloth diaper

Deondra: The Bibs fit great! I can’t say there’s a single thing I’d change about them. Y’all did a great job! A request for the future, for all of us “baby-led weaning” Mamas… It’d be great if you guys would come out with a long-sleeved version with elastic at the ends of the sleeves, or a “shirt bib.”

Kimberly: I love how nice and wide they are! They cover the entire front side of my almost 8 month old!

Make your baby’s mealtime cuter and easy to clean up with Thirsties Pocket Bib. These make gifts and are the perfect way to accessorize your baby’s favorite Thirsties cloth diapers!

child wearing thirsties pocket bib

You Can Clean Your Cloth Diapers

The number one reason families *do not* choose cloth diapers as an option for their growing family is hesitancy about laundry and getting their diapers clean.

Let’s debunk this a little and talk about how we can overcome it! If you are in cloth diapers part or full time, you probably have seen a plethora of differing opinions and misinformation when it comes to keeping these pieces of fabric clean. Something previous generations did without issue is now a hot mess of confusing jargon, “approved” wash routines and clean “tests” that take time and open Pandora’s box of fixes with the added bonus of worry that your diapers could actually be harming your baby with trapped bacteria. Take a deep breath and remember, you can successfully clean cloth diapers without overcomplicating things.

Keep Your Wash Routine Simple

Cloth diaper washing IS easy! The graphic below outlines this in four simple steps from start to finish, nothing more, nothing less. Your detergent can be a mainstream detergent, and if you have sensitivities email us for recommendations! Much like your favorite cookie recipe, once you start adding a-pinch-of-this and a toss-of-that, things can get complicated. As you stray from these four steps, all of a sudden you may notice stains or odors creeping up.

cloth diaper basic wash routine

Signs Your Diapers Are Not Clean

Odors. Simply put, odors. Stains happen, especially with new foods, illness, teeth, all kinds of things! Sunning wet diapers outside (yes, even in the winter!) is very effective and for stubborn you can use Shout stain remover gel. Stains fade over time and are not indicative of a poor wash routine.

Odors can also be normal at two times:

  • for soiled diapers in your pail
  • overnight diapers in the morning

Diapers are fabric, and if they are sitting in urine + feces for hours at a time, you will have odors coming from them. When odor is not normal:

  • A freshly peed-in diaper
  • Fresh out of the dryer

Such orders indicate you need to disinfect and troubleshoot the wash routine, email us for help!

cloth diaper laundry meme

Let’s talk about Build Up”

Can detergent buildup in your diapers? Yes. Is this indicated by dribbling water on them? No. What about slightly murky water after swishing them around in a glass of water? No. See this article or email us if you’re concerned you may have some kind of build up in your cloth diapers.

MOST issues of leaking are from fit or absorbency issues, not buildup. If you have enough detergent buildup to repel urine, the diapers will have odors. Even the most fragrant detergent cannot hide this smell, you will have a perfumed-feces smell (not pleasant, don’t recommend, 0 out of 4 stars).

If your diapers are leaking, email us for fit and absorbency troubleshooting, we are happy to help.

cloth diaper laundry tips

Bleach & Cloth Diapers

Bleach seems to be a 5 letter word in the cloth diaper world. Chlorine bleach is necessary for some parts of your cloth diaper journey, but should not be a *regular* part of it. If your wash routine continually leaves your diapers full of odors, email us to fix it. An occasional and necessary bleach wash cycle (not soak) may be needed during a bacterial rash issue, yeast, pre-used diapers, and other medical or disinfecting circumstances. Email us for help with how to do this and lessen the impact on your diapers <3

Remember diaper laundry does not have to be complicated or scary and we’re here to help. You can clean your little ones’ cloth diapers!

As the winter months go on we’re all doing our best to enjoy what the season has to offer while keeping our families cozy and comfortable. Why not pass some time with a GIVEAWAY of some favorite Thirsties products. See the giveaway form here to enter!

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Enjoy Your Cloth

Though the view out your window may be dull and gray with these Thirsties prints and solid the view at your changing table is sure to be CUTE! Ice Blue and Night Owl are recently discontinued fabrics so this is a great chance to add them to your stash. We’re also including Thirsties new Organic Cotton Flat which pairs perfectly with our popular Duo Wrap. To finish off the cloth diaper portion of this prize package we had to include a fan-favorite pocket diaper in our gorgeous new print, Sakura!

Organize Your Gear

Raise your hand if your family struggles to keep all their winter gear organized! Thirsties wet bags are an easy way to keep your family’s hats and mittens in order. Hang a wet bag by the door for items that need washing or give each family member their own bag to store their winter must-haves.

Snacks at the Ready

You and the kids are sure to need some snacks after a fun-filled adventure outside. Whether you’re on the car ride home after hitting the slopes or simply coming in from the backyard Thirsties snack bags are a great way to be sure everyone has a perfectly portioned snack. After enjoying your snack, or even before you head out the door, use Thirsties Booty Love to protect your family’s faces from winter chapped cheeks!

thirsties giveaway prize package

We hope this prize package warms your hearts and shows you the best of Thirsties this winter. Thank you for participating and good luck!

When a cloth diapering parent hears the word “flat”, thoughts of tedious folding, leaking, and how-on-earth-will-I-get-this-on-my-wriggly-baby overtake our minds. I mean, just look at it, a plain, white, large square of organic cotton. #Boring

Bear with me for just a second…what if I told you that flats can be the diapers with the lowest cost, easiest washing, longest durability, and more versatile ways to keep leaks at bay, from newborns through toddlers?

Shocking, I know!

Flats & Newborns

Flats are perfect for newborns who are leaky, explosive, and need the most diaper changes. You don’t need extensive Origami training to be able to make this work! Simply fold into smaller squares for the perfect pad fold in the duo wrap, a fantastic tutorial can be found here.

You can also be creative with rolling in the sides, “The Bikini Twist” (sounds like a great summer dance party!) or a myriad of others ways to make this diaper fit perfectly, and contain everything your little bundle of joy can dish out. Flats, being fewer layers, are also incredibly easy to wash and very fast to machine or hang dry without the potential for mildew issues in thicker diapers.

Older babies and toddlers? Let’s take a dive-

A flat inside Thirsties Duo Wrap

The Versatility of Flats

Flats for older babies retain the same easy wash/dry perks that we went over for newborns, but hold some extra “pros” for those babies who are crawling, walking or getting close to potty learning.

Since flats can be use SO many ways they are arguably the most versatile style of cloth diaper. For some great folding tips, take a peek here:

Benefits of Flats

You can reuse your cover throughout the day, or replace if it becomes soiled, keeping costs to a minimum! And without elastics, snaps, seams or laminates, flats will last through potty learning for your little one, making the investment one that pays off over time.

And speaking of potty learning? With flat diapers, those natural wetness cues will be a great way for your toddler or preschooler to learn about their own body, and recognize the cues that facilitate the process.

Flats also make diapering a heavy wetter easy. With a number of ways to optimize absorbency where your toddler needs it most, and thin enough to layer hemp, bamboo or cotton inserts to hold overnight, and wrap absorbency all around (not just down the middle).

DID YOU KNOW that there is even a fun challenge for flat users? Every year hundreds of families enjoy challenging themselves to a week of using only flat diapers + covers, and handwashing. The Flats Challenge is a fun way to learn about flats and connect with like-minded families.

Flats combine the best of many perks of cloth diapering, and after your little one is out of diapers, can be repurposed into cleaning cloths, dust rags, or any number of uses for an absorbent piece of fabric. Consider adding one to your collection today!

Have you tried Thirsties flats? We would love to hear what you think!

Thirsties products and prints of 2020

2020, the year everyone can’t wait to say good-bye too, amirite!?! Before we put 2020 in the rearview mirror let’s take a moment and remember that though this year filled the world with much heartache, Thirsties as a community and a company, saw some rainbows amidst the storm.

Reusables to the Rescue

When disposable diapers and even toilet paper were hard to come by reusable products like Thirsties cloth diapers and wipes came to the rescue!

The global pandemic and resulting lockdowns brought many new families to the cloth community. We are so grateful for our fabulous tribe, The Thirsties Groupies, and how they welcome and help cloth diapering newbies. We also have to thank our wonderful retailers who put in many extra hours serving the cloth community, pivoting their business practices, and keeping their chins up during uncertain times.

Thirsties Products & Prints of 2020

Over the course of 2020, we managed to deliver on some long-awaited #ThirsitesGroupies requests. We added three new products to the Thirsties line up:

Despite needing to tweak our originally-planned release schedule we came out with a delightful bunch of limited edition prints: Otterly in Love, Green Scene, Jaws Two, Fish Tales, Cruising, We All Scream, Alice Brights III, and Polar Plaid. Remember those wonderful hard-working Thirsties retailers I just mentioned? Many of them partnered with us to do some fantastic retailer exclusives in 2020.

unity thirsties #blacklivesmatter cloth diaper print

Here is “Unity” a beautiful exclusive with Fluff Journey featuring artwork by artist Fatina Harbali. Proceeds from this print were donated to the NAACP. To close out the year we re-released two customer favorites, Rainbow and Floribunda, and added a lovely new solid, Seafoam, to the regular Thirsties line up of products.

2020 has certainly been a year to remember for the good and the bad. We would love to hear what was your favorite thing from Thirsties this year. Thank you for making Thirsties a part of your journey. We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2021!