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Girls just want to have fun! Introducing a new vintage inspired print and two new vibrant solids that are sure to get you grooving. Everyone loves a throwback so we have completely revamped one of Thirsties signature designs, Alice Brights, by adding a pop of Iris and Poppy to the pallet. In addition, we are introducing two new solids Poppy (launched 2 weeks ago) and Iris to complement our new print.
Please visit your favorite Thirsties retailer to get our new products today!
We are thrilled to introduce the following new products.
Newborn All in One with Hook & Loop Closures
Your favorite Newborn diaper is now available in hook & loop closures with the same style, fit and convenience as our popular snap version (minus the umbilical cord snap down)! Designed with the needs and comfort of a new baby in mind, with an adjustable rise that provides a custom fit for babies (5-14 lbs). The soaker is sewn in on one side (at the top of the diaper), which makes adding extra absorbent layers a cinch and tremendously decreases drying time. You will enjoy the sleekness and simplicity of this diaper in the new hook and loop version.
Diaper Cover Line Additions (Snap Closures & Newborn/Preemie Size)
We are excited to announce the addition of snap closures and a Newborn/Preemie size hook & loop cover to Thirsties Diaper Cover line! The snaps will provide a secure fit and make it more challenging for toddlers to unfasten their diapers. The Newborn/Preemie size will fit babies from 4-10 lbs, has an umbilical cord cutout, and is only available with hook & loop closures. In addition to the NEW Newborn size, the cover also comes in XS, S, M, L in both hook & loop and snap closures. The newborn and x-small sizes feature the 1′ wide hook & loop versus the 1 1/2′ used on the small, medium and large sizes. We have also consolidated the available colors and prints in the diapers covers. Please see below.
We have an adorable new color; Poppy. The poppy is a soft, but rich pink tone which we know you will love. It is available in the Duo Wrap, One Size All In One, One Size Pocket, and Diaper Pail Liner.
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then are videos worth a million? We think so! Research shows the second biggest hurdle (behind up front cost) when considering using cloth diapers is getting past the overwhelming confusion of how technical cloth diapering can be. We hope these help simplify the process. These videos are viewable on our website or on the Thirsties YouTube channel. Please click on the links below to view the videos. We have completed seven videos thus far with plans to introduce additional product videos over the coming months. To start we are introducing the following product videos:
Please visit your favorite Thirsties’ retailer to get your new Ocean Collection products today!
It wasn’t until the 1960s when a typical middle class household had a television, but today, nearly all of us do—and not only that, but access to information and images of all sorts, all the time on our laptops and smart phones. One very useful and under-used tool that both the World Wide Web and Television can provide for modern-day children, other than keeping them entertained and quiet for a while, is the ability to look into the lives of others. What exactly do I mean by this? Read on.
“I am so hungry—I’m starving! No I do not want a banana or a sandwich or cheese and crackers or carrots and hummus….etc etc.”
To satiate this sort of starvation, I like to serve a hot, savory episode or two of “Survivorman.” “Do you see that man, there? He hasn’t eaten in three days and now he’s cooking up some juicy grubs that he found in a hollow log for dinner. He’s so hungry that even though those grubs aren’t the most delicious food in the world, he’s eating them because he’s really hungry and he needs to eat to stay alive. Oh, you think a banana sounds pretty good, after all? Good choice! I bet Survivorman wishes he had a banana right now too!” I am trying to teach Lauren, Kate and Cooper that food doesn’t have to be “their favorite” or the “one thing that they are in the mood for” if they are really hungry. Sometimes we need to eat for survival. You aren’t really starving if you have enough caloric energy to turn down half a dozen snack choices.
“I’ll clean my room later. It’s not even very dirty,” or “I’ll clean my room but I am emotionally attached to every scrap of paper I’ve ever scribbled on and every contraption I’ve ever made from paper-towel tubes, 8 feet of scotch tape, cotton balls and empty water bottles. That’s NOT trash. That’s a trap for bad guys!”
Time to watch Hoarders: Buried Alive. Yes, it is hard to throw things away sometimes and cleaning up isn’t always fun. But we do these things for a reason because if we don’t, we can actually be buried in our own possessions–just like that woman who can’t walk through her living room anymore on TV. I can relate to being emotionally attached to tangible possessions, books, my children’s artwork, old notes and souvenirs that I’ve saved since I was a child but I draw the line at holding on to actual trash. We don’t need to keep the ripped box Barbie came in—even though it is a pretty color pink and has pretty pictures on it. And the apple core under the bed? Yes, the way the mold is growing on it is really cool, isn’t it? It’s like a science project. In fact, it’s so much like a science project you can take it to school and show it to your class or you can throw it in the trash—where household science experiments involving old food belong.
“I hate brushing my teeth! Noooooo!”-followed by or while running away and/or kicking. To combat the occasional Toothbrushing Strike, I have Googled pictures of rotting teeth and shown them to the kids. I really have. Plaque, gingivitis, possible cavities and inevitable dental bills are something too abstract for a lot of kids to grasp and many remain convinced that toothbrushing is simply a cruel and pointless nightly ritual. Thank you Google for bringing Reality and Graphic Images into our home. A single close-up picture of rotting teeth truly does speak 1,000 words…while the 10,000 words spilling from a parent’s mouth often go unheard.
How do you use TV or the internet to convince your children to do things or to put things like “hunger” into perspective? Or maybe you don’t…but would you?
Fourteen stuffed animals
One pair of clean underwear
A toothbrush (that was a surprise!)
A tin “Frozen” box with $1.83 inside
A water bottle
A pad of paper shaped like a Halloween kitten
A box of kids’ energy bars stolen from the kitchen cupboard
Q: What do the above items and the picture of the ominous looking storm clouds have in common?
A: They are what a first-grader packs in an Emergency Preparedness Bag in case of a tornado.
Before last month, I never worried much about tornadoes. We do have them in Colorado occasionally but usually on the plains. We live fairly close to the Flatirons which are the beginnings of the Rocky Mountains. I had always thought the mountains somehow offered us protection from storms gaining enough energy to become tornadoes. Apparently, that isn’t the case–see the article at the bottom of this blog called “Fact or Myth: Colorado’s Mountains Offer Protection from Tornadoes.” Rats.
The increasingly intense weather that much of the United States (not to mention the world) has been experiencing lately has made me more and more nervous Within two years both of my home states—Vermont and Colorado, experienced devastating 100 year floods where rushing water and steep terrain made perfect conditions for fast moving walls of river water and snow melt to destroy houses and roads, move boulders the size of small cars, rip trees up from the roots and generally wreak havoc upon anything in its path.
This past May and June we’ve had more flooding in Boulder. We had a month straight of rain, several damaging hail storms, lightening storms that lasted for hours and so much electricity in the air that the clouds flashed like strobe lights. We’ve also had dozens of tornado warnings—and at least nine tornadoes have touched down in Colorado. One of those was twenty miles from here in Longmont. That’s the closest I’ve ever been to a tornado.
Now I realize I need to stock up on bottled drinking water, canned food, batteries and flashlights and we now have a “tornado plan.” If a tornado or super storm comes our way, the whole family will head to a large storage closet with no windows that is under the stairs in the basement.
For those of you who have experienced extreme weather, and especially those of you with infants and toddlers, do you have a designated place to go in your house? And if so, what supplies do you keep there? Drinking water, extra cans of formula or baby food? Do you have extra disposable diapers in case you can’t wash your cloth ones for a week? What else do you have on hand for your little ones?