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The most common heart conditions for children are congenital heart defects. So what is a congenital heart defect? A congenital heart defect is an anomaly in the structure of a child’s heart, usually diagnosed via ultrasound either in utero or after birth. Depending on how critical the defect, treatment could include surgery very soon after birth.

In this article, we will be discussing heart health awareness, specifically congenital heart defects, how it impacts families and how we as a community can help.

Family Impact

Much of what we discuss in this article can realistically apply to children with not only chronic heart conditions, but chronic illness as well.

Families of heart warriors can be impacted by seemingly the smallest things and can endure weeks of struggle as a result. For instance, sending your child to a playgroup or to school with the beginnings of a cold may sometimes seem ok because it’s only the sniffles and a little coughing. However, for a child with a congenital heart condition, contracting even the common cold may mean weeks in the hospital and severe complications.

Another huge impact on families is, unfortunately, unsolicited advice. Unsolicited advice can often times have a negative impact on family morale and can sometimes even be dangerous when it concerns medical procedure, choices or how to handle these conditions.

Instead, try asking questions to show momma and family that you care. Remember that parents of kiddos with congenital heart defects or other chronic conditions have been handling their child’s condition for sometimes many years and are well versed in the ins and outs of all matters concerning their disease.

It would be more beneficial to trust their doctors, trust the parents and offer your supportive presence rather than give unsolicited advice.

What Can We Do To Help?

We’re a community and we want to help! So, what can we do?

Here is a list of things that families taking care of kiddos with chronic conditions could find helpful and positive:

  • Bringing meals and snacks (don’t forget breakfast! Breakfast burritos anyone?)
  • Giving other children in the family rides to school functions or practices, especially any outside times where they would normally ride the bus
  • Lending a hand with any household chores that need doing
  • Offering understanding when a kiddo’s health trumps maybe the Christmas party or a birthday function that they have to miss
  • Continued help beyond the first few weeks and months and their child recovers from procedures and surgeries when the initial wave of help has subsided.
  • Planning functions and activities with their older kids. Sometimes, older kiddos feel left out or overlooked as months and years tend to drag on with sick little brother or sister in tow. Anything extra to make them feel special is always appreciated.

Where Can We Find More Information?

Want more information about congenital heart defects? Learn more at The Mayo Clinic here https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/congenital-heart-defects-children/symptoms-causes/syc-20350074

Want to find a fellow heart warrior family? Visit Thirsties on Facebook or join the online community, Thirsties Groupies. And don’t forget to follow the Thirsties Instagram feed, @thirstiesinc

For more information, checkout Laura’s #ThirstiesLive all about juvenile congenital heart defects:

Have you ever thought about an old Thirsties print with white snaps and binding and longed to see it with color-coordinated snaps and binding?

That’s amazing—we have, too! And if you’ve been thinking you would like some extra-bright Alice Brights in your life, well, we’re here to make your day. I mean, we all know Alice Brights was cute before, but with bright pink snaps and binding, it’s absolutely WOW!

Alice Brights is available in Duo Wrap (two sizes in hook & loop, three in snap), Natural Newborn All in One, Natural One Size All in One, Newborn All in One, One Size All in One, Natural Pocket Diaper, Pocket Diaper, Clutch Bag, Mini Wet Bag, Wet Dry Bag, and Wet Bag.

Tip of the day: in a diaper rut? Sometimes, as your baby grows, certain fibers may work better for your diaper set up than others. If you’ve previously been an original OS AIO fan, try the Natural OS AIOs for a trimmer fit and more absorbency. Not only are Natural OS AIOs more absorbent, but because they are slightly thinner, you can also add doublers very easily.

Not an AIO fan? Remember that you can switch up your absorbency, add doublers and even change out absorbency styles with the Thirsties All In Two system. A new Alice Brights Duo Wrap would be a perfect addition to your AI2 collection and gives you so many absorbency options from Stay Dry Inserts to Prefolds.

Because this is a limited edition launch, please check with your local retailers for availability and product selection. (Do you have something particular on your wish list? Give your favorite retailer a shout and let them know!) As always, you can shop the new Alice Brights release Thursday, February 20th at your local retailer or online with Thirsties.

For more cloth diaper tips and tricks, you can visit Thirsties on Facebook or join the online community, Thirsties Groupies. And don’t forget to checkout the Thirsties Instagram feed, @thirstiesinc

The holidays are now a memory, and we are heading into the season of love. We are otterly smitten with this time of year, when the air is crisp and whispers of tenderness and affection are tangled with the chilly breeze. *Crowd begins to comment on Thirsties’ typo.*

It isn’t a typo, folks, we truly are otterly smitten with this season and our new, limited-edition print, Otterly in Love! Nothing symbolizes love more than adult and baby otters snuggling and swimming together—I mean, have you seen those adorable creatures?!

Otterly in Love is available in Duo Wrap (two sizes in hook & loop, three in snap), Natural Newborn All in One, Natural One Size All in One, Newborn All in One, One Size All in One, Natural Pocket Diaper, Pocket Diaper, Clutch Bag, Mini Wet Bag, Wet Dry Bag, and Wet Bag.

Tip of the day: Loving our new Simply Sustainable line but looking for more ways to utilize these unique bags? Try using your Mini Wet Bag as a small makeup bag! Grab some trial sizes of your favorite lotions and potions, add an individually packaged makeup removing towelette and you are ready to take your makeup routine anywhere. One Mini Wet Bag also fits a trial size dry shampoo and hair conditioning spray, mini hair brush, hair ties and a regular size bobby pin set. Ya know, if you happen to be a momma on the go…

Loving our sandwich bags? Use the new Simply Sustainable Sandwich & Snack Bag in one of our regular lineup prints this year to pack full of Valentine’s love. Add a few chocolates, some stickers and a small toy and you have THE cutest Valentine’s gifts for your favorite littles. Coordinate prints with different kiddos or grab a few of the same for a matching set!

Or are the Wet Dry Bags in Otterly In Love on your must have list? Wet Dry Bags are perfect for potty training littles who may go through more than one trainer, but still need a clean place to pack extras without bringing a diaper bag. Hint: Get them involved! It’s so much fun to pick out your favorite Thirsties trainer prints to pack for the day and see how many you can keep dry as the day goes on.

Because this is a limited edition launch, please check with your local retailers for availability and product selection. (Do you have something particular on your wish list? Give your favorite retailer a shout and let them know!) As always, you can shop the new Otterly In Love release Thursday, January 23rd at your local retailer or online with Thirsties.

For more cloth diaper tips and tricks, you can visit Thirsties on Facebook or join the online community, Thirsties Groupies. And don’t forget to checkout the Thirsties Instagram feed, @thirstiesinc

2019 is coming to a close and it’s time to take a look back!

This year was a big one for Thirsties and included not only new prints, but lots of new products as well. The Simply Sustainable collection brought an entirely fresh look to wet bags and provided us with so many new options for lunches, gym bags, diaper bags and more.

We even saw some retired prints in the Simply Sustainable line such as O2 Revival, Melon Party, Classic Jurassic, Floribunda, Cactus Garden, Farm Life and Moon Blossom. Newer releases have included these new bags as well and are perfect for the pool, gift giving, sports clothes and organization.

Prints & Colors:

The Thirsties prints have been so gorgeous this year! We’ve had a fair mix of limited edition releases and quite a few regular lineup releases as well including a full fall collection, Nature’s Canopy.

The following prints were introduced this year: Sugar Plum (regular line up) & Peony (limited), Animalia Trainer Prints (regular line up), Toucan & Leap (diapers limited, swim regular line up), Endangered (limited), Science, Rocket, Azure, Bubble Gum (limited), Lightning Bug & Rainbow (limited), Moon Blossom & Modern Jurassic, Jet & Symphonic (limited), Autumn Blaze & Burnt Orange (limited), Nature’s Canopy Collection (regular line up), Merry Moose-Mas (limited)

Products:

Simply Sustainable Collection:

  • Mini Wet Bag
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Wet Dry Bag
  • Clutch

The Simply Sustainable launch may have been the biggest of 2019. Four new bags meant the ability to pick the wet bag that’s just right for you. Whether you are looking for a wipe pouch or a place to store both clean and dirty cloth diapers, this new product line offered so many more choices than we’ve had in years past. The Simply Sustainable line was definitely a highlight of 2019.

Also, Laura, our social media coordinator, has also been doing an incredible job on Instagram running giveaways, fielding questions and educating us about all things cloth diaper. Below are the top nine Insta posts of 2019!


We are so looking forward to all the fun surprises to come in 2020! As always, you can shop Thirsties cloth diaper products at your local retailer or online with Thirsties. For more cloth diaper tips and tricks, visit Thirsties on Facebook or join the online community, Thirsties Groupies. And don’t forget to checkout the Thirsties Instagram feed, @thirstiesinc

Wishing you a fun and safe 2020!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merrrrrrrrry Moose-mas! Just in time for winter, we would like to introduce our limited-edition print, Merry Moose-mas! Nothing says winter is here more than moose, evergreens, and snowflakes, and with happy red binding and snaps that coordinate with our moose’s cozy, plaid scarf.

We think Merry Moose-mas will keep everyone in the holiday spirit well beyond the new year! Merry Moose-mas is available in Duo Wrap (2 sizes in hook & loop, 3 sizes in snaps), Natural Newborn All in One, Natural One Size All in One, Newborn All in One, One Size All in One, Pocket Diaper, Natural Pocket Diaper, Clutch Bag, Mini Wet Bag, Wet Bag, and Wet Dry Bag.

Tip of the day: Wet Bags make the CUTEST wrapping paper and double as second gifts! We love using all sizes of wet bags for gift exchanges, awkward gifts that are difficult to wrap, new parents and even snack bags for stockings and teacher gifts. Consider leaving your Thirsties tag attached to your bag so that your recipient knows how to wash and care for their new bag. The best thing about using these bags as gift wrap is that they can be reused year after year and prevent wrapping paper and plastic bags from entering landfills!

Thirsties Merry Moose-Mas

Traveling for the holiday season? Wet Bags make awesome organizational bags for your diaper bag, travel bag, back pack on the plane and suitcase. While you grab Merry Moose-Mas on the 11th, consider getting a few bags in different prints to separate your carry on, portion out baby’s food or snacks and even keep the two thousand cars your toddler insists on bringing in the same place.

Because this is a very special holiday launch, please check with your local retailers for availability, and product selection. As always, you can shop the new Merry Moose-Mas release Wednesday, December 11th at your local retailer or online with Thirsties.

For more cloth diaper tips and tricks, you can visit Thirsties on Facebook or join the online community, Thirsties Groupies. And don’t forget to checkout the Thirsties Instagram feed, @thirstiesinc

Merry Moose-Mas from everyone here at Thirsties!