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While the diapering products in our Rocket Science collection are limited, we’re happy to announce that Rocket will be a part of our regular lineup in the Thirsties Potty Training Pant! Rocket will join our current lineup, including Classic Jurassic, Elefantabulous, Stand Tall and Pandamonium.

SO, when you’re in the throws of potty training, what can you do to help? Here are some of our favorite potty training tricks and tips to help you potty train faster and easier.

Give Lots of Praise

Potty training is guided so much by your own attitude and reaction to the potty training journey. When your child successfully uses the potty, make sure to give them lots and lots of positive praise so that they know that their actions were positive and using the potty is something that you would love for them to do again. In general, if you look silly jumping up and down, dancing, singing and giving your baby lots of big hugs and kisses, you’re doing it right. I have personally danced around to Frozen songs looking completely ridiculous, just to praise a good potty job.

Reward a Good Job

Every child will have a reward system that works for them. Some parents use a sticker chart to track potty training successes while others use immediate rewards like snacks or a small treat. Make sure to immediately reward a success so that baby or toddler connects a successful trip to the potty with a positive reward. Some families also like for several small rewards to accumulate into one big reward like a trip to the movies or maybe a special restaurant to reward consecutive days of potty training success. Whichever reward you choose, make sure it’s something your child will get excited about and can be focused on.

Be Attentive

What has worked for us in the past was to be extremely attentive to our child. The more you get down on the floor and play, let them be near you constantly and interact with them, the more likely you are to catch an accident before it occurs. The more interactive your play (and your day) the more often you will notice their signs of needing to go and the better your chances of giving your child time to get to the potty. If you feel like you are staring at your child for a long period of time and they are constantly near you, you are doing it right.

Be a Homebody

The bulk of potty training is much simpler to do at home than out and about. ‘Making it’ to the potty will be quicker and easier if you are very close to a bathroom at all times. In the past, we have found that staying home for three days helped with our potty training immensely and seemed to give us enough practice before venturing back out into the world.

Encourage Lots of Fluids

The more they drink, the more they go. Offering near constant fluids will increase the number of times your child needs to use the potty and therefore the number of chances for success. The more repetitive the behavior, the easier it will be for your child to retain the information and repeat potty successes. Many parents do, however, like to limit fluids before bed to help with nighttime training in addition to the work they are doing during the day. This is completely fine, as long as they have plenty of chances to go during the day.

#Momrealness

Sometimes, no matter what you plan, kids need to go at their own pace. I have had easy potty trainers and more difficult potty trainers and I can tell you that when they are ready, it will work. Sometimes, they just need a little more time in their Thirsties cloth before they are ready to make the trainer switch.

You can find the Rocket Potty Training Pant at your local retailer June 6th, 9:00 am MDT! Do you have a favorite Potty Training Pant print? Share it with us in the comments! You can shop Thirsties cloth diapers at your local retailer or online with Thirsties. For other 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.

Here’s a closer look at the new Rocket Training Pant print and the rest of the new Rocket Science collection new from Thirsties!

Many people say cloth diapering is not rocket science, but here at Thirsties, it certainly is! Introducing our limited-edition Spring Collection, Rocket Science! 

This collection has a sketch drawing feel and was created with that style in mind. The two solids, Azure and Bubble Gum, have matching binding and snaps. Science, with science-related equipment and symbols on a white background, has Azure binding and matching snaps. Rocket has Bubble Gum binding on a black background adorned with colorful space cats and unicorns, rainbows, space ships and so much more! 

Both prints are available in Duo Wrap (three sizes in snaps, two sizes in hook & loop), One Size All In One*, Newborn All In One, Natural One Size All In One, Natural Newborn All In One, Pocket Diaper, Natural Pocket Diaper and Wet Bag. Both solids are available in Dup Wraps (two sizes in snaps, two sizes in hook and loop), One Size All In One, Newborn All In One, Natural One Size All In One, Natural Newborn All In One, Pocket Diaper, Natural Pocket Diaper and Wet Bag. Rocket is also a permanent print in our Trainer Line. The trim on the trainer is the same color as the purple trim used on the Unicorntopia Trainer. 
*The Rocket print is not available in One Size All In One hook & loop.

With all of these choices, our limited edition spring collection, Rocket Science, is sure to spark the interest of scientists and non-scientists everywhere!

You can find Rocket Science at your local retailer June 6th, 9:00 am MDT! Do you have a favorite in this collection? Share it with us in the comments! You can shop Thirsties cloth diapers at your local retailer or online with Thirsties. For other 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.

Checkout this close up of the new Rocket Science collection on Thirsties Youtube channel with Laura and Thirsties Live!

Each December, I can’t actually believe that another year has passed us by. An entire year of sharing cloth diapering, low impact living with families around the world and cute prints and colors too. This year, Thirsties upped their game with gorgeous new prints and exciting exclusives, brand new products and helpful cloth diapering resources for the entire community.

If 2017 was the year of the natural fibers, 2018 was the year of Thirsties Groupies product requests. Size 3 Duo Wraps, the potty training pant, and the natural pocket were all born of Thirsties Groupies ideas and entered the market as new products this year.

If you haven’t been keeping track of all the fabulous prints this year, let’s take a look back at the best cloth diaper prints of 2018!

  1. January – “Jaws” an exclusive print from Abby’s Lane
  2. February – Heart to Heart
  3. February – Floribunda
  4. March – Unicorn Selfie & Classic Jurassic
  5. April – O2 Revival & Fern
  6. April – “Astro Land” an exclusive print from Lil Tulips
  7. May – Palm Paradise & Tortuga
  8. June – “Good Fortune” an exclusive print from Spray Pal
  9. July – Main Squeeze & Hala Kahiki
  10. July – “Just Hanging” an exclusive print from Nicki’s Diapers
  11. August – Set Sail & Flutter By
  12. October – Animalia Collection
  13. October – “No Probllama” an exclusive print from Kelly’s Closet
  14. November – Pandamonium
  15. December – Foxy and Snowy Day

New Products

But we didn’t just get new prints in 2018. Thirsties also launched some exciting new products. Natural fibers continued to be a Thirsties focus and from potty training to cloth wipes, innovative new products were front and center this year. Here’s a look at the best new Thirsties products of 2018:

  1. Size 3 Duo Wrap – Made to fit babies 40 to 60+ pounds, the Size 3 Duo Wrap was introduced after Thirsties Groupies requested a way to cloth diaper toddlers and preschoolers over 40 pounds. The signature double gusset, the traditional Duo Wrap design and the new weight limit made the Size 3 Duo Wrap a quick favorite. The Size 3 Duo Wrap pairs well with Thirsties’ Duo Hemp Prefold and it’s featured rise settings can help caregivers get the perfect fit.
  2. Organic Cotton Wipes – Cloth wipes are a cloth diapering essential. The new Thirsties Organic Cotton Wipes are thick, soft and can contain big messes with just one wipe. Two thick layers of organic cotton can help you save over $500 on disposable wipes. Pair Organic Cotton Wipes with Thirsties Booty Luster Wipe Solution for a dynamic diapering duo (say that five times fast!).
  3. Training Pant – The long awaited potty training pant is here! The Thirsties Potty Training Pant comes in four sizes: small, medium, large and extra large and was one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. The Potty Training Pant was released in three classic prints: Duck Duck Moo, Unicornicopia and Classic Jurassic. Four layers of super absorbent organic cotton paired with a hidden waterproof wet zone layer helps keep clothes dry and small accidents at bay. This was a 2018 favorite for sure!
  4. Natural One Size Pocket – The Natural One Size Pocket is an easier to clean pockets, has inserts that agitate out in the wash and finally allows caregivers who desire an all natural fiber stash to use pockets. A super trim fit and the signature double gussets make this new 2018 addition to the Thirsties lineup a must have.
  5. Natural Pocket Insert – But, what if you have a collection of pockets and are hoping just to replace your inserts? Enter Thirsties Natural Pocket Insert. A quick and easy way for long time Thirsties fans to get all the benefits of the Natural One Size Pocket hemp/organic cotton layers without having to replace all their cloth diapers.
  6. A12 Inserts – Available in both a Natural Stay Dry Duo Insert and a Natural Duo Insert (in addition to the popular Stay Dry Duo Insert), these duos upped Thirsties’ versatility and gave caregivers more choices on their cloth diapering journey. Pair these super absorbent duo inserts with Thirsties Duo Wrap for a bulletproof cloth diapering system.
  7. Stay Dry Cotton Doublers – Wetness Sensitivity? In 2018, Thirsties introduced the Stay Dry Cotton Doubler! The Stay Dry layer wicks wetness away while the organic cotton layers act as a super absorbent core. A must have in any cloth diapering stash.

Beyond new prints and new products, Thirsties has contributed to cloth diapering education with 54 live chats, published YouTube videos and detailed product overviews on the Thirsties blog. It’s been a full and wonderful year, thanks to the amazing Thirsties Groupies community and Thirsties team. Happy New Year!

thirsties warehouse

Laura here, Thirsties social media coordinator. After a couple years of cloth diapering, writing reviews, and contributing to my sister’s blog, First Time Mom, I started working for my favorite cloth diaper brand, Thirsties. For me cloth diapering, social media, plus motherhood are a match made in heaven and I love my job.

For two years I’ve been working for Thirsties remotely but this past fall I visited the office in Loveland, Colorado. On my visit I had the thrill of getting a behind the scene peak at the warehouse. More importantly, I met all the wonderful hard working people who make Thirsties cloth diapering magic happen. Here is a bit about my trip and what I learned about Thirsties on the way.

What You See is What Your Get

My time at the Thirsties office and warehouse confirmed that with Thirsties what you see is what you get. Browse the Thirsties website and you’ll find responsible and sustainable business ethics are at the core of who Thirsties is as a company. This is one of the many reasons why I’m so proud to be one of handful of folks working on #TeamThirsties. During my visit it was clear that the people behind Thirsties and how they operate as a business behind the scenes is exactly in line with their expressed mission and values.

Thirsties cutting machine

Quality & Pride

First thing on my visit was a tour of the warehouse and cutting machine area. The Thirsties warehouse is a sight to behold with rows and rows of beautiful Thirsties cloth diapers and accessories. It’s a good thing my daughter’s almost potty trained because, as a cloth diapering mom, I was like a kid in a candy store! Everything in the warehouse is so well organized and handled with care. Even though people were busy “pulling orders” everyone  stopped to give me a hug or handshake and chat. It’s clear that the quality and pride behind Thirsties products is an outpouring of Thirsties values and how they operate as a company.

Made in the USA Matters

The cutting machine area is quite the operation. Everything is done carefully, precisely, and with the goal of being “green.” They even reuse the cutting scraps! Having their products made in the USA allows Thirsties to oversee all the little details, which as a customer, I appreciate. It also allows Thirsties to be green while investing in people in their community. After chatting with the employees I saw first hand how important that is. One of the machine operators told me, “This is my first job where I really like ALL the people I work with.”  That alone speaks volumes to who Thirsties is as a company. While I’ve always enjoyed working for Thirsties, now that I’ve met #TeamThirsties I can say I’m truly grateful and honored to be a part of this team.

#teamthirsties

As a parent and customer, it’s great find products that you and your baby loves. It’s time to celebrate when you can love the company behind those products. With Thirsties I can assure you, it’s all love!

#countryharvesttrio

Adding cheerful color and rustic chic charm to cloth diaper stashes everywhere, Thirsties is proud to introduce the Country Harvest Trio! Believe it or not, today is the first day of fall. There’s something about this season that takes us back to a simpler time and inspires our appreciation for the understated elegance of nature and the purity of home. Even if you’re a city dweller, you can take part in the much-revered simple life with Thirsties’ Country Harvest Trio featuring our new solid and two country-inspired prints.

The #CountryHarvestTrio is truly a labor of love inspired by our #ThirstiesGroupies from our Facebook Group,  Thirsties Groupies Official Fan Chat. For months Thirsties fans, wanting to complete their beautiful Thirsties rainbows have been hankering for a cheerful yellow. Truth be told, the Groupies even made a hashtag, #yellowthirsties. They asked, we listened, and the result is Daffodil, a rich, golden yellow with matching binding and snaps.

#thirstiesyellow

While many families start cloth diapering for financial and environmental reasons, don’t discount the cuteness factor of cloth! After hearing requests for farm animals and florals, we dreamed up Farm Life and Sun Blossom. These limited edition prints bring on the cute without being cutesy.

#countryharvesttrio

Watercolor detailing renders a hint of artistic chic while colored trim and snaps give Farm Life and Sun Blossom a classic look. With tones of primary colors, the Country Harvest Trio sings in perfect harmony!

#countryharvesttrio

Available in our Duo Wrap, Natural Newborn All in One, Natural One Size All in One, One Size Pocket, Newborn All in One, One Size All in One and Wet Bag, the Country Harvest Trio is sure to take you back to your roots…or the roots you wish you had!

Want the whole trio for yourself? Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win the Country Harvest Trio in our popular Natural All in One. You can also buy them for a limited time at your favorite Thirsties Retailer. Happy cloth diapering!