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A “Hope”ful Diaper for Giving Diapers, Giving Hope

There’s a new diaper out that I am going absolutely crazy for. Ready for it?

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I know, right? The design alone had me cry a good, old-fashioned Joey Tribiani “how YOU doin’?” With origami cranes and clouds (raise your hand if you remember trying to make 1,000 with the rest of your class back in the day!) and watercolor accents, it’s sweet and adorable while still super modern and fresh. But what made me actually click “Buy” was the cause behind the print.

Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is an organization that was started in 2011 as a local cloth diaper bank. Through the support of amazing individuals and companies (of which Thirsties is a humble and proud member), GDGH continues to thrive and grow, currently able to provide diapering assistance to 30-60+ families each month.

They can describe what they do way better than I can:

Aren’t those statistics hard … Read More

#ThirstiesRealLife Photo Contest April 2016

This month Thirsties started a fun photo contest on Instagram, #ThirstiesRealLife. To enter fans simply shared photos using the hashtag #ThirstiesRealLife and tagged @ThirstiesInc. We are honored that you took the time to capture and share your #ThirstiesRealLife moments. It was a real joy looking at everyone’s photos. From adorable blurry baby shots to siblings posing, from hilarious personalities to sweet angelic smiles, your #ThirstiesBaby pics are priceless.

Each week we choose one or two feature photos on #ThirstiesThursday. These photos are April’s finalists and April’s winning photo.

Week 1 Feature Photos
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Week 2 Feature Photo

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Week 3 Feature Photos

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Week 4 Feature Photo and April Winning Photo

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Congratulations, Keara B and a big thank you to everyone for sharing your photos. We are grateful for our customers and truly enjoy connecting with you on our social media outlets. Remember this is an on-going photo contest so keep … Read More

The Environmental Impact of Cloth Diapers

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In celebration of Earth Day (and, subsequently, Earth Month), we should all take a moment to do a fist pump for, well, ourselves.

You know how environmental naysayers kind of poo-poo (no pun intended) people when they suggest tasks to lessen your footprint? That no matter what you do, it’s not enough? Well, cloth diaper users are killing it in the eco-friendly department.  

Depending on your source, between 18 and 24.7 billion diapers end up in the trash…annually. 
Possibly moreSeriously. 

According to Treehugger.com, an average baby goes through 5,000 – 8,000 diapers during the time before potty-training. “The United States alone produces 18 billion dirty diapers annually, thanks to the eighty percent of parents who use disposables.” This adds up to 82,000 tons of plastic and 1.3 million tons of wood pulp. Picture a forest of 250,000 trees, destroyed.Considering that a diaper “lives” on a child’s bum

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Jumping Into Cloth – Keeping it Low-Stress

I mentioned last week that our family resolution for 2016 is positivity (among other things). Another “word of the year” is also going to be “cloth” – with an accent on keeping it low-stress. Because, life.

As our little newborn girl (at what point do they switch from “newborn” to “infant” or even “baby”?) continues to beef up and lessen her – shall we say – messier diapers, we’re looking to finally take the cloth diaper plunge. You can read about our experiences/failures with our son in this blog post, but this time we’re dedicated to making it work without stressing ourselves out about the whole thing.

So far, we’ve prepped a plethora of diaper styles and done a handful of days with the little one to stick our toes in (again). I was hoping to make January 1st our official “daytime diaper switch” day, but since we have Read More

My Cloth Diaper Failure and How I’ll Bounce Back

Greetings to all Thirsties blog readers and users out there! A quick introduction today before jumping right into my first post – my name is Megan, and I’m over-the-moon excited to be chatting with you here. I hope that my topics and experiences will speak to you on many levels as we take this journey together. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing your own thoughts in the comments!

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As a soon to be second-time mama, it’s sometimes hard to admit that I didn’t succeed at everything the first time around. I never got the hang of babywearing. My disciplining voice is still far from the gentle parenting resources I’ve read and admired. And, the biggest “shoulda-coulda-woulda” parenting moment of them all: I failed at cloth diapering.

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For the cloth diapering pros out there, you may be chuckling to yourselves. After all, what’s so hard about Read More