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Thirsties Year in Review 2020

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

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Additions to the Thirsties Line-Up

2020 has thrown us all a lot of curveballs, hasn’t it!?! At the Thirsties warehouse, we’ve had to adjust how we do things to keep our staff safe. We’ve needed to respond to slower supply chains while also meeting demands for more product as #quarentinelife has inspired new families to try reusable diapers. The result was adapting our regular release schedule but finally, we’re baaaaaa…aaaaaaaack at it with four exciting additions to the Thirsties line-up.

Welcome Back Floribunda and Rainbow

After many requests for re-release, Thirsties is bringing back two prints that broke the Internet: Floribunda and Rainbow! Both prints will be part of our regular lineup and will be available in Duo Wrap (two sizes in hook & loop, three in snap), Natural Newborn All in One, Natural One Size All in One, Stay Dry Natural One Size All in One, Newborn All in One, One Size All in … Read More

So you are done with diapers?

An expression that all parents can agree on: The days are long, but the years are short.

Whether the stage of “being out of diapers” is 2 years, 3 years, 4 years…or a few days away, it seems to feel fast and unexpected, because surely our babies are not growing up that quickly? The emotions that accompany every transition in our children’s lives can be intense, and this is certainly a stark one that marks leaving behind a “baby” stage for one of *child*, so it is perfectly okay to need to take a few breaths while figuring out what comes next. 

After you have washed, dried, checked for stains and spots, sorted and folded, you may be staring at that pile and be thinking- what now?

For some, another baby, or maybe-baby will be using the same diapers, if you have a stash that has been well cared for … Read More

Alternative Diaper Laundry Options

What can a family do if they want to use cloth diapers but do not have access to a washing machine? In this article, we discuss washing cloth at the laundromat or in a shared laundry facility and talk about alternative diaper laundry options.

Laundromat Diaper Laundry

For some families, the best option might be using a shared laundry facility or taking their diaper laundry to the laundromat. While lugging your diapers across town isn’t ideal it can be done. Many families who wash their diapers in shared machines opt to prewash their diapers by hand at home. This cuts down on the number of laundry cycles you have to pay for. If you rinse and wring out your diapers thoroughly it’ll also buy you some more time between wash days.

When washing your cloth diapers at the laundromat you might want to do a load of clothes in the … Read More

Thirsties Fish Tales Giveaway

We are feeling quite fishy this season! If you’re looking for something bright and summery to kick-start the season, Fish Tales is for you! Ultra-bright fish that pop right off the black background are paired with a beautiful, deep teal binding. Fish Tales is limited edition print 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, regular lineup Swim Diaper (three sizes), Clutch Bag, Mini Wet Bag, Wet Dry Bag, and regular lineup Wet Bag.

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