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How Many Diapers Do I Need?

Thirsties recommends these amounts based on washing every other day:

Newborn: 20-24 diapers
6-12 months: 14-18 diapers
12-24 months: 12-16 diapers
Potty Learning: 4-8 diapers

The number of diapers you need all depends on your baby’s output. Younger infants tend to “go” frequently whereas children approaching the potty learning stage go through less diapers. As in everything parenting, you know your child best. Additionally, your cloth diapers will hold up better if you rotate their use over a decent-sized stash. The numbers listed here are a good place to start.

How many covers do I need?
A single Thirsties Duo Wrap or Thirsties Diaper Cover can be wiped clean and reused 3-5 times before requiring a full washing.

Newborn–9 months: 1 wrap for every 3 diapers
9 months–18 months: 1 wrap for every 4 diapers
18 months to potty: 1 wrap for 5 diapers

*Please note, not all diapers require Read More

Thirsties Animalia Baby Shower & Giveaway

Thirsties Animalia Baby Shower

It’s remarkable how the right inspiration and theme ties together all the details for a perfect party. Thirsties Animalia Collection’s mixture of bold and soft colors, the cute factor of animals, and appealing artistic elements make it the perfect centerpiece for a baby shower. In this post, we’ll share ideas and inspiration for your Animalia baby shower. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post for a fabulous prize package from Thirsties, LÍLLÉbaby, Motherlove, and Project Pomona!

The Perfect Theme

Animals and nature are arguably the most popular theme for baby showers and nurseries. Thirsties Animalia prints offer a treasure trove of animal and natural elements. When drawing inspiration from a print don’t forget to consider its details. Notice the elegant flowers in Elephantabulous,  the varying soft and bold textures Stand Tall’s scenery, and the clean patterns and use of space in Plume. Mirror these complementary … Read More

Meeting #TeamThirsties

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. … Read More

Thirsties Country Harvest Trio

#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 … Read More

Meet Thirsties Swim Diaper

Thirsties Swim Diaper

We are thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our product line, Thirsties Swim Diaper. Why throw your money away on expensive disposable swim diapers when you can easily and affordably cover your baby’s swimming needs with an adorable reusable swim diaper? With that said, let’s take a closer look at the Thirsties reusable Swim Diaper!

Thirsties Swim Diaper

Overview: Available in two sizes, Thirsties Swim Diaper is a beach or pool ready version of our popular Duo Wrap diaper cover. Size 1 fits babies approximately 6-18lbs and Size 2 fits babies roughly 18-40lbs. Thirsties Swim Diaper meets the requirements of most public pools. We’ve designed our swim diaper with your baby’s needs in mind. Mesh interior, a trim cut, customizable rise snaps, and uniquely designed hip snaps keep baby splashing in comfort. Thirsties signature double leg gussets and waterproof exterior shell will keep you and everyone else swimming worry-free!

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