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NEW from Thirsties: Nature’s Canopy

It’s that time of year again, when change is all around us, and we learn to embrace what Mother Nature has in store for the new season.

Whether you’re experiencing budding springtime plants or the changing colors of fall, we’re all under nature’s spell. What better way is there to celebrate this gift from nature than a new collection in its honor?

Introducing our new fall collection, Nature’s Canopy! Four prints and a solid, all regular lineup, make up this collection that is sure to please, because who doesn’t love nature?!

The Nature’s Canopy Collection features four prints and a solid: Arthropoda, Forest Frolic, Mountain Twilight, Night Owl, and Ice Blue. All five will be available in Duo Wrap (both closures, all sizes), Newborn All in One, One Size All in One, Natural Newborn All in One, Natural One Size All in One, Pocket Diaper, Natural Pocket Diaper, Wet Bag, … Read More

Thirsties Pocket Diapers: Synthetic vs. Natural

The Thirsties pocket diaper has been around for many years, but more recently, we have added a natural option to the pocket diaper design. There are benefits to both and each will serve your cloth diapering needs in a different way.

In this article, we are going to compare the Thirsties Natural Pocket Diaper and the original Thirsties Pocket Diaper.

Similarities

The original pocket and the natural pocket actually have several similarities between them. The first is their size. Both pocket diapers are made to fit babies approximately 8-35lbs. To accomplish this one size design, they also both have rise snaps on the front of the diaper, used to make the diaper longer or shorter.

Most importantly, both designs have the Thirsties signature double gusset which is great for not only leak protection, but for adding extra absorbency when you need it.

Another great design feature that both diapers share … Read More

The Mixed Stash

It’s common in the cloth diapering world for families to have what we call mixed stashes. That is, cloth diaper collections that are made up of more than one style or brand of diapers. There are many reasons to have a mixed stash including two babies in cloth, baby growing, multiple caregivers and more.

In this article, we’re going to discuss mixed stashes, the definition of a cloth diaper, why people have mixed stashes and what mixed stashes can look like.

Let’s start with the basics.

What is a cloth diaper?

The basic elements of a cloth diaper are always the same, no matter which style you choose to use. You’ll need an absorbent component and a waterproof component put together to make an effective cloth diapering system.

These components can come together in many different ways and their differences are part of what makes up a mixed stash. Mixed … Read More

Potty Trainer Fit & Function

Potty training is a unique time in your cloth diapering journey and Thirsties Potty Training Pants are the perfect tool to use when it’s time to potty train. Potty training can be difficult, but saving yourself from cleaning up accidents doesn’t have to be. The Thirsties Potty Training Pant is the perfect potty training accessory to help avoid messes, prevent unnecessary laundry and make potty training just a little easier.

In this article, we’re going to discuss sizing, fit and laundry basics of the Thirsties Potty Training Pant.

But first, let’s check out Laura’s ‘Fit & Function’ live all about the Potty Training Pant:

Since it’s likely the first thing that will come to your mind when you go to select your Thirsties Potty Training Pant, let’s start with sizing.

Sizing

Small: 20-27 lbs (think the beginning of 2T or about 18 months)

Medium: 26-35 lbs (2T to 3T)

Large: … Read More

Autumn Blaze & Burnt Orange

It’s that time of year again, hot one day, cool the next, when leaves grow old and crisp, bursting with their last bit of beauty…that’s right, autumn is here!

This year, we are celebrating the charm of the new season with a delightful limited run print and solid: Autumn Blaze and Burnt Orange. Autumn Blaze beautifully presents colorful maple leaves of varying shades of orange and yellow with hints of purple on a white background with Burnt Orange snaps and binding. Burnt Orange is a rich, medium-dark orange with matching snaps and binding.

Both are available in Duo Wrap snap (3 sizes) and hook & loop, Natural Newborn All in One, Natural One Size All in One, Newborn All in One, One Size All in One, Natural One Size Pocket, One Size Pocket, and Wet Bag. Additionally, Autumn Blaze is available in Clutch Bag, Mini Wet Bag, and Wet Dry … Read More