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Cloth Diaper Laundry: Are You Wasting Time?

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One of the most common reasons we hear from people deciding not to cloth diaper is that they “don’t have the time” to do cloth diaper laundry. Although we will be the first ones to tell you that yes, cloth diapering does mean a touch more laundry, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways you can save time washing cloth diapers.

Have you ever wondered how you could possibly save time doing laundry?

In this article, we are going to share all our best time saving tips and tricks to get you more comfortable with your cloth diaper laundry and help explain a few steps that may make you change your mind about how long cloth diaper laundry really takes.

Changing Your Routine

The number one place that people waste time doing cloth diaper laundry is continuously changing routines. It’s easy to get distracted when a friend recommends a … Read More

Thirsties Cloth Diaper Styles: Choosing the Right Style for You

Ironically, the first step to cloth diapering is definitely the hardest. Choosing a style can be overwhelming in the very beginning. However, it can also give you the chance to consider some options that maybe you hadn’t before while researching and gathering information about cloth diapers.

The Thirsties line gives you so much to choose from and there is definitely a style for everyone. Let’s look at all the different cloth diaper styles and how to tell which on is for you.

All In Ones

All In Ones are the one step diaper that every family can appreciate, no matter what your lifestyle looks like. All In Ones (AIOs) have either one or two soaker pads sewn into the diaper shell, making the entire diaper a single piece.

The Thirsties Natural One Size or Newborn AIO has Thirsties’ signature 55% hemp/45% organic cotton inners with two sewn in soaker pads. … Read More

All In Two Inserts: Fiber Options and More

For many parents, All In Ones or AIOs are a great choice because they are one step cloth diapering system. However, some parents may prefer having more fiber and absorbency choices than an AIO can offer.

Recently, Thirsties added two new All In Two Inserts to their line and we couldn’t be happier. All In Two inserts allow caregivers to customize their absorbency in so many ways and the new natural products will give parents even more options.

In this article, we will discuss the full Thirsties All In Two lineup, their fiber facts and give you some tips about using these inserts in your everyday cloth systems.

Stay Dry Duo Insert

Thirsties Stay Dry Duo Inserts has one layer of Stay Dry fleece on top, followed by two layers of microterry on the bottom of the first insert. The second insert is five layers of the Thirsties signature 55% … Read More

Hook and Loop vs. Snap: Which is Best?

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This week on Instagram, Laura asked us which closure option we prefer: hook and loop or snaps?

(If it just occurred to you that you may not be following Thirsties on Instagram and you navigate away for a minute to find their amazing feed, I won’t be offended. All the best tips, tricks and secrets can be found @thirstiesinc on Insta!)

Naturally, this got me thinking that it was time for a Thirsties Cloth Diaper Showdown, The Closure Edition. And most of all, I wanted to answer some questions like ‘why DO we have two closure options?’ and ‘why DO people have a preference?’

As I began my prep for this post, I also realized that some people feel very passionately about their closure options. There are die hard hook and loop lovers and then some that are so sure that snaps are obviously the better choice. But what makes Read More

The Best Cloth Diaper Prints of 2018: A Year of Thirsties’ Releases

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 –
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