Skip to Content

0

About: Shannon Leep

Recent Posts by Shannon Leep

Hook and Loop vs. Snap: Which is Best?

Thirsties Animalia

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 –
Read More

Cloth Diapering a Newborn: An Overview of the Thirsties Natural Newborn All In One

One of the most common concerns we hear at our boutique about cloth diapering is that it ‘must be difficult’ to cloth diaper a newborn or that ‘cloth diapers probably won’t fit a newborn baby’. The truth is, cloth diapering a newborn isn’t really that much different than cloth diapering an older baby. The right diaper, a great fit and the right absorbency can completely change your opinion of cloth diapering your newborn.

More often than not, parents struggle to cloth diaper their newborn because they are trying to make a system work for them that isn’t truly designed for newborns. Although one size diapers can be great for larger babies, the Thirsties Natural Newborn All In One is truly designed to fit your newborn and cater to the diapering challenges of an infant. In this article, we’ll breakdown some fit tips, fiber facts, prep and care and even troubleshoot Read More

The Easiest Cloth Diaper System: Thirsties One Size All In Ones

Thirsties Animalia

Caregivers have all different priorities when it comes to choosing a cloth diaper system. For some families, the most budget friendly option, like the Thirsties Duo Wrap, is going to be the best fit. Other caregivers may need a diaper that’s highly customizable like the Thirsties One Size Pocket Diaper. Some families need a combination of styles that will work for different environments, depending on whether baby is at home, day care or with friends.

Mostly commonly, we are asked ‘But which cloth diapering system is the easiest?

First let me say, cloth diapering itself is much easier than people believe it to be. Preconceived notions, misinformation or the selection of a diaper system that doesn’t quite match the lifestyle of that particular family can leave some feeling like there is something inherently difficult about using cloth diapers. However, the Thirsties One Size All In Read More

Where Do You Store Dirty Cloth Diapers?: An Overview of the Thirsties Wet Bag

One of the most popular questions I hear at the boutique is ‘what do you do with the dirty cloth diapers?’ Most caregivers who are new to cloth already know they will be washing diapers, but they just aren’t sure what happens in that in-between stage when a wet bag is exactly what they need.

Wet bags are the perfect waterproof go-between when you are out and about or it’s not yet time to wash. They will keep your dirty diapers contained and your diaper bag or storage area leak free. Wet bags are a cloth diaper necessity, no matter which cloth diaper system you choose.

Beyond being a popular curiosity, Thirsties wet bags are also usually the first to sell out on release day because they are so multi-functional. (This always makes me wonder if there is a secret Thirsties wet bag vault that must be dipped into to Read More