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Cloth Diapering Through Tummy Troubles

Today, we’re featuring another great topic discussed during a recent #ThirstiesLive with Laura Ankrum. 

‘Tis the season to spread nasty germs around and, unfortunately, our little munchkins aren’t immune to those bugs. Toss in the symptoms that accompany teething or a bad reaction to food and it’s pretty likely that your babe will eventually experience some kind of issue – and your cloth will bare the brunt of it! 

Here we’ll give you all you need to know the for when tummy troubles hit.

Be Prepared; Stock Up on Diapers – In case of emergency, be sure you’re ready to go through A LOT of diapers. There’s not a set number here and you can use any style that works for your family (some might want to try a cheaper option like prefolds or flats with covers while others may want to keep things as easy as possible … Read More

Hard Water and Your Cloth Diaper Laundry

hard water diaper laundry

One of my girl Laura’s recent #ThirstiesLive chats on the official Thirsties Facebook page (and @thirstiesinc Instagram Live!) was a topic that we’ve had tons of questions about (and that many of us have dealt with firsthand). As a family who lives in an area with pretty hard water, my ears perked up when I heard the phrase. When someone has wash issues, the first place my brain usually goes is the hardness of the person’s water.

So, I thought it’d be cool to share some of the amazing information that was put forth in case you’re having any of the issues mentioned and would like some help amending them.

What is hard water & how do you know if you have it?

The actual phrase “hard water” sounds weird, doesn’t it? “How can water be HARD? It’s…liquid.” Aside from freezing it into solid ice cubes, hard water is actually Read More

Spotlight on Cloth Diapering 101

The world of cloth diapering can be a lonely one. Even if your parents used cloth (as did mine), the game has changed SO much that much of what was done has completely changed. Sure, a few people still use pins with prefolds, but rubber pants are almost non-existent these days in favor of comfy, adorable covers, wraps, and pockets. When I asked my mother about her cloth experience, we realized how utterly different things had become – which means more choices, better technology, and greater options for your own baby’s needs today.

Luckily, there are communities like our Thirsties Official Facebook Page and Thirsties Groupies Official Fan Chat that allow us to share our love of cloth diapers, as well as our questions and concerns.

But, sometimes posting so publicly can be intimidating, especially for folks who are new to cloth. Sometimes you just need a concise but … Read More

Thirsties has a new look!

We have spent the past few months redesigning our website and marketing materials.  In addition to the updated design, we have created new tools and features that we hope you will like.  Please read below to learn more.

NOTE: To ensure that the new website loads correctly, please clear your cache and/or browsing history and then refresh.

Savings Calculator
We now have our own version of a cloth diaper savings calculator.  We have a created a few suggested packages to help those moms and dads who might be new to cloth diapering or are just in the research phase.   Alternatively, moms and dads who are already familiar with cloth diapering can build their own stash to see their savings potential.

The calculator can be found in the Customer Center on the website, or by clicking here.

Cloth Diaper 101
This guide was developed to help moms or dads … Read More

The Basics Of Cloth Diapering

For all of you new cloth diapering mommas out there, we wanted to give a summary of the basics of cloth diapering. We are happy to help you with your cloth diapering journey!

You will first want to prep your diapers for use.

  • Wash all microfiber diapers/covers together at least one time before use, using a cloth diaper safe detergent. (Make sure to use the laundry tabs to fasten Aplix or Velcro fasteners.)
  • Wash hemp, cotton, and bamboo diapers/inserts separate from your other items for the first 3-8 washes. (Thirsties hemp products can be used after 3 wash/dry cycles, and will reach maximum absorbency after 8 wash/dry cycles.)

*Energy Saving Tip: Wash your natural fiber diapers/inserts with your white laundry for the initial wash cycles, taking care to use a cloth diaper safe detergent.

  • For wool covers, please follow the manufacturer’s washing instructions.

Here are instructions on how … Read More