A Modern Day Fairy Tale: My New Favorite Pocket Diaper {A Thirsties Review & Giveaway}

Monday, February 3, 2014

My New Favorite Pocket Diaper {A Thirsties Review & Giveaway}

**Product received for review.




Welcome to the Favorite Things Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Cloth Diaper Revival

Each blogger participating has a great cloth diaper prize for you to win, worth at least $20, so after you enter mine, be sure to hop around to all the others in the linky!  Don’t forget to enter to win one the GRAND PRIZE for the event!

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If you were to ask every cloth diapering mama you knew what their absolute favorite cloth diaper was, chances are you'll hear a LOT of different answers, because well, each diaper works differently for each individual. But in my research to find the best cloth diaper on the market, there were a few names that kept showing up again and again...one of these was Thirsties! So, I was beyond thrilled when they sent me one of their One Size Pocket Diapers to review. It took only one use for this to become my favorite pocket diaper so far! Let's take a look at a few features that I loved...



Design & Function

For many, pocket diapers are the perfect diaper. They are easy to use, you can customize absorbency to meet babies needs, dry fast, etc. Sound great, right? Before my daughter made her arrival, I just knew that they would be our favorites as well. But to be honest, I have been a little disappointed with most that we tried. We couldn't find many that really offered a great fit or just worked wonderfully for my daughter compared to all in twos or all in ones. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Thirsties One Size Pocket worked very well for her. Absolutely no leaks, thanks to the wonderful leg gussets. They are one size, fitting babies from 8-40 pounds and fit my chunky little 5 month old quite well. 



Absorbency

Each diaper includes two inserts- a full size 5 layer hemp cotton and a newborn 3 layer of microfiber. Each insert can be used on its own, or snapped together for added absorbency. If you've not yet used hemp inserts I'm here to tell you that it's time to change that! I'll admit, I was skeptical that an insert that seemed so thin could really be that absorbent...but it truly is! Personally, I like using both doubled up. I put the microfiber on top since it absorbs faster, with the much more absorbent hemp cotton below. Using this combination worked perfectly for us! As I've said, we didn't have the greatest luck with most pocket diapers in the past. This was especially true for nighttime diapers. No matter how I stuffed, they just didn't seem to do the trick...until this one! It actually has worked better for nights than anything else we've used in the past!


Laundry

One major downfall of pockets for many is having to remove the soiled inserts. It's not a particularly fun part of cloth diapering, right? But one of the great features of the one size pocket is that there is no need to remove them, they agitate out in the wash! Honestly, I was a little skeptical that this would really work or that the inserts would get cleaned this way, but for the sake of review I tried it out. Sure enough, they do!! Obviously, if using both snapped together they'll remain snapped during the wash, but I did not have issues with this affecting their cleanliness either. This certainly makes for a quicker laundry routine...and as busy moms, that's always a plus!!

I will add that there IS a bit more work required when prepping the hemp inserts than microfiber. They require THREE washes, separately before ready to use. But the extra work is certainly worth the extra absorbency in my opinion. (And can be washed normally after the initial prep!)

Style

Finally, I love all the fun colors and prints available. The Polka Dance I received is absolutely adorable. It does have just a bit of pink, but I think it could work well for boy or girl! Since receiving the review diaper, I also added two more to our stash in Rose and Black Bird. All three are adorable. The colors are bright and vibrant and look adorable on my little miss. I cannot wait to add more!!

Overall, I am VERY impressed with the Thirsties One Size Pocket. They're super cute, super absorbent and fit wonderfully. They've managed to work their way into our cloth diaper top five, and are there to stay I'm sure! But of course, this is only one of the great diapers available from Thirsties. To see everything they have to offer, check out the links below:

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And as part of the 'My Favorite Things' giveaway event, Thirsties is offering one lucky reader one of their very own. (Open to US/CAN) Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. 
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Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

64 comments:

  1. If I won I would probobly choose a diaper in the hoot print , my all time favorite cloth diaper is bumgenius 4.0

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  2. I'd like to get the Storm Cloud color if I won.
    Rafflecopter name: Jay Dee

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  3. I would choose celery if I won. My favorite cloth diapers are Bg 4.0 or Freetime. I also LOVE kissaluvs fitteds with a sweet pea cover.

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  4. I would adore one in hoot, the owls are so cute

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  5. Wait. Wait. Wait. WHAT. Did I read that right? Each Thirsties pocko comes with a five layer hemp insert?! SERIOUSLY? Why have the other diaper companies not caught onto this greatness yet? I'm SO sick of microfiber inserts coming with everything. We have hundreds that we can't use for anything because my kid pees right through them. But this . . . well this is worth a second glance!

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  6. I have the Thirsties wraps from my daughter and I love them! not a single leak thus far! I'd love to add Hoot to my stash!

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  7. I love the hoot pattern, it is so adorable!! I would love to win this for my new daughter!

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  8. I would love to try a Thirsties diaper. I have a few of their hemp prefolds and they are great.

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  9. I love the Scottish Rose and Scottish Storm prints.

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  10. I would choose either hoot or ocean blue

    -Rachel N

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  11. I think the colour is black bird...I'm new to cloth diapers and was wondering how hemp does with babies who have really bad diaper rashes due to teething?

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  12. I would choose the Thirsties Polka Danc - so cute! We also like bumGenius and GroVia diapers.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  13. I love the aqua color. I love Thirsties covers over prefolds or fitteds, especially for the newborn stage.

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  14. I used Thirsties with my son years and years ago, loved them then! They can only have gotten better!

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  15. I think I'd choose the aqua diaper. I'd love to add one if these to my cloth stash!

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  16. I would get Hoot or Blackbird! I'm loving the Thirsties I already have, my Soft Bums and Tots Bots!

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  17. Thisties is my favorite brand of diaper, I have not had a chance to try the new one size pocket. I think I would choose Mud because it's one of the colors I don't have in a Thirsties product!

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  18. I would choose aqua. I love it and i don't have it... i love thirsties products but i have not tried their OS diaper yet!

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  19. I am totally in love with Scottish Storm. Plus we need some more thirsties in our stash. Little man just outgrew all of his size 1 duos.

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  20. I'd love to try thirsties for the little one on the way!

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  21. I'd get the orchid color possibly. I don't really have a favorite diaper yet since I just started using cloth last week.

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  22. I love this diaper! It's currently my favorite! I would pick Mango if I won.

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  23. I like the polka dance Thirsties pattern. I also like the lavendar birds, but it's only available in some products, not all.

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  24. I would try the blackbird print or storm cloud color. my favorite diaper is bumgenius freetime but I also am a huge fan of many thirsties products!

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  25. I am new to cloth diapering. I used disposable diapers in the past for my two children. My husband and I are trying to have another baby and will be using cloth diapers this time around. Thank you so much for this giveaway! Winning would be such a blessing and would help me prepare for cloth diapering in the near future.

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  26. I would love Polka dance have wanted it since it came out!

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  27. I would get ocean blue. I like prefolds and fitteds with covers.

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  28. I'd choose something gender neutral, which would be great because I love my prefolds w/diaper covers!

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  29. love the Scottish Storm super cute

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  30. white or polka dance! My favorite diapers are probably….based on prints is tots bots, but for functional i love using my bum genius free times

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  31. I love Scottish Rose! So pretty. My favorite is the Thirsties hemp inserts. Without those we would never survive nap time lol.

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  32. I would choose blackbird or aqua. Right now, I am totally new to cloth diapers so I don't have any real favorites yet.

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  33. polka dance is my favorite! followed closely by blackbird :)

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  34. Ocean Blue or Meadow are my favorite colors of Thirsties. We've actually registered for both and have our fingers crossed we get them tomorrow at our baby shower!

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  35. What color might you choose if you win? Scottish Storm
    What's YOUR favorite diaper? MAXIMAMA fleece

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  36. I really like the Scottish Storm print :) Still trying CDs out so don't have a favorite yet.

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  37. If I won I would get the mango color so my baby could wear it to football games!

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  38. I would love the hoot diaper; thanks for the chance!

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  39. I might choose aqua or meadow. My favorite diaper is the moraki AI2

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  40. I think I might choose Orchid or Ocean Blue. My favorite diaper is AppleCheeks!

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  41. Scottish storm. So far I really like flips and rar

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  42. What color would I choose if I were to win? I would choose the Mango.
    What is my favorite diaper? Oh geeze, I do not know.

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  43. I really liked the old Thirsties Duo Pocket Diaper and would love to try the new OS diaper. I would probably choose Polka Dance because I just love that print.

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  44. I really like the aqua color for gender neutral diaper. :)

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  45. I love fitted diapers with fleece cover :)

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  46. I would choose the aqua. We love our thirsties covers and prefolds!

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  47. I love the scottish storm print and since I am having a boy this summer it would be an awesome fit! With my last son I used pre-folds, but I really want a good AIO for my new baby :)

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  48. we would pick Scottish storm. I love that print!

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  49. I really want a polka dance Thirsties! I love my thirsties.

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  50. I had a whole stash of pocket diapers that didn't end up fitting our little one correctly, either. In the end, we switched to flats and covers, because we were tired of the leaks. I have not tried the Thirsties pocket diapers, though. I find it interesting that the Thirsties pockets have two vertical snaps, but my covers (which I do like!) have two horizontal snaps at the waist.

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