A Modern Day Fairy Tale: An AIO Made in the USA {Thirsties Duo All-In-One Review & Giveaway}

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

An AIO Made in the USA {Thirsties Duo All-In-One Review & Giveaway}



Welcome to the Made in the USA Giveaway Hop, hosted byHappy Mothering,Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! We’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that are Made in the USA. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #USAMade giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!

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**Product received for review.




Made in the USA...what comes to mind when you hear those words? For many of us, it may be hard to come up with a company that is made in America...but when I hear those words, my mind goes straight to one of my personal favorite cloth diaper companies- Thirsties!!

A few months ago, I shared a review on Thirsties One Size Pocket Diapers. These wonderful diapers quickly became one of my favorite pockets, and still remain so. Today, I am excited to share with you another fabulous diaper from Thirsties- their Duo All In One!!

Design & Functionality

I'm going to be entirely honest right now- of all the diaper types out there that I've tried, all-in-ones were probably my least favorite. When I made the decision to use cloth with my older son, over six years ago, I went with what seemed to be the simplest option- all in ones. They worked well, that wasn't the problem- they were just super bulky and took FOREVER to dry. Sure, they were convenient, but I kept that experience in my head when my daughter came around and decided to avoid all-in-ones this time around. What I failed to realize is that not all all-in-ones are created equal! Thirsties Duo AIOs have changed my anti-AIO ways! So, why the change of heart?


They feature a unique tunnel design that eliminates two of the common complaints heard of all-in-ones. First of all, my complaint- the dry time! This unique designs helps dry faster! Don't get me wrong, they naturally still take longer to dry than a cover or perhaps even some pockets might- but not to the extent I've seen with others. The second is the ability to adjust absorbency. One of the great benefits of all in twos or pockets is that you can adjust the absorbency to your needs. All in ones don't typically give you that option. The tunnel designs allows you to add more stuffing...almost like a pocket! It absorbs wonderfully on it's own but for overnight or heavy wetters, the addition of a Thirties hemp insert can make it even better!




I found the fit to be MUCH trimmer than the bulky old things I used on my son! They come in two sizes: the size one fits babies 6-18 pounds and the size two fits from 18-40. This sized system allows for a trimmer fit than what a one size would allow. The stay-dry microfleece keeps baby feeling dry and is super soft against their sensitive skin. They come in your choice of hook and loop or my personal preference-snaps! They fit well and worked great for our girl! Being an all-in-one also means they are super easy to use- even for the non-cloth-diapering diaper changer!

Style


Thirsties Duo All-In-Ones come in all the great colors and prints that I loved in the OS Pockets! Their prints are cute, but not over the top. I loved the Hoot I received for review, and am a huge fan of Polka Dance and Blackbird as well. The colors are bright and vibrant. Absolutely adorable!


Price

Another downfall of many all in ones is that they are one of the more expensive cloth diaper types out there. But that's not true for Thirsties! In fact, at just $16.50, they are actually cheaper than many pockets! However, being sized diapers they will not last from birth to potty training like a one size. Still, the sizes cover a very broad range, so you would only have to buy two sizes during your babies diaper days!


Overall, I was really thrilled with these diapers and would love to add more to our collection!


In addition to the all-in-one, I also received a package of their amazing hemp inserts in a size large. These are larger than the hemp inserts that come in the one size pockets, but works just as well. They are great for switching out the microfiber that typically comes with pockets...or doubling up for nighttime...or even in covers! I loved using these with the all in one for overnights...or wrapped in flour sack towels in a cover! These are truly AMAZING!

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And as part of the Made in the USA giveaway hop, one lucky ready is going to find out just how amazing both are for themselves! That's right, one lucky reader will win both a Thirsties Duo All In One AND Hemp Inserts! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Disclosure: This contest will run through July 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST). The winner will be contacted via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond.  No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. The sponsors provided me with free samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to this blog and not to Facebook. Please note that Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom, Brittleby's Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Green Your Mom event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

61 comments:

  1. If I could get an entire stash of AIO's that would be awesome! But generally speaking, I prefer AI2's with snap-in inserts.

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  2. Blackbird is my favorite! I like all in ones because they're so user-friendly for leaving babies with parents/friends/babysitters/etc. And they're easy for you too when you're so not in the mood for some complicated process lol.

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  3. Cost & absorbency is why i use covers/prefolds. but i do love the trimness that AIOs offer. though i couldn't afford a full stash of those :/

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  4. I'd like to have the owl print. I own two Thirsties and like them, they work well.

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  5. I have only tried pockets so those are my favorites so far, but I'm very curious about aios

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  6. I love that owl print-that is what I'd choose. My son's nursery is done in a forest theme so I jump on forest cloth diapers when I can (only two so far...)

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  7. Oh my, I love Thirsties covers! I didn't even realize they carried AI1 as well. I'd be happy to try any one of them out!

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  8. i really like thirsties and their aio. Id like the have blackbird

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  9. I have a Thirsties AIO in size 1, and it's getting too small for my baby. I'd love a size 2. I also love the Thirsties hemp inserts.

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  10. I think I'd get the owl print. I like AIO's, less to mess with. I haven't tried Thirsties yet but really want to!

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  11. I would love to get the Polka Dance print, these are so cute! I have never tried Thirsties, but I would love to try them!

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  12. I would love aqua - so pretty! I have tried thirsties fitteds but I haven't tried the AIO yet!

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  13. I would like the hoot print. I like aios for when my son gets babysat. I have never tried thirsties aio but I love their duo wraps with snaps!

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  14. I'd choose the polka dance print. We are expecting our first and about to start cloth diapering. We'll be using mostly prefolds, flats and covers and have some thirsties covers waiting. AIOs look easy and convenient to use so we will be trying some of those when he gets a bit bigger. We decided to use mostly prefolds and flats to keep costs down and because they are easier and faster to wash and dry.

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  15. I would pick Hoot or Polka Dance. I love pocket diapers.

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  16. I like blackbird. We like all in twos and dislike anything with single gussets. We have 2 thirsties wraps and they have held in some amazing messes

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  17. We love our Duo Wraps with prefolds for the day but have been struggling to find something perfect for overnight. We've got to try these!

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  18. I haven't tried a thirsties yet, but love the polka dance print.

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  19. Katherine SchofieldJuly 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    I love the thirsties design and their awesome colors. I particularly like Meadow.

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  20. I don't have anything Thirsties yet. I would definitely pick Polka Dance!

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  21. I like the Blackbird print. I have not tried Thirsties yet but I love that they are made in the USA.

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  22. I have heard great things about Thirsties diapers. I would choose the Polka Dance print - so cute!

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  23. I love all the prints thirsties come in but I haven't yet had the opportunity to try thirsties. I hear such good things about their diapers. Generally my favorite diaper are AI2s but I do love AIOs also.

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  24. I love the Blackbird print also

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  25. I would pick the blackbird, my favorite! We've loved softbums so far but have been very curious about thirsties and wanting to add some to our stash :)

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  26. I love the aqua color! So bright and neutral. AIOs are perfect for the newborn stage and I love the duo sizing system too!

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  27. I love the Scottish Storm print. I am preparing for baby #1, so I am not sure which I will prefer, but most likely AIO's!

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  28. I like all in 2s, but am willing to try the AIOs. I never met a red I didn't like. This is baby #1 and she is slim.

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  29. I have two duo wraps and I love them I would love to win a black bird in size 2

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  30. I'd choose the duo aio diaper in storm cloud.

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  31. I love thirsties because they are made in the USA. I love the black bird print.

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  32. I love the blackbird. I love thirsties because they are made in the USA!

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  33. Thirsties are one of my favorite brands, but I haven't had the chance to try the Duo AIO yet! I would choose Rose if I won, or maybe Honeydew. Or Hoot. Hard choice!

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  34. I have a lot of Thirsties covers, and I generally like them!

    -Hannah Avery

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  35. I would choose polka dot! I love the thirsties due AIOs, thirsties diapers are made really well.

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  36. I love Thirsties Duo AIOs they are so easy to use and I love that you don't have to stuff then. I would pick Scottish Storm :)

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  37. I love the Hoot print! I had a Thirsties cover and loved it. I'd like to try the AIO this time.

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  38. I would choose scottish Storm. I have Blackbird cover, and I love it! It's my favorite!

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  39. I am new to cloth diapering so I dont have a favorite yet but I've heard great things about Thirsties DUO AIO's

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  40. I have a Duo AIO Thirsties when my girl was a newborn. I love how convient it was, no stuffing, just velcro it on and done! It fit her really well, she had just teeny little legs! I'm sad that it no longer fits her. I love the Blackbird print! So cute!

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  41. I would choose the blackbird print I love Thirsties but I've never tried the AIOs I love the OS pocket diapers.

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  42. Just got my first Thirsties in the mail and I am IN LOVE!! I got Orchid and Polka Dance :)

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  43. We have one Thirsties, a size 2 cover. I would love to try an AIO!

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  44. I love the owl print!! Love all things owl! Would love to try these out!

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  45. I really like the Ocean Blue color and the Owl print! I haven't tried thirsties but would like too.

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  46. I've never used thirsties but i would love to

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  47. Hope this doesn't post twice...I really like blackbird. Currently my least favorite is pockets and my most favorite is covers and prefolds or AIO. I have thirsties duo wraps and love them - would like to try AIO.

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  48. I might get Aqua! I keep going back and forth about whether to get polka dance!

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  49. I would like to have some one size pocket diapers! Not sure the color, we don't know what we are having yet!

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  50. I love thirsties i have a fitted and a cover in hoot i would love to try an AIO in blackbird.

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  51. I like the Mango color! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  52. My favorite is Scottish Storm... havent used Thirsties before.

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  53. I love the owl print. I like pocket diapers the best overall. I only have thirsties duo wrap covers so I would love to try this diaper :)

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  54. I love Hoot and the brightness of Ocean Blue is stunning! I've been really impressed with the Thirsties products I've tried with my special needs little brother...

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  55. I've yet to try thirsties or all in one diapers so I'd love to give it a whirl and I'm most partial to gender neutral colors like green. :)

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  56. I haven't tried Thirsties but I'd like to. My least favorite type of diaper is flats because I don't know how to use them. I like natural fibers best.

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  57. I have a Thirsties cover and it is one of my favorite covers. Their Storm Cloud color is really cute and I don't have anything that looks like it :)

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  58. I would probably choose Hoot...those owls are so darn adorable!

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