10 June 2011

Thirsty for Thirsties!

*Disclaimer: This post is in no way a compensated review for Thirsties. Included in the post is a link to Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #2. This post was written as an update to my cloth diapering adventure and as a way to share the giveaway, allowing me to add more entries for myself. Thanks for reading! Hopefully you'll enter the giveaway, too!

True to my previous statement, we're making the switch to full time cloth diapering (with a little allowance for disposables while we're out or while Niko's at my mom's house or whatevs). On Tuesday, I ordered two Thirsties Duo Wrap Diaper Covers, one in Meadow and one in Honeydew, from diapers.com (about $28, including shipping). We've been using gDiapers since Niko was born, part time (when I was home) - unfortunately, I am less than enamored with them and decided if I'm moving to full-time cloth, I need something easier for me and, more importantly, easier for the sitters. Hence, I purchased a couple of Thirsties.

No pants? No problem!
My friend Meagan, of Nurturing Nature Doula Services & Blog, has been using Thirsties for about a kajillion years now (okay, like three...) on both of her children (one about to turn three, one teetering in at 11 months) and swears by them. I took that into consideration when making my purchase, especially after having seen how easy they are to use and how well they have held up for her. It works just like a regular diaper! Almost... I slapped one on Niko last night before he went to my mom's house - no more difficult than any other diaper change, I'm happy to report.

Getting ready to fill his "Thirstie" Diaper!
We're using Gerber Birdseye Prefolds and Snappis fasteners. (I know.. shame on me for using Gerber diapers... but unfortunately... well... it's what I have) They have held up reasonably well. I wash my cloths (which also double as burp rags, spill rags, etc.) with a homemade mix of FelsNaphtha, washing soda, baking soda, borax, oxyclean, and vinegar and always throw a full Downy Ball of white vinegar in for the rinse cycle. My clothes line is going up this weekend, and I'll start drying them outside, to boot, so the sun can work some bleaching and fresh magic.

HoneyDew! That's water... not pi-dribbles.
Hopefully this works out well, especially taking into account my sitters' dismay for additional work. I think they'll all be pleasantly surprised at how easy the Thirsties system works. I'm waiting on any complaints from my mother from night 1.

Here's my list of things to do still...
... find cloth diaper-safe creams (Thanks for The Gnome's Mom for posting this list earlier this week!)
... order more Snappis. Right now I only have two infant-sized, which are starting to look a little tight... Up a size!
... Share Thirsties' Thirsties Thursday Giveaway! Enter to win Two Thirsties Duo Wrap Diapers in your choice of Size & Pattern! There are six easy ways to enter (did I mention this post may include one of them?) for up to 10 entries in the drawing. All entries must be submitted by June 15, 2011, and a winner will be drawn on Sunday, June 19, 2011, and posted to Thirsties' Blog.

Comfortable enough with no bulkiness - Perfect for Mischief Making!


Got some cloth-diapering tips for me? Let me know about them in the comments or on the FaceBook.
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