Earlier this year, I did a photo review of a Thirsties Duo Wrap and Prefold. (Check out that post for all the details and photos!) I had won a cover & sized fitted in a giveaway, and chose the newborn sizes, even though I wasn’t expecting at that point! You may call it crazy, I call it planning ahead! Anyway, I wanted to compare the XS cover to the duo wrap, and I had a gift certificate, so I went for it!
Since my newborn isn’t here yet, I haven’t actually gotten to use this, but I have yet to meet a Thirsties product I don’t like!
The duo wrap has a trimmer fit than the sized covers, so it’s perfect to use over prefolds or trim diapers. It comes in size 1 (6-18 pounds) and size 2 (18-40 pounds) to get you from birth to potty training with just 2 sizes!
The wraps come in 9 colors ($12.75 each) and 5 prints ($13.75 each.) They’re available with snaps as well as Velcro closures!
They pair perfectly with the duo hemp prefold, which also comes in size 1 and 2. The prefolds are super soft (and I mean soft) cotton hemp jersey, which is more durable and more absorbent than 100% cotton, and is naturally anti-microbial. They are sewn so that each portion is only 2 layers thick, so they are easier to get clean and dry (view my review for all the pics!) Each prefold retails for $7.00.
Giveaway: Thirsties is offering one of my readers a Duo Wrap and Duo Hemp Prefold in his/her choice of size, color and closure! Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.
I bought my Thirsties Duo Diaper and published my Thirsties Duo Diaper review about 16 months ago. Take a look at it for all the detailed photos, info and measurements! (It is one that migrated from blogger to WordPress, so the text is a little squished, sorry! Manually fixing the spacing on all those posts is on my to-do list!)
16 months later and I still love this diaper. I bought the size two, which fit my son at a year old, and still fits him at 28 months old, with lots of room to grow. I haven’t had any of the longevity issues with the Velcro that I’ve had with some other diapers.
The Duo Diapers are “one-size style” with 3 snap down rise settings, but they come in two sizes. Size 1 is estimated to fit 6-18 lbs and size 2 fits 18-40 lbs. This means that two sizes of diapers should get you all the way through potty training.
I love this diaper not only because the open-on-both-ends pocket actually does allow the insert to agitate out in the wash, but for the insert itself. It’s actually two inserts that snap together: a 2-layer microfiber insert and a 5 layer 55% hemp, 45% cotton insert. You don’t need to unsnap them to wash, and not being sewn together means they are easier to get clean. I did notice that over time, they shrunk a little unevenly so they don’t lay exactly flat against each other, but once they’re in the diaper, you can’t tell. The microfiber/hemp combo is a favorite of mine. Put the microfiber side closest to baby so the moisture is wicked away quickly, then the hemp layer underneath locks it away. This is definitely a reliable “car ride” diaper!
The Duo Diaper retails for $18.50 in solid colors, and Thirsties just added “mud” (brown) to the lineup! The prints, including the adorable owl print, retail for $19.50. Thirsties also just announced that the Duo Diapers are now available with snap closures!!
Giveaway: Thirsties is offering one winner a duo diaper in his/her choice of size (one: 6-18 lb or two: 18-40 lb), solid color and closure (subject to availability!) ARV $18.50. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.
To go along with my Thirsties Fab Fitted vs Duo Fitted Review & Comparison, I decided I needed to compare the Duo Wraps to the Covers also! As I mentioned before, I won a cover and fitted in a Dirties on Diapering backer giveaway
Pictured here in green (celery), I have a Thirsties Cover in Extra-Small. These are sized covers with XS fitting 6-12 lbs, Small 12-18 lbs, Medium 18-28 lbs and Large 28-40 lbs.
They have hook & loop closures, laundry tabs, double leg gussets and a 1 mil wipe-able PUL inner. They retail for $11.50 each.
Here is the XS measured folded and stretched:
Check out my full Thirsties Duo Wrap Review for all the details on that, but here are just a few photos for comparison.
The duo wraps of course have rise snaps to adjust from 6-18 lbs for size 1, and 18-40 lbs for size 2. Here is the Extra-Small Cover vs the size 1 Duo Wrap (smallest setting on the left, largest on the right):
Here is a Small cover vs the size 1 duo wrap on the largest setting (size 1 seems to be XS & Small with 1 additional setting between, size 2 seems to be medium & large with 1 additional setting in between.)
Finally, here’s my newborn “model” again, also pictured in newborn and size 1 disposables for comparison:
The duo wraps are a little more expensive at $12.75 for solids and $13.75 for prints vs. $11.50 for the covers. According to Thirsties, the covers are a bit roomier to fit over fitteds, while the duo wraps are better suited for prefolds or the stay dry inserts. I really didn’t notice this, but I’m sure it would be more apparent on an actual baby rather than a squishy “bear” bottom (har har.)
Which ever you choose will give you a great, versatile diapering system that’s made in the U.S.A.! See fit on my newborn.
FTC compliance: The above products were won in a giveaway and purchased at normal retail prices. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.
I have done a Thirsties Duo Diaper Review and a Thirsties Duo Wrap Review, so I was curious about the new Duo Fab Fitteds. I was super lucky and I won a duo fitted and cover in a Dirties on Diapering backer giveaway! I wanted to do a comparison to the discontinued sized fab fitted, but I didn’t have one, and I was having trouble finding one.
I emailed Thirsties hoping they had one stashed in a warehouse they could sell me, but no such luck. Their customer service is so awesome that without my asking, they posted on their Facebook page asking if any of their retailers had them in stock. I found what I was looking for at Fern Leaf Boutique thanks to their help. I ordered on Monday, February 28th and even though FLB is in California (I’m in Maryland), the diaper was in my mailbox on Wednesday March 2nd! Whoa!!
I bought the fab fitted in the extra-small/newborn size. Fitteds and covers aren’t my first choice, but they are fantastic for holding in the explosive newborn messes. I don’t have a newborn but hey…don’t judge me. I love cloth diapers!
The discontinued fab fitteds are sized. X-Small fits 6-12 lbs, Small fits 12-18 lbs, Medium fits 18-28 lbs and Large fits 28-40 lbs.
They have a super soft outer, hook & loop closures and laundry tabs.
The fab fitteds have a sewn in microfiber soaker and stay dry inner.
Here is the X-Small measured folded and stretched:
Since I don’t have a newborn, I am using my usual “model.” I’ve also pictured him in newborn and size 1 disposables, so you can compare.
The retail price of the Fab Fitted was $14.50, though I got mine for $10.95 and free shipping (yippee!!) since it was discontinued.
The Duo Fab Fitteds have a lot of the same great features, with a few improvements. The MSRP is a bit higher at $17.00, but they are still a great deal when you consider that you are replacing 4 sized diapers with a size 1 and size 2 duo diaper.
The duo fitted comes in easy hook & loop closures with laundry tabs, or snaps.
It still has the same soft, stay dry inner lining.
The microfiber soaker is sewn in a tunnel design for more thorough washing, quicker drying time and the ability to stuff it further if needed.
Of course, the duo fab fitted has rise snaps to adjust the size of the diaper. Like the other duo products, the size 1 is estimated to fit 6-18 lbs and the 2 fits 18-40 lbs.
If you wonder about sizing, my Duo Wrap Review has a photo of my son at 21 lbs in the size 2 on the smallest setting, and the size 1 on the largest setting taken the same day.
Here’s the small setting of the size 1 measured folded and stretched:
With the Newborn/X-Small wrap:
With the size 1 duo wrap:
Largest setting of the size 1:
So to recap the differences, of course the sizing difference.
Sewn in soaker vs tunnel soaker.
Small setting of the size 1 duo is about the same size as the x-small fab fitted.
Here’s the largest setting of the size 1 duo compared to the XS fab fitted:
So, same great features, but now with the duo rise snaps (which don’t seem to add the bulk, probably largely because the soaker doesn’t fold/bunch on smaller settings.) It’s available with a snap closure, and has an improved soaker style, and $2.50 higher price tag. See this on my newborn.