Skeptics Be Gone! Thirsties Saves You Money (giveaway)

March 6, 2013

Budget, Giveaways


Thirsties is well known as a rock in the cloth diaper industry.

True to their values and steadfast in their mission, customers can trust the Thirsties brand.

The mission of Thirsties, Inc. is to make it easy and affordable for every family to choose cloth while simultaneously investing in our local economy and sustainable business practices.

We are committed to building our business in a sustainable manner by focusing on the health of our babies and the environment. Only the best USA-sourced components are chosen for our products in order to reduce our carbon footprint, to help support domestic textile mills and our local economy, and to ensure that Thirsties diapers will last wash after wash. We are committed to creating only the highest quality products and dedicated to providing exceptional design and unparalleled performance while saving you money.

Over the last several months, Thirsties has gone beyond making products and spent time and effort revamping their website with the thirstieslogoconsumer in mind.

New additions to the website (aside from a visual makeover) include:

Cloth Diaper Savings Calculator.  Not sure how many cloth diapers you need?  There are 2 options with the Thirsties Cloth Diaper Savings Calculator

  1. Choose a package (Economical, Convenient, Absorbent).  Then see a breakdown of the quantity and costs of each component all compared to the cost of disposable diapers.
  2. Input a custom quantity into each product box.  Values automatically calculate as you customize.

Wipes are also included in your calculations!  All to often we fail to figure in how much we spend on those convenient packages of disposable wipes.

Years ago when I began cloth diapering the figures thrown out seemed so fabricated to me.  Perhaps I was just a bit skeptical.  But, now with the excessive amount of data available at our fingertips it’s hard to argue with the savings shown with even the most conservative numbers.

I am happy to see that Thirsties provides footnotes and graphs with their calculator.  All of this information combined is exactly what the biggest skeptics (often number crunching dads!) need to be convinced of the savings.

I had fun playing with the calculator and creating my own stash.  Here is the savings and graph for 24 hemp prefolds, 14 covers (4 xs, 4s, 4m), 10 Duo AIOs, 10 doublers and 20 wipes:


If Thirsties products are all you ever used you would not be scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Even at a low price you can still get cute, absorbent, convenient diapers PLUS they’re Made In the USA!

Thirsties has also added a Cloth Diaper 101 section, Product Catalog and Brand Video to their website.  The CD101 and catalog are available for PDF download if you prefer offline perusing.

If you’ve ever wanted to see some behind the scenes footage of a big cloth diaper company watch this cute video!  I enjoyed seeing the big fabric machines and real (and very happy!) employees sewing, packing boxes and answering calls.  The Merrill Family loves what they do and it shows.


To celebrate the launch of these fabulous new features Thirsties has allowed me to customize a giveaway just for you! I went the economical route and will be giving away 4 Duo Hemp Prefolds and 1 Duo Wrap.

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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at

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436 Responses to “Skeptics Be Gone! Thirsties Saves You Money (giveaway)”

  1. Shannon Reed Says:

    Love thirsties covers they have such cute patterns =) Great post!


  2. Kari Says:

    I cloth diaper to save money,as well as keeping my sons cute little bottom rash free. He is extremely sensitive to the chemicals in disposables. Cloth is just so cute,fun and what is another load of laundry when you have children anyway?I wash a load of diapers every evening.Sposies are ridiculously expensive, chemically laden and fill the garbage can up way too fast. We are to be good stewards of what God has given us.


  3. Britni Bradford Says:

    Saving money is definitely a factor for us and something I regularly share with friends interested in switching to cloth.


  4. Shannon Stubbs Says:

    Yes, saving money is one of the reasons that we switched. Now, I’m so glad that we did b/c we have been pretty broke for awhile now.


  5. Emily Says:

    I am cloth diapering to save money!! And so I can go out to eat once a week…lol.


  6. Michelle B. Says:

    I cloth diaper to keep chemicals away from my kids. I LOVE Thirsties, especially their fitteds and covers. They are my nighttime solution with NO leaks, finally!


  7. Randi S Says:

    We are considering cloth diapering to save money…and yes it would be helpful:)


  8. Penny Says:

    Yes, one of the main reasons we chose cloth diapering is to save money. I think the calculator would help some to choose cloth over disposables!

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  9. Ambrosia Johnson Says:

    I know it would definitely convince me if I wasn’t already!


  10. natalie Says:

    I am about to have my 4th child and I have always used disposables but I am determined to save money this time!


  11. Raquel Beaty Says:

    I use cloth diapers to save money. Of course it has become more of an addiction, so while we may not be saving a ton, it will show more over time when we add a couple more kids to the bunch and we don’t have to buy new diapers. :-) Many of my friends don’t care so much about the savings, they are more concerned about the TIME they think it takes or the supposed “ick” factor, so I’m not sure that the calculator would covert them at all.


  12. Breanne Says:

    That’s one of multiple reasons. I think it would definitely help convince people I know.


  13. Brittany Says:

    I am primarily cloth diapering to save money. I would refer a cost saving calculator to anyone interested.


  14. Amber Stawicki Says:

    All the perks of cloth is why I use them! I would love to try thirsties, I’ve heard so many good things about them and would love to expand my stash.


  15. KD Says:

    Saving money is nice, but I would have cloth diapered even if it were the same cost. I think it is better for baby and better for the environment.


  16. Bridget P Says:

    I cloth diaper because i want there to be a cleaner enviornment for my children.


  17. Beth Ann Says:

    This would have definitely helped convincing my husband, he was difficult to convince!


  18. Olivia Says:

    I cloth diaper because the thought of each diaper taking 500 years to decompose breaks my green heart. I am happy to save money, but my motivation is greener than that! :)


  19. Katy Emanuel Says:

    Saving money is an added bonus but not the main reason we cloth diaper.


  20. Heather Says:

    We’re cloth diapering for both financial and environmental reasons.


  21. Deborah Jensen Says:

    I’m going to CD to save money but also to try to make the world a better place for his/her future. Most of my skeptical friends believe it’s cheaper – they just think it’s insane!


  22. taralucida Says:

    Saving money is a bonus, I CD because they are so cute and better for the baby :)


  23. Alisha Says:

    I use cloth the majority of the time to save money. I’m not sure how well that’s working out actually because I want to buy every new cute print I see!!


  24. Aimee P. Says:

    I started out using cloth diapers to save money, but now I am addicted. I cloth diaper now because I love the colors/prints, like trying me brands/styles, and just simply think it is fun. I dont think the calculator would help convince anyone I know.


  25. Kristen Says:

    Saving money is a fringe benefit for us. The number one concern is what’s healthiest and most comfortable for baby.


  26. Ashley P. Says:

    We started cloth diapering partly to save money. To be honest, a big winning a factor to me was how cute cloth diapers are. The Thirsties Savings Calculator is pretty awesome and could be a great tool to convince others to cloth diaper.


  27. laura c. Says:

    We started cloth diapering to save money and for convenience (no more midnight trips to buy diapers). I think the calculator will help many families in making the final decision.


  28. Christena Says:

    Yes – partly to save money. I think the cloth diaper cost calculator could certainly be helpful in “convincing” someone to consider CDing :)


  29. sarahf Says:

    i think it would help somewhat, along with examples of use


  30. Anna Kent Says:

    With my first I used disposable diapers and the cost was outrageous. Since I’m not the new young mom I was 5 years ago, now that I’m expecting #2 in the next 9 weeks, I feel more comfortable about using cloth diapers. Not only to save money but I feel like it would be better for my babies skin.


  31. Janine Fowler Says:

    Saving money is only part of why we cloth diaper, but I’d certainly recommend it to people who are looking to save. I’ve been asked before if the savings are real and always say YES.



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