Over the last 2-3 weeks I have been using the Thirsties Duo AIO a lot. My goal was to put it through thorough testing before giving you a detailed review.
I have been using it on Camden who is 13 months old, 24lbs and 33″. His thighs are meaty (but not really big), he’s got a belly and he has a long rise.
For testing I used both the hook & loop and snap versions of the Thirsties Duo AIO size 2.
I prefer the snap closure better when it comes to the Thirsties brand because the hook & loop just isn’t strong enough. If your child likes to disrobe they would certainly get this one off.
As far as the rise settings Camden gets the best fit when they are snapped on the top row. This allows the top of the diaper to sit just above his hips. If you prefer the diaper to sit more around the belly button you would simply let the rise out.
Briefly, I mentioned the highlights of the Duo AIO in my recent post An Almost Complete Guide to AIO Cloth Diapers.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the Thirsties Duo AIO:
FIT: The waist works for Camden but with the lack of crossover snaps I would not have been able to use the snap version on Sterling (who has a very small waist). The hook and loop version does have a crossover option.
Another area that may cause some issues for petite children is the leg openings. There is a small gap in the legs when I snugly put it on Camden. However, this problem is highly variable since rise, waist and thigh measurements all come into play.
Feedback on using the size 1 on an infant would be very helpful in determining the containment ability.
The Duo system allows for a slightly better rise adjustment than the one-size options by not having to accommodate the end of the spectrum sizes in one diaper.
ABSORBENCY: Sewn into the diaper is multiple layers of microfiber underneath a stay dry layer of microfleece. Thirsties Duo AIOs have a tunnel passing through the diaper allowing for the addition of an insert and eliminating the need to remove the insert prior to washing.
The Thirsties Hemp insert is trim (not as trim as Hemp Babies doubler or Pooters hemp doubler), soft and absorbent.
I have successfully used the Thirsties Duo AIO at night with the addition of a Thirsties hemp insert. However, Camden is night-weaned so he is not as heavy a wetter as he was when nursing all night. I would actually consider him a light wetter for nighttime.
Feedback on using the Thirsties Duo AIO at night with your heavy wetter would be very helpful for other readers.
PRICE: What does $15.75 get you?
- the simplicity of an AIO (which means daddy and day care friendly),
- a diaper that can be used at night,
- many months of use especially if your child enters the size 2 early
- made in the USA
- no PVC, phthalates, lead, and latex.
My overall impression of the Thirsties Duo AIO is positive. It’s cute, practical, simple and affordable. I have not had any wicking, leaking or red marks.
Thirsties is a brand that has endured the test of time and continues to produce cloth diaper products that make life easier for parents.
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