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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thirsties Duo Wrap with Snaps

Well, about a week ago, the snapping Thirsties duo wrap I ordered from Diaper Junction came in.  I don't know if you remember, but with my stash cash I'd ordered it a couple of weeks ago and they'd accidentally sent me one with aplix.  They were very good about replacing it.

Well, it's here, and I like it.  Bunny does too, and the Rose looks amazing on her! Lately I've been letting myself get a girly colored diaper here and there.  I have enough diapers that I should be able to do this.  I hesitate partly because I've finally found the diapers I prefer to use and I'd like THOSE diapers to be mostly neutrals.  In diaper covers, however, I have mostly girly colors.  One green, one white, two pinks, a purple, and a bunch of girly knit wool covers.  I will go hog wild on the wool covers because I can make them for very cheap, but I really need to start getting some neutral covers.

But I digress.  Wanna see Bunny in her new diaper?  Sure you do! She's adorable :-D

I tried it on a few different settings before I found which fits.  Currently, the smallest rise setting fits, and depending on what type of diaper is underneath, sometimes the waist is at the smallest setting and sometimes not.

She wants to show you how well it matches her dress!

These are pictures I considered entering in Kelly's Closet's NINES photo contest, but ultimately decided on a better one.

Time to play outside, doing one of her favorite things--picking dandelions!

I'm VERY fond of Thirsties covers.  I'm sort of new to the Diaper cover with fitteds/prefolds/flats thing because I bought all pockets until very recently.  But of the few covers I've tried, Thirsties are my favorite.  

However, there are a couple of things that I'm not a big fan of on the new Thirsties with snaps.

1) The fit is great without them for Bunny, but crossover snaps would be wonderful

2) The flap that's normally on the inside of the front part of a Thirsties with aplix is closed up because the snaps go through both layers.

3) The snaps are VERY sturdy and sometimes when I pull them open I'm afraid I'll rip the PUL--though this hasn't happened. 

So I contacted the customer service at Thirsties and told them how much I love their product but that these are the things I would change about their snapping cover.  They said that they are working on those very things and a newer version of the Thirsties cover with snaps will eventually come out with crossover snaps and a flap that is not closed.  I'm very pleased.

In the meantime, I'm going to build on my stash of Thirsties Duo Wraps with both aplix and snaps.  Currently, I have one Thirsties cover in Medium with aplix and one Size 2 Thirsties Duo Wrap with snaps.  I just amassed more Diaper Junction stash cash to use and with it I'm planning on getting a Size 2 Thirsties Duo Wrap with aplix closure (among other things). 

Very VERY exciting!!

OH, and I was so blessed to win the $25 gift certificate from Kelly's Closet's facebook painting giveaway! I got two swim diapers with it.  Came in just under $25.  I was very VERY pleased!  I LOVE filling my stash with free stuff!  The Kelly's Closet winnings is now the third random giveaway I won.  I forgot to tell you, but a company I'm going to do a giveaway for entered me in one of their giveaways (I didn't even realize it) and I won a Bumkin's cover from them.  Bunny's butt is nicely fluffed these days. 

Anyway, I digress.

Go get yourself a Thirsties Duo Wrap.  And try the snaps! They really are cool, even if they still need a few improvements.  I'm NOT sorry I got mine!!!


Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I ordered two size ones with some of my store credit from franklin goose. I hope they come before our youngest outgrows them :)

simplymerry said...

thanks for the review... i'm planning to buy this next. :)

Great pictures! She's such a cutie! And growing up so fast.