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Thirsties has two choices in the All-in-One diaper style: a natural and a synthetic. My review of the natural published last year, but today we’re going to take a look at the microfiber version.
By the way, lots of retailers are offering 15% off on Thirsties diapers right now, so it’s a good time to shop! (see my list at the end of this post). This winter, Thirsties released an exclusive winter print called Frost – I got mine at My Sweet Pickles.
The Thirsties AIO diaper is “one size” which means it’s adjustable at the waist and at the rise. The manufacturer’s suggested size range is 8 – 40 pounds.
Inside, you’ll find an allover soft white fleece lining and a soaker pad that’s attached at one end. Three layers of microfiber terry are built into the soaker. An extra layer of absorbent microfiber is also included underneath the inner fleece lining. With a full waterproof outer, four absorbent layers inside and the stay-dry lining, Thirsties’s synthetic all-in-one functions a lot like a disposable diaper in terms of convenience and comfort.
You can choose snaps or hook & loop for the waist closure.
The Thirsties all-in-one diaper is made in the USA. It’s also less expensive ($20.75) than the natural version ($25.95), requires no prep before use, and has a stay-dry quality.
Fit and Sizing
I was already a fan of how Thirsties diapers fit, since we own the pockets and covers. Made in the same style, the all-in-one delivers a trim and smooth fit across the front and doesn’t sag. There’s lots of stretch in this diaper and soft elastics around the waist and legs.
Camille hit 14 months this January, and at 21 pounds right now I found that she can wear this diaper on the largest setting – with the rise completely unsnapped. She’s in the 50th percentile for height and weight. I’m estimating we might get another 6 months out of this diaper before it starts to get really snug. So it doesn’t have as a broad a size range as our Thirsties covers, and may not work for babies over 30 pounds.
Doing all that it promised, our Thirsties All-in-One has become a regular favorite. I can’t afford a whole bunch of these, but having a few of them around makes for easy changes, 3-4 hours of reliable absorbency, and less risk of diaper rash. With a thin insert added inside (my favorites are Geffen), you can boost the absorbency even more, although it will be less trim-fitting.
I don’t want to forget to mention yet another advantage – the quick dry time of this diaper. Thirsties separated the layers of the fabric in the soaker (image below) to greatly speed up dry time for you.
I’ve mentioned many advantages of a synthetic diaper, but what are the drawbacks? Microfiber can be harder to get clean and is prone to odors if you don’t have a reliable wash routine. And some babies are sensitive to synthetic fabrics. I know many families who have switched their diaper system to 100% natural fibers like cotton and hemp. There are lots of choices in the cloth industry, so you just choose what fits your budget and preference. Year after year, Thirsties keeps up with demand for all the different styles, and offers plenty of color and print choices as well.
Where to Buy Thirsties Diapers
Now is a great time to buy because retailers are offering 15% off Thirsties until Jan. 19th!
You can find the exclusive Frost print only at My Sweet Pickles, with free shipping over $15
More Thirsties retailers:
Giveaway: Winner gets to choose any in-stock Thirsties All-in-One diaper at My Sweet Pickles! This promotion is open to both US and Canadian residents. Good luck!