Thirsties Duo Diaper Review and Giveaway

There is one diaper brand that has been with both Melissa and me since we each started our cloth diapering journeys, and we’re so excited to share that company with you today! We both started out using Thirsties covers over our flats and receiving blankets, and we’re still using Thirsties covers in our rotations. Because we know the quality of Thirsties covers, we were excited to review their Duo Diapers. We weren’t disappointed.


First, a little about Thirsties.

Thirsties® is a small (but growing!) cloth diaper company committed to greener parenting and Eco Friendly solutions, not to mention 100% USA Made quality! Erin, founder of Thirsties, started this business with an old sewing machine and $100 5 years ago. Through her hard work and diligence, the company is now one of the leaders in the cloth diaper industry. Our diapers are now made by work at home mothers, and very close to our warehouse, reducing our carbon output. Our customer service reps are experienced cloth diapering moms, and offer our knowledge to our retailers and customers alike.

Here at Thirsties, we aim to provide the very best product and customer service! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let us know!

You can keep up with Thirsties’ new products (like their NEW All-in-One diaper!) on their Facebook page or by requesting a catalog.

The Thirsties Duo Diaper is a sleeve-style diaper, and each diaper comes with two absorbent inserts.

Thirsties Duo Diaper, Mud

The sleeve openings are very wide and easy to stuff, and the inserts snap together to make this diaper super absorbent for nighttime, naptime, or for a very heavy wetter. One of the inserts is made of two layers of micro-terry, and the other is made of five layers of hemp jersey. When used together they provide seven layers of great absorbency while remaining remarkably trim!

Micro-terry and hemp jersey inserts.


The Thirsties Duo Diaper comes in two sizes. Size one is designed to fit from 6 to 18 pounds, and size two is designed to fit from 18 to 40 pounds. The diaper also features rise snaps that allow each size to be further adjusted for just the right size. The sizing is the same for their Duo Wraps, and the fit is the same as well.


Rise snaps


The Thirsties Duo Diaper comes with the same leg gussets that we love on their covers. They are awesome for keeping explosive poops (especially EBF poops) inside where they belong!

Leak stopping gussets!


The microfleece lining is very soft, and while it does pill a little like the regular fleece liners, it’s not as noticeable.  The snaps are durable on this diaper, and the elastic gives lots of room for adjustability. The Thirsties prints and colors are very unique and stand out among other diaper brands, too.

Jeniffer’s Thoughts:

I love using this diaper! It’s so easy to stuff, and the print I received (Blackbird) is just adorable! It really stands out against my other diapers. Of course, I also appreciate the workmanship of the diaper. From my experience with the Duo Wraps, I know that it will last a long time and still look great. I do wish that there were overlapping snaps for smaller waists, but that isn’t an issue with my daughter.

Loving her Duo Diaper


Right now, we are on the smallest snap rise, and we leave one snap on either side when I fasten the diaper. The Size 2 Duo Diaper is suggested to last from 18-40 pounds, and at 22 pounds, we still have lots of room to grow. I will say that with my Size 1 covers (suggested to last from 6-18 pounds), we didn’t get that far. But my daughter also has chunky thighs and a smaller waist, so her thighs were getting red marks where the diaper had rubbed her raw. Again, this was only an issue because of my daughter’s thighs and seems to be uncommon. I feel confident that because my daughter is slimming down some now that she’s crawling everywhere and starting to stand some that it won’t be an issue with the Size 2 diapers or covers.

Blackbird print


As far as absorbency is concerned, I never did finish prepping my hemp insert because even at night, my daughter woke up dry. However, she has also been a super light wetter lately. I am excited to finish prepping the hemp insert, though, because I do love hemp. I like that the inserts snap together, too, because it’s much easier to stuff both when they can’t move.

The fit around her legs is secure, but not tight. And no gaps at her tummy!


Overall, I love my Thirsties Duo Diaper. It’s a great alternative to the pricier diapers, it works very well, and no matter what print or color you get, it’s a refreshing addition to your stash.

Melissa’s Thoughts:

It’s been wonderful getting to know another great Thirsties product!

My one-year old modeling his Thirsties Duo Diaper


I love the way this diaper fits both my 1-year old and 3-year old. I typically use both inserts, and even with both in, its still very trim. Even my 3-year old has plenty of room to grow in it!

I also love the fact that the Duo is a sleeve-style diaper. This means that I get the fast drying properties of a pocket diaper, without having to touch a wet insert to unstuff it! I have found that if I have both inserts snapped together, they take a bit longer to dry than some of my other inserts. This isn’t a problem for me, as I also have some heavier fitteds that need extra time in the dryer. If you are concerned about drying time, you may want to unsnap the inserts before drying.

With both inserts, I was able to use the Duo several times as an overnight diaper for my 3-year old with no trouble. It was not night worthy for my heavy-wetter 1-year old, but as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, not many things are! For a typical wetter, the Duo is a great, trim, nighttime diaper!

Mud! And so trim, even with both inserts, as pictured.


The only issue I ran into with the Duo had to do with stuffing the pocket. Although the opening is fairly wide, the diaper gathers in around the middle for the gussets, and I found it difficult to keep the inserts from bunching up and twisting. It’s a minor annoyance, and certainly not something that would prevent me from purchasing more in the future.

If you want a trim, leak-proof, absorbent and versatile diaper, I definitely recommend the Thirsties Duo Diaper!

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About Jeniffer

Jeniffer is planning to homeschool her children and is enjoying teachable moments with her 1-year-old and 1-month-old daughter. She loves sharing about her parenting journey, from breastfeeding to cloth diapering to pregnancy and beyond!

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  • Maureen Monk

    Sounds like an all around great diaper. I love my thirsties covers and sounds like the duos are just as awesome.

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  • Elizabeth

    I love thirsties (and the duo diapers are my favorite cloth diaper). I have two girls in diapers and I would love more duo diapers! I follow thirsites on facebook and twitter.

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  • Leah Ellis

    Love the blackbird print!

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