Ease of Use: 8/10
Honestly, I think we’ve tried almost every pocket diaper on the market- from china cheapies to fancy Canadian brands. And yet, even though I really liked the Thirsties Duo Wrap when Pumpkin was younger, I just didn’t get around to trying a Thirsties pocket diaper until Pumpkin was a year old. Now, I’m kicking myself for not trying one sooner. These are seriously the best pocket diapers we have ever used and I’m slowly trying to convert my pocket stash to all Thirsties pockets.
The Thirsties pocket diapers are a one size diaper meant to fit from 8-40 pounds. You should easily be able to fit this diaper on an 8 pounder, especially with the double gussets. And while I’m not quite sure this diaper would last until 40 pounds, you should easily be able to use it through potty training.
Every Thirsties diaper I’ve tried has been amazing quality and the pocket diaper is no exception. The TPU is smooth (easy for stuffing), the stay dry layer is luxuriously soft, and the stitching is all even and professional. I have no doubt that these diapers will last for years to come. I also want to note that Thirsties has an amazing warranty on their diapers. If for some reason one of your diapers has a slight defect, they will replace it and you can easily send the “defective” diaper back to them.
The fit on the Thirsties pocket diaper is great. At a year old and less than 20 pounds, Pumpkin is comfortably on the middle rise snap with plenty of room to grow in the waist. Thanks to the double gussets the Thirsties pocket diaper fits wonderfully around his thighs and we’ve never had a leak with this diaper. While Thirsties seem to fit best on skinnier babies, this diaper shouldn’t have a problem fitting comfortably on a kiddo of any shape or size.
Ease of Use:
The Thirsties pocket diaper is one of the easiest pocket diapers we’ve tried- hence why I love it so much! The diaper comes with two inserts- one microfiber and one hemp. There is no messing around with finding the perfect blend of inserts/absorbency for this diaper as everything you need for quick and stable absorption is included. The inserts also snap together, meaning you don’t need to worry about lining them up when stuffing. Stuffing (and unstuffing) these diapers is a breeze as there is a generous opening at both the front and the back. This sleeve style design also allows the inserts to agitate out in the wash… meaning, no more unstuffing yucky diapers! And unlike some other brands of diapers where the inserts only agitate out about half the time, we have never had a Thirsties insert stack get stuff in the diaper!
At $20.75, these are a little pricier than what I would typically spend on a pocket diaper. You would need to use this diaper 83 times before it becomes cheaper than a disposable. Yet, with this diaper you get two inserts, unlike many other pocket diapers which don’t come with insert (least of all a hemp insert!). When you take into account that this diaper comes with inserts, is made with super high quality materials, and made in the USA, the extra price becomes worth it!
Thirsties has always offered an amazing collection of outdoor inspired prints- which are our favorite type of prints! They also offer this adorable “Sweet Dreams” collection which features the print Dreamscape (seen above). I love that Thirsties releases collections of prints/solids that all coordinate with one another. You could easily build a stash out of Thirsties prints without repeating many. They also offer a lot of retailer exclusives, if you really want to get fancy.
The Thirsties pocket diaper is seriously my favorite pocket diaper we have tried so far. We just discovered these a month ago and already own six. I can’t wait to convert my entire pocket stash over to these so I no longer have to unstuff yucky inserts. Bottom Line: Yes, I would buy this again. I wish we had tried these sooner but I’m happy we found them when we did (before Pumpkin potty learns…).