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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We're a Cloth Diapering Family! Thirsties Review and Giveaway {closed}

Congrats to Debbie, comment #74!

I have confessed my non-green lifestyle in previous posts.  I blame my old ways on being uneducated about the issues.  It wasn't until Dexter was about 9 months old that I woke up.  Speaking of waking up, remember this AMAZING video?

A Wake-Up Story from Healthy Child Healthy World on Vimeo.


When I 'woke up' one of the things I realized was how bad disposable diapers are.  They are not only bad for the environment but also bad for your wallet.  I started cloth diapering Dexter when he was 9 months old and even though people thought I was nuts, I wasn't going to let them sway me back to sposies.


I have always been a HUGE fan of pocket diapers.  Thats where you stuff the microfiber insert into the diaper's "pocket"  I found this to be as easy as pairing socks.  I would wash my diapers and dry them and when I was folding laundry I would stuff my diapers too.  Easy!


Recently I saw a picture on someone's website that looked a little like this:


Isn't that cuteness overload?  I thought, OMG I love that diaper.  A few days later I was looking for diapers for the new baby when I came across Thirsties®.  I was perusing their Duo Diapers when I came across their Blackbird print!  THERE IT WAS!  I still can't believe how cute this diaper is.  Cute and efficient!  The gussets are snug, the hook and loop closures are secure and the print is irresistible!  What more can you ask for?


Here are the specs from the Thirsties® website:


Features:
  • A two-piece diapering system combining an absorbent insert and a waterproof sleeve diaper
  • An adjustable rise for extended use to suit your growing baby-two sizes will fit from birth-to-potty!
  • Sleeve design for easy stuffing & easy cleaning
  • Leg gussets provide superior protection against leaks
  • Microfiber terry & hemp combo insert for optimal absorption; 7 layers in all!
  • Use from birth-to-potty and save $1400 over disposables!
Sizing:
size one:
6-18 lbs (3-8 kg)
0-9 months
size two:
18-40 lbs (8-18 kg)
9-36 months
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. Their diapers are now made by work at home mothers, and very close to our warehouse, reducing their carbon output.  Green Green Green!  Now thats a company I'd like to stand behind!
You can easily request a copy of their catalog online here.


How would you like to win your very own Thirsties® Duo Diaper in your choice of color/print and size?  YOU NEED TO DO BOTH PARTS OF THE ENTRY OR YOU'LL BE INELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE.  Just head over to Thirsties® and tell me which diaper you would like to win!  Also please fan Thirsties on Facebook and tell them that I sent you (on their wall)  Its that easy!








Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed):
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie (1 entry)





*Tweet (can do it once a day and you must be a follower first) 





Enter to #win a @ThirstiesInc Cloth Diaper via @royaldixie http://tinyurl.com/2f4p9o7 #clothdiaper #green #giveaway
*Become a fan on Facebook by "liking" me (2 entries)
*Tell me how you found my site
*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest)
*Place my button on your blog (2 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway with a minimum of 150 words (2 entries)

This contest will end on September 29th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US and Canadian entrants!   

***I was sent a Duo Diaper for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful and I was under no obligation to write a positive review***

185 comments:

The Domestic Princess said...

I've been researching cloth diapers alot. Thirsties is on the top of my list to purchase. I love the mango color.

The Domestic Princess said...

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Dana said...

I love the blackbird print!

Dana said...

I follow @royaldixie on Twitter

Dana said...

I am a fan on Facebook

Anonymous said...

I did become a fan on FB and I would choose the Thirsties Duo Wrap size 2 blackbird print.

JustCorey said...

I love thirsties different colors and prints i would want a size 2 cool stripes duo wrap :)

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JustCorey said...

i like you on fb 1

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JustCorey said...

i like you on fb 2

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JustCorey said...

i originally found your site when looking for giveaways of baby products a few months ago... i think you were giving away a video baby monitor at the time :)

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Ali said...

I lover blackbird AND cool stripes!

Ali said...

I follow you on twitter

Ali said...

I like you on FB! (1 of 2)

Ali said...

I like you on FB! (2of 2)

The Domestic Princess said...

I tweeted about the giveaway 09/01

Vanessa said...

I've been wanting to try the Duo Diaper for awhile now as I've heard so many good things about it. I like the Alice one. I also like them on fb and said you sent me! :)

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Katie S said...

I would love the Thirsties Duo Diaper in Blackbird (so cute!) and in a Size 1. I Like Thirsties on Facebook and wrote on their wall that you sent me. Thanks!

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caedmen said...

I would choose the blackbird in size 1. I am a FB fan of Thirsties (Rachel Neufeld) and I wrote on their wall

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Amanda said...

I would like the duo in warm stripes, and I am already a fan on FB

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Jennifer T said...

I'd really like the Mango or the Warm Strips. I don't have any diaper that isn't just a plain color. I also like Thirsties on Facebook and told them you sent me. Thanks so much for a chance.
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Jennifer T said...

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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I like the Fab Fitteds.
Facebook fan of Thirsties and commented on their wall.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

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Amy Dorsey said...

I found your blog on apa

Amy Dorsey said...

I like you on facebook

Amy Dorsey said...

I like thirsties on facebook and wrote on their wall that you sent me

Amy Dorsey said...

my favorite print is the cool stripes

Katie S said...

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Sarah said...

I like Thirsties on FB and told them you sent me. I love this Blackbird one that you have too in size 2.

Sarah said...

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AEK said...

I would love to win a Duo Diaper in Alice Brights size 2 for my daughter. I also follow Thirsties on Facebook (Angie Dunlap Kelly) and wrote on their wall referencing you.

Thanks!
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AEK said...

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AEK said...

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MommyMonkey said...

I would like the Alice Brights diaper in a size 2. I am a fan of Thirsties on FB and wrote on their wall that you sent me.
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Michelle Murphy said...

I like the cool stripes print in size two, and I commented on The Thirsties wall that you sent me.
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Caroline said...

I like the Alice Brights size 2 and stopped by on Fb:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canon-City-CO/Thirsties/88735571199?v=wall&story_fbid=430768436199&ref=mf
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Caroline said...

I follow you on twitter
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Caroline said...

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Sarah said...

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Emily B said...

I like the Alice Brights, and also like Thirsties on FB and left a comment that I came from here
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Ashley said...

I would choose the Duo Diaper in Cool Stripes in a size 2!
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Bao said...

Fan of Thirsties on FB (told them you sent me in their announcement of new prints!) and I would love to get the rose-colored diaper!
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Bao said...

Liked you on FB! x1

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The Jacobsen Family! said...

Id get the Mango color! Commented on Thirsties FB wall (Alesha Y Jacobsen)
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Karine Traverse said...

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♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

I love the duo diaper in blackbird print!
I am a fan of thirsties on FB, and told them you sent me.
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♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

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Katie S said...

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