Thirsties Cloth Duo Diaper Wins MACT Excellence Award

| March 28, 2011

Thirsties Modern Cloth Duo Diapers wins the MACT Excellence Award for being a safer alternative to disposable diapers and for bringing a unique design feature to cloth diapering.

One of our mama testers raved about this unique design stating, “One of my favorite things was the open sleeve at both ends, most pocket diapers offer just one end open, but this Thirsties Duo has the back and the front open making stuffing much easier.” Stuffing the diaper was not the only advantage to this unique design, find out more reasons why MACT Awards is lovin’ this cloth diaper!

Cloth Diapering Vs. Disposables

Cloth diapering is so much fun, but one may think otherwise. It is very eco-friendly to our Earth, and saves lots of money. Whereas disposables can cost thousands of dollars through potty training, cloth diapering families spend roughly anywhere between $300-$500 and then the diapers can be used on another child.

Not only are disposables horrible for our landfills because they take a very long time to decompose but they contain chemicals that get close to baby s bottom. These chemicals are in your ordinary disposable diaper:

  • Dioxin: an extremely toxic by-product paper bleaching process, and a known carcinogen. Also known as one of the leading cancer linked chemicals and is banned everywhere but the U.S.
  • Tributyl-tin (TBT): a hormonal toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal changes in people and animals.
  • Sodium Polyacrylate (silica gel, those little crystals that sometimes appear at a diaper change): known as an absorbing agent inside a diaper, also acts as a drying agent which could lead to causing diaper rash.

Reasons Why Thirsties Wins MACT Excellence Award

#1 There are so many toxins in disposable diapers.  This is a huge reason why many parents decide to cloth diaper!  Thirsties Duo Cloth Diapers are free of all of the above chemicals mentioned to be found in disposable diapers, and they are also:

  • phthalate free
  • lead free
  • latex free
  • PVC free
  • VOC free
  • Thirsties uses only the best of USA-sourced components in order to reduce their carbon footprint, and to help support domestic textile mills.

#2 Along with being a safer alternative to disposable diapering, Thirsties offers a unique design feature that our mama tester loved!  Their handy sleeve design features openings on both sides of the diaper between the microfleece and waterproof layer. The duo openings featured in Thirsties Duo Diaper enable easy insert stuffing from either side of the diaper and also make for easy cleaning. There is no need to remove the soiled inserts when washing-your hands will remain clean! Simply toss your soiled Thirsties Duo Diaper in the laundry and the inserts will agitate free from the diaper in the washing machine.

#3 Thirsties Duo Diapers are completely waterproof yet remain breathable, pliable, and very comfortable for baby’s delicate skin. The ultra-soft microfleece liner on the inside protects baby’s skin from wetness and also resists staining.

#4 Each of the two sizes of Thirsties Duo Diaper feature three rows of snaps to adjust the rise to your baby’s shape; it really is like having THREE sizes in one. Pairing such adjustability in rise with our signature leg gussets make this diaper incredibly versatile.

Mama Tester Raves About Thirsties Cloth Duo Diaper

“In our family cloth diapering happens daily, so when we were asked to test out Thirsties Duo Diapers we were so excited to say the least. These neat diapers have so many things going for them we just fell in love. First off they have an adjustable rise so size 1 fits 6-18lbs, size 2 fits from 18-40 lbs which is amazing, no more having to keep purchasing diapers for that fast growing baby.

It scares me what is in disposable diapers and it is disturbing to me that these components are NOT listed on their product (TBT, SAP,….) Thirsties states on their site, and the tag on the diaper what’s not in their products and I truly appreciate that. They are made of polyester outer and microfiber, cotton & hemp inner which makes up 7 layers of wetness protection.

These Duo Inserts provide double the duty!  Thirsties’ specialty inserts feature two layers of serged microfiber terry snapped together with five serged layers of hemp jersey; seven thirsty layers in all! Microfiber terry is a fast absorber designed to rest closest to your baby’s skin (beneath the microfleece sleeve); hemp is a stable absorber and pairs perfectly behind the microfiber terry to add more absorbency and to prevent compression leaking.

These fit wonderfully, my daughter looked so comfy running around in these after bath time. The inserts snap together so no worry about sliding around while baby/toddler is wearing them. And gone are the days of removing the insert at wash time, with Thirsties Duo diapers the insert will remove itself during the wash cycle, this is awesome! Even after numerous washes during the past few weeks, we have had no stink issues and no stains whatsoever and the diapers have so much life in them! They are indeed more bulky than a disposable but there are so many pros than cons about cloth that cancels that part out. Velcro closures allow quick and easy diaper changes for those wiggly baby/toddlers. And a plus on these diapers is they come in very cute solid colors and prints at a great price from $18.50-$19.50 each. Great for a new mom, or an experienced one. It is never to late to cloth diaper, and these are a great option!”

Thirsties Is On A Mission

The mission of Thirsties, Inc. is to make it easy and affordable for every family to choose cloth while simultaneously investing in local economy and sustainable business practices.

“We are committed to building our business in a sustainable manner by focusing on the health of our babies and the environment.  Only the best USA-sourced components are chosen for our products in order to reduce our carbon footprint, to help support domestic textile mills and our local economy, and to ensure that Thirsties diapers will last wash after wash.  We are committed to creating only the highest quality products, and dedicated to providing exceptional design and unparalleled performance while saving our customers money.” -Thirsties

A list of all Thirsties Duo Diaper’s components:

Outer: 100% polyester with waterproof urethane coating
Inner: 100% polyester microfleece
Insert 1: 55% Hemp, 45% Cotton
Insert 2: 100% polyester-microfiber terry

Find out more about these amazing Duo Diapers and see their modern print designs at:

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