Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fab Fitteds! Plus a Contest!



Doesn't Fab say it all? No? Okay, then I will!

Awhile back I was fortunate enough to test out Thirsties' new Duo Wrap and I fell completely in love with them. I already adored their regular covers, so I had a hunch I would love the new improved and longer lasting ones! Anything frugal AND eco friendly makes me doubly happy.

I was then contacted by the lovely company again and was asked to review a Fab Fitted and of course I couldn't say no!

Okay so I'm going to start with the need to know info and then get on to my own little opinions :)

These come in 4 sizes:

X-Small - 6 to 12 pounds
Small - 12 to 18 pounds
Medium - 18 to 28 pounds
Large - 28 to 40 pounds

My 9 month old weighs about 16 pounds I would guess and that is being generous since at 7 months she was only 14 pounds 10 ounces haha so she may only be around 15 pounds. I requested to try out a medium just because I wanted the most use out of it and it fits her fairly well. I have to overlap the tabs(did I mention they had these amazing babies??) and it is still a TINY bit loose but barely at all. I know she will be able to get a whole bunch of use out of this diaper and that makes me happy! Again, I love frugal!

Find a retailer near you here:

http://www.thirstiesbaby.com/retailers.htm


These diapers feature hook and loop closure. I know some cloth diaper users dont use hook and loop, but hear me out, this kind of closure is truley the only way to get a good custom and snug fit. I love snaps too but I also love hook and loop for this very reason. The Fab Fitted diapers are very trim fitting because of the hook and loop and this is yet another reason why I love them so much.

I also love that it is a fitted and NOT an all in one because I always find that seperate pieces dry faster, although I have never tried their Pocket AIO. Maybe this one does dry faster? hmmm maybe I will have to test it next! If anyone can give me insight to the Pocket AIO by Thirsties please do!

Okay so I was skimming back over the website and came across an answer to my question above.

"We are often asked, "Why would I consider purchasing a 2-piece system when I can invest in Thirsties Pocket All-In-One (AIO) diapers for about the same price?" The answer is simple...a Thirsties Fab Fitted paired with a Thirsties Diaper Cover offers superior leakproof protection! Why? Because fitted cloth diapers offer an additional elasticized barrier around the legs and waist that makes it much tougher for anything to escape beyond the diaper cover."

So there is my answer and though I have never tried the Pocket AIO, I see how this makes sense and maybe this is yet another reason why I love them so much? No leaks here! I would like to see how the Pocket AIO compares though!

Their website says these diapers are meant to hug a baby's body and they really truly do. I absolutely love the fit and the trimness.

Okay, so the internal soaker of the Fab Fitted is microfiber terry. This fabric can hold up to 7 times it's weight in liquid! I had no idea that it could hold that much, but I believe it. It can hold a maximum of 18 ounces! The fabric that touches baby's skin is a microfleece, which I adore. It is super soft and helps to wick away the wetness to the microfiber inner. The outside fabric is cotton velour, which makes this diaper so heavenly soft and luxurious feeling.

These diapers come in 8 colors, plus white! The colors available are:

Aqua, Butter, Celery, Lavender, Melon, Raspberry, Sky Blue and Periwinkle. I tested out a Melon, which is like day glo orange. I love it!

To wash, fold over the velcro tabs to the handy laundry tabs and wash on hot with 1/2 the recommended amount of additive free detergent. We use Charlies Soap in this house! Don't use any fabric softeners(I dont know why anyone familiar with cloth diapering would!) or bleach(This is horrible for a household anyways!). Dry on low or hang outside to dry(my fave!).

This is one of my favorite diapers to reach for. These Fab Fitteds give me super absorbency and they are so trim! We don't get that huge diaper butt under clothing like we would with bulkier fitteds, and for me, that is an added bonus!

I would (and have!) recommend these to all my cloth diaper friends and to any new mom who knows little about cloth diapering. These diapers make it easy and cost effective to cloth diaper. Anything that gets more people cloth diapering and more diapers out of landfills makes me a very happy mama!

Contest!


Okay here are all the juicy details! View and leave a comment on this post about why you already love Thirsties diapers or why you want to try them out as well as your email address. I will not solicit email addresses, this just gives me a for sure way to contact you once the contest is over. One lucky mama will win one Duo Wrap and one Fab Fitted of their size and color choices. After the contest ends, I will contact the lucky winner via email requesting your size and color choices as well as your mailing info. The prize will be shipped directly from the Thirsties company so I will be forwarding your information onto them. Each comment will be given a number from one to however many there are based on the order posted in. The winner will be chosen using random.org on Friday November 6th at midnight. The lucky winner will be contacted Saturday, November 7th and I will also post the winner on this blog the same day. I know this makes the contest a little long, but a weekend works better for me and I want it to be at least a week.

So remember:

This contest starts today, October 27th and ends Friday, November 6th at midnight.

The winner will be notified on the 7th of November via email. Please get back to me by Monday the 9th so I can give Thirsties your mailing info as well as color choices and sizes.

Thanks guys and good luck!

A BIG THANK YOU TO THIRSTIES FOR SPONSORING THIS GIVEAWAY!!!

http://www.online-sweepstakes.com

39 comments :

  1. I LOVE Thirsties Fab Fitted diapers. My daughter is 2.5 & STILL wears a medium. We've been using them for over a year & their velcro has held up the best of any of our velcro diapers.

    crockettfamily66 (at) hotmail.com

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  2. I have never tried Thirsties, but have always heard good things and read rave reviews. The Duo Wrap will last my son twice as long and costs the same as our current covers!
    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

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  3. I am currently pregnant and have started looking at which diapers to try out. I am pretty sure I am going with the thirsties covers, and these sound great too. I would love to try them out.

    avank (at) inbox.com

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  4. I love Thirsties because the fitteds are seriously leak proof. I haven't had any issues since starting to use my Fab Fitted and Duo Wrap.

    JosiahsMommy123@gmail.com

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  5. I am new to cloth diapering and our stash is still pretty small. We have some pocket diapers that we just got and I use prefolds with fleece and wool covers, as well. I have been wanting to try fitteds with covers so I would LOVE to win the fab fitted and the duo wrap! Thirsties has a great reputation!

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

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  6. I have tried the Thirsties Duo Wrap and I love it. Its a great fit over any diaper. I would love to try the Thirsties Fab Fitted!

    mandy_claridge(at)hotmail. com

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  7. It would be so awesome to try these! I am not having any luck with my CD system right now and I have a newborn and a 2 year old in cloth. Thanks for sharing all the juicy details and your experience with these diapers.
    ilovemyjarhead(at)hotmail. com

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  8. I Love love LOVE my Thirsties covers (my favourite is the melon too!) My daughter is just starting to be intyerested in potty-training but I'm expecting #2!

    chels_lds@yahoo.com

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  9. We only have one thirsties cover and it is seriously the only one we can use at night without my daughter waking up head to toe soaked. I have been wanting to get more but cant afford it right now!
    momof253725@ hotmail.com

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  10. i used thirsties fab fitteds almost exclusively for my son as a newborn with thirsties covers. LOVE them!! he even wore them at daycare and the center was shocked at how easy and absorbent they are. we just got a couple duos covers and i hvae to say i am in love. i don't like any covers other than thirsties - awesome products!

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  11. I only have a duo wrap but I love it, out of all my covers(5) my duo is the first that I grab. It fits my daughter well and we've never had any leaking from it

    j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

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  12. I love how trim thirsties covers are as well as all the colour they come in.
    lauraATcubitsorganics.com

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  13. I used Thirsties Fab fitteds when DS#2 was about 4 months old & LOVED them! I would love to try the new version!
    kimberlydklatt@yahoo.com

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  14. I would love to try your diapers because our prefolds just aren't doing the trick anymore. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Love the bright colors!

    moon_princez at hotmail dot com

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  16. I have a baby girl due in Dec 2009 and can not wait to get her outfitted in Thirsties. My friends RAVE about them, the women at the store I bought some duo wraps at RAVE about then, and am sure I will too!

    redwingannie1@yahoo.com

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  17. I love the fit I can get with the original XS and S Thirsties covers on little babies. I'd love to try the new Duo Wrap, I'm hopeful that I'll love it just as much (or more) than the old covers.

    jdeemarie@gmail.com

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  18. I LOVE thirsties covers - leg gussets, never a leak and they are so lightweight!
    jlbrewton @ gmail.com

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  19. I use the thirsties covers with prefolds and I would love to try the fab fitted and duo wrap. I have been thinking of trying some AIO's now that my little guy is going to be starting solids soon.

    mah1209 at gmail dot com

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  20. I love the fit of the Duo Wraps that I use on my twins. They never, ever leak and they dry super fast!! I would love to try these out since I just use prefolds now.

    Lgoschler at hotmail dot com

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  21. I loved the x-small and small thirsties (better than proraps). I just got one of the larger size of Duo Wrap. It fits my 15 lb. 4 mo. old son OK on the smallest setting so I think I'll get a lot of use out of it. I have had Thirsties covers leak a few times when super soaked, but it is rare. I have never tried the Fab fitteds.

    h n n h h y r at gmail dot com

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  22. When people ask me what I want for my birthday I always say Thirsties Fab Fitteds of course!!! They are the best, softest, most absorbant fitted diaper on the market. My son will be 2 on Nov. 13th and he chooses his own diapers. I only have 4 fab fitteds and we always run out at the end of the day!!! I neeeeeed more!!!!

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  23. I refuse to buy any other covers than Thirsties. I have tried many and am always disappointed. I just got some Duo wraps and LOVE them! I also love the trimness of the fab fitteds. Ours are very well loved and could use a rest. :)

    angelmama1209 at yahoo dot com

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  24. We have had our little one in Thirsties covers since the day we brought him home (he is 10 mos now)! Just tried the new Duo Wrap and love those too. I've sung the praises of Thirsties to my CDing friends and would love to add to our collection.

    lindyrp at lycos dot com

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  25. I haven't been able to try any cloth diapers yet, as we haven't cloth diapered with our children. However, I plan to cloth diaper the next. Don't know which kind to start with, so it would be wonderful to win one of these and see how I like them! Thanks for the chance!!
    garyandalesha at cox dot net

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  26. OMG! I love thirsties. I first heard about them from a fellow mama blogger and saw that they were affordable. I am always looking at their outlet to see if they have the sizes I need! Good luck too everyone and thanks for a chance!

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  27. I absolutely love my Thirsties!! My son's mediums have literally been washed every single day since I bought them in February and are still going strong. I have tried a few other brands but always come back to my Thirsties. I can't believe how much the Fab Fitteds absorb. They are awesome and hold up great. I would love to try out the Duo wrap. Thanks

    snoopsb @ gmail.com

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  28. I'm new to cloth diapering--well, new to motherhood really. Cloth diapering is pretty much all I've done with my 8 week old. In any case, I'm all for the AIO diapers but willing to try something new. I'd LOVE to try Thirsties. I've seen them here and there at my favorite cloth diaper sites and I'm curious!

    beccalynn214@yahoo.com

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  29. We are fairly new to cding- we have been doing it for 2-3 months now- and LOVE it! I am now obsessed with it (or so my husband thinks- haha) but I have never tried either of these and would love the opportunity to since we are still trying to find the best diapers for our LO and trying to build our stash! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Can't wait for Friday!!!

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  30. I absolutely love Thirsties covers and duowraps! I've used the covers with my 17 month old and have soley been using the duowraps with my 1 week old. I would love to try the fitted diapers! melissa.all4kids@gmail.com

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  32. A friend uses the Thirsties covers with a prefold and loves them. I would LOVE to try ANY of the Thirsties products for my little one due in December, particularly a Fab Fitted with a Duo Wrap! Sounds more convenient than a prefold. I really like the leg gussets to (hopefully) contain EBF poo!

    shuttsarah(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I'd love to try these because I have never used cloth diapers!
    Thanks.
    mishiareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I have never tried Thirsties. I'm trying to get into cloth diapers now since I'm staying home. Thanks for a great contest!

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  35. I'd like to try them because I'm due in Feb and I've never used cloth diapers before!

    brandi.westmoreland(at)gmail.com

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  36. I have never tried them, but would be interested because I have twins and they go through a lot of diapers!
    lil.blessing at gmail dot com

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  37. They sound good, so I would like to try them.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  38. I would love 2 try thirsties covers on my grandson:)
    ty 4 the entry into this awesome giveaway:)

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  39. My daughter who is 7 weeks old has major allergic reactions to dsposables and it seems the only thing that works is the organic diapers and we really don't like them. We would really like to try thirsties because we have heard nothing but good stuff. I would also love to do a review on them on my website.
    luvingmyfamily@verizon.net

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