Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash Review

I have had nothing but amazing experiences working with Thirsties and the lovely Sonya! I have done a few reviews/giveaways with them in the past and I feel truly lucky that they work with me time and time again! As far as cloth diapering goes, everything Thirsties has to offer, I have or want! As far as leaks go, I have never had any! I love the trimness of the diapers and all the colors! I love it all! I had yet to review any of their cloth diapering accessories until now, and once again, I feel so lucky!

I was thrilled when Sonya wanted to do another review/giveaway with me and this time I was super giddy because I have had some issues finding the perfect cloth diapering wash routine! I have tried every detergent and thought I was sold on Charlies Soap until I heard about it causing burns! I tried Rockin' Green and had nothing but fabulous results, but I do prefer a liquid. Then I tried Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash and was in heaven. This is a complete cloth diapering wash system. I love that you can purchase the Pre-Wash and Super Wash together and believe me, together they work miracles!

First let me talk about the genius of the bottles. Every single item Thirsties puts out it is so innovative and so user friendly and I love that! These bottles have to be the single best design I have ever come across. Have a look:




















The Pre-Wash



And the Super Wash!

See the 2 caps? You leave one alone, and see the one on the left with the little reservoir? You unscrew it and squeeze the bottle until it fills with 1/2 an ounce of liquid, then un-squeeze. What you are left with is the perfect amount of Pre-Wash/Super Wash and you just pour it into your washer. No caps and no fear of more pouring into the machine! This will save me and everyone else I know who cloth diapers a ton of money! Nevermind the fact that you only need 1/2 an ounce!! Amazing what a little bit of liquid can do! Another feature I love about the bottles? They are nice and compact and store nicely on my shelf above my washer!

So now that I have talked about my love of the bottle, lets talk about how it works and what you do!

I use 1/2 an ounce of the Pre-Wash in a cold short cycle on my washing machine. If your machine has a pre-wash cycle, use that! For best results, they recommend washing no more than 18 diapers per load and washing every other day. After I use the Pre-Wash, then I move on to the Super Wash! Use 1/2 an ounce of the Super Wash in a HOT and HEAVY wash cycle. Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash are HE safe and formulated for use on cloth diapers.

That's it! I do everything I can to never use detergents on my diapers because they leave a residue behind that not only effects absorbency, but also causes odors and harmful bateria that cause diaper rash! Yuck! Thirsties Super Wash is uniquely formulated with a probiotic component thrown in there to naturally brighten and eliminate harmful bacteria! You know I am drooling over the natural part! Also, after a couple of weeks of using the Thirsties Pre-Wash/Super Wash combo, my diapers have significantly whitened up and this makes me very happy!

To dry after washing, I always hang my diapers outside on the line! This helps them last longer and the sun naturally bleaches them. If your diapers get stiff once they are dry on the line, throw them into the dryer for about 10 minutes and they will be nice and soft! That is my current wash routine in a nutshell!

Every time I have used Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash I have had diapers come off the line smelling clean and fresh. If you only wash once a week you may have some issues with odor, but I have no experience with that! I wash 3 times a week and have had brilliant results! Nice, clean smelling diapers!

To strip your diapers, the Thirsties Website offers a couple of options, including what I do! I wash my diapers with a couple of squirts of regular non-concentrated Dawn Dish Soap and that is it! Don't do this every wash! I usually do it every one or two months to keep my diapers from building up mineral deposits or in case I use diaper rash cream without a liner! You know, a touch of Dawn and grease is gone? This is true if you forget to use a liner with diaper rash cream!

You can find a ton of useful cloth diapering information in the following Thirsties links:

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

https://www.thirstiesoutlet.com/kb_results.asp

The Pre-Wash contains honey and lemon juice if you have allergies.

To purchase some fabulous Pre-Wash and/or Super Wash of your very own, head here:

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


WIN IT!!!!

One very lucky Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win their own set of Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash! This giveaway is open to US ONLY, sorry Canada! To enter, head to the Thirsties Site and tell me your favorite product, or why you already love the Pre-Wash/Super Wash! Make sure you leave me your email address in case you win! This entry is mandatory!

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This giveaway will end on March 28th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner! Good luck to everyone!!

A HUGE Thank You Thank You Thank You to Thirsties and Sonya AGAIN!


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  1. The Thirsties Pre-Wash sound great. I still haven't found the perfect diaper wash for my FL.

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  35. I love the Thirsties duo diaper! Can't wait to try this wash!

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  36. I am brand new to CDing and haven't yet tried any of the Thirsties products. However, I am interested in trying the Duo Diaper, AND THIS WASH! I've noticed that (perhaps it's due to my insanely hard water) it takes TWO complete washes to get the poop smell out of diapers.

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  43. My favorite Thirsties product is the diaper pail liner!

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