Sunday, March 25, 2012
This is my first time cloth diapering a heavy wetter and a boy. I knew it would be different, but now I just know in what ways! The fact that he pees right through [almost] every diaper if there is no doubler? I finally got that down. One of the few diapers he can wear without a doubler is the Dri-Line Bamboo Baby AIO from Canada. He can also wear the Thirsties Fab Fitted with Duo Wrap as is. Other than that we are pretty much stuck with doubling up. It's okay, but can get a little tedious at times. Especially when it comes to taking inserts out before the wash, I find that for many diapers where the insert is supposed to agitate out on its own, it does not when there are two inserts. I was excited to try the Thirsties Fab Doublers with our boy recently and to see how they would perform when put to the test.
There are a lot of things I love about these. Bright colors! They will cheer up any tired mama's day, so I'm all for that. You can't see stains on them either, fabulous! Two sizes? Great to have a choice. I got the smaller ones from Thanks Mama and I love them, I didn't really need huge doublers that make his butt look like Mt. Everest. These are big enough to offer extra absorption with very little extra bulk. I like to use them when I need to fit pants on him, when we are somewhere not home. I recommend it if you need a little boost, not double the absorbency, but like one and a half times more. They also wash very well and always look great. I have yet to see if they get dingy over time though. They dry very fast, I air dry everything and these are consistently the first to dry on the rack. I love the soft velour outer material, feels rather luxurious, almost too nice to get pee and poop on!
When it comes to value, the Fab Doublers are a good deal. At $6.25 for a 3 pack you are paying about $2.08 per insert. There certainly are more expensive diaper inserts, like the Sugar Peas Fleece Topped Organic Hemp Doubler at $7.70 each - though it does offer a lot more absorbency with more expensive hemp material. There are less expensive options as well such as the BumGenius Stay Dry Doublers at $5.95 for a pack of three. You could easily make your own, but who has the time? Not me for sure, not to mention I haven't used a sewing machine since I was 12. For now I'm sticking to someone making them for me, especially if it is right here in the U.S. like everything from Thirsties!
Buy Thirsties Fab Doublers at Thanks Mama