I love Thirsties. I am surprised they're not more popular. They really do make great products which come in adorable colors. And unlike some other diapers, I have never had a problem with the velcro fasteners.
Thirsties' AIO is a very durable diaper with a very absorbant microterry core that holds up to 7 times its weight in liquid! In the Version2 of the AIO, they removed the microfiber from the leg gusset to prevent wicking and leaking. The microfleece also acts as a stay-dry barrier to keep your baby as dry as possible. Speaking of leg gussets, Thirsties diapers have a great extra piece of material, called a gusset which effectively contains messes no matter the chunk of your baby's legs!
The pocket in the AIO is great for 2 (and maybe more!) reasons. First it allows the diaper to be stuffed with extra inserts for added absorbancy. Second, it allows for faster drying time. Just turn the diaper inside out while drying! Oh, and 3rd (I told you there are more!) is that the pocket is in the front. You dont have to stick your hand in the poop to get out the inserts like with many other diapers!
Thirsties Diaper Covers are made of one layer of polyester laminate (PUL) for optimal breathing and cleaning. You can simply wipe clean the diaper cover in between uses. If it gets dirty, you can hand-wash or throw it in the washing machine with the rest of your diapers. These covers dry very quickly. For a wet diaper, you can just let the cover air-dry until your next diaper change.
These covers also have a double-leg gusset to hold all of the material of the diaper inside. No more pushing and poking to keep your prefold contained!
I have gone back and forth on whether I like fitteds in general. Right now I love them! I think fitteds are a simple, cost-effective and very effective method of cloth diapering. They go on and off easily. Fitteds plus covers offer an extra layer of elastic to hold in messes. They fit very well. To maintain the fit and increase absorbancy, I put the fitted on my baby, put a doubler over it, and the cover over it all! The fitted works as it should and the absorbancy is at its max! And Thirsties fitteds come in the greatest colors!
Thirsties makes a few types of inserts:
The Fab Doublers are made from 3 layers of super soft cotton velour. They come in a pack of 3 matching Thirsties colors and come in Small and Large.
The Hemp Inserts provide the best absorbancy with the least amount of bulk. Hemp is one of the most absorbant fabrics on the market. These inserts are made from 6 layers of soft hemp an cotton blend knit jersey. 55% hemp/45% cotton. Small and Large sizes.
Microterry Inserts are made of 3 layers on contoured microterry. I find these fit the best in pockets and have great absorbancy.
Thirsties wipes will save you hundreds of dollars when you don't need to buy disposable wipes anymore. They can also be used to wipe noses, faces, hands, and messes. Thirsties Fab Wipes measure 8x8 and are 2-ply. One side is a textured cotton velour to assist with bigger wipe-ups and the other side has a delicate microfleece for drying or for lighter messes. These wipes will fold and fit perfectly in a recycled wipes container or warmer or can be used dry with a spray bottle of warm water or wipes solution. They come in a pack of 6 in Thirsties great colors.
Plus, all Thirsties products are Made in the USA!
For more information on Thirsties products, visit http://www.thirstiesbaby.com/