I love watermelons! They are my favourite summer time treat! So when Thirsties had a melon print on their newborn diapers I immediately grabbed them. When I got the diaper I couldn’t stop staring at them. The melons looked so delicious and real, they popped out like 3D images, especially the ones that were nibbled on. Ok! enough of me drooling over the diaper, lets go to the review.
Thirsties Natural Newborn is an All in One design, meaning the diaper comes totally assembled as a single package. The outer layer is a waterproof TPU laminate. The inner body lining is made of organic cotton. The absorbent core consists of 3 layers of soakers. The bottom soaker is made of 2 layers of organic cotton and is sewn along the body of the diaper. The other two soakers are made of 3 layers of hemp and cotton each and are attached to the bottom end of the diaper. Those two soakers are not completely sewn together but are free floating which makes it easy to wash, faster to dry and possible to fold them and add absorbency (at the back for girls or front for boys).
As with any natural fibres this diaper needs to be prepped to remove any natural oils. I washed and dried it thrice before making Princess wear it. The absorbency increased with each wash and reached its maximum by 10 washes.
The diaper comes in both hook & loop and snap closure. I personally like hook and loop closure for newborns. But there are many who prefer snaps closure. So the option to choose from either one pleases both set of audience. The top row has 9 snaps and I love how closely the snaps are placed. Closer the snaps means better fit around the waist.There is one row of rise snaps. It also has an umbilical snap down feature. The diaper is designed to fit babies weighing from 5 to 14lbs. I am a little skeptical about this diaper fitting from 5 lbs because of the absence of cross over snaps.
We started using this diaper when Princess weighed 7lbs and it fitted like a glove. The 8 layers of absorbency works like a charm against all copious torrents that Princess lets down. This diaper is really absorbent and puts me at ease without having to constantly check the clock for whether its time for a diaper change. There is also an additional layer of PUL that lies against the belly to prevent wicking onto the outfits.
I wish this diaper comes with a stay dry lining. I have always been a stay dry fan. I just throw a fleece liner on top for the stay dry effect.
What I Love:
- Made in USA
- 8 thirsty layers of absorbency.
- The tongue style semi detached soakers that washes and dries easily.
- Presence of rise snaps and umbilical cord snap.
- comes in both hook and loop and snap options.
What I would love to see:
- A cross over snap for a snug fit at the waist for tiny babies.
- A stay dry liner on top.
Thirstiest natural newborn all in one is super thirsty without being bulky that comes with the benefits of all organic natural materials. The rise snaps grows with the baby and lasts longer than any of the other newborns diapers. Thirsties natural nb AIO retails for 21.95 CAD and I think its a great price for an North American made diaper.
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