Traditionally, most cloth diapers fit babies and toddlers through 40 lbs. At the 40 lb mark, many toddlers have moved on to cloth trainers and the potty learning phase of their life. But what if your toddler or preschooler hasn’t? Kiddos do things in their own time and every kiddo is different. And just like some preschoolers learn to ride a bike at three and some learn at seven, some aren’t necessarily ready to potty learn just because their bodies hit the magical 40 lb mark. Enter Thirsties Size Three Duo Wrap! Brand new to the Thirsties lineup this summer was the Thirsties Size Three Duo Wrap. In this article, we are going to breakdown the design, fit, care and absorbency options for the new Duo Wrap as well as discuss care for both regular and sporadic use. Because this fit is different than anything else in the current Thirsties collection, let’s start there.
Thirsties Rise Settings[/caption] Is getting a great fit on your Size Three Duo Wrap hard? No. Can we help you get that perfect fit? Yes. Achieving the perfect fit on your Thirsties Size Three Duo Wrap starts with the rise settings. The lowest rise setting (or the set of snaps on the front panel furthest away from the waist) is typically used for preschoolers 40-48lbs. The middle rise setting (or the set of snaps on the front panel closest to the waist) is typically used for preschoolers 48-56lbs, while letting the rise all the way out (completely unsnapped) is ideal for children 56lbs and above. Choosing the proper rise setting will help you tremendously when trying to get a great fit. Once your rise setting is chosen, you’ll need to choose the proper waist snaps. You can do this by using the snap closest to your child’s hip first and then adjusting the snap closest to their belly button. Once you have completed your snaps, your Duo Wrap should look fit and flat without bunching in the front panel, back panel or hip area. Looking a little bunchy? Make sure that your absorbency is laid in your Duo Wrap as flat as possible. This will help your child feel more comfortable and help you get a great fit. You can also run your finger gently around the waist and leg elastics to ensure that you don’t have any absorbency peaking out, ready to cause wicking. If so, just tuck it back into your Duo Wrap and stay leak free. #ThirstiesTip When trying to achieve the perfect fit with your Size Three Duo Wraps, choose the correct rise snap first and the correct waist snap second. Securing the rise setting first will give you a much better chance of selecting the correct waist and getting a great, leak free fit.
Thirsties Size Three Duo Wrap[/caption] The Size Three Duo Wrap has all the thoughtful design features that we know and love about the original Duos. Although this Duo is specifically designed to accommodate children 40-60lbs, the fit features are very similar to other Duo sizes. Snap placement is very important on this particular size. The waist snaps on the Size Three actually have the same spacing as the other Duos, there are just more of them across the front panel. The wing snaps are a little further apart, to accommodate stretch, and the rise snaps are further apart as well. So what does this mean and why are we talking about it? This means that the Size Three Duo is specially made for preschoolers and beyond as they grow, but still allows for a perfect fit. No bulky or awkward in-between stages and no leaks! The signature Thirsties double gusset is present on the Size Three Duos as well and offers extra leak protection for long car rides, naps and nighttime. There is also a full three and a half inches of TPU on the inside of the front panel to protect against tummy leaks. If you’re not already familiar with Thirsties Duo Wrap, you will probably also notice that the front panel has elastic, help caregivers to achieve that perfect fit. #ThirstiesTip Still nervous about leaks? Duo Hemp Prefolds make great mattress protectors for naptime! Lay a size 2 Duo Hemp Prefold under your kiddo during naptime for extra leak protection and wash right along with the rest of your cloth diaper laundry.
Thirsties Floribunda Duo Wrap[/caption] Size Three Duo Wraps can be washed and cared for just like any other Duo Wrap size. One wash with cloth diaper safe detergent before use is all you need for prep because there is no absorbent material in your Duo Wrap. In general, your wash routine should look something like this:
- Warm pre-wash with half the amount of recommended cloth diaper safe detergent
- Hot heavy duty wash with the full amount of recommended cloth diaper safe detergent
- Hang dry or dry on low