I received compensation and a product sample in exchange for this review. All opinions remain my own.
I’m going to clear one thing up straight away. As you likely know, I’m Canadian. I want to spell it fibre. But I’ve made an executive decision. I shall spell it the way it’s spelled on the tag, since Thirsties is an American company. Therefore, fiber it shall be.
When I reviewed the Thirsties One-Size All-in-One last year, the main drawback I identified was that I wished it was made with natural fibers, which would increase its absorbency. Maybe Thirsties reads my blog! More likely, it just seemed like the natural thing to do, considering the popularity of their Duo Hemp Prefold. Why not combine that buttery soft, absorbent hemp/cotton blend with their all-in-one diaper design?!
Without further ado, let me introduce you to Thirsties’ new Natural One Size All in One, available in Canada at Cloth Diaper Kids!
The exterior is identical to Thirsties’ original AIO diaper: two rows of waist snaps, three rise adjustments, designed to fit from
8 – 40 lbs. Open this baby up, and you’ll see what all the fuss is about:
Unlike the regular AIO, the Natural AIO has two soaker pads, plus a strip of TPU (waterproof material) at the front.
Here it is compared to our regular AIO:
The Natural AIO seems to be cut ever-so-slightly larger than the regular AIO, as you can see here:
When using the diaper on the shortest rise, you’ll need to fold the soakers down a bit at the back:
This review is boring. I’m sorry. The honest truth is that the most boring reviews to write are the ones where the diaper just performs well all around. While it sucks for my creative juices, it rocks if you’re looking for an extremely absorbent, trim, affordable, made-in-the-USA, natural fiber all-in-one diaper!
The fit is great on Little Miss Cub, who weighs about 19 lbs now. It’s easy to get a good fit without fiddling to pull up the wings, so it’s very user friendly.
I’m a big fan of the TPU strip at the front. If the diaper gets super soaked, there’s no risk of the moisture rising up and wicking onto baby’s pants or shirt. (Great for tummy sleepers and babywearers!)
Because the soakers are only sewn in at one end, and they are also not sewn together entirely, the dry time is really short compared to other natural fibre AIOs in our stash.
My favourite things about the Thirsties Natural AIO:
- Eleven layers of absorbency—this thing is THIRSTY (5 hours!)
- Soakers designed to speed up dry time
- Nice, trim fit that’s easy to adjust
Things I like less about the Thirsties Natural AIO:
- Both soakers are sewn in (I’d like for one of the soakers to snap in, allowing you to add or remove one layer of absorbency as needed.)
- Inner is prone to stains (not a deal breaker by any means, and sunshine will cut through the stains, of course)