Sunday, March 20, 2011
Thirsties Duo Wrap Aplix Cover Review
This review is only for the Aplix version of this cover.
Size 1 – Fits 6-18 pounds
Size 2 – Fits 18-40 pounds
Price Per Cover: ★★★★☆ This cover retails for $12.25 - $13.25 making it one of the more affordable covers. The price varies depending on size and print. This cover is not a OS cover, therefore you will need 2 different sized covers to get your child from birth to potty. While needing two different sizes may not be optimal for some parents, some of the other features of this cover may warrant the extra money for the two different sizes. This cover is available from both of my affiliates, links to right.
Leaks: ★★★★★ This cover is made from a very soft and stretchy polyester with urethane laminated inner. This fabric combination is bullet proof at leaks getting through the fabric itself. This cover also features elastic in the back waist and front waist to hug baby and hold in leaks from these areas as well as elastic leg gussets to hug baby and hold in messes around the legs. This cover also has a flap at the front of the diaper to tuck your insert into. This keeps the insert (of your choice) from riding up and out the front of the diaper as well as stopping any wicking.
Fit: ★★★★★ This cover comes in two different sizes, size 1 and size 2. While many parents love the longevity of the OS covers and diapers, Thirsties has broken down their diapers and covers into two sizes giving them a supreme fit over the OS counterparts. In actuality, most OS diapers will not fit at birth and will not last until potty training, meaning many parents have to buy three sizes of diapers. This cover features a three snap down rise (just like OS) in order to customize the fit for your baby. I was shocked when I got this cover that my daughter needed it snapped down one rise. My 20 month old is generally on the largest setting of most OS diapers that claim to fit to 35 pounds. This cover fits to 40 pounds and I had to snap down the rise one snap. Also, I have only tried this cover in aplix closure. The aplix is very strong and well made. After many washes and wear, I can see no signs of breakdown on the aplix. Also, the aplix gives you the ability to fit the cover specifically to your baby.
Ease of Use: ★★★★★ It cannot get any easier than this cover. This cover is a breeze to put on, fits well, and can be simply wiped between uses.
Washing: ★★★★★ This cover looks brand new. The polyester material does not hold stains and shows no wear or tear. The inner is laminated, so dirt and grime just comes right off. The aplix shows no wear and appears to be very well made to withstand many years of use. The best part is, this cover can simply be wiped between uses and only washed when it is soiled or has been used a few times. This means less laundry for you!
Overall Performance: ★★★★★ I am in LOVE with this cover! It does not get any easier than this! Combine this cover with a Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted for a bullet proof diaper! Also, Thirsties are made in the USA. This cover gets a score of 29/30 and it deserves every star!!!
Posted by Laura D. at 7:33 PM