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Thirsties Duo Wrap

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The wonderful USA-made cover from Thirsties called Thirsties Duo. 2 sizes.

Original version is pictured on some of the babies on this page, but the NEW aplix is the version that is currently available and in stock. The new Aplix is taller and stronger.  New Aplix is here. We do need pictures of the new version on babies of all ages and sizes. If you would like to see your baby on this page, email pictures to karen@greenmountaindiapers.com for possible inclusion.

open new aplix comparison size two diaper covers

celery size two snap thirsties duo on 15 pound baby Size 2 Snap in celery on lowest rise setting on a 15 pound baby over medium Workhorse diaper

new aplix size 2 duo owls on a baby New Aplix size 2 Duo Wrap

 

hoot owl print thirsties duo diaper cover polka dance crawling baby


Snaps or Aplix for a newborn?

new aplix on newborn New Aplix size one in blackbird on a 6 week old baby over a newborn orange edge Cloth-eez prefold diaper. The new Aplix is taller and bigger than the old version, which makes it stronger and more durable, but on a tiny baby the size of it is a noticeable difference. The Snap version is more popular for newborns. This picture is a good representation of the actual fit of the new Aplix on a new baby. It is nice to have choices so you can choose which style you prefer. I, Karen, generally like snaps for a newborn because snaps are only 1/4 inch tall and new babies are very curly people. They bring their knees up to chest like they were in the womb. Some babies startle with the sound of opening the hook and loop style closure and snaps are quieter to use. But hook and loop is faster to use. It's just a choice. Both kinds work.


Thirsties duo wrap on toddlerThirsties Duo size two on a 14 month old 19 pound toddler (Original Aplix shown)

how to use a diaper wrapSnappi fastened red edge Cloth-eez prefold is underneath. Nothing to fold down. It fits perfectly. (Original Aplix shown)

Thirsties duo wrapMiddle rise setting over the Snappied red edge Cloth-eez prefold on 14 month old 19 pound toddler. (Original Aplix shown) She also fits the medium Bummis Super Brite and Super Whisper. The Thirsties medium is a bit big on her, since she's on the thin side. See more pictures of this toddler for comparisons.


7 month old baby 6 months old size two duo stormcloud (Original Aplix shown)

thirsies duo melon 5 months old, 17.5 pounds (Original Aplix shown)

thirsties Duo on baby Honeydew size two on a big 4 month old, about 16 pounds, over a snappi-fastened Cloth-eez Red Edge Prefold (Original Aplix shown)

Duo size two on babyRose Pink size two on 25 pound 2 year old, full height setting, over a snappi fastened Cloth-eez Brown Edge prefold (Original Aplix shown)

Duo diaper wrap on baby honeydew yellow size one

 


newborn baby in size one Thirsties Duo mango snap diaper cover6 days old, 7 pounds 0 ounces at smallest rise setting. Size one, mango, snap closure

duo over workhorse diaper on a newbornSleeping through a diaper change. Shown over a no-closure Workhorse diaper size newborn, pinned. Same baby as above 6 days old.


 

newborn baby in diaper coverThirsties Duo snap size one


preemiePreemie baby, 5 pounds 8 ounces. The trick to making this work on such a little one is using a preemie prefold underneath it. (Original Aplix shown)

 



duo snaps2 weeks old, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, medium height setting, size one in the Original Aplix version. Comparison of snap version above on the same baby.

bluediapercovers This shows some of the various shades of blue available in several brands


The pictures below show how the prefolds fit in the covers at the various settings. It's hard to picture, though, without actually putting it on a baby, because they go on the baby differently than they lay out, but here are pictures anyhow for reference.

thirsties duo size one in prefolds

size two with prefold diapers

See more comparison pictures.


Note from Karen: I think these run smaller than the suggested size range, especially the size one.

I think size one is 5 to 14 or so pounds. It seems to me they they will fit until the yellow edge is outgrown. Yellow edge fit perfectly in them with the rise unsnapped. Snapped down, they fit orange edge. The size one Duo is smaller than a Thirsties cover size small. They are trim so I really like them over unpinned prefolds, but I personally prefer a fuller cut cover for fuller-fitting at the hips styled diapers like fitteds or pinned prefold, but they do still work over them, as you can see from the size 1 orchid purple on the baby above and the red edge snappied in size 2 above. It's a style preference.

For size two, I'm guessing the fit is 14 pounds up to 30+ pounds, fits red edge or brown edge Cloth-eez prefolds. On the smallest rise you can fit yellow edge in them fine, if you want to size up covers a bit sooner than 15 pounds it might work depending on shape of baby. These do not run the same as Thirsties covers.

The rise at full height of size Two Duo is in between a Thirsties medium and large, and the waist width is narrower than a Thirsties medium (less likely to need to crossover tabs!). The fit is trimmer in style at the hips. That is, the height of the material is less a the hips, mostly because the width is less so you don't bring the so much material around to the front because the tabs don't need to go in as far because it's narrower - if you can picture that. It's a bit more shaped like the Bummis Super Brite, but not the same, but definitely in the same "fit style family" as the Super Brite, I think. If you have pics you are willing to let GMD put up on this page, please send them in. It will really help others figure this out.

One thing is for sure - they are a different pattern. They did not take the Thirsties covers and add snaps. The lovely fabric and gusset the same, but the fit is narrower and trimmer. It's very nice. It works well over unfastened prefolds, although you can definitely fasten the prefold underneath this. For thin or average shaped babies, it will probably fit over just about anything except very tall and full cut fitted diapers. It will fit over most though, just like the Bummis Supers fit over most fitteds also. An excellent cover.

 


Scottish Storm diaper cover prints snap diaper wrap

 

Aplix or snaps?

They are different. Aplix is a brand name of a hook and loop closure. Other brand names of hook and loop closures are Velcro or Touchtape. Snaps are 1/4 inch tall but the Aplix is 1 inch tall across the front. That front height of the closure changes the fit a just a bit. Also the snaps version fits a little wider than the Aplix version because the Aplix can crossover the tabs to a smaller smallest setting. With one row of snaps, it's quick-fastening for a snap cover, but generally the Aplix style is faster to put on and take off. I tend to like snaps better because my babies have fat bellies that roll forward when they sit up. To me, the one row of snaps seems to be more comfortable for baby because of it's small 1/4 inch snap height, thus it digs into baby's belly less. The babyfat rolls around the snaps easily. Also, I never get a scratch from snaps. But, overall the fit with Aplix is usually nicer and looks nicer. The front of the Aplix cover lays better. The corners of fabric near snaps can pull back a bit and not lay as flat as the Aplix kind, thus appearing less neat. But I still prefer snaps for my baby's comfort. Another factor in the choice is what you are putting underneath it. If using prefolds and you don't fasten, the Aplix holds the prefold better probably because of the 1 inch tall size of the fastening area - there's more there to hold the diaper in place. You can still use a prefold unfastened under the snap version anyhow, though, but Aplix is usually preferred for unfastened (trifolding) prefolds. If fastening the prefold or using a fitted diaper then that difference is not a factor. It's just a style preference really. These are minor differences, really. (This is true for other brands of covers as well). Sometimes chubby babies fit snaps closures better and thin babies fit hook and loop style closures better. Snaps, when opened and closed properly and not yanked and abused, will usually outlast hook and loop closures because over time hook and loop takes a beating in the wash. Aplix is more popular overall, probably because it's a little quicker and easier to use. Choose the closure you prefer.


        

Snap closure:

hoot snap blackbird honeydew yellow mango orange meadow green mud ocean orchid rose storm cloud white snap scottish rose scottish storm

Choose Aplix (Aplix brand hook and loop closure with snap height adjustment)

Size one 6-18 pounds (see notes above, we think it runs smaller, 4-15 pounds or so)

Size two 18-40 pounds (we think runs smaller, more like 15 pounds to about 30 pounds)

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