Recently E's night diapers have been leaking more times than not. So the search for a new night time diaper began! The BumGenius 3.0's just aren't cutting it anymore as he's gotten older and bigger. The hook & loop is so worn out that rather than investing in either new BG 4.0's or converting the 3.0's to snaps (and also buying new more absorbant inserts), I decided to try new options. Plus, it gave me an excuse to fall off the wagon! And who doesn't love trying out new fluff?!
I saw via Facebook that a local cloth diaper shop (the Nappy Shoppe) was going to be open all day, so I decided to stop in and see what I could find. I talked to the shop owner about what I need, and she suggested the new Thirsties DUO Fab Fitted, with a G-Flapper Insert (made of hemp and bamboo). I love how the new Duo Fab Fitted offers a pocket to add extra absorbancy as needed. I decided to try it.
Let me tell you before getting to the review that I do not have the fitted love. I've tried them, but sold them off since I never used them. I prefer to use pockets, wahm AI2's (work-at-home-made all in two's), or AIO's (all in one's). And even though E has only worn the Fab Duo one night, I highly doubt my opinion is going to change, except maybe for the better!
For reference, Elijah is 14 months old, ~24 lbs, and ~30" tall.
Here is what I used for E's overnight diaper. The Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted size 2 in Meadow, Thirsties Duo Wrap size 2 in Blackbirds, and a G-Flapper insert.
Here is the Thirsties Fab Duo on the small, medium, and large rise settings. And the inside with the G-Flapper already in the pocket. As you can see, there are actually 2 openings, which should allow the insert to agitate out in the wash! The inner of this diaper is so soft!
Here is a side and back view of the diaper on E. It isn't super trim, but I'm not expecting that for his night diaper. I have not used the regular Fab Fitted, but I did compare them side by side at the CD store where I bought this. The Fab Duo is not as trim as the regular Fab Fitted, but I like how it's the duo size to allow a better fit longer, and I love the pocket to add extra absorbancy! I prefer OS diapers over sized so I do not need to continually buy a new stash as LO grows, so this was a huge appeal to me in buying this diaper.
And here is the front and back view of the Duo Wrap on him.
This lasted all night, no leaks! I even BF'd him 3 times (twice overnight and once in bed before getting up to change his diaper in the morning). The outer fabric of the Fab Duo was wet, but not completely soaked. I will definitely buy more of these and use them as his new nighttime diaper!!
The one thing I do not like so far is the dry time. It was in the dryer on low heat for about 1 hour 15 minutes (the other diapers usually dry in about 50 minutes, but this was still really wet so I added another 25 minutes). It was his bedtime and it still wasn't completely dry, so I turned it inside out and dried on high for another 15 minutes. That really helped. I would imagine it would take a really long time to line dry since it took so long in the dryer.
So, I love it! Even though I don't love fitteds, I like this one for overnight! When I bought it I didn't realize it just started shipping last week, and that I am one of the first to try it out. I hope this helps you if you've been thinking about buying one.