Thirsties Fab Fitted diapers are soft, and colorful, and easy to use. For an average baby they are also pretty absorbent. With my little one, who drinks like a fish and pees like Niagara falls, we need a bit more absorbency so we add a hemp doubler. Hemp is so thin that we can still enjoy the super trim fit of the Fab Fitted without sacrificing absorbency. The stay-dry fleece lining makes messes super easy to clean up – and keeps my baby feeling dry.
Fitted diapers with covers are my personal favorite for cloth diapering. Some parents consider using a diaper and a cover to be like diapering twice. I prefer to think of it as two lines of defense against leaks.
With a fitted diaper and cover, you get two sets of elastic to hold in messes. This is especially helpful with newborns and exclusively breastfed babies. They are very slightly more expensive than buying all in one diapers. A full stash of 18 Thirsties Fab Fitteds and 4 covers will cost you about $292. Compare that to 18 BumGenius all-in-ones which will cost you about $288. However, the fitted diapers will wash and dry much more quickly and provide double the protection against leaks. BumGenius all in ones take two dryer loads to dry for us. Thirsties Fab Fitted dry in one dryer load. They even dry quickly (and stay super soft) when line-dryed or air-dryed. Not running your dryer can save a lot of money on utilities.
Fitted diapers are a great choice for babysitters, daycare centers and those unfamiliar with cloth diapers. Many parents choose to use prefolds and covers at home, but use fitted diapers with the same covers when they are out and about. This is a very economical choice, since you’ll need the covers anyway. That brings your total cost for a full stash down considerably. You can get 24 infant prefolds and 4 Thirsties covers for $81 – and add 3 fitted diapers for only $43 more. That gives you a good number of diapers as well as some convenience options.
While Thirsties Fab Fitteds are not our fastest selling diaper, our customers love them. They are also perfect for that newborn stage when babies are needing to be changed so often. Fumbling with a complicated diaper when you are half asleep is no fun. These diapers are simple to use – even when you are sleep-deprived! That must be why so many parents add them to their baby registry.
Thirsties Fab Fitted diapers are available from Little for Now cloth diapers.