Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds are no ordinary prefold! Ordinary prefolds are bulky and take a long time to dry. When hung to dry, they can become stiff and crunchy. In addition, most prefolds are 8 layers thick in the middle, which makes it difficult to clean all layers of the diaper thoroughly.
Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds deal with all of these common issues, see more details below.
Patent-pending design is easy to clean, quick to dry, and grows with your baby
Made from buttery soft custom hemp jersey knitted in the USA
25% more absorbent and much more durable than pure cotton
Maintains a trim and comfortable fit
Pair with Thirsties Duo Wrap and save $2000 over disposables!
Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds are designed to allow air flow and each panel is only 2 layers thick which allows for thorough cleansing with little effort and quick drying times. The custom hemp jersey is as soft as your favorite t-shirt and is knitted with love right here in the USA. Hemp is an ideal diaper fabric as it displays anti-microbial properties, is many times more durable, and is more absorbent than cotton. In fact, this hemp jersey is 25% more absorbent than a prefold of the same weight made from cotton alone! This translates into a very trim and effective cloth diaper with a hefty amount of absorbing power.
Content: 55% hemp/45% cotton Made in USA
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Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefold
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I wanted to love these prefolds so bad! After I saw a YouTube video talking them up... unfortunately, like most Thirsties products I'm just not impressed.
All these other reviews rave about the softness, but mine is maybe a month old and not soft at all. When it gets wet it just gets hard as a rock and bunches up. It seems so uncomfortable for my toddler. Although it's hemp it's nothing spectacular... my grovia prefolds cost half as much, hold just as much and stay soft and flexible on my babies. For my heavy wetting toddler this prefold alone lasts about 1.5 hours. (Fully prepped- washed and dried 12 times by now) I end up using a booster with it and there's absolutely no way he could wear it overnight. I definitely wouldn't recommend this item.
(Posted on 5/10/2017)
I have only used the size 1 duo prefold but loved it. I folded it in thirds and laid it inside a cover. Very easy to use, absorbs a lot, and cleans easy too. I like the shape design of it. Allows for quicker drying too. The prefold is a bit bulky on tiny babies but as baby grows, it fits trimmer. I have also used this size 1 as a doubler for extra absorbency in a pocket diaper on my toddler. I feel it is a bit pricey for just one prefold but in the end, well worth the money. Definitely recommend these prefolds.
(Posted on 12/19/2016)
We have used these as our overnight diaper since our son was born and they work great. He is 6-months-old now, and we recently started adding an extra insert in the middle for added protection. We happened to have some old fuzzibunz inserts that a friend or ours let us have, but really I think any insert would work if you find you need a little extra.
They do take a little longer than the cotton ones to dry, so be prepared for that, but we haven't found it to be too annoying.
So far, this is all we've needed for overnight!
(Posted on 10/22/2015)
I like how the prefold is designed so that it dries faster, and it was absorbent enough. But I don't like how bleach white it is and how easily it would stain, it even seemed difficult to sun out the stains. There are just better prefolds on the market so I don't think this one was worth it. And the OS design = very bulky in the early stages.
(Posted on 6/30/2015)
We purchased half of our inserts as prefolds and half as duos. The prefolds are easier for us to assemble (no matching or finding pairs) and last our little one through the night. Due to both my husband and myself working out of the home and the humid area we live at, we have to dry them in the dryer (2x each night after a wash due to their absorbency). This cut down on their lifespan - frays at edges eventually. It is recommended that you line dry them. However, they only just started fraying and my LO is 15 months (25 lbs) using the same 8 diapers every day. She still fits snugly size 1. Lots of wear and does great. The duos have yet to show fraying but the help side does shrink a little smaller than the cotton side. If we had to do it again, we would have done all prefolds. After 15 months, we are having to strip the diapers more often now.
(Posted on 6/21/2015)
This is soft feeling diaper insert, but it was expensive I feel for one and it does not serve for overnight purposes. I would use this for a long car ride or nap, but it would not work overnight it does not absorb like I expected. As soon as you open it and feel it you can tell it will not hold like you think it will. It is though very soft and a nice addition to a diaper cover, but for us not something I would spend money on again. If you have the money and want some soft different inserts then go for it.
(Posted on 5/21/2015)
I use this insert almost exclusively for night-time now that my daughter has started sleeping through the night. It will often be very heavy in the morning, but hasn't leaked yet. I like how nicely these fit in the Thirsties duo wrap covers. Since they take a long time to line dry I prefer using other inserts during the day when doing more frequent diaper changes. Definitely recommend for excellent absorbency, though.
(Posted on 3/9/2015)
These are soft and absorbent, but I actually prefer the grovia bamboo prefolds or the indian cotton ones overall. The others are just softer and easier to work with, especially because the snappi doesn't grip these well. For the money, the other kinds are just as absorbent. If drying time is a big concern for you, then maybe these are worth it, but not for me.
(Posted on 11/11/2014)
We used this for my heavy wetter, to get more absorbency (like for nighttime) Typically paired with another thinner insert, like a newborn prefold or microfiber insert. Also a trim option during the day, but probably not enough for an older toddler. A little pricey but good to have in your stash.
(Posted on 10/3/2014)
Just started using these on my 3 week old, and they have been great! They are very absorbent, even for my heavy wetter. I was initially concerned about the price, but for how well they perform and what they will save in the long run, they are worth it!
(Posted on 2/6/2014)
Price compared to other types of inserts or prefolds of course is a bit more but the absorbency you get on this prefold compared to a regular Indian Cotton is amazing! Dries super fast hanging or in the dryer! Not much shrinkage at all either. Great for using in a cover or stuffing in a pocket.
(Posted on 1/31/2014)
I love these!! They are perfect for pad folding into a cover. I always had trouble pinning or using a snappi. It didn't bother me though because I did not intend on using them that way. These wash and dry well and are super absorbent. I used the size 2 for my little girl who was 2 at the time. I never had a leak. And did I mention they are super trim!
(Posted on 8/3/2013)
I have a few of these in both sizes. The smaller ones are good to fold up and use as inserts and the larger ones I use as an actual prefold. The only problem I have with them is that I can't use my snappi with them. The knit of them is just too tight. They have to be pinned when used as a prefold. Overall, they are very absorbent and I highly recommend them.
(Posted on 12/19/2012)
This hemp prefold is crazy soft and trim. The design allows for quicker drying time because it's sewn on each end and allows air flow through the middle. The price is reasonable (compare to a Flip organic which is cotton only and costs the same). My little one is wearing this right now and she's happy and content!
(Posted on 4/25/2012)
I like this prefold because it is absorbant enough for nap time and even night time, but my little one still gets up once a night. If your little one sleeps all night through, then you may need a doubler. It is sewn in a way to accelerate drying time, so it is dry just as quickly as other prefolds. Since it is hemp, it doesn't add a ton of bulk, which is nice when you have an outfit that doesn't quite accomodate the cd size. I don't have very many of them due to the price, but it is worth it to have a few.
(Posted on 11/8/2011)