I'm willing to give Thirsties Duo Pocket Diaper another chance but I have had leaks. My son is 5 weeks old and he has leaked through the diaper. It's better when I use both of the inserts provided but he's only 5 weeks old and soaking through both in a few hours time. It makes me think this isn't going to work well as he gets bigger.
I do like the fit on him and I feel like even with both inserts the diaper isn't too bulky.
Pros: Insert agitates out in the wash, a little trimmer than BG pockets. No leaks. Diaper is holding up very well.
Cons: Gussets work well, but they make stuffing more difficult (narrow through the middle. On a BG, you have more room to put your hand in there). Because of the horizontal snaps, the diaper is maxing out on my 29 lb son (size 2, of course)
I am not a pocket diaper fan, I started with pockets but have moved to other styles that I like better. I still kept all my thirsties duo diapers, though! They are my favorite out of all pockets I have tried. Cute prints and colors. GENIUS dual opening to the insert agitates out in the wash and I don't have to remove it. Even in my front loader that obviously doesn't have an agitator, it still comes out easily and gets fully cleaned. I like the fabric that touches baby, soft and non irritating. I like the inserts that snap together. My single complaint is the thirsties aplix. I wish it wasn't as scratchy as it is. My baby's tummy overlapped and it irritated his tummy. That wouldn't have been an issue with my smaller/thinner than average 3 year old, but I prefer the snaps with my baby
I actually got this diaper by mistake. (I ordered a Fab Fitted.) But it was a lucky accident because I really like this diaper! My super-chunk was almost out of some other supposed-OS AIOs such as BumGenius Elemental and Swaddlebee's Simplex AIO v.2. But he still has a long way to go on the Duo size 2. So I ended up buying four more of these.
It is fairly trim, great fit (love the gussets), washes up well, and seems comfortable. The insert is super high quality too. I also like the stay-dry layer. I have nothing bad to say about this diaper. Will probably invest in some size 1's if we are lucky enough to have another baby one day.
I got one of these to try and it was a little big, but when my son started leaking in his BumGenius all of the time at 11 months I tried this, and it works great! I think the people who don't like them seem to have infants, but if you're looking for a toddler solution, I highly recommend them!
One of my favorite diapers! I love the extra leg gussets. My daughter had skinny legs and these leg gussets fit her perfectly. I'm not a fan of velcro because it tends to wear out and stick to everything in the wash (no matter of using tabs or not) but these tend to stick to things less. And I love that the inserts come out in the wash. These diapers are one of the first I grab when using my pockets
These weren't bad diapers, but for the price I've found other options that worked better for us. My son has only had a few diaper blowouts but it seems like they all came in these diapers (including a quite memorable one in his Baptism suit just minutes before the main event!). The bumGenius pocket diapers have worked better for us and will grow with him longer, and the velcro on the Thirsties seemed to wear out before we outgrew the diapers.
One big plus for these however, is that they fit my skinny little guy the best when he was a newborn. They worked well from about 8lb onward while most of my other cloth stash wasn't really usable until closer to 10lb. I'll reuse them on my next kid if I can save the velcro, but I wouldn't buy more. They seem like good diapers, just didn't turn out to be the best ones for us. I wouldn't discourage anyone else from them but they aren't what I'd recommend