|Here is the Thirsties Duo Wrap in white with aplix. It is set on the smallest rise setting.|
Size 1: 6-18lbs. (0-9 months)
Size 2: 18-40 lbs. (9-36 months)
Each size can be adjusted to 3 different rises by using the three rows of snaps on the front of the diaper.
|Largest rise setting - all 3 rows of rise adjusting snaps are visible.|
Little Bear fell into the bottom of the size 2 range, at ~20 lbs. The diaper just fit Little Bear on the smallest setting. At this point, he may have been able to fit into the size 1, but I like that the size 2 had plenty of room to grow. Typically I left the Duo Wrap on the smallest setting however when I added a doubler, I needed to move to the second setting in order to allow for the additional layers and get a high enough rise for my preference. As the Duo Wrap is a very thin cover, it still kept the overall diaper system very trim.
Regardless of size and thickness, the important fact was that Little Bear had NO leaks!
The PUL on the Duo Wrap was soft and flexible, which made for a comfortable, quiet cover. It also seemed fairly breathable for a PUL cover. With the leg gussets I did not have to worry about leaks, even when Little Bear was wearing a thick diaper underneath. The binding was nice and soft and I never found red marks or irritation on Little Bear's legs or waist.
|Leg gussets are excellent for preventing leaks!|
I ordered the Duo Wrap with aplix (I find that I am able to get a better fit and diaper a moving toddler much faster this way) however I did not feel that the aplix was as strong as I would have liked. Several times Little Bear was able to open the wrap and take it off. The snaps for adjusting the rise seemed very strong. At some points, I was actually afraid that I would rip the PUL because I had to pull so hard on the snaps.
|The inner is easily wiped clean and has fold over laundry tabs.|
As someone who does not use covers on a daily basis, I like the Duo Wrap because I do not have to buy newborn through large sizes. While one size cover is ideal for saving money, it does not always give the best fit. The two size system used by Thirsties seems to be a great compromise that allows parents to save money yet still get a great, trim fit.
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Disclaimer: This is my personal and honest opinion of this product which I purchased independently. I was not provided with any compensation or products for this review.