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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thirsties: Fab Wipes / Booty Luster / Booty Love Review & Giveaway

The great switch to cloth wipes is upon us... and by us, I mean me, because my husband still doesn't seem fully committed. I'll write more in a separate post about the apprehensions we are feeling and the challenges we are facing, along with the perks and positives from switching to cloth wipes. This review will focus on the specifics about the Thirsties brand cloth wipes and accessories, not just using cloth wipes in general.

If you read my Thirsties Fab Fitted, Duo Wrap, and Hemp Insert review, you know how much I love Thirsties! They make cloth diapers and accessories that are eco-friendly, made in the USA, and sourced locally. The customer service I have received at Thirsties is top-notch, and I'm excited for the opportunity to bring you another review of their products.
For the past month we have been using Thirsties Fab Wipes, Booty Luster, and Booty Love.


My Review
Fab Wipes - Washable baby wipes; cost-effective & eco-friendly alternative to disposable wipes 

Material. Thirsties Fab Wipes are two sided. One side is velour (85% cotton 15% polyester), and is what I consider to be the 'starter' side for getting the messies cleaned up. It helps you get a thorough clean because it is gently textured. The other side is microfiber (100% polyester) and it's great for finishing off baby G's diaper change in a buttery smooth manner. I think the quality materials and plush feel of the Fab Wipes set them apart from using baby wash clothes as wipes.

Fab Wipes: Ocean Blue, Meadow, Mango, Honeydew, White, Meadow
Booty Luster, Booty Love
Colors. There are two color bundle options--Thirsties labels them as boy and girl packs (each Fab Wipe bundle comes in a 6 pack). The boy pack is considered to be gender neutral, so that's what we have, even though baby G is a girl. I plan to cloth diaper (and now cloth wipe) all of our babies, so I'm trying to keep the majority of our stash gender neutral. In both packs you get one each of Honeydew, White, Ocean Blue, Mango. To round out the boy pack you get 2 Meadow wipes, while the girl pack is completed with 2 Orchid wipes.

Size. The Fab Wipes come in an 8 x 8" square size. This seems to be the consistent wipe size for the various brands I have been researching (although a few offer 10 x 10" squares). I have found the size to be perfect for cleaning up both wet and dirty diapers, with just one Fab Wipe (I've learned to be efficient with my wipe/fold method). I really like the surged, rounded edge--I think it is more useful than a squared edge.

Durability. The quality of all Thirsties diapers I've tried is second to none, and the Fab Wipes are no different. They are holding up great to daily use; they feel just like when I took them out of the package. I expect they will last through G's diaper days and our next baby, too. The best thing about the Fab Wipes is that they are 2-ply. I trust them to always get the job done while cleaning up G's diaper area. I love that I can use just one wipe, versus 2+ that I would use with disposable wipes.

Washing. I throw the wipes in the pail with our diapers until washing day, and then they get washed together. I have not sprayed the wipes off before tossing them in, but they come out looking just like new anyway. Thirsties' washing instructions for the Fab Wipes are the same as for their diapers, so rest assured following your normal routine.

Booty Luster - Solution mist for use with cloth wipes; aids in gently cleaning baby's diaper area

Ingredients. Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, water-based Extract of Coconut, Honey, Grapeseed Extract, traces of Glycerin, Avocado Oil, Humectant Moisturizers, and other Organic Ingredients. Thirsties Booty Luster is free of petroleum, alcohols, animal products, parabens, sulfates, DPGs, or any dilutants. It is never tested on animals.
I love that the Booty Luster offered by Thirsties is completely non-toxic and contains natural ingredients. I know a lot of cloth diaper moms make their own wipe spray, but I trust Thirsties to provide me with a product that is natural, safe for my baby and convenient to use. Just remember to shake the bottle before spraying to blend all the ingredients back together!

Cleansing Capabilities. Booty Luster is formulated to restore the skin's natural barrier against bacteria, without irritating it. It has not caused baby G any redness on her sensitive skin. I like that it loosens dirty messes gently, so that when combined with the Fab Wipes, it's able to clean her without me having to rub her raw.

Scent. The only thing that I don't love about the Booty Luster is the scent. It doesn't smell bad at all, it just takes some getting used to. I think it may be the coconut, because I'm not a huge fan of that, but you may love it. Regardless of your scent preferences, we can all be glad that Thirsties doesn't include unnecessary ingredients to add a special fragrance to the Booty Luster.

Booty Love - Cloth Diaper Safe Ointment; certified organic

Ingredients. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Oregon Grape Root, Myrrh Gum, Yarrow Herb, Calendula Flower
I love that it's certified organic and I can clearly understand the above ingredients...nothing unnatural about this ointment. The ingredients make Booty Love very easy to smooth on, and I only need about a nickel-sized amount to cover G's diaper area.


Rash/Redness prevention. Baby G used to get pretty red in some diapers, and she's had some bad looking rashes (never the open sore kind though, thank goodness). I think all of that was mostly due to our detergent build-up that we have since fixed. But even after switching to our great cloth diaper safe detergent, G still got a little red or occasionally rashy. Using Booty Love cures that. I smooth some of this ointment on her diaper area and the redness is cleared up at the next diaper change. It soothes her skin and helps to prevent rashes from occurring. She hasn't had a rash since we started using it.

Cloth diaper safe. I used to put G in disposables when I had to use rash cream. It seemed like the only way to protect my cloth diapers from losing absorbency due to diaper rash cream that wouldn't wash out. I was sooo excited when Thirsties sent me some of their new Booty Love because it is cloth diaper safe!! It washes out clean and doesn't leave residue on the diapers. No more disposables or Destin for us! Plus, how fun is the name--when I ask my husband to hand it to me, I get a kick out of saying "Boooty Luuuuv."


You can purchase Thirsties Fab Wipes, Booty Luster, and Booty Love from many retailers; see their "where to buy" tab. Check out Thirsties' website to request or download the current catalog so that you can find out all about their awesome diapers and accessories. I got one with my accessories, and I have to tell you, there is something so fun about browsing fluff on paper (especially when it's VOC free and made from post-consumer content)! Thirsties also has an active Facebook page.

Thirsties has graciously offered one Letters from Momma reader a free set of Fab WipesBooty Luster, and Booty Love. Winner will have choice of color pack for Fab Wipes. Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only, due to liquid shipping. If you need help with Rafflecopter please contact me or see this video.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received Thirsties Fab Wipes, Booty Luster & Booty Love to facilitate this review. Prize will be sent from Thirsties, Inc. All opinions are my own, yours may differ. Not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Facebook. Entries involving Facebook are not mandatory, and Facebook has no liability for this giveaway. Ends 12/28 at 12:01 AM Eastern.

145 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to try out the fab fitteds since you last reviewed them!!

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  2. I'm interested in Thirsties duo diapers.

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  3. I would love to try out a Thirsties duo diaper!

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  4. I would love to try the Duo Diaper in Hoot or Blackbird!

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  6. i would love to try the dup fab fitted never tried a fitted

    samantha farias
    sfarias540@aol.com

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  7. I'd like to try their fab fitteds, I just ordered one of their hemp prefolds & love it!

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  8. I currently use mainly cloth wipes, but I only have 16 so it doesn't last me from one wash day to the next. The ones I have are homemade, I just serged baby washcloths to pieces of an old flannel receiving blanket. I love mine, but I would love to try some of the commercially made ones too!

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  9. I would love to try a thirsties cover some time.I've heard such great things

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  10. I have always wanted to try their hemp doublers.

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  11. I LOVE my thirsties duo wraps... I would be interested in trying their duo diaper

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  12. I would love to try a fab fitted!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I would love to try a Duo Diaper.

    I have used cloths wipes that I cut myself. I also use disposable wipes for big messes.

    button and link on my blogroll: swedenesefamily.wordpress.com

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  14. I would love to try a Duo Diaper. I already love their Duo Wrap and Stay Dry inserts.

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  15. I have heard great things about the duo fab fitted- I would love to try it!

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  16. I would love to try a Fab Fitted!
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  17. I love cloth wipes. I have a few of everything. I have some homemade terry cloth wipes, some SAHM wipes and a few Fab Wipes! Love them, they're my favorite wipes

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  18. Would love to try the hemp prefolds. :)

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  19. I'd like to try their hemp doublers!

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  20. I currently just use soft washclothes but would love to get some cloth wipes soon.

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  21. I would love to try the thirsties duo diapers.

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  22. I am interested in trying the fab fitted! =)

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  23. Duo Fab fitted. I have used the older version of Thirsties fitteds and really liked them.

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  24. I really want to try their fab fitteds!

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  25. i will try their fab fitted tonight for the first time and the hemp prefolds are in the prepping routine. i love their duo wraps and waiting to try out their duo diaper.

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  26. I really want to try the duo diaper (and I actually have one in the mail on it's way toward me!).

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  27. I'd love to try out their Duo Diaper in Hoot!

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  28. the warm stripes duo wrap

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  29. I am interested in the thirsties duo diaper :)

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  30. I would love to try the duo hemp prefold! Thanks

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  31. http://www.myclothdiaperstash.com/

    Link to see your button posted! Thanks...couldn't enter it in the Rafflecopter!

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  32. I blogged about the giveaway!

    http://www.myclothdiaperstash.com/2011/12/enter-to-win-thirsties-cloth-diaper.html

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  33. I have wanted to try the Duo Hemp Prefolds..They look like they would be nice and soft and dry quickly.

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  34. I want to try the duo wrap diaper cover! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

    hannah8217 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I've heard so many amazing things about the leg gussets on the diaper cover and would love to try it.

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  36. im 7 months pregnant and would love a newborn diaper

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  37. button at
    http://mamasbabycupcakes.blogspot.com

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  38. I would want to try a Duo Diaper

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  39. I would love to try a Duo Diaper.
    britibee@gmail.com

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  40. I would also love some of their Duo Wraps
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  41. thirsties duo wrap snap

    jessica breeden
    ladymiranda1@gmail.com

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  42. I would love to try either a duo diaper or a thirsties cover!

    Shannon F.

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  43. fab fitted!

    tristazmail@yahoo.com

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  44. I love all of Thirsties products and have most of them!

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  45. I'm dying to try a Duo diaper!

    cmcosman at yahoo.com

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  46. I use cloth wipes part time (Bummas). I still use disposable wipes for poopy messes because the cleanup is easier.

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  47. I'd love to try a duo diaper in cool stripes, with snap closures.

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  48. Yes, I use cloth wipes because it's easier to just toss everything in the pail together, and it saves money! Mine are made by a WAHM.

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  49. I don't currently use any wipes! Not because I don't wipe my baby's bum but because I don't yet have a baby's bum to wipe! I do plan to use cloth wipes when I have the opportunity! :)
    sneedleali@yahoo.com

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  50. I would love to try the fab fitted.

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  51. just started using cloth wipes I received as a baby gift. I love that he doesn't squirm when I wipe his bum like he does with disposies
    callie l

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  52. I'd love to try their stay dry duo insert.

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  53. I would love to try Thirsties Super Wash!

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  54. I would love to try their Duo diaper.

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  55. Do you currently use cloth wipes? No Why or why not? We have been only started using cloth a few months ago and I would have never been able to talk my husband into using cloth wipes than.

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  56. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    duo diaper

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  57. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I use homemade wipes because they're cheaper.

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  58. I use cloth wipes, made by me! I love the flannel and velour wipes and would love to try some made by someone else!

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  59. This is a very generous giveaway. I just found this site. Thanks to all you moms and dads using cloth. My baby and mother earth thank you as well. :)

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  60. I use minky/flannel wipes from http://www.etsy.com/shop/jholtonquilts?section_id=5638782.

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  61. Oops. I forgot to say I like them because they are so soft and save me money over time.

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  62. I'd love to try their Thirsties Duo Diapers

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  63. I do use cloth wipes because it just makes more sense, I used them wrap them up with the dirty diaper and toss it all in the pail. I make my own cloth wipes and also use wash cloths as cloth wipes.

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  64. I'm interested in their duo diaper. =)

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  65. No I don't use cloth wipes. Mostly because my husband won't get on board.

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  66. I'm really interested in trying out the Duo Fab Fitted.

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  67. I love the Thirsties duo diaper in Blackbird!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  68. We plan on using cloth wipes when we have our baby. We like it because it is better for baby and the environment!

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  69. The duo diaper is great! Warm Stripes is a great print.

    meagsgiveaway@gmail.com

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  70. We are just starting to use cloth wipes, I have a few different brands we got in a sample pack to try. We also have some Target facecloths we're using as makeshift wipes.

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  71. We haven't yet, mainly because of my husband's "ew" factor. I want to try them though--he can keep using the disposable, lol.

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  72. I like the duo-hemp-prefold
    sheshult@hotmail.com

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  73. yes i use cloth wipes and love them

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  74. I would also be interested in trying a Thirsties Duo Diaper.

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  75. Yes, I do use cloth wipes. I use the OsoCozy flannel baby wipes.

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  76. Hmmm the duo diaper!

    Aly
    Heytherewonderful(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I don't use cloth wipes yet, but interested in trying..
    Aly
    Heytherewonderful(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I would love to try a fab fitted. I have their other diapers and love them.

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  79. I'm not sure what brand my cloth wipes are. I've had them so long. We love them :)

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  80. I use baby washcloths as cloth wipes... I love them, but they aren't very soft :(

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  81. Thirsties Duo Wraps and Fab Doublers

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  82. I just use baby wash cloths that I got at Target :) Probably Circo brand.

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  83. I love thirsties products! I have a duo fab fitted, a duo cover, and some fab wipes! Such great products. I really want to try a duo diaper and an aio duo diaper when they come out!! I can't wait.

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  84. I would like to try the fab fitteds. I have never used fitted diapers as of yet.

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  85. We do use cloth wipes and I love them! It's way easier to wrap up the wipe in the diaper and throw it in the washer than have to go through dirty diapers and put the wipes into the garbage. My favorites are the Itti Bitti wipes and the Thirsties wipes. I think they are very similar.

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  86. I'm interested in learning more about the new Thirsties Duo AIO diaper they just debuted! Looks awesome!

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  87. I use cloth wipes about 24% of the time. I have a large assortment including Kissaluvs, Thirsties, BG, and mostly ones that I made that are flannel on one side and a soft cotton courdoroy on the other. I havn't gotten the hang of them for poopy messes mainly blame it on not finding a solution I prefer yet I think!

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  88. I would LOVE the new Duo Diaper! When we bought they only had the covers. This is awesome!
    Heather Dalton
    talulatoo@gmail.com

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  89. I currently use cloth wipes. We tried commercial for a while and they just weren't gentle on my guy's skin. I'm not sure what the brand is. They're made from organic cotton made by a local woman.

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  90. I use thirsties wipe right now and they are amazing! I only have a few of them so the rest of the time we use baby wash cloths. They are not as nice as thirsties wipes at all!

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  91. I would love to try out one of the new fitteds!

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  92. I do use cloth wipes, and I love them. Sposie wipes drive me crazy, tearing as the come out of the container. Cloth wipes I can warm under the tap as I need them, and it only takes one or two for a big mess whereas it would take 5 sposie wipes. I think mine are Eli's Wipes mostly, but I have had most of them going on 6 years now, so I can't really remember!

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  93. I would love to try the Thirsties duo diaper in the hoot color. It's cute and I love sleeve diapers, so I'd really like to try this one.

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  94. I don't use cloth wipes right now. I guess the reason I don't is because I'm just in the habit of using disposables, as bad as that is. Occasionally, we use a washcloth and warm soapy water.

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  95. We don't, but only because our LO isn't here yet! I'm in the middle of making some from quartering inexpensive washcloths

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  96. I would love to try the duo diaper.

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  97. I would love to try the Duo in the hoot pattern :)

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  98. I want to try the duo diaper.

    babbbymel at yahoo dot com

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  99. I do use cloth wipes and I love them! But right now I am just using baby washcloths and would really LOVE to try so real wipes.

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  100. I am planning to use cloth wipes with baby #2.

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  101. I am interested in the thirsties fab fitteds.

    klshrrs at gmail dot com

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  102. I am using baby wash cloths as wipes right now.

    klshrrs at gmail dot com

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  103. I would love to try their fitteds.

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  104. I use the booty luster and just haven't been able to afford the wipes.

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  105. I use a generic cloth wipe, I can't remember the name! I love that it saves us money and is better for the baby. We do send disposables to daycare though.

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  106. I'd like to try their Duo Hemp Prefold -- love natural fibers. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  107. I use cloth wipes at home. (admit to disposables for out and about) We have mostly Thirsties Fab wipes, with some custom wipes as well. I must admit my favorites are the flannel, but the Fab Wipes are super soft --- just wish they came in prints to hide the stains :/ ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  108. I would like to try their duo diaper
    klsiegler at gmail.com

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  109. I do not currently use cloth wipes, I never got around to buying them with my first. I plan on using them with my second when he arrives.

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  110. I like the duo hemp prefold.
    OzarksUSA (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. No I currently do not use them, though I want to try them.
    OzarksUSA (at) gmail (dot) com

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  112. The hemp inserts look really awesome!

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  113. Yes I do use cloth wipes - I like and use a WAHM product called generationMe.

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  114. Thank you for a great contest! I would like to try the Pre-Wash

    happyskunky at yahoo dot com

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  115. No I haven't yet, because I don't have any. But I'd love to win this and try them out!

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  116. We would love a mango fab fitted! -Sharon M

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  117. We currently CD with a mostly mama-made stash. Better for or wallets and better for our planet! -sharon M

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  118. i do currently use cloth wipes, because it just makes sense to not have to dispose of anything separate. we have used disposable wipes in the past or when traveling and it's always a pain if they accidentally get put in the wash with the diapers, they come apart and leave pieces in the diapers. we use Osocozy unbleached.

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  119. I would love to try the duo diaper! :) My favorite print is the alice brights.

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  120. I do use cloth wipes, because they save soo much money! I currently use the cheap baby wash cloths as my cloth wipes, but would love to try these. :)

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  121. I would love to try the duo diaper. Also the hemp inserts!

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  122. I do use cloth wipes and I just use wash cloths

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  123. I'm interested in trying out the hemp inserts.

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  124. I'd love to try out the thirsties duo wrap with snap closures. I'm curious as to how well they'd work on a newborn with only 2 growth sizes

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  125. I want to try the Fab Fitteds and wipes!

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  126. I don't use cloth wipes yet. I am nervous to try it...seems extra messy but I am very curious to see how well they work

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  127. I love the fab fitteds!!

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

    debbie m

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  128. i use and love cloth wipes. I have mostly WAHM, but have one pack of Thristies which I LOVE!!!!


    debbie m
    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

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