Okay, okay. I heard you. You want a review on GroVia. Here’s my 2 cents.
I bought the airplane print shell with one insert to try out.
When it arrives in your hands you’ll love the super cute print and bright orange “adhesive” area. But, wash and dry it and the orange ain’t so bright anymore. It’s dull and boring.
On the bright side (that wasn’t intended to be funny!), there ‘s only a very slight chance that your child would be able to undo their diaper. The fastening system is superman strong.
At the Great Cloth Diaper Change many moms were trying to open the GroVia I had available for show and they had to use all their strength. Good selling point for moms of toddlers that like to disrobe.
I had previously used the GroBaby system but wasn’t a huge fan because of the shell smelling like urine when the soaker got soaked.
Under the new label and new improvements, GroVia soakers are PUL backed. This prevents urine from seeping onto the shell.
Overall, the GroVia All In Two/ Hybrid system is a winner. Easy for dads, siblings, daycares, babysitters and moms :)
Right now at Costco.com you can get a GroVia™Cloth Diapering System Starter Kit for $139.99 that includes:
- 6 Shells,
- 6 Soaker Pads,
- 20-ct BioSoaker® Pads,
- 1 Magic Stick Diaper Balm
That’s an excellent deal.
Having said all that, we don’t use the GroVia. It isn’t a stay-dry insert so Camden hates it. You know when you have a child where everything works (Sterling) you are bound to have a baby that is opinionated next (Camden).
I’ve tried to use the GroVia shell as a cover over prefolds but it isn’t wide enough. I’ll save it for when we use disposable inserts, which brings me to the next point.
GroVia Biosoakers (disposable inserts) are also a great product to have on hand. I used to be a Flip disposable insert girl but I’m just not a fan of the wider/longer design. So, I switched my endorsement to GroVia ;)
I like the adhesive tab on the back of GroVia disposable inserts but DON’T use them on Flip covers or any other PUL exposed cover. The adhesive is meant to be used on a fabric. If you do use it on PUL you will get a permanent (I’m still trying to get mine off a Flip cover) residue.
GroVia also sells a disposable diaper. It is a “healthy” choice for disposable diapers and contains a minimal amount of SAP gel.