As I was mentally getting prepared for my upcoming vacation I realized that I didn’t have the Flip disposable inserts that I thought I did. I gave them to a friend and never reordered more.
What’s a girl to do?? Yes, I could have easily packed all cloth but there are a few reasons why I am not.
- Really old and rickety washing machine in the beach house.
- Washing machine is filled with sand.
- Water is ridiculously salty.
- I have 5 children, myself, husband and 4 other family members going with us. Laundry still has to be done and the last 2 years washing cloth diapers has led to a major backup.
- I need data to answer my blog post question: Which is better Flip or GroVia inserts?
Once I realized I needed more disposable inserts (late Friday night) I immediately turned to my local cloth diaper store, Go, Baby, Go!
It’s not “local” but close enough. Turns out Liz, owner of Go, Baby, Go!, was going to a family reunion in a small town that would enable her to stop by my small town on the way home!
Delivery to my doorstep! Love it!
GroVia are more user friendly because of the curvature, gatherings and
sticky tape to hold in place (I’ve already learned NOT to use the sticky tape on exposed PUL!).
I tried out the disposable inserts all day today and I’ll be honest, I’m frustrated. Am I not smarter than the GroVia? That sticky tape has me regretting buying a whole 50 pack!
I used the sticky tape on THEIR shell and it STILL left this HUGE sticky mess. What did I do wrong?
Camden is asleep tonight in 2 Flip disposable inserts and I’m happy. My pendulum has swung back to preferring Flip disposable inserts. They are less disposable diaper feeling, softer—waaaay softer, and they last longer before gel crystals begin creeping out.
Both Flip and GroVia disposable inserts do their job well. My criticism is in the tiny details. For the very temporary time I plan on using them I’ll be happy with either…
but I’m using Flip first!