I have been cloth diapering my baby Yesha for a month already. We started using this diaper system when she was two and half months old. And so far hubby, I and baby are happy with Grovia’s performance. As of now we only have 6 pieces of shells and 12 pcs of soakers/inserts that we wash twice a week. We will be adding to our stash another six shells and twelve soakers so it won’t wear out easily due to frequent washing.
Here are pictures of Yesha on Grovia, What can I say? It has a good fit on her.
|Yesha on her ice Grovia diaper|
|Yesha on her nature print diaper|
|Kiwi Green diaper|
1. The Soaker/Insert
What I like about Grovia is that its shells are reusable, and only the inserts are changeable. Pee very seldom leaks from the insert to the shell because of the soaker pad’s design. We change shell when it has been soiled already with stool. And that is why we find this cloth diapering system convenient for us.
The soaker pad has a soft cotton leg gusset that helps prevent the poops and pees from leaking into the shell. Sometimes the poop has a minimal overflow on the shell but it’s easily washable. The soaker pad feels wet when peed, so to deal with this I made a DIY fleece liner and place it on top of the pad. And voila it worked! The fleece liner that is in direct contact on baby’s skin feels dry.
The material of the insert is made from organic cotton jersey making it suitable for baby’s delicate skin. Yesha has never had rashes with Grovia. The wider side of the soaker is placed on baby’s butt and the narrower side on baby’s front.On sunny days the inserts are easier to dry, so during rainy seasons we just dry it using our electric fan.
2. The Shell
The shell has three settings (newborn setting, infant setting and toddler setting).
We preferred a hook and loop closure as it gives baby a nice fit compared to snap closure. But the downside is that the velcro gets easily worn out compared to snaps. So to avoid this, the shell has a laundry tab where you can fold the velcro. Additional to that, it also prevents the velcro from catching on other items in the wash.
3. The Shell with Insert
In newborn setting, the soaker is a bit longer than the shell that it overlaps the edges of the shell.
4. Cost effectiveness
Grovia is one of the most expensive brand of cloth diapers that I encountered, but considering the quality and features it offers, we got our money’s worth. It’s really an expensive investment at the start, but really cost-effective in the long run. It is durable and can be used up to potty training years.
I never tried any cloth diapers before, but I’m already happy with Grovia. And yes, I made the right decision. =)
Happy cloth diapering!