If Padded Tush Stats’ surveys asked you to rate diapers for “Adorable-ness”, “Cute Factor”, or “Makes Me Want Another Baby Just To See Them Wear It”, the Grovia Newborn All In One would score 5’s across the board! In this review, I’ll walk you through the features of the diaper and how it performed on my new baby girl.
This diaper is lined with 100% polyester microfleece, which wicks moisture away from the baby and keeps them feeling dry. It also means that only soft fabrics are against your baby’s skin.
The outside of the diaper is made of 100% water resistant polyester TPU, which means that you do not need an additional cover with this diaper.
The legs and back of the diaper are gathered, in order to help you get a snug fit around your baby’s waist and thighs.
This diaper really is one of the cutest diapers I’ve ever seen, and I think the ruffled legs are a big part of that! I don’t even know why that would be so, but it definitely makes this diaper stand out amongst other, more utilitarian styles of diapers.
The insert is made of a 55% hemp/45% cotton blend and is topped with 100% polyester microfleece to make it “Stay-Dry”.
The insert is sewn in on one end, and left unattached at the other end. This allows for faster drying times and means that you don’t have to worry about matching the diaper to the correct insert when it comes out of the wash.
I’m a HUGE fan of GroVia’s snaps! They’re easy to fasten and unfasten, but they’re still durable and sturdy. You can feel it when you use them. These snaps were also spaced smartly, so that I was always able to get a good fit and never wished that it had hip snaps.
This diaper is intended to fit from 5-12 pounds. It has 2 rows of 2 snaps, which means that you can size the diaper down for a newborn, and extend the rise as the baby grows.
This diaper does not have an umbilical snap-down so we had to wait until my daughter’s cord stump fell off before we could use this diaper (the rise would have been too high, even on the diaper’s smallest setting). It fit her from 2.5 weeks and 7.5 pounds until she was 6 weeks and just over 9 pounds. This was one of the few diapers that we did not need overlapping snaps in order to get a good fit when she was small, and she actually sized out of this diaper at the waist before she grew out of the rise (which was unusual for her).
Here is how I would fill out a Padded Tush Stats survey based on how it worked on my daughter. Scores were averaged across the time period that she used the diaper (e.g., a diaper that received a 4 for absorbency at 2 weeks old but only a 2 for absorbency at 6 weeks old would receive an overall score of 3). She is a normal to heavy wetter.
Notes on my responses:
- We, unfortunately, had absorbency issues with this diaper during the entire time she used it. I contacted GroVia through their Facebook page, and they recommended adding additional absorbency (a folded up cloth wipe would get small enough to fit in the diaper, and I thought that was a creative suggestion!) and making sure to change her every 2 hours. With the rise fully extended, I was able to fit a preemie sized prefold in the diaper as a doubler, which would occasionally keep her dry for 2 hours. More often than not, though, moisture wicked out the leg holes onto her sleeper, and I was unable to get the diaper to fit with any additional layers on top of the prefold. Attempts to get the (admittedly adorable!) leg ruffles to lie flatter against the skin were unsuccessful as well. As my daughter’s sleeping schedule was completely irregular at these ages, she would often fall asleep before the 2 hour mark (which meant that I either had to wake her up to change her before the diaper could leak, or let her sleep and accept that she would need new clothes when she woke up). Had the diaper consistently lasted for 2 hours without leaking and without the need for doublers, scores for “absorbency”, “liked by skeptics”, “would recommend to a friend”, and “worth the price” would undoubtedly have been higher. Also, had we not needed extra layers for absorbency, the diaper would have fit for a longer timer period, which would have improved scores for “would recommend to a friend” and “worth the price”.
- I do wish there was a score for “aesthetic appeal” and “construction”, because the diaper is absolutely adorable and feels as though it is built to last. I have no doubt that it is a well-constructed diaper, it just (unfortunately) never worked well for us.
4.5 weeks / approximately 8.5 pounds
(diaper is pictured with a preemie prefold as a doubler)
Note: Grovia changed the materials used in their newborn AIO within the last year (the interior and insert of the old style were made of organic cotton, and thus are called the “original organic cotton version”, as opposed to the new “Stay Dry version”). When discussing this diaper with people who have used it before, or when looking to buy used diapers, be sure that you are both talking about the same version of the diaper! Feel free to read Tara’s review of the original organic cotton version, which she used on her son when he was a baby!
Where To Buy: To find out who carries GroVia products, go to www.clothdiaperretailers.com and type in “GroVia.” You can see who carries them and compare things like shipping, specials, location, and more.
Although Jack Be Natural provided this diaper for review, it did not impact the opinions reflected in this post.