It was like Christmas here last week, when a box of all different kinds of cloth diapers from New and Green arrived on our doorstep! I had completely forgotten that I ordered them. So, for the past 5 days, I have been stuffing and snapping inserts, sizing the wee things, and changing Ebba's diaper way more often than usual just so I can give them all a try. :)
I figured, since I have them all here, I may as well write up a review for some of them. First off is the Grovia organic All In One.
For those of you not in the know, there are tons of different kinds of cloth diapers these days -- not just those flat ones that require pins, plastic pants, and a lifetime of origami lessons. (we do have and love some of that variety too, though. They aren't nearly as difficult as they look. :))
But, I'm not reviewing those today. The Grovia I'm reviewing is "all in one," which means it's as close to a disposable diaper as you can get. You put it on and take it off all in one step - nothing to fold, stuff, or pin. These usually come with snaps or velcro. Some brands (like Bum Genius) offer a choice between the two, but the Grovia AIO just comes with snaps, as far as I know.
The interesting thing about this AIO is that, unlike disposables and other AIO diapers, the snapping system is reversed. The flaps snap inside the front cover, rather than out around the front. This actually makes the diaper quite a bit trimmer (it's already a fantastically trim diaper).
With some diapers, you have to trade trim-ness for absorbency; sometimes, if the diaper is thin, it doesn't absorb as much...and to get a lot of absorbency, sometimes you need a big thick diaper that has your baby's legs just sticking comically out the sides. However, with the Grovia, it's trim AND super absorbent! I haven't had a leak with this diaper yet, and I've been using it lots because I love it and it's SO CUTE! Just see for yourself.
So, plus 5 stars for the Grovia AIO, and minus some dollars from my wallet to buy more! :)
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