GroVia Bamboo Prefold

A couple of weeks ago, I got a new toy to play with in the mail.  I was fortunate enough to be one of the fifty Canadian testers of the GroVia bamboo prefold.  I’ve used prefold diapers before.  I’ve used bamboo diapers before.  But I’ve never used a prefold made from bamboo.  And I have to tell you, I am in love.  I’ve said before that prefolds are fantastically useful diapers because you can use them in a variety of ways.  You can use them for different folds.  You can use them as a doubler in a pocket diaper.  They’re great for burp cloths or changing pads when you’re on the go and have forgotten/soiled what you usually use.  You can use them for cleaning when you’re out of babies in diapers.

In short, you can do anything with a prefold.

I’ve used the GroVia prefold in a variety of ways since I got it.  I’ve put it through every cloth diaper laundry cycle, whether I’ve used it or not, just to see how it holds up for softness.  It has passed every test that I’ve thrown at it.  I’ve used it as a doubler for my toddler’s overnight diapers by wrapping the prefold diaper around a microfiber insert.  And I’ve used it as just a prefold in a simple trifold pattern on Eudora in a GroVia shell.  It stayed absorbant and it stayed amazingly soft… almost cuddly soft.

If prefolds seem complicated for you, check out the demo video where I show you different ways you can fold your prefold diaper.  I don’t do snappis, so all you need is a cover to hold them in place!

GroVia Bamboo Prefold


About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. This looks great. I wonder if it will be cheaper than their soaker pads?

  2. Interesting. I wonder how they hold up versus their price, in comparison to an UCPF (DSQ).

    • I’m not sure what those abbreviations are. Oops. So far, though, they’ve been holding up rather well. I’ve never had issues with prefolds not holding up; there’s not really a lot of parts to have mechanical failure with.

  3. i love bamboo so much more than microfiber or cotton! I always use prefold inside of a pocket so that I dont have to use pins, i would love to get my hands on some of these!!!

  4. A bamboo prefold, I like the sound of that! I think I need to add a few to my stash 🙂

  5. Sarah Jane says:

    So jealous. 😉 I’m glad you were able to test it. I LOVE prefolds, especially bamboo.

  6. Katie Blight says:

    this blog/review you did made me decide to stick almost exclusively to prefolds… all the other diapers are just so confusing.


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