GroVia Hybrid Review

The GroVia hybrid diaper has been around for years.  It was actually one of the first diapers that I’d bought for Norton when I started to experiment.  As much as I loved the all-in-two concept of the GroVia hybrid, there were things that I didn’t love… so I filed it away under “neat, well made, but not for me.”  Since I first tried the GroVia hybrid, though, things have changed.  Most of the things that I didn’t love have been changed… almost like GroVia knew exactly what I was looking for without my saying a word.

Malia over at Bumbledoo sent me a GroVia diaper in Mandarin with a stay dry insert to convince me to see the error of my ways.  (And to facilitate this review.  Of course, even so, all opinions are honestly mine.)

You see, the things that I didn’t love about my first GroVia hybrid diaper (which I bought nearly three years ago!) was that the insert wasn’t stay dry and the tabs were Velcro.  Now?  Well, that’s all fixed.

GroVia Hybrid Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

About the GroVia Hybrid

The GroVia hybrid diaper has been available since at least 2010, though the GroBaby diaper was around before that.  It’s an American company with manufacture in both the US and China.  It is a one size diaper with snap rise and snap-in one size inserts.  They currently make diapers in both snap and Velcro closure.  The inserts come in organic and stay dry.

What’s Awesome About GroVia Hybrid

I love that this is such a trim little diaper!  The trimness is one thing that I’ve always loved, particularly on the middle setting.  It sees to fit a variety of baby sizes well.  Another awesome thing about the design of the snap-in insert is that it creates a double gusset.  Even though the shell may get soiled and result in the need to change it, those double gussets mean that it’s much more likely to contain something really gross.  (And we know that babies can produce vile things in their diapers!)  Plus, GroVia now has more options.  Initially, your GroVia hybrid options were Velcro closure and organic insert.  Now, you can also get a snap closure and a stay dry insert.  That you can choose the right closure and the right dryness for your baby is fantastic.  (I’m a snap closure, stay dry insert girl, myself.)  If you’re a fan of disposable inserts for road trips or camping, GroVia has those, too.

What’s Not Awesome About GroVia Hybrid

When the diaper is on the smallest setting, it can take some folding to make the insert fit nicely without sticking out over the top.  When the diaper is on the largest setting, one has to be aware of quickly changing because the reduced coverage of the one-size insert means that the mesh will be more likely to get wet.  If you have a child without stinky pee, you can just go ahead and spray down the inner with a wipe spray and blot.  However, if your child has toxic stink pee, then you’ll end up changing after a single use… and that makes the reusability factor of the GroVia hybrid less functional.  Really, the ONLY thing that I would change is if GroVia had the option for sized inserts, too.

In a Nutshell?

This is such a simple, easy diaper to use.  It’s grandparent and baby-sitter friendly.  It’s cute.  It’s most amazing in the medium setting.  Plus it holds its resale value rather well.  I’d recommend it.

About Bumbledoo

Bumbledoo is a baby boutique located in the lovely and beautiful town of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  It’s a full service boutique that features cloth diapers, baby carriers, car seats, and more.  If you’re in the Fayetteville area, Bumbledoo is THE place to shop for your baby, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding needs.  As an aside, Malia, the founder, is a pretty friendly lady!

Win A GroVia Hybrid from Bumbledoo!  (Giveaway Closed)

Want your very own GroVia hybrid?  (And, really, who wouldn’t?!)  You can enter here to win one of your very own.  It’s open to residents of the United States and Canada, eighteen and up.

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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. The rumparoos covers are super cute!! Those would be what I want 😀

  2. My little one has started to have really stinky pee, so I think I would go for a bag of Rockin’ Green Funk Rock!

  3. I like Rockin’ Green detergent.

  4. Jennifer A. says:

    BumGenius Freetime cloth diapers!!!

  5. I would love to try anything new. My little son is the first child I have ever used cloth diapers on, so cloth diapers and accessories are a whole new world for me.

  6. Gina Blomgren says:

    Would love to have the Rumparooz Lil Joey to try!

  7. Christina K. says:

    I would like the bumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper.

  8. Julie Ghrist says:

    GroVia Hybrid snap shell in cloud

  9. I still love my Grovia diapers…when my little guy headed into the bigger settings, and the frontal coverage of the insert wasn’t quite enough to avoid the mesh shell from getting damp, I just turned the grovia insert around so the big ‘end’ of the insert was in the front and didn’t snap the insert into the cover. Woks great and I rarely get leaks onto the mesh front now. 🙂

    • That’s an awesome idea. I toyed with the idea of turning around the insert, but it just somehow seemed “wrong” and I didn’t do it. Silly me!

  10. From Bumbledoo, i would love a Blueberry trainer pant.

  11. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the Wonder Pads in the Luxury pad

  12. I would love a Clek Foonf from Bumbledoo

  13. sherry blamer says:

    I would love to have a boba 3g carrier.

  14. Erin Ritter says:

    SLOOMB Fitteds!!!

  15. I like the green toys!
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  16. I really want to try some GroVia AI2’s!
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  17. I like the Eco Posh Recycled Newborn diapers,

  18. I’d like the ergobaby organic in dark chocolate.

  19. Kaitlin L. says:

    I really want the ErgoBaby Organic.

  20. Christina Howell says:

    I want a Bumgenius pocket diaper and a Blueberry trainer.

  21. I’d love to get some more Thirsties Duo Wraps!

  22. How to choose?! Probably a new swim diaper!

  23. BumGenuis Freetime!!!

  24. I would love to try any of the newborn diapers!

  25. I would love another Blueberry pocket in Giraffe for my daughter or a Blueberry trainer in elephants for my son.

  26. I’d like to add some 4.0’s into my rotation

  27. I’d love a BG Freetime or Planetwise pail liner.

  28. Valerie S says:

    I’d like a conversion ring sling!

  29. I’d love to try the lil joeys!!

  30. Kathrine OToole says:

    Cloth Diapers 🙂 Little girl due in January and I’m a FTM 🙂 and I need to build my stash!

  31. Andrea Mc says:

    the grovia perfect pail

  32. Would love a bumGenius Freetime diaper!

  33. clek foonf

  34. would love a bumGenius Elemental All-in-One

  35. Boba 3G!

  36. Bumbledoo has a “I <3 Boobs" onesie that I just fell in ove with 🙂

  37. Charlotte R says:

    I’d love to get a Boba Air

  38. I love bumgenius diapers but the clek carseat is a dream!

  39. Rachel A. says:

    Any of the trimmer AIO diapers like BG elementals would be nice

  40. piggy paint in forever fancy!

  41. Recaro Performance Ride in Sapphire

  42. Wendy Mastin says:

    I would like the blueberry-deluxe-pocket diaper

  43. I’d like to try the GroVia Newborn AIO.
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  44. I think I’d like to try some of the laundry additives. I have a detergent, but the stain sticks/sprays look interesting!

  45. erica lynn says:

    rumparoozs are soo stinking cute! i’d love to try some of those

  46. Danielle F says:

    They have so many cute lil mommy items like this moby wrap

  47. I like the “Clek Foonf – Dragonfly” car seat.

  48. jennifer laur says:

    i’d love some bumbledoo prefitteds!

  49. I would get a blueberry pocket diaper

  50. Rebecca Peters says:

    The Clek Foonf… ever since that car seat came into existance Ive been dying to have it!! Baby will be outgrowing her carseat soon, we are planning to get that seat!

  51. swaddlebees organic fitted
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  52. christine kangas (@ChristineKangas) says:

    a Tula carrier!

  53. Would love one of the Clek Foonf car seats!

  54. I think I would give a Blueberry diaper a shot!

  55. Becki Witherow says:

    Blueberry trainers

  56. Michelle Lee says:

    I’d love a Bumgenius Freetime.

  57. I would love a Grovia in “Drigt”

  58. Courtney N says:

    I would probably try out a new cloth diaper I’ve never tried. Either that or go for the Boba carrier I’ve been eyeing for awhile.

  59. I want a ring sling sooooo badly!

  60. One Southern Girl says:

    I’d love have a Tula!!

  61. I’d like to try a sloomb fitted, I haven’t tried those yet. 🙂

  62. I would love a baby carrier. 🙂

  63. I would love a Clek Foonf.
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  64. It’s so hard to say what I would want from the store! We’re just getting started so there’s a lot we don’t have yet. I think any of the diapers, or the wonder pads.

  65. A Best Bottoms green giraffe shell 🙂

  66. I would love to give any cloth diaper a try. I’m still new and open to experimenting. I’d also love to try a carrier for that same reason.

  67. Ellen Anderson says:

    Aden + Anais Dream Blanket

  68. The best bottoms hedgehog cover is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time!

  69. Grovia Kiwi Pie

  70. I would like the Moby Wrap

  71. Motherlove nipple cream AND a Madela sleep bra!

  72. Rehannon Miller says:

    Would like to try Grovis Hook and Loop!

  73. Rehannon Miller says:

    I love Hybrid dipares, especially if you can use more than once…

  74. Vanessa Coker says:

    The SLOOMB Bamboo Terry Flats.

  75. Catherine says:

    Grovia shell in poppy!

  76. riannemarjielle says:

    I love every baby stuffs! But my ultimate wish is for someone to gift me with a GroVia Live Package!

  77. Amanda McD says:

    I have yet to try a Grovia diaper now that I’m full swing into cloth, so I’ll stick with wanting to try one of those 🙂

  78. GroVia Kiwi Pie

  79. I would LOVE an Aden & Anasis Dream Blanket <3

  80. Vicki Hall says:

    I’d love to try a Grovia hybrid shell in a new print.

  81. I most want the Boba Air from Bumbledoo’s store!

  82. I would love to try some more cloth diaper rash creams. But I am newer to cloth diapering and have yet to try a bunch of brands of cloth diapers so any diaper I would love!

  83. Gina Blomgren says:

    I would love the rumparooz lil joey!

  84. Planet wise wipe bag

  85. Great review! I love AI2 but unless you can wipe the inside clean I never reuse the cover.


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