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.
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.
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.