It took me a while to commit to buying a GroVia Newborn AIO (All In One) for Little Miss; mostly, because of the price point on the GroVia Newborn AIO. It was slightly intimidating but I did it, I bought one just so I could tell you all about it. I also have the older style version I bought off a local woman for review.
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Currently, there isn’t a GroVia product I don’t love; I love them all. We love the trimness of the AIO, the night time absorbency of the O.N.E., the awesome-ness of their prefolds, the versatility of the wet bag, and the fit of the GroVia Swim diaper. But, until Little Miss, I hadn’t tried the GroVia Newborn.
The GroVia Newborn AIO is a mighty little diaper. It doesn’t always come in the fun new release prints and solids, but that doesn’t make it any less special. It’s an awesome little diaper for the littlest of babies.
All About the GroVia Newborn AIO
There are two styles of the GroVia Newborn AIO floating around. There is an older style with ruffled legs, and then the new and improved, much sleeker, version. This review focuses on that newer style. The GroVia Newborn AIO is suggested to fit babies 5-12lbs+ and features a single snap down rise setting along with a single row of waist snaps. This simple exterior is made of GroVia TPU. It does not have an umbilical snap down, but instead boasts a low front rise that should fit below an umbilical stump.
Inside, is buttery soft goodness. I do not exaggerate. The micro fleece lining is the perfect stay-dry for the most sensitive of bums. The GroVia Newborn AIO features a tongue soaker (similiar ot the previous version). This tongue feature is an easy-to use absorbency consisting of three layers of a hemp/cotton blend. The inner of the diaper is also lined with a hemp/cotton topped with micro fleece.
GroVia Newborn AIO Practicalities
In real life, the GroVia AIO newborn diaper is the sweetest little diaper. It was absolutely gorgeous and up to the task of keeping Little Miss dry and clean.
- Haze took one for the team. As one of the first diapers that she wore on her first day home (sorry no picture!) it faced down the challenge of handling a meconium poop. Have no fear, the meconium washed out beautifully. Didn’t even leave a staining souvenir to remind us.
- Prepping – everyone loves to ignore prepping advice, but in my absorbency testing challenge (prior to Little Miss arrival) the Grovia Newborn AIO needed a solid 4-6 washes to become absorbent and to stop beading water.
Everything I Loved
- Overall Fit – The overall fit and design of this diaper is easy to use and beautifully mastered. This diaper almost always looked stunning, and trim on my newborn. The GroVia Newborn AIO was easy to do up, and fit nice and narrowbetween the legs, and around her thighs. This diaper feels and fits larger than the previous rendition. Little Miss is currently 11lbs, and still fits this diaper nicely. She has two snaps on each waist to go, and still has her bum covered.
- Low Rise – you may have noticed the GroVia Newborn AIO does not feature an umbilical snap down like many other newborn cloth diapers. Have no fear, this little diaper instead offers a lower rise front. This low rise front fit beautifully underneath her stump. and for some crazy reason I don’t have any pictures of that day, you will have to trust me. Since my little girl lost her stump on day 3/4, there wasn’t many diaper change photo opportunities.
- Stay Dry Inner – the stay dry inner is an awesome perk for any newborn.
- Natural Fibre Absorbency – the absorbency blend in this diaper is much love in this household. It keeps the compression leaks at bay and provides a thirsty absorbent core without compromising overall sizing (otherwise known as keeping the diaper trim).
- Goodbye Ruffles – I love that the ruffles are gone with the newly revised GroVia newborn AIO. The topstitched seams provide everything you need and more without the risk of ruffle wicking.
Everything that needed Improvement
- Absorbency – the GroVia Newborn AIO is just mediocre. It’s nothing to write home about. But, I definitely recommend adding a GroVia wipe to your diaper to help boost it. Once I added a GroVia wipe, I was set and didn’t have any leaks. It’s simple, and easy, without adding bulk.
- Awkward Tongue? – my early notes on the GroVia Newborn AIO diaper suggest the tongue of the diaper was awkward on the low rise settings and wanted to stick out of the diaper. Lucky for me, my newborn quickly grew.
- Additionally, the tongue is hard to manoeuvre when boosting with a GroVia wipe. I found that I was not able to place a booster UNDER the tongue, but instead on top. This eliminated the stay dry.
- Price Point – at almost $22 CDN a diaper, these AIO are one of the more expensive diapers on the market.
If your budget allows, The GroVia newborn AIO is an amazing addition to your newborn stash. My disappointments with this diaper are nothing unusual for a newborn cloth diaper (its hard to make something little absorbent enough for a liquid diet). I absolutely loved using it, and it was one of my two go-to all in one diapers. I love that its still in my cart when many others aren’t, and if I had smaller babies, I’d definitely have a few more.
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