There are two versions of the GroVia newborn diapers. The first being an older style ‘first generation’ model, and then a newer revamped version. You can’t buy the older style in stores anymore, but you can find them on the BST (buy/sell/trade groups). I scored a bag of these for $20 and figured I’d take some time to tell you all about them.
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You wont be able to buy this cloth diaper new in stores but you might find it second hand.
GroVia Newborn AIO Older Style
For the lack of a better term, these little diapers will henceforth be referred to as GroVia Newborn AIO Older Style. This older style diaper is very similar to the newer model, but with a few quirks. Let’s take a look.
From the outside, this is an absolutely adorably tiny diaper. As one of the first newborn cloth diapers that I had purchased, the GroVia Newborn AIO Older Style was incredibly tiny in my eyes. I couldn’t even imagine a baby fitting in them. And yet somehow, my chunk did.
The GroVia AIO Newborn Diaper Older Style is rated from 5-12lbs. It has a one double snap rise setting. The diaper features ruffled legs and back, with a served finish around the entire diaper, along with a single snap waist. It does not feature an umbilical snap down, but is a lower front rise over the back.
On the inside, the GroVia AIO Newborn Older Style features an organic cotton tongue style inner. The tongue is attached to the back of the diaper.
Real Life Realities
I didn’t mind the GroVia Newborn AIO Older Style diapers, but because they were second hand they were a little crunchy and not as beautifully soft as they might have been. Thru my wash routine, they have softened up a little bit, but overall a little tough to fit on.
Whats to Love
- All In One: All in One diapers on a newborn is the bomb. Easy, convinent, and nothing to it.
- Natural Fibres: check awesome.
- Fits true to Size: This little diaper meets its description of fitting from 5-12lbs. It definitely will fit the tiniest of babies, and is great for little newborn thighs (these were a favourite our first week or two, before we chunked out). As my newborn grew, they still fit. Check out Little Miss rocking it at 10lbs.
- Low Rise Umbilical Stump: check out the below picture and you’ll notice that GroVia does follow thru with a low rise front to accommodate the umbilical stump.
- BST Price Point: I found these diapers for a really affordable price on the BST which is one of the reasons I have no regrets. They worked really well for the first week when she was tiny, but my babies chunk up really quick.
Maybe not to Love
- Ruffles: ruffled legs are so prone to leaks, its not even funny. You find ruffles on a variety of popular cloth diapers but it doesn’t always mean leaks.
- Absorbency: these barely hold one pee once babies are drinking more milk. I boosted with a GroVia wipe to help it last longer.
- Tiny fit: for bigger babies, the overall tiny fit of these diapers can be a deal breaker.
- Dry Time: The GroVia Newborn AIO Older Style almost always came out of the dryer still wet. Where the tongue is attached to the back of the diaper is extra thick. These extra layers need a little more time to dry.
Conclusion on the Newborn AIO
I dont regret buying these tiny cloth diapers. They didn’t last very long, but they did work great during the first two weeks when she had tiny little thighs and didn’t pee much. But after that, they got tossed in the bag for resale. I did really like the new version of this GroVia newborn cloth diaper better.
If you make tiny babies, and you change diapers frequently the GroVia newborn is a great option. Toss in a super absorbent GroVia cloth wipe and you are set.
Also check out this awesome comparison review from Change-Diapers.