After the positive experience I have had using the GroVia Hybrid Diaper, I was excited to have the opportunity to use the GroVia newborn AIO (All in One) on our newest little one. I don’t have AIOs in my stash, so it was nice to start this new venture with a brand that has worked for me.
Over the years trends come and go. Styles emerge and fade. But one thing stands the test of time – parents want to give their babies the best. That is GroVia’s purpose – to give parents everywhere the tools they need to provide their children with premium, accessible, modern, green, easy-to-use diapering and natural baby products. To help our children live health conscious and earth friendly lives. And to simplify the way parents nurture baby, naturally.
First of all this is the cutest diaper. As with all newborn items, it was so tiny that it’s hard to believe our babies are ever small enough to wear the item. The newborn AIO is designed to fit most newborns from 5-12 lbs. My daughter was 8 lbs 6 oz when born and we were able to use this diaper right away. She is now just over 12 lbs and the diaper still fits her waist wise, but seems a bit tight on the legs. So we were able to use this one for just over 2 months.
All in Ones don’t require a cover and the soaker is sewn in, so there isn’t any stuffing involved like in pocket diapers. The diaper consists of a TPU outer and a 100% cotton inner with 100% organic cotton soaker. The soaker is only sewn on the top portion and lies on top of the inside of the diaper. A typical complaint about AIO diapers is the long drying time, but since the soaker is not completely sewn inside, the drying time was quicker then what I anticipated. AIO diapers are essentially “ready to use”, which makes them a great choice for extended family, daycare, nurseries, or the reluctant spouse.
An important thing to consider when looking for a newborn diaper is whether it will interfere with the umbilical cord. As you can see in the picture below, the rise on the diaper snapped down low enough to be below the cord area. We actually had more problems with the cord catching on clothing than we did with any diapers.
Fit on any diaper is important, but improper fit on a newborn is a little less forgiving. With newborn poo, you definitely need proper fit around the legs and the GroVia newborn AIO has tight leg elastic. Since my daughter was back to her birth weight within a week, she was never on the small side, but I do think the elastic is tight enough around the leg for smaller babies. As I mentioned above, she is now just over 12 lbs and the leg area is the portion she is getting to big for. I did try to loosen the waist to hopefully make the leg area looser, but instead we had a mess up the back…so I don’t advise that method. I guess I just have to accept she isn’t a newborn anymore. I think on my first daughter, who had skinny legs; this diaper would have fit much longer.
An extra perk from using a newborn diaper versus a one size diaper, is they are much trimmer. You can see above that the fluffy bum isn’t overly fluffy and we haven’t had to size up pants, which is wonderful. Typically a new baby is flooded with clothing in size 0-3 months, so you want to be able to have a diaper that will fit in this size clothing as long as possible.
The final thing I love about this diaper is the color. The “surf” color is by far my favorite in my stash and it has remained vibrant. GroVia is also known for their fun modern prints, so be sure to check out the new prints coming this spring!
You can purchase a Grovia newborn AIO diaper directly from their website for $14.95.
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.