FuzziBunz, bumGenius, Knickernappies, and Rumparooz are sitting gathering dust. The obsession with GroVia stemmed from my realization that I could use them in so many ways!
It started when I realized I could put Flip stay-dry inserts in my GroVia shells, and that they actually wouldn't slide around in there. I kind of have to stretch the shell to fit over the insert, but then nothing is budging that insert- it doesn't slide around like it does in the Flip covers- it stays put.
Well, that was great. So I thought, "What about for my girl... she's smaller and the Flip insert looks bulky." So I tried the bumGenius Stay-Dry Doublers in hers- they are fleece-topped. They're kind of wide, but they fit, and they're shorter. Two of those, and she's good even through her naps!
Okay, then what about tri-folded prefolds? Oh yes! I have preemie-sized prefolds, and I wrap one of them inside of a second one, and lay them in the shell. They work and fit GREAT! Flat diapers also work when folded to fit the shell- and they're a very trim option!
At this point, I thought there was nothing these shells couldn't do, so I was trying to figure out a situation where someone would rather use disposables- say at night for a heavy-wetter who can't use cloth, or when they were using heavy-duty rash cream and wanted to protect their diapers, or on a trip where they wouldn't be able to wash diapers. So I bought GroVia BioSoakers- disposable, but without the guilt because they are biodegradable. My daughter at this time had a yeast infection and was being treated with over-the-counter cream. I used the BioSoakers inside the GroVia shells, and NOTHING got through to the cover! I was able to re-use the covers between inserts, because even wetness didn't get through- not poo, either, and most importantly- none of the cream. So I gave them the ultimate test- I tried a BioSoaker at night with my heavy-wetting, pee-through-anything boy. It leaked a bit onto his pajamas. No worries! The next night, I put a Hemp Babies Diaper Doubler under the BioSoaker- no leaks! After that, I decided to use 2 Hemp Babies doublers, just to be on the safe side, and even on his heaviest-wetting nights, the GroVia shell with a BioSoaker and 2 hemp doublers hasn't leaked even a little. And it's AMAZINGLY trim- like a disposable! A guilt-free, environmentally-healthier, non-chemical alternative to disposable diapers!
With the awesome new prints coming out in December in both hook & loop AND snaps, I'm geeking out a bit. Very much looking forward to feeding my new obsession!
By Stacy F.