Guys!! I love getting packages in the mail. And I LOVE getting fluff (cloth diapers) in the mail.
I realize it’s a little absurd to get excited about a poo and pee catcher, but I enjoy the challenge of finding a way to 100% diaper my babe in a more sustainable manner. I’m a freak, ok?
And they’re so CUTE. Take a gander:
The GroVia O.N.E. is my fourth attempt at night-time cloth diapering. I’ve had trouble with my now 20 month old leaking out of more inexpensive options, so I bit the bullet and spent the 20ish dollars to get a night-time diaper solution with great reviews.
In the meantime we’ve been using disposables which work great, but if I’m going to cloth diaper I’d rather just be all in, ya know?
You know. I can tell we’re on the same page. I like you.
What I’ve tried that hasn’t worked for us is using a kite fold with a flour sack towel (fst – yep, the same kind you use in the kitchen) and a snappi (new version of the old school baby clothespin) with some variations of added absorbency. Thirsties hemp insert, Flip stay-dry, Thirsties duo insert…I tried a few times with different mixes. I packed it underneath a Thirsties size 2 duo cover and it leaked every time but once.
Not good enough odds for me.
And so I bought an inexpensive Ecoable charcoal bamboo pocket diaper off of Amazon and packed that baby differently a few times in a few different ways. That bad boy leaked every time at night. I love it for naptime, but 8-12 hours is out of its range.
Next I tried a Green Mountain workhorse fitted diaper under a cover. I loved the simplicity of it (and the price tag!), but I do not like how it gets completely soaked and pulls moisture up to baby’s tummy area. I personally think that’s the downfall of fitteds. A lot of people love them though! But that one goes into my naptime pile as well. Perfect for a couple of hours of sleep and maybe even an outing, but it doesn’t pass the overnight test for us. (These and fitteds in general are also great if your little one has a diaper rash—you can put it on without a cover to help their bum air out!)
I almost gave up. I didn’t want to keep spending money on these things (and my husband was becoming ever more skeptical of my sanity) just to be disappointed with a soggy toddler every morning. I’M SO GLAD I DIDN’T.
Here are some specs on this beaut:
- It has a detachable hook and loop closure (Velcro) that snaps on top of the snap closure. WHOA. I didn’t know that when purchasing, but the two advantages of this are: you can oftentimes get a better fit with hook and loop since it doesn’t have to be at a specific setting (think disposable dipe: same concept of closure) AND if you don’t like the hook and loop or it wears out, you can simply use the snaps or purchase a new strip from GroVia. Way cool.
- The diaper comes with two snap-in soakers (microfiber for quick absorption, cotton for added absorbency, and sweet, soft, blissfully buttery microfleece on the outside to keep baby feeling dry) which is fabulous with an all-in-one (AIO) diaper because it makes it more versatile and also allows it to dry faster after being washed (this is a common complaint with AIOs; people don’t like that they can take 2-3 dry cycles to fully dry out). One of the soakers is larger than the other (and the larger one has channels to direct moisture into the absorbent core) so that the smaller of the two can be used exclusively for newborns and infants. COOL. The entire interior of the diaper is also lined in the microfleece; I’m a little jealous that my underwear aren’t so soft. I could at least use a pair of pants made of this material—it’s seriously divine.
- THEY WORK. I have used caps lock far too many times in this post for any sensible adult. But I have no regrets. We made it through the night. My tummy sleeping heavy wetter woke up cozy and dry. Now to get a couple more of these babies for my rotation. And take another look at this print—way to go GroVia! You’ve got a fan in me.
Woohoo! Life-changing. Hallelujah, people.
Happy almost Friday, friends.
This was in no way endorsed by any of the brands mentioned above—just one momma tryin’ to help another momma out.