If you are not sure you are ready to take the plunge and commit to cloth diapering yet 100% a great diaper to try is the GroVia Hybrid. We have been using GroVia’s hybrid diapers since our first days of entering the cloth diapering world and love how versatile they are. You can use the shell with either a reusable or disposable pad. Keep reading to find out more info on how this diapering system works!
STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR SHELL
When you purchase your first diaper you will need to select a liner. There are two options available: snap or velcro. We have a few of each. It is totally up to which will work best for your family. My husband prefers the velcro because it is quicker for him to take on and off and I like the snaps because they still look brand new even after a year of use.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR SOAKER
There are several insert options that are available which is why this diaper is perfect for cloth newbies. Here is a rundown on the inserts…
GroVia Stay Dry Soaker Pad: Made with a TPU outer, four layers of hemp/cotton blend topped with cozy micro fleece, and ultra soft leg gussets. 2 per pack.
GroVia Organic Cotton Soaker Pad: Their layer of waterproof backing, true leg gussets, and 5 layers of certified organic cotton, wash well and dry quickly. 2 per pack.
GroVia BioSoaker Pad: The perfect solution for cloth diapering on the go. Use when on vacation, at day care, or running errands. Simply lay/spread your BioSoaker in your GroVia Shell or favorite diaper cover and fasten on baby. Use sticky tabs to adhere to cotton underwear as trainers! These come in packs of 20 or 50.
Our favorite insert out of the 3 is the Organic Cotton Soaker Pad simple because the dry time is much shorter. Hemp inserts will typically take longer to dry because they are a thicker and more absorbent material.
STEP 3: SNAP IN SOAKER
Once you have decided what soaker option you will be using just snap it into the shell and put the diaper on your baby. It is that easy!
There is no stuffing, folding, or pinning involved with this diapering system. Just snap the soaker in place and it is ready to be used.
USING YOUR GROVIA HYBRID DIAPERS
Just like with any cloth diaper you will want to make sure that you are following the manufacturers instructions to get the best results. Follow these simple tips to prolong the life of your GroVia diapers.
Change outer shell twice a day and inner as needed.
Preparing Soaker Pads & Boosters: Wash hot with detergent, tumble dry 5–6 times before use (they will continue to gain absorbency with more washing).
- ALWAYS tuck the tabs under the tuck under strips before washing Shells.
- Remove as much solid matter as possible.
- Place soiled shells and soaker pads in a dry diaper pail – no soaking necessary.
- Wash every 2 days on warm with detergent.
- Hang dry shells (high heat causes excess wear).
- Tumble dry soaker pads and boosters.
- Do NOT use bleach, enzyme cleaners or fabric softeners.