GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper

Disclosure: This is an unsolicited and unpaid review. I received this product in exchange for highlighting this business. All opinions are my own.
GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper

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!


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.


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.


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.

GroVia Hybrid Organic Cotton Soaker Pad


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).

General 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.


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$45 Swanson Health Products Giveaway

Happy Monday! I have a fun giveaway for you today! Swanson Health Products is giving a lucky reader $45 to spend on organic foods, vitamins, and eco-friendly products!


How fun is that! This summer marks Swanson Health Products 45th anniversary as a family-owned company. They’ve been selling vitamins, supplements, healthy foods and natural beauty products for a long time!

I recently placed my first order with Swanson’s and was thrilled to see that they sell many of my favorite products. I love Health Warrior Chia Bars and was running low on my prenatal DHA supplement so those two items made it into my “shopping cart” along with a few hair and skin products.

Earlier this year I discovered the Alba Botanical brand. So far everything I have tried from this company is a 4-5 star product in my opinion. This brand contains 100% vegetarian ingredients, does not test on animals, is paraben free, and hypo-allergenic. I ordered a few new to me Alba Botanical products that I am excited to try including Sea Plus Night Cream, Clear Coconut Lip Gloss,  and the Leave In Conditioner.

I loved ordering these products online because I saved between 30 – 40% off my local health stores shelf price on each item. That is always a good thing!

This giveaway is super easy to enter just follow the instructions at the end of this post. Thank you Swanson Health Products for this awesome giveaway and Happy 45th!


PS…Swanson’s is also hosting another amazing giveaway on their website that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to check out Swanson’s Sweepstakes page for a chance to win 45 Healthy Foods and $500! You can follow Swanson Health Products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Desert Swim School

Disclosure: This is an unsolicited and unpaid review. I received this product in exchange for highlighting this business. All opinions are my own.

Desert Swim School Caden

Caden loves the water. We have a hard time getting him out the bathtub on most nights and he asks daily to go to the splash park or swimming pool. Being that we live in Arizona, and there are so many backyard pools, enrolling him in swim lessons has always been a huge priority for both myself and Josh.

With both Josh and I coming from an aquatic background, lifeguarding and managing community pools for several years, we know the importance and value of water safety and swim instruction. We were thrilled to be invited by Desert Swim School to participate in the Parent-Tot class with Caden this summer.

Each lesson is 30 minutes long, which is the perfect amount of time to get in the water, sing a few songs, work on kicks, entry and exits, big arms, bubbles, and floating. It is amazing to see what some of the other children in Caden’s class are able to do.

The Parent-Tot class we are enrolled in meets once a week, which is perfect for our family right now. Desert Swim School does offer lessons at multiple locations throughout the East Valley and has several options for classes that meet either once or twice a week. Locations include:

South Chandler
(Located at Fitness Works Chandler SW Corner Gilbert Rd. & Queen Creek Blvd.)
Mondays/Wednesdays: 3:45pm-5:45pm
Saturdays: 9:30am-1:00pm

(Located at Fitness Works Gilbert NW Corner Higley Rd. & Baseline Rd.)
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 3:45pm-5:45pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-1:00pm

(Located at Fitness Forum NW Corner Chandler Blvd. & Dobson Rd.)
Tuesdays: 4:15pm- 6:15pm
Saturdays: 9:30am- 1:00pm

What we really love about this program is the individualized attention that Caden, and each of the students, are given. The instructors make it a point to come around to each child and offer encouragement and helpful suggestions. For those of you with home swimming pools, instructors can even come to you to give backyard private or semi-private lessons.

If you live in the East Valley and are looking for high quality instruction and small class sizes check out Desert Swim School. They even offer adult lessons and endurance swim classes which are excellent for triathletes!

The next session starts the beginning of August so there is still time to get your little ones enrolled!

You can follow Desert Swim School on Facebook and Twitter.

Did you enroll your kids in swim lessons this summer?