Need to expand your stash of GroVia Shells? Looking for a super trim cover to go over fitteds or prefolds? Now you can buy the highly acclaimed GroVia Shell by itself. This is the hook and loop version, please go here for snaps.
We have an only Grovia stash but have used a couple other brands and the AI2 is the best and easiest system to use for cloth diapering. The hook and loop system is great for grandparents, babysitters, etc and doesn't require much explanation :)
We use mostly prefolds but have snap in inserts and biosoakers and I love the versatility of the system for this reason.
(Posted on 12/1/2016)
My husband and I love the Grovia system. We agree that the snaps hold up a LOT better than the hook and loop, but the hook and loop are really handy for those in-between sizes. The hook and loop have a snugger fit and always fit perfectly around the legs and waist. We have both the hook and loop and the snaps and use both all the time. The snaps look brand new after months of use and the hook and loop look like they have been used for months. Overall, I think it is helpful to have some of each.
(Posted on 12/27/2015)
They have the best Hook and Loop! It doesn't rub on my little ones tummy and stays "sticky" for a long time! The fit is also awesome, they fit during my little ones chunky days and also his skinny days!
(Posted on 10/27/2015)
I've been using these for almost 3 months now (my daughter is 4 months old.) They wash and dry quickly, I get an AMAZING fit, and the velcro is super sticky - even the laundry tabs hold in the washing machine. These are my husband's absolute favorite diaper...even over AIOs and disposables. I cannot think of any cons whatsoever.
(Posted on 10/26/2015)
I'm fairly new to cloth diapers but have used several different brands. I always seem to reach for my Grovia's. Also they are the only ones my husband will use at well. He is always unsure about snaps, add getting a proper fit, so these are a wonderful solution. I have both hook and loop and snap. I love them both but use the hook and loop for reasons listed above!! I mainly use the no prep soakers and have not had any leaks!! I love that if we don't have a BM then we can reuse the shell a few times before laundering. I have some Charlie Banana pockets and while they work perfectly fine, me the Grovias are just easier, no stuffing and much easier to remove when soiled!
(Posted on 10/19/2015)
We love the Grovia concept (removable soakers, one size). We bought a mix of snaps and hook & loop. Hook & loop makes it really easy and less intimidating for anyone (day care, family, etc.) to step in and change our baby.
(Posted on 9/23/2015)
I am new to cloth diapering and the Grovia hook and loop shells made the process very easy for my husband and I. It also helps that the shells are very high quality and super cute!
(Posted on 9/19/2015)
We've tried soooooo many diapers out there, and these rank at the top - simple to use, slim fitting for my slender guy, and the hook and loop is amazing! I've already replaced the Velcro in my other diapers with snaps, but I don't think I'll ever have to do that with these! My only complaint is that there isn't a snap in the front so you can reverse the soaker...I'd like to put the wide end of the soaker in front because I have a boy and he's a heavy wetter, but the snap placement makes it so you can only snap the soaker in the back of the diaper.
(Posted on 7/18/2015)
16 months into cloth diapering, these are still my favorite "diaper covers" with one exclusion- the liner. I had been using these with the Grovia soakers, but the soakers would bunch up and urine would wick onto my son's clothes. Also, they weren't very absorbent. Now that we're expecting our second child, we've begun using prefolds and covers to save even more money with two in cloth. I prefer the Flip covers and Grovia shells equally, they both fit nice, but the Grovia is a trimmer fit on my skinny little man. The issue however is that the Grovia shells have the mesh lining and cannot be wiped clean like the Flip covers. If his profiled isn't totally soaked I can normally air dry the cover through one change and reuse it, but if the profiled is totally soaked we end up tossing the shell in the pail as well. If they made a Grovia shell with a waterproof lining and no mesh.. we would use only those!
(Posted on 4/5/2015)
this Velcro is amazing...it is soft and strong. The contoured legs keep the mess in and being able to change inserts is so convenient. Grovias are by far my favorite...worth every penny.
(Posted on 3/17/2015)
I have 3 types of diapers I use; Alva, Charlie banana, and these! These are definitely my go to #1 reach for. They travel great (compact) and the aplix is the best on the market! I'm definitely debating switching to just GroVias!
(Posted on 1/25/2015)
I have found these to be too bulky on my 14 lb baby. The rise is too high even on the smallest setting. And the band in the front where the velcro is tends to rub on my baby's stomach. These just don't seem to be comfortable for him to wear. They are huge and bulky and wish I had known this before buying. Other people say they are trim, but I do not think that is for the smaller babies on the smallest setting. Hopefully he will grow into them soon. Bottom line: I would recommend Bumgenius over Grovia because of the fit.
(Posted on 11/22/2014)
We got these when our Bumgenuis were leaking a little about 6-8 months old. They are a trim, easy alternative , just not at absorbent as a pocket diaper. Will use them for daytime and make sure we put a extra line or in between the layers, A hemp/cotton works well for us.
(Posted on 8/30/2014)
I was not a big fan of hook and loop closures until I tried these. These shells are amazing! The velcro is so soft and the tabs are covered so they don't touch baby's sensitive skin. The wide band and long tabs allow you to get the perfect fit.
(Posted on 8/26/2014)
This is the best aplix fastened cover out there. The the integrated panel design is innovative and very easy to use. The only downside to this cover is that little ones can/will figure out how to unfasten this cover.
(Posted on 8/21/2014)