Friday, April 6, 2012

First Fluff Friday: Grovia AI2

It's been a few months since I did First Fluffy Friday. To be honest, I haven't forgotten, I've just been so busy with everything else that I've left my blog behind. :( My goal for April is to bring it back and we are going to start with a First Fluff Friday post! I thought you would like that.

I have been using the Grovia AI2 for months. I brought them into Bum Luxury in 2011. I wanted to offer my customers the cutest prints and an AIO option. I also thought having a hybrid option would be nice for those customers that can't commit to cloth 100% of the time. 

I chose the Mod Flower print to try on Baby J because I love the simplicity of it and then I added a 2 pack of organic cotton soakers. 
This was taken when Baby J was 15 months old.
The soakers are very high quality and thick to hold maximum absorbancy. The soakers are one piece, but they are sewn in a way that allow for the fastest drying time. The top layer is only sewn down on the ends, so the middle can be pulled away. This is similar to the way a Knickernappies LoopyDo or SuperDo insert is sewn. The only problem I have with this design is that it makes cleaning a poopy diaper more difficult. I use a diaper sprayer 99% of the time and poop can get caught in the nooks and crannies of the soaker. Of course, Baby J loves to poop in the Grovia AI2!
I have never had a leak with the Grovia AI2 so it's a great option for nap time or long car rides. I do not like that the soaker is not stay dry because I can tell it irritates Baby Js skin after wearing it. She's always got a little redness after I take it off. Not a rash, just that sitting in a wet diaper look. Using a fleece liner fixes this problem right away. Grovia also now offers a stay dry option for their soakers, too!

The other con to the Grovia AI2 that I have noticed, is that the organic cotton shows stains more easily than a fleece diaper and it is more difficult to sun out. They aren't super obvious, but I know they are there. This is with any organic cotton material, but it bugs me because I like to have the cleanest looking diapers possible! 

The shell has two snaps on the inside for the soaker to attach to. The Grovia shells and soakers are the only diapers I have seen with this particular style of snap. That means that other AI2 systems and inserts are not compatible with the Grovia system. 
The inside of the Grovia shell has a mesh lining. The mesh lining throws me for a loop. I don't believe that the Grovia AI2 shell can be used as many times as other shells and covers because urine gets on the mesh and then the whole system needs to be washed. I have used the shell twice before washing, but wouldn't use it anymore than that because I know there is urine getting on the shell and I don't want to put that back on Baby J. 

This shows the hybrid version of the diaper with the biosoaker inserts.
The outside of the shell is made of TPU. It is very similar to PUL which is what a majority of cloth diaper pockets, AIOs, AI2s and covers are made with for their waterproof parts. TPU uses heat instead of chemicals to forge the two pieces together though which to me means even better for the environment and baby. 

I love the Grovia AI2 fit. It is so trim and they are super easy to put on. They seem extremely comfortable for Baby J and I have never experienced any fit issues.
This isn't tight, my daughter just has a very big Buddha belly! Again, at fifteen months.
My overall concern with the Grovia AI2 is price. Compared to many other AI2 options, they are a bit on the spendy side and are more comparable price-wise to a pocket diaper. For a shell and two inserts it is $17.45. The quality of the diaper is definitely why you find the price point to be a bit higher for this system. The organic materials are always going to be more expensive than a synthetic alternative.

If you are interested in getting the system for yourself, head over to Bum Luxury's Grovia page and check out all of your options!

You can also try to win one for yourself here:



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39 comments:

  1. I'd like to try knickernappies

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  2. I would love to try the lil joey diapers on my next baby

    (rachel n on raffelcopter)

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  3. The Rumparooz One Size Diaper Snaps

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  4. I would also like to try your Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  5. I would love to try the Grovia shell or AIO

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  6. Knickernappies Baltic Amber Necklace

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  7. Thanks ladies for entering! I just added Pinterest options as well. :) Good luck!

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  8. Thanks for this review. I've been thinking about these shells bc i love the aio soooo much. Now I'm really interested, especially if I win ;-)

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  9. I really want to try a Planet Wise Reusable Wet Bag.

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  10. Swaddlebees Simplex OS

    Rachel DeHart
    tall_person13@yahoo.com

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  11. I'd love to try the Sweet Pea AI3 diaper!

    Jodi J

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  12. Fuzzibunz Trickle Free Trainers

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  13. The Knickernappies hanging wet bag looks great! No need to use a diaper pail.

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  14. I want to try the GroVia AIO or AI2s.

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  15. i want to try the grovia all in one

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  16. I'd like to try a Knickernappies Doorknob Hanging Pail Liner.

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  17. I would love to try a knickernapper pocket diaper

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  18. i would like to try the grovia AIO. I have a couple of the AI2 and we love them

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  19. I'd also love to try a fuzzibunz elite.

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  20. I've been wanting to try the planetwise bags and a diaper sprayer since I haven't yet tried either. Thanks for a great giveaway ~ Cindy B (on rc/fb)

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  21. I would like to try the Swaddlebees Simplex OS.

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  22. I would like to try a Swaddlebees simplex os

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  23. I would also love to try the Swaddlebees simplex OS. I hear good things about it!

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  24. I would really like the baltic amber teething necklace

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  25. I would love to try the GroVia AIO or the Shell! They are so cute!

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  26. pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/192177109069428496/

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  27. trainers! since we are leaning towards them right now but definitely still use diapers at night =)

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  28. I want to try the rumparooz!

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  29. I'd like to try a baltic amber necklace.

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  30. The super undies pull on trainers. My MDS is petrified of underwear because he doesn't want to have an accident.

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  31. I would like to try a grovia or a fuzzibunz. I haven't used those brands at all yet.

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  32. the knickernappies baltic amber necklace

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  33. I would like to try the Grovia AI2 or Rumparooz.

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  34. I would love to try the Swaddlebees Simplex OS

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