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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fluff Review: GroVia Bamboo Prefolds

Many of you may have seen the announcement during the start of the ABC Kid's Expo about GroVias new products that will be released in the next few months.  I had the pleasure of being a tester for their brand new Bamboo Gauze Prefolds that will be released for sale next month.  It has been very hard to keep my mouth shut, but now that I can talk - here's my thoughts on this new product.
GMD vs GroVia (GMD on top)

Let me start out by saying I am not a big prefold user.  In fact, unless you count Flip Organics as prefolds, I only have 4 in my stash - 3 GMD yellow edge (older style) and the new GroVia Bamboo Prefold - infant sized.  The GroVia prefold is much trimmer and much softer.  I got the GMD prefolds used, but even after just a few weeks of use, the GroVia has a lot more pilling.  Doesn't bother me, since no one is looking at it, but I know some people care about these things.

As a tester, I tried my prefold in as many ways as I could think of.  It folds narrow enough that you can actually stuff it into a Fuzzibunz Elite. I tried it at night and at nap-time.  It worked amazingly for naps.  By itself at night, we had leaks, but when paired with a doubler, we had no leaks at all. 

Compared to the GroVia soakers, I was quite impressed by how trim these prefolds were.  I can barely tell the difference between the soakers and the prefolds when used under the GroVia shells.  My model was being a tad bit difficult in posing for pictures, so I apologize that these are not perfect.

GroVia Bamboo Prefold
The only complaint that I made to GroVia was that the prefold was too narrow when trifolded into a Bum Genius 4.0.  Of course we now know that there are four different sizes for the prefolds.  I only wish that the larger sizes had more layers,  so I could use them without a doubler at night, but that's okay.  I have enough doublers laying around.  Of course, you also can't use the shell as long, because there is no TPU backing, but for those on a budget, they are more cost effective than the soakers.

GroVia Stay Dry Soaker
These are amazingly soft and I am excited to buy more when they are released in November.  And I saw this morning that my favorite cloth diaper store, Kissed by the Moon, will be carrying them.  According to GroVia's website, they will retail for $8-16 for a pack of three.  This week only, you can enter to win these or any of the other new GroVia products in their giveaway.

If you buy these next month, let me know your thoughts!  Hope you'll love them like I do!


  1. I was wondering what the secret tester was! I'm not usually a big prefold person, but I might give them a try. I do like bamboo!

  2. Thanks for this review-it answered all my questions! (I was specifically wondering if the infant size would fit in a FB Elite!)