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Friday, January 2, 2015

My Experience with GroVia BioSoakers and Hybrid Shells on a 4 DayTrip!

So I have been MIA for awhile! But here I am doing a post once again on diapering! We just got back from a 4 day trip to visit my family for a little post-Christmas celebration! I took 3 GroVia Hybrid Shells and a 50 pack of GroVia BioSoakers with me. (I only actually needed half though!) I was a little worried about using them, especially at night, because I always use cotton cloth diapers and I was afraid of leaking problems. But I have to say that I used 22 of these babies and only had 2 slight leaks.
GroVia biosoaker and shells review.
       First I have to say that they both were in the carseat on an over ride to and fro our visit. The first one I needed to have the cover tighter- so learning curve to blame! The second was from an overloaded diaper that should have been changed sooner- user error! (He went like 6 hours in the same diaper AND pooped in it. Probably any disposable diaper would have leaked, right?)
       All in all these are absolutely fabulous and I hate disposables so this says ALOT! Very user friendly. Great fit in the shells. Much cleaner ingredient list and biodegradable. I especially love the 2 things that stand out the most from the design of GroVia versus other brands of disposable soakers: First, the side gussets. This totally helps to keep things tidy. Even when he did that enormous poop in the carseat, no poop got on the sides of the cover! That was pretty impressive! Second, the adhesive on the back. This keeps it in place and makes putting it on a wriggly baby so much easier. Now, I used these with snap shells because that is what I had in my stash. But if you are getting some shells especially with using biosakers in mind, I highly recommend getting a couple of hook and loop. I believe that you will give a better fit. I believe that I would not have had that first leak if I had been using the hook and loop.
Some of the adhesion is stuck beside the snap.
       Now, I loved my experience with the biosoakers. But I do have to be honest and share what I consider a small problem. And it is the adhesive. I think it is too sticky. It was even difficult to get the adhesive cover strips off. In fact if I didn't carefully peel them off it would completely rip the entire adhesive area off! So use caution when removing those strips. Slow and easy does it. Second it would sometimes leave residue on the shell. Now I could work with it and get it off, but we all know that is one more annoying thing for a busy mom or dad to do! BUT, all that aside I will definitely use these again and recommend them. Hopefully GroVia can keep on improving the adhesive and one day they will be perfect. And to end on a happier note, these kept my baby's skin dry and he had absolutely NO irritation from them. My children tend to have sensitive skin so this says alot. I also really enjoyed his super trim bum!
       If you are thinking about trying these I say give 'em a whirl!
Disclaimer: I purchased these products myself and this is my honest opinion. I was in no way compensated by GroVia for this review.