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  • Using Soaker Pads on the Newborn Setting

    March 17, 2014

    “If my Shell is on the newborn setting, can I use Soaker Pads?”

    This is a question that we see frequently from parents who are new to cloth diapers—and it’s a great one!

    An unprepped Soaker Pad looks gigantic; it really does. Once your Soaker Pads, which are made from absorbent natural fibers, are in the prepping process, you’ll watch them shriiiiiiink until, after about 10 washes, they reach their permanent size. This is true for all natural fiber cloth diapers.

    After they’re prepped, it’s easy to see how they will fit your baby when your Shell’s “rise snaps,” or the grid of snaps across the front panel used to adjust the diaper to fit your baby at her current size, are set on the medium or largest (fully let-out) settings.

    But do they fit on the newborn/small setting?

    They do! I happen to have a tiny, but not newborn, model who can show you:

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    Mathilda is one year old, 17 lbs., and only about 25” tall. She’s compact, but not skinny, filled-out, but has very narrow hips. She's a shrimp!

    “So, how is she wearing that?” you ask. “Are you sure that’s a Soaker Pad under there? When I snap a Soaker Pad into a Shell on that setting, it sticks out!”

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    You’re right: it does. But a simple tuck does the trick. All you do is swipe your finger to move the back elastic outward and allow the Soaker Pad to be fully surrounded by it. It doesn’t even take me a whole second to accomplish:

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    Smoothen and spread out your Soaker Pad with your hands and make sure the gussets are in place and tucked into the leg elastic. Your fully assembled Hybrid cloth diaper will look like this:

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    That little tongue in the front will disappear when the Shell is brought up between your baby’s legs.

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    Ta-da!

    So why not just design Soaker Pads so that they fit newborns without that little tuck? Because they also need to fit your baby as she grows.

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    Note that as your baby grows and you are able to let the rise out on your Shells, the Hybrid system will become trimmer and trimmer… just in time for your baby’s clothes to become less baggy and babyish. If you’re looking for a cloth diaper that is super-duper, under-tiny-jeans trim while your baby is still very small, pick up a four-pack of either Newborn or One-Size AIOs, depending on your needs!

    This post was posted in Cloth Diapering , GroVia News and was tagged with one-size cloth diapers , small cloth diapers , Hybrid cloth diapers , grovia , grovia diapers , newborn cloth diapers , cloth diapers

  • ENOUGH with the "Stripping" Already

    February 18, 2014

    Our Customer Service department fields at least 5 "stripping" questions per day. The term, stripping, pops up daily on cloth diaper forums and manufacturer's Facebook walls. I've cloth diapered 5 babies (since 2003) and this term was nonexistent when I started cloth diapering.

    As pocket diapers and other polyester cloth diapers became popular, a new generation of washing instructions was marketed alongside these products. Washing instructions that told customers to use 1/2 (or less) of the recommended dose of detergent. The result: unclean diapers, ammonia issues, diaper rashes, and ultimately unusable cloth diapers. This was then followed by a whole host of "stripping" processes and customers who think that this is normal for cloth diapers. It isn't.

    Common sense tells me this: I wouldn't wash a load of my own towels with half of the detergent.  Why in the world would I do this with soiled diapers and expect them to get clean?
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  • GroVia & Giving Diapers, Giving Hope team up!

    January 16, 2014

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    1 in 3 families, in the United States, struggles to afford diapers for their babies.  Disposable diapers are likely the biggest expense for families and in a house with a child in diapers, disposables make up 50% of household waste.  Giving Diapers, Giving Hope, founded by Kristen McCarthy in 2011, is a non profit created to answer and eliminate these two issues.

    GroVia has teamed up with Giving Diapers, Giving Hope to manage the day to day operations, donations, and fulfillment for the foundation.  We are beyond thrilled to help families in the United States with their diapering needs and support this incredible effort. Continue reading

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  • Return of the Hyena Diaper!!

    November 13, 2013

    Some of you may be wondering what the heck a "Hyena Diaper" is!  Well, let me give you a little history lesson.  If you recognize the words; Fussybutt, Honey Boy, Luxe Baby, or Fuzbaby you can skip this paragraph.  For the rest of you, the word Hyena in the cloth diaper world was used to describe us crazy moms who would sit glued to our computers, hitting F5...F5...F5... in hopes of scoring a piece of diaper art.  Yes, I said ART.  Diapers that were meticulously sewn by WAHMs (Work at Home Moms), made of the purest of materials, often hand dyed or appliqued, and packaged and delivered in a glorious box of fluffy goodness.  We Hyenas often crashed websites by our sheer numbers, which eventually led to the creation of Hyena Cart! Continue reading

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  • Cloth Diapers Making a Comeback

    November 13, 2013

    It's happening. Cloth diapers are experiencing a re-surging popularity and the revolution is catching thanks to increasing community resources, enthusiastic cloth diapering families and, more recently, airtime from mainstream news outlets. In fact, America Now News just featured a fantastic segment on cloth diapers that discusses the comeback of cloth diapers and why the new, modern version are becoming increasingly attractive to families everywhere. Much of the information for the segment was provided by Jack Be Natural, one of our favorite GroVia retailers. And we were thrilled to see that they chose to feature GroVia diapers several times throughout the show!

    The segment explores the different aspects of diapering that families consider when deciding between cloth and disposables, including the environmental, health, and cost impacts of each option. The feature is chock full of interesting facts and figures, so check it out to learn more about making the right decision for your family!

    Watch the America Now News Cloth Diaper Segment

    America Now Cloth Diaper Segment

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  • So you’ve heard the GroVia One-Size All-in-One doesn’t work for chubby-legged babies?

    November 2, 2013

    I'd like to ask you something.

    Do you think the baby on the left is chubby?

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    Little Betsy is seven months old and closing in on 18 lbs. She’s in the fifth percentile for height… and the 75th for weight. Note the rolls and the chins. You kind of want to bite her, right? There’s no getting around it: my beautiful baby girl is fat. I've never had a baby this fat. I thought this level of roll-age was mythical.

    Would it surprise you to hear that Betsy wears GroVia One-Size All-in-Ones every day?

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    This post was posted in Cloth Diapering and was tagged with does GroVia fit chubby babies? , cloth diapers for chubby babies , all-in-one diaper , AIO diaper , all-in-one , AIO , cotton diapers , grovia , eco friendly diapers , grovia diapers , best cloth diapers

  • GroVia Bamboo Prefolds

    October 21, 2013

    GroVia Bamboo Prefolds have quickly become one of our top selling products. Why? They are absorbent, silky soft, and a very inexpensive way to add to your cloth diaper stash!

    We are often asked about sizing. Why don't you put a weight range on your prefolds? The answer is this: Weight ranges for prefolds just don't work. They vary too greatly depending on how the prefold is being used, trifolded or fastened. Most people simply trifold their GroVia prefolds in their GroVia Shells, so I've crafted today's post to focus solely on this. Continue reading

    This post was posted in Cloth Diapering and was tagged with bamboo prefolds , prefold diapers , cotton diapers , grovia

  • Cloth Diaper 101 Radio Show Features GroVia

    September 27, 2013

    ABC's of Surrogacy - Cloth Diaper 101 Radio ShowHere at GroVia, our ultimate goal is to get the word out about the benefits of cloth diapers. That's why we were excited to see a Cloth Diaper 101 feature on the ABC's of Surrogacy with Dawn Marmorstein. In this episode, Dawn interviews Sandy Soriano Barajas from organic diaper service Luludew. They discuss the benefits that cloth diapers offer, not only in terms of baby products that are green and environmentally friendly, but also cost effective as well.

    In the show, they also highlight their top three cloth diaper companies, and we were thrilled to see that GroVia made the list of one of Sandy's favorite brands. There is nothing better than being recommended by a fellow company in the cloth diapering space.

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    This post was posted in Cloth Diapering , GroVia News , Natural Living

  • So Your Baby is "Out-Peeing" Their Newborn AIO...

    July 22, 2013

    They are cute and tiny, so how in the world do newborns pee so much?? Looks can be deceiving! Your newborn will nurse 8-12 times per DAY for the first month, and 7-9 times per DAY during the second month. Well, what goes in must go out, which means A LOT of very wet diapers during those first couple of months.

    The GroVia Newborn AIO was designed to be a nice trim diapering option for tiny newborns during those all-important newborn weeks. Most people will find that their newborn will start “out-peeing” their NB AIOs before they outgrow them. So what is a mama to do?

    North was 6lbs 14oz when born and started wearing his GroVia NB AIOs at 2 days old. At about 3 1/2 weeks of age (and 8lbs), I found that he was starting to leak out of his diaper at about 1 ½ hours. When I would take the diaper off of him, the entire inside was saturated and the excess urine was finding its way out at the leg. So, we started adding some absorbency to his AIOs and VOILA….problem solved! At 5 weeks old and 10lbs he is still happily wearing his GroVia Newborn AIOs, without leaks!! Continue reading

    This post was posted in Behind The Scenes , Cloth Diapering and was tagged with newborn cloth diapers , cloth diapers

  • GroVia Named One of Babble's Best Cloth Diapers

    July 10, 2013

    Babble's Best Cloth Diapers of 2013

    As a marketing person, it sure does make my job a heckuva lot easier when a company has great products. That's why it's so amazing to work for GroVia...the products practically sell themselves! In fact, three of our top products were recently featured in Babble's Best Cloth Diapers of 2013. The GroVia Hybrid, Cloth All In One and Magic Stick Diaper Balm landed among Babble's favorites. We are honored to be recognized and are excited that the cloth diaper market continues to grow, giving families a variety of eco-conscious options to choose from. Click here to read Babble's round-up of the best cloth diapers.

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  • Pregnancy and Newborn | Over the Rainbow

    March 29, 2012

     

     

    Pregnancy and Newborn shares fun printed diapers for the upcoming Spring season, including the GroVia® AIO!

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  • Babble.com | GroVia Give Away

    March 15, 2012

     

    Babble.com shares GroVia's Great Cloth Diaper Challenge Giveaway!

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  • Pregnancy and Newborn | Chew on This

    March 13, 2012

     

    Hevea's Panda Teether is featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine!

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  • KIWI Magazine | 2011 Holiday Gift Ideas

    January 20, 2012

    GroVia's My Choice Trainer is featured in KIWI Magazine's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide (2011)!

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  • Fit Pregnancy | 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

    January 20, 2012

    GroVia's Curious About Cloth Bundle is featured in Fit Pregnancy Magazine's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide (2011)!

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  • Pregnancy and Newborn | 2011 Ultimate Buyers Guide

    January 20, 2012

    GroVia Diapers are featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine's 2011 Ultimate Buyers Guide (2011)!

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  • Carolina Parent | Donate to Good Causes

    January 20, 2012

    GroVia's Breast Cancer Campaign is featured in Carolina Parent Magazine (2011)!

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  • Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine | Baby Buzz Blog

    November 2, 2011

    GroVia® gives to Breast Cancer Awareness this October — Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine shares the promotion on their Baby Buzz blog.

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  • Babble.com | Big News for Cloth Diapering Mamas

    September 21, 2011

    Babble and GroVia share the much anticipated Gilt.com sale!

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  • GRAND Magazine (online) | These aren't yoru mama's cloth diapers

    September 21, 2011

    GRAND Magazine shares insight on the modern cloth diaper movement

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  • Earnshaw's | Earth Friendly

    August 23, 2011

    GroVia and Earnshaw's team up for an Earth Day Newsletter!

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  • Parenting.com | Best Cloth Diapers

    August 23, 2011

    Parenting.com names GroVia as the best AIO diaper on the cloth diaper market.

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  • KBZK.com | The Great Cloth Diaper Change

    August 23, 2011

    Bozeman, MT: Diaper changing at its best ... to break a world record! Catch GroVia's attempt to break the world record on KBZK.com.

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  • Babble.com | Celebrities Who Cloth Diaper

    August 23, 2011

    Alyssa Milano joins other celebrity parents who use GroVia to cloth their little ones.

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  • Babble.com | Babble Best 2011 Cloth Diapers

    August 23, 2011

    Babble.com names GroVia the Best All-in-One Diaper in their 2011 list of Best Cloth Diapers!

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  • Pregnancy and Newborn | Trend Alert: Owls

    August 23, 2011

    The GroVia 'Owl' print is a huge hit with this new trend featured on Pregnancy and Newborn!

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  • Gro Baby Diapers - About.com Review

    November 19, 2010

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    The Bottom Line - If you want to cloth diaper but find you need the convenience of disposables sometimes, Gro Baby diapers fit the bill.

    Pros

    • Both cloth and disposable options
    • Cute patterns

    Cons - Cost

    Description

    • Cotton Shell
    • One-size
    • Shell and insert diaper
    • Cloth and disposable
    • Closes with Snaps

    Review
    When I first heard about the Gro Baby diaper, I was skeptical. Usually a diaper is a good disposable or a good cloth diaper, but rarely both. I was happily surprised when Gro Baby was excellent at both. My first experience with the diaper was to take it on a trip. I used the disposable inserts, which took up much less room in our bag than taking traditional disposable diapers. The gusseted disposable inserts held in even a messy bowl movement and did not leak urine. The disposables held a lot of fluid, which I tested beyond the limits of my toddler’s bladder. One trick I learned was that when removing the disposable inserts you need to make sure none of the sticky-stuff stays in the snap, otherwise when you go to snap in a cloth liner, it will not snap in completely. After washing the reusable insert 5 times, I was impressed with it’s absorbency. I loved that the fact that it snapped in meant that it didn’t shift when my toddler walked around. Also, the gussets on the reusable insert held in all solid messes and kept the cover clean. The one-size aspect of the diaper means that you will get more out of your money in this diaper. If someone was looking for an awesome diaper that works well for travel and home, I would recommend the Gro Baby.

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  • Radar Online

    August 1, 2010

    GroVia: The Best For Your Baby's Needs
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 05:34PM

    Are you hearing the pitter-patter of little feet, or about to?

    Then its time for you to check out GroVia products, which integrates modern technology into the entire baby-changing changing process as we know it, refining it via years of personal use and testing and taking environmental impact and natural goodness for your baby into account.

    The centerpiece of GroVia's collection: the All-In-One diaper, which boasts stretchy tabs for a perfect fit with no stuffing or doublers. It has a trim, one-size design that grows with your baby, requires no cover and comes equipped with a quick-dry design.

    With the All-In-One diaper, you can adjust rise snaps as needed, as well as use a snap-in soaker for older babies or heavy wetters.

    User testimonials illustrate how satisfied customers have been with the All-In-One diaper.

    "This is a great diaper, very trim, soft and absorbent," wrote Heather Whitney, while Janice Pabalate wrote: "My most favorite diaper!!! As soon as I put this on my baby, I quickly realized how much I love it! Its just the perfect diaper! It very absorbent, super easy to use, super trim, and very stylish!"

    To order products, and for more info, check out www.gro-via.com

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  • FOX 40 Live! Sacramento

    July 14, 2010

    GroVia Cloth Baby Diapers,

    Environmental & Chemical-Free

    Watch the on-air segment with GroVia COO Sarah Greenshields and FOX 40 Live! host Rosemary Orozco, here:

    http://www.fox40.com/videobeta/7043959d-75f7-414c-b85b-38a7fa6fc6b0/News/Gro-Via-Cloth-Baby-Diapers-Environmental-Chemical-Free

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  • Women Entrepreneur "The Right Way to Rebrand"

    July 9, 2010

    You can't just flip a switch. The Natural Baby Company discovered firsthand that rebranding is an intensive process.

    When we launched Gro Baby, our modern cloth diaper line in April 2009, we had no idea how much it would transform our business model. We started The Natural Baby Company in 2005 with three product lines--WonderWraps, Pocket Change and DreamEze. Now our successful little company, with a mere 50-plus retailers, was about to experience a boom in business.

    Within months of the Gro Baby launch, we had wholesale distributors on three continents and were supplying 500-plus retailers worldwide. It was abundantly clear that the Gro Baby brand name would outsell our other products, and it was starting to define our company. Customers and retailers no longer knew us by our company name, The Natural Baby Company. They knew us as Gro Baby.

    In early January 2010, our team sat down and started strategizing. We asked ourselves some very simple questions: Who are we? Who are our customers? Where is our company going? Over the course of a few weeks, we took the time to brainstorm ideas, names and mission statements. We eventually decided to pick a single brand name that all of our products would be sold under. The name chosen was GroVia. Our brand mission: Simplifying the way parents nurture baby, naturally.The amount of work that goes into a rebrand is substantial, to say the least. Timing is so important, and scheduling and meeting deadlines are mind-boggling. Continue reading

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