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

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!!

Instead of buying boosters I simply used what I had on hand, Limited Edition GroVia Cloth Wipes, and GroVia Size 1 Bamboo Prefolds. Both worked beautifully and didn’t affect the fit of the AIO at all.

On the left is the Size 1 GroVia Bamboo Prefold. On the right is the LE GroVia Cloth Wipe. I prefer to trifold them in thirds.

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First up is the tri-folded Limited Edition GroVia Cloth Wipe (any absorbent wipe will do). I tucked it under the tongue style soaker of the GroVia Newborn AIO.

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And, North in his “turbo-charged” Newborn AIO!

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Next, the GroVia Size 1 Bamboo Prefold. I simply lay it on top of the diaper. Don’t worry about the fact that it is a bit longer than the diaper. Believe me, it fits perfectly!

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And….once again, North in his “super-boosted” GroVia Newborn AIO!

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I’m guessing that we should easily get another 2-3 weeks of wear before North completely outgrows his GroVia Newborn AIOs. They’ve been a fantastic cloth diapering option for these early newborn weeks. My two biggest tips for those of you using (or planning to use) this great diaper are:  1) PREP these puppies…..not just a couple of times, like 6-7 times!  2) If you start getting leaks don’t “throw in the towel” simply add some absorbency. You’ll be happy you did!

9 thoughts on “So Your Baby is "Out-Peeing" Their Newborn AIO...”

  • Hannah Haws

    Do you recommend washing/drying/washing/drying w/tiny bubbles for prepping? And .. can I prep them with my regular diaper laundry?

  • Hannah Haws

    Do you recommend washing/drying/washing/drying w/tiny bubbles for prepping? And .. can I prep them with my regular diaper laundry?

    Also - LOVE the idea of using cloth wipes to add absorbency! That is something I have on hand ;-)

    thank you!

  • Kim

    You can use any good cleaning detergent to prep them. Yes, you can prep with regular laundry as long as you are not using fabric softeners.

  • Annie Tague

    My little Sally has been wearing here NB AIO since day one and she just turned 2 months....she's just a peanut :) We love them but she was peeing through them. Since I had started buying the next size up, the hybrid/AI2 and some AIOs, to get ready for the switch I just added a regular booster folded in half. Works great! We love Grovia!

  • Melissa

    Could you add pictures showing how the Grovia boosters fit? It seems like they would be a great size! Even better, I have a few Grobaby boosters around and I love the shorter length.

  • Letizia

    What temperatures do you use for washing and drying these diapers? I sytarted using another brand, and the low temperature for drying does not work well: it takes 3-4 cycles before they are really dry!

  • Kim

    You can use the standard tumble dry setting for these. I find that flipping them inside out and/or adding a dry bath towel speeds up dry times on all cloth diapers!

  • Kim

    Sure! I will try to add them next week!

  • Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

    I have to say that I absolutely loved the Gro-Via NB AIOs on my baby guy when he was a newborn. He was such a skinny little man, and these were one of 3 our of about 7 types of nb diapers we had that fit him from birth. He didn't start peeing out of these until he was about 6 weeks, but I never thought of adding something like a prefold or wipe to add absorbency. Very ingenious.

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