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I have been looking for prefolds to use with my newborn daughter and what I got with GroVia’s prefolds was not what I was expecting! I really like to pair prefolds with wool to give my little one’s bottom the most breathability through the 20 plus diaper changes she has a day. I certainly did not expect to be wowed by a prefold, but GroVia was able to not only wow me, but change my perception on what to expect from a prefold!

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Here are the features of GroVia’s Prefolds

Diaper Type: Prefold

Fabric: 55% Bamboo and 45% Organic Cotton.

Size Range: These are sized prefolds that come in four sizes

  • SIZE 1: Newborn – 12 x 13 in. – 4-9 lbs. 2x6x2 ply
  • SIZE 2: Infant – 14 x 15.5 in. – 7-15 lbs. 4x8x4 ply
  • SIZE 3: Infant Long – 15 x 18.5 in. – 15-25 lbs. 4x8x4 ply
  • SIZE 4: Toddler – 16.5 x 20 in. – 25+ lbs. 4x8x4 ply

Waist Closure:  A pin, Snappi, or Boingo can be used. These also work well soaker-folded and used inside a cover without using a fastening device.

Putting GroVia’s Prefolds to the test:

Fit: I used a Size 2, infant prefold from day 1 with my daughter, who was 8 pounds and 10 ounces at birth. It fit lovely without too much extra material. I simply tucked the front to keep it clear of her umbilical cord. These prefolds were easily maneuvered to get a nice fit around my skinny newborn’s legs. I would say GroVia’s sizing chart is true to size. My daughter is now over 12 pounds and these prefolds still fit great and she has room to grow.

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Use:  I really liked the feel of this prefold even just after prepping. Once I started using GroVia’s prefold, I noticed the absorbency really stood out compared to 100% cotton prefolds. They have set a new standard of what I expect out of absorbency! These prefolds hold up well for several hour stretches. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to test them for overnight use. I definitely look forward to the day that I can! Did I mention soft? They are so soft! Like silky, buttery soft. With every wash they seem to become softer and softer. They are truly the softest prefolds I have ever laid my hands on. Even with all that softness, I didn’t have any problems with the material sliding loose on my little one’s legs. They are also very trim! They fluff up nicely after prepping, but they are not bulky at all.

With their great absorbency, these prefolds can serve many purposes other than a diaper. These could definitely be used as a soaker, tri-folded and laid in a cover. They would also work well used as an insert in a pocket diaper. The absorbency of this prefold is truly phenomenal compared to 100% cotton!

Ease Of Use: In general, I think prefolds are easy to use. These prefolds were easy to get a nice fit quickly, without having to readjust due to the material sliding.

Washing:  I don’t think washing gets any easier than prefolds. There is no elastic to worry about or Velcro to remember to secure. These can be line dried or put in the dryer. I personally like to line dry for sunning out the stains. What I noticed with these prefolds is, unlike my cotton prefolds, they were actually soft after line drying! When I did put them in the dryer to see how they would stand up to the heat, there really wasn’t any noticeable shrinkage. For me this is a huge plus!

Quality & Cost:  The quality and durability of GroVia’s prefolds are great! The material seems to get softer with every wash and the serging has withheld well. The cost of a 3 pack of GroVia Prefolds, range from $8-$16, depending on size. They are very economical especially knowing they are made with bamboo and organic cotton.

Summary

These prefolds have a lot to offer when it comes to trimness, absorbency and affordability. I have used other brands of prefolds and these by far, are my favorite! They are very absorbent compared to cotton prefolds and are so squishy soft! Economically, these are a great way to have high quality diapers for very little cost. I highly recommend these prefolds for first-time, cloth diapering parents as well as experienced cloth diapering parents. These prefolds have truly raised the bar of what I could ever expect out of a prefold.

Sherri

Sherri is from Kentucky, is a mother of four that works part time as a RN. She enjoys being Eco-friendly and looking for new ways to live more sustainably.

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17 Comments on GroVia® Prefolds – Product Close Up

  1. Melissa c. says:

    I loved size 1 on my newborn under a sweet pea NB cover!

  2. Anne Sweden says:

    I like that they are softer than just the regular cotton!

  3. Clare S says:

    I like that these are very soft and absorbant and can be used trifolded in my Grovia shells.

  4. Britni Bradford says:

    my fave feature of grovia prefolds is that they are as soft and squishy as they come =)

  5. Katie N. says:

    I love how soft and absorbent they are!

  6. Christine A. says:

    The absorbency is what I love.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I love the blend of fabrics!! So soft!

  8. Laura says:

    I padfold a size 2…they are so soft and very absorbent!!

  9. Kay says:

    I love the ease of washing! No drama washing is always a win for me!

  10. Crissiek says:

    I haven’t tried Grovias, but I love prefolds & I like that these are softer line drying. I try to line dry all my CDs

  11. Keara B. says:

    I love that these are part bamboo… I have a very heavy wetter and will take all the absorbency I can get!

  12. Melissa E says:

    I love that they are a bamboo and cotton blend! I’ve been wanting to try more natural blends in my stash.

  13. Dominica H. says:

    Love that they are bamboo and organic cotton!

  14. Karen W says:

    I love how much softer and more absorbent the Grovia prefolds are compared to regular cotton prefolds!

  15. mama407 says:

    I liked that the Newborn size was *really small* –works great trifolded when baby gets a little bigger….super trim but very absorbent!

  16. Anna Smith says:

    I love that these are so thirsty and good for heavy wetters!

  17. Beth says:

    I love that they make a size small enough for a newborn!

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