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Grovia Hybrid Nappy System

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Brand: Grovia / Type: Nappies

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      31.08.2012 12:20
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      Design flaw means insert doesn't work with smaller babies

      The grovia is. A hybrid nappy system. This means that a reusable outer shell is combined with either disposable or fabric inserts, with only the insert being changed each time. This review covers the use of the shell with the organic cotton insert. The shell I got was a bright green kiwi colour and looked very smart. It came with three sets of rise poppers which meant the size could be adjusted and had a Velcro waist to allow adjustment there. I liked that the loop part of the Velcro was coloured and fitted into the design of the nappy. I'd hoped this could be an out and about nappy like the flip where only inserts needed taking and as these inserts were slimmer would take up less space. We only used this nappy once, which may seem like inadequate testing for a review, but when I realised the nappy was leaking after only 30 minutes, it seemed a design flaw that would nit be resolved. Little t was 5 months at the time and we were on the smallest rise setting. On removal of the nappy, the issue didn't seem to be absorbency as the insert wasn't saturated, but that due to the insert being held in place by poppers, it runched up leaving gapes at the side on the smallest setting. 30 minutes is the least amount of time we've had a reusable nappy work for. The insert was also a bit long and needed folding over at the end, though it hadn't designed to be. The outer may have been a good one size fits all, but the insert certainly wasn't! I also didn't like the mesh on the inner which prevented it being wiped between washes. It is a slim fitting nappy if only it worked! The grovia hybrid is an expensive nappy - outers cost £12 and inners are in packs of 2 for £14. I got mine preloved (used) for £13 including an insert, and sold it on for the same amount, so it retains value well and is worth a try to see if it suits your baby.

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