Basil snap shell on a 5 month old.
GroVia Shell is a hybrid diaper cover that has snaps inside for the snap-in soaker pad, sold separately. The Shell is designed to allow for multiple wears between washes and uses the industry's best materials. For use with GroVia Soaker Pads, GroVia BioSoakers, and other absorbent diapers. Does not have leg gussets.
GroVia calls it a "shell" but the common word is "diaper cover" - they mean the same thing - the waterproof part that goes over something absorbent. The special thing about this is that it has snaps inside it. It is designed specifically for use with the GroVia Organic Cotton Soaker Pads or Stay Dry Soaker Pads, which are sold separately.
Shell only (absorbency is not included, see Organic Cotton Soaker Pads)
You can use anything that fits in there that is absorbent (and ignore the interior snaps) such as a prefold. They are very trim fitting, so the small yellow edge prefold is usually the correct size inside this trim cover at the highest rise. Choose newborn orange edge for smaller rise settings. If you want trim, this is it. Of course, the trimmer it is, the smaller it is, which means it is not going to be as absorbent as a big and bulky diaper, but that is always the trade-off. The best use is of course with the soakers that are specifically designed for it. Organic Cotton Soaker Pads. The GroVia Soaker Pads in the GroVia Shells make a very trim, very easy to use system.
The shell is made of 100% polyester with TPU waterproof layer with a polyester inner mesh layer. Made in China.
Note from Karen: This is trim and it can be used over prefolds by ignoring the inner snaps that are there to attach the snap-in soakers. I find that the small yellow edge prefolds work nicely on the the highest rise setting. The medium prefolds are a bit too much for this trim cover in my opinion.
Link to GroVia Shell Hook and Loop version.
GroVia Shell is a hybrid diaper cover that has snaps inside for the snap-in soaker pads.
These are my favorite covers. I use them over flats mostly, but do use pad folded prefolds too. I have four different brands of covers and these fit my boy the best. I love the softer material on the elastics.
I've tried several different diaper covers and these are my favorites! I was having leaks and wicking with some other brands, but no issues so far with the grovia covers. I use the covers with prefolds either trifolded or wrapped around baby, fitters, and the snap in inserts. All options work well!
These are just excellent. Could not be more pleased. Bought the cloth-Eez preforms organic inserts and am so thrilled with how it all works together. Haven’t had long, but seem to be excellent quality- look forward to buying more of these covers.
I bought one shell and one set of pads to try it, and would be ordering more!! Those diapers are very convenient for parents and comfy for a baby! We used other shells with liners but liners were always moving with our active little one, so he was always wet. I used to change my son's outfit a few times during the day and at night time. This shell is great! You can modify it easily to fit your baby's size. The hooks are very soft, so also easy to find the right size and balance between too tight and too loose. The GroVia pads are attached to the shell, so they stay in place! They are very absorbent and soft. He never leaked through those diapers (I use them during the day)! The diaper is overall less bulky on our 3 months old than other ones. Going to order more :)
It fits my chunky thick thighs baby very nicely. I mostly use this on the go with a trim bamboo plus hemp insert OR I lay a disposable insert inside the cover. It doesn’t cover flats or prefolds as well which is why I give it four stars. But it’s well made and comfortable and I’m happy.