Modern Muslim Mommy (To Be)

Cloth Diapering, Parenting, & Randomness From an Eclectic Individual

Amazing Review of One Size All In Ones (AIO): GroVia, BumGenius Elemental, Bottombumpers & Swaddlebees Simplex!!! Courtesy of Anna at Hot Clothed Buns!!!

If you bloggers/blog readers haven’t seen this yet, you should definitely check it out!!!!

This is an excellent, amazingly thorough review!!!  I haven’t even had enough time to read through all of it yet, but I wanted to be sure and post the link, so others can enjoy it!!!  She says she spends about 6-8 hours on a review, and I believe her!!!!  Here’s the link:

Thanks for posting this superb review Anna, and I’ll be sure to take a look at more of your reviews soon!!!


I Heart Grovia Aplix!

I recently acquired a very gently used Grovia shell in the super cute “Wildflower” print!

I don’t have any experience with with using it on a baby yet, but I must say that I am absolutely in LOVE with the aplix!!!

It’s so ingenious!  And pretty!  Almost half the front is stickable, and the commonly “rough” side of the aplix (generic term for the branded name “velcro”) is actually not even rough at all!!!  I just LOVE IT!!!

What’s even more impressive, is that this lovely aplix has overcome my aversion to aplix altogether!!!  I like the wide aplix that’s on my Grovia Wonder Wraps, and my Bummis Super Lite covers, but the rest of the aplix out there is just scary!!!!  (Yes, I’m talking about YOU – thirsties/bumgenius/blueberry mini cover aplixes/aplixi!!!!)  They look like they won’t hold up to a light spring breeze, let alone a baby and a common wash routine!!!!  This is why 90% of my stash will always be snaps!!!

I must note that, compared to other one size covers/shells, the Grovia shells look like they will run small!!!  So be sure to keep that in mind when buying for your baby!!!

Here’s a picture of a Grovia aplix shell on a newborn (not mine!!! but how cute!!!):

I am finding that I’m a little vain when it comes to the overall “look” of the cloth diaper.  I want the overall appearance to be very clean and not look like a bulky mess!!  The fit on the baby above is a perfect example of this!!!

The fit on the baby below, however, is the reason that I have not purchased any Flip covers (though I’ve heard that most people like them and that they do work well):

But I digress and think that fit should definitely be the the topic of another post!! 🙂

Back to the Grovia shells – While I love, love, love the aplix, I was conversely underwhelmed with my gently used snap version of this cover, in the mod flower print.  Both the print and the snaps were underwhelming.  I’m not sure exactly why, perhaps the aplix is just so great, and looks like it would be an awesome fit, as opposed to the way the snaps look/feel/fit?  Any thoughts?  Whatever the reason, it’s not gellin’ with me and I will be selling it.

So, has anyone else fallen in love with Grovia’s aplix?  What are your experiences with either version of their shells?  Please share!!!


Kelly’s Closet is the Best!!!

They really do have the best customer service!!!  They ship and process my order super fast, respond very quickly to any questions or concerns, always have a coupon code, have a points program, and free shipping over $49!!!  What more could you ask for???


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