Monday, March 14, 2011

GroVia BioSoaker Review

Fits – One Size

Overall Performance:  ★★★★☆

A pack of 20 disposable biosoakers retails for $7.99 and a pack of 50 for $19.99.  These are available at both of my affiliates, links to right.

This disposable insert is very absorbent.  My daughter was able to go for her entire nap and not leak.  I was not brave enough to try this insert at night.  As these inserts have a waterproof backing, you cannot double them up to create more absorbency.

These disposable inserts are not quite as trim as the Flip disposable inserts, but they are not near as bulky as any other type of insert.  An insert and a cover are not as thick as a disposable diaper!  This disposable insert fits nicely into any cover or shell, obviously, it is recommended to be used with GroVia shells.  These inserts work great with covers with flaps and without flaps.  The insert does have enough weight to it that it can hold form on its own and does not slide around too much.  It is not as long as the Flip insert, so you do have to make sure that you put it where you need it and that your child does not miss the insert.  Also, this insert has gussets around the legs to contain mess and prevent leaks.

This insert is fabulous!  It is easy to put in, easy to take out, it is biodegradable and compostable which is amazing for the environment!  It will work with almost any cover.  The leg gussets are wonderful so that messes are contained and you don’t have leaks.  And the little thing is actually pretty absorbent too.  I love these biosoakers and recommend that all cloth diapering parents have a few of these on hand for those moments when you just need something disposable.

Note:  GroVia biosoakers do come with two sticky spots on the back of the soaker.  This is for use in training pants or underwear only.  When used with a cover as a diaper, do not use the stick tabs, but rather set the insert into the cover.

GroVia BioSoaker in a GroVia Shell (left) and a Flip cover (right)


  1. How are these supposed to be disposed of? They'll biodegrade in the landfill.

  2. Quoted from:


    Obviously you need to remove all solid matter first - then, turn the BioSoaker into your flower (not veggie) garden or you can also take it to a professionally managed composting program. If you do not have this option in your area, and you do not garden or have the space to compost, the manufacturer suggests to tear open the BioSoaker and empty the core contents into the toilet and flush. The outer, waterproof fabric SHOULD NOT be flushed - throw it away. It isn't ideal, but it is a far cry from throwing an entire disposable diaper full of chemicals, dyes, fragrances, chlorine and SAP into the landfills!

    The GroVia BioSoakers are just one part of the GroVia One Size Diaper System. Whether you select to use the disposable soaker pads or the cloth inserts, the GroVia One Size Diaper System will grow with your baby and offer "no fuss" convenience when you need it.

    PLEASE NOTE: *The elastic in the manufacturing of the GroVia BioSoaker has not been tested for biodegradability & compostability.

  3. first off, just found your blog while looking for disposable insert opinions, Thanks!!! Great review, I bought some of these & have tried them out (but only for one diaper change, saving them for a month long road/air trip) I am thinking about trying the flip disposables as well. I have econobum covers, & grovia shells & was also thinking about adding a couple flip covers... Pro's & con's to all I am sure but I am trying to feel prepared for our adventure any opinions?

  4. Thank you for the great review. Great photo work too. I am looking at these as an alternative for the times of travel and camping when having a prefold to wash later would be a major inconvenience.