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Old 10-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #11
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They are worth it to me. They are the only diaper we have ever tried that are TRIM and absorbent. And they have a 1 year warranty.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #12
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I'm just meh about them, but I have a heavy wetter.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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They are ok...I much prefer the sized simplex. DH refuses to use them because they are difficult to get todler poop off...compared to our other dipes.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #14
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I didn't care for them and sold them all off. I now have a couple OS simplexes on the way. I really liked the sized simplex except the side snaps so I hope I love the OS!
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #15
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absolutely, I love having and AIO without dealing with synthetic inners. We use fitteds and wool or BGE's for 8 month old. I love them!
This. We use mostly fitteds but I have 6 BGEs on hand and love using them.

ETA: our DS is a heavy wetter and I have no issues with them leaking.

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They are nice but I also prefer the OS Simplex.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #17
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Does anyone else notice holes? I saw someone on another page said they were really bad about getting holes. I do like the simplex prints better. Is one roomier than the other?
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They are very nice! Super absorbant and natural fibers. We ended up selling ours because we just don't like AIOs. But if I had to go with AIOs they would be my first choice for sure.

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #19
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Re: BGE worth the $

I tried BGEs and Grovia, and here were my observations:

Both have similar cotton inners, but the Grovia has one flap plus an optional snap-in soaker. The BGE has that circle of fabric sewn in.

I used both for quite awhile and we always preferred the Grovia (and I don't say that just because I'm trying to sell my stash, LOL!) because:

-- Much more trim. MUCH. The BGE always had a lump somewhere, from that weird soaker, even on the biggest rise setting. I'd pull and tug and mess with it, and it never went away.

-- The Grovia can be even more trim (and less laundry) by leaving off the snap-in doubler. I was really surprised how much they held ... Half the time I didn't use the doubler, on a toddler who only peed 4x a day.

-- Nights. Grovia I just put in a second doubler, and it fit trimly still. BGE was harder to add absorbency to.

-- Wash & Dry. The BGE were MUCH harder to keep clean, and to dry. They took twice as much time to dry in the dryer and even then came out a bit damp. They also stank very easily because it was hard to get them clean.

-- Easy poop removal on the Grovia, since the flap just flips out. The gathers at the legs are different too (Grovia have an elastic casing that is soft; BGE has hidden elastic underneath, installed in a way that left red marks on LO's legs).

-- Grovia move more with the kiddo since they have huge side panels that stretch, and not just little tabs that stretch.

-- I also had fewer problems with the Grovia rise snaps letting go when I tugged the diaper up to adjust it. BGE rise snaps let go all the time when putting the diaper on.

-- Daycare started using the Grovia like trainers by leaving the hip snaps loose!!

The Grovia do take an extra step because of the separate doubler, but our way it took less time than getting a BGE straightened out: I didn't snap them in, I just layed them on top. This made it even easier to get the poop out, too, because that doubler acted like a liner.

The BGE is getting outdated in design, I think. I bet the next generation will be like the Freetime. That way the soaker is sewn in just doesn't work.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #20
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I tried BGEs and Grovia, and here were my observations:

Both have similar cotton inners, but the Grovia has one flap plus an optional snap-in soaker. The BGE has that circle of fabric sewn in.

I used both for quite awhile and we always preferred the Grovia (and I don't say that just because I'm trying to sell my stash, LOL!) because:

-- Much more trim. MUCH. The BGE always had a lump somewhere, from that weird soaker, even on the biggest rise setting. I'd pull and tug and mess with it, and it never went away.

-- The Grovia can be even more trim (and less laundry) by leaving off the snap-in doubler. I was really surprised how much they held ... Half the time I didn't use the doubler, on a toddler who only peed 4x a day.

-- Nights. Grovia I just put in a second doubler, and it fit trimly still. BGE was harder to add absorbency to.

-- Wash & Dry. The BGE were MUCH harder to keep clean, and to dry. They took twice as much time to dry in the dryer and even then came out a bit damp. They also stank very easily because it was hard to get them clean.

-- Easy poop removal on the Grovia, since the flap just flips out. The gathers at the legs are different too (Grovia have an elastic casing that is soft; BGE has hidden elastic underneath, installed in a way that left red marks on LO's legs).

-- Grovia move more with the kiddo since they have huge side panels that stretch, and not just little tabs that stretch.

-- I also had fewer problems with the Grovia rise snaps letting go when I tugged the diaper up to adjust it. BGE rise snaps let go all the time when putting the diaper on.

-- Daycare started using the Grovia like trainers by leaving the hip snaps loose!!

The Grovia do take an extra step because of the separate doubler, but our way it took less time than getting a BGE straightened out: I didn't snap them in, I just layed them on top. This made it even easier to get the poop out, too, because that doubler acted like a liner.

The BGE is getting outdated in design, I think. I bet the next generation will be like the Freetime. That way the soaker is sewn in just doesn't work.
I agree with most of your cons about the BGE. I fixed them by detaching the soakers at the front so now ours flap like the GroVia does.

I loved the trimmess of GroVia but sadly, they left awful red marks and leaked for us

Pp, any natural fiber is more prone to holes than say a synthetic fiber. Our BGE are on kid # 2 and I just noticed one out of 26 has a pin sized hole in it.
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