It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of all-in-two diapers. AI2s are more affordable, take up less space, and generate less diaper laundry than all-in-ones (AIOs) or pocket diapers. Most of my personal cloth diaper stash is made up of AI2 diapers. In this post I’ll compare two popular brands: GroVia and Best Bottom Diapers.
Overall, the GroVia and Best Bottom AI2s are quite similar. Both have rise snaps to make the shell adjustable to fit from infant to toddler; both have both stay-dry and natural fiber inserts. They are priced similarly and are both high-quality diaper systems. When considering GroVia vs Best Bottom, here are a few points to consider:
|Shell Features||Snap or H&L||Snap or H&L|
|Mesh inner is soft against baby's skin||Laminated inner can be wiped clean|
|Crossover tabs||Crossover tabs|
|No extra leg gusset||Extra leg gusset|
|Three rise settings||Four rise settings|
|$16.95 each||$16.95 each|
|Insert Features||One-size insert fits in the shell regardless of rise setting; insert has elasticized gussets on sides and is backed with TPU.||Inserts come in small, medium, and large sizes, which correspond to the rise setting of the shell.|
|Stay-Dry Inserts||Cotton/hemp topped with fleece. Sold as a two-pack for $17.95.||Microfiber topped with fleece; Sold as singles for $3.95.|
|Natural Fiber Inserts||Organic cotton; two for $18.95||Cotton/hemp blend; $5.95 each|
|Hybrid (Disposable) Insert||Yes||No|
|Warranty||One year||60 days|
Although the GroVia inserts are individually more expensive than the Best Bottom inserts, they are actually less expensive overall when you consider the fact that you will have to buy Best Bottom inserts in multiple sizes:
- Price of four GroVia stay-dry inserts (2 x $17.95) = $35.90
- Price of four Best Bottom stay-dry inserts in each size (4 x $3.95 x 3) = $47.40
- Price of four GroVia organic cotton inserts (2 x $18.95) = $37.90
- Price of four Best Bottom cotton/hemp inserts in each size (4 x $5.95 x 3) = $71.40
Overall, these are both awesome diapering systems. I personally find that GroVia fits my toddler better around the waist, but Best Bottom does make waist extender tabs to allow the diaper to fit much longer.
Which AI2 system do you prefer – Best Bottom or GroVia? Cast your vote below and elaborate in the comments!