If you have been browsing around my site, you will probably know that we have been religiously using the Charlie Banana One Size Diapers. Nearing my 2nd year of cloth diapering, I began to get curious as to how other brands perform as well especially at night.
So I have bought the Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper as one of the diapers to compare with my Charlie Banana.
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Name Of The Product: Rumparooz One Size Cloth Pocket Diaper Snap
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Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper For Starters
Adjusting the Rumparooz to the right size uses a button system. All the buttons outside the snap cover represent a certain size. Look for the furthest button and that would be the newborn size (6 pounds) and keep it unbuttoned to get the largest size.
You can put the inserts in the pocket. If you are not using the pocket, you have the option to lay the soakers (inserts) outside.
I feel that they have a good design of the interior. A double inner gusset is available in Rumparooz to prevent leakage. See the photo.
My then 26-month-old daughter (31 pounds) initially wasn’t able to use the one size cover at all. It fits so tight on her waist I cannot even take a photo.
After successfully giving my other cloth diaper cover a good stretch using a baby hanger, I have decided to do the same for Rumparooz One Size pocket diapers.
It did manage to loosen up a bit but not to the point where I can use two buttons on each side. Nevertheless, my toddler doesn’t seem to mind the fit anymore. She slept comfortably last night from 12:30 am to 5 am without any leaks. 🙂
I would keep on giving the cover a good stretch every after wash, and hopefully, the covers will also loosen up after several months use.
The covers also never fail to keep the wetness inside. I have tried to use them on my daughter for overnight and it can last for 3.5 hours of comfortable wetness without leaking – and we are talking about a heavy-wetter here.
The covers are soft to touch and the soaker feels soft on the skin.
The Rumparooz soakers are one of the most reliable inserts that I have in my stash. I have been using them for 11 months now and they perform better the more we use it. The covers also never fail to keep the wetness inside.
I have tried to use them on my daughter for overnight and it lasted for 3.5 hours of comfortable wetness without leaking – and we are talking about a heavy-wetter here.
The Best Part
The thing I like most about the Rumparooz One Size is the buttons outside. No more digging into the pocket to adjust the size, and no more struggling with adjusting the strap system (Charlie Banana).
Also, worth noting is that the cover’s sides have a thing (technically called as inner gussets) to prevent leaking. And did I mention that the buttons (snap closure) have a LIFETIME WARRANTEE? Yup. The only cloth diaper I know (so far), that confidently gives a lifetime warranty on buttons.:)
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We don’t use baking soda anymore and we also stopped using the wet pail system in exchange for a wet bag. It is way cleaner and the smell is all hidden and doesn’t stick to the bag nor to the diapers as long as you wash them within 2 to 3 days of use.
The wet bag not only kept the smell hidden, but it is also tidier to look at. It is way better than the wet pail!
As for the detergent to use, I AVOID TIDE AT ALL COST. The Tide advice from another mommy blogger during my Charlie Banana’s early months made my stash stink. I almost hated cloth diapering. I still stick to the normal baby detergent Purex, in normal washing mode.
Also, NEVER USE BLEACH AND FABRIC SOFTENERS as it will alter the supposed-to-be awesome performance of the inserts.
If you don’t have access to direct sunlight, expect to wait at least 24 hours before the diaper cover and soakers dry if you hand wash them. Otherwise, it is okay to spin them dry.
The Tough Part
I wouldn’t say “tough” per se, but if you are going to get this diaper system for full-time use, the price difference per diaper compared to other pocket diapers will surely have a bearing when added up. Full-time cloth diapering parents should have at least 18 pieces in their stash to last for 2 to 3 days (6 a day) unless of course, you are washing them every day.
To justify the price difference, I would like to look at how easy it is to adjust the size using the button system and how soft the interior and the soakers feel. And of course, let’s not forget about the lifetime warranty of the buttons.
I am a sucker for lifetime warranties, and I could’ve bought Rumparooz if I hadn’t been so impulsive about buying the Charlie Banana then. But then again, my almost 2-year old stash of Charlie Bananas are all still fine.
In summary, here are the pros and cons of the Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper
Soft feel of the inserts (soaker)/inner lining
Lifetime warranty on buttons
Easy to adjust to different sizes
Very absorbent inserts
More expensive than most cloth diapers
Covers cannot be used for chunkier toddlers
I thought I have just wasted money on the Rumparooz one size cover until I decided to give them a good stretch with a baby hanger.
But we have stopped using the Rumparooz cover when my daughter turned 29 months old. She is too chunky to fit in it. Although the soakers are all still good, I use them as spare when we run out of inserts.
Since the Rumparooz soakers stashed inside the Charlie Banana pockets seem to work well (20 ounces of milk for 3.5 hours), the soakers might be a good option for use with an All-In-Two system.
If you are after the best one size cloth diapers for newborns, Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diaper Snap and Soakers is definitely more ideal as it can be resized to the smallest setting compared to all cloth diapers I have in my stash.
And if you happen to have a 29-month-old toddler who is not chunky as mine, you might just be able to still use the covers until you have a potty-trained toddler.
I have submitted my summarized review in Amazon for others to know, too. Check out what others have to say as well.
If you have any question, feel free to leave them below, and I would gladly get back to you as soon as I can.
Published on: May 31, 2016
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