My girls love their baby dolls so much. While they exhibit traditional curiosity and test the limits with many of their toys, they have always been so gentle and sweet with their “babies”. I love watching them hug and kiss the little dolls and Harper loves to change their diapers and pajamas, I often find tiny clothes scattered along the hallway outside her room. I think their empathy towards the fragility of the dolls helps them to be cautious with our friend’s younger babies, too. How do your littles care for their favorite toys?
Today I’m reviewing Rumparooz pocket diapers, and yes those are tiny Rumparooz doll diapers on the baby dolls. I received one at this year’s Great Cloth Diaper Change and the other from a local diaper shop as part of a prize package. The girls LOVE these tiny cloth diapers, and Harper begs for her “kangaroo” diaper almost daily.
Editor’s Note- DDL reviewed this same diaper in 2010 but we decided to preform an updated review because that video is old, low quality, and RAR has discontinued aplix versions of this diaper.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩ Rumparooz pocket diapers have a wide opening in the stay dry chamois lining to easily slip the insert(s) into place. The design is intuitive, but if you are delegating diaper changes to someone unfamiliar with pockets I would suggest making sure the diaper is stuffed in advance to be certain the microfiber insert doesn’t lay against the baby’s skin. I do wish the opening had some kind of additional coverage to prevent it from gapping open, as I often notice it trying to expose the microfiber and while I have never seen an ammonia burn on either of my girls, I am always wary of ensuring their skin is protected. The strong elastic and snaps help to make sure this diaper is easy to fit at any size. The customizable soaker option offers SIX different configurations to help you get the absorbency and trimness you need.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩ At $23.95 for a pocket diaper with the 6r soaker (which is actually TWO soakers that can snap together or be used individually) you will pay a little more than with some brands. However, Rumparooz are designed in the USA, in Colorado, and these award winning diapers are reliable and constructed to last through many washings. Considering the two soakers you receive and the quality of design, I think this price is reasonable, and the wide variety of colors and prints will have you dreaming of an entire stash of RAR (Rump-A-Rooz).
Performance ✩✩✩✩ This diaper can be worn in four different rise settings with six different soaker choices. I found that both soakers in the “girl doubler” configuration worked best for my girls at nap time, and I could use just the med/large option if I needed something trim to fit under tiny baby leggings while out playing. The microfiber inserts have held up very well, they do not seem to compress or lose absorbency like some cheaper microfiber inserts we’ve used. I love that the snaps on the inserts and the contouring help everything to stay in place so I don’t have the shifting and bunching that many pocket users dread. I haven’t been able to use these overnight with my girls, they tend to be heavy wetters and I notice a slight wicking at the tag if we try to go all night with this diaper. But for day they are wonderful! I especially love the built in gussets within the body of the diaper lining, these diapers are perfect for breastfed babies and extreme messes alike, the soft gussets are gentle against the skin but help to contain any mess. And the velvety material rinses clean and spotless with my diaper sprayer.
Fit ✩✩✩✩ This diaper can be as trim or as absorbent as you need it to be, thanks to the various fit options provided. While the most absorbent option does tend to be quite fluffy, and is too bulky for toddler jeans, it is still absolutely adorable and a great excuse to rock out with your cloth out. I love the rich colors and am happy to show off these amazing diapers when I’m in a position to. I also love the footprint of these diapers, the design means I don’t have to stress about wing droop and the coverage is great on both my skinny little toddler as well as my fluffier younger baby.
Overall: This pocket diaper is a great absorbent choice that I love for daytime and naps, it is stylish and modern and fun and it looks as new today as it did 50 wears ago. I can easily imagine this diaper lasting through multiple kids without wearing out. The wide selection of colors and patterns offer something for everyone.
Where to Buy: Kelly’s Closet
DDL purchased a G2 to facilitate this review.