Have you ever bought a cloth diaper just because you love the print? I have. That’s the story behind getting my hands on a Rumparooz Pocket. I never bought one before because the rumours it might be a little small… This post was originally published on August 15, 2018 and updated in 2020.
It’s pretty much my entire philosophy behind starting a cloth diaper stash. #buyallthepretties.
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All About the Rumparooz Pocket Cloth Diaper
A pocket cloth diaper is a diaper with an exterior waterproof cover with an internal absorbent or stay dry layer – inserts are then added to an opening between the layers. This space and opening is like a pocket. So it’s called a pocket diaper. My personal bias is that I don’t like pocket cloth diapers because I don’t like to stuff cloth diapers.
This is a simple one size pocket cloth diaper rated to fit babies from 6-35lbs with a double waist snap with top hip snap. It features a 3×4 rise setting to allow you to custom fit.
The inside of the diaper is made of micro chamois and features a patent inner gusset design. This inner gusset is a row of elastics sewn into the mid section of the diaper. This helps channel liquid and fluids in a unique way of managing liquids within the diaper.
This diaper also comes with a set of microfibre inserts known as the 6R. It features a standard long length insert with snaps for adjustability. It also has a smaller booster microfibre insert that is contoured and can be snapped into the larger diaper. Each diaper is 3 layers of high quality microfibre.
The exterior of Rumparooz Pocket cloth diapers is a particularly soft waterproof TPU.
Rumparooz Pocket in Use
I freaking love this print, but I’m not sold on it. I do like it more than some other diapers, but a few thoughts.
First, it’s a tight fit on my girl. She’s only 22 pounds, but with her chunky thighs and the bulk of the microfibre inserts I often find myself pulling open the rise setting. I’m not sure how practical this is for bigger babies, keeping in mind, if you don’t grow giants this isn’t a problem for you.
Second, microfibre sucks.
If I knew I could upgrade, then I would have. I find these microfibre inserts bulky, and I almost never use it. Instead, I swap in something I already have which is the Bummi’s Prefold.
Third, internal channels for poop containment are nice. Top that with the micro chamois, and poop just slides off without being tooo big of a problem. That’s a major win for me.
Fourth, I find the pocket opening a little small for me because of my MASSIVE HANDS. I don’t like how my inserts don’t wash out and I need to remove them before tossing in the machine. Ugh. Most of my pockets do fine, but this one and AMP always stay inside if I forget. If I don’t have to touch poop, I’d rather not. This is where the Diaper Dawgs Mitts would come in handy. Check out the product in this review of the Diaper Dawg product line up.
6R Inserts are Large & Bulky
The 6R Insert is incredibly large for a petite diaper of this size. This diaper would be entirely different with a natural fibre insert. It would be a game changer. The 6R insert is not only long, but wide, and just adds unnecessary cause for concern. Microfibre compression and longevity is not worth it for diapering.
Rumparooz Pocket Diaper Comparison
It’s interesting updating this post 2 years later and looking at the product with a new set of eyes. What I see is that we’ve seen such a shift in the product that is released in 2020. New cloth diaper brands like Bebeboo Diapers or Elskbar Diapers are creating products with much larger wings. Older products like Rumparooz and bumgenius 5.0, as well as Wink Diapers or say Motherease Uno, have shorter tabs. This appears to be a reflection of a shift in the shapes that we favour.
The Rumparooz is a much smaller diaper than others in my stash. It definitely is more of a size 1 in terms of shapes that we see in 2020.
Would I buy the Rumparooz Pocket Cloth Diaper again?
No. I would not buy a Rumparooz Pocket Cloth diaper again because I make giants. My kids are 85 percentile (or more) and I’m sceptical this diaper might not last long enough. I also the microfibre inserts are incredibly bulky, and the price point is no longer reasonable in 2020 compared to other products on the market with better performance.
If you make smaller, average size babies, with traditional growth projectiles, then yes, please buy it and try it!
This diaper has a ton of great easy, functional features that work amazing for kids with explosive poops and for moms with a love of pocket cloth diapers – something I don’t have.
Do you own this cloth diaper? Tell me your thoughts below. <3