I’ve been through many phases since beginning this cloth diaper journey in 2005. Prefolds and covers, to pockets, to All In Ones, to fitteds and wool, back to Pockets, then All In Twos (which is where I’m at now).
I always have fitteds on hand for backup, never use prefolds and don’t really enjoy stuffing pockets.
But, sometimes a cloth diaper has a feature that you simply can’t resist…no matter what system it is.
The inside is lovingly referred to as the “Poop Scoop”. That is exactly what it is though. It’s contoured and conjures up images of an ice cream scoop. What comes out of baby stays in the diaper. What a novel idea!
After trying out the new G2 design I told Julie I took many pictures trying to get a tasteful shot of how well the Poop Scoop holds in poop. I love her reply, “dont be shy – I get LOTS of *dirty* pictures in my inbox from satisfied mommys :) lol.”
All this chatter, where’s the review?
I tested out an Velcro G2. Upon first look I thought “no way will I like these tabs.” But after using it I realized that, although they seem stiff, they will hold up a lot better than other aplix tabs (bumgenius for example).
The stretchy tabs have been improved to not be so stretchy. I can get a perfect fit around Sterling’s waist and from the following video, so can my 7yr old daughter Haley.
Rumparooz G2 is a one-sized pocket cloth diaper. I began using it on Sterling at about 13ish pounds. Because every child insists on being vastly different than the others, Sterling has an extremely long rise. (I compare this to Paisley who has the world’s shortest rise and could where a bumgenuis organic aio on the smallest snap at 2.)
Sterling wears his Rumparooz on the medium setting although I am thinking I need to move to the large setting. Don’t let Sterling’s long rise fool you. The Rumparooz G2 is in fact a one-sized diaper. The majority of children will easily wear this diaper from birth to potty training.
Besides the Poop Scoop, my other favorite feature is the laundry tab. I know, silly. But, I like how it isn’t a piece of velcro but a nice soft piece of material. No rubbing on baby. And they stay put in the washing machine.
I have mentioned in previous posts that I do NOT desire to pull out inserts. Therefore, I toss the diaper w/insert into the washer hoping it will come out. After many washes, the insert has come out every time (I have a top loader).
Included with every Rumparooz G2 purchase comes a 6r soaker. The 6r is a microfiber soaker that adjusts to many sizes and absorbencies (6 different combos!). I have not used the Rumparooz at night but with extended day use have not had any wicking or leaks.
The Rumparooz I have is a beautiful aqua but the prints Julie has (and will have) are amazing! I love that her prints are different than the popular prints I see floating around. Be sure and check out the monster!! So cute! I have had the Bastian and Jack in the past and these prints are super cute in person. Click for coming prints.
Overall, I highly recommend the Rumparooz G2. I haven’t had any issues with it that I can put in the “con” category.
Although I am not a lover of microfiber for the long run (like 1+ yr), it is a super absorber and trimmer than other comparable absorbency materials. I suggest replacing microfiber inserts every year at the most and avoid the stink and leaking issues that can occur.
Rumparooz cloth diapers, like Gro Baby, are produced in China. These WAHMs have worked very, very hard to ensure that their production facilities in China are FAIR, CLEAN, and HAPPY! By sending production overseas they are able to bring excellent cloth diapers to you at an affordable price, at the same time allowing their family to make an income.
In the near future I will be introducing you to lil’ Joey. This is the cloth diaper that is going to take over as the leader in newborn cloth diapering! If only I had these when Sterling was born!!
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