Today’s guest post, a review of the Rump•a•Rooz G2, is brought to you by Terra at Cloth Diaper Addiction. Thank you to Terra for sharing her review with us!
I was absolutely thrilled when Priscilla let me know that I was going to have the opportunity to review a Rump*a*rooz G2 (RaR). I have been wanting to try out this diaper for so long. I normally only ‘allow’ snap diapers into our home, just not a fan of aplix here, but decided to try out the aplix since it seemed much sturdier than other hook & loop diapers.
The first thing I noticed when the RaR arrived was how soft it was – inside and out. My immediate thought when I felt the PUL was how high quality it felt. I have some PUL diapers that just feel…cheap. The PUL on the RaR, I feel, will withstand many uses across many children before showing any wear. The inside is a “scrumptiously soft microchamois which is 100% hypo-allergenic and no-pill.” Scrumptiously soft is no joke! After I received this diaper, I probably spent the first 10 minutes holding this diaper and ‘petting’ the inside of the RaR!
The other main features of this diaper, I love just as much:
- One-Size – I have been on the hunt for spectacular one-size diapers, and the fact that this one begins at 6 pounds is amazing! (I can’t verify this information right now, as my little guy is approximately 27 pounds at 16 months, but, just in snapping down the rise, I believe it!)
- Double Inner Gussets – I love gussets. My youngest has been teething and well, it’s been messy. This diaper has withstood all major messes so far!
- Soft elasticized legs – No red marks. Ever. This diaper has become our go-to night time diaper. Caedmon will be in this diaper for 12-13 hours and after removing this diaper, you’d never know he had a diaper on.
- the 6*r Microfiber inserts – The RaR comes with two inserts that you can rearrange in six different ways to customize to work with your baby just right!
- The “poop scoop” – yes, I said it! This is a patent pending feature that is awesome! The RaR has a contour shape that contains those crazy messes! We’re past the point in Caedmon’s life when diapers are ridiculously messy, but, I can see this feature coming in handy for the early months.
As I said, we’ve been using this diaper at night, and it has yet to disappoint. Our youngest is a super soaker and I love that the microchamois really wicks away the moisture from his bottom, especially when the diaper is on him for so long. For night time use, I use both of the 6*r inserts and have found that the below combination is the best for us:
The aplix tabs are incredibly sturdy and actually stay on the wash tabs while in the wash (which are not rough, like many wash tabs). Since they stay on the wash tabs (ingenious, right?) the aplix doesn’t gunk up with fuzz in the dryer. This means I don’t have to spend my valuable time digging the fuzz out of the aplix to make the tabs stick to the diaper.
I have found that if I’m using just one of the inserts, it will come out of the pocket in the wash. However, if I am using both of the inserts (like for night time use), I do need to remove the inserts before washing (maybe I haven’t found the right combination yet?) Either way, it’s not a hassle to remove – the inserts come out (and go back in) easy peasy.
The only thing I would change, if I had to, would be the microfiber inserts – I would prefer something more organic – hemp or bamboo inserts (yes, I know that I can change the inserts, but I’m too Type A to do that, hehe).
Overall, I’m kicking myself for not trying out the Rump*a*rooz G2 sooner. Everything about this diaper makes me say, “That is brilliant!” I look forward to adding more RaR’s to our stash and sharing information about these diapers with friends.
Terra is on a team of bloggers at Cloth Diaper Addiction. She is a certified birth doula and stay-at-home-mom to three boys, ages 4.5 years, 3 years and 1 year. All three were, or are, cloth diapered. She is very passionate about green living and educating others on the benefits of cloth diapering.