02 April 2015

Review: Rumparooz OS Cover


Description: The Rumparooz one-size cover is designed to be used over flats, prefolds and fitteds. It is made of a single layer of PUL with a wipe-able interior.  The cover is available in either snaps or aplix closure; the snaps version has two rows of snaps around the waist for a more precise fit around the waist and hips. The cover has four rows of snaps on the front to adjust the rise with. It features double leg gussets, an elasticated portion at the front waist and soft binding around the edges finishes the diaper off.

First impressions: The Rumparooz brand just screams quality. The PUL is really silky and I love the small details like colour coordinating edges and snaps. They have quite a wide range of solids including some more unusual colours (jade and grey for example) and some truly awesome prints. When I saw this fox print (Clyde), I just couldn't resist it.  [Rating: 4/5] 



Ease of use: Seeing as this is a cover, it has to be used as part of a two step diapering process, so yes, it's not as easy to use as a pocket or AIO. It also doesn't have any flaps or snaps on the inside to hold inserts in place should you want to use it as an AI2. However, you can still opt to simply lay a trifolded prefold (or padfolded flat) inside this cover to speed up a diaper change. Alternatively, this cover can be used over snappi'd flats, prefolds or fitteds. There are four snaps to fasten when putting this diaper on, which I have found sometimes confuses people who are not that familiar with cloth diapering. In between uses I like to wipe the interior and air out the cover. When the cover is soiled, simply place in your nappy bucket, ready for wash day. I have had no hassles with washing these and they dry fairly fast, even though the PUL is a little thicker than other brands. [Rating: 3/5]  


Fit: Having used the newborn version of the Rumparooz cover and knowing that it was on the smaller side, I did wonder whether the OS cover would also be a smaller cut. The cover seems fairly average in size though and I find it is roomy enough to use even over night time fitteds. However, it also fits really well over trifolded/snappi'd prefolds and flats. The leg elastics are a little stiffer than other covers I have tried, so it might leave marks on chubbier thighed babies. For J though, we don't have this issue. I like the fit of this cover on him and I like the fact that there are two rows of snaps at the waist to adjust the waist and hip/leg separately, should your baby for example have particularly chunky thighs or a very thin waist. At 13 months and around 9.5kg, J is on the second rise snap setting (with another two settings to go) and four columns of snaps open on the waist, so still quite a bit of room for growth. [Rating: 4/5] 

Value for money: While these are on the middle to higher end of the price bracket for covers, I do think they're worth what you're paying for in terms of quality and a reputable brand. The quality of fabrics used is really good and you get what you pay for. [Rating: 4/5] 

Performance: We have had absolutely no issues with this cover - no leaks, no poopy messes, everything stays right where it belongs. I have tested this cover during the day and for overnight and in both scenarios it worked very well. [Rating: 5/5] 



Overall impression: Awesome quality, great selection of prints/solids (have you seen the new ones? Aaah!) and lovely fit. If you prefer trifolding and like something (flaps or snaps) to make it easier to hold the prefold in place, this might not be the cover for you. Similarly, if your baby is particularly chubby thighed you might have issues with elastic marks on baby's legs (educated guess on my side since none of my kids have had chubby thighs). But if you're looking for a great international brand, a cover versatile enough to use over a variety of absorbent options and some show-off worthy prints, give Rumparooz a whirl.

You can buy the Rumparooz OS cover from local resellers Mulberry Moon. Like Kanga Care South Africa on Facebook to be the first to hear of new products and prints.

Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission.  I paid regular retail price for this diaper, did not receive any compensation for this review and all opinions expressed above are my own. While I aim to provide detailed, objective reviews of all the diapers that I've used, please bear in mind that this is my opinion and that every mom has her own preferences and every baby is built differently. So what works well for me and J, might not necessarily work well for you and your baby. At the time that these photos were taken, J was 13 months old and weighed approximately 9.5kg

2 comments:

  1. Just found your blog and enjoying reading all the info and reviews. HAving my 3rd child in August, but first time I'm contemplating cloth nappies. Had no idea where to start, but I think your blog helped a lot. Still a bit on the clueless side, but maybe a bit less clueless than I was this morning.

    Flip....one needs a huge budget for this stuff though! EEEK!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you're finding the blog helpful!

      Have you joined the South African Cloth Nappy Users group on Facebook? Some great info there as well.

      Delete

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Drop me a line and I'll make sure to answer any questions or comments you might have.