Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper Wins MACT Excellence Award

| December 17, 2010

Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diapers came highly recommended to us from some of our readers at SAFbaby.com (our conscious parenting blog).   As soon as we tested them we knew why.  Rumparooz One Size Diapers have a patented design that gives them a unique feature that no other cloth diaper on the market has, the “poop scoop!”

The scooped-out and contoured shape of the inner double-gusset area channels each leg, creating a sort of “pocket” to hold messes in place and protect from baby blow-outs!  (Our photo below show this perfectly.)

I wish I had the Rumparooz diapers around when I cloth diapered my daughter 4 years ago. She had plenty of blowouts when she was around 9 months old and all I would have wished for was a “poop scoop”. Because of those many blow out messes I gave up cloth diapering and I truly believe I wouldn’t have if I would have used these magical diapers.

Although my son rarely has blowouts, I was still able to test Rumparooz on a few occasions and I have to say it truly worked! No blowout, no mess, Rumparooz rocks!

Rumparooz recently added some new adorable designs to their One Size Pocket Diaper collection.  I love cloth diapers that offer many different colors and prints, it’s fun to put them on and match with t-shirts and leg warmers. I can’t wait to use these this summer!  He won’t be needing any pants and it will be super easy to get him changed.

Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diaper adjusts by the rise snaps on the front of the diaper to offer 4 different sizes in just one diaper. Each diaper comes with a “6•r soaker” which has 6 absorbency and size settings to best customize the fit and function. The 6•r soaker is inserted in the pocket opening on the inside of the Rumparooz to make the diaper absorbent.  (Photos below describe the versatile feature wonderfully.)

Why Rumparooz One-Size Pocket Diaper Deserves the MACT Excellence Award

  • The “poop scoop” is on top of our panel’s list. It is the only cloth diaper to contain inner gussets which are 100% leak proof against the messiest explosions!

  • The diaper and inserts are luxuriously soft and very absorbent.

  • Our mom testers are impressed about how trim they are, even with both inserts.

  • We like that the diaper comes with 2 soakers in 2 different sizes. Our mama tester with boys liked to use it as a doubler (for boys in front).

  • The snaps on doubler are a great way to adjust the size for smaller babies, most doublers do not have that feature.

  • Our mom testers find the fit very snug and the stretchy back and leg closures provide a perfect fit.  The mama’s didn’t notice any red marks and it’s very gentle against the skin.

  • Our mamas like the snaps, and find them easy to use, especially if you fit the snap size prior to putting the diaper on.

  • We have not had any leaks so far (including naps and overnight). Our Mama testers are told to change their babes approximately every 2-3 hours during waking hours.

  • That the outer water-proof layer is made with biodegradable polyester that is laminated with biodegradable TPU – NOT PUL (PUL is a chemical and solvent process that is toxic.)

  • The drying time is very quick, because of the microfiber.

  • All Diaper materials are tested for harmful substances and received Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification.

  • Our dad tester likes to reach for this diaper too!  He hates to clean up after a messy diaper and he finds it incredibly easy to just remove the soaker and rinse off the poop from the diaper. He was very impressed with how leak proof they are.

  • Rumparooz pocket diapers can be used as swim diapers, by simply leaving the inserts out of the diaper. How cool is that?!

Tip

Some of our mom testers prefer to add a biodegradable flushable liner to baby’s diaper, so it can just be conveniently dumped with the poop into the toilet. Thanks to these liners there is no need to scoop off poop from diapers, which is definitely a huge plus. Flushable liners are especially practical during travels, it’s just more convenient to dispose of the poop that way.

Rumparooz says on their website that the best stain remover is the sun. They also mention not to use the following to treat stains: Bleach, Stain Remover, Borax, Bac-Out, Biokleen, Oxy-Clean.

About Rumparooz

Why TPU?

The Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diapers are made with biodegradable polyester that is laminated with biodegradable TPU – NOT PUL (PUL is a chemical and solvent process that is toxic.) TPU uses a heat and glue bonding process which is healthier for the environment.  Rumparooz are made with “BIODEGRADABLE TPU” which is low in toxicity and is much better for the natural environment then traditional TPU.

Biodegradable TPU is a polyester fabric that has been laminated with a thermoplastic polyurethane using a heat bonding process. This process is low in toxicity and is better for the natural environment. Both the TPU laminate and the polyester fabric the laminate is applied to are biodegradable.  When composted they will biodegrade in 4-5 years.

Soaker Fabric Composition:

The diaper comes with 2 soakers:
One Size Inserts – 3 layers
Newborn Insert – 3 layers
The microfiber is made of 80% polyester and 20% polymide

The company also offers Hemp inserts (made of 55% hemp and 45% certified organic cotton).

Warranty

Owner of Rumparooz, Julie Ekstrom, is answering our question about their Warranty:

“Different parts of the diaper have different warranties.  Snaps have a lifetime warranty against cracks, breaks, popping off, etc.  Workmanship has a 1 year warranty. The owner of Rumparooz says it is one of the best in the industry.
Elastics have a 90 day warranty, however it is a rare day that we see any problems with elastic when the diapers are cared for following our care guidelines.  We are also really easy to deal with on warranty issues.  most anything can be fixed or replaced even if it is outside those time guidelines.”

About the Factory in China

Julie Ekstrom is also answering our question about their manufacturing practices in China:

“Rumparooz’s factory is a mom-owned and operated European company.We also operate on Swiss certificates.  The owner is a personal friend of my family and she and her family reside in Denmark.  She spends, on average, a week and a half out of every month in China running the factory along with family members who live there and operate the company on a daily/weekly/yearly basis.  Because the company is European owned we have very special circumstances of which the factory operates on.

All of our employees are paid hourly wages and not per piece.  This guarantees our quality as our seamstresses are not flying through the diapers just make as many diapers as possible in one day.  Our work day is 9am – 5pm with a 45 minute lunch which is catered in by a different restaurant each day.  All of our employees also have homes in the Qingdao area and go home each night.  In addition to this all employees have benefits which rage from 12 weeks for maternity, 8 weeks for paternity, 2 weeks worth of paid vacation throughout the year, all holidays off and paid (and in China there are a TON), 4 sick days and 7 1/2 days for school functions, parent teacher conferences and so on (for employees with children in school.)

Our factory is also converting over to 100% solar power as they are in the process of completing a project to line the entire facility roof top with solar panels.

Our factory is also IMO/GOTS Certified.  This is an incredibly difficult certification to acquire and maintain in China.  The certification covers the working conditions, treatment of employees, manufacturing process and the textiles used in production.  It is the most rigorous certification to maintain in the manufacturing industry.”

Cost

Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diapers including 2 microfiber soakers cost $23.50 for colors and $25.95 for prints.

Newborn Starter Bundle Kit for $299 and Rumparooz 24 Pack for $528

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