If you have not heard about Rock-A-Bums, you need to read this. They are one of my new favorite cloth diapers (I have two other favorites) and I cannot sing their praises enough. There are a couple of things that I would like to see different, but overall, AWESOMENESS! I was excited to get one at no charge to review of course (hello, new cloth diaper!), but after receiving it and actually using it, yeah, these are staying in the stash. I just can’t bring myself to part with them.
I really, really like that Rock-A-Bums markets these as a 5-in-1 diaper. Yes, most pocket diapers can be used the same way EXCEPT as an all-in-two or one, but Rock-A-Bums is intended to be used in as many different ways as possible, not just as a pocket diaper, all-in-one, all-in-two, hybrid, or cover.
These diapers have snaps in the front and back where you can snap in the insert. You can snap it in the front for an all-in-two or tuck the insert in the pocket and snap it in the back for an all-in-one. There are openings in the front and back, with a flap of PUL across the front. The back opening is nice and wide, so it’s really easy to stuff, even for big hands (I don’t have wide hands, just long ones). Plenty of room to stuff it with whatever your heart desires- bamboo inserts, hemp inserts, prefolds, flats, the inserts that come with it, whatever.
Of course you can use it as a regular pocket diaper or even just as a cover. Pretty cool, right?
Oooh, this is one of my favorite things. This is the only diaper that I have seen with a black interior. I’ve seen them with other colors, but this is the only one with black. And it’s not the usual fleece either. These suckers have a velour inner. Oh yes. They’re soft. Very soft. The downside to that is that they pick up all kinds of hair and loose fibers. It sounds worse than it looks as you can see in the pictures above.
Wide Elastic in the Back
I love having wide elastic in the back. I feel like it keeps the poo contained better, with less of chance for it to wick onto clothes, blankets, car seat covers- You get the point. The elastics around the legs are much skinnier. I’ll admit, I would like the leg elastics to be a little wider, but that’s really a personal preference. These do keep everything contained.
Four Rise Settings
I love having so many settings. It makes for a better fit, I think. Less chance for baby to be in a size in between.
Two Rows of Waist Snaps
I have to confess, I was more fond of hook and loop closures because I could get a better fit, but lately, I’ve been leaning towards snaps. For one thing, I’m tired of passing Little Man to his papa or setting him in his swing minus his diaper. Yeah, that’s happened.
Rock-A-Bums snaps are set close together and the two rows are offset, which allows you to get a great fit. Also, they do not have hip snaps. Which is great, because Sister (who’s about 37 or 38 pounds) is on the last few snaps, so she can still wear these and I don’t have to try and find some way to cover up hip snaps so they don’t dig into her skin (or just skip using the diaper completely). I haven’t had a problem with wing droop on Little Man though, and he wears these snapped almost all the way in.
My only suggestion about the snaps would be to add some crossover snaps to one wing or both. I know not every baby is built like Little Man, but he’s got a tiny waist and if I’d been trying to put these on him when he was a couple of months old, I probably would have needed crossover snaps.
I have to admit, I love the red snaps on the black diaper. These pictures are with one Rock-A-Bums insert. My models would not hold still for me for their photo shoot. lol
Two Inserts Included
Most diapers include only one, or they might include a newborn and a one size. Rock-A-Bums includes TWO full size inserts. They’re made from several layers of microfiber topped with charcoal bamboo and have a snap on one end so you can snap them into the Bomb Shell. They’re heavy duty enough that one will last Little Man a couple of hours (and he’s a super soaker). Sister does not pee a lot, so these last her a good long while. I tend to use cotton prefolds inside though (I do prefer natural fibers). I think using both of the inserts would make a good nighttime diaper (it would be a bit bulky, but it would work), or even using one of these with a hemp doubler underneath would be great for bedtime.
It’s great that it comes with two inserts because you could use this diaper for day or night, without having to worry about getting anything extra. They’re going to be offering a disposable option sometime in the future (hopefully soon!) and I would love to see them offer a natural fiber option like hemp. That would rock!
Right now, Rock-A-Bums comes in three colors. They have red, white, and black. All of them have the black interior. I’ll admit, I am looking forward to seeing what prints and other colors they might come out with. I personally would love to see a rocking purple. 🙂 The red and white have black snaps, while the black (like I mentioned) have red snaps. I do have all three colors. The red isn’t as orange-y looking as it seems in the pictures. It’s a really beautiful red.
I love that these diapers come ready to use with two inserts and that they emphasize how many ways these can be used. That might seem a little overwhelming to a cloth diaper initiate, but it’s really not. These are one of my favorite diapers, and I really recommend them. They also come with hook and loop closures, which I have not tried.
So if you are on the hunt for something new to add to your stash, or are looking to buy your first cloth diaper, I say you should get Rock-A-Bums. They’re not pricey, they’re great quality, you get two inserts, and they look good on baby. As far as I know, they’re only available through the Rock-A-Bums website right now. These are rocking our world! 😉