Friday, March 11, 2011

Cloth Diaper Challenge #16 - LiL Joey

Cloth Diaper Challenge #16 - LiL Joey

I am back from my hiatus, and I have a ton of new diapers to review! And more and more keep coming out.
I am going to start off with sharing the very first diaper to touch my newest son's bum - a LiL Joey All in One.

The Lil Joey's are made by Rumparooz. The Lil Joey is their newborn version. Rumparooz was born in 2006 after the birth of their second child, who had reactions to disposables and after they could not find an ideal cloth diaper to fit her. The inner gusset is their signature to their diapers, and a must to contain messes! These diapers have exploded in popularity (oops I did right poopularity at first - almostseems fitting!) and they released their newborn size, the Lil Joey.

Their product line includes the Rumparooz one size diaper, the Lil Joey, perfect size covers, and organic line, a wool cover, soakers, change pads, wetbags, Oh My! My review today is on the newborn diaper.

When I found out I was pregnant I was most excited for newborn diaper shopping! I skipped the newborn diaper stage with my older son, so I knew I had to try some this time around. I fell inlove with the gumball pattern and had to buy one. This diaper was sitting on my kitchen table awaiting our
baby, who happened to arrive Christmas morning. Having him at home,we were able to put cloth on him right away and Lil Joey was the first one to touch his small bum. Or not so small, at 8lb 12oz the diaper had to be unsnapped in the rise to fit him. No need for the belly button snap down, he was too long and the diaper didn't touch his belly button even when unsnapped.

I can say the inner gusset lived up to all it promises! No escaping breastmilk poop. But boy did the inside of this diaper stain! I almost took a picture of it, the white inner is now bright yellow. I have to say it is getting lighter after each wash.

My little guys is now 11 weeks old, was 11lbs at 6 weeks, and the diaper barely fits. That being said it still does fit on the last snaps, but it does not hold up to his mega pees. If I were going to have another baby (Not happening according to Hubby), I think I would skip these. Knowing I have almost 9lbers they just don't last long enough and absorb enough for my babies. If you are having a small baby, 6-7lbs, go for it! It will fit your baby beautifully and last you way long that it lasted us.

  • Was not bulky under his clothes at all
  • Held in every poop explosion he had
  • Fit his newborn legs with no gaps
  • Cute designs - Gumball was my favourite
  • Its an all in one, so no covers or stuffing! Simple for middle of the night changes
  • Has the snap down for the belly button, so no waiting for the cord to fall off to use these
  • Was no enough absorbency for my little guy after the first 3 weeks or so
  • Does not fit "large" newborns for long, we had it un snapped the first time he wore it at only an hour old
  • The inside stained really bad with the breatmilk poop, it is slowly coming out the more I wash it. I am sure the sun will get it out no problem
I liked this diaper, I don't think I will ever sell it. However, if in the future we have another baby I don't think I will get any more. They don't seem to last us long enough because my newborns are born weighing almost 9lbs. If you have small newborns, I recommend you grab a few, Daddy's will love them! But if you are known to have 9-10lb babies, skip these!
(First picture Owen at 1 hour old, 2nd picture Owen at 3 weeks old and almost 10lbs, and last picture is Owen at 11 weeks and probably 12-13lbs

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I haven't given up on cloth

I haven't given up on cloth - not by a long shot. I got busy preparing for our third arrival, and he made his grand appearance on Christmas morning. We named him Owen William and he weighed 8lbs 12oz. He was born after 2.5 hours of labor (I told my hubby I would NOT being going into labor Christmas Eve, I woke up at 2am Christmas morning in labor, and he arrived at 4:40). We woke our daughter up at 7am Christmas morning with presents from Santa and a new sibling. We had Owen at home in the water with our terrific midwife..... but onto cloth

I am back and ready to give you a TON more reviews. I have tried a lot of new diapers since having Owen and can't wait to share with you.

I am also looking for a co-writer or 2 who would like to assist if you are interested send me an email at

First review coming later today on Owen's first diaper - Lil Joey by Rumparooz!