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Rumparooz Lil Joey Newborn Cloth Diaper Review

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 1 2 diapers

Rumparooz Lil Joeys are eeny-teeny, snap closure AIO newborn diapers. They are sold in 2-packs for $29.95. Most retailers sell them in packs of 2 of the same color, but Diaper Junction (affiliate link) allows you to choose two different colors.

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 2 in pkg

It was hard to choose from 12 colors and 6 prints, but I chose lazy lime and platinum.

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 3 frontRumparooz Lil Joeys 4 side
Rumparooz Lil Joeys 5 back

These are some of the tiniest newborn diapers I have seen, plus they have an umbilical cord snap down. I’d expect them to fit all but the smallest babies. They are estimated to fit from preemie/4 lbs up to 6 months/12 lbs.

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 6 vs os xsRumparooz Lil Joeys 7 vs os xs side

They are smaller than even the smallest setting of the Rumparooz one-size diapers.

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 8 snap closure umbilical snap downRumparooz Lil Joeys 9 umbilical snap down unsnapped

The umbilical cord snap down can of course be used unsnapped as well!

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 10 soft inner with gussetsRumparooz Lil Joeys 11 narrow to fit tiny babies

The inner is super soft, with the same gussets the one-size has. It’s much narrower to fit tiny babies without added bulk.

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 12 sewn in soaker thickRumparooz Lil Joeys 13 thickness of diaper folded

The sewn in soaker does make the diaper a bit on the fluffy side!

Here are the measurements (folded and stretched with the snap down snapped and unsnapped):

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 14 foldedRumparooz Lil Joeys 15 measured stretched

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 16 measured folded unsnappedRumparooz Lil Joeys 17 measured stretched unsnapped

My model for now:

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 18 model

In a preemie disposable and the Rumparooz snapped down:

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 19 preemie disposableRumparooz Lil Joeys 20 preemie disposable back

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 21 snapped downRumparooz Lil Joeys 22 snapped down back

Newborn disposable and the Rumparooz unsnapped:

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 23 newborn disposableRumparooz Lil Joeys 24 newborn disposable back

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 25 unsnappedRumparooz Lil Joeys 26 unsnapped back

It even fits around his tiny chicken legs.

Rumparooz Lil Joeys 27 fits newborn chicken legs

Naturally, my model isn’t a heavy wetter, so I can’t speak on the absorbency. I actually think this would be a great diaper for the newborn baby photo ops. There are so many colors available and they are just so.darn.cute. At under $15 each, they’re also not the most expensive newborn diapers out there. See this on my newborn.

FTC compliance: I paid normal retail prices for the above items. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. This review is not sponsored, endorsed or approved by any cloth diaper company or retailer.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • Pgrullons
    February 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    The problem must have been the wash routine used to clean them! Don’t use soaps that leave residue an wash at least 3 to 4 times before using and you should be fine! Also it help doing an extra rinse so no buildup of detergent occur! Also no softener should be used on diapers because it makes them waterproof! Which you don’t want!

    • February 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      No, they just leak! I don’t think they are absorbent enough. They seem to leak for almost everyone who uses them, no matter how they wash!

      • Katrina
        March 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        I agree I wanted to try these but it seems like only a select few have luck with them. I always assumed people didn’t change the babies often enough? But I don’t want to take the chance. I saw good things about the Gro-vai NB AIO and they are tiny too and seem to have mostly all good reviews.

        • Katrina
          March 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

          Well I might order 2 of these anyway- my baby is coming in 3 weeks!

          • March 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

            They are SO CUTE and fit tiny babies so well. But I think they really only work in those very early stages when their output is minimal and they are dirtying diapers too fast to soak them. My milk came in really quickly & my son was a way heavy wetter from the beginning. As in, he was soaking full size inserts as soon as he fit in o/s without leg gap! It was a real conundrum since he was tiny (and needed the cord snap down at first) but peed way too much for tiny diapers!

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  • Katrina Balentine
    August 18, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I know I want to try these so bad for my next baby on the way, but I have not heard one good review I don’t think. I’m really looking hard to find a good NB diaper. I was thinking about the Grovia’s NB anyone tried them?

  • DesiK
    July 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I tried these on my 8-pound, 6-ouncer when he came home from the hospital. He managed to pee out of them every single time. I don’t know if it was lack of absorbency or he was just too big for them but I finally gave up on them after a couple of weeks of getting soaked. They are adorable but just did not work for us.

    • July 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      Where were they leaking from, do you recall?

      • DesiK
        July 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

        Out the top.

        • July 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

          Was it snapped down or unsnapped? I wondered if it would wick when it was snapped down. How long did it last before it leaked? (Sorry for all the questions, LOL.)

          • DesiK
            July 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

            Haha, no problem, I’m happy to help! They would leak whether snapped or unsnapped. I originally thought that snapping them down was causing the rise to be too low so I unsnapped them – didn’t help. It was less than an hour before they would leak. A couple of times it happened immediately after I got the diaper on him.

    • July 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      That is just so weird (I can’t reply again to your most recent reply, LOL) I’ve seen lots of people say they leak but not how or when. There’s no way a newb could be soaking the insert that fast, especially with as thick as they are! It makes me think there’s some problem with how they are sewn or something?

      • Mary Ann
        November 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

        I know this is late, but after looking at the construction of the diaper and the obvious small amount of weight of a newborn I have to say that I attribute the leading to the fact that the baby doesn’t weigh enough to put sufficient amount of pressure on the microfleece to help pass the urine through to the microfiber. Those types of material (especially the thicker microfleece that Kanga uses) requires pressure otherwise the liquid will rest on the top of the material, pool and roll off. Being that newborns are so small and weigh so little in comparison to bigger infants or toddlers this seems to be a recipe for disaster. The nice, thicker microfleece that Kanga uses works against them in this situation as well. Because the fleece is thicker it requires just that much more pressure to get the liquid through and onto the absorbent microfiber inner. I suspect that if this diaper was made exactly the same but the liner was bamboo and the absorbent layer was either cotton or bamboo that leaks wouldn’t be an issue, unless the diaper was left on to the point of oversaturation.

        • November 3, 2012 at 8:57 am

          That never occurred to me! Great thoughts!

  • July 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I have two of the gumball print in my newborn stash along with 2 grovia newborn AIOs and a bunch of pre-folds. I’m super-excited to try the Lil’ Joeys!

  • Brittany H
    July 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I really wanted to try these and add them to my “must have” list. But I have to say 80 percent of the reviews I’ve read say they leak leak leak. And I’ve read a lot of reviews about them. I don’t think I’ll be trying them unless someone gives me one. Sad cause they are super cute!!

    • July 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      I’ve heard that too. They must wick at the legs or snap down?? The soaker is thick and the leg openings are tiny so it seems weird that they’d leak!

  • July 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I’d love to buy a few of these the next time we have a little newborn. I<3 the look of these. I have 6 kissaluvs newborn fitted diapers, but those aren't AIO.

    • July 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      Have you seen the new Kissaluvs AIO newborn diapers?!

  • Krystina
    July 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

    If you want some one to test out their absorbency, I’ll have a peeing model in October!! 🙂

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