A year ago, I began hearing a buzz about Rock-a-Bums in my cloth diapering circles, and two things piqued my interest: 1.) the name, of course, and 2.) that they were calling their cloth diapers 5-in-1 systems. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know how big a fan I am of AI2 cloth diapering systems. When I was contacted by Rock-a-Bums at the beginning of year to work with them, I was delighted, and happily awaited the arrival of my Rock-a-Bums cloth diapers.
I received my diapers before the incredibly fun new prints were released, so I have Rock-a-Bums cloth diapers in white, red, and black. Eager to see how the 5-in-1 cloth diapering system would work, I ripped open my package and began trying out my Rock-a-Bums configurations.
Rock-a-Bums call their cloth diapers 5-in-1 systems because their diapers can be tailored to fit every person’s preferred diapering style. Each diaper system comes with two microfiber inserts topped with bamboo charcoal; you can use Rock-a-Bums shells as diaper covers over flats or prefolds, stuff inserts into it to use as a pocket diaper, use with a disposable insert, or snap in the soaker(s) to form an all-in-two. In my opinion, Rock-a-Bums are more accurately described as a 4-in-1 system: PUL diaper shell/cover, pocket, hybrid, or AI2.
I use our Rock-a-Bums as an AI2 system, snapping in two microfiber inserts for my heavy wetter. Rock-a-Bums cloth diaper shells feature snaps at both the front and back waist area, each discretely placed under a flap of diaper fabric. I use two soakers for added absorption; I snap one soaker into one of the waistband snaps, place another soaker on top, and snap the second soaker into the opposite waistband snap; this way, both soakers are secured within the Rock-a-Bums cloth diaper shell. I should add that, while I wouldn’t call Rock-a-Bums an all-in-one (AIO) cloth diaper, I use it in the same fashion as an AIO, as I only use the diaper for a single use before unsnapping the soiled soakers and placing into my diaper pail.
Here are some of my thoughts about Rock-a-Bums cloth diapers:
- cover design makes for a trim fit
- additional ‘anchor’ snap on wings provides added security and prevents ‘wing droop’
- multiple fun designs and solid colors to choose from
- 4-in-1 system makes Rock-a-Bums a great choice for starting out with cloth diapers; users can test out which cloth diaper style works best for them
- I’m not a huge fan of microfiber inserts and would love to see them create a natural fiber option
- with an adjustable rise, this diaper will fit babies from birth to potty training
Overall, Rock-a-Bums cloth diapers are a colorful, functional, and affordable option; I highly recommend Rock-a-Bums for families new to cloth, or just starting out with cloth, and are unsure what cloth diaper system is right for them. You can shop their cloth diaper designs and accessories at RockaBums.com. Want to stay up-to-date with Rock-a-Bums? Connect with Rock-a-Bums on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.