Tuesday, May 27, 2014

{review} Moraki AI2/Pocket Cloth Diaper




Moraki provided this diaper to me for review purposes.  

Charlie started Moraki because she had a desire to protect her babies and the earth. She created a diaper that worked for her family consistently - she wanted a diaper that contained messes, was cute, that would fit a baby from newborn to toddler stages, and it had to support families in America. All of the diapers are handmade in the USA by moms in La Mesa, California and all of their suppliers are located in the United States (most of which are family owned operations)! Moraki also strives to be eco-friendly by using recycled envelopes with little to no packing material. Moraki stands behind their diapers and offers a 30 day wash and wear guarantee and an 18 month warranty.


The Diaper


The diaper that Moraki sent me to review is their All In Two/Pocket diaper. It is designed to be used as an Al2 by laying the insert in the diaper so that the insert is what touches baby’s skin or by stuffing the insert inside the pocket opening of the diaper. The opening of the pocket is different than most diapers that I have seen – it is closer to the middle of the diaper instead of at the back or the front.
  

The outside of the diaper is made from PUL to keep moisture away from clothing and bedding. There is a waterproof tummy panel, designed to prevent wicking. And the inner material of the diaper is a stay dry polyester material which wicks moisture to the insert while keeping baby feeling dry.


Sizing and Closures
The diaper is designed to fit babies from birth to potty training (7-40 pounds). It adjusts using 4 rise snaps. All Moraki diapers come with snap closures (there is no hook and loop option). There are wing snaps to prevent wing droop.


The Inserts
The AI2 diapers come with a large one size (OS) 4 layer Fold-to-Fit insert made from hemp and organic cotton. The insert is tubular so that the insert gets cleaner in the wash and will dry faster. The AI2 diapers come with a large insert, but Moraki also sent me a small insert to try as well. The large/OS insert measures approximately 13” x 5” after washing and line drying and the small insert is 11”x 4.5” after washing and line drying. Inserts are available for purchase in four sizes: Booster, Small, Medium, and Large/OS.




My review and star ratings:
Absorbency (nighttime use)
Right now with my toddler we have tested this diaper with nighttime use. When inserted into the pocket just as a long insert, the large insert alone did not have enough absorbency for nighttime use. However, when I folded the insert so that most of the insert was in the front of the diaper we didn’t have nearly as many leaks (but we did have some minor ones) - and my son woke up telling me his diaper was wet and the stay dry lining was saturated. I tried putting the OS/Large insert and the small insert in the diaper and that worked pretty well, but every morning his clothing was still damp (although his bedding was fine). The next thing we tried was using the large Moraki insert (folded out all the way) with a large prefold and that seemed to work better. My conclusion is that this would probably make a great day time diaper with the included OS insert, or even a good nap time diaper, but it is not necessarily my first choice as a night time diaper for a toddler that is a heavy wetter.

 Although the Moraki hemp/organic cotton blend insert is not the most absorbent insert that we have used, I like that it is made out of natural fibers and not made out of microfiber, and I like the tubular design of it (it dries relatively quickly due to the tubular shape). I also like that it stays soft when line dried and it is trim.

Water Test: Using the large insert laid out flat, I poured ¼ cup of water on the insert in the same spot (towards the front of the insert) before the insert became saturated and could not hold anymore water and would not wick the water throughout anymore of the insert.

Fit/Size
The Moraki diaper fit my toddler at 25 pounds and 36 inches tall on the second smallest rise setting without any leg gaps. The highest rise setting (when the rise snaps are not snapped down at all) fit, but the diaper seemed a little tall and sometimes when he moved there was a gap in the back of the legs just below his bum. This diaper was a lot taller than most OS diapers so I think it will definitely fit a larger baby/toddler. I haven’t had a chance to try it on a smaller baby yet, but I think it will fit well. I’ll update this once I get a chance to try it on a smaller baby.



Thickness/Bulkiness
 The Moraki diaper is relatively narrow between the legs compared to other OS diapers that we have tried. I like this because I have skinny kids and I prefer my diapers to be trim and thin instead of thick. This diaper fit well under my toddler’s clothing, even his tight PJs.

Aesthetic Design
Moraki offers their diapers in both prints and solids. The print I was sent is called “Elephunk”. They also have some super cute prints that were just announced and are on pre-order.

Photo from http://www.morakicloth.com

Price
The Moraki AI2/Pocket diaper retails for $27; for the same price they also have an All In One Organic diaper (which is lined with Hemp/Organic Cotton fleece) or an AIO Stay-Dry diaper which is lined with the same 100% polyester material that the AI2 is lined with. The AI2 comes with a OS insert and the AIO has a sewn in insert. I think the price is a bit higher than most diapers I have purchased/seen/used but it is in the same price range as most WAHM diapers that I have seen. I do like that it is handmade in the US and is made with materials supplied by companies in the US. I also like that Moraki offers a 30 day wash and wear return policy; if you don’t like it within the first 30 days send it back and they will refund the purchase price (shipping is non-refundable). They also offer an 18 month warranty on all snaps, elastic, lamination, and stitching.

Overall
Overall we have really enjoyed our Moraki diaper. I think they have cute diapers, I like that they are made in the USA, and I like that they use hemp/cotton for their inserts. Although the price is a tad higher than I would normally like to pay for a diaper,  I can’t wait to try this diaper out on our newborn who is due in a couple of months and see how it fits. I’ll update this review and our Fitting Your Fluff page as I get pictures.



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Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned diaper from Moraki to facilitate this review. This was the only compensation I received and I was not obligated to write a review. All opinions are 100% my own.




85 comments :

  1. Excellent review of this diaper product. Thank you for posting this one!

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  2. I don't know how you keep doing it, but you seriously find the cutest cloth diapers!!

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  3. I don't cloth diaper, but I can't get over how cute they are.

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  4. I would definitely rather have one that makes it through the nighttime test. Hopefully they can adjust the liners to make it more absorbent.

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  5. Those are awfully cute...and environmentally friendly, too! I'm just not sure about washable diapers myself...

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  6. The diaper is super adorable! I'd love to have all kinds of designs. I also love your rating system too!

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  7. That looks like an awesome cloth diaper. I love the print.

    Michelle F.

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  8. That is a great review! If we had any more kids that is the way we would be going..

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  9. I love the cloth diapers, and would use them if I had little ones. The disposable things are so bad for the environment, plus the cost is outrageous.

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  10. Super cute elephant print! I love how people and brands are always trying to improve upon the cloth diaper. What could get better than a safe, durable cloth diaper with a super cute print!? Great review!

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  11. I love the adorable elephant print on this disposable diaper!!

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  12. This looks like a really good product! And the elephant print is just too cute! Adorable!

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  13. I love the design of it plus all the details that make this diaper. It looks like a great baby shower gift

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  14. I have a few cloth diapers that I use with my toddler for potty training purposes and they all work great. When it comes to cloth diapers I really can't tell the difference because they all do the same thing to me. Love the prints on these though.

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  15. Oh how cute! I love the elephant print on this diaper. Cloth diapers are so cute now.

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  16. I think they're cute as can be. Diapers have come such a long way from the time my oldest was born.

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  17. Those are super cute and really handy.

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  18. these are too cute. I love the elephant print a lot. I wish I had used these when my kids were little

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  19. How cute are those prints?! If I had a toddler I would be spending a fortune on dipes!

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  20. Boy cloth diapers have come a long way. Cool patterns for fun loving kids. I use disposables, but if I had to do it again I would choose cloth

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  21. These diapers look so adorable, I love the little elephant prints!

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  22. My friend was just asking about recommendations on cloth diapers. I will share with her this post I found. The prints are precious!!

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  23. My son is 11 so we are way past our diapering days. But I always have friends who are looking for cloth diaper recommendations!

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  24. If they can just get their absorbency down, they'll have a good one here, it seems!

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  25. My sis in law just had a baby boy. I will have to tell her about these and their fun prints too!

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  26. I love the philosophy behind the company. And they are so cute!

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  27. The more of these cloth diapers that I see if I were to ever have another child (and that is a big IF) I might actually try these.

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  28. When mothers buy diapers, they look for 3 things- baby must be comfotable, adjustable and must look good. These diapers have all of these 3

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  29. We never cloth diapered our kids, but if I had to go back and redo it, I totally would. These are so adorable!

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  30. Excellent review of the diaper. Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Oh wow! They've really come a long way with cloth diapers! Those are really nice prints and look like great quality!

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  32. Great review! This looks like a really great product - and how wonderful to be all USA made!

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  33. This is really a cool thing for mommies to use. I wish I had done cloth diapers, however I was always scared and hesitant about it. I see how trendy they are and most of my friends use them now. Cute designs.

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  34. If I would try cloth diapering I would prefer the natural fibers over microfiber also. Good to know these have that.

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  35. I like the OS cloth diaper; Candy Snaps in Nite Brite.
    What I like about these diapers are ... that they are versatile in adjustment AND they can be an AI2 or a Pocket. The inserts are pretty awesome too. I bet they really do dry up nice!

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  36. I love that these are also made with no leak in mind. Using natural fibers to make these diapers is a huge plus for me.

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  37. I've heard such great things about these diapers! I love that they're made in the USA, and the tubular inserts look great. I'd love to try one. I think the Red Rover Candy Snaps is my favorite.

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  38. I love the color coded snaps! My mother in law sometimes has a time deciding how tight it should be. A simple, "He's on blue." Would settle it easily without hovering while she changes him.

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  39. I love the colors and prints that Moraki uses! I think my favorite is kaleidoscope.. love the candy snaps!!

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  40. I love that it could be a pocket or an AI2! I love the Elephunk print!!

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  41. I love that these are made in the US and that they have organic options.

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  42. I have heard great things about these diapers! They seem really versatile. I love Nite Brite!

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  43. i love the way the inserts go in. they are really cute and i love the print u got!

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  44. I love that the inserts are natural instead of microfiber. Elephunk is adorable on your little one!

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  45. I love that the diaper can be used as an AI2 or a pocket. Those tend to be my favorite diapers in my stash. I also love all the vibrant colors they have. But my favorite print is the elephunk. So cute!

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  46. I LOVE Moraki diapers! They are great because they are 100% made in USA and have a great fit on my chunker! My fave is Nite Brite right now.. I recently pif-ed mine and I miss it so much!

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  47. I like Moraki, but yes the price is stiff. I like the ai2 because aio is too stiff. I have never tried the stay dry though. If I won I would want a stay dry to try out. I love Moraki inserts though, they fit get in 4.0s so I replaced all my microfiber with Moraki inserts! I want a Hippie print. please, and thank you.

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  48. I like that they are AI2 which makes them versatile. I've heard wonderful things about them. I would pick Hippie

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  49. I love that these are actually made in the US and have such great color options! I love the Hippie pattern, I'm a total sucker for tie dye...we're even tie dying flats at my baby shower next week!

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  50. I have the Elephunk print and love it! Also love the AIO design.

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  51. I really like that you can choose organic because if something is going to sit against my baby's skin that long, I'd like it to be chemical free. The Smarty Pants print is pretty sassy.

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  52. I think what I love about these diapers is just how cute they are! I want one so bad, I know I'd choose something out of the candy snaps collection, but I can't decide for sure which one. Maybe citrus circus.

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  53. I like the features of the AIO and that it is Organic and stay dry Hemp/cotton fleece. If I won your giveaway, I would choose from the candy snaps collection in Kaleidoscope (I've seen it called Hippie before as well, How confusing? LOL)

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  54. Love the great quality. I'd choose the elephunk print. Super cute

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  55. I like that it can be used as an AI2. My favorite is the Smarty Pants.

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  56. The fit looks great! I think it would totally work for us! My boys are definitely chunky! And I LOVE the candy snap diapers! It's just boyish enough to put on my guys and girlie enough for me!!! :-D

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  57. I've never tried a Moraki but I've only heard great things. I like that they fit well on a toddler. I would choose the candy snaps in kaleidoscope.

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  58. I love the AI2s with candy snaps

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  59. i love you can use the a12 as a pocket . and organic materials are always a plus! I really enjoy kaleidoscope /hippie and love the jet black!

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  60. I like how they use cotton/hemp and how well they fit. My favorite print is the kaleidoscope/hippy.

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  61. The pink diaper with the red heart snaps is one of my favorites!

    -Hannah Avery

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  62. I like the elephant print & love the Nite Brite candy snaps! I've never tried a Moraki but hope it'd fit my big guy well

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  63. I love the candy snap diapers. All of them, really, but orange is my favorite color :-) I really like that these are all made in the USA!

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  64. I like that hemp is an option and that these are made in the US! The aqua color is cute!

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  65. I love the candy snap diapers. The elephants are super cute.

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  66. ohh i heard so many great things about these diapers my favorite is the Tye dye so cute.

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  67. I like all the different combinations of snap colors. I like the elephants print best.

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  68. I would choose the Elephunk print featured in this review. It is so cute! I haven't used these diapers before but they look great!

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  69. I like that they are made in the USA! I'd choose Kaleidoscope!

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  70. I am a huge Moraki fan, I love that they are made in USA. I would choose kaleidoscope!

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  71. I love that they are made in the US! I would choose Hippie!

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  72. Love that they offer a guarentee! I'd probably choose Blocks.

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  73. I love the smarty pants print. Would really like a chance to try these!

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  74. i love the hippie print!!! and I like how trim they are

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  75. I love the candy snaps diapers and I LOVE the Kaleidoscope print. I like that you can use the cover more than once.

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  76. I love the quality and pride that comes with Moraki diapers! I am really loving the candy snaps, but I have been loving the black with red sweetheart diaper for a while now!+

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  77. I love that you can use these diapers as pocket diapers or AI2s. The elephant print is my favorite!

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  78. Hippie print is my favorite (just wish I could get my hands on one!). I love how thin AND absorbent the hemp insert is. Makes the diaper super trim. Plus, Moraki diapers are super cute. We have received lots of compliments on the one that we own.

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  79. I love how these diapers fit The prints are adorable too I love the candy snap diapers.

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  80. I love nite brite! I also am a huge fan of their new prints. I especially love that these are USA made diapers!

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  81. I'm a big fan of Moraki diapers. I like how trim they are, however I'm afraid how fast we may grow out of them.. ? We shall see! My favorite print is hippie! OF COURSE. But I'd really like the Stars one! :)

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  82. I love that it's an AI2 and a pocket all in one. I like the tie dye print

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  83. i really want to try a moraki have read really great reviews! LOVE HIPPIE!!!

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  84. I like the aqua/red SweetHearts all in one, I love that all their diapers are made in the USA!

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