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 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 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.
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.
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.
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|
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 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.
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.