Posted on | February 11, 2013 | 38 Comments
It’s no secret that people are becoming more and more aware about the products they purchase and use on their children. The hunt for American made, eco-friendly, and high quality products, particularly diapers, isn’t always an easy one. I was introduced to Moraki, Inc., when the owner, Charlie reached out about doing a review and giveaway on this blog. I was immediately grabbed by the fact that the diapers are created in California by local moms. The goal of the company is to provide an attractive, innovative, and highly effective diaper while supporting the local economy and creating awareness in sustainable living. What’s not to like about that? I am always on the hunt for a great quality diaper company that I can support.
(The adorable limited edition Sweetheart Diaper. I want!)
Moraki diapers come in a one-sized, All-in-Two option right now. They come with a cover and the option to purchase a bundle with one-sized and overnight hemp/cotton inserts. You can either choose to use them as a hybrid-type diaper where you lay the inserts in the cover and just replace them when the inserts are soiled, or you can choose to stuff the inserts in the cover and use it like a pocket diaper. They suggest that if you’re using it as a hybrid diaper to be sure to pull the insert up high enough that it covers the baby before snapping on the outer layer. This way, you prevent compression leaks or leaks from lack of coverage.
I received the “Hippie” pattern. They must have known I’ve visited my fair share of music festivals.
The diaper is clearly well-made. Seams are smooth and neatly stitched. There wasn’t a piece of fabric out of place, and I was impressed by the construction. Like most one-sized diapers, there are three rise options. This diaper seemed to have a higher rise than many of the other diapers we use daily.
After years of using microfiber, mainly because of cost, I am turning more and more towards natural fibers. I find they tend to last longer, have less stink, and are definitely more absorbent over time. I put this diaper right on Arlo without prepping first. I’m a rebel.
I really like the cotton/hemp blend. Hemp is very absorbent, but it sometimes feels still and uncomfortable. I found that this mix was still really effective, but it was flexible, softer, and seemed to become fully absorbent after only a few washes (hemp always seems to take forever to be really prepped). Even while using it right away, Arlo easily wore it all morning with not a leak in sight. I prefer the pocket method because Arlo has very sensitive skin. If moisture touches his skin, he sometimes breaks out. The soft fleece lining pulled moisture away quickly.
I found it really easy to get a great fit. The higher rise meant Arlo could wear it on the middle snap with plenty of room to grow. The legs were snug on my chunky monkey, but they didn’t leave any red marks or impressions.
I was very impressed by this diaper. We have been dealing with night leak issues as Arlo gets order, and we had no problems with this diaper even after 12+ hours at night. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. I think it would probably fit well around 10lbs, like most one-sized diapers. At $27.00 for the cover and an extra $4.00 if you make it a bundle with inserts, it’s not cheap. I do believe you get what you paid for, and the quality of this diaper is definitely worth the cost.
Moraki, Inc., has kindly offered one of my readers a diaper of their choice!