Moraki = Baby, and a stylish one at that!
I know a lot of eco-conscious parents out there love cloth diapering and also prefer to avoid any questionable manufacturing. Well, if you are also looking for made in the USA, you are in luck because Moraki cloth diapers are making waves all over the cloth sphere these days. Moraki, Greek for Baby, is an American made cloth diaper line designed and manufactured right in San Diego County. Not only are they domestically made, but they are sewn mostly in family homes and even ship in eco-friendly packaging.
I added a Moraki cloth diaper to our stash recently, and it has become my go-to diaper for overnight. The secret lies in the front flap and awesome inserts, but first things first. Features!
The Moraki cloth diaper is a one size pocket style diaper with four rise settings and 10 columns of waist snaps. The waist does not have crossover tabs, so it might not fit a newborn right away, but it does still size down pretty small. Most people do not start using one size diapers until closer to 10 to 12 pounds. Since the inserts are made with natural fibers, you can also just lay them in the diaper cover to use as an all in two diaper.
This cloth diaper has a polyurethane laminate(PUL) outer shell for a water proof protection against leaks and a fleece inner lining for keeping baby feeling dry.
How does it differ from other pocket diapers?
- A front flap of PUL that prevents frontal wicking. This is great if you having a tummy sleeper and tend to have an issue with the fleece moving forward as they crawl and squirm. The PUL flap makes the front, top area at the snaps more water proof and basically makes it impossible to have leaks out the top of the diaper.
- The pocket is an envelope type opening in the center instead of the sleeve or pocket opening in the front or back. This means you hold the diaper by the ends and shake out the insert instead of reaching into the shell and pulling out the inserts. At first, I was leery of this style of opening because I tend to over stuff my diapers for safety against a flood and I didn’t think they would shake out. I had visions of having to ram my fingers through piles of poop in order to fish out the inserts and swish the diaper in the toilet. (There is no such thing as ploppable in this house.) Luckily, that was not an issue, even when I put all three inserts in the shell for overnight.
- The inserts. These inserts are awesome. I normally do not give much thought to fancy inserts since my kids tend to be super soakers and nothing ever seemed to be a trimmer option that worked, no matter how much everyone else raved about it. These inserts are four layers of 55 percent hemp and 45 percent organic cotton. They are sewn into a loop that can then just fold to fit the diaper size setting. I like the loop style since it dries quickly draped over the radiator, plus these babies hold a lot of liquid. I have been stuffing multiple flats and inserts into my kids’ overnight diapers since they were just eight weeks old. It ends up bulky and uncomfortable looking, but I hate leaks. Well, for the first time ever, Wyn wore a trim diaper to bed and has consistently woken up dry each morning in the Moraki. I use the small, medium, and overnight inserts all together for the entire night.
As you can see below, my 12 month old fits perfectly with lots of snaps to spare. She is currently almost 18 pounds but looks smaller. Even with all three inserts available, the diaper is fairy trim.
It fits snugly in the thighs, but does not leave marks. It also does not gap funny in the waist .
I like how sturdy the PUL feels on the Moraki cloth diapers. Not only are the diapers constructed in the USA, but Moraki also tries to source its materials here as much as possible.
This Tie Dye print called “Hippie” is super cute and each diaper in this print looks slightly different. And nothing goes better with a Grateful Dead Onesie than a tie dye cloth diaper!
I also love the Smarty Pants print and featured it in my cloth diaper wishlist!
The Moraki Pocket/AI2 cloth diapers can be purchased at morakicloth.com. The covers/shells currently retail for $27.00 and you have the option to add the inserts as a bundle or separately. I know it can be daunting to pay over $30 for a diaper system, but you are paying for quality, supporting an American based business, and providing jobs for American employees by buying diapers sourced and manufactured domestically. Purchasing all three inserts and a shell will come to $42 (prices always liable to change), but for an overnight option, I don’t think that is too bad when I think abut how much people spend on fancy fitteds and wool longies.
Overall, I really liked Moraki and the quality is obvious before you even use them. I am really pleased to see another brand on the scene that is actually made in North America instead of outsourced.
winner: #158 Stormy C.
*Diaper shell and inserts c/o Moraki for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own and my experience may differ from other users.