It has been a little while since I wrote up a cloth diaper review for you, and I’m so excited about this diaper I’m sharing with you today.
Before receiving an email from the owner, Charlie, I’d never heard of Moraki diapers. I was surprised and more than just a little proud to find that they are lovingly made in my home turf, San Diego County!
It was almost with reluctance that I agreed to review a Moraki cloth diaper. Our stash is adequate for our needs and I’m tired of getting those looks my husband gives me every time he sees a new cloth diaper in the house. 😉 It was the “made in San Diego” thing that actually tipped the scales and convinced me to agree to a review. And I’m so glad I did!
Before I go into why I’m so glad I gave this diaper a go, here is a little glimpse at the inception of Moraki diapers:
When I [Charlie] set out to create a solid diaper design, my goal was to make a cover versatile enough to fit many needs. The four general requirements that were the most important to me: First and foremost, it had to contain messes and offer a wide range of sizing and use options…My youngest daughter is a heavy wetter and has food allergies, which cause “interesting” surprises when changing diapers…Second, it had to be cute. Meaning a trim fit and fun designs. Our innovative Fold-To-Fit Inserts give you the flexibilty to use one or two inserts for a trim fit, or layer up for overnight. As Moraki grows, we promise to introduce many sweet prints to your stash. Third, the diaper had to fit a newborn and a toddler learning to use the potty. This is possible…Last, it had to be made using as many American sourced products as possible…All of our products are handmade in La Mesa, California, a city in San Diego County… All of our suppliers and partners are located in the United States, most of which are family owned operations manufacturing in the United States.
Every cloth diaper brand is a bit different than another, but in general, a vast majority of cloth diapers are fairly comparable to one another as far as fit, quality, and function go. In my experience using and reviewing Moraki cloth diapers, this is a diaper that’s in a class above most others.
These 4 qualities, in my opinion, really made this diaper stand out amongst the others in my stash:
- Fit: The diaper claims to have a weight range of 7-40 lbs. I always take these weight range claims with a grain of salt. I tried the Moraki diaper on both my long, very skinny legged 9 lb newborn as well as on my stocky 37 lb 3 year old. My three year old has long since outgrown all but 1 other of our cloth diapers, and our newborn, well, his thighs are so skinny that some of this newborn diapers are still too big around the legs! Much to my surprise the Moraki diaper fit. Not only did it fit, but, thanks to the 4 rows of rise snaps, it fit extremely well.
6 weeks old: 9 lb. 22 3/4 inches long
3 years old, 37 lbs
- Quality: The materials used are top quality. The PUL cover is thicker than the PUL on any other diaper we own. This means easier snapping and unsnapping of the diaper, longer lasting cover, and less leak throughs. The microfleece polyester fleece lining has stayed extremely soft and thick even after several washings.
- Function: The Moraki diaper design has several of my favorite features from other diapers and put them all into the design of their diaper. The PUL from the front of the diaper extends to the inside to make a tummy panel to prevent leaks on tummy sleepers. The envelope opening is in the middle of the diaper allowing the insert to agitate out in the wash. I was a little nervous that the insert wouldn’t agitate out in my HE washer (because some of my others don’t), but I haven’t had a problem yet. The diaper includes wing snaps to prevent wing droop on newborns. The cotton/hemp inserts are WONDERFUL. Not only are they super absorbent, but they are sewn in a loop to shorten drying time. They are also super soft!
- Fashion: The prints are both cute and unique. I chose to review the Hippie print and I love it!! So cute on my little boys! If I had a little girl I’d be all over this cutie:
The fact that Moraki diapers are made in the USA with USA sourced materials is just icing on the cake!
Moraki diapers can be purchased as a cover only or in a bundle with the cover + insert. Fold-to-Fit inserts come in 3 sizes: Small, Medium, and Large/Overnight. If you’re just starting your stash or looking to bolster your stash with some high-quality diapers you can purchase Moraki diapers in bundles of 6, 12, 18, or 24 diapers.
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Disclosure: I received a Moraki diaper at no cost to myself, for review purposes. All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.