Five years ago I would have never thought I would be cloth diapering and if someone had brought it up prior to my discovery of “modern cloth” I would have pictured prefolds and pins. And maybe some tie dye somewhere in the picture. Well I have been cloth diapering for almost five years now and have never owned anything tie dyed– that is until a few months ago when I was introduced to Moraki. I was given the option to choose whatever print I wanted and for whatever reason the tie dyed print beckoned me. Maybe I finally embraced my inner hippie, no longer felt the need to prove that cloth is not just for the tree hugging crowd, or perhaps it was the past year I have been living in the pacific northwest that has rubbed off on me. Whatever the reason I am digging the gorgeous colors of this diaper.
We received this in the mail a few months ago and my two-year-old was the first to put it to the test. My first impressions were that I was pleased with the sturdiness of the waterproof fabric, the use of natural fibers in the inserts and that it fit my toddler well. I like that it offers an envelope style pocket for stuffing or it can be used as an all-in-two cloth diaper. I have even been known to partially stuff the insert in the envelope opening so that it combines some of the perks of a pocket style diaper while avoiding the need to un-stuff the insert although the inserts agitate out nicely even when they are completely stuffed into the pocket. The diaper performed well during the day for him with two inserts, but he needed a little extra for overnight use. Luckily there is plenty of room to accommodate additional inserts so this could be a nap time or overnight option for some families.
As you can imagine we own and have used dozens upon dozens of different one size pocket cloth diapers and this one has a really great size range. The wings are on the long side to make this possible, but an additional hip snap can help get a snug fit around skinny legs. I did not try this diaper while my newborn’s umbilical cord was healing, but when I finally moved it from brother’s stash to hers last month I was surprised how well it fit. The photo above shows my daughter at around twelve pounds and it is not even on the smallest setting so it should work between seven and eight pounds for most newborns.
These diapers are well made and I love that they are made in California by local moms. The quality of their products is obviously a priority and it is wonderful to see how important it is to this family owned company to support American made products. Made in USA cloth diapers are not as easy to come by as many of us would like, but the few extra dollars per diaper can be well worth supporting our economy and a quality product. We have been happy so far with our Moraki cloth diaper and my newest diaper model, above, is rocking her pacific northwest roots well don’t you think?
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