As I am nearing the end of my son’s diaper reviewing days these are coming fewer and far between, and I apologize for that. I’m still really excited to introduce you to a newer brand of WAHM made diapers called Moraki. This is an AI2/Pocket style diaper that is also One Size and made in California. Their price is steeper than many OS pockets but keep your eye out for a sale! You can find them in a variety of prints too. Their most notable feature is the middle stuffing pocket which allows the insert to agitate out in the wash, keeping your hands dry and clean! They also have a very nice Fold to Fit insert made from cotton and hemp.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩ The Moraki AI2/Pocket diaper can be used as a pocket or AI2 (hence the name.) When using as a pocket you’ll need to stuff your insert in the opening which is very easy thanks to a wide opening so even dads with huge hands won’t have a problem. When used as a pocket the insert doesn’t even need to be removed before washing which I find to be a huge help. For using as an AI2/Cover just lay in your insert or wrap around your prefold/fitted. There are 3 snaps per tab, one on the hip which you can do first to make it easier. The biggest problem I had while putting it on was having the PUL strip in the front that is inside facing the stomach roll out and slip while I was snapping the diaper. This is a very minor issue and I wouldn’t even call it a complaint… just saying.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩ You know I love supporting WAHM’s! I do! Still, it can be hard to pay $27 for a diaper (cover only, $31 with insert) when one with the same size/function is much less from mass produced brands, even some made in the USA. I really enjoyed the diaper but I’m not sure I could make myself pay that price. However, if there was a sale I would pay a little less and be happy with my purchase because it works great. If you are using cloth diapers strictly to save money than this wouldn’t be for you. If you love the covers you can use them as AI2‘s and either buy a few inserts or use your own to use this as an AI2 which would be less expensive than buying them to use one time each as pocket diapers.
Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ We started using this diaper a lot overnight with a microfiber double stuffed inside in conjunction with the hemp/cotton insert included with the diaper. It was very capable and never leaked. For daytime we stuck with the included insert.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ The fit was perfect on Ev with one rise snap exposed (the next to smallest rise) but he was maxing out the width since the hip snap was at the last snap on each side, meaning that if he were any larger in the waist he would have a male snap digging into his skin. There are hip snap covers available to remedy that but you would need to buy them from someone or potentially make your own. It wasn’t terribly bulky on him in between the legs or overall.
Overall: I’ll be honest and say I really love the diaper, just not the price. It is enough to scare a lot of buyers away, even if it is a WAHM made product. I understand people have to earn a living, I truly do, but it is hard to be competitive with other big brands and WAHMS being at that end of the price. If Moraki is hoping to be a “boutique” and desireable brand then the pricing would make more sense, but I would want to see a little more flair in that case beyond the printed PUL. Beyond the price I found it to be a very well fitting and extremely well made diaper and I absolutely love the way the pocket is made. The opening stays smooth but also allows the insert the agitate out, my favorite feature in any pocket diaper.
Where to Buy: MorakiCloth.com Use coupon NEWYEAR30 for 30% off orders over $20.00 through January 23.