Janel received free product for review purposes. We were not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are her own. When I was approached to write this review I had never heard of the brand Omaiki before. Omaiki is a Canadian based company with products and materials that are also made in Canada. They sent me the new Orion fitted diaper and an adorable “Forest Friends” cover with snaps. Upon opening the package I was already impressed as there was a handwritten note included. For me, that personal touch adds a lot to the cloth diapering experience.
The Orion fitted diaper is a one size diaper designed to fit babies ranging from 8-35 pounds. It does not have any waterproof material on the outside, so a cover is required. The diaper has snap closure and features 4 rise settings. It comes with an outer layer and an insert. The insert does not have any snaps, which was nice because I was able to customize exactly how I wanted to fold it for my tummy sleeping boy. The outer part is a super soft bamboo sherpa material. The insert is a mix of bamboo, organic cotton and a little polyester with a stay-dry lining that is mesh polyester. The Orion did require some prepping, 3-4 washes, to reach its absorbency and be ready to use.
My toddler is around 34 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds. He was just as excited as I was to try out a new diaper at bedtime, he even commented on how soft it felt. I had the rise setting fully opened up and it fit him like a glove with no leg gaps and nice and snug around his waist. I was surprised at how trim it was for a fitted diaper. Pajamas and other clothes would easily fit over it. The Orion could be used during the daytime, but it is designed to be a nighttime solution, so I figured we would put it to the test with a heavy wetting toddler. I will also add, a toddler who had a lot to drink before going to bed.
I was a little more worried about how the cover would hold up overnight. The Omaiki cover is very generously sized, which is great for going over a fitted or for larger babies. It has large gussets at the thighs to offer protection and some elastic at the front to help protect those tummy sleepers. Our cover has snaps, but it is also available in aplix. Omaiki covers are made of PUL.
My toddler is pretty tiny still and needed one rise setting snapped down. The large gussets and the size of the leg holes took me some getting used to. I thought for sure that sleeping with this cover would cause leaks. As he was playing I kept noticing a gap and what seemed like a lot of extra fabric around his legs.
The cover did completely cover the Orion fitted, while also looking pretty stinking cute. My toddler enjoyed pointing to the different animals, especially the deer.
The rise of the diaper around the leg was giving me some trouble too. I tried tucking the rise down, then played with tucking it up neater. Then I tried again, making sure to really get the gusset in the underwear line.
This is what it looked like when I had the whole gussets thing figured out and was satisfied with the fit. As I said, the gussets for sure took some playing around with and getting used to as they are much more generous than other brands we have tried. I was still confident that we would have leaks overnight because the cover still seemed loose around his legs.
With a 2.5 year old who had a lot to drink before bed, and a cover that this mom was still getting used to, he got up in the morning with dry sheets and pajamas. I thought for sure he probably hadn’t even peed. I was so wrong. He had soaked the Orion diaper and it held it all! The cover held up too, no dampness whatsoever on his pajamas or sheets. The Orion fitted and cover by Omaiki left me pleasantly surprised.
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