I received this item free for review. All opinions remain my own.
This adorable pirate-themed diaper is actually our very first Omaïki! This is unusual, considering we live on Omaïki’s home turf: Québec! Omaïki recently redesigned their AIO (or AIÖ, as they call it… gotta love that umlaut) to fit significantly larger. Their original model was notoriously small-fitting, so I never bothered with it for my 95th percentile Cub.
I’m happy to report that the redesigned Omaïki AIO, sent to me by the lovely Renee at Lil’ Monkey Cheeks, is the roomiest one-size diaper I’ve ever tried! The rise is the absolute tallest: even taller than Apple Cheeks size 2, which is my go-to big toddler diaper right now.
Have a look at the older generation Omaïki (pink) and the new style (dinosaurs) on this lovely lady at 6 months old and 15 lbs:
- The roomy rise: we actually have to snap it down one level, whereas all Cub’s other diapers are worn on the highest rise.
- The polyester mesh top layer: I much prefer a mesh fabric to fleece as the next-to-butt layer. I think it launders better and breathes better.
- Super fast drying time compared to other AIOs, even hung to dry. Some AIO models take an eternity to dry, but the Omaiki AIO dries overnight.
- Back-waist elastic is particularly snug. I normally wouldn’t pay much attention to this, but our Omaïki AIO triumphed in an event I can only describe as Pooptastrophe 2014. Cub needed to be showered off, but his clothes were spared.
- Made in Canada! I love, love, love when my cloth diapers are not only made by a Canadian company but also made here!
- One I love a bit less is that this diaper doesn’t really fit as early as 8 lbs, according to Mamas I’ve spoken to. Mamas are reporting a good fit at about 12 lbs.
- The Babyville prints: I like prints that are more original, though Omaiki has mentioned the cost associated with seeking out exclusive prints.
- The price point is high, but a reflection of the made-in-Quebec status. It is in the same price range as Blueberry and MiniKiwi AIO diapers.
I need a diaper that’s going to fit Cub until he potty learns, and we have a ways to go. So, either I have a diaper that fits a newborn really quickly but that winds up a bit small in late toddler-hood, or I use prefolds and covers for the newborn stage and my one-size diaper lasts til it’s time for training pants. I wouldn’t recommend Omaïki AIOs to bring to the hospital, but as a one-size diaper that will truly last on higher percentile babies until they’re in undies, it’s gotta be this one!