Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My cloth diapering journey

Cloth diapering is perhaps the best thing we did for our baby, apart from giving birth to him and giving him parents like us :D

Just before Sanju's arrival, I had about 30 traditional napkins ready for him. During the first month, my mom did the laundry, and second month I used to do the laundry on my own, all handwash only - because some traditional beliefs on baby's clothes. Later I realised how tiring it is to keep up with the laundry, like so many napkins in one day, I became crazy washing, drying & changing for my baby.

I couldn't imagine how to manage this laundry after I resume my job. Furthermore newborns pee and poo so often, the moment I change, he pees again! For night use, he was fully on disposable and sometimes just to avoid extra laundry, I'd start using dipos from 7pm-7am. In the end I noticed I was spending about RM40 per week on dispos. Then it occurred to me, if I invested this amount on a cloth diaper, I could at least wash and reuse them again.

I started off with a few experiment or sample pocket cloth diapers - Bamboolite & Autumnz.

Bamboolite, as the name suggests, has a bamboo inner that stays dry and acts as anti-bacteria on baby's skin, so you can kiss nappy rash goodbye. The inserts are one layer bamboo and several layers of microfiber, which works like a charm for medium wetter baby. It works the best as a night diaper. Autumnz, although not as heavy duty as Bamboolite, has a nice fit and also absorbs pretty well.

What can I say, I was hooked onto cloth diapering after that, nothing could stop me. Thankfully hubby has been supportive and very encouraging on CD, although he is very particular about leaving the diapers on for long hours.

My CD stash was later upgraded with a few Coolababys for day use, and QQ Baby Minky for their minky designs, and yea, how can I forget Joli CD, the long lost sister of Bamboolite! Pics of my QQ Baby Minky & Joli:

Follow me as my cloth diapering journey continues... Hope to upgrade to different types of cloth diapers in the near future, to fulfill my baby's diapering needs, and yeah, my addiction!


Ellie Tat said...

Hi Qarezmav, I came across your post when I was looking for stories about cloth nappies around the world. I put a link to your blog in my post, I hope you don't mind.

QarezmaV said...

Hi Ellie, sure no probs.. thx for informing me. Hope you enjoy reading my blogs.

Jobless Girl said...

Between Autumnz and coolababy which brand you will recokon good for day use?

QarezmaV said...

Autumnz is a tad better... and has a larger cutting

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