Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Why cloth diapers?

When I first heard about about cloth diaper (during the last trimester of my pregnancy), I have to admit that I was quite skeptical and thought nothing of it. After my confinement, I was somehow driven to find out further about it. I am curious about what is all this buzz about cloth diapers? Later, a one week research (mostly through browsing here and there...) has ended me up with buying 5pcs of my very first cloth diapers (brand Coolababy). Now... 4 months later, I am happy to say that I am (almost 99.9%) cloth diapering my little girl. That 0.1% is actually when I had to skip doing the laundry (due to unavoidable reason).. and the diapers didn't manage dry up before my inventory run out. I've tried few brands namely Coolababy, BumGenius, Baby Kanga, FuzziBunz, Happy Heinys, EcoMoon & Mommys Touch.
I know that most 1st time users out there are looking for information or reviews on some of the cloth diaper brands so that they can minimised investing in the wrong kind for their babies. I will try to put out some reviews on the brands that I've personally used and perhaps this information may come in handy to someone out there.

So, why does someone wants to use cloths diapers...

1) Harmful chemical on disposable diapers... among others.. it contains Carcinogenic Dioxin & Tributyl Tin that may effect our little ones. The reaction between the urine and these chemical would introduce rashes and some other skin problems. and Also, I've read somewhere that a German study found that disposable diapers may have an effect on the fertility of boys. So, be safe and use washable cloth diapers.

2) Cost saving.

Disposable diapers cost:
1 day (50sen x 6 times changing) = RM3
1 month (RM3 x 30days) = RM90
1 year (RM90 x 12 months) = RM1,080

Cloth diapers cost:
Depending on the brand & type that you choose, you can calculate your ROI
Plus, you can still use it for the next baby....

3) Reduce the garbage that we're dumping to our environment.
Imagine with 6 soiled diapers/day (maybe about 1kg)... you'll be dumping about 365kg garbage per year. Before we know it, we'll run out of dumping space and it would take few hundred years for it to be disintegrated into out mother nature.

4) Colourful, funky prints and attractive cloth diapers are simply adorable to put on your cute little ones.. Try it and you'll know the feeling...

5) Reduce the probability of getting diaper rash... or perhaps in some cases, cloth diapers are able to reduce the existing diaper rash developed while using disposable diapers.

6) Easy peasy to use and wash... Rinse it and dump it into your washing machine. I'll do some posting on how to wash and care of your cloth diaper later on.

For me, using cloth diapers is like going back to the way it was before, that is using lampin kain (plain white cotton nappies) ... but with a twist of modernisation (no need to change on every wetting, instead able to last for 3~4 hours).

So, to those disposable diapers users out there, switch to cloth diapers and make a difference to you and your adorable little ones life.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kid's Apparel

White dress with red and soft blue flower prints
Front decorative pink ribbon
Adjustable ribbon at the back
Price : RM20
Available sizes :
Size 6 (52cm overall length / 21cm from top to waist)
Size 8 (56cm overall length / 23cm from top to waist)
Size 10 (60cm overall length / 25cm from top to waist)
Size 12 (65cm overall length / 27cm from top to waist)

Pink cotton dress with white flower prints
Small bow at chest
Available sizes:
5 ~ 10 months (48cm overal length / 18cm from top to waist) Price : RM40
11 ~ 18 months (55cm overal length / 21cm from to to waist) Price : RM40
2 ~ 3 years (60cm overal length / 21cm from top to waist) Price : RM45
3 ~ 5 years (70cm overal length / 25cm from top to waist) Price : RM45

Laura Ashley pink chekered dress

Front smocking pattern

Adjustable ribbon at the back

Dress overall length 39cm (from top to waist 12cm)

Price : RM40

Laura Ashley white dress with small red/pink flowers

Front smocking pattern

Adjustable ribbon at the back

Dress overall length 44cm (from top to waist 14cm)
Price : RM40

White dress with pastel flower embroidery
Front bow ribbon
Adjustable ribbon at the back
Dress overall length 55cm (from top to waist 18cm)

Price : RM20

Offwhite dress with butterfly prints
Adjustable ribbon at the back
White netting skirt
Dress overall length 72cm (from top to waist 24cm)

Price : RM20

White T-shirt Thomas the Engine
Material soft cotton
Length 42cm
Shoulder 28cm
Price : RM12