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EthanSin
15-09-2007, 08:12 PM
Can someone help me understand what is modern cloth diapers? My wife came back from US and bought a few for my son. To me it is kind of troublesome but my wife seems to think the otherwise. Can some one help me understand more about it? I am afraid my wife get started on something that is not sustainable.

whitewolf
15-09-2007, 10:35 PM
:) No la. Thats what i thought too..but really NO... its pretty easy actually..i throw everything in thewashing machine.hahahahaha..wats so hard about that. What brand did your wife buy? if you dont mind me asking. There are a few in the market ( USA). Did she buy the ONE SIZE one?

You should check the cloth diaper terminology..then u ll understand. I know nuts before.. but now, i dont have to buy diapers anymore plus.. aiyo so nice ma..i love it. every one of it.. coz it comes in beautiful prints...

EthanSin
17-09-2007, 01:15 AM
Whitewolf... Thanks for your feedback. I see women are really taking modern cloth diapers as a fashion statement. Emm.. something I have to really learn to appreciate. :cool:

My worry is it is only good if we are staying oversea like US or Europe. Malaysia where can get if we want extras??

I don't find it anywhere in shopping complex or even Mothercare. :confused: If ship from US expensive lar.

birdy
17-09-2007, 06:13 AM
I am not sure if I am talking the same thing as you ... cloth diaper is also known as napkin...you can get from departmental stores under the baby section. Well...may be ours one not so advance but I believe it is of same use.

As for the 'why'? You can check out the following link, which it opens my eyes too...

http://www.diapersafari.com/diaperinfo/whyclothdiapers/

racheljansz
17-09-2007, 08:16 AM
I have used both but I find that a lot of effort is needed when using cloth diapers. You need to be on the alert when the little ones does their business or else it ends up getting messy and more time and effort is needed to clean up.
So far as far I know "when all factors are taken into account, both types of diapers have roughly the same environmental effect." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaper. Which I feel it may be right when the amount of detergent, water and energy need to clean the cloth diapers.
If you have a maid or don't mind the cleaning part, then why not try cloth diapers to compare.

birdy
17-09-2007, 08:34 AM
I am not sure if I am talking the same thing as you ... cloth diaper is also known as napkin...you can get from departmental stores under the baby section. Well...may be ours one not so advance but I believe it is of same use.

As for the 'why'? You can check out the following link, which it opens my eyes too...

http://www.diapersafari.com/diaperinfo/whyclothdiapers/
I made a blunder mistake - it should be nappy not napkin... :o

birdy
17-09-2007, 08:37 AM
So far as far I know "when all factors are taken into account, both types of diapers have roughly the same environmental effect." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaper. Which I feel it may be right when the amount of detergent, water and energy need to clean the cloth diapers.
You don't need a lot of detergent to wash the cloth diapers being that children's urine is rather clean in view that their only intake is milk! Just a little bit of detergent would do the cleaning.

honeybee
17-09-2007, 10:15 AM
Whitewolf... Thanks for your feedback. I see women are really taking modern cloth diapers as a fashion statement. Emm.. something I have to really learn to appreciate. :cool:

My worry is it is only good if we are staying oversea like US or Europe. Malaysia where can get if we want extras??

I don't find it anywhere in shopping complex or even Mothercare. :confused: If ship from US expensive lar.

Hi EthanSin,

I found this M'sian website that sells modern cloth diapers. Check this link out... Mia Bambina (http://www.miabambina.com).

EthanSin
17-09-2007, 02:09 PM
Wow! So many advised. I sneek to my son's drawer to checkout what brand did my wife get for my son. It is called something like Bumwear and Blueberry.

I also saw a few replied on the" Need advice as I'm having my first bb now" thread. There is a link to the website called www.littlepumpkinpies.com.

So I went there to look see look see. A lot of info there. At least understand a bit about the modern diapers.

Then also check out Mia Bambina as suggested by Honeybee today. Amazing with technology... I can find out so much info without even step out of my house (no need to waste energy shopping in malls).

Conclusion :D
1) Good idea for men because it save $$$ in the long run but don't let the men do the washing of the diapers lah.
2) If the women want to turn it to diapers fashion icon, let them be. Why create another world war right? Just make sure it is within my budget. Amazing to find out the designs out there (I was looking at the little pumpkin pies website. They sells animal prints la, minky la, buttons la and etc..) :rolleyes:
3) As for the amount of detergent, water and energy need to clean the cloth diapers, I agree with birdy, baby urine is rather ok. Some chinese even think baby boy (virgin) urine can cure sickness. :eek:
4) Which ever website for purchasing the diapers, I am good. As long as I don't have to be drag to shopping malls to do all these.

For sure I don't mind my wife doing shopping online instead (make sure it is safe site and within my budget) :)

mummum
17-09-2007, 02:20 PM
2) If the women want to turn it to diapers fashion icon, let them be. Why create another world war right?

you are a good daddy. mummies would appreciate their husbands allowing them to fashion up their newborns, as having a baby means the whole world to them.

i am also going to try out the diapers for my baby in due time.

the only question i have now is the washing of 'poop' on the diapers, does anyone know how to go about it? i don't think we should dump the whole load into the washing machine as well, or should we? even if we had cleaned the poop off, would it still be hygienic for baby to re-use the same cloth? sorry for my ignorance but my question in the other thread was not answered. i could email the advertisers for answers but i thought that we could learn more about it here first.

thanks.

Green Momma
17-09-2007, 11:35 PM
Hi! MumMum, you can chk out the link that I've included on how to wash the cloth diapers - http://www.diaperjungle.com/washing-cloth-diapers.html . For me this is what I always do...,btw I am still fully breastfeeding my baby so his poo is still breastmilk poo so I use the flushable disposable nappy liner coz it's handy, just peel off and throw into the toilet bowl.
How To wash:-
Step 1: Flush poo down toilet and rinse in COLD WATER first(so stains don't set) then wring dry, and drop in the pail. If there's any stains or soiling soak diapers with baking soda(neutralizes urine & brightens) for about half an hour before washing.

Step 2: Place the soiled diapers into the washing machine, give it a rinse cycle 1st. Then wash on normal cycle in hot. Use only 1/4 amt of recommended detergent. Make sure the detergent doesn't contain enzyme, softener or brightener. The enzymes remain in cotton fibers even after washing. this will reactivate in the fabric when your baby wets their diaper.

Green Momma
17-09-2007, 11:44 PM
..continue frm the previous page
detergents enzymes in their ingredients which list enzymes or whitening will cause diaper rash on babies. As for fabric softener it'll cause the diaper's inner liner to repel urine.

Step 3: Add a little dettol into the last rinse cycle to disinfect. Once done just dry them under the sun. The sunlight is the best germs/bacteria killer..hahaha!!

EthanSin
18-09-2007, 11:20 AM
Hi! MumMum, you can chk out the link that I've included on how to wash the cloth diapers - http://www.diaperjungle.com/washing-cloth-diapers.html . For me this is what I always do...,btw I am still fully breastfeeding my baby so his poo is still breastmilk poo so I use the flushable disposable nappy liner coz it's handy, just peel off and throw into the toilet bowl.
How To wash:-
Step 1: Flush poo down toilet and rinse in COLD WATER first(so stains don't set) then wring dry, and drop in the pail. If there's any stains or soiling soak diapers with baking soda(neutralizes urine & brightens) for about half an hour before washing.

Step 2: Place the soiled diapers into the washing machine, give it a rinse cycle 1st. Then wash on normal cycle in hot. Use only 1/4 amt of recommended detergent. Make sure the detergent doesn't contain enzyme, softener or brightener. The enzymes remain in cotton fibers even after washing. this will reactivate in the fabric when your baby wets their diaper.


How To wash:-
Step 1: Flush poo down toilet and rinse in COLD WATER first(so stains don't set) then wring dry, and drop in the pail. If there's any stains or soiling soak diapers with baking soda(neutralizes urine & brightens) for about half an hour before washing.

Step 2: Place the soiled diapers into the washing machine, give it a rinse cycle 1st. Then wash on normal cycle in hot. Use only 1/4 amt of recommended detergent. Make sure the detergent doesn't contain enzyme, softener or brightener. The enzymes remain in cotton fibers even after washing. this will reactivate in the fabric when your baby wets their diaper.

Step 3: Add a little dettol into the last rinse cycle to disinfect. Once done just dry them under the sun. The sunlight is the best germs/bacteria killer..hahaha!!


Thanks Green Momma. I will leave this to my wife. :)

Ladies in the house!!! Take Note ya! ;p

EthanSin
18-09-2007, 11:23 AM
mummum. Thanks for the compliment.

I believe most men doesn't mind the fashion but the practicallity. From this, my conclusion is modern cloth diapers are well worth trying. As long as it is good for my family and doesn't hurt my wallet so much :)

mummum
18-09-2007, 01:16 PM
you've got a point there, practicality. have yet to see for myself those cute diapers, will do so soon.

thanks.

thanks green momma, i read thru step 1 to 3 thrice and think that i'd better leave the washing to my mum or mum in law first haha.. i don't think i quite get it yet but will learn.

thanks again.

Green Momma
19-09-2007, 12:13 PM
Hi! Everyone, to be honest with you, initially I found the dirty cloth diapers grossed too but now I m so used to it and morever it's just my own baby's urine & poo, so it's ok. Whether it's the old style lampin or modern cloth diapers (wn washed properly) is the best choice for our babies compared to disposable. Chk out this link:- http://www.diapernet.org/whycloth.htm on "why use cloth diapers?"

cikobear
19-09-2007, 09:27 PM
same here too! (tho my sis is still grossed at the thot of it)
now, i even stopped using disposable wipes to clean my bb's butts at diaper changes.....i use those washable wipes.....
but i think for one to make the switch is not hard, as long as you try it step by step, to see if it suits you......
there are quite a few brands out there in Msia already.....so supply is definitely not an issue :)

mandymo
24-09-2007, 10:29 AM
Hi Moms,
I have been using the cloth diaper for my daughter for quite some time and it is really good. Not only it can help us to save money, it is good for the environment as well. Its also really easy to wash and the poop will not stain on the cloth diaper. Its as scary as I thought it would be when it comes to washing. Everything is dumped into the washing machine to be washed

I found out a online store www.mybabypitstop.com (http://www.mybabypitstop.com) which carry some wonderful modern cloth diapers.
Try it out moms :) :)

Green Momma
24-09-2007, 04:44 PM
Hi! mandymo, I am so happy to hear that thr's another mommy out thr who has been cloth diapering her child. Just to share with you I also just found a new online store in M'sia selling the latest one size minky diapers that are so popular in USA now. Chk out www.littlepumpkinpies.com :o