Always Watching Over You...

~ Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 8:48 AM ~

Ben with mummy...

Adventure in CD Land - Almost There...

~ Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 8:47 AM ~

I hope I'm not boring you guys with my continuous posting about CDs! I mean, we haven't even start using it and I'm already blogging quite often about it! Hehehe...

Anyway, as mentioned in my previous post on starting off with our CD adventure, this post is to note down the steps I took to pre-wash the diaper pants and the inserts before we are all ready to kick off our journey into the CD land!

Please note that prior to doing this pre-washing steps, I did my best to search around the Internet for more info on:

* how should I be doing the pre-wash (most of them came with steps to pre-wash in washing machine which is not suitable for me as I planned to hand wash the CDs - for now)

* is detergent really necessary? (I don't know about you guys but I feel something lacking if I didn't put in the detergent - hence my frantic and days of searching for the Pureen H-A-D detergent! Of course, my backup plan if I really couldn't get the detergent was to just pre-wash the CDs in plain water...)

* how long should I soak the CDs before rinsing them off and drying them? (again, most websites include instructions to do this in a washing machine which is not suitable for me. Anyway, I soaked them for about 5-10 minutes for each pre-wash)

* how many times should I pre-wash the CDs? (most websites mentioned somewhere between 3 to 12 times, since I'm very eager to start using the CD on Ben, I did 3 pre-washes...)

So here are the pictures taken...

Prepare a basin of warm water
(I use the hot water from our heater)
Pour in some detergent into the water.
Soak in the diaper pants & all the inserts.
The water looks like this after the 1st
pre-wash soaking. Smells chalky too...

After the soaking and rinsing, I hung up the diaper pants and the inserts. It was already 10pm+ by the time I was done with the 1st pre-wash. I repeated the same steps above (minus the detergent) for 2 more times over the weekend.

So, I'm happy to report after 3 times of pre-washing (I hope that's good enough, I mean, I don't smell the detergent or chalky smell anymore), we're finally ready to embark on our adventure in CD land! Stay tuned!

Starting Off with Our CD Adventure!

~ Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 8:36 AM ~

Last week, I had just blogged about taking baby steps into the world of CD and the very next day after that, the cloth diapers (CD) arrived safely to us! Here are some pictures taken of Ben's CDs:

I got a free recycle bag for my purchase!
One of the reason I got this CD, the back button!
Each CD comes with 2 Bamboo inserts (2 Folds + 3 Folds),
add up to 10 layers of absorption
My first CD purchase for Ben!

I finally found this detergent at Babyland shop!
Nappy liners bought from Tesco...

Now, total investment for starting off on our CD adventure:

Items Bought Bought From Amount Spent (RM)
 2 pcs of Cloth Diapers Online  RM77.63 (incl courier charges) 
 Nappy Liners (120 pcs)
Tesco RM10.90
 Pureen H-A-D Detergent  Babyland RM16.90

You have no idea how much trouble I got into trying to locate that Pureen H-A-D detergent! Went through quite a number of baby shops to find it and was on the verge of giving up (to just prewash with plain water) when I finally found it at a babyshop near our house! Thank God!

So there you go... I will blog about my experience in pre-washing the CDs later on. I was so nervous on doing it as I intended to do it right the first time (thanks to the motto of my previous company)

Wish me luck!