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!

Taking Baby Steps into the World of CD...

~ Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8:40 AM ~

No, no, no, no... not this type of CD...

* Image taken from Google search

The CD I'm talking about is Cloth Diaper.

Yes, I'm finally taking my small baby steps into the world of Cloth Diapering.

I have been thinking about giving it a try for sometime already but everytime I scout around on the Internet, I get more and more confused reading all the jargons associated with CD. Inserts? Microfibers? AIO? AI2? I just gave up and continue using disposable diapers for Ben.

Of course I do feel the guilt whenever I throw his disposable diapers, thinking of the environmental effect and all. Not to mention the money we could've save if we use CD instead.

We are blessed (really!) with the fact that Ben does not have any sensitive skin or issues with any sorts of diapers. We use one of the cheapest disposable brands around and I regularly changed his diapers every 2-3 hours (or faster if he poop or I felt the diaper is heavy).

Over time, I got to thinking maybe I should give it a try again, to research and be patient more and add on to the fact that our Spicy Baby is coming soon in less than 3 months time and I'm pretty confident with Ben's poop and pee schedule (so I know when to put him into a CD).

I'd like to thank my SAHM friend (that's you Catheryn!) for recommending this CD brand and website to me. The initial starter pack she recommended to me is out of stock and after literally reading everything on the website for days (not kidding you!), I decided to order these two AIO (aka All-In-One) CD to try on Ben and am now in the midst of waiting for it to arrive. If everything is fine and dandy, I'll be getting more of these and use it for Spicy Baby as well.

Why I decided to get the above CDs?

* It's a one size diaper suitable for 0-3 years old
* It is waterproof outside
* It comes with bamboo inserts ( I understand bamboo is better?)
* Most important point is it has a back button which allow Insert to be attached to the CD firmly.
* Another plus point is it has this extended long Velcro in the front side (I'm not a fan of buttons for diapers)

My plan on using the CD is as follow (for now):

* To use during daytime ( I mean, I only bought 2 to try out... so start small right?)
* To place insert on the diaper instead of inserting it into the pocket (so that I can reuse the diaper pants if it's not soiled/soaked through)
* To handwash it myself (reason being we normally pile up our laundry for 2-3 days before we uses the washing machine)
* To get a small bottle of Pureen H-A-D (Pureen Hypo-Allergenic-Detergent) for the CD
* To get some nappy liners (for the poop)

So in the meantime, any recommended websites I should check out or any ideas and/or tips that you can share with me that I should take note of in matters pertaining to CD?

Oh, and good luck to me & Ben! Wink