Friday, November 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I first bought a day pack of Flip which consisted of 2 diaper covers (moonbeam and butternut, both in snap closure) with 6 stay dry inserts. i've since bought more staydry inserts, and another cover in clementine (above) with velcro closure.
Umar started to fit into Flip as he was about 4 weeks old, roughly 3.5kg. And since then, up til now, Flip has become a staple for him. i even use them on umar for night diapering, added with microfibre or hemp booster.
As with Thirsties diaper covers, Flip covers are also made of breathable PUL, which enables it to be wiped clean if there's no stains and airdried before alternate use. The cutting of Flip is generous, which is thumbs-up for chunky monkeys. It has flaps on both sides to put in the insert's ends so it stays put. Umar was at the smallest setting and just upgraded to M setting at 7kg. no red marks on umar's thighs at all on this system, yeay!
i love, LOVE Flip staydry inserts as it is very thirsty, hold umar's pee about three hours without leaks, and easy to clean. The staydry insert is also convenient to use as it has marks sewn onto it to show small, medium and large setting. I can just fold the insert according to the marks and it fits well into the cover. nowadays i use the inserts not just into Flip covers, but also into other diaper covers as well.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thirsties is a USA made diaper brand, the most famous products being their range of diaper covers. There is also fitted diapers, sleeve diapers (kinda like pocket but with both ends open so the insert agitate itself out during washing) and more.
The Thirsties came either in aplix or snap closure, in sizes (XS, S, M and L) or 2-size system:
Size 1 which fits 6-18lbs (3-8kg), and
Size 2 which fits 18-40lbs (8-18kg)
Here are the ones that i used on Umar:
The DuoInsert is made of two parts: 2 layer microfibre topped with stay-dry microfleece, and a bottom part made of 5 layer jersey-hemp. these two parts are connected with snaps, so u can unstick them and they dry faster after washing.
my take after using the system for 4 months?
on the duowrap:
on the insert:
although hemp is reputed to hold a LOT of liquid, sadly it didn't work out much for umar, even when he's about a month old. these days i separate the two parts and they are excellent as boosters for umar's night time diapering.
overall view: thumbs UP!
Friday, November 11, 2011
to name a few.
on and on i read, and did a lot of research to avoid disappointment (and waste of money). at first, the thought of using one size cloth diaper was very tempting. but the more i read, the more i came upon mothers who failed to use the one-sized ones since newborn, mainly because after all, newborns are very small, and the cutting of onesize CD just don't cut it.
during confinement, i used lampin, folded macam kapalterbang tu (the proper term is origami fold), lapik dengan liner, with thirsties cover XS or duowrap size 1. tak payah pakai pin/snappi pun (buat rugi beli je), sbb lampin tu tak bergerak pun dlm cover. umar was snug and happy in them. memang kena banyak kali tukar, sebab umar is a poopertrooper, and lampin cepat basah so baby kurang selesa. on the other hand, we experienced zero diaper rash episode. yeay!
malam still pakai huggies though, sebab tak confident dapat bagi umar pakai lampin dgn selesa malam2.
i also used thirsties duo insert, but since Bonnie (of mycheekyboo.com) ada 2 keping je size 1, tu je la rezeki umar. but more on that later :D
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Umar start pakai lampin biasa+diaper cover around his 4th day, I think. Nak bagi pakai CD yang one-size still too big untuk umar, dah dia kecik comel je 2.5kg, and one-sized ones usually tagged for 8-35lb (±3-15kg). I bought a few diaper covers that are suitable for 6-18lbs, so the fit lebih cantik.
After much MUCH reading and researching and browsing through online sellers to find the best deal (for I am an avid bargain-hunter), here are the list of diapers that I’ve already bought before delivering umar:
3 dozen flats/ lampin
the links i provided is where i bought the respective items.
N during babyshower that my dearest friend Ya threw for me and Aishah, I’ve got:
1 Freshbots fitted diaper in size S
There are a few websites that I always refer to when in doubt or have a lingering question in my head:
from then on, i slowly bought more and after 4months, this is how umar's stash looks like:
not much, but enough to fully CD umar. i've since kept away the flats for my coming niece/nephew :D
i'll keep different posts on CDing a newborn, and reviews of each brand okies. later!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
watched hangover 2 last night. super hilarius, but also superrrrrrr gross. i mean it. G.R.O.S.S. a little review, this time round it's stu's bachelor party gone AWWWFUULLYYY wrong. think thailand, thugs, transgender (gawd it looked like a lab experiment gone wrong!). enuf said.
but the highlight for me is this:
FUSCHIA diaper bag???? check!
it's a Ju Ju BeAll in fuschia blossom! upon more research i.e. googling while watching tv there's actually another 2 version of this print:
but he chose to wear bright bright pink! u just made my day :D
all pic googled