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What?? No Plastic Bag????

OK, no fret. You can use one of these.

Envirosax
You can get it online from i.e BabyznMom.com or get it from grocery store(ie Village Grocer). The price is around RM25-30. It can be folded small enough to fit into your handbag (very useful feature) and it comes with lovely prints.
IKEA.
Huge, sturdy & not so fashionable bag. Cost you only up to RM4 each (depending on the SALE season). Wonderful for grocery shopping & wet market trip. The bag is so huge that you only need 1 of them.

Last but not least;
If you have the capacity to sew, then you can try to sew your own fabric bag. So you see, going green could be fun ;-)

Blueberry Minky One Size Cloth Diaper

Well, click on the photo to get a closer look. What a fashion statement. :-). The prints are so yummy, the minky feel soooooooo nice, & the fleece are so soft. Trust me your baby just look super cute in it. I, myself go googaga over it.

Where can you get here in Malaysia?
1. http://www.mybabypitstop.com/
2. http://www.lildanzell.com/
These are super expensive cloth diaper. Cost you RM120 each. No doubt they are expensive BUT worth every cents.

Earth is our only home

Here are some of the things we can do to help reduce wastage of plastic bags & conserve resources:
Purchase a reusable bag & use them during shopping trips.Always remember to bring your reusable bags when you go shopping.Say 'No' to plastic bag when buying only a few small items.Do not throw away excess plastic bags as a trash. Reuse & recycle them.

Say No To Plastic Bag

An estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over 1 million per minute and billions end up as litter each year.

Less than 1% of bags are recycled. It cost more to recycle a bag than to produce new one.

There's a harsh economics behind bag recycling. It cost $4000 to process & recycle 1 ton of plastic bags, which can then be sold on the commodities market for $32.

Plastic bag waste are now the 5th most common debris item found on beaches.

Plastic bags do not biodegrade, they photodegrade, which means overtime they break down into smaller, more toxic petro-polymers.




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Wet Bag from NCB

Though I have WAHMIES wet bag, I still resort to simpler & practical wetbags by NCB. Available in Mandarin, Vanilla, Kiwi, Blackberry but I only got myself yellow & kiwi. It has elasticized cord with toggle. Size wise, it is considerably small (holds up to 5 diapers).
Cleaning it is easy, just throw in the washing machine.

Got it from http://www.mybabypitstop.com/ for RM25

Bum Genius Organic One Size All-in-One

Made With Organic, One-Size... affordable.

Looking for organic, natural fibers next to your baby’s bottom? Our award winning one-size bumGenius design is now available with luxuriously soft, 100% organic cotton inside.

bumGenius Organic One-Size Cloth Diapers offer an industry first - tabs that stretch for a perfect fit. Stretchy tabs combined with our brand-new snap fasteners make cloth diapering easy. Our new, "no-stuff" system available only in the bumGenius Organic One-Size Cloth Diaper is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! It really is as easy to use as a disposable diaper. Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 7 and 35 pounds.

Highlights
Absorbent layer integrated into the waterproof outer layer.
One ste…

Ubi rebus

Petang-petang ni sedap betul kalau dapat makan ubi rebus.



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Bum Genius 3.0 One Size Pocket Diaper

bumGenius 3.0 DELUXE All-In-One Cloth Diapers


The bumGenius! All-In-One Cloth Diaper is a distinguished iParenting Media Award Winner and a recipient of the Mother & Baby Gold Medal for 2008!



The highlights...
An all-in-one is a cloth diaper with the absorbent layer integrated into the waterproof outer layer. It goes on in one step.
No stuffing, no diaper cover and no folding means that this is the easiest-to-use and quite possibly, the most convenient diapering system you can buy.
These fantastic all-in-one diapers are made with an outer fabric that is safe to wash in hot water.
The closures are hook & loop, just like disposable diapers.
The inner-core is ultra-absorbent.
The hidden opening allows you to add extra absorbency to the diaper when needed.
The lining fabric keeps your baby's bottom dry.
The tabs have that stretch that you love in deluxe disposable diapers.
The ultra-gentle leg elastic will keep the messes in!

The details...
Stretchy tabs, hook & loop…

How to pre-wash your new cloth diaper

To answer some of my friends question on how to pre-wash you new cute cloth diaper, here are the things you need to do.

HOW TO PRE WASH YOUR CLOTH DIAPER - MALAYSIAN WAY

1. Put inserts into smaller laundry bag & diaper cover in bigger laundry bag.
2. Throw it into washing machine.
3. Pour in the CD friendly detergent (1/4 cup per wash load) i.e PUREEN H.A.D.
4. Select NORMAL Cycle Program.
5. Once completed, line dry both inserts & diaper cover.
6. Repeat the process for 3 times.

Then, it is ready to put on your baby.


While i was sleeping

was taking a nap when i realized that Ameera has been very quiet. aaahhh now i know why. Soooo preoccupied with mama's wallet.




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Happy Heinys Pretty Prints!!

Don't you just love their prints?

Stripping Diaper - Tips from Happy Heinys

Build up refers to residue left by detergents, fabric softeners, and other substances used to clean diapers. In rare instances, baking soda will react with certain minerals in water and also cause build up. If you notice a decrease in the absorbency of your diapers, build up may be the culprit.


Stripping is the process of removing residue from your diapers. To strip diapers:
- Hand wash your diaper with regular dish soap to remove any oils.
- Put a small amount of dish soap on the fleece layer.
- Rub vigorously or use a medium bristle scrubbing brush to scrub the fleece.
- Turn the diaper inside out and repeat.
- Rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear.

You may use this method at any time you notice repelling or as a preventative measure once a week. If you are still having problems, try these special cleaning agents to strip your diapers:
- 2 scoops of Oxyclean in a very hot wash
- 1 ball of RLR (found at Wal-Mart in the laundry aisle hanging on a clip) in a hot wash

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The Scoop on Detergents by Happy Heinys

You have made the choice. You have collected your diapers and now you are beginning your cloth diapering journey. You deserve to have success while cloth diapering your baby. Choosing a detergent suitable for cloth diapers can often avoid unnecessary problems including diaper odor and leakage.


What to look for in a Detergent?
At best, a detergent to be used on your baby's diapers would NOT contain enzymes, dyes, perfumes, optical brighteners or any other component designed to be left on your diapers after washing.
Specialty detergents with fabric softeners or wrinkle guards will not be suitable; however, a detergent with non-chlorine bleach or oxygen bleaching capabilities may be fine. And just to be clear, soaps are not detergents, and soaps are generally not suitable for washing diapers.

Top Mainstream Detergent Pick
The top mainstream detergent that we recommend is Tide. Over the years Tide has proven itself to be one of the most stable and readily available detergents on the marke…

Miengkam anyone?

I love miengkam. Finally i can get one in KD. This photo was taken recently in Mr Tom Yam at Sunway Giza.




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Wahmies wetbag

When i first started with cloth diapering, I was using plastic bag. Then I use a small pail liner (very vibrant color but I'll post that in another day, k). Only recently i got my WAHMIES wet bag. Got it from http://www.mybabypitstop.com/ for RM60. It comes with many cute prints & really hard for me to choose. I browsed a lot of online shop & fell in love with this one. This bag can fit up to 5 soiled diapers.









Caring for Happy Heinys Diapers

Store wet and dirty diapers in a dry pail. Older babies? solid waste can be removed by gently shaking the diaper over a toilet. The fleece will release solids easily ? there is no need to rinse them before washing.



Washing instructions for pocket diapers and trainers:
- Remove the inserts
- Cold Soak for 10-20 minutes depending on the level of dirt
- Wash on hot with slightly less than 1/4 cup of detergent
- You can add a downy ball of vinegar to the wash if the diapers have a heavy urine scent. I recommend a downy ball because it releases the vinegar at the right time - no need to wait by the machine.
- Rinse well to ensure all detergent is removed from diapers.
- Dry on warm. The warm of the dryer will keep your Happy Heiny functioning like new. We personally dry our PUL products on warm and although we have had prolonged use with these products we have not noticed any break down of our PUL.
- DO NOT use SANITARY CYCLE. Use of the sanitary cycle can cause melting of elastics, A…

Happy Heinys One Size Pocket Diaper

Happy Heinys One Size diapers are designed with the same quality and luxuriousness of the Happy Heinys Pocket Diapers only they are made to fit baby from birth to potty training.

  Happy Heinys uses their own custom milled fleece and high quality products in our manufacturing of our products. You will find on your one size diaper a total of 4 snaps on the front. This will give you a total of 4 different sizes for your diaper. This will allow the diaper to fit most babies from about 8 lbs - 35 lbs. An investment that will save you money throughout your diapering time.
  Our One Size diapers are available in 22 different colors and several different prints. Our prints are unique and designed by our company for use only on our products. Our prints for the one size diapers are made out of the same high quality fabrics that our solids are made out of. These fabrics have been tested to last up to 12 hours at night for most babies.

  Our one size diapers also come with 2 micro fiber inserts…

Doodlez Doublers by Monkey Doodlez

If you're looking to add more absorbency to your diapers, these are just what you need!

It's so easy to turn your favourite Monkey Doodlez® AIO into a night time diaper! Simply lay in one of our Doodlez Doublers and absorbency is instantly doubled. It's that easy!
Our Micro Doublers are made from the very same top quality truly non pill microfleece that we use in our Micro Doodlez. Completely enveloped in this luxurious fabric are two layers of our super absorbent, thick and thirsty 100% cotton terry.
These doublers are fully reversible and are clearly labelled with sizing so it's easy to find the right size. Each Doodlez Doubler is sized to fit each size of our diapers so you will always be assured of a perfect fit!
In a pinch? Just lay one of these doublers inside your favourite diaper cover and you have an instant diaper!
Our Micro Doublers are available in ALL the same Micro Fleece colours used in our Micro Doodlez!
Who says diapering is boring - With so many…

Micro Doodlez by Monkey Doodlez

These are fantastic All-In-One (AIO) diapers! The inside of the diaper is lined with exquisit non-pill microfleece. This fabric is simply the best we could find and will cradle your baby`s bottom in comfort.

Hidden inside is a full layer of heavy weight cotton flannel for added all over absorbency and breathability. Securely attached is a multi layer thick and thirsty cotton terry soaker pad.
The diaper fastens with our own Doodlez™ tape (hook and loop) to provide a secure hold while remaining very soft to the touch.
Gentle elastics at the legs and waist provide a comfortable fit.
Looking for added absorbency? Be sure to check out our Doodlez™ Doublers!

(http://www.monkeydoodlez.com/)

Where to get : http://www.ezmotherhood.com/, http://www.tinytapir.com/

Both provide bulk discount, so you'll get better price if you buy 5pc or more.



My own experience :

This is the next best AIO in my stash after teh Bamboo Doodlez. Absorbency is really great & fit my girl(15mths) well. The…

Bamboo Doodlez by Monkey Doodlez

Now's the perfect time to see why Bamboo is such a favourite!
Bamboo fiber fabrics are luxuriously soft and feel kind of like silk. Bamboo is quickly renewable and shares many of the wonderful properties of cotton; superior absorbency, breathability and does not trap heat.
The microfleece in these diapers is made from a blend of (Rayon made from) Bamboo (33%) and polyester (67%) which offers silky softness matched with durability. This microfleece will not pill so your baby's bottom will be cradled in silky softness change after change.
Hidden inside is a full layer of heavy weight cotton flannel for an added all over absorbency and breathability. Securely attached is a multi layer thick and thirsty cotton terry soaker pad.
The diaper fastens with our own Doodlez tape (hook and loop) to provide a secure hold while remaining very soft to the touch.
Gentle elastics at the legs and waist provide a comfortable fit.
(http://www.monkeydoodlez.com/)

Where to get : http://www.ezm…

Meera mum mum

My meera wearing Lunatots Camo Pink.



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Tech savvy baby

Ni lah Meera. Bg notebook mainan tak hingin pun dia sentuh. Tp biler real pc, habis digodamnyer. Tetengok, ikon sumer besar, movie laju tp sound boleh delay, keyboard tekan 'A' kuar ayat jepun bagai. Adoi pening kepala Mama. Ni gambar dia nyibuk tengok Star wars. Ish budak undut sorang nih....




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What is All-In-One Diaper

It is a type of diaper that functions completely on its own without the need for extra accessories. It does not require separate soaker material to absorb or a separate diaper cover to contain leaks. All of the features are neatly packaged into one diaper.


Many parents find this type of diaper to be the height of convenience since all they need is in one place and traveling requires less space.

Advantages of AIO Cloth Diapers:
a. Functions like a disposable except you don't throw it away!
b. No separate cover required
c. No separate soaker or doubler required
d. Easy to use
e. Available in lots of cute colors and prints
f. Childcare givers prefer AIOs

Disadvantages of AIO Cloth Diapers
a. Longer drying times
(http://www.miabambina.com/)

Laundering Care Tips from Monkey Doodlez

We like to suggest a cold water rinse followed by a wash cycle on Hot (not Sanitize!) and a final rinse in cold water. We suggest using Wonder Wash as your detergent as it rinses clean and prevents residue build up. If you are usng a different brand of detergent, be sure to use a reduced amount (appx 1/3) of the recommended amount to limit reside which can hamper your diaper`s absorbency and may cause skin irritation. Most leaks are caused by residue buildup on diapers.

With all detergents and laundering products reactions and allergies are possible. If rash or reaction occurs, discontinue use.

As with all fabrics, the more gentle you are with your laundering, the more longevity the fibers will have. Our Fleece and PUL manufacturers suggest drying on low heat or tumble dry as this is the most gentle on the fabrics.

With our AIO`s the core is made of 100% cotton. Since this helps to regulate the temperature applied to the inner and outer layers of the diaper, these can typically be drie…

Another parcel has arrived

Yup, my order from babyznmom.com has arrived. 5 bumgenius, 1 Happy Heinyz, 1 mommy's touch. And i also ordered some cloth pads.

All i need to do now is prewash all those twice. Then i can put it on my meera :-)

I'm still waiting for my monkey doodlez though which i ordered from ezmotherhood.com . Wondering why SkyNet took a very long time to reach me.

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How to wash your cloth diaper

I made this step-by-step list for my husband actually. But, it is best shared with other mothers as well.

HOW TO WASH YOUR CD - MALAYSIAN WAY

1. Put inserts into smaller laundry bag & diaper cover in bigger laundry bag.
2. Throw into washing machine. Select WASH +SPIN Program
3. Once Completed. Pour in the (PUREEN H.A.D. / any kids laundry detergent) 1/4 cup per load
4. Select NORMAL Cycle Program.
5. Once completed, line dry both inserts & diaper cover.

See...... not so tough what? For Step 1, the intention is to prolong my cloth diaper lifespan. You can skip this step.

THE POO POO ??
1. Throw the solid poo into the toilet. The sticky stain will remain, right?
2. Lay it down nicely on the bathroom floor, & spray it off with water from 1 meter away (or closer if the smell is not so strong.)
3. Follow the HOW TO WASH YOUR CD - MALAYSIAN WAY steps.
Voila!!! I don't even need to touch the poo. ;-)

So you see... Tak susah pun.

I'm 4, Ma.

Yup, Erin gonna be 4 next week officially. Been very bz mom this week, making arangements for kindy, daycare, transport, meals, uniforms ..... The list go on. My, i think i better get myself a wife.




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Horror at my daughter's kindie - part 1 : The Roslan Incident

I'm extremely disappointed by the experience i went thru today with the Genius Aulad Kota Damansara transport service provider. I have the impression that they are the best all this while & boy i was wrong. I was shocked that the complaint of level of service they've provided me, I'm being dismissed as disrespectful & was told that the are much happier for not having me as a customer. MasyaAllah. Makes me wonder who is the customer here. No word of apology from them & they actually threatened my daughters nursery teacher. Oh dear, what have i got myself into.
            Thankfully, GA Center Manager apologize of what had happened. I'd like her to be aware of what kind of service that Encik Roslan has given me when he is under stress.


Let's see what i went thru today, shall we?

1. Its 12 pm. First Mr A called & said he's already at my house to pick my daughter up in which i responded that the have to pick her at her nursery (which is 5 mins awa…

Lunatots

Yes, finally my Lunantots arrived!! I'm really excited with their Camo prints.

What I Like;
- Very trim. I supposed it can fit most Malaysian baby but then if your baby looks like Michelin logo.... errr not sure how long it will last. Fit my baby nicely since Meera has Ayam Kampung thigh, very slender.
- the suede cloth is smooth. Almost like Coolababy but much nicer texture.
- PUL is very soft
- Cleaning is easy, but i have yet to test it on Meera's bad poo poo day.
- the price is affordable. Which is a plus for most Malaysian mother.

What I don't like;
- the prints on the PUL fabric. The color seems to fade a little after my 3 times prewash. So it make me wonder whether it can last for my next baby.
- take a longer time to dry if compared with my Blueberry, BumGenius & Kasihku Sayangku diaper.
- good for day time use, not for night time. Since Meera is Super Heavy Wetter, so far only BumGenius can do the job.

Where I got it; http://www.lunatots.com/
Expect your order…

Who say baby can't talk?

Ni lah bahasa yg selalu Meera pakai dr lahir sampai sekarang

Err Ng Gehhh - Susu
Heng Giiih - Puting
Hah!! - There, That one
baaaaahhhh..... - Habis dah
Ah ta Ta ta!! - Wait for for me!!
Velep velep velep - Kucing. Aksi kucing jilat tangan & muka. So bila nampak kucing jer mula ler dia velep velep velep.
Uuukkk!!! - Ayam or burung atau yg seangkatan dengannya.
Bak Bak!! - Marah campur bebel. Lagi marah, lagi kena banyak bak2 tu.
Heh Meh or MeMeh - Ayah

Sorry Mama dia tak der nama pastu selalu kena Bak bak  bak ngan Meera. Chit!!!

Something new in my wallet

Top 2 gambar from left ni kesian sket. Erin kalau part bergambar memang payah nak dok diam. Kena babap ngan Ayah ler tu. Muka cam nak nangis jerk hehehehe. Kali kedua boleh senyum sebab takut kena jentik sekali lagi.

Meera lak yg lecehnyer kalau ada ayah pulak. Mula ler nak merengek. Kelam kabut mama tangkap gambar. Nasib baik DSLR boleh tangkap few frames per second. Kalau guna point& shoot, memangjang sumer gambar jadik gambar hantu.

Blueberry Deluxe One Size Diaper

What I like:
- their lovely prints. I got myself the Cow Print. Very cute on my Meera.;-)
- velcro is strong.
- the suede cloth is the smoothest cloth i came across on the diaper. Very soft & nice
- dried very fast, thanks to the soaker design.
- no leaks for night time use.

What i don't like;
- only one. The PRICE!!! Other than than that i just love it.

Where I got it:
www.mybabypitstop.com for RM100.








Babyznmom is on sale

Too bad i came acrross this news quite late. Otherwise i might borong the whole bumgenius stash. I just bought 2 BG, 1 Happy heinyz cow print (very cute, makes my meera look like tarzan.)

Lets wait for my review on Happy Heinyz ya. Chow!


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