Yes, the things that swathed our backsides when we were wee ones. White cloths, pins and the ability to fold a square into something to hold all the er, gross stuff in. I have two early childhood memories about diapers. The first is that of my aunt who was the default babysitter for her siblings’ kids. She was not only fantastic at that, she was also meticulous about hygiene and cleanliness. I remember vividly the buckets of cloth diapers she’d be soaking for hours before washing (by hand!). They were always blindingly white. The second memory is of my little sister and I ‘practicing’ folding diapers at her house. Yes, we had a fun childhood indeed.
My little one is already 15 months old, so what the heck am I doing, talking about cloth diapers?
Before he was born, I wanted to cloth diaper. The idea of cloth diapering seemed so old school (and cool). I thought about what an awesome eco mama I would be. How much money I would save.
Then the idea of handling runny poop sort of put me off. The idea of doing loads and loads of laundry was unfathomable. And when he was born, I barely got any sleep. Never mind laundry. So disposables it was.
However, the idea of cloth diapering never really left me. The little Monkey is finally partially potty trained and has been for a few weeks now. He knows when he has to do a #2 and he says so (yay Monkey!). It would be easy to cloth diaper now – I don’t have to worry about handling poop hands-on, nor does he need to change in the middle of the night . And by golly, the new cloth diapers are so bloody cute!
So these are my options:
This one’s made of bamboo and is apparently soft and feels like silk!
The hidden layer inside is made of heavy weight cotton flannel which will give added absorbency and breathability and a multi layer cotton terry soaker pad. OK, sounds like it’d do the job! A review I read claims that the Doodlez tape holds it securely even during laundering, which is a plus.
Cost: RM86 each
I like the idea of 100% organic cotton on my baby’s bum. I also like bumGenius’ promise of easy diapering with stretchy tabs and snap fasteners, gentle and easy fit. The colours are pretty too.
Cost: RM105/ each
Apparently Dream Eze is favoured for heavier wetter babies and overnight diapering, which is an important factor in my decision. I also like the fact that they don’t require additional stuffing. Anything that’s easy, I like!
Cost: RM75/ each
Decisions! Decisions! I’m tempted to get a couple of each and do a trial run. Perhaps a review to follow up this post then eh?
Go forth and cloth diaper!!