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Thursday, May 27, 2010

cloth diapering


ya i know i already missed the boat long time ago...! parents had started cloth diapering their babies and toddlers many years ago to save money and protecting the environment but i only started trying just recently...

i have been using disposable diapers since Jihan was born...not really interested in cloth diapering because i thought it was quite expensive for a piece of cloth diaper, but actually in long term run, you will actually save a lot on costs...another aspect that made me a bit reluctant to try it at first was the hassle and fussiness (and laziness) to wash the cloth diapers..although at that time i had maid to do it for me...

anyhow, i really adore the way it looks on baby's bum...they look colourful, cute and nicely snugged the baby's bum...

so, why did i start using cloth diapers recently on Imtiaz..? firstly, out of sudden, Imtiaz had itchiness of his bum...not really sure of what it is...it didn't look like a nappy rash or fungal infection but he kept scratching his bum especially after we took of his disposable diapers to change or for bath...he kept on scratching until it left scratching marks on his bum...we applied all sorts of cream and ointment and it didn't work...

so i discussed the matter with Mr Hubby and a few of my friends who had experiences with cloth diapers and decided to try...so i bought 7 pieces of bamboo type of cloth diapers for a start and started using it on Imtiaz...we roughly know when Imtiaz poo-poos everyday, so at that time we put him on disposable diapers (we still have 3 jumbo packs of disposable diapers)... but accidents happened, a few times he poo-ed in his cloth diapers and now i'm an expert at washing soiled diapers ; )

so, my review after 2 weeks of trial, i'm happy with it and it saves my pocket too...in the mean time we are still trying to finish the stacks of disposable diapers...Imtiaz's bum is already back to normal..no more scratching...plus he looks adorable in his cloth diapers...

we are still going to use disposable diapers especially travelling outstation...so far we are well to do with only 7 pieces of cloth diapers as he only uses 3-4 pieces per day...probably i'm going to buy a few more pieces (make it 10-12 pieces - what do you think..?)...

4 comments:

Rizziela said...

Saya dah pakai untuk anak since umur dia 3 bulan sehingga kini..

Memang jimat....tp kena rajin basuh la... :D

sirna said...

kak ezura, kita pun start using cloth diaper about 2 months ago, baru ada 5, lg sikit kan, so still mix with dispo, ada berangan juga nak tambah lagi..

Dr Ezura said...

rizziela: cool, keep it up!

sirna: sikit2 lama2 jadi bukit...tp kena tahan nafsu membeli,jgn membazir smpi beli byk2 sbb rambang mata...i think masa baby kena byk sket la, about 20 pieces sbb diorg byk kali poo-poo (budget 10 pieces per day)...tp bila dah besar sket 5-7 pieces per day pun dah cukup..

Neeza Shahril said...

bab nak membasuh ni yang leceh sikit. Tapi, memang looks cool on Imtiaz pun!