Dec 26

Cloth Pad Care

Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 in Cloth Pad

Its really easy to care for cloth pads. Buy a medium size pail preferably with a lid or you can make your own lid with anything big enough to cover the pail.

Soaking Method
1. Fill your pail with cold water and you can start soaking your used pads in there.
2. Change the water whenever you can or at least once a day to avoid bacteria growth. Always cover your pail with a lid and this helps to prevent bacteria growth. I change the water 2-3 times a day. (more…)

Dec 26

Mosquito Trap

Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 in Baby Basics

Joanne says:
This product can cover a large living area but for different rooms and levels, we suggest a separate device. Or you may alternate the location where you place the device. The proper placement of this product is important to ensure it is at its most effective. Make sure it is away from wind or fan when this is turned on as it will deter mosquito from flying around it. Always place this device at least 2 meters from the ground and it will work best when there is least human interaction hence, this is best used when no one is at home or during the night when everyone is sleeping. A good trick is to use this in your bed room 2 hours before bed time when the room is not occupied by anyone, this is to ensure mosquitos are not distracted by the multiple source of carbon dioxide. Having said this, this product is very safe and can be used all night or day in a room with baby or adult. (more…)
Dec 26

Woolen Diaper Covers – Jeannette Almstrøm

Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 in Cloth Diaper

When I gave birth to my second child twenty years ago, I was given a present that struck me as quite odd. I had one year earlier moved from Sweden to Denmark, and, as a nurse at that time, had no knowledge of anything other than disposable diapers. We were all so engrossed in the “use-and-throw-away” mentality.

The gift I received was a woolen panty, knitted by my grandmotherly neighbor, for my baby. (more…)

Dec 25

Wool, Fleece or Pul Cover

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 in Cloth Diaper


Natural wool material is absolutely amazing. Wool can absorb liquid  up to 30% of its own weight before it will start leaking through, so it is an absolute great diaper cover cum soaker. Some wool pants have double layers which would give added protection for babies who are heavy wetter. Wool is extremely breathable and how do we know that? Just pull the frabic and you can see through the wool from the holes on it. Using a breathable diaper cover keeps the temperature lower inside the diaper, which is more comfortable for the child and reduces diaper rash issues. (more…)

Dec 25

Your baby’s feet

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 in Baby Basics

The following comments and observations are attributed to…
Dr. Lisa C. Moore
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Auburn, California

“During foot development, it is important for bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves to have room to grow without restriction.

“As the beginning walker stands up and takes the first tentative steps, the muscles of the feet grip the floor and the toes separate to help the child have better balance and control. If feet are confined within a rigid shoe, the toes cannot operate in this way, nor can the muscles of the foot and ankle develop the strength necessary to hold her upright. (more…)

Dec 25

How to Size your Fitted Diapers

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 in Cloth Diaper

Lay your baby flat on her the diaper. Pull the diaper over your baby as high as possible. Snap the flaps over the diaper till firm on the waist. Fold down the excess diaper to cover the flap. The flap gets shorter as your baby grows. (more…)

Dec 25

Wool Care

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 in Cloth Diaper

Caring for your wool covers

Hand wash in a sink full of warm water (not too hot, it will shrink your wool) with 1 tablespoon of your favorite wool wash (amounts vary by brand, read your wool wash directions carefully). Gently massage water/soap solution through the cover. Empty the soapy water then refill with fresh warm water and gently massage /rinse the cover. Gently squeeze out the water without twisting (wringing) the cover and roll it up in towel. Apply some pressure to squeeze the excess water out and then lay flat to dry or hang to dry. (more…)

Dec 25

Tzu Chi in My Eyes

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 in Donations

Tzu Chi is a great organisation. They help anyone regardless of their race, culture, religion or nationality. It does not matter if the help is small or big, if it is a genuine case of need, TC will offer their hand. Every case would be thoroughly investigated before a donation is given. This is a assurance given to TC donators so they know that their kindness are used wisely. (more…)

Dec 25

Why Cloth Diaper?

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 in Cloth Diaper
  • Cloth Diaper saves money. The cost of using disposable diapers on a baby till 3 yrs old, the average age for a toddler to be fully toilet trained would be RM3832.50.

    While the cost of cloth diapers for the same age group would be RM1569. This figure includes detergent and water needed to wash the diapers. (more…)

    Dec 25

    Basic Care of Cloth Diapers

    Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 in Cloth Diaper

    All diapers and inserts/soakers will reach its full potential of absorbency after at least 8 washes.


    • Never use nappy cream as it will leave a greasy residue on the fleece which is difficult to remove. This will decrease the absorbency of diaper causing leakage. It also coats your diaper with a layer of oil which allows detergent build up to happen. (more…)
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