Monday, March 31, 2008

Review: Fitted Diaper - Itti Bitti Boo

100% BAMBOO side-snapping multiple size fitted diaper. This is the softest fitted diaper and come in various mouth-watering colour.

This is not recommended for heavywetter but it's a good diaper for daytime. More suitable for light to medium wetter. It doesn't come with stay-dry feature too.

Retain smell and definitely not so easy to wash compare to cotton diaper. But, it's not so hassle to wash compare to hemp.

Again the trimness wins!!! It's abit bulkier than Dream-Eze though as the snap in inner boaster is a triple fold plus one snap in boaster on top. But because it is so trim at the crotch area, you will definitely like it over others.

1) Very snug fitting, extra trim!
2) Very soft and comfortable
3) Trim

1) No sewn in fleece liner
2) May need to buy extra as it comes in multiple size
3) Takes longer time to dry
4) Require a diaper cover and it's the most expensive fitted diaper I had bought

Get it from: Lil Danzell

Rating: 4 out of 5

Note: This review is based solely on my personal usage

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A View of Knitted Wool Soakers

Feel so nice to have 3 different sizes wool soakers knitted! Sorry for the distorted picture as the Large one (rightmost) is currently in use, so not many chance to have it stays in the cabinet. Therefore, this is a rare picture to have 3 of them together... LOL!

In fact size S and M are knitted from the same pattern but by the time I was knitting the M one, MIL and myself were worry the wool yarn might not be enough. Hence, we changed the pattern at the leg casing. Ta-dah! New pattern was borned! Oh yes, I used all 400meter wool yarn and left just a little bit for emergency use which I do not know when will need it.

I realized wool soaker will get bigger after several wash or use more often. Not sure about the wool cover? In fact, no need to get bigger size. Another good point is I have the chance to alter or loosen the leg casing opening when my gal's thigh grew bigger... later still can knit back to its original size. How fun!

Am I going to knit more? Probably... maybe will try wool longies but anyone want to sponsor me the wool yarn?

p/s: Knitting is very challenging... just imagine you have so many undo and redo till almost give up! No wonder knitted wool items are so expensive... But seeing the end products is simply rewarding...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Toilet/Potty Train

My gal's favourite diaper - Itti Bitti D'lish

in Rockmelon

Started to train my gal to use the toilet for 1 week plus now and the progress seems quite smooth along the way despite there are times that she refused to be co-operative. there are some time intervals for her to pee and she is able to tell when she wants to do her big business. Accidents happened and that's when lampin (the cotton gauze flat) is in the full use... to wipe the mess! LOL!!!

She is diaperless at daytime but still in diaper when she's napping and sleeping at night. Hence, we are having more diapers waiting to be used. I don't have to worry about raining days... this is so nice! Even when we went out shopping, the first destination we headed to is the toilet in order to encourage her to pee first. She did it and that save another diaper into the laundry...

I'm not planning to use any training pants at the moment since the accidents only happen 10% of all time. Moreover, I think I will be abit lazy to ask her going to the toilet if she's on a training pants... this is pyschology problem. the more I worry she will pee on the floor without a diaper, the more hardworking I will to encourage her to use the toilet or potty. Right now, she will give us signal or little movement to notify that it's time for her to pee. Seeing mummy wearing a panty also does the trick as she will ask to be given panty to wear too. She wants to be a big girl!

So, what to do with the minkee diapers? My gal said: " It's Pooh bear furcoat!" She loves to play with them and they are the favourite diaper she will be so glad to put on when we go out. She even will show off the minkee diaper that she's wearing!

Kids are so cute, aren't they?

Review: Fitted Diaper - Dream-Ez

100% organic cotton side-snapping multiple size diaper. This is the best night-time diaper for my super heavywetter! Unbelievable... but the absorbency beats down hemp and bamboo, I was surprise too!

It last at least 6 hours on my dd with no additional boaster. The more I will add is one stay-dry doubler as it doesn't come with stay-dry feature.

Must give credit to those who invented organic cotton diaper as it is very easy to wash and doesn't retain smell.

Simply in love with its trimness!!! Even trimmer than itti bitti bamboo fitted although they are almost the same in crotch sizing. The construction and design is the same with Dream-Eze AIO. The wings have 4 snaps (upper and lower) to adjust accordingly. Therefore, the wings are long and when they are overlapped, in fact that add more absorbency to the front of the diaper. Some may not like it as it will be a little bulky at the waist area but to me that's a bonus in having a little more absorbency as I don't see my gal having difficulty to sleep on her tummy too! It's very snug around waist and leg casing and never encounter leaking problem. this is also another low-rise diaper but don't worry as it won't fall, in fact low-rise is the key to trimness... I think... ;)


1) Very snug fitting, extra trim!

2) Does not retain smell

3) Absorbent diaper for heavywetter baby / toddler


1) No sewn in fleece liner

2) May need to buy extra as it comes in multiple size

3) Takes longest time to dry than all other fitted diapers in my gal's stash

4) Require a diaper cover and it works so wonderful when pairing with wool cover!

I love this diaper for its trimness, absorbent, side-snapping and easy to wash! I highly recommended this one for mummies with heavywetter.

Get it from: Miabambina

Rating: 5 out of 5

Note: This review is based solely on my personal usage

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Lanolizing Wool Soaker

I'm supposed to update this a long time ago but feel so lazy as it has so many pictures to be included. Well, I think I want to get it done so here goes... Oh yes, before I forgot, I have wool soaker but not the commercial wool cover and this one required to be hand-washed.

I used Lansinoh lanolin to lanolize the wool soaker... in fact as long as it's 100% pure lanolin any brand will do.
1) Firstly, get an empty container as we will need to melt the lanolin in it. Remember to use hot water for the melting purpose.

2) Next, a pea-sized of lanolin will be enough for a soaker. If you have wool longies I suppose you might need to use more lanolin.

3) Add hot water ( I don't use boiling hot but it works too) and you will notice the lanolin starts to melt. Cover the container and shake well. Preferably get a see through container with lid/cover so that you can shake it without pouring out and see for yourself whether it's already all melt.

4) I then let aside the lanolin and go straight to wash the wool soaker using warm water (please check whether your wool item can be washed in cold or warm?). I use the free gift from Sheepish Grin woolwash bar to wash the soaker. Lather on hands and rub all over with both hands or alternately I lather under the water and that produce the soapy water for washing.

5) Rinse the soaker and prepare a big container or washing pail that is big enough to lay the soaker in it. I think laying the wool soaker horizontal or vertical is not a problem. Please correct me if this has differences and purpose.
6) Set water level just to cover the wool item.

7) Pour the lanolin that was prepared earlier into the water and stir to mix. Let it set for at least 30 minutes or overnight. I prefer later but frankly speaking they don't differ in any way.

There you go, after lanolizing you will need to squeeze out excess water and air dry it. My wool soaker takes 2 days for 100% dry and after the lanolizing I can reuse it for at least a month without washing!!! Simply amazing....

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