Friday, May 30, 2008

It's done!

The first ever knitted wool longies! Completed in 2 months time... I think I'm slow...

This is a size M but I think it's able to fit baby till 1 year old... Initially wish to knit a shorties but yarn not enough so I joined with another colour till it's enough to be a longies.

I think I'm addicted now... Am knitting size newborn and S from the same pattern but change the knitting method abit... and I can't believe I started to knit in round!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Elastic Problem

See any difference between this two BG Onesize pocket diaper? I bought the yellow one earlier than the pink one and of course both of them were in action very frequently among other cloth diapers. Being washed and wriggled too much by my maid... eventhough I told her countless time not to wriggle cloth diapers when washing. Arrgh...!

Alright, both of them have loose leg casing elastic, especially the yellow one. It can't be used now as it will leaks most of the time and I'm really looking for help!!! Can anyone share with me where to get good quality elastic to replace them? Some WAHM suggested to use elastic for swimwear but I really have no idea where to get it locally (within Malaysia)?

I mentioned about the GAD pocket diaper too whereby the lastin all owrn out and my mum and I tried to replaced them with elastic for our normal garment but it doesn't work. The diaper still leak. Therefore, I have more than one pocket diaper waiting to be repaired... it just I need to get the right material first.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Confuse and difficult decision making

It's about how practical to use fitted diaper on newborn or young baby? What will be the best solutions? I started to use cloth diapers when my girl was about 10-11 months old and therefore is clueless about CDing a newborn or younger baby. Is it:

For daytime and outing
- Flat cotton gauze (lampin) with diaper cover?
- Fitted diaper with or without a diaper cover?
- Pocket diaper?
- AIO?

Question: Averagely how many diaper changes needed for daytime?

For nighttime
- Fitted diaper with wool cover?
- Pocket diaper?
- Fitted diaper with normal diaper cover?
- What else?

Question: What is the average interval time to change a newborn or young baby at night?

Mummies who started cloth diapering babies from newborn is welcome to share your experience and comments. I really would like to know how you work out the numbers and the solutions. Oh yes, a new baby will be greeting the world this coming October. That's why I'm stuck in whether to add more stash or maybe just use disposable... sometimes it's quite tiring to do so many researches and "investment" though...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

No more diapers or nappies!!!

It's been a few days my girl hates to be in the diaper... be it cloth or disposable. Guess she's considered successful in potty training and I think she just knows how nice and cool not to be in the diaper. She is able to hold the bladder for up to max 2 hours! So, nowadays we can go out for a short trip without any diaper! Hurray!!!

It's only a few days before her 2nd birthday, she shows a very good improvement since I aggresively (is this the word??) train her to use the potty and go diaperless during daytime for almost 2 months now. Oh yes, no training pants involve in the process though.

Just 2 days ago, she started to protest not to be in the diaper during her nap and night time! This is really horrible... I'm going to be a zombie as she won't allow me to put on neither cloth or disposable diaper after she falls asleep! She will cry and ask me to take off the diaper suddenly in the middle of the night. I thought night time potty training suppose to be mummy to wake the child up? In my case, it's my girl who wakes me up and asking to be on the potty!!!

There were really tiring nights for me as I need to stay alert and try to wake up after a few hours sleep to make sure my girl doesn't wet herself and catch cold. She was just recovering from a fever due to wet diaper and pants last week and that really made me horrified. Luckily the first 3-4 hours after she sleeps will be a good time to put on either cloth or disposable diaper as that is the time she sleeps soundly. That's also the time she will pee once or twice then she can go dry till morning even I feed her milk once. I can't live without any stay-dry doubler if I'm going to use cloth diaper as a little wetness really can wake her up and she will asked to be changed! Therefore, pocket diaper is a good solution for me as I don't think I need to use very absorbent cloth diaper or disposable diaper too! In short, it's once wet, no matter how, she will ask me to change for her. Oh yes, it is changing into a pants NOT DIAPER!!!

I wonder whether she will go totally diaperless by the age of 2 and a half years old? She's progressing well but I'm not sure whether I shall be glad or worry especially there is still a long way for the night time potty training...

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