Friday, December 18, 2009

Review: Fitted (?) Diaper - Imse Vimse One-size Contour Terry


The exact name for this diaper should be a contour diaper. I think it's already discontinue and the most similar to it will be Imse Vimse One Size Terry Contour Diaper with 100% organic cotton. The one I have is made of cotton terry, so the fabric feels like the bath towel! *grin*


Basically it's a day time nappy, slightly more absorbent that napkin. If I need to compare it with a fitted diaper which I used on my babies, I would say the absorbency will be equal to SnuggleHugz sherpa fitted.


No smell retain even you rinse a few time with water only. Somtimes, I feel like washing a towel instead... haha! Truely cloth!!!

Folded down to be used on younger baby


It doesn't come with any snap or velcro. Some says this is a nippa style... well, not quite sure this is the correct word for this type of nappy. Correct me if I'm wrong. Elastic is not that good I would say as I have loose leg casing after a few months use with my DD. Luckily the design is one size and the thigh area still snug if you use a snappi to secure the diaper on baby. Fit my DD till 26 months old and I started to use on my DS when he's just 4 months old.

As for smaller baby, you just need to fold down the front to desire length and snappi at the front. Just as shown in the picture below.

Rear view off the nappy when my DS was 10 months old
1) One size
2) Soft and fluffy
3) Quick drying, good alternative to napkin (a.k.a lampin)
1) No sewn in fleece liner
2) Require a diaper cover or snappi
3) No snaps or velcro attached to the nappy itself
Get it from: Online store from UK
Rating: 3 out of 5
Note: This review is based solely on my personal usage.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Basic Instinct

I used to be very desperate to search for solutions on how to avoid stinky diaper or the worst to prevent mold from forming. Probably due to our hot and humid climate, mold is easily grown.

Encountered this problem and this problem and most of them started with stinky diapers or inserts. Even when they are freshly collected from the clothesline under the big hot sun. I seek for many solutions from forums and online surveys... tried so many ways and it improved but will comes back after a while...

Eventually, I developed a routine on my way whereby whenever I got the dry diapers or inserts back into the room, I will smell them. Yes, smell them one by one and if any of them smell urine or strange, just throw them back to the laundry basket and wash again WITHOUT USING! Some will go into washing machine for only extra 1 time but some (especially inserts that my DD used before) keeps on repeatedly wash and dry and wash and dry...

I also realized I tend to use a particular part for the wetting on insert. I mean I always put the same part of insert into pocket diaper. To reduce the smell, now I'll turn them around. Don't quite sure why I was so determine to fix which side of inserts to get the most wetting but this really contribute to very smelly insert. Solution is wash more and more no matter with or without baking soda or vinegar... I prefer to wash them several times with just W-A-T-E-R.

Another method my mum taught me to deal with mold is soak in a pail of BOILING HOT water, or better still, COOK THEM!!! She said that's the way how people "sterilise" baby's napkin for generations. Hmm... I used the first method as it could be a problem to get super big wok for all the inserts huh? LOL...

The result is actually turn out to be better even it doesn't promise you won't get the mold back later on. Well, only reserve this as the LAST RESORT if you think you already tried all other methods on getting rid of the mold and none was working. I was thinking to throw away all my stinky diapers and inserts.Therefore, I chose the Last Resort...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some thoughts to share

Read about this from Bean Sprout Bubba and it's an awareness that everyone of us shall practise. Do you do the same too?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A broken Snappi

Can you imagine Snappi broke?? Well, I use Snappi so often on lampin, fitted (nippa design) and can't live without Snappi eversince I discovered the no sew prefold... LOL!

Maybe it's time to change new one and I'm lucky as a relative gave me another set of 2 which she never use on her son. I NEED Snappi!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Review: Fitted Diaper - Nappy Chappies


Bamboo fleece with cotton print outer. It has one 1 snap-in booster to be double folded. This is a multiple size NIGHT fitted nappy that comes in gorgeous print.


Very absorbent! That's the reason why it is so bulky... No problem for my 13 months old to wear for 12 hours pair with a wool longies. So far, never encounter whole diaper to be wet yet. One feature I LOVE most is the SEWN IN fleece liner.


Seldom retain smell but you have to make sure it drys under the sun for at least 1 full day or 2. It does take longer time to dry, especially the diaper itself even the snap in booster is separated out for drying.


Besides the bulkiness, it fits great even on chubby thigh baby like my son.


1) Great fit according to the sizes with so many snaps available

2) Soft and absorbent even after many washes

3) With sewn in fleece liner (yellow part) for the whole diaper!


1) Multiple sizes (means costly and this diaper is very expensive indeed)

2) Takes very long time to dry, probably 1 and half to 2 days to be completely dry

3) Require a diaper cover

Get it from: I bought it as second but can get from Aussie CD e-store

Rating: 5 out of 5

Note: This review is based solely on my personal usage

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The answer for super heavywetter!

The pink one is BabyBeehind OS bamboo fitted diaper with 2 snap in soaker.

All of them are Aussie brand nappies... specially design as night nappies.


Wool cover can be stinky too!

Anyone encounter this before? Well, I did!

Maybe I didn't wash so frequently (imagine after 1 month of use... hehe...)...
Maybe the fitted diaper itself is not absorbent enough...
Maybe it's time for new lanolizing...
Maybe it was not wash throughly after previous use...
Maybe the cover already been use for a long time with so many wash and lanolizing in between... (Still you got to wash and rinse more often when it's very stinky)

I was first thought most probably it's the fitted diaper itself that stink but I discovered even with baby's first pee, the horrible smell already spread in the room. A few times like this made me concluded that the cover itself stink too!

Wash and rinse several times (drying in between) before lanolise. This is to make sure you wash away the old lanolin which already covered layers by layers for so long... in my case I use wool almost everynight. Be it longies, soaker, shorties... wash, rinse and go under the sun once a while.

It's not recommended to put the woolies under the sun as this will break the fiber. But occassionally (in this case for example) is fine.

Please share with me if you have new explore on this matter!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yeah! Can use pocket diaper for night time!

Meaning my DS is now no longer a heavywetter... Am still using bamboo soaker as insert for that extra absorbency. Well, as long as it's made from bamboo, be it the snap in soaker from BabyBeehind fitted or bamboo insert from Green Kids (a pocket diaper brand from Aussie) or any you think is possible to be used as an insert for a pocket diaper, they all works!

Since DS takes more solid food nowadays, the pee volume is greater but lesser. Maybe because the bladder control could be better as he's going to be 1 year old in a couple of days... Or maybe becasue he's not on any formula milk yet (exclusively breastfeed boy)... I can recall last time when my DD reached 11 months old there's no night time cloth diapering system that suit her at all!!! Until I got Dream Ez fitted diaper and a wool soaker... Never had any successful experience in using pocket diaper for night diapering.

Remember I have one defected and affected bamboo fitted diaper? I never wear this on my DS anymore since it looks awww to be in contact directly with the skin. If I throw away feel sayang (wasted) so in the end decided to use it as an INSERT! Yes, reuse it! :O

1) This is how I fold before put into a Large pocket diaper - in half:

2) Add a top layer of microfiber for that extra fast absorbing and extra thirst...


If you have a Medium size pocket diaper, use trifold method:



Money saving, no need to buy extra bamboo insert and you got absorbent insert for night diapering with Pocket Diaper... LOL!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Probably it's raining season lately... morning rain comes, sunshine out in the afternoon or the other way round. Worst still whole day was pouring rain... what I worried most is the damp cloth diapers / inserts... Took almost 2 days to dry not to mention those absorbent fitted.

It will stink and develope mold if there's no sunshine for even 2 days! I'm too worry and too concious about this... but what to do? Dry in aircon room or under ceiling fan? Still no promising in smell free diapers...Italic

The most terrible part is the maid hand washed those modern CD, which are normally thick but machine washed the thin lampin!!! Arrggh.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Aussie brand modern cloth nappy/diaper

Hmm... I wonder how come our very own CD e-store seldom venture into Aussie brand nappies? In fact, there are also quite good quality and nice workmanship too. The one that we know in our market are BabyBeehind (all time favourite), Cute Tooshies, Itti Bitti, and the latest Cushie Tushies AI2 / AIO.

Maybe because Aussie brand never appear in DiaperPin? Well, we all know that DiaperPin is US based... any idea CD reviews on Aussie brand?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

DIY: Non-Sew Prefold

Guess what? You can make this out using 2 pieces of lampin!

Can't wait to share with you all the new found method that I had tried and now using this everyday (except nap and outing of course) on my boy! It is easy and can hold up to at least 2-3 pees till all wet... So, no need to be restless in changing lampin after 1 pee. As I always say, don't throw away your old lampin, they are still very useful.

The picture below show you what you need to have... sorry as I forgot to include a Snappi as well.

Here goes:

2x lampin
1 or 2 nappy liner (for baby's bum to feel dry)
1 Snappi

Optional - 1 diaper cover

Fold one lampin (the first lampin) into rectangular, it's tri-folded. This is as the center, the absorbent part.

Open up wide the other lampin ( the second lampin) and place the rectangular lampin at the center of it.

Fold down the top and bottom layers of the second lampin as shown in the pic above.

Fold up the edge of the left of the second lampin to form the "wing". Do the same for the right side.

Then, fold again on the "wing" one more time to make it longer and trimmer. In fact you can do wahtever way you like with the wing. Do share with me if you find other better method. I fold it again because I want a more thicker wing.
Basically it is the second lampin "hugging" the first lampin. LOL...

This is the look after the "wing" that I desire been folded up (turn your head to your right... sorry as I forgot to change the rotation of the pic) and I placed the nappy liner at the center. It looks like Optimus Prime from Transformers, isn't it? LOL... just joking...

Put baby at the center and pull up the center part.

The "wing" is a bit tricky as I will do a twist to it when the "wing" comes to the center. It's not easy to explain here but you can try it out and see.

Pull on the other side of the "wing" and twist it down at the center.

Fasten with Snappi. Can you see how I twisted the right "wing" down?

Closer look...

The side of the legs... I have to admit it's quite big and not snuggly. But very breathable as air can flow in.. LOL! Therefore this non-sew prefold is NOT SUITABLE for baby with explosive breastfeed poo poo.

Advantages of this non-sewn prefold:
1. Can use with Snappi and free of scratchy and poke from the sharp "teeth" of Snappi. Better than 1 lampin with Snappi.
2. More absorbent than 1 lampin and can change baby after 2-3 pees.
3. Breathable if not cover-up, good for daytime when baby is awake.
4. Reuse the traditional cloth with modern inspiration so that you don't throw away your existing lampin.
Need more absorbency? Try to add this at the center of the first lampin.
Enjoy and let me know what do you think...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

QUOTE: Can you suggest which CD to use...

I had been received lots of mama asking to recommend which CD is good to use. Well, I know this is going to be a routine questions as we are having many new mothers trying out modern cloth diapers nowadays. I'm not bored with the questions BUT please read my ~RECOMMENDATION~!

First and foremost, there must be a reason why you want to use CD, right? Before junping into what brand to use PLEASE IDENTIFY:

1. Why you want to use CD? Everyone have a reason why they want to convert to CD. Mine is here and read through as a sharing with you all.

2. What are you looking for from the modern CD? To be used daytime, nighttime, to replace dispo eventually...

3. Who is going to put it on the baby? The mother? Caregiver?

4. Do you have any specific requirements? Long hours, plan to use on 2 kids who are not yet potty train, on tight budget, ...

Basically I can help to suggest a system to try out but the decision is always yours. If your reason is to promote Green Earth, you can just try every brands or types available but do bear in mind IN ORDER TO BE GREENER, WE ARE ENCOURAGED TO REUSE, REDUCE (buy less if you can) & RECYCLE (don't forget lampin if you already have them!)!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Finished handknitted woolies!

A pair of longies

A pair of shorties (miscalculated the stitches, it's an XL!)

I knitted, undone, re-knitted, changed pattern,... and lots more through trial and errors. Finally, they are done BUT still big and long on my DS! Arrgh... nevermind, still can be use. All I need now is more wool yarns as I'm seriously addicted... thinking to crochet a soaker or a shorties! Aww... the skirty is soooo cute! But my girl already out of diaper!
I think I'm going nuts about knitting these woolies...

Another pair of longies

p/s: Please don't ask me to knit for sale becasue I don't create the pattern on my own. Even some are free patterns but they have copyright from the pattern owner. But the "biggest" reason is I don't have time to knit nowadays!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Diapers for grab!

It's for sale! Below are small size dipes with a barely use Wahmies Quick Trip wetbag (limited edition).

(From right)
2x small Bummis white wonder wrap - RM32 each; - SOLD
2x small Proraps white PUL cover RM30 each; - SOLD
1x Wahmies Quick Trip wetbag & changing mat (used less than 5 times) RM58; - SOLD
1x small GAD PUL pocket diaper RM52. - SOLD

They are in very good condition as I seldom use on DS when he's younger due to the genital infection. Elastic as brand new and this stash will be a good start for new CD mama.

1x used large DreamEz organic cotton fitted diaper (Grass) RM45
1x used large Snuggle Hugs (Celery Sherpa with Lime Fleece and sewn in Sherpa soaker) fitted diaper RM30
Buy both RM65! - SOLD
*Shipping not included. Self collectionis available if you are in Penang :)
If interested please email me or leave a message. I'll reply asap.
Thanks for visiting!!!

Help! Microfiber insert stink like dead fish!!!

Please let me know what can I do? I tried ao many methods but they still stink!!! I'm feeling to THROW them into dustbin...

After wash, they don't have any smell but started to smell horrible after DS pee... This happened after DS started on solid. Before this, the insert didn't stink that strong...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Review: One-Size Pocket DIaper - Happy Heiny's, Haute & Rumparooz

Onesize PUL (Polyurethane laminate) pocket diaper.
Outer layer: PUL for waterproofness with various type of clolours to choose from.
Inner layer: White microfleece

Expect it to function like any other PUL pocket diaper. Among these three brand, the Haute Pocket PUL layer and microfleece is thinner which is MY FAVOURITE.

As for Rumparooz, the claim of the inner pocket of the microfleece is able to contain breastfeed babies poo is not practical in my case. With my DS, the bf poo leaked to the side of the thigh but luckily still contain inside the diaper. It seems like not really any help according to the claim. Anyway, this is just my PERSONAL experience. The other thing I displike about it is the THICK microfleece which made my DS buttock SWEAT!!! This is my LEAST FAVOURITE pocket diaper even it's OS.

1) Onesize diaper
2) Quick drying
3) Very easy to use... stuff, wear and go!

1) Unable to fit small baby or toddler (depends on the body built too), in short if you want Large it's not so generous as the multiple sizes.
2) No top stitch at the back of the diaper, abit messy for Happy Heiny's

Get it from: Tiny Tapir (except Haute which I got from US)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Note: This review is based solely on my personal usage

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good design for boys or girls?

Ever wonder whether there are any specialty design fitted diapers for girls and boys? For example, as for boys the front part will be more absorbent. Maybe adjustable inner soaker will be one of them, such as the Baby Beehind fited diaper.

Any recommendation as would love to know more about this type of fitted diaper if you came across before.

Thanks for sharing...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SWAP! Knitted Wool Longies

Item Name: Purple Wool Longies (handknitted by me)

Size : S/M

Rise - 13-14"
Waist - 18" (largest)
Inseam - 6.5"

Condition: Used / Second

Remarks: This wool longies already felted and is very absorbent to use as a diaper cover for overnight. My DS already outgrown it (so fast... hai...)

To Swap with: 1 Used / Second One-Size Pocket Diaper OR Size L pocket diaper of any brands (except Bumwear and Rumparooz) provided the elastic is still fine.

Interested? Let me know...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Debate! Cloth diapers in fact is not really a frugal way of living...

What say you? I wish to know what other mamas voices since I lately found out if not planning properly, buying cloth diapers will be way more expensive than buying disposable diapers!

Y0u will be saying it's better for the environment, less pollution for the world...

You will be saying can pass down to second, third, and... child ....
What if we only have 2 kids? and only use it when the elder already half potty train? Will you swear you never use a single piece of disposable at all?

You will be saying it's for the health of the baby...
Many complaint baby got rashes or skin problem when using cloth and the condition is still on and off... therefore, went to see paed or skin specialist (Did you include the fees charged?)

You will be saying cloth is more comfortable...
Or course but there is still no super absorbent material that's less bulky for heavywetter, it's not comfortable especially when you need to stuff in layers after layers...

In order to use cloth diapers, you must use wetbags... then will be even better if can use cloth wipes, change your normal detergent to the one that is good for CD, some even change or buy a new washing machine...
Did you add in those expenses besides just buying cloth diapers?

Whether it's overpriced, it's up to you!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Review: Fitted Diaper - Baby Beehind One-Size

BAMBOO and Organic Cotton! No wonder it's more absorbent plus it comes with 1 small snap-in booster and 1 long (to be folded) snap-in booster. This is a One-Size fitted nappy that comes in 6 mouth-watering colours. Except the Green (Marine), I have all the colours each in the stash!

Could be good for heavywetter but not a heavywetter toddler. It doesn't come with stay-dry feature too. The nice part is you can adjust the 1 big and 1 small booster according to baby's need. I always put the small booster at the front (good for boys!) or back snap for my 5 months old DS as a night diaper.

Bamboo and organic cotton are always the best to wash. No smell retain even you rinse a few time with water only.

It's very cute on the small bum bum but it's abit bulkier than Dream-Eze. The cut at the crotch is different. Fit my DS when he was 4-5 kg and was able to fit my DD when she was 30 months old!

1) One size
2) Soft and absorbent
3) Flexible in adjusting the long and short snap in doubler

1) No sewn in fleece liner
2) Takes longer time to dry
3) Require a diaper cover

Get it from: Lil Danzell

Rating: 5 out of 5

Note: This review is based solely on my personal usage

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Washing Machine

Yeah... finally we got a new front loader washing machine. It has "Prewash" function, "Soak and Drain",... I haven't explore it yet as the maid is using it everyday. It has 850 degree powerful spinning and the gentler 500 degree. MIL said it won't be good to use 850 degree as that will spoil the clothes??!! Maybe one day I shall give it a try... :P

So, good bye to Indesit and hello to Electrolux!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What insert can be used?

From left: Small microfiber insert, Baby Beehind bamboo smallest doubler (from the fitted dipe), Baby Beehind hemp longer doubler folded half, GAD size S pocket diaper, Itti Bitti bamboo soaker in trifold.

When you have super small pocket diaper such as GAD PUL size S? I received an email from a mom regarding this issue and I forgot to blog about what insert I used for this diaper. To me, it is quite difficult as the normal small insert seems to be big especially the crotch area... and I think hourglass insert will be a great fit but I didn't get any.

So, I use doublers and soakers from my existing stash of fitted diapers! Try to find them in your stash and you will end up like me... no need to buy too many smaller inserts. It's fun to mix and match!!!

This is Snappi with Lampin!

I think it will work as long as the napkin is thick enough... how to make it thick, besides from the original thickness of the cloth... Try this:-

- Hang your napkin to dry when it's still wet/dripping or wring lightly.

- It is good if you have direct sunlight.

- Iron napkin if you want.

Discovered this accidentally when the washing machine is unable to dry up heavy wash load and the super hardwoking maid in my family who do the ironing.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Snappi with napkin (aka lampin)

This is possible! Provided the lampin is thick and it hooked on very well... Checked for the sharp edges from Snappi is not hurting baby. Therefore, Snappi is much more easier to use after much practise compare to traditional "pin".

Should post the pictures if I remember to snap with a camera (yeah.... now snapped in the mind). :P

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Washing Machine again...

Anyone found that the washing machine stop spinning at the last cycle of rinse when you wash a big load of nappies? I mean inclusive of 6-8 fitted diapers, 4-5 PUL pocket diapers, 10-15 or more of microfiber + hemp + cotton + bamboo inserts at one go?

I'm worry is it because of the weight from the load (imagine when the CDs are full of water, especially I'm having those very thirsty fitted diapers) or the washing machine already malfunction? I'm using a fron loader but I think probably is the second reason...

Discovery about wool soaker!

It's been very hot these few days but guess what... I still wear DS with fitted diaper with wool soaker during daytime. Feels and sounds hot, right? To my surprise, the fitted diaper's edges in which I touched was wet became dry by the time I changed him! I remembered lotusutol from Aussie told me only if the weather is very dry the fitted diaper under wool will get dry very fast.

Well, at least I experimented it here in Malaysia even the fitted diaper is not totally dry (guess the weather here is not as dry as Aussie?)... Therefore, proof of wool is breathable as a diaper cover! ~Simply in love with wool....~

Saturday, January 17, 2009

9 to 9!

That's Dream-Ez fitted diaper!!! Super absorbent!!! I use size M on my 3 months old DS and it lasted from 9pm till 9am or 11pm till 11am. Furthermore, it's not even all wet eventhough he's a heavywetter. Oh yes, DS sleeping time varies from day to day but I'm so relieved if he's on Dream-Ez fitted with wool longies.

Tried out Baby Beehind bamboo fitted with the longest doubler that comes with it but only can last for 7-8 hours. What's your favourite thirsty fitted diaper?

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