Starting Out with Cloth Diapers

I’m fortunate to have so many generous business owner friends who have given me such nice stuff with the new baby.  One of them is Jen Tan of Next9Baby who gave me a pack of cloth diapers.

When I gave birth 4 years ago, the only cloth diapers available were the cloth diapers with velcro.  I hardly used those because it was very messy.  We still had to do major clean-ups after pees and poos.  Then I found out from Jen that the cloth diapers now have waterproof lining! (I guess I totally missed the baby innovation boom after I gave birth to my first).

What I like about the Next9 Cloth Diapers:

  • Quality-wise, they’re very nice.  Workmanship is very pulido.  Material quality is excellent outside and inside.
  • I like the button details which allow you to adjust the diaper (However, my big baby doesn’t need the height adjustment anymore at 3 months!
  • Pee absorbency is very good.  Poo, I don’t know yet (and I’ll let you know why later)
  • Washable, of course so it’s economical and eco-friendly.
I have to confess though that I’m still a half and half user for now — half cloth and half disposable.  I’m still in this phase where I have to throw away the diaper with the poop.  My baby only does about 1 bowel movement a day now, most often in the morning (based on tracking data from the past month — the tracking deserves another post).  So at night up to the time she poops in the morning, I use disposable diapers.  Then after that, I put on the cloth diapers the rest of the day.
Environmentally though, I know I have to go cloth diaper very soon, if not now.  Did you know that it probably takes 250 years for a cloth diaper to biodegrade?  And that trash in landfills contribute to air pollution as well as ground water pollution – so all these actually goes back to us.  I will slowly start increasing my use of cloth diapers and target to use cloth diapers by the time the baby is 6-9 months.  Let’s see :)
You may buy Next9 cloth diapers from the Mothering Earthlings shop or from other Next9 baby retailers.

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11 Responses to Starting Out with Cloth Diapers

  1. mymommyology says:

    I could never understand those “cloth diapers” with disposable insides… maybe you need to teach me next week!

    • ocmominmanila says:

      It doesn’t have disposable insides. Still washable. I’ll give you Next9 cloth diapers next week. Naks, next week na!!

  2. Om in Mom says:

    Ooh! That diaper is gorgeous (and look at those adorable legs)!! I spent a fortune on my cloth nappies (as we Brits call ’em) and have only ever been a half and half user as well. My youngest is now out of nappies (just about!) so I have to find a home for them. They’re not the new fancy type though, so I may have problems even giving them away. It’s crazy how quickly baby things evolve, eh? xxx

    • ocmominmanila says:

      Don’t you just want to munch on those thighs??

      It is crazy how these baby things evolve. I don’t remember having all these fancy things when our first kids were born.

  3. Jen CC Tan says:

    Thanks for the post! Fits her perfectly!! I want to bite those thighs!!!!!

  4. Rone says:

    Thanks for the plug!

  5. Jhan says:

    Hi! Been using cloth diapers also. I tried one from Rustan’s named Fuzzibuns ba yun…and recently bought Next9 cloth diapers from http://cherubsnest.com/.

    I like the Fuzzin Buns fabric more than Next 9 but in terms of affordability, Next 9 is better.

    I hope I have supplier friends too and get freebies from them.
    Have met Jen during the Baby Wearing gathering in Gymboree Shangrila. Nice Lady.

    • ocmominmanila says:

      Thanks for dropping by Jhan. It’s great that we have so many great choices now as moms — all thanks to these mompreneurs. :)

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