Here’s some great information on caring for your teeth. Always good to keep on hand, there’s nothing like hurting teeth to put a damper on anyone’s day.
Thirsties Covers are a time tested and true Modern Cloth Diapering tool. Since we introduced the Thirsties diaper covers here in Malaysia they have been a quiet and steady favorite among moms who want great value – if you are trying to cloth diaper on a budget the Thirsties Covers are for you.
You can choose from fully sized (from XS to L) or you can choose the Duo Wraps which are adjustable but 2 sizes will take you from Newborn way up to very very hefty Toddlers. (let’s face it, most one sized diapers will not fit at the very newborn stage)
The XS thirsties covers are especially good for Newborn diapering. All you have to do is pair 6 of these with 36 Newborn Prefolds (or Small, because some babies are born too big for newborn) and you are more than covered for cloth diapering. Oh, and don’t forget a couple of Snappis.
Thirsties covers are fully PUL so you CAN wipe the insides between changes. If your baby is sensitive to heat or especially sweaty, or sensitive to exposed PUL, then this isn’t the cover for you. But for most babies, this cover works great.
All Thirsties covers are made in the USA. Truly, this brand has been around a long time, and the reason is – their products are really little workhorses!
With that in mind, you can now purchase any Thirsties Cover & get 10% off the unpackaged price of Bouncy Baby Prefolds. Prefolds come in packs of 6 and it’s a great bargain to get you started on your cloth diapering journey!
Check out these cute new prints for Thirsties Covers :
And really cute new prints for Duo Wraps (pictured in Aplix, but Duo Wraps also come in Snaps):
Everyone loves a good giveaway right?
We love our fans here at Tiny Tapir and we know there a lot of silent ones out there. Come make some noise!
We will now be holding regular giveaways on our Facebook Page at Tiny Tapir.
If you SHARE on the facebook app you will get even more points! So share the love
Our giveaway until 30th April is going to be this gorgeous RuMe compact reusable bag. The picture really does not do it justice.
The bag itself is a Green Label Luxe silver metallic RuMe which shimmers with light (retails at RM65 each). Transferred onto it is a gorgeous image of the Earth. It’s a beautiful bag and I am almost too covetous to let it go!
These bags fold up absolutely tiny & yet expand to fit a huge amount of stuff because of the gusseted sides. This is a truly high quality bag with no exposed seams like other brands, completely smooth finishing and built to really last even when it’s overstuffed
We have 2 bags we are giving away to 2 lucky winners. So pop on over to our facebook page and enter away
Hi folks, you are absolutely going to love these prefolds we’ve just brought in! Made of 100% unbleached Indian cotton, these prefolds are soft yet durable. We have them in 5 different sizes – Premie, Newborn, Small, Medium and Large. Sold in packs of 6.
Prefolds really are the most economical way to cloth diaper your baby, and you can use these as doublers, inserts for pocket diapers, burp rags – and they make excellent changing pads too.
These prefolds have not been pre-shrunk, so they will shrink 5-10% after washing. As the natural oils in unbleached prefolds have not been removed by processing, you will notice a slight natural “waxy” coating on them when they arrive. Initially wash 4-5 times in HOT water and dry in between washings to remove this coating and “fluff up” the diapers and they will be ready for use.
What are they?
Prefolds are your basic cloth diaper. They consist of consist of several layers of an absorbent material, usually cotton, sewn together. A prefold has three sections, with the middle being the thickest and most absorbent. When you see a prefold described as “4x8x4” this means that it has two outer sections of 4 layers of material and one middle section with 8 layers.
The most common question about prefold diapers is what size to get. Let’s take the size 13.5″ x 14.5″ and use it as an example. The 13.5″ is the width of the diaper. This is the part that will wrap around your babies waist and get fastened. So you really only need the width to be a little over half the size of your babies waist.
The 14.5″ is the length. This is how long the rise of the diaper will be. Often times you will find that the length of a prefold is much longer than the rise of your baby. This means your baby can grow and still fit into the prefold for awhile. To get a good fit just fold down the extra length of the diaper for a custom fit.
How to use a prefold!
There are many different folds you can use to get a great fit on your baby. For a good fit, use prefolds with diaper pins or Snappies to hold them snugly in place – or you can just fold them, wrap them around baby and pull on a waterproof cover! Or just fold the prefold into thirds, and lay into a diaper cover and wrap around baby. Easy peasy!. Here is a great picture tutorial on How To Fold A Prefold.
Prefolds are a great diaper for around the house. On their own, they aren’t as absorbent as fitted or pocket diapers, but you can make a prefold more absorbent by adding a doubler. If you have a light to moderate wetting baby, a prefold will last for about two hours without a doubler. If you have a heavier wetting baby, you will need to add a doubler or change every hour. If you get a really good doubler, you can use a prefold over night!
Prefolds are not waterproof, so you will need to use them inside a PUL, fleece or other type of waterproof cover.
I’ve been eying this product for a long time, debating whether it would be appreciated by local parents.
Tiny Tapir is happy to be able to present you with the CARES (Child Aviation Restraint System) – a harness / seat belt system especially for children between 1 to 3 years old.
If you are a frequent traveler with a young toddler, air safety is very important, when it comes to turbulence, or just keeping your little travel companion in their seat, that single across the lap belt is just not going to cut it.
Small bodies cannot withstand the jolts that are common in routine air travel, much less emergency situations, and they flail forward or slide beneath the seat belt if they are not held securely in place. The CARES restraint system will help young kids to feel safe and secure in their airline seat, even providing extra support for sleeping children.
Many airlines (not in Asia though, more’s the pity) require parents to lug on bulky car seats in order to properly protect and seat young children on the plane – the CARES system totally shrinks all that into a 1 pound, 6″ stuff sack.
The CARES system works on almost every airplane seat and is manufactured by AmSafe Aviation – the same company that manufactures almost all airline seat belts, guaranteeing a really top notch product.
If your child is a frequent traveler, this is one product you won’t regret buying!
Available at both our stores Tiny Tapir Baby Shop (Ampang Park) and Cloth Diapers & Carriers (Bangsar Village 2) and online at Tiny Tapir.
Thirsties Duo wraps are now re-stocked in the ever-popular aplix.
Duos are great, because they are 2 sizes – size 1 to fit from newborn to around 7 or 8 months, the size 2 to fit from then until even 4 years old. Using this 2 size system means it truly is 1 size, to fit from the smallest newborn all the way to the latest potty trainer or biggest child.
We have also stocked the new Thirsties Duos in Snaps for those parents who are just not into the aplix.
Have you seen the latest in diaper bags and baby carriers? What about putting the two together? How ingenious is that?!
Someone has done just that – this diaper bag is fantastic for parents with babies 3 months and over (your baby will need head control). No need to remember a million different things (diaper bag? baby carrier? stroller? bottle? change mat?) – just use this as your “go-to” bag anytime you need to take your baby / toddler out.
As a baby bag it’s already fantastic – lots of magnetic closures for easy 1 arm operation (so critical when you have an active little child), a place for your bottles, comes with it’s own matching change pad, an insulated pod for bottles / snacks, a key clip so you can quickly find the keys to open that door and get any cranky little ones inside.
And dare we say it – it doesn’t even look too much like a diaper bag, so when your baby has graduated out of needing you to carry stuff for them, you can use this when you need to go to the gym, as a handbag – or anything at all!
The inside of the bag is a lovely light color – which makes it all that much easier to quickly see whatever it is you need to grab (dark inside bags are like black holes, sucking in all the light so you’re left groping hopefully to find what you’re looking for).
As a carrier, (the front flap has a built in strap for you to pull right out), this gives a nice “seat” to the baby on your hip (simply and easily attach the bag around your waist and pull out the carrier shoulder strap and pull it over your baby and your shoulder to make an instant carrier). Not suitable for newborns, but really great for 3 month olds to toddlers especially. You wouldn’t want to use this for really LONG trips like 3 hours plus, but it’s a quick on and off if you have a toddler / older child who just wants to be carried for a while, or if you’re just quickly going back and forth from the supermarket.
The Kemby Baby bag & carriers have been added to our webstore. They are currently available for purchase at both our Bangsar Village and Ampang Park stores.
New shipment of Pikkolo Carriers has arrived.
We also now have the support belts (you can use this with ANY mei tai and the pikkolo carriers) for use with heavier babies. They’ve been reduced from our previous price to RM94 each only.
The pikkolo carrier is a huge favorite in our store and we can see why. They have beautiful fabrics, great construction and it’s just a great, well thought out product. Fantastic customer service too – We love you Beth!
The pikkolos are available online now and you will also be able to touch, feel andpurchase them from Bangsar Village and Ampang Park shortly.
Ugh, been too long without updating this blog! It’s so much easier to do announcements over on our facebook, but i really need to get into updating the blog more !
Just a quickie :
5 x Natural Baby Co Tester Spots will be launched at 12 noon on Thurs 4/3/10 – To find it, go to “the Natural Baby Co” under the “Makers” drop down menu on our homepage http://www.tinytapir.com
SO very excited about this. It’s looking to be a fantastic product, I’m so interested to hear people’s response to it. Honestly, it’s like what I feel has always been missing in the market.
Some rules of the game – you’ll need to pay RM30 for the tester slot which covers courier shipping anywhere in Malaysia. You can only purchase ONE tester each, and you have to have a child who is still being actively diapered.
Good luck everyone!
Check out our Dharma Glass Straws. I love my Decorative Dots straw and LOVE using it (on a daily basis).
These have a lifetime guarantee, and are hand glass blown in the USA. Super hard and sturdy Borosilicate Glass.
Just beautiful, and drinking from them just seems to make life a lot more… stylish. There’s nothing like a cheap plastic straw to take away from the whole drinking experience – you won’t know what I mean until you’ve tried your own glass straw.
It’s a state of mind baby!
Of course, not to mention you’re not using up yet another bit of plastic (used for 5 minutes, hanging around our planet for hundreds of years).