Benefits of cloth diapering

What are the benefits of cloth diapering?

Over the last decade many mothers around the world have started to cloth diaper but does this growing trend really make sense or are we just all wannabe hippies jumping on the tree hugging bandwagon.

Pros and cons, you make up your own mind :

1) Plastic vs cotton – A happy baby is a happy mother some say. Cloth diapers have a soft internal cotton structures that allows for better breathability and fit, which is more like a cotton underwear than a plastic one.

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Baby wearing disposable diaper           vs         Baby wearing cloth diaper

We cannot assume that all individuals like wearing breathable cotton undies themselves, there may be individuals that enjoy wearing plastic undies for whatever reason and feel they should start the kids of young. For the rest of yous imagine how it would feel to have plastic scratching against your skin, marking your body the whole day, and then tell me if you feel like smiling on demand afterwards.

2) Rage against the rash:  With quality cloth diapers every part that touches the child is cotton therefor there is no reaction to plastic materials when urine is introduced. The organic materials used in making some Cloth Diapers like Grovia are made of materials such as organic cotton hence a parent would worry less about baby’s skin reacting against chemicals in plastic when urine is produced.

Although there is overwhelming feedback from parents that are grateful to cloth diapers for eradicating rashes from babies bottoms, on the other side of the scale, rashes worldwide have been outraged by the development of Cloth Diapers. They have not been able to flourish of babies bottoms as much anymore like they used to, back in the good old days of disposable diapers. Poor rashes.


So the question we really need to ask ourselves, which team do we want to support:


              Team Rashes                                vs                     Team Healthy Bums


3) Get on that bog kiddo – One of the biggest comments reported by Cloth Diapering parents worldwide is that their children potty train faster. There is also overwhelming proof online that ever since the introduction of disposable diapers in the 1950s children have been potty training later in life.


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4) Cloth diapering is so expensive !!! …..Really????!!!

The cost of using disposable diapers using the best selling disposable diaper in Malaysia:


0-2 months of age @ 12 diapers per day x 30 days

Cost per 1 day = RM 18.00

Cost per month = RM 1,080 (USD 257)


2-6 months of age @ 10 diapers per day X 30 days

Cost per 1 day = RM 58.00

Cost per month = RM 6,960 (USD 1,657)


6-12 months of age @ 8 diapers per day X 30 days

Cost per 1 day = RM 22.00

Cost per month = RM 3,960 (USD 942)


12-24 months of age @ 7 diapers per day X 30 days

Cost per 1 day = RM 10.00

Cost per month = RM 3,600 (USD 857)


24-30 months of age @ 6 diapers per day X 30 day

Cost per 1 day = RM 10.00

Cost per month = RM 1,800 (USD 428)


30-36 months of age @ 6 diapers per day X 30 days

Cost per 1 day = RM 10.00

Cost per month = RM 1,800 (USD 428)

Total cost up to 36 months RM 19,200 (USD 4,571)

*At the time of writing this article the exchange rate used was MYR 4.20 = USD 1.00

Using cloth diapers such as Grovia for example:

Tiny Tapir Live set ( RM 1,600 = USD 380) : 12 Shells, 24 Soakers , which from reports of customers suffices.

Disposable diapers vs cloth diapers: RM 19, 200 – RM 1,600 = RM 17,600 savings even if you purchased 2 Live savings will total to RM 16,000 savings

5) If looks matter:


Maybe plastic chic will be in next fall.

6) A little effort goes a long way  – But cloth diapering is just so hard ..blah blah blah

Cloth Diapers

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No additional waste besides human waste, reuse, keep our planet clean, think about your children’s future planet, teach by example.

Disposable diapers

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We are all aware of the effects of what happens after we throw away a disposable diaper.

To learn more about Cloth Diaper visit at 



Parenthood Special – Soapy Soaps Buy 3 get 1 free

Special for the Parenthood Fair only : – Buy 3 Soapy Soaps get 1 free!

Soapy soaps will be available in prepackaged sets of 4 – pay for only 3 soaps and get the 4th full size bar in the package for free

A great way to get addicted to gentle, natural soaps which will pamper your skin (full of natural glycerin, you won’t need a moisturizer after your shower and your skin will thank you heartily)

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Restocked – Simmons Paw Paw

Simmons Paw Paw Salve (link to our original blog on it) has been restocked.

Very gentle, very soothing, you can’t go wrong with Simmons.

Completely petrochemical free, you definitely need one of those for your chapped lips, rough elbows and knees or any little boo boos (cuts and scratches).

The menthol version is a fantastic vicks vaporub replacement and a much more gentle and natural alternative.

Pick it up at the Tiny Tapir retail store today, or purchase it online here:

Simmons Paw Paw Salve : Tiny Tapir listing

Simmons Menthol Paw Paw Balm : Tiny Tapir listing

Silikids – glass baby bottles, silicone sleeves

With the current awareness of BPA on the rise, we’re happy to present to you the Silikids range of products.

Silikid silicone bottle Sleeves are uniquely textured (with little bumps and ridges and the holes) and so fun for babies to grip.  Yes it’s a higher initial investment to have glass baby bottles, but just as with cloth diapers, it pays out in the end because glass bottles can be used through (literally) generations of babies.


Note that even with Bisphenol-A free plastic baby bottles – they must be thrown out as soon as they start to look scratched or cloudy. This is a sign that the plastic is weakening and will leach easier into whatever is stored in there.

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Cloth pads fully uploaded

Finally! Photos are done and all cloth pads (except 1 or 2 which… bugger it!) have been uploaded.

Quite pretty if I do say so myself 🙂

I took the photos outside in our new flyscreened enclosure in the Damai Bungalow – and the grass is looking very lush what with all the rain we’ve been getting. Rain’s not good for the flooding all over KL and also the terrible land slide in Bukit Antarabangsa 😦

Here’s some selected photos and the relevant links :

1. Pantyliners

2. Light Day Pads

3. Day Pads

4. Night Pads

5. Lay In – 2 part system pads

Cloth pads are a great way to save money. Not to mention extremely comfortable and not that much more inconvenient than disposable pads or tampons.   It only takes 1 extra wash and dry cycle a month to deal with cloth pads.

Of course, using reusable products are always better than disposable, so not only will you be helping yourself by using cloth pads, you’ll also be ensuring our landfills are less full and our air less polluted.

Disposable Diapers can induce Asthma

One of the key reasons in favor of using Cloth Diapers and trying to avoid Disposable Diapers for anything other than occasional use (which is what they were originally designed for) is that of the Health of our babies.

This preliminary study finds that the gas emissions from the chemicals in disposable diapers waft up in fumes to irritate a baby’s delicate, growing lungs and breathing passages, predisposing the baby to current asthma like symptoms and possible future breathing problems.

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