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:

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              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:

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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 http://www.tinytapir.com 

 

 

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Another special for water-less parents

If you are a cloth diapering mama or papa you are definitely feeling the water rationing effects very badly this month.

We may have a little relief for you with the GroVia Hybrid Biosoakers. Buy 2 this month and get 20% off. This will hopefully tide you over in those spots where clean cloth diapers are hard to come by until the rationing exercise ends on 31st March.

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Biosoakers are disposable inserts suitable for use with any PUL cloth diaper cover (GroVia shells, Thirsties covers, Flip covers etc) – just don’t use the sticky tab if you are using a diaper cover with exposed PUL inners (it will be harder to remove the sticky).

Biosoakers are fragrance, dye, chlorine and plastic free with an ultra thin construction. They are made of 100% super soft Ingeo on-woven fibers which are renewable resource free of synthetic chemicals and preservatives. They are compostable!  They also contain a minimal amount of SAP (a super absorbent polymer which absorbs a lot of liquid but also can absorb too much drying out your baby’s skin. It also releases that unique “disposable diaper smell”  – a gas which is thought to contribute to childhood asthma).

Why choose a biosoaker instead of a full disposable diaper (even if it’s a compostable disposable diaper) ? Here’s why:

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Well there’s no water. So we put this one on sale….

It’s not a very pleasant time to be in Malaysia right now, what with the water restrictions & the terrible haze.

We can’t do much to ease the pain, but we are putting the Wrapsody Duo Water Wraps on sale.

If you don’t have one yet and you have a young infant or a baby, this can be a lifesaver – you can save water by showering with your baby. 😉

Or you can take a beach holiday on the East Coast and bring this wrap along to splish splash. Doesn’t this look nice?

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One of the best things – the wrap provides SPF-15 protection!

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Bumprider – NEW in Asia – Launch & Giveaway

We at Tiny Tapir are proud to be working with Bloop Distribution in the launch of the Bumprider here in Asia.

If you use strollers & have a 2 year old or older child & a new baby on the way, this is one product that will make your life infinitely easier.

What is the Bumprider?

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Well, we’re always looking for “best in class” products (those products that really stand out from the competition) and we believe we’ve found that in the Bumprider.

Sure, there are other ride-along boards in the market, but they are pale versions of the Bumprider.

Does your ride-along board have a motorcross bike suspension system (or does it have crappy plastic swivel joints that jam so you can’t turn smoothly, adding weight to your stroller)?

Is your ride-along board made of a unique blend of materials so that it flexes slightly with movement with a superior antislip surface (or is it made of immovable plastic making it more prone to breakage)?

Can you install your ride-along board in seconds with NO tools & can it be released quickly and attached to your 2nd stroller or pram (or is it a pain to install and once you have it on your stroller, you’re stuck with that stroller always)?

Does your ride-along board fit on 99% of all strollers and prams without the need for adaptors? (check out this sideways action)

Lastly, is your ride along board this good looking?

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Tiny Tapir is currently running a giveaway to launch the bumprider in Malaysia – it’s pretty easy :

– Become a fan of Tiny Tapir Eco on Facebook for 1 point

– Become a fan of Bloop Distribution on Facebook for 1 point

– Share a sibling photo (you need 2 kids to use the bumprider after all!) on the Tiny Tapir Eco or Bloop Distribution facebook page (tag us!) for 10 points – here’s a pretty example below :

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– If you have a blog, write a blog post on your children & how they interact (it can be a funny story or a heartwarming one) & link it to our giveaway here at http://www.tinytapir.info – if you don’t have a blog, post your story on this facebook comment thread or on this blog post (just comment here)

Click the image below to make your entries!

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Can’t wait? Purchase a bumprider now at Tiny Tapir

KAM Snap Pliers

Tiny Tapir has restocked the very popular KAM Snap Pliers DK-001

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Can you imagine we have sold 400 of these Snap Pliers since we first introduced them to Malaysia in 2010! In 2010 we only sold 50 of them, but that has increased steadily as awareness has increased on DIY crafting and sewing in Malaysia. Just goes to show that these reliable little tools are fantastic for little projects around the house.

They can be used to quickly fix broken buttons on clothing – a few strategically placed snaps on cloth can achieve a lot of things!  I have used mine to make impromptu table cloths for displays at fairs and events, to replace worn out velcro on hairbands.

I have also used snap pliers to close up pockets and even handbags that didn’t have zip or existing closures.

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KAM Snap Presses Restocked

After a long hiatus, we are now restocked with KAM Snap Press DK93 and DK98.

These snap presses are ideal for home businesses or serious hobbyists who have incorporated the KAM snaps into their projects and products.

DK93 uses a screw in die shank and is better for small hobbyists who will be frequently changing out the shank.

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DK98 uses a smooth die shank – you need a tiny included allen key to change out the shanks – it’s a little more work and we usually recommend DK98 to those with small businesses – and we recommend buying 2 at once – one permenantly set up for the “Female” part of the snap and the other set up for the “Male” part of the snap.  Continue reading