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 



You asked for more Giveaways – so here we go!

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 🙂

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Our giveaway until 30th April is going to be this gorgeous RuMe compact reusable bag. The picture really does not do it justice.

RuMe bag giveaway

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 😀

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Bouncy Baby Prefolds are here!

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.

Purchase Bouncy Baby prefolds here! >>

Prefolds 101

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.

Jaya Jusco Roadshow – Kepong 16th to 28th March 2010

In conjunction with Jaya Jusco, the Grobaby and Rumparooz cloth diapers, and RuMe and Onya bags are going on various roadshows this year.

The first one kicked off on 16th March in the Jaya Jusco complex in Kepong, and is ending this Sunday.

Grobaby in all their glory, prefolds and covers, rumparooz pocket diapers, RuMe bags and Onya bags are now available for sale there. Do pop on over if you’re in the area and check them out!

SALE – Organic Cotton Produce Bags

Available in Large and Small

We’re discounting them for sale & you can get even better value – Buy 5 and you’ll get 1 free!

These organic produce bags are from the USA’s famous website.

Great value for a good product, get them while you can, because when they’re gone, they’re gone!

New product – beautiful Glass Straws

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).

Great Reusable Bag Giveaway

Send us a photo of you using your reusable bag, and you will stand a chance to win a set of :

– an Onya Weigh bag set of 8 – valued at RM49

– a Regular RuMe – valued at RM36

– an organic string bag – valued at RM20

Total value RM105 !

One set up for grabs for every 10 entrants.

Only 1 entry per person

Best entry will win RM500 worth of goods

If you’re a Facebook member, comment on the entries to stand the chance to win one of the RM105 sets – we’ll compile all the comments (each comment = 1 entry, so the more you comment the more of a chance you stand!) and randomly select 1 to win a set.

* EXTENDED * Ends on 30th October 2009

pssst… to enter, do any one of these :

– send your photos to tinytapir at gmail dot com

– blog your photo and link this blog entry

– upload the photo on facebook and tag it with the Tiny Tapir Fan page (you’ll need to be a fan first!)

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