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Going Going Green…

Check out what I got for Ethan last Merdeka weekend:

Yep, those cute adorably colorful thingies you see there are Ethan’s new Bumwear Cloth Diapers, which I got from Sin Dee. Don’t they look gorgeous?

I had known all about Bumwear Cloth Diapers for a long time now, yes, even before I gave birth to Ethan, but I only started revisiting the idea about two weeks ago.  The prospect of going *cloth* has been really enticing and I had been tinkering about getting them for Ethan. Our boy has all along been on disposable diapers. I did use the traditional cloth nappies for him when he was a newborn, but since he was a fully breastfed baby then, his poo was really runny, and well…let’s just say there were quite a number of unwanted *accidents*. That, plus the toll of having to wash the nappies day in and day out made me switch to disposables. It was very convenient and hassle-free.  Although not very friendly on the wallet, disposable diapers were very easy to use and throw.

However, I recently took a step back and decided to make a change. For the better.

I learnt about disposable diapers causing an increase on scrotal temperature in boy babies, which could potentially lead to infertility.  There has not been enough proven evidence that this is entirely true, but the facts were enough to raise a concern (at least with me).  And this is one of the main reasons why I decided to make that switch.  Don’t get me wrong, I am also switching because of the increasing landfill problem caused by disposables and also because of the toxic chemicals used in disposables, but while the change I make now would only make a small difference in the landfill problem, it would make a significant change to Ethan’s comfort 🙂  And that’s mighty important to me!

Switching to cloth diapers would not make a whole lot of a difference cost-wise too, because Ethan is already 19 months old.  Those who have been using cloth diapers since baby was born would see a huge savings in the long run.  Besides, we will still need to launder the cloth diapers which would also take up some time and effort on our part.  I have not decided to make a full switch or not yet, because I want to try these new Bumwear diapers first before I consider introducing them to Mrs Tan.  However, the extra effort I put in will be well worth the effort.

For one, these BumWear diapers are nothing like the conventional nappies.  These are so cool and adorable looking, plus they come with diaper inserts which allow fluid to be absorbed with tremendous ease.  Also, using these BumWear diapers would mean I do not need to apply barrier cream like Drapolene anymore!  One of my concerns was that with these cloth diapers, they would not be able to last through the night.  However, I discovered that by using 2 inserts, the absorption is doubled and I can then use these throughout the night, just like any ordinary disposable diaper.

Tonight is the very first time Ethan went to bed garbed in his Bumwear diapers.  Doesn’t he look adorable?  Check out that look he is giving…looking very much like a model eh? *wink*

  1. rinnah’s avatar

    Ahahaha… and before you know it, those gals will be beating down your door to get to Ethan! *grin*

    Those Bumwear cloth diapers are so cool looking!

    Joyce says: Yeah, plus they show off his *muscles* nicely eh?


  2. chinnee’s avatar

    *weet weet*, leng chai, u so sexy ah ?? I also use cloth nappy only last time. Next one must get this sexy Bumwear liao !

    Joyce says: Yeah, I am sure you will totally LOVE these!


  3. anggie’s avatar

    nowsday many mummies have using colths diapers … i my self hv 3 only .. hope to get more in future too :O

    Joyce says: Oooh…can’t wait to see pictures!


  4. Angie’s avatar

    Hhmm.. maybe should consider them Bumwear too.. Since Evan keeps “chau kui” with his cloth nappies, now that he’s bigger.

    Joyce says: Yeah, no way of him chau kui-ing here. Unless (like me last night) you fixed it too loose…then can see butt crack 😛


  5. sue’s avatar

    Wah…so sexy pose..haha…

    Joyce says: 🙂


  6. Pei Sze’s avatar

    Let me know whether its really good. Maybe I should consider this for the second one.

    Joyce says: So far so good. Check back with me again in a month or so.


  7. Joanne’s avatar

    Hi. I am Joanne. Got to know your blog from chinnee’s blog. Hey, my children are using bumwear cloth diaper too. You have made the right choice. My children just love the diapers! There was once when the diapers were not dry and I put on the disposable diaper for my second son, he refused to wear it and kept asking for the “dinosaur diaper” (which is Bumwear cloth diaper with the dino picture on it). Bumwear have pull-ups too. You may want to check it out later when your child grows up a little.

    Just started my own blog on “Shower your children with love – the right way” after chinnee’s encouragement.

    Joyce says: That’s good to know! I’ve only used it for 3 nights so far, and so far they have been great! Thanks for coming by my blog. Hope to see you back here soon!


  8. WS’s avatar

    Wow…Ethan knows to cover the ‘important 2 dots’…hahahaha…:-)

    Joyce says: I didn’t even notice that till you mentioned it!


  9. Maggie’s avatar

    Hello I am Maggie. We are also firm fans of Bumwear. My 27 month gal and my 7 month old son are both sharing the same set of diapers. We save a lot on diapers cost ! They are a lot cheaper than the USA brands too but they work very well.

    Joyce says: That’s good to know. Thanks for coming by and hope to see you back here soon!


  10. Angeleyes’s avatar

    Ethan looked so sexy wor! 😛

    Joyce says: Heh heh… future heartthrob, eh?


  11. soomingooi’s avatar

    Hi, just wonder where you get the bumwear diapers? Can i get it somewhere in penang?

    Joyce says: Yeah, I got it from Penang. Please email me if you are interested to know the details.


  12. huisia’s avatar

    he looked so cool, free model for bumwear 🙂
    i haven’t tried this out..i think i should take them out and see how to use it..HAHA

    Joyce says: You mean you’d already bought it? Yeah, try it…they feel really comfy!


  13. niasulaiman’s avatar

    I’m a Mummy using cloth diapers to my kids as well…and bumwear being one of the brands. 🙂

    Joyce says: I am glad to hear that… I am very happy that I made that switch too!


  14. (((((HUGS))))) sandi’s avatar

    OH NO! Here I am enjoying finding your blog, I get to this post, and my memory has been jogged. I’m relaxin’ and readin’, but I have diapers to get out of the wash before I go to bed! ACK! Thanks for that! LOL! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

    Joyce says: Welcome! And please do come back after you are done with your diaper laundering! 😀


  15. pelf’s avatar

    It’s very thoughtful of you to even consider switching to cloth diapers because as far as I’m concerned, we are more concerned about convenience than saving the environment.

    You’re truly a gem! =)

    Joyce says: A little bit goes a long way, that’s what I always say! 😀



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