Thursday, 28 July 2011

Introduction to Cloth Diapers

For the past few days, I have been reading almost everything on cloth diapers especially from our region, Brunei and Malaysia mostly.
It got me really excited and overwhelmed with all the different types of cloth diapers, brands and prices. I first knew about the cloth diaper when I was reading Rozi’s Baby’s blog. After that I read the forum which was in dotdotslittleshop (DDLS) and got even more exciteddd. Never I knew that there are actually a lot of moms out there who practice cloth diapers for their babies. Although some of the terms are quite technical but after reading the forum few times, I understand the basics and explained to Hubs on everything I’ve learned :D
Until one night, I thought to myself that I might have been thinking too much as I was already calculating and comparing the prices. After that, I started again with the real deal – especially the reasons why it is best to use cloth diapers instead of the disposable diapers. This site Cloth Diaper Malaysia is really an excellent read especially for newbies to cloth diapers.
Here are some of the links which I love to read again and again and would love to share with you readers who might be thinking about CD:
  1. The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
  2. 10 Things to Consider before Cloth Diapering
  3. How Many Cloth Diapers Do I Need
  4. The 4 Basic types of Cloth Diapers
  5. 8 Ways to Save Money buying Cloth Diapers
  6. DDLS Cloth Diapers Forum
  7. Brunei Cloth Diapers Family (Facebook group)
I already have my favourite types which I think is convenient for us – pocket and AI2. Also, after reading the reviews on most brands I would like to try Autumnz, Lunatots, Fuzzibunz for pocket diapers, while for AI2 I’d go for  Bamboolite and Flip nappies.
However as a start, I think we will begin using both disposable and cloth diapers during the first couple of weeks and will practise fulltime CD-ing once we ready, Insya Allah. As Farhana from CDM said, start off slowly, and learn along the way :D

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Baby Checklist

I will be entering my 6th month next week and I think, it’s time to look for the necessities stuffs for our baby.
Insya Allah, jika diizinkan Allah I’d want to breastfeed our baby for as long as I can. So, I do need some stuffs for this – breast pump, milk storage bottle, cooler bag,nipple cream, breast pad and nursing pillow*.
definitely in my wishlist! hehe
Mom and Dad also told me to get the feeding set and must-haves would be the sterilizer and warmer. I found this at a very attractive and reasonable price.Tommee Tippee sterilisation and feeding set at £60 (UP £120).  Amazing isn’t it? Oh! I need a drying rack too.
everything that we need!
As for baby needs, clothing and bathing we will buy these slowly. Baby grows so quick that I might need to buy new clothes for our baby every other month. We will definitely look for this from time to time.
** This bit is for them in the UK. Ehmm ehmm haha ;)
Precious Bear Cuddle N Dry *So cuteeeeee!*
Precious Bear changing mat
Okay, basically anything Precious Bear is accepted with wide open heart and arms. *giggles* Mummy? Adek? You both know why!
With regards to the travel system, mom told us to buy after our baby is born -stroller, car seat, moses basket, baby carrier and diaper bag (might gna buy this first though).
Bedding! We will definitely going to need baby cot (including its mattress, pillows and bedding set) as a start. Dresser, musical mobile and play pan can wait.
That’s about it I guess. Insya Allah, as time passed by we will look into other things that we might need for our baby.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

We see YOU!

It was my third Doctor’s appointment yesterday. I was excited to get the ultra-sound as we have not seen our Baby since week 12. Unfortunately, Hubs couldn’t join me so my sister kindly took a video and picture for him. :D
Alhamdulillah.. We received good news regarding our Baby. At week 20, Baby’s weight (318g) is right according to the standard measurement (300g).  The fact that I did not gain much from last month, just an increase of 1.7kgs to 41.3kgs was worrying. I do hope in this coming months, I’m able to gain more weight and so is our Baby.
I was teary when looking at our Baby and the fact that Hubs was not there saddened me a little. Luckily my mom and sister were there, and the technician was very friendly that it lightens the mood. It was hard to get Baby’s measurement at first! Our Baby was so active and gave us lots of movements. As my sister put it, “c Baby was doing morning exercise in the tummy”. Hehehe :D
I don’t know how to describe the feelings but Hubs and I were really happy to know that our Baby is healthy and active even more. As for the gender, as of today, only my parents know the gender. I’d like to keep it as a secret first to give us more excitement during the labour nanti, Insya Allah. But Hubs is eagerly wants to know now – knowing that my parents are the only people knew about the gender. *giggles*
I know that I have not been blogging that often anymore. I sincerely apologise. Truth to be told, I don’t even do blog-hopping these days. I’d be a couch potato and sleep during the day, and more eating meals from morning until night. Hehehe ;) I’d still love to record every little journey during this pregnancy.
p/s: I love to feel our Baby’s movement. It gives me tingle all the time when the Baby kicks. :D