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Post by Thaiclan » Sun, 17 Oct 2010 7:39 am

2 dozen will be ample, more than enough infact but at least you will not be worrying for when your next load is washed!
A washing tip - do not use too much comfort as this can make them less absorbent. I used white vinegar in place of comfort as (a) it as natural antiseptic qualities and (b) does not leave a coat on the product unlike softening chemicals which may irritate the baby and also interfere with the natural absorbency of the fabric.
There is NO vinegar smell after the rinse AT ALL - so don't worry about that!
Just replace 1 cap of softener with 2 caps of white vinegar.

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Post by Dolph » Mon, 25 Oct 2010 1:45 pm

I use a combination of disposable nappies and Bumwear nappies for both of my little boys - one is almost 3 and the other one is 9 months. They are both so comfortable when they wear them. Never any nappy rash or problems with chafing on the thighs (which my oldest tends to get a lot from disposable nappies). Washing really isn't as big an issue as some people think. Just rinse them straight after use and wash them when convenient. The inserts can be tumble dried although I hang dry mine. I don't use liners as it really isn't necessary IMO. All in all I think they are great value for money. And better for the environment.

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Post by thirdeagle » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:19 pm

We ended up going with bumwear and were very happy with them. My two year old has been out of diapers for several months now and we sold them second hand. I already forget how many we had. We hung them up to dry. We also tended to use liners but they weren't strictly necessary.

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Post by brendanrtw » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 7:42 pm

Just wondering if anyone ever actually found a diaper cleaning service in Singapore ... or it this a dead end?

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Post by babygoji » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 7:39 pm

i've not popped yet but i've been asking around to see what works for my friends. A couple of them love bamboolite. I think it ships to Singapore http://www.bamboolite.com/value-packs.htm It's made across the causeway in conjunction wth an NGO that provides work for grandmas living alone. I'm gonna try it out as they say it's more absorbent and better fitting than FBs and Grovia. The colors and patterns are also really cool and hip.
I've also been recommended a washing detergent that looks really cheap but is enviro-friendly and really good at washing poop stains out http://www.tinytapir.com/item/Might-Det ... 1347/p2c49
Will re-post in six months time to let you know if I've had as good an experience as my friends.

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Post by aster » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 9:23 pm

Seriously people, it's the XXI century and you're not using disposable diapers?

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Post by Dolph » Tue, 26 Apr 2011 2:59 pm

Do you know how long it takes for a disposable nappy to decompose? My guess is: probably not.

In any case, there are many good reasons for using cloth nappies other than just the obvious environmental issue. Allergies for example. You might want to read up on the pros regarding cloth nappies - they're easy to find right here on the internet.

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Post by poodlek » Fri, 06 May 2011 11:30 am

aster wrote:Seriously people, it's the XXI century and you're not using disposable diapers?
Thank goodness we have a choice! There are many reasons I chose to use cloth diapers, none of which have to do with not "getting with the times". :shock: :roll:

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Post by poodlek » Fri, 06 May 2011 11:37 am

babygoji wrote:i've not popped yet but i've been asking around to see what works for my friends. A couple of them love bamboolite. I think it ships to Singapore http://www.bamboolite.com/value-packs.htm It's made across the causeway in conjunction wth an NGO that provides work for grandmas living alone. I'm gonna try it out as they say it's more absorbent and better fitting than FBs and Grovia. The colors and patterns are also really cool and hip.
I've also been recommended a washing detergent that looks really cheap but is enviro-friendly and really good at washing poop stains out http://www.tinytapir.com/item/Might-Det ... 1347/p2c49
Will re-post in six months time to let you know if I've had as good an experience as my friends.
I've had a great experience with Bumwear so far, although I'm only in day 2 of using their "one size pocket diapers". For the first 9 weeks I used their prefolds with much success, although my son is growing out of them now, and the pocket diapers are supposed to be even more convenient. The best part about Bumwear I've found is actually that they're locally made, so you can go to their store front in United Square, or order them off their website and the proprietor Rita will deliver them to your door. She is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have about cloth diapering if you email her or find her on facebook. She also sells environmentally friendly detergent which I've been using "Country Save"

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Post by lavendar » Sat, 07 May 2011 11:35 pm

Both thumbs up for Bumwear!

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Post by bsharman » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:06 pm

I haven't seen any diapering services. Those who can afford those sorts of services often can afford a helper, part time or live-in, hence don't need the service. I don't promise I haven't missed something, though! A part-time cleaner might be the ultimate solution.

If you want to line-dry (better) just watch the bulkiness of your nappies. I found things like bamboo, all-in-ones, anything saying it's ultra-thirsty etc took too long to dry.

For my money, I would go with a fitted for lack of leaks. I found the bumwear a bit leaky and had the wing-droop problem, but if they've fixed that in an updated model, then bonus. The bumwear did dry very well in the Singapore humidity. Still a pocket-style nappy though, and overall I just didn't find pocket-style as reliable.

I have ended up with a stash of tots bots flexitots (the synthetic fabric for faster drying) with/without a cover. I'm about to break them out again. I ordered them online.

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Post by poodlek » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:10 pm

bsharman wrote:I haven't seen any diapering services. Those who can afford those sorts of services often can afford a helper, part time or live-in, hence don't need the service. I don't promise I haven't missed something, though! A part-time cleaner might be the ultimate solution.

If you want to line-dry (better) just watch the bulkiness of your nappies. I found things like bamboo, all-in-ones, anything saying it's ultra-thirsty etc took too long to dry.

For my money, I would go with a fitted for lack of leaks. I found the bumwear a bit leaky and had the wing-droop problem, but if they've fixed that in an updated model, then bonus. The bumwear did dry very well in the Singapore humidity. Still a pocket-style nappy though, and overall I just didn't find pocket-style as reliable.

I have ended up with a stash of tots bots flexitots (the synthetic fabric for faster drying) with/without a cover. I'm about to break them out again. I ordered them online.
Bumwear has updated their snap configuration so there's no "wing droop". They also have new inserts which snap inside making them like a hybrid. I haven't used them yet so can't comment, but I found for hang drying the regular microfiber inserts will dry within 12 hours, which is plenty of time for me. I don't have a maid or a diaper service, but these diapers take so little time to clean it hardly seems worth hiring someone else to do it.

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Post by thirdeagle » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:27 am

My 2nd kid never had any leakage issues with Bumwear, nor any problem with wing drop. She's solidly built.

My 1st is a beanpole and leaked more often (in general, not just with Bumwear).

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Want to buy preloved Bumwear diapers

Post by Bodoh » Sun, 11 Mar 2012 6:46 pm

Hi mommies,
I am looking for the above for my 2nd child, should you have any please quote me thanks.

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