Thursday, November 19, 2009

Multipurpose Wetbag

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Salam and Good Day to all.


We would like to introduce a new product of  KCD; THE MULTI-PURPOSE WET BAG.


The wetbags are available in 3 prints; The Yellow Pooh, The Pink Bear and The Pink Daisy. Click here for the design.

Material: Flannel PUL
Closure: Zipper
Comes with side handle for hanging or carrying.



Sizes are as follow:


1) 12" by 10" (Can store about 2 wet cloth diapers with inserts or 10 wet pads)

Price: RM 15 inclusive Registered Post.


2) 20" by 19" (Can store about 7 wet cloth diapers with inserts)

Price: RM25 inclusive Registered Post


Other Uses of These Bags!!

These bag are also great for bathing suit, wet towel, or even keeping your laundry while traveling. For the small bag, you can even use it to put your toiletries and make-ups. STOP USING PLASTIC BAGS. CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN AND GET ONE OF THESE BAGS NOW!! LET'S SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT TOGETHER...


Picture: Size 20" by 19"



 Picture: Size 12" by 10"
 



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Baby Sling Update

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Many people called and email me about baby sling. So, for a start, I'd like to offer a few. You can purchase this at RM65 each and get a free registered post (3+1 day delivery) or just ad RM3 if you prefer poslaju (next-day delivery).



From left: Purple Checks, Dark Maroon Flowery, Lilac Flowery, Peach Flowery.





You can view the video on various ways you can use a baby sling here!!

The advantage of using baby sling.

Following are some of the advantages of "wearing" your baby (from "The Baby Book" by William and Martha Sears):


  • It's convenient. You can breastfeed discretely in a sling while working, getting things done around the house, shopping or eating in a restaurant. If you have a baby who wants to be held all the time, this is an easy way to meet her needs while doing other things.
  • It helps moms care for older siblings. Carrying your baby in a sling can give you the mobility to care for your older children.
  • It helps some babies to breastfeed better. Some babies, particularly those who are tense or tend to arch their backs, breastfeed better while moving. Also, babies who are slow to gain weight (for no apparent reason) have been known to gain better if carried in a sling for several hours a day, since proximity to mom encourages babies to eat more frequently.
  • It reduces crying and colic. A 1986 study of 99 mother-infant pairs (reported in Pediatrics) showed that carrying babies at least three hours a day reduces crying and fussing 43% during the day and 51% at night. Babies are happier because they have less need to cry, and parents enjoy their babies more as a result.
  • It enhances learning. Carried babies have enhanced visual and auditory alertness, and increased "quiet alertness" times. Carrying a baby promotes cognitive development and speech development, since babies are exposed to more experiences and conversations.
  • Carried babies are involved in their parents' world. They participate in life, rather than see it as a spectator.
  • Carrying your baby promotes bonding and enhances parents' feelings of competence. A higher frequency of feeding and touching stimulates mothering hormones, and frequent carrying encourages and speeds the development of a mutual reading of each others cues.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cara berCloth Diaper??

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Ramai yang fikir SUSAH bercloth diaper ni.. Tapi, ia tak lah sesusah yang disangkakan. You are what you think, sepatah kata mat salleh.. YANG UTAMA: Tentukan matlamat anda. Kenapa anda beli cloth diaper? Nak jimat? Nak kurangkan kesan terhadap alam sekitar? Anak anda alah dengan disposable diaper? Kalau ada salah satu dari matlamat ini, pasti anda akan lebih positif..


Saya tolong anda, boleh? Di sini saya ringkaskan cara penggunaan CD ni..


Cara menggunakan CD!

Sangat mudah.. Ibu yang bekerja pun, boleh menggunakannya..


Untuk CD baru, rendam dulu dengan air panas. Kemudian bilas dengan air biasa. CD akan lebih menyerap selepas 3 kali cucian. Cuci tanpa sabun atau freshner.


  • Waktu siang - Gunakan 1 insert selama 3 hingga 4 jam. Jika khuatir basah, boleh gunakan 2 inserts.


  • Waktu malam - Gunakan 2 inserts. Boleh tahan 6-7 jam.



Ibu bekerja? Tak susah..


Mula-mula etakkan inserts siap-siap dalam pocket pants di rumah. Maklumkan pada pengasuh yang anda tak gunakan disposable diapers. Minta pengasuh tukar CD bila perlu sepertimana menukar lampin pakai buang. Masukkan CD yang kotor ke dalam beg khas-wetbag (plastic bag pun boleh). Sampai rumah, masukkan CD2 yang kotor dalam washing machine. Jalankan machine seperti biasa.

Bagi yang rajin, boleh basuh tangan. Kemudian masukkan ke dalam washing machine dan spin.



Baby buang air besar?

Untuk selamatkan lampin dari terlekat dengan najis besar, alaskan nappy liner (macam tisu) pada bahagian dalam pocket pants. NL bertindak mengasingkan pepejal dari terkena terus pada Pants. Buang najis dalam toilet bowl. (Jika NL bukan jenis yang boleh flush, perlu dibuang ke dalam tong sampah. Bersihkan dulu supaya najis tak bercampur dengan sampah yang lain). Cuci seperti yang dianjurkan di atas.


Peringatan!!

Islam sangat menyarankan kebersihan dan sangat mementingkan penjagaan alam sekitar. Nasihat untuk diri saya juga, najis (solid) baby perlu diasingkan sebelum nappy liner yang bukan dari jenis disposable dibuang ke dalam tong sampah. Ini bagi mengurangkan pencemaran bau dan mengelakkan kebarangkalian air dari najis itu meresap masuk ke dalam tanah dan sekaligus mencemarkan punca air kita. Bila najis dibuang ke dalam toilet bowl, ia akan terus disalurkan ke dalam septic tank dan di rawat sebelum disalurkan semula ke dalam sungai... Jadi, tak berlakulah pencemaran air!!


Kan seronok kalau semua bercloth diaper?? Dapat jimat wang, selamatkan alam sekitar, selamatkan anak kita... JOM BERCD!! SELAMAT MENCUBA!!

The Landfill Story That Related To Diapers and Pads

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Landfill issues has again been brought up by the government. A number of active landfill are now waiting for its time to be closed and new landfills has to be looked for. Year by year, the price of land increases. To provide a space for household garbage is very expensive. But very few people have this knowledge.

What do we, human contributes to usage of landfill? No doubt, food and kitchen wastes has to be dumped in there. Other municipal solid wastes or the commercial name is urban solid wastes are recyclable wastes like glass, bottle, can; composite wastes like waste clothing, Tetra Paks, waste plastics; hazardous wastes like medication, light bulps, spray can, fertilizer, etc.

Let's focus on disposable diapers and pads. This is the story. Most babies in Malaysia are wearing disposable diapers and most woman are wearing disposable pads. These items are one of the top wastes found in landfills. I know this because I've been working on a Solid Waste Management project at Jinjang landfill back in year 2000. Our aim was to find out the types of wastes commonly thrown by people in housing area. Besides food wastes, disposable diapers and pads were at the top rank.

Not many people know that the workers in the landfill have to seperate wastes that can be recycled with others that can't. They also have to seperate hazardous wastes so that they won't contaminate the underground water.

We found out that many Malaysian were not aware of the right way of throwing disposable diapers dan pads. Babies' solid wastes (poo) are suppose to be thrown in the toilet bowl first. The blood on the disposable diapers are suppose to be washed first. You are aware of the odour from these 2 items right and what others? 1) Of course they contribute to bad odours, 2) They contribute to water pollution, 3) They contribute to the mounting up of landfill, 4) They are not biodegradable. The worst part is, landfill workers seperate them and can you imagine other people seeing the poo and your blood particularly? Isn't that filthy leaving your own private wastes been seen by somebody else? And the workers are men.. I was so embarased that time. We worked in group and there were a male student in my group. My male friend asked the worker (looking at the pads), "Is this usual?" The worker replied, "We see them everyday."

What can we do to solve this problem? Which one in the list that you'd prefer to resolve? Malaysian need to educate themselves the right way to dispose these items. We need to care of something. Be it the environmental effect that will occur, or individual self-hygienic means. We need to choose at least one of these to at least minimise their effects..

I choose to stop wearing all disposable items unless biodegradable. I hope this will help reduce the environmental effect, the landfill problem and of course I don't have to let other people see that private waste of mine.. If not all can do this, a few might help. Be the one that can help..

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Spongebob, Blue Monkey and Other Babyland Plain Colour In Stock

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IN STORE:

BABYLAND CLOTH DIAPERS WITH 2 INSERTS @ RM30.



Delivery charges:
Poslaju (for 3 pieces and below) - RM 6.
Skynet (for 4 pieces up to 20 pcs) - RM8.
PosParcel - RM3.
Purchase more than 50 pcs - free Parcel Pos.

ALSO IN STORE

Waterproof PUL Printed Fabric for making WETBAG or CLOTH PAD @ RM18 PER METER

from left: Yellow Pooh, Pink Smiling Flower, White-Red Bear


Above are 3 different fabric designs that we have in stock. The fabrics are suitable of making Wetbags and as waterproof layer for Cloth Pads. We are selling it at RM18 per meter and we are able to cut them based on customer's request.

KS VELCRO CLOTH DIAPERS WITH 2 INSERTS @ RM45




Please sms me at 013-2654853 for ordering or any inquiry.

We are sorry for the delay and any shortcoming from our part. Jazakumullahu Khairan Kathira for your support.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Kenapa Cloth Diaper Logo Contest

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Salam especially to contest participants. I am very sorry for not able to deliver your token earlier as promised. Alhamdulillah, I have recovered fully from horrific morning sickness and all the token are out for delivery. I hope all of you are not angry with me for this delay..

For some of you, thank you for your concern. Your email really made my days..

Thank you again for your patience..

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Snaps Vs Velcro on Cloth Diapers

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I know that it’s hard to choose between cloth and disposable. However when people choose cloth, there are a lot of options there too.

Here is a brief pros vs cons list that might be able to help you to decide which you want for your family.

Snaps:
Pros:
Never get the ‘dreaded diaper chain’ (diapers sticking to each other)
Always look brand new
You never have to pick lint out of them
They are harder for babies to undo than Velcro
The look cleaner and nicer than Velcro
They seem to be less bulky

Cons:
They can crack or bend.
They can tear the fabric that they are attached to which makes that part of the diaper useless.
They do not have as many sizing options as Velcro.
If a snap wears out, it is not as easily replaced. However we guarantee our snaps.

Velcro:
Pros:

More sizing options than snaps.
Seem to be more dad friendly since they feel more like disposables.
Flexible.
If Velcro wears out, easily replace with new Velcro.
Because the hold is not quite as strong, you never rip the fabric that it’s attached to.
Much quicker to attach to fabric making it a cheaper diaper.

Cons:
Velcro sticks to everything. Even when using laundry tabs, they still tend to work free.
Lint builds up in the ‘hook’ and you have to clean it or the diaper won’t work.
Tends to wear out quicker than snaps.
Tends to be a bit more bulky of a diaper.
Baby tends to be able to ‘get free’ easier.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kenapa Cloth Diaper Mak??

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cloth or Disposable? (Adopted from Creative Parenting)

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When deciding between cloth and disposable diapers consider this: For every year that she uses diapers, your baby will spend over 8,000 hours in a diaper and you will need to use at least 2,500 diapers to accomplish that. (Based on 7 changes a day) The environment, your budget and possibly even your baby's health are significantly impacted by your diapering choice.

Your Baby's Health
If the difference between cotton and disposable diapers doesn't seem like it would make much impact on your baby's health, consider this information:

-The chemical used to make disposable diapers super absorbent, sodium polyacrylate, was removed from tampons in 1995 due to its link to toxic shock syndrome. and can cause allergic reactions.

-Dioxin which, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is the most toxic of all chemicals linked to cancer, is a by-product of bleaching paper. Dioxin is so toxic that even the smallest detectable quantities have been known to cause immune system suppression, liver disease, and genetic problems in lab animals.

-There are also potentially irritating, or even health damaging, dyes and fragrances used in the production of disposable diapers.

-The long term effect of any of these chemical being in close contact with a baby's skin and genitals for as long as 18 months to 3 years has not been studied.

Diaper Rash
Many people have bought into the myth that diposable diapers cause less diaper rash than cloth. Not so. Diaper rash is usually caused by several things: food allergies, soap or chemical allergies or lack of air circulation to the tender skin of the bottom. Ammonia formed by bacteria that interacts with urine left sitting against the skin can also be very irritating and cause rashes.

-The best way to prevent rash is to change diapers, cloth or disposable, frequently. Despite the highly absorbant quality of disposable diapers, urine and bacteria are still present in the diaper and hence laying against your baby's bottom. Even though a disposable diaper can hold a days worth of urine and probably more, disposables should also be changed frequently. There goes the concept that you don't have to change them as frequently.

-According to the Journal of Pediatrics, 54% of one-month old babies using disposable diapers had rashes and 16% had severe rashes.

-Diaper moguls Procter & Gamble's own studies have show that the occurence of diaper rash increases from 7.1 percent to 61 percent with the increased use of disposable diapers.

The Health of the Environment
I have encountered much debate about the environmental impact of cloth and disposable diapers. The proponents of disposable diapers say that the extra water used to wash cloth, is just as much of an abuse to the environment as the production and disposal of cloth. Hogwash.

-It is estimated that around 5 million tons of untreated waste, is deposited into landfills via disposables every year. The potential of ground water contamination is strong.

-Add all of those diapers up, and the numbers are staggering. In 1990 alone, 18 billion disposable diapers were thrown into landfills making diapers the third largest souce of United States landfill. Only food containers and newspaper are larger contributers of solid waste.

-It takes 82,000 pounds of plastic and over 250,000 trees a year to manufacture the disposable diapers for American babies alone.

-In order for these diapers to decompose, they must be exposed to air and sun. How likely is this? In addition, it is estimated that it will take at least 500 years for this decomposition to take place. The plastic components of disposables may never decompose. use up to five times more energy than reusable cloth diapers.

-The amount of water used per week to wash disposable diapers at home is about the same amount consumed by an adult flushing the toilet five or six times daily for a week.

-Even though a diaper service washes diapers multiple times and uses a a great quantity of water, the per diaper impact on energy and water supplies is actually less than home washing.

It's Cheaper
Using disposables will cost at least $1200 per child. (Based on a price of 25 cents per diaper, for the cheaper brands, 7 diapers a day, for 2 years) The cost of cloth, will range between $250 and $700 (for fancier all-in-one systems) and this should even include the water and electricity to wash and dry at home. You can then use all of your purchased diapers and supplies for other children that may follow. Can't do that with disposables! Even a diaper sevice will save some money over disposables, but the cost benefits do lessen.

It's NOT that time-consuming!
Diapers do not need to be presoaked, or even rinsed out. Banish the vision of bending over the toilet bowl swishing around a poopy diaper from your head! I use flushable diaper liners, lift them off and flush the liner and the poop down the toilet. Even if you don't have liners, you can just dump older baby's solids into the toilet. (You are supposed to dump the poop out of disposables too). If it won't dump out don't sweat it, just put the diaper poop and all into the diaper pail. Cloth diapers add about 2 loads of laundry a week on average. With the advent of diaper wraps, you don't even need to use pins. Cloth diapers are as easy as disposables to put on and remove. Besides, a little bit more effort is worth it when you consider all of the negative ramifications of disposable diapers.

Out and About
It's easy enough to tuck plastic bags into your diaper bag to store dirty diapers in until you get home. Often, cloth diapering families (including us) will use disposable diapers for trips and vacations. We have done both. When we are visiting family it's easy enough to store and wash cloth, but we have used disposable diapers on other trips.

References
EPA documents: "Positive Steps Towards Waste Reduction", and "Integrated Risk Assessment for Dioxins and Furans from Chlorine Bleaching in Pulp and Paper Mills"

"The Joy of Cloth Diapers"
by Jane McConnell
Mothering Magazine, May/June 1998

"Diaper Rash: Managing and Controlling a Common Problem in Infants and Toddlers"
Gaunder and Plummerm , Journal of Pediatric Health Care 1987: pages 26-34.

"A Review of Procter & Gamble's Environmental Balances for Disposable and Re-usable Nappies"
The Landbank Consultancy Limited, 1991.

Creative Parenting
William Sears M.D.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ten Steps for Diaper Rash Prevention

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To avoid diaper rash or at least minimize it, make it a point to follow these ten steps:

  1. Change your baby's diapers as soon as they become wet or soiled.

  2. Wash your hands thoroughly after changing diapers to avoid spreading germs to other babies who may need a diaper change.

  3. Wipe your baby's bottom gently when using diaper wipes to avoid injuring his skin.

  4. Use cloth diaper and cloth diaper wipes on your baby. They are a natural gentler choice and will allow your baby's bottom to 'breathe' better. Disposable diapers and disposable wipes contain irritating chemicals, plastics, papers, dyes, perfumes, and soaps that are not healthy for your baby's skin.

  5. Allow your baby to go without a diaper for at least a few minutes each day or longer, if you can. Fresh air can do wonders on a sore and rashy bum and it can keep a healthy bum rash free!

  6. Avoid using standard lotions, powders, soaps, and diaper rash creams on your baby's skin. Even salves that claim to be non-irritating, like Eucerin, contain some very irritating ingredients like petroleum and alcohol. Purchase natural skin care baby products instead. Many cloth diaper business owners sell a variety of natural skin care baby products and diaper rash salves that are much healthier than ones sold elsewhere.

  7. If your baby has very sensitive skin consider diapering with organic cloth diapers which are the most pure, natural diapers available. These diapers are free of pesticides, dyes, perfumes, and chemicals.

  8. Eat healthy foods, especially if you're breastfeeding, because whatever you eat may affect your baby's system and may cause your baby to get a diaper rash.

  9. Nurse your baby. "Breastfeeding has been shown to lower fecal pH, which may help to protect the natural barrier function of the skin, making infections and, consequently, severe diaper rash less likely."6

  10. Antibiotics may lead to yeast infections because they reduce "the amount of the skin's 'good' bacteria that fight infection."7 Therefore, if your baby is given a course of antibiotics he may be more susceptible to diaper rash. If you are breastfeeding and you are given a course of antibiotics, your baby may still get a diaper rash, so be on the look out. In the meantime, eat natural yogurt which will increase the 'good' bacteria in your stomach and fight the yeast. If your baby is eating solids and your pediatrician approves, give your baby natural yogurt as well.
Remember, prevention is the best treatment for diaper rash. You won't have to treat a rash it if it doesn't exist, so be sure to follow the steps above to keep your baby's bum as healthy as possible!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Time for a change! Read about Cloth Diapering

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Diapers may not be an important part of most peoples' lives, and even parents with young children deal with diapers for only a few years. The environmental impact of the vastly popular disposable diaper, however, affects us all and is a problem which won't go away.

It 's estimated that 10,000 tons of disposable diapers are tossed into landfills each day. They can take up to 500 years to decompose! The manufacture of disposables uses over 1 million metric tons of wood pulp and 75,000 metric tons of plastic each year. Disposables are the diaper of choice for over 90% of Malaysian parents.


Benefits of Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers have changed considerably over the years, and offer many benefits to parents of newborns:

Healthier. .Disposables are laden with chemicals which have been associated with many physical problems. Diaper rash also increases with disposable diaper use due to allergies to chemicals, poor air flow and longer time spent in wet diapers which feel dry when wet.

Benefits the environment. Cloth diapers are reusable. Quality cotton diapers will hold up for 75 - 100 washings (at minimum), and can be saved for the next child. Although energy is required for washing the diapers, it is a fraction of the energy used for disposables. Cloth diapers are also recyclable, making excellent cotton rags in their 'afterlife'.

Less expensive. Many studies have compared the costs of disposables diapers versus cloth washed at home, and cloth diapers provided by commercial diaper services. Results vary, but most agree that the cost of cloth diapers, home laundered, is considerably lower than buying disposables. Estimates range from RM3000 - RM6000 in savings over the 2 1/2 years, and 6000 diaper changes, of diaper use. Using a commercial diaper service, depending on which study you consult, is either comparable to, or a little less expensive, than using disposables.


Washing Instructions

Before You Wash


Remove your child's diaper and shake off the solids into the toilet or flush the disposable liner down the toilet or spray the solids off with the mini spray (works incredibly well).
The fleece is great for releasing anything fairly solid. Remove the soaker/insert, and then rinse any solids still on the soaker/insert; you may want to add a squirt of hand soap while you are rinsing the diaper and soaker/insert. Spray gently to dislodge the poo, then rinse off and off to the diaper pail or washing machine

Re-fasten the hook and loop strap and place the dirty/wet diaper into a DRY diaper pail. If the diaper also got dirty you can add it to the pail or rinse of the "poop" and throw the diaper in with your regular laundry.

Washing Is Easy!
For Top & Front-Loaders

  • PRE-WASH - COLD WATER, NO DETERGENT AT HIGH WATER LEVEL
    Empty Diaper Pail Liner into the washer and use pre-wash cycle(or a rinse cycle) to rinse out urine and fecal matter. I recommend 2 cold pre-washes, especially if you try to rinse out the NB "poop"! If you find that your diapers are very smelly, you can add 1/4 cup of baking soda to the pre-wash - please note that the baking soda will shorten the life of your cover, all-in-ones and pocket diapers - use rarely!
  • MAIN WASH - REGULAR CYCLE, HOT WATER AT HIGH WATER LEVEL, 2nd RINSE
    Add detergent (a little less than directed if you use regular detergent.) You can add a small amount of Vinegar to the rinse cycle, however it can make your covers smell with hard water. So if you find that your covers are getting a strange smell, stop using Vinegar! Once your diapers are washed you can test if they are clean by holding them at your nose and take a deep breath - they should smell very fresh! If they do not, run one more hot wash cycle without any detergent. If you feel that you're diapers aren't getting as clean as you'd like, add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to the detergent - this works wonders and leaves your diapers smelling fresh!!! Do not use the Tea Tree Oil or any other oils on the any of the cloth
    diapers, as the oil will adhere to the fleece. When washing diapers it is really important to have an idea about the quality of your water - if you have hard water, use less detergent and you might even have to run your diapers through a hot wash without detergent after a regular wash cycle every month or so. In hard water the detergent does not rinse well and your diapers can start smelling, if you use too much detergent or do not rinse well enough. I generally recommend to do 2 cold rinses at the end!
  • DRY - PUT DIAPERS IN THE DRYER OR SUN DRY DIAPERS TO GET THEM EXTRA WHITE
    Keep the Dryer on a low heat setting. Leave the covers out to air dry (without sun, the diapers may show stains from poop - however, they are clean!) Please also remember that the dryer is hard on any waterproof fabric, so if you want to extend the life of your pocket diapers, all-in-ones and covers keep them out of the dryer as often as possible.
  • DONE …your diapers are clean and ready to use!!!
 

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