Monday, April 16, 2012

The CD Revolution

This post is written for the Real Diaper Week Carnival with the theme "Real Simple. Real Diapers." We aim to educate and advocate the use of cloth diapers in the Philippines. Please scroll below to read the other carnival posts about cloth diaper styles, how to's or must haves.

I was a cloth diapered baby. So were my sisters and brother.

That's why when I had the boys, I didn't even think twice about cloth diapering them. I had flat folds by Gerber, and which I requested my aunt in the US to buy for me. Turns out that the diapers sold here in the major malls are a poly cotton blend which made them not as quick absorbing as pure cotton ones (yep, my home cotton shirts sopped up the pee of the boys faster than their diapers would! Horrors!)


Here is a picture of K in his flat folds, at around 3 or so months.


I wish I had Snappis but I didn't. We used those clips that had "teeth" to clasp the diaper properly as opposed to those huge diaper pins.

Later on we developed our own diapers, which we initially called Tushy Wushy! Here are a few prototypes K used:


The outer fabric was not waterproof, so ditch that.

These were the first few ones:




K used the prototypes and we began selling them as well, waaaaay back in 2005 or so. In 2011, we made a strategic decision to use the Next9 brand to carry all our products, thus renaming this to "Next9 Cloth Diapers" and improving them. Today, they're adjustable (it can be used from birth all the way up to approximately 30 lbs -- depending on thighs and belly!), the fleece is better, the inserts made of microfiber.

Check them out!


And really, these diapers aren't very different from the ones we used to wear when we were kids. In fact, these are simpler than the flat folds! Which led us to our tagline "Comfort of cloth, Performance of disposables!"

Very recently, the use of cloth diapers have been increasing by leaps and bounds! And since I don't have babies in diapers anymore, I was so happy to have received this Christmas gift from my new BFF Jenny over at Chronicles of a Nursing Mom!


There is so much to learn out there! Jenny is running a giveaway for this book. Check it out here.

And because this week is Real Nappy Week, several activities have been lined up! Some stores are on sale to celebrate! Check ours out HERE. And on Saturday, the 21st of April 2012, we have a CD101 (cloth diapering 101) talk! Do come and join us! Check this page to sign up!

So join us as we celebrate Real Nappy Week, Mother Earth will thank you! (And so will your babies' tussles!)


Check out these other entries!
Real Diapers
Matteo's Diaper Story
Real Diapers | Our CD Journey
We Choose Cloth
Z Loves Next9 Cloth Diapers
Transitioning to Cloth Diapers
Cloth Diapers? Where?
Nurturing Rafael: The Cloth Diaper Chronicles
Going out of town with Cloth Diapers
Making the Switch to Cloth Diapers
Surviving the Holidays with Cloth Diapers
What we Love about Cloth Diapers
Out and about with Cloth Diapers
Stuff you Need for an Easier CD-ing Life
Cloth Diapers: A Quick Review of the Different Systems

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