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How to Cloth Diaper a Newborn

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How to Cloth Diaper a NewbornWe are in the midst of learning on how to use the traditional lampin (flats diapers). How to fold them correctly, how to increase its absorbency and to do a little bit of “modernisation” to the lampin using diaper covers.  Iman and I initially have decided on using just the disposable diapers during the first couple of months and then to slowly change to cloth diapers. However, both my parents have another plan, that is to use the traditional lampin while I am still in my confinement period. Dang! Mom said, it’s very HOT during the day and you don’t want Baby to get diaper rash, do you? *give up arguing! hehe* Instead of continuing my (excessive) reading on different brand of cloth diapers and their reviews, I have been looking for information on using flat diapers. Again, Cloth Diaper Malaysia doesn’t fail me to give such a valuable information. Thank you Farhana!   Here are the links that I have been reading, 5 Ways to Fold and Use Prefolds/ Flat DiapersHow…

Week 36 - review

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Yesterday I had my first weekly appointment. The usual routine – urine test for the sugar, blood pressure (a bit high but still normal) and weight (same as last week). Finally after waiting for more than 2 hrs, they called out my name. It was short and brief. The nurse checked Baby’s heartbeat  and gave second dose of the anti-tetanus jab (that hurts! huhu). The Doctor told me to get another ultrasound next week to check on my placenta. At first, I didn’t know that I was suppose to get my placenta check, it was when I made my booking at the ultrasound receptionist who told me. So when I told mama about it, she was shocked (and I think a bit mad and worried too) that I need to get another ultrasound. She said, they have checked your placenta last time when they did the ultrasound. Why do they asked you to do it again? It’s not good for the Baby. Do you know the risks involved when doing the ultrasound? and it goes on and on.. and I was just sitting there in the car …… *speechless* Okay so…

My Autumnz Stash

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Being a newbie in modern cloth diapering, this is one of the few brands I came across among cloth diapering moms here. If you want to try pocket diapers and on a budget like us, Autumnz is actually not bad choice to begin with.  my first CD stash I am looking forward to add few more in my collection after trying these eye candies to our Baby. There are other pocket diapers brand like bum genius, fuzzi bunz, happy heinys and etc. Since I will probably using them for night time diapering, might as well spend less on the diaper cover and invest more on the inserts. Although AI2 cloth diapers are a tad bit more expensive, same principle applies as we will need less cloth diaper cover and more of the inserts during the day. I hope I will be able to keep this in mind, or else, there goes my attempt in saving money although I will probably be contributing more by saving the mother earth. Lol! When you buy Autumnz CD, you will get FREE2 super-absorbent 3 layers of microfibre insert (or MFI, for sh…

More on CDs

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I am so happy to finally received our first modern cloth diapers – bought 2 Autumnz CD from Rizqy Husnee early this month. Been showing them to my parents – my dad was really curious how to use and wash them while mom on the other hand. Lol! Lately, I have been reading (again) on cloth diapers . I’m currently stacking up these cloth diapers so we can try them on our Baby when the time comes. Mom and dad told us to use the traditional lampin too while I am in my confinement period. I am going to buy BBH nappy cover too for the lampin. After my further reading on cloth diaper – by keeping in mind this may change due to our Baby’s preference – this is what 
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 we are planning to do. Hehe.. Seems like from my reading, pocket diapers are suitable for night diapering although the best one would be fitted diapers. Pocket diapers because we can stuff more inserts in it to our heart’s desire. Well, as long as the combination is right, it will make the usage last a little longer. Hence, more in…

Week 35 - review

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Today I had my Doctor’s review. At first it was every 4 weeks, then they shortened to every 3 weeks and starting today, I have to come every week. I guess that is how it’s suppose to be seeing that I have 5 weeks left! *nervous* The nurse also told me to do the fetal movement count. I have 10 kicks today by 1pm. Alhamdulillah.. Baby is very active and healthy.  There’s nothing else we want more than a healthy baby. Insya Allah.. I have gained about 1kg for the last 3 weeks. Not much but suffice! My blood count is a little low (10.4), mom got worried and told me to eat more of red meat. The Doctor’s said it is actually okay just need to increase a tad bit more. As they say, it could be any time now and unfortunately we have not pack our hospital bags. We have bought everything though – just need to wash and pack them all. Mom reluctantly allowing me to pack the bags hence the procrastination. People also told me not to be so active now and Mom told me otherwise. Haha confusing much! At the…

Anti Stretch Marks Lotion

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Iman has left for Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, the Philippines today. He will be back at midnight next Saturday. *sad* But it’s okay, I have a list of things-to-do while he’s away. We’ll definitely gna miss you, Daddy!  ———————————————————————— Okay, back to the title. Since my early pregnancy, I have been using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil (aloe vera with Vit E) at least once a day to prevent the stretch marks. When my tummy itches, I usually apply baby oil to relieve the itchiness and it works like magic! However, lately I find that I’m having dry skin and the itchiness become worse! Huhu.. Iman told me to get a proper anti stretch marks lotion and I saw Palmer’s at Guardian. But oh my.. it’s so pricey! So when we were looking for baby binder at Hua Ho Manggis, we found Pureen anti stretch marks lotion with reasonable price and bought it. Description: Pureen Stretch Mark Lotion with TRIPLE ACTION FORMULA, contains Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Almond oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Collagen, Elast…

Hikmah dan Pahala Wanita Hamil

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I saw this in Facebook this morning. I’d love to share it with everyone. 1. Dua rakaat solat wanita yang hamil lebih baik dari 80 rakaat solat wanita yang tidak hamil. 2. Wanita yang hamil dapat pahala puasa di siang hari & pahala ibadat di malam hari. 3. Wanita yang bersalin dapat pahala 70 tahun solat & puasa serta setiap kesakitan pada satu uratnya, Allah bagi satu pahala haji. 4. Sekiranya wanita meninggal dunia dalam masa 40 hari selepas bersalin ia dikira sebagai mati syahid. 5. Wanita yang beri minum susu badannya kepad anaknya akan dapat 1 pahala daripada tiap titik susu yang diberikannya. 6. Wanita yang beri minum susu badannya kepada anaknya yang menangis maka Allah beri pahala satu tahun pahala solat & puasa. 7. Kalau wanita menyusui anaknya hingga cukup tempoh 2 setengah tahun, maka malaikat dilangit khabarkan berita bahawa syurga wajib baginya. 8. Seorang ibu yang menghabiskan masa malamnya dengan tidur yang tidak selesa kerana menjaga anaknya yang sakit dapa…

Baby Checklist

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This [here] is my first Baby checklist I’ve written about two months ago (I think! Hehe). While reading moms’ blogs recently, I found Amy’s checklist [here] easier and organised. Credit to Amy Mizzunderstood  Thank you! BABY CHECKLIST Clothes : (NB size) Bodysuits – 4pcs DONE!Sleepsuits – 3pcs  DONE!2pc clothing – 1pc DONE!Going home clothing (from the hospital) – 1pc DONE!Mittens & Booties – bought 2 sets (we even bought socks 6pcs) DONE!Baby cap – bought 3pcs DONE!Snuggle Pod/ Receiving Blanket – Mothercare DONE!Baby binder (barut) – 4pcs DONE! Swaddle wrap (kain badung) – we’re going to use mine lucky it’s not pink. heheBaby laundry detergent – Pureen HAD & Purity Sensitive DONE!** I actually have bought 4 pcs of sleepsuits for 0-3mths (up to 5-6kgs so it’s a tad big for newborn. Opps!) Feeding : Breast pump – Medela Swing DONE!Feeding bottles – Tommee Tippee DONE!Milk Storage bottles – Medela DONE!Steriliser- Tommee Tippee DONE!Bottle /Food Warmer – Tommee Tippee DONE!Cooler Bag…

Week 33

Alhamdulillah.. We are very thankful to Allah that I have reached this far! What I have realised in my third trimester so far, the prominent one is the insomnia. Yes, as I have read it is sort of a practise for me (and for Iman too! Haha) for the sleepless nights when Baby is born. They said warm milk might help but I think it does not work for me as Baby is usually very active after midnight. So, I read book until my eyes feel very heavy after 1am mostly. According to Heidi (What to Expect) other symptoms include: Stronger fetal activity – yes, sometimes it hurts and uncomfortableOccasional headaches – especially when I don’t have enough rest/sleepNail changes – grows faster these days!Protruding navel – uh-huh! Show off hahaShortness of breath – turun naik tangga usuallyIncrease clumsiness – sometimes!Forgetfulness – err sometimes! hahaBraxton Hicks contractions – not getting it as much as beforeSo far these are what I have been experiencing. I hope Baby weights around 2kgs now, althou…

Pain Management

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It’s October!!! I have been reading about this topic and it scares me at some point. =.=’ I have also been asking myself about my pain tolerance level. Husband says my pain tolerance is high but then again, you’ll never know what to expect during labour. So, expect the unexpected! During the Parenting class, the nurse mentioned few options we can choose from including the laughing gas.Hehe.. But of course, the famous one these days is theepidural. I have seen people getting their epidural on tv and truthfully speaking, I don’t like the sight of it. Then again, you are in so much pain that one self (like me, who is scared with needle) might not think twice when the pain is unbearable. It is true that each and every person has different level of pain tolerance and experiences pain differently. Some can handle more pain and some may not. According to this article [here], there are three types of pain management choices. Lamaze/Child Birthing Classes - which teach you various relaxation techn…