With bub’s impending arrival in less than a month’s time, I have been busy trying to stock up cloth diapers so that I can try cloth diapering her in her 2nd month. Being recently made redundant, we now have an option for me to remain as a stay-at-home-mom until bubs is 8-10 months old so I am absolutely looking forward to taking care of her on my own! So cloth diapering makes more sense now that I get to try out without having to educate the babysitter.
I have bought a couple of brands and of course, can’t do a proper review yet of how absorbent or if they leak yet. So I thought it might be cool to show you my stash! Wow wee!
I was careful not to buy too many of one brand just in case the brand doesn’t fit bubs well. So at most I bought about three to test.
Here is the stash! I’ve got:
- 2 Geboo (AI2)
- 3 Autumnz (Pocket)
- 3 Weegro (AI2)
- 2 Grovia (AI2)
I haven’t tried any yet. The only thing I have done so far is pre-washed them.
Geboo (Make your own starter pack: RM125)
Geboo was the first brand I bought. I love the designs so much that I knew I had to get them. I took a plunge buying it though because I couldn’t find any reviews anywhere and the package I bought was pretty good. Oh well, no harm..right?
Well, lets see. The service was bad enough that I may not even buy from them again. I purchased the diapers from their online store. After I made payment, I did not hear from them until 2 days later to tell me that Citylink will be picking up the package on the 14th of January. Their website did state that the package will be delivered the next day after payment is made. I bought on the 10th and 14th was a Monday.
On January 21, a week later, I have yet to receive my package. Since the day they said my package was picked up, I’ve tried tracking my package with the number they have provided but it always came back as an error. I thought it could be just Citylink. I actually dropped them a comment via their website on the 17th to inquire but received no reply.
I finally tried calling them on their mobile and landline. Their landline is out of service and no one picked up the mobile. *screams*
I got a little freaked out now cause I’ve paid them and haven’t received anything and on top of that, couldn’t get hold of them!
So I got on to their Facebook page and dropped a message on their wall. Finally they replied!
At last, a few days later, I received my package. But the experience was pretty horrendous that I really don’t think I would want to buy from them anymore. Someone in the mummies forum on FB said she’s used Geboo and the winged soaker isn’t great and it leaks so I’ll have to try it on bubs to see. Lucky I bought only 2 of Geboo.
Autumnz (RM39.90 per diaper with two inserts)
This is the only pocket diaper I bought mainly for the convenience of the babysitter. I didn’t think the babysitter would like it very much changing wet soakers on AI2s since they are pretty much used to disposables. I had initially wanted to convert the Autumnz into AI2s and even bought the buttons and bamboo fleece to top the microfibres. In the end, I decided to give pocket diapers a try before modifying it.
I am also not denying that the printed designs are awfully cute! I was tempted to get all the cute pink girly ones but soon decided against it because if 2nd bub is a boy, pink may not be so suitable!
Weegro (RM23 per diaper)
Weegro is one of the cheapest AI2 I’ve found so far. It’s pretty much a no frills diaper. It comes with just a waterproof cover and microfibre inserts with bamboo fleece socks so you can stuff the inserts into it before you snap it on the covers. The designs are absolutely adorable but some moms have said that Weegro didn’t really fit their kid and it leaks. So I’ve got to try it out before I decide to buy more!
Grovia (RM47.50 from Grovia Asia FB)
This is by far the best in terms of quality. Even before I try it on bubs, the workmanship and quality is simply amazing. I bought mine (shell and soaker) for RM47.50 from their FB site. It’s the cheapest so far so I may even get more of this. I’ve heard only good things about Grovia. The only bad thing is that it is expensive! But if Grovia Asia keeps it this low, I will definitely get them. Unfortunately, the additional soakers costs RM65 for two.
The services I got from Autumnz, Weegro and Grovia are pretty standard. Items came within 3 days of package delivery. Grovia Asia only sends out the packages on Monday so do expect a delay if you make your order mid week.
Here is how I currently store my AI2s. It’s just a fabric box I bought in Ikea. I doubt it will be enough when I stock up more. My pocket diapers are stored in another fabric box.
Hopefully, cloth diapering will go well with bubs. Since I get to stay at home, I can experiment and will be around to wash up all the laundry. It will be an interesting time for me. Am really looking forwards to labour now and can’t wait for bubba to arrive!
My next batch of cloth diapers to buy would be Flip AI2s and possibly try out some AIOs as well. Maybe Simplex since a friend of mine says it’s pretty good. Itti Bitti Tutto is also in my list to try but I’ll buy that much later.
More updates to come when bubba starts wearing them!