Saturday, April 14, 2007

How I wash my cloth diaper stash

Who said using and washing cloth diapers is difficult?
Here I want to show , how do I wash my cloth diapers every morning . Normally I start to wash at 7.30 am. I collected all the yesterday used diapers in a wetbags and pail, so it keep the smell inside the bag. I also hang wetbag to my toilet door to save place. This morning I will wash 6 of diapers that Maya used yesterday, including the night diaper, which I put on her on 9 pm last night and take out just before I wash all the diaper this morning at 7 am. Yesterday she did not poo. But After I put the diapers in to washing machine , she poop this morning :) so that poo over diaper will go to wetbag and wait for tomorrow to be wash (I dunk the solid waste into toilet and flush it)

Here are the details

This how I store my dirty cloth diaper. All inside this wetbag and I zipped it. So the smell stay inside the bag. The bag also come with fabric patch and I put a drop of tea tree or lavender oil to keep it smell nice.

Here is the pocket diaper , I took the insert out (here shown insert plus boaster). Then I put the aplix/velco tab into the laundry tab, so it wont stick to other diaper or cloth wipes that will form a laundry snake afterward!

Here is the night diaper that Maya wear last night , until this morning. I use flannel boaster and GAD onesize hemp insert and the ultimate night time diaper Drybees fleece pocket. If you can feel the insert , it was SOAKING wet! but the microsuede still dry (the part that touch baby's bottom) and it doesn't leaked. Maya wear this from 9 pm last night and I changed her, at 7 am this morning.

The wetbag and 6 diapers plus inserts and some boaster are ready to be wash.

I put the detergent. I use the most economical plain detergent powder. NO whitening, no enzyme too.

Just to give you idea on how much detergent I use to wash 6-8 diapers.

You can use a bit of Dettol if you like. I use a cap full for it for every wash.
( see my newly manicure nails? I just did it because I want to do this picture! NO...JOKING LOL)

Here is after wash. All diaper must smell fresh.

And then line dry it on my backyard. I always put the inner suede facing up. So the sun can help bleached any stain away.
This picture was take at 8.45 am. The pocket diaper will dry fast in sunny day. And the inserts will take 1-2 hours more.
Normally It will dry at about 2 -3 pm .And it is ready to use again .

to be continued.....later I will show when the diapers are dry and ready to go again!

Ok here the stash of ready to go again of fresh diapers. The pocket diaper (outer part) were dry at noon (12 o'clok) so If you got more inserts you can re-use again. The inserts dry about 2-3 hours later (at 3 pm) , hemp will dry even longer.And so bamboo fabric!

Until then!

take care

Friday, April 13, 2007

On the Retailer List

Ever since I start my e-store, my life is surrounded by options to take. I must decide many important things or items that will make a big influence in my store.
There are so many good items I want to carry in, but budget wise it is still not yet possible to do.And also there are so many people suggesting me what to carry, what to bring in according to their point of view. I really grateful that people are actually care for my store. But it is impossible to carry everything for everyone. I will be still focusing on pregnancy and babies items and my specialty is always will be Cloth diapers!When one of my online customer said that miabambina is really the ultimate source for cloth diaper in Malaysia, WOW I am so proud... hahaha...sound so pathetic?
But that is exactly what I want to offer! the source of cloth diapering. That is my actual goal. And when I see my e=store is on the
RETAILER LIST on the producer makes me smile.....I DID IT! One small EAST Malaysian online store is actually on their International retailer list! OR even when the Malaysian distributor list me on their website also , when I saw that Mia bambina online, at Sabah... I couldn't be more happier.....I put SABAH there on their list! haha...

Speaking of SABAH, when I told the American company that I'm based in Borneo , Malaysia. They were like : R u in Borneo? haha I said yes.... sound like jungle right?
I said for the moment we are at Borneo, but I'm not sure until when we gonna stay here.......

OK, back about the retailer list. Actually it doesn't mean a thing for somebody else. It just a list .But for me it is like a proof that my e-store are actually EXIST! It is BRAND NEW (less than 3 months only) but it does exist! I'm still struggling with budget. website lay out , payment system and so on..but within time I'm sure I will make improvement!

DO you know the nicest thing above this all? I actually meet more people and making new friend out of it! yes.....that is the reward

Mia Bambina on International website

And hopefully more to come!


Need more reason to wear your baby?


Monday, April 9, 2007

Mia Bambina online store

Here is my blog about my e-store. I will post new products and announcement here! And also to share some of my family life as work at home mom.

I would like to share my love to all the people who support me , when I just start my tiny e-store earlier this year. I'm so lucky to find and meet others women who shares my passion.

Without them I wouldn't have my e-store now.

I am a WAHM , work at home mom with 2 young girls.( 4 yo and 7 mo) and I've been married for 8 years this year to my dh. We've been living in 3 different countries and 4 cities in the past 8 yea

Being a WAHM in Asia is still much easier , because we used to have maid/helper here.

That makes a BIG different. Many of us complaint if our maid go back to kampung for a week. I think we really depends on maid. I couldn't imagine how can i manage my e-store without my maid handling my dd.

But in USA or Europe, a WAHM for me is my HERO. They work hard, take care of children, and making/sewing their own products to sell online. WOW.

My favorite SUPER WAHM who has a full time job as speech pathologist and has her own successful line of products , has 2 young kids, and family, manage to do her online store, doing orders, making pictures , designing new items and do website design!And chat with me on YM until midnight!LOL Hey,How can she manage that?Yup you know who you are...raise your hand Lisa! FYI Lisa Adkins is the owner of Drybees and Wahmies USA. She is the most incredible woman , and she is soooooooooooooo great to work with. Love her so much! LOL....I know I make her blushing now!

So that makes me think : I did NOTHING compare to all the WAHM in USA! What i just did is sourcing good products, make purchase, do payment, arrange shipping, update my products, replying e-mails, breastfeeding, taking care of my dds with help and cook sometimes or supervise my maid when she cooks for us. I don't need to sew or make any products. But yet I still complaint that I have many things to do.

Anyway this post is just a trial, since I'm new to all of this. Hopefully after this I will post something more useful and interesting.