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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Bamboo fabrics and other cloth diapers fabrics


Hi, First of all, this is a simple story telling for types of bamboo fabrics.

Some cloth diapering mommies out there confused with varieties of fabrics available in market, hope this helps. If still have questions do not hesitate to drop me a question at https://www.facebook.com/bettermoms.clothdiapers . 

TQ


Bamboo terry

Bamboo, among the fastest growing plant ..
Bamboo terry is fabrics that have small loops on the surface. (Think of your bathroom towels).
The looping creates more surface area on the fabric, which makes terry diapers very absorbent. 

Terry is also soft and durable. It can be used as either an outer layer or inner layer - I use it to make inner of Tinky CD by Bettermoms

Bamboo terry - inner of Tinky CD by Bettermoms

Bamboo velour.
This soft, creamy fabric is primarily used for the outer or innermost layer of diapers. 
It does not have wicking properties like synthetic fabrics such as fleece or suedecloth, but it holds moisture very well and still feels comfortable when wet. 


Bamboo Velour fabric

Bamboo fleece
Thick and fuzzy (macam jaket / baju sejuk fleece).
Bamboo and Organic Cotton Fleece-Bamboo fleece, organic cotton bamboo, bamboo organic cotton fleece
Bamboo fleece - this one bamboo mix with 30% cotton
Fleece fabrics mix with others
There are bamboo + cotton, bamboo + hemp..


Bamboo charcoal

It usually 70% bamboo and 30% other material, either polyester, cotton, etc
it has all the good bamboo property

Bamboo charcoal
? In Bamboo Fabrics (latest issues)

1. Antibacterial property for bamboo fabric will be wash out?

Bamboo fibers contain a natural substance called bamboo kun, which provides antibacterial properties to the plant. This substance is present even after the fibers are processed into fabric. According to a study done by the Japanese Textile Inspection Association, the antibacterial properties of 100 percent bamboo fabric are still 70 percent effective after being washed 50 times.The antibacterial properties not only aid in killing disease causing bacteria, but are useful in preventing odors as well.

2. Antifungal? Mold resistant?

Bamboo fabrics are also anti-fungal. According to Bamboo Home USA, a study on 50 athletes foot sufferers proved that wearing bamboo socks can eliminate athletes foot with no adverse effects. Participants in the study experienced less severe symptoms after two days and a complete recovery within six days of wearing the socks.

That is why less mold problem with 100% bamboo material.

Other fabrics for cloth diapers
Fleece Diaper Fabric
Fleece is 100% polyester and comes in a variety of thicknesses, or "weights". Heavyweight fleece like Windprohas waterproof qualities which make it great for diaper covers and diaper outer layers or covers. Lightweight fleece likemicrofleece wicks moisture away for a stay-dry diaper inner.
Hemp Diaper Fabric
Hemp is a hardworking cloth diaper fabric!
Microfiber Diaper Fabric
Microfiber is usually 75% polyester 25% polyamide, and is a great diaper fabric for soakers and inners. It traps moisture between its fibers and can absorb up to 8 times its weight in liquid! Light and thin, microfiber dries quickly and gets more absorbent with use. Avoid using microfiber next to baby because it can dry out baby's skin.
Microfleece Diaper Fabric
Microfleece is 100% polyester and a moisture-wicking diaper fabric. It is used next to baby's skin to keep baby feeling dry and comfortable.
Burley Knit Terry Diaper Fabric
Burley Knit Terry, or BKT, is a super-absorbent diaper fabric. It is a stretchy knit terry fabric with longer and thicker loops than regular terry. Because BKT is so thick it's highly absorbent, but may be bulky if used for an entire diaper. However it's perfect for soakers, inserts and plush wipes.


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Latest Velcro Design - Tinky By Bettermoms

Cantiknya.... so Cute...
Memamg masa saya order lagi dah tak sabar
Thank you Allah, Semua perancangan berjalan lancar
Usaha membanyakkan lagi design cloth diapers
Semoga ramai ibu bapa yg lebih tertarik dgn cloth diapers ini
Amin...
















Tips Penjagaan Kebersihan


1. Untuk bayi berusia 6 bulan dan ke bawah, jangan biarkan bayi anda memakai diapers melebihi 6 jam tanpa ditukar. Bayi berusia 6 bulan ke bawah memerlukan penjagaan kebersihan 3 kali ganda berbanding bayi berusia 6 bulan ke atas.

2. Jangan lewat menukar diapers anak anda melebihi 15 minit selepas dia membuang air besar. Ia boleh menjadi punca alahan kulit. Ini kerana apabila najis bayi dibiarkan lama, ia akan bertindak balas dengan air kencing dan menyebabkan ruam pada kulit bayi terutama yang memakai diapers dari jenis plastik (bukan breathable).

3. Galakkan anak anda ke bilik air sebaik sahaja usianya mencecah 2 tahun. Pemakaian diapers tidak seharusnya berlanjutan. Anak anda perlu dilatih lebih awal untuk memudahkan aturan sistem pembuangan yang baik.

4. Diapers yang baik adalah diapers yang memiliki kadar resapan yang tinggi. Ini kerana setiap titis air kencing yang mengalir di kulit boleh mengundang risiko jangkitan kuman.

5. Jangan taburkan bedak pada alat sulit bayi, terutamanya bayi perempuan kerana ia boleh memudaratkan saluran pembuangan air kecil. Adalah lebih baik menggunakan krim kerana bedak juga boleh mengganggu kadar resapan cecair pada diapers.

INSERT 5 LAYER BAMBOO CHARCOAL - BANYAK KELEBIHANNYA


5 LAPISAN, 2 LAPISAN BAMBOO
BUKAN BAMBOO BIASA , TETAPI BAMBOO CHARCOAL FLEECE
-TIDAK MUDAH MENIPIS SPT BAMBOO COTTON
-BOLEH BERFUNGSI SBG STAY DRY BAHAGIAN ATASNYA - BOLEH PAKAI DENGAN FLIP COVER
-BOLEH DIRECT TO BABY SKIN, NO MORE RASHES
-BAMBOO JUGA PUNYAI DAYA SERAPAN YG BANYAK



TIGA LAPISAN MICROFIBER DIDALAM
-BEKALKAN DAYA KETAHANAN, BOLEH MASUK MESIN
-CEPAT KERING BANDING ALL BAMBOO INSERT
- TIDAK MENGECUT BANDING ALL BAMBOO INSERT

JADI SESUAI DGN CUACA NEGARA KITA, PANAS ATAU HUJAN, MASUK MESIN LEBIH CEPAT

INSERT INI DIBAWAH RM10, LEBIH MURAH DARI SESETENGAH INSERT MICROFIBER SENDIRI

BUKAN KERANA RENDAHNYA KUALITI, TETAPI SUPAYA LEBIH RAMAI MAMPU MEMILIKI SEMUA KELEBIHAN INI..

SEBAB ITU, CLOTH DIAPERS SAYA MENGGUNAKAN INSERT INI SAHAJA.

DAN BUAT MASA SEKARANG, ANAK SY YG LIMA BULAN BOLEH BERTAHAN 6 JAM DGN SATU INSERT SHJ DI MALAM HARI

^_^ PEACE!!

Bila nak pakai velcro, bila nak pakai button?


Velcro

Kelebihannya mudah dipakai, seolah2 memakai pampers pakai buang. Konsepnya telah diketahui umum. Penggunaannya sesuai untuk mereka yang baru berjinak2 dgn cloth diapers, untuk babysitter, untuk father, grandparents etc. Ia juga sesuai digunakan waktu malam kerana untuk menukar diapers di tengah malam, lebih mudah dan kurang mengganggu anak tidur berbanding button.
Kekurangannya jika tidak dijaga dengan betul (tidak disemat dgn laundry tab, habuk2 dan benang dibiarkan melekat), kekuatan melekat akan berkurangan dengan masa – bandingkan/ ibaratkan dgn pita pelekat utk kasut sekolah

Button:

Kelebihannya tidak mudah dibuka oleh anak2 berbanding velcro. Juga penjagaan lebih mudah sedikit kerana semasa basuh tidak perlu dilekatkan, tetapi jika direntap dengan kasar selalu, button juga boleh koyak atau tercabut (kalau tak betul cara guna mmg apa2 pun senang rosak) :)

7 Big "NO" for Bamboo Fabric


SOURCE FROM BAMBOOLITE

Did you know? Improper wash and care will shorten your diaper's lifespan!

Washing & caring tips for bamboo diaper:

1. Avoid forced scrub, wring/twist the fabric
Bamboo fiber lose some strength when they're soaking wet. Do not scrub too hard or wring or twist the fabric. It will lead to shortened life. Laundry net is recommended if you choose to machine wash your diaper.

2. Avoid sharp objects
Due of its water absorption, wet bamboo fabric increase its weight significantly. If it is hung on the nails, hooks and other sharp objects, it will cause some of the local fibers to fracture easily. Line or flat dry is highly recommended!

3. Avoid high temperature
The maximum temperature for bamboo fabric is only up to 60 degC. We recommend cool/warm water, no hotter than warm (up to 40 degC). Line or flat dry when possible. If you need to tumble dry, please do on low setting (only gentle and cool cycle).

4. Do not boil or soak bamboo fabric in hot boiled water
STOP boiling or soaking in hot boiled water! It will break down your bamboo fabric and shorten it's lifespan!

5. Avoid high concentration of alkaline cleaning agent
Bamboo fiber fabric is delicate and does not withstand strong detergent. Most of the regular detergent in the market is too harsh on bamboo fabric and your baby delicate skin! So be sure to only use a mild cleaning agent when washing bamboo diapers.

6. IMPORTANT: Do not use fabric softeners, as these contain harsh chemicals that will alter the bamboo fabric.

7. Line drying in the sun is best. Machine drying is ok but don’t over do it! Over drying can result in damaged fabrics.

Bamboo fabric is delicate. Please take good care of your bamboo diapers. Always follow manufacturer's washing instructions.