Cloth Diapering 101 and my Alva 3.0 Stash

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If you follow my posts you already know that I am breastfeeding - babywearing type of mommy. And today I will share you that I also joined the cloth diapering bandwagon since Cloud is 4 months old.

Cloth diaper is basically, by its name, a diaper made of cloth. Thus, can be washed and use numerous times. Unlike disposable diaper, it will go straight in the trash after just one use. The cost of one cloth diaper with microfiber insert can cost you 200php and above which you may find a bit expensive, but I tell you what, you can use it until you potty train your little one.

Currently we have 16 pcs of cloth diapers which I bought from Vezees Mananghaya. The more cds (cloth diapers) you buy the bigger discount you can have. What I love about cloth diapers is they have a wide variety of cute designs which obviously disposable diapers doesn't have. If you are mommy on a budget (like me!) and would like to try cloth diapers, there are several budget cds like Alva, Babyland and EcoPwet (what a cute name!). There are also high end brands like Bum Genius, Fluffy Pwets, Grovia and etc. I opted to try Alva and so far I am loving them.

Cloth diapers consists of inserts which are necessity to help absorb whatever your little one may leak. You can choose from microfibers, hemp and bamboo charcoal, each of them have different absorbancy levels. In choosing your inserts, it is important to take into consideration all the details to give your baby the best absorbent and comfortable diaper they can wear.

We are not exclusively cloth diapering, Cloud uses them during daytime and consumes two to three cds in a day. We use disposable diaper during night time and everytime we have a family day out. For now, I am satisfied with the number of stash we have so I have no plans yet on buying some more. Maybe if I see some new prints then why not! :)

There are two main reasons why I chose to try cloth diaper; one, I know in time I will save money from buying disposable diapers and its resell value, and two; because of their cute designs. It was later I realized the other essentials benefits in using cds which I am very happy about. 

1. Cloud never encountered an awful diaper rush.
2. Using cd could reduce your baby's bum from chemical exposure. 
3. Cloth diapers can be fitted from newborn to toddler. 
4. Babies who uses cd can be potty trained earlier because they are more aware on wetness. 

To know more about using cloth diapers you may join Modern Cloth Nappying Pinays on Facebook. 

Now on to my humble Alva 3.0 Stash shots. :) 


During this shoot, 4 cds are still in the laundry so I wasn't able to take photos of it.

So that's all for now and I hope you learned something from this post today. :)

Thank you for reading beauties!

Much Love,

Mommy Mhaan

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23 comments

  1. I've heard this from some of my friends. How's the durability of cds? I'm interested to buy one for my son.

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    1. Okay naman siya, matibay kahit i washing machine. :)

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  2. How the durability? I' m planning to buy one.

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  3. These are wonderful finds. My boys are both grown up now but these would have been so perfect.

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  4. It seems so cool to collect cloth diapers! I wanted them for my third baby, but my hubby was against it. Oh, well.

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    1. Good thing, hubby approved it naman. Try to convince him more :)

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  5. My friend also told me about this cloths diaper.. but I don't know where to buy. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You can try Veseez or Thrifty Momma Shoppe in Facebook. You can also find them in SM Dept Store.

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  6. My son's already four and seldom wears a diaper. If only I've known about these CDs when my kiddo's still in nappies, I would have tried it too!

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  7. The designs are so cute. I will definitely check it out!

    Xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. They are super cute and I can't help not to buy lols

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  8. I wish I had more cloth diaper options five years ago. These are perfect for moms with babies. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome and thanks for dropping by :)

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  9. Ooh I like their new designs, particularly the last one! Getting cloth diapers for my boy is one of the best decisions I've made as a mummy; we're still using them during naps now.

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    1. Same here mommy, though we still use dd some time.

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  10. I have a few but we only used them once, nakakatamad maglaba, haha.

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    1. Agree! Si yaya lang gumagamit ng cd namin kapag magkasama sila ni lo hehehe

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  11. i used these for my daughter and was very happy with quality + absorption :)

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    1. I agree, my alva is good for 4 to 6 hours, sulit na din.

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  12. Everyone I know yata uses diaper clothe, but for some reasons I really cannot convince myself to try it. I still prefer the disposable ones. siguro if I have a yaya

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  13. Theyre so cute! I love the designs as well. These would look stylish on my baby. Im not sure how to wash them though.

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