Matteo’s Diaper Story

15 Apr

This post is written for the Real Diaper Week Carnival with the theme “Real Simple. Real Diapers.”  We aim to educate and advocate the use of cloth diapers in the Philippines.  Please scroll below to read the other carnival posts about cloth diaper styles, how to’s or must haves. 

Before I became pregnant, I would never have imagined I would be this obsessive-compulsive on the simplest things I do for my son.
As with every mom, I only want the best, and the best includes one that is totally value for money. I also want to start minimizing my carbon footprint. I researched extensively, and found out that cloth diapering is not a hassle as it seems to be.
You may read from other blogs about the wondrous advantages of cloth diapers. I will skip on that part and will try to give you my two cents worth on Next 9 diapers.
After much research, i decided on  Next9 diapers because
1. Cheapest one with good quality
2. Extremely good reviews
3. Proudly Filipino made
Sure, I’ve seen several imported brands that are cuter and had a more established reputation but for me, what is the point of being economical, of boasting that cloth diapers are actually cheaper in the long run than the disposables, if you are going to buy super expensive ones. But silently I was praying that these next9 diapers better do good. Haha.
So when Mattie arrived the diapers were put to the test.

Here are my basic points on our experience so far:
1. Mattie first used it when he was one month old. That’s when the chaos of giving birth and the new baby calmed down hehe. I noticed that its a little bit maluwag pa rin in the leg area even when adjusted to the smallest size. Thats a consideration if you have a small baby. He was about 3.5kg at this time.
2. I invested in 9 diapers and it seems to work out pretty well for me. But mind you, we only use these diapers during the day, so if you are considering full time on cloth diapers, might want to buy a few more.
3. I looove the soft lining of the diaper, which is fleece. So soft you’ll believe that it wont do any harm on your baby’s bottom. Keeps the baby dry too.
4. Inserts are so absorbent, but it takes a while for them to dry up after wash. You may want to buy extra inserts.
5. So easy to wash! Just wash with gentle detergent, rinse and hang! Less than 5 minutes!
6. If you are worried about having to wash poop, i bought these diaper liners that catch the poop so you can just throw them out without soiling the diaper

There you go. Its only been 5 months since i started using next9 diapers but I can tell you Im absolutely satisfied with them. No leak accidents so far and my baby had no problems with diaper rash. It was money well spent!

Photos of Mattie with his Next9 diapers





Check out the adventures of other cloth diapering moms:






Jen (Next9)-



Lui- http://mariamasungit.






19 Responses to “Matteo’s Diaper Story”

  1. mrsbry126 April 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Yay for Next9! Hmm, the orange one looks cute, I might order that for Z!
    By the way, is that a padded mat in the last picture? Where is it from?

    • beautyblogmd April 16, 2012 at 8:27 am #

      hi, yup it is a padded mat. We got it from this year’s Baby Company fair, brand name is Parklon. I think Rustans shang has some stocks in the baby section.

      • mrsbry126 April 16, 2012 at 8:59 am #

        Thanks! Will check it out 🙂

  2. next9 (Jen CC Tan) (@next9baby) April 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    claire, mattie looks so much like you! as parents, we tend to be really OC with our kids, no? mine are 11 and 7 already. i’m at that stage where i’m trying to learn how to let go a little. good luck to us! 🙂

    • beautyblogmd April 16, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      Thanks Jen, more power to you and Next9! Dont forget my personal request, the swimming diaper! =)

  3. luirhys April 16, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Its so sad lang because most of the “expensive” ones have cute designs!

  4. dinna April 16, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    reading all these blogs, there’s no reason why any parent mustn’t try cloth diapering. 🙂 and i agree with going for cheaper dipes but are still of good quality. i cringed at the price tags of US-branded CDs, knowing that at my son’s age then (19 mo at the time we switched to CDs) it wouldn’t be so practical to buy them, so I opted to go for Alva baby, which has never failed me at all. 🙂

  5. Helene April 16, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I love how cloth diapers can really contain even the messiest of poop explosions! Disposables aren’t that great with that, so I’m really happy that we’re cloth nappying now. 🙂

  6. OrganizedJunkie April 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Cloth diapering was one of the best decisions we’ve made yet. That is so true, it is money well spent.

    • beautyblogmd April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      second that!

  7. Janelle Real (@janie_real) April 17, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    I love the feel of fleece on the skin too! So soft no? I wish I’d known of next9 earlier on, my savings would have been more substantial. =)

  8. Jenny (@mamababylove) April 17, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    the new next9 diapers are really a huge improvement from the previous sized Tushy Wushy diapers 😉


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