By now you might have already known where to get Prefold Diapers: “Where Can I Get Prefolds in Malaysia?” and also how to use them: “5 Ways to Use & Fold Prefolds”. So what’s next on the list? It’s time to get to know DIAPER COVERS!
So What are Diaper Covers?
- Prefolds or flat diapers (kain lampin) are NOT waterproof. “Accidents” such as spills and messes might happen unless you plan to change these diapers often, or wear them (supervised!) only at home during the day.
- Therefore to make these types of cloth diapers waterproof, Diaper Covers can be used.
- Depending on brands, a Diaper Cover can cost between RM20 to RM100+.
- Inner material is made from PUL (polyurethane-laminated cloth) which makes it waterproof, and also wool and knit (as inner/outer layer).
- If made from wool & knit, it is not only waterproof, but also more breathable. However, it can be more expensive ~RM80+ a piece.
- You seal it on with Velcro or Snaps for ease of use.
- It can be used with prefolds, flat diapers (lampin) or fitted diapers.
- Diaper covers need not be cleaned after each use, maybe a few times a week after enough reusing. Unless, it gets soiled with baby’s poo. It dries easily too.
- Things to look for: Sizing (S, M, L, one size, etc), Material type (PUL, wool, knit), Good fitting (Gussets -extra material around the legs can prevent leaks from the sides).
- Diaper covers come in many cute designs and patterns like these (to cover the boring, white prefolds and lampins!)
Where to Buy CLOTH DIAPER COVERS in Malaysia?
(Click on Shop Names to go straight to “Diaper Cover” sections)
- TINY TAPIR: Carries diaper cover brands Thirsties, Starbunz, Baby Kanga, Dream Eze, Sugar Peas, Bunnyfeet & My Precious Baby.
- MY BABY PIT STOP: Carries Baby Beehinds, Bummis & Wonderwraps
- BABY, TOTS & MOM: Carries Thirsties, Kushies, Tiny Tush & Lovey Bums
- LIL DANZELL: Carries BabyBeehinds, Blueberry, Little One Size &Swaddlebees
- EZ MOTHERHOOD: Carries Thirsties, Bummis, Motherease & Lovey Bums
- MIA BAMBINA: Carries Bummis, Thirsties & Swaddlebees
- BABY MY LUV: Carries Snazzy & Sustainable Babyish
- BABYZ N MOM: Carries Thirsties & Motherease
- NICE CLOTH DIAPER: Carries their own brand of diaper covers
- GREEN BEBE: Carries Proraps
- TREEHUGGERS BABIES: Carries Diaperaps
- CUTIE SOFT: Carries Babylove. *Bargain: Only RM9.90!*
I also saw some very basic diaper covers in Jusco (Pureen or Pigeon brand, I don’t remember) which was pretty cheap, less than RM20! Depends on you, you can buy anything that fits your budget!
QUESTION: What’s your favourite brand of Diaper Covers? I feel that the more well-known ones are Thirsties and Bummis. Anywhere else to get Diaper Covers?