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Baby Room at Atria Shopping Gallery

Now that T is a bit older, I have more confidence in bringing her out. And nursing her in public, with a scarf to cover up (because I’m such a cheapskate, why buy a nursing cover when I can DIY one myself with an old scarf and cute safety pins 😂). But sometimes, shopping malls are just super convenient because they have baby rooms (well, most of them do).

The baby room at G floor with an armchair in the corner to nurse your baby


Atria seems to have baby rooms at every floor wherever there is a washroom. I have tried the ones at Level C and G. The one at C is much bigger and more comfortable, unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of it.

Some facilities in the baby room


The baby rooms come equipped with an armchair, changing station, wash basin, hot/cold water dispenser and hand sanitizer. Hmm… I did not check what was inside those cabinets under the counter top though.

The one at G floor (in the pictures) was a bit small and cramped though, and there was a mosquito lurking inside. But that aside, it’s comfortable to nurse a hungry baby in complete privacy (the doors can be locked, this is a major plus point compared to those nursing rooms that use curtains only). I really appreciate the mall’s effort in providing and maintaining such facilities. A thumbs up for them!

The mall is also baby friendly with spacious walkways and restaurants being very accommodating with babies. Definitely one of my favourite hang out places with T now.

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Disposable diapers

After T was born, we had to forget about cloth diapers and use disposables as she was way too tiny to fit in the one size fits all cloth diapers. Also partly because after living my post delivery life, I was convinced that I just don’t have the time and energy to keep up with washing 10 poo stained diapers a day.

But, it turns out that T has a very sensitive (and expensive) butt… she doesn’t tolerate cheap diapers very well! So we ended up experimenting with a few different brands.

L-R: Drypers wee wee dry, Huggies ultra tape, Mamypoko Extra Dry tape

L-R: Mamypoko standard pants, Huggies Dry pants

L-R: Merries tape, Huggies ultra pants

 

Drypers Wee Wee Dry

Price: RM0.42/piece

T used this for her first couple of weeks. Because she pooped like every 2-3 hours, this was a cheaper option that won’t burn a hole in my pocket. However, the absorption is like crap and on unlucky days, fast flowing poonami shoots right out the diaper like a volcanic eruption. The cheap price is sometimes not worth all the clean up work I had to do – scrubbing poo-stained clothes and washing poo off the floor and furniture and bed sheets!!

Verdict: Noooooo 😦

Huggies Ultra tape

Price: RM0.56/piece (promo price)

This is one of the better brands (hospital recommended) that does not cause diaper rash. Huggies Ultra is a bit on the pricey side but well worth it as it has better absorption and can last way longer (the packaging says 12 hours, but it usually lasts 6-7 hours for T if she didn’t poop in it). I’m pretty happy with it since T doesn’t get any nappy rash and her poonamis don’t explode out and splatter all over.

The downside however, is that the diaper gets very bulky when full and most of the time, the gel pops out on the surface and sticks to T’s bum. The size is a bit smaller too compared to other diaper brands. And it’s quite pricey without sale/promotion.

Aeon sometimes offers a good price for this, RM66.99 for 2 mega packs (M60).

Verdict: Will buy only during promotion. Good to use during travels too as it contains mess very well.

Huggies Dry tape

Price: RM0.44/piece

This is a cheaper Huggies option for me (I’m a big fan of Huggies now). It does not leak any gel on the surface unlike the Ultra type. As its name suggests, it’s very dry! And quite soft too, although not as soft as the Japanese brand diapers. However it does not last that long and I usually need to change it after 3-4 hours.

Verdict: Will continue using this at day care.

Huggies Dry Pants

Price: RM0.48/piece

I love this pants diaper by Huggies too. It’s basically the same as Huggies Dry tape but this is the pants type. It’s easier to put on especially when T is rolling around or kicking, making it difficult to tape a diaper around her waist. The pant diaper also looks more comfy due to the stretchable waistband.

Verdict: Will continue using this for day time use at home 🙂

Huggies Ultra Pants for Girls

Price: RM0.98/piece

This was the most expensive diaper I’ve ever bought. The design is very pretty, comes in pink for girls. The diaper is very thin and soft and is able to last all night (10-12 hours). Superb quality, but pricey!

Verdict: Love it, but will not buy again unless if there is an irresistible  promotion.

Mamypoko Extra Dry tape

Price: RM0.71/piece

This is one of the pricier brands around and also superb quality. This diaper is super thin, soft, and yet able to stay dry all night long (12 hours as advertised!) and absorbs poonamis very well too!

The downside, it does not have an elastic back, so it can’t stretch to provide a better, snug fit. When T kicks and trashes around too hyperactively, the diaper sometimes slides off. I don’t like to fasten it too tight as I worry she might feel uncomfortable.

Verdict: Love it, but not gonna buy it again as I prefer diapers that come with an elastic backing.

Mamypoko Standard Pants

Price: RM0.44/piece

This is the cheaper variant of Mamypoko. It is quite stiff and has a boring design/print.  The back part does not fully cover T’s butt, therefore poonamis sometimes leak out from the waistband! I need to change this diaper every 3-4 hours as it gets pretty heavy by then and feels hot and damp.

Verdict: Not gonna buy this anymore 😦

Merries tape

Price: RM0.77/piece (promo price)

This diaper is by far the one I love most (funny, since I’m not the one wearing it! 😀 ) It’s super thin, super absorbent (no poonami leaks at all!), has elastic backing, feels extremely soft and comfortable.

The downside is that it’s really pricey to purchase this at supermarkets (since it’s fully imported from Japan). I got it really cheap online from 11street (in total about  RM49++ including shipping for M64). Quite a bargain for a super premium brand.

Verdict: Super love this brand. Will definitely buy again if there is any online promotion.

Oh by the way, all the prices above are stated for M size since T is currently wearing that 🙂

To conclude, I am now a big fan of Huggies and also Japanese brand diapers as they are very thin and gentle on T’s skin. And contain poonamis very well!

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Cloth diapers

Before T was born, we bought a number of cloth diapers to try out simply because it’s more environmental friendly than disposables. However, we never managed to try it on T after she was born as she was way too tiny to fit in the cloth diapers which were too big and bulky!

Today, after 5 months… T could finally fit in one.


10 minutes after wearing, T pooped in it! Ugh….it sure ain’t fun to clean up poop from a cloth diaper.

It’s also quite thick and bulky which I think made her quite irritated especially in this hot weather. She is so used to wearing thin disposable diapers.

But the cloth diapers definitely look adorable on her. I will still be using disposable diapers at night and at day care, so I guess the cloth diapers will only be for weekend use…

Cloth diapers from Bamboolite, Adora and a couple of non branded ones. Bamboolite ones are the thickest and most pricey but supposedly most absorbent.