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Old 03-18-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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I also have to add that we never gave our underwear to the maid to wash. It wasn't "polite". Shimpie, what is your experience. Will they do diapers since they hand wash mostly?

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I also have to add that we never gave our underwear to the maid to wash. It wasn't "polite". Shimpie, what is your experience. Will they do diapers since they hand wash mostly?
The maid washed our underwear and I have never heard this is impolite. All the maids that worked for my friends and I did all the laundry including underwear.
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The maid washed our underwear and I have never heard this is impolite. All the maids that worked for my friends and I did all the laundry including underwear.
Maybe as foreigner I was told a fib and believed it.
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I currently live in Bangkok. My daughter was born just one month ago and we have been using cloth diapers since we brought her home from the hospital. We are fortunate to have both a washer and dryer in our apartment so luckily we don't have to deal with air/hang drying. However, when prepping my diapers and inserts for first time use I did experiment with putting them out to air dry. The hemp inserts I had took forever!! The humidity definitely adds to the overall drying time!
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I currently live in Bangkok. My daughter was born just one month ago and we have been using cloth diapers since we brought her home from the hospital. We are fortunate to have both a washer and dryer in our apartment so luckily we don't have to deal with air/hang drying. However, when prepping my diapers and inserts for first time use I did experiment with putting them out to air dry. The hemp inserts I had took forever!! The humidity definitely adds to the overall drying time!
Thanks so much for your input, and congratulations on your new little daughter!! So dryers are available then...I was more under the impression that no one had one. I think I'd love to have one just for adjusting purposes...this will be my first time to live overseas, and with a growing family, we do a lot of laundry, of course!

What kind of diaper do you use? You mentioned hemp. I am planning to use cotton flats, I think. I already use them when I travel. I love my MEOS fitteds, but the more I research the worse the idea seems. I always use wool covers, and plan to continue with those. My LO gets a rash from PUL and disposables even when I don't leave her sitting in them very long! And I thought we'd just go coverless around the house if it's too hot.
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Thanks so much for your input, and congratulations on your new little daughter!! So dryers are available then...I was more under the impression that no one had one. I think I'd love to have one just for adjusting purposes...this will be my first time to live overseas, and with a growing family, we do a lot of laundry, of course!

What kind of diaper do you use? You mentioned hemp. I am planning to use cotton flats, I think. I already use them when I travel. I love my MEOS fitteds, but the more I research the worse the idea seems. I always use wool covers, and plan to continue with those. My LO gets a rash from PUL and disposables even when I don't leave her sitting in them very long! And I thought we'd just go coverless around the house if it's too hot.
Thank you! I have been using gDiapers with microfiber inserts. I bought some hemp inserts just to see what they are like so I use those occasionally. I tried the Grovia newborn AIOs but the fit wasn't very good and there was leaking. The gDiapers work great on her and most of the time I am only washing the inserts so drying doesn't take too long.
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Thank you! I have been using gDiapers with microfiber inserts. I bought some hemp inserts just to see what they are like so I use those occasionally. I tried the Grovia newborn AIOs but the fit wasn't very good and there was leaking. The gDiapers work great on her and most of the time I am only washing the inserts so drying doesn't take too long.
That is great!! It always makes me so happy to hear of mamas using cloth from the very beginning so good for baby, environment, and your wallet! If you have any other advice on living in Thailand, especially with a baby, let me know...I'll have a newborn in my arms about seven weeks after arrival!!!
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That is great!! It always makes me so happy to hear of mamas using cloth from the very beginning so good for baby, environment, and your wallet! If you have any other advice on living in Thailand, especially with a baby, let me know...I'll have a newborn in my arms about seven weeks after arrival!!!
Sure happy to share advice. I'm no expert, just had my first baby a month ago but learning new things everyday! You might already know this but Bangkok is definitely not a stroller friendly city. Sidewalks (whey they are there) are horrible, sky train stops don't always have elevators, motorcycles often drive up on to the sidewalks, etc... You're best getting a carrier to get around town. Also not sure if you'll have your own car but if not and you'll be depending on taxis realize that most of them don't have seatbelts so forget about using the carseat. If you haven't already check out http://www.bambiweb.org/en/. Its a great resource and they organize events so you can meet other mothers.
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Sure happy to share advice. I'm no expert, just had my first baby a month ago but learning new things everyday! You might already know this but Bangkok is definitely not a stroller friendly city. Sidewalks (whey they are there) are horrible, sky train stops don't always have elevators, motorcycles often drive up on to the sidewalks, etc... You're best getting a carrier to get around town. Also not sure if you'll have your own car but if not and you'll be depending on taxis realize that most of them don't have seatbelts so forget about using the carseat. If you haven't already check out http://www.bambiweb.org/en/. Its a great resource and they organize events so you can meet other mothers.
Thanks, this is great info!
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