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Monday, August 24, 2009

Many apologies...

Dear all who was so looking forward to meeting up and finding more about MBW and babywearing,

Please accept my sincere apologies for not being there on the planned events, namely the Waterbirth forum at Pantai Bangsar (15th Aug 09) and the Tiny Tapir babywearing event (16th Aug 09).

My little Arthur was admitted to hospital on the 14th Aug 09 as we were preparing for our journey to KL that day... he had a fit due to high fever. All is well now so please do not worry.

I hope we have not let you down in any way.

We hope that we can bring babywearing closer to you for many other events to come. Do drop by and check it out!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Intel PG with Baby Paradise

World Breastfeeding Week celebration is extended further by Baby Paradise in Penang with more visits to Intel.

Following the visit to Dell last Wednesday, we were glad to be part of the event in Intel, Penang, too.

Arthur had to tag along today... for various reasons... one being he wanted to come along with me as he heard that I am going to do a babywearing demo :)

So... there we are... Mother and Son team, on behalf of MBW...

To get him ready and to ensure less havoc :p... I made sure I brought along some 'activities' for him to do while Momma does the demo...

He seems to be enjoying himself as I demo...
Sorry if the pictures does not seem clear. Only later did I realise the lens are dirty :(

As this is a fairly new group of Mothers, we did the Introduction to Babywearing... working from the easy and convenient pouch to the ultimate babywearing gear... the wrap.

The ring sling demo...
... with a doll...

Then, the Mei Tai with a 'toddler' sized bear...

And... just as I brought out the wrap... Arthur came and stood beside me (he was quietly doing up his sticker book all the while before)... could it be he is trying to show us his preference? So, how can resist?? A demo with a child!

It was a surprise that the wrap got the most attention and the most questions of all. This is indeed the first time people did not favour the one shouldered varieties... the pouch and the ring sling. Well... I wonder if Arthur taking part in it made the difference?

And, that's my boy truly enjoying himself and all the attention he got... and he says he wants to go with me to the next one, too! Well, that's tomorrow in Intel, Kulim.

Keep checking for more updates :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 8th 2009 : Penang Gathering

Venue: Koala Kids Enrichment Centre, YMCA, Penang
Date : 8th August 2009
Time: 2.30pm to 5.00pm

It was a cloudy day and it was raining on and off. The gatherings in the previous few months has not been quite lonely with only a few showing up due to various commitments and weather changes... the sign up on Facebook is always more than the numbers that actually turn up... Shida was down with flu and cough and well... we just have to make the best of things and go on with the gatherings that we promised.

We were excited to be able to meet up at someplace new and more interesting. A place where toys and games are readily available... where children can have fun... safely within the centre. Big thank you to Alison (a regular attendee) for letting us use the place for our monthly gatherings. We much appreciate the opportunity.

The turn out was surprisingly better than many months ago and we had good fun catching up with people whom we have previously met but not join us for a while.

The talk at Dell last Wednesday brought us a new member who was interested in the Mei Tai and signed one out after registering as a Carrier Library member.

As always, we are all very excited seeing another new attendee bring a newborn. After some introductions by Debz on the different carriers available, the SSC attracted the new Mommy the most.

So, here we go, having a 2 month-old in an SSC after much caution in putting the baby in the correct position, with muslin wraps to support the head. Most are surprised that an SSC can actually work for a baby that small.

After trying a few more options, the pouch still seems to be the easiest to use with a newborn in the cradle carry position ;)
This is where the children had fun...
And, this is where the Mommies had fun :)

Until we meet again, have fun babywearing!

Dell with Baby Paradise

Venue : Dell, Penang
Date : 5th Aug 2009
Time : 11am to 1pm

MBW has been invited to promote babywearing by introducting to participants (i.e. factory employees) what babywearing is all about.

Through a simple introduction, working out from the easiest and most convenient pouch to the ultimate but complicated wrap, participants were attentive with questions after the session.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Adventist Hospital World Breastfeeding Event 2009 Queensbay Mall, PENANG

Venue: Queensbay Mall Penang
Date : 2nd August 2009
Time : 2pm to 5pm

It's World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2009) and MBW is glad to be part of the celebrations, going around events and well, spreading the Babywearing love :D

On this beautiful Sunday, we were invited to be part of Adventist Hospital, Penang to Queensbaby Mall, in conjunctions with their WBW09 event.

Apart from an information booth with our carrier library for attendees to try...

We had fun doing the demos....

... and showing people how to use the carrier of their choice...

Not forgetting the times they are happy to know more about babywearing...

We were also judges to the Babywearing Contest, where 5 Dads are invited to participate to sling their babies in a Ring Sling... it was meant to be their own babies but come the time for the contest, their babies are sleeping?? hmmm....
Anyways, we had a demo with the ring sling...

Which they later used to wear their dummy babies ... the fastest with the best positioning (in terms of safety and snugness) wins! One had the rings too close to baby's head... another had the baby all crunched up... and one looked like he was trying to breastfeed!

Overall, it was a fun filled day for us at MBW :)

Look out for more... we sure are going places in August and September.
Mark your calendars!
21st-28th September 2009 is International Babywearing Week!

Bumps & Mums weekend @ Bangsar Village, KL

It was a fun day where Malaysian Babywearers gathered for a fun-filled Babywearing Show where we introduced the many options to Mommas and future Mommas.
The one hour sessions could not be possible if not for the many big-hearted volunteers from the MBW forum :) A big thank you to all and the organiser, Fit for 2, for having us there :)
We had a catching up session with our families after the event in Coffee Bean.