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Thursday, March 25, 2010

We're going to be on TV!

Our PR Officer, Adriana, will be representing Malaysian Babywearers on LIVE TV this Sunday, 28 March, 2010! Do tune in to watch her and tell others to do so too!

Show: Nasi Lemak Kopi O
Time: 8am-10am
Date: Sunday, 28 March, 2010
Channel: TV9 (119 on Astro)
We look forward to this milestone achievement in our history of promoting babywearing in Malaysia :D Thank you, Nasi Lemak Kopi O, for giving us this opportunity, and also thank you, Alin, a fabulous member of Malaysian Babywearers who mentioned us to the show in the first place.

Don't forget to tune in!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Recent Media Coverage in Bonda Magazine & Berita Harian

Its only March and already babywearing has been featured in two media outlets - the February issue of Bonda magazine, and the Tuesday, March 9 edition of the Ratu section in Berita Harian.

Thanks to the ladies at ibu Family Resource Group for inviting our PR representative to write this article on babywearing. Bonda is a lovely magazine published by the ibu group. For enquiries about the magazine, do contact ibu house.

The full text of the Berita Harian article cannot be found at the original source but was copied and blogged for posterity by a few babywearing bloggers here and here.

Thank you to Siti Nur of Berita Harian for writing the article. We hope that this article will have reached out to parents who wouldn't have otherwise heard about babywearing, and helped quell some of the (frankly, quite bizarre) stigma that babywearing parents have had to face here. No more bibik comments please! Unless your bibik looks as good as that carrying your baby ;) 

We are so so happy for all the media coverage that Malaysian Babywearers are getting - and its only March! Hopefully as the year goes on, we will be featured in more media outlets, with the ultimate goal being a spot on TV! (If anyone knows a way in, do let us know - we will be eternally grateful!)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Safety warning on using slings with your little baby

In another worrying report on possible infant deaths caused by the use of sling, "Infant Deaths Prompt CPSC Warning About Sling Carriers for Babies", it is noted that infants of the following condition are discouraged from the use of slings in their early months of life (4 months and below):

- preemies
- twins
- baby in fragile health condition

I would say that even with babies who are born healthily and with normal birth weight etc, infant babywearing has to be handled with care. It is ALWAYS important to look for signs of changes (in skin colour etc.) and discomfort (baby squirming and trying to get out etc.) and do trust your instincts if you feel baby is not comfortable or unsafe.

Have a read at the above article. It is not meant to scare you off babywearing but more like a safety precaution for all of us who need to wear our babies at that young age.