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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Upcoming babywearing talks

For your information, there will be two babywearing talks in the coming weeks, both by our PR Officer, Adriana. These informative talks will introduce you to the basics of babywearing: the benefits of babywearing, the types of carriers available and there will even be demonstrations on how to use the different carriers. Whether you are an expectant parent, a mom or dad curious about babywearing, or a even a babywearing veteran, your presence is more than welcome.

Introduction to Babywearing, Mom & Baby Expo 2010
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Time: 11am
Duration: Half an hour
Event: Mom & Baby Expo 2010
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre,
3rd Floor,
Midvalley Megamall

Babywearing Talk, IBU Bazaar
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010
Time: 1pm
Duration: Half an hour
Event: IBU Bazaar
2nd Floor,
Bangsar Village II

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MBW's 1st KL Gathering of 2010 (April 2010 KL Gathering)

Yay! Malaysian Babywearers finally held its first KL Gathering of 2010 just lastweek on 17th April 2010 (Saturday)! Many thanks to Mom's Little Ones for their generous offer to let us use their cosy space to host the gathering.

The gathering started at around 3.00pm. About 30 parents showed up with their children; some were newbies who came to learn more about babywearing, while others were experienced babywearers who came to give their support and learn more about other babywearing techniques.

The topic for the gathering was Introduction To Babywearing, which was then immediately followed by demo sessions of the various carriers. Everybody took the chance to try out the different types of carriers. It was such a wonderful sight to see all experienced babywearers showing the newbies how to wear their babies in the various carriers.

And let the wearing begin!

An experienced babywearing mama showing a newbie how to wear her baby in a wrap.

Another experienced babywearing mama showing another mama how to wear her baby in a mei tai.

Babywearing daddies were also there to give their support to the babywearing mamas.

A group picture at the end of the gathering.

Thank you to everyone who came to the gathering. We look forward to our May 2010 KL Gathering!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sadness in babywearing advocacy...

Sad? If you consider what one can get out of babywearing... bonding, attachment, love... you will ask yourself this question: How can babywearing be sad?

Oh no, if you have been reading about the Safety Warning, no, this is not what it is... That, of course, is sad and heart-breaking, too. So, do have a read if you haven't and learn more about the precautions you shall be observing while babywearing.

The 'sad' I am talking about here is when...

1... You tell your friends about babywearing and promote the use of cloth etc... You even go all the way to make them a carrier or gift one to them... but they are just not into it... or worse, they end up buying a crotch-type carrier

2... You try your best to show one the benefits of babywearing (and, even breastfeeding) only to be shunned and given the negative look as though you are trying to pass them a disease!

3... You didn't even talk much and people give you the lecture on 'Why one shall NOT be carrying their babies'


Have you got anything 'sad' to share in babywearing?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Babywearing on TV!

On Sunday, 28 March 2010 , Malaysian Babywearer's Public Relations officer, Adriana, was on TV to promote babywearing! Please click here to see a video of her interview (thanks, Hidayah, for uploading it!). Thank you to Nasi Lemak Kopi O for helping us in our mission to promote babywearing to Malaysians!

We hope that Malaysian Babywearers gets more opportunities like this in the future. Yay for babywearing, and keeping your babies "close enough to kiss"! :D