Thursday, June 7, 2012

What's for Dhia Dahlia?

Let's see what we have for our baby, Dhia Dahlia.
Perhaps can give some idea for parent to be (if you are considering to get them). 

I love the design! I guess the color will suite for baby girl/baby boy.
4 crib set- bumper cot x 2, comforter & bedsheet
You can add pillow & bolster set (buy separately). Bumble Bee range - cover & etc are easy to find- available at most baby stores. 
You can add on the pillowcase (available in many sizes. Dhia is using M size now).
Cost around RM200 for the 4 pcs crib set @ Fabulous Mom, Ukay Boulevard, Ampang


Easy to sterilize your baby bottles in just 8 minutes. I sterilize my Medela Breast Pump too! (excluding the motor unit). Bought at RM179 only instead of normal price RM289. 
Alternatively, you can sterilize those bottles in boiling water for 5 minutes. (SAVE RM179)
@ MyBB Store, Kelana Jaya- also available online with free delivery


I love the tub! Comes with rubber padding (non slip). RM69 @ My BB Store, Kelana Jaya


Bought the set for RM96 @ One Baby World, Taman Permata

(AUTUMNZ Cooler Bag + 3 Reusable Ice Packs + 8 Milk Bottle Storage with Milk Storage Bags)

It's convenient & cheaper than the Medela Set.

Bought at RM469 @ My BB Store, Kelana Jaya
Spare parts are easily available in baby stores/ online.
Easy to operate, handy. Battery operated & can be used with plug points.
TIPS: The breast pump cap can also fit normal bottles (Bumble Bee, Autumz)
So you can pump directly in those bottles.

Bought at RM35 @ One Baby World, Taman Permata.
Teat shape specially design closer to nature. 
Baby Dhia finds the teat is hard and we didn't use the bottle.
Available in few colors & sizes (5oz/9oz). At the moment Dhia (3 months) consume only 3oz.

Price: RM903 (Normal price: RM 1,299), bought at Baby Cottage, Sg Way.

Hope it's help you to chose the right/best product for your baby.

Graco? Maclaren? Halfrod? Combi? Quinny? Dhia is using Zooper!

Stroller is one of the essential items to have.
We have been survey-ing around for baby stroller and we only bought when our baby, Dhia Dahlia is 2 months old.

Trying to find a stroller with these criteria
- light
- umbrella stroller (easy storage & handling)
-suitable from newborn & onwards

and yes, we decided to go for

ZOOPER! Frankly, I've never heard of this brand.
So used to Graco, Maclaren, Halfrod , Combi & Quinny.

ZOOPER is brand from USA.
From Zooper range, we chose ZOOPE MAMBO

Here is a sophisticated Zooper stroller that is lightweight at only 19 pounds, yet roomy and sturdy enough to hold a child up to 65 pounds.
The Mambo has more luxury features like a one-handed operated backrest recline that is so smooth you won't wake your little one at nap time. The all-wheel suspension keeps the ride smooth, especially as your child gets heavier.
For mom or tall dad, the adjustable height handles provide extra comfort while strolling. The auto-locking fold makes putting the Mambo away effortless.
Accessories included with the Mambo are a sunshade, matching sleeping bag leg cover (boot) for cold weather, rain cover and parent cup holder, which is sometimes sorely missed with other umbrella-style strollers.

Read from the Original Website:

Available in few colors. We wanted to have this sizzling red, unfortunately only display set left. So we opt for black- somehow it looks like a black leather.

We purchased our Zooper at Baby Cottage, Sg Way.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Condoms? IUD? Impanon?

After you give birth to your baby, you must be thinking of birth control and family planning.
I am sure you want to give yourself a rest from waking up every 2-3 hours to feed your baby, change nappy and put baby into sleep.

Motherhood can be tiring but let's take it as an enjoyful moment. We gonna miss this moment when our babies grow up.

Baby expenses can be pretty expensive- diapers, formula milks and etc. Thus, we need a family planning to keep situation stable.

It came across to my mind of birth control-IUD, Implanon, Condoms and etc. I have checked with my doc (HUKM Specialist), IUD will cost me around RM200+ but that doesn't include consultation and other fees. If Implanon, it will cost around RM400+. Prices varies depending on the hospital but it's always cheaper at government hospital.

My mom told me that 11 years ago, she had her IUD free of charge at LPPKN. (FOC as it was promotional and still new at that time).

Yes, Google help us a lot!

LPPKN?  Lembaga Penduduk & Pembangunan Keluarga Negara.
It's a better option than private hospital. I heard government hospital also refers their patient to LPPKN for birth control. You can have your consultation and get your birth control at: 

Klinik Nur Sejahtera LPPKN adalah sebuah klinik yang berkonsepkan kesejahteraan iaitu mencegah dan mengesan sesuatu penyakit sebelum ia terjadi.
Klinik ini merupakan satu inisiatif pihak LPPKN untuk meluaskan skop perkhidmatan yang sedia ada demi membantu wanita dan lelaki ke arah kehidupan yang lebih sehat dan sejahtera.
Perkhidmatan kesihatan reproduktif yang disediakan meliputi :

  • Pakej saringan kesihatan reproduktif
  • Perkhidmatan perancang keluarga
  • Perkhidmatan perancang keluarga
  • Saringan kanser reproduktif
  • Pengurusan menopaus
  • Ujian makmal yang komprehensif

Told you it's cheaper. Why waste money to get the same thing? IUD just cost RM80 & Implanon is RM320.58 clinic in Malaysia! I called up my nearest branch. 
When to do/to go? Immediately on your first day of period, give them a call. Normally consultation and doc will be available every Thursday weekly.You will need to consult the doc first before deciding to use IUD/Implanon. They will brief you the pros n cons of each method.

IUD is most common method use by many mothers as it doesn't contain hormones and it is easy to fix and remove it. Implanon sometimes with hormones can give side effect of water retention. (you might be gaining weight). This will  required a minor operation as it will be fixed at your arm.

you can google to read more on the pros n cons.

my experience- I called Klinik Nur and the answer each of my question politely.
I'm gonna visit them soon for consultation. Oh ya, registration is just RM5 (if I'm not mistaken).
Will update you more info. I hope this helps!