Tag Archives: International Babywearing Week

Contests Officially ended

Thank you so much for all your participations.

Now, sit back, relax and check back on the 15th December if you have got the winning entry 😀

16 Nov 08: IBW08 Walk Penang

Im a bit nervous with ibw walk at qb mall coz I totally forgot the penang marathon bridge run will be held (start/finish) at qb mall as well. Several roads will be closed and sure the parking space would be packed.

 

 

But im totally wrong. The road is clear and the parking space is more clear hehehehe. Since anis woke uplate,I manage to go there on 11 am. We promised to meet near coffe bean on 10.30am. when I arrive, all of them are ready to start the walk. Everyone are so ‘bersemangat”.

 

We wait for a while for other members to come but after half and hour of chit chatting among us, we decide to start off. We start the walk from coffee bean at north zone towards poslaju at south zone.

 

While we are walking , sure we got some attention but nobody dare to approach us. Hahahaha. We also not dare to approach people as we dun have any permission to hold any formal gathering in qb mall.

 

It was a happy moment for us. We discuss about different carriers. We chi chat aout our children being wear. Evethough it’s a sleepy time for this babies (noon), these babies didn’t fussy at all. They being so contented im the sling till they sleepy soundly.. it just the mother who very kepoh with each other. So excited being walking in the group. No more people dare to call us bibik becoz we are not alone.

 group-photo1

From the poslaju, we take an escaloator to another floor.what a breeze taking an escalator without being worried if the baby would fall from the stroller. That what worries me evrytime I saw a stroller being push down/up towards escalator.

n1199611422_30211139_6781

 

The we walk straight to jusco baby department. To promote babywearing since there would be lots of mother and fathers overthere. so far no response. People are just looking at us with lots of questions on their face but not dare to ask us. We also not dare to entertain them. . hahahaha

 n1199611422_30211138_9614

From jusco baby department, we go having a lunch at swensons. Very meriah with baby, mommies and daddies. It just a very great time to have this bw awareness walk. We should do this again.

 

~Shida

Babywearing Workshop 15th November 2008

In conjunction with International Babywearing Week 2008, Malaysian Babywearers organised a Babywearing Workshop for the very first time. With effort from the MBW Committee members and our local sponsors, the event was held at Teeny Tiny Tapir, Ampang, KUALA LUMPUR.

More photos on the settings will be uploaded when we get them but the main catch of the day was the cupcakes by our very own Rayhana 🙂 Yummy to the eyes and tummy, too 🙂

bw-cupcakes1

Registration was limited to 40 people but only about 25 signed up and attended the workshop. Honestly, though, it is already better than what we expect, with a good mix of Malaysians of all races and traditions 😀

attendees3

Hit of the day is probably the three lucky draw sessions where we gave out some sponsored gifts… a MummyHugs pouch, a Littlepods pouch and a mystery gift sponsored by Peekaroobaby. Here, you see Cressa of Teeny Tiny Tapir drawing one of the three draws.

 lucky-draw

Apart from the Babywearing Show where all sorts of babywearing options are being introduced to the participants, we focused on a few of the more common carriers… namely, the pouch, the ring sling, mei tai, Soft Structured Carriers (SSC) and Simple Pieces Of Cloth (SPOC). With assistance from vendors, professional in their respective fields, details of each were shared.

pouch-demo1

Joanne of Littlepods demoing the pouch

rs-demo

Audrey of The Baby Loft demoing the Ring Sling

mt-demo

Liza of SnuggBaby demoing the Mei Tai

scootababy-demo

Mohan of Tiny Tapir demoing the Scootababy

spoc-demo

Jess demoing Simple Pieces of Cloths

It was a rainy and rather gloomy day but we had great fun organising the event and hope everyone who participated enjoyed it as well 🙂

To all who attended the Workshop, a BIG THANK YOU for being there to support us. Do let us know how we can do better 😉

~Jess T.

Celebrate Babywearing!

It is International Babywearing Week this week and the last Penang Gathering on Nov 8 was just simply to Celebrate Babywearing!

The feast…

p1080701

The team… my little one was indeed singing “Happy Birthday” ;p

Sadly, the Penang team was missing Shida on that day 😦

p1080707

It was a fun gathering and above all, it attracted some new participants from the launch of the IBW08 launch at the Little Penang Street Market. And, who is to say, after this gathering, that only Moms would wear their babies?

From the exposure in the papers and media (thanks to his wife putting him on the Babywearing Show), Daddy here is now a pro with the Beco and is all hands-on and glad to show off his skills with it 😉

p10806921

And, aren’t we glad that a confinement lady and a babysitter made it to our gathering to learn up how they can wear the little ones in their care while they attend to their chores 😀

p1080699

And, me, baby-less, is always trying to grab the opportunity to show off the different ways and methods with someone’s baby ;p Here’s the long-forgotten two-pouch method:

p1080694

p1080695

~Jess T.

We are in KwongWah!!

It’s also a front cover!

http://www.kwongwah.com.my/supplement/2008/10/30/7.html

Celebrate International Babywearing Week!

~click on above image to enlarge the info/map~

Forget designer duds—our passion is wearing our little ones!

That’s because babywearing—which simply means holding an infant or toddler in a baby carrier—offers numerous benefits.

Malaysian Babywearers are celebrating this practice during International Babywearing Week, November 12 to 18, 2008. Join us as we launch our month-long celebration in conjuntion with International Babywearing Week 2008 at the Little Penang Street Market on the 26th October 2008.

The event features a promotional booth with info and exhibits promoting the act of babywearing and its benefits. There will also be a charity fund raising sales, kids colouring contest, info treasure hunt & lucky draw. A babywearing show, showcasing different options in babywearing, will take centrespace around 2.00 pm.

New to babywearing? Come and find out more. Try on the carrier of your choice and get advice and tips from those who know!

Experienced in babywearing? Come and share you thoughts or just to have fun!

Bring your kids along to participate in the colouring contest. Bring your camera for a nice family day out. And, who knows, your photo could be the winning entry for our photo contest lauching the same day at Malaysian Babywearers!

See you there!