Jet’s First Overseas Trip Before Turn 2

Do you know that the toddlers below age 2 is considered as ‘infant’ in an airplane? Therefore the air fare is free. Making use of this benefit, I brought Jet to Hong Kong before he turn 2. Why did I choose Hong Kong? There were several considerations.

  • Asian country. (food shouldn’t be a big problem to kid)
  • Hong Kong Disney (children would love Disney. Its the nearest Disney though)
  • Same time zone (no jet lag)
  • Not too long journey (flight duration 4 hours)

We flew to Hong Kong via Malaysia Airline (MAS) on end of November.

How to travel on plane with a toddler.

  • People will usually choose night flight. Reason is that usually the kid will sleep. Because its the bedtime.
  • Bring his/her favorite soft toy or pillow.
  • Bring activity book, coloring book or sticker book to keep them busy.
  • Bring his/her favorite snacks.
  • If you have a tablet; download some fun apps.
  • During plane take off, many kids get irritated of the air pressure. Get him/her to latch on (breastfeed) during plane taking off. This will keep them comfortable and could minimize the air pressure pain on their ears.

Do read up some traveling tips before you travel. Simply do some homework by asking Mr.Google. 🙂

I chose Dorsett Mongkok during our stay. It is situated between Mongkok and Tai Kok Tsui. And the nearest MTR station was ‘Olympic Station’. Staffs are friendly. If you are unsure or have doubts about directions, you can easily ask the frontdesk staffs. They are very helpful. Furthermore I also asked them where is the nearest dim sum or local food.

Although it is not a walking distance to the popular Ladies Market, Mongkok…but this hotel do provide shuttle bus that could reach Ladies Market, Star Ferry (Tsim Sa Tsui), Kowloon AEL. It is on hourly basis.

Basic amenities and Mineral Water is provided daily.

Dorsett Mongkok also provide a complimentary use of smart phone with 4G internet. The smart phone will work as a portable modem when you bring it out to travel with you. The network reception is quite strong too.

The room (Comfort Room) is just 18 sq.m area.The room is clean and tidy. However it is quite small, compared to our hotels in Malaysia. Well…it is understood when you are in Hong Kong.

The shower area and toilet.

View from our hotel room

Be prepared with fussing child. When they do not have sufficient sleep…they’ll be cranky.

Its a free & easy trip. In our itinerary, I would include some parks or at least one spot that is suitable for kid.

Hong Kong is not really a stroller friendly place. Best to use a baby wear/ baby wearing. But with Jet’s weight…I really couldn’t bear the weight of using baby wear anymore. My knees and waist will be damn painful at the end of the day.

I brought a lightweight and handy stroller there by the brand ‘seebaby’. Unfortunately this boy of mine doesn’t want to sit on the stroller at all. He wants to be carry most of the time. Okay…I do made him walk too. Therefore, brother helped me carry him awhile. Imagine me carrying a sack of 10kg rice grain to walk around. Huhuhuhu =_=

Make sure you keep snacks in your bag. Water is equally important to keep them hydrated when traveling.

Kowloon Park is a large public park in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. At this park, there’s a bird lake, flora & garden, avenue of comic stars.

How to get there:-

  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1; or
  • MTR Jordan Station, Exit C1, walk along Nathan Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui to Austin Road.

For info; check it HERE.

Snoopy’s World , located at the New Town Plaza Shopping Mall in Sha Tin (New Territories). It is a very small theme park or I should say a playground instead of theme park. Although it is small, but could spend some 1+ hour playtime there.

I would suggest you to go on weekdays.

The operation hour is from 11am-7pm (daily), while the Boating Canoe begins at 12pm-6pm. The admission is FREE. If you ask me whether is it worth visiting? I myself thought its worth visiting. Especially if you are a big fan of Snoopy and friends. After the park, you could spend some shopping time at New Town Plaza Shopping Mall. It would be better if the park opens earlier.

We walked around to take photos while waiting for the doors to open.

We entered the park as soon it opens. Hence you see its quite empty.

The fun begins at the Doghouse Entry which is Snoopy’s home. School Plaza: Peanuts Academy is next and boasts of life size figures Sally, Charlie Brown and Linus. After this, proceed to Boating Canal: Canoe Ride and let the waves of fun roll over you. The Baseball Playground and Mini Town Area are other entertainment zones where you can indulge in various interesting activities and have lots of fun and laughter – all free of cost.

Snoopy’s World

How to get there:-

MTR Sha Tin Station, Exit A


How do I get to Hong Kong Disneyland using the MTR?
When riding the MTR, your final connection will be the Disneyland Resort Line from Sunny Bay Station. Trains operate daily every few minutes between Sunny Bay Station and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, from early morning until late at night.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is only about 30 minutes by train from the following MTR stations:

  • Hong Kong International Airport Station (transfer at Tsing Yi Station to Sunny Bay Station)
  • Kowloon Station
  • Hong Kong Station

For up-to-date train schedules, please visit the MTR website.

You may purchase Hong Kong Disneyland Park tickets at Hong Kong Disneyland Ticket Express at the MTR Hong Kong Station (Tung Chung Line Concourse). Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

You may want to purchase your admission tickets through Disney HK website (sometimes they do have seasonal promotions). This could also skip the ticketing queue. Then over here, to validate and print your admission tickets.

The ticket price for Disney HK is quite expensive. But for children below age 3 is free of charge. Disney is my favorite place. It brings back everyone’s childhood days. Well, who doesn’t like Disney wor….

Jet is a fan of Mickey. I’m bringing him to see Mickey.

checkout the crowd. Majority are mainland people. We were queuing to go through the bag inspection counter. No outside food & drinks allowed in Disney HK. Each and everyone has to go through the procedure before entering the theme park.

(Please guard your child like a hawk)

Check out the bee line. What are these people queuing for?

People were queuing to have a photo session with Mickey & Minnie. I couldn’t bother to join the queue as it was too long I felt. With young kids around, it wouldn’t be easy for long queues. I doubt a toddler would have the patience to stay in line for long period.

We took chance of Donald & Daisy. This itself also took at least 30 minutes? If I remember correctly.

A nice photo of us with Donald & Daisy. There’s a photographer who take photos for everyone in queue. In case you doesn’t want to purchase this memorable photo from Disney, you can also pass your camera to the photographer to take a nice shot of you.

We also spotted Goofy & Pluto.

Sleeping Beauty Castle

We are getting ourselves ready for the 4D show with a 4D spec. However the sound system was too loud & Jet dislike it. I brought him out from the theater during the midway of the show. Staffs at Disney were very helpful to lead us out from the dark theater.

at Toy Story Land

We also met Woody & Jessie

Its a small world, a must visit. Why did I say so.

Its a small world is a water-based ride located in the Fantasyland area. The ride features over 300 audio-animatronic children in traditional costumes from cultures around the world, frolicking in a spirit of international unity, and singing the attraction’s title song, which has a theme of global peace.


After that, we settled our lunch here at Plaza Inn instead of the food court. Because its already noon and I know Jet would wanna get his nap soon.


We took the set lunch menu instead of ala-carte.


Service was not bad but the food was just average. (Got Mickey head printed on the steamed bun lor)


Soon after the lunch, at 2PM (do double check the show schedule) just right for the parade show to begin.

After the show, we did some shopping at the souvenir shops. Plenty of Disney stuffs you can get it here. (If you miss buying it from Disney, fret not there’s another last chance to buy before leaving home. Its at the HK Airport. A small shop selling Disney HK merchandises)

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Hahaha….Its tea time! Having their anniversary tea set while Jet taking his short nap again. 😀 The tea set was delicious, but kinda pricey.


We also spotted Chip & Dale while leaving.

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The Christmas atmosphere here is very nice. You will definitely feel that you are a kid once again. However we didn’t stay for the fireworks (do check the schedule too) because we want to avoid the crowd especially the public transport right after the fireworks end. If you have the budget, I’ll advise you to stay a night at Disney hotel. Then you can spend more time without the rush.


Traveling abroad with small kid definitely more tiring. But the experience and journey is memorable. You’ll need to take more breaks in between. Lots of give and take for sure. Many would say, aiya…so young, they won’t remember want lar…But the photos you captured does ma. Aiya…you won’t get to enjoy wan lar, so troublesome. But if your travel-mates (family) willing to take turn to jaga, why not? There was one day, I decided to return to hotel with Jet, in the late afternoon because I felt so tired. The rest of them can still carry on their journey without any interruption too.

Kidzoona is now opened at Aeon Mall Seremban 2

Malaysia weather is often sunny or rain. Instead of playing at home, sometimes I just want Jet to spend some time outdoor. Other than going to the parks, I would like to bring him to indoor playgrounds. Where it is fully air conditioned. hehe…..Don’t have to worry it is rain or shine.


Kidzoona at Aeon Seremban 2 is opened on 29 April 2017.
At the moment, indoor playgrounds we have in Seremban are lollipop, at NSK and now the newest Kidzoona. Kidzoona has several outlets in KL.

IMG_20170512_142420 I got a voucher during their mascot walkabout day. Offering 50% discount to children age between 3-5 years old. Making use of the voucher, I brought Jet here early in the morning after his Kindermusik class. Jet was so happy and excited. But we made a deal, that we must leave when mummy said so, okay? Jet replied ok without hesitation. We often made a deal before hand. Of course he won’t be totally obedient. He’s just a kid. Usually I’ll end up extending another 10-15 minutes.


The entrance fee is differ on weekdays and weekends. For toddlers age 1 and below, the admission is free.
RM 15 (weekdays)
RM20 (weekends)

Below age 1 (FREE)

No time limitation. Which means, your kid can play as many hours as they wished.


Every kid with accompanied adult is required to put on their socks. You can bring your own socks. But in case you did not, you can purchase a pair of socks from the counter here.

Parent or guardian of the kid is required to fill this form before entry. *Children below 135cm height, must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

After done with the registration, you will be given a number & a basket to place your shoes at the designated area.

We were very early. Therefore the playground was quite empty.

Jet said ‘WOW’ while calling me to tag along.

We were fireman. Check out the happy face on him.

There are several counters for ‘pretend play’. Which creates a good interaction between children and adult or among their playmates.

The fruits counter

How about a florist?

They also provide different uniform on every counter. But Jet was reluctant to put it on.

in photo, Jet was trying to serve some sushi…..

and sushi for sale.

Then, we hooped over to the ice cream stall.

the ice cream is just too cute.

Jet, the ice cream vendor now. And I’ll be the customer.

Jet served me a chocolate ice cream.

Then, we went to the Burger stall.

A mini burger. All the items are really cute. I hope people could take good care of the items.

Cyber Wheel

This corner is very suitable for toddlers age 1.

The sofa corner is also a reading section. There were some books placed there.

A trampoline

Mini Cars (ride on foot 😀 😀 😀 )

‘Ball Pool’.

I saw a notice written ‘For hygiene purpose, Ball Pool is sanitized weekly’. If the statement is true, then it would good. This is to ensured it is decontamination.

This is the ‘Toy Corner’. There are several toys here which could train their motor skills.

boys would never fail to love cars and tracks.

Jet stacked it up all by himself

I would also like you emphasize that if your children is unwell or sick, please do not bring them to playgrounds. Because it may easily spread to other children. Please be considerate.

Other than that, you can also host a birthday party here. For more information, do drop by their website to see the offered package.


I think it is a nice place where both parent and child could spend some playtime together. I would prefer to go during non-peak hours.

Kidzoona @Aeon Mall Seremban 2

1st floor (next to bowling centre)

112 Persiaran S2 B1, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus

Potty Train My Boy

How old should I start potty train my child?
Is my child ready to be potty train?

How should I begin?

These are the common questions often asked by mothers.

If you asked Mr. Google, there are many suggestions or advises given. Unfortunately it doesn’t work on every kid. Because everyone is different. However I would say that PATIENCE is the key word in this matter.

I have read/ even heard experiences from other mothers that bringing the child to toilet every 15 minutes asking them to pee. Cleaning up ‘accidents’.

Every 15 minutes?! I seriously unable to practice this as I am not SAHM. I can’t be expecting my mom to do it too.

Jet has no problem in poo poo-ing in a potty since he was less than 2 years old. He will tell us to bring the pot when he wants to poo. However it does not imply on pee-ing. He doesn’t want to pee in pot nor toilet no matter how I encourages him by saying; let’s watch how fun the water flushes our urine. He just resist to do it. He said he want to pee on diaper. When Jet started waking up with dry diapers the next morning, I knew he’s ready.He could hold pee now. I thought I should come up with something which will encourages him more. I logon to 11 street and typed ‘training potty’. A whole long list of choices appears. I chose a training potty for boys with a Doraemon image. Jet know about the Doraemon character. He was happy when I showed him this is your new potty. Okay, that shows some sign of ‘interested’.


Jet doesn’t know how to pee standing (without diaper on). It was really when I uses this image to teach him how to pee standing. Whenever he wanna pee, he will ask me to show him this ‘instruction’. LOL! Of course it requires sometime too. Continue to encourage him. Initially he kept asking me, how come no urine comes out. I made the ‘shhhshhh’ sound, pee-ed together with him, told him slowly…you can do it. After few days, he finally succeed! We both clapped our hands, making him feel proud on his achievement.
(Note: the white pot is removable for cleaning/washing)


I bought this training potty for around RM40+, which I think is really worth getting. Do you noticed the yellow thing? Its a spinner, whenever his pee aim there, it will spin. So, it also creates some fun when he pee. Jet has successfully on diaper free (even night) as he turn 3 years old. I am now more busier bringing him to toilet whenever he wants to pee, be it at home or outside. LOL!! 😀

Conclusion : Do not rush in potty train. Train gradually. But if they show sign of resistant, stop a moment and continue later on. This site offers a good guide. (

FTWM determined to breastfeed

2015-02-08 15.14.33My baby has grown up so much. From a newborn to an infant who has started to walk.

I am a FTWM (Full Time Working Mom) who is still determined to breastfeed my 14 months old child.

Before the arrival of my baby, I was quite hesitant and doubtful about myself. I was worried if I would not be able to successfully breastfeed my baby. However my mind told me that ‘I will try my best’. There are many successful & unsuccessful breastfeeding mummies around me. But that doesn’t mean they are a bad mother.

My breastfeeding journey wasn’t easy during the early days. Especially when my baby was admitted to hospital due to high jaundice. That was the period where I was really depressed. Juggling between breastfeeding, my confinement period & my marriage which started to rock, I pulled through myself till today.

Talk about engorgement, milk bleb, blocked ducts, you name it I’ve experienced it. For the sake of my baby I stay strong and determined.

How do I manage my pumping time?

– Twice pumping session during working hours between 9-6pm on weekdays.

– Been using Spectra M1 pump for a year. Satisfied with the pump. It is affordable, silent, handy.

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How to maintain a good supply?

Direct latch! Latch whenever is possible. Especially night feeding. Night feeding helps to build supply. Do not diet! You need to eat whenever you are hungry. Plenty of fluid intake. ie: water & soup. My milk booster are cheese, red bean soup, salmon, tuna, durian.

Drastic dropped in supply?

Yes. Often people said menses will interrupt your milk supply/yield. Thank God it was fine on me. It does not effect much. How about milk killer food? There might be a whole long list of milk killer/milk booster food. But its not necessarily workable on everyone. You gotto experiment it yourself. i.e: cabbage is said to be a milk killer. Somehow I ate quite alot of cabbage…my supply still okay. However my most drastic dropped in milk supply was when I fallen sick. My usual yield of 15-18oz (from 2 pumping session); it dropped to about 3oz (from 2 pumping session). That’s less than half of my normal yield. This lasted for about 2 weeks. I was quite sad and worried if I could not rebuild my supply. Luckily this happened after my baby has started solid food. I was never worried about my supply. Probably because my baby is not a big drinker. Hence I do not want to stress myself about the amount. Remember not to compare your supply. Everyone works differently.

My advise

Be prepared mentally & physically. Do more readings. Simply google on ‘breastfeed’, and you’ll get a handful of information. Despite reading, also watch youtube or attend at least one breastfeeding class in order to get a clearer picture in your mind. A proper ‘latch on’ is very important in the beginning stage. Once you grasp that, the journey will go smoother. I remembered a friend told me this, “Never store FM at home as backup if you want to succeed in breastfeeding”. Keep contacts of lactation consultants just in case you needed it during emergency.


– The bond between mother & baby.

– Providing the most natural food source to my baby.

– Money saving.

– Lose weight faster.

– Tummy & Uterus shrinks faster.

– Direct latch is very convenient. Because you save alot of time & hassle.


– I need to pump or bring along my pump whenever I go out without my baby. (Need to manage my pumping time)

My earlier target was to breastfeed at least till 1 year old. Now that I’ve achieved it. Therefore my next target will be 2 years old. Wish me luck 😉

Baby Jet 1st Experience @Wonder Pool Baby Spa & Wellness, Seremban

This is Me; Melissa's Blog

We often hear the adults went for spa. A way to pamper ourselves.

But these days babies too get the opportunity to go for spa. Hmm…the person who came up with this business is brilliant!

Before this, I’ve heard about baby spa. But they are all located in KL.

To my surprise, this newly opened Wonder Pool Baby Spa & Wellness in Seremban has given me a chance to bring Baby Jet to experience it!*Happy Mode*

I paid RM58 (NP RM88) during the opening promo and entitled for 30 minutes swim & 30 minutes yoga/massage session.

Here at Wonder Pool Baby Spa & Wellness, they offers Baby Yoga/Massage & Baby Swim. Consists of 2 small and 1 large pool. These small pools are suitable for smaller babies. The baby spa program, provides a supervised and social environment for parents and their babies to nurture the brain development, strengthen the…

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Long Break

This is Me; Melissa's Blog

Greeting to all my readers.
Sorry for not blogging for more than a month.
Reason is that I am still on maternity leave (2 months) and will return to work in 2 weeks time.

I have safely delivered a healthy baby boy weighing 3.35kg on 22 January 2014, 2 weeks earlier before the estimated due date.


Hello everyone…my name is Wong Shin Jet.


It has been a long journey till today. The photo above was captured during week 36 of my pregnancy. It ain’t easy walking around with a huge belly towards the end of the pregnancy. Yet I could still drag myself to go shopping. Hehe…..


Looking at him…. sometimes made me this for real? I am a mother now? This is my baby? I would say that there are many things no longer the same as before. I am adapting to it. I am learning new stuffs…

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6th Maternity & Children Expo

Recently, together with Hb I’ve visited the 6th Maternity & Children Expo held at Midvalley Megamall from 22-24 November 2013. I thought I should pay a visit to this expo before my belly becomes too big to squeeze with the crowd. LOL!

2013-11-22 15.20.15To avoid the crowd on weekends, we went on Friday. The crowd was still bearable but still many people also lar….

2013-11-22 15.24.24Counter to redeem goodie bag. Guess what’s inside the goodie bag.

2013-11-22 22.29.39Look….this is the so-called ‘goodie bag’. What’s the content? One small recycle bag (the yellow one), 1 bottle of mineral water (in case we get thirsty kua), 1 small size children’s toothpaste (gave to my niece), 1 calender. Wasn’t thrill at the content at all!!

2013-11-22 15.26.49Pureen was one of the participating brand.

We spent around 3 hours there…look see at each counters.

Here are what we spent on…. did not spend on big stuffs.

2013-11-22 22.33.29Baby diapers (Drypers) 2 packs for RM45. The sales girl advised to buy 1 pack of newborn and another pack of “S” size. Came home, chatted with my friend and sister only to realized Mamy Poko brand is better wor… Aikkss..

2013-11-22 22.35.53Bought this Crochet Hat for my baby at RM16. Love it! Ya…I’m going to use it for photo shooting 😉

2013-11-22 22.38.32Another satisfactory purchase! Tommie Tippee booth was having 50% discount for every items. Grabbed these glass milk bottle for RM29.95 each instead of RM59.90. These days, milk bottles aren’t cheap!!

2013-11-22 22.40.432 piece rompers from QQ Baby booth at RM5 each. Bathing towel RM10 each and bolster cover for RM4, both from Pureen booth.

2013-11-22 22.43.20Nursing Cover for RM33 and Breast Milk Storage Bags for RM9 , both under Autumnz.

2013-11-22 22.34.28Nursing Bra (without underwire) at RM20 each.

Hmmm….guess my preparations are almost there. What else? Need to cross check my checklist. hehe….

IMG_7422-001Latest update: My baby bump at Week 28.

IMG_7433-001Latest update: My baby bump at Week 28. I am now already at Week 30.

I want to breastfeed my baby

thFrom the beginning of my pregnancy, I’ve told myself that I want to breastfeed my baby. Hopefully at least till 1 year old. Hoping that I could manage to do it successfully. I felt, being a mother and able to breastfeed our baby is a blessing and something precious.

994637_10151810284853124_327311779_nThe beneficial of breast milk… I’m sure there are more than these. I will try NOT to introduce any formula milk to my baby. Friends who are into breast feeding, advised me not to spare/buy any formula milk to so-called ‘stand-by’. This will indirectly give you more excuses to feed on formula milk. Well… I am not going to elaborate about formula milk here… decisions are on you.

newborn_stomachMany mummies got panicked when they said they do not have milk on day 1. After reading much info… I gotto know that newborn babies can survive up to 3 days without milk. So, people who are not in the same boat…please stop telling the mummy, your baby is hungry and you do not have milk. That will create tense towards the mummy. Friends advise is to keep direct latch your baby, and the milk volume will slowly increase.

Yesterday, a friend of mine sent a message. Saying his wife has gave birth to a healthy baby girl. He said his wife tried to breastfeed the baby but failed because baby doesn’t know how to suckle. I guess what he meant is baby didn’t latch on? Then I thought this is something I should know and learn too. I’ve never thought about it. All I know is keep on ‘latch your baby’.. but never did find out what if baby doesn’t know how to latch on. So, I google for information. Then I found some good info and also blogs.

The Newborn Latch.

  • Take full advantage of your baby’s rooting reflex.
    • The rooting reflex has two parts: turning and opening the mouth.
      1. When you touch your baby’s cheek or lip lightly, she or he will turn her or his head towards the touching object.
      2. She or he will also open her or his mouth really wide, as in a big yawn.
      3. Soon, your baby will learn that your breasts are her or his source of comfort and nourishment, and she or he will turn her or his head from side to side and open her or his mouth whenever she or he wants to nurse.
    • If your baby is already facing your nipple, you can just tickle her or his lip with your nipple until she or he opens up really wide.
    • If the baby is facing away from the breast, tickle her or his cheek with your nipple When she or he turns toward your breast, tickle the lip with your nipple.
    • Make sure you continue tickling until your baby opens up reallywide. Don’t try to attach a baby whose mouth is only slightly open, or you might have sore nipples and all the other problems associated with improper latch-on.
    • A very common mistake is to try to push and turn a baby’s head towards your breast. The rooting reflex makes the baby want to turn towards the pushing object. Many people interpret this to mean that the baby is turning away from the breast. They say the baby “rejects” the breast, and resort to artificial feeding. Don’t fall into this trap! Just tickle the baby’s cheek with your nipple, and she or he will turn towards the breast.
    • When the baby opens up really wide, pull him towards your breast all the way to your chest. It’s important to pull the baby close to make sure she or he gets a good mouthful of breast instead of just the nipple.
  • When a baby is correctly latched on:
    • Her or his lips should be flanged out, not sucked in. You should be able to see the inner surfaces of the lips on your breast.
    • Her or his tongue should be covering the lower gum. You can see this by pulling the lower lip slightly out.
    • Her or his cheeks should not be dimpled. Dimpled cheeks during sucking indicate poor latch-on and suction.
    • Her or his nose should be touching your breast. If the baby’s nose is away from your breast, she or he is sucking on just the nipple. You’ll have sore nipples, and the baby won’t get enough milk.
  • You might wonder whether you should hold your breast with one hand while you are breastfeeding.If your baby is not latched on correctly, remove her or him from the breast and try again. You should keep trying until the baby gets it right, even if you have to try twenty times. Pretty soon, your baby will learn to latch on properly, and will be able to do it without any help.”
    • You can hold your breast to make it easier for the baby to latch on.
    • If you do, make sure your thumb and fingers are well behind the areola.
    • Many people do a good job of keeping the thumb way back, but they put their fingers too close to the areola, just behind the nipple. Avoid this! Your baby needs to take in as much breast tissue as she or he can comfortably fit into her or his mouth. If your hand is too close to the nipple, the baby will just take the nipple in. You’ll get sore nipples.
    • Avoid the “scissor hold” in which you hold your breast between your index finger and ring finger. This style of holding the breast very often causes the baby to latch on to the nipple instead of to the breast.
    • Use the “C” or “U” hold, where you form a C or U shape with your thumb and fingers (as if you are holding a water glass). Hold your breast so that its compressed shape is in line with the baby’s open mouth (remember, you are doing this to make it easy for the baby to take in as much of the breast tissue as possible).
    • You can also hold and lift your breast to bring it to the level of the baby’s mouth. This is useful for mothers with large soft breasts.
    • You don’t need to worry about pulling the breast back from the baby’s nose to let the baby breathe. Babies’ faces are made for nursing. They can breathe with no problems with their faces smushed right into your breast. Pulling the breast away from the baby can lead to improper latch-on and sore nipples.
    • If you have flat or inverted nipples that stand out when you squeeze the areola, hold your breast so your nipple protrudes until your baby is latched on.
    • Once the baby is latched on and nursing, you can usually let go of the breast.
    • If your baby is able to latch on correctly without your holding your breast, you don’t need to hold it. Women with smaller breasts are more likely to be able to nurse a young baby without holding the breast. As your baby grows, you’ll probably find that you won’t need to hold your breast, no matter how large or soft it may be.

(source from:- singlemomontherun )

Another resourceful blog:- How to Get a Newborn to Latch On

a good animation about latch on

breastfeedingAbove are the items that you may need to prepare when you plan for breastfeeding.

Nursing Pillow –  (depends on you necessity, you can use a normal pillow if you are comfortable with it).

Nursing Bra – for your convenience when you breastfeed. Because you don’t need to lift up your entire bra. Try Autumnz for affordable pricing nursing bra. The designs are not bad too.

Breast Pad – When you are breastfeeding, you tend to have more leakage, I suppose. So you may need breast pad to prevent people from noticing the leakage. Breast pads comes in disposable and washable type 🙂

Breast Pump – Some people are producing more milk than what the baby demanded. So, they’ll usually pump the extra milk to store them. Breast pump price range from hundreds to thousand.

Storage Milk Bottles – To store the milk that you’ve pump out. Alternatively, you can use storage bags instead of storage bottles. Lower cost and also space saving in your freezer.

Milk Bottles – I will need to go back to work after my 2 months confinement period. Therefore, I’ll need to train my baby on bottle.

Nursing Cover – In case you need to breast feed in public but you are shy to pull up your cloths openly… you may need a nursing cover. These days the nursing cover comes in variant designs and price.

I hope people around me are supportive on breastfeeding, hoping that I’ll be able to go through the whole process. Baby….please be cooperative with mummy ya…. heheh…

My Ways of Saving for My Baby

From the day you discovered that you are pregnant, you’ve already started spending money. i.e: pregnancy kit and consulting a doctor to get a confirmation. Well…many people would have the mindset of “this is my first child…I must get everything new for him/her! I must provide the best for him/her”.  I would not say they are wrong to have these thoughts. However I on the other hand would think differently. I am not loaded…you may call me stingy. But of course I am not giving my baby wear and tear clothing lar… Its just that there are things which I felt we could do some savings. Having a child is not a short term period kinda thing. Its a long period. These days unlike those days… we still need to consider about their education with today’s high standard of living. I am not saying that in future I am giving them a lavish life either. So, why not save today for tomorrow?

You often get over excited to find out that you are expecting a baby. Which is something you look forward to. So, bear in mind don’t over spent just because of your over excitement 🙂

1) Pregnancy Test Kit

Not necessary to get expensive digital pregnancy test kit just for one test. After all… you’ll still decide to double confirm your pregnancy with a doctor. Get some cheap ones (less than RM10) from Watsons or Guardian Pharmacy…they still give you an accurate result.

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2) Maternity Clothing

You will start putting on weight that most of your cloths may not fit in now. Not necessary to buy expensive or branded maternity clothing. I got some of my maternity cloths from Jusco. Also…its not necessary to be label as maternity clothing. Some loose fitting blouses and clothing also can wear ma. Besides… ask among your friends, if they could loan their maternity clothing to you. I did not buy much maternity cloths. I thought it would be a waste if I buy too much, because I only wearing it for a short period.

3) Baby’s Clothing

20131008_232526Ahhh…. babies clothing are so cuteeeee…. You may end up couldn’t resist the cuteness of it. But don’t forget, babies outgrow very fast. Do not buy too much. Go to warehouse sales. Or you can easily get some nice clothing at lower price from online bargains /online shopping. There are so many choices now.
Alternatively, if you don’t mind… you can ask your friends if they would like to giveaway their baby’s old clothing. Also you can buy preloved clothing.

4) Baby’s Equipment

Natural-Sleigh-Baby-Changing-TableI saw baby’s changing tables from IKEA are so nice. Really feel like getting one. But when I come to know about the price ranging from RM200… I decided not to buy. Getting a baby’s changing mat(Pureen) is just around RM20. Now you do the maths.

For baby stroller, my friend and sister volunteer to loan one to me. I can save that stroller money to get a good car seat for my baby which is more important I thought.

2013-10-06 18.17.59Baby’s Cot. I got my white color baby cot, as I wanted a white one from Stroller World, during their opening sales. Bought it at price of RM299 (just bed frame) with wheels, adjustable levels, size (24″x48″). Retail price around RM400+. Mummy planned to get a tailor made mosquito netting from a tailor shop. Which is cheaper than those ready made ones.  I’ll be getting baby’s mattress from furniture shop at RM150/piece. (Material: Natural Coconut Fibre). Those latex mattress selling at baby shop is around RM300/piece. So expensive!

I bought a baby carrier from a mummy who wanted to let go of her extra baby carrier, condition10/10, brand = My Dear for RM80 (inclusive postage). Retail price is over RM100.

5) Baby’s Feeding

I planned to breastfeed my baby because I know there are more pros than cons. Besides, I also can save alot by breastfeeding compared to formula milk powder. So, I suppose at this stage, I need to get a breast pump, milk bottles ( I need to return to work, therefore I can’t direct latch all the time), milk storage bags (cheaper than storage bottles). I have a kind friend who helped me get a preloved Avent breast pump for free.

6) Sales

Google on internet about warehouse sales or baby fairs from time to time. Then visit warehouse sales for better bargains. However you may need to do some homework before going to any warehouse sales. Take note on the market price.

I also like doing online shopping for baby’s items and maternity/nursing bra. I often check out the ‘sales’ corner 🙂

Try to avoid Summer Glitz. I find that their products quality are below expectation, after buying once.

7) Pre-natal Classes

Its your choice. But I felt its not necessary to over spent on taking up pre-natal courses. You know…in big city, signing up a course for 2 person (a couple) may not be cheap. Some hospitals offers pre-natal classes with every basic stuffs that you’re required to know/learn at affordable price. As for myself, I’ve just signed up a one day class by for RM40/couple. (Will review about this after I come back from the class)

*that’s all for now. Will add in more in future*

New Folder1Finally…I’m publishing a photo of myself at week 27 with huge belly and super rounded face!!

The current ME

Apologies to my readers (if I have any) for the long break here. I am fine and doing well. Just abit busy on working life.

Well…. I am now in week 25 already. Wow….how time flies! I’m now in the third trimester. *getting excited*

Let me update you with my current condition.

˜ belly growing bigger

˜ belly button has protrude

˜ back aches around my waist if I sit or stand for long hours.

˜ itching on my belly…due to stretching. Applied Egyptian Magic Cream to prevent stretch marks.

˜ sometimes I’ll get leg cramp while I was sleeping. HB will need to help massage my feet.

˜ not forgetting, I’m getting heavier each month. LOL!

˜ still getting indigestion sometimes. Probably depending on what food I had.

˜ I now crave for sweet stuffs. eg: cakes, desserts. But I must control my sugar intake to lower the risk of getting high glucose level.

˜ I’ve also changed my previous gynea (Dr. Ng, QHC Medical Centre) to (Dr. Ivan, KPJ Seremban) because I planned to deliver in Seremban.

My latest check up on week 24 with Dr. Ivan was fine. He did a detail scan for Junior AM and everything goes well. Baby is doing good and progressing well.

Baby’s First Movement

It was when about week 20, while I was resting on bed, I played pre-natal music which I’ve downloaded on my smartphone for Junior AM. I did not expect if he could hear it. The moment I played the music… I felt a hard kick from Junior AM!! Ohh dear…he was responding to the sound I guess. But not too sure if he likes or dislikes it. LOL! I felt so amazed and touched. I got teary.

Now, I could feel more movements from Junior AM. Sometimes on the right…. sometimes on the left. I think there is still room for him to move about. ^_^

Usually when I go to bed, HB will talk to Junior AM asking him to go sleep too and don’t disturb mummy while mummy sleeping. 😀

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1001225_641499755872423_1460432362_nI find this comic kinda funny and somewhat true!! But luckily it does not happen all the time. LOL!