How were babies ‘worn’ by their mothers during the old days? I am sure many of us have seen or heard of the kain batik which was hung around one shoulder or the back, with a baby snugly tuck in. There are still some people who practise this until today, of course.
Nowadays however, there are so many types of babywearing options available to us and I am sure it’s pretty confusing for parents. Which is the right one to use? During the Moby & Petunia Pickle Bottom media gathering recently, babywearing consultant Dr Izam Suzaini said it did not matter which one parents selected, as long as they followed the ‘TICKS’ rule.
The babywearing TICKS rule is:
- T is for ‘Tight’ : Slings and carriers should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you, as this will be most comfortable for you both.
- I is for ‘In View at All Times
- C is for ‘Close Enough to Kiss’
- K is for ‘Keep Baby’s Chin Off the Chest’
- S is for ‘Supported Back’
Above it all, babywearing is better for baby, mummy and also daddy, Dr Izam said. When parents carry their babies often, they cry less and are calmer. Babywearing is also great for parents, especially if they do not have help and need to do house chores, go out alone or have other children to take care of.
Beautiful, comfy carriers
Moby introduced 5 new selections in their latest Fall Collection. The collection was inspired by the colours of autumn – the tones of Apple Blossom, Rich Caramel, Warm Creams, Flannel Grey and deep hues of blue with touches of floral, stripes and wovens. It’s been awhile since I saw so many pretty baby carriers!
The collection showcased the Moby Hip Seat, Moby Sling, Moby Wrap, Moby Fit and Moby Carrier. All the baby carriers come in either cotton material or viscose from bamboo and a mixture of both. It’s soft and breathable too. And don’t fret – the carriers are also machine washable. The baby carriers in the Fall Collection are suitable for newborns right up to toddler stage, but it’s really up to your own personal preference should you want to change carriers as your baby grows.
Besides the babywearing, we also got to see the latest Petunia Diaper Bag collection. Not only was the material super nice to touch and feel, it was good to know they are also immensely wipeable. Great for when food or milk-related accidents happen! The bags are also water resistant. The Petunia Diaper Bag also comes with an attached changing pad. Some of the bags even have space for breast pumps and an insulated section for milk – so convenient for breastfeeding mums!
The collection showcased the Method Back Pack, Balance Back Pack, Downtown Tote, Boxy Backpack, Inter-mix Backpack, Axis Backpack, City Carryall and the Crossover Clutch. I super loved almost all of it. Not only were they stylish, you can also use most of the bags even after you’ve used it for your baby’s things
Moby and Petunia are available at Baby Stork at Permaisuri Imperial City Mall, Miri, First Few Years at The Curve, Happikiddo at The Gardens Mall, Publika Shopping Gallery, Citta Mall, Avenue K, KL Gateway & D’pulze Mall, Jumping Baby Jacks at Boulevard 10, Mothercare @ KLCC and Mums & Babies at Taman Daya, Johor Bahru.