Monday, February 16, 2015

Is it necessary to bathe newborn baby everyday?

Babies need to be kept clean, but frequent baths or over-cleaning can damage a new-born’s delicate skin. To properly care for your baby’s skin first you must understand some facts about your baby’s skin.
Many parents often wonder, how often should I bathe my baby? Do I really need to give him regular baths? How many times should I bathe my baby? How do I know if my baby is clean enough?
Baby’s skin is 30% thinner than adult skin, with a barrier function that is still thin and weak. This barrier function, which continues to develop during their first 12 months helps to protect the skin against harsh environmental elements like the sun and wind, but this barrier function can be disrupted by harsh soaps and cleansers. Although your baby’s skin is naturally more hydrated than yours in the first 12 months of life and it may seem visibly hydrated and soft even after cleansing, your baby’s skin actually loses moisture very easily. To prevent moisture loss from baby’s skin it needs proper care so that the barrier function remains healthy.
In the first days of your baby’s life, gentle care and hygiene are very important to protect your new-born’s delicate skin. Naturally, every parent wants the best for their baby and do not want to do anything that might lead to common skin troubles. However, there are some parents who go to the extreme and refuse to use any kind of cleanser at all, while others take the opposite view by insisting that their child is kept clean at all times, even if it means bathing them several times a day.
“As a general rule, babies can be bathed once or twice a day”; says paediatrician Dr. Foo Chee Hoe. This excludes regular cleansing between diaper changes and keeping their mouth and hands clean throughout the day. Despite our warm weather, avoid giving frequent baths so that your new-born’s delicate skin is able to maintain its natural moisture and pH balance. Most importantly, remember to use products that are clinically proven to be safe, mild and effective for babies.”
Here are some simple Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind for baby’s bath time:
  • Prepare what you need in advance.
  • Test the water temperature before putting baby in. Use a bath thermometer to check for atemperature of 37 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, dip your whole elbow into the water to test that it is not too hot or too cold.
  • Keep it simple. All you need is a bath with warm water, a mild and gentle baby cleanser and a fresh towel, as well as a calm and safe space to undress and later dress your baby. If your baby is still very small, a small basin placed on a flat, stable surface such as a countertop may be easier for bathing your new-born rather than a full-sized baby bathtub. When using a baby bathtub, use a rubber mat to prevent baby from sliding.
  • Stay calm. Your baby’s temperament will often reflect your own mood. Enjoy the bath time experience because every bath time can be a special moment to help a mother and her baby develop a stronger and deeper bond. To maximise the benefits, create a soothing ritual out of bath times; choose a time when you’re least likely to be interrupted, in between feeds so that he is neither full nor hungry, and use the time to interact fully with your child, without rushing.
  • Give your full attention to your baby; distractions like the telephone ringing will just have to wait.
  • Don’t leave your baby unattended even for a moment, regardless of whether he is in the tub or on the changing mat. Taking your attention away from your baby even for a second can affect his safety and well-being.
  • Don’t use any kind of skincare or products that is not specifically formulated for babies as may contain ingredients that are too harsh for baby’s delicate skin, leaving it dry or irritated.
Baby Skincare Essentials
Choosing the right skincare for your baby is very important, as the right skincare regimen will help protect your baby’s skin health and early development. While there are a great variety of options available, it’s important to use a trusted and established brand, with a long history of safe and trusted products. The ideal cleanser for babies is one that safely and mildly cleanses without drying your baby’s skin. It does not cause irritation or inflammation, and respects baby’s sensitive skin barrier by maintaining the skin’s natural pH level. As harsh soaps and cleansers can damage the skin barrier, causing the skin to lose its natural moisture and making the skin more vulnerable to irritants, it’s essential to choose products that are specially formulated for babies, which are hypoallergenic and clinically proven to be mild and gentle.
Dr. Foo Chee Hoe is the co-founder of This feature is an educational initiative by, with support from Johnson’s Baby. For more information, visit

As you can read above article that baby skin is 30% thinner than adult's skin. Baby is like us, he/she will feel sticky and sweaty in different environment. 
I recalled my mom-in-law helping me with my confinement and she is one that in charge to bath my baby. My son was bath everyday,  he was sweaty and feeling uneasy before his bath.  It's important to check water temperature, if you are using baby bath tub, you can use your elbow to test the water. Don't let the water be too hot or too cold.
You can read more on the tips above. 

Time fly, look at my son, he is going to be 4 years old this coming June, I am so excited. I recalled he was just a newborn baby, I had c-section in labor.

Newly furnished baby room LG1 in Sunway Pyramid

Have you finish shopping for Chinese New Year? I have started and taking time to finish, today I have time and head on to Sunway Pyramid with my son after school. It's my son 9 years old birthday, I brought him to dine in Johnny Rocker at Sunway Pyramid.

Then we decided to check out the baby room at LG1. 

I was a breastfeeding mom so I know it's important to find a breastfeeding room in mall. 
You can find the baby room with two breastfeeding rooms, it's located at LG1 next to Bonita.
When I was there, a room was occupied, it's not closed proper as a mommy with her child and her family member were together in the room. 
Me being model sitting in the room, breastfeeding is the best for baby.
My sons were breastfeed by me, I breastfeed my eldest son for 3 and half years, breastfeed my 2nd son for almost 2 years.

You can park your baby stroller or baby pram outside the room. You can try to see if the baby stroller can fit in the room?

You can change your baby diaper in this baby room, they have diaper bag under the changing table. 
 There are three mirrors in this room, a sink.

You can also add hot or cold water to your tumbler at the machine.
 Look at the baby change table at the bottom picture, it is big and comfortable for babies to have their diaper change. Don't forget to throw your baby dirty diaper in the diaper bag provided by Sunway Pyramid.
Breastfeeding mom can find comfort now to breastfeed their baby in Baby Room. 

My friends always go Sunway Pyramid for shopping with her baby and family. Now I am sure she will enjoy the baby friendly room in LG1, Sunway Pyramid. 

Mommies who are breastfeeding baby, can find this Baby Room. Now you can enjoy shopping in Sunway Pyramid as you know where to find the Baby Room. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CNY Holiday & Festivities at KidZania Kuala Lumpur

Are you planning anything to do on this Chinese New Year, it's school holiday a week from next Tuesday. You can start planning if you haven't got plan with your children.

My son loves to go Kidzania, so many fun jobs he can try but still he is afraid of height.
KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the award-winning edutainment centre boosts its activity line-up with a variety of Chinese New Year festive and cultural fun. 
Now you can check out KidZania for experience new seasonal establishment activities, a special Chinese New Year calligraphy master class, calligraphy contest and much more.

Don't forget to join their Chinese Calligraphy Contest. 

Master Wong in Chinese Calligraphy Class

Lunar New Year themed activities at KidZania Kuala Lumpur include creating Chinese New Year paper fans at the STABILO Arts & Crafts Studio, Chinese New Year themed art at the Painting School, creating goat/sheep charm bracelets at the KaratZ Jewelry Store, designing a notebook cover at the DELL Notebook Factory, themed wallpaper on the mobile phones at SOX Mobile Phone Zone, writing an article on Lunar New Year happenings at the New Straits Times Press News Room, making song dedications at Radio Station and much more.

Beautiful merchandise awaiting you at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, I have bought one for my son and he loves it. 

KidZania Kuala Lumpur is holding a calligraphy contest in order for calligraphers young and old to further hone their skills in the ancient art. The contest is divided into three age categories, which are offered to children aged between 7-12 years old (Category A), teenagers aged 13-17 years old (Category B), and adults 18 years and above (Category C). Held in park for visitors, the contest preliminary round will take place from February 7 until February 15.

Finalists from all three catogories will be selected to attend the grand final on February 28 where they will have recreate their submission under the watchful eye of Master Wong and a panel of appointed judges. The winners will stand to win prizes consisting of KidZania Kuala Lumpur tickets and merchandises.

This season is also cause for a dual celebrations as KidZania celebrates not only the Lunar New Year but also KidZania Kuala Lumpur's 3rd Anniversary. The anniversary celebration, set to excite on February 28, will boast a spectacular lion dance, special performances and tons of other fun surprises.

For more info, you can check out KidZania Kuala Lumpur Facebook.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Permanent Laser Removal

As tattooing has become more popular, so has tattoo removal. While they are meant to be permanent tattoo removal has made this less true than it once was. The most recent method for tattoo removal is by laser, which has meant that it is no longer necessary to use surgical or other invasive procedures to cut or scrape the tattoo out of the body. Accordingly, the laser method will generally cause less damage to the skin in the area, and therefore result in less scarring. 

Tataway are specialists in laser removal. Removal is all they do, and they have dedicated themselves to making your removal experience go as smoothly as possible. They have also recently gotten the PicoSure laser which is the fastest laser available for tattoo removal. 

They have locations in Boston and New York to serve both cities and the regions around them. For more information about their New York location, go to

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Scott’s® Momazing moments

Hi Sherry, congratulations for being one of the top 100 submissions who will be receiving a Scotts® hamper.
Please expect a call from our Scotts® Malaysia.

If you have been following me on Facebook Sherry Go, you'll find that I have share with you as above about the Scotts momazing moments. It's a contest too, that every child can participate, for more info check out Scotts Malaysia Facebook.

I am not sure how many entries they have received.

If you haven't read my blog post, Scott’s® Momazing moments kindly click on the read to read more.

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