International Baby Expo
Suria KLCC, 241 Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL (03 2382 2828). Kuala Lumpur’s International Baby Expo (IBEX) is a biennial event attracting mums, dads, parents-to-be and kids. Discover an array of products and services for parents and infants including the likes of maternity apparel, children’s clothing, baby formula, toys, furniture and early education. Guests can also listen in on talks addressing issues such as breastfeeding, postnatal fitness and support for mums. Dec 11-13, 10am-9.30pm. Free entry.
Mom & Baby Expo
Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre. Held all year long in various parts of the nation, the self-acclaimed largest Mother & Baby Expo in Southeast Asia is back once more, courtesy of Today Publishing. Check out good deals on various necessities for mums and toddlers. Dec 4-6, 10am-9pm. stickers), kids’ meals (organic lollipops) and more. Check out their website for some online shopping as well. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm (Walk-Ins).
First floor, the Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ; Happikiddo, Citta Mall, Ara Damansara, PJ (03 7859 9330); Happikiddo, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (03 2602 1596); Happikiddo, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, KL (03 6206 1830/www. babyambrosia.com). Baby Ambrosia offers 100 percent natural, nutritious and delicious meals without preservatives, additives, salt or sugar. Special menus cover entire weaning stages; select super smooth purées for babies under six months or chunky meals for toddlers aged one and above. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Bangsar Village I, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, KL (03 2287 0000/www.bluedotbaby.net). Bluedot claims to be the first local baby store to sell planet-friendly, non-toxic, organic products. Think bamboo and cotton clothing, organic skincare, toys made of recycled materials and cloth diapers. Check out the ‘Yummy Mummies’ corner for designer hospital gowns, perfumed candles and other goods catered to mothers and mothers-to-be. Daily, 10am-10pm.
First Few Years
First floor, the Curve, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (03 7725 1160); Paradigm Mall, 1 Jalan SS 7/26A, Kelana Jaya, PJ (03 7887 2260/www.firstfewyears. com.my). As the store’s name implies, First Few Years aims to provide everything your new family member will need upon entering the world. The shop only carries renowned and reliable brands imported from Australia, Canada, Europe and the US. Look out for the cute cow print car seats and the handy mummy satchels large enough to fit several baby bottles, diapers, makeup and more. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Second floor, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (03 2602 1596); Level UG1, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL (03 6206 1830); First floor, Citta Mall, Ara Damansara, PJ (03 7859 9330/www. happikiddo.com.my). A baby concept store for mums, babies and children, Happikiddo stocks over 50 international brands with more than 10,000 products under one roof. Trend forward, this shop is a paradise for early parenthood as it has everything parents and parents to-be need under one roof. From snacks, educational toys and toiletries to travel gear, apparel and nursery furniture, Happikiddo has it all! Daily, 10am-10pm.
Various locations in KL (03 7803 5523/ www.mamours.com.my). Mamours stocks labels such as Peg Perego, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Brevi, Silver Cross and Bugaboo. Shop here for strollers, pushchairs, clothing, nursery equipment, carriers, car seats, diaper bags, bath units and toys for your kids.
Third floor, Bangsar Village II, Bangsar, KL (03 2282 0314/www.tinytapir.com). This Malaysian brand deserves the highest praise for its eco-friendly philosophy. Tiny Tapir’s products for babies and women has helped many a customer switch to a healthier, chemical-free lifestyle. There is a huge range of stock including everything from booties and diapers to menstrual cups and freshly roasted coffee. Daily, 10am-8pm.
42G Jalan Bestari 3/2, Taman Nusa Bestari, Nusajaya, Johor Bahru (07 232 5908/www. babyphoebe.com.my). Kill two birds with one stone by shopping for both baby and maternity apparel. You’ll also find feeding utensils like bottle warmers, milk powder dispensers and accessories such as diaper bags and cloth diapers. Visit Baby Phoebe’s physical location or check out its online store, which offers home delivery services. Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm.
5 & 6 Jalan Kundang, Taman Bukit Pasir, Batu Pahat (07 438 0313); 15 & 17 Jalan Ali, Muar (06 952 1313); 76 Jalan Rugayah, Batu Pahat (07 435 2988/www.facebook. com/DEARBABY2004). This baby store stocks strollers and car seats from international brands such as Esprit, Capella, Maclaren and Halford. Prices range between RM200 and RM1,000. You can also find apparel and accessories for infants,