KL & Surrounds
Applecrumby and Fish
3 Lorong Teknologi C, OMNI/01 PJU 5, Taman Sains Selangor 1, Kota Damansara, PJ (03 6143 6088/www.applecrumbyandfish. com). This store with a ‘punny’ name purveys skincare products (anti-bug balm), DIY craft projects (Make-Your-Own-Puppet-WoodenSpoon) tasteful nursery décor (educational wall stickers), kids’ meals (organic lollipops) and more. Check out their website for some online shopping – free same-day delivery is available within the Klang Valley and Selangor.
First floor, the Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (014 239 3522); Happikiddo, First floor, Citta Mall, Ara Damansara, PJ (03 7859 9330); Happikiddo, Second floor, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (03 2602 1596); Happikiddo, Level UG1, 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.
First Few Years
Lot 180, 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. facebook.com/Happikiddo). 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 parentsto-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.
3F-1D, 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 have 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.
G-31, Jalan Mutiara Emas 9/3, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru (07 358 2436); 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. (Both locations) Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat, 11am-7.30pm; Sun, 11am-7pm.
5 & 6 Jalan Kundang, Taman Bukit Pasir, Batu Pahat (07 438 0313); 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, toddlers and kids. Check out the brand’s Facebook page for regular updates of new promotions. Daily, 10am-10pm. Penang
Choo Choo Train
25 Tingkat Bukit Minyak 7, Taman Bukit Minyak, Bukit Mertajam (012 492 0161/ www.cctbabyhouse.com). Choo Choo Train stocks various baby products ranging from bedding to travel accessories. You’ll also find diapers, clothing, feeding tools, safety equipment, toiletries and toys – everything to cover your parenting needs. Mon-Sat, 11am-9.30pm.
40 Jalan Raja Uda, Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda, Butterworth (04 332 5362); 14 LorongBunga Raya 12, Taman Bunga Raya, Butterworth (012 553 5362/www.ibaymall. com). Ibaymall’s baby apparel is imported from Korea and Japan, hence the street-savvy designs. Shop for rompers, shoes, socks or the eccentric ‘little princess bride’ wig. If you’re shopping online, take advantage of the free postage for purchases above RM150. (Jalan Raja Uda) Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; (Taman Bunga Raya) Tue-Sun, 8am-1pm.
22 Lebuh Medan Ipoh, Bandar Baru Medan, Ipoh (05 542 2222); 29 Jalan Foo Yet Kai, Ipoh (05 249 1111/www.bebeshop.com.my). Besides baby apparel and the usual suspects, Bebeshop stocks digital baby monitors that allow you to keep an eye (and ear) on your baby from a different room. The baby bottle sterilisers and specialised food blenders also serve as practical presents for new parents. You can even shop online for convenient delivery services. Daily, 10am-8.30pm. Sabah
Little Me Baby Store
Various locations in Sabah (www.facebook. com/littlemebabystore). What began as a little shop in Sandakan quickly expanded to multiple outlets around Sabah. Little Me provides a wide range of products for parents and their little ones including strollers, car seats and highly coveted Disney baby apparel.
Crown Square, Jalan Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim, Kuching (08 233 8100); Lot 2-25, Wisma Saberkas, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching (08 223 7271); CityONE Megamall, Jalan Song, Kuching (08 253 2968/www.mummycare.com.my). This humble store has blossomed into three outlets, and the family keeps growing – the brand also opened Kiddycare, which sells essentials for growing kids. Shop online if you’re not in the vicinity. Daily, 10am-9pm.
Various locations in Sarawak (08 223 6553/ www.facebook.com/PoppiesOnline). Customers in East Malaysia rave about the thoughtfully curated merchandise at Poppies. Find chic outfits for your baby by browsing through brands like Strawberry Shortcake, Disney and Baby Gear. Sign up as a member for great deals and visit the store’s Facebook page for updates on new products in store.
(www.facebook.com/ babywonderlandmalaysia). Carrying more than 50 brands, this online shop has all you need, from baby essentials to maternity needs. Preview soon-to-arrive products and preorder them with a quick phone call or message. Look out for their goods available online via Lazada and 11Street.
5.36, Fifth floor, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (03 2144 9878); Lot 172A, First floor, the Curve, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (03 7727 6388); Lot 2F 61, Queensbay Mall, 100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, Penang (04 646 1799/www.carters.com). The international brand from the US has outlets all around KL and PJ, as well as one in Penang, stocking outfits for newborns and toddlers. Also carrying items by OshKosh B’Gosh and its signature overalls, Carter’s is the place to be if you’re looking for quality apparel for your babies, toddlers and children.
As its name implies, Cotton Club stocks handmade apparel made of 100 percent cotton and natural dyes. You’ll find smocks, bedding, quilts, pillows, bolsters, mittens, booties, embroidered frames, bathrobes and towels. What we like best: the matching pyjamas for parents and kids. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Early Learning Centre Mothercare
Various locations nationwide (web. mothercare.com.my). This internationally recognised brand offers an extensive range of toys for newborns and kids up to six years old. Little ones who like to play house will be delighted by the miniature ironing set and wooden kitchen complete with pots and pans. Meanwhile, artistic kids will be plenty occupied with the likes of face paint and scribblers. The centre even caters to bigger projects; if you plan on building a playground in your backyard, visit any one of its branches for all the fixings: ball pits, bouncy castles, garden swings and more.
Various locations nationwide (www.poney. com.my). This leading retailer for kids’ clothing in Malaysia stocks seasonal collections which vary by theme, colour and design. Poney’s apparel for newborns, toddlers and children up to 16 years old will have your kid looking as cute as a button.
Various locations nationwide (www.facebook. com/pumpkinpatchMY). Founded in 1990, Pumpkin Patch releases comprehensive seasonal collections for babies and children up to 11 years old. You’ll find floral dresses for your little girl and funky polo T-shirts for your son. Most items of apparel are made of comfy cotton.
Various locations nationwide (www. sweetcherry.com.my). Malaysian brand Sweet Cherry designs strollers, buggies, bouncinettes and car seats. You’ll find the brand’s products at department stores such as AEON, Parkson and Giant. Visit Sweet Cherry’s website to check out the newest designs and to make online purchases.