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Baby Koala Baby Bottle Labels

Baby Koala, a Malaysian home-grown baby brand has launched a genius product -  Baby Koala Baby Bottle Labels - with the mission to make milk storage so much easier for mothers!

Baby Koala. Making mommy's life easier!

Made from high quality food grade silicone, Baby Koala Baby Bottle Labels are uniquely designed to label milk storage bottles and baby bottles easily.

This helps to ease mothers who are exhausted from the daily struggle of peeling off tapes, labels and washing off permanent ink markers.

Heaven-sent tool for breastfeeding moms

Previously when I was still sending my chilled breastmilk to the daycare every morning, I was one of those who labeled my baby's storage bottle with stickers on a daily basis. Guess what happened when these stickers got wet? Sometimes they could be so hard to peel off!

So, I really agree that Baby Koala Baby Bottle Labels can help me label my baby bottles with the name, date and contents without any hassle to avoid mix-ups. I just need to write, wash and rewrite on the labels as often as I like. No need to buy stickers anymore!

This product is indeed a MUST HAVE for every breastfeeding mom who uses bottles as the option for milk storage.

Labeling made easy for older children and adults

In addition to labeling milk storage bottles, these labels are also perfect for sippy cups, water bottles and small food containers. These fun, colorful personalized labels are rewritable, washable and reusable labels for daily use.

This convenient product benefits all ages and is perfect for daycare, kindergarten, school, sports and even the office.

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Product features
  • Works with any marker pen
  • Easily erasable with water
  • Very stretchy and flexible; fit snuggly around containers
  • High quality food grade silicone - BPA, BPS, PVC and phthalate free
  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic, convenient and economical
  • Sterilizer, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Suitable for breastfeeding mothers to label the milk storage bottles, formula-milk babies to identify the baby bottles, sippy cup and water bottles during daycare, kindergarten and school
  • U.S. FDA approved

How to use
  • Put the label around the bottle.
  • Write on the Baby Koala Baby Bottle Label using the marker pen provided or any permanent marker pen. Wait for a few seconds to let the ink dry before using it.
  • If warming a bottle in water, remove any moisture from the label by gently wiping with a dry towel. Do not wipe the label when wet as it will remove the writing.
  • After washing and if you would like to immediately rewrite again, make sure the label is dry by wiping with a dry towel.
  • To remove writing, simply rinse the label with water and scrub/wipe off with a sponge.
  • For usage of chiller bag with ice packs, ensure you place your individual milk storage bottles in individual Ziploc bags to prevent moisture from erasing the writing.

Baby Koala Baby Bottle Label is priced at RM49.90 for a pack of four labels and one marker pen.

Where to buy?
Baby Koala Baby Bottle Labels is available online at:

Pak John Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant at IOI City Mall Putrajaya

When you don't want to decide what to eat for lunch and dinner...

When you don't know which restaurant to go to...

When you have three boys to feed (including your husband hahaha)...

When you want to eat a good variety of meat and vegetables...

When you want to eat steamboat and BBQ at the same time...
Tell you what, just go to Pak John Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant at IOI City Mall Putrajaya lah!

There are five types of steamboat soup base - chicken, prawn, miso, tom yam, curry.

Chicken and miso are great for kids. Prawn is great too if no one in the family has shellfish allergy. I personally avoid spicy soup base but if you want to fire up your taste buds, go ahead with tom yam and curry.

I quite like the idea of doing steamboat and BBQ at the same time. So there's soup in the steamboat bottom base where you can throw in an assortment of seafood, vegetables, mushroom, meatballs, etc, and a grill pan on top for grilling marinated meat (lamb, beef, chicken). Awesome, kan?

There is also a spread of cooked finger food such as fried bee hoon, fried rice, chicken nuggets, cocktail sausages, fries, etc. So while waiting for the steamboat and BBQ food to be ready, the kids can have finger food first. You do know children don't like to wait for their food, right?

And of course, a bowl of my favorite ice kacang dessert for a sweet ending! Or, maybe two. There are waffles too. And free flow beverages!

In summary, I find that dining at Pak John is all about let's eat and be merry! Free flow of food and beverages, good food, good times with family and friends!

Check out more photos and video on my Facebook album below. Let them tell you how dining at Pak John will be like.

Thanks to The Butterfly Project for organizing this gathering for family and friends! Thanks Sebrinah for the invite!

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Babywearing: What the Science Says

Using slings, wraps, or carriers might seem like one of those new 'crunchy mom' fads, but, as it turns out, babywearing is a practice that has been around pretty much since the dawn of the human era.

This ancient tradition was unquestioned for millennia, but then the world began to change, especially in the West. Strollers became the preferred way to walk around with infants and toddlers, while the rise of the automobile made car seats more popular than a baby carrier. And just like that, babywearing looked destined to be dropped in the cultural dumpster.

Thankfully, the trend has been reversing. A primary reason for this is that the science on babywearing is finally catching up with the ancient cultural wisdom.

In celebration of International Babywearing Week, We The Parents has compiled an infographic detailing 23 advantages to baby-wearing (source):

Babywearing: 23 Science-Backed Benefits

As you can see, it turns out that numerous scientific studies explore the benefits of wearing babies. Some of the science comes from closely related fields of child development and human biology, but there are also a growing number of studies which explore the direct link between infant-wearing and its positive results. In fact, it's becoming something of a hot research topic.

So keep your eyes peeled as it's predicted that babywearing will more and more become part of mainstream health and social care. The movement away from strollers and toward carriers has begun, and it will be interesting to see how far it goes.

Whatever the exact future of baby-carrying, one thing is clear, it's here to stay. I'd say that this is good news for moms and babies worldwide. Happy babywearing!

Experience Kleenex® Ultra Soft with your family today!

Think tissue, think Kleenex!

Kleenex has been my family's go-to tissue brand for quite some time. It's like how you call containers as Tupperware, diapers as Pampers, disposable sanitary pads as Kotex. So, wanna buy tissue or toilet paper, buy Kleenex. It's the terminology that sticks.

Being a mom with two active little boys, hygiene tops my list. I have boxes of tissues everywhere in my house to wipe dirt, crumbs, little hands, little mouths, etc. I have wet wipes, dry wipes and hand sanitizers ever ready and within reach whenever we're out and about. I'm doing all I can to keep HFMD at bay!

My two boys

Why Kleenex® Ultra Soft?

Easy! Just remember these points.

3 Signs of Clean

1. FEEL: Luxurious cushiony soft touch in each 3-ply thick sheet

2. SEE: Specially crafted CleanWeave* design removes dirt

3. CHARCOAL FRESH: Charcoal extract absorbs odor

Cushiony soft

Made from 100% high quality virgin fiber and woven with cotton extract, Kleenex® Ultra Soft Bath Tissue provides a luxurious soft touch to feel comfortably clean.

I usually clean my kids' bottom with water before I use toilet paper to wipe off any possible traces of leftover poop. So I prefer to use toilet paper that's soft and not harsh to their delicate bottom.

CleanWeave* design

The new specially crafted CleanWeave* design on each sheet helps remove dirt thoroughly. This interweaved pattern gives superior strength to help effectively lift dirt away.

This is great because then I can use less paper during cleaning, hence reducing the usage of toilet paper in the long run. No wastage and can save money! Truly a win-win situation for any mom!

Absorbs odor

With the addition of Charcoal extract, which helps in absorbing odor, Kleenex® Ultra Soft Bath Tissue provides a feeling of confident clean.

This is awesome! Who doesn't want a toilet that's free with foul odor after each toilet use, right?

Seriously, what more can I ask for? I'm a happy mama! Softest tissue ever with odor absorbing capability so good that it keeps everything smelling fresh and everyone feeling good.

How to buy?

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