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June 2010 Special Offer

We are having sales on our BumGenius & Happy Heinys this month. All are at only RM 79.90. Indeed a good bargain which you can’t miss.

If you are into sewing & handcraft, don’t forget to check out the Fabric Station. We are bringing you the IKEA Designer fabric to you.

This weekend promo: You’ll be getting RM20 Store Credit in your account. Valid only from 4th to 6th June . How to claim? Just sign up an account at Sentuhan Bayu & you’ll get that RM20 credit in your account. You already signed up? Well, its time for you to shop then. Just remember to do your purchase on the specified date.

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Diaper Choices - By Lindsay Evans

Back in the early 1990s, when environmental awareness was at a peak, many states were considering taxing the sale of disposable diapers, or perhaps banning them altogether.

The use of disposable diapers is now so prevalent that many parts of the country no longer have diaper services. What happened during this time that caused such a remarkable shift in thinking?

In 1990, Proctor & Gamble, the nation’s largest manufacturer of disposable diapers, commissioned a study on the environmental impact of disposable diapers. The results of this study were used to create an advertising campaign showing tree roots planted in compost with the caption, “90 days ago this was a disposable diaper.” The ad was pulled after several lawsuits challenged its misleading message.

The fact is no composting facilities in the country could handle disposable diapers—a situation that has not changed since then.

In response to this ad, the National Association of Diaper Services (NADS) (www.diapernet.org) is…

Made by Lily

Here's the outcome of my mini project. A mini dress / tops for my daughter. Those cute buttons are from Beutron & the printed fabric , well should i say designer prints?











Toilet Training a Toddler

I was watching an old movie the other day, and yet another teary eyed woman was waving her hanky at someone terribly important in her life, who was leaving by train for parts unknown. How sad for her. How exciting for the one on the train, destined for new horizons, adventures, places. It dawned on me that if life were run by Amtrak, there would be many, many trains arriving at and departing from the Commuter Station of Life. From birth to death and all things in between. A train for first steps, one for losing the first teeth, another for getting a license, graduating, marriage, and yes, even one for learning to use the toilet. That’s the train my two year old is preparing to board and in my mind, the imaginary conductor has called out, "Now departing on Track 2, destination Big Kid, The Potty Train!"
Nothing marks the change from baby to big kid more than the mastery of both bladder and bowels. Having been down these "tracks" twice before, you would think this is …

Eco-Savvy Showers

By Helen Coronato


Many pregnancies are accompanied by a baby shower. In this age of greener consciousness, why not opt for an ecologically friendly shower? Eco-showers are the latest green trend to add momentum to the movement toward freedom from carbon emissions, as environmentally savvy women look for ways to host parties that honor the mother-to-be and Mother Earth with greener gift registries, reusable party decorations, and more meaningful activities and rituals.

You’re probably already doing your daily best to reduce, reuse, and recycle. But when it comes to celebrating special occasions, it’s all too easy to fall back on old, wasteful standbys: paper plates, plastic cutlery, paper streamers, and plastic party favors. Add to that the usual tons of boxed, wrapped, beribboned presents, and you have the makings of an eco-mess. It’s time to stop doing what we’ve always done, and start embracing new ideas for entertaining.

First things first: Baby showers are not about who can buy the b…

The Joy of Cloth Diapers By Jane McConnell

I have three children in diapers--a nine month old, a two year old, and a four year old who wets at night. In rough numbers, this means our household has changed more than 20,000 dirty diapers in four years.

Now, I'm not a glutton for punishment, and like all working mothers I don't have a lot of spare time. But I've chosen cloth diapers over disposables from the beginning. Like breastfeeding and drug-free childbirth, cloth diapering has always seemed to me to be the most "natural" approach. Yet, even in an environmentally conscious town like Boulder, Colorado, I'm surprised at how few parents use cloth. Some are put off by the perceived inconvenience; others have argued that cloth diapers are actually more harmful to the environment than disposables. To aid you in your own decision, or to help you educate your friends who are new parents, here is a current look at some of the issues involved in cloth and disposable diapering.

Which Is Better for the Environme…

Tackling sass

CHILDWISE By RUTH LIEW

WHEN I asked my friends what they regarded as rude remarks from their children, I received mixed responses. They disagreed on what is considered rude. Perhaps it should be established from the start that it is considered rude when children intentionally use words to hurt other people’s feelings.

If an elderly person remarks that today’s children are rude and ill-mannered, he or she is probably right. Experts such as Michelle Borba, author of Don’t Give Me That Attitude, said that eye-rolling and general sassy behaviour is occurring more often among younger children. Teenagers are no longer the only ones who do back talking and display bad attitude. How did our children learn to be rude and frivolous in their behaviour? Just take a look around you. There is less politeness around these days. People don’t exactly go around saying, “Please” and “Thank you” anymore. When you walk down the street and someone accidentally bumps into you, there will be no word of apolo…

IKEA Flat Diapers with Pretty Prints @ Sentuhanbayu.biz

Flats used to be boring. Making the whole cloth diapering boring too. Thank god, those days are over. Check out these flats ( kain lampin biasa) from IKEA. Each are packed in 3 pc. One with colored stripes , one with the plain white & another is with cute prints. The texture are thicker & stronger too. Not like those we usually have from Anakku. I've already listed it in my store, in case you'd like to get one.

5 Tips For Buying Green Gifts For Babies

Green Gifts are the only way to go when shopping for babies. Really they’re the only way to go when shopping for anyone. But especially for babies. Why? Because babies are more prone to toxins that are often found in your non-green gifts. Organic is the way to go when buying for anyone, especially when shopping for your or your friends’ little ones. So how do we shop for little ones? And how do we green our shopping? Check out these five tips.


1) Buy only organic, non-toxic. Don’t buy anything with potentially harmful toxins that babies love to touch and smell and taste.

2) Buy only products made from recycled or easily renewable material. Companies like to advertise when they make things from recycled materials. Check for that. Bamboo is a great, highly renewable product (it grows fast, so it’s easily replaced and it doesn’t release much carbon). Check for Bamboo products (you can even get babies clothes from made out of bamboo materials!)

3) Change your shopping habits. Save gas an…

Cloth Diaper Deals Alert

EnviBum Diapers is having an RM20 off. Deal ends on 31st May 2010.

Pointers for first-timers

CHILDWISE By RUTH LIEW
WHILE some Year One schoolchildren may fret over starting school for the first time, many are no longer new to the idea of making the transition from home to school. Today’s children are well prepared because they have attended preschool. I remember when I first sent my second daughter to Year One class. I overheard one of her classmates comforting another child: “Don’t be scared. Your mummy will come for you after school.”

While these first-timers are prepared for academic learning, they are not quite prepared for school life. It’s a big leap for many children who attended small kindergartens to move into a large building for primary education. The school hours are longer, and there are more classes and students.
Parents are concerned about their children’s health and safety when they first enter Year One. They look out for traffic safety and hygienic school canteens that serve healthy snacks. However, they may neglect to teach their children some personal saf…

Common Things That Should Not Be Flushed

Toilets often get used as a trash can. We've all been to our local stores and have seen the signs that read "Do Not Flush These Items." Mostly, the businesses put these signs up so people won't damage and clog their toilets. At home, however, you may be tempted to use the toilet as a trash can. After all, it's your toilet. If it breaks, you're the one who is responsible. I don't know why you'd be so cavalier with your own toilet, but in times of laziness all things are possible.

Flushing things non-human waste down the toilet wastes water.. Every time you flush that toilet, it wastes about three gallons of water, depending on the toilet. It also increases your water bill if you're a habitual trash-flusher. You may also be forced to buy a brand-new loo due to your devil-may-care attitude. It's not green, not at all. Some of these items like condoms and floss end up in the oceans and gumming up sewer systems.

Here is a list of commonly flushed …

Alhamdulillah It's Friday

TGIF. If you have not visit our store lately, then I suggest you do. I'm giving you RM10 cash to spend in my store. To take the opportunity is simple. Just simply sign up & register an account at SentuhanBayu.biz.

Check out our new Fabric Station!

Megan Fox dropped from third 'Transformers'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Megan Fox, who made her name as Shia LaBeouf's sultry love interest in the first two "Transformers" movies, has been dropped from the third. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that Fox's option was not picked up for part three in the blockbuster Michael Bay series. The studio, which released the first two movies about shape-shifting machines doing battle, declined to give further details or say who would replace the 24-year-old actress. Fox's publicist, Dominique Appel, did not return a message left at her office seeking comment. Fox, notorious for making attention-grabbing comments to the media, engaged in a public spat with director Bay around the release of part two last summer. But Bay later defended her and said he looked forward to working with her on part three. In announcing "Transformers 3" in October on his blog, www.michaelbay.com, he wrote: "P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any w…

Vital experience

Childwise By RUTH LIEW

CHILDREN need to learn skills like decision-making and problem-solving to help them grow into independent adults. Parents must first allow their children to help themselves in small tasks rather than do things for them. They need the practice as well as the experience.The idea of being independent for the child is doing things on her own without any help from adults. Free of adult control and influence, children can learn to do things for themselves. They may make mistakes along the way.

Whenever adults do things for children which they can do themselves, they give the message that children are helpless and weak. Children learn to be helpless because they are told that they are too young to do anything for themselves. Some parents may even go to the extent of keeping children away from being independent because they do not want them to grow up too fast. Our job as parents is to help children to take care of themselves as soon as they can. It is discouraging for…

Envibum FAQ

How are they waterproof?
They are lined with waterproof, non-toxic, PVC free, and vinyl free PolyUrethane Laminate (PUL). This is a long lasting material originally made for the medical industry that is made for high heat and thousands of washings.

How do they adjust for the rise?
The proprietary design in our envibum cloth diapers automatically adjusts proportionately to your baby’s waist, rise, and legs. Soft durable long lasting elastic has a flexible give as your child grows.

Does envibum sell their diapers in stores?
We are working to sell our diapers in stores. Currently, we are an online store only. We will update the site and blog when we have our new list of diaper sites and resellers.

Why are they more expensive then some diapers?
envibum’s plush Minkee diapers are made from high quality long lasting materials. The hidden layer of PUL is protected from heat elements in the dryer while making them stylish and super soft! Our 100% unbleached cotton with absorbency channels is un…

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Photos of EnviGreen - Malaysia Favorite Cloth Diaper

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Photos of EnviAqua - Malaysia Favorite Cloth Diaper

Minkee Cloth Diaper Promotion

In this month of May 2010, you could get up to RM 20 off your Minky cloth diapers. Click Here to Shop Now.
All these are One Size Pocket Diapers with the most affordable price!

Sibling rivalry

CHILDWISE By RUTH LIEW
Children need to work out their relationship with their siblings.
TWO-year-old Kate is the baby of the family. Her older siblings are in primary school. She enjoys the attention they lavish on her every day. The family dotes on her and caters to all her needs.Ben, two, has a four-year-old sister. He gets into squabbles with her almost every day.To his sister, he is an intruder. He would take her things and make her angry. In turn, she would hit him or throw things at him. Both children experience being the youngest in different ways.

Kate may find that it is rewarding to be the baby of the family. She may struggle with wanting to be independent. Her siblings are always there to help her. So it is up to her parents to support her as she tries to do things on her own. Meanwhile, Ben learns quickly to cope with his daily struggles. His sister may be kind and helpful one moment, hurtful and selfish the next. He has to be ready for all situations.Ben learns to be co…

Guide in Buying Cloth Diaper - Malaysian Way

Buying Cloth Diaper Cloth diapers have come a long way and they're increasingly popular today.
More and more parents are worrying about the environment - for good reason. According to Environment Canada, more than four million disposable diapers are discarded in Canada each day. It's estimated that it takes 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose in a landfill.

Cloth diapers are also cheaper than disposables. The average cost of a disposable diaper is about RM0.60. If you wash your own diapers the cost is about RM0.03 cents a diaper after the initial purchase.
What's more, most cloth diapers today are a lot cuter than any disposable. You can buy cloth diapers in anything from blue and purple gingham to shocking pink and leopard print!

Are They Practical?

Envibum Review - Welcoming Envi to Malaysia

I've been using Envibum for almost a month now on my 18 months girl. Yes, I bring  in envibum so that Malaysian mommies can have a try on this innovative diaper. I came across it

What I like about Envibum:
- No restuffing! Works like AIO, but having the options to take the insert out if you need fast drying. Marvelous! And if i want extra absorbency, just put in the extra stuffing and leave it.
- No snapping. Well, this is actually a feature that makes me determine to bring in this diaper. No more figuring out which setting is best for your baby. And no excuse for dads too ;-)
- Minkee outer! awwhhhhh so soft, so nice...... my precioussss
- Cotton lining. I know we are most familiar with microfleece but cotton lining is much more dummy proof. No need for me to worry about stripping, build up, what detergent to use etc. This will be great for newbies. No more worries diapers. Just prewash & put it on. Simple!!
- Warm colors. Don't you love the green shades it has? Yummy....…

The Made in China Cloth Diapers

Well, I must admit that China Made cloth diapers some times got issues but I believe they are getting there. Most of the time they do work.

Look at their brands like Coolababy, Babyland, Apple etc. They have from microfleece to bamboo. The price is very competitive, ranging from RM 30 to RM60. They used to come in plain colors, but now they have cute prints & minkee too.


List of Government Hospital in Negeri Sembilan and Melaka

Negeri Sembilan

Hospital Jelebu
71600 Kuala Kelawang
Tel: 06-613-6355
Fax: 06-613-7531

List of Government Hospital in Kuala Lumpur

Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Pahang
50586 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2615-5555
Fax: 03-2691-1681
http://www.hkl.gov.my/

List of Government Hospital in Selangor

Hospital Ampang
Jalan Mewah Utara
Pandan Mewah
68000 Ampang
Tel: 03-4289-6000
Fax: 03-4295-4666

List of Government Hospital in Perak

Hospital Bahagia
Tanjung Rambutan
31250 Ulu Kinta
Tel: 03-533-2333
Fax: 05-533-1350/533-3551

List of Government Hospital in Penang and Perlis

Perlis

Hospital Tuanku Fauziah
Jalan Kolam
01000 Kangar
Tel: 04-976-3333
Fax: 04-976-7237

List of Government Hospital in Kedah

Hospital Baling
Jalan Hospital
09100 Baling
Tel: 04-470-1333/470-1500
Fax: 04-470-1160
http://hbaling.moh.gov.my/

Dare to say ‘no’

Childwise
By RUTH LIEW

Saying ‘no’ is for a child’s own good.
MOST children today have their parents well trained. They know what they can do to get their parents to agree to their demands.Many parents are too afraid to say no to their children for fear of losing their affection or upsetting them.There will be times when you have to say no. Children can learn from experiencing small doses of frustration. They learn how to manage it. They can accept the “no” graciously and make the best of the situation. When they are older, they will know how to face challenges with confidence and skill.
Children who are always waiting to be pleased will face an adult world that is not going to please them. They may be greatly disappointed by many people who are not going to do things their way. They may have broken relationships with other people because of their unrealistic expectations.

One four-year-old boy wanted his mother to buy him chocolates at the check-out counter. His mother refused. He st…

Latest Photo of My Sweet Heart

Yup, she's growing up so fast. Now started to talk & twittering like a bird most of the time. Awwhhhh, Mama misses you already. Meet me tommorow ok.

Porn star role for Lindsay Lohan?

Lindsay Lohan has been cast in a new movie.


The troubled actress will play porn star Linda Lovelace in independent movie 'Inferno', the movie's producer Wali Razaqi has confirmed. He said: "We've all thought that Lindsay would be a great choice for a while now, and we're all convinced that she is going to do it. "For at least a year, the director Matthew Wilder and I have gone back and forth imagining how awesome of a performance she could give if she was in the movie."  Confirming an announcement would be made at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, Razaqi claimed the role would be a challenge for Lindsay. He told the Los Angeles Times: "I would say it's probably one of the most challenging roles any actor could play - and not because of the sexual content, necessarily - but more because she was so battered and beat up emotionally, that I think it's gonna take everything Lindsay has to really be able to pull it off." Lindsey …

Make your own Stay Dry Liners

By Cloth Diaper Mama from Malaysia - Yup, me....

A cloth diapering friend suggested that I make my own liners. Why didn’t I think of that?

So I did, and so can you.

First, purchase a light-weight fleece. Then, cut it into strips about 11-12 inches long and 4-5 inches wide. Since fleece doesn’t fray on the edges when washed, you don’t have to finish the edges. Now granted, my store-bought stay dry liners look much nicer, they are serged on the edges and exactly the same size, but my homemade stay-dry liners function the same.
I purchased 1/4 yard (suku ela... err betul ke?)of fleece when it was on sale. I was able to cut about 20 liners – enough to cover my stash and wash every 2-3 days. I spent less than RM 15. This is a great, economical way to keep baby dry – DIY!


Ok, i just put this photo because i think it;s cute. ;-)

How do you explain that dad and mum have to go to work?

Sentuhan Bayu:
Okay this is really cute question when my 3 years old ask me where did both of us go after sending her to daycare. She asked with huge question mark on her face. Hmm.... how do you explain WORK to a 3 years old? So, one night - right after picking her up from day care I brought her to my office. I actually brought her right to my cubicle.
 "This is where mama read ABC & play. My teacher (which is of course refering to my boss) will be angry if i don't completely write my ABC,and count one to ten. After I completed that, only then i could get home & fetch you. Oh look! Here's a candy my teacher gave me today, why don't you eat it"

She beamed. What a  priceless moment for me. You know, the look of a hah! now i know.

She responded . "Hmm now i know. I see you have lots of ABC on your desk (which of course refering to the working papers). Take it home. I don't want teacher to scold you"

Awww.... isn't that cute. Well I have to…

Working hard to pay the bills

By BRIGITTE ROZARIO


All parents want the same things for their children. They want to give them a good education; they hope their children are healthy and happy; and they hope their children grow up to be responsible adults with good jobs. Those who have more labour-intensive jobs or those who are on their feet all day are not excused from the hardships of being a parent when they go home. As exhausted as they are, they still have to deal with helping their children with homework and paying for tuition fees.

Always on call
M. Malaiarasan Muthusamy, 45, works as a network leading hand with Indah Water Konsortium. What that means is that he is part of a three-man team that responds to customer calls when there are sewerage blockages. They are despatched to the site where they have to sort out the problem. He literally opens manholes to see what the problem is and where the blockage is and then uses the equipment they have to dislodge the bloc

Buy smartphones from trusted dealers

PETALING JAYA: Buyers have been urged to carry out research first before buying smartphones to avoid being cheated by unscrupulous dealers. Fomca secretary-general Muha­m­­­mad Sha’ani Abdullah said there was a rise in the number of complaints by smartphones buyers who were cheated recently.“We have received more than 200 complaints this year alone related to smartphone purchases,” he said in a telephone interview yesterday. He said unscrupulous traders would mislead customers into believing that certain mobile phone models had the same features as others, adding: “Many mobile phones look like smartphones these days. Those who are less tech-savvy might not be able to tell the difference.” Muhammad Sha’ani urged the people to research the phones they were planning to buy so that they knew all the features and functions. “Don’t buy on impulse. Once you have paid, it is not so easy to get a refund unless you can prove that the seller deliberately misled you,” he said. He said buyers also…

Don't bother with this for Earth Day

Looking to make some greener choices in your daily life, but don't know where to start or how to take the next step? You're not alone. It can be hard to know what will really make a difference.


Besides the prospect of having to completely revamp your lifestyle or spend a lot of cash on "going green" can seem daunting. Luckily, such drastic steps are unnecessary.

There are plenty of simple changes you can make that will have a positive impact on the planet (and in most cases are better for your health and your pocketbook). Focus your time and money on things that will really make a difference instead of sweating the small stuff or feeling like there's no point in making any change unless you take a huge leap.

Below are things you DON'T HAVE TO DO to live a more sustainable life, with suggestions for what you can do instead. Of course, you can choose to do them if you wish!



Buy a hybrid
Instead, take good care of the car you already own, and don't let th…

Is it smart to juggle work and family?

You’ve talked about being a full-time mother versus having a full-time career. Give us your view of a woman handling both responsibilities simultaneously. Is it doable, and is it smart?


Some women are able to maintain a busy career and a bustling family at the same time, and they do it beautifully. I admire them for their discipline and dedication.
It has been my observation, however, that this dual responsibility is a formula for exhaustion and frustration for many others. It can be a never-ending struggle for survival. Why? Because there is only so much energy within the human body, and when it is invested in one place it is not available for use in another.
Consider what it is like to be a mother of young children who must rise early in the morning, get her kids dressed, fed and sent to the child-care centre or babysitter for the day, then drive to work, labour from 9am-5pm (or later), go by the grocery store and pick up some stuff for dinner, retrieve the kids from the child-care …

Lucky Winner for Week 4 Giveaway Contest

Congratulation to Ms Tan Hooi Hoon.
She won week 4 of April  which is a Kasihku Sayangku Cloth Diaper.