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Happy Heinys Ooga Booga Anyone??

Happy Heinys Limited Edition Oooga Booga prints is on their way to Malaysia!! Unfortunately, the stock is very limited. If you want to secure these diaper, do email me ya.

Rising prices making it harder for Malaysians to own homes

Sentuhan Bayu: last. It is in the news now. I've been monitoring landed property prices all these years & I must say that it is almost impossible for me to own a house.  And I've been working for more than 10 years now. I guess i have to be realistic & plan not to spend my retirement age in Selangor. The Star - Sept 29th KUALA LUMPUR: Soaring property prices over the last four years have made it increasingly difficult for first-time buyers to own houses, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said. "A house worth RM250,000 has now gone up to RM500,000, and many Malaysians cannot afford to own a house these days because of that," he said. Dr Chua urged the Government to make housing more accessible to the people via Bank Negara's control. "Loans for houses costing below RM500,000 should be kept at 90%. For houses costing above RM500,000, the loan given out should not be more than 80%," he told reporters after chairing the MCA p

New Addition At Sentuhan Bayu

Penang to be ‘smoke-free’ state - The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Smoking will only be allowed in gazetted areas under a proposal by the state government to make Penang “smoke free”. If such a proposal gets the nod from the Health Ministry, it will certainly give smokers in the state a “harder” time. State Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said it had handed the proposal to the Health Ministry. “Instead of gazetting non-smoking areas, we have proposed to the ministry for the situation to be reversed. We will gazette the areas where people can smoke. “We want to encourage the people to discipline themselves, rather than using laws alone to solve the problem,” he said, adding that the proposal was aimed at creating a healthier state. “This step does not discriminate against the smokers’ right. However, we are concerned about them and their family’s health,” he said after flagging off a walkathon organised by the Penang Adventist Hospital. Consumer groups welcomed the proposal, describing

Seven things you didn’t know about light bulbs (but should) - By Brian Clark Howard

1. $1 invested in efficient lighting pays back $6 in energy savings 2. Not all compact fluorescent bulbs last a long time 3. Spent fluorescents shouldn't be tossed in the trash 4. Installing dimmers could save more energy than changing bulbs 5. Halogen bulbs are often the best choice for dimmers 6. Standard overhead lighting is worse than alternatives 7. LEDs will become more and more common Read it more  here

@$*#%! The kids are cussing - By BRIGITTE ROZARIO

For those of us in our 30s and 40s, many will have been brought up in strict households where discipline was important, and profanity and swearing was unheard of. Our parents made sure we just didn't do it and they didn't do it in front of us either. Today, even if mum and dad don't swear in front of the kids, the children pick it up from TV shows, movies and their peers.They use it as part of their flowery language and they use it when typing posts and messages in their Facebook and Twitter accounts.Everyone does it, they say. Does that make it okay? Jamilah Samian, a certified professional trainer and author of Cool Mum Super Dad and Cool Boys Super Sons, says that her own children don't swear but some of their friends do.In some circles the words used are more tame – like “sh*t” and “damn”. In other circles, it gets more vulgar with the now famous four-lettered f word peppered in every other sentence

Store & Promo Updates From Sentuhan Bayu - Malaysian Mom's Favorite Cloth Diaper Store

Dear Mommies & Friends, Just came back from a long Raya Vacation. For those who wants to get Duit Raya, do email me by midnight 26th Sept & put the title " I want Green Packet". Good news to you. Get RM10 off each diapers by using this promo code JIMATRM10 . These includes AUMTUNZ new minky prints, BAYU diapers, ENVIBUM new colors & Happy Heinys lovely prints. The BumGenius 4.0 will be on sale till 30th Sept. Don't forget to check out the new items in the store. My favorite is the Stay Dry Insert socks which is very useful & can be used in any covers & diapers. Another new products that are coming: 1) BumGenius Refreshal Pack For International Customer - Pls email me to get Shipping discounts especially for IKEA fabric. Did you know you could get extra cash at Sentuhan Bayu? Just write a review on the product listed here (not necessarily you bought it from this store), inform me your email & I'll send you RM2 gift certificate for e

Diaper Rash: Comparing Diaper Choices by Angelique Mullen

Articles from the Real Diaper Association Quarterly Newsletter August 2005 Most new parents have experienced changing their baby’s diaper to find their skin covered in a red, splotchy rash. When my daughter was two weeks old, she had her first diaper rash. At the time, we had only used cloth diapers a handful of times. Not knowing what other options we had, we were also using disposable baby wipes when we changed her. My daughter’s rash developed slowly, and eventually became bleeding red. Every time we changed her diaper, she let out blood-curdling screams. I sometimes cried with her, frustrated because I did not know what to do for my sweet baby. It was at this time that I started going to a new-parent support group. Another mother looked at my daughter’s rash and suggested I use cotton and warm water to clean her diaper area. She was convinced it was the wipes that were causing my baby’s rash. At the same meeting, a father in the group told me about the flannel squares that h

Close to nature - By RUTH LIEW

Nature provides an abundance of opportunities for children to learn and explore. A CHILD’S sense of wonder is an integral part of his life. Children are curious about their world and the things around them. They are patient with small creatures around them. They often wonder what clouds are made of. Many adults have been amazed by how intent and patient a two-year-old can be when he follows an ant trail. You may even have seen a three-year-old chasing after a dragonfly in the garden. Through the child’s eyes, adults can take delight in sharing the wonder and awe that nature inspires in each of us, regardless of our age or the environment we live in. To nurture this keen appreciation of nature, children need a significant adult in their lives to share their interest. Don’t worry if you know nothing about the rhinoceros beetle or coniferous plants. You can learn alongside your child as he explores nature. You don’t have to have all the answers; just show enough enthusiasm to spur your

The Natural First Aid Kit

Here are some good treatments to have on hand for general first aid care: Arnica. Used for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles, this remedy is available in a cream or ointment, or can be given as a compress (apply a clean cloth soaked in a solution of one tablespoon of arnica tincture in one pint of water to the sore area). Homeopathic arnica can be given internally. Tiger Balm. To treat muscle cramps and headaches, rub this salve on the affected muscle or temples, avoiding the eyes. Calendula . This herbal remedy is anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antiseptic, and it inhibits bleeding. You can find it in salve form, often in combination with comfrey and other healing herbs. Use it for cuts, scrapes, rashes, burns, bruises, strains, and sprains. Aloe vera. Have this plant handy for wounds and all types of burns, including sunburns. Slice a leaf and apply the gel to the skin, or buy pure aloe vera gel. Lavender oil. Providing immediate relief for the sting or itch of insect bites, t