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MomBloggersPlanet Cutest Baby with TOYS Contest

Once again MomBloggersPlanet has come out its monthly Cutest Baby Photo Contest and this round, the theme for August is CUTEST BABY WITH TOY(S). As usual, Photobook Malaysia & AliceWonders are the sponsors for this awesome contest.

Let’s check it out what is IN for you that you can try your luck when participating…here’s the clues…..

Hey, stop complaining that I just pasted pictures clue for you. If you keen to know more, just click on the upper contest banner or you can click those two sponsors, have a look on the contest details… & make sure you join as well! Hurry! Still got time to grab your chance to win those coooollll prizes!!

Now, to my contest entry…..

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It has been said that play is children’s work. Play gives children fun and joy, develops a child’s personality, helping them to realise their potential and experience the satisfaction of success. It opens them to creativity and imagination, develop speech, reading, thinking, problem solving and fine motor skills. It is also integral to help a child manage emotions, develop values and understand and interpret the world around them.

Each child differ in terms of all aspect of development so the needs of each child will vary greatly.Children need the freedom to change the course of their activity and develop independence in thought and ideas. Bearing this in mind,toys play an integral part in the learning process and a variety of well chosen toys help towards each child’s individual development. As a child grow, his need will change with his age and differing abilities and interests.

Do you remember how it was when you were a child? Your main activity was playing, isn’t it? You needed toys and your parents were supposed to provide that for you.

Now you are a parent and you are in the same situation as your parents years ago. You are looking for toys that your child will like. That’s why you must know how to choose the right toys.

Here is some guidelines in terms of safety on choosing toys…

Toys should meet safety regulations for age

  • Sturdy, unbreakable, not likely to break into small pieces and strongly enough for child to stand on or in.
  • Non-toxic materials
  • No sharp point or edges
  • Too large to be lodged in windpipe, ears, nostrils
  • No detachable small parts
  • No parts that could pinch or entrap fingers, toes, hair
  • No put together with easily exposed straight pins, sham wires, nails
  • No electrical parts, unless supervised by adults

When you offer a toy, don’t just let your child play by himself. Get involved in your child’s play. A parent is a child’s first and best friend.

As for myself, I did invest plenty of toys for both my boys. Baby Hambali is considered lucky as from time to time he is inheriting toys of his ‘Abang’ that Abang has outgrew. Nevertheless, I make it a point to purchase few toys for Baby Hambali, just to be fair.

How far I would go to care for Baby Hambali’s learning needs is a subjective issue. Why? As I did mentioned in above paragraphs that the needs of each child will vary greatly, it has proven that baby Hambali has develop his own preference in choosing which toys cater to his needs.

Let’s take a peek of Baby Hambali’s belongings for his work-play….

This is Baby Hambali’s Toys’ Box

This is Baby Hambali’s Books’ Box

So….which contents of which box,
do you think Baby Hambali’s prefer most to ‘work-play’?

Aha! All the time, he would take out all his books and then read from one book to another, and even from his toys’ box, he simply took the Electronic Book & ignore the rest of the toys….

On top of that every morning inside the car, Baby Hambali insisted his Mama to read his collection of favourite books and those books is stored inside the car.If his Mama forget that routine, he will start making a fuss.Later on home sweet home in nighttime,sometimes he would pick up any of his ‘regular’ book, approached his Mama who might be busy with routine household chores asking to be read.

Realizing that Baby Hambali love books so much, his Mama managed to find a great book upon by chance on one fine day….


Have a look!


The best thing about this book is like a package of book & toy together! All-in-one! Any child would not only being introduced to book or getting to love book but there’s plenty of fine-motor skills activity to make the child busy practising his skill! It is definitely adapting the Montessories approach whereby the Practical Living Skill in one of it’s curriculum.

Imagine that one day Baby Hambali will be able to button his shirt, buckle his belt & tie his shoes all done by himself! Oh, his Mama is really getting excited with this one! 😛

See how delighted Baby Hambali is
with his new “My Quiet Book”!

Name : Hambali bin Hasrat
Date of Birth : 12th June, 2008

Guess that Baby Hambali and book(s) is inseparable.
A book defined by Baby Hambali has dual role :
Book = A Book + A Toy

Hanz’s Note: This chat is STICKY MODE till 10.00 pm, 14th August 09.

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Attachment Parenting, Child's Play, Early Childhood Education, Hanz in Contest, Hanz's Boys, Hanz's Products Reviews, Natural Parenting | 12 Comments

Mom’s Choice Breastfeeding Campaign Contest

Mom’s Choice has launched this contest in conjunction with the recent Breastfeeding Week Celebration
(1st-7th August, 2009)

Deadline 22nd of August, 2009


Those are the group of Sponsors for the Contest Gift.

What’s the gift? It remains mystery…

Do you need to know more on the details on this contest? Just click to the upper banner, which is also appearing in my left sidebar.

The World Breastfeeding Week that was celebrated last 1st of August to 7th of August just passed by. Though this worldwide celebration was over for this year, this maternal gesture still ‘kicking’ to all Nursing Moms & managed to ‘inject’ some motivation to the Mother To Be as well as to New Mothers.

Well, I must say I am one of those hardcore Nursing Moms. I started off wrongly, managed to rectify my mistakes, able to upgrade from mixed feeding to fully breastfeed, did counselling via Forum as I was a Breastfeeding Forum Moderator some more & I was in Breastfeeding Support Group. Then I stopped.Needed that as I was concentrating on my studies & Hanafi finally weaned off at the age of almost 3 years old. Alhamdulillah…

That was then, between year 2004 to 2007.

Here was I reminiscence the good old days…

Hanafi, at the age of 8 months plus, was accompanying his Mama distributing leaflet of My Moms Best at the Kid’s Fair year 2004.

Simultaneously, I did face-to-face campaigning to the passer-by especially mothers and even counselling to those who inquired A to Z on breastfeeding. The best part was I also distributed my self-research like the Common Problem on Breastfeeding & ABM Protocol on Breastmilk Storage Guidelines.We joined booth with FabulosMoms & BlessedMums.

This was taken at MumsandBabes, De Palma Ampang in year 2005. Jasmine of MumsandBabes was generous enough to loan us her office, the Breastfeeding Support Group to hold this Breastfeeding Interaction Chat.We not only mingled but shared experiences, infos & stories.

Soon follow-up with another Breastfeeding Support Group gathering held at one of our members’ house.

I am currently still going strong breastfeed my second boy who is now 14 months old & despite now he is teething & having Nursing Strike, I am well-off prepared. You know what they said..wiser & learned from mistakes! :>

I may no longer actively involved in Breastfeeding Forum and Breastfeeding Support Group but that does not stop me on this passion though.

The beauty of the internet is you will find another channel to keep ongoing your passion! One of my passion is BREASTFEEDING.

When you step in this Chatterbox of mine, as I fondly refer of, the first thing you will notice is the header & you tend to see a picture of me tenderly BREASTFEEDING!

Move on to the right sidebar, and you will notice one of the lable of my content chat is BREASTFEEDING.

Allow me to list ‘some’ of my earlier chat (post) that revolves around this favourite topic of mine. You can just click to the title to go to that particular chat.

** My Breastfeeding Journey (Part 1)

** My Breastfeeding Journey (Part 2)

** Breastfeeding Notes : A Bits on Facts that most Nursing Moms unaware of

** Breastfeeding Notes : Preparation Tips

** Nonsense in Breastfeeding that people likely to do to Nursing Moms

** Common Problem on Breastfeeding & Ways to handle it (Part 1)

** Common Problem on Breastfeeding & Ways to handle it (Part 2)

** If breastfeeding is so great, why are the rates so low

Well, for the past months, I did utilise another ‘medium’ along with this Chaterbox to channel this passion…

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Here is my card. My Social Card.

If so happen I think that apart from keeping in touch with people, I used this card so that I can provide any assistance after the initial meet.

My tagline :- I love, I do, I support, I promote Breastfeeding, Cloth Diapering, Babywearing, Baby Signing & Homeschooling.

I believe in Natural Parenting & wants to adapt the Attachment Parenting and one of the tools in Attachment Parenting is BREASTFEEDING.

Just so happen last week while I was browsing one Baby Store nearby my office with my boy, Hanafi, I overheard ‘some’ conversation between these 3 ladies.

Their conversation was mainly on breastpump.

Initially I thought they were looking for a gift for maybe their friends who just gave birth but later on I found actually one of the ladies was still in Confinement and she was the one who are searching not only breastpump but few more breastfeeding gadget.

When she was asking about the Medela Breastpump, which was the Harmony & observing the sales lady stuttered & unsure on her facts, I could not restrain myself to interject & provided my input.

So off I was answering many, many, questions from her about breastfeeding…pity her, she seemed ignorance about breastfeeding but thumbs up to her for having the desire to nurse her newborn.

I gave her my ‘Social Card’ & hope she do visit this humble Chatterbox of mine and contact me in case she needs my assistance in regard to this matter.

To me, everywhere I go, whenever it would be and maybe even if my second child has stop breastfeeding, my passion towards breastfeeding won’t simply faded.

I adore my Breastfeeding Journey, a bitter-sweet memory that I would cherish always…

I love sharing it with others too and would keep on learning from others as well.

Breastfeeding ROCKS Mom’s World!

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding, Hanz in Contest, Natural Parenting | 26 Comments