By Mummies For Mummies (and Daddies too)

Top 5 car seats, as voted by Moms


We as parents are spoiled because of the endless choices of car seats available on the market. Sometimes it may seem hard to find the perfect car seat for your child which is why I am sharing with you the top 5 car seats available to be bought right now by brands you will absolutely love.

1. Joie Every Stage Car Seat


Joie is a UK brand known for their high standard of quality and safety. Making a wide range of baby products from car seats to strollers, Joie is a brand that you can surely trust. One of their notable products is the Every Stage Car Seat, this convertible car seat can be used from ages 0-12 years old which means you only need to buy one car seat for your child. The car seat comes with Guard Surround Safety™ panels which provide extra support for your child. The car seat is designed in a way to be used rearward facing from 0-4 years old and frontward facing from 4-12 years old.  Furthermore, the car seat comes with 5 inclination positions that can suit the comfortably of your child. This car seat also comes with a steel reinforcement frame that provides a solid structural support for your child when on the road. You can get one from Babydash by clicking here.


2. Chicco NextFit Zip Car Seat


Chicco is no stranger to the baby product market. For over 60 years Chicco has demonstrated excellence in delivering their products. Coming from Italy, Chicco is now available  in more than 120 nations worldwide. The Chicco NextFit Zip Car Seat is also a convertible car seat which means you only need to buy one for your child. This car seat comes with a 9 position reclining system with a 6 position head rest. This provides the ultimate customization for you and your child. It is also really convenient to wash your car seat as there is a zip feature to easily wash your seat pad. The recommended use for rear-facing is for babies from 2-8 kg and forward-facing for children from 9-29 kg.  The Chicco NextFit also comes with a sturdy base and extra side protection to protect your child. You can get one on Babydash by clicking here.

3. Maxi-Cosi CabrioFIx


A globally recognized brand, Maxi-Cosi is one of the leaders in the car seat industry. Specializing in car seats, strollers and travel systems, their products are top tier and you won’t be disappointed in them. The Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix is lightweight and can be transported into any Maxi-Cosi stroller. This makes unloading and loading your babies really easy and you can carry them out of the car without waking them up. Extra padding provides extra comfort for your child when he/she sits on it while the extra side protection provides additional safety for your child. The CabrioFix comes with the flexibility of using the seat belt of your car or using the Click & Go Maxi-Cosi base.  Bridging both safety and convenience the Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix is the go to car seat for you. You can get one here.

4. Nuna Rava


An international brand born from the city of Amsterdam, Nuna produces simple and stylishly designed products using only the best materials. One of their best products is the Nuna Rava car seat, a simple yet beautifully designed car seat. Simplicity is key to Nuna’s design. The Rava comes with a simple installation process that provide a hassle free installation for all parents. The Nuna comes with a steel reinforcement structure that provides a sturdy car seat that allows children up to 22 kg to be rear faced. Laid back legroom and a ventilation panels on the knit fabric provides the finest comfort for a car seat that will make your child feel comfortable even on long trips.  Furthermore the energy absorbing side pads provide extra support and protects your child from danger. You can get a Nuna RAVA here.

5. Halford Tresor


Halford is also a brand that was established in the UK but now has a global presence. Their car seats are not only good in terms on quality but its more affordable than the rest of the other brands mentioned here. The Halford Tresor is a convertible car seat, meaning it can be used for children from ages 0-12 years old. The recommended weight for rearward facing is from 0-13 kg and for forward facing is 9-18 kg. It comes with side impact protection that can protect your child from danger. It also has chest padded wings that can help with additional protection and comfort. Furthermore it comes with a unique pitch control system that reduces the child’s forward movement within the seat. You can buy one on Babydash here.



It is safe to say that these brands produce excellent quality products and we do not need to worry in terms of safety and protection for our kids when we use these car seats. Here is some good news to all parents, Babydash is having a KAWKAW sale throughout the whole month of December! Use the promo codes once you reach the spending amount required and you can save a lot of money. For more information do click here



5 must have car seat accessories

Sometimes just having a car seat while traveling with your baby isn’t enough as your child may have other needs on the road. There are many accessories out there that can help suit the needs of you and your child when everyone is traveling. Here are some of my must have car seat accessories to have in your car at all times. 


1. Baby head and neck pillow


The head and neck pillow is perfect for smaller children who need the extra support. This provides extra comfort that can make your child happy and comfortable in car rides. Not only does it give extra comfort to your child, it also helps to support their heads if they need to take naps. This is a must buy if you take long car rides frequently so that your baby feels comfortable always. You can get one from Babydash here.


2. Cup holder


Stuck in a jam and your baby is hungry? A cup holder can save the day. The cup holder is essential to have for your car seat in order to hold milk bottles in the car. Spilled milk because of bumpy roads is really annoying to clean up so having an accessory like a cup holder to make sure the milk bottle does not spill over will save you a lot of clean up time. For older children, they can easily reach for their drinks when in their car seat so you can focus on driving and not have to worry about them. You can get one from Babydash here.


3. Seat belt shoulder pads 


These shoulder pads are not just cute but also serves a very important function for your child, comfort and protection. These pads can be added to existing belts to add an extra layer of comfort as sometimes seat belts can be uncomfortable for kids. Another great thing about these shoulder pads is that it doubles as a pillow for your child to lean on when sleeping so they can sleep comfortably. You can get one from Babydash here


4. Baby car mirror 


If you drive alone with your baby, you probably would have experienced this feeling of worry if your baby is doing okay. With a baby car mirror you won’t have to worry about your child anymore as you can see from the reflection of the mirror how your child is doing at the back . If your baby needs to be attended you can know immediately when to stop the car to This is essential to parents who wish to keep a close eye on their children while still being able to drive safely as always turning your head to the back may not be the safest thing to do on the road. You can grab a mirror here


5. Portable fan

Sometimes it gets really hot in the car and that can make your child feel really uncomfortable. I’m pretty sure as parents we would not like a car ride where your child is complaining and crying for the whole journey and that is why having a portable fan is vital for any car journey. This fan from Babydash has a clip that you can clip onto any car seat. If you are using an infant car seat you can clip onto it and keep your child cool when carrying your child outside your car. Keeping your child cool is important, especially in Malaysia where its very very hot.

A car seat can only provide safety and comfort for your child, but there are other factors that make car rides a hassle that can be solved through different accessories. Car rides can be pleasant for you and your child if you have the necessary items in your hands. If you don’t have the items you can always buy it on Babydash. Be sure to check out the 12.12 promotion that is coming really soon. 


Types of car seats and why it’s important to choose the right one

Original Author: Timothy Wee

Transporting infants and babies in cars is something that cannot be avoided and we as parents are lucky as there are many different types of car seats to choose from. With so many choices at our fingertips we often feel like it’s overwhelming choosing the correct car seat for our child. In this blog I would like to share the different types of car seats available on the market and why choosing the correct one is important.


1. Infant Car Seat


The infant car seat is ideal for those ages from 0-2 years old or until the baby reaches the weight limit of the seat. The car seat is also designed to be able to act as a carrier where you can carry your child outside the car. Infant car seats will not be able to carry children who pass the weight and age limit of the car seat so be sure to get a new one when your child gets older. You can buy one here. 

2. Convertible Car Seat


If you’re someone who wants to get more out of your car seat, a convertible car seat would be ideal for you. A convertible car seat can support children from 0-3 years old for rear facing position but front facing after 3 years old. As parents you do not need to buy a new car seat as the baby grows and can reuse the same one. On the down side, a convertible car seat isn’t as portable as an infant car seat and cannot be used as a baby carrier. A convertible car seat is also more bulky and bigger but some may see it as a good thing as it adds extra protection. You can buy one here.

3. 3-in-1 Car Seat


A 3-in-1 car seat is similar to a convertible one but it also has a booster seat functionality. Those of you who would opt for a 3-in-1 car seat will be able to use this seat as your child grows and do not need to buy a new one, perfect for those looking to save some money. You can buy one here.

4. Booster Car Seat


The Booster Car Seat is ideal for children who are old enough to not need the extra bells and whistles of the other 3 car seats. The car seat comes forward facing only and the minimum weight of children for this car seat is around 13-18 kg depending on the model. This kind of car seat should not be bought buy parents with new born babies as it does not come with extra support that infants require. This kind of car seat can help children transition from a car seat to sitting without one. Depending on the model it may come with its own belt but children can also use the car’s safety belt depending on their preference. You can buy one here.

Importance of choosing the type of car seat

Each type of car seat comes with its own set of pros and cons that depend on the stage of growth of your child. As parents we must choose wisely which car seat is ideal for your child as car seats are important when transporting children. Child safety is important and choosing a car seat that provides the optimum safety for your child. Using infant car seats on heavier children may not be ideal as it does not provide the support and protection an older child needs. Moreover, children needs to feel comfortable in their car seat so they don’t feel annoyed and cry for your whole 4 hour journey.

If you’re looking for new car seats Babydash is having a KAW-KAW promotion on car seats of different prices from the 2nd to 31st December 2019. There are some good discounts on a range of car seats, be sure to check it out.


Top 5 Car Seats Under RM399

Original Author: Timothy Wee 

With the Malaysian government implementing a new regulation that car seats are compulsory for all parents with toddlers and babies, we as parents need to find safe and comfortable car seat for our precious children. There are many brands out there that sell car seats from low to high prices and choosing the right one may sometimes feel overwhelming. Today I would like to share 5 really affordable options that you can consider when choosing a new car seat. 


The Koopers Danza is a sleek and elegant car seat that is only priced at RM299 only! It protects your child with a 3 point safety harness system and infant body and head support cushion that can provide excellent safety for your child. The Koopers also have European Safety Standard  ECE R44/04 approved certification. It supports 0-13kg (0-1 year olds). This car seat also comes with a cover that can allow your child to sleep comfortably while taking long rides. A must buy for those who want an affordable, stylish and comfortable car seat. You can buy it here


Priced at RM299, the Evenflo Sutton is the ideal car seat for those who want a multifunctional seat for their children. It can be used for a child restraint with harness (9-18kg child) or as a booster seat with backrest (15-36kg child). Furthermore the 3 position height adjustable headrest gives parents the ability to use the car seat for children who are taller. This is perfect for those who want to keep the same car seat for a longer period of time as the Evenflo can serve many purposes. You can buy it here


The Halford comes at a price of RM 303.71, an affordable price for a really good car seat. With an ECE 44/03 certification and a 3 point belt system, the Halford comes with top notch quality protection. Both the height of the headrest and harness belts can be adjusted to suit the size of your child as it grows. For even greater protection the Halford also comes with extra side paddings to protect your child. It also comes with a cover for all your babies who love sleeping. You can buy it here.



The Meinkind comes with many features that can suit a child’s personal needs at a price of RM 329. It offers 3 reclining positions, 1 rear facing and 2 forward facing. A suitable age for rearward facing is birth to 9kg and for forward facing is 9kg to 18kg and the Meinkind is suitable for newborns to 4 year olds. Moreover the Meinkind has a sturdy protection system like a dual lock-offs for installing with vehicle 3-point seat belt and a SoftTouch, 5 point harness system with easily adjustable, one pull motion shoulder harness and lower buckle covers. The shoulder pads are removable, washable, and has anti-slip properties. The Meinkind also comes with proper padding from head to toe and on the sides to provide the ultimate comfort and safety for your kids. With a European standard ECE R44/04 certification, the Meinkind Monza Signature is the perfect car seat with many features. You can buy it here.



The Aldo Savile, priced at RM375.47, is a car seat that comes with many features that justifies the price. Designed for children aged 0-25kg, perfect for children aged 0-6 years old. For ultimate comfort for the child, the Aldo comes with 4 reclining positions that gives you the option to suit the needs of you child. Safety is no joke with the Aldo Savile, it comes with a 5 point safety harness and headrest with adjustable height and side impact soft padded wings. The Aldo Savile is a good buy for those who want both luxury and comfort for your car seats. You can buy it here.


These 5 options are not just excellent in quality but also affordable. The good news is that it gets more affordable! From the 2nd to 31st December is having a KAW-KAW promotion on car seats. Spend RM399 and below on your carseat and get RM20 off when you use the code KAWKAW20. 

Babydash Shop Shop Shop Event

For the record, is primarily an online store whereby we receive customers’ orders and payments online. We have a warehouse which is mainly for the our team to process and ship out customers’ orders.

Last Saturday (19 August 2017), we did something different. We organized a shopping spree event called Babydash Shop Shop Shop at our warehouse and we invited mommy bloggers / influencers to come and shop with us first hand! We had a very exciting, fun-filled morning where mommies and daddies can shop happily while their kids were entertained by games and toys.

babydash-shop3x-collageThank you everyone for attending our event!

babydash-shop3x-openingBabydash co-founders, Lavinie and Shan Li explaining the flow of the event.

babydash-shop3x-collage-2All mommy bloggers and their little ones in action!

babydash-shop3x-collage-3Little ones were entertained with lots of toys and Mr. Clown with his acts. The adults helped themselves with food.

babydash-shop3x-collage-4Finally, congratulations to all lucky draw winners!

Here are blog posts written by mommy bloggers who attended our #babydashshopshopshop event:

You can also check out this hashtag #babydashshopshopshop on Facebook and Instagram.

New Parents Essentials Checklist by Babydash


If you’re expecting your first child, we believe you’ll be browsing the internet for checklists – what to pack in your hospital bag, which baby items should you buy, where to buy, what are the recommended brands, etc. However, there are so many lists online and trust us, you don’t wanna go through them all and fall into the trap of over-buying or under-prepared. So, we at Babydash have compiled a minimalist yet comprehensive list for your reference.

P.S.: Our Community Lead has just given birth to her second baby boy about three months ago, so she has the latest insights for these checklists. 🙂

Hospital bag checklist (when you go to the hospital!)

Mommy-and-baby bag

  • Disposable maternity pads (in case you need more than what the hospital provides)
  • Disposable panties (highly recommended!)
  • Pyjamas (2-3 sets in case you’re discharged later)
  • Bottom healing spray (we recommend Earth Mama Angel Baby) to aid your bottom’s healing after vaginal birth or cesarean section wound healing salve for C-section mamas
  • Toiletries
  • Going-home clothes (we recommend nursing dress or blouse such as Ratuwear)
  • Nursing bras (2-3 pieces)
  • Nipple cream (we recommend Earth Mama Angel Baby)
  • Newborn sleep-suits, hats, mittens, booties (3-4 sets)
  • Newborn disposable diapers (we recommend 1 pack of Goo.N on standby in case the hospital doesn’t provide sufficient amount of diapers)
  • Swaddles / receiving blankets (1-2 pieces)
  • Birth plan (as approved by ob/gyn)
  • Hospital appointment card
  • Purse (identification card, money, credit card)
  • Mobile phone & charger/power bank

Daddy’s bag

  • T-shirts, pants, underwear, pyjamas, socks
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Mobile phone charger and/or power bank

Note: Please remember to install your newborn’s car seat in your car earlier before you’re due to deliver your baby.

Mommy’s postpartum checklist (for the first 2-3 months)

For your body

For breastfeeding

Mommy’s pumping checklist (when back to work)


Bottle feeding

Baby’s nursery checklist

Toiletries & Grooming





Diaper bag checklist (with kids under 3 years old)

On-the-go / travel checklist

We hope these checklists will be helpful for you!

Babydash Takes Off with Equity Crowd-funding Launch Party!


Last Thursday, 16 February 2017 was a blast as we officially launched our equity crowd-funding (ECF) program! We threw a special get-together launch party at Aether Cafe, TTDI to share our excitement and happiness with our forever supportive community of parents, suppliers, fellow mumpreneurs, the pitchIN team, media representatives, and potential investors.


Who is Babydash? Let us introduce ourselves again. Babydash is an online store focuses on selling baby daily necessities. We have a wide product range of everything a baby needs from diapers and milk, bath & skincare products, baby food, toys, strollers, car seats, baby carriers and lots more. We make buying baby necessities as convenient as possible so parents can order from the comforts of their home and have the goods delivered straight to their homes/offices. Our key strength lies in the trust and loyalty that our community of customers and parents have in us. As such, we are continuously building this community and giving back by organizing free coffee and networking sessions, parenting talks, sleep consulting classes, lactation consulting talks, and lots more. Hence, we organize this launch party as we want to share our excitement with our loyal customers.

babydash-ecf-launch-party-3Babydash co-founders, Shan Li (left) and Lavinie (right) getting ready to officiate the launch!


The atmosphere was upbeat as party-goers filled up the bright and cheery cafe – most of them with kids in tow. We were very excited to meet everyone, finally being able to put faces to names we always see in our ordering system.


It was a fun-filled party with scrumptious food, sweet treats, happening music, fun activities for the kids such as face painting, story telling, nail art, fishing, and a ball pit filled with colorful balls for the little ones to have fun while mommies and daddies sat back and chillaxed and had a good time enjoying the party!


We were very honored to have these fellow mumpreneurs who offered their services on that day. Thank you Shereena Gill the Story Teller, Tan Ching Yi the Kids Nail Artist, and Bellina Rosli the Hand & Face Painter! You fabulous ladies rock!


A big THANK YOU again to everyone who came!


A million THANKS to our suppliers – Mustela, Ratuwear, NAIF, and Moogoo for sponsoring wonderful lucky draw prizes to lucky winners!

babydash-ecf-launch-party-9Babydash co-founders, Shan Li (left) and Lavinie (right) were interviewed by RTM.


Another big shout out to Team Babydash for a fantastic job and an event well run!


Now you can invest today too and own a share in Babydash! Just click on this link – to find out more about our business and how we intend to scale and grow! The best thing is, we will also be giving out 10,000 Dashpoints to each customer who invests in us! To all our investors, we will make you proud!

Update: In just over four days, we have reached our minimum funding target of RM200K and is now accepting investments till its RM2,000,000 target!


How to Feed Your Children Healthily

We have compiled quick guides and tips for parents regarding feeding your child healthily.

1. Start right from young


More info on our previous blog post: Starting Solids for Babies

2. Introduce food based on age group


Note: This chart should not be used to replace the advice from your baby’s pediatrician. Always consult your baby’s pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby. Please remember that all foods have the potential to be an allergen.

3. Feed them good fats such as avocados


The chart above shows how to choose ripe avocados. Find out how to keep an avocado from browning to avoid wastage.

4. Monitor the consumption of sugar

Children should have no more than 19g of sugar a day for children aged 4 to 6 years old (5 sugar cubes), and no more than 24g (6 sugar cubes) for children aged 7 to 10 years old.

Tips for parents:

  • Go for whole fruits rather than juices because whole fruits contain fiber whereas fruit juices are high in fructose
  • Avoid sugary fizzy drinks and sodas; get your children to drink plain water
  • Whenever possible, avoid giving commercial sugary cereals, dried fruit bars, sweet yogurts, biscuits and cakes for breakfast too frequently
  • Choose wholegrain breakfast cereals that are not coated with processed sugar or honey
  • Make your own pasta sauces when you cook pasta because ready-made pasta sauces are high in sugar. If you’re baking, try halving the sugars used in the recipes
  • Keep an eye on food labels. Sugar is sometimes listed on the ingredients list as cane sugar, honey, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose, glucose, crystalline sucrose, nectar.

5. Monitor the consumption of salt

The maximum recommended amount of salt for babies and children is:

  • Up to 12 months – less than 1g of salt a day (less than 0.4g sodium)
  • 1 to 3 years – 2g of salt a day (0.8g sodium)
  • 4 to 6 years – 3g of salt a day (1.2g sodium)
  • 7 to 10 years – 5g of salt a day (2g sodium)
  • 11 years and over – 6g of salt a day (2.4g sodium)

Tips for parents:

  • Do not to add salt, soy sauce and seasonings to your baby’s food because their tiny kidneys cannot cope with it
  • Always check nutrition labels
  • Avoid processed meats such as ham, bacon and sausages
  • Introduce pizza, nuggets, fish fingers as occasional treat only
  • Limit store-bought biscuits, crisps, crackers, soups, sauces, gravies, canned foods; if needed, go for low-sodium options
  • Limit ready- or microwavable-meals
  • Always introduce naturally low-salt foods: fruits, vegetables, plain meat, poultry, fresh fish, eggs, lentils, chick peas, milk

6. Introduce whole grains to substitute refined carbohydrates

Reduce the consumption of refined carbohydrates such as white rice, bread, pasta and noodles. Go for whole grains, examples in image below:


How to include whole grains in your children’s meals?

  • When you’re making a sandwich, use one slice of white bread and another slice of wholemeal bread
  • Mix brown rice or millet or quinoa with white rice
  • Serve whole grain cereals with milk or yogurt and your children’s favorite fruits
  • Bake healthy muffins with rolled oats
  • Add chia seeds into overnight oats


Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and Instagram for more healthy eating tips and recipes!

8 Tips for Traveling Happily with Young Kids

(c) NickMom

Pulling off a great family vacation with young kids takes some planning and timing. Here are eight tips for traveling happily with your family.

1. Remember to plan ahead


Always plan ahead and make a list of what you want to do to minimize last minute bookings and sloppy packing that may add unnecessary stress during traveling time. Think about these: Local or overseas? Budget or extravagant? Drive or fly? This brings us to point 2.

2. It’s good to start small

It depends on how many kids you have and how young they are but we suggest you start small, i.e. somewhere near so that if anything goes wrong, you can still drive back home. A stay-cation in a nearby hotel with a family-friendly theme park sounds good. The next step, you can bring them on longer road trips to other local places of interest. When timing is right and your little people are more accustomed to traveling long distances, you can then plan for flying trips for overseas vacation.

3. Always pack light

A few tips:

  • When you pack your suitcase, use Ziploc bags to differentiate the types of clothing. This will minimize the need to rummage through the entire suitcase just to find one T-shirt or your kid’s socks or your bikini, etc.
  • If you need to bring a stroller, bring a compact stroller like the BABYZEN YOYO+. It fits just about anywhere, and will follow you on-board a plane as hand luggage. It can be folded up, unfolded, and steered with one hand.
  • If you are a seasoned babywearing parent, bring along your baby carrier as well. Babies and even toddlers love to be carried. Recommended baby carriers: Boba, Ergo Baby, Daiesu, Jumpsac. We will carry SNUGGbaby carriers very soon!
  • Pack an emergency bag (see point 4).

4. Keep an emergency bag within reach

Things to pack in this emergency bag include medicines, band-aids, snacks for both adults and kids (we highly recommend Organix Goodies), food pouches for babies, spill-proof water bottle, tissue paper, toilet rolls, wet wipes, garbage bags, toiletries, and activity packs for your kids. See point 5 about activity packs. Most importantly, keep them within reach all the time!

5. Prepare surprise activity packs for the kids

Kids are kids so they do get bored easily. Prepare surprise activity packs for the purpose of distraction and to keep them occupied for some peace and quiet time. What can be packed include fun snacks, Lego, toy cars, action figures, dolls, cartoon characters, art & craft, books, puzzles musical toys, electronic toys, stickers, you decide! The trick is, bring a mix of your kids’ favorites and throw in some new ones that they have never seen before or have always wanted. This variety will keep your kids engaged for longer periods of time.

6. Bring a good thermal food jar

If you’re bringing a baby under 18 months with you, it’s good to be able to cook his food because most restaurant food might not be suitable. For this purpose, bring a good thermal food jar that can you can use to cook on the go. You can buy raw food from nearby market if there’s one. We recommend Zojirushi thermal food jar. We have written a blog post about how to use the Zojirushi thermal food jar to cook on the go.

7. Make time for short breaks during long road trips

Stop the car after a few hours’ drive. The kids will be happy to have such short breaks where they can come out and play to release some pent-up energy after spending hours being cooped up in the car. Short breaks are useful – they can be toilet breaks, sightseeing breaks, tea-time breaks, basically any sort of breaks to curb boredom and minimize the chance of the kids becoming cranky and whiny.

8. Talk, laugh, sing together!

You may have done the best vacation planning in your life but what keeps the spirit up is when everyone is talking, laughing and singing together! Prepare a family-friendly song list and blast that radio loud. When the kids are happy, everything is fine. 🙂

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