Manduca Baby Carriers Restocked

Tiny Tapir brought the Manduca Soft Structured Baby Carrier to Malaysia earlier this year and it’s already proving a big hit with Malaysian parents.  Babywearing has never been so flexible or stylish!

It works from newborns & is extendable up to 3 year olds – pretty much the most versatile baby carrier we have seen so far.

Pretty adjustable for parents as well with back AND front adjustable shoulder straps (more unusual with most commercially made SSCs you only have 1 adjustment point which is the back strap).

Made in limited edition patterns, and ALL the carriers use 100% organic materials & top of the line buckles. If you’re looking for a baby carrier here in Malaysia, you should definitely come and try this one out.

Tiny Tapir has just re-stocked, come visit us in store 🙂

Click on the image below to see Manduca baby carriers now in store :

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Babywearing Class 101

Babywearing Class 101

Wearing your baby has many advantages to both parent & baby. Here are just a few :

 

  • Bonding & Closeness. There’s nothing like close contact with your baby to give them a sense of security and comfort, especially loved by most newborns who are instantly calmed by their parent’s heartbeat, scent and touch
  • Safety: What could be safer than keeping your baby on your body?
  • Convenience: Rather than struggling with large bulky strollers, especially on Asia’s less than perfect sidewalks, wearing your baby offers you the maximum mobility & convenience
  • Muscular Development: Being held is the most natural thing in the world for any baby. Being held rather than sitting static in a pram encourages muscular development & greater body awareness. (Not to mention, it helps parents get fit too!)

There are many, many options out there for wearing your baby. It’s easy to get confused by all the choices. Or maybe you have been given a babywearing tool (a sling? a wrap?) that you have no idea how to use.

If you are confused by all the choices available to wear your baby & a little nervous because you aren’t sure if you’re doing it right, this is the perfect introductory course for you.

Our babywearing consultant has been trained by the Babywearing Institute (USA) & not to mention is an avid babywearer herself. She has been advising parents for 3 years on babywearing – if you have a problem, we bet she’s heard it before.

You will be walked through all the different types of carriers, what to be aware of (e.g. head positioning for newborns & leg positioning to avoid hip dysplasia) and how to use each type of carrier. Every type of carrier has its pros and cons – this is where you find out what they are.

About the Class

Class costs RM50.00 to be paid to book your place – but this is 100% redeemable against purchases from Tiny Tapir (i.e. if you buy a carrier, the class costs you nothing)

* We recommend you bring your fed and rested baby. Every participant may bring a ‘helper’ (co-parent, grandparent or nanny)

Class size is maximized at 8 pax

Class Venue : our store on 3F-1D Bangsar Village 2 (next to Fit for 2, Opposite Kid Sports)

About us

Tiny Tapir has the most comprehensive range of babywearing products (baby carriers) in Asia from 3 types of wraps, Mei Tais, 3 brands of Ring Slings, countless brands of Soft Structured Carriers and also Frame Carriers – we can help you to find the best babycarrier for your needs.

Ergo Carriers – NEW low prices

Tiny Tapir restocked Ergo Baby carriers (finally!) early in March and now we’ve almost sold out of all – I only just managed to get the balance of Ergo Carriers listed online now.

Ergo Baby carriers are available at both our Ampang Park, Kuala Lumpur store and in our Bangsar Village store.

Ergo Baby carriers have proved really popular here in Malaysia and for good reason. They are very well made, a favorite design among a lot of babywearing parents, and available at a reasonable price, especially now we have listened to our customers and stocked them in more quantity, we’ve been able to reduce the price to better match the worldwide msrp.

More Ergo Baby Carriers (both organic and non-organic) will only be available in July 2010, so do shop now, we may run out of stock by then…

Great new prices for Ergo –

Ergobaby Sport is only RM379

Non-organic Ergobaby carriers are only RM419 now.

Full range of sucking pads, heart to heart infant inserts, waist extenders, backpacks, front pouches, weather cover, changing pads are also in stock.

Pikkolo Carriers – NEW prints and back in stock

New shipment of Pikkolo Carriers has arrived.

Check out the beautiful Georgia and Avalon prints below.

We also now have the support belts (you can use this with ANY mei tai and the pikkolo carriers) for use with heavier babies. They’ve been reduced from our previous price to RM94 each only.

The pikkolo carrier is a huge favorite in our store and we can see why. They have beautiful fabrics, great construction and it’s just a great, well thought out product.  Fantastic customer service too – We love you Beth!

The pikkolos are available online now and you will also be able to touch, feel andpurchase them from Bangsar Village and Ampang Park shortly.

Baby Sling Safety

Some of our wonderful Baby Carrier suppliers have recently come out with a press release on the safety of baby carriers, given the current widespread news about Bag Slings and their causing suffocation in babies.

Back when we first started considering stocking baby carriers, Bag Slings were pretty popular online and I even had a supplier send one to me for testing.  When I saw it, i just never thought it would be safe. It was really deep, did not seem like it would be comfortable and I didn’t see how a baby would be anything but lost in all that fabric..

BUT , baby slings are only a small fraction of babywearing tools – most carriers will help you to carry your baby with NO risk of suffocation – just be aware of the basics – baby’s chin should NEVER be pressed against their chest – see this pdf document for full details – this is especially important when your baby is a newborn up to approx 4 months when babies develop good neck / head control.

press release after the jump:

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