Thursday, October 28, 2010

CONFINEMENT CENTRES & HOMES IN PENANG

To all parents or expectant parents,
Nowadays, doing survey for confinement centres is one of the crucial things in your planning to have babies.
Many mothers are going to confinement centres instead of hiring confinement ladies.
I'm sharing some information on confinement centre contacts, massage service and full moon gift set service here.
As I know I can't get the compilation of these contacts from the Internet.
Hopefully, this information does help in your searching.
You are always welcomed to add any comments (good or bad about any of the centres/services).
I'm aware that many mothers have visited my blog for title of "My Life at De Garden" when doing their searching for confinement centres in the net.
Therefore your opinions/comments might be useful for those viewers.
If you have any new contacts, you may share them here as well.

Confinement Centres & Homes

Country Home Postnatal Retreat & Confinement House 产后休闲屋
Add : 36, Jalan Pantai Jerjak 17,
11900 Bayan Lepas,
Penang.
Tel: 04-657 4063 / 016-457 4063
Email: weeihoonsoon@yahoo.com
Website: http://countryhomeconfinement.com/


JOYEE Confinement Center 祖儿陪月中心
Add : 23, Cangkat Minden,
Lorong 13, 11700 Gelugor
Penang.
Tel: 04-656 6686
016-418 5620 (Alice)
Email: joyeecc5620@yahoo.com
Website: http://al1160.wix.com/joyee-confinement


Ai Xin Confinement Care Centre 爱心产后护理坐月子中心
Add : No. 1, Jalan Jelati,
Sunway Tunasjaya,
11960 Bayan Lepas,
Penang.
Tel : 04-626 3699
016-453 8836
Website: http://www.aixinconfinement.com/


Happy Dolphin Confinement Home 快乐海豚月子之家
Add : No.7 Lorong Kolam Ikan 2,
11900 Bayan Lepas,
Penang.
Tel : 016-553 3782 (Connie Mooi)
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/HappyDolphin


De Garden 圆园陪月中心
Add : 5U, Lorong Delima 3,
11600 Penang.
Tel : 04-658 7332
017-473 3997


E-Bell Confinement Sdn Bhd 育苗陪月中心
Add : 20, Solok Bell,
10350 Penang.
(Behind Tzu Chi, near Island Hospital)
Tel : 04-227 3823
012-423 1031
Website: http://www.ebellconfinement.com.my/


Elim Confinement Centre 家乐陪月中心
Add : No. 50, Jalan Sungai Ara Satu,
Sungai Ara, 11900 Bayan Lepas,
Penang.
Tel : 04-642 8352
016-491 1778 (Lisa)


i Confinement Home
Add : No. 15, Lorong Slim,
Jelutong 11600,
Penang.
Tel : 016- 466 8959 (Cheah Su Yin)
016-493 9509 (Cheah Su Yin)


Jia Yi Confinement Resources Sdn Bhd 家怡产妇坐月有限公司
Add : No. 26, Lorong Air Terjun,
10350 Penang.
Tel : 04-227 3333 (Hunting Line)
012-412 5555 (Irene)
016-442 4646 (Alice)
Fax : 04-226 6815
Website: http://www.jiayi-confinement.com/
Email : apysl@streamyx.com


Sierra Home 喜悦の家
Add : 49, Halaman Bukit Gambier 9,
Sunway Bukit Gambier,
11700 Gelugor,
Penang.
Tel : 012-430 8921
012-401 3932
016-433 6318
Email : sierraconfinement@gmail.com


Sunrise Confinement Centre 朝阳陪月中心
Add : 48, Lintang Delima 11,
Island Glades, 11700 Gelugor,
Penang.
Tel : 04-657 1289 (LK Toh)
Website: http://www.sunrise.fiz.com.my/


Wellcare Confinement Home 维康坐月中心
Add : 11A, Jalan Chee Seng 7,
Tanjung Bungah,
11200 Penang.
Tel : 04-890 5788
012-415 7688
012-422 2280
Website: http://www.wellcareconfinementhome.com/
Email : inquiry@wellcareconfinementhome.com


黎儿阁
Add : 170, Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda,
Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth.
Tel : 04-331 3333 (Riko Lim - Maternity Nurse)


皇冠产后护理坐月中心
Add : 4 & 8, Lorong Kurau 19,
Chai Leng Park,
13700 Penang.
Tel : 04-397 4019
012-423 3183


B Care Confinement 美乐家陪月中心
Add : 29, Jalan Perak,
10150 Georgetown,
Penang.
Tel : 016-410 0450 (Jenny)
016-497 4417 (Zoey)


Confinement/Maternity Traditional Massage Service

Ancient Traditional Healing Massage Acedemy
Add: 13A, Mk. 16, Air Itam Road,
11500 Penang.
Tel : 04-828 8690
012-448 1022 (Selina Teh)


Emily Lim (012-474 8789)


Full Moon Gift Set Service

U-TON Full Moon Specialty Shop 优等弥月专店
Add : 15-G-21, Bayan Point,
Bukit Jambul,
11900 Penang.
Tel : 04-644 7989
04-644 7990
012-421 3383
012-433 5383
Website: http://www.u-ton.com/
Email : sales@u-ton.com


Eaton Kuih Centre Sdn Bhd 一等糕饼有限公司
Add : 110 or 139-M, Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim,
11600 Penang.
Tel : 04-657 7223
04-658 8097
04-282 8355
04-281 9355
Fax : 04-282 4969
Website: http://www.eaton.com.my/


Shiang Thian Cake Centre 香点蛋糕红龟中心
Add : 10, Lorong Cengal 6,
Taman Industri Cengal,
Bagan Lallang,
13400 Butterworth.
Tel : 04-323 1232
04-333 2169
012-480 9342
012-495 5519


Updated: 30/7/2014

108 comments:

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ELIM Confinement Centre said...

Dear Angie,

1st of all, thanks for the information given. Here i would like to clarify the error that phone no.of Elim Confinement Centre of Lisa is incorrect, the actual no is 016-4911778 but not the no. as stated in the blog.
Please make correction as soon as possible.
Thank you & best wishes.

ELIM Confinement Centre said...

Dear Angie,

1st of all thanks for the information given. Here i would like to say that there is error in the statement,which Elim Confinement centre tel.no is incorrect. The actual h/phone no is 016-4911778 but not the no as stated in blog.
Kindly amend the no.asap.
Thank you & best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie, thanks for sharing. This is especially useful for expectant moms to be. Its a one stop info centre. In your search did you also come across baby sitters or baby care centres in Penang?

Angie said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. I do not really do the search for baby sitters or baby care centres in Penang as there are too many. Maybe I'll post the information when I look for nursery or kindergarten in future.

Regretful Mum said...

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am here to inform you that is this confinement center named O'hana Resorts Sdn Bhd located at 213, Jalan Macallister,10450 Penang,have not been managing the center well.
After my dellivery, I thought I have make the right choice for spending my confinement at the most expensive confinement center in Penang.
But, after my staying in the confinement center, my baby was infected with conjunctivitis. I had advised the person in charge (Cheryl) to isolate the infected baby. But she took it for granted and given me the reason that the baby already recover, no need to be isolate in another room. And I got to know that this infection have been started since 3 months ago and they never take futher action to do any treatment like "pembasmi kuman" to clean the room. Because of no further action have been taken, the virus and germs have been staying in the nursery till it spread to some babies. Not only my baby was infected, there are also a few conjunctivitis case. You may check with a few mothers in the list staying in the center in the month of Nov2011, Dec2011 and Jan 2012 and the person in charge of O'hana. Moreoever, some nurses whom so call the care taker for baby are not registered nurses . Some are just trainee without experience. Please don not let your patients taking the risk.


Yours sincerely


Most Regretful Mum for choosing O'hana (the most irresponsible confinement center with 0% medical knowledge)
http://www.ohanaresorts.com.my/

Regretful Mum said...

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am here to inform you that this confinement center named O'hana Resorts Sdn Bhd located at 213, Jalan Macallister,10450 Penang,have not been managing the center well.
After my dellivery, I thought I have make the right choice for spending my confinement at the most expensive confinement center in Penang.
But, after my staying in the confinement center, my baby was infected with conjunctivitis. I had advised the person in charge (Cheryl) to isolate the infected baby. But she took it for granted and given me the reason that the baby already recover, no need to be isolate in another room. And I got to know that this infection have been started since 3 months ago and they never take futher action to do any treatment like "pembasmi kuman" to clean the room. Because of no further action have been taken, the virus and germs have been staying in the nursery till it spread to some babies. Not only my baby was infected, there are also a few conjunctivitis case. You may check with a few mothers in the list staying in the center in the month of Nov2011, Dec2011 and Jan 2012 and the person in charge of O'hana. Moreoever, some nurses whom so call the care taker for baby are not registered nurses . Some are just trainee without experience. Please don not let your patients taking the risk.


Yours sincerely


Most Regretful Mum for choosing O'hana (the most irresponsible confinement center with 0% medical knowledge)
http://www.ohanaresorts.com.my/

Anonymous said...

Hi Regretful Mum,

We are here to tell you that you are not the only regretful mum. We have choose this confinement home as the claim they are the best breast feeding center.

We share the same faith as you. No action taken till today (Mid Feb). Cheryl still taking for granted for not isolating the infected babies and mothers. During our stay there are 3 mothers and 4 babies are infected with conjunctivitis.

Many mothers together with their babies left the center early without refund. This is worst and irresponsible confinement center.

All nurses are part time and some work over 24hours to cover the shortage of staff.

Think twice before you make the choice of choosing O'hana Resort.

Regretful Mum said...

I am wondering why this confinement center still surviving...sigh....hopefully Ministry of Health can look into this matter and hang their license...

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am here to inform you that is this confinement center named O'hana Resorts Sdn Bhd located at 213, Jalan Macallister,10450 Penang,have not been managing the center well.
After my dellivery, I thought I have make the right choice for spending my confinement at the most expensive confinement center in Penang.
But, after my one week stay in the confinement center, my baby was infected with conjuntivitis. I had advised the person in charge to isolate the infected baby. But she took it for granted and given me the reason that the baby already recover. And I got to know that this infection have been started since 3 months ago and they never take futher action to do any treatment like "pembasmi kuman" to clean the room. Because of no further action have been taken, the virus and germs have been staying in the nursery till it spread to some babies. Not only my baby was infected, there are also a few conjuntivitis case. You may check with a few mothers in the list staying in the center in the month of Nov2011, Dec2011 and Jan 2012 and the person in charge of O'hana. Moreoever, some nurses whom so call the care taker for baby are not registered nurses . Some are just trainee without experiance. Please don not let your patients taking the risk.

Yours sincerly

Most Regretful Mum for choosing Ohana(the most irresponsible confinement center with 0% medical knowledge)
http://www.ohanaresorts.com.my/

Regretful Mum said...

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am here to inform you that is this confinement center named O'hana Resorts Sdn Bhd located at 213, Jalan Macallister,10450 Penang,have not been managing the center well.
After my dellivery, I thought I have make the right choice for spending my confinement at the most expensive confinement center in Penang.
But, after my one week stay in the confinement center, my baby was infected with conjuntivitis. I had advised the person in charge to isolate the infected baby. But she took it for granted and given me the reason that the baby already recover. And I got to know that this infection have been started since 3 months ago and they never take futher action to do any treatment like "pembasmi kuman" to clean the room. Because of no further action have been taken, the virus and germs have been staying in the nursery till it spread to some babies. Not only my baby was infected, there are also a few conjuntivitis case. You may check with a few mothers in the list staying in the center in the month of Nov2011, Dec2011 and Jan 2012 and the person in charge of O'hana. Moreoever, some nurses whom so call the care taker for baby are not registered nurses . Some are just trainee without experiance. Please don not let your patients taking the risk.

Yours sincerly

Most Regretful Mum for choosing Ohana(the most irresponsible confinement center with 0% medical knowledge)
http://www.ohanaresorts.com.my/

Anonymous said...

Hi, Angie. Nice meeting you. Do tyou know is there a confinement training centre in Penang? I am interested to take up this course.

Thank you in advance for your reply,

Regards,
Taiping Aunty

Zoe Walker said...

Hi, I'm helping my sister to look for a confinement centre. She was going to Ohana but due to the dramas as mentioned above, it's closing down, so my sister got her deposit refunded. Does anyone know any good confinement centre that support breastfeeding AND has the knowledge in this field? Although a number of private hospitals and confinement centres claim that they encourage breastfeeding, however, from what I heard, they don't seem to have sufficient knowledge in providing a supportive breastfeeding environment as well as resources.

Zoe Walker said...

Hi again, my sis just went to ai xin, it's actually illegal! And their facilities are very poor (b.y.o. Toilet paper, restricted hours in tv viewing etc), and services are very unprofessional! Before my sis went there, they claimed that they support breastfeeding (despite the fact that they expressed limited knowledge in this field by telling my sis that all babies must be fed formula as there won't be enough breast milk during this period), now that my sis as been in there or less than a week, they gave her an ultimatum, express milk for them to bottle feed her baby (my sis has been breastfeeding) or leave the baby in her room (I.e. thy won't help to care for her baby)!

Anonymous said...

I would also like to share our experiences in AiXin Confinement Center. This center was previously recommended for its good food and excellent baby care. However after enrollment mid of this year, we had very bad experience. Firstly is their confinement food. Some of the foods given are forbidden foods that must not be eaten by mothers due to "wind" element. We confronted the owner, Joyce and she told us that all can be eaten and must not be picky. Helllo! These are common food that must not be eaten like celery, tu kah chor (pig leg vinegar) and chicken meat - serve after just 3 days of delivery. Next is the center's insist of using their own Amway oil for baby's stomach. They will find ways to inform that your oil is not suitable and only their oil is better. Finally the owner always find ways to throw out their customers before 30 days in the pretend that you & your baby must leave after the full moon.
I admit that their babysitting experience are quite good with all Chinese aunties taking care and strategic location. But the bad point is their food are really bad, money minded attitude rather than caring, not prefer breast-feeling, find ways to shift you out before your stipulated 30 days

Tim said...

Hi Angie,
Thanks for providing the information on confinement centres in Penang. I was doing my research on this subject when I come across your blog. As the info is useful, I am putting a link from my website to your blogpost right here:
http://www.penang-traveltips.com/confinement-centres.htm

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would like to share my confinement experience in I Confinement Home at Lorong Slim, Penang.
The centre don't encourage breast feeding and will always find ways to stop us mummies from breastfeeding our babies. I of course insist on continue giving my bb what is best for him which is my breastmilk and bf babies poo poo alot and the nannies didn't change my bb diaper on time which causes him to get diaper rash twice. They ask me to stop my breastfeeding completely so that my bb won't poo poo that much and he won't have the diaper rash problem. This of course won't happen if they're more attentive to the babies. Moreover how can they ask to stop breastfeeding based on such lame excuse.
so mummies if you're planning to breastfeed your babies, don't come to this centre. You will regret it like I did.

Jess said...

Can anyone recommend me a confinement centre which encourage breastfeeding and give the best service. tq.

Anonymous said...

Anyone knows where O'hara is operating now? I need to contact them for some information.

Anonymous said...

Just to share with everyone on New confinement center in penang call joyee confinement at gelugor area

Mrs. Lim said...

Can anyone recommend me a confinement centre that support breastfeeding?

Anonymous said...

Yes, i agreed with Anonymous said, I had bad experience in 'I confinement home' at Lorong Slim, Penang. They don't encourage to breastfeeding, even you gave the pump breast milk, I don't think nannies will give the baby, nannies prefer milk powder instead of breast milk due to their short of manpower. Besides, the foods is not like the website posted which they try to attract you. Same food repeated in a week for 3-4 times, can you image if you stay one month over there.. u will vomit of eating repeated food with bad taste.
Furthermore, the nannies is lack of experience of taking care baby, their nannies will change always, some are part-time, -.-""" how can they taking care baby in good way of keep changing.. they will close the curtain don't let mummies watch how they taking care babies. If you complain to person-in-charge, she will show her unhappy face which make u uncomfortable..
Last, the Baby room is not clean enough, majority babies infected by red-eye, of course my baby also infected by red-eye in last week. However, the nannies & PIC is not admit of it. How's terrible are them, they scare of take responsibility of spread the red-eye virus among mummies & babies, they try to ask mummy keep silent of the issue. I feel sad & bad of staying this terrible confinement home. Please don't go this stupid confinement home..

Anonymous said...

Hi Jess, you can go for Jia Yi.. they encourage Breastfeeding! ^.^

Anonymous said...

I just stay at confinement B Well at padang tembak penang they just take over from E bell but the thing inside are all some.they also did't support breastfeeding. At less u tell them u want breastfeeding and dun want use formula milk from the day u step in . but u must make sure u have a lot of milk to feed your baby if not the auntie there will say u was no milk ,no need to breastfeeding la all kind of reson. The food are poor too.Ex:The breakfast time is 8.30am but the cooker alway serve on 9.15am.Even the breakfast are just one "man tou". All food they post at facebook are differen when u stay there u will know.The soup they are given inside are nothing just soup so u will dun know what soup u are drink.

Anonymous said...

same goes to Ebell Confinement Centre
Lots of babies got infected virus after staying there. My baby is one of the victim. There are more than 20 babies got infected one by one since Dec 2012.

Initially i wanted to bring my baby back home for few days and the lady name Mandy keep asking me not to worry and trust them. They will take good care of my baby. I trusted her and informed her once my baby start coughing please inform me immediately and she doesn't until i found out myself. Luckily that day i bring my baby out for routine check up and found out my girl is cough with full of phlegm!! It's so serious and my baby admitted ICU on the day. Please do not ever trust that lady! They are bullshit and take things for granted!! My girl end up staying in ICU for 4 days and hv to pay for the unexpected medical cost of RM3k++ It was during 1st day of chinese new year some more!!

Anonymous said...

Do not go to Ebell Confinement Centre

Allysa said...

I would like to recommend Happy Dolphine Confinement Home in Penang. This is the confinement home that 100% support breastfeeding. (no formula, no bottle feeding, no pacifier, balanced diet not just oil and meat)
The owner Connie Mooi is the core member of Penang MMPS. She will be there to guide mothers how to breastfeed and rest at the same time.
What's best is they let BB room-in with mother to promote bonding, unlike many other centres where BBies are all kept in nursing room, you don't know what caretakers did to your baby.

Anonymous said...

Go Happy Dolphin if u are thinking of fully BF ur babies. Nice environment with babies sleeping beside mothers. Losing point is, they do not have pantang for food and drinks. Find their fb for more info.

Anonymous said...

How about sunrise confinement centre in pg? anyone has experienced before?

Anonymous said...

I would like to recommend Happy Dolphin Confinement Home in Penang too. A very special confinement home. Not as commercial as other centers. Its just like a home. And the owner is not only a breastfeeding supporter, she can teach mothers successful breastfeeding. She also got conduct breastfeeding classes. Their staff nurses are friendly and nice.

Summergirl said...

Hey, before i gave birth i have heard lots of horrible stories of confinement ladies and i knew some confinement home saying support breastfeeding but end up u bcome a pumping machine.as i was look for truly breastfeeding confinement home because i wanted to 100% breastfeed my baby. well, a friend recommend HAPPY DOLPHIN,and i went there early of this year! The place is really peace, clean, nurses there are very friendly and they love babies. the food are nice, well balance diet. And mostly baby is room in with mommy. The person in charge ms connie is very helpful and nice lady , she guided me one to one 24 hours on how to latch on, how to hold the baby, how to boost breastmilk. at end up the month i can breastfeed successful! i am so gladful penang have a such confinement home and it the ONE and ONLY ONE in penang. worth for the investment. mom-to-be if u really wants to give your little one the best please go happy dolphin.

Summergirl said...

GO happy dolphin. the place is nice and peace and clean. i did my confinement at happy dolphin early of this year. it was really good place. before i went happy dolphin, i had heard alot of horrible stories of confinement ladies, and some confinement home do not really encourage breastfeeding.
it really worth for the investment. and mostly u can breastfeed successfully. if mom-to-be are looking for breastfeeding confinement home please go happy dolphin. highly recommend.

Bee Ean Neoh said...

Hi, Any recommended confinement centre in BM?

Bee Ean Neoh said...

Hi, any recommended confinement centre in BM?

Anonymous said...

My cousin just back from Happy Dolphin but her mother do her confinement one month more at home as she claim that she had a backache n feel weak after the confinement period. No doubts that she has successfully breast feeding in a month time but losing health after that.

Anonymous said...

Any good confinement center in Penang Greenlane area who support breastfeeding?

Anonymous said...

Go to Happy Dolphin Confinement Home in Penang for a 100% breastfeeding support. Connie Mooi, the owner, is the core member of Penang MMPS and she's here to guide mothers on the correct breastfeeding techniques. BB room-in is another advantage as it promotes mother-child bonding. Nurses here are nice and friendly too. They are always there to help with just a call on a button, 24 hours. And if you're too tired, you can always ask them to look after your baby while you get some rest and bring to you when bb needs feeding. Also, this modern confinement home provides 6 nutritious meals with 2 personalised different herbal soups daily and unlike many traditional confinement meals, they come in different lots of variety.

Doreen said...

Hi all mummies,

did anyone of u have any comments for Joyee confinement center?

I'm about to choose this center as it is nearer to my house. But so far, no comment / forum about this confinement center.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i strongly recommend happy dolphin. their nurses really like baby and really take good care of baby like their own little brother/sister. i like their food also. many variety, got follow pantang also at the same time healthy type. very nice food. my health definitely is better now as i eat more fruits and veges during the confinement stay there. most important is breastfeed. i did my first confinement in other center. received none breastfeeding support, so failed. but this time i went happy dolphin, fully breastfeeding support i got from connie n happy dolphin. connie is there to give full guidance and consultation, despite of her family is in butterworth. the first day i went in, she already taught me many tips in breastfeeding. i really can enjoy my confinement and breastfeeding journey in happy dolphin.

Anonymous said...

Besides happy dolphin, any comments for other confinement center? like Ai Xin Confinement center, Elim Confinement center & Joyee confinement center? As i stay at Sungai Dua, I prefer center which nannies can take care of my baby. This is my second baby, I want to rest more. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I stay at Ai Xin confinement Centre for both of my babies. my Opinion are below :
Bad
- Previously they don't close the curtain all the time (they will open from 10am till 8pm). Now, close all the time...we can't see babies from outsides
- Mothers cannot enter the babies room. First time mummies hard to learn the technique to take care of bb.
- the food is boring and so so ( very conversional type)
- Air con always spoilt.

Good
- They do encourage breastfeeding but not 100%. Is your choice- if you wish n determine to bf ur babies, no one can stop u. So far they don't force me to stop breastfeeding my babies. They will bring baby to my room even midnight daily 2-5am, I am fully breastfeeding my bb from day 1 until now.
- Related to the babies oil, they also not forcing us to use or buy.. I use that baby oil since my 1st baby, I find out that is good so I continue use.
- They have experience aunty to take care of baby
- Each room have toilet and have the water solar heater, you can always use the hot water to wash ur hand before breastfeeding or pump instead of using cold water.

So far, I do hear happy Dolphin is good..

Anonymous said...

I very regretted and unhappy to stay at I confinement lorong slim penang on October 2013. There not supportive and Lack of experience for breastfeeding. One in the midnight my breast feel engorged and I requested aunty bring bb for latch on. The aunty just asked me go to toilet pumped as I said I cannot pump now bb because my room mate sleep already. Then she asked sharon came. Sharon just turn black face then carry bb for me. I asked her can I bring bb to my room or just let bb in living room for latch on. She very no manner said bb in your hand now . you want make what decision is up to you la. I'm so unhappy with her attitudes. We paid the money stayed here one. They seem like take it for granted. That's fine. . I don't think much cos I need stayed to 30 days. But their internal servicing really encountered big problem. There are many part time nannies working and they no experience no responsibility. My room mate's bb coughing. I asked them need any action taken to prevent viruses spread. Aunty answer me doesn't matter drink breast milk bb won't get sick. Omg. ... then I told her boss. She answered the same..doesn't matter one. Truly understand they ignored and un responsible. Wonder why this centre can survive. So I prayed hard my bb will fine and smoothly. Thanks to god. And I wont give up to giv my bb breast milk. Even though aunty came my room asked for fm. I said she fully breastfeeding. I saw my bb eat pacifier without my permission then I told aunty don't give her. But when we bring bb home realised that she cry louder cos of pacifier. Now she addicted on it. This centre not a qualified confinement home. Pls take note!@@

Roger Tan said...

Hi, am looking for confinement centre that know how to cook vegetarian food plus delivery.
We are staying at Tanjung Bungah. Please help to PM me at awesome2332@gmail.com

TQ : Roger

Roger Tan said...

Hi, am looking for confinement centre that can cook vegetarian food with delivery. Or a good cook confinement lady. We are full time vegetarian and will take care of baby ourselves. We only need a good vege cook.

Appreciate, TQ : Roger

Roger Tan said...

Hi, am looking for confinement centre that can cook vegetarian food with delivery. Or a good cook confinement lady. We are full time vegetarian and will take care of baby ourselves. We only need a good vege cook.

Appreciate, TQ : Roger

Roger Tan said...

Hi, am looking for confinement centre that can cook vegetarian food with delivery. Or a good cook confinement lady. We are full time vegetarian and will take care of baby ourselves. We only need a good vege cook.

Appreciate, TQ : Roger

Anonymous said...

i would like to recommend B WEll Confinement Home in 27B, Jalan Padang Tembak, Ayer Hitam, Penang. This is the confinement home that 100% support breastfeeding.
The owner Mdm Yap is a retirement nurse . She will be there to guide mothers how to breastfeed and rest at the same time.
Their nanies really like baby and really take good care of baby like their own little child.
A very special confinement home. Not as commercial as other centers. Its just like a home.

Anonymous said...

I left Happy Dolphin after spending a week there. Those good points that were mentioned here doesn't really exist now.Mothers have to take care of baby almost 24/7 and it's tiring for mothers since they.needed rest also. They claimed their staff nurses will handle most of the jobs like changing diapers, bathing etc but how often can you ring the bell to ask them for favors? The owner claimed their nurses cannot serve all mothers at once. I heard recently a lot of mothers left cos they didn't have enough rest and babies were not taken care of. For breast feeding it's better to consult a lactation consultant or experience midwife.That is already sufficient rather than spend money on this gimmick confinement centre.

Anonymous said...

Whereby, for me i tahan for 3 weeks. Balance 1 week money refuse to return is ok, But then the herbs for a week balance also refused to return. So I have to continue confinement at home for 2 weeks more. Press bell too many times also got complaint from nurses. Before check in clarified that HD will assist any help after we pressed the bell. I was very disappointed, same as well to my families, friends...

Anonymous said...

i'm staying in happy dolphin now. they've changed all the nurses. for me, they are quite helpful. nurses help take care my baby downstairs if i wanted uninterrupted sleeps. if i wanted baby sleep with me, they bring the baby up for me. overall, i'm quite satisfied and happy here. no complaints at all.

Sandra Yin said...

Happy Dolphin the best confinement center u want to be. Before that, if u really want a 1 on 1 assistance, get a CL at home. All centers will not be able to support all mothers 24 hours tho they claim to in the adverts. I went to a center named Happy Dolphin because i am a breastfeeding freak. I hate even looking at any other alternatives. Here, u can co sleep with ur baby 24 hours, but if u want some time alone, feel free to ring the bell. Dont hesitate. Nurses may be lazy at night but if u think they not robots, just tell the owner! She will take ur advice n make it work. Many things improved during the whole month i was there. Immediate action done. No pressure whether u want to bf or whatever altenatives but they encourage u to do the best bf way for long term success which is not mix feeding for 1 year but exclusive bf for 1 year above. More importantly, i can bath everyday with/without herb n i had no joint pains til now 2 months postnatal. Cuz i could drink plain water, drink lots of milo, eat 6 times a day, great food, great body hygiene, and great mother to baby communication via co sleep, bf, cuddling, n baby talks. U can have enough rest if u r not picky eater, nurse while u sleep lying down. 24 hrs aircon. Friendly staffs, and thank u Connie Mooi.

Anonymous said...

If you wish to breastfeeding your baby, think happy dolphin will be the best choice. As the founder Connie is lactation consultant and also nutritionist. She very knowledgeable in breastfeeding knowledge. Another good point staying there is they provide various variety of food so that mother won't be too boring having almost same type of confinement food. I did have a good stay there but maybe different mother having different perception? Hehe..anyway, I think it's worth for me in paying the price. =)

Anonymous said...

Hi all I heard a new breastfeeding confinement home called little angels newly opened in tanjung tokong area. This centre allows baby rooming in with the mother and also provide baby room care service 24 hours. They hire professional nurses and also supervise by a lady doctor. They provide healthy vegetarian and non vegetarian diet depending on your choice. I heard they are giving extra discount on top of the early bird promotion if u register before 31th jan 2014. Call them at 0129847660 for more info or visit their fb-http : / / www.facebook.com/littleangelsconfinement

Anonymous said...

Iam looking for a confinement home which can be trusted and i stay at Relau. I know that the nearest is Elim Confinement Center. But so far didnt hear any comments on it. Anyone can help? or recommend a good confinement home.
Thanks

Fr: Yen

Anonymous said...

I didn't have any rest at all while in HD. The owner doesnt care abt babies or mothers' well being. Owner's 3 yr old son also running into roomd disturbing babies & mothers having a rest. Bcos I have signed the contract & was not allowed for return of my money I tahan for 4 weeks. In the end my mum helped me for another 1 mth confinement when I reached home.

Anonymous said...

I was told the same thing as well after I pay deposit...and luckily I withdrew my stay there before delivering my bb. I lost my deposit money but am glad made the right decision.

Anonymous said...

I will never recommend any mother's to stay in Happy Dolphin because I had a very bad confinement experience there. First Connie Mooi told me that she is a one to one breastfeeding consultant which I would say is not true, she only comes to my room to chit chat but not to give me breastfeeding knowledge. She also calls herself as a nutritionist which is not true, she doesn't have any prove about that. When she comes to my room she will chat then suddenly her small son will interrupt and she just don't bother . She will just go out without saying a sorry. No manners at all. There is also cockroaches in the room which means there is no hygiene most of the time she's busy on her laptop.,and when I ask her certain question she will answer me in a rude way like ' so what can I do'? The confinement home is noisy most of the time because her kid's will be watching tv with the volume increased. This causes a headache for me because me and my baby can't sleep. And her son is always shouting n screaming and she doesn't take any action for that. The nurses there are friendly, they really handle all the babies with care. They are good but not able to handle all babies at a time because there are lack of staff's. But sorry to say that I felt that some nurse's were rough. I also felt unsecured. But at the same time I think that they are much more helpful than Connie. The worse problem is that somettimes the centre runs out of electricity. The supper provided is bread and cereal drink almost everyday. The bad thing is they have cctv at every corner which I think there is no privacy for the mother's at all. At night the nurses will be struggling because all babies will cry at the same time but Connie will never bother to have a look about what is happening. Such a irresponsible owner I would say. A lot of improvement is required in Happy Dolphin if she wants her company to go on.

Anonymous said...

My gosh..I experienced the same situation as you. HD really has no experienced in providing confinement services to mothers. When I confront Connie she defended her centre was to help mothers breastfeeding and not focusing on taking care of mothers after delivery. She also not considered a person who truly understands how to take care of mothers after delivery. When I confronted her about my problems she said during her confinement she's able to breastfeeding, cook and take care of baby all on her own. What a rude person. I paid so much money for services to take care of me and my baby but instead the owner expect me to be like her - handling everything myself. She's also very cocky and not bothering about our mothers' problems. She doesn't share her knowledge in breastfeeding with us but just came to our room with her son to chit chat & disturb us. We mothers talked about the same problem we had with her & HD. To be honest breastfeeding is not much of a mystery and you can read books or consult a nurse or midwife for advice.Never spend your money at Happy Dolphin. You will regret and upset like most mothers here. I guess most mothers feedback here are not trying to tarnish HD image but just sharing with other mothers what we have gone thru at this centre.

Anonymous said...

Hi all, I would like to suggest Joyee comfinement centre.my sister in law just delivered a bb during CNY, the service was satisfied, very caring n young nanny who are very helpful during her stay there.my sis In law feeling ease as they did a special homemade steamboat for her, and it's really surprised her.she love the spacious environment n overall she is happy.

Anonymous said...

I stay at HD too, for my understanding CCTV is for monitor the nurse performance no harmful for me. Food is just ok, not every meal is my favorite, but i think bread or cereal for supper is quite good for digest before sleep. Sometime have red bean soup,papaya milk, sesame cereal is good for boost milk. About Ms Connie's son, I think is time to send him to nursery. Anyway, I enjoy my holiday in HD, Nurse is paying attention to my baby with love and gentle, my baby keep pu/po frequently at midnight also they serve with smiling face. Everyone have difference characteristic, Ms. Connie is quit a direct person nonetheless, she do take action after receive my complain. The time I stay in HD I notice she got hire Insecticidal expert to prevent insect. Maybe is after the "cockroaches" incidents? I don't know.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie, how's de garden support breastfeeding? Nannies willing to bring baby to your room to let you feed or not?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am expecting to deliver end of Jul'14. I shortlisted De Garden and Joyee Confinement?!
Would like to get feedback on this 2 confinement centers..

Thanks,
Liza

Anonymous said...

Dont choose E-Bell!!!! My son is one of the victim who suffer flu during the confinement period!!!
They are all "rubbish", no matter the owner(management) or cook or nurses!!!
As know, they only have one experience nurse is working with them! The rest are all trainee or so called "experience" auntie. Especially the "nurse" who work in night time, more terrible!!!
At first, I choose Ai Xin but I received their last min message on Oct'12 saying that they were been instructed to temp close for investigation by Ministry of Health while my due date was Dec'12...
Have no choice, I search online in rush and I saw Ebell who still have available room. I have no other choices bcos of year dragon...
The first day I enter, I feel regret and wanna go home imme cos I don't feel comfortable in sudden! But, I have to stay there bcos my husband need to rush back to KL for his work and nobody can take care of me during the confinement period...
I feel proud my sixth sense is so accurately!!!
I'm newly mother which totally no any experience in breastfeeding, however, there's a "friendly" auntie who also a cook taught me the skill. BUT, she told me not to get my son to take my breast milk on the first few day bcos "they" are "poison" milk which keep inside our breast for almost 30yrs and I believe cos the milk not white is yellowish... How stupid am I, right!!!???
Not only this... This auntie will keep coming to our room and chat with my "roommate" and their topic is how bad of this confinement center and the management! And many many others topic... Speechless...
For food, is totally diff from what u see in their website or brochure! Even my grandmum also feel poor to me to take that kind of so called "confinement" meal!!! Not only this, mummies have to wash ur own milk bottle; mummies have to walk to "kitchen" to have ur meal (not they serve and bring to ur room)!
Another thing, they won't take any action or dont care if ur baby get sick or infected! This is what I can't acceptable!
When I enter this center just few days, there's one baby was infected by some virus to cause breathing problem (not so sure the actual situation) and admitted to ICU then the mummy also chose to leave earlier before her confinement period.
Me, also the same! I left the center during my 14th day of confinement period bcos my son was infected by flu. The funny thing is I'm the one who found my son get flu and I did request them to monitor my son but nobody informed me earlier... The reason is my next roommate's son was suffering serious cough and flu but the baby can still bring out from the nursing room and bring back to "our" room to spread the "virus".
I'm worried the case will become worse so I chose to leave and they didn't refund the balance and I don't feel to argue with them,
Before I left, I heard there are some babies are affected "red eye" illness on 2nd floor actually. Bcos of the management don't care so some mummies also left before their confinement period.
Who knows, 1st floor are affected by cough & flu virus!
As I know after I left, there's few babies are also got affected and there's one baby was admitted to ICU more than a week and cost my roommate RM20K....
Conclusion: Don't choose EBell no matter what!!!

Anonymous said...

Dont choose E-Bell!!!! My son is one of the victim who suffer flu during the confinement period!!!
They are all "rubbish", no matter the owner(management) or cook or nurses!!!
As know, they only have one experience nurse is working with them! The rest are all trainee or so called "experience" auntie. Especially the "nurse" who work in night time, more terrible!!!
At first, I choose Ai Xin but I received their last min message on Oct'12 saying that they were been instructed to temp close for investigation by Ministry of Health while my due date was Dec'12...
Have no choice, I search online in rush and I saw Ebell who still have available room. I have no other choices bcos of year dragon...
The first day I enter, I feel regret and wanna go home imme cos I don't feel comfortable in sudden! But, I have to stay there bcos my husband need to rush back to KL for his work and nobody can take care of me during the confinement period...
I feel proud my sixth sense is so accurately!!!
I'm newly mother which totally no any experience in breastfeeding, however, there's a "friendly" auntie who also a cook taught me the skill. BUT, she told me not to get my son to take my breast milk on the first few day bcos "they" are "poison" milk which keep inside our breast for almost 30yrs and I believe cos the milk not white is yellowish... How stupid am I, right!!!???
Not only this... This auntie will keep coming to our room and chat with my "roommate" and their topic is how bad of this confinement center and the management! And many many others topic... Speechless...
For food, is totally diff from what u see in their website or brochure! Even my grandmum also feel poor to me to take that kind of so called "confinement" meal!!! Not only this, mummies have to wash ur own milk bottle; mummies have to walk to "kitchen" to have ur meal (not they serve and bring to ur room)!
Another thing, they won't take any action or dont care if ur baby get sick or infected! This is what I can't acceptable!
When I enter this center just few days, there's one baby was infected by some virus to cause breathing problem (not so sure the actual situation) and admitted to ICU then the mummy also chose to leave earlier before her confinement period.
Me, also the same! I left the center during my 14th day of confinement period bcos my son was infected by flu. The funny thing is I'm the one who found my son get flu and I did request them to monitor my son but nobody informed me earlier... The reason is my next roommate's son was suffering serious cough and flu but the baby can still bring out from the nursing room and bring back to "our" room to spread the "virus".
I'm worried the case will become worse so I chose to leave and they didn't refund the balance and I don't feel to argue with them,
Before I left, I heard there are some babies are affected "red eye" illness on 2nd floor actually. Bcos of the management don't care so some mummies also left before their confinement period.
Who knows, 1st floor are affected by cough & flu virus!
As I know after I left, there's few babies are also got affected and there's one baby was admitted to ICU more than a week and cost my roommate RM20K....
Conclusion: Don't choose EBell no matter what!!!

NG said...

Dear all mummies you should go to de garden confinement home at island glades, i do my both confinement there. They encourage breastfeeding also and always fully book...the chef cook very nice, and night is boss mother homemade pastry...i heard bout happy dolphin but imagine baby sleep whole night beside you, yes no doubt can fully bf but no rest lo...after confinement you will have the chance to bounding with baby dnt worry...most important is i fully rest well for the whole month.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Angie for interesting post. I had read all the above comments, Actually im due on Sept2014. and hope to search for confinement home information. But seems like AiXin, I-Confinement, Happy Dolphin, E-bell, B Well, Ohana are mostly have bad comments. Only Jia Yi, De Garden, Elim and E mother not have so much issue. So i will go for survey this 4 confinement home.
Your blog really help. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

Hi mummies, I delivered my bb 2 weeks ago now staying at de garden, compare to 2011 now really improve a lot, I really have a good rest here, food suitable for me, nanny still the same since they open 6 years ago nanny very experience and their feeding time really nice in record... Mummy can entered bb room this is most important thing, nothing hiding behind, nice environment n quiet. My 1st pregnancy I been searching whole Penang confinement home, now 2nd 1 come back again really no regret. New management now doing very good. All places got good and bad c how good and how bad but so far I feel good staying here. Recently got activities going on here like breastfeeding talk and some cooking sharing lesson on teaching how to cook bb food for little one on their 6m onward ... Overall good no complain

Anonymous said...

Hi mummies, I delivered my bb 2 weeks ago now staying at de garden, compare to 2011 now really improve a lot, I really have a good rest here, food suitable for me, nanny still the same since they open 6 years ago nanny very experience and their feeding time really nice in record... Mummy can entered bb room this is most important thing, nothing hiding behind, nice environment n quiet. My 1st pregnancy I been searching whole Penang confinement home, now 2nd 1 come back again really no regret. New management now doing very good. All places got good and bad c how good and how bad but so far I feel good staying here. Recently got activities going on here like breastfeeding talk and some cooking sharing lesson on teaching how to cook bb food for little one on their 6m onward ... Overall good no complain

wonderful mother said...

Hi about e mother i know they expend already, i went there to visit my friend at the same time survey the centre cos my due date in august, erm... not really like the environment, saw kids watching tv and talking around feel very noisy i dont like and the nanny especially got 1 very rude i heard she talk to mummy...haih been looking around many and end up i book de garden ... compare so many still feel de garden is d best 1...hopefully i made the right choice...later on will share how my experience in there with u guys...

Anonymous said...

Hi, don't choose E-Mother. The nanny services was poor. I don't want to give my babies pacifier, but one of the nanny complain that my babies always ask for milk and don't want to sleep at midnight, she said my babies mouth always open to look for something's to suck. Ok, we'll, end up I concede and give pacifier to my babies coz I worries if my babies always cry at midnight I dunno what will they do with my babies. After a day I saw my babies suck empty milk bottle pacifier, I ask the nanny: "why I have provide the pacifier u still let him use empty milk bottle pacifier?" Then the nanny said he don't like the pacifier and ask me to buy a new one. What? I already dislike my babies take pacifier and now I have concede and provide it and now end up they still give me such a shit things!

Anonymous said...

happy dolphin can let bb sleeps in baby's room n let mother rest if the mother requested.. i stayed there 4 weeks, no such thing as tired as what described above. i quite enjoyed my stay there. the malay nurses there helped jaga my boy while i get most of the rest.

Anonymous said...

我目前在HD坐月子,我很满意这里的环境,护士也很friendly.至于食物,我很谢谢connie还有aunty每天精心的改变菜色,我在这里每天都有药材汤2次喝.现在的药材不便宜,我在想其他比HD便宜的月子中心会不会也每天提供不一样的药材汤呢?aunty每次都会煮很好吃的催奶食物给我们吃,有时候我会跑去厨房,aunty还会问我们今天的食物要怎样煮,喜欢吃什么样的食物.样样食物都是尽量安排有营养和可以加奶的.

护士把我的宝宝也照顾得很好,这里有6个护士轮班,每一班会有2个,星期日就会有3个.我给的意见还是要求护士都会听的.而且也很疼宝宝.
在这里,下午宝宝都是包尿布的,只有晚上才用纸尿片,这一点我觉得很不错,而且护士都会记录宝宝的大小便次数和宝宝体重那些,我每次去KK,告诉KK的护士她们都会很惊讶.这个也是个比较专业的做法,妈妈们可以monitor到宝宝的情况.每次按bell护士都会过来,除非是真的很没有空,护士会来告诉我要我等一下.

在这里很轻松,有很多'战友'陪我一起努力,我们都会交换意见和经验.connie每天都会一个一个妈妈去问她们的情况,看看妈妈们是不是有遇到什么问题.

记得我刚刚进来的时候我的奶已经涨到连乳头都肿,过后是connie的帮忙,我才顺利的把硬块通通赶走.现在我每天direct feed之外还可以存到25oz的奶带回去给我大儿子喝.

感恩!我当初的选择没有错...我只能说,不要expect到哺乳的路很容易走,要付出才会有回报.哺乳如果宝宝没有room in是很难的事情.所以HD才会给宝宝和妈妈睡在一起.新生儿除了吃就是睡,再吵就是可能大便不舒服还是什么的.

如果你要容易,要休息多多,那么请月婆,然后喂奶粉吧!

Anonymous said...

HD的菲律宾kakak每天时间一到就会来房间吸尘和抹地板.有时候我不在,去KK,她都会帮我把床整理美美.东西放好.叫她煮大风草给我们冲凉她都会定时弄好放在厕所给我们.

我一天pump 25oz的奶,护士每天都要帮我洗很多次pump和瓶子,每次都会弄好给我.

我真的很谢谢HD的所有工作人员.你们很棒!

我在这里就好像自己家一样,一点都不觉得商业化,aunty还会帮我做给宝宝穿辟邪的吊饰.还帮我拿我的bengkung去改小件,等等..等等的...还有2个星期我就要回家了...我会想念她们的...

谢谢HD让我哺乳成功,谢谢connie开了这家全母乳月子中心...♥

Anonymous said...

I had my confinement in HD in September last year. For me, it's an amazing 4 weeks experience. My objective in confinement center selection is to look for one that 100% Support Breastfeeding, so without even visited the place, I've already paid my deposit. Connie is a very friendly person. She helped me quite a lot, gave me encouragement when I was lodging with my baby for jaundice. There was once my baby was very fussy and she came to my room 4am in the morning with nurse.

They don't force your baby to be with you 24/7, unless mother requested that. For my case, when nurses brought food for me, they even asked me if I want them to bring baby down so I can rest.

I love the food there cause it's not the boring traditional food. 6 meals a day, including milk booster sometimes. There was even birthday celebration for mothers there.

Connie's son is behaving just like any other kids are behaving. For me, it's a bonus experience that prepares my baby to face real life experience out there since we don't get to have quiet environment all the time especially when baby is with babysitter. Being too spoilt with comfort during confinement is just going to make our 2nd month post confinement a harder time to get through for both mother and baby.

With all being said, this is just my personal experience. Everyone will have their different experience. But if you are very particular on tiny details as some mothers posted, you may opt to pay additional RM1k-2k to hire a confinement lady.

alice ng said...

Hi, have anyone done confinement at Riko confinement centre before? Would like to know more about this centre. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hie there.. can I know where is B Well confinement ctr? I'm looking for confinement ctr near air itam.. can anyone pls update me?

Angie said...

I'm helping a reader to post this comment as he/she has posted in a different site.

Anonymous said...
Hah suddenly so many good commend on HD. Think is the boss itself cos the way she wrote I suspect is her. I stay there during feb and is not as good as she describe and they giving offer discount to factories, my factory people many also went there and complain a lot

April 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Anonymous said...

叫那个人不要乱讲话,我是真的现在在HD坐月子。什么叫suspect,有证据才好出来说

CHIEW FOON MAR said...

Last year, when I delivered my baby boy, I did my confinement at Joyees Confinement centre which located at Minden Height. For me, I enjoyed my time over there because that was less people there and I really can take a good rest there.

UP said...

I have just completed my 1 month confinement at Happy Dolphin Confinement centre in April 14. I would say there are room for improvements to make the place better however in general I observed a lot of improvements in HD especially on the TnC where longer visiting hours is permitted and bottle feeding was allowed. In fact, the nurses there provide guidance on how to bottle fed ebm to my baby. The first week guidance and support from the nurses and owner (Connie) is important to kick start a smooth breastfeeding and becoming a mummy journey. I am very thankful that HD nurses are all very friendly and committed.

Jenn Ng said...

终于满月了...
好想回去HD继续坐月子...
在HD坐月子的时候我还可以很轻松的跟其他妈妈聊天,做有做没有..回到家没有那么轻松了����...

建议*真的有心要哺乳的妈妈*可以去HD看看...




Mrs Chow said...

I just finished my confinement at Happy Dolphin in April 2014 (2 weeks ago) and I had a very good and happy breastfeeding journey. Connie has been a great help and source of encouragement.

As I had c-sec and was in the hospital for 5 days, as a first time worried mom, breastfeeding is very new and challenging to me. And very painful too! Luckily, I had attended Connie's Breastfeeding Class before my delivery, so I was able to latch the baby within first hour. Connie gave highly invaluable advice via SMS which helped me through my time alone in the hospital, as the first 5 days are crucial for breastfeeding my baby.

If I had not stayed at Happy Dolphin, I don't think I would have had such great success at breastfeeding. The environment and support is so important for breastfeeding. I get to sleep with my baby beside me 24/7. :) (And I don't have to worry that my baby will be secretly fed formula milk by nannies.)

I want the best for my baby, so no matter how difficult the sacrifice, I am willing to do it.

I actually got to know about Happy Dolphin from Angie's Blog, and after further research, I signed up right after visiting the place. Hence, I am very surprised to read the complaints about Happy Dolphin, which I think some are rather unfair. Perhaps, each mother has her own expectations and perceptions. (Well, I guess if you don't mind to feed formula milk, and prefer baby to be taken care in separate room by nannies, and want to follow strictly all the pantang larang, then Happy Dolphin may not be for you.)

In fact, I booked my place 9 months in advance, as soon as I got to know I'm pregnant! :) coz places are limited, and I definitely wanted a breastfeeding friendly environment. And although Happy Dolphin is actually so far away from my home, it is worth it.

I actually learned to care for my baby, so after the confinement, I am able to take care and understand my baby, as the bonding has been formed from the very start.

Although other confinement centers said that they "encourage breastfeeding", they don't allow you to sleep with your baby, and they even offer free formula milk! (Though some mothers like this arrangement, this is definitely not what I wanted.)

As for food, I liked it because it was nourishing and sensible. Plenty of nutrition and fibre, so I did not suffer from constipation. The food gave me energy for my nightly breastfeeding sessions.

The frequent breastfeeding sessions contracted my uterus so fast! :)

And... no nagging aunties around to say what I can or cannot do! :))

I'd like to say that I'm not paid nor am I connected with Connie or Happy Dolphin in anyway. I just did my confinement at Happy Dolphin for the full 4 weeks there.

I just feel that it's definitely a great place to stay if you want a successful breastfeeding experience.

SP LIM said...

I just done my confinement in Happy Dolphin in April 2014. Im satisfied with the cleaniness of the place, the friendiness of the staffs and profession of the nurses and the owner. Foods are yummy although they are not the traditional type. In fact,i cant take the traditional type due to my breastfed baby has prolong jaundice. About the owner's 3 years old son, i would suggest owner dont let him alone at upstair, or else he will open each mother rooms to search for his mother and inevitably disturb other mothers' rest. Overally it is meeting my expectation throughout my confinement period in HD.

Anonymous said...

Who can share the experience in Ultra Violet Confinement Centre at Lorong Gemilang, Off Jalan Perak. Thanks a lot for your sharing.

Lee Chai Fong said...

Hi, for those who stayed in Joyee Confinement centre before, may i know how was the food and experience of nanny who looks after the BB?
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi, have anyone stayed in Country Home Confinement center in pantai jerjak?
this is a newly opened centre since 2013 so I wondering how's their service.

Anonymous said...

Just finished confinement in Country Home, most of the nannies here is part time, just 1 full time nannies, always keep changing. After pump the milk need to bring down by ourselves, the owner Fern said the nannies will not go up to take. Meal time also need to go down and eat, everyday up and down stairs 10+ . Until not yet full moon already have backaches! Request for take to upstairs table or room but the owner not allow, she scared her room smelly or become dirty! Food also need to improve, same food. repeated 3-4days every week and the taste is Not nice, the Ginger and sesame oil just put a little bit. Soup also tasteless!
The center here almost all area cover by CCTV, the owner besides monitor her workers also monitor the mummies here and the visitors. Feel no privacy! (What u doing she also will know )
Some of the share room (2 person and above room) no curtain or the curtain just can cover half, and the husband or men visitor can come in, very inconvenience for us to breast feeding or pump milk.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone give the latest list of the prices to some of the confinement centres? Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

hi,recently my best friend went to i-confinement home.its so suck cause they provided tasteless black dates
drink.
1-lunch...cheap vege,no kampong chicken,plain soup without herbal tastes.
2-everyday tong sui or only plain pong pia for tea time.
3-very dirty not enough
housekeeping done.
4-babysister,part timer on night not well train,mixed up different brand of milk powder for bb
5-force ppl to do slimming wrap,when sign-in package, no refund if u are not suitable for the wrap...hahaha!!!!!
6- bb take care by nanny force to drink 4-5 onces of milk,no drink water. Very unhealthy. Recently alots of baby catch flu and they sent them home(without responsibility) I recommend all future mother search others center before you commit.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the feedback on Country Home. Guess I can remove that confinement centre from my list.

Anonymous said...

Anyone share the experience in e-mother confinement centre. Thanks for sharing.

Ang Eng Jon said...

I want to share my experience with AiXin Confinement Center on behalf of my wife.

Our first day there (month of April 2014), baby and mom were shoved into the ground floor room. We were told to stay there for 2 days and then move up when someone else move out from upstairs. I approach Joyce (the owner) and asked this is not what has been promised to us when we made our booking. She just shurg off my question does not even bother to give us an explanation. Conditions of the ground floor room were stuffy and it has an old rustic smell to it. 2 single beds available but the mattress were in bad conditions, you can literally feel the springs poking back at you! At RM3500 / person, twin sharing room (that’s what we booked back in August 2013), the mattress can definitely be better.

Two days into the confinement, alas my wife moved upstairs into a ‘proper’ 2 pax room. Smell is gone, mattress a way better. But to our surprise, there are 3 people in the room! There is a makeshift smaller room that has been partitioned in within the room. Later we learnt that the 3rd occupant is actually an "emergency case" as she has performed a D&C. Nobody really mind, but her attitude is definitely a problem. Loud banging on the toilet door whenever she enters and giving my wife and the other roommate ‘warning’ they cannot switch on the lights when she's sleeping. Her makeshift room door is always shut tight and no light is able to penetrate in, so we're not sure what exactly her problem is. 2 days into the ordeal my wife talked to Joyce but nothing happens. On the 3rd day, I stepped in and demanded Joyce to get her to ‘straighten up’, either she does it or I will do it. Again I reminded her that we paid for a 2pax sharing room, not 3pax. Joyce doesn’t take the complaints seriously; she just wants to maximize her profit margin.

You need to bring your own toilet papers and hand soap. Laundry services are bad with clothes smelling damp and not fresh even without rainy season. Curtains from inside the nursery is always closed, nobody is allowed to enter the nursery except for the nannies. Even the doors are quickly closed up when they bring out the baby crib out for you to take a look. It’s as if their doing something illegal! For the duration of stay there, 3 packs of diapers were used! I find it mind boggling! The nannies mentioned that our baby drinks 3.5oz of milk each time. I find this not true as my baby can barely finish 3oz of milk. I wonder what actually happens to the formula milk powder that we bought. Overall, I would rate AiXin only 2.5 stars out of 5.

sy said...

any comment to Elim confinement centre?

sy said...

How about happy confinement centre?

Bailey LS said...

Dear all mommies,
I would like to share with everyone regarding my stay in Joyee Confinement centre.
The nannies are helpful, friendly, just closed like my family members.
More concern is transparency of bb room and every corners are monitoring by CCTV.
I prefer my bb to have BF and formulated which ever is convenience for myself. And i can said nannies were co-operated with me closely.
The environments is clean and peace and foods are not bad too.

Highly recommend mums to be to consider or you may contact the person in charge Ms. Alice for more details.

oh ying said...

Yea....I recommended joyee as wel. Though it's stil very new but I do not have any regrets stayin there. The food are nice....n the staff r friendly as well. No probs with my lo..

sy said...

How many nannies from joyee (day and night) .did the nannies have how many year experience.

Anonymous said...

O'hana Resorts Sdn Bhd located at 213, Jalan Macallister,10450 Penang, has closed down !! Good news to all. Yes, I heard too many complains as they were not professional confinement centres as we Chinese can't take some " Windy " food but they served that in their diet.

Yin Yin said...

I stayed at Joyee confinement center back in May/June 2014 and I would say that it is a good place to stay.

They have clean and good environment for mommies to rest. The nannies are experienced, friendly and they treat babies well. During my stay, they have 3-4 nannies on rotation taking care of 3 babies. One thing that attracts me to this center was the baby room; transparent. You can view your baby all the time, no hanky-panky behind closed curtains! The baby room is also equipment with cctv so that you can view what goes on from upstairs.

As I am a first time mother, there are many things I don't know about confinement. The person in charge, Alice has a wide knowledge on the confinement rules and how to take care of newborn babies. Therefore you can learn a lot from her. She is always open to feedbacks and she takes them seriously.

Oh, I absolutely enjoyed the food there. Alice cooks the meals herself. You get different variety of food and nutritional soups everyday. You can always let her know your food preference and she will try to make them for you. She makes nice confinement pasta... :) Food is served upstairs so you don't have to walk up/down the stairs.

They also supports BF, and gives FM upon request. I have no regrets staying there. It is a homey and peaceful place to rest and relax... :)

Seang Ling said...

Oh my...I just paid deposit to country home. Hope they improve their service.

Anonymous said...

Any review about lilttle angels confinement centre in tanjung tokong area?

Mother of 2 Precious said...

Hi mummies, rolled over all the comments. I can't see anyone stay at Sunrise Confinement Centre which located at Island Glades. I stay at Sunrise Confinement Centre for my first maternity on April 13. They had clean environment and good local chinese nannies to take care mother/baby. They fully support breastfeeding!
Their chef is a local aunty too, any that mummy don't satisfied, can complain to the Tauke Soh and she will take action! Example like air conditioner, or the way those nannies take care your baby!
So i decided to go back there for my second maternity! I just paid 500 deposit, my due date is on 1st Jan 15! Wish all mummies lucky, can found a satisfied confinement cantre =)

Tan said...

I know sunrise near island glades but i dont like, i went to de garden which nearby genting coff shop there. I due in jan and I short listed out few end up I choose de garden cause many of my friends went there also they say food really nice, my friend tried before wantan mee curry mee roti Jala chic chop fish & chip all also holiao and nanny also very experience and established 7 years already I heard and the nanny all Chinese all old staff. Confinement most important is good food good nannies good rest. And there are person in-charge to help out for breastfeeding problems cause this is my 1st time that's y I asked a lot and worry nobody there to help out in breastfeeding. So now i no worry anymore. Overall no complain. And when I go do my booking is already full and I'm the last 1-2 and if you going there for booking need to book early lo heard they fully book til February already. Good luck

Mabel Wong said...

Hi there... I've just recently completed my confinement at Happy Dolphin, and I've got to say that I'm satisfied with my stay there. My lil' boy Nathaniel was very well cared for by the team of diligent and dedicated nurses there at HD. Even at times when my boy got cranky and hardly sleeps at night, the nurses patiently nurses him back to sleep so that I was able to get the rest that I needed, only waking up to feed my lil' one when brought up to my room since he prefers to sleep in the nursery most of the time. My grateful thanks to the nurses Shakila, Hayati, Faizah, and Afeza.

My deepest thanks goes to Connie for her dedication and sharing of knowledge about breastfeeding. I wasn't prepared for what lies ahead and I've got my fair share of doubts and worries if I could possibly breastfeed my lil' one well. Her constant encouragement and reminder of staying positive had helped me pull through my worries. I am grateful for all the help rendered by Connie at times when I was truly in need.

Food served at HD was good... 6 nutritious meals per day. Not the very typical type of confinement food but substantially good for mothers there. I especially love aunty's home made desserts.

So, if your objective is to have a successful breastfeeding experience, HD would be a good choice for you.

Siew Ling said...

I wonder why nowsday mostly confinement house provide western food, such as wantan mee, curry mee, fish n chip, chicken chop etc. Actually all this food are not so healthy to mothers. My friends even worst stay at home confinement house which provide bak kut teh and sa po rice as their lunch or dinner. And they serve fruits as well.(fainted) Even it is delicious but not so good. Iam request a confinement house which can serve a normal meal but with herbal and ginger, sesame oil. That is enough for me.
Babies should look by nannies as we come for rest but not to take care our self. But i resist not to use pacifier. Feeding breast milk is the perfect but if not enough formula must be given. I will due on next year March but still survey the confinement house. I hope that i can find it.

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone, any comment about Jia Yi Confinement Home at Waterfall Road? My due will fall on Feb2015. Still looking for confinement house. Tq...

Anonymous said...

Hi...my wife stayed at ELIM before and won't recommend this center as my baby was virus infected and hospitalized. It was happened during Q3 2012, in fact there were few babies infected during that period; I have confronted with the owner (Lisa) and the nannies as the root cause was the 1st infected baby was not being quarantine from the baby room and taken excuses that the baby has recovered.
At the end, my wife left the center but unfortunately our baby was hospitalized for 1 week, poor little 1...
There was no refund at all and not even apologize from the owner, Lisa. What I understood from the other mothers, there was no actions taken to clean up / clear the babies room after few babies hospitalized & reported. Not recommended ELIM as the choice of consideration.

BANGAN said...

There is a new confinement center in sg ara called happy confinement center. Stayed there for my second boy ethan. Place is very clean and are quite strict on hygiene. Best of all the dishes are all traditional and very yummy. Would definately recommend this confinement center