Thursday, March 13, 2008

New in store this March 08

Hi all,

This is just a quick update from Mia Bambina this month.

As some of you know, there are a full inventory of Natural Soaps. @ RM 15/pcs .The best seller so far are: Peek a boo ( Arabian Mocha Coffee Scrubs), Blemish Reliefs African Black Soap, Lavender Dream ( Lavender , Oatmeal and Shea butter) and the Extra Gentle ( Aloe, Calendula and hemp seeds). Lavender Dream and Extra gentle are perfect for babies and young children.

There are also the most waited Sheepish Grins Goat Milk Soaps. @RM 16.50-RM 17.50 each. With the favorite scents of Pink Sugar, Blueberry Pies, Southern Pines and more... The next batch hopefully will be here in the next few weeks.

All of the natural and goat milk soap are handmade, and it will take times before next re-stocking.

Also handmade by Sheepish Grins are: Diaper solution ( Silk and Aloe , and Sensitive Skin type)
Also available the refills! And one of my favorite is the Brown Sugar Body scrubs! This is 100% natural and handmade in Utah,TX. Perfect for gift for new mama or mama to be!

Next , we got this affordable fitted diaper .This is a simple basic fitted diaper made from Unbleached birdeyes Cotton. This diapers are made for diaper service in USA and can hold many industrial laundering . This is the details from the manufacturer :

The most economical and durable fitted cloth diaper available. These diapers have been manufactured in the USA by stay at home moms and grandmoms since 1990. We first started making these cloth diapers for our own diaper service in the early 90's and several million diaper changes latter we have refined this diaper to be the best value for your customers dollar.

These diapers are designed to withstand the rigor of industrial laundering and hold up wash after wash.
Our hour glass shaped diaper is constructed of multiple layers of 100 % cotton material.
Durable and soft birdseye weave material is used on the outside and absorbent flannel on the inside.

Like a prefold these diapers are thicker in the middle where absorbency is needed most.
Instead of velcro which becomes bound up in the wash, we use a longer lasting adjustable snap tape closure.
Available in sizes Small to Large in unbleached (ivory) material

What is the different between Bleach and Unbleached material?

Bleached prefold diapers are white because the cotton yarn was bleached in the factory prior to weaving the material. Cotton is naturally an ivory or light brown color. The bleaching process turns the cotton fibers white and also removes the natural cotton oils in the fibers. In doing so the strength of the fibers is reduced and the resulting woven material is slightly less durable.

The bleaching process can lead to additional pollutants being released to the environment through airborne and waterborn emissions. Recent improvements in bleaching technology has reduced but not eliminated this impact.

Because unbleached diapers retain much of their natural cotton oils in the fiber matrix they are softer and more durable than bleached cloth diapers.

Unbleached prefold/fitted cloth diapers must be washed at least 2-3 times after you receive them before they become absorbant. We recommend washing the diapers in hot sudsy water and drying them on high heat and repeating as many times as necessary for the diapers to become absorbant.
Sandra's note: if your washing machine doesn't have hot water function , you can manually soak the diapers with hot water for about 15 mins and then put it in the washing machine, then hang dry. Repeat 3x.

You can test the absorbency by making a pocket of the diaper and slowly pouring 1/2 cup of liquid into the diaper. If the pools and does not soak in fairly quickly, keep washing. Depending upon the detergent you use and the hardness of your water and the natural variations in cotton materials you may have to wash these up to 5 times before they become fully absorbant.
Do not under any circumstance use fabric softener as this causes the fabric to be coated and thus repels moisture. Despite the added effort necessary to break in these diapers, they are extremely popular and by most accounts well worth it.

Small Layers: 3x9x3
Weight: 7-13 lbs
Stitching color :Peach

Medium Layers : 3x9x3
Weight : 13-18 lbs
Stitching color: Blue

Large Layers : 3x10x3
Weight : 18-25 lbs
Stitching color: Green

Sandra's note: pair this fitted diaper with microfleece liner or flushable liner ( for dry feeling if you like that) and covered it with Bummis/Thirties cover, you will get a good pair of diaper combo to start with.

This diaper is good as a newborn diaper as well, or as the diaper when your baby is in between size ( between small and medium, or between medium and large) as it is affordable but reliable , so you can use it and then move to more luxurious fitted such as My Precious Baby, Dream Eze, Swaddlebees, there are great for night time diapers and try Drybees bamboo , Kissaluvs or Imse vimse organic for trim and good fitting day time diaper.( you can always add boaster to have extra absorbency)

A sneak preview for the month of April: Minky blankets( limited qty), Minky wipe case , Minky wipes.*wink wink*
Keep coming back to be inform when the stock are here , and dont forget to join our mailing list !

Be safe and as always..keep your email coming if you need to know more about cloth diapering!
Until next time..


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Cute Baby Shoes preorder March '08-CLOSED!

As I am searching for a good quality baby/toddler leather shoes, I came upon this baby and toddler shoes. It had been featured in many USA parenting magazine as well as baby blogs, and feature to be the list of the celebrities' babies must have items. And since I will make an order for my own dd, I think I would like to share this opportunity to share it with you. This will be great to order for you and as gifts!
This is actually my first open preorder so far.

This is how it works:

1.You choose the style, and size ( please refer to size chart) and email me at info at miabaminadotcom. Put the subject as : BABY SHOES PRE ORDER
2.Write your name, address, shoes type(item number) and size and please list 1st option and if the first option is out of stock you may want to list the 2nd option.
3.Make full payment to me ( bank transfer or by paypal in USD , fee applied )
and instock shoes will be here in 2-3 weeks time.
4. Deadline to this preorder will be on the 23rd of March , Sunday. Order receive after that will not be accepted.

Here is why this will be interesting, The prices stated here are USA retail prices, and I will not charge you the shipping to me. But domestic shipping fee will apply ( RM 7 to all over Malaysia) BUT if you take 2 pairs, I will give you FREE shipping. So it is like to order from USA without paying shipping at all!!
This promo cant be combine with other products order from Mia Bambina.
Please use the conversion rate of Rm 3.25 /USD

Size Chart

Our shoes are sized more true to age than most brands.

Please measure your child's foot in inches and allow 1/4" or so for wiggle room in the toes.

Measurements shown are actual sole lengths.

<> Size <>Length <>Width <>US Size Equiv. <>EUR Size Equiv.
0-3 months / Newborn
4" 2" 2 17.5
3-6 months / Small
4.5" 2.25" 4 19
6-12 months / Medium
5" 2.5" 5 20
12-18 months / Large
5.5" 2.75" 7 23
18-24 months / XLarge
6" 2.75" 8 24

They feature buttery soft leather and are lined with a layer of white cotton fabric to keep all dyes away from baby. Cute Baby Shoes also feature black suede soles to keep the shoes looking newer, longer �no more dirty footprint outlines on the bottom of baby's shoes. All of the shoes are made from cow leather.
Baby girl shoes and toddler girl’s shoes should be as supportive as they are adorable. As one of baby’s most significant lifetime milestones, those first few steps should be encouraged with practical shoes that foster confidence and control. And once completely mobile, baby’s feet need a dependable barrier against uncomfortable obstacles that may otherwise impede critical progress and exploration.

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty
BESF8017-nb Panda - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8017-sm Panda - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8017-md Panda - 06-12m Medium $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8017-lg Panda - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF8017-xl Panda - 18-24m XLarge $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price
BG8022C-nb White T Strap - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BG8022C-sm White T Strap - 03-6m Small $24.95
BG8022C-md White T Strap - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BG8022C-lg White T Strap - 12-18m Large $24.95
BG8022C-xl White T Strap - 18-24m XLarge $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price
BESF010A-nb Burgundy Satin & Velvet - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF010A-md Burgundy Satin & Velvet - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF010A-sm Burgundy Satin & Velvet - 06-12m Small $24.95
BESF010A-lg Burgundy Satin & Velvet - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF010A-xl Burgundy Satin & Velvet - 18-24m Xlarge $24.95
BESF010A-xx Burgundy Satin & Velvet - 2-3 years XXLarge $25.95

tem# Item Name Our Price
BESF8038-nb Pink with White Ribbon - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8038-sm Pink with White Ribbon - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8038-md Pink with White Ribbon - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF8038-lg Pink with White Ribbon - 12-18m Large $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price
K-810A-nb Pink Boots - 0-3m Newborn $30.95
K-810A-sm Pink Boots - 03-6m Small $30.95
K-810A-md Pink Boots - 06-12m Medium $30.95
K-810A-lg Pink Boots - 12-18m Large $30.95
K-810A-xl Pink Boots - 18-24m XLarge $30.95

Item# Item Name Our Price
K-810E-nb Lavender Boots - 0-3m Newborn $30.95
K-810E-sm Lavender Boots - 03-6m Small $30.95
K-810E-md Lavender Boots - 06-12m Medium $30.95
K-810E-lg Lavender Boots - 12-18m Large $30.95
K-810E-xl Lavender Boots - 18-24m XLarge $30.95

Item# Item Name Our Price
BESF8025D-nb Brown & Pink Bowler - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8025D-sm Brown & Pink Bowler - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8025D-md Brown & Pink Bowler - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF8025D-lg Brown & Pink Bowler - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF8025D-xl Brown & Pink Bowler - 18-24m XLarge $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty
BESF8050A-nb Princess - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8050A-sm Princess - 03-6m Small $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8050A-md Princess - 06-12m Medium $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8050A-lg Princess - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF8050A-xl Princess - 18-24m XLarge $24.95


Our soft shoes for your baby boy or toddler continue to showcase our unique design and quality construction. Designed especially for the active baby boy or toddler, our shoes offer the strength and durability of fine leather with the practicality and relaxing comfort of cotton.

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty
BESF8015-nb Car - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8015-sm Car - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8015-md Car - 06-12m Medium $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8015-lg Car - 12-18m Large $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8015-xl Car - 18-24m XLarge $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price
BESF8023-nb Ball - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8023-sm Ball - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8023-md Ball - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF8023-lg Ball - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF8023-xl Ball - 18-24m XLarge $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty
BESF8042B-nb Black Flames - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8042B-sm Black Flames - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8042B-md Black Flames - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF8042B-lg Black Flames - 12-18m Large $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8042B-xl Black Flames - 18-24m X-Large $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price
K-810B-nb Navy Boots - 0-3m Newborn $30.95
K-810B-sm Navy Boots - 03-6m Small $30.95
K-810B-md Navy Boots - 06-12m Medium $30.95
K-810B-lg Navy Boots - 12-18m Large $30.95
K-810B-xl Navy Boots - 18-24m XLarge $30.95

tem# Item Name Our Price Qty
BES5692E-nb Navy Sandal - 0-3m Newborn $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BES5692E-sm Navy Sandal - 03-6m Small $24.95
BES5692E-md Navy Sandal - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BES5692E-lg Navy Sandal - 12-18m Large $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BES5692E-xl Navy Sandal - 18-24m XLarge $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty
BESF8012-nb Spaceship - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8012-sm Spaceship - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8012-md Spaceship - 06-12m Medium $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8012-lg Spaceship - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF8012-xl Spaceship - 18-24m Xlarge $24.95
Item# Item Name Our Price
BESF8044-nb Soccer - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8044-sm Soccer - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8044-md Soccer - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF8044-lg Soccer - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF8044-xl Soccer - 18-24m XLarge $24.95
Item# Item Name Our Price
BESF8042-nb Flames on White - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8042-sm Flames on White - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8042-md Flames on White - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF8042-lg Flames on White - 12-18m Large $24.95
BESF8042-xl Flames on White - 18-24m Xlarge $24.95

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty
BESF8043-nb Black Skull - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BESF8043-sm Black Skull - 03-6m Small $24.95
BESF8043-md Black Skull - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BESF8043-lg Black Skull - 12-18m Large $24.95 (Out of Stock)
BESF8043-xl Black Skull - 18-24m XLarge $24.95
BESF8043-xxl Black Skull - 2-3 years XXLarge $24.95 (Out of Stock

Item# Item Name Our Price
BES007A-nb Blue Sport - 0-3m Newborn $24.95
BES007A-sm Blue Sport - 03-6m Small $24.95
BES007A-md Blue Sport - 06-12m Medium $24.95
BES007A-lg Blue Sport - 12-18m Large $24.95
BES007A-xl Blue Sport - 18-24m XLarge $24.95