Tollyjoy's Baby Day 2017 was all about all about nutrition for pregnant & nursing mums and babies. Held at The Yellow Apron, PJ on 21 & 22 Jul 2017, Tollyjoy's Baby Day 2017 was a 2 days event that attended by members of the media and parenting bloggers.
We are happy to be a part of Tollyjoy's Baby Day once again this year. Launched in Malaysia in year 2015 in collaboration with OrphanCARE, Tollyjoy's Baby Day is a special day dedicated to appreciate babies and to honour the significant journey as parents selflessly care and provide for their precious ones. Tollyjoy's Baby Day emphasises the importance of family, love and care to every child, including the less fortunate.
This year, Tollyjoy corporate has continued to team up with OrphanCARE Foundation to host Tollyjoy's Baby Day 2017, which is Tollyjoy's signature yearly initiative. Nutrition is important for pregnant & nursing mums and babies, as they said "You are what you eat". Not only is pregnancy nutrition essential for healthy foetal development, eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet also helps to build a strong foundation for the baby's healthy development in the future.
"As a manufacturer and marketer of baby care and mother care products since 1971, Tollyjoy has receives the continued and steady support of parents. Thus, Tollyjoy's Baby Day is a fitting platform for us to demostrate our appreciation and to give back to them. This is the day where we honour the important role parents play, as well as allow us to delight in the precious little ones in our midst.
This year, Tollyjoy's Baby Day turns our docus on nutrition, We believe that whilst babies need plenty of love and affection, they also need to have good and adequate nutrition from the very beginning to thrive and reach their full potential," said Ms. Grace Ng, Manager of Tollyjoy Corporation.
Datin Rashidah Hashim, COO of OrphanCARE said,"The aim of Tollyjoy's Baby Day is in line with what we stand for – to give every child the chance to feel love and care in the security of a family, and to celebrate babies in all possible ways. We are pleased to be part of this initiative with Tollyjoy yet again and to join hands in enhancing awareness among parents on the importance of nutrition in promoting a healthy pregnancy and baby."
We have also learnt something from Ms. Rozanna M. Rosly, Head of Dietetics, University Malaya Specialist Centre at Tollyjoy's Baby Day 2017. She has shared about the importaance of nutrition for all mothers-to-be, nursing mothers and babies. She said, "Pregnancy is the one time in life that a mother's eating habits directly affects another person. Mom's decision to incorporate delicious vegetables, whole grains and legumes, lean protein and other healthy food choices into their eating plan before and during pregnancy can improve mom's fertility, keep them feeling healthy throughout, and pave the way for an easier delivery. It also helps to establish the building blocks of growth, giving babies a strong start in life."
She advised that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Nursing mums must also place importance on their nutritional intake. Thereafter, as babies’ nutritional requirements evolve, they should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary food. Mums should continue to breastfeed if possible.
Then, we were treated to an interactive meal demonstration at the Tollyjoy Baby Day 2017 celebration where Ms Rozanna showed how fun it can be to prepare healthy yet delicious meals at home. The tasty treats included Crunchy Fruits Layer made with honeydew cubes layered with oats, low-fat yoghurt and strawberry jam, and topped off with watermelon juice; Plum and Banana Oatmeal Porridge; and Soybean Milk Smoothie prepared with fresh fruits. As a mother of 2 girls, I love this simple, easy and fast to prepare healthy recipe. My girl loved the crunchy fruits layer with honeydew and the Soybean Milk Smoothie a lot.
At the end of the demonstration, we have also received a handbook containing various other healthy and fun recipes for parents and their babies.
The event did not end just like that. Tollyjoy has also held games and various activities which included a Baby Bingo Game and Lucky Draw to add the excitement on Tollyjoy Baby Day 2017. We felt excited and fun in the Baby Bingo Game as we were given some empty boxes to write down the products, and crossed it when a randomly choosed product is shouted out. The lucky winners from Baby Bingo Game and Lucky Draw have took home hampers from Tollyjoy. Eventhough once again we did not win anything, we still want to congratulations to all winners.
Just when we thought it was the end of Tollyjoy's Baby Day 2017, Media and bloggers were invited to a delicious high tea before we all went back with Tollyjoy goodie bag. Thanks to Tollyjoy, it was indeed a fruitful day to learn about the importance of nutrition for pregnant & nursing mums and babies as well as enjoyed some quality time with other parenting bloggers.