Period Tracker

As a first time dad, we are sure that some of us might not know when is the best time to have intimate session with our partner or wife.

So, this app is for your and your partner. It is pretty easy to use. You partner or wife will tell the app the dates of their “period” and the app will identify three crucial information:

  • Period
  • Fertile
  • Ovulation

So, if you do not know the “Fertile” dates marked on the calendar is the best dates to be intimate with your partner of wife. Or not to have if you don’t wish to conceive a baby.


Who know’s technology could be beneficial to those who wants to conceive baby, right?

Download Android App

Download iOS App (iPhone, iPad)

Top 5 books to read for first time dad

There are a lot of blogs, forums and books for mom-to-be but like this blog, it is very rare to find books for first time dad and father. So, we have gathered top 5 books for first time dad.

1. Be Prepared


2. The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be

Author: Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash


3. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

Author: Meg Meeker


4. Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months

Author: John Pfeiffer.


5. Darth Vader and Son

Author: Jeffrey Brown


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25 Quotes on Being A First Time Dad

Because being a first time dad is really special. And here are some quotes that you could use on your FB 😉

The guys who fear becoming fathers don’y understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the men. -Frank Pittman

Any man can father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.

I felt excited, when you clutched my fingers for the first time ever. I smiled, because I realized that i finally became a father. I laughed when you started growing up into a little boy. Today, I am so happy because you fill my life with joy.

“If my infant boy’s penis looked just like his dad’s… I’d be totally freaked out.” – Heather

1st Time Dad. Wish Me Luck!

DAD. A son’s first hero. A daughter’s first love.

A Dad who will do girly things with his daughter and not care what others think is what I call A Real Man.

It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare

I was nothing but you made me, you provide me shelter and educated me, you cope with me every trouble like my own soul, you are my direction and every thing after God, Happy New Year 2013 my Dad.

The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted.

I love you Daddy. From the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Love always Avery

Real Men Change Diapers

My daddy said that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away. – Nicholas Sparks

Happiness is… your dad offering you a Scotch for the very first time.

Be the type of man you would want your daughter to be with. – Lyrikalmaster

Daddy this is for you. I can hardly wait to meet you daddy, for all the adventure we will have, for all the wonderful things you will teach me, for the bike you will teach me to ride and the car you will teach me to drive, I can hardly wait.

A child looks up at the starts and wonders. Great fathers put a child on his shoulders and help them to grab a star. – Reed Markham

My First Love. My First Hero. Always My Dad.

Nothing makes a women love a man more, then when she sees how much he loves her children.

It is a tough job being a full time mom, dad, nurse, chauffeur, personal chef, piggy bank, teacher, amusement director, monster slayer, etc. but you’re worth it.

Discipline your kids today so a prison guard won’t have to later!

Parenting without the sense of humor is like being a accountant who sucks at math.

Just a young girl, two hands on the wheel, I cant replace the way it made me feel & he’d say turn it left & steer it right. Straighten up girl, now you’re doing just fine.

Dad was really looking forward to being a grandfather for the first time. Six weeks before 9/11, I had breakfast with him, and I told him that we were going to name the child after him. – Jill Abbott

Some of my greatest blessings call me DADDY.

Kinesio taping for pregnancy

What is Kinesio Tape?


It’s an elastic therapeutic tape (similar to your skin elasticity) use to treat, recover and to prevent injuries. With the acrylic adhesive, it serves to lift the skin and promote better blood circulation.

Its usually worn by sports athletes and nowadays it’s a universal used for example, the elderly, to treat normal home injuries, pregnant ladies and etc.

Other than treating injuries, it can also educate the neuromuscular system for stabiliser and posture correction purpose.

Pregnancy taping with Kinesio tape

Apart from massages for mom-to-be, we can use tape for further supports for mommies. We have all the conventional baby belts in the market and they can sometimes cost fortune. The kinesio tapes are quite economical to say the least.

With the kinesiology tape on a pregnant woman, it literally helps to distribute the weight of the extra pounds evenly with the tapes around. It can immensely reduce fatigue too.

Below are some of the application for Kinesio tape for pregnant mommies:

kinesio tape pregnancy
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Personally, the we have tested Kinesio tape and it is best to be used to reduce and support the back pain (see: Sacroiliac application and Lower back) as well as the ankle (see: Swollen ankles).

BeingAFirstTimeDad recommends kinesio taping for pregnancy!

Benefits of Kinesio Tape

Below are few general benefits of kinesio tape

  • Prevent injuries
  • Treat injuries / rehabilitation
  • Promotes blood circulation
  • Posture correction
  • Optimized performance
  • Almost immediate treatment
  • Able to shower and sleep with it
  • Stays on up to 3-5 days throughout treatment
  • No heavy bracing
  • No restriction / elastic

Complete List of International Schools in Kuala Lumpur

If you are an expat in Kuala Lumpur, you might be looking at International schools as the first option for your children education system. We have a complete list of 20 International schools in Kuala Lumpur for you to download and compare.

The PDF contains detail information of the 20 International schools in Kuala Lumpur:

  • Curriculum type ie UK, US, French, Indonesian and Indian
  • Curriculum exams ie IGCSE, A-Levels, IB
  • Level ie Pre-school, Up to year 12, etc
  • Language taught
  • Accreditation
  • Non-tuition fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Boarding school information (yes or no)
  • School hours
  • Facilities and services provided by the international school
  • Website and contact information


  • Price: $17.00
  • $0.00

Teether for your baby!

One day after work, I drop by the nearest shopping mall and went straight to the baby/kids section. I have read a short article that at 4 to 5 months old, the baby is practicing their hand and eye coordination.

Hand and eye coordination? What it means?

Consider yourself taking a bottle of water from a table. It is easy as subconsciously:

  • You know where is the bottle
  • You know you can reach the bottle
  • You know the edge of the bottle and when to grab the bottle

Hence, it is very important for baby to learn this fast and teether is one of the tool. Besides, a teether is a soothing tool for teething infants.

What is the best teether for your baby?

It is rather subjective and it depends if you can get it. Personally, I wanted to buy the Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether but since it didn’t ship to Malaysia, I have decided to get something that serve the same purpose and I bought this:

Pigeon Training Teether – Step 1

It costs around $11 from Amazon which is about Malaysia Ringgit (MYR) 30. But I am rather lucky that I bought it at RM17 since they offer discounts for baby product.

Teether tips for the first time dad

  1. Always get a new teether
  2. Wash the teether. Sterile it to make sure it is always clean.
  3. Teach your baby to hold the teether firmly. This will take some time if your baby is not familiar with it.
  4. The bright colour really helps. Hence, I think Pigeon Training Teether is best.
  5. Know when to stop. You know if your baby is bored with it.

I hope the above tips would help you as the first time dad. And personally, I am so happy to see that my baby is able to sit down and hold herself while sitting. Again, it is the hand and eye coordination besides balance. Happy teethering! 😉

Tips for choosing medical card for your baby

Now, after your baby is a month old (30 days), you can now start looking for insurance, takaful or health card. Today, I will share few tips of choosing medical or health card for your baby.


Why do you need medical or health card?

If there is a need for urgent medical attention or hospital admission, this medical card will provide you with hassle-free hospital admission.

The medical card will take care of your medical bills upon discharge (at the chosen panel hospitals).

Features of a good medical card

  1. Unlimited Lifetime Limit
  2. Hospital Room and Benefit
  3. Coverage
  4. Plan Options
  5. Other Benefits (Funeral)

Unlimited Lifetime Limit

One of the reason people want to acquire the medical card is because of the medical coverage. And having the unlimited lifetime limit is not many could offer.

Normal medical card plan

  • Type: Plan 2
  • Lifetime coverage: RM 300,000
  • Annual coverage: RM100,000

With the unlimited lifetime limit, your lifetime medical coverage is unlimited. This will mean that you don’t have to worry about any hospital costs as long as you have the card.

Note: The unlimited still however have the allowed annual coverage which depending on the package you choose. This is probably standard across the provider.

Hospital Rooms and Benefits

For the hospital rooms and benefits, you should look for:

  • Allowed days per annum for the hospital rooms and benefits (Max 200)
  • ICU (Max 60)
  • Surgical Fees
  • Anaesthetist Fees
  • Operating Theatre
  • Diagnostic Test, Specialist Consultation, Physician Visit
  • Post Hospitalisation Treatment
  • Emergency and Accident Treatment
  • Ambulance Fees
  • Out-patient Physiotherapy Treatment
  • Out-patient Kidney Dialysis
  • Out-patient Cancer Treatment

And other benefits like:

  • Daily allowance at government hospital
  • Home nursing care
  • Person covered child’s daily guardian benefit
  • Medical report fees
  • Government tax

Coverage and Plan Options

Look for the list of hospital where the medical card is accepted. And look for the medical card plan (See below for example)

Unlimited Medical Card in Malaysia

To understand the table, I will share my baby’s use case:

  • Gender: Female
  • Plan: P300
  • Age: 30 days to 5

So, looking at the table (right hand), I will need to pay RM 1800/year or RM150/month for the following P300 plan benefits:

  • Overall annual limit of RM150,000
  • Overall lifetime limit of Unlimited
  • Hospital Rooms & Board of RM300
  • Daily cash allowance for government hospital of RM100
  • Home Nursing care of RM1000
  • Guardian Benefit of RM300

Generally, you are free to choose which plan to cater your budget. Generally, the plan for the newborn baby range from RM1078/year to RM3080/year. It is about RM90/month or RM260/month


In general, you should look for these information prior choosing the right medical card or plan for your baby (even for yourself)

  1. Unlimited Lifetime Limit
  2. Hospital Room and Benefit
  3. Coverage
  4. Plan Options
  5. Other Benefits (Funeral)

Personally, we believe RM90/month isn’t too much to take care of your baby. Besides, get tax deduction.

Should you interested to get a medical card for your baby or even yourself, you can email us at

Top 5 things you could do to help your wife

Your wife has delivered your baby (and some babies) :) And now, these are five things you could do to help your wife. Remember, be the angel…

No. 1 Support and Response Unit


As a husband, during and after the pregnancy, you should be the rock of calm to your wife and family. This will help you to think rationally and judge better. As much as possible, as much as time permit, you should be the No. 1 support and response unit to your wife and baby.

Always ask what you can do. After two or three weeks, you should know the pattern and there are few things that you could do before hand to buy you some time such as:

  1. Prepare the things for changing napkins in a designated place.
  2. Make sure the room is clean.
  3. Fold your baby clothes and arrange them while watching TV or making calls.

Wash baby clothes and shopping

It would be easy if you have a maid or you are staying with your in laws, as they will help you with this task.

Ensure that your wife and your baby essential things are available ie diapers, baby wipes, etc. Check on the internet if you could get a supply of these things online and get them deliver to your doorstep. And look for offers and discounts as you could save a lot during promotional period.

And you could buy yourself some time when you are out shopping. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and breath. This will help you to organize things better and call your parents to ask.

Rub her feet and massage

Rub your wife feet and give a little massage to the foot and back. This will help your wife to relax and loosen up.

If your wife is breastfeeding your baby, it is very important for them to get enough rest and relax as it is good for the milk production.

Hold your baby

Whenever needed, hold your baby for your wife. It’s the relationship bond moment for you as a dad and your baby. Even though the baby could see your face clearly during first few weeks, but they will remember your voice and your shape. Baby is smarter than you think they are :)


Say thank you, I love you

Finally, say thank you. Say I love you to your wife. Whenever you need to go out to work or shopping, kiss your wife and baby. Do you have other things you can think of, share with us.

Wishing you a happy fatherhood and be the angel to your wife and your baby!

What new parents should know about Jaundice

Our baby had jaundice when she was three days old and we have no clue what to do about it. We hope by writing this, it would help you to know the important things and what you can do about it.

The signs of Jaundice

  1. Yellow-ish skin pigments appears on the forehead, cheek and eyes.
  2. If you apply gentle pressure on your baby forehead, yellow-ish pigments are visible.
  3. Your baby sleep more often than she used to be.
  4. Your baby is not active like normal
  5. Follow your heart, ask the doctor

In our case, we found slight yellow pigments appear on the baby skin and eyes on the day we are allowed to go home. But we decided to let the doctor know and check.

When we checked, the bromsulphthalein (BSP) reading is 250 and doctor had to transfer the baby to the ward where she will be treated.

Treatment for Jaundice

The most common but effective treatment is by photo therapy. The function of the blue light is to break down the bilirubin inside your baby’s body so that the liver can get rid of it.


Caution: If you visit your baby, most of the time you will hear that the baby will cry during the treatment. It is slightly hot under the blue light however this is for the goodness of the baby.

Another less hurtful treatment is the fibre optic method which only suitable for full term baby, however, it is less effective.

Things you could do to help your baby recover

  1. Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding. It helps the baby to feel full and calm.
  2. If you breastfeed your baby enough, the excessive bilirubin will also exit the body via the stools.
  3. Keep calm and understand that this is for the baby’s health. If you took the baby home, there is no way for you to check if the baby is recovering or worsening. High level of jaundice may affect the baby’s hearing.

My Story, as a dad…

On the same dad our baby is admitted to the ward, my wife is allowed to go back home. We then asked if there is an extra bed or room for the mom could stay to feed the baby, but we are not in luck.

We are sad, however, we have made promise that we will do anything to make sure our baby received the best. So we went back that evening and we will come back to the hospital around midnight to feed the baby.


Yes, it is hard for my wife as she had to undergone cesarean section and she had to walk for some distance in the hospital to reach the ward. We stayed there for a while and pump some milk into a designated bottle and left some so that the nurse could feed our baby with breast milk.

The doctor took the blood samples every four hours and I keep track of the baby’s progress closely. The latest test shown some improvement and the doctor had to repeat another test the next day before our baby can be discharged. Around 2.00pm the next day, another test was conducted and the results were ready few hours later. The BSP reading dropped and the doctor willingly to discharge our baby.

It is the happiest moment and my wife cried a little. As a husband and dad, you can’t deny how much a mom loves her child. And the most important thing we can do as a dad is to be the rock of calm to our wife.

At home

From that moment, we feed our baby well with breast milk. And the baby is active again. What I can conclude from this life learning experience:

  • As a dad, be the rock of calm to your wife.
  • If your wife is stressed out, she can’t produce enough milk for the baby. So, it is very important for her to calm down and stay positive.
  • Breastfeeding is important for newborn.
  • You have no idea until this happened to you but everything happened for a reason.

Baby crying continuously? Here’s what you can do to stop it

Here’s few things that you could try to stop you baby from crying, especially in the middle of the night :) Well, you know it happens right?

1. Check the diapers

Firstly, check the diapers for wetness or if the baby poop. The baby usually cry if she feels uncomfortable. If your diapers has a wetness indicator, that would be useful.


2. Baby is crying for milk

She will cry if she is hungry and if she is thirsty. Wake up your wife if you’re breast feeding her. What we have plan is to store the milk in the fridge and then let it warm once we want to use it. That will allow your wife time to rest. Unless, the baby wants more :)

During the first week, generally the baby will need 2 to 3 oz of milk on average of 3 hours. And don’t forget to ‘burp’ your baby so that she does not vomit the milk when you lie her down.


3. Hold your baby, walk her around.

Sometimes, she wants to feel the warmth of your body, especially new born. She still adjusting herself to the new world, and when you hold her, it will make her feel that she is inside the womb and secure.

Walk her around in the house as that would swing her like if your wife walks around while she was in the womb.

4. Sing a song

And don’t forget to sing a song for your baby. Don’t worry, she doesn’t know the hit song of the week, any will do. You can also sing a song that related to your belief and religion as it is a prayer for your baby as well.

What we did… We picked a song that we can change the lyric to our baby name and we made it ours :)

5. If else, fail…

Tap the baby stomach to feel if she feels bloated or puffiness. It usually happens as the baby will in take the air when she cries and while drinking the milk. If so, it would be handy if you could apply the baby balm and do a little massage to let the gas out of her stomach.

Most importantly, remember…

  • Remember that the baby is still new and adjusting to the world.
  • During the worse day, you will feel like there’s nothing you could do. And it is important to stay positive and calm. As a dad, it is your role to be the most calm person in the house.

At least, know that the baby lungs are okay when she cries 😉