For Parents, By Parents.
Whether you're thinking of having kids or already have a few, we've got you covered with support, tools, resources, and information to help make life easier.
Nothing about parenthood has changed.
However it happens, we give birth, we feed, clothe, and bathe our babies, carry and calm them when they cry and answer a thousand requests in the space of a few hours just to see them happy.
No matter how tired we are, or how much there is left to do at the end of every day, they are a part of us, and we love them, unconditionally. That will never change.
But the world has.
We no longer live in tribes where there was a certain way to raise our children, nor do we have generations of families living together to share tasks and parenting. The number of choices we have now is overwhelming, and there's not enough support for parents at work or at home.
That's where IBU fills a gap.
As a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation, we've been supporting parents since 1989. Initially set up by Cathie Thompson and Lesley Turner, IBU is the first parenting support network in Malaysia, and we aim to be the largest. Our goal is the same now as it was then - to support parents with young children.
We hold support groups for new parents, babywearing, breastfeeding, postpartum, and single parents. Our playgroups and social groups give parents a chance to have a break and make some new friends, while kids get a fun space to play. Our workshops introduce topics of interest for parents, infant massage, first aid & CPR, baby sign language, potty training. And our signature events include culture with arts & crafts, seasonal parties and markets and jumble sales, all family-friendly fun.
In short, IBU is a place for children, parents, and families to thrive.
2022/23 Annual Report
Thanks to the outgoing team 2020-22. And a welcome to the new 2022-23