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Find your Tribe.

Parenting is challenging. We've got your back.

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How Can We Help?

Whether you are a new parent, single parent, part of a blended family, have a family member with special needs, or needing a space a grief, our support groups aim to build a community where everyone feels validated, understood, and empowered to overcome challenges together. 

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Learn

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Community

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Deals & Discounts

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What IBU provides

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Learn

Join talks and workshops on everything from gentle birthing to Pediatric First Aid!

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Community

Enjoy the companionship of expecting, experienced and generally super IBUs.

Whether you want to ask for advice, or just lurk around listening to other mothers chatter, our fast growing WhatsApp network of parents is here for you!

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Deal & Discounts

IBU understands your dilemma with so many needs, so many brands, so many experiences to choose from today. We offer our partner networks and special rates for IBU members.

Upcoming Events

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IBU Membership

For RM 10 a month*

 

Experience a vibrant community of mothers and parents going through this together.

*paid annually

FAQ

  • What does an IBU membership include?
    While access to our playgroups and events is open to all, IBU members have priority over non-members for seats and discounts for entrance fees (if any). IBU members also have additional access to : - WhatApp groups for an informal chat with others like you. - deals and discounts for our support groups, classes and workshops. - regular social activities, coffee mornings and workshops. - priority notices so you do not miss an activity near you. - priority for seats at events.
  • Do I need to be an IBU member?
    No – You do not need to be an IBU member to attend our playgroups / support groups. However, if you attend on a regular basis or would like the additional member benefits – then it is beneficial to sign up.
  • How much does a membership cost?
    Membership costs RM 120 per year. That's only RM 10 a month for awesome activities for you and your family!
  • How do I apply?
    Sign up via this link!
  • What are IBU Playgroups?
    We work with our generous partners and sponsors to offer playgroups at different venues around Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley. We also offer coffee mornings for parents, art and craft sessions, sensory play, gymnastics, outdoor nature play, mommy exercise sessions. All our activities offer your child a chance for free play, for parents to interact with each other and meet what can become your support group in this parenting world. Our activities are supported by our fantastic volunteers. For more information, go to our LIVE calendar at www.ibufamily.org/calendar, where you will find fixed dates and locations for our activities such as playgroups and support groups.
  • How old must the child be?
    Most playgroups are open to children aged 0-5 years and are held 7 days per week at various locations. Certain playgroups may have age restrictions, so please check with us if you're unsure.
  • How much does it cost?
    Please refer to the individual playgroups / support groups in our IBU Calendar (www.ibufamily.org/calendar) for pricing and walk-ins / pre-registration information.
  • Does it require parental involvement?
    Yes – children attend playgroup with either a parent or their main carer (if both parents are working). Playgroups are run by IBU parent volunteers who coordinate activities for each playgroup. This is not a drop-off centre and children must be supervised by a carer at all times.
  • Do I need to register?
    Please refer to the individual playgroups / support groups in our IBU Calendar (www.ibufamily.org/calendar) for pricing and walk-ins / pre-registration information.

Our Story

IBU was started in 1989 by Cathie Thompson and Lesley Turner who were passionate about supporting new parents and families in the Klang Valley. Since then, IBU has remained a not-for-profit volunteer organisation that's run by moms, for moms.

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