We were at Baby & Beyond Clinic last weekend for Connor's booster shots. When we first returned from Jakarta, I took Connor to Pantai KL for a check-up. But the parking was a nightmare. I nabbed what looked to be the last spot in the last possible basement parking floor. Ugh. The consultation room was also very small, the toys scattered around looked dirty and tattered and I felt extremely worried when the sick children in the room were coughing and sneezing right next to my healthy little boy. All those germs circulating in the one small room!
So when time came for booster shots, I thought I would try somewhere else. By chance, Dear Hubby picked up a business card from Baby & Beyond in our apartment lift. Someone had obviously dropped it. So I gave them a call and set up the appointment.
Wow. What a nice looking place! There is a spacious, clean waiting area with lots of nice clean-looking toys. There was a play kitchen, a vacuum cleaner, a doll and its pram, books and child-sized furniture to keep your little ones happy while waiting. What I liked most is that the clinic door is always kept locked for the little ones' safety. Meaning they can't just run out and no one can just poke an arm in and grab a kid.
The best bit has to be the receptionist's desk. It's cleverly constructed to look like one of Britain's iconic red double decker buses. The driver's compartment actually works. Connor was delighted, opening the door to climb in and sit inside, driving the bus.
We saw Dr Chow Su Lin. She's young-ish.. must be about my age or perhaps younger. I was there on a quiet weekday so we had a good talk about Connor's development. When I voiced my concerns about Connor's speech development, she listened to my fears and asked questions before deciding Connor was on track and there was nothing to worry about. We talked about Connor's physical development too and I also confessed there was nothing I could do about Connor's refusal to drink plain water.
This is what I want in my doctor. Someone I can discuss my concerns with. Not someone who brushes my fears off because I am a layman. I may not have gone to medical school but this is my child, I am the main caregiver and if I have any valid concerns, I want them to be heard by my doctor.
We'll be headed back next month for Connor's Hepatitis A jab. He's not going to like the jab one bit but at least there's the prospect of the bus to play with. The bus must have really made an impact on my son. We went back to Bangsar Village II a few days after for shopping. The moment we entered the shopping mall on the ground floor, Connor took a look around and started shouting, "Buh! Buh!" (Bus! Bus!) I couldn't imagine what he was talking about until I remembered the clinic on the 3rd floor.
Baby & Beyond is located on the 3rd Floor of Bangsar Village II. They provide some other services parents may be interested in such as postnatal homecare package, speech and language therapy and developmental and behavioural assessment. Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 1pm, 5pm-9pm
Sat-Sun: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Click here for their website or call them at +603-2282 9028.
Parking is dead easy in BV II. And after the jabs, Mummy and Baby can head off to Fit for Two next door for lunch or grab a Starbucks on the way out. Brilliant!