There are plentiful of breastpumps in the market. However, after a throughout study (i.e. reading comments over the internet), I have decided on Medela Freestyle Breastpump. IT is the world’s smallest double electric breastpump. This breastpump is known to be convenient and mobile for working mums. Sadly, the breastpump itself cost RM2,299. I have even asked around and surveyed online, the best price I could get via forum and only with a month warranty is RM1,599. Walking around malls, I found that its best market price seems to be at around RM1,899.
There are few motherhood/ parenthood/ baby expos in town – notably are the ones in Midvalley and the upcoming one in KLCC convention centre. Well, I never really had intention to go to the recent Parenthood Expo 2013, but after hearing a comment from a friend who went – saying that there were good deals here and there – and even hubby’s colleague who purposely took leave to attend the expo, I made up my mind to go. We have a list of items to buy already but we weren’t sure which are the items that we should buy first. So, we actually walked around the three halls in the expo – more of surveying rather with the intention to buy.
We only saw two booths selling Medela items in the expo. The first one was rather tiny booth. It was a re-seller while the latter is the main distributor in Malaysia. We stopped by to listen and its staff, named Nurul, actually demonstrated the use of the breastpump to us and explained the functions of the pump. With the price of RM1,788, besides the Medela Freestyle Breastpump with 2-phase expression, it also comes with a Beaba Quick Termometer, Medela Purelan Nipple Cream and Medela Disposable Bra Pads (30 pieces). Besides that, we asked about its warranty, which Nurul said it will start on the day of delivery. She mentioned that the warranty can be sent together with the baby’s birth certificate, and this is the usual procedure for them during events. Hubby wasn’t assured of this and re-asked about this condition, including looking into the warranty card. The warranty card states that warranty starts when the pump is sold and thus, hubby wanted a reassurance. He had Nurul stated on the warranty card. We then made the payment first before collecting the items. At the counter, hubby pretended and re-asked the cashier about the warranty, which she repeated that it begins on the day of delivery. After payment was made, an additional free gift, a portable placemat was given. We then collected the items. However, we weren’t show the items one by one. Therefore, we stood a ide to check on the items. After feeling satisfied with the items, we left the booth.
Well, price wise, it is definitely worth it. From the website littlewhiz.com, I found that the same items (excluding the Medela Disposable Bra Pads and portable placemat) is going at RM1,999. Hope it will be really in good use when our baby arrives. Just wondering how many times I would need to pump in order to recuperate the cost of the pump……
Meanwhile, not sure we will be in the Baby’s Expo in the coming Aug 10 to 12 in KLCC convention centre. If so, the bigger items that we need to get are the baby cots and strollers. While the diapers and some other accessories seem to be cheap for many, we are not too sure if we were to purchase at this point of time. Anyway, I don’t feel comfortable having to choose smaller items even like maternity bra in a cramp area and in a rush mode. The place becomes worse when parents push in the strollers and block the ways. Some even have their buying trolleys push into the halls, which made the place more jammed up.