Confinement is a traditional practice that helps mothers who just delivered a baby to rest and recover; both physically and emotionally. It is a custom to prepare them for the lifelong journey of motherhood. Specific confinement practices depend on one\u2019s culture, but generally, mothers are advised to stay indoors for the whole period of confinement and to follow dietary requirements. Traditionally, Chinese confinement practices believe that mothers who just delivered their baby will have a lot of \u2018wind\u2019 in their body. Therefore, to purge the body of it and promote blood circulation, they are encouraged to eat a lot of food containing key confinement ingredients such as ginger and sesame oil. Traditional confinement practices also believe that mothers under confinement cannot go outside so they won\u2019t be exposed to pollution, wind and air conditioning. They are encouraged to reduce moving about as much as possible, and are also not allowed to bathe or drink cold water. Now with so many do\u2019s and don\u2019ts, it is no wonder why mothers seek outside help to manage their confinement. They usually pick between three options: \tHire a confinement nanny. \tDIY. \tCheck into a confinement centre. While the latter option can be a bit pricier than the former two, they provide holistic care for you, your baby, and in many ways, your immediate family. This valuable experience will prepare you on your journey after you check out. However, you must know that not all confinement centres have the same policies, so it would be wise to look into what each centre offers. But don\u2019t worry, here at Motherhood, we have done the research for you! Here is a list of the top 5 confinement centres in Cheras to ease your decision making. Motherhood\u2019s Choice: Byond28 Confinement Care Our Motherhood choice for best confinement centre in Cheras is Byond28 Confinement Care! Located in Cheras, KL, Byond28 Confinement Care specialises in promoting healthy parenting and encourages bonding between the parents with their baby. Both mummy and baby will enjoy a spacious and comfortable environment in their standalone confinement centre. There are no sharing rooms and bathrooms (you know how important that can be, right?). Each room comes with attached bathrooms, personal nursing pillows, individual air-conditioning, mini-fridge to store your expressed breast milk (EBM), and is fully Wi-Fi equipped. Byond28 Confinement Care operates in a standalone building that spreads across three levels. It is also close to nature, as it is backed by a reserved forest. The baby nursery is located on the ground floor with an individual exit, complete with a two-tiered air ventilation system with HEPA filters and a separate observation and isolation room. Because it is a standalone confinement centre, Byond28 Confinement Care is well prepared for any emergency evacuation. We mentioned a little about Chinese confinement practices earlier. Byond28 Confinement Care operates to give mothers the best of both worlds by combining traditional Chinese confinement practices with modern evidence-based operating systems. This ensures that all mothers will receive the best confinement care service. One of the most important elements that set Byond28 apart is that the nurses and nannies seek to guide mummies throughout the confinement period\u2014from antenatal to postnatal. They understand that taking care of a newborn baby requires a lot of effort and patience. The Byond28 Confinement Care concept of modern confinement includes providing confinement services before, during and after the standard 28-days of confinement. Mothers will receive services and follow-ups from before giving birth, and after check out from the centre. Why is this important? As a new parent, sometimes you will be unsure if you are doing the right thing for your newborn baby. Many new parents panic because they are unsure of why their baby is crying. Questions that many new parents ask: Should my baby drink water during their first month? When can my baby start drinking water? How do I store my breastmilk? How do I reheat breastmilk? Why can\u2019t my baby stop crying? These are questions that mothers may be too shy to ask. Byond28 Confinement Care will teach you how to manage expectations through frequent communication between the centre and mother. Even before you check in and after you check out, the centre is committed to ensuring that your motherhood journey is not a lonely one. They will teach mothers and fathers how to bathe, soothe and burp their baby. And more terrifying of all (to the daddies)\u2014changing the soiled diaper! You know what they say, it takes a village to raise a child! At Byond28, you will be given hands-on experience on baby bathing, soothing, massaging, and breastmilk feeding. Both parents will be involved in the parental process, so you won\u2019t panic and feel like you don\u2019t have enough experience with your newborn baby when it is time to check out. Byond28 Confinement Care provides the highest level of professional care to ensure that mothers can overcome these challenges in hopes that they depart the confinement centre with a positive and educational experience. It includes a one-to-one breastfeeding consultation with a Malaysian National Lactation Centre (NLC) certified lactation counsellor, as well as a weekly Paediatrician visit to check-up on the newborn babies and to provide consultation to mothers. Other services worth mentioning (there are too many) are: \tA nursing team led by nurse managers who are certified by the Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM). \tJaundice monitoring and management in collaboration with Columbia Asia Cheras Hospital (CAC). \tSolving breast engorgement, clogged ducts, cracked nipples, inverted nipples, baby tongue-tied. \tPreparation to leave the confinement centre\u2014breastmilk storage tips, reheating tips, baby sleeping patterns. \t28 days of personalised herbal tonic soup from SWS\u00a0\u6c38\u751f\u00a0that helps to cleanse, nourish, and rejuvenate the body. All this happens under the watchful eyes of both doctors Dr Krishna Kumar S\/O Hari Krishnan (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and Dr Kenneth Looi Chia Chiun (Paediatrics) who are both specialists in their fields. Therefore, mothers and fathers can rest assure that their journey to parenthood will have a good foundation. For those who wish to start their motherhood with Byond28 Confinement Care, you will get an additional free 2 in-house bird nests & 2 in-house chicken essences (worth RM1,000) when you mention Motherhood. Address: Byond28 Confinement Care, No.3, Jalan Pelandok, Taman Orkid, Cheras, 43200, Selangor. Price range: RM14,000 \u2013 RM23,000 For more information, contact +6017 362 8548 or click here. Alternatively, you may visit their official website, Facebook and Instagram pages. First Month Confinement Retreat Centre Image from First Month Confinement Retreat Centre This centre follows the traditional practice of confinement practised by many societies. Their main focus is to restore the health and wellbeing of the mother following childbirth. They provide: \tQuality nourishment - Chinese herbal ingredients used in their home-cooked confinement recipes \tBreastpump library - They have some of the most popular electric breast pumps for you to try out. \tIn-house photographer to capture precious moments for you and your little one - Take home some memories in a digital format. Address: Off Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur, 58100 Kuala Lumpur Price range: RM 20,000 \u2013 RM 40,000 EC Month Confinement Retreat Centre Image from EC Month Confinement Retreat Centre This confinement centre consists of spacious and clean individual rooms surrounded by green elements while protected by a high-level security system. They consider themselves a boutique - a low-density retreat centre offering personalised confinement support to mommy and baby. Their services also include: \tWeekly visits by a certified doctor. \tFive high-nutrient, healthy and delicious meals daily. \tFree flow of nutritional red dates drinks. \tDaily herbal soup for better nutrition recovery. \tHerbal bath. \tLaundry services. \tDaily house-keeping service. \tComplimentary stay for daddy. Address: Villa 33, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur Price range: N\/A Nejlika Confinement Services Image from Nejlika Confinement Services Nejlika Confinement Services incorporates both Western and Chinese traditional methods in postnatal care. Other facilities include: \tRegular Paediatrician & TCM Physician Visit \tPostnatal Rejuvenation Therapy \tConfinement Meals designed by TCM Physician five times a day \tParenting classes and workshops Address: 1 Jalan Perdana 10\/10, Pandan Perdana Cheras, 56100 Ampang Jaya Price range: RM13,000 - RM19,000 Moonzie Confinement Centre Image from Moonzie Confinement Centre This centre is focused on ensuring you are fully recovered from your delivery through relaxing massages and delicious food so you can give the best for your newborn. Mummies enjoy this place because the rooms are spacious. Other facilities and services include: \tPostpartum and breast massage. \tAids new mums with breastfeeding techniques. \tFive delicious meals a day. Address: No 2, Jalan Sekuci, Taman Sri Bahtera, 56100, Cheras Kuala Lumpur Price range: From RM10,000 How to Choose A Confinement Centre Are you in your first few months of pregnancy? Although the due date is still several months away, it is never too late to start shopping (and later committing) to a confinement centre. Early planning helps because there are many elements to consider when choosing where you'd like to spend your confinement. Before you sign on the dotted line and pay, ensure that you are comfortable with the location, services, meals, staff, education & activities, and the cost. If you are just weeks away from delivery and in a state of panic, stop and breathe. The list above is sufficient for you to make the best choice. You do not need to choose from all the confinement centres in and around Cheras, just pick the best of the best from the list above. For more insightful stories and fun recipes, stay tuned to Motherhood Story!