With a growing number of babies in Jakarta, it’s no wonder that activity centres for expectant mums and their children are opening up. Buba and Bump is a baby-friendly space that facilitates mums who are interested in prenatal classes, breastfeeding classes and even holds fun activities for kids.
Nestled in between the hip new cafes and restaurants situated in the Senopati neighbourhood is Buba and Bump, a one-stop-shop that caters to all things mum and baby. Calming tones of pastel welcome you as you step into the multi-purpose building that houses a cafe, baby store, play area, and even hosts prenatal classes and children’s yoga.
The baby store is tidy and well-organized, brimming with products that aren’t easily found in the mall. Mums can shop for maternity wear, locally made children’s clothes and eco-friendly toys. We managed to take home a green Kizingo self-feeding spoon that is probably hands-down the best self-feeding spoon we stumbled upon so far. If your little ones are starting to outgrow their wardrobe, Buba and Bump is also the perfect place to score some new duds.
Bring bub to the toys section with a fair warning: they’ll be sure to cry for something they want on the shelves. Not that we blame them: They even stock Plan Toys that are made from natural rubber wood trees that no longer produce latex. It means you keep the wood pure, where no fertilizer is added to the soil three years prior to cut the trees down. How’s that for being conscious and responsible to our environment? However, if they wind up spotting something you won’t cave into buying, the sales people are more than kind enough to hide the items so that bub can’t find it again (taking the blame of bad cop off of you).
Lucky for you, Buba and Bump is also big enough so you can distract them away from the toys section and into the play area. Get a second to breathe if you’re hungry for a meal while they’re busy playing and quickly grab something healthy at The Grain Bowl – conveniently located just next door.
If you’re looking for classes, Buba and Bump offers a wide range of classes for both expecting mums and baby. While kids and toddlers can take sensory classes for babies and kids yoga; mummy can sign up for prenatal yoga, child birthing classes and even hone in on your boobie-craft with other mums who also don’t have it easy in Buba and Bump’s breastfeeding classes (ASI/MPASI Class) because let’s be honest, the struggle to breastfeed is real.
Be sure to follow @bubaandbump for their well curated content on Instagram but also to get class schedule updates, cute fun-facts and occasionally trigger happy fingers that hit the double tap on pictures of people’s cute babies. We do it all the time.
Buba and Bump, Jl. Ciranjang, Senopati, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 2751 8734.