After a woman gives birth, their bodies are naturally a bit weaker than the others and that’s why in Malay and Chinese cultures, there is a pantang period. During this confinement period, the mothers are advised to stay home and only eat certain kinds of foods.
This mother in Kuantan shared in a Facebook post how she was pampered to the max by her ever-loving husband during her 100-day confinement. She said that her husband did all the household chores, took care of their 5 other children and on top of that, went to work full time!
So early morning, her husband will wake up and wake the kids up, prepare them for school and make breakfast for them. While doing that, he’ll also make some herbal bath water and cook food for his wife as well.
When the herbal bathwater has cooled down a little, he’ll pour it all into a pail and carry it into their bathroom. After he’s done with his morning duties, he’ll get ready for work and take their eldest daughter to school while the other children go to their respective schools by bicycle.
Come lunchtime, he’ll be back home and will shower the toddlers while the wife will wipe the baby clean with a wet cloth. Then he’ll go and fetch the eldest daughter back from school, let them all have lunch, do the laundry and continue with the chores.
At about 2.30pm he’ll leave the house to resume his work.
Siti shared that she is actually an online shop owner, and pre-pregnancy, she was rarely at home. She would go everywhere to post parcels, pick up things and to meet people. But during her confinement period, she could not do that and so, she had to rely on her husband to send the parcels to the collection centre after his work ended.
Siti’s mother once told her,
“It’s very rare to find a husband as good as yours. You need to treat him well!”
We agree as well! We think that Siti is a very lucky woman and both of them will serve as very good role models to their children!