Friday, December 25, 2009

For Sale: Lucky Baby SG-18EF 18cm Steel Extension Frame (NEW)


For a larger view of the extension, please click here.

Selling 2 pieces of the extension of 18cm for the Luck Baby gate: SG-03 Smart System Swing Back™ Gate

You can refer to the date on the above link to the catalogue.

It's brand new, except that I've opened it and tried it. But not suitable for my usage.

Selling each at SGD$18.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

For Sale: Lego Duplo (New)














  • Item # : 5416
  • Ages : 1.5 - 5 yrs
  • Pieces: 33
  • SGD 18.50

For Sale: Infant Pillow, Bolster set (New)


Infant Pillow, Bolster set (SGD 10.00)

For Sale: Baby 1st Infant Car Seat (New)


Brand New Baby 1st Infant Car Seat (SGD 100)


For Sale: Avent VIA Lids (New)


Click to enlarge
Avent Via Lids
-- SGD 13.00
Contains 10 replacement lids for the Avent Via Breastmilk Storage System.
  • Twist-on for leak proof storage
  • Stackable
  • Reusable

For Sale: Avent Storage System Refill Cups (New)


AVENT Pre-sterilised Cups (240ml x 10) -- SGD 14.00

VIA is a versatile, space saving storage system designed to grow with your baby. It allows you to use the same cup tostore and feed baby food and breast milk to your baby. Fits all Philips AVENT Breast Pumps and Teats.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Recycling symbols

The Green Dot does NOT necessarily mean that the packaging can be recycled. It is a symbol used on packaging in many European countries and signifies that the producer has made a contribution towards the recycling of packaging.


Plastics
Identifies the type of plastic: PET and HDPE bottles are recycled by the majority of local authorities.


Glass
Please dispose of glass bottles and jars in a bottle bank (but remember to separate colours) or use your glass kerbside collection if you have one.


Recyclable Aluminium
Can be placed in an aluminium recycling facility.





Recyclable Steel
Can be placed in a steel recycling facility.


Mobius Loop
Indicates that an object is capable of being recycled - not that the object has been recycled.


Mobius Loop with percentage
Shows the percentage of recycled material contained in the product.



Paper
To be given the National Association of Paper Merchants mark, paper or board must be made from a minimum of 75% genuine waste paper and / or board fibre, no part of which should contain mill produced waste fibre.

Wood
The Forest Stewardship Council logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests independently certified in accordance with the rules of the FSC A.C.

Tidyman
Dispose of this carefully and thoughtfully. Do not litter. This doesn’t relate to recycling, but is a reminder to be a good citizen, disposing of the item in the most appropriate manner.

Recycle and reuse for our kids future



Recently, there's alot of news on Global warming, temperature is rising, ice caps are melting, sea level rising etc. It's time for us to do our part for our children, grandchildren and future generations by :
  • recylcling and reusing items before throwing them away as rubbish. Check out http://www.recyclenow.com/ to see what are the items that can be recylcled and do your part.
  • reducing our carbon footprints. Walk to your destination if it's minutes away instead of driving, take public transport.
  • switch off the lights when you leave the room; and remove applicances from the sockets when not used. This will save you $$ too.
  • when purchasing appliances, check out on the energy saving models
  • use rechargeable batteries

There are lots of things that everyone can do to save our home. When everyone does a little, it adds up.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How to stop a baby from crying...

This is really interesting. I saw this experiment from a japanese video on how to stop a baby from crying. Most of the baby stopped crying upon hearing the noise made. I've tried it out on my son, and it works! You can give it a try too.

Please see the video linked below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-s-Bc0DpWo

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Contented Baby with Toddler Book



Bestselling childcare author Gina Ford has two new books due to be published by Vermillion later this year

The Contented Baby with Toddler Book and From Cry Baby to Contented Baby (coming soon in Oct 2009)

Life with toddlers can be demanding. Suddenly, the contented little baby has gone, to be replaced by, the often unpredictable and opinionated, toddler. And then before you know it you have a new baby to cope with as well. For followers of CLB and new fans, Gina now has the answer for this particularly challenging time for parents. Gina Ford will be tackling this in the first of her new books:The Contented Baby with Toddler Book, that had been published in July. Containing unique routines for parents trying to juggle the demands of a lively toddler with the very different needs of a new baby as well as a winning combination of practical tips, sanguine advice and suggested ways to structure your day, it will be a godsend to all parents expecting their second child.

I have got my copy of The Contented Baby with Toddler Book from Borders, and it's selling at SGD $35.90.


The second new book coming in October is From Cry Baby to Contented Baby. Published in a smaller format, it will address the emotive topic of crying babies. Gina will help parents recognise the triggers that cause a baby to cry and show parents how best to comfort and settle their babies.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fell down when 32 weeks pregnant

When I 32 weeks pregnant, I slipped and fell on my tummy. I was alone on my way to MRT station. Luckily, 2 helpful ladies helped me up and managed to find a place to sit. Thanks alot for comforting and supporting me, ladies.

I felt ok after some rest, and continued my journey. To have some assurance that my baby was ok, I walked in to KK hospital Women's clinic. I was directed to the Delivery Suite as I'm 32 weeks pregnant. After staying there for about 2 hrs on CTG, the doctor wanted to admit me as I was having constant contraction every 2 minutes. They need to monitor and stopped it, incase i went into premature labour.

I didn't expect the seriousness as I didn't feel the contraction or pain. I thought they were just foetus movement, apparently i'm wrong. As my gynae was in Gleneagles, i didn't admit to KKH but went to Gleneagles instead.

I was on CTG again and on drips to stop my contraction. I was given jabs as well to speed up the lungs development of foetus. That injection hurts. It took me almost 5 hours in the 1st stage monitoring labour ward to stop the contraction and was admitted for 2 days (total bed rest). Subsequently, i was advised to rest at home for 2 weeks.

Luckily, my baby is fine now, and i hope that he will be borned a full term baby. Now i'm in my 34 weeks of pregnancy. A few more weeks to go, my dear. Please stay within me til full term.

Lesson learnt:
1) Better be safe then sorry, and never take things for granted.
2) Difference between contraction and foetal movements. When having contractions, the entire tummy will harden, whereas during foetal movements it only affects part of the tummy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Lolaloo Baby Rocker


Parents often find themselves needing to get other things done, but their infant needs rocked to sleep. Well if you need just a few moments of peace or just have to deal with your older child, this would be a nice gadget to have around. It’s actually an electronic item that rocks your child’s stroller back and forth. Putting them to sleep and giving you just a few moments of sweet silence.

It’s a German product, so it’s not all over just yet. However, it’s easy to see this taking off in other parts of the world. The device itself can run anywhere from 2 hours on up to 4 hours. You can of course adjust the intensity of the rocking to meet your child’s needs. It attaches to the stroller with a couple Velcro straps. As of now this is being sold in Germany for 129 euros, so it is a bit pricey.Therefore most parents might just opt to do the rocking themselves.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Encounter at the lift lobby (Singapore)

I really had to comment on this. Just now we were at the lift lobby of our place, while I was carrying quite a handful of stuffs and my husband was carrying our little son sleeping. We were there waiting for the lift to come. Then came along a woman in her mid 40s. She squeezed in front to the lift that is coming down to level 1. She gets in the moment the lift door opens, and we were shocked that she keeps pressing on the door close button. The lift door slammed on to my husband, and luckily he managed to use his body on the door sensors to open the door. The inconsiderate woman did not apologize and looked away. If our son was not sleeping, my husband and I was sure to give her a piece of our mind.

Why would this happen in our so called fine city? First the encounter in the MRT, and now this encounter. Why is it that our people are being so inconsiderate? I am pregnant, you know?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Encounter on MRT (Singapore)

I have an interesting encounter on MRT today. I am 6 month+ pregnant and thus my tummy was pretty obvious. This is what happened.

When I boarded the MRT in the evening after work, and stood infront of the seat whereby "priority seating" sign was placed. Rightfully, I'm entitled to it as it's priority seating for elderly, children, pregnant or anyone who need the seat more than others. This seat was already taken by a young man, in his twenties. He looked at me, and established eye contact for a while. I expected him to give up his seat for me, but it didn't happened. He looked away, and then looked down and "fell asleep". The amazing thing is that those pple seating beside him all "fell asleep" too. I think they became very tired after they saw me boarding the train. Hahaha....

Luckily, I'm just 10 minutes away from my destination and I don't really need the seat.

I was thinking, whether is it possible for MRT to dedicate a cabin for this group of pple with special needs?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Clothings (15th mths Travel)

When travelling overseas, i prefer to bring extra clothings for standby at all times.. you'll never know what's going to happen. We actually packed more kids clothes than adults. 8P

Eg, after travelling about 2 hours and fed my son with his lunch, he vomitted... Luckily we have extra set of clothes and extra food packed prior.

The following are the items that we've brought:
  • long sleeve tops and bottoms (incase temperature drop)
  • shorts and short sleeve T-shirt/tank top (for hot weather)
  • jacket
  • cap
  • socks
  • bib (cos' he is teething)
  • handkerchief
  • sleeping wear

Monday, April 13, 2009

Food (15mths Travel)

Hi,

I've just brought my 15 mth son to Perth for holiday. Below are the food-related items that i've brought
  • Milk Powder in sealed tins (compute amt required based on consumption)
  • Milk bottles
  • Milk bottle cleaner (Pigeon)
  • Milk powder container
  • steriliser tablet /steriliser (optional)
  • thermal flask (hot water for making milk on the move)
  • thermal food container (to keep his lunch/dinner warm when we go out)
  • a few bottles of baby food (Eg Heins)
  • spoon, bowl
  • Baby biscuit
  • water bottle

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Avoid BPA products

Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is used primarily to make plastics, and products containing bisphenol A-based plastics have been in commerce for more than 50 years.

BPA, which is found in a wide range of products, mimics the hormone estrogen and may disrupt the body's endocrine system. The chemical poses a particular threat to fetuses, infants and children because it can interfere with cell function when their bodies are still developing, public health experts say.

In 2008, the National Toxicology Program, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, warned there was "some concern" BPA may affect the brain and behavioral development of fetuses, infants and young children, the Post reported.

In April 2008, the Canadian government said it will ban baby bottles that contain BPA, and Wal-Mart said it will stop selling them. U.S. states -- including California. In March 2009 HealthDay reported that Baby bottles made with the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) will no longer be sold in the United States by the six largest manufacturers of the products.

BPA affects adults as well.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Child Care Centres websites

Kinderland
Website: http://www.kinderland.com.sg/
Email: enquiry@kinderland.com.sg
Contact: 6 881 8818

Cherie Hearts
Website: http://www.cheriehearts.com.sg/
Email: care@cheriehearts.com.sg
Contact: 6 271 0080

NTUC First Campus Network:
Little Skool House : http://www.littleskoolhouse.com/
My First Skool : http://www.myfirstskool.com/
The caterpillar cove: http://www.thecaterpillarscove.com.sg/

Child Care and Infant Care information portal





http://www.childcarelink.gov.sg/
This is a comprehensive Child Care Portal mantained by MCYS, Singapore.
Information available includes:

  • child care centers/ Student Care services in different part of Singapore
  • Government Subsidies for child care/Infant Care - full time/part time
  • Financial Assistance Scheme for child care
  • Rates for Full Day or half Day Service


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Medication

  • Ru Yi Oil
  • Colic drop
  • Gripe Water

Miscellaneous

  • Ear thermometer (Braun)
  • Pacifier (optional)
  • Teether
  • Nasal asperator (to clear baby's mucus) (optional)
  • Baby nappy and clothes detergent (Kodomo)
  • Bottle detergent (Tollyjoy)
  • Pails (seperate for mother's and baby's)
  • Clothes hanger
  • Clothes pegs
  • Large thermal flask (for red date drink)
  • Walker (optional)

Travelling needs

  • Pram/stroller
  • Stroller pad with head support
  • Car seat
  • Baby sling carrier
  • Diaper bag (to put disposable diapers, cream, wipes, changing mat)
  • Thermal flask (for bringing out hot water for baby's formula)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bedding Needs

  • Baby cot
  • Mattress (BabySafe Latex with holes)
  • Pillows and bolsters (may come with bedding set)
  • Beansprout pillow
  • Bedding sets (bumpers, bed sheets, pillow & bolster sheets)
  • Blankets (fleece/jersey/swaddle cloth)
  • Night lightMosquito net (optional)
  • Cot mobile (optional)
  • Baby monitor (optional)

Bathing & Toiletries

  • Bath tub
  • Bath mat (optional)
  • Towels - big one for body and small ones for face
  • Wash cloth
  • Natural sponge (Pigeon) (optional)
  • Baby bath and shampoo (Mustela, Gerber , Johnson head to toe wash)
  • Baby oil (Johnsons)
  • Baby moisturiser (Johnsons)
  • Baby powder (Kodomo)
  • Nail scissors with rounded tip (Pyo Pyo)
  • Wet wipes (Tollyjoy, Pigeon)
  • Alcohol wipes for umbilical cord (cord spirit may be provided by hospital)
  • Sterilised cotton wool/ballsCotton buds (small ones)
  • Powder container and puff (Pigeon)
  • Small dish container for dipping cottonballs
  • Hair brush and comb (Pigeon)
  • Tummy binder (Tollyjoy)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Changing needs

  • Nappies
  • Disposable diapers (1 pack of newborn diapers cos' they grow very fast)
  • Nappy liners
  • Nappy pins
  • Nappies wrapper (optional)
  • Nappy rash cream/barrier cream (Desitin, Drapolene)
  • Wet Wipes (Tollyjoy, Mustela, Pigeon)
  • Changing mat (prefer non-rubber type)

Maternity needs

  • Nursing bra (Mothercare, OIO)
  • Nursing tops
  • Sleepwear (preferable front-button dresses for hospital stay)
  • breast pads
  • Disposable panties
  • Maternity pads
  • Shower cap

Breast-feeding needs

  • Breast pump
  • Plastic container to contain pump( if the pump doesn't come with a bag)
  • Storage bags/cups for expressed milk
  • Nipple cream
  • Breastfeeding cushion

Bottle-feeding needs

  • Bottles - 4oz/125ml
  • Bottles = 8oz/250ml
  • Teats (NUK, Avent)
  • Bottle holders/warmer
  • Powder milk container (NUK has good traction)
  • Insulation bag
  • Sterilizer (NUK, Pigeon can accomodate all sizes)
  • Plastic Tongs (usually comes with Sterilizer set)
  • Sponge bottle cleaner (Pigeon, Pyo Pyo as sponge is changeable)
  • Sponge teat cleaner (Pigeon big and small sizes)

Baby Clothes and accessories

  • Vests (short-sleeved, long sleeved, sleeveless) [>6x]
  • Bottoms (short and long) [>6x]
  • Rompers [>6x]
  • Cardigan/sweater [1x]
  • Mittens and Booties [>8x]
  • Caps [1x]
  • Receiving blankets [1x]
  • Bibs [>12x]
  • Handkerchiefs [>12x]

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cartoon Characters Cakes

Bengawan Solo http://www.bengawansolo.com.sg/

  • - Disney

  • - Baby Looney Tunes

  • - Superman

  • - Batman
Polar puffs and cakes http://www.polarpuffs-cakes.com/


  • Sesame Street

  • Hello Kitty

  • Looney Tunes

  • Thomas and Friends

  • Tom & Jerry

  • Doraemon

  • Power Ranger

  • Bob the builder


Swenson Ice-Cream Cake http://www.swensens.com.sg/

  • Mickey and Friends

  • The incredibles

  • Disney Movies

  • Cars

  • Chicken Littles

  • Princesses

  • Pooh & Friends



Monday, January 12, 2009

Hospital Admission

Things to bring for Admission
Identity Cards
Marriage Cert
Letter from Gynae
Deposit Monies
Booking Slip for Admission
Antenatal receipts
Blood test results
Digital Camera/Video Camera
Toiletries (For dad is staying overnight)
Clothings (For dad if staying overnight)

Hospital Bag for New Born

New Born Hospital Bag

Below are the list of things to packed for your new born:

Newborn Clothing
Handkerchief
receiving blanket
mittens/booties

Note : some hospital provide them. Do check with the hospital.

Mum-To-Be Hospital Bag

Hospital Bag for Mum-To-Be

The following are a list of things to packed into your bag:

Socks
maternity sanitary pads (10 pcs)
disposable panties (10 pcs)
clothings for discharge (bring maternity clothes, will look like 5 months pregnant)
Nursing bra
Breast Pads
Toothbrush / toothpaste
Handphone & charger
Night Dresses (with front opening for easy breast feeding)
Sweater
Face towel to wipe body
Face wash/ Cosmetics
Spectacle
comb
Sweater
Hair clips

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Full Month Cakes

Hi,

I've consolidated the following lists of Cake Shops popular among Mummys.


I've ordered my Son's Full Month Cake from Choz Confectionery
http://www.chozconfectionery.com/


Other popular ones are:
1) Melrose : http://www.melrose.com.sg/
2) Sweetest Moments : http://www.sweetestmoments.com.sg/
3) Sweet Surprise : http://www.sweetsurprise.com.sg/
4) Gobi : http://www.gobi.com.sg/
5) Le Precious: http://www.leprecious.com.sg

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How much sleep your child need


Sufficient sleep is very important for a child's development. Refer to the chart on the left on how many hours of sleep your child need per day.

The was published in The Straits Times on Jan 5, 2009

Quotes from article:
Dr Lim Li Ling, director of Singapore General Hospital's Sleep Disorder Unit, said: 'When children don't get enough sleep, the consequences are significant. It affects their learning and growth.'

Dr Lim, a neurologist by training before specialising in sleep problems, said a lack of sleep also dampens creativity, and may cause emotional problems or even stunt their growth in height.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Infant - Children Car Seat Guide

Select a car seat / child restraint which is most suitable for your child's age, size and weight.



Age Weight Type of Car Seat
Babies: up to 9 mths up to 10 Kg Infant Capsule Rear-facing
Toddlers: 9 mths - 4 yrs 9 - 18 kg Convertible Seat Front-facing
Children: Approximately 5 - 8 yrs19 - 36 kg Booster Seat

Mom-To-Be in Car

• Pregnant women should always wear the lap belt under the stomach and the shoulder belt above the stomach
• The belt should be worn low over the pelvic bones and not against the soft stomach area
• The belt should be snug, without being uncomfortable. Worn properly, the seat belt will not harm the baby
• Never wear the belt across your belly - during a crash, the sudden jolt could cause the placenta to separate from your uterus.

Remember, the bones, muscles, organs and amniotic fluid in your body provide a cushion for your baby and help keep her safe. That means the best way to protect your growing baby is to protect yourself - by wearing a seatbelt.

Hospital Bill (Delivery)

To check out the Hospital Bill for deliverying in Singapore's Hospital in different category of wards for
  • Delivery (Normal)
  • Delivery (c-section)
  • Delivery (Normal with severe complication)
  • Delivery (c-section with severe complication)
at http://www.moh.gov.sg/mohcorp/billsize.aspx

If you are concern about complication, I'll suggest to deliver at KK Hospital as it has the best facilities in Singapore for women and children.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Toys Rental


Your child doesn't like the toys that you've bought, no longer fancy the toys that they previously love? Spending alot of money on buy toys? running out of spaces at home?

You might want to consider Toys Rental.
Check it out @


In addition, you can exchange or purchase second hand toys with other mummys in forum.

Toys Safety



Read the label first. Labels on toys provide safety information and the recommended age of the child that the toy is suitable for. Do not ignore them

• Assess and reassess the function of the toy. Old and damaged toys should be thrown away unless they can be used to stimulate learning. For example, a broken toy bear can be used to stimulate learning by saying to the child: “Oh dear, the bear has a broken leg. What can we do for him?' It is important to assess the function of a toy regularly to see if the toy is serves its function or if any damage will hurt the child
• Feel the toy for sharp edges, sharp points and movable or removable parts. These may result in cuts, abrasions and injury to the child.
• Ensure that toys with strings or cords are never hung in cribs or play pens. Children may be choked or strangled if they get the cords coiled around their necks
• Ensure that toys are large enough to prevent the toys from being swallowed by your child
• Ensure that toys are stored away after use so as to prevent the risk of tripping.
• Test the toys, especially electronic ones. There must be at least one demonstration on how to use the toy safely for both the parent and the child.

Baby Walker - Myths or Truths

The myth: Baby walkers help babies to learn how to walk.



The truth: Prolonged use of baby walkers can slow down baby's ability to walk.


Babies go through many stages of development. As the infant grows, the central nervous system matures and muscle bulk increases in size gradually. This allows the infant to move from a lying down to an upright position.


There have been no studies to prove that an infant will walk at an earlier age if he is put in a walker. Putting an infant in a walker allows him to move around and explore his surroundings. It encourages the child to extend his legs, allowing weight bearing to occur. At the same time, the muscle groups in the legs of the baby are strengthened.


In addition, the infant should be about 5 to 6 months old before being put in a walker. This is to ensure that he has developed adequate head and upper body control in an upright position.
When the infant further develops and starts to crawl or pull himself into the standing position, other muscle groups are developed in these activities. Putting the infant in a walker then might not allow development of these other muscle groups.


As the child grows stronger, a single push on the walker might propel the infant in the walker far ahead. This may lead to headlong collisions with furniture, or falls down a flight of unbarred steps.


Baby walkers have been responsible for many injuries and deaths in children as:
• Babies in walkers move faster and reach higher than are appropriate for their age, putting them at risk of injuries
• Babies in walkers cannot see where they are going or what they are running over well
• Walkers tip over easily
• With the 'aid' of walkers, toddlers can run into hidden dangers, bump into furniture, pull on hanging appliance cords, topple over, and fall down stairs

Friday, January 2, 2009

3D Cakes

Mummies always wanted the best for their kids Birthday! I was looking for a 3-D cake for my son's birthday and I ordered it from e-creative.

E-Creative
Wide variety of designs availble online. They can customise the cake based on your request, and great service.
http://www.ecreative.com.sg/

Ms Angela Negron
She is very creative with cakes and is able to do customise novelty cakes for children and adults. Contact her at 9856-2499 or Angela_kc_chin@yahoo.com

Cheryl Shuen
Beautiful cakes, but need to place order early. She can show you more cakes design via email.
http://cherylshuen.com/

Cakes Avenue
http://www.cakeavenue.com

The Patissier
http://www.thepatissier.com

Chocolate Cakes

Chocolate cake lovers out there, these cakes will interest you
Lana Cakes
36 Greenwood Avenue
Tel: 64665315/64668940Opens: 10am-6pm, Wed to Fri; 10 am to 5pm on sats

Ever cut out sunday times article on 7 Aug 2005 which rate chocolate cakes. Here goes
Choc.A. Bloc
Blk 86 Bedok North Street 4 01-179 Tel: 64466096
*****Three layers of moist sponge alternate with three layers of fudge. It gets top marks for its generous lashings of rich, milky fudge made with four types of chocolate.

Awfully Chocolate
01-26 Katong Mall Tel: 6345219001-05
Cluny Court Tel: 6469056501-16
Republic Plaza Tel:653565934
Jalan Kuras Tel:64517104
http://www.awfullychocolate.com/
Beautifully presented. But while the sponge is soft and has a rich chocolate flavour, the fudge has a puzzling metallic aftertaste.

Jane's cake station
265 Jalan Kayu Tel: 64811322
****The sponge is very soft and the fudge is almost on the side of runny. It boasts a strong chocolate taste and best of all, it isn't too sweet.

Pine Garden's Cake
Blk 529 #01-2369 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10Tel: 64576159
http://www.pgcake.com/
***Smothered over with a deliciously thick, rich chocolate fudge. But the sponge is a little too dry.