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.