Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Cuddle and enjoy your baby before he's grown up for good

My dear mommy friends.... please remember to cuddle and enjoy your baby before he/she is all grown up for good. The days are long, I know... but the weeks and months fly by. Before you know it, your baby is turning one, then in primary one .... and soon he/she will come to their own and no longer cries "mommy, mommy", looking for you for comfort.

I know, that "one day" seems oh-so far away, but it will be hear sooner than you know it.

I miss my independence, my care-free, selfish, me-only days. But when I see my baby smiles and chuckles whenever she sees me, all my selfish thoughts go into remission.

Heidi Murkoff, author of <What to expect when you're expecting> thinks so too... read about her recent interview here.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

The new Avent Twin Electrin Breast Pump SCF334/04

The new Avent Twin Electric Breast Pump SCF334/04 is awesome! It's super compact, light and portable, with fewer parts to clean! The new Avent now has a gentile stimulation mode and 3 pumping presets, so you don't waste time fiddling with the tapping to find a pumping rhythm suitable for you. 

The old Avent bottles are compatible with this breast pump, so you don't have to invest in new milk bottles. This set comes with two 4-oz Natural (ie. new) bottles and two Natural newborn nipples (teats) which is supposed to reduce the air intake by your baby.

I'm taking pre-orders for the new Avent Twin Electric Breast Pump SCF334/04 now, at S$468 which is 40% off S$779 SRP. Please contact me at babysessentials @ gmail . com

Each set comes with one Philips AVENT Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump, two standard-sized cushions, two 4-ounce Natural bottles, two Natural newborn nipples, two sealing discs, two day breast pads, two night breast pads, and one travel bag. 

Bonus items includes: 20 day breast pads, 20 night breast pads, one travel pouch, and one breastfeeding bra clip to help you remember which breast baby fed from last. 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Attachment Parenting: Wearing your baby

Attachment parenting is the rage these days, thanks to books by Dr Sears and the like. I am too, a fan and believer attachment parenting. I don't own a stroller and instead wear my baby using the Ergobaby Sport everywhere I go, by myself and using public transport. I started using the Ergo, with the infant insert when my baby was 5 weeks old, because it became too difficult to manage the cradle hold with a 5kg baby who always manages to struggle out of her swaddle.

The infant insert is not a breeze to use initially, but after watching the video many times and experimenting and practicing, I can manage the wearing process without any assistance.

Many skeptics ask if the Ergobaby is too hot for the baby, given Singapore's weather. You know what, the baby in your womb is in a 36.9 degrees celcius environment, isn't that hotter? Having said that, I do take great care to not walk in the hot sun excessively and dress her simply.

The Ergobaby is comfortable and doesn't cause backaches if you use it correctly - that is by having the lower strap strapped to your hips, instead of at your waist. The positioning is also most natural for babies, as the baby is being supported by her sit bones, instead of her crotch. This is a good read for anyone who is considering between the Babybjorn and Ergobaby.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

How to tire your baby out... the fun way

The Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo has been a fantastic "jail" for my baby, who is full of energy and I needed a way to tire her out, before she tires me out! I've seen videos of baby falling asleep at their jumperoo, but it has not happened to my baby... she has boundless energy!

This Jumperoo retails at S$279, orders yours from Amazon and ship to Singapore.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Forget about Vpost already

So Vpost revamped their website, it's about time.... but that doesn't change the fact that their pricing model is archaic - no freight forwarders charge a "base charge".  You should only be paying for volumetric weight. Plus, Vpost is so much slower than other freight forwarders - who uses DHL or Fedex.

I use Comgateway now, they are awesome, you don't have to pay sales tax because you will have an Oregon address. If you have a UOB Lady's card - sign up for your free Comgateway account here and get 7% discount per shipment, and earn CGW dollars.

Get your credit card to work now.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Brand New Philips AVENT Twin Electric breastpump SCF314/02

Breast milk is nature's best, and a twin electric breast pump is an indispensible mommy's helper.  

Brand new Philips AVENT twin electric breast pump is affordable and (US set & plug), Model, SCF 314/02. This is brand new, not used, still in box. Sealed.

What's in the box:
Philips AVENT BPA-Free Twin Electric Breast Pump, two bottle stand/funnel covers, two 4-ounce breast milk containers, two newborn flow nipples, two nipple travel packs, microfiber travel bag, two sealing discs, and instruction guide.

Made in UK, this set can take both 110v (US) and 240v (Singapore power supply).

Cash and carry, $320 per set, at Queenstown MRT.  Contact me at babysessentials @ gmail . com

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