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Basic Essentials to Prepare before Baby is Born

By MinimalistMum | October 31, 2019 |

There seems to just be so many things you need to prepare for your new baby’s birth. Every time you step into any store that sells baby items, everything seems essential, yet foreign. How do you know what you really need? To me, clothes are the last thing you should buy before baby is born,…

How Much Sleep Does a Baby Need?

By MinimalistMum | October 15, 2020 |

Sleep is very important for a baby’s development and also for parents to be able to get some time to rest, eat and do other activities! As such, the most common question parents of new babies ask is, how much sleep should my baby be getting, and how many naps should they be having every…

Managing a Fever for Infants and Toddlers

By MinimalistMum | December 13, 2020 |

A useful guide you can refer to to ensure you know how to manage fevers for your infants and toddlers

Baby Led Weaning vs Traditional Weaning

By MinimalistMum | November 13, 2020 |

This blogpost covers the definitions and reasons for weaning, what parents need to look out for when weaning baby, and the differences between traditional weaning and baby led weaning.

Differences between Gagging and Choking

By MinimalistMum | November 13, 2020 |

This blogpost explains the differences between gagging and choking so caregivers can properly identify and react to what your baby is experiencing.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

By MinimalistMum | October 16, 2020 |

I’ve mentioned before that I think breastfeeding is THE most painful part about having a baby. Yet, I encourage all new parents to try, if they can afford the time to, and if necessary even seek help on how to do it effectively. Why? Benefits for Baby Nutrition Breastmilk contains everything baby needs for the…

Do I need to do Confinement?

By MinimalistMum | January 27, 2020 |

In Singapore, regardless of race, unless you have no Asian blood in you, it is almost a given to be expected to do at least 4 weeks of “confinement” post-partum. What is it? It entails many practices meant to keep both baby and mother indoors during the period of confinement to protect them from ill…

Building and Managing a Freezer Stash

By MinimalistMum | January 10, 2020 |

Building a freezer stash is an option for mothers who want to be lactating for a shorter period of time than they want their baby to be drinking breastmilk. It is also good to have a small stash in the event that the mother suddenly falls sick and breastmilk production takes a hit, or need to be away from the baby for a period of time (eg. travelling overseas).
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Managing breastfeeding

By MinimalistMum | January 9, 2020 |

Media seems to depict breastfeeding as being the most natural thing in the world. However, most women had never done such a thing for all their lives until they had their first baby, and so it most certainly is something entirely new to new mothers. Furthermore, every woman and every baby is different and so…

Why I Follow Routines from Day 1

By MinimalistMum | January 8, 2020 |

There is no right or wrong way to do motherhood – everyone has different preferences and lifestyles. This post is to share the way I prefer for my personal and family’s lifestyle, which is to follow rather strict routines when we welcome a new baby into our family and continue to maintain loose routines as…

How to Choose a Pram

By MinimalistMum | December 28, 2019 |

When it comes to prams or strollers, there are SO MANY options out there and there is NO such thing as THE “perfect” pram. This is because every family’s lifestyle is different and so different prams or strollers meet different needs. To simplify your decision-making process, here are the main considerations when choosing one, and…

Sleep Training – What it is and what it isn’t

By MinimalistMum | December 20, 2019 |

The term “sleep training” is terribly misunderstood and misused. A baby who is sleep trained is a baby that is able to fall asleep entirely on his/her own from a state of being fully awake in his/her own cot or sleeping area. Such a baby is also able to go back to sleep on his/her…

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