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Pregnancy

Do I need to do Confinement?

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…

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Why I follow routines from Day 1

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…

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How to choose a pram

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…

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Buying second hand – How much can I really save?

Buying second hand is the smartest thing you can do for baby items! This is because (i) you/the usually only need to use the items for a short period of time (and the item was only used for a short period of time) and (ii) you do not know if your child/family might prefer a…

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Must I spend hundreds of dollars on a breastpump?

I happen to have a few issues which hinder my babies from having a good latch. These are: having short/inverted nipples, being more prone to lumps/blockages than most women, having relatively few “holes” from which my milk flows out from and having an oversupply. As such, I pumped more than I latched most of my…

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Cots – How necessary are they?

It seems quite a no brainer that babies sleep in cots, right? Yet, I believe you may have friends who say their cot is just a white elephant and they never use it. These parents either co-sleep with their kids or place them on mattresses on the floor. Both these options work, so if you…

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Babywearing

Babywearing has become a rather hip buzzword in recent years. The convenience and comfort it can bring certainly means the trend is here to stay. It is hence unsurprising that the number of brands offering different solutions for this have increased exponentially over the past 10 years – wraps, slings, soft structured carriers (“SSC”s), mei…

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How to reduce amount of money spent on diapers

If you are not planning to do cloth diapering, chances are you will be using quite a lot of disposable diapers. Here are some tips to save some money on diapers: Try to get your child used to not having to change diapers too often. It generally isn’t necessary to change diapers after a single…

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Basic essentials to prepare before baby is born

To me, clothes are the last thing you should buy before baby is born, because you may get hand-me-downs. And newborn hand-me-downs tend to be in really good condition because they are usually only worn for a couple of months. However, you do need to ensure you have enough washed and ready by the time…

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How often to see a gynae

So, you’ve tested positive. Congratulations! The next step is to make an appointment with an obstetrician (the most accurate term for pregnancies, though most obstetricians are also trained gynaecologists, or ob-gyns). In Singapore, however, the short term “gynae” is most often used for ob-gyns. [To understand differences between the terms, pls see professional sites]. Please…

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