Wait, what? What are Padsicles? It is very common when giving birth naturally, that a tear occurs in the perineum. In Singapore, most gynaes also perform episiotomies to help the baby come out more easily and/or to control the “shape” of the tear. This wound naturally hurts quite a lot in the first week after…

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Choose intelligently

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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Support and Validation

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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Shopping for 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 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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Slings

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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Sleeping Arrangements

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 on the back

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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Save time and money

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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Make Decisions Objectively

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,…

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