Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper Services to Demystify Baby Essentials

Once you are pregnant, it seems a whole new world of vocabulary has opened for you. Rompers, onesies, swaddles, playpens, baby gyms, rockers, flanges, valves, teats, moses basket, baby monitor...what ARE all these things?! There are lots of magazines and fairs that seem to tell you need everything, and some even provide checklists of what you need to buy to prepare for a baby’s birth, but none seem to explain what exactly you need all of them for. Many parents who follow such checklists thus end up with lots of things they hardly use taking up a lot of space in their house.

Types of Personal Shopper Services Offered

  1. Baby Essentials Personal Shopper Services are best for new parents who want to make sure they will be investing in the right baby items
  2. Pram Evaluation Services are best for any parents looking to buy a suitable pram for their current or changing needs and lifestyle
  3. Baby Carrier Evaluation Services are best for any parents looking to buy a baby carrier(s) suitable for their current or changing needs and lifestyle
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Best for new parents who want to make sure they will be investing in the right baby items

S$200 initial deposit includes:

  • Materials Provided

    • Checklist of essential and "good-to-have" items to prepare before baby is born
    • Checklist of essential and "good-to-have" items to prepare before baby is 4 months old
    • Checklist of essential and "good-to-have" items to prepare before baby is 7 months old

  • Up to 1 hour Consultation

    • To understand your family's needs, lifestyle and preferences
    • To provide elaborations and clarifications on any items on or off the checklists provided
    • Can be done via a face-to-face meet-up or a video/voice call, per your preference

  • Up to 2 hours Research and Recommendations

    • Provision of recommendations and/or do research on various brands/models which will best suit your family's lifestyle and preferences
    • If you'd like, Baby Planner SG can also share where you can buy the baby items from in Singapore (1st or 2nd hand)
    • Done via text

  • Up to 1 hour Shopping With/For You

    Baby Planner SG can either:

    • Accompany you to shop for any baby items; and/or
    • Buy the baby items on your behalf and deliver them to your home.

Best for any parents looking to buy a suitable pram for their needs and lifestyle

S$200 initial deposit includes:

  • Up to 1 hour Consultation

    • An in-depth questionnaire to understand your family’s lifestyle and activities where you may want to use your pram
    • Can be done via a face-to-face meet-up or a video call

  • Up to 2 hours Research and Recommendations

    • Provision of 3-4 recommendations of pram models which will best suit your family's lifestyle and preferences, detailing pros and cons of each
    • Sharing where you can buy the pram from (1st or 2nd hand)
    • Done via text within a week from completion of the Consultation

  • Up to 1 hour Shopping With/For You

    Baby Planner SG can either:

    • Accompany you to shop for the pram; and/or
    • Buy the pram on your behalf and deliver it to your home.

Best for any parents looking to buy a suitable baby carrier(s) for their needs and lifestyle

S$150 initial deposit includes:

  • Materials Provided

    • Introduction to Ergonomic Babywearing

  • Up to 1 hour Consultation

    This can be done via:

    • An in-depth questionnaire over video/voice call prior to the Fitting Session to understand your family’s lifestyle and activities where you may want to use your carrier(s) - Baby Planner SG will be able to make a better recommendation on where to do the Fitting Session after the in-depth interview (this is because different Babywearing Educators carry different brands and models of carriers); or
    • A face-to-face meeting at the location for the Fitting Session (a Babywearing Educator's premises which Baby Planner SG will suggest, after a 10min brief Q&A via text to ascertain the types of carriers you are looking for)
  • Up to 1 hour Fitting Session

    • A physical meet-up to try at least 3 carriers which are more suitable for your lifestyle and activities
    • Provision of expert fitting advice by a Babywearing Educator

  • Rental or Discount

    After the fitting session, you can opt to:

    • Rent up to 2 carriers to try for 2 weeks before deciding whether or not to make a purchase (a refundable security deposit may be required); or
    • Buy a carrier(s), enjoying a total of $50 off the retail price

You can choose to mix and match how much time you prefer Baby Planner SG to spend consulting with you, doing research and recommendations and/or shopping with you.

Any additional time spent with you during any face-to-face sessions will be charged at S$25/30mins or part of thereof; any follow-up face-to-face sessions or support provided via text/videos will be charged at a rate of $50/hour or part of thereof.

Why Consider Personal Shopper Services for Baby Essentials?

Pregnany Support

Make Educated Purchases

Many baby items and accessories serve a very limited purpose, for a very limited amount of time. To fuel consumerism, retailers market these products as “essentials” to many unsuspecting parents who do not know any better because they do not know what to expect when their baby is born. Every family has different lifestyles and preferences and so what is actually “essential” varies. Let our Baby Planner explain the uses of each baby item before you decide whether or not to buy it.

Make Decisions Objectively

Save Time and Money

You want to buy the best quality items, and the true “essentials” that will bring the most value to your family. To do this effectively you need to be familiar with the different brands for the various categories of products. and the varieties of options offered. Research on all these products and/or testing them out can take up significant time and energy. Outsource this effort to our Baby Planner Personal Shopper who can ensure you get the best bang for your buck.

New Lifestyle

Save the Earth

By only buying what is really essential for your family, you will be doing your part in saving the earth by reducing the amount of waste generated. You can further reduce your carbon footprint (and save many hundreds of dollars!) by learning which baby items to buy brand new for safety or other reasons, and which items preloved. Sourcing for preloved items can be a pain, so you can choose to leave that to our Baby Planner Personal Shopper.

Pick the Right Big Ticket Items

Cots, playpens, prams, breastpumps, baby carriers, carseats, baby monitors and some other possibly essential baby items cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Some of them also take up a lot of space in your home, or lose a lot of value in the resale market. Our experienced Baby Planner Personal Shopper will help ensure what you buy will work best for your family’s preferred lifestyle post-baby, and not end up a white elephant.

In all we do, Baby Planner SG respects your family's preferred choices

Contact or chat with us via the pop-up in the lower right corner to find out more.