Our Editor’s Picks section is back to keep you in the know about great new products and deals for families and children in Singapore. This month, we’re looking at must-haves for all at home. Enjoy!
For newborns and weaning babies
Tollyjoy’s Anti-Bacterial Feeding Bottles
Twas was the night before Christmas and all about the house, not a creature was stirring… except… “WAAAAAHHHHHH” – yep, Baby. Howling in pain because of colic. Again. When walking the halls don’t work, try changing the bottle to Tollyjoy’s new Anti-Bacterial Feeding Bottles with anti-microbial Nano Silver (Ag+) technology that prevent 99 per cent bacterial growth. Each bottle comes with an anti-wind nipple whose unique air vent helps prevent colic and flatulence, which means no more endless crying jags… And peaceful, silent, nights again. Hallelujah! From $8.90 for a Standard Slim Neck Bottle (180ml), available at leading departmental stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets and baby specialty stores.
For toddlers and sitting babies
Apramo Flippa Dining Booster
You know that awkward in-between stage when the baby’s too big for the high chair and the toddler’s not tall enough for a standard seat? It’s just been eradicated, thanks to the Apramo Flippa Dining Booster. Quick and easy to install and weighing just 2 kg, this portable seat can be folded flat and stowed away when not in use. A three-point safety harness keeps wriggly ones safe, while a removable tray brings little ones even closer to the feast. Suitable for children from six months to three years of age, the Booster comes in a trio of brilliant colours (orange, pink and red) and brings a splash of vibrance into any room. $109 at www.kidzbeeonline.com. See it for yourself at the upcoming Baby Fair, 2-4 Dec, at the Expo.
For new mums, busy mums, all mums!
Klorane Oatmilk Dry Shampoo for New Mums
With the hot, humid weather in Singapore, going through confinement for 30 days without washing your hair can be difficult, if not impossible. If you’re really determined to keep your scalp away from water during this time of postnatal recovery though, why not try a dry shampoo? Klorane has been developing safe, botanical hair care for 50 years and it’s proven to be such a bestseller that one product is sold every 10 seconds around the world! For new mums we’d recommend the Oat Milk Haircare Range which is safe for postnatal and breastfeeding mums. Thanks to the fortifying effects of oat, it has soothing and protective qualities while remaining silicone-, paraben-, sulfate- and sodium chloride-free. If you’ve graduated from the postnatal, breastfeeding phase and are looking for products that can maintain follicle health, try the other Klorane ranges — Quinine (for thinnning hair), Pomegranate (for colour-treated hair), Mango Butter (for dry hair). From $14.60 for Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Original/Natural Tint (150 ml)
For everyone in the family
Stay Warm with UNIQLO HEATTECH
Did you know that UNIQLO’s HEATTECH range now comes in Extra Warm and Ultra Warm versions? If you’re making a family trip to a cooler climate this year-end, be sure to pack these essentials in the luggage. Which range to get? Think HEATTECH for Hong Kong winters, HEATTECH Extra Warm for cities in the northern hemisphere, and HEATTECH Ultra Warm for skiing in the mountains. HEATTECH and HEATTECH Extra Warm are available in kids’ sizes, while HEATTECH is available in Baby-Toddler sizes too. Just remember to bundle up with outerwear (we think the UNIQLOxDisney Magic For All range is adorable!) as well so everyone in the family can stay toasty warm and snug no matter where you’re going. Happy holidays! From $14.90 at UNIQLO stores and online at http://www.uniqlo.com/sg/