Raising Healthy Skin: A Complete Guide to Skincare for Babies, Children & Teens

Many adults spend hundreds on skincare products to fight acne and signs of ageing, or simply maintain healthy skin. But did you know that proper skincare for babies is equally…

Top Confinement Food Delivery Caterers in Singapore

Traditionally, after giving birth, new mums spend a month at home in confinement. During this time, they bond with their newborn, and nourish the postpartum body with specialised confinement meals…

Best Baby Full Month Sets & Packages: Traditional & Modern 满月 Options in 2024

Whether you’re still waiting to pop, or Baby’s already here, you’re probably thinking about your little one’s full moon celebration. This joyous occasion to mark a child’s first major milestone…

TCM for Children: Time to Rethink What We Think We Know

Ever wonder if Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) could benefit your child’s health? While it’s been used for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments in adults, many parents still…

5 Proven Ways to Support your Child in Bilingual Learning

Bilingualism is a common feature of Singapore society. Many children growing up today are bilingual; they have exposure to one or more languages at home, sometimes simultaneously. Bilingualism has some…

Hospital Maternity Packages: Giving Birth in Singapore? Find the Best Maternity Packages here

Two pink lines. Ecstatic tears. A whirlwind of emotions and a whole lot of questions, from “am I ready for this?” to “where should I give birth?”. Answers: you will…

Bedwetting and Night Terrors: are these Sleep Disorders Disrupting your Child’s Nights? 

Your child has slept through the night, but there is a large wet patch on the bed. Your child wakes with a piercing scream in the middle of the night,…

Snoring? Insomnia? Daytime Fatigue? Your Child could have Sleep Disorders

Does your child sleep well? Children need sleep. But even more importantly, they need to sleep well. Sleep is crucial for their overall health and development, and plays a pivotal…

Singapore’s Most Magical & Beautiful Birthday Cakes for Children in 2024

Party time is calling, and your little one deserves a cake as epic as their imagination! Forget store-bought basics — this year, it’s all about exquisite melt-in-your-mouth masterpieces. From shimmering…

Find a Lactation Consultant & Get Breastfeeding Help in Singapore

As a ‘kiasu’ mum-to-be, I researched every aspect of baby care while pregnant. One thing that struck me was how breast milk is the best food for babies. Breast milk…

Does your Child have a Medical Emergency? Bring them to the Paediatric Urgent Care Centre at Parkway East Hospital

After a long day at work, you are looking forward to spending some quality time bonding with your family over dinner. But you arrive home only to find that your…

Childcare Choices in Singapore and How Much They Cost

Deciding on childcare options in Singapore isn’t always straightforward. There are childcare centres and kindergarten programmes, as well as domestic helpers, nannies, babysitters, or a trusted relative. Each comes with…

11 Secrets to Choosing the Best Infant Care Centre for your Baby in Singapore, from an Infant Care Expert

Putting your baby in infant care can be a big decision. As a new parent, it may not be easy to acknowledge that your child will be cared for by…

Postpartum Depression 101 – Beyond the Baby Blues

One of the most beautiful moments of human existence is when a mother brings life into the world. But such moments of joy can also lead to darkness. It is…

Your Ultimate Guide to Indoor Playgrounds in Singapore (2023 Update)

If contending with either sweltering heat or unexpected rain showers isn’t your idea of fun, this listicle is for you. Because the best indoor playgrounds in Singapore are like adventure…

Gaucher Disease: Rare, but Dangerous, especially for Infants and Children

Children often complain of fatigue, shortness of breath, and abdominal pain. But these complaints could indicate something more dire — like Gaucher (pronounced go-SHAY) disease — if they are accompanied…

40 Top Maternity & Newborn Photography Studios in Singapore

From dreamy maternity photoshoots to fun family portraits, put yourself and your family in the spotlight. Your pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks. Those tiny newborn facial features? Not even 40…

Born Deaf, My Child is Now Breaking Barriers in Music

It may sound strange, but science has proven that deaf people can appreciate music too. They do so by sensing vibrations in the part of the brain that processes hearing….

Are Probiotics Good for Babies, Children, Pregnant & Breastfeeding Mums?

Probiotics is such a buzzword these days. But how much does the average person really know about these so-called good bacteria? For example, is it safe to munch on those…

Don’t Give Up Breastfeeding when You are Sick: Here’s Why

Can you continue breastfeeding your baby when you are sick? The short answer is yes, if it is a common illness — with some exceptions. The illness will produce antibodies,…

Hearing Loss in Babies & Children – The Silent Epidemic

Hearing loss is not just a problem for the elderly. In Singapore, about 1 in 1,000 babies born each year has profound hearing loss, and 5 in 1,000 have some…

SAFRA Diaper Dash: Sign up now for the ultimate Baby Race in Singapore!

Hey mummy, do you want to be part of the cutest baby race in town? If your little one can crawl, toddle, walk, or run, sign up for SAFRA Diaper…

How to be an Eco-Conscious Parent in Singapore: Tiffany Wee, naturopath and nutritionist

The recent World Environment Day (5 June) was a reminder to #BeatPlasticPollution and help release the chokehold of plastic on our planet. But apart from foregoing plastic, there are many…

June 2023: Eat, Play, Shop & More for Families in Singapore this Month

Between the June school holidays and a public holiday at either end of this month, expect exciting family experiences galore. As always, we’re here to update you on everything fun…

Is Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) making it hard for you to have sex and get Pregnant?

Low sexual desire. Rarely reaching orgasm. These were the two most common (out of six) sexual disorders that women in Singapore reported in a 2021 KKH study on women who…

Update on Male Fertility in Singapore

Still think it’s taboo for a ‘real man’ to talk about reproduction? Heads up, we’re in 2023 now and male infertility — defined as the inability for a male to…

When Should My Baby Start Socialising with Other Children?

Parents begin socialising our babies from birth as we naturally engage with them by talking, singing, smiling, and making eye contact. But when it comes to socialising with other babies…

Parenting her Son with Down syndrome is hard but “love can change our hearts and our minds” says this Mum

Samantha Lee was in the middle of lessons one afternoon when she received the call from her gynaecologist’s clinic. “Immediately, I knew something must have been flagged,” the school teacher…

Having a Baby with Down syndrome in Singapore

“Doctor, you siao (Hokkien for “crazy”) is it,” Nancy Koh recalls saying to her obgyn (“he is Catholic and against abortion”) when he mentioned termination as an option following her…

From Infertility to Adoption & Becoming a Mum at 40

Founder and director of Relish PR, Rachel Raeburn, spent her twenties exploring the world as a flight attendant. During that time, she met her husband-to-be, who was a fellow cabin…

Budget 2023: Bigger Baby Bonus + More Benefits and Subsidies for Parents

During his Singapore Budget 2023 speech two days ago, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong announced a slew of new and added measures to boost support for Singaporeans…

Baby Full Month Sets & Packages: 24 Traditional and Modern options for 2023

Whether you’re still waiting to pop, or Baby’s already here, you’re probably thinking about your little one’s full moon celebration. This joyous occasion to mark a baby’s first month of…

Where to Find Qipao, Cheongsam, and Twinning CNY Clothes for Chinese New Year 2023

Huat ah! This coming Lunar New Year – it’s on 22 January 2023 by the way – is the first non-socially distanced Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration in two years….

13 Top Kids Dance Classes in Singapore – from Ballet to Breaking

Believe it or not, breaking (or breakdance, as us oldies called it) is an Olympic sport that will feature at Paris 2024. And SportSG even launched a structured street dance…

Children’s Museum Singapore: 5 Things we Love about this brand new space for Kids

Over the weekend, a new space for children opened in Singapore. That’s Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG), the first museum here dedicated to children aged 12 years and below. It takes…

Mums tell us how Soothing this is for their Kids’ Eczema-prone Skin (review)

As mums, we love cuddling with our little ones, and marvelling at the baby-smooth, velvety feel of their skin. But sometimes their skin gets dry, inflamed, red, and bumpy. Even…

How Much Does Confinement in Singapore 2022/2023 Cost?

Traditionally, after giving birth, new mums spend 30 days in confinement at home. It is a time for blissful bonding with your newborn, and for first-time mums, learning how to…

Future-ready Kids: Meet Brilliant Inventors Who Are Still in Preschool!

Today’s preschoolers are tomorrow’s leaders, architects, teachers, scientists, and inventors. But there’s no reason for them to wait till they grow up before they start doing all that. After all,…

Anxiety in Children: How to Help Your Child Keep Calm & Carry On

All children experience moments of anxiety from time to time. Even adults fear and worry about what we don’t know, what more the little ones. After all, so much of…

Giving Breastfeeding Mothers the Support they need + Philips Avent Giveaway

If you are a mum-to-be, or a new mum, you are probably aware that breastfeeding is good for your baby. According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), breast milk “protects…

New Device to Help Mums Spot the Onset of Asthma Attacks in Children

Did you know that wheezing is one of the main signs of impending asthma attacks in children? The problem is that parents often find it challenging to recognise wheezing. This…

5 Factors that Matter When Choosing the Best Diaper for Your Baby

All parents love spoiling their little ones and it’s easy to get carried away, especially when you’re a first-time parent. The latest designer baby outfits and diaper bags may look…

Pregnancy Aches and Pains

If you are pregnant, and feeling aches and pains around certain parts of your body, take heart. You are not alone, and there is a remedy for the pain. Almost…

Best Kids Dentists & Family-friendly Dental Clinics in Singapore + Costs in 2022

Parents, take note. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen when they turn one or when their first tooth sprouts. Some think baby teeth don’t matter since they…

Why Childhood Vaccinations Matter – and is there a Dengue Vaccine?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a giant spotlight on vaccines, but not all parents are quite convinced. And while we’ve been distracted by COVID-19 for over two years, the Aedes…

My Baby was the 7th TAPVR Patient in Singapore’s History

For as long as she can remember, Mabel Tan, now a 37-year-old financial services director, had always envisioned herself becoming a mother someday. She loves children and recalls always wanting…

Singapore’s Only Preschool with Habits of Mind Framework – Where Preschoolers Learn like GEP Students!

Parents living or working in the Dover area now have an exciting new option for exceptional early childhood education. Mulberry Learning, which offers award-winning infant care for tiny bubs as…

Over 1 in 2 Singaporean Toddlers have Constipation — Does Yours?

Earlier this year, the Friso #ReallyKnowPoop Constipation Survey polled 1,000 Singaporean parents to better understand the constipation woes of their toddlers aged 12 to 26 months. 18 per cent say…

#SupportLocal 10 Up-and-coming Family-forward Brands (plus Giveaways!)

Parenting can be hard work. It begins from fretting about poor breastmilk supply to choosing the right kind of clothing for our tots. As the kids get older, we run…

Paediatricians and Paediatric Clinics in Singapore that Parents Trust

The most important thing to every parent is the health and well-being of their child. When your little one falls ill, you want a doctor who not only hastens their…

​​Why Individualised Learning is Important in your Child’s Preschool Education

As parents, we know never to compare our children with others. After all, every child develops at a different pace. Similarly, they often learn in very different ways. Hence some…

Hospital Maternity Package options in Singapore (2022 update) for Pregnant mums-to-be

Are you expecting a Tiger baby this year? Congratulations! If you are still wondering where to give birth, bookmark this maternity package list for Singapore hospitals to go through. Within…

Help your Toddler Eat Well and Grow Better with these TCM Tips

Are children growing as well as they should these days? Probably, and exceeding expectations too. In his January 2022 editorial for CNA online, Dr Lim Yang Chern commented on the…

Baby Sign Language: Why Every Parent Should Learn It and How to Start

Just imagine if your baby could tell you they are hungry, thirsty, tired, or what they are thinking…. All before they can even speak. Cue baby sign language, which makes…

Hands-free Breast Pumps for every Breastfeeding Mum

Have you seen that illustration of a mother with multiple arms juggling multiple chores while a baby nurses at her breast? Often that’s what being a mum feels like. That’s…

[GIVEAWAY] FREE Baby Express Breast Pumps and Travel Pouch sets!

When you are a mother, it can seem as if there are never enough hours in a day to do all the things you need to do. If you are…

First 1,000 Days of a Child’s Life – Fathers, It’s Your Time to Step Up

Among the myriad challenges that a man might potentially face throughout his life, being a father may very well be the most difficult of them all. From changing a child’s…

The Ultimate Guide to all your Baby Sleep Questions, answered by a Sleep Expert

How did a trained accountant become a baby sleep expert who counsels and helps over 100 sleep-deprived parents a year? Zoe Chu, 41, Baby and Adult Sleep Expert and founder…

Pregnant? Use this Pregnancy Checklist to Plan for the next 9 months

So you’ve just got the #BFP (Big Fat Positive). Congrats, you are pregnant! Now what? Breathe, stroke that belly, and read on. In this pregnancy checklist, we’ve laid out all…

Do You Know Your Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave Entitlements?

In Singapore, many kids grow up in dual-income families, with both parents working. Whether it is by need or by choice, what’s important is for parents to maintain a healthy…

Say Goodbye to Toddler’s Tummy Troubles and Hello to Total Comfort Instead!

Raising children is a lifetime commitment, and every parent wants to give their child the best start in life. But long before it’s time to choose the right schools, you’ll…

11 Best Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mums in Singapore

When you want to milk every last drop of precious breast milk for your little one, a breast pump can help. Breast milk is the ideal food for babies. It…

10 Expert-recommended Tips for a Successful Breastfeeding journey after Giving Birth

That breast milk is the best milk for babies is well known. So if you are pregnant, and planning to nurse your newborn, good. Aim to breastfeed exclusively in the…

Ins and Outs of Gastroenteritis in Babies and Children

How can we tell when our little ones are suffering from stomach flu or the victim of food poisoning? What is “stomach flu” anyway? Is it the same as Gastroenteritis?…

Support for New Dads – Because They Need Help Too!

In a study funded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development from 2016 to 2018, researchers found that new Singaporean dads had inadequate information and training by healthcare professionals…

11 Baby Sleep Tips that can Help your Baby Sleep Through the Night

“Can your baby sleep through the night yet?” If you are mother to a newborn, you will have heard this question numerous times. Though often well-meaning, it can lead to…

Digital vs. Natural Worlds: What Preschoolers Really Need

Parents, are you doing enough to equip your preschoolers with the tools they need to pursue their happiness and success? With the increasingly digital world they are growing up in,…

White Lodge International Preschool & Childcare: where Child-centred Learning comes First

Living in Singapore offers us parents the best of all worlds when it comes to giving our children the right start in early education. But with the myriad of preschool…

Doctor Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine during Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and TTC

Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is well underway. As of 10 May, almost 1.3 million people have completed their two-dose regimen of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. Another 1.8 million are…

Craniosynostosis Shaped Her Little Girl’s Head, but Didn’t Change Her Big Heart

In December 2017, at just 19 months old, Baby Zia was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a premature fusion of the skull that is supposed to gradually occur throughout a child’s first…

Support your Breastfeeding Life with the Most Complete* Maternal Milk (+ Giveaway)

Welcoming a baby to the family is a joyous and exciting occasion. But for most new mums, this period of life can be hectic as well. There are so many…

Baby Full Month Cakes and Packages 2020: Sweet and Stylish Choices Mums Love

It’s approaching a month since Baby’s birth and time to officially announce that to the rest of the world. All you proud mummies and daddies have probably posted photos and…

Care, Problems, and Treatments for your breasts after giving birth, and breastfeeding

Since 2003, breast cancer has been the top cause of cancer deaths for women in Sinagpore. Worldwide, it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. October is Breast Cancer…

48 Top Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photography Studios in Singapore

Your pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks. Those tiny newborn facial features? Not even 40 days. And as your children grow, every milestone along the way is yet another experience to…

Children’s Day Long Weekend 2020: A Uniquely Different Celebration of Fun!

It has been a year of alternative celebrations, and this Children’s Day long weekend is gearing up to be uniquely different as well. Firstly, instead of happening on the first…

#SupportLocal with these Homegrown Creations for Mums and Babes (+ Gooberr & Little Bearnie Giveaways)

Just as some of the top obgyns in Singapore are male, you don’t have to be a mother, or female, to do something for women and babies. “It’s also worth…

Rachel Wee’s Blissfully Dreamy (Post) Maternity Shoot with Baby Ellery

There’s a saying that when it comes to babies, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Indeed, what was meant to be a maternity photoshoot for Bae Skin co-owner Rachel…

Discover a New Paradigm Shift in Formula Milk Co-created with Mums

At first, it seemed like her dream formula would be just… a dream. “When it came time to buy formula milk for my son, I had decided I wanted to…

12 Postnatal Nutrition Tips for New Mums (+ Bonus Recipe!)

Congrats on your new baby, Mum! But even as you celebrate, don’t throw the prenatal clean eating diet out the window just yet. Registered nutritionist and dietician, Eve Persak, shares…

The Power of Probiotics for Kids (+ a Giveaway)

Since the start of this year, and throughout the circuit breaker in Singapore, nine-year-old Aly has been in the pink of health. Her mother, artist and Lula J Jewelry founder,…

Cheapest Baby Diapers in Singapore 2020 – We Got It Covered!

True fact: in the first year alone, a baby can go through up to 2,500 diapers. That’s a lot of money drowned in pee and poop! If you are an…

Does your Child have Good Poop?

You know you’re a parent when you find yourself taking photos of your child’s poop, and having no qualms about talking to other parents about your child’s faecal matter. Don’t…

How to Support Your Gifted Children in Singapore

How do you identify a gifted child and what unique challenges do such bright young things typically face? We speak to experts and a mother of two gifted children for…

Choose the Right Growing-up Formula Milk to Give Your Toddler the Edge

We are what we eat. Science has proven that gut health affects not just the body, but also the brain1. It can even influence moods and emotions2! And for our…

Expecting my first Baby during the Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown

I feel the familiar cold jelly on my huge belly and see my baby pop up in black and white squiggles on the ultrasound monitor. “He’s pretty low already,” my…

Milking It: Top 7 Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mums

Breast pumps are an essential tool for any breastfeeding Mum. But with all the different types of breast pumps out there, how do you find one that suits your needs?…

COVID-19: On Transmission in Kids, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world. In Singapore, we’ve seen a spike in the number of cases over the last few days as well. And Case 160…

Best FREE Book Apps for Kids

Reading and fostering a love of books has been an integral part of parenting for years. However, starting young ones on reading can be challenging, especially with so many other…

10 Things To Do after your Baby is Born

Congratulations! As a first-time mum, you have been looking forward eagerly to your little one’s birth. Now, Baby is born and when you finally meet her or him, it is…

Having her second child through IVF at age 48 was “divine intervention”, says Lily Kew of Kew Organics

This Lunar New Year is a special one for Lily Kew. The 48-year-old is celebrating it as a mum of two, having given birth to her second daughter in November…

Is your Child Drinking Too Much Sugar?

Did you know that around 13 per cent of children in Singapore aged six to 18 are overweight?1 While those chubby ‘apple’ cheeks and that rounded belly may look adorable,…

CNY Cheongsam 2020: Because Matching Traditional Outfits for the Whole Family is a Thing

Chinese New Year always brings about a flurry of excitement. And it begins with donning your brand-new CNY outfit before making rounds to visit family and friends. The traditional cheongsam…

5 Key Areas in Your Child’s Development that Need a Crucial Boost

Mums, do your kids seem to fall prey to every virus that comes along? Do you often struggle to get them to finish their meals? Let’s all take a collective…

Posture Perfect: 3 Ways to Help your Child Stop Hunching and Slouching

How many times have you heard parents telling their children to “sit up straight”? In fact, your parents probably said the same thing to you when you were young. Then,…

7 of the Best Home Remedies for Coughs and Colds

The flu season is here again. Are you prepared? If not, get ready. The last quarter of each year — October, November and December — is the most common time…

Theory of Mind – How It Helps Improve Your Child’s Friendships and Quality of Life

Children start spending a great amount of time with their friends when it is time for them to go to school. It can be a challenging transition period for many…

Choose the Right Growing Up Milk to give your Child’s Growth and Development a Boost

From the ages of one to three years, your child is hurtling from infancy through toddlerhood to their preschool years. At this stage, they are developing at the speed of…

30 Awesome Annual Family Passes Worth Spending on (2019 Update!)

Let’s face it. As amazing as some of Singapore’s best family-friendly attractions or children’s playgrounds might be, entry doesn’t come cheap. Thankfully, more of them are offering annual family passes…

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Eczema That Could Change Your Child’s Life

Did you know that Singapore has one of the highest rates of eczema in the world? Eczema is the top skin condition seen at the National Skin Centre, with over…

A Mum’s Guide to Successful Baby-Led Weaning (BLW)

What if you could skip one stage of weaning your baby, hence giving yourself more mummy me-time? Or perhaps extra time to bond with your darling? In addition, doing this…

Infant Care in Singapore: How to Choose the Right one for your Baby

The decision to put your baby in infant care can be a momentous one. You may not have any other option but this. On the other hand, it may be…

Winter Wear for Babies and Kids: Where to Buy and Rent in Singapore

Living in a tropical country like Singapore means we love to holiday in a cool climate where we have the opportunity to dress up in winter wear. Whether it’s a…

Paediatric Tuina can Improve your Child’s Immunity and Treat Common Childhood Problems

Paediatric Tuina is gaining popularity in Singapore. This non-invasive and gentle technique stimulates specific areas and acu-points on the body, helping to improve the flow of energy, and correct imbalances…

Children’s Day 2019: Events and Activities to Surprise the Kids on Their Special Weekend

Adults generally don’t think much about Children’s Day. It’s just a one-day school holiday for the younger ones and a regular work day for everyone else. Well, why not take…

HortPark Nature Playgarden – A Magical Garden for Little Ones

I believe it’s important for kids—and even adults—to get out into the great outdoors now and again. Climb a tree, roll in the mud, get dirty and simply get creative…

Insect and Mosquito Repellent for Babies and Children in Singapore

Do you carry insect or mosquito repellent in your bag? If not, why? Living in a tropical country has its perks — the sun shines most of the time, and…

Dengue Fever in Singapore: Is your Family Safe?

Beware: it’s mozzie season! From June to October, Singapore is in peak dengue season. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), the number of dengue fever cases in Singapore has…

Breathe Clean at Home with the TruSens™ Air Purifier

Picture this: Singapore is hit by yet another bout of haze, and there’s plenty of smog everywhere. You turn on your trusty air purifier to combat the pollutants in the…

Play is the Most Important Gift you can give to your Baby. Here’s why

As a new parent, you’ve probably noticed the three most regular things your baby does – feed, sleep, cry. Now, add another component — play. “Children learn as they play….

Cheapest Baby Diapers in Singapore 2019: Where to Buy

True fact: in their first year, a baby can go through up to 2,500 diapers. That’s a lot of money drowned in pee and poop. If you are an advocate…

13 Places to Bring Bub for Brain-boosting Fun and Creative Baby Activities

It’s never too early to expose your little ones to arts, music, or other enrichment activities that will help stimulate them. In fact, the younger they start, the better. So…

8 Ways to Boost your Baby’s Speech and Language Skills

Did you know that you can give your baby an early advantage in developing high quality speech and language skills? Experts are now saying that the number of words your…

Is Formula Milk Making Your Baby Fuss and Cry? Try This

Is your baby fussing and crying for extended periods for no apparent reason? Does your little one experience constipation? Is she showing signs of colic? If you’ve ruled out all…

Kiztopia Singapore Indoor Playground: 18,000 sq ft of Fun for Kids at Marina Square (Review)

Having spent the entire week counting down to the media preview of Kiztopia on Friday, little Elliott was bursting at the seams to get in. But first, we had to…

Baby Aiden’s Doubly Delightful Newborn Photoshoots with Fion Boon Photography & Bows and Ribbons Photography

Who doesn’t love oohing and aahing at a bonny baby discovering life in the earliest days? This adorable double bill of newborn photography will surely set your hearts a-flutter! Baby…

Growing Up Gifted and Courageous!

The 21st century can be a daunting place to be in, especially when you’re little. But to truly prepare children for a journey of growing up gifted, you have to…

How to Locate the Nearest Children’s Clinics in Singapore Open on Sundays, Public Holidays and 24 Hours

Not sure which clinic to bring your child to if they need medical attention after their regular doc has knocked off? Bookmark this quick-glance list of children’s clinics in Singapore…

Best Baby Carriers to Hold Baby Close to your Heart Everywhere you Go

Not sure which baby carrier to get for your newborn? Or thinking of upgrading your bubbly toddler’s? Here are the best baby carriers for all age groups. Baby carriers are…

11 Best Support Groups In Singapore For First-Time Parents

New parent in Singapore? Turn to one of these support groups for help with every question you may have about taking care of baby! For many first-time parents, raising a…

Singapore Vaccinations 101: What’s Compulsory and Optional for Your Kids

Do you know what your child is getting immunised against and what else might be recommended? We pinpoint all you need to know about compulsory and optional Singapore vaccinations for…

10 Super Kid-friendly Libraries in Singapore which have more than just books

There’s much more to a good children’s library than just endless shelves of children’s books. We’ve picked out 10 of the most kid-friendly libraries in Singapore to illustrate just what…

Buying a Car Seat for your Child? Read this first

How to choose the best car seat for your infant or your child? We got the Elise Mawson, founder of Taxi Baby Co., to tell us what to look out…

Best Party Venues (that You never thought of) to Celebrate Baby’s Full Month

For most Chinese in Singapore, it is tradition to commemorate a baby’s Full Month (also known as Full Moon or 满月 “Man Yue”). This happy milestone is celebrated when the…

Best Parent-Child Bonding Activities in Singapore

We all have fond memories from participating in activities together with our kids. Be it getting creative on an art project for school, or sweating it out together in yoga…

10 Sweet Christmas Gifts for Babies & Toddlers (2018)

Christmas is more magical when you’re little! Here’s our ultimate Christmas gift guide for babies and toddlers this 2018. Christmas just seems more fun when you’re little. With festive songs…

Best Award-Winning Baby Toys in 2018 – Because Every Micro Moment Matters

Baby toys are pretty much all about education. Quality toys can help your infant develop their sense of touch, hand-eye coordination, cause-and-effect, listening, motor and social skills. And because sleep…

SuperPark Singapore – The Revolutionary 40,000-sqf Indoor Playground for the Whole Family

The SingaporeMotherhood Team, with little Elliott leading the way, headed to the official launch of SuperPark Singapore on 17 November 2018 to discover the ‘Superparking’ lifestyle from Finland. While trying painstakingly…

Circumcision in Singapore: How, Why, and What Happens

All you need to know about the what, why and how of circumcision in Singapore, whether for religious or non-religious purposes.  Circumcision is a procedure which removes excess foreskin on the…

Surviving The Fourth Trimester

If you think pregnancy’s tough and labour’s a b***h, it is time to take a deep breath. What you are about to face as a new mother in the fourth…

Breastfeeding Hacks: Ease those Aches and Pains from Nursing your Newborn

Breastfeeding is one of the most significant ways a mother and her newborn bond. You’d think it would be easier, being supposedly au naturel, but it consistently proves to be a…

Growing up in a Smart Nation: How to Balance Our Children’s Online and Offline Worlds

Today’s digital age can be confusing enough for us grown-ups. How best can we help our little ones thrive in a smart nation without depriving them of the childhood they…

When your Baby Has A Fever

All you need to know about baby fever, from symptoms to medications, to dealing with febrile fits and a fussy little one  Babies are the perfect feel-good bundle in your…

No, You Can’t Give Baby Back! But You can Stop the Fussing

Has your little one been experiencing tummy issues? Be it loads of gas or spit-ups, here are tips to help give Baby better digestion, and you, peaceful days. Being a…

Going on Vacation with Baby? Here are 12 Things You Definitely Need to Pack

If you are travelling with Baby for the first time, make sure you pack all the appropriate gear so that the holiday will be a breeze. Oh and do remember…

Male Circumcision in Singapore: When your Son needs the Cut

Male circumcision is not uncommon in Singapore . But what does it really involve and how do you know if your son needs it? Dr Joyce Chua, Specialist in Paediatric…

11 Best Milk Bottles for All of Your Baby’s Feeding Needs

Milk bottles are a staple baby essential for every mum. However, it can often be a difficult process selecting one that won’t cause nipple confusion, gas, or bad milk flow….

Did You Know Your Baby’s Digestive System is Different from Yours? Here’s How

Having trouble with your baby during and after meal time? Your child may be suffering from indigestion. Here’s how to help! Babies are different from us in many ways, and…

Baby and Child Eczema: Relieve the Itch and the Redness

As loving parents, it can be tough to watch your baby suffering from eczema. Beyond that, the constant itching can also affect your baby’s quality of life. Learn more about…

Childhood Fever: When to See a Paediatrician

Generally, a fever is the body’s way of fighting an infection. However, it can be scary for a parent when your child’s temperature spikes. When is it serious enough to…

Choosing the Best Diaper – We Get to the Bottom of This Soggy Problem

Choosing the best diaper is crucial to your baby’s – and your – health and happiness. We test a range of popular made-in-Japan brands and find out which comes up…

Why ‘Safety First’ may not be the Best for your Kids

Your child’s safety and well-being is one of the top priorities on your parenting list. But should it really be? Sometimes, letting go and letting your child take risks could…

Don’t Ignore Your Kid’s Digestion Issues!

Is your growing up child grumpy? Don’t ignore it as it maybe due to digestive discomforts! In fact, one out of three children may experience symptoms of digestive discomfort1. This…

Why MindChamps PreSchools is the #1 Choice for Parents in Singapore!

MindChamps PreSchools has remained parents’ number one choice in pre-schools for their children for the past decade. Find out why at their Welcome Days at 29 participating centres! Did you…

Excessive Crying and Colic in your Young Infant – What’s causing the Tears, Baby?

Is your baby’s excessive crying making you sob like one too? Find out what the causes could be, and how you can deal with them so that Baby can stay…

Buds by Shangri-La: The New Magical Playground in Town (Giveaway + Review)

Buds by Shangri-La is a newly launched dedicated children’s interactive play space in the heart of Orchard Road, and it’s open to the public. Elliott − and his mummy −…

Caring for your Child’s Skin and Managing Eczema

The skin is the largest organ in the body. Improper care of the skin results in unsightly rashes, and in serious cases, severe skin infections. Below is a discussion on…

How to Bathe a Newborn – Step-by-Step Instructions for New Parents

The first few days of parenthood are always overwhelming and learning to bathe a newborn infant can be extra daunting. Here’s some guidance – or a refresher course – to…

Food Wars: Get Your Fussy Little Eater to Eat Better

Hands up if you think your child is a fussy eater! You too? Find out how to get our picky eaters to have more culinary adventures instead of grazing over…

6 Most Common Reasons Why Children in Singapore End up in the A&E

As many as 500 children in Singapore are seen at the A&E (Accident and Emergency) department on average every day. These are the most common reasons why. According to Dr Jade…

Childhood Development: Is My Child Meeting Milestones at the Right Time?

How do you know if your little one is developing at the right rate for his or her age group? Take note of these developmental milestones, advises Raffles Children Centre’s Dr…

Fire Station Open House at Tampines Fire Station (2nd SCDF Division HQ)

A trip to a fire station open house is a dream come for fire truck-loving children, as our roving reporter Elliott and his mum discover when they visit the Tampines…

14 Gorgeous Decor Items that’ll Give your Kid’s Room some ID Love this CNY

Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and there’s no better time to add a splash of colour, a little fun, and loads of laughter to your kids’ play or bed…

Think Your Child’s Snoring is Cute? Think again. It could be Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a common childhood sleep disorder that can affect your child’s brain and physical development. So if Junior’s been snoring in his sleep, get help now….

CNY clothes for Kids: These 12 #MadeInSingapore brands have the Most Stylish ones for 2018!

Let your little ones can ring in the Chinese New Year in style with these made-in-Singapore collections. We’d be proud to wear them not just during CNY, but every single day of…

Elliott’s Amazing Amazonia Singapore Adventure (Review)

Amazonia Singapore has been around for some time, but it’s still one of our favourite indoor playgrounds in Singapore. SingaporeMotherhood’s intrepid explorer Elliott finds out why kids of all ages…

Groom Your Future Olympian at These Top Sports Academies for Kids

Are your children naturally sporty and competitive? Then you may want to consider enrolling them in one of these well-established sports academies for kids Ever wondered if you may be…

50 Perfect Christmas Presents for Everyone in the Family (2017)

Before it’s time to start panicking because you haven’t gotten everyone their Christmas gifts yet, check out our massive list of 50 perfect Christmas presents. It’s the ONLY gift guide…

Importance of Quality Childcare – because Early Experiences Matter

Given how much early experiences matter to a child’s future development, we look at how sending our littlest ones to childcare can provide them with the foundation to reach their…

Dad-to-be Survival Kit

All the attention falls upon the Mum-to-be and her baby bump when she’s pregnant. But what about the often-bewildered Dad-to-be? We come to his rescue with a list of what…

The Best Children’s Bookstores in Singapore

To help you nurture your little bookworm’s love of reading, check out this list of best children’s bookstores around Singapore. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader,” goes a popular quote…

Teaching Baby to Self-Feed may be Messy, but It’s Worth it!

Self-feeding is a significant developmental milestone for your baby. What can you do to encourage it and help your baby master this skill? Watching Baby grow is one of the…

“My Child is 5 and He Needs 3 Tooth Extractions!”

Tooth decay is occurring at an alarming rate amongst younger children in Singapore. What can you do to help keep your child’s pearly whites safe from the drill? “We need…

Car Shopping in Singapore: Tips for New Parents with Baby on Board

Now that Baby’s on the way, are you thinking of buying a car for your family? Here are the most important factors for new parents to consider when car shopping…

4 Smart Ways to Keep Baby’s Eczema away by Building a Healthy Skin Barrier

Did you know that having a healthy skin barrier is essential for tackling eczema, especially in babies and young children? Find out how you can help your little ones keep…

8 Educational Indoor Playgrounds where Kids can Learn Through Play

Learning that takes place through play not only requires little effort, it is also unquestionably fun. We curate a list of educational indoor playgrounds that offer a little more than just…

Understanding Eczema in Babies & How to Deal with It

Eczema in babies is a common condition. They show up as red, crusty patches on Baby’s skin, often during their first few months after birth. Thankfully, it’s not the end…

Raising a Baby is Expensive – Here’s Some Help

Given the high standard of living in Singapore, are you prepared for the expenses of raising a baby? We break down how much it costs to get through Baby’s first…

Why Orchid Country Club is an Ideal Venue for Your Baby Shower or Child’s Birthday Party

It may not be a place that comes to mind for your upcoming baby shower or kid’s birthday celebration, but we think that Orchid Country Club may just be the…

Jamie’s Italian Kids’ Menu – Awesome New Kiddie Meals even the Adults Love!

It’s not difficult to find restaurants offering kids’ meals these days, but with Jamie’s Italian kids’ menu, children get to explore Italian cuisine designed to please both little eyes and…

10 Proven Ways to Give Your Child’s Brainpower a Mega Boost

Did you know that by simply giving your kids lots of hugs, you are actually helping to develop their ability to process information more effectively? Let’s look at other brainpower…

Comparing Children’s Hospitalisation Costs in Singapore – We Do the Homework for You

With both public hospitals and private healthcare options available to Singaporeans, which hospital should you choose for your child, should they – hopefully never – need to be admitted? As…

Caden’s Winnie The Pooh Themed 1st Birthday Party at 10 SCOTTS @Grand Hyatt

When it comes to kids’ birthday parties, childhood character themes never go out of style. Little Caden Justin marked his first birthday with a Winnie The Pooh themed bash at…

Raising Your Child As a Vegan in Singapore

Are you vegan? Have you ever considered raising your child as one? Parents who are bringing their children up vegan tell us why they’re doing it Growing up, Emilie Tan, 32,…

5 Easy Postnatal Yoga Exercises New Mums can do At Home to Get Back in Shape

No time to go to the gym? Can’t bear to leave Baby behind while you head out to work out? No problem, new mum, you can do these postnatal exercises…

Don’t Let Your Baby’s Delicate Tummy Get in The Way of Important Milestones

Embrace the next stage in your little one’s journey – Dr Lian Wee Bin explains how you can help keep your baby on track. If you have a baby over…

Celebrate National Day 2017 at 12 Family-Fun Events

This year, Singapore celebrates its 52nd birthday as #OneNationTogether – yup, that’s the theme for National Day 2017. No tickets to the big event, you say? Don’t worry, we have…

Our Tampines Hub: All You Need to Know about Its Massive Rooftop Swimming Complex and Other Family-Friendly Features

Our little roving reporter, Elliott, had heard so much about the new rooftop pool complex at Our Tampines Hub, and couldn’t wait for it to open. So when it finally…

East-side Kids, The Artground – A Curious Place To Be is a Brand New Place for you to Play in and Enjoy the Arts!

Conceived in collaboration with the National Arts Council, The Artground – A Curious Place To Be is a brand new arts centre that offers kids multiple ways to be inspired…

Travelling with Baby on an overseas work trip? Angeline Phang of Raymond Phang Photography tells us how she does it

Could you imagine travelling with Baby on a work trip that involves a pre-wedding photoshoot 8,500km and a long-haul flight away from home? That’s all in a day’s work for Angeline Phang…

10 Stores That Carry The Best Furniture to Make Every Baby & Kids’ Room a Decor Dream Come True!

From beds to beanbags, we bring you a list of 10 stores you should be shopping at to deck out your child’s room with the best furniture designed with little…

The Power of Bonding through Sound – Tips from Inspirational Mum and Musician Aarika Lee

Zola Mae and Ari Jon, Aarika’s children Talented musician and mother-of-two Aarika Lee shares how and why you should spend time bonding with your baby through music. Did you know…

What is Kawasaki Disease?

Have you heard of Kawasaki disease? This is a relatively common childhood illness yet not many parents know about it until it happens to their child. We break down this…

Did You Know You Can Get FREE Health Coverage for Your Newborn?

What if, God forbid, your baby is born with a birth defect and requires intensive care, can you afford the hospital bills that come with it? Read on to discover…

20 Water Playgrounds Your Kids Can Have a Splashing Good Time at While Beating The Heat!

Temperatures are soaring higher than usual these days. When us grownups ourselves can’t bear the scorching heat, imagine the plight of our little ones. The solution? Bring your kiddos to…

23 Funtastic Indoor Playgrounds to Take Your Kids to Rain or Shine (UPDATED)!

We’ve put together an updated list of 23 currently up-and-running indoor playgrounds for your kids to have a ball of a time at this June break and beyond. [banner][/banner] If…

Is Your Baby The New Face of Nestlé Gerber Singapore?

If your little one is between six and 24 months old, he or she could be Singapore’s very first Nestlé Gerber spokesbaby – with an added $8,000 in their future education fund as well! The…

8 Free Ways to Engage Kids in Arts At Home – Singapore Style!

Did you know that exposing your child to the arts also helps equip them with important tools they need to be successful in life? Here are some simple ideas with a uniquely local…

Travelling with Kids? Pack These to have a Stress-Free Vacation for Everyone in the Family

Travelling with kids can be stressful! First of all, they scream bloody murder while getting tangled up in the airline headphone wires, making you the most embarrassed mother on board. #truestory In addition…

Keeping Your Cool with a Fussy Baby

How do you keep your cool with a fussy baby? Dr Wong Boh Boi shares some reassuring advice for mums feeling the pressure.  Is your baby constantly crying, agitated and…

Save on Your Baby’s Diapers – Here’s Where You Should be Buying Them Cheap in Singapore

Where can you find cheap baby diapers in Singapore? We compare the prices of six popular brands of diapers here and tell you where you should be shopping for them…

41 Exciting Activities for the June School Holidays 2017

It’s that time of the year again, the mid-year break. One whole month to unwind, recharge and bond. Why not expose your child to new adventures in the upcoming June school…

How to Choose the Best Stroller for You and Your Baby

Your baby’s first wheels are probably one of the most important hardware purchases you’ll make. We help you figure out how to choose the best baby stroller for you and your little…

The Most Kid-Friendly Hotels in Sydney

Kid-friendly hotels, camping with the animals, and glamping in the middle of Sydney Harbour? Yes it’s all happening Down Under in Sydney, our favourite city to spend winter in June…

10 Best Family-friendly Airlines Flying in and out of Singapore Changi Airport

It’s always embarrassing when our kids act up during a long flight, but well, small children and tight spaces typically don’t match up well. These family-friendly airlines aim to make…

Happy Tummy, Happy Baby – What’s Feeding Your Baby’s Growth?

Once your little one is beyond six months old, you will most likely be spending more time focusing on their nutritional needs. After a better understanding of your baby and their…

Are You Feeding your Baby Healthy Snacks between meals?

While milk and main meals are essential for baby’s physical and mental development, healthy baby snacks allow your little one to explore new tastes and textures and build fine motor skills. Did you…

Is Your Child Experiencing Separation Anxiety? A Preschool Teacher Shares How Parents Can Help

When saying goodbye at the school gate leaves your little one in tears, she has separation anxiety. Find out what you can do to help make it easier for everyone…

Bonding for Brilliance – Ways to Connect with Your Child through Sensory Play

Tips on enhancing the bond between mother and child through sensory play. As a new mum, your first year of parenthood is as thrilling as it is challenging. Today’s mums…

What to Do If Your Child’s School Has an HFMD Outbreak

Parents, don’t let your guard down. The dreaded HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease) is poised to invade your children’s childcare centre or kindergarten once again. Trying to guess whether…

When Your Child is in Hospital

Is it a just a bad cough or something more sinister that could result in hospitalisation for your child? Just two weeks before his second birthday, our roving toddler reporter Elliott…

Fussy Baby? Learn How to Identify The Signs of A Delicate Tummy.

Learn how to identify the signs of a delicate tummy and turn a grumpy tummy into a happy tummy that aids your baby’s learning and development. Beyond six months of…

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Recover Quickly From a Cold or the Flu

Your nose is stuffy, your throat is scratchy and everything feels achy. Oh no! Is it flu season again? It seems like colleagues at work are taking turns to go…

Hearing Loss In Babies and Children: Why it Happens, What You Can Do

What can you do if your child is born without any hearing ability? Or what if he or she has hearing loss while growing up? In Singapore, up to 3.8 per 1,000…

8 Strategies You Should Adopt to Stop Bedtime Battles with Your Tot

Bedtime is probably the most frustrating part of your day if you’re a parent of a sleep-resistant toddler. We offer you eight tips to help you put an end to…

Babysitting Services in Singapore – Now You Can Finally Go on That Date!

Whether you need a long-term nanny for your child when maternity leave is over, a babysitter for an evening out, or a child-minder to accompany you places, we’ve got your…

Eden’s Garden of Eden Themed 1st Birthday Party at Food For Thought @National Museum

Love a simple, fuss-free and affordable birthday party that doesn’t compromise on fun? You will want to borrow some ideas from little Eden’s Garden of Eden themed first birthday bash…

4 Ways This Tiny Oat Ensures Healthy Skin for Everyone in the Family (and No, It’s Not Part of Breakfast!)

Learn how one tiny little oat plantlet can soothe, protect and strengthen the immunity of mums’, dads’ and even children’s delicate skin. Avena sativa, the common oat, has been used…

Where to get CNY Clothes for Kids: 5 Modern-Traditional Style Mixes We Love

These gorgeous, traditional-turned-modern designs for the upcoming rooster year give fashionable style to CNY festivities without compromising on custom!  [banner][/banner] #1: For hip, edgy designs Images from Le Petit Society Facebook Le Petit…

Raeanne’s Tinker Bell Garden Themed 1st Birthday Party at Skyve Wine Bistro

It appears that one can’t go wrong with a fairy themed birthday party for a baby girl. Little Raeanne Claire’s parents threw her a Tinker Bell garden themed bash at…

The Newborn Checklist: 18 Must-haves to Get When You’re Expecting a Baby

Having a baby? First-time parent? Check out these essentials that should be on that newborn must-haves list. Happy shopping! [banner][/banner] Expecting a bundle of joy? Congratulations! You’re probably excited about going…

Busy Tables: Where Your Child Leads the Way in Learning

Have you heard about Busy Tables, Singapore’s first play and learning centre for curious minds? We find out how it turns your child into a self-guided Busy bee with a love…

6 of the Best Box Subscription Gifts for Kids

One box, many possibilities, endless knowledge. That’s what your child can enjoy with box subscription gifts, which run the gamut from books to science experiments and even cultural education!  Do…

12 Questions You Need to Have Answered Before You Can Survive a Long Haul Flight with Babies & Children

Putting off that exotic holiday because you don’t know how to survive a long haul flight with your children? We speak to a paediatrician to bring you all the must-knows….

All-You-Can-Play at Cool de Sac Singapore

Our little roving reporter Elliott checks out Cool De Sac, an indoor play centre at Suntec City designed to keep kids of all ages entertained. Here’s what he thought of it. With the…

10 Essential Safety Tips All Parents Need to Teach their Children

Your babies and children are your ‘precious’. How can you ensure their safety, that they remain safe from harm no matter where you are, and especially when they are not with you?…

A Kiddy Day Out at The Petite Park (CLOSED)

Update (March 14, 2017): Petite Park has closed down. Together with his cousins, our little roving reporter Elliott heads to The Petite Park at City Square Mall for a fun…

10 of the Cutest Singaporean Babies You Should Follow on Instagram

Some kids have Instagram accounts even before they learn how to crawl. We round up 10 of the most adorable Singaporean babies you really should be following on Instagram for…

Leia and Lauren’s Enchanted Garden 1st Birthday Party at Sofitel Sentosa

Leia and Lauren, also known as the highly adorable pair of Singaporean momo (mono-amniotic) twins who have taken Instagram (@leialauren) by storm, turned one in July! The cherubic sisters had…

10 Amazing Themed Dessert Tables for Your Kids’ Birthday Parties!

So you’ve just spent a fortune on a gorgeous birthday cake that is sure to impress your little one as well as your guests. But how do you stand out from the…

9 Activity Courses for Baby and Mummy to Bond Over

There’s nothing a mummy loves more than spending quality time with her baby, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t get variety. With so many different activity courses available for…

Full Moon: Celebrating One of Baby’s First Milestones

Have you ever wondered why a person’s ‘Chinese age’ seems to be their real age plus one year? That’s because the Chinese have traditionally regarded the completion of the full…

Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Problems: You know you need this!

Breastfeeding might be Nature’s way of nourishing Baby, but boy oh boy can it be challenging at the start. You may feel beset by breastfeeding problems and want to give…

Toddler Developmental Milestones: 12 – 48 months

Your tot’s first birthday has finally come and gone. Now, he or she has officially entered toddlerhood. Looking back, the past twelve months have been a mix of laughter and…

20 Easy (and Inexpensive) Activities to Do with Your Toddler at Home

Thinking of some cheap and easy ways to entertain your toddler without leaving the house? Look no further than our easy-to-execute, relatively mess-free activities list. Use your combined imaginations and…

31 Best Maternity, Baby & Family Photographers in Singapore

You don’t have to be a supermodel to enjoy a professional photoshoot. With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram, capturing and sharing quality pictures is all the…

Are You A Helicopter Parent? You Could be Hurting Your Infant

Do you constantly shadow your little one? Do you always direct her behaviour when playing with her? Do you barely allow your child to be on his own? Most importantly,…

12 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes Starring Kids’ Favourite Characters and More

There’s a new arms race among parents now, and that is the race to get the most enviable birthday cakes in the neighbourhood. We’ve come a long way from the usual…

How to Groom A Genius at Heguru Method @Fusionopolis

Would you say no to your child possessing a photographic memory, super IQ, a great sense of intuition and the ability to speed read? Of course not! These amazing traits…

Baby’s Crying and Vomiting Non-stop. Could it be Intussusception?

A baby boy cried every ten minutes for six hours and vomited at least five times during that time. When he was finally admitted to hospital, an initial examination revealed…

Choose the Right Nursing Wear for a Successful Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding is a wonderful choice you’re making for your baby’s health. However, having to feed on demand or at regular intervals takes time and commitment. Therefore, a good nursing wardrobe…

Why the Piano is the best instrument for your Child to start learning Music

If your toddler is belting out the latest Disney song or Taylor Swift tune, or creating the big bang sound of an orchestra on your pots and pans, you may…

Toddler Tantrum Triggers (and Strategies to Solve them!)

Toddlerhood is of the most difficult periods for new parents. A large part of it is because of the infamous and frequent tantrums that children between the ages of one and…

Full Moon Party Packs for Baby’s first Celebration!

The celebration that marks baby’s first month is probably one of the most important milestones in her brand new life. At the full moon (满月 or “man yue”) party, friends…

6 Best Indoor Play Gyms for Toddlers in Singapore

Play gym for toddlers? Why not? At toddler stage, your little one has discovered the joy of independent activity. Already a master at crawling, he’s now added walking, running, and…

Make a ‘Tai Mao Bi’ with Baby’s First Haircut

In Chinese culture, families typically introduce their newborn to the world with a celebration to mark Baby’s first month. Some parents also choose to shave Baby’s head on that day,…

7 Online Stores to get Traditional Chinese New Year Outfits for your Child

Chinese New Year is coming up in two weeks. Have you shopped for the kids’ outfits yet? No need to worry if you’re not keen to join the hordes out there, we’ve…

Make your Home the Best Playground for your Kids!

We all know the benefits of outdoor play. Playing in open air, surrounded by nature, can help children develop their abilities for creativity, problem-solving, and emotional and intellectual development. And play is especially…

10 Ways Dads can Help with Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is only for mums. True? Yes, but the success of mum’s breastfeeding journey depends (partly) on the man. Here in Singapore, 99 per cent of new mothers try breastfeeding, half…

Finding the Best Chinese Name for your Baby

One of the most important decisions that parents will ever have to make on behalf of their children is to choose his or her name. For the more traditional of Chinese families,…

10 Best Stores to Shop At For Children’s Gifts

If the process of selecting gifts for adults is a tricky one, then that of selecting presents for the little ones demands twice the attention! What are some factors to…

The Best Must-have Travel Essentials for Kids!

Gone are the days when you could succumb to wanderlust, pack for a trip for which you booked a flight just a day before, and set off carefree with your…

Does your Child have Spinal Problems? Consider Chiropractic Care

If your child plays with a tablet or a phone, think about putting it away. A 14-year-old girl in Colorado in the United States was recently diagnosed with ‘text neck’,…

Pororo Is Coming to Singapore!

If you have got a toddler or preschooler at home, the name Pororo is bound to ring a bell. For those of you who are not too familiar with animated…

Bond with Baby Early by Communicating with Your Bump!

Even before I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to start developing the bond with my baby as early as from the womb. While many parents­-to-­be find it hard to…

Choosing your Gynae: The Quest for Dr Right

As everyone who has ever visited a doctor knows, it’s not always hunky-dory from the get-go. Bedside manner, expertise, personality, cost of fee – there are so many factors involved….

Teaching Manners to Kids aged one to 12 Years

Every parent hopes to have the dream child who impresses everyone with his or her good manners. After all, your child’s behaviour, good or bad, reflects on your parenting skills…

Encourage a Healthy Body Image for your Child

In a world constantly bombarding us with images of “perfect bodies” and “hot bods”, it is almost inevitable that our children are exposed to body-related insecurities even at a young…

Fashion Scoop: Seed Heritage Spring/Summer 2015

Our little ones are our pride and joy and yes, we love to play dress-up with them. Now that Australian fashion brand Seed Heritage is in Singapore, there’s more reason…

Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby

You’ve decorated your nursery, read the pregnancy ‘bible’ What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and attended all the prenatal classes you’ve signed up for. What you didn’t expect was to…

The Unexpected Joy of Predictable Books

English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon once said, “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom”. He was probably not referring to early child development. As all teachers and parents of…

Be Prepared For The Unexpected: Protect Yourself Against Pregnancy Complications

As an expectant mother, it is only natural to dream of a perfect birthing process. Amidst excitement and anticipation, some of us almost never accommodate the thought of a medical…

Does Your Child Need a Self-Esteem Boost?

Some kids seem to have it all figured out, while others struggle to keep up. We know that everyone has different talents and develops at varying paces, so the more…

The A to Z of Eczema in Children

Eczema is a chronic disorder of the skin that is more common in young children. According to a study done in 2002 (the most recent one here), the prevalence of…

Co-Sleeping: the Big Questions

The inside cover of Antonella Gambotto-Burke’s new book Mama: Love, Motherhood and Revolution (which will be released worldwide 7 July 2015) describes it as a “brilliant, passionate and moving exploration…

Right-Brain Education in Singapore: Why it’s Important for your Child

As a parent, you probably want your child to be well-rounded, to excel in all areas, and to do so in a happy, self-assured, and confident manner. While there are…

One More Reason to Breastfeed Your Baby

Childhood obesity is currently a worrying trend in many developed nations of our increasingly fast-paced world. The vast majority amongst us would probably host notions that childhood obesity is the…

Pregnancy & Your Joints

Pregnancy marks the start of an incredible journey for every woman. It also signals the impending arrival of an amazing metamorphosis of the female body. Some facets of this transformation…

“Let’s Celebrate!” with Sweetest Moments

The afternoon of 8 May 2015 saw local enterprise, Sweetest Moments, unveiling its revamped branding direction and future plans to its long-time friends as well as the members of the…

How to Build a Strong Mathematical Foundation for your Child

It is a surprise when Ms Peggy Zee, an Early Education Mathematics Specialist with 32 years of experience, reveals that she had failed Maths “practically all my life”. The educator…

All About Premature Babies

Approximately six to seven per cent of all singleton pregnancies in Singapore deliver prematurely, or about one in 15 babies, says Dr Mark Loh, Paediatrician and Neonatologist at Mount Elizabeth…

8 Common Baby & Child Skin Problems

The skin of newborns may be flaky and dry because it has yet to mature. A young child’s skin is delicate and therefore vulnerable to becoming dry too. Lessening exposure…

March School Holiday Activities for Kids in Singapore (2015)

Congratulations! You (and the kids) have made it through the first school term of the year. That’s 10 whole weeks! You’re probably looking forward to the first school holiday of…

When Your Child Has An Ear Infection

If your child has been pulling at his ears or complaining of pain in his ears, do not ignore him. He could be having an ear infection. Left untreated, this…

Using Epidural for Normal Delivery

As a first-time mother, I spent 16 hours in labor. Going in and out of a pain I had never experienced before, I remember being told to curl up on…

Year-end Holiday Activities Planner (2014)

Don’t wait until the report cards are handed out and the teacher-parent meetings are over to start planning your child’s year-end activity calendar. There are loads of events to enjoy…

8 Ways for Kids to Ace the Show & Tell

Your preschooler may already be doing this in kindergarten. But come Primary One, it will actually be part of the markable syllabus and woe betide the child who cannot perform!…

Feed your Child the Right Way

Is your child an extremely fussy eater? Or one who takes two hours to finish a meal? He or she may have a feeding disorder. International pediatric nutrition expert Dr…

All About Dyslexia

The Ministry of Education, Singapore, in their November 2011 publication ‘Professional Practice Guidelines for the Psycho-educational Assessment and Placement of Students with Special Educational Needs’ describes dyslexia as a type…

10 Ways your Kids can Love Chinese

Learning Chinese does not have to be dry or difficult. The literacy experts at KidStartNow, a Chinese enrichment school, share 10 ways to help your kids start loving Chinese. 1….

June School Holiday: Storytelling Comes Alive! with PLAYMOBIL

The June School Holiday is here. With four weeks of vacation, we have put together a handy list of activities for kids happening at Sentosa’s Storytelling Comes Alive! with PLAYMOBIL event….

Does Your Child Need Supplements?

Walk into any pharmacy and you’ll be greeted by rows of colourful bottles promising to make your children taller, healthier, and brainier, and give them good vision and excellent digestion…

10 Tips for Dads-to-be, from Dads-who’ve-been

It’s not just women who learn about pregnancy and parenting when the pee-stick shows a Postive. Men also go through a learning process and are filled with expectations and anxiety,…

Spring-clean Your Kids’ Medicine Cabinet

Lim Zong Neng, Anson, a pharmacist at Watson’s Tampines Mall, tells us what the essential medications that you should always have in the medicine cabinet for children are. Children tend…

Reading with Your Child

Parents have a key role in shaping their children’s attitudes towards the learning of Mother Tongue languages, particularly during their early years. At the 2nd Mother Tongue Languages Symposium held…

12 School Holiday Activities (March 2014)

One week may not seem like much at first but really, it’s seven days long! Add in the weekend before and the kids can have nine whole days of fun,…

5 Ways to Develop Your Child’s Confidence

Want a cool, confident, self-assured child? Fiona Walker, the Principal of Schools / CEO of Julia Gabriel Education, shares five ways to help your child achieve these attributes. Growing up…

Coping with Your Child’s Special Needs Diagnosis

Every parent has high hopes for their child at his or her birth. But what happens when the child is diagnosed with a special need? How can parents cope with…

What to Expect: Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean or VBAC is the term used to describe the process when a woman gives birth vaginally after having had a previous caesarean delivery. It includes birth…

Medical FAQs For Travel With Kids

Travelling with children can be a daunting prospect – there are vaccinations to think about and the worry of how to respond in a medical emergency in a foreign country….

Managing Myopia in Kids

The bad news: myopia is hereditary. “Genetics has a definite role,” said Dr Gerard Nah, an eye surgeon with W Eye Clinic and the founder of the Vision Performance Centre…

Introducing Your Child to Science

Imagine role-playing life, climbing through a nine metre tall structure to a loft that transports you into a kaleidoscopic dream world, creating experiences with art and nature, discovering STEM with…

All Babies Are Clever

When I was expecting my first child eight years ago, I checked with my obstetrician if it was all right to eat this and that, or do this and that….

Happy Tummy. Happy Baby. Find out more…

As a parent you want only the best for your child. So, you weigh every choice you make carefully. You research, you speak to your friends and you consult doctors….

How Not to Lose Your Child

We were all ready to have a blast at a friend’s baby’s first birthday party. We alighted from the taxi and made our way to the condo’s function room. We…

Travelling with Allergies (& Dietary Requirements)

No, we’re not just talking fussy eating here. If you or anyone in your family has Crohne’s disease, is celiac or has an allergy to nuts, for example, watching what…

How does Early Intervention Help Children with Special Needs?

More children are being diagnosed with neurological disorders. According to a recent New York Times article, up to 11 per cent of school-going children in the United States have been…

Soaked & Lovin’ It: Legoland Water Park, Malaysia

Legoland Water Park has a great mix of thrills and spills for all in the family, from the littlest ones to dare-devil preteens. With over 20 water-based rides and 70…

What if I have a Child with Special Needs?

Katherine, a home-maker, did not notice anything wrong with her firstborn Michael until he was about three years old. She recalls, “He did not hold eye contact with people who…

Positive Parenting

Positive parenting. You’ve probably heard these words while in conversation with other mums and dads, or maybe read them in a magazine. But what does positive parenting really mean? In…

All About Teething

Teething is one of the many milestones in a baby’s first year and like colic, it makes parents feel helpless and wish we could be the one suffering instead of…

Car Seats: Don’t Leave Home Without One

Since 1 January 2012, anyone below 1.35m travelling in a motor vehicle in Singapore has been required by law to be secured by a child restraint, use a booster seat,…

Potty Training: Go Slow and Steady

A few months before my daughter Caitlyn turned two, the little miss decided she didn’t want to wear diapers and would randomly take off her clothes. At first I thought…

Baby Sleep Secrets: Co-Sleeping

Co-sleeping is a hot-button topic in parenting circles. It saved my sanity, but it’s not for everyone. “I don’t recommend co-sleeping unless you are really sure it is what you…

Baby Sleep Secrets: Travelling with Baby

If you are planning to go on a trip with your baby, you’re probably wondering if you’ll have to pack all of his bedtime paraphernalia in order for him to…

Friso Gold Formula – Product of The Netherlands

Friso is a brand of Royal FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s largest dairy companies. It is proudly owned by over 20,000 farmers in The Netherlands. Unlike other dairy providers, Royal…

Baby Sleep Secrets: Preparing During Pregnancy

Are you still rocking your baby to sleep each night, or worse, multiple times per night? Or perhaps you’re pregnant and wondering how to ensure that the little one who’s…

Preparing Junior for Baby’s arrival

A neighbour was once asked how his pre-schooler was adjusting to his newborn sibling. “He’s jealous and wants us to return the baby to the hospital!” came the reply with…

Child Care Options in Singapore

Staying at home to look after your offspring is a great idea. However, this is not an option that everyone can take. For parents who both work, alternatives abound. Consider…

Communicating With Your Doctor About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mothers often receive conflicting advice from doctors. As a nursing mum, you may feel intimidated about challenging your doctor’s advice on breastfeeding. Doctors’ knowledge and personal experiences with breastfeeding…

Calmer, Happier Children, the Whole-Brain Way

“The moments you are just trying to survive are actually opportunities to help your child thrive,” say Dr Tina Bryson and Dr Dan Siegel, authors of The Whole-Brain Child. In…

Weaning: Let Baby Lead

My daughter was exclusively breast fed from birth. When she turned six months old, I excitedly introduced her to pureed foods to complement the breast milk in her diet. However,…

10 Ways to Soothe a Crying Newborn

A cheerful, gurgling baby is a joy to be with, but a fretful, screaming and seemingly inconsolable baby can really fray a new mother’s nerves. That’s why we’ve searched out…

14 Pumping Tips for Working Mothers who are still Breastfeeding their Baby

Many mothers choose to feed their babies expressed breast milk (EBM) while they, the mums, are at work. This motivation to continue feeding breast milk stems from a desire to…

Bringing your Toddler to the Dentist

Just the thought of visiting a dentist is enough to send shivers up my spine. Memories of the drill in my tooth and the painful injections in the gums will…

Breastfeeding & Your Diet: Your Questions Answered

During pregnancy, you begin to watch the foods you eat, ensuring that you consume wholesome foods that benefit your growing baby; your nutrition after birth and while breastfeeding remains important…

Toddlers and Biting

I remember the day when I went to pick up my daughter from preschool and her teacher looked me in the eye and said, “Caitlyn bit her friend today.” Oh…

Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Frequent Feeding

New breastfeeding mothers often wonder about the frequency of feedings. Find out why a newborn needs to breastfeed often during the early days after birth, and how your milk supply…

First Aid for Families

You’re pregnant, you’ve bought the necessary baby items and spent a load on infant paraphernalia. You’ve read up on how to breastfeed, how to burp the baby, how to distinguish…

Coughing in Children: Home Remedies

Children are prone to suffer from sore throats and coughs. There are no known statistics on how often they get this illness. Says Dr Penny Lo, a general practitioner, “It…

Making Sense of Formula Milk

It is encouraging to see that more new parents in Singapore are realising the importance of breastfeeding. According to a report in The Straits Times last August, hospitals say that…

Surviving “Muddle (mother) -hood”

I once watched a movie in which Jacky Chan and another man found themselves unexpectedly caring for a baby. It was hilarious to see the resulting confusion and chaos as…

7 Toddler-Taming Tricks

Does your little rascal say “no” all the time, throw terrible tantrums, and insist on doing certain things his way? Relax – you’re not alone. While each child is different,…

Feeding Baby Well, if Mummy has Allergies

Is my Baby at Risk of Allergies? “I am in my last trimester of pregnancy and have had multiple allergies since young. How, as a mother, can I play a…

10 Tricks To Survive A Long Flight With Kids

You once dreaded sitting near little rascals on the plane, and now you have a tiny terror of your own! But flying with a toddler — long haul or short…

10 Ways To Boost Your Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding mothers frequently exchange advice and tips on what works to increase breast milk supply. How can you set yourself up for good milk production, from birth to the end…

Understanding Your (Breast) Milk Supply

“I have often wondered whether I have enough milk. My son has always been small-built compared to other babies his age. Family members and friends have also commented that I…

Common Newborn Conditions

New mothers are consistently on the alert when it comes to their babies. We worry about the smallest things – from whether baby is breathing properly to whether baby’s poop…

12 Breastfeeding Myths – Debunked!

Quick quiz! Answer true or false: “Your breasts are so small, you have no milk lah”… “breast milk is not as good as formula milk”… “I have inverted nipples, I…

Newborn Tests That Your Baby Will Go Through

Immediately after he is born, your baby will undergo several tests and examinations. But you may be engrossed in meeting your baby for the first time (and perhaps too fatigued…

Combining Breast & Bottle

Although many Singaporean mothers begin breastfeeding at birth, exclusive breastfeeding rates generally decrease as newborns get older. This does not happen only in Singapore; it is consistent worldwide. • 22…

Party On, It’s A Baby Shower!

Angelina Jolie had hers in Namibia. Gwen Stefani had a lamb theme (no doubt to go with her L.A.M.B. rocker clothing line) and received gifts from super chic baby boutique…

Jumping On The Organic Baby Bandwagon

The trend towards eating organic foods and using organic products is constantly on the rise, with more and more people choosing an organic lifestyle for personal health and eco-conscious reasons….

Does your child get the right amount of nutrients?

Your child’s developmental milestones are your pride and joy. As he achieves new milestones, his nutritional needs also enter new phases of rapid change, making it important that he gets…

Childhood Immunisations

Proponents say that vaccinations are safe and that the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the small risks associated with vaccines. Opponents argue that children’s immune systems can deal with most…

Breastfeeding Your Newborn Baby

Breastfeeding is an art and a science. Although it is a natural act, it helps if you are prepared when your newborn baby tries to latch on for the first…

Directory: Nursing Rooms in Singapore Shopping Centres

When you are out and about with Baby, it would be a good idea to familiarise yourself with the shortest way to get to the nearest nursing rooms and changing…

Do Babies And Toddlers Really Need Enrichment Classes?

Sending our children to enrichment classes and playschool before they’ve even learnt to walk or crawl is a trend that’s picking up here in Singapore. Are parents giving their kids…

Baby Essentials: Getting Ready For Baby

Congratulations! Once baby comes on board, your life will never be the same again. There’ll be sleepless nights, projectile poop, leaky boobs and much, much more to look forward to…

Premature babies: Causes, health issues, and care

Having featured the stories of Dewi and Joycelyn, two mothers whose babies were born prematurely, we now examine the causes of premature labour and some health issues which pre-term babies…

Sleep And Your Young Ones

If you were walking past Raffles Place in March, you could have seen people napping on the lawn outside the MRT station. They were doing that in celebration of World…

True Story: Baby Premature, Mum In A Coma

For two days after she had delivered her baby prematurely, Joycelyn lay in a coma. Her husband shuttled between the Intensive Care Unit and the neonatal ICU, burdened with the…

Stay Ahead in Your Child’s Safety

The recent spate of rumoured near-abductions have led to worry among the parenting community here in Singapore. However, instead of giving in to blind panic and finger-pointing, take them as…

Is My Baby Sleeping Enough?

Newborn sleep is strange. These brand new creatures of the world can nod off to construction clamour, rock music, and sibling racketeering. But they also wake very often, and can’t…

Surviving the First Weeks with a Newborn

Congratulations, you have a beautiful baby! Do you also have other small children (your own, unfortunately, so you can’t return them to someone else) in the house? Are you wondering…

Newborn Baby Care Basics

It’s true, babies don’t come with instruction booklets. When you’re still in the hospital, glowing (or groaning) from the aftermath of delivery, baby care is probably the last thing on…

Shopping For A Child Car Seat

So you already know about the new car seat rules for children. The next step – if you haven’t done so already – is to buy one for your child….

Child in car? Use a car seat

Strap in and belt up before you zoom off. New road rules from the Singapore Police Force state that from January 2012, every person under 135cm in height must be…

Get your child to eat: Develop positive mealtime habits with your baby or toddler

Psychologist Shona Lowes and Karen Wright, a dietitian at the Food Clinic, work together to help families deal with picky and fussy eating habits in children. Many mums stress out at…

A Healthy Head-Start with the Right Nutrition

Healthy nutrition is especially important in the childhood years as these are critical periods for growth and development. Food preferences are also generally acquired during these early years, so it…

Music lessons for little ones

You may have noticed that your baby gurgles and waves excitedly when she plays with a musical toy, or perhaps your toddler bobs rhythmically to the radio. When your preschooler…

Gearing Up For A Natural Birth

Birth conjures up different images for different people. The media and society send messages about how birth is difficult and painful. On the flipside however, more stories are emerging about…

Stress-Free Travel With Tots

The year end is here and it’s time for a well deserved break! Whether you are bringing junior on his first trip to winter wonderland or taking baby for a…

Choosing an Allergy Test : The Lowdown

While there are many allergy tests to choose from, there are only three that should be considered. The Skin Prick Test (SPT), the IgE blood test and the oral food…

Breastfeeding In Public

There is now growing awareness about breastfeeding, and nursing a baby in public is gaining more acceptance. Even so, many mothers feel torn between meeting their child’s needs outside of…

Baby’s Sick! Help!

Dealing with a sick baby can be very stressful, especially for first-time parents. Babies can’t talk. They cannot tell you if they are feeling dizzy, queasy, or wheezy. But you…

Peanut Allergy in Singaporeans

Many Singaporeans think peanut allergy is an ‘angmo’ affliction; strictly a Caucasian condition. Research done by Chiang Wen Chin, an allergy specialist at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH),…

Breastfeeding Into Toddlerhood & Beyond

Most mothers initiate breastfeeding after their baby’s births; however the number of mother-baby pairs who continue breastfeeding tapers off as the babies get older. Mothers nursing older babies often find…

Food Allergies in Children in Singapore: Why Auntie’s Advice Won’t Do

There are plenty of myths about food allergies in Singapore. Myth #1: Not many people have them. Myth #2: Allergies are not a big deal — just a rash around…

All About Allergies: free seminars on 2 Oct 2011

Allergies are an increasingly important issue for many Singaporean families: 20% of children in Singapore suffer from asthma (SingHealth), 5% of children have food allergies (National University Hospital), and 10%…

Clearing the air on Nipple Confusion

Taken out of breastfeeding context, the words ‘nipple confusion’ can be confusing indeed. Then again, you’d probably not hear them outside of baby and breastfeeding conversations, would you? Simply put,…

Get Your Socks On! Go to an Indoor Playground in Singapore

It’s a great time to be a kid in Singapore, especially when it rains. Yes, even when the weather is bleak, there’s megaloads of fun to be had. Caught on…

Child Care in Singapore: Child Care & Infant Care

If you are going back to work, you’ll need to find someone to take care of your bundle of joy. This can be a significant decision as you are making…

Breastfeeding Help in Singapore

My baby, who I thought looked like an angel, was a demon when it came to the breast. As a nursing newbie in the early days of first-time motherhood, I…

Sunscreen. Sunblock. Sunsafe.

“If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it,” wrote The Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. Her mock graduation speech column was turned into…

The Dollops & Scents of Little Innoscents

Would you give up a high-flying, globetrotting corporate career and go back to school to learn about natural therapies, massage and aromatherapy? Sell your home and plough your earnings from…

Understand your Baby’s Language Development

From the time your baby is born, she is communicating with you. Every cry, every coo, every gurgle, every bit of babble, and every gesture is a form of conversation…

Sleep Secrets

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one,” author Leo J Burke so accurately observed. Indeed. As Dr Kenny Pang says, there’s nothing like the sight of…

Building Family Rituals

When we wake each day, the kids come over for their morning hugs, kisses, and “I love you”s. It’s a great start to the day, no matter which side of the…

“My Toddler Is A Monster!”

It’s uncanny. Your beautiful, calm, obedient and well-mannered just-turned-two child blows out the candles on his birthday cake and – snap! – becomes toddler Godzilla. He’s refusing to do everything,…