wow... its been a long time since i've logged in here, trying to wrap things up at work and technically on leave liao but i volunteered to help mark mid year exam papers from home during leave and give 2 weeks of holiday lessons 9-5 everyday. sigh
freedom coming soon!!!
Sunay's molars have popped out so he is generally eating well and sleeping well too... hope it lasts while we are in tokyo too!
<font color="aa00aa">Pinky:</font> Aiyoh, u stl so busy so no playdate for Sunay & Bastion til aft ur Jpn trip...? Let me noe when. HV lunch is open-dated, hv u tried 3 Monkeys? I hvnt bt itz been reviewed as gd a family plc. Bastion's molars hvnt popped, gums juz veri swollen. I put my finger in agn y'day & cld kinda feel a edge bt visually nt able 2 c anything so mayb soon... Hopefully coz he's getting saliva rash these days fr all e drooling...
<font color="ff6000">Edj:</font> Whc particular Lucky Baby Safety Gate did u buy? We got our 1st gate abt 2yrs back & e 2nd one prob 1.5yrs ago so prices then were $89 & $49. I'm nt sure if prices hv gone up bt Lucky Baby's a local brand so it does sound veri pricey 2 me -- coz I thought US brands were oledi ex @ $89 a gate... Baby fairs always hv special deals bt whether incld safety gates I'm nt sure. However Lucky Baby pdts shd b available then. This round got Pampers @ Motherhood Fair. I'm hoping 2 go on nxt Thu, if nt wl try 2 go on Sat... Btw, Lucky Baby is by Taime Pte Ltd & I rmbr they held a warehouse sale end of last yr. Dint go & nt sure how often they hold it. Kan chk out such leads if u nd another gate & kan wait
<font color="119911">Gymboree's raising prices fr June:</font> Mommies who r keen 2 sign up ur bbs do take note. Anyway, I won't sign Bastion for another term coz out of e 12 + 4 (FOC) sessions we signed up, he's onli attended like 6 & been missing e past 3-4wks coz he kp having runny nose & diz wk it was me who was under e weather. Anyway, I'm exploring PG sessions 4 him nxt bt @ nearby locations. Found a few interesting set-ups so trying 2 schedule x 2 visit & chk out their progs 1st.
Considering using it as a corral 2 fence around e toy pony ride we got 4 B1. Coz 2day Bastion successfully climbed on2 it & "hee-haahh" around w his jie2 clapping supportively. I was in e kitchen & came out 2 c diz happening & qwikly got him off. He repeated diz new achievement a few x & I realised he cld get off 2 bt itz 2 dangerous coz e ride is on spring & kan rock to & back strongly. & B1 luvs riding it everyday. Bastion's reali getting in2 more trouble dan his jie2 did @ e same age. Reali kpg me on my toes & my heart in my mouth everyday. Izzit a boy thing???
<font color="aa00aa">Kidz say e darnest things...</font> Juz now I told B1 I'll call McDelivery 2 order supper. Then she was on phone w her daddy & she told him, "Daddy, mommy's going to order Old McDonald..." I cld hear my hb laughing on e other end of e line -- well, E-I-E-I-O!
Pinky pink: YOu going Tokyo? Well.. I personally didnt quite like Tokyo especially Shinjuku. Find it too complicated. Tokyo is abit messy and everything are rather expensive. I was reccommended to go to Akachan for baby's stuff which is cheaper than other parts of Japan. I went there but still find the items more expensive than Singapore.
If you are keen, you can go to Gotemba station then cross the road for the shuttle bus to get there.
Disneyland is quite nice but our babies alittle too young to appreciate. Maybe in my case especially.. Val, didnt quite seem to enjoy the rides. She was attracted to Princess Belle though..
You can try checking out Harajuku, Ueno, Asakusa, Shibuya 109 for more reasonably priced shopping. Came across this 24 hours shop near my hotel that sells lots of stuff in lots of varieties and at a cheaper price than other parts of Japan. Duno its name either cos its in Japanese. It has a penguin logo for a start. Mine is near ikebukuro station. I saw 1 at Shinjuku. Cant tell you where in Shinjuku too.. Cos Shinjuku is sooo... big!!!
Hope you have fun there. I wasnt in Tokyo long enough so cant advise much too..
If you wana get traditional Jap Jinbei for your son, get it from Akachan, cheaper. I bought a Jinbei for Val there at around Yen 1200, approx S$18. Other parts of Japan selling it at around S$30 per set.
Hmm.. I went Hakone too. Nice place for sightseeing. Was at Tokyo for only 4 days.. Think you have more time to cover that place.
Btw, lots of stairs at subway. Though they have lifts at certain areas now. Also get the 1 day pass if you are travelling with JR line only. Only Yen 730 for 1 full day of unlimited travel. Babies travel and eat for free throughout the trip. And almost every shopping centre has a nursing room with hot water, changing facilities and play area.
i'm using Nestle Gold Oats and Prune, mixed with organic baby oats. So far so good. My aim is to move her to solely organic baby oats when she's able to take more coarse textures. But u can also grind the oats if u have time.
Tingting: good idea to mix. THanks. I think I will try to get some of these from the motherhood fair this weekend and try mixing it for Val. Think she will prob be better to adapt this way. Help me clear my Bellamy stock easier too.
I give my baby instant oats add water and formula milk and of course, with lots of mashed prune or apple. He doesnt like the coarse texture of oats so i have to make the oats really porridge like so that he will eat it.
thanks for the advice...maybe i shd try cooking oats with freshmilk..but how long do u usually cook? coz i am using slow cooker..is it okay to cook the fresh milk for so long ah? or shd i start cooking over a stove?
Edj, also don't know why. He only surviving on bread now for breakfast. Reject noodles, porridge, oats. Table food also not interested. Fruit also very picky. Bottle also don't want. Only want to latch.
Gallop was saying meet next week for peekaboo as this week u all have JG program. How is it by the way? Lots of fun?
powerball, there's week 2 and 3 for holiday programme still haha
eh, considering but chinese programme under 18 mths is 3 times min per week, if gallop and edj wanna do, i dont mind cos there's company and its good to expose them to chinese! Else, i'll wait till 18mths to start the chinese programme, that waitlisted liao
its okay..just join us for the actual course lah...when Dexter turns 18 mths...we go for playclub...there is one near our house lei actually big splash..but confirm gallop and KP wont want to come one lah....they very anti east one lei...hehe..