Showing posts with label 10 Months. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10 Months. Show all posts

Friday, July 12, 2013

[Media event] Baby Bjorn carrier One VIP Launch party.

As a parent, you must have heard of or personally experienced a child who resists sitting in a stroller.
Ashton is one such baby, therefore for the first time in motherhood, despite having another baby  before, I'm using a carrier extensively on Ashton. Bless my petite body!
Today, I am very honoured to be invited to the VIP launch party of Baby Bjorn's new carrier, the BABYBJĂ–RN Carrier One.

The many different ways of baby-wearing with this new carrier.

The ambassadors giving their opinions about Carrier One.

With one of the Ambassadors, Taufik, and his 13 mth old daughter.
Speech by Executive Director of Mothercare, Ms Pang Shu Min, on the evolution of Baby Bjorn carriers.

Live demo on the carrier.

Talk on body mechanics and common physiological problems in parents and children, by Paediatric physiotherapist Ms Aparna, from Physioinmotion.

Trying out the Carrier One on Ashton. He looks all wrapped up but he was actually very comfortable in it. I give it 2 thumbs up!

The event ended with refreshments for everyone.

Did you know that the first Baby Bjorn carrier was born 40 years ago? That's 10 years before I was even born!
As I was pre-occupied in the previous month working with VW for their photoshoot and launch of their new GTI, I missed the trial of Carrier One as one of its ambassadors prior to the launch. Pity!

Having personally used the Bjorn Active and Synergy, and now the all new Carrier One, I would say my favourite of the 3 is Carrier One.
Firstly, the weight is distributed on your hips instead of your shoulders and back so you do not feel the strain. Once the staff helped me prop Ashton inside, I immediately felt the positive difference!
I even walked around in it for a while to trial it.
Secondly, with the new function of carrying it with your baby on your back, it allows you to wear older children. As Taufik's wife, a work-from-home-mum (WFHM) shared with me, she said it was handy as she carried her daughter on her back hence she was able to bake her orders with ease.
I'm rating Carrier One's function 5 stars because it has surpassed my expectations of a baby carrier.
Previous Bjorn carriers allowed for baby to be worn in front, but Carrier One allows parents to wear their babies front- or parent-facing, as well as being worn on parents' backs.
It wears better than my current Synergy even with my 10kg, 10 month old baby in it.
The guideline states for use up to 15kg.
Not only it is made of the same mesh material as Synergy, it also did not compromise the aesthetics part of a carrier. To be honest, I love fashion, but the back panel of the Synergy creases my blouses. This Carrier One does not have the panel on the back, so that's definitely a plus!
The only thing is I wish they came up with other colours instead of just black. I would love to see it in White, or even bi-coloured.
Apart from colour choices, I also feel that the closure clasps of Carrier One do not give me as much peace-of-mind as the Synergy, in which the former uses snap-clasps VS the latter uses slot-in pins about 3 inches long to secure.
At a whooping cost of $289, not all parents can bear to part with such money on a carrier, especially first-time parents who do not know whether their baby would like being strapped in a carrier.
Same goes to buying anything expensive for our babies (Jumperoo, exersaucer, stroller) - it's a gamble.
Overall, I would still recommend the Carrier One for the following reasons:
- If you do not drive.
- If you often go out with baby alone and need hands-free to carry diaper/shopping bag.
- Traveling to not-so stroller-friendly countries like Hong Kong and Bangkok.
- Value-for-money carrier which can be used from birth to toddlerhood.
- Short trip to nearby mall / supermarket and do not want to block shopping aisles with your stroller.
- Convenience of not having to wait for elevators at crowded malls as you can easily take escalator while wearing your baby.
My only grouse is, why didn't Bjorn design this marvellous carrier 10 months earlier!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Cousin Sebastian's 1st Birthday!

 If you live in a huge family like ours, birthdays and gatherings are a big thing!
Hubby's nephew (Hub's cousin's son) celebrated his 1st birthday last Sunday at NSRCC.
Mickey Mouse themed party, much to the delight of Adam!

So much effort in the party set-up.

Birthday boy Sebastian with Cousin Cindy and her Hubby.

Difficult to get a decent photo with children! They either don't smile or don't look at the camera.

My rascals with the life-sized Mickey balloon.

Self-made gift favours. I love DIY favours, adds a personal touch for the guests!

Having thrown countless parties for my own kids, I know how tiring it is to put a party together: the guest list, the venue, the caterer, small but important details like will the guests have enough seats, general age group of guests, most importantly,who bakes the CAKE! Geez...
I'm now having mental checklists about Ashton's party already! Stress.
Thanks for inviting us, Cindy!
May Sebastian be blessed with good health and always be a joy to your lives.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Good times at ECP and a secret Garden

Took a short drive with my boys to East Coast for MacDonald's breakfast. Yum!

My sticky and sweaty boys

Looking intently at the breakfast. "Daddy, quick gimme already!"
Daddy: "I'm checking for roaches"

Cant resist hotcakes. Drool!

After that, we went to our secret garden - a private place with lush greenery, where the dog is free to run, and a big pond full of terrapins and fish. Just like good old times.

Mavy running and playing like a puppy. Liberty is priceless!

Good times :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Baby Kai is growing up so much, so fast. He has developed individuality and his own preferences, whether I like it or not. And I, on the other hand, has gotten quite used to the idea that my Little Prince is no longer the teeny weeny 2.73kg bun that popped right out of my oven.

Sometimes I miss so much his wrinkled skin and milky smell, yet other times I can't wait to run at the playground with him, throwing balls to our dogs.

I am also thankful to have a wonderful Hubby who does the bottle-washing, sterilising, feeding, bathing and basically, ALL the chores of babysitting! He's brilliant with Baby Kai, just as long as he doesn't use his beardie to rub against Kai's face (he hates that!)

He is at times naughty, yes, he throws tantrums and kicks his legs rigorously in the air if he doesnt get his way, and yes we have our occasional food fights when all he wants to eat are fruits and not yucky porridge (don't tell Grandma!)... but Daddy & Mummy love him all the same.

I can't be happier. I'm having the best time in my life. Thank God for blessing us :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tornado-torn house

When Baby A was about 8 mths old, he started standing up. Then he started cruising and has been cruising ever since. He cruises along his cot, the tables, our beds, and has recently graduated to pulling things off em.
This morning, he cruised in his cot to my dresser and pulled off my entire makeup drawer, smashing my perfume bottles and shattering my glass makeupbrush-holder in the process.
On Saturday, I was home alone with him when he broke a vase and Alice's ceramic bowl.

But it's ok. I don't use much perfume now anyway, and I can always get a new brush holder, and a dog bowl. Made of plastic please.

Meanwhile, here's a photo of our broken wall, where our curtain rail used to hang. It came off when Baby A hauled himself up from lying to standing position using our unlucky curtain, when he was 9 mths old. When the curtain came tumbling down with the rail, so did the poor Baby. But of course, all attention went to the baby instead of the wall. Smart ploy I say.

They warned that once the baby comes, I will have no time for my dogs, so it's better to give the dogs away. But I beg to differ. Once the baby came, I have no time for the baby! Because my dogs can pretty much take care of themselves, the baby can't. 24 hours is never quite enough for a baby. Nor myself.

God. I need a bigger diamond pendant. And the brand new glistening Omega mother-of-pearl face watch. And that Martello gourmet coffee maker. Really. Really.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It was a Good Friday

Hubby booked us a couple spa treatment at Spa Sauvignon. What a gem!
Did a red-wine body scrub and bodywrap followed by massage. The Malay aunty who massaged me was terrific - she pounded and kneaded on my muscles and I emerged a brand new me :D

After the spa, we headed to Robinsons sale again. 2 days in a row. Woah.
Then we headed home to fetch Kai and went for dinner with Grandparents Tan, and to Giant hypermart for late night grocery shopping.

We ended the night by watching Marley & Me on DVD and I fell asleep halfway. When I next opened my eyes, it was 8.30am today and Baby Kai was chuckling at me in his cot, holding my mascara that he took from the drawer next to his cot and waving the wand at me triumphantly.
He has mastered the skill of standing at the edge of his cot and pulling out my makeup drawer, emptying the contents inside. (One morning, Andy called me at work and asked if my electric eyelash curler comes with a cap because Kai was trying to eat it and thankfully it had no cap, not that the baby had devoured it).

Anyways, I promised myself that I would catch up with lost sleep when he is napping but here I am typing furiously on my laptop, while the carrots are steaming on the stove for his lunch. Yawn.
Plan later: Go to the printer's to get his birthday banner printed (more about the banner later), buy diapers, go to Kiddy Palace. That's all on our to-do list today.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Robinsons Members Sale this weekend

It's every woman's favourite word - S A L E !
At Robinsons Centrepoint this weekend. For shopaholic mummies like myself, it is not to be missed, even more so if you are a member because of the discounts on top of usual discounts. How great is that? DOn't know where to go this long weekend? Head down to Robinsons Centrepoint then ;)

I went with Aunty Meena and she went crazy with all the newborn sleepsuits, booties, mittens. How reminiscent of those days when Baby Kai was still a newborn!
And oh, I love their Eath Baby organic bath product range as well and I bought a few bottles to stock up.

Check out Baby Kai's new toys. He seems delighted! Thanks to my colleague Jenny who recommended the Aqua Doodle which leaves no mess after water ink dries up :)

Busy baby and the busy bodies!

Last but not least, I wanted to buy this Little Tikes coupe car but it was too bulky & heavy for me to lug home on my own. Sigh! :(

This is officially on Baby Kai's BIRTHDAY WISHLIST. Can some kind soul please buy it for him? :P

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday: Baby Kai goes to Universal Studios

Haha kind of..
After attending Kai's cousin Huihui's 1st birthday, Daddy & Mummy brought our darling son to Resort World Sentosa.
It was not as crowded as we imagined, maybe because Singaporeans need to pay $100 to enter the Casino? Haven't gamble already lost $100... Zzzz.
We sure are glad we signed up for our Crown Casino membership back in Melbourne, cos that's FREE lifetime membership and we are entitled to free parking and discounts in the entire Crown complex!

Mummy's lil Prince Charming

Mummy's boys

I ditched my original idea of red stilettos-with-skinny-jeans combi for my trusty pair of Ferragamo ballet flats, which I'm glad I did cos of all the walking!

Other than the unforgiving weather, we did enjoy ourselves, and Baby Kai is wearing a Zara humour tee which says "My Mum is prettier than your mum" :P
I thought the slogan was just pure fun, until a dear friend pointed out that perhaps it was apt for a certain copycat who's not just that, but rather, a thief who's always stealing my ideas and style. Didn't occur to me then... Oops!
I'm not so mean, really! So anyways, we ended the day by having dinner at Changi Airport T3.

What a day it has been for us. Good night folks!