For Parents


4 Easy Right Brain Activities to Play with Kids at Home

22 May 2019

A child’s brain develops at exponential speed from during the first three years, with the right brain being more dominant until around three years old. The left brain is responsible for controlling the right side of the body. Functions include logic, language, reasoning, Science and Math, number skills and analytical thought. The right brain is […]

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Why You shouldn’t take Your Baby’s Food Refusal too Seriously

21 May 2019

So you offer your baby something once and they make a face. “ok – no biggie, we try again tomorrow!  Oooh they made the face again. Hmm…maybe they don’t like it?  Let’s try one more time.  GAHH!  They barely even touched it!  Should I try again?  Ugh….I give up….guess she just doesn’t like blueberries!”.  <<the […]

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Bottle-feeding Guide: How to choose the right teat for baby

14 May 2019

Are you wondering how to pick the right milk bottle teat for your baby? If your baby is drinking breastmilk or formula milk powder from the bottle, teats also known as bottle nipples are one of the bottle feeding essential items parents need to prepare for. Most parents face a dilemma when it comes to […]

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Pregnancy Weeks 6-9: Congratulations on your pregnancy!

8 May 2019

Congratulations! You may have just found out that you’re expecting and the news may be a little shocking. Pregnancy symptoms are starting to become more obvious and you may experience morning sickness. Some women have a severe type of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum, characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss and possibly depression. Thankfully, […]

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How to Wash and Care for Milk Bottles Effectively and Efficiently?

24 April 2019

The fundamental basics are to wash milk bottles immediately after use, rinse thoroughly and dry as both infant formula milk powder and breast milk leave an oily residue. Did you know that there is more to caring for your baby’s milk bottles? If your baby is below six months old, their immune system is still […]

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Pregnancy Week 1-5: Preparing to Conceive

16 April 2019

Are you and your partner planning for a baby? If so, it is vital that ladies start on folic acid supplement ideally two months before conceiving to reduce baby’s risk of neural tube defects, congenital heart defects, cleft palate and cleft lip. The recommended dosage is 400mcg daily. Prior to conceiving, here are some of the things […]

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Mum’s Checklist: 5 Essentials Breastfeeding Mums Need

12 April 2019

Breastfeeding is a wonderful way of bonding with your baby as it provides closeness in addition to your baby’s nutritional requirements.   Mums who breastfeed may do it in different manners: Some breastfeeding mums latch their babies directly, other nursing mothers practice exclusive pumping, while some mums offer mixed feeds to their babies with both […]

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Child Vision Development: 1 to 3 years old

5 April 2019

Your child’s vision is constantly developing.   From blurred vision as a newborn, your toddler at 12 months old now has a relatively clear vision and will spend the next few years of his life working on his hand-eye coordination skills.   Milestone and development guides are approximate guidelines and do not reflect every child. […]

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Is it Okay to Feed Solids to Babies Below 6 Months Old?  

22 March 2019

At four months old, your baby is starting to become more active and even show some signs of wanting to wean, expressing interest in adult food or being able to sit up with support. However, waiting a little longer might be a good thing before rushing to feed your baby with solids.   Currently, it […]

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Did You Know that Babies Can Have Free Immunisation in Singapore?

12 March 2019

Parents in Singapore are provided with a checklist of vaccinations for their child. At birth, newborns receive their first few shots to protect them.   Vaccines are made from the same viruses that cause disease. However, the viruses are in an altered state which encourage the immune system to produce antibodies to the particular disease […]

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