Beware of formula milk companies

I used to buy Nestle Nan Optipro formula milk before I realised how expensive it is when I did my comparison of formula milk prices. Due to freebies and discounts, I signed up with Nestle Baby Club and also Similac Baby Club.

The ultimate comparison of coconut drinks in Singapore

I love doing comparisons although it takes so much work and time. That is because it helps me make a clear cut decision and I can always come back to update and refer to it. I know these reviews such as comparison of Integrated Shield Plans, diapers and formula milk prices have also benefited many others, which is why I will try to update the figures from time to time.

Anyway coconut water is considered a new food trend in Singapore. Many of you would have noticed the multitude of brands of coconut drinks which suddenly crowded a whole section of supermarket. The increased coverage of coconut drinks vs sports drink has made many started drinking this low calories juice, including me.

My second pregnancy: 5 things I did differently

During my first pregnancy, everything was done religiously and obediently. I followed doctor's instructions carefully and read up on baby stuff every week. I was also more cautious and anxious about what I should do and prepare.

For the second time round, everyone is more relaxed, including my family. They did not keep asking me about my well-being or keep buying tonics for me to consume. My mum did not ask me at regular intervals whether I was wearing proper shoes as she was scared of me falling down. I guess this is normal for subsequent pregnancies as you are not a first-time newbie handling pregnancy anymore, everyone knows you can definitely handle it now.

Parenthood Tax Rebate Rocks!

Of course, everyone hates to pay taxes. It's money that seems like an unnecessary burden. I am not entirely clear how the tax collection system works in other countries but I am very impressed with how the Singapore system is. No joke on their efficiency and these are the little things the citizens sometimes take for granted.

Incontinence after pregnancy - Kegel exercises required

Pregnancy is a tedious process but what's even more difficult is the recovery process after which. More often than not, our body has handled some irreversible damages and we are unable to remain youthful, such as the elasticity of the skin and the size of the hips.

One other thing I noticed that inconvenienced me greatly is incontinence.

Probably require adult diapers as well

Starting my own business and expanding my family

I could have just stuck with my old job.

It is indeed the safer option to continue getting a regular income, continue working the same old job scope. People like to ask me if I have enough to feed my family and yet, start on a business. Many know that doing a start-up takes time, money and effort. Due to these reasons, many of them use children as an excuse not to venture out, to avoid risk and failure.

To shave or not: The big question before delivery

I have had many friends asking me this question, which I have never thought would even be a concern in their mind with so many other more pressing baby issues. Most of them felt embarrassed to be 'hairy' down there and would go for a shave or even a Brazilian wax before delivery, or even before a gynaecologist meeting.

5 things to prepare before your second baby's arrival

During the second pregnancy, I was more or less used to the state of pregnancy, the discomfort of having a big belly, the morning sickness and all. They say subsequent pregnancies are unlike first pregnancy, time seems to fly past. I agree, I don't monitor my baby's growth as closely anymore and are more nonchalant about my growing belly. Many baby items can be re-used and it was great on saving money, I actually did not buy any maternity clothes too.

However there are still many things to be done. Top on the list is telling your first born about the incoming arrival of the second child. He or she may not know what is happening yet, but it's good to get them used to the concept of a sibling. Moreover, you will need to transit her to toddler things so that your newborn can use those baby stuff.

The considerations of having a second child

After the first child, there will be many asking if you would want a second child. It's common to stop at 2 but nowadays, I have lots of friends who only have one kid. That led me to ask them why they did not want another child. These are the reasons:

What's worse than morning sickness

It's a period of darkness, of no end in sight.

It is also the time when most woman will want to be a man in their next life.

Morning sickness happens to 80% of the pregnant mothers and it is definitely the wrong term, it doesn't happen only in the morning. It is for the whole dreadful day! Although some studies say that the nausea and vomiting might actually show high probability of a healthy pregnancy, seeing my friends who did not have to go through this dark phase made me jealous like crazy.