Stage 4 Milk Powder Comparison

This is a continuation of my previous post, which compared Stage 3 milk powder of major brands. In this post, I publish my comparison of Stage 4 formula milk of the following brands: Similac Gain Kid 4, Enfagrow A+ Stage 4, Nan Kid 4, S26 Promise Gold, Friso Gold Stage 4, Aptamil Junior Gold+ Stage…

Stage 3 Milk Powder Comparison

So our decision to feed Baby E Similac Gain IQ was based on the fact that it was the first formula that she was willing to take. We tried Karihome Goat’s Milk, Aptamil and Nan before that and they were all rejected. We did have some luck with Aptamil but she rejected it after a…

Guide: Infant Care and Child Care 101 – What to do

Thinking of putting your child in infant care or child care but feeling lost? This article is for you. When our child was conceived, we intended for my mother in law to be the main caregiver during office hours. Hence, we did not do research on infant care. However, when Baby E was born, it…

The Fragility of Life

Was at SGH to visit my close friend’s mum when I walked the wrong way and got to the maternity wards on the same floor instead. It was a joy to see newborn babies and it reminded me of our joy 2+ years ago. However, it was also a stark contrast to what I saw…

Conversation with the kid: Episode 2

At Best Denki:   2 year old Baby E walking down the aisle calling out the names of various household items “Washing Machine! Refrigerator! Vacuum Cleaner! Fan!” Me, walking behind her proudly… until… MINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Lessons learnt from our Taiwan trip with our toddler

In the last of this trilogy, I shall share the lessons learnt travelling with a toddler in Taiwan. As the trip was the longest we’ve ever taken with our toddler (10days), it was very eventful. Lessons that apply to Taiwan specifically: 1. They have no moneychangers! We initially thought we could find one at the…

Taiwan Holiday with the Toddler [Post-trip Itinerary and Highlights]

Here’s our final itinerary for the Taiwan trip and it’s a really slack one. We felt like we were hotel hopping initially instead of sightseeing. Day 1: Taoyuan Airport -> Taichung Having been to Taiwan 6 times, we chose to exclude Taipei this time round and went straight to Taichung on Day 1. The initial…

Taiwan Holiday with the Toddler [Hotels Review]

We’re back from our holiday! Glad to say that we survived 10 days travelling with the little one. As promised, this is a review of the hotels we stayed in at Taiwan and how baby-friendly they are. To recap, we stayed in 5 hotels in Taichung, Cing Jing, Tainan and Yilan. For our pre-trip planning…

Guide: Delivery by Cesarean

A friend asked me about Cesarean birth and I realise that some mummies may need information on it. I gave birth to Baby E via Cesarean because at Week 39 she hadn’t engage yet and she was facing my front instead of my back so it made natural labour difficult. Her head was also bigger…

Taiwan Holiday with the Toddler [Pre-holiday post]

We’re going on a long holiday with the toddler! The longest we’ve ever been out travelling with Baby E was a 5 day 4 night trip when she was 16 months old, and we stayed in the hotel on the last day because we were so tired travelling with the kid. She was squirmy and…

Guide: Travelling with the kid 102 – Handy tips

During our first trip with Baby E, she was 16 months and already couldn’t sit still. I followed some baby advice that I found online and packed a bag of toys and stickers in my carry on bag. The flight there was smooth-sailing, but the flight back was filled with horror because there was turbulence…

Guide: Travelling with the kid 101 – Pack list

After three posts that are numbers heavy, the next few posts will be on travelling, because yay we are going on a holiday! This is Baby E’s 4th overseas trip… and it gets easier in terms of the number of items we have to pack, but harder in terms of keeping her close to us…