The Busy Mum’s Guide: Nursing 101 – Good to Knows and Essentials

So you intend to nurse… Good on you! Nursing is very effort intensive and contrary to what some daddies may think (Oh you just lie around doing nothing!), it’s actually very tiring to breast feed and it saps away all your time. This post includes some good to knows that I gathered over my 18-month…

The Busy Mum’s Musings – Regarding Post Natal Depression

Lots of news these days regarding the mummy who plunged to her death clutching her 2-month-old baby and the mummy who is 6 months pregnant but got knocked down by a lorry. It seems to me that there are a lot of such tragedies these days but it might be me noticing these news more…

The Busy Mum’s Guide: Bibs 101 – Plastic? Cloth? Paper?

I remember feeling very confused when the infant care teacher rejected our plastic bibs saying ‘These are for older kids’. The purpose of this post is to shed some light on bibs. Since Baby E was born, she has used a combination of cloth, plastic and paper bibs. It turns out that they serve different…

The Busy Mum’s Guide: Diapers 301 – Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

At the beginning, I opted for cloth diapers because the environmentalist in me cringes at the thought of disposable diapers clogging up landfills. I went ahead to buy a set of 12 cloth diapers on Qoo10 despite my colleagues’ kind advice to just use disposable diapers and was very excited to receive those cute little…

The Busy Mum’s Guide: Diapers 201 – Where to get diapers

Baby E is toilet-trained! *Hooray!* I celebrate this milestone by this post, which sheds some light on where we’ve been getting diapers, given that diapers and milk powder are the two biggest outlays of having a young baby. So where have we been getting diapers? The short answer is: Online. Why do we get diapers…

The Busy Mum’s Guide: Sleep 101 – The Fourth Trimester

Conversation with a classmate recently: Classmate: Hey you have a baby right? Me: Yea, why! When is it your turn? Classmate: I have one already, two months! Me: Yay! Goooooood luck man! *long pause* Classmate blurts out: WHY IS IT THAT THEY DON’T SLEEP!? ****************************************************************   That was actually quite amusing. And I guess to…