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Review: Wellements Baby Move (Constipation)

I believe constipation in a baby is one of the worst nightmare of mummies. What follows can be worse when the baby starts to produce hard stools that cause bleeding. My first bad experience happened when we brought Ashley on a holiday when she was 12 months old. As Ashley started teething at a later stage than most other kids, there were limited types of food that we can feed her at that stage. The real challenge came when fruits and vegetables that can be easily be chewed and swallowed with just gums are not readily accessible when one is overseas. Hence, that was the first time we had Ashley not poo for 2-3 days and when she does, the stools became so hard that she always cries when she tries to get them out of her system.

Therefore, this prompted me to find a solution for this problem even if this may not be a recurrent event. After reading on mummy forums and talking to other mummies, prune juice appeared to be an easy option to solve the constipation issue as it is liquid and can be easily consumed by Ashley.

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Review: Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike

Ashley in her Trike!This post should have been put up long ago but as usual, laziness and procrastination sets in and I sat on it for a long, long time.

We purchased Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike for Ashley months back after seeing several kids around the neighbourhood ride on it. As to every other purchases we made, this is definitely not one of impulse buy. We went to retail shops, baby fairs and as usual, found it hard to purchase it there and then given the retail price and the possibility of Ashley’s dislike of the tricycle. After looking around for several months, we decided on Radio Flyer out of the many brands of tricycle upon reviewing and comparing the specifications with other commonly known brands.

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Ashley’s 2nd Birthday Celebration with Sesame Street-themed Cakes by ButterFingers

This year we decided on a small-scale celebration of Ashley’s 2nd birthday. What first came to my mind was that I wanted Ashley to have a birthday cake that features her favourite character, ELMO. Searching through dozens of images of birthday cakes with Elmo designs was overwhelming and fun at the same time. Luckily for me, Rachel, our long time friend from our JC years have her home-based business, ButterFingers wherein she bakes beautiful cakes and cupcakes for special occasions. With her advice and suggestions, we finally decided on a cake design featuring Elmo on a garden themed setting. Initially, I was considering incorporating both of Ashley’s favourite TV characters, Elmo and Barney on the same cake. However, upon seeing a photo Rachel sent me, I decided against it and told myself, I needed the standing rainbow with Elmo (Ashley would love it given that she is recently into the Youtube video clip, Elmo in the Sky)! And I am glad I did coz it turned out fabulous as shown in  the photos below (photo credits to ButterFingers).

     

     

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Ashley’s Photoshoot with StudioPlay

It’s been a pretty long while since I have time to sit down to write a blog post. So, here are the long-awaited photos Ashley took with StudioPlay when she was 7 months old (so yes indeed, these photos are dated almost 9 months back!). Ever since I was pregnant with Ashley, I was always having fun browsing through photos of my friends’ babies on Facebook and yes, StudioPlay was one baby photo studio that I set my mind on when I was like 6-7 months preggie. I was amazed by the pretty baby photos done by StudioPlay and their cute props in their studio that I wasted no time in signing up with them at the baby fair. So here are some of my favorite shots of Ashley and our family photo done by StudioPlay.

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Our family portrait!

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First Sweets of the Year @ Jones the Grocer

On the first day of new year, we headed out to Ion Orchard to send in my wallet to Prada for repair (the crystal studs had rust in them *sob sob). It was surprisingly quiet in town and traffic was particularly smooth on a public holiday.  We walked past Jones the Grocer several times at Mandarin Gallery but we did not find a chance to go in for a try given that it was always pretty crowded. Given that it is a quiet public holiday in town, we were torn on whether we should have our tea-break at Jones the Grocer or Becasse. Since we have always wanted to give Jones a try, we decided to forgo the latter for this time and headed on to Jones instead.

Here’s what we ordered,

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Strawberry tart(top left), Strawberry banana milkshake(top right), Lemon meringue tart( bottom left) and Long black (bottom left)

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