Where do we start? (Based in SG)

Hi everyone! I'm a to-be dad in May 21. Could be a bit early, to make things easier for my wife (actually both of us) when it's time to start, I thought of doing some research on the various items that need deciding ahead of time. Some questions please! On stroller, carriers, car seats and the like: Where's a good place in Singapore where we can look at a large variety to first whittle down on what we like and don't please? We did think of ordering some items from TB, but thought to first look around in stores to have a sense. On delivery location: We have in mind where we may want to deliver based on word of mouth, but thought to also look around and compare. Our gynae is located at TMC but we thought of delivering in Mt A as we've heard the staff are better, but yet at the same time we found that in TMC there's a maternity membership programme which will give you some benefits if you deliver there, so gotta know what we're giving up. Also did you do hospital tours? On antenatal classes: Do you think it's necessary? If so, where? Thanks! #firstbaby #advicepls

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First of all, congratulations! Now answer to your queries: 1. Check out the options at baby fair or stores such as Mothercare, First few years etc. Do check the reviews online and watch youtube videos on usage, assembling etc. Compare the price online vs offline once you've decided on the brand & product before purchasing. I'd recommend Evenflo travel system - easy, lightweight, multipurpose. 2. I think that should depend on the Doctor, cost included, facilities offered and the distance from your home. I've read good reviews about both TMC & Mt. A. Didn't get to do hospital tour due to covid and had to manage with virtual tours available online. We chose Mt. E Novena and extremely happy with our decision. 3. Again due to covid, we couldn't. There're some great videos available on Youtube which were our saviour. So I'd say it's good to join but not need to join category. Wish your wife a safe pregnancy and smooth delivery :)

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11mo ago

Thanks much! Will check out the evenflo system 😃

TapFluencer

you can go to mummy fair or store itself to see car seat stroller etc but don't buy first. lesson learn it's never cheap there you can get better deals online or even at the official store itself. just survey and note what you want. I did not do any hospital tour I think to me it's no necessary. my main concern is gynae. my gynae only locates in gleneagles so I just follow. but I'm really satisfied with everything there like nurse etc. I didn't went any antenatal class as I have some experience in taking care of babies.

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11mo ago

yes! save more to buy more stuff 😂

Super Mum

For strollers, car seats etc, you can check out Mothercare at Harbourfrony Centre or Mummy’s Market at Suntec City. I did hospital tours at TMC, Mt A and ME Novena. To get a sensing and check out their registration procedure too. I eventually delivered at Mt A. Yes, it’s good to go antenatal classes. To be mentally prepared. I did mine at Mt A. There’s classes at TMC too. Or private ones which is more expensive but smaller classes. For me, it’s more of location and convenience.

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11mo ago

Hey I appreciate it! Ah didn't realise that the hospitals will also have the classes. At Mt A were there also programmes / memberships similar to TMC which accords benefits etc?

1) mother care, mummy's market at suntec, takashimaya, baby Kingdom at kaki bukit 2) I only did hospital tour at mt e novena coz I only want to deliver my 2 babies there as gynae clinic is there. I feel more safe with my gynae within the bldg. my gynae can go 3 hospitals, mt e novena, tmc n mt alvenia. he least prefer tmc. depends on your budget as well 3)I didn't.

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11mo ago

Thanks! Baby kingdom wasn't in sights so we'll add that.

I delivered at both mt A and TMC. TMC for my 2nd one this year due to covid and my gynae cannot go to mt A. I personally feel Mt A is better. the staff there are very dedicated to their job (you can feel they love their job).

11mo ago

Thanks much! Heard the same feedback from friends too. Guess we'll need to visit the place and all. Appreciate your insights!