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Hi! For those who gave birth at KKH (subsidised), were there any other scans scheduled after the growth scan (and before delivery) that would let you know baby’s weight? I did the growth scan at 28 weeks and baby’s weight was 1.24kg. Doctor said that it’s a good weight and growth is on track. Just wondering if there would be any more of such scans before EDD.Read more
Am looking to buy a foam mattress for my newborn’s cot. Planning to get one from Ikea but they come in different thickness ie 5cm, 6cm, 8cm etc. Price-wise, obviously the thicker the more expensive. Saw online that the recommended thickness is 8-10cm. Wondering whether that is true in your experience? Was initially going to just get the 5cm one cos it’s just $30 but now thinking if I should go for at least the 8cm one which is about $70-100.Read more
My husband and I are planning to manage confinement and our newborn on our own as we prefer it that way. I am not comfortable having someone else at home and my husband is pretty hands on with cooking and chores. This is our first child. My mom expects that we move in with her for a month for confinement as she says that she has everything at her place and she can help us with cooking, cleaning and looking after the baby. She just asked me again if I have decided to go to her place and (although she asked it as if I had a choice) when I told her that we will be staying at home she went ballistic and basically went on about how we don’t know what we are getting ourselves into. This is precisely why I prefer to stay at home as although she is helpful, she always just wants to do things her own way and can get very negative, which affects me and I know that I will be stressed if she is around. We told her that she is welcome to come over to play with the baby but I know that she is still upset that we are not doing things her way. I have purchased the 30 day herbal soups and my husband will be cooking my meals. I have also been reading up as much as I can on breastfeeding and newborn care to prepare. We are not too fastidious about the house being sparkling clean and lead a pretty no frills lifestyle. Would just like to handle this on our own terms without causing so much upset. Sigh. Any advice or stories of support welcome. Can’t really share with my close friends as they all have helper, confinement nannies and / or their mum / MILs around during the period and see it as a necessity. Nothing wrong with that definitely, but I know it’s not for me.Read more
I’ll be delivering at KKH (Ward B2+ subsidised) in early July and am planning to start packing my hospital bag this couple of weeks. Any tips from mummies who delivered at KKH recently on what will be provided so I don’t have to bring them? Plus what are the absolute essentials?? I am quite a no-frills person so I like to pack light haha. Am quite prepared to just wear the hospital gown plus go bra-less too so no need for night gowns or nursing bra. PS: Heard that there won’t be any goodie bags given too during this circuit breaker period :( hopefully there will be in July.Read more
Hi am planning to purchase the consumables I’d need when the baby arrives. Other than the obvious diapers, I can think of cotton balls, cotton buds, diaper rash cream, ruyi oil, disposable waterproof pads. Anything else to get? Also, for the cotton balls, are the generic ones from guardian etc ok?Read more
Hi! Anyone has experience with skin-to-skin contact babywearing tops? ie those tops with kangaroo-like pouches to put your baby. Heard of various brands like NuRoo, Lalabu and Vija but not sure what’s good. Any recommendations? Not looking at it as an alternative to baby carriers / slings of course but more as a fuss-free way to baby wear when at home.Read more