I’ve always had some fuzzy knowledge that new mummies are supposed to take some herbal supplements during confinement to ensure that they regain their health and prevent ‘female’ problems down the road. The information from various websites on what to eat/drink are so confusing and disjointed though.
So when I found out about the “Post-Natal Care Package” from Eu Yan Sang (EYS) Malaysia (not available in Singapore, I dunno why) that’s supposed to “provide you with the key requirements for tonification during confinement”, I thought it was a godsend. The MYR599 package consists of:
I didn’t really think too much about diaper bags until my last trimester. Then one recent afternoon I realised that as a FTWM (that’s short form for Full Time Working Mum, as opposed to a SAHM – Stay At Home Mum) who plans to place baby in an infant care centre near my workplace, my daily work bag once I go back to work will probably not be my usual work bag, not when the interior is made of suede. But can I carry a diaper bag to work? A quick browse through the usual flowery/printed bags from most brands that absolutely screams “DIAPER BAG!” left me quite horrified. Thus began my search for a practical yet chic/stylish/professional looking diaper bag that won’t make me gag… and I thought that it might be helpful to jot some of the choices in a blog post for any mummies who have a similar ‘problem’.
As mentioned in my last post, I have a really long shopping list for the baby (and myself). Since I hate to rushed and get stressed at the last minute and am rather picky about the stuff that I use, I’ve also added product or brand names next to those items that I’ve done some research on and/or have bought. Some links are also provided, mostly to Amazon cos I like to read product reviews before I buy my stuff. Still a couple more things to add as I go along, but I’ll try to keep this updated.
If you are a new mummy/daddy reading this, hope the list helps and happy shopping!