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I plan to stay in air cond room for the whole month during confinement. According to the book, it is advisable to set the temperature between 25-27 but not directly blow towards us or the baby. I cant stay without aircond and when I stay at home, my aircond is on almost 24 hours each day :P plus fan... hehe
The purpose of the confinement is to let mothers to have enough rest and nutrients after going through the hard work of labor which our bodies has been drained... certain rules are for a reason like no shower.. as afraid to catch cold or something but we can use the warm towel to wipe our body and dry it... I heard many aunties telling me that it is worth to spend behave properly during that precious confinement month than "suffering" when we are old and weak... So personally I think it is important to have a good rest during confinement .. still havent finish reading the book...
I'm not looking forward to confinement at all! We are so restricted in what we eat and do... I really hope it won't be too tough. Cannot imagine not bathing everyday.......especially since I have long hair and dont't intend on cutting it short... No fan or aircon... Oh dear!
Only can look forward to seeing and spending time with my cute bun I guess...
Hi tannie.. Have you started planning your baby's first month celebration already? If so, that's really fast!
I couldn't find dry shampoo anywhere. Went to pharmacy and they told me nowadays people dont't use dry one, they use mousse shampoo. So I bought a bottle already. I guess it will be less itchy than powder shampoo.
you mean there's dry bath too??? Didn't know that!
Ladies, thks for the update re my query on baby's head turning downwards.
Reason y I was worried is bcos my gynae told me if baby's head yet to turn downwards by 37 weeks, wil need Ceaseran to deliver her then. This means that I have only about 5 weeks to go n I am hoping that my gal can stay full term to grow bigger. Also need the extra weeks to finish existng work n handover to my cover. Yet to find my covering party too. sigh.
For confinement, I wil try to be guai guai n see thru the 1 month period. Will try my best to eat the food prepared by the CL thou I dont really fancy such oily stuff. Btw, I will shower during my confinement. My CL when I talked to you encouraged me to shower cos hygiene, ESP I intend to breastfeed. But mus boil water n shower with one Chinese herb.
As for no fan, will obey but will switch on the air con instead used to sleeping with air con on so dont think can survive wifout, somemore May supposed to be hot n humid month.
i intend to shower before going to the delivery ward and subsequently shower before i leave the hospital. dont think i can tahan w/o showering for a month. my mum is fine with me taking quick shower (washing of hair limited to once/twice a week) etc since she feels that it will be better for baby and myself (hygiene issue cos of the discharge) and the fact that may is gonna be one of the warm month.
i also equipped myself with a dry shampoo from sephora, oscar blandi pronto dry shampoo, just in case if the hair gets too oily to managed.
I've not stat planning for baby first month... Do not intend to make it a big celebration too.
Ph I did not know there is such thing as mousse shampoo, what brand is that n how much did you pay for it? I intend to get powder shampoo... I cannot stand my oily hair plus the sweat....
I think there is powder bath....
The brand is : batiste. It comes in a light green aerosol can. It is $6.90 from those hdb shampoo shop. But at unity pharmacy it's slightly more exp. I think $8.
you can see it here. I didn't know they have a website
I've also never head of it before until recently. The directions seem quite easy. Just spray the mousse in your hair then scrub around. No need to wash out.
Last edited by cupcakemum; 29-03-2012 at 11:04 PM.
As for confinement, I dont't believe in absolutely no fan or no aircon. Its really up to you. You can on the fan, but make it circulate so that the air in the room can circulate. It is more healthy this way too. You do not want to suffer heat stroke also haha.. As for aircon, I know myself, I will not on it because, I can get running nose from aircon that is too cold.
I will bath and wash hair too, cos of hygenie purpose. But will use the herb water and blow dry my hair quickly before stepping outside.
As for food, I'll just leave it to my confinement lady who will cook for me. hehe.. That's all.. I'll just focus on resting and feeding baby...
As for cake, I will order from pine garden. And for colleagues and thse people who cannot attend, think I will order from sweetest moments. I have not tasted sweetest moments before, but many reviews say nice.. you may want to try their cupcake see how?
talk about baby shower, can we just sms, call or do a event invitation at facebook? dont think there a need to sent card rite??
do baby shower must be on the actual day? or later? or earlier? cos it maybe not be on weekend.
caterer & cake i have shortlisted also. for deco, really dont know what to do, cos will be stay over at mum's place for confinement. hubby alone at home cant do much also.
I think baby shower can be later nowadays unlike the past traditional.
Sms should be alright. I didn't receive any baby shower invite card before.
Where do you all intend to hold the shower? At home, or hotel etc? I'm not inviting many friends but my home is not big enough to cater to the numbers of people. Headache, dont know where to hold it.
Cupcakes, I think quite ex per cup and usually rather sweet cos of the icing on top. I have seem alot of people either eat it halfway, or throw away the icing. Which I find kind of wasteful, considering the amount of $ you spend.
miniclarie, what I heard is that cannot do full month after the actual full month. Must do before the actual date. dont know what's the reason, but most pp is do before actual date.
climsp, either facebook or sms the invitation will do . But I did recd baby full month card before. But I think I will not, cos just inviting a few people, relatives and close friends, so dont need to print card ..
Rukia, ya I had same thoughts as you. Cupcakes seems to look nice only, taste may be too sweet. I prefer to go for the traditional items though. hehe
will be hold at home, mother in law insist at my own place. think we will info relatives to come around afternoon, then friends at nite. my place is small also, but got big corridor. maybe invite neighbour beside so she wont complain. hahaha
i think for the guest list i got around 50plus ppl.. if baby need to sleep then wont show him out. will hide him at room.
Will you all invite all your colleagues? I thought of inviting those I am close to cos they have been quite concerned about me and kept asking me about my pregnancy and when I am giving birth. But I think it will be alittle embrassing if the rest finds out that I didnt invite them.