This is a discussion on EDD Sept 2012 mummies! within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by Gnet I went to expo just now. Not as many things as the previous Motherhood fair. Lots ...
today went for gynae appt and after that i received an envelope with an admission form inside... i was told that i must bring it everywhere i go... the girl told me it's my 'passport' now... i believe it's the 'passport' to Thomson Medical Center delivery suite?
went taka baby fair after that... bought combi miracle turn at $566.10 and some other stuff like pigeon baby wipes.
pigeon 3-in-1 sterilizer bundle set gg at $188 with bottles and pacifier and bottle brush etc in the bundle. avent steamer+blender bundle at $199, bundled with pillow and bolster, baby bowl and bottles. avent sterilizer bundle at $199 too, with bottles, pacifier, water bottle etc... combi at 10% off prices as tagged. has baby rompers going at $5 each, cute but didn't buy as i already have enough hands-me-down... other booths include fisher-price, mclauren and other stroller brands, baby cots and bathing stuff, toys, etc. didn't take note of the prices of pumps etc though...
Use cloth cos not I wash . CL wash. After CL left, I just can't cope with laundry of so many diapers. ESP if there is shit on it. you need to soak n trust me, it's hard to get rid of it. n I realized using cloth , the baby can't zz well, because they keep waking up throughout the day. Which I dont think is good. They should zz throughout. At the end, I'm now using all disposable diapers.
To have about 10 of the normal diaper cloth is good. Because the cloth can use to b baby pillow, blanket. or anything you need a clean layer (Example: rocker).
I didn't buy the "insert" for the new kind of diapers. Only bought the pants to wear for cloth diaper. I'm skeptical that it can really absorb very much longer than cloth n if it can really absorb very well, I prefer disposable kind cos I'm more convinced that will b dryer n hence prevent nappy rash.
How many you need for a start depends on how fast you can wash n dry the nappies. Im the KS kind, I bought 24 pieces (2pkt). However now though I never use, I left some at my place, some at my mum n some at my in law place, for baby to use as blanket / pillow. So just nice.
Went to the expo sale, and got lotsa rompers i personally love babies in rompers... I got some in 0 - 3 months and some in 3 - 6 months.. Hoping my baby will be able to fit into all of them atleast a couple of times. Went later to Isetan, and picked up lotsa other things for baby, now I think I am almost ready..
Felicity - Was the taka fair worth going to? I'm thinking of going there sometime this week...
Jofeny - What type of cloth diapers did you use for your baby? I got a couple at the fair this morning, but both had just one insert.. Need to buy some more and wanna buy the inserts too separately... Even I think I will be lazy to wash the cloth diapers and may end up just using the disposable ones.. But was checking prices for the disposable ones, and its soo expensive.
I only bought the normal traditional kind of cloth diaper, not the insert kind. I bought like 24 pieces of white cloth kind n 5 diaper pants (I bought from Gmart $2.50 each without the inserts). I use the pants to wrap the traditional cloth instead.
Ya.. Diapers r not cheap. Especially if you do total breast feeding for the first month, baby can poo up to 10 times alone. However subsequently it will reduce. Now my baby 3 months plus n he is pooing at about 3 times per day (mainly breastfeeding). So you just do a quick count. Say every 4hrs diaper change, plus 3 change for poo.. It's around 10diapers. During sale got to grab the cheap n good ones (expo sale, huggies at $0.23 each. or during daytime, use cheaper alternatives, night time use better ones to prevent leaking).
Wet wipes. Now baby bigger n I'm more familiar, I'm using water n cotton to clean his shit when I'm at home. I used to b using wet wipes. So this will save some money.
Breastfeeding. Will save you a lot of money too. Of cos pump is exp too. I bought a cheaper alternative. $230 for dual auto pump free of charge 5 packet of storage bags. Now at 3 months if baby is not breastfeeding. Say using nan ($34 per tin, 1 month need 6) (enfa $45 per tin), you will b able to save like $200. I'm still using 1 tin per month cos want to introduce baby to fm. Of cos if there is a choice or not to do breastfeeding, cos some mummies really doesn't have milk so there is not much alternative.
Kary, if you have the time and still need other items can go down taka to take a look.. Until 5 aug so still have time. But they say there's this goodie bag for I think first 100 per day who spent dont know how much.. All goodie bags n freebies while stock lasts according to the sales personnel... We also got a freebie cos we spent over 900 bucks.. Not sure what it is though, a big box in a taka bag and 2 of us were struggling with so many bags we just quickly dropped everything off at the home delivery counter.. Will have to wait for the items to be delivered. Spend over $150 eligible for home delivery, if taka card holder spend over $100 can go for home delivery...
I have 24 cloth nappies that mother in law bought, will use during confinement, n 10 modern cloth diapers with insets from the previous expo fair... Hoping to minimize usage of disposable diapers...
What does isetan fair has? is it something like taka fair too? worth going?
Jofeny - Yea I've decided that I'm gonna use the disposable diapers for the first few weeks or a month atleast, till we get accustomed to being parents and the whole diaper changing part... Baby can poo upto 10 times??? OMG thats like alot of poo for a tiny baby, gonna be very tiring for the mommey and daddy.
Have you ladies bought a breast pump already? I'm a little confused if I should buy one now or wait till the baby is born... Because im gonna be stayin at home the whole time.
Felicity - Yea i'm gonna go to taka, cos I have nothing to do at home anyways... And my only source of exercising is walking in the malls
Eeneyminey - I have not been to the taka fair so dont know yet.. Isetan has the regular stuff, I dont really know the prices before the fair for most of it... But alot of boards put up saying 20% discount. I got the baby tub, an infant to toddler one, dont really remember the price and a breast feeding pillow for 36 bucks, which I thought was a steal...
Did any of you buy your nursing bras yet? Need to get that too, but not sure if I should buy it now or wait till end of August or early September... Cos I feel i'm becoming fatter by the minute these days and boobs also may grow much bigger...
Yeah.. I also want to ask wen shld we be buying nursing bras? I rem reading somewhere that we shld wait till 1mth before delivery cos boobs will be more or less that size.. Issit true? Also where can we buy those nursing bras?Originally Posted by Kary2500:674210
I've been using nursing bra since early of my pregnancy. My cup size has grown enormous as compared to pre preg. I bought few more during expo fair last weekend, bought wired ones for $30 and non wired one for $20. I feel using wired ones to go out gives more support, but i will use non wired one at home during confinement. So far i have 4 wired nursing bra and 2 non wired one, might need to buy more for non wired one..
Ive seen nursing bras at Isetan, they have more of the underwire ones and a few of the wireless... Mothercare also has, but ive still not checked it out there...
Can we use the wired ones in the beginning? I'm more comfortable with the wired ones, but read somewhere that we should not use the wired ones as our breasts will be all sore...
its been awhile. how's all mummies doing??? im currently in my 31st wk and am thinking of doing a 3d scan. any mummies out there done a 3d scan and any recommendation as my gynae doesnt have the facilities to do it. and also wats the charges like??
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Any mummies facing any HBP or high protein issues in the 3rd trimester? I have been having very high BP and slight protein in my urine traces into my 31st week, now on medication & under constant monitoring by my gynae now. Kinda worrying..
Breast pump - I got small breast so that time I also dont know if I should get. Medela is too exp for me to risk because if I want, I want auto dual pump. I end up getting a cheaper mom forte pump from Korea at $230. I think that price is reasonable for me to take a risk. I only latch baby the first 2-3 weeks, subsequently, I expressed the milk out once I got my supply. Reason being, it's extremely tiring to carry n bf, you will know soon. ESP my baby is quite bad tempered, I think my nipple might b gone (he tore it off with his mouth) if I bf longer. Also expressed you can monitor the volume that baby eats n easier to estimate the time. For my baby, 30ml can last him 1hr. So now he is drinking 150ml, he can roughly last 5 hours without milk. I would say breast pump helped me to get my supply faster. Because baby initially doesn't know how to latch n they r not as "experienced" suckers (because your milk wun reach so soon too), the initial days he will b like just playing with your nipple. Suck for nothing. I use breast pump in hospital to get my nipple activated n yes, it helps. I collected my first milk using a pump when I'm eating n watching tv in the hospital. So happy. Quickly pass it to the nurse n she gave it to my son.
I didn't get any breast pillows cos I think it's waste of money. Of cos I have friends who say it's good, but I'm fine with just using normal pillow initially.
I didn't get any nursing bra. During preggy I just bought 5 bra extenders n use. After baby out I just remove the extenders, that's all. When pumping or breast feeding, I prefer to remove my top n feed. I think it's easier. Either breastfeed or pump, there bound to b leakage. N it's easier to just clean the whole area. With nursing bra the milk might b stained on the bra n you will need to change the bra. It depends on how you want to do it.
In fact I didn't buy any maternity wear. At home I wear my hubby clothes. I did buy a few those baggy clothes from Gmart, each around $10? Those normal clothes but larger sized, n you just wear with tights. Maternity wear is crazily expensive n ugly.
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