This is a discussion on EDD September 2013 Mummies within the Year 2013 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by skt A mummy : I believe most of us have gone through the detailed scan? Heh, I ...
You can go to this thread.This mummy post everything we probably need to buy. great!
When do you start buying baby stuff?
But you dont have to get everything if you think there's no need.Just a checklist of things out there so you wont miss out on the necessary stuffs=)
Its a good list.
Some other mummies do contribute some other stuffs. But here is a good one.
baby bottle cleanser
Baby bath (J&J top to toe wash)
Baby Clothes detergent
Baby clothes (Fox, cotton on, kiddy palace, mothercare - ON SALE)
Baby Bath Tub (depends on which hospital you going, Mount A provides free bath tub)
Olive Oil or baby oil for cradle cap
baby powder (J&J)
Bottle & nipple brush
Bottle Thermal bag (Avent)
cotton balls (for cleaning bottom)
diaper rash cream
diapers (new born & Size S)
Lamp (Ikea) – for night feeding
Mattress for cot
Pails (for baby clothes & bottles)
portable cot sheet
socks (0-6 months)
Steam Sterilizer for bottles
Teats (2 months) M size
Teether (3 months+)
wet wipes (Big Pack)
wet wipes (Small Pack)
Disposable Breast pads
changing mat (ikea)
Changing Table with cabinet
Bath Thermometer (optional)
drinking cup (6 months +)
Pacifier (0-5 months)
Stroller (can buy after birth)
Jig saw puzzle mat
Hi mummies, about the 8 wks govt paid maternity leave, my HR told me we need to produce birth cert not edd letter, is it true ?
Mrsvistamio: true. My hr also asked the same.Originally Posted by mrsvistamio:790756
A mummy, actually what your gynae is doing is so his work is made easier.. Gravity is the best help wen we're giving birth, coz baby is pushing down n we're also helping by pushing baby out.. Baby wont be able to just fall out of the birth canal; unless itz premature or weighs less than 2kg at full term (which is rare in S'pore).. Lying down is NOT a good position to birth baby, coz it is like pushing baby uphill.. I pushed my 1st out lyinh down; n at the end of the birth i was too worn out.. 2nd birth, i pushed my baby out (all by myself!) whilst sitting up, n i was still so energetic after the birth that i cld joke around with the midwife n my husband (he still has the video; it was as if nothing happened - my voice was fresh n cheery).. It really makes a difference, how we birth our babies..
Same! I m confused n lost too.. As to what Shld be new and what can consider second hand.. Hmm
you dont't know how lucky you are mrsvistamio!!!
@babywipes, why you say I m lucky ? I m afraid I did not put on enough weight
chweewy: I think it all depends on individual's preference on which items are suitable to get it new. Infant clothings, babycot, stroller are a few common items which mothers dont't mind getting them as second-hand. One reason is because the baby will outgrow very fast and these items may not be in use before they are 'seasonly used'.
But for me, I in tend to pass down these items, so I actually got them as brand new. Another thing is the hygiene issue, I doubt I have the energy to sterilize the babycot and stroller, though the cushion and mattress can be bought as brand new.
For me, I have just started buying infant clothes in neutral colours, while waiting for 2nd hand pieces. No harm for second clothes as long as we wash them thoroughly to get rid of any unpleasant smell.
My mum is getting a babycot (since baby will be looked after by her most of the times, and we intend to pass down to my no.2 or my future sis-in-law) at her place while I am getting a playpen (foldable) at my place. As for stroller, I got a new one. This will need a little research and time to compare prices and weight. I manage to dig one from Goodbaby ($219) but weighs as light as those from Combi. The best part is, just one press and push, the stroller can be closed with one hand. Easy for me when carrying the baby alone.
Last edited by skt; 22-05-2013 at 04:51 PM.
mrsvistamio: if your gynae has not mentioned anything, dont't worry too much. Every pregnancy is different. dont't stress too much.
Something I learnt from my antenatal class, on average, a pregnant mother should gain 10-14kg throughout the pregnancy. Just the waterbag alone weighs a few kg, the placenta is like 500grams, umbilical cord weighs another few hundred grams, baby will be about 2.8 to 3.7kg etc.
Till now, I have gained about 5 KG and the baby is about 439 grams, which is still within the acceptable range. Furthermore, I am quite a petite one, only 1.6m and 46kg before pregnant. So I do not expect tremendous increase in my weight. If there is, it may implies I have overate. =/ Anyway, my appetite is still pretty normal, nothing huge and no cravings at all.
Just ensure your appetite has not decreased too much ya.
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I think as owners of our bodies, we can do as much research on the various birthing methods and suggest to our docs on our preference. If one feels very strongly and believe firmly that xyz birthing method is what she wants to go through then go with it and trust your own judgement. And find a doc who embraces a similar vision and a hospital that provides the facilities.
Whether the doc is lying to us or just wanting to make their lives easier - I think it is also up to each and everyone of us to decide what is best and how much we want to trust the doc?!? for instance if i want natural but my doc tells me not possible cuz of certain conditions then do i insist my own way or trust the doc? if i insist on wanting natural, what if it puts my baby at risk?
what works for one may not work for another. Just like 2 bodies are not the same. I know of two friends who believe strongly in hypno birthing and both chose the same method of delivery. One breezed through it with 8 pushes. The other grunted and was in so much pain for 12 hours.
Last edited by A mummy; 23-05-2013 at 05:41 PM.
I wldnt get the shot if i can tolerate the pain.. But mind you, if you are induced, the pain truly is unbearable.. I've been reading "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" n "Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering" to better prepare myself for this 3rd birth - I wanna try all-natural..! I tool epidural for both previous births; sucks i tell you.. Oh, you give birth usually in a C-shape whilst lying down.. Datz like the standard in Kandang Kerbau Hospital.. 2nd time, midwife wanted me to give birth dat way, but my gynae came in the nick of time n let me sit up.. Actually best thing is to labour at home until you're in the transition stage, then go hospital.. you'll give birth in 1-2hrs only; no need spend sooo much time in delivery suite - it just stresses you up, especially wen you hear other babies crying.. Also in delivery suite you wont get to walk around much; being mobile n upright is essential to get the labour progressing.. I spent 20hrs plus both times in delivery suite, so boring..! Cant even rest properly, coz strapped on the bed n also the beeping sounds are distracting..