hi.. my nanny last minute backup n i am desperately looking for a replacement nanny... can i contact the nanny of yours... is she really good??
This is a discussion on Need recommendation for good Confinement Lady within the Domestic Helper, Nanny and Confinement Lady forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Hi Autum, Pls inform your CL's contact. Thanks! Originally Posted by Autum Hi All Mummies to be, I just finished ...
hi.. my nanny last minute backup n i am desperately looking for a replacement nanny... can i contact the nanny of yours... is she really good??
Last edited by Jasztea; 15-09-2011 at 04:03 PM.
Kindly note that the Aunty Irene whom I used is not the con woman mentioned by the lady in this forum. Irene Yong is a con-woman and her name is spammed all over SMH and Mummysg. I remember I also posted in the forum to inform mummies to beware of Irene Yong. (You can search under my name to find) I was pretty weary that Aunty Irene whom I used was Irene Yong and did a check before my confinement in August 11. The Aunty Irene I used has a different hp# (both SG and Msia)
Aunty Irene whom I used was doing confinement for me in SG for the month of August 11, so there is no way she can call from Msia.
Abit of background for the Aunty Irene I used.
- She is born in Penang
- She used to live in JB(nearer to SG), now she has moved to Muar.
- She has 4 kids (1 son, 3 daughters) and son has passed away.
- She lives with husband in Muar now.
Hope I cleared some of the misunderstanding b/w the 2 different Aunty Irene.
Final feedback for Aunty Irene (Not Irene Yong) whom I used:
I am a first time mum who has no idea how to look for confinement lady, and wanted to engage GPLS initially. (luckily I didn't cos I heard got some cock up thru forum friends) Anyway I came to know of Aunty Irene thru Autum, when she posted about her confinement nanny.
I hired Aunty Irene, paid her a deposit of $200 somewhr in April when she came into SG.
When I was around 30+ weeks, she called me up and reminded me to take more fish b/c I am breastfeeding and I could start consuming coconut water. How many CL actually will take the effort to do that?? (Doing a job with love, and doing a job for money is toally different in terms of a person's attitude)
She arrived at my pl on 7 August, 1 day after I returned back from hospital, at 11am with her big bag. She brought her own toiletries (shampoo,shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, medication, and bath towel) She didn't use anything from my end. I have a maid but Aunty Irene washes her own clothes. She is quite particular on cleanliness, which is a plus point when taking care of my baby.
During the 1 month, she trained up my Indon maid on how to take care of my baby. As she dont't do any marketing, she will whip up dishes based on what you have in your fridge. All her dishes are simple and nothing complicated - very healthy and good for mummies who wants to maintain a good figure post preg. Her tonic soup is really good stuff, cos she really throw in the herbs(pao shen, dang shen, etc) which you bought. She doesn't drink my red dates tea, or tonic soup, and even dishes she prepare for hubby and me, she tell us to finish them if we can. She eats alot of veg, and little meat/fish.
I am a Emerg Csect mummy, unlike Autum who has gone thru natural birth. I couldn't take chix till around 3 weeks later. My baby seems to have blocked nose too, and Aunty Irene diligently makes sure baby's nose is cleared of nose shit every morning. She also clean baby's tongue every morning and evening, esp when baby's tongue has alot of milk curds left behind on tongue.
In the afternoon, I do see her take her nap. But to be fair to a human who works graveyard shift, she does deserve to take a nap in the afternoon (esp 1st 2 weeks) But towards the last week, I dont see her napping anymore as she has trained baby to sleep longer in the night. (baby could understand when is day and when is night) I am a curious 1st time mum so I always ask Aunty Irene why she does this/that and she will tell me the reasons.
Aunty Irene dont have major flaws, though I find her talking too much sometimes. So I usually excused myself and retreat to my bedroom if I need to rest.
About my weight, I was still at 55kg when Aunty Irene left us, which means I still have 8 kg to lose for a Csect mum. I am not advertising Aunty Irene but just some feedback for those of you who has engaged her or is going to engage her. I wish all mtbs/mummies all the best and good health!
May I have your CL's contact no? Thanks!
I believe not all will suit Aunty Irene (Autum's recommendation). Personally I do not feel she is good, I am not against her. Same comments are passed by my family (my mother, hubby and sister). She do not do marketing and suggest what to cook. Is my mummy who in turn asked her if can cook these vegetables, drink this soup etc.
I could still remember that there is a case whereby baby poos and asked her to change. She will say I will change for her later as I am having my dinner. Such comments are not said by my sister's and cousin's confinement lady.
I do agreed that it is fair she is taking afternoon nap if she is taking care of the baby through the night. For my case is different, I am fully breast feeding and I look after my baby at night. She is allowed to sleep through the night yet still nap in the afternoon. I would think that it is unfair for me too.
Lastly my mum say my sister's confinement lady: Lily and told me that Lily still do marketing for her new employer. Yet mine still have to suggest if can cook these and that.
As for me, this is a last minute looking out for confinement lady as the one my sister engaged is booked by others. Lan Jie could not do mine as well recommended by my poly classmate. Thus I do not have a choice but to try Aunty Irene out. My conclusion is I will never recomment her service to my friends & relatives.
Anyone have experience with good CL taking care of twins?
I will be doing confinement at in law's place but thinking to engage either daytime/stay-in CL to help my mother in law since we have 2 babies to take care.
dont't really need CL to do laundry and chores, mainly babycare and cooking confinement food for me, but for stay-in, she may have to put up with space constraints by zzz in living room >.<
anyone have good recommendation pls msg me!!! thankssssss
Oops sorry to hear your negativity towards Aunty Irene whom I have used. Pls dont mis-understand, I am not advertising Aunty Irene. I am just sharing my feedback with all the mummies here so that they know the standard they will be receiving from her.
Ultimately, hiring CL is probably like buying toto/4d. Like choosing husbands - some ppl end up divorce, some happily married. I am a first time mum so I'm not sure what is the 'standard' I should receive from a CL, but I am happy with her service. (cleanliness towards baby, food, reminding first time mummy like me when to start taking coconut water, etc)
Probably I may hire another CL for my 2nd baby to compare...
dont feel so upset over it, take good care of yourself and your precious baby.
Can email me your CL contact? My EDD early Mar 2012. Email: email@example.com Thanks!
[QUOTE=Autum;506315]Sure, will PM you her contact. Before pregnant, i am loosing tons strands of hair everyday. Cos i have long hair, it's as if I have illness like that cos everyday can see the bathroom outlet fill with my hair. However, strange thing, during my confinement, ppl also say sure drop lots of hair but I did not. Surely less than 5 strands per day.
Yes, my baby 3 months but he already starts to gurgle and join in adult's conversation and even shout for attention sometimes. I realised I have more hair fall, say only 10 the most? but definitely not like before pregnancy. Maybe due to the confinement period, I take good stuff and follow my CL instruction. She boil me something that helps to control hair fall. Instead, now my hair have more volume than before (cos more hair!!!). Even lashes and eyebrows, last time need to draw brows and lashes like dont have like that. Now so much better than last time. :-) I have lots of compliment now that i look better than before birth.
Therefore, mummies, you gals need to take good care during confinement! Get a good confinement lady to help you nourish back! :-)
May I have the contact of your CL pls - the one you mentioned is good and can nourish your health back? My email firstname.lastname@example.org
EDD early Mar 2012. Thanks!
Hi All, as I need to work and take care of my baby, I have not been login in for quite sometimes.
Pipilili has answered all the questions that some mummies asked me.
Pipilili, good to hear that you are doing fine. Well, I like the part you wrote, "I usually excused myself and retreat to my bedroom if I need to rest" Haha... In fact same thing here, I think I did that everyday during my confinement! And I have a peace in mind that she looks after everything. Usually when I went to take nap is when baby is and she will also follow. But she will definitely wake up at 5pm sharp to prepare dinner as my hubby comes home around 6pm. :-)
In fact, sometimes afternoon noodles or rice not finished, she will save it up for her dinner while the portion of dinner for the both of us for that day will be just nice. Very well planned.
I miss her Vermicelli with the wine, pork, broccoli, wolfberries, ginger etc and the same ingredient can turn into porridge. Very healthy and tasty!
Btw, I took alot of wolfberries during my confinement. Not sure if this is the reason that it leads to improvement on my eye sight (since they says confinement is the time where mother can "earn" back their pink health). Last time right eye 175, left eye 75 and not wearing any specs or contact lenses but now right eye maintains 175 and left eye only 50 now.
Hi Autum, may I have Aunty Irene contact no? You can pm me at email@example.com. thanks!
Care to share how much she charged you?
I'm looking for a CL for my wife who is going to give birth in mid feb 2012. anyone has any recommendations for me so that I can go enquire? ((:
Please Pm me here and many thanks in advance!!
I'm from Sep 2011 thread and I have a good CL that I will like to recommend to all mummies. Siew Ling jie was the CL for my 2 SILs and they sang praises of her which was the reason why I decided to engage her.
On the first day she arrived, she revamp my kitchen and create a very neat system for keeping the milk bottles and my breast pump equipment. She is also very encouraging and supportive of breastfeeding. The first 4 days, my breast milk has not kick in yet and I was feeling very stressed and down. She boiled papaya soups and always remind me to drink lots of red dates tea to help with the milk production. During that period, she gave me alot of encouragement on breastfeeding. She is very alert especially for night duty of taking care of baby. The moment my baby starts to go eh eh, she is already up and heating up ebm to feed him.
After being discharged from hospital and that 1st week of back home and trying to adjust to be a mum, Siew Ling jie is really a godsend helper and teaching me alot of things about taking care of baby, learning how to differentiate the various tones of my baby's cries which means different needs of my baby.
She is also a very good cook and takes care of me very well. She always whip up interesting dishes cooked in different ways. Check out some of the dishes she has cooked for me so far.
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She is very hardworking and even cleans those hard to reach corners in my kitchen and does the household chores fast and efficient.
Overall, she is really a good CL and I will highly recommend her to all mummies. I will definitely engage her again when I have my 2nd child.
Her contact is:
Singapore HP - 81195431 (contactable when she is working in SG)
Malaysia HP - +60137067061 / +60127609538 (contactable when she is in Malaysia). Do tell her you are recommended by Meiyu. She usually will give higher priority to those who are recommended by mummies who engaged her before. Do book her early for your confinement as she get booked pretty fast!
can i check what's the rate to engage Siew Ling Jie ??
Do drop me an email on your CL contact? @ firstname.lastname@example.org
My edd is in Feb 2012
My edd is Feb 2012. Can i have the contact of your CL?
Pls drop me an email @ email@example.com.
My edd is 5 Feb 12, can you email me your CL contact?
email add: firstname.lastname@example.org
I agreed with you that Siew Ling Jie is very popular and always booked by people.
It took me a long time consolidating this list hope it will not go waste and will be helpful for all mummies.
Do take a look ya =)
List of GOOD & BAD confinment lady (mummy, if you have help input)
hello all mums..
would someone provide some info. on how much will the cost for CL during CNY period...thanks so much...
Will like to share my experience with 2 CLs that I have hired. I was early by 2.5 weeks (gynae wanted to induce) and my original CL can't come as she needed to go on holiday with her family. She tried to find a CL for me but could not get anyone. In the end, the day before I was induced, I was frantically looking for a CL to cover for a week before she was available.
I got a contact and got Auntie Fong as my CL. She happened to be available before her next assignment which was due a week after. She is very good and took very good care of me and baby in her 1 week stint here. She cooks very well and in her one week here she taught me a lot of handy tips in showering, feeding and soothing babies. When I was desperate for breast milk, she uses very very hot towel and massages my breast to improve circulation.
When my original CL came, Jasmine (Singaporean, which I got her contact from this forum!), it was a total nightmare and she was so unhygienic and yet kept bragging about how capable she is. She is demanding (maybe becoz she is Singaporean) and kept insisting that baby is not hungry and refuse to let me feed when he cries non-stop for an hour In the end, i sacked her after a week and coped with 3 weeks w/o CL.
I miss Auntie Fong a lot and asked her to come back and teach me again how to shower my baby after her assignment which ended last week. She is very jovial and bubbly and has a lot of passion in her job. She is responsible and very willing to teach mothers, maids and grandparents on what to eat and what not to eat and what to cook etc. Her meals are delicious and very easy going.
She is with me now can be contacted at 83864182 or 016 7430588 (you can quote Liping for reference). I know she has an assignment in HK till next year March and she will be available after that. I do not gain anything for advertising her. Just that she has been receiving jobs from other CLs that takes commission from her and will like to help her get some jobs and get the full rate that she deserves.
Just in case, the CL Jasmine (Singaporean) which is very atas and unhygienic, her number is 91279879. Please avoid her at all cost. She charges above market rate as well.
I had called her and told her my intention of engaging her service, that time she was in M'asia. She told me to meet up with her which she will be coming to SG for a confinement job 2 months later.
My hubby and I went down to the place where she is doing her confinement and she has increase her price to $100 more than what we had spoke to her previously. But we feel that it is ok as long as she is able to help us. So we agreed on engaging her but we didnt know we have to pay a deposit on the spot. We told her we will contact her again (before she goes back to M'asia) to make payment and get her passport info to prepare her work permit as well.
A few days later she had sms my hubby, saying she cannot do our job has she has agree to do for another couple. We were very angry and question her as we had engage her 1st and she also agreed to take up the job. She replied saying we still have not't made payment so she has the choice to reject us and also we were not sincere enough to make payment in the 1st meeting. My hubby and I suspect that the other couple maybe paying her higher hence she cancel ours.
We feel that she do not honour her promise and luckily for us, we still can find another CL in time. I can't imagine if it is a last min cancellation, how to find another one within a short period of time? Perhaps she would feel that as long as she return the deposit $ to you, it is ok. and she can take up another higher offer job..
She told us she can do many things, help up in housework too. But we really doubt her words now.
Can you email me the CL contact?Thanks. email@example.com