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Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Personalized gifts and keepsakes are always my favourites. Isn’t this Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry too cute? If you notice, I always share products and services that is helpful for creating personalized gifts or keepsakes that creates precious memories for the entire lifetime.

Ninetwofive Jewelry is such another online shop that you can create personalized jewelries for you or for your loved ones. It is a great place to find unique gift ideas. If you visit their online shop, you will notice a beautiful collection of stylish designs which includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and all sort of jewelries which are easy to customize as you wish.

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Some of the personalized jewelry ideas include, name, foot prints, fingerprints and even handwriting. Isn’t this a cute idea to preserve one of my kid’s drawings in a customized pendant? Inspiring with all the design suggestions of Ninetwofive Jewelry, I decided to create a personalized necklace with my kid’s drawing on it. It is so precious. It is a great keepsake. It makes me proud always. Don’t forget that my kid is really proud of his artwork on a stylish pendant!

So, here is how we did!

Creating Personalized Drawing Necklace with Ninetwofive Jewelry

From birth I could spend every single minute with my kid. I could watch how he started writing. I collected all his early days’ scribbles and I always noticed the development of his drawing skills from just lines and scribbles to drawings which shows facial features. If you check this post you will see one of the early stage drawings of my kid.

Now, his drawings are more developed. Few weeks ago when he was drawing pictures I asked him to draw ‘Amma’ (mommy)

He was drawing his family and relatives. When I asked for a drawing of ‘Amma’ this is what he showed me.

preserving art work on a jewelry

This is my kid’s drawing of ‘Amma’ (Mommy) at his age of 3 yrs 5 months 🙂 This was featured on a Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Does it look like me? Absolutely it is an early stage drawing of my kid. But this drawing is bit different from his other sketches. It doesn’t close. For me it looks like a snail. 🙂  I asked again.

Is this Amma?

He said, yes this is you. This is Amma.

I asked ‘can you draw Amma again’?

He refused. No. This is you. This is your eyes, nose, mouth…He started describing the sketch. I understood that he has drawn this sketch with unique features. This drawing is different from the way he drew other members of family. I understood that he wanted to make my picture special.

So, I decided to preserve this special moment in a personalized pendant with Ninetwofive Jewelry.

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Our experience with Ninetwofive Jewelry

Working with Ninetwofive Jewelry was really easy. Once I sent a photo of the drawing with name of my kid, they created this piece of jewelry. Isn’t it so cute? The design is exactly same as the drawing I sent.

Check this necklace design. I am proud to see that my little kid is capable of designing a unique necklace. 🙂 At home he is proud of having his artwork on jewelry. This jewelry could make him excited same as me. He proudly spends his time on creative artwork and as his mommy I enjoy every minute of these moments.

Isn’t this a great way to boost the confidence of any kid other than usual methods? These days as my kid is more on role playing activities and loves to pretend like his teacher or other roles, I found our jewelry designing experience was really helpful for him to expose his creativity!Isn’t it another brain boosting activity with his creativity?

 

Unique features of Ninetwofive Jewelry

  • It is a great place to find unique personalized gift ideas
  • Quality products and friendly customer service
  • They ship to international destinations too. Check here for shipping details.
  • You can find different keepsake ideas including Breast milk jewelry .Check here for the details and designs of DIY breastmilk jewelry kits. These are really affordable too.
  • Prices are really affordable.

I know, now you are with lot of personalized gift ideas and keepsakes. Having such keepsakes will cherish your memories. Your kid will sure appreciate these pieces of jewelries once he is grown up.

So, check ninetwofivejewelry.com for more designs and details. Don’t wait until your little kid is grown up. Preserve those beautiful memories for him to admire in future!

If you look for mother’s day gifts or any gift for a new mom, I am sure you will find lot of ideas in their website!

Discount for all readers

Use the code DIARYOFANEWMOM and enjoy 15% discount storewide when you shop personalized jewelries with Ninetwofive Jewelry.

Giveaway time (1 lucky winner)

Now its time for the giveaway. Management Team @Ninetwofive Jewelry happily sponsors 1 free personalized drawing necklace to one of the readers of Diary of a New Mom.

Simply use this facebook post to enter into the giveaway.

Giveaway will end on 4th May 2017, 12midnight.We will contact the winners through a Facebook message.

In case we do not hear from you within 72 hours, we’ll select another winner.

Giveaway is open for Singapore residents only.

Disclosure:We received above personalized drawing necklace in order to facilitate this review. However all opinions are mine.

Types Of Shoes That Are A Must Have For Every Woman

You can always purchase ten pairs of your favorites, but you should have the others as well, in order to cover all possible occasions.

Types Of Shoes That Are A Must Have For Every Woman

 

  1. Flats

Moms love this style of shoes, because they are easy to match with jeans, skirts, shorts and dresses, while making you look stylish and feminine. They are also perfect for running after your kids or for running various errands. If you’re a working woman, you should always have a pair of flats under your desk or in your closet for those moments when your feet would love a rest from heels. Flats can still look put together and elegant while being way more comfortable than pumps or other types of heels. They are a must have for every woman.

If you’re buying your first pair of flats, consider choosing a neutral color such as black or gray, a thin stripe or a subtle animal print. Try to get something that goes with everything. Choose a classic shape such as an almond toe, as they will last you for a very long time, so you don’t risk to look out of fashion.

  1. Sneakers

The good old sneakers have become quite trendy in the last few years, so they can be the perfect casual shoe choice. They look more stylish than athletic sneakers, while being just as comfortable. You can find lots of cool ones in your favorite shops. Personally, I love matching low tops and sneakers with leggings, shorts, jeans, and even with casual skirts and dresses. They are excellent all day and weekend shoes, but they can be suitable for casual dates. All women should consider adding at least one pair to their closet.

beautiful sandals for gorgeous moms

  1. Classic Pump

Classic pumps represent the very essence of the feminine look, so you can’t afford not to have one pair. This is the most versatile shoe ever, being suitable for work, church, parties or anything else you may think of. I own them in back and nude, both colors going very well with all my outfits. You can choose the colors you love, as long as you can match them with your clothes. Moreover, a pointed toe pump is never going to go out of style.

  1. Boots

Boots are an absolute must for fall and winter months. While knee high boots are definitely a classic, over-the-knee and ankle boots have become extremely trendy over the past few years. The riding boot is the most classic pair of boot you could find. A straight shaft and a small stacked hill will always make you look great. Ankle boots are also pretty versatile, and I simply love them. Flat pairs are best for work and running errands, while heeled ones are good for parties. you can wear them with jeans or with a dress.

  1. Sandals

Even though it’s winter time, you should know that summer is coming. Sandals are essential to every woman’s closet. While flip-flops may do in some circumstances, you do need a pair of beautiful sandals to compliment your shorts, dresses, skirts and summer jeans. Besides, they are better for you than flip-flops, as they don’t hurt you feet during longer walks on concrete or on other hard surfaces. Wear your flip-flops at the beach, but be prepared for all occasions with a good pair of sandals.

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

Few days ago I received our latest Mixbook photo books. Always it’s a cute surprise to receive by mail. It seems Mixbook has become my favourite photo book company simply because of the easy to use photo book making software, quality of the books, appearance and finally don’t forget the price. From few years I use Mixbook for our photo books and I also saved money by using the Mixbook coupon codes which is sometimes upto 50% off. This time I used a Buy 1 get 1 free offer to order our photo books. So, I received 2 photo books at the same time. Simply it’s a good deal, isn’t it?

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

Although I’ve shared a Mixbook photo book review last year, here is our latest experience with Mixbook. Mother’s day is reaching. If you are looking for a unique gift for your mom, wife, cousin, sister or any friend who is worth appreciating on this Mother’s day, I guess a photo book can be a great idea! And it doesn’t cost much considering the other gift ideas around.

Anyway, here is my review on our latest Mixbook Reviews and experience!

Playgroup memories Photo book for our kid

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

Few months ago I created a photo book for preserving our kid’s playgroup memories. For this photo book I used the  arts and crafts photo book template and customized it using our photos. Although this photo book template shares art and crafts of kids, I used memories and moments from our kid’s playgroup year.

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

This includes photos of his first day to Playgroup, photos with teachers, some of his favourite arts and crafts, celebrations and festival moments from Playgroup and finally the playgroup graduation photos. Completely it is a memory keepsake for playgroup year.

Check Arts and Crafts photo book here.

 

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

I included moments from his playgroup year for the arts and crafts photo book.I used this template.

Year in Review photo book for 2016

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

I created another photo book for our 2016 memories. Last year I ordered a photo book for our 2015 memories. That was so good because we always go through these memories and enjoy precious moments. Inspiring from that experience, I created another photo book for 2016.I really love these photo books. I used this photo book template and customized it with my choices. So beautiful and so cute!

Check the Simple Gold Whimsical photo book template I used and be inspired! 🙂

With this 2 photo books, here is my Mixbook photo book review which may be helpful for you too.

Mixbook Reviews with our Photo Books  (Review 2017)

  • Quality of the books

This time I ordered square shape books of size 8.5*8.5’’ hard cover glossy finish photo books. The pages are thick and quality. Colours of the photo prints are natural and similar to the photos I uploaded. I ordered hardcover glossy finish, so the appearance is different from leather or premium lay flat design. However, although this is not a lay flat photo book, still it is easy to turn pages and use. If you like lay flat designs, you can upgrade your order at the time of completing the order!

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

In these pages I used photos from our visit to Animal Resort Singapore

  • Size of the photo books

Well, this is something that I need to mention. There are different size options which you can select when you create a photo book with Mix book. In my previous year order, I ordered landscape photo book. This time it is square and 8.5*8.5’’ in size. When I compare the sizes and shapes of the books, I really like the recent photo books which are of square shape. These books look better in appearance than our previous landscape book which is also large in size. Anyway, that is up to you to select the best size for you. I may continue with same size even in my future orders too.

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

  • Easy to use photo book making software

Mixbook photo book software is always easy to use. I always start with a photo book template from their photo book collection. But, I customize the photo book including backgrounds, changes for fonts and letter sizes. These are really easy with the photo book software which anyone who is even a beginner can follow. This is one of the reasons for me to continue with creating photo books each year.

Check : How to create a photo book.

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

These are photos from our visit to the Singapore East Coast Park.

  • Price

In this Mixbook photo book review, I can’t stay away from mentioning the price. It is really reasonable comparing with the other photo book companies I worked with. Photo books starts with the rate $15.99 which finally creates a durable photo book than a conventional album. Considering the price of photo albums and costs for printing photos for the album, creating a photo book with Mixbook is really cheaper. And don’t forget, printing photos is something never happen to most of us although we want to print. So, I prefer creating photo books online using the digital files. After spending few hours, it is done!

Check photo books designs starting from $15.99

Mixbook Reviews with our Latest Photo Books

Photos from Alive Museum Singapore.These photos made our family photo book colourful and exciting!

Above are some of the qualities I admire while creating photo books with Mixbook. Other than that, I always love to use Mixbook coupons to save money from my orders.

Mixbook Coupons

This photo book company is awesome when considering the coupons and offers they give time to time. Their discounts are amazing and up to 50% or over. Sometimes they offer buy one get one free offers too.(BOGO).Actually this time I ordered 2 photo books using Mixbook coupons and that results me having 2 photo books for the price of one! Simply awesome!

To get the latest Mixbook Coupons, you can check below image ad.

 

 

Finally, my experience with Mixbook is always awesome. I really like creating memories with this photo book company. Don’t forget they also offer other items such as photo cards, home décor, photo prints and Calendars. Visit for more details. Don’t forget to start your photo book right now!

Check Mixbook.comMixbook.com and start making your photo book!

Don’t forget to order with a promo code.That will save you some money! 🙂

 

Disclosure: I received shopping credits from Mixbook  and I ordered photo books using the credits.No monetary compensation received for sharing this review.All opinions are mine.Also this post contains affiliate links.

Little Planet Playland Review & Giveaway

Little Planet Playland is the best place for pretend play activities for kids in Singapore! Yes, I am telling so because I spent time with my kid at this wonderful indoor playground and it is a great place for pretend playing. With soft colours and spacious rooms, the Little Planet Playland is equipped with mainly facilities for 6 pretend play activities. But, you know the behavior of kids. They will create lot of imaginations into the reality when they are surrounded with lot of toys. It was same with us. My kid played happily in these pretend play activities and even he created some of his inventions! This is why pretend playing is important for kids as a brain activity!

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About Little Planet Playland

Located at the Centrepoint shopping mall, Little Planet Playland is a wonderful place for kids to engage in imaginary play and pretend play activities. With themed play stations which includes a farm, a market place, a kitchen & cafe, a fishing area, a castle and a forest maze ,Little Planet playland aims to provide the young kids entertaining and educational environment while promoting the safe and hygienic place to play.

Little Planet Playland review

As my kid is so much into pretend playing these days, our visit to the Little Planet Playland was remarkable. Though there are hygiene practices and health checks at the entrance, he couldn’t wait to enter into the playground as he was much excited just by the view of it! Below is our Little Planet Playland review and experience. Hope you love to visit this amazing playland after reading our experiences because we also love to visit there again!

Fishing area

Little Planet Playland review

Although the farm area is located near the entrance, my kid ran into the fishing area. May be it is because fishing is a new experience for him. He loved to try fishing while sitting on the boat.

The fishing area is one of the pretend play stations in Little Planet Playland which provide facilities for fishing. There are lots of sea creatures around the boat which kids can use to catch them using the magnetic fishing rods.

Little Planet Playland review

It’s really interesting. Not only the kids will play with fishing activities, they also will learn names of the sea animals and also the different colours.

Market Area

Little Planet Playland review

This market at the Little Planet Playland is full of vegetables, breads & buns, fish and other groceries which kids can enjoy their time in shopping. There are trolleys for them to collect all the things they buy from the supermarket. It is really fun and I could see most of the kids in the playground enjoyed this activity.

Little Planet Playland review

Farm & soil ground

Little Planet Playland review

Farm is another interesting play station which provides facilities to pretend like harvesting the crops and planting those again. With the provided wheelbarrows and other farm tools kids can easily pretend like a farmer.

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Busy farmer!

 

Little Planet Playland review

Next to the farm, there is a soil ground. At first I thought this area is for sand playing. But, it is not sand. This soil ground is with some clean seeds which is helpful for kids to use as the soil medium.

Little Planet playground review

Kitchen & café

Little Planet Playland review

Though my kid is a boy, he loves cooking. Usually he spends time at the pantry area with his own cooking when I prepare our meal. So, the kitchen area is one of the best places for him to play.

The kitchen and café area of the Little Planet Playland is a complete kitchen. It includes pretend play kitchen items such as cookers, oven, sink and also necessary pots, pans and cutlery.

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Busy at the kitchen!

Once cooked, kids can enjoy their meal at the café area. Isn’t this a fun activity for little kids?

Castle

Little Planet Playland review

Let your kids to role play like a prince and princess at the castle area. In this play station, you will not only find a castle but also costumes to pretend as royal members! The photo booth is really great to capture a snap of the kids with their royal dresses. But, I am sure instead of posing for a photo, they will sure run around the castle same as my kid did!

Little Planet Playland review

Costumes for kids!

Forest maze

Little Planet Playland review

The forest maze area is really interesting. It is located near the entrance and just before the fishing area. Kids can walk through the forest maze and pick fruits in to baskets. They can even enjoy time with picnic activities. And don’t forget the hide and seek! We loved our experience there. So, I am sure you will!!

Party Room

Little Planet Playland review

Little Planet Playland also includes a party room which you can book for your kid’s party. The party room is clean and neat with decorations. If you like to host your kid’s birthday party at the Little Planet Playland, you can choose one of the party packages!

Our thoughts about Little Planet Playland

We enjoyed our time there. Not only my kid, I also joined with pretend play activities to encourage my kid. It was so much fun. And it was great as I could spend time with my kid with activities he likes. This is a great playground for parents to spend time with kids. Unlike with active playing, you may need to talk, pretend and play with kids when they are role playing or in pretend play activities. Finally, that will improve the bonding time!

Useful information about Little Planet Playland

Location :

176 Orchard Road, #02-21
The Centrepoint
Singapore 238843

Nearest MRT: Somerset

Opening hours: Sunday to Friday: 10am – 7pm    Saturday & Public Holidays: 10am – 8pm

For more details including the prices and packages, please check the website :  littleplanet.com.sg

 

Little Planet Playland Discount from the entry fee

There is a 20% discount exclusively for the readers of this blog. You will get the 20% off admission fee on weekdays (excluding weekends and PH) for the month of Apri. To get the discount,

-Simply show this facebook post when you make the payment.

-You need to be a fan of Little Planet Playland facebook page

 

Giveaway time (3 lucky winners)

It is time for another giveaway. Management Team @Little Planet Playland is happy to sponsor 3 free entry passes to the readers of Diary of a New Mom. (1 free entry for 1 winner, total 3 winners)

Simply use this facebook post to enter into the giveaway.

Giveaway will end on 25th April 2017, 12midnight.We will contact the winners through a Facebook message.

In case we do not hear from you within 72 hours, we’ll select another winner.

Disclosure:We received free entry for the Little Planet Playland in order to facilitate this review. However all opinions are mine.

Brain Activities for Kids

Brain activities for kids are actually real brain boosters that could be fun and provide learning opportunities for kids. These activities help kids develop their verbal and motor skills really fast. They not only boost up kids’ motor skills, but also nourish the bond between you and your kid.

Brain activities for kids

From the infant life to a talking toddler, the life’s transformations are really amazing. The preschooler is entirely different in behavior. That is why as parents, we need to help kids to boost their knowledge and capability of doing things by providing activities that are helpful for their growth. Brain activities are such helpful ways that parents can create a best learning environment around the kids. By providing an environment which is helpful for the brain development of kids, you can expect successful growth of your kid who is good at emotional, social, cognitive and academic skills.

Here are some of the brain activities for kids that can really help him to grow with necessary skills including best academic skills.

Mazes

Brain activities for kids

These are excellent brain boosting activities that address a range of skills as well. Maze books are available in different sizes and for all age groups. Making your kid solve mazes will improve his/her visual motor skill. It needs your child to scan his/her eyes throughout the page to find out a solution. It also needs that your kid draws a line within the maze without touching the outer lines, which helps control the pencil with his/her fingers.

Another major advantage of Mazes includes problem solving ability. Kids will think the best possible way to solve the problem. He will also learn the mistakes he did after a maze he couldn’t solve fast.

I introduced mazes for my kid when he was 2 years plus. At that time, he was attending playgroup classes. Introducing mazes is not easy for parents who don’t have special early childhood educational training. It was same with me. However, we received the work books from Gakken and it was the right time to introduce him mazes. After completing Gakken series of books for Mazes, my kid is really good at such activities.

Mind metrics

Brain Activities for Kids

This includes riddles for kids, which bring intellectual humor to your kids. You will be able to increase your kids’ vocabulary. Another metrics include jokes for kids, which help relax your kid while increasing his/her thinking ability.

There are books which include riddles and activities that include mind metrics. These are always great ideas to help kids to boost their brain development and thinking abilities.

Pretend Plays and role plays

Kids develop their imaginary skills from their age of 3. You would want to improve their imaginary skills by means of doing some role plays. You can play something like make your kid act as doctor, policeman or teacher and see how it help in developing his/her imaginary skills.

Brain Activities for Kids

Role playing as a doctor at the Lol Playland

When my kid reached his 3 years of age, he started role playing. He started those activities before we help him.

Once I understood the benefit of helping him to pretend play or imaginary play, I surrounded him with pretend play opportunities. These include pretend play toys and our visits to playgrounds which help for role play activities.

Board games and puzzles

Games like snakes and ladders; Ludo, Chess, etc teach your kid the concept about rules, skill to find patterns, team work and ability to plan further steps. Although I couldn’t try such board games with my kid, we are really interesting solving jigsaw puzzles.

Brain Activities for Kids

My kid was just 2 years old when I introduced jigsaw puzzles for him. At first, we used simple puzzles and later I introduced him 12-16 pieces puzzles. All these were really helpful for him to develop his thinking and solving skills. At the same time, he improves his attention skills. Do you know that kids are with very short span of concentration? By doing activities such as board games and puzzles, you can easily help your kid to improve his concentration.

Above are some of the brain activities which we use at our home. If you look for brain activities for kids, these can be helpful. It is easy to find toys that are helpful for developing kids’ brain. Also there are books which include mazes. Jigsaw puzzles are always easy to find for really few dollars.

Choose few brain activities for kids and help them develop faster in thinking and solving skills!

 

 

Playkeroo Indoor Playground (#Review+Giveaway)

Playkeroo indoor playground is our newest finding. 🙂 These days I like to visit playgrounds with my kid. We visit both outdoor and indoor playgrounds in Singapore to create the best playing environment for our kid.

It is no secret that playing is really important for growth of kids. There are many benefits of active playing. That is why as parents we have responsibility to create opportunities for our kids to play actively and happily. So, there is another indoor playground in Singapore which you can bring your kids to play. It is Playkeroo indoor playground!

Playkeroo Indoor Playground review

Playing is really important in early childhood stages.What do you think?

About Playkeroo indoor playground

I think it is good if I share some details about Playkeroo indoor playground before sharing our experiences there. Playkeroo is located at 100AM Mall which is near to the Tanjong Pagar MRT. It has some unique features including facilities for nail pampering. So, mommies, if you want to find some ‘me time’, you can visit Playkeroo! Let your kids play in the playground while you are having a nail session at the salon. Isn’t this sound a good idea to relax yourself? Well, let me share our experiences at the Playkeroo indoor playground!

Kangaroo inspired

Playkeroo indoor playground review

Playkeroo is inspired by the growth of a baby kangaroo. It provides safe and beautiful play space for little kids below 7 years old. There is a special area for each age group to involve in play, be it running, crawling, sliding or just imaginary playing!

Here are some of the highlighted play areas at the Playkeroo indoor playground.

Baby-Roo Forest Land

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Playkeroo Indoor Playground Review: Designated area for babies under 18 months old

This area is for infants and young toddlers to play actively while improving skills such as fine motor skills and other skills including crawling and walking.

In this area we found activities such as slides, ball pit and other play items which help little babies to be active.

On one side of the play area, there are activity boards. These colouful boards are with different activities which babies can experience.

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Playkeroo Indoor Playground Review: Activity boards are really fun and attractive.Don’t forget the educational value!

 Joey Hills

Playkeroo indoor playground review

Playkeroo Indoor Playground Review: Active play area for active kids! 🙂

Joey Hills is the active play area of Playkeroo which is designed for active walkers and toddlers. They can happily run around as the play area is really spacious. A lot of obstacle courses to experience! A trampoline to shed the energy till they feel tired! 🙂

Playkeroo indoor playground review

Ball pit, slides and there are other activities which creates Joey Hill is an attractive play area for toddlers and grown up kids.

Playkeroo indoor playground review

Lot of obstacles to pass! 🙂 But it was so much fun!

Kangaroo City

Playkeroo indoor playground review

We were busy at the Kangaroo City! 🙂

This can be the most attractive area for my kid. As he mostly love on imaginary play these days, my kid spent most of his time in the Kangaroo City.He also loved all the ride on toys at the Kangaroo City area.

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Busy at the Fuel Station! 🙂

In the Kangaroo City, kids can experience the city life. They will experience driving along the city while following the traffic signals. There are many vehicle toys in this area which kids can play. The fuel station and car wash area are really interesting.

Playkeroo indoor playground review

Its time to clean the car!

Kiddy Rides

Kids can also enjoy kiddy rides when you visit Playkeroo. It is completely a play area for kids with different play activities.

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Do you like a ride? (Playkeroo Indoor Playground Review)

Other attractions and services in Playkeroo

Other than the main play areas, you will see many services and facilities in Playkeroo indoor playground.

Party Room

You cannot forget this spacious party room in Playkeroo. It is really spacious and with beautiful backdrop which you can easily plan your birthday parties or any other kids events. There are different party packages available which you can easily select the best package for your kids party. You can check the details on their website.

Playkeroo indoor playground review

Party room is really spacious!

Nail Services

Attached to the playground, there is a nail salon which moms can pamper themselves or spend time with little cuties. Manicure rates start at $15 and there are different services available.

Playkeroo indoor playground review

Mommy,do you want to pamper here? Or are you looking for some ‘Me time’ ? 🙂

Nursing rooms

Moms, don’t worry visiting the Playkeroo and spending long hours! There is a room with nursing and diaper changing facilities.

Playkeroo Indoor Playground review

Well, so far what I explained are the details and facilities of the Playkeroo playground. However, I am sure you found that this playground is another interesting play area for kids. You can see how my kid is happy with Playkeroo. As a summery we love our experience there at the Playkeroo.

Things to highlight.

  • Playkeroo is an indoor playground which is suitable for both infants and young kids (including toddler age)
  • There are play facilities for each age group.
  • It is a clean space and you don’t have to worry about hygiene issues.
  • Kangaroo city is our kid’s favourite play area which I want to highlight in Playkeroo review. You will find other active play facilities in other Singapore indoor playgrounds too. But this city life experience is unique for Playkeroo. Young kids will love such experiences for sure. I could see this area with many kids who were playing with ride-on toys. While imaginary playing opportunities are there, kids can also spend time actively on ride-on toy vehicles.
  • Nail Salon is one of the interesting things to highlight for my review.
  • And don’t forget the friendly and helpful staff. They offer a really friendly service for the playground visitors.
  • At the entrance,there is a photo booth which you can capture a beautiful moment.We tried too! 🙂
Playkeroo Indoor Playground review

Say Cheese! 🙂

 

Useful information about Playkeroo Indoor Playground

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm

Location:

100AM Mall

100 Tras Street

#04-16A

Singapore 079027

It is few minutes walking distance from Tanjong Pagar MRT

For more details including the admission rates, please check the website: playkeroo.sg

Giveaway time (5 Lucky Winners)

It is time for another giveaway. Management Team @Playkeroo is happy to sponsor 5 free entry passes to the readers of Diary of a New Mom. (1 free entry for 1 winner, total 5 winners)

Simply use the rafflecopter to enter into the giveaway.

Giveaway will end on 13th April 2017, 12am.We will contact the winners through a Facebook message or email.

In case we do not hear from you within 72 hours, we’ll select another winner.

Disclosure:We received free entry for the Playkeroo indoor playground in order to facilitate this review. However all opinions are mine.

 

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Does My Child Need To See A Pediatric Dentist?

When choosing the right dentist for your child, it is best to choose a pediatric dentist, rather than a general practice. Pediatric dentists specialize in dental care for kids and are specifically qualified to treat the unique dental needs of children ranging from infants to teens, including those with special needs. Here are some reasons to consider a pediatric dentist as your child’s dental care provider.

 Does My Child Need To See A Pediatric Dentist?

They have more training than general dentists.

After finishing four years of dental school, pediatric dentists are required to complete two to three years of additional pediatric training that is geared toward caring for a child’s teeth and unique dental issues. Because pediatric dentists are experts in caring for children, they are better equipped to handle the specific problems that kids face, like cavities, decay, wisdom teeth extraction in teens, and even common behavioral challenges, such as fear of the dentist.

 

They focus on preventive care.

Starting with the first visit, pediatric dentists emphasize the importance of early preventive care and help encourage a lifetime of great oral health for kids. Through early and regular oral exams, many dental issues in kids can be detected and treated before they advance to more serious problems, saving parents time and money down the road. As part of their focus on preventive care, pediatric dentists educate parents and kids on the proper ways for children to brush and floss their teeth along with advice on tooth-friendly nutrition and breaking bad habits, like thumb sucking.

 

They create kid-friendly environments to make dentistry fun.

Pediatric dental offices are designed with the comfort of children in mind. While adult dental offices may feel intimidating to a child, pediatric waiting areas and exam rooms often feature colorful decor, child-sized furniture, and fun games or activities to help kids feel at ease the minute they walk through the door. When children are greeted by a friendly staff and an inviting office setting, it sets the tone for a positive, safe and relaxed appointment every time they visit the dentist.

 

They are skilled to ease dental fears in children.

Many adults who are afraid of the dentist can trace their fears all the way back to childhood. For this reason, pediatric dentists strive to create a positive, calm experience for children so that they not only look forward to visiting the dentist, but desire to take care of their teeth throughout their lives. Pediatric dentists and their staff do this by establishing trusted relationships with their young patients at an early age. They are highly skilled at communicating with children of all ages and treat young patients in ways that make them feel comfortable during procedures. For younger children, this may include a lot of hands-on explanations and “show-and-tell” techniques to help kids become comfortable with unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells at the dental office.

 

Planning your child’s first visit to the dentist.

According to the American Dental Association, a child’s first trip to the dentist should occur approximately six months after his or her first tooth erupts and no later than the child’s first birthday. Children should visit their dentist every six months for preventive cleanings and exams, or more frequently if recommended by the pediatric dentist, to treat developing dental concerns.

 

The main purpose of the first appointment is to get to know the dentist, which sets the stage for future, positive visits for your child. At the initial appointment, parents can discuss questions and concerns about their child’s dental health. In addition to a thorough exam and cleaning, pediatric dentists will look for signs of decay, provide information about developmental milestones, and demonstrate how to prevent cavities through good oral hygiene practices at home.

 good oral hygiene practices at home

Good oral hygiene practices at home is essential to protect kids’ teeth.Read how to Choose the Best Toothpaste for Toddlers and Kids

 

Pediatric dentists offer a specialized focus on children that most general dentists are not equipped to provide. Ultimately, the best dentist for your child will be one who is highly educated and knowledgeable about dental health for kids and who makes your child feel comfortable during treatment. With the right partner for dental health, you can feel confident that your child is on the best path to a lifetime of good oral health.

 

Author bio: Dr. Sheila Harris is Owner of Natomas Crossing Dental Care in Sacramento, California. Dr. Harris graduated from Northwestern University School of Dentistry and has been a licensed dentist since 2000. She is a proud member of several dental organizations and has been one of the top general dentists in Sacramento for the past five years.

An Hour Well Spent : Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

Having a foot reflexology treatment can be one of the best therapies for any mom who always run after kids and busy with other daily chaos! So, I had such opportunity recently to experience a relaxing foot massage at the Feet Haven Upper Bukit Timah Branch. Well, Feet Haven is not only for moms who run after their kids. 🙂 It is open for anyone who loves to relax and rejuvenate!

Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

It was bit dark when I came out after my treatment.

Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

Nestled in a beautiful corner of Upper Bukit Timah, the newest branch of the Feet Haven is the perfect place for relax your body from all sort of aches and pains. Having a body massage or feet reflexology treatment there can make you relax and rejuvenate. As I am a satisfied customer, here is my detailed review on Feet Haven Upper Bukit Timah, so you can visit the place soon!

As always, I like to visit such places because this mommy wants some ‘me time’ too. My hubby is always helpful for me by taking care of the kid, so I have my own time at least few times a month. Although it is easy to hire a taxi, I selected to walk after alighting at Beauty World MRT. But, if you chose to walk, it is better to prepare with the directions. From the Beauty World MRT, you need to walk towards the Bukit Timah Plaza. Then walk along the Off Rifle Range Road. It is easy to find the place once you are in Off Rifle Range Road.

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The cozy environment at Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

So, finally I was in Feet Haven. As the name says, it is completely a Haven! It will make you to forget the hustle and bustle of the busy city. At the time I entered into the Feet haven, I was relaxed. I was not in a hurry. The people at the Feet Haven welcomed me cordially. They even asked me about having a drink, though I didn’t want at that time.

Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

Views are relaxing and beautiful!

Having Foot Reflexology Treatment at Feet Haven

After spending few minutes talking with the team at Feet Haven, I was sent to the treatment area. Earlier I was offered a complete full body massage. However, I preferred to experience foot massage. I am always with painful feet at night times, so I asked them for foot reflexology treatment as it may benefit me.

Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

I also requested a female therapist. All these were arranged as per my choices. My treatment started after soaking my feet in warm water.It was perfect to relax my tired feet.

Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

Having Foot Reflexology treatment at Feet Haven -Upper Bukit Timah

Finally the therapist started feet massage. She is a nice experienced lady who also shared some tips and advices with me on taking care of myself. She didn’t waste any second during the treatment period. Although she asked me to relax and have a nap, I spent time experiencing every bit of the treatment. Foot reflexology treatment was not uncomfortable. There were times I experienced the sensations of pressure points. It’s an hour well spent. While having the foot massage at Feet Haven, I also experienced the calm music. Don’t forget the aroma inside the treatment rooms. Finally, it is a place to treat your body and mind with five sensations. The flower tea I received after the treatment was perfect to make me warm and relax!

My Review about Feet Haven Reflexology (Upper Bukit Timah)

Feet Haven Reflexology -Upper Bukit Timah

Just after the treatment!

Well,all above are the details and my experience at the Feet Haven.After spending an hour indulging in a foot reflexology treatment,I want say that it was an hour well spent!I was totally relaxed.The sensation of pressure points were awesome.That could fade away all my tiredness.After all,I was rejuvenated.

If you want to relax your body ,mind and soul; then experience such a treatment from an well experienced therapist.You will see the difference!

Feet Haven Reflexology (Upper Bukit Timah) –Useful Information

There are different treatments available including Foot Reflexology, Acupressure Point Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Shoulder reflexology and combination of body massage and foot reflexology. You can easily select the treatment according to your condition and choices. Finally, you will never regret about the time you spend at the Feet Haven.

Visit their website www.feethaven.com for more details and for available packages.

Opening Hours : 11am to 11pm (Last appointment is at 10pm)

Do you like foot reflexology treatments? How about your experiences? Please share your thoughts below.

Disclosure: I was invited to experience this service.However,all opinions are mine.

 

Sporkstix and Siliskin Straw Cup from BabyBuys make Mealtime Enjoyable! (Review + Giveaway)

It is time to introduce another great online shop in Singapore which you can buy necessities you need when you are a new mom! As my recent experience with products received from Babybuys.com.sg is really awesome, I want to share this review post together with individual reviews of the products I received with you all.

Parenting is not so easy as there are many milestones to pass. From the day the infant is born, there are lot of responsibilities including feeding, diapering and of course raising them healthy and happy. What about travelling? Even If you don’t want to travel overseas trips, you still need to prepare for hospital visits and other small trips such as grocery shopping. Throughout this journey, we need many products. This is where online shops are really helpful for parents to find the necessities in just few clicks.

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BabyBuys is another online shop which sells items for both moms and babies ranging from feeding, nursing, toys and diapering. There are many other products in their shop which you need to check! Other than buying for your babies, you will also find BabyBuys as a great place for find gifts for newly born babies!

Recently we received these Sporkstix and silicone straw cup which are really helpful during the meal time. So, here is our review and experience with the Sporkstix and silicone straw cup!

Fed-Fun Eating Devices (Sporkstix) Review

As the name suggests, this is a really fun eating device. Do you notice that it is a combination of spoon, fork and chopsticks? This sporkstix is great for kids to eat alone. Instead of handling both fork and spoon or fork with chopsticks, they can start with sporkstix!

Fed-Fun Eating Devices (Sporkstix) review

Mommy, you also don’t have to wash so many items after the feeding time. It is common that most of the kids drop the spoon or fork while eating. But this sporkstix is really fun and interesting to use.

Fed-Fun Eating Devices (Sporkstix) review

My kid spent time trying to use it as a fork, spoon or as chopstick. It seems meal time is interesting for him with new experiments with food.

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Sporkstix and Siliskin® Straw Cup from BabyBuys make Mealtime Enjoyable! 🙂 

 

Other than the benefits for feeding, below are some of the features of Fed sporkstix!

-It is BPA free

-It limits the contact with germs on the surface

-Increases the fine motor skills of the child

-This item is dishwasher free.

You can buy this Sporkstix from BabyBuys Singapore. Check more details here. (Use the code 8CD5X to enjoy 5% discount from your purchases)

Siliskin Silicone Straw Cup Review

Siliskin Silicone Straw Cup review

Siliskin Silicone Straw Cup review

This Siliskin Silicone Straw cup is really awesome for kids simply because of the unique features it has. How many times you clean the floor when your kid spills water or any drink on the floor? Switching from the feeding bottle to Sippy cup needs lot of patience and care. Sometimes it is a total mess. Then, next transition is introducing the normal cups for drinking. This silicone straw cup is helpful for the transition as it ensure no more spills!

Siliskin Silicone Straw Cup review

It is easy to clean,No more spills and can be boiled to sterilize

This cup is bit heavy (not so light) and it comes with a spill proof lid. The reusable straw is soft and great for kids. Cleaning of this cup is really easy as you can remove the parts separately.

Now our mealtime is more enjoyable and less mess with these new feeding items. My kid really loves the new cup and he enjoys drinking from it.

Now you want to buy one for your kid, right? Check here for more details.(Use the code 8CD5X to enjoy 5% discount from your purchases)

BabyBuys Singapore Coupon Code for discounts

When you shop with BabyBuys Singapore, use the coupon code 8CD5X and enjoy 5% discounts from your purchases. This is exclusively for Diary of a new mom readers and the coupon code will never expires! You can use the same coupon for your 2nd purchase and then next purchases too!

BabyBuys carries many items that are essentials for moms and babies.Check their online shop at babybuys.com.sg for more details of the products.

 

Giveaway Time

Now it is time for another giveaway. Team at BabyBuys kindly sponsor 2 prizes for 2 lucky readers of this blog.You can win either 1 set of Silikids Straw Cup or 1 set of Silikids Sippy Cup by entering into this giveaway. Here is how to do.

-Simply use the rafflecopter to enter into the giveaway.

1 set of Silikids Straw Cup or 1 set of Silikids Sippy Cup for 2 lucky winners (Check the both products by visiting here)

-By entering into the giveaway you agree to provide the mailing address if you win in order to send the prize.

-Giveaway will end on 31st March 2017, 12am.We will contact the winners through a Facebook message or email.

-In case we do not hear from you within 72 hours, we’ll select another winner.

-Winners will be selected randomly using the rafflecopter entries.But we keep the right to disqualify the winners if they do not complete the entry requirements.

Disclosure: We received above products in order to facilitate this review. However all opinions are mine.

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Set Up the Perfect Photo Booth for Your Next Party

All set for your upcoming party? Are you thinking of innovative ways to multiply the fun? Stop thinking too hard; all you need is a simple photo booth rental to double the fun. No party is amusing without a photo booth. They aren’t just a fun addition to your shindig, but are a great way to engage people and capture their valuable memories.

While renting a photo booth, you can customize it based on your personal needs, or can even add your party favor to it. You can simply combine your photo booth with easy DIY backgrounds and some custom party props to make it the life of your party.

Here are a few ways you can customize your photo booth for making your party the best of times:

Get the best camera for your photo booth

A photo booth rental is not something where a person clicks pictures of you standing against a backdrop. Ideally, you would require a real photo booth to spice up the party! A “photo booth” where you could press a button, and get your funny moments captured just the way it is. It must capture two to three still pictures of your weird/awkward/candid moments and print them out for you and your friends. Many modern photo booths can also produce videos and GIFs for added fun.

There are different types of photo booth rentals available today and you can choose the right one depending on your party needs. The infinite photo party station comes with many amazing features, like face morphing, slow motion screening, light painting, and more. You also get to customize the interior colors and lightings in the photo booth. There are also many other photo booths, like the MOJO photo booth, firefly photo booth, the minipod, and more.

Choose your backdrop cleverly

Set Up the Perfect Photo Booth

DIY Backdrop from the 2nd birthday party.

Many photo booth rentals give you customized backdrops for your party favors. You can also create your own party backdrop for your photo booth, and add tons of fun to your photos. One of the best things about designing your own background is that you can come up with endless possibilities and ideas where you could bring out the party favors through your background. You even get to customize your backdrop depending on the theme of the party, like graduation party, birthday’s, wedding parties, and more.

Try using bright papers, weighted down balloons, hand drawn murals, and many such creative ways to design your own backdrop for the photo booth rental. You can even request your rental service to design a customized backdrop for you. The fun with friends, some crazy props, and a cool backdrop is all you need to click away your amazing moments.

Add fun to your photo booth with photo props

Photo props are a great addition to your booths for they give you something to do! You can easily customize them based on your party’s theme. They can be something personal, themed, or even funny. They are very simple to put together; and you can make your own party prop using party straws, wooden dowels, tapes, cardboards, and more. They would in fact double the fun you have clicking photos.

Including a photo prop will simply take your photographs to the next level. While using a photo prop, it’s recommended that you clean up everything else in the photo booth. A clean background, tight frame, and minimal distractions are all you need for making a perfect picture with a photo prop. You can even get customized props from your photo booth rental service. Many services offer emojis, food props, funny props, and more for your photo booths.

Put up a sign to direct the crowd

You can add a cherry on top of your party, just by putting up a sign that there’s a photo booth inside. This would easily redirect the crowd to the photo booth and you wouldn’t miss out any fun. You can simply download some printable signs and stick them around for directing the people. You can also buy customized posters from your rental service providers if you can afford them.

Think about walking into a photo booth and getting all those crazy moments printed on photo strips. That’s the amazing part of a party. Next time you organize your own party, make sure you place a photo booth and give your friends lots of fun and memories to take home!

 

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