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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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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LOL Playland – Indoor Playground @JCube, Jurong East (#Review + Giveaway)

Visit to the LOL Playland is our latest adventure! Located at the JCube shopping mall, Singapore; this LOL Playland is a dream for any active kid who loves to engage in both active play and pretend play activities. These days I visit many Singapore indoor playgrounds with my kid because I know the importance of actively engaging in play activities for the kids. So, here is my share with you because I know that parents around this blog are keen on raising active and happy kids!

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I am sure that you want to visit this newly opened Singapore indoor playground with your kids when you read this post about our experiences. Simply because, the experiences which my kid had are unique or not so typical!

Bit of Background Story of LOL Playland

LOL Playland is not just another typical indoor playground in Singapore. It is a dream of another mom who wished to have an indoor playground in Singapore West area which has facilities for both active play and pretend play activities. With proper planning and efforts, finally the LOL Playland is born with both active play and pretend play facilities for kids.

As LOL Playland is with many activities for kids of all ages, I think it is better to write my review post based on activities which kids can involve inside the playground.

Activities for kids in LOL Playland @JCube

Toddler’s House

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Toddler’s house includes both active play and pretend play facilities for young kids.

The name says it all. The Toddler house is designed for toddlers. But my son who is nearly 3.5 years old now spent most of his time inside the toddler house and engaged with many activities.

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After shopping around,he is ready to pay at the cashier! 🙂

Toddler house is in pretty decent size and allow facilities for young kids to play both pretend play and active play. The first floor area is full of toys which are especially suitable for kids to engage in imaginary play activities. Some of the activities include shopping, selling ice-cream and cooking. There are also activity boards which toddlers can spend time on activities such as solving maze.

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Activities at the pantry.(at Toddler’s house of LOL Playland)

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Activity boards are so much fun!

 

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Grocery shopping is so much easier inside the Toddler’s House,LOL Playland…

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Hair Dressers!You have facilities too!

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At the LOL Playland!

Above the toddler house is full of active play ideas which kids can enjoy their time till they feel tired!

Role Play activities (Pretend play)

On the middle of the LOL Playland, you will find 3 rooms which are designated to role play activities for kids. Kids can dress up as a doctor, fire fighter or as a policeman and engage in role playing. The rooms are equipped with necessary toys for role playing these professions giving the kids opportunity to explore their imaginations!

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Role Playing facilities for kids

I love this facility as not all indoor playgrounds in Singapore come with role play activities like this.

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A doctor at the LOL Playland

 

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We found a fire fighter too!

Main Playground for kids

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Active play area for kids….

On your right of the playland, you will find 3 storey main playground which is suitable for grown up kids. However, still this area is suitable for young kids too. Kids can actively play in this 3 storey playground involving activities such as climbing,jumping and sliding 🙂

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Other activities

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Kids can involve in colouring activities too…

Other than main activities of the playground which are active play and pretend play, this LOL Playland provides educational activities for kids making it a complete edutainment center. One side of the playground is equipped with tables for those kids who love colouring. The other side is with a table with sensory play activities. So, kids will never get bored as there are different activities which they can involve during their time in the LOL Playland.

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In this table,young kids can spend time with sensory play activities…

LOL playland has never forgotten the infants. They have dedicated a separate area for infants too.

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Designated area for infants…

Facilities

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Seating facilities for parents….

The playland comes with facilities for parents including seating areas, snacks, lockers and also with changing room facilities. Parents can watch their kids by sitting on seating area. Parents can also buy snacks from the counter during the wait.

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Mini Snack bar

Events & Party Room

LOL Playland comes with a party room which parents can arrange their kids’ birthday parties. Other than the party room facilities, LOL Playland provides enrichment courses and other events which are helpful for both parents and kids.

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Party Room

As a newly opened indoor playground in Singapore, LOL Playland is full of activities for both young kids and grown up kids.

Our Review of LOL Playland, Jurong East

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So far, I’ve visited different indoor playgrounds in Singapore with my kid. Some playgrounds such as Pororo Park are large in Size. Other playgrounds such as My Little Giant are with other entertaining activities for kids.

However, LOL Playland is decent in size, pretty decent in look and neatly arranged with facilities for all kids of different age groups. As there is a separate Toddler house, parents do not have to worry about their toddlers playing with active and grown up kids.(I mean the place is safe for young toddlers too)

Role playing activities are the best admirable activities for me as these days my kid shows more interest on pretend playing activities. All these activities are really worth for the entrance fee we have to pay.

If you consider raising happy and healthy kids,I am sure you love to visit such playgrounds with your kids to allow them to play till they get tired!

Important information on LOL Playland, JCube, Singapore

Location : 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-04/05, JCube Shopping Centre, Singapore 609731

Opening Hours: Monday -to- Friday: 11 am – 09:00 pm, Saturday -to- Sunday & PH/SH : 10:30 am – 9:30 pm

Contact details:

Check more details, ticket prices and packages by visiting their website  lolplayland.com.sg

 

Giveaway time

It is time for another giveaway. Managing team @LOL Playland happily sponsor 5 free entry passes to the readers of Diary of a New Mom.

Simply use the rafflecopter to enter into the giveaway.

-5 free entries for 5 lucky winners

-By entering into the giveaway you agree to provide the mailing address if you win in order to post the entry pass.

-Play passes will be mailed to winners through the normal mail. We Diary of a New Mom and LOL Playland will not be responsible for any lost mails.

-Play passes are valid till 22nd May,2017.

-Giveaway will end on 15th 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.

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

 

 

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Check Tweet Paperie for Unique Personalized Gifts in Singapore

Personalized gifts are always unique and exciting. The receiver will be happy to recieve a gift which is really made just for him or her. Specially, when it is time to share gifts for kids, they would love to see their names on the gifts. This simple thing can make kids happier than giving them an expensive gift.

Tweet Paperie for Unique Personalized Gifts in Singapore

Tweet Paperie is such a place to find unique personalized gifts for kids, parents or even for teachers with cute and lovely designs. Based in Singapore,their design collection includes themed party packages, party favors, personalized stationary and many more items including gifts for newlyweds and babies. Recently I received some items which are suitable as birthday party favours for kids which could create my son and niece super excited! They loved to see their names on the favour bags!

Here are some of the items we received which are personalized with the kids names.

Half Transparent Net Pouch with Name – Party Favor / Goodie Bag

Tweet Paperie for Unique Personalized Gifts in Singapore

This pouch is suitable as a goodie bag for kids party which you can easily personalize the goodie bags with individual recipients name. These pouches are suitable for birthday goodie bags and any occasion which you need personalized gifts to give as party favours.

I requested this goodie bag with my niece’s name on it. She loved to have such a cute pouch to keep her stationary.Check more details here.

Art Case (Stationery Bag) Custom Party Favor (with Name)

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This is another cute personalized gift for any kid which is also available in different designs. My kid loves his stationary bag which he uses to keep his crayons and other colour pencils inside. This cute stationary bag is suitable to keep colour pencils whenever we visit outside and I found my kid is happy with colouring during his trips.Check more designs and details here.

We also received other designs of stationary bags and pouches which are really cute and useful for kids.

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Features of the personalized gifts from Tweet Paperie

As there are online stores for such designs, we always worry about the quality and appearance of the product before we buy. However, the products we received from Tweet Paperie are in high quality and suitable for kids. These products are suitable as party favours which can create the event fun and excited by simply mentioning the items with individual recipients names. That can be a good keepsake too.

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And, did you check the price? Prices are really reasonable and affordable. Also don’t forget the cute designs. I love the idea that these goodie bags are reusable as stationary bags which kids can continue using it. So, if you are planning your kids’ birthday party or any kids’ event, check www.tweetpaperie.com for the favour bags ideas. You will not regret of your idea of sharing personalized goodie bags for cute party guests! Also check their store for other range of products!

 

 

Breastmilk Jewelry from Keepsake by Ryo

My breastfeeding journey is more than 2 years long. I am happy that I could exclusively breastfeed my kid for his first 6 months. After that he was introduced for solids, however I continued breastfeeding.

When my kid was 2 years old, it was time to stop breastfeeding completely. But, do you know what happened? I started feeling sad. It was like I was going to miss something which I was used to. I worried about missing our bonding time. I worried about my kid who doesn’t want my milk anymore. I know this is same for most of the breastfeeding moms. I used to same routine of spending bonding time with my kid while breastfeeding him for more than 2 years and now it is time to stop. I had to accept the fact that he is a grown up child now.

With such mix of feelings, I just spent time over internet and found about breast milk jewelries. Yes, this first time mom didn’t know about such thing in this world! That’s the first time I found about breastfeeding keepsakes. So that’s my story about finding this concept of breast milk keepsakes .I was over the moon and I wanted to own a breast milk keepsake in order to keep my best memories of breastfeeding journey.

Breastmilk Keepsakes by Keepsake by Ryo

Keepsake by Ryo is an online shop which creates keepsake jewelries from breastmilk, baby’s hair & cord. If you check her creative jewelries you will know how these tiny hair pieces of baby hair and breast milk can convert into beautiful jewelry which creates best   keepsakes!

Well, finally I am an owner of beautiful breastmilk jewelry and here is my review and memories of working with Keepsake by Ryo!

 

How to Create Breastmilk keepsakes with Keepsake by Ryo?

Making breastmilk jewelry is not just 1 day or few days process. It needs few weeks, patience and concern. Here are the steps I went through during creating this beautiful breastmilk jewelry with Keepsake by Ryo. Although it took some time (few weeks),finally I have a piece of keepsake which can renew my memories of breastfeeding.

Step 1

Once you place the order with Keepsake by Ryo, you need to send inclusions for the selected piece of jewelry. In my case, I selected a design that only needs breast milk.

 

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It’s time to pump some breastmilk

Now it is time to pump breastmilk. You know, I was almost breastfed for 2 years and started weaning. Even I used no more milk tea to stop my supply. Now, I want few drops to create breastmilk jewelry. For me I found I was really low in supply, so I had to wait for few days till I pump the required amount of breast milk.

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The so precious sample of breastmilk for the breastmilk keepsake

 

Tip: Don’t throw your expired breast milk in the freezer. You can use that milk for your keepsakes. Actually I threw some packets of pumped breastmilk which was in my fridge just few days before I found about these keepsakes. Otherwise I could have used that milk for the jewelries.

Step 2

Send (by Post) the breastmilk and inclusions to Keepsake by Ryo. Address and more details are on their website.

Step 3

Wait! 🙂

Yes, you need to understand that making a breastmilk keepsake need few weeks. So, you have to wait for few weeks. Anyway, don’t worry you will get the email updates from the Keepsake by Ryo once they receive the inclusions and once they post the completed jewelry. I received the same updates!

Step 4

Admire the breastmilk jewelry keepsake that you receive.Yes,I love the jewelry keepsake I received.It is really beautiful and so precious.This breast milk jewelry keepsake reminds me all the good and hard time I underwent while breastfeeding.It can make me cry.It can make me smile and it can make me hopeful too.I hope my kid will grow very well with all benefits of breastmilk he received exclusively for the first 6 months and after that for entire 2 years!

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Breastmilk Jewelry from Keepsake by Ryo

Review of Breastmilk Jewelry from Keepsake by Ryo

Well,I don’t have any negative comments.I spent more days for sending breastmilk as I didn’t have enough supply.So,I understand that affects the product making.I expect from the beginning for little bit yellowish breastmilk inclusions as I sent the last few drops of my milk supply.I also understand that colour of breast milk is different from one to another.So,overall my experience is smooth and I am happy to own this keepsake.

If you are a breastfeeding mom,don’t lose the chance of creating a beautiful breastmilk keepsake.Remember you cannot make it once you wean.Check  www.keepsakebyryo.com for more details on how you can create your own precious keepsake!

 

Disclosure: I received this breastmilk keepsake for free.However that doesn’t affect my true opinions regarding this review.

Entertainment at Toddler Town,Phnom Penh,Cambodia

Yes, the name Toddler Town suggests what it is. Toddler Town is one of the kids friendly attractions in Kids City Asia, Phnom Penh which we visited during our last month holiday. Our Cambodia trip was really good and exciting together with kids friendly entertainment activities we participated in our visit to Kids City Asia.

If you follow this blog you know that we love to visit indoor playgrounds with our kid.He simply loves being active among the colourful play area.However,after our visits to the Pororo Park and My Little Giant in Singapore,we couldn’t visit any indoor playgrounds simply because we spent few months in a Sri Lanka holiday.

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At the Toddler Town,Phnom Penh,Cambodia

However,when we plan our Cambodia holiday,we wanted to add some kids friendly attractions in order to keep our kid happy.If you look for kids friendly activities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,I am sure this place is the must go in your visit!

Toddler Town is specifically for the kids who are under 4 years old in age. With colourful play equipment and fun fill activities, it is a paradise for toddlers to spend time without getting bored. Our kid was really happy to spend time among the slides, ball pool and other activities forgetting the entire world.

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Ball Pool is really exciting!

One side of Toddler town is with play area suitable for small babies or young toddlers while other side is suitable for those who are more active and older in age.

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Many activities till get tired!

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Adventures too!

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My 3 year old even enjoyed his time with pretend playing activities inside the playhouse and with the ship.

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In this area,kids can spend time with pretend playing activities.This area is also suitable for young toddlers and babies.

If you visit Cambodia, Phnom Penh, don’t forget to add Kids City Asia as a kids friendly attraction. We found our visit to this place as a wise decision because our kid was with memories of Toddler Town for the entire trip and he was excited.

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This ship made our kid super excited!

Kids City Asia is not only for toddlers.Theer are many other attractions and activities such as kids playground,Science Gallery,Laser Tag,Bumper Cars,Clip N’ Climb and Go Karts which are suitable for entire family to enjoy.

For more details: Check www.kidscityasia.com

Also check my detailed blog post in my travel blog: http://leisureandme.com/phnom-penh-kids-city-asia-entertainment-for-kids/

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets for Kids City Asia.All opinions are our own.

Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

It can be for a playgroup kid or a preschool kid. Preserving playgroup memories or even preschool memories is a challenge as there are lots of different ideas around. I faced the same and finally started my project with creating a photobook to preserve his playgroup memories.

Finally another year passed. Our kid is a preschooler now. In 2016 He had a great and precious year in his playgroup with different activities. Although our first intention of sending him for a playgroup was just to learn social skills and to interact with other similar aged kids, we noticed how they learn day by day with different activities such as arts and crafts, singing, reading and even writing.

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Cover page of our photo book

Each day my kid came out with a craft or art work in hand. At first, I started collecting all such art pieces in a file folder. So, most of his art works are organized and he can see those when he is a grown up adult. (Hopefully) I also keep his workbooks and activity books safe and we still refer those time to time.

Other than that I started a big project! It is a photobook with my kid’s artworks and some special moments during his playgroup year. This is really exciting and I am working on this photobook these days.Before reading further,check this Arts & Crafts book for an inspiration!

Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

Here is how I preserve our kid’s playgroup memories in a photobook!

As always I selected my favorite photobook company for this photo album too.

From the collection of photo book ideas for kids, I selected the design of Arts & Crafts photo book design as it is more suitable for my purpose of creating a photo book for playgroup memories.

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Adding and arranging photos are really easy!

I have loads of memories and photos from his playgroup activities together with his arts and crafts. So, I selected the best photos in to one folder and started creating the book.

Creating this photobook is really easy and it only takes few minutes. However, you will not only own a printed photo book but also a digital photo book which you can print again if needed. I love this idea because of my experience of losing my childhood photos due to a recent flood.

Check: How to create a photo book

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We celebrated his 3rd birthday with the playgroup friends

Anyway our photo book with our kid’s playgroup memories and activities are almost done. Once finalized and checked again, I can easily order it.

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This is one of the pages which I added his arts and crafts at the Playgroup

Isn’t it a great idea to preserve childhood memories? They will cherish and really appreciate these photo books once they are grown up!

Check the Arts and Crafts photo book just for an inspiration. You can also subscribe with Mixbook and receive the latest details including promotions up to 50% off!

The Nail Snail : Is It The Best Ever Baby Nail Trimmer?

Clipping baby nails is not an easy task. It needs lot of patience and even if you clip your baby’s nail they will grow fast again. I remember I had to check my son’s nails daily as those were growing fast. Although baby nails are so soft, still these can make scratches on your baby’s face. That is why it is necessary to keep baby nails trimmed all the time.

Although a traditional nail clipper can do the job, I am sure you will undergo little bit stressful time when you trim nails of your baby’s tiny fingers. But now, there is an innovative design which you can use for trimming those tiny little nails. It is The Nail Snail!

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The Nail Snail combines a fingernail trimmer, toenail trimmer, nail file and also a under nail cleaner in one trimmer creating it to look like a cute snail! As a safe and health care product, The Nail Snail is suitable for newborns to toddlers and children to keep their nails short and in clean way. With such innovative nail trimmer you don’t have to worry about nail care of your new born or kid anymore!

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How to trim the baby nails with The Nail Snail

As a product of Christie & Christie, an Australian based family-run business this 3-in-1 baby nail trimmer tool will be launched soon and you can preorder when they start their kickstarter campaign. Keep in touch with their website www.nail-snail.com for the details. Meantime you can also check updates at Social media sites as below.

 Facebook page @nailsnailbaby

Instagram @nail_snail_baby

Isn’t this 3 in 1 baby nail trimmer too cute? I really love this cute design!

 

The Groovy Giraffe – Online Bookstore Singapore for Children’s Books #Review

The Groovy Giraffe is our latest finding for buying children’s books online for really affordable rates. We love our experiences. So, this is my Groovy Giraffe review which will be helpful for you to decide on your next book purchase for your kids!

We all know that reading to our kids is one of the best things which we can do from their early stages of life. I started reading books for my son when he was just few months old. Now we continue the same habit and we have established a bed time reading routine too. There are many advantages of reading books for kids including improving the communication skills, better literacy, academic skills and mastering the language. There are many more reasons to read with kids. Reading will also develop a stronger relationship between the parent and the kid. With all these reasons, we always surround our kid with age appropriate books for him to read including the books from the library.

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However, it is not a secret that children’s books are quiet expensive if you buy those from a local book store. This can be a reason for some parents to not to buy books for their kids. But, you can easily buy books from online bookshops as most of the bookshops sell high quality books for affordable rates. Most of the time, online bookshops sell the books for a rate lower than the local book store.

What is Groovy Giraffe?

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Have you heard of The Groovy Giraffe? The Groovy Giraffe is the Singapore’s first online children’s remainder bookstore. You can find brand new, high quality books there for a really lower rate. The books are not second hand or used books. Instead, these books are directly from the publishers which are over printed or with minor shelf wear marks.

Are the books selling at the Groovy Giraffe, brand new?

The books at The Groovy Giraffe   are brand new and overprint books which may have some minor shelf wear. However, you will notice the heavy discounts which you can obtain from the remainder books.

But, I know you have doubts about the quality of the books, right? Then, see the pictures below. The books I ordered are such remainder books which are heavily discounted. Some books are of over 60% discount. However, all the books we bought are of great quality which I can’t even find any remainder mark.

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Books bought from Groovy Giraffe

I bought some of the books from the bargain collection. At first, I also had the doubt of the books from the bargain collection. But, actually I can’t find any visible difference in bargain books and normal priced books which I received from the Groovy Giraffe.

 

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Books are of high quality and I couldn’t find any visible mark

How to save money when you buy from The Groovy Giraffe?

Well, buying children’s books from the Groovy Giraffe itself is a way of saving money as the prices of the books are heavily discounted.(sometimes over 60%). However, here are some of other ways for you to save some more money when you buy from the Groovy Giraffe!

Use the Coupon Code

Coupon codes are so much popular in saving money. Use the Groovy Giraffe discount code ‘Newmom5’ at the check out to enjoy 5% discount on your purchases. (Except bargains)

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Buy in bulk

You can buy 1 or 2 books without any minimum limit to enjoy the discounted prices of kids’ books. However, you can enjoy free shipping when you order above $50.

Sign up for the Newsletter

When you sign up with the Groovy Giraffe newsletter, you will receive a $5 coupon which you can redeem at your next check out. Isn’t this great when most of the book prices are lower than $5? 🙂 Other than the sign up bonus,you will also enjoy the exclusive offers which you receive via newsletter.

Sign up for the newsletter by visiting here.

Use the bargain section

Books at bargain collection are heavily discounted

You will find heavily discounted books under bargain section.  My experience with these bargain books is really good. I couldn’t notice any noticeable marks in these books. The price? Prices are heavily discounted and those are up to 80%. So, if you look for books for your kids to improve their interest on reading, why don’t you add few books from the bargain section too?

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My kid loves all the books we bought for him.Isn’t it what we want as parents? #GroovyGiraffeReview

Overall, the experience with Groovy Giraffe is really good and we could add few more books for our little library at home. Check Groovy Giraffe book collection here and then you can decide!

Happy Reading!

EduGuru Maths – Fun Learning Math App for Kids (#Review) + Giveaway

At our home we always love fun learning Apps for kids. It is not that I allow my kid to spend whole day on screen, but educational apps are a good way to spend time in learning activities while having fun. Usually kids get bored easily. Having few apps which are suitable for kids is a great way to keep them engaged before starting to show their unhappiness or boredom!

Recently we came across another educational app which is suitable for kids and it is mainly focus with the theme of teaching maths. With fun activities and colourful designs, it is a hit at our home and my son uses it daily when he wants a break. So, now it is the time for us to introduce the EduGuru Maths app which makes learning maths fun for toddlers and kids.

EduGuru Maths - Fun Learning Math App for Kids

EduGuru Maths is a fun learning Math Apps for Kids

EduGuru Maths – A Maths App for Kids

EduGuru Maths is an educational app which is suitable for kids who are in 3-5 years age range. The app is designed in close collaboration with UK teachers, nursery schools and parents to give the best learning time for kids. With cute animations, kids will find this app as interesting while they learn basic maths concept.As one of the best Math apps for kids,this app makes learning a fun activity for kids!

EduGuru Maths -Review of Maths App for Kids

EduGuru-Maths-App-Review

EduGuru Maths App comes with 8 main Math concepts

This app comes with 8 main games which include below concepts. Based on below basic concepts, the EduGuru app is with total 128 fun to play games which help kids to learn maths in the best fun way.

  • Counting 1-10-20
  • Number recognition and ordering
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Matching, doubling, halving and sharing
  • UK/English coins, money and values
  • Telling the time
  • Patterns, shapes and sequences
  • Colours
  • Size, weight, distance and position

All these games are fun and with colourful animations. It also features popular nursery rhymes such as Ba Ba Black Sheep and Hickory Dickory Dock. So the learning time is really fun for kids while singing songs or moving for the rhythms!

My kid loves this Math App and he learns basic Math concepts without much efforts.

My kid loves this Math App and he learns basic Math concepts without much efforts.

My kid loves this app and he also learns the activities without my help. As all the games are with trophies and medals as rewards, he loves earning his rewards daily.

At young age,learning should be fun.With colourful animations,music and games,EduGuru Math App can win the hearts of kids!

At young age,learning should be fun.With colourful animations,music and games,EduGuru Math App can win the hearts of kids! 🙂

Overall, with our experience EduGuru Maths is a safe and educational app for kids. It can be at home, while travelling or even at the times of waiting for the doctor, this app is really helpful to keep my kid calm and concentrate on his task. And it is not active play which some time disturbing for me and others around. Parents, you know what I mean! So, other than educating kids, EduGuru Maths App is helpful for parents too to have a break!

If you are looking for best Math apps for kids then this is a suitable app for trying.You can get the app from App store or GooglePlay store. Both free and paid versions are available.

EduGuru Maths App Giveaway

Now it is time for another Giveaway. The team at EduGuru Maths App kindly sponsor 5 apps for 5 lucky winners.

To join with the giveaway, simply like this Facebook post. Also leave a comment.We will select 5 winners randomly. (Both IOS and android apps are available)

Giveaway will end on 4th November 2016.We will contact the winners through a Facebook message.

 

My Little Giant – Singapore Indoor Playpark with Kids Entertainment Centre

Did you hear it right? There is a new indoor playground in Singapore! My Little Giant is the newly opened indoor playground for kids which has some unique features. It is not just another indoor playground in Singapore which has typical play equipment. Instead, My Little Giant includes a kids Entertainment area as well. This side of gaming area will give you a carnival feel while playing games or experiencing rides on different play equipment including a train ride.

Doesn’t this sound interesting? Sometimes, indoor playgrounds can be boring for parents. I’ve seen most parents spend their time on mobile phones while kids are playing. But, the gaming area of My Little Giant is really an exciting area for both adults and kids to have fun together! And it is located in the popular shopping mall, Big Box which is easy to reach!

Early this month we spent an afternoon at the Pororo Park and had a great fun.After that, My Little Giant is entirely different experience which includes carnival experience while spending time at the indoor playpark.We spent an afternoon there and had really exciting time in both gaming area and inside the playground.

Here are some of the moments from our experience.

Kids Entertainment Centre  (Gaming and Entertainment area of My Little Giant)

This area will sure give you the feeling of carnival. Among the train rides, carousel and other kiddy rides, who can forget the carnival experience! My kid really loved the train ride. Not only him, I enjoyed the train ride too.

There are lot of games which you can play and enjoy during the time you spend in My Little Giant

There are lot of games which you can play and enjoy during the time you spend in My Little Giant

Some more games!

Some more games!

The games and entertainment area is full of activities which are also suitable for toddlers and young kids too.

The games and entertainment area is full of activities which are also suitable for toddlers and young kids too.

Having a rest after playing and running around the arcade area! :)

Having a rest after playing and running around the entertainment  area! 🙂

 

My favourite activity is this train ride! :)

My favourite activity is this train ride! 🙂 Isn’t this too cute?

A rocket and cars around!Perfect for kids to enjoy!

A rocket and cars around!Perfect for kids to enjoy!

 

Gaming time!

Other than the train rides, carousel and kid friendly rides, this area is full of different entertainment activities which both kids and adults can enjoy. There are different games which you can enjoy with kids forgetting all the stress of a hard working day!

Indoor play area of My Little Giant

Before you enter into the indoor playground area, you need to remove shoes. The facilities are there to keep the shoes.

At the entrance, the staff will do the usual procedure for any indoor playground such as measuring temperature and sanitizing the hands. They also gave us a tag to wear on hand which allow us re-entry within the day! Isn’t this a good idea?

Ball pit is really interesting and I really love the colour combination of balls. Blue and white balls give eye pleasing look and we had so much fun there.

There are activities for toddlers too

There are activities for toddlers too

For toddlers there is a play area inside My Little Giant. With play items that are suitable for young kids, the play area is really spacious!

My Little Giant -Big Box

Toddler play area is spacious and with different activities

My Little Giant -Big Box

Running,hiding,climbing…Many activities for kids..

We can’t forget the trampoline in the level 1 of the playground. My kid had lot of fun with jumping till he was tired reminding the song ‘Five little monkeys jumping on the bed’! 🙂

One Little Monkey...Jumping on the bed! :)

One Little Monkey…Jumping on the bed! 🙂

The big slide!

The big slide!

Level 2 of the playground is with the access to the giant slide and other play items. It is with lot of climbing, bending, jumping and sliding which are suitable for grown up kids to be active and shed some sweat!

Our thoughts about My Little Giant Indoor Playground @Big Box

My Little Giant -Big Box

The newly opened playground is really full of exciting activities. The staff is friendly and ready to assist. They concern the safety and hygiene first. With new and clean play area, anyone will have so much fun while spending quality family time. And don’t forget the fact, it is unlimited play! With the tag on your hand, you can also re-enter within the day!

My Little Giant -Big Box

At the entrance we received a tag which allow us to re-enter to the play area within the day.Isn’t this sounds so good?

Location of My Little Giant indoor playground

My Little Giant is located at the Big Box.

Location: BigBox, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily

For Ticket Price & More details,please check here.

 

**Disclaimer – We received free entry for the playpark.However all opinions are mine.

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