Thursday, May 22, 2014

My iherb Purchase for Baby Products - Get $10 off your purchase

Just to share on my purchases from iherb.
I've been purchasing baby cereals and munchies as well as some other items from iherb.
As amazon doesn't ship food related products to Singapore, iherb will be our next best choice.

You can find plenty of organic baby products and food from iherb and best of it, it cost just 4 bucks to ship to Singapore, right up to our door steps!
Not to mention, it's obviously much cheaper to purchase from iherb than from the local stores. so I've been buying most of Baby Ashlene's food and misc from iherb.

What's more? you can get $10 off your first iherb purchase by using this promo code DPQ055 when you check out or clicking this link 

I got a $10 discount off my very first iherb purchase.

Here's the list of items from iherb popular with mummies in Singapore with lots of positive reviews about the product.

1) Earth Mama angel bottom spray - for those having natural birth
2) Happy yogis yoghurt snack for babies (various flavours)
3) Earth's Best Organic whole grain cereal
4) Nuture Inc Happy Puffs (various flavours)
5) Happy Bellies Brown Rice Cereal

And here're some of the items I've purchased on iherb;

the highly raved happy puffs which most babies love, bought assorted flavours but I've yet to introduce to Baby Ashlene. Even though I heard that these puffs just melt in the mouth and is generally safe for babies but the label recommend babies who can crawl with tummies off the floor. Ashlene is somewhere close to that and I do not want to introduce snacks to her too early.
Perhaps I'll start giving her just before her Godma's wedding dinner next month so we can keep her occupied during the dinner

Highly recommended as one of the first baby solids. Actually i started Baby Ashlene on the Gerber Cereal before moving on to this. Glad that she loves them all the same, even though Gerber is actually sweeter and this blander.
I still believe in giving her organic cereals as her first solids. So glad that she's taking both Gerber and Happy Bellies ok. 
Now that she's eating porridge twice a day and cereal once a day, i need to replenish her cereals soon.
Personally I prefer to still give at least one serving of cereal a day since they contain lots of vitamins and Iron in one serving.

And this is the Gerber Rice Cereal, Baby Ashlene's very first solid! I bought this, the Banana apple and oatmeal banana flavour. Initially she wasn't too keen on the Banana apple cereal after finishing her rice cereal, but towards the end, she got used to the taste and seemed to love it.

When i first purchased this to try out, it was relatively new and at an introductory price of SGD9.80 however the price has since increased to SGD12.34. Regretted not stocking up more of this. Baby Ashlene has been on Desitin but since she hasn't experience any diaper rash, I'm hesitant with using harsh products from her. 
When i came across this on iherb, i thought to give it a try since it is a more "natural" option and the first 2 ingredient is actually Oats kernel extract and beeswax. Now that sounded a lot more mild compared to the unknown chemicals as the first few ingredients in Desitin.
Glad that Aveeno Baby Diaper rash cream suits her well and I proceeded to replenish my stock at the increased price. 

Been reading positive reviews on this product and since it's an organic anti-bug balm at such a reasonable price, this is the perfect solution for a day out. But being a kiasu mummy, i'd use this together with the mosquito patch.

Since we planned to bring Baby Ashlene for swimming weekly, this product is a must for the hot and sunny weather in Singapore. Babies' skin are so much more sensitive and thinner than adults, sun protection is a must for them. 

Kiddy palace is selling this item at SGD9.90. We bought couple of milk powder dispenser and i must say this is the best! the lid doesn't come off easily and it's easy to pour the milk powder out. Unlike the Puku one which we had, it's so difficult to get all the milk powder out of the container and there's always milk powder left in the container. Talk about wastage. =____=

These are just part of my loots from iherbs which I'd recommend. As you can see, most of their baby products are organic and natural at a very reasonable price.
The organic baby products in our local supermarket is just so limited. iherb is definitely the place for me to buy food for Baby Ashlene.

Highly recommend all to try out iherb 
And don't forget, you can get $10 off your first iherb purchase by using this promo code DPQ055 when you check out or clicking this link 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Baby's Ashlene First Time on a Baby Highchair

Her first time officially sitting on a baby high chair outside while we have our meals at coming to 7.5
And it so happened to be at a coffeeshop..Since mummy was craving for the herbal steamboat at the coffeeshop near Popo's house.

And oh her mega ribbon attracts lots of attention from everyone. lolx

Look how happy she is...

Novelties always distract them for a while, she spent the first 30 minutes exploring and enjoying this novelty, half the time trying to lift the tray up.
But novelties never last, some 45 minutes later she starts to protest by whining in her seat.

Thank god we were almost done with dinner by then. To give Baby Ashlene some credits, she's really well behaved sitting on the baby chair though, considering the fact that we did not give her any toys to keep her occupied.

More pic of Baby Ashlene with the mega ribbon

Friday, May 9, 2014

Avent Combined Steamer cum Blender and Baby Ashlene's Food / Puree milestone

Usually i'd use our Avent Philips Combined 2 in 1 steamer cum blender to prepare puree for her and freeze the rest so she'll be eating the same puree for about a week.

Absolutely love this Avent Philips Combined 2 in 1 steamer cum blender. It makes preparing puree for her a breeze, depending on the type of food, everything can be done in less than 30 minutes including washing.
It's so easy to use and washing is a breeze as well.

and this is how it works, after steaming the food, simply flip the jar over and you are ready to blend!

It also comes with a weaning food guide, recipe as well as recommended steaming time for a variety of food.

So here's her puree milestone.
I first started out with apple puree (steamed)..argh this was how much she hated it. Guess she's definitely not enjoying the sour after taste.

 super reluctant expression

 on first taste

and then she discovered the sour after taste

subsequently, pursing her lips and refusing to open them

Avocado puree was next for her. it's so easy to make considering that there's no need to steam them. Avocado puree goes very well with milk as well, texture is so smooth just like a smoothie and she loves them.

alrightey from her expression she may not look like she love them but at least she's eating and opening her mouth for more. Of course there are also days which she doesn't feel like eating much

Made pumpkin puree for her next and she seems to like them too

She loves pear puree as well. After steaming it's so much sweeter than apple

And then i decided to give her banana puree, i googled online to find if it's safe to freeze them and it seemed ok for freezing banana puree.
On the first day where she tried the fresh banana puree, she seems to enjoy it.
The next evening when i tried giving her the thawed banana puree, for some reasons she just doesn't like them as much though it tasted the same to me.
And worse of all, she started having diarrhea it was so bad we were changing her diapers every 1hour the whole night.

It's been 3 days and she's still having diarrhea though it wasn't as bad compared to the first night she'd still poo like 4-5 times a day and the poo is relatively mushy, though not super watery but definitely not the usual nice little sausage looking like poo she's used to having.

Now i'm suspecting it may not be the banana puree after all. trying to do keep her off her brown rice cereal to see if it could be the cause as well, since i just started her on the brown rice cereal too.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Baby Ashlene's Mile stone: Sitting up by herself

Time to update some of Baby Ashlene's milestone.

Before she reaches 7 months, she's sitting up by herself already. though she'd still lean backwards or sideways and fall over, she's generally sitting pretty well.
If we use the PD's gestational age, that means she's sitting at 5.5 months!

 the way she's chomping fiercely on her teether, she's definitely teething! lol

Baby ashlene is currently 7 months and she's been drooling alot! Constantly chomping on her teether as well.
Even though she can sit relatively well by herself, she's hardly making any attempts to try crawling.

She'd only attempt to move using her hands to push herself, I've tried encouraging to move forward by using a toy but she'd try using her hands and after a few failed attempts, chose to ignore the toy completely =___=

the only times she'd use her legs and knees to lift her butt up is when she's trying to get a comfy position while sleeping on her tummy.
This lazy girl!

Still so adorable in our eyes much we love her more each day