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Top 5 Must-Haves For Starting Solids

Most babies are ready to start solids between 4 and 6 months, however as parents, only you know your baby’s readiness and as you are preparing for this amazing milestone, I thought I would share with you the Top 5 Must-Haves for Starting Solids!

#1 For meal preparing

To help with baby’s growth and development, we have to ensure the food that we give is nutritious and suitable for our baby to consume. In order to prep your own fresh baby food at home, you will need a food processor. This Beaba Babycook Solo has 4-in-1 functions – cooks, blends, defrosts and reheats and it allows the preservation of the essentials vitamins needed for your baby’s growth with its steam-cooking system. It will save you a lot of time as it only takes 15 minutes to cook! You can get one here on Babydash.

#2 For a comfortable mealtime

Your baby starting solids also means it is time to welcome him/her to join the rest of the family at the dinner table. To ensure your little one is comfortable and secure during mealtime, a high chair is needed. Take this one from Evenflo, it is a 3-in-1 convertible high chair for babies from 6-36 months. It is easy to use and clean as the seat pad is washable! Get one from Babydash by clicking here.

#3 For when it gets messy

When your little one is transitioning into solid food, mealtime can get a lot messier. And a waterproof silicone bib will be a better choice at this point of time to help cover your baby’s beautiful tops from food stains. The silicone bib is BPA free, stain resistant as well as dishwasher safe. To purchase one from Babydash, just click here.

#4 For feeding

We know how our little one likes to throw things around, so it is best to give them dishes and utensils that are durable. This plate from Skip Hop is made of durable melamine and dishwasher safe. It is lightweight so it is easy for your little one to hold. You can get one on Babydash, just click here.

To encourage your little one to feed themselves, a safe pair of cutlery is essential in order to make sure a safe mealtime. Cutlery with ergonomic shape makes it easy for infants to grasp them. And parents must ensure the cutlery has rounded edges so it is safe for your baby’s gums. Get this pair from Beaba on Babydash, just by clicking here.

#5 For easy cleaning

If your little one is at the fun stage of tossing things around during mealtime, then you might want to consider getting a placemat to help you containing the mess. Due to its suction on the silicone mat, your little one will not be able to pull the plate/bowl off. When mealtime is over, you can release the suction by peeling off from the corners and the mess made can also easily be cleaned! Purchase one here on Babydash.

There you have it, parents! I wish this will somehow help you to prepare your baby’s journey starting solids. Also parents, come participate in our Mommy’s Yummy Recipe Contest and stand a chance to win Chomel hamper worth RM52. Click here for more information. Good luck!

Top 5 Mother-To-Be Tips

Being a mother is almost every woman’s dream. But to be a mother takes a lot of effort and energy and not every woman goes through the same experience while being pregnant. But worry not! Here are Top 5 Mother-To-Be Tips to make your journey sliding into motherhood a smooth one!

Tip #1: Take prenatal supplements

Your baby’s developments start within the first month of pregnancy, so you need to consume awesome nutrients – like folic acid, calcium and iron that are good for your body and baby. To purchase a yummy one, just click here.

Tip #2: Reduce stretch marks by applying stretch marks cream

I know the appearance of stretch marks can stress you out and being stress is not good for you and baby. You are carrying another life inside of you and it is a beautiful thing! So don’t worry mommies, a good stretch marks creams (or oils) can prevent/lessen stretch marks appearance. You can purchase one just by clicking here.

Tip #3: Get enough sleep

Get plenty of rest and always listen to your body in determining if you need to take short breaks during the day and to determine how many hours of sleep do you need at night. I know it is hard to sleep when your body undergoes changes throughout pregnancy. However a good maternity pillow helps give good support to your body while you rest. Indeed, good rest = healthier body! Get your maternity pillow from Babydash by clicking here.

Tip #4: Wear breathable maternity clothes

Throughout your pregnancy, your body is going through changes as your baby bump grows each day and you may find some of your old clothes can’t fit you anymore. During pregnancy, loose and comfy clothes are the way to go! Get one here on Babydash.

Tip #5: Enjoy pregnancy and take memorable photos!

No one has the same pregnancy journey. Some women may have it easy, some may not. Either way, it is still a wonderful process to look back in the future. Photograph your beautiful moments with belly stickers that you can purchase on Babydash by just clicking here.

There you have it, mommies! Pregnancy is a challenging yet wonderful journey to motherhood. Just remember that you are bringing a new life into the world so be proud! I wish you will have a safe delivery! 🙂

Top 5 Tips for a Safe Playtime

It is vital to encourage our kids to play because playing allows them to use their creativity developing their imagination, ability as well as physical, cognitive and emotional strength. But before they play, there are few preventive measures that we as parents need to tackle in order to keep them safe.

Tip #1: Always disinfect/clean toys before playing

Kids especially infants have an immature immune system, so always ensure to disinfect/clean your children’s toys before playtime as we know babies love to put things in their mouth which can cause them to fall sick if it is dirty! You may purchase your toys disinfectant from Babydash here.

Tip #2: Choose age appropriate toys

I know there are labels on the toy boxes as reference for safety in connection to child’s age. However, we as parents know not every child is the same, hence it is best to use our own judgments when buying toys for our child – only you know when they are ready. There is a variety of toys to choose that may suit your child from Babydash.

To purchase this infant toy, click here.
Get this rocking horse for your toddler here.
Purchase this for your kid by clicking here.

Tip #3: Choose sturdy, quality toys

We know how kids like to throw things around (it’s messy I know – I feel you, parents!) so it is important to select sturdy and quality toys when shopping for one, so it does not break and spoil after it gets tossed and thrown around the house for the hundredth time – you could save some $$$ too! Here is an example of quality toys that you can get from Babydash, click here.

Tip #4: No sharps and no little parts

Of course as parents keeping our child from sharp objects is a no-brainer. However, a thorough way to examine a toy before purchasing one is to consider the “protruding” parts. Always keep a look out on anything that sticks out or does not have rounded edges.

If you ever wondered, how little parts are considered little – use the toilet paper roll test! If a toy or a piece of toy is small enough to fit inside an empty toilet paper roll, it could block your baby’s airway. Remember, choking is one the biggest hazards for children! Purchase one from Babydash here.

Tip #5: Choose a non-toxic play mat

Our children especially babies will spend a lot of time on the floor – tummy time and crawl, therefore it is essential to have a play mat that does not emit harmful substances such as BPA! A good play mat will also prevent your child from play time accidents. Get one from Babydash here.

There we have it, parents! Accidents bound to happen but we must always ensure we have taken all the necessary measurements to prevent mishaps and keep our children safe and sound in our home.

Top 10 Baby Room Essentials

When preparing for the arrival of our little bundle of joy, as parents, we would want to provide only the best so our child would live in a safe and pleasant environment. Here is a Top 10 Baby Room Essentials that I gather to help you pick and choose to make your baby room ready.

1. Babyhood Classic Sleigh 4-IN-1 Convertible Cot

Babyhood is an Australian brand known for producing the best baby cots. Putting child’s safety as top priority, Babyhood’s baby cots are designed to surpass the industry standards. The classic sleigh 4-in-1 convertible cot is great for you and your child as it is sustainable with real clear A grade NZ plantation timber. It is a great value for money due to its base levels that can be adjusted as your child grows from bassinet, cot and toddler bed. Its beautiful and stylish design will definitely add an elegant touch to the baby room. You can purchase from Babydash by clicking here.

2. Candide 3-IN-1 Multirelax Air + Maternity Pillow

Exclusively dedicated to providing comfort for babies and mothers all around the world, Candide is a brand from France that has been offering sophisticated collections with innovative products every year. The Multirelax cushion makes a cosy and safe nest for your little baby from birth up to 6 months old! It is also essential to use during nursing as it gives comfort settling your baby at the perfect height and at the same time relieving pressure on your back. You can purchase one from Babydash here.

3. Nuna Sena Change Table

Finding the perfect balance between practicality and beauty is what inspired Nuna, a globally known brand from Amsterdam to invent gears to ease parenthood. Nuna Sena provides a safe and cosy changing area for your baby. It is made from certified Oeko-Tex® fabric with a wipeable panel for easy cleaning and care. When it is not used, just rotate down for storage. You can get one here.

4. Ubbi Diaper Pail

Ubbi is a Brooklyn based company that was created to launch the first steel diaper pail that offered convenience by operating using any standard trash bag. The diaper pail is an award-winning design that has the easiest disposable system to load, use, empty and clean. The rubber seals make it leak-proof as well as keeping the odour locked in, so your baby room won’t stink! You can get it here on Babydash.

5. Parklon: PVC Pure Soft Mat (Double Sided)

Coming from South Korea, Parklon PlayMat passed extremely stringent safety criteria and quality tests – BPA free and non-toxic. It also has high durability due to its high density waterproof coating. The honeycomb embossing treatment on the surface made to prevent slipping and for easy cleaning. To purchase, you can click here.

6. uPang UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer

uPang is made and designed in South Korea as the world’s first UV waterless sterilizer. The sterilizer has a 99.9% sterilization effect for influenza virus as well as 99.9% internal sterilization effect in baby bottles. Not only made to sterilize baby bottles but also for others such as toys, utensils and more. You can get the sterilizer here at Babydash.

7. Skip Hop Camping Cubs Activity Gym

Skip Hop is a global lifestyle brand from the USA committed to making parenting as easy and fun as possible. The camping cubs activity gym is made of unique and soft supports with a wood grain pattern and rope ties gives your little one an outdoor feel. It has more than 17 developmental activities to help develop a child’s sensory skills. The activity gym includes a plush, sleeping bear tummy time pillow. To purchase, just click here.

8. Bebe Living Storage Bin

Made from cotton canvas with stitching detailing, storage bin from Bebe Living is an excellent space saving solution for toys, diapers and more. With its cute and bright coloured designs, it surely will add a quirky touch to your baby room. You can purchase by clicking the link here.

9. Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor MBP161

Motorola needs no introduction when it comes to mobile’s world. The MBP161 timer digital audio baby monitor is the first baby monitor designed to not only monitor your baby, but also to help parents keep track of important details in baby’s day. It is built with an integrated night light on the baby unit which will help calm your baby and its integrated lullabies will soothe your baby to sleep. The monitor comes with a two-way communication feature that allows parents to speak to your baby and with the high sensitivity microphone you will hear every clear sound coming from your baby’s room. This essential can be purchased here on Babydash

10. aden + anais Ideal Baby Muslin Swaddle

With their versatility, quality and modern aesthetics, aden + anais has brought the Australian legacy of cotton muslin to the front line of baby care around the globe. It comes in a pack of three with breathable fabric that allows better airflow to help reduce overheating. The fabric will remain soft even after lots of washings. It is also oversized which makes swaddling easy – a plus tip for new moms! You can get a set here.

These items are a must-have in your baby room. Without one of these, the room will be incomplete – trust me on this! So, have fun decorating, parents!

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