Good thing must share!

 Let me share about some baby/kids products that i think are really good!

NAIF Baby Shampoo & Wash  Gel


i think this is the best of all the baby shower gel we used on Chloe to dates! So far we tried Pigeon, Mustela, Cetaphil, Burt Bee and Johnson & Johnson. We love Burt Bee but i find it hard to get it from stores and the price is on the higher side. So we keep finding alternatives and we finally found it! This NAIF products are the best so far and we can foresee we will use this brand for long time! #notsponsored #goodthingmustshare

It’s gentle, easy to wash off you know some product it take so long and so much of water to wash off the bubbles! Best of it is the smell!! i love it the most, i can’t stop smelling Chloe everyday after her bath! It’s very subtle and light kind of sense because it make of natural ingredient no chemical or no added color, Chloe love it! The shampoo doesn’t irritate little eye, which is great for toddler that go under the shower instead of bathtub!

We got our first set from Tangs, Orchard at slightly higher price after that i find it’s cheaper to buy from online  Here’s the link 

Burt’s Bee Nourishing Lotion


We still love Burt’s bee for their lotion! It’s really moisture the baby skin, Chloe have dry skin like me so i always put on lotion everyday after her shower. For lotion we didn’t explore other brand because this huge tube that my sister got it for Chloe before she was born last us long enough for 2 years, and the smaller version for travel! So far Chloe’s skin doesn’t show dryness or flaky, i guess applying lotion really does help!

Little Angel Essential Oil Blends 


Thankful that my friends always buy us great gift like these! First come across this from Cathy, wanted to buy once i go back to KL. So happen Vivian gave the Anti-Bacterial Protection as a Christmas gift for us. Then Cathy gifted another Bye Cold & Flu during CNY gathering! Thanks Friends!

Anti-Bacterial Protection

It’s actually Young Living Essential Oil blend that’s anti-viral & anti-bacterial protection which not only prevent sickness at the same time help to improve the child’s immune system. source  i apply a few drops on Chloe’s back and feet with a light massage everyday morning before school and before sleep. So far the result is not bad Chloe haven’t fall sick yet #touchwood

Bye Cold & Flu 

Contains essential oils (eucalyptus, myrtle, cypress, lavender…etc) that provide support for the respiratory system while providing support to the natural defenses. source  I need this a lot because Chloe keep getting running nose and cough from school on and off so i applied this on her whenever she caught the virus.

You can get these from Little Angel #again #notsponsored #goodthingmustshare

Jeju Wet Wipes


We have been using this wet wipes for a long time, my very experienced mummy friend introduce this great product to me when i only know Pigeon wet wipes that time. She is very confident about this product and introduce it to all her friends, it’s a cheaper and works very well of a wet wipes. It is a Pure Water Wipes, thick and safe even for sensitive skin babies & kids! We get our supply from Qoo10 just search jeju wet wipes!

Potty Training Book


This book  works like a charm for Chloe! She rejected potty when we first introduce to her, so my friend advice us to take it slowly. Then i found this book in a random bookstore and think she might like it because it’s very girly and princess type of book, the content is very cute and fun to read. Right after reading it for a few days she volunteer to go potty by herself both poo and pee! i’m so so amazed! Maybe she was ready that time or maybe this book really influenced her. Chloe now enjoyed going potty on her own ,sense of achievement? haha..  i’m sure there’s a boy version!

Usbone lift-the-flat Opposite


Expensive book but worth every cent! Tons of elements and nice illustration. We love reading it and learn opposites together, very good for preschooler because it’s interactive. Planning to buy other title in this range.

That’s all for now!

2.5 years old


At 2.5 years old or 31 months to be exact, she may be the less active toddler you see around, she doesn’t run around or enjoy playground facilities. She may look like 18 months instead of 2 years old physically, she’s belong to the smallest group among her classmate. Sometimes i wonder why and got worried why is she different from her peers, not so much of her activeness but her growth. I even bring her PD for this issue, but doctor assured me she is growing well just slowly maybe she’s a late bloomers or genetically inherit my petite figure. Still i am worried to be honest, i add in cheese and egg in daily meal make sure she finish her food and sleep well.

Chloe is an introvert girl, she prefer interacting with family or close friends. She often feel overwhelmed or anxious in new environments and around new people and take forever/never to warm up. She may look happy and cheery in the photos that’s because it was us who taking the photos, but if you happen to meet her in person, she will greet you with a expressionless face. She might be the most unfriendly kid you ever meet! However we try not to force her because there’s nothing to be shameful to be an introvert because mummy and daddy are one too. However she do get better when she goes to school, from overly protect her belonging to learning how to share with friends and open up to teachers. It just take time for her to get familiar with new people and environment.

They are at the age of absorbing things/knowledge very fast and i kinda like the idea of slow parenting which allowed kids to explore the world/skills/knowledge at their own pace, i know it’s impossible to apply that in Asian education but we see how it goes. When time arrived they just know it how for example phonics, potty train, shapes or colors. After introducing things like phonics, songs and flashcard for sometimes thru play and coloring, one day she just showed me that she recognized A-Z, shapes and colors. So patience is the key…

Her fine motor skill is good but gross motor skill is so bad, she still needing to hold on something go up or down the stairs, the chances of her taking risk very low or never. My mum say maybe because we seldom bring her outdoor to play or exercise i must admit that’s my fault because i prefer to stay indoor or in my tiny shelter, but when i bring her to the playground she always enjoy people watching, observe how others play rather than her playing, i really don’t know how?

Let them be little because they’re only that way for a while



Easy Meal prep

I cook almost everyday ever since Chloe started solid! We tried tingkat service for dinner before but i didn’t quite like the dishes and get bored after 1 month. Eat out is a dilemma to me, thinking what to eat where to eat with toddler, no thank you! So I cook lunch and dinner daily for healthy reason too, there’s market and ntuc in the neighborhood so it’s pretty easy to get ingredients.

I should really thanks my mum because she trained us how to cook since young although we have helper to help around in the kitchen but she forced us(especially me #elderchild) to be there when she cook, from chopping the ingredients to cook. I used to hate it back then because she would scold or nag a lot. She’s a working mother as an accountant, she’s always busy especially peak season when she work in audit firm but she still insisted to cook dinner for the family everyday without failed, even weekend she don’t mind cooking until today! We used to asked her to stop cooking because we want to eat out always wonder why do she like to cook so much! so much work! now i really understand why and i’m really thankful now i appreciate home cook meals!

Everyday i try to cook at least have a meat dish, vege and soup for balance diet but when I got lazy I’ll just have one dish meal that normally contain both meat and vege.

One dish meal

Stir fry vege and meat  | Slow boiled Black Bean Soup

french bean, edamame, lean meat with pacific clams

Childhood comfort soup

Corn, mushroom, carrot, tofu, meat and egg in anchovies & combu soup stock (added threadfin fish for chloe)

Seafood tomyam soup

i’m so happy to found this tomyam paste that taste very similar to the one my mum used to cook for us! of course Chloe can’t have a share of this so she got seafood soup with anchovies soup base

Hainan chicken rice

if we eat out on weekend usually don’t go for hawker food coz i want good food in my one-a-while dinning out so i do not know when was was the last time i had chicken rice. cook the rice from scratch with chicken stock, panda leaf, garlic and ginger, turn out not too bad. side is japanese spinach with sesame dressing

Sliced pork wrapped asparagus with teriyaki saurce

requested by hubby, sometimes i prefer to have him to tell me what he want to eat so i just cook accordingly without much planing..

Meatball two way | Slow boiled radish soup 

Mixed prawn, mince pork marinated for 2 hour then have it steamed and coated with breadcrumbs for air-fried. Chloe love the air-fried version so much!

Gyoza party @ Cellgroup

no we didn’t make it our cg leader brought this homemade gyoza from a chinese store at Kallang, taste very good!

Stir fry pork with bell pepper | Pork rib green papaya and peanut soup 

on lazy days when i cook one pot dish ill cook a bigger portion in the afternoon so i can just reheat it for dinner #lazymama

i love spicy food so you always see chili padi here and there normally i will portion out Chloe’s share before i add in chili..

My recent favorite groceries shopping spot =  Dondonki! Influenced by Cheeserland! enjoy reading her post so much, even Ming got poisoned! every one or two week ill make a trip to town after sending Chloe to school to get my Japaneses groceries fix! Best timing to go there in the morning, no crowd only some japanese ladies doing shopping, things are super fresh and rack are refilled! Oh and no queue for their famous sweet potatoes too! My main purpose this trip was to get ingredient for oden party! Strawberry is a must buy everytime i’m there for my strawberry lover at home aka Chloe!

Oden 🍢Forget to take a proper photo, followed tutorial from YouTube for oden soup base from scratch with combu, anchovies and bonito flakes! It’s a huge success accordingly to Ming, especially the daikon was so so good and we are hosting a oden party soon! Can’t wait already!