Chloe’s “Big-girl ” Room

Chloe slept in the cot for the longest (32 months) among the kids i know , well main reason she’s such a petite she haven’t outgrown the cot so we never have the intention of upgrading her bed to toddler or single bed.

Even though I’ve been eyeing this Flexa single bed at very first sight i have no urge to buy it for Chloe until we chance upon the clearance sales around April. Ming was sent to grab the deal because i was pregnant that time was so lazy to go out and he did his job very well, managed to score this bed and the safety rail at 40% OFF, how not to buy right?DSC04222-1i read a book about minimalism, the author suggest go straight to single bed for kids from cot instead of toddler bed because it’s more sustainable as long as it’s safe for toddler in term of height and design. So i guess this Flexa bed tick off the list despite the price is on the higher side but i think it’s good enough to last till she go to primary school at least. Most important my ‘minimalist-wanna-be’ husband approved it!

Been a month Chloe upgraded to her “big girl” bed, she love it so far i guess and bedtime is such a dream nowadays. Every night after bedtime story and star/moon watching she would climb up the bed herself, pray, then put on her blankie and say good night to us before we left the room. Of course sometimes she need some prep talk before going to bed i will always tell her what exciting things we going to do on the next day so she would let me leave her room in peace.

DSC04232-5 I love the Scandinavian design of the bed, the rounded edges on each side, the white and light wood combo with a little dusty pink that i added thru the safety rail. I want to keep the room clean and simple so i stop putting in more stuff in, looking at this picture i realize i really like the braided thingy from the cushion to the bumper on the bed and the woven wall that i weaved.

Bedtime story books are placed at this rack that we hacked it from our previous baby changing table that was suppose to be thrown away but Ming come out with this idea by converted it to a book rack.

a small tiny corner for her head/hair band with mini vanity mirror we got from kmart and nightlight, see what my cheeky baby doing there. DSC04181-7.jpgWe really hope you like this room that we put together for you, little darling.

Good thing must share!

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

NAIF Baby Shampoo & Wash  Gel

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…my job is too introduce knowledge in a fun way.

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 zero. 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