On 8 March, several soon-to-be parents woke up early to congregate at Asia Square. If you have caught our ‘live’ updates on Instagram and Facebook or read our earlier article, you’d know what I was up to! I was invited to cover the event, and yes, waking up was pretty tough as we had only touched down the day before. All for passion – FTW! That aside, these early birds were up for a fun workout organized by SuperMom for the Strut Your Bump event.
In conjunction with SG50 and Tollyjoy, this event brought new parents through a learning journey on breastfeeding, cord banking, prenatal exercise, health policies, clean home environment and even baby shower gift ideas.
And for those who are welcoming SG50 babies, there are TONS of gifts that are prepared! You have already heard of the special SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift that our Government has put together, so here’s how they look like in reality! That’s not all – SG50 are welcomed with more freebies from different companies too, read on to find out how to get them.
The highlight of the day? New mummies happily helped to set a new record with the Singapore Book of Records for: Largest Prenatal Exercise Class – 102 expectant mothers enjoyed a light workout together, conducted by Mom In Balance to set a new record! More photos of what these mamas did, in just a bit!
The event started with a breastfeeding workshop by Mrs Wong Boh Boi, followed by a sneak peek of Tollyjoy’s newly launched breastfeeding range which included breast pumps (manual and electric), nursing pads (disposable and washable) and breast milk storage bags.
Thereafter, the ladies got ready to move those bellies with exercise. Seeing all these glowing faces made me tempted to join in (sans bump) too! These mums looked like they had a ball – happy mums, happy bumps!
After a simple lunch of a fuel recharge, 16 excited father-to-be’s got down to handy work to vie for the Fastest Pump Fixer award by putting together a breast pump! Guess these guys will be playing supportive roles in their wives’ impending breastfeeding journey too! This makes a great deal of difference and big kudos to them for taking that first initiative even before their little one is out. #trueexperience
And if you’re an expectant mum or currently breastfeeding, the new breast pumps from Tollyjoy might be one of your considerations too. Their pocket-friendly prices are a plus point already. Reviews for the manual breast pump to follow – stay tuned! (Update: Hop over to find out how these manual ones fare from an electric breast pump user’s POV!)
If you’re preparing for your little one’s arrival, you’d be happy to know that many brands and companies have jumped on the bandwagon to join in the celebration of SG50 – that means, MORE GIFTS for your lucky baby! Interested to know more? I’ve scoured through the vendors on that day to suss out goodies just for pregnant mums and their bumps, so scroll below to check out the individual links on how to get those gifts prepared for you!
New parents who deliver at Thomson Medical Centre will receive bountiful gifts with Thomson SG50 Jubilee Joy Pack.
BabyinLove is loving created by 3 mummies who came together to provide baby shower favours for parents. Speaking to May, 1 of the trio, she shares that despite their full time jobs, they are happy and passionate about their creations as customers appreciate their efforts. This year, they have launched newly designed SG50 baby shower cookies. Find out more here.
Great Eastern welcomes your bundle of joy with the SG50 Baby Gift Pack plus a year of FREE health coverage.
Tollyjoy introduces its new range of breastfeeding products this year. Available at major department stores. Visit their website to learn more.
Cryoviva offers cordbanking services for your newborn. With 7 years of experience and a newcomer in Singapore, new parents can find out more information about them here.
Lura prides itself for their lightest, smallest hydro cleaning equipment to clean beddings, carpets and homes furniture. Contact them for a FREE mattress cleaning service.
Mom in Balance introduces Pregnancy Workout, Back in Shape Workout and Mom in Shape Workout for the busy mothers. We found a discount code in the goodie bag, so how about taking your bump for a spin with this FREE trial workshop?
Know a friend is welcoming a new baby this year? Send her an e-card and a personalized message, along with e-vouchers to brighten her day! I sent one to my dear friend in London – missing her already although we just bunked in with her a couple of weeks back. Head here to send your words of encouragement today.
If you’ve got pregnant friends, don’t forget to share the good stuff and freebies with them too! Afterall, having a bundle of joy and raising one is much fun but relatively costly, so getting useful stuff for parents help shave and save along the way can help make things better. Happy parenthood!