Friday, April 14, 2017

Giveaway & Review: Playkeroo Indoor Playground

 
This week we checked out a new indoor playground called Playkeroo. It's at 100AM Mall, near Tanjong Pagar Mrt (right next to Amara Hotel).
Playkeroo is a family owned indoor playground and party facility dedicated to early childhood. When we stepped in, I loved that it's so clean and new, bright and colourful and the staff are friendly and helpful. All of the playground's floor area is padded, so it's so safe for crawlers or wobbly walkers.
 
Playkeroo is inspired by the characteristics of Kangaroos. Baby-Roo Forest Land is perfect for infants and young toddlers to hone their fine and large motor skills which prepares them for crawling, cruising and walking.
 
There were a couple of push walkers, a small ball pit with a toddler slide, puzzles and fine motor toys on the walls, musical floor piano, and a "mountain" thingy with steps and notches which is great for developing gross motor strength and coordination. Everything is padded padded padded, no sharp edges, completely baby proof.


Myla enjoyed Joey Hills, which is an active play area where they get to run around and expend their energy. There are soft play equipment, obstacle courses, a trampoline, slides and a large ballpit. This section is very spacious and there's lots to do.
 


For older children, they can tackle the second level of the obstacle course of Joey Hills. I brought Myla up with me so I could take her down the large slides (there are 3!).

There is also Kangaroo City where they have to navigate through traffic... there's a mini track/road with little cars and even a car wash and petrol pump.


There's also nail services within the playground facility to provide convenience to the dedicated parents who are in need of pampering while their kids play safely. And if you're thinking of hosting a fun party, you can do that there too. This is their private party room, it also has a small stage.

There's a spacious diaper changing and nursing room within Playkeroo.

Playkeroo opening hours are:
Mondays to Sundays,10am to 8pm
I super love that it opens at 10am on weekdays, because I like getting out and about early. A lot of indoor playgrounds open from noon onwards on weekdays (I suppose because the bulk of their crowd comes in after school hours). But Playkeroo definitely caters to a younger crowd, I deal for crawling babies, and toddlers... and perhaps young children from 4 to 6.
 
Admission fees are listed in this pic:
The rates are really good! For Myla Rae, it's just $10 for weekday entry (no time limit) and 2 adults get to go with her, so I don't have to pay extra if David (her dad) tags along.
 
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
Playkeroo is sponsoring 5x single admission pass. To be one of the 5 winners, click here to head to my Facebook giveaway.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sashimi for Dogs :) Yum!!!

Lookie at what's new at Kohepets online ! Sashiiiimiiiiii ! Yummy chunks of freeze dried salmon especially for your fur babies (They have a version for cats too).
Left to Right: Jumbo chunks and Small Chunks

Angel's Salmon Sashimi Dog Treats come in a Jumbo Version and Small chunks version. It's stated that there are more than 10 pieces of jumbo sized sahimi in a pack or over 50 pieces (woah!) of the small sized sashimi. Just $6.90 a pack. I got them both to compare... and honestly, there's not such a large difference in size. And there was much much more than 10 pieces in my Jumbo pack.... more like 20plus pieces. Nett weight for both packs are the same. So either one that you pick is fine... if you have a larger dog, go jumbo.
Small sized pieces of Salmon Sashimi

It's pure Freeze-dried 100% Wild Alaskan salmon. Giving Lola lots of Omega 3 for healthy skin & coat. These all natural gourmet treats are free from artificial additives, making it a healthy and delicious daily treat for Lola.
Itadakimasu! It's very very yummy to Lola.

Here's the rest of her haul from kohepets. Singapore Delivery is free for orders above $60. Do look out for their promo items and add some free samples to your cart too. :)
Oooh... another item I want to show you is this Bio X Shield. I first read great reviews about it in my mummy groups online. They use this as a disinfectant spray on their kids, especially when going to playgrounds/playgroups where there's a risk of picking up germs from other kids. Works like a hand sanitizer, only better cos you use it before the kid is exposed to germs/bacteria and it forms a shield on their skin. Plus it is also an insect repellent. 


It's safe for pets and kids, using all natural ingredients, no alcohol, nothing harsh. You can spray it in the air like those baygon type mosquito and cockroach sprays, only this is safe for homes with pets and kids! It deodorises, so if you have smelly pets, this helps. You can spay directly onto skin too. I spray it on Myla's legs now (cos she got some nasty mozzie bites on her thighs last week, so poor thing. Wish I found this Bio X Shield thing earlier).

Totally loving this item, so glad I can get Bio X products at KohePets now. Only $6.90. They have larger ones too, which I shall get next time round.

KOHEPETS EXPO SALES 2017 (11th to 17th April 2017)
Can’t make it to #PetExpoSG this weekend? Don’t be sad, you can still bag great deals online. Kohepets is having EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 50%. Click Here.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Overnight Oats for Babies

I first came across overnight oats in a Facebook post by my cousin. It was a delicious looking photo of some overnight oats she had made in a small jar in the fridge for her husband's breakfast.

I cook oats in milk for Myla Rae every morning for breakfast. She loves her oats in milk. So I thought it would be a nice change for her to have cold refreshing overnight oats instead. I catered it to her baby requirements and taste buds... she tried it and she loves it!

Baby overnight oats is a tasty, fast and healthy breakfast option. Overnight oats are oats soaked in any liquid - milk, yoghurt - while they sit overnight in the fridge. This will soften and plump up the oats so totally no cooking is required the next morning. Just take it from the fridge and serve!

By mixing a few of your baby's favourite ingredients, you will have a nutrient packed meal your little one is sure to love. The fiber from the oats and protein from the milk is sure to fill their little bellies and give them the nutrients needed.
 
Here's some ingredients you can add into your baby's overnight oats.
 
Yoghurt or Milk
 
You can mix the oats with yoghurt but I don't. Plain Greek yogurt has a bold tangy flavor that Myla doesn't really like with her oats. So I give her the yoghurt as a snack later in the day, with fruit instead.
 
I prefer mixing oats with Myla Rae's Friso Gold stage 2 formula milk because it's convenient to mix up a small portion, it has a pleasant taste which she likes and it also has all the nutrients to support her development, digestion and good gut health. Perfect method of including the benefits of milk into her diet when she's refusing to drink from the bottle (when teething!), and also we are weaning from the bottle.
 
I usually mix one part milk to one part oats. This gives us quite a thick consistency the next morning, which makes it easy for her to feed herself as it will be gooey enough to stick to her spoon. When she is older and more capable with utensils, I will make it one part oats to two parts milk so her overnight oats will be less gunky and more creamy. If you are spoon feeding, you can adjust the consistency to make it perfect for your little one.
  
Peanut butter

I recently started giving her peanut butter. It's yummy! I add one heaped teaspoon and stir, before putting the whole bowl in the fridge to rest overnight. One of her favourite combinations is chunks of banana and peanut butter. These two go really well with oats and milk.
 
 
 
Honey
For some natural sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey. Take note that you should not give a baby younger than 1 year old any honey.
 
 

Fruit
 
 
You can mix in any fruit your baby likes. Blue berries, banana, kiwi, etc just make sure it's ripe. You can leave them in crunchy little chunks or mash it to help it better incorporate into the mixture.
 
Chia Seeds
Chia seeds is a superseed. And I see loads of overnight oats recipes using Chia seeds. They are very nutritious. However, I haven't added them to Myla Rae's diet because I read that babies can't digest them enough to gain any benefits. It'll just come out in their poop. So, it's your decision if you want to add it or not. If you do want to introduce Chia seeds, having them in overnight oats is perfect  as these super seeds need time to absorb liquid.
 
Whatever your ingredients of choice, all you need to do is mix them together, cover the container with a lid, and leave in the fridge overnight (or at least 4-6 hours).
 
If you're still not sure what ingredients to add in, click here to read about your child's nutritional needs between 1-3 years old, food safety and much more.
 
 
#frisosg #frisostronginside#frisoexperience

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jujube Be Light Vs Super Be

I never understood what the fuss was with Jujube diaper bags, until I owned one myself and now I'm hooked hahahaa.

Here's a comparison between the SuperBe and BeLight sizes. And also a peek into what's in my daily diaper bag.
 


On sale now at the Myla Rae shop online... Tokidoki Key Fobs.... to go with your Jujubes :)
 


You can order yours - here -

Don't forget to take part in the Giveaway on my Facebook page :). Winner will be picked this Saturday 1st April (no April Fool's joke, promise.)

 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"blink, Bindi" Giveaway :)

Myla Rae received a delightful package from Abbott earlier this week. 
It had beautiful illustrations of animals in the jungle which asked, "Will you blink with Bindi?"
Inside was a box of the new blink Lid-Clean Eye Lid Wipes, a book titled Blink, Bindi, and some personalised stickers with her name on it. So thoughtful!
 
Blink, Bindi is a kids book featuring Bindi, a little slow loris who wakes up with crusty eyes, unable to see clearly. Bindi ventures into the jungle in search of Mummy Loris. Encountering one new jungle friend after another, Bindi learns the dos and don'ts of caring for its eyes. The book is colourful, and engaging.. with interactive execises to enhance children's visual skills including tracking, focusing, memory and perceptual processing. It also incorporates a step by step guide on how to use the wipes to learn how to clean eyes on their own. It's a simple, beneficial routine.
 
Of course, younger toddlers like Myla Rae won't really understand it yet but she still loves the book and it's adorable characters. She loves flipping the pages and making oooh aahhh sounds as she gets excited. Older toddlers and kids will be able to follow the story line and practice the simple eye care routine too. (It is also educational for parents!) And as a bedtime story book, it's great for babies and children of all ages.  

blink Lid-Clean Cleansing Eye Lid Wipes are specially formulated to soothe, moisturize and clean lids effectively. They are hypoallergenic and preservative free, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, suitable for babies and children as well as those with sensitive skin. You can use it as an eye make up remover for yourself too.
 
Each box has 20 individually sealed wipes in sterile packs, perfect for popping a few in my diaper bag on the go. And the individual sachets mean I don't have to worry about the wipes drying out. They're always fresh for each use.

This is the first time I tried the blink Lid-Care wipes on her. She loves the feeling, it's very soothing. There's no need to rinse off.
 
What’s the key natural ingredient in blink Lid-Clean Cleansing Eye Lid Wipes that helps to refresh and sooth your eyelids?

Chamomile is a natural ingredient which help cool and refresh your eyelids.

You can buy blink Lid-Clean Cleansing Eye Lid Wipes at supermarkets and pharmacies in Singapore for $16 a box. Look out for introductory offers at Guardian and Watsons.


Myla Rae wants your family to enjoy the delightful Blink, Bindi book and a box of the blink Lid-Clean wipes too. There are 3 sets to giveaway!
Click here to head to my Facebook Giveaway Post. :) Winners will be drawn via randomizer, live on Facebook video on Monday morning. Good luck!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Explorer Kids Indoor Playground Review

This is our first review of an indoor playground. Decided to try out Explorer Kids (we went to Ang Mo Kio hub but there's one at Down Town East too) because their rates for babies and toddlers is much lower than other play gyms/ indoor playgrounds. Just $5 for under 3 year olds (and 1 parent gets to go in free with the child). Their kids rates are about $12 I think.

I chose to go today (Thursday) cos I read online that they wash the balls in the ball pit every Wednesday night. Lol.... the less germy the better right. I would avoid this place on Mondays because it's Members Day and they get entry for $4, so it will be swamped with older kids since its much cheaper that day. For a tot, not much difference since the normal price is $5 anyway... so might as well go on a less crowded, non promo day.

I read reviews online saying the place is bad and service is poor. But when I got there at 12noon ( their weekday opening time), the girl on duty was friendly and helpful. At 12noon, there was just one other child there, he was about 7 years old.

When I was putting on my socks, he was putting on his socks too (his mom was just sitting at the bench nearby) and he said to me " You so big already, still want to play?"

-_-

Then I said, "I'm not here to play, I'm a parent! I brought my baby here to play." And I pointed to Myla in my Tula carrier.

Then he said "Ohhhh... I thought that your school bag"

-_-  wise ass.  lol

By 1pm, the place got more crowded, about 6 more tots and maybe 3 kids above 5. The majority of the guests were walking toddlers, just a little older than Myla... about a year and a half to about 2 plus years old.

There was ample space, I didn't feel like it got too rowdy. There were 2 ball pits, one in the toddler area and one larger one in the mega play zone. The mega play zone is for older kids, even though it's mostly padded, it is not suitable for toddlers who don't understand danger yet as there are drops and places they can get wedged into, so if you take them in, be extra watchful.

I did take Myla into the mega playzone to explore. And found the flooring a bit dusty ( I could feel it with my hands). Other than that it was ok, not run down or worn out.

She loved the ball pit, the area with soft large blocks, and also liked to climb up the Mega Play zone 'steps'... it was all a good workout for her.

We left after 1 and a half hours ( I was only planning to stay for 1 hour but time passed fast). And she slept the whole way home. So unlike her kpo self, cos she hardly sleeps while we are out. So she must have exhausted herself and yes she did have a lot of fun.

Wish they had some small toddler slides for her to go on. I will be back again, it's not too far from my place. (By the way if u have any places to recommend that's around Novena area please let me know, I'd like to try. Heard there's a nice one called Kid's Amaze Safra Toa Payoh that has a good size area for toddlers to tumble around?).