What Should You Do Before Your Confinement Nanny Leaves?

“Don’t always drink cold water, must eat fruits, learn to be more patient, must have balanced meals ah” Does any of that sound familiar? Perhaps something your mother would say or maybe even what you’ve heard a confinement nanny say before. The thing is, we humans tend to forget things. That’s why we either write them down on pieces of sticky yellow paper which then get buried somewhere under all our receipts, laptops, in the trash, or simply just get mushed up with the laundry. Then we evolve and jot them down in our phones only to never read them…

How to Hire a Confinement Nanny?

Time and tide wait for no one. Well, since most of us are working from home these days, we can’t still be sure about the tides (unless you live by the beach in which case, do let us know how the tides are doing). What we are painfully aware of, on the other hand, is that time most certainly does not wait for anyone. The borders can close and the nation can go back into lockdown, but your pregnancy still progresses along. Of course, these days, the borders have reopened and we see the flow of traffic going into and…

5 Things You Can Do for Your Pregnant Wife

Your wife is pregnant. As a husband, you may be wondering how you can make your wife’s pregnancy go as smoothly as possible.  Marriage binds two people together, who then move forward in life as one. Every obligation in a marriage should be shared by the husband and wife, and this includes the pregnancy (and later on, taking care of the child from said pregnancy).  Although the roles and obligations of parents vary depending on the dynamics of each partnership, both parents share equal responsibility during a pregnancy. Assisting your wife in making her pregnancy smoother is part of the…

A Beginner’s Guide to Cord Blood Banking

What is cord blood banking? What have cord blood been used to treat? Choosing the right cord blood bank for your family     Introduction Having a baby is a life-changing experience, there’s so much to plan for and even more to look forward to.  As parents, we want to give our children the very best for their future. We buy health insurance to prepare for the worst scenarios in life, and such form of insurance equips up financially when our children are stricken with medical illness. However, this does not provide the means of treatment.  What if you have…

5 Things That Made Confinement Easier For Our Generation

We live in a convenient generation where almost everything is pretty attainable and things are made easier. It is no different for the confinement period. Years ago, resources were not particularly scarce, but amenities were for sure not as within reach as they are now. We should count our lucky stars and be appreciative of what we have today. Not only is technology and medical knowledge on childbirth so extensive now, but the confinement period has also benefitted from advancements in those fields as well.    On that note, let us see what has made confinement easier for our generation.…

All You Need to Know About Taking Baths During Confinement

In many Asian cultures, the period after a woman gives birth is known as her ‘confinement’. This period, which lasts about 30 to 40 days, is when a mother stays in her home and recuperates after her delivery.    Traditional confinement practices regulate all aspects of life, from a mother’s diet to her daily hygiene. Today, we shall look at the practice of bathing during the confinement period.    We shall contrast and try to understand the different views on this, and how you can best practice bathing if you’ve just given birth.    Bathing during Confinement: Modern Vs Traditional…

Confinement Self-Care Practises That All Mothers Should Try

Our babies are our world. This is what all mothers feel, and their actions show it. However, while our newborns need us, so do we. Giving birth does not mean giving up on yourself. In fact, it is all the more important to be taking care of yourself. It is not wrong to put your baby first, as you want the best care for him, and who else to give him that but you?    But do not forget and neglect yourself. You need to be in tiptop condition in order to do your best as a mother. So, the…

How to Plan Your Confinement Meals

The confinement period is the most crucial time for recuperating and recovering from the journey of carrying a human inside you for nine months and then giving birth to him or her. When it comes to confinement, you know for sure that there are many aspects to consider, such as resting, nutrition, exercise, and even baby care. Well, to lift some burden off your shoulders, we’re here to cover one of those things – nutrition.   Knowing how to plan your confinement meals will be a breeze once you’ve gotten these 3 aspects below sorted.   How Much to Eat…

4 Things You Should Know Before Booking A Confinement Nanny

When it comes to hiring a confinement nanny, there are many things to consider. As your selected confinement nanny will be by your side throughout your confinement, it is important to make sure you’ve made the right choice. But how do you know if you did? Especially if you’ve yet to deliver your baby but already need to make arrangements for after?   Not to worry, for we have a list of things you should know before booking your confinement nanny.   1. Know a nanny’s job scope Before you get to the hiring process, learning and understanding what a…

Top 5 Things to Prepare for Your Confinement

So, you’re a mummy-to-be, perhaps a first-timer, and you’re getting amped up and ready for the delivery day because your beautiful little one is going to pop up real soon. But of course, you know it’s not all rainbows and unicorns, because there are a ton of things to prepare. And sometimes, more often than not, something gets missed out, then chaos ensues at the last minute.    Not to worry, because we are here with you with a mini checklist of sorts, with the top 5 things that we think must be prepared for after the baby comes, for…

How To Promote C-Section Recovery

You see a line across your abdomen. You’re now a mother. However, you still feel nauseated and your wounds aren’t healing up quite as quickly as you would like.   First things first, you have to understand that it will take some time for your body to heal after c-section as there are two incisions made, one along your abdomen, and one more on your uterus. Thus, there are more parts of you that need to heal up. Furthermore, recovery times will vary from one woman to another. That said, here are some ways for mothers who have opted for…

Newborn Feeding Basics

For the first few months of any baby’s life, they have to feed on only milk, be it breast milk or formula. So, parents must learn and know how to feed their babies properly, in a timely manner, and without inducing discomfort. Now, feeding can be done either by direct feeding or by bottle feeding. While direct feeding is self-explanatory, bottle feeding does not necessarily mean formula milk, but can also mean expressed milk.   Let’s take a look at how feeding by both these methods differ and get to know the basics of feeding itself.   Knowing When to…