OMG…where have the weeks gone? Compared to my previous pregnancy, I’m definitely very, very late in preparing for the baby’s arrival this time around. Honestly, it’s been REALLY TOUGH handling a toddler-cum-preschooler, work and home on my own…
And I can’t sleep well because the baby moves rather vigorously. And I get up to pee at odd times during the night! And the belly fat!!! Have I complained enough LOL???
NEWBORN CLOTHING 101
ANYWAY, I managed to sort out the packs of newborn and baby clothing (with my sister’s help) and found a nice pile of baby short-sleeve tops, long pants, babysuits (or onesies). And I’m glad to find that not everything is BLUE Check out the pile:
I also found a big pile of bibs and remember that my boy was quite a drooler since he was 5 months old, which only stopped when he was 2.5 years old. I wonder if she’ll be a drooler too???
Looking at newborn clothes got me all nostalgic because I’d recall a special moment with my baby boy then (his first mango, his Papa’s first clothes shopping trip for him, his first trip on an aeroplane, his funny movements, his funny faces…sigh!)
I’d wanted to hand down some baby boy clothes to my cousin who is now the proud father of a baby boy but found quite a lot of them rather dirty (my boy WAS a messy eater!).
I also found a pink (and white) cap and crocheted booties an aunt gave me – he NEVER wore them probably because he was such a sweaty, fussy baby LOL. I hope I can dress my baby girl up
By the way, if you’re shopping for a newborn, it’s better to buy onesies 6 months and above because newborns grow really quickly!
Also, onesies or suits with an ‘envelope neckline’ (e.g. Baby Gap) and front buttons (e.g. Disney baby) are much easier to put on baby. Buttons on the back (e.g. green Carter’s babysuit) is much, much more difficult because the baby has to be on his/her tummy:
Since I can’t find a baby carrier that can fit into any of our strollers, I NEED to get a travel system. Without a baby carrier, we had problems getting out of the house when he was less than 6 months because he would:
a) wake up once he’s removed from the car seat and
b) protest when he’s strapped to the stroller.
Thus, having a baby carrier that moves straight from the car seat and snapped onto the stroller is definitely high on the list for me, especially as we may be travelling when the baby is older
GRACO MOSAIC TRAVEL SYSTEM
A Graco fan, I checked out the Graco Mosaic Travel System, which can accommodate a child from birth till 4 years old. The baby carrier / car seat is 3.9 kg (quite heavy) while the stroller was nice and sturdy but really heavy at 8.4 kg. Selling at RM1,450 at Mothercare in Penang. Still looking around…
HALFORD COSMO DX TRAVEL SYSTEM
I saw this Halford travel system, which looks quite good. The baby carrier is only 3.2 kg and the stroller is 6.4kg. Not sure if it’s a locally made brand but it’s supposed to be export quality to the UK?
The Halfford Cosmo DX travel system retails for only RM599 at Little Whiz (see their ad on my right sidebar?).
Does anyone have personal experience with this car seat, stroller or travel system?
Most importantly, let me know if anyone has a travel system to let go, ok!