#holidayfun – National Museum of Singapore

Play is in!

This got me all excited because in the month of June, my mother friends whom I have grown up with since youth days are coming together to plan outings for our kids.

C and I sat down to plan the places that we want to visit and come up with a list – Airport, National Museum, Indoor playgrounds (in the event of rain), Gardens by the Bay, Cafes (such as Eat, Play, Love), Jacob Ballas, Botanical Garden, Farm visit, etc.

Our first stop is the National Museum of Singapore and I must say we enjoyed the visit especially since it coincides with the Children’s Season – more activities catered to the kids.

We were there at around 9am since we didn’t want to meet with the crowd and once the kids were inside, they were captivated by the various stations found on the first floor.

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Faith loves balls and this station is one of her favourite. Initially she just threw the balls in any fashion she liked until the ‘gor gor’ (brother) advised her on what to do and I’m proud to say that she could aim the ball at the designated hole! Sheer luck? I say NO! 😉

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Remember the game – pick up sticks – that we used to play when we were young? This is the adapted version in which the ‘sticks’ have velcro on them and the kids will create the shape or canopy of the tree using those sticks. Faith obviously didn’t understand anything but was just fascinated by what the velcro can do.

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This is the enlarged version of the five stones and Faith and her little friends do not have the energy to do well in this station. Faith got tired of it within minutes and moved back to the ball game.

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I love The Salon, the station where children get to do some craft work and this area is beautified by cardboards! The older kids were excited at the station and they got to decorate their own cardboard house using materials that could be purchased for $2. The younger kids just sat around watching their older siblings do the job. Wonderful!

IMG-20140602-WA0020The mama was trying to encourage the lil one to play with craft but she just wanted to observe.

We had our lunch early at 11am at Food for Thought. We love the branch at the Botanical Gardens but couldn’t say the same thing about this one at the museum. They had the details of our orders mixed up and the folks who came after us were served first. Also the servers wore stressed-out expression. Oh well.

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While waiting, we kept the children busy with these…

20140602_124408After lunch, we continued visiting the other stations. This is Rouleaux – Paper Art. C’s sons like craft and the older boy got down to work very quickly. Not bad for a boy his age! The other kids just joined in doing various stuff like our lil girl who just opened and closed the cap of the glue stick.

20140602_125740The kids were in here for just 5 minutes. They used light to draw on the screen.

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This is the station where children learn about local food. Surprisingly, the boys were very engaged with ‘cooking’ and occupied the area for a long time.

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The children had an absolutely fun time at the museum and we have not visited ALL the stations! But since the kids were visibly tired (nap time was looming), we decided to call it a day. I must say the result would not be the same if it wasn’t a big group like today. The kids were learning from one another and having fun interacting.

IMG-20140602-WA0018All these are born in the year of the dragon. Going up the flight of steps together. Cute eh?

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Do visit the National Museum soon before the Children’s Season is over!

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Drypers Drypantz – Our choice for a premium quality diaper

Of all the parenting workshops that I’ve attended, one key question was posed – What is the goal of parenting?

For me, it is important that Faith grows up being a joyful and happy child and one who loves learning. Isn’t it rewarding to see wonders in your child’s eyes and smiles on her face?

I do.

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At 18 months old, Faith is one girl with boundless energy and curiosity that promise to burst each day. She loves the outdoors and will not fail to explore the environment she is in. Each day, I make it a point to bring her out. It could be a trip to the market, a short walk at the park or an outing with her play-dates. There you will see her running about, climbing up and down and surely enjoying herself! Thus it is important that she is dressed comfortably for these activities and this definitely applies to the diaper that she is wearing. The ideal one must be able to absorb urine well and yet keep Faith’s dry and comfortable (no irritation please!) and be of good fit.

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We find that in Drypers Drypantz.

Drypers Drypantz fits Faith snugly and this has assured me that leakages will be minimised, if not, an issue I would not need to be bothered with. In fact, we didn’t encounter that problem. Each morning, though Faith wakes up to a full diaper, her shorts are still dry. I guess the Activ-Core™, which is the absorbent core, really does its job well in absorbing urine and  at the same time prevents flow-back, thus promoting long-lasting dryness. Sometimes, Faith poos in the morning before I could even change her diaper and  surprisingly, the full diaper still holds the loose stools well with NO leakage!

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What’s more important is that Faith’s sensitive skin doesn’t show any reaction to the diaper and I believe I could attribute that to the natural plant extracts (Vitamin E, Chamomile, Olive Extract, Aloe Vera) that promote skin health and keep Faith dry and comfy. I also appreciate that the improved Drypers Drypantz has a new, softer, outer cover so it won’t look bulky when Faith is wearing tights.

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The little girl is kept dry and comfy throughout the day as she goes about her exploration each day. I find myself less stressed too about the need to change diapers because I know Drypers Drypantz will do its job well. Drypers has kept its word in providing ultimate comfort for Faith and is also partnering with us in bringing up a joyful and happy child!

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If you are looking for a switch in diapers, the newly improved Drypers Drypantz is my strongly recommended one to you! It’s our choice for a premium quality diaper without having to pay premium price for it!

For the month of June 2014, with every purchase of 2 packs of Drypers Drypantz,  you can receive a $10 FairPrice voucher! All you need to do is to email:

1. your proof of purchase (scan or snap a picture of it!),
2. your personal details (name, address, contact number, your child’s name and date of birth) and the code [LYNNLLY] to sg.contest@sca.com.

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Disclaimer: Faith received three packs of Drypers Drypantz for the purpose of this post. She has been using Drypers diapers since we made the switch in mid 2013 and we have been satisfied consumers. All opinions are mine.