I had been wanting to write about my baby stuff, but I prefer to have used them for a while before reviewing them.
First up, the baby carriers!
I guess it is quite important for us to get the baby carriers – for easy transportation, even when the baby is very young. The carriers/stroller I have been using include the Pupsik pouch, Ergo Baby (Organic) with insert, Capella Adonis Stroller. I am quite happy with these purchases, even though it may seem like I have a lot of these stuff.
Baby’s Age: 0 month – 3 months old
I used my Pupsik pouch a lot when baby was still small. I still remember the first time I used it was when I went back to my gynae 2 weeks after I gave birth. Baby slept very well in it, which I think might be because it is snug enough for her to think that she is still in my womb. LOL.
I didn’t get the looped sling because I wasn’t confident in that.
I didn’t dare to position her head inside hahaha.
Baby’s Age: 3 months – 5 months old (And Beyond)
I did some research on carriers, and read about the controversy for Baby Bjorn. Ergo Baby seems to be a better and more comfortable choice, so I bought this.
So far, we only started to use the Ergo Baby carrier when baby was about 3 months old. However, the infant insert is required when baby is small in size and weight. It was only until recently (4 months plus) did we remove the insert, and used the carrier as it is.
I also bought the teething pads, which are great to use, especially now baby starts to chew on almost everything haha!
Good: It’s very portable. Sometimes when we don’t need it, I will just roll it up and stuff into the baby bag lol. It gives baby a comfy fit too (I am quite concerned about the development of hip bone), she doesn’t squirm or cry in it. Most of the time she could sleep inside.The material used is soft as well.
Bad: The carrier can still get a little warmish for bigger babies, especially during the hot seasons.
Baby’s Age: 0 months – 5 months old
I am really very happy with the purchase of my stroller – Capella Adonis
Though it does not belong to those high end brands, it is sturdy and stable – very good for infant, and it’s quite easy to keep and open up the stroller. This stroller also operate on 4 swivel wheels, which makes traveling quite easy. I have even tried bringing baby out alone using the stroller (had to trouble taxi uncle to help me fold and unfold haha).
Good: It’s very sturdy and stable – which infants really need. It can recline all the way flat, and is still very stable. The price point for this stroller is quite reasonable as well. I got mine at around $300+.
Bad: It can be a little too heavy or bulky for petite mums like me. As I am a little short (hahaha), I sometimes experience problems in folding and unfolding the stroller.
Where to Buy in Singapore: The Baby Studio, Major departmental stores.
Ultimately, I think the choice of carriers would depend on the comfort level of different users. For me, it’s the convenience, and whatever that is good for the baby. I would say that, if you’re on budget, at least, get a sarong sling and a stroller – the sling can also double up as a nursing shawl, and the stroller helps you to have a good meal without carrying the baby in your arms 😉