Family Holidays: Beat the airport!

Planning for your family holidays excitedly? Got your itinerary laid out? Know how to pack your luggage like a pro?

But do you know how to beat your own Singaporeans at your own airport?

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Pack it right

Check with the airline to find out what you can and cannot pack in your luggage to avoid unwanted surprises.

Find out what the baggage allowance is and make sure your carry-on bag meets the stipulated size and weight limits.

If you are carrying any liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) on board, they should be in containers no larger than 100ml and packed in a transparent bag no bigger than 1 litre. Medicine, baby milk or food as well as food for specific diets are exempt from these restrictions.

Any large containers of liquids (even if near-empty) should go into your luggage and not your hand luggage.

Mobile phone power packs are not allowed in check-in luggage so put them in your hand luggage. Each passenger is limited to two power packs in their carry-on bags.

Create an in-transit pharmacy: a zippered pouch with products that deal with any and all medical maladies. Include medicines, and a kit stocked with products to combat germs, alleviate ear pressure, fight sudden onset of a cold, cover cuts, and address allergies, mystery rashes, and stomach aches.

Check In Early/Online

A traditional airline check-in requires you to stand in line at the airline’s ticket counter to get your boarding passes. During busy travel times, the lines are often quite long, requiring you to arrive at the airport early and waste time standing in line. When traveling with children, the wait is often boring for them and stressful for the parents. The early check-in process allows you to print your boarding passes online so you aren’t required to stand in long lines at the airport. If you’re checking bags, you can enter the number of bags online and prepay if you choose. You also have the option of using the airline’s curbside baggage drop-off or baggage kiosks that are found in many airports.

If you are one of those that like to watch movies when flying, consider catching a pre-flight movie to cover more ground and catch up with your movie list. There is a free movie theatre located at Terminal 3 and a Fox Movies Premium Channel at Terminal 2. These locations are open 24 hours.

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Heads Up

Airlines that offer self-service kiosks at Changi Airport are Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar, AirAsia, Air France-KLM, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Qantas Airways and United Airlines.

Airlines that offer mobile check-in at Changi Airport are Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar, Tigerair, Cathay Pacific Airways and selected AirAsia flights.

Public Transport

Most toddlers love the novelty of travelling by train, bus and boat, so ditch the hire car and use public transport where possible. Plus it reduces your frustration of having to remember where you parked your car and what not.

Carry lots of small bills

You’ll probably need them for luggage carts, vending machines, and tips (extra small people = additional luggage = needing more help from bellmen). Open your wallet for anything else relatively inexpensive that might make the trip easier. That includes but is not limited to: priority boarding, checked bags, and airline seats with extra legroom.


Have good family holidays! Comment if our tips helped!

GORGEOUS Baby Rooms You Need To See

We stumbled upon Houzz, a website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement. The Houzz platform and mobile apps feature photos, articles, product recommendations, and a user forum. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Palo Alto, California. After scrolling around Houzz, we found plenty of gorgeous baby rooms we are eager to share!


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A dreamy style that reminds us of cottages alike – it’s hard to remember the hustle and bustle of busy living with the hues of peaceful white.</div>
Coastal Living Residence

By Tweak Your Space Tampa – More coastal kids’ room

Sky blue with tiny touches of gold mixed with white, along with that giant ship wheel and a boat makes us remember the famous proverb, “A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor” and if you’re raising your son to take the hardships of life, it probably could start in this sea-riously beautiful, gorgeous baby room.

Baby Martim Room

If you’re short of space, there are gorgeous baby rooms out there that you can follow – like this room! A little desk in the corner of the room can serve as a space for you to work while your baby sleeps, and a sofa bed can mean a place to put up a guest for one night. The striking patterns make parenting a little easier for the first few months – at least on the eye.

Blue nursery by Four Walls and a Roof

This simply designed baby room gives your baby and you a cosy space to spend time together, all within four walls and one roof.

Kids Bedrooms

The pink polka dotted curtains made this room one of the more adorable, gorgeous baby rooms. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the gush of sweetness here, especially when you’re cradling your baby girl.

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Shutters fit almost seamlessly into every decor, and the patterned wallpaper along with all the pink made this feel like a baby room a baby girl could grow up in and love.

Designing gorgeous baby rooms take work and you might be thinking of yours right now. Did these ideas help?

If you’re planning a baby shower soon, stop by to find out how you can make your decorations for cheap. 

Baby Shower Decoration Ideas Under $50

If you’re having a baby shower, costs can easily go up into hundreds, if not thousands, what with renting a venue, catering food and entertainment! Save some costs on your decorations with our ideas!

1. Do Your Own Centerpieces

Natural Pairing / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Add jewel-toned fruit to a white bowl with sensuous lines for an easy arrangement. Look for fruits of differing sizes and shapes but with similar coloring, as with these plums and pomegranates. Best, you can eat them during or after the party!

Or some tissue paper flowers like so:

Tissue Paper Flowers / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas
Find out how to do it here!

If you are throwing a rainbow party for your baby shower, Little Inspirations has a whole post on baby shower decoration ideas!

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Some Mod Podge foam letters are a great way to decorate the table as well. Try spelling out the baby’s name! The paint dries pretty quickly and you can also add your own designs, so win-win and you spent little or no money!

Mod Podge Foam Letters / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

2. Balloons

Floral Balloon Bouquets are a pretty way to decorate your baby shower! We got our ideas here.

DIY Floral Balloon / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Mini Balloon Placecards

Mini Balloons Place Cards / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

They add a pop of colour and a dash of fun to your guests as they settle down to eat! Find out how to do it here. 

Gold Brushed Balloons add a touch  of class to your baby shower. All you need is some paint and some upward strokes and flourishes, some helium, and your guests will be wowed by the beauty and your creativity! You can add some ribbons or tassels to make it prettier!

3. Wall Decals

Wall decals are a total game changer for party decorations. You can find wall decals for every space, style and budget and if you’d like, long after the party is over, you can leave the decals up on the wall where your party was!


To welcome a baby girl, this elf girl cycling on a pretty flower bicycle makes for a great mural! And it’d only set you back by $4.99 USD.

Of course, if you’re having an animal-themed party, this would be more suitable instead.


For $6.29 USD too!

4. Others


To match your budget, this place card idea is something to keep in mind for your baby shower decoration ideas – some coloured paper in the shape of a butterfly or any other cute figure (all available at Popular, of course) with your guest’s name written on it and stuck in between the prongs of a fork.

If you’re having an outdoors party, why hesitate to use flower pots as utensil holders?

Terra-Cotta Utensil Holders / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Diaper Cakes make for great centerpieces as well.


While a little over the budget of $50, just imagine these mini cakes for $69 sitting prettily on your table! Not only are they adorable to look at, their practicality means they can be used after the party for the baby in a few months’ time.

While you can place a budget on baby shower decorations, there’s no budget on creativity or fun, so let loose and don’t be too stressed!

For everything else, there’s Diaper Cakes.

Affordable Baby Shower Venues In Singapore

Baby showers, thrown when the mother is due to expect and full-month parties, thrown when the new bub is a month old, both attended by and planned by either yourself as a new parent, or by friends and family members who love you dearly. Whether you’re the parent frazzled by the party planning or the friend arrow-ed to do the planning, to ease your headache for the logistics, here are some affordable baby shower venues in Singapore!

1. Tickle Tickle

Tickle Tickle has 2 children’s indoor playgrounds for you to choose from!

At DELTA SPORTS HALL, their Candy Land theme with bright colours of ice cream, lollipops and candies are loved by all the kids. The four theme houses (home, cafe, supermarket, workshop) with lots of pretend play toys for each house are hot favourites for all children. Look out for the cars, ride-on, train set and more toys.  Kids will have a blast of a time!

At HOUGANG SPORTS HALL, their Cartoon Village theme gives a refreshing feel to the urban jungle we live in. The kids will have an great adventure exploring all the obstacles. The pretend play toys and houses will just be little props in the children’s extensive imagination!


2. SAFRA Function Rooms

If indoor playgrounds aren’t your thing, SAFRA has a whole host of function rooms for you to comfortably have your party! If you are a Singaporean, you know SAFRA has many kinds of ballrooms or function rooms to accommodate many different numbers of guests. For one, book their poolside party room! A comfortable room, a pool right outside and surrounded by people you love, perfect atmosphere for a party.

3. Bukit Timah Saddle Club

If your party is held over the weekends, consider having a private pony party to celebrate this special occasion!

Pony Rides / Affordable Baby Shower Venues


4. East Coast Park

East Coast Park is one of Singapore’s most treasured urban getaways, offering an invigorating and exciting diversity of sporting, dining and recreational activities. With the theme “Recreation for All”, the park has an activity for everyone. Be it a barbecue or just running along in the sand, here’s a cosy place to gather friends and family to celebrate your baby shower.

5. Kombi Rocks

Celebrate your baby shower or full month party in hipster style!

Vintage automobiles, retro curios, and three-generations old Thai-Chinese recipes (Kombi Rocks was formerly Koon Kee Restaurant) make for a neighbourhood jewel.

It’s many things at once: a diner, a museum, a quirky vintage shop, and a vehicle rental company with a fleet of restored Kombi and buggies available for bookings!

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If you are thinking of catering for your baby shower, might we suggest:  5 Caterers Suitable For Your Baby Shower

5 Caterers Suitable For Your Baby Shower

Baby is on the way, and everyone around the new mother is excited and happy for her, calling for a baby shower to celebrate this new chapter!

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There are many steps to throwing a baby shower and if you are the only one planning the baby shower for your friend, you have to take care of the invites, the food, the guests, the venue, the decorations, the games and activities and a hundred other miscellaneous things to do.

Food is one of the biggest aspects of any party and it can be hard deciding whether to prepare a bash or just simple finger food to keep the guests occupied.

If you don’t want to have to think about all of those, here are 5 caterers you could use for your baby shower to save you the hassle.

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1. Four Seasons

caters an extensive baby shower menu for your baby shower! With 2 sets of menus to cater to different numbers of guests you might expect, their package includes:

* Complete buffet layout with warmers, tables, tablecloth & skirting.
* Full set of disposable wares, serviettes, garbage bags, chilli & tomato sauce.


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2. JMJ Catering

If you order from JMJ Catering via Food line, you find that you get a discount, albeit not a very extensive menu.

3. Makan Mate

Makan Mate caters to all occasions, and you can choose from a variety of options such as BBQ buffets and bento sets.

4. Shiok! Kitchen Catering

Shiok! Kitchen Catering / 5 Caterers Suitable For Your Baby Shower

Shiok! Kitchen Catering is Halal certified, and adheres to the highest catering standards of both food and service.

Some of the services Shiok! Kitchen Catering provides includes Bento catering, Buffet catering for both small house parties and large corporate events.


5. Eatz Catering

Eatz catering provides service staff including wait staff, chefs and butlers to bring your event to the next level. They can even take care of dining logistics like providing and setting up of glassware and chinaware, tables and BBQ pits. They are eager to help you avoid the headache and save time when it comes to food catering.

Top 10 Unisex Baby Names Of 2016

Huffington Post Canada released a list of the top 10 unisex baby names of 2016 pretty recently, and we thought we’d share it.

1. Emery

Meaning: Brave, industrious.

Famous real-life people named Emery:

Emery Hope Sehorn, daughter of football player Jason Sehorn and actress Angie Harmon
Christian rock band named Emery.

2. Blair

Meaning: Dweller on the plain

Famous real-life people named Blair:
Tony Blair, Prime Minister, Lawyer
Henry Blair, Inventor
Montgomery Blair, Government Official, US Representative, Lawyer
Linda Blair, Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress

3. Parker

Meaning: Park Keeper

Famous real-life people named Parker:
Camilla Parker Bowles , The Duchess of Cornwall; wife of Britain’s Prince Charles
Parker Posey, actor

4. Rey


Meaning: King

Famous real-life people named Rey:
Rey Mysterio, Wrestler
Lana Del Rey, Singer

5. Frankie

Meaning: Frenchman, Free Man

Famous real-life people named Frankie:
Frankie Grande, Youtube Star
Frankie Jonas, Actor

6. Addison

Meaning: Son of Adam

Famous real-life people named Addison:
Addison Wingate, Reality Star
(And if you like the name Madison, it means, “Son of Maude”)

7. Brett

Meaning: From Brittany
Famous real-life people named Brett:

Brett Butler – Television Actress
Brett Ratner – Television Director

8. Spencer

Meaning: Keeper Of Provisions

Famous real-life people named Spencer:
Spencer Boldman – TV actor
Spencer List – Movie actor

9. Brooklyn

Meaning: Place name

Famous real-life people named Brooklyn:
Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn Mcknight – Youtube Star

10. Hayden

Hayden Christensen – Movie Actor
Hayden Hopkins – Dancer
If your new friend is expecting soon and the new baby’s name means a lot to him/her, why not show that you know it with a personalised romper of your choice from Diaper Cakes Singapore, or with a Diaper Cake where you can have the baby’s name on a romper as well.

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This post first appeared on Diaper Cakes Singapore.

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Same Day Baby Gift Delivery

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Give your expecting friend a Diaper Cake today!

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Our Diaper Cakes are handmade in a pet-free, smoke-free environment to guarantee not just beauty and cute points, but a level of quality as well!

So if you’re looking for a place that offers SAME DAY DELIVERY FOR ALL BABY GIFTS, you found us!

Diaper Cakes offers same day delivery at an additional $10 cost and you have to place your order before 12pm.
Otherwise, all other deliveries are free!

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Where To Get Last Minute Baby Gifts

It happened again. You forgot to schedule it into your calendar that your friend’s baby shower is this weekend and now you’re about to show up at her party in a few days, or worse, a few hours, with nothing to show. We’ve got some help tips and last minute baby gifts for you!

1.  Blunt Classic Umbrella

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This sleek umbrella looks ordinary but it’s anything but.
Costing $99, it makes for an awesome baby gift. When the new family goes out and about town – shelter them from torrential downpours and unpredictable weather with this inverse-resistant brolly. Available from Blunt Umbrellas.

2. 4 piece rattle set from Mothercare
No need to get all rattled with this 4 piece rattle set from Mothercare!
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It costs $19.90 and it’s available at Mothercare outlets islandwide.

3. Red Packets
The gift that everyone likes to receive – a red packet.
Money is a practical gift that can be given easily to meet the needs of new parents.

Taken from,

“Typically baby showers are held at the couple’s house or a function room of a condo.

$50 seemed like a rate that I would give an ok friend. A simple $50 note is polite, but I personally find that you can go an extra mile to show that you care. For example, you can augment your red packet amount with auspicious numbers like $68, $88.

For close friends and relatives, I would go with $168. It bodes well as it sounds similar to 一路發, which means earning big money throughout the baby’s life journey.

If you feel like giving more, by all means! More is always better than less, especially for the couple as it can help defray some of the exorbitant expenses needed to raise the baby.”

Where to get? Your own kindness and generosity.

4. Little Flower Hut’s Hampers

Little Flower Hut in Singapore is known for delivering last minute baby gifts.
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This beautiful hamper consists of the following items:

· Tollyjoy 2 pcs Assorted Baby Suit (Available in pink & blue)

· Tollyjoy Baby Mitten & Bootie Set

· Tollyjoy Face Cloth

· Tollyjoy Refreshing Baby Wipes X 2

· Tollyjoy Baby Powder 250g X 2

· Tollyjoy Cotton Swap

· Complimentary Flower Bouquet and Packaging

· Complimentary Delivery Service

5. Diaper Cakes 
Nothing makes for a cuter, more presentable nor more practical baby gift than our own Diaper Cakes.

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It could be for a charming baby boy who just turned 1 years old,

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Or a cute Hello Kitty one for a girl who is celebrating her special day.

Diaper Cakes Singapore offers same day delivery so if you’re looking for last minute baby gifts, here you go! Contact +65 9766 0661 or email contact(@)

Not to mention, if you are on a budget, consider our mini cakes which are on sale for $51 from now till end August!



Pacific Paper Office Stationery

In every office, stationery is an essential. Established in 1994, Pacific Paper is a leading name in office stationery.

From arch files to ziplock bags to stamps and calculators, the brand leader even sells pantry goodies! Food is close to our hearts, so for those who need to snack first before they start working, they’d be glad to know Pacific Paper offers a variety of biscuits, coffee, sweets, packet drinks and sugar, hand soap and even a trolley for transportation.

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No office is complete without such items, and a well-stocked office means happier, more productive employees who can work better.

Thus, Diaper Cakes is partnering with Pacific Paper to offer 10% off your office supplies/anything your office might need!

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What we listed is a small offering of what Pacific Paper stocks – the reputable company also stocks air purifiers for office use and packing supplies like double sided tape, masking tape and carton boxes.

For an exclusive discount, key in DiaperCakes10 when shopping on their website –
Pacific Paper x Diaper Cakes


Mini Cakes for $51 till 31 August 2016


Sale for all mini cakes

For the month of August, we celebrate our nation’s 51st year of independence with all mini cakes going for $51!

Our mini cakes contain disposable diapers, 1 romper, 1 soft toy and 1 pair of socks all lovingly stacked up and so compact in a box that will be delivered to your doorstep.

All baby diapers used in making our Diaper Cakes are handled with the strictest levels of cleanliness and hygiene, in a 100% non-smoking, pet-free environment.

Diaper Cakes make perfect baby gifts, practical and presentable on all counts! A mini cake might be small in presence, but big on thoughtfulness!

Our other popular Diaper Cakes – the 1 Tier Diaper Cake, 2 Tier Diaper Cake and 3 Tier Diaper Cake cost an affordable $99, $149 and $199 respectively.

Same Day Delivery Available.
Offer ends 31 Aug 2016.

For other popular baby gifts, read: 35 Great Baby Gift Ideas or Top 20 Baby Gifts In Singapore