5 Baby Shower gifts you didn’t know you needed

5 Baby Shower gifts you didn’t know you needed

Aside from the usual baby shower gifts like baby blankets, diaper bags and breast pumps, here are some gifts outside the norm you didn’t know you needed.

1. Bib that catches fallen food

This bib catches the fallen food that escapes your baby’s mouth. No more picking food off your baby’s clothes, as it will all fall into the pocket on the bib. This is a perfect baby shower gift for as soon as the baby is able to eat solid foods.

2. Unicorn home slippers

They’re adorable, comfy, and they keep your feet warm. New moms tend to experience chills postpartum, especially against your stylish glossy tiles at home. This pair of unicorn slippers help your feet stay warm while help soothe your aching feet from the bloating from pregnancy.

Available from Natures Collection.

3. Formula dispenser 

This is great for being on the go, having formula milk already measured to the right amount makes feeding your baby on the go really easy. Instead of having formula stored in ziplock bags or chunky containers, the formula dispenser will fit in your diaper bag snuggly.

4. Memento Box

 

Having a keepsakes box to store all the little bits of childhood will give your child something to look back on. I remember my mum kept the bit of umbilical cord stump after it dried up, as a measure of good luck. As the years went by, she also put in my first gold anklet after I grew too big to fit it, as well as my first teeth.

Available in blue and pink from Diaper Cakes SG.

5. Animal Pacifier

Adorning a pacifier with a stuffed animal will help appease your baby when they’re upset, as well as keep them occupied.

And there you have it, a handful of baby shower gifts you didn’t know you needed but will change your life.

Take a mom break, you deserve it.

Between juggling household chores and changing nappies, its hard to find time to take care of yourself. Here are a few 10 minute activities you can sneak into your schedule to take a mom break, while your baby is asleep. (Trust me, it’ll be worth the few unwashed dishes)

 

Shop online

In the digital age of now, eCommerce is dominating the retail industry. It’s convenient to shop online within the comforts of your own home. As a new mom with a busy schedule, having the option browse online and have your items delivered to you is perfect. Its also super easy to find exactly what you’re looking for on the vast internet especially since you’re able to shop internationally on reputable sites such as ASOS, Zara and Taobao.

Doll yourself up

Look better, feel better. Its extremely common for new moms to neglect themselves in the midst of caring for their newborn. Take 5 extra minutes in the morning to doll up and you’d be surprised to see what a difference some undereye concealer, blush and mascara can do.

Do some yoga

There is a long list of benefits associated with yoga, such as being stress reducing, relaxation and lowering blood pressure. Taking a few minutes each day to do some yoga and you’ll reap the benefits soon enough.

Make yourself some food

Cook a meal for yourself that isn’t last night’s leftovers, frozen food, or baby mush. For some mums, cooking a proper meal is therapeutic just the way I find getting my hair cut relaxing.

Hand over parenting duties to the dad for the night

You know, he played half the role in creating your baby, he should do more than the occasional diaper change. Hand off said duties, have him put his mom on speed dial in case he has a “parenting emergency” and take the night off and have fun with your girlfriends!

5 Wonderful Dog Soft Toy Gifts

Dog Soft Toy Baby Gifts

Are you one of the 74% of the population that lists dogs as their favourite animal? Well, even if you aren’t, every 3 in 4 people do love dogs. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 5 great dog soft toys as gifts for anyone, from a baby shower or a Valentine’s Day present.

 

1. Boo, World’s Cutest Dog

Boo didn’t get famous lying around looking cute. Wait.. He did! That gives the rest of us mere folk much hope.

Can you tell the difference between the boo on the left and the boo on the right? They both look so alike, right? You can shop for Boo soft toys on Natures Collection.

2. Naladoo Siberian Husky Soft Toy

Given Singapore’s hot climate, it’s not the best environment to own a husky due to their thick coats. The next best thing would be a husky soft toy mirroring such adorableness.

3. Doge Pillow

Ever come across one of these popular doge memes? Doge was one of the few original memes that starting the dog meme craze. Well now you can have a Shiba Inu Doge pillow of your own glaring at you.

4. Chinese New Year Dog Plush

2018 is the year of the dog. This plush in the very festive red and gold colours will be perfect to set in the middle of your coffee table amidst all your yummy chinese new year snacks.

5. 2 Tier “Chick Magnet” Dog diaper cake baby gift hamper

This 2 Tier Diaper Cake hamper consists of the following goodies that are practical and simply adorable:

  • 25 “Huggies Total Protection” Disposable Diapers M Size (Suitable for babies 5-10 kg)
  • 1 Pair of Pre-Walker Shoes (Size 6-12 months)
  • 1 GUND Talkiez Dog Soft Toy
  • 1 Dog “Chick Magnet” Long Sleeved Romper / Bodysuit
  • 1 Receiving Blanket
  • 1 Pair of Socks
  • 1 Feeding Bib

Available from Diaper Cakes SG

 

Start off the year of the dog with a new dog soft toy!

 

How to get baby shower gifts that you ACTUALLY want

All soon to be parents face the same dilemma; either request for practical baby shower gifts, or end up with tons of size 3-6 month onesies, diapers and socks. On the other hand, gifters aren’t to be faulted for gifting what they feel is the most sensible. Multiply that by however many people you have invited to your baby shower, and your baby ends up with a new outfit everyday for the next 3 months, followed by a sudden shortage in the following months.

So as a new mother or parent, how should you reply when asked what you want for your baby shower?

Here’s how to ask for baby shower gifts that you actually want and need.

Create an amazon baby registry.

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A similar concept to the amazon wishlist, everything can be done online and the expecting mum will receive her gift in as soon as 2 days with Amazon prime’s two day shipping. On the registry, you can view and compare prices from different sellers and see whether an item has been purchased, enabling the gifter an easy time. This also helps if you have certain colour or brand preferences.

Include the link in your baby shower invite.

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Adding a link to your baby registry is a subtle way of saying, “hey, we would really appreciate your help with these for my baby”. Chances are, your friends will be more than willing to help, its a weight off their minds,  instead having to shop for a baby shower gift, they just have to find an item on the registry within their budget.

OR have a friend spread the word about the gifts you prefer

If you’re hesitant about “asking for handouts”, have a close friend spread the word about your preferred gifts. This way, your friend can also advise gifters on what’s practical and what you already have been gifted. Said friend could also help broker a joint gift for more pricey items like strollers, cribs and breast pumps. So the next time someone asks you what you want for your baby shower, say something like: “Oh, i have a friend who has some good ideas, let me introduce you to her.”  Let your best friend be the “evil person”.  Problem solved! = )

Let’s reverse the roles and put you in the shoes of a baby shower gift sender.  How do you ensure that what you give is a practical yet memorable baby gift?  Try Diaper cakes!

All in one Diaper Cake

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Diaper cakes are the up and coming thing, they include all the basics a new mum will need; diapers, onesies, shoes and a soft toy. A tip we have would be to buy a size up (6-12months) so the baby can grow into it, or if you have an exceptionally chubby baby (haha), it would fit.

Shop diaper cakes from Diaper Cakes SG.

A baby shower shouldn’t be stressful, its about helping a new mom embrace motherhood and helping her through the transition. Having trusty ol’ Amazon or a friend do the “dirty work” for you takes a load off your mind.

This Folks Ordered Our Diaper Cake. What Did They Say?

Diaper Cakes Customer Reviews

 

We love it when our customers love and rave about our products.  Here’s what they have to say.

 

“Great gift options! Had purchase few times already. Fast and easy. Quick delivery. ” – Li San Sim

 

“A big THANK YOU to Adeline and team! My lecturer and classmates love the gift box! ” – Sarah Leong

 

“First time buying a diaper cake and I’m glad I bought it from Diaper Cakes SG. It was a wonderful and fuss-free experience.
I pm-ed through FB to make a last minute request to amend the spelling of the baby’s name. The reply from Diaper Cakes SG was very prompt and they kindly acceded to the last minute request. Thank you for being so accommodating. Really appreciated that.
Overall, great service and a very lovely product! The new parents loved the diaper cake! Will not hesitate to recommend Diaper Cakes SG to my family and friends.” – Nor Azean Abdullah

 

“It was just as it stated in the picture.. cute and nicely packed. Prompt delivery as well.” – Sharizan Osman

 

“It was the perfect baby shower gift! Thank you diaper cake! ” – Yun Hua Gan

 

“I loveee it! The diaper cake is super cute and more importantly Adeline was super prompt in solving the mini hiccup with the online payment! Prompt delivery and great service, would gladly return for the next purchase! :)” – Samantha Tan

4 Ways To Help You Learn A New Language Quicker

In Singapore, most of us are bilingual. We can speak English and speak our mother tongue fluently thanks to lessons in school.

But as we grow older, we’d want to learn a third, or fourth language.

Comment vous appelez-vous?
わたしのなまえは かおりです。
你几岁了?

When wanting to learn new languages as adults, most of us turn to language schools, podcasts and Youtube tutorials for assistance.

But there are other fun ways to acquire a new language:

1. Watch movies and drama serials.

This may be the first time in your life when watching television is your homework. Take advantage of the opportunity. Different genres of shows give you different learning opportunities.

In romance shows, between lovers and couples, only the simplest of words are necessary to express your emotions and thoughts, which really fall under the scope of questions like “what’s happening in life”, “how’re you feeling”, “what would you like to do”. The result? Simple, easy to understand language.

On top of that, variety talk shows / game shows are also pretty good to start with. Apart from the occasional joke where the humour might be hard to understand, conversations between the hosts and the guests are usually light, entertaining and simple enough to understand.

2. Watch cartoons

Children’s shows are… meant for children, which means they’d revolve around the basic syntax, grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure, as well as simple storylines. They’d also spend episodes on seasonal festivities and holidays, meaning you get to learn about the country’s culture and all about it in a minimum of 30 mins or more.

3. Listen to music!

Find a few songs (or many!) that you love in your target language, and listen to them frequently. It will help you get accustomed to the tongue’s accent and grammatical structure. It also gives you the opportunity to hear vocabulary words over and over again. And once you know the lyrics, you can…

4. Sing

When you belt out songs in the language you are learning, it gives you a chance to let you use your tongue muscles to practice those accents and new sounds. You can sing in the shower, karaoke, or with new friends, and all these opportunities will do wonders for your pronunciation.

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So there you go, try one of these methods and learn a new language today!

 

5 Great Giraffe Toy Baby Gifts

5 Great Giraffe Toy Baby Gifts

Whenever a newborn baby is born, well wishes such as the Chinese saying 快高长大 (grow tall and big quickly) are often exchanged.  Herein lies the beauty of Giraffe toy baby gifts, which carries aptly the meaning of this saying.  Because the giraffe is the tallest living animal on earth!

The giraffe is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants. The genus currently consists of one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, the type species.

Giraffe Toy Baby Gifts

Here at Diaper Cakes Singapore, we have compiled a list of 5 great Giraffe toy baby gifts suitable for any baby occasions, from baby showers, full month celebrations to welcoming a newborn at the hospital.

1. Giraffe Diaper Cake Baby Gift

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A Diaper cake is the perfect baby gift for any newborn baby. Why? Because every baby needs diapers! And Diaper Cakes are an awesome way of packaging a boring product – diapers.

The 1 Tier Giraffe Toy Diaper Cake is both sweet and adorable, perfect for a baby shower gift.

Includes the following:

  • 18 “Huggies Total Protection” Disposable Diapers in M Size (For babies 5-10kg)
  • 1 Pair of Pre-Walker Shoes (Size 6-12 months)
  • 1 Receiving Blanket
  • 1 Feeding Bib
  • 1 GUND Tucker Giraffe Soft Toy Cake Topper
  • 1 Premium Diaper Cake Gift Box Packaging (46 x 22 x 22cm)

The diaper cake comes in a beautiful packaging that can be easily carried around. Exclusive from Diaper Cakes Singapore.

 

2. Sophie The Giraffe Teether

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The world famous Sophie The Giraffe toy baby teether is a favourite teething toy that has been in France for more than 50 years. It has a charming retro style and makes a soft squeak when squeezed. Unlike many cheap teethers, Sophie the Giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint and is completely safe to chew, just like a feeding bottle teat. Get yours here from Pupsik Studio.

3.  WWF Giraffe Toy Plush Keychain

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From the peaks of the Himalayas to the rainforest of the Amazon and from the tundra and glaciers of the Arctic to the tropical coral seas of South East Asia, WWF works hard to preserve the places where the real-life counterparts of the WWF Plush Collection live.

For every plush toy you buy, WWF receives a contribution that helps us safeguard these magnificent creatures and their habitats. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

This 4-inch WWF Giraffe toy keychain from Nature’s Collection makes a great accessory to your bag or backpack.

 

4.  GUND Giraffe Toy Plushes

GUND has a wide range of baby giraffe toy plushes that will make you spoiled for choice.  Introducing Tucker – a cute and cuddly 9″ giraffe toy. Tucker is featured here as a keywind musical plush toy that will take baby on a safari of fun!

– Tucker Giraffe music toy plays Hush Little Baby
– Gender-neutral color and design are perfect for boys and girls

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Check out this video of Tucker The Giraffe Musical Toy!

Don’t fancy a musical giraffe toy? Here’s Tucker in his 8 inch classic form. Available from Diaper Cakes Singapore.

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How about a safari styled giraffe toy rattle? This 5 inch giraffe rattle has a gender-neutral Safari design is a perfect fit for modern, fashion forward nurseries.

 

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Baby Gund’s Lolly and Friends collection also offers this cute yellow giraffe toy plush measuring 10 inches in height.  Baby GUND specialises in baby safe soft toys that does not contain protruding parts that might pose as choking hazards for babies.

How about this Giraffe ceramic bank to start them early on being thrifty? This blue giraffe ceramic bank measures 5.5 inches, and is available online from Nature’s Collection.

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5. Bullyland Giraffe Toy Figurines

Bullyland hand-painted collection models and figurines from Germany is known for it’s exquisite and realistic details.

Bullyland offers a wide range of animal collections like farm, wildlife, woodland, arctic, marine to prehistoric dinosaurs and fantasy characters.  Here’s a few realistic looking Giraffe toy figurines to add to your collection!BL63669_Bullyland_Giraffe_Cub-1 Bullyland-giraffe-toy Bullyland-giraffe-toy-figurine

Still cracking your head on what baby shower gifts to buy?  Check out this post for more great ideas on gifts for the new mother and her home!

5 Baby Gifts Never To Buy For New Parents

Wrecking your brains about what baby gifts to buy for an upcoming baby shower?

Most times, our intentions as gift givers are pure and well meaning.  But the hardest part about buying gifts is that we never know what our recipient REALLY wants, and if someone else might give the same thing.   Worst still, god forbid, we be the one who gave something the new parents hate.

Here at Diaper Cakes Singapore, we have compiled a list of 5 baby gifts that you should never, ever get for new parents.  And why.

1. Baby Onesies with Offensive Wording

Baby onesies and rompers can be so cute. Such itsy bitty pieces! And then there are the baby clothes that will destroy you. Or, rather, that you must destroy.  Most often than not, these are the ones with offensive wordings that belittle the parents, or just plain distasteful. No mother should ever let their little ones wear these.  So if you’re looking for baby gifts that does NOT push the boundaries of good taste, avoid these at all costs.

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2. Personalised Baby Gifts with Misspelt Names

Personalised baby gifts are great, but only if you get the baby’s name right.  So make sure you double and triple check the name before you click “confirm” for your next baby gift.

 

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3. Expensive Outfits in Newborn Size

You may want to splurge on a baby gift to impress someone, or just for someone dear.  Be sure to buy them a size bigger, and not in newborn size!  Many gift givers make the mistake of buying something that is the “perfect size” or “right size” for the newborn baby.  More often than not, newborn size outfits would have been covered by mommy and daddy already.   So get something that’s a little bit bigger so your gift doesn’t get outgrown before the baby’s even home from the hospital.

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4. Clothes That Are Oversized

And then there are those baby clothes that are oversized. Way past the one year milestone.  As if the new moms don’t have enough to think about already.  Not she has to think about where to store those oversized clothes for the next few years.  So be a little bit more careful when you pick your next baby gift.  Don’t let it be a classic case of right gift, wrong age.

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5. Unwanted Parenting Advice

This is the worst kind of gift you can give to any new parents.  Especially if you are not even a parent yourself.  It can be 100% out of kind intentions, but please save it for yourself. = )

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5 Cat Baby Gifts That Are Purrfect

Cat Baby Gifts

Looking for cat baby gifts for a feline-loving mom or baby ? We have compiled a list of 5 Cat Baby Gifts That Are Purrfect!

1.  Cat Plush Toy Baby Gifts

There is nothing more suitable as a baby gift, than a cute and chubby plush toy for a cute and chubby baby.  At Nature’s Collection, you can find a wide range of soft toys for all kinds of animals, including cats.  And they have the biggest collection of our favourite Pusheen the cat plush toys too!

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2. Cat Diaper Cake Baby Gifts

Diaper Cakes are all the rage these days.  These cute and practical hampers make excellent baby gifts for any new mother.  Why? Because new mothers will never have too many diapers! Plus, Diaper Cakes are an awesome way of packaging boring old diapers in a creative and much more presentable way.

Here at Diaper Cakes Singapore, we have a good selection of cat-themed diaper cake baby gifts for you to choose from.  Not forgetting the famous Kitty!

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3. Cat Baby Shoes

If  you wish to buy the materials used in making our Diaper Cake baby gifts, you can!  We have some pretty endearing cat baby shoes.  And onesies, bibs and blankets too.

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4. Cat Baby Hats

We love these cat baby hats from Bambino Headbands.  Comes in a variety of colours, these gender neutral cat baby hates has little details on the front folds like the cat’s face and even two cat ears sticking out at the sides!  Too cute!

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5.  Cat Baby Feeding Accessories

We love these Skip Hop feeding accessories with their iconic orange cat designs.    Using these cat baby feeding accessories just makes feeding the little one a tad more enjoyable and less messy!

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Mini Tigger Diaper Cake

Looking for a Tigger diaper cake or gift hamper to celebrate a new addition to the family? You would never go wrong with our mini Tigger diaper cake!

This simple yet classy mini tigger diaper cake is filled with all the necessities a loving mother would ever need through their parenthood journey. The cake looks elegant as a centerpiece for baby showers, or  full month celebrations, and is a practical and thoughtful gift for the newborn and parents.

What are diaper cakes?

They are made with usable items that mom’s can use to care for their babies once they are taken apart. Thinking out side the gift box. Basically a diaper cake is a very awesome and different way to wrap a gift for baby or a baby shower decoration.

At Diaper Cakes Singapore, our diaper cakes are created to equip parents with essentials products to help them in their parenthood journey. The cake looks elegant as a centerpiece for baby showers, or  full month celebrations, and is a practical and thoughtful gift for the newborn and parents.

These baby gift hampers are very practical and unexpected. The newborn’s parents will surely love your creativity and make them feel that you have personally handpicked the items as a special touch.💓

Diaper Cakes Singapore welcomes our precious newborn and congratulate his parents for bringing joy and laughter to the family.

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This Disney 🐯 Tigger baby gift hamper consists of :

🐯 7 “Huggies Platinum” Disposable Diapers in M Size (Fits babies 7-11 kg)

🐯 1 Orange “Keep Calm and Change Me” Short Sleeved Baby Romper

🐯 1 Pair of Socks

🐯 1 Disney Tigger Soft Toy Cake Topper

This mini Tigger diaper cake is wrapped in a 15 x 15 x 30cm tall exclusive gift box packaging.

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.

Hungry for more information? Check out diaper cakes’s website for more!

Diaper Cakes Singapore also delivers diaper cakes islandwide for free! If you’re looking for these beautiful hampers around Clementi and Dover , you know where to find us!