Smart Feeding Tips For New Mummies!
Being a parent is a hard step and we all know it. We all want to provide the best for our children: from feeding to getting the right baby essentials, knowing what to buy and finding the best products take significant time and effort. Fret not! Giant & YoRipe are here to provide you with a few smart feeding tips! We asked our young mummies on their top feeding tips that keep their babies healthy and their lives easy!

Tip #1 Food Pouches Can Save Your Life
Keep a stash of food pouches at home as emergency meals or bring it along on a long day out as a healthy snack. Sometimes, if you’re in a rush and stressed over not being able to cook for the kids, preparing food pouches would be a life saver – especially on bad days.

Tip #2 Extra Nutrients For Pregnant Mummies
It’s really important to eat a balanced diet so both mummy and baby could get the nutrients they need. Among all the nutrients, here are a couple of key ones that need extra attention as they’re crucial for the development of your baby - Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, C, D B6, B12 and Folate (Folic acid)

Tip #3 When To Start Solids For Your Child
There isn’t a perfect set time on when it’s appropriate to start solids for your child, but it is recommended to start at around 5-6 months. Start by providing your baby small amounts of solid food once a day, while still feeding them formula or breast milk. You can start with single vegetables and fruits – either blending, mashing soft cooked veggies or even mixing them with your baby’s usual milk.

When it comes to getting new recipe ideas for your new child, YoRipe is the place! They’ve got some fantastic baby and kid-friendly recipes that you can make such as the classic waffle and mashed potatoes.

Classic Waffle

Dry Mixture:
1 cup All-purpose flour
1 tbsp White sugar
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt

Wet Mixture:
1 Egg (room temp)
275 ml Warm milk
2 tbsp Bellamy's organic apple & fig oatmeal
3 tbsp Melted unsalted butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Dried fruits
Ice cream
Maple Syrup

1. Preheat waffle maker.
2. In a bowl combine all dry mixture, whisk to combine and set aside. (make sure to sift)
3. In a separate bowl whisk the egg and stir in the warm milk, apple & fig oatmeal, butter & vanilla.
4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until well blended.
5. Spread some butter into the preheated waffle iron, scoop in some batter and cook.
6. Cook until the waffles are golden and crisp for 10 - 20mins.
7. Top in with your desired toppings. Adding dried fruits to have some crunch.
8. Ready to serve. Bon appetite!

Note: Young children 15 months and above with adult supervision should be able to enjoy this with the toppings. For the milk, you can also use formula milk. As for plain waffle (omit the sugar, salt and toppings) this can be a good teether for 7 months and above. For the milk, you can opt to use formula milk.

Mash Potatoes (using rice cooker)

1 Small potato
30ml Chicken stock
1 tsp Butter
40ml Formula milk
1 tbsp Cheese

1. Put potatoes and chicken stock in rice cooker. Set to steam mode and let it cook until the potatoes turn soft.
2. Mash the potatoes then mix in the butter, milk and cheese. Serve!

You can also check out other kid and baby friendly recipes in YoRipe’s “Baby and Me” section for inspiration on healthy meals to make for your child!

Now that you’ve acquired these smart feeding tips, it’s time to use the most cost-efficient way to get the right baby essentials! For busy parents, hitting up a baby fair is one of the most convenient ways to get all your baby needs in one go!

  • With exclusive discounts and freebies as well as the ability for you to easily compare prices between products
  • One of the best chances to take a good hands-on look around to find the best essentials for your newborn child with the highest convenience.
With that said, we are running a special Baby Fair – Amazing Mum’s Market from 22 Oct to 18 Nov 2020 at Giant Tampines and IMM hypermarkets with savings up to 33%! This will be a great chance for you to browse through hundreds of baby essentials with PLENTY of savings. Not to mention, if you’re worried of stepping outside during the current situation, Giant’s Baby Fair is also available online! (with free delivery for orders above $59 and online exclusive deals happening on the weekend – You can check it out HERE)

Don’t take just our word for it, check out what @Kate_insigne, @Raisingbebewei & @Wandasutji have to say:

“When I became a mom I also transformed to be a bargain hunter especially now that I have 2 kids I have to buy in two’s.” - @kate_insigne
“Mama is always looking to stretch the dollar when it comes to getting Formula Milk, Diapers, Wet Wipes and Baby Snacks because they can get pretty costly.” - @Raisingbebewei

“I feel that the baby fair is a great place for parents and especially working ones as it is a one stop shop for them. They will be able to find all the necessary baby products from the baby fair easily. From milk, bottles, shampoo, lotion…… they can also choose the best value for them with the ongoing promotions.” -@Wandasutj
It’s true, you may be surprised but baby essentials can actually amount to a pretty hefty cost once you’ve calculated the total bill at the end of the day. So, being able to use promotions – specifically on things like diapers and baby formula – can really help your wallet! Plus, it’s such a great time-saver too – especially for parents who are busy with work or other responsibilities – to be able to shop for all the necessities in one place. Here’s a special sneak peek on what Giant’s Amazing Mum’s Fair has to offer! Be sure to get your hands on these gifts with purchase deals at Giant Online, IMM & Tampines hypermarkets:

What’s more, get an Amazing Mum’s Sample Kit (worth $30) with min. $150 nett spend and enjoy UOB One Cards promotion, balloons giveaway & participate in a photo contest when you shop at Giant Tampines or IMM hypermarkets!

What are you waiting for? Click HERE and make a trip to the Amazing Mum's Market today!