I used to think that all babies have perfect, flawless and smooth skin. However, I found out that dry and sensitive skin is getting pretty common. Emma's just one of them. She breaks out in rashes and bites easily. So, I enjoy trying on products that could help with her skin and looking forward to new experience with Baby A.
We recently confirmed with the school about sending our younger daughter to the infant care in the coming September and it made me looked back at Emma's infant care and child care journey.
Emma started attending full day infant care centre when she was 15 weeks young and child care centre when she turned 2 years 4 months old. As a full-time working mother, the school has been a great pillar of support in my parenting journey right from the start.
There were times where I wondered if I had put in enough effort in the upbringing of Emma by sending her to school at such young age. However, I found that having limited time with Emma pushed me to be more mindful and diligent in my daily parenting. Besides, it was a great comfort seeing how well Emma has been growing and learning with the school.
I'm sure every parents who have sent their child(ren) to infant care and child care centres have their own stories to tell, and here's our experiences over the last 3 years and 3 months to share!
The challenges that come along with becoming a big brother and sister are so real.
One day, Daddy and Mummy shared a big news about having a new baby in time to come. And, this brought about great excitement and fantasy to the big brother or sister-to-be. Then, the excitement gradually changed into a seemingly long period of waiting and changes. Suddenly, Mummy got rounder, tired easily, couldn't carry or run around with him or her and the list goes on. Things then got more challenging when baby arrives. Depending on the age, gender, personality and various factors surrounding the child, he or she might cope with it very differently.
5 things for a Big Sibling-to-be to know before new baby arrives
As a big sister-to-be, there are lots for Emma to learn and adapt in her new role. Thus, I've been spending more time talking to Emma about being a big sister and helping her understand what lies ahead. I doubt she can be fully prepared for the new baby at 4 years old, but I pray that she can embrace her new role with lesser difficulties by knowing and keeping these 5 things close to her heart. While these might be harder to younger children to understand, I believe the little ones will understand bits and pieces of it over time.