Author: Chian Kee | Date: 25 December 2013 | Please Comment!

May you have a great time between Christmas and New Year not reading blogs. We’ll be back in the new year when you’re back at work and looking for distractions.

Author: Chian Kee | Date: 20 December 2013 | Please Comment!

There appears to be some common wisdom shared amongst new parents that is inevitably repeated each time a parent comes in contact with a newer parent.  As Winston has just hit 4 weeks old, we haven’t yet had the opportunity to stroke our imaginary beards and advise the next “generation”.  Instead, given the advice is […]

Author: Chian Kee | Date: 13 December 2013 | Please Comment!

I once heard a (possibly apocryphal) story that when televisions first found their way into people’s living rooms, consumers didn’t fully appreciate the difference between the advertisements and the news bulletins between which they were interspersed.  Such initial confusion no doubt led to the old adage “Don’t believe everything you read” evolving into “Don’t believe […]

Author: Chian Kee | Date: 8 December 2013 | Please Comment!

You may have already gathered that I have a thing about infant product safety. I understand that there are some activities involving babies that carry inherent risk, like bathing or travelling in a car.  This means that you can’t expect a baby car seat to make car travel magically completely safe, otherwise we’d all be […]

Author: Chian Kee | Date: 5 December 2013 | Please Comment!

The Problem: Too many bassinet-sized sheets that aren’t wide enough for the cot. As any guilty parent will tell you, having any loose items in your cot or not having your kid securely swaddled and tucked in can increase the risk of SIDS, notwithstanding other factors.  As any actual parent will tell you, ain’t nobody […]

Author: Chian Kee | Date: 1 December 2013 | Please Comment!

Those of you who have never been Asian and pregnant before may not have had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with Confinement.  According to “traditional Chinese medicine”, which these days is a euphemism for “the Internet”, a new mother’s body experiences an imbalance of “hot” and “cold” for the first month postpartum.  In order to […]