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[Sponsored Review] ChooMee Sip’n – Review + Giveaway

ChooMe Sip’n is a pouch top with a cover attached to be used with food pouches. It is made of chewy and soft silicone with a valve for flow control. They fit most pouches and are washable and reusable. For this review, I tried them on Bellamy’s food pouch. The Sip’ns come in 2-pack sets. Red/Purple and Orange/Green.

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The Sip’n promotes 3 features. Sip it, Cap it and Strap it. It basically allows babies to eat comfortably and efficiently from the food pouch and without mess, allows you to cap it back if any is left unfinished, and also allows you to strap the Sip’n to the pouch before you use them.

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The Sip’ns are soft with a slit at the top as the valve. This helps to stop the food from leaking out. Food only comes out if the baby chews and sucks on the the pouch, or when mummy squeezes the pouch. I like how soft it is such that it is actually similar to a bottle teat. The material is also very suitable for my 7 month old to chew on.

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Before use, this is how you can hang it onto the pouch. It is really convenient especially if you are out. Ready to be used anytime! It is really easy to attach to the food pouch too. There is no screwing needed. You just pop it on and its tight!

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My 7-month old took to it immediately. This was the first time she was introduced to food pouches and the soft top, instead of the usual hard top allowed her to hold on to the pouch and experiment with it. She immediately started chewing at the Sip’n. I just left her handling it by herself. She chewed and gnawed at the Sip’n and her natural instinct was to suck as well. And how did I know she is really eating it was when her face changed cos this flavour was a bit sour for her. 🙂 All this time I did not even have to squeeze the packet for her.

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I tested the sucking mechanism myself after my baby was done with the food pouch. If you do not chew, you have to suck harder at it for the food to come out. The thing is babies and toddlers usually bite and suck at the same time so they do not have any problem with this. A good thing was also once you stop biting/sucking, the food immediately stops coming out which is why it helps reduce the mess.

One thing I was quite irritated with though was the cap that was attached to it. It kept “flinging” here and there and got into the way of baby. But I managed to solve the problem! Good thing that it came with a hook. So I simply looped the hook over the Sip’n and that came under control!

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When baby is done, all you have to do is cap it with the attached cap until the baby wants to eat again. For me if I was out, I would use the Sip’n cap. If I were home, I would reuse the original cap and pop the food pouch back into the refrigerator while I wash the Sip’n for its next use.

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It was really fun and easy to use the Sip’n and I was surprised at the ease of it. I used to squeeze food out from the food pouch onto a spoon but this is really so much easier, cleaner and more convenient!

To buy the ChooMee Sip’n, Big Little Me is selling them on their website http://biglittleme.com for $15.90 for a 2-piece pack. They would also be at the Baby Market from 9-11 October, Booth 31 and you can purchase them at $12.90 per pack as one of their Starbuys!

We are holding a GIVEAWAY! for 1 pack of ChooMee Sip’ns too! This giveaway will run from now until 8th October, 12nn. To participate in the giveaway, simply follow these steps:

  1. Like our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/beautifulchaos.sg
  2. Like and share our ChooMee Sip’n Giveaway post
  3. Comment on the post with the age of your children.

Disclaimer 1: Most of the times I do not use pre-packed foods to feed the kids. However I am not resistant to it and sometimes I will just use them especially when I’m on the go or when I’m travelling.

Disclaimer 2: I received 2 sets of ChooMee Sip’ns from Big Little Me to try them out to write a review.

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Play-Doh Challenge 2015 – with Giveaway and Discount Code!

Looking for some activities to do with your kid on a Saturday? Why not pop over to the Play-Doh Challenge held at Raffles City Shopping Centre on 26 September 2015 (Next Saturday!). You have to register as a tag team with your child aged 1-6 years old and the competition includes working together to create a Similac.Gain mascot.

Here are some details of the Challenge. Do continue to scroll down for a discount code for registration and also a giveaway!

COMPETITION DETAILS: 

1. Register online and come down to Raffles City Atrium (Level 3) on 26 September 2015 (Saturday).
2. Contestants will need to create a Similac.Gain mascot mould assigned
3. Top 3 fastest parent-child teams with the best-looking model wins a prize (worth $100 each!)
4. Registration fees: $10.70 for a parent/child team. You will get a goodie bag worth $30 for participating. (Scroll down to get a discount code of 20%.)

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Toddler Category: 12pm-4pm (3 Different competition timings available)
For child participants aged 1-3 years old
Pre-Schooler Category: 11am-5pm (4 Different competition timings available)
For child participants aged 4-6 years old

11.00am – 12.00pm: Pre-Schoolers’ Category (Aged 4 to 6 )
12.00pm – 1.00pm : Toddlers’ Category (Aged 1 to 3)
1.00pm – 2.00pm: Pre-Schoolers’ Category
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Toddlers’ Category
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Pre-Schoolers’ Category
4.00pm – 5.00pm: Toddlers’ Category
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Pre-Schoolers’ Category
RULES OF THE GAME:
1.There are 7 slots of competition timings available across both age-group categories and 3 teams from each slot will be awarded with the top 3 prizes worth $100 each.
2. Registrants must report on time. Late comers will be forfeited of their participation, goodie bags and registration fee.
3. No changing of slots and refund of registration fee is allowed.
4. Time reflected on ticket includes registration process, competition and prize presentation.

Giveaway for Beautiful Chaos readers!

We will be giving away 1 parent/child team tickets for the Play-Doh Challenge. Giveaway will close at 2359 on Saturday 19 September 2015, and the winner will be selected by Sunday morning.

1. Like Beautiful Chaos facebook page.
2. Like and share the post on the Play-Doh Challenge Giveaway.
3. Comment on the post that you have already done so!

If you would like to register directly, you can get 20% off with this code: VBC20 This code is only valid until 21 September 2015, Sunday, 12am.

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Breastfeeding Challenge 2015

On 29st August 2015, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Month, Thomson Medical partnered Phillips Avent, Spring Maternity, Passion Card, NTUC Ufamily and HeyBaby SG in an attempt to break the Singapore Book of Records for the largest ever breastfeeding event in Singapore.

At 9am, mothers started to stream into the Suntec Convention Centre, Rooms 300-302 to take up the Breastfeeding Challenge.

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At 10am, mummies have gathered to breastfeed together in the same hour. Daddies have been told to move aside as some mummies might not be comfortable. Jaime Teo, a fellow mummy, was the emcee of the day, and renowned lactation expert Mrs Wong Boh Boi, Senior ParentCraft Educator of Thomson Medical Centre, was also present to share insights on breastfeeding to encourage mothers to breastfeed.

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I attended this Breastfeeding challenge with some friends whose babies are all about the same age as my LO. They were all about 6-7 months old. We have succeeded in breastfeeding what is the recommended timeframe by HPB! Here is some of us during the session itself. The lady from the SIngapore Book of Records who was in charge of counting the number of babies breastfeeding was strict. She would only count if baby was latching. (By the way, Stephanie, mummy in the middle, was using the nursing cover from Spring Maternity that was given to us as part of the goodie bag!)

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Here is the entire group of my friends who went for this event together!

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After about an hour or so, the results were out! We had been part of a record breaking event! We had been part of a record-breaking 154 mothers breastfeeding at the same time with the Singapore Book of Records, 3 babies more than the previous record! Our nation’s golden jubilee celebrations were made more meaningful as the event involved our Jubilee babies coming together to break a national record.

Just some fun facts, according to Health Promotion Board’s National Breastfeeding Survey 2011, most mothers in Singapore would initiate breastfeeding after birth. However, only 30 per cent would continue to do so exclusively for at least two months.

We have breastfed for more than 6 months. That is an achievement. Some mummies and babies who were present have breastfed for even longer, some coming to 2 years! It helps to have a group of mummy friends supporting each other through this parenting and breastfeeding journey. 🙂

To end off, here are our breastfed babies!

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