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[Sponsored Review] Pigeon Steam Sterilizer 

This post is written in collaboration with Pigeon.

Previously, I did not believe in steam sterilizers. When my first child was born, I wanted to save that $100 and use the traditional boiling method to sterilize the milk bottles. I cannot tell you the number of times I got burnt by the hot water splashing on me, by accidentally touching the sides of the pot, and melting the bottle tears because they came into contact with the pot. I succumbed and got a steam sterilizer.

Pigeon sterilisers are aesthetically pretty. The are sleek and round. They are practical to use too as it is large.

Here you can see that there are 2 layers in the sterilizer. The height of the top layer is adjustable according to your needs. For example if you are using small (short) bottles, you can adjust the height of the top layer to be lower, and on the top, you will then have more space for the bottle teats, covers, and you can even put in your pump parts to sterilize.

I “test packed” with the pigeon wide necked bottles. You can see that when I have put the 5 bottles in, there is still a lot of space available. The bottles are stuck in to the plastic fixtures at the bottom of the bottom layer of the sterilizer. I tried nuk premuim choice bottles with it and it fits as well!

If you have bottles that are taller than the pigeon bottles, no fret because there is a lot of space available on the top layer even after you have placed your bottles inside. You can also choose to remove the top layer completely if you want to.  I have tried using the sterilizer without fixing my bottles into the fixtures at the bottom of the sterilizer. In that way, I can actually put in 5 large bottles, 2 small bottles and all my pump parts for 1 sterilization cycle.

What I like about the pigeon sterilizer is that it requires very little water to sterilize. The box said rapid steaming in 6 minutes and it is really that fast! Yes, I actually went to time it. What’s good about this that no doubt you will have to descale it. All warmers and sterilizers are the same. But for the Pigeon one, the surface area to descale is very small. That is a BIG plus point!

Another good point of the sterilizer is the dome shape of the cover. I didn’t know that this would be a plus point until I used it. So, guess why it is in the shape of a dome? After sterilizing and when I wanted to remove the bottles to use them, usually we will remove the cover and all the waterdroplets will drip down. However, it being in a dome shape, there was no such problem! I simply placed the dome down on the table top while I removed the bottle I wanted and then covered the sterilizer back again and the water droplets remained in the cover!

The Pigeon Sterilizer also comes in a compact version that is large enough for 2 bottles and I love to bring it with me when we go travelling or using it for the pump parts in the office. These are all sold in major shopping centres and departmental stores in Singapore.

For more information on the sterilizers and other Pigeon products, you can check out the Pigeon Singapore website HERE.

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Newborn Photoshoot with Fion Boon Photography

[Sponsored Review + Discount + Giveaway!]

Fion Boon Photography is a husband and wife tag team who is certified and specialises in newborn and baby photography, doing shoots for babies up to 1 year old. Yes, that means the 1 year old cake smash as well!

What makes Fion Boon Photography stand out is that Fion has undergone an intensive course with Lorna Kirkby (a top newborn photographer in Melbourne) to learn all about handling newborns safely and doing newborn photography during her 3 years stay in Melbourne.

To read her full story, click HERE.

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We were honoured to have Fion Boon Photography to come by our place to do a shoot for our newborn, Bradley, when he was a mere 12 days old. The shoot started at 10am but they reached earlier (prearranged) to do the set up at 9:30am. Immediately they set about discussing which part of my living room (pardon the mess) had the most suitable natural light for the shoot. When it was decided, they started putting up the backdrop and getting ready for the shoot.

Fion was very hygienic and responsible about cleanliness. She would be the main person handling the baby during the photoshoot. She washed her hands with soap and water and even sanitised her hand before asking me to pass the baby over to her when I’m ready. Yes, she brought her own hand sanitizer! With that, she also has baby wipes prepared and a baby shusher which was really useful to calm baby during the shoot. She was ALL PREPARED!

I was amazed at how professional she was when handling baby. She was so good with the baby that I asked her how many children she had. And I was surprised that she had none (yet!) The intensive course and mentorship she had in Australia allowed her to learn all about handling newborns. She was so experienced and knew exactly how to soothe my baby, carry my baby, and even knew how to put my baby to sleep! So throughout the shoot, she was the one handling my baby. And only had to pass him back to me when it was time to feed.

Fion’s hubby, photography enthusiast Elmer was really gentle and patient towards baby as well.  I found out later on that he too underwent the course by Lorna Kirkby on newborn photography. (No wonder he was also very professional, like an experienced daddy!) On top of that, he also went for a 1 day seminar by another Australian award winning newborn photographer, Natalie Howe. However, Fion would usually be the one handling babies at the shoots. I think they would make really good, loving and patient parents 🙂

Though Fion was the main baby handler, both husband and wife were involved as photographers. They were both very friendly people and made the whole photoshoot experience a very pleasant one. They were patient, chatty, and most importantly very experienced with babies. I was surprised that my baby felt calm as well and managed to sleep through most of the shoot! (My 2 elder ones hardly slept in their newborn shoots)

On top of all these, I really love the props that they had. They all had a very natural and rustic look to it. Most of the props were bought from farms in Australia.

Just by looking at the shoot itself, I knew the photos were going to be great! It didn’t take long for Fion to send me the photos to view. (Her lead time is 1-2 weeks so parents can have the photos in time for their full-month party.) Look at this: He smiled for only 1 second and they managed to capture it!

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Fion Boon Photography offers a few price packages for you to choose from. Although specialising in newborn photography, they also offer photography packages for baby’s photoshoot up to 1 year old, and they do cake smash too! The shoots can be done at their home studio at Sengkang or at the comfort of your own home (only for newborn shoots) at an additional charge.

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To get a quotation and to reserve a slot for your baby, please contact them via email at smile@fionboon.com, or pm them on their facebook page. Just quote “BeautifulChaos” to get a $50 discount off package prices. Alternatively, you can sign up as a group of 3 or more mummies, and each will get an individual discount of $60 per package selected.

Time for a giveaway! Giveaway will close on 3rd Feb 2017 12nn. Check out our instagram account for more chances at the giveaway too!

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[Review+Giveaway] EZPZ Happy Mat

So when I first heard of the EZPZ Mat from my fellow mummy group friends, I was really skeptical. After all, with 2 kids now and a 3rd on the way, I have tried out various brands of suction bowls and toys, and NONE will stick to the surface if the kid tries to pull it off. And pull if off they will, with the force they have to apply to pull the suction off, the food goes projectile onto themselves and everywhere else. So no, no suction bowls for me anymore. Maybe when they are below 12 months old? But none after.

Thanks to Mumspick, who is the exclusive distributor of EZPZ in Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia, we received a EZPZ Happy Mat to try out. And I was certainly impressed!


The EZPZ Happy Mat is an all-in-one placemat + plate made from high quality silicone that captures your kids’ mess. It suctions directly to the table, making it difficult for tiny hands to tip over. At a height of 1 inch, the bowl is perfect for a variety of foods. The mat is made from FDA approved 100% silicone; BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free and designed for infants and toddlers above 6 months old. The EZPZ series is easy to clean with warm soapy water (silicone doesn’t support the growth of fungus, mold or bacteria), dishwasher and microwave safe (WOW!), and built to last (silicone doesn’t corrode or deteriorate).


When my helper first served my 22 month old her dinner in the EZPZ Happy Mat, she was so excited she started eating her rice which is something she doesn’t usually do!


With the height of the plate being about 1inch, she is able to scoop up the rice easily. Unlike the usual plates with compartments, it is not easy to scoop up things.

After her rice she moved on happily to her egg and brocolli. (yes, she eats meat as well but we feed her fish/chicken/pork directly.)

If you noticed, the mat is actually larger than the ikea high chair table. You might want to try happy bowl or mini mat for it to fit better. Alternatively you can just remove the Ikea high chair tray and push the table nearer to the table, so the child eats from the table as well, together with the parents. Anyhow, it does not affect the movement of the placement. it is still JUST AS DIFFICULT to move it. She is unable to pluck the plate from the table. She is unable to shift it left/right (I can’t either). She needs help to move it away from her before she starts on her next course of dinner, soup.

So what makes it so difficult to move the mat? It doesn’t have suction cups at the bottom of the mat. It is just made of very good antislip material. As you can see in the picture below, it is slightly glossy. And this glossy silicon practically STICKS to any table surface.

To add on to that, the sides are tapered. Which means I have to use my fingertips to pry the mat off the surface. Habit makes me want to shift the plate sometimes, but it is impossible to do so and I have to pluck off the mat to move it somewhere else. If an adult has to do that, imagine how stable it is for the kids to use it! 🙂

Mumspick sells the EZPZ Mat series in many colours, eg. Coral, Lime, Blue, Grey, Pink, and their latest limited edition Berry. You can browse their collection here.

One thing to take note of though. There are many counterfeit, fake EZPZ products in the world. EZPZ works hard to maintain the highest and most rigorous standards for safety, non-toxic materials and quality. If you do not see the EZPZ brand name, there is a high chance the product is sourced from another manufacturer. This manufaturer may not be compliant with regulatory requirements. So do take note. Fight false products to keep our children safe!

Discount Code:

Use  code BEAUTIFULCHAOS16 for 20% off when you buy from Mumspick! (code expires 8th Jan 2017)

Giveaway time! (ends 10th Jan 2017)