Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh shopping

My kid and my baby is growing bigger.....so some shopping is required, as much as I seem to detest walking around the malls now!

You know malls...and food areas....and smells....all not good for smell sensitive person!!!

So anyway, need some advice so that I can like just go to that particular place and get what I need without browsing shop!

I need to get some comfortable sandals for my son. He is wearing a Rider (which some people told me are really comfortable) now which he somehow doesn't quite like. So, please, can you please tell me where to get comfortable, not too expensive boy's sandals?

ALSO, I am thinking of getting a budget conscious but still effective electronic breast pump. Saw some offers on the Spectra brand. Anyone tried it before?

Can give me some tips on which one to get? I think I will be using it often and NOT occasionally. And I heard there are some that can only be used occasionally!

And does having an electronic breast pump really help prolong breast feeding? I have an unrational fear for sore nipples and am trying my darnest to avoid breast engorgement this time round.

PLEASE HELP !!!

16 comments:

Angeline said...

Hhmmm....
If you were in Singapore I can help...

Personally I prefer Avent.
Most important feature to me is it MUST be compatible to the brand of the bottle for easy transfer or storage.

mommy to chumsy said...

err..the Brands outlet has some Thomas the Train sandals. Royal sporting house may have some boys sandals too :) sorry i can't help you on the breast pump :) happy shopping ya?

andrewjune said...

Rider is good :-) i bought 2 pairs for rachael and 2 pairs for my nephew...they are very comfy!
as for breastpump, i prefer madela...i thk an electronic one is easier :-)
HAPPY SHOPPING!

Mummy Gwen said...

Sorry, can't help you much lor but you have some good tips already.

mumsgather said...

I had two breast pumps but eventually I found that manual hand pump is the best. Hahaha. Its the most gentle pump of all and once I got the hang of it, could pump up to 10 ounces at a time. :P

Cynthia said...

I prefer hand pumps too! and I can pump with one hand while feeding baby too.. :D

Shireen Loh said...

oh my. I wish I can help. But, I didn't know breastfeed my baby for long. As a matter of fact, I can't even say that I breastfeed her cos I supplemented with formula. And the so-called bf was only one month. And u know how ppl always tell me about engorgement. I never felt it. I think even if got also i wasn't aware.

OK, now this comment is totally useless cos I can't help much. But, actually wanted to wish you a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!

little prince's mummy said...

shopping time for u :)

Julie said...

I was using a very manual pump and are happy with it. But my sis recommends medela.

Baby Darren said...

My friend recommended the Spectra and I actually bought 1 electronic Spectra b/pump. My cousin selling all this baby products and said it is not bad. Madela is good too but i think a bit more expensive. Electronic one not too tiring as compared to manual one. The only disadv for spectra is it is a bit more bulky. Am not too sure coz i bought based on friend's recommendation and reasonable price. Since I am SAH most of the time, so the size is not actually a problem for me!

You can go to the shop and have a look to see if it is too bulky for u to bring to office.

LittleLamb said...

Philip's latest shoe brand is Bumblegum from Bata shop. He has 2 pairs..One open toes n another close. No complain so far. Tried to teach him to wear slipper..slip in type..he cant. he lifts his legs while walking.

BReast pump, i used Spectra brand, double pump. Works well for me. Sorry I cant loan u as mine was a loan unit from cousin (geraldine's sister one). I do know Spectra do loan out units. contact them in Subang or fabulousmom (online mom store) also offer loan units.

coffeesncookies said...

I've used Medela electric twin pumps but switched to Avent manual coz it works better for me. I guess you need to try it out and I heard some hospitals do have pumps for rental (Gleneagles n Pantai).
Rider is good. My 3.5 yr old is wearing Riders, imitation Crocs and Bata shoes. All comfy and very reasonalby priced but I think Rider gives you better value. It's very comfy (imported brand wor...).
Good luck !

reanaclaire said...

sorry cant help u in this Ann.. but i be here viewing your blog in silence..hahaha.. hope your "allergies" will go off soon...

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Ann, ha ha, guess this one topic out of my league.
Hope you learn what you looking for.
Best regards, Lee.

Angeline said...

** Hey girl, I've got a Honest Scrap Award for you at my Children's Blog. Go claim it! *Grin*

Mamapumpkin said...

How about imitation Crocs? Electric pump just does it faster...