Breathe Easy, Mama

It ain’t being easy being a mama (or a papa, for that matter). Whether or not you stay home, as a mum, there’s just so much that you need to manage. Ever since my status was elevated to that of mama, I’ve had to manage my time spent on household chores, cooking, and the children, the finances, zip through many roles in the span of a day, and constantly manage my own expectations of what a mum should be or do to avoid the mummy guilt at the end of each day. After a minor burnout in May, I’ve come to realise the one thing I should not be managing (surprise, surprise!) – my children.

You see, my children are not part of my to-do list, something to strike off when I’m done ‘managing’ them for the morning, afternoon or when they’ve finally gone to bed.

When I finally remembered my role in their lives – as their beloved mama, and not someone constantly trying to get this and that done, or to get them to do finish this or that  – I found that days passed more meaningfully, more peacefully, there were more tender moments, more kisses, less shouting and less policing. I had learnt to breathe easy, to take things slow (why rush the kids?) and enjoy them in the sweetest and cutest time of their lives.

So I started screaming less and laughing more,

 Breathe Easy, Mama

This cheesy-nosed boy would have definitely gotten an earful from me a few months ago!

and allowing him to do more tasks.

 Breathe Easy, Mama

Helping to pound freshly air-fried flat fish to make wantons – but actually he was eating more than he was pounding.

Watching him wear his Drypers DryPantz is like watching him perform a mini tribal dance as he’d skip about on the bed while pulling the diapers up.

 Breathe Easy, Mama

 Breathe Easy, Mama

Ah, you see, Drypers Drypantz has not only given him the satisfaction of new-found independence of putting on his own diapers a couple of months back, it’s also given him confidence enough to try putting on his clothes and he has finally succeeded last month!

 Breathe Easy, Mama

His ability to dress himself after his bath has freed up a few minutes of time for me to catch a breath, make an extra cup of coffee, chomp on some cookies while hiding in a corner of the kitchen (hoping he won’t come out too soon), oh and to drink that coffee I made!

Most importantly, I think, ever since we made the switch to Drypers Drypantz, it’s allowed us to breathe easy all this while, knowing that he’s as comfortable as he can be, we can easily change him when we’re out and it won’t ‘explode’ or sag to the knees (eeks!) if we go for a tad too long without a diaper change.

While I’ve only made the switch for both my kids to Drypers Drypantz after they could walk, you can actually upgrade your baby to Drypers Drypantz as early as when they reach 7kg! Imagine how much easier diapering would be for a squirmy baby who can’t wait to crawl off to explore the world! Also, because the new and improved Drypers Drypantz now has Comfort Fit™ comprising of a softer cloth-like material and added breathability in the diaper, especially around the waistband, babies can enjoy even greater softness, air circulation and comfort. Bid adieu to red marks and plasticky discomfort!

 Breathe Easy, Mama

The ultra soft waistband helps to avoid red marks while reducing pressure on baby’s tummy while providing a comfortable snug fit.

Just the other night, to my horror, I discovered I hadn’t a single Drypers Drypantz left after his night bath (he’d been taking the diapers on his own for a while now so I haven’t noticed!) and had no choice but to use another brand’s diaper which had been stuffed in a bag and forgotten. I was left with hardly a choice – it was either he went without diapers or wear that old diaper for the night. I had a terrible sleep that night because he fussed the night through, complaining that the diaper at his waist was making him uncomfortable. It was something I’d taken for granted all this while I guess, and he’s been so pampered with the softness of Drypers Drypantz.

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Softie is a fluffy little cloud that embodies softness and comfort, just like the unique technology which goes into making Drypers Drypantz’s waistband extra soft, gentle and comfy on baby’s skin. Airy is a colourful little pinwheel that embodies breathability and better air circulation. Drypers Drypantz’s extra breathable waistband helps reduce pressure formed on the skin at baby’s tummy and waist area, creating a more comfortable fit for baby.

Y’know what, Drypers Drypantz’s new mascots Softie the cloud and Airy the pinwheel are really adorable, but I guess the lesson my boy taught me that night drove the point home. If I want to breathe easy, and have the privilege of having a good night’s rest, I’d better make sure he’s in his favourite comfy diapers!

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Breathe Easy with Drypers Drypantz today!

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Visit the Drypers Facebook page to request for FREE samples, or look out for it in-stores!

Attractive promotion!

Specially for the month of August: Free 4pc Drypers Drypantz with every Drypers Drypantz purchased. Applicable to banded packs only. Promotion starts from August 1 2014.

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Take part in the Drypers “Breathe Easy Breeze” game on Facebook! Control Drypers Drypantz’s “Airy” mascot using your mouse to help “Softie” turn 12 plain diapers into Drypers Drypantz diapers!
Every week, the top scorers stand a chance to walk away with fantastic prizes!
Prizes include $100 cash vouchers or tickets (worth $88 each) to Lunchbox Theatrical Production’s “Bubble Magic” show, happening in early September 2014.

Disclosure: This is part of a series of sponsored conversations between Drypers and Simply Mommie. All opinions are mine.

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And she turns 6!

My little girl turned 6 earlier this month and we had an early celebration for her during our staycation at Village Hotel Changi (review coming up!). I shall save the photos taken during our stay for that post and share something I’ve been meaning to do since she turned 5 last year.

I’ve wanted to compile photos taken on each of her birthdays across the years and I have finally done so!

 And she turns 6!

2 years old – the one and only celebration she’s had with other people other than family (this was taken at Julia Gabriel, Evans Road). More photos about the celebration at Julia Gabriel in this post. We had another celebration with family later the same day.

 And she turns 6!

3 years old! As usual, it’s Emicakes! And this time, she chose the design herself.

 And she turns 6!

4 years old – celebrating in our new home, with a new member in our family!

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My pretty 5 year old whose hair is finally growing out so she looks like a girl! She decorated her own cake!

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My 6-year-old who is sporting long hair (it was actually longer but I chopped off part of it)

And that’s how much she has grown in this 6 years!

This year on her birthday, she went to school in her school uniform as per normal, but I got my mum to take care of my boy in the afternoon so I could spend the after-school hours alone with her. We’d planned on decorating a cake again, but we arrived at the shopping centre to only find that the shop had closed down that very week, so we bought a cake from Emicakes of her choice and went to indulge in a gelato (which is very rare for us).

It sounds like a super mundane sort of celebration, and admittedly, it is. Amidst all the Elsa birthday parties which seem to get more and more elaborate (we met a mum the other day who made an Olaf pinata and baked her own Frozen themed cake!), I’m glad she finds contentment in just spending time with mummy. She’s never had a real birthday party as I’ve mentioned because we’re just not into parties, but never has she ever thrown a hissy fit because we said ‘no’ to having a party or ‘no’ to giving out goodie bags. And that is just one of the many reasons why she is such a sweet little darling.

 And she turns 6!

 And she turns 6!

 And she turns 6!

Happy birthday my darling!

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