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Only the best for Baby
by Josephine Price

1. Love to swaddle up

What: Created in 2009, this swaddle cloth was made by Australian mum and fashion designer Hana Krawchuk, who was encouraged by her doctor to swaddle her baby with her arms up.

The design provides a snug fit and helps reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (Sids), among other ailments.

Buy: The swaddle cloth is avail- able in three sizes and at many baby and maternity shops, including Motherswork and Spring Maternity. They go for $49.90 each.

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2. Merries diapers

What: Diapers are always going to be a necessity, so the next time you do your shopping, check out Merries, the top-selling diapers in Japan that have recently hit Singapore.

These diapers boast super absorbency, breathability and softness to keep your baby comfortable.

Buy: Find the diapers at FairPrice, Cold Storage, Sheng Shiong, Meidi-ya and Isetan. Prices start from $25.90 per pack.

3. Bummis cloth diapers

What: For those who are tired of the conventional diaper, or simply want to save some money while doing the environment some good, try home-grown importer Tiny Pants' cloth diapers.

Check out Bummis, from the United States.

The brand was started by three mothers who wanted to promote cloth diapers as an eco-friendly, easy-to- use, economical and comfortable alternative to other diapers.

Buy: From The diapers start from $23.50.

4. Gaia organic products

What: Gaia, an organic brand from Australia, keeps babies with sensitive skin happy as its products are made from all-natural ingredients, such as nourishing vegetable oils, plant extracts and certified organic pure essential oils.

Buy: Available exclusively at Guardian stores. Prices start from $19.70 for baby shampoos and body lotions.

5. Snuggin go infant support

What: Created by a neonatal nurse practitioner in the US, this cushioned support system keeps babies sitting in a perfect position, allowing them to breathe right.

It is easy to install on car seats, high chairs, strollers and bouncy seats, and is designed to maintain proper head alignment and reduce potentially dangerous breathing complications.

Buy: Available at Spring Maternity in VivoCity and Nex, and at Motherswork in Great World City and Tanglin Mall.

It is also available at BabyOnline in 112 Katong. It is going for $59.90.


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