If it’s a new business, product, or service for mamas and kids in Singapore, we want to tell you about it!
We’ve got loads of kid-friendly stuff in this edition of What’s New, Mama! From mozzie-repelling jewellery to linen sheets to keep tiny bodies cool, organic cotton candy to satisfy the sweet tooth and a lovely personalised storybook, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Mamas can look forward to stylish alternative online shopping, eco-friendly home decor and a brand new family-friendly dentist in town – click through our gallery for more!
Forest of Life is a personalised children’s book by German author and founder of United Letters, Johanna Lehmann. In the story, your little one (whose name will be incorporated into the book title and within the story itself – how neat!) will travel into a magical forest, meeting a friendly bear and discovering its very own unique tree of life. Choose the right character according to your child’s appearance when preordering the book and be thrilled by the personalised gift!
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Forest of Life, available online at United Letters for US$29.99
Planning your kiddo’s birthday party and looking for a healthier cotton candy cart option, mama? Angel Floss is Singapore’s only organic cotton candy cart service providing candy floss hand-spun from organic cane sugar and all-natural flavours and colours. Choose from a unique range of flavours that will not only delight kiddos but even adults, with flavours like champagne alongside more kid-friendly options – caramel, watermelon, mango and more. The elegant carts fit seamlessly into any occasion or event theme, and flavours, toppings and decor can be fully customised to suit your requirements.
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Started by an Australian mama while expecting her first child in the heart of Tiong Bahru, luxury baby bed linen brand Madreperla was inspired by the heat and the love for an eclectic lifestyle. Their first range of cot linen in shades of blush pink, natural flax and crisp white brings thoughts of serenity and harmony to every baby room, with a 300-thread count and finely embroidered modern art deco and botanical motifs. Madreperla’s pure linen baby comforters are filled only with cotton (100% polyester-free), keeping bubbas cool and comfortable. The range is an ecoluxe choice for mamas and papas looking for natural alternatives to synthetic.
With health scares in recent years relating to dengue and the Zika virus, By Invite Only has launched a new mosquito-repellent jewellery range to keep the mozzies away. All pieces from the Yu Ahn Collection are made with allergy free stainless steel chains and parts, and come with a mosquito repellent citronella-infused bead that is non-oily to the touch, safe for babies and children. The Citronella beads are refillable and will last up to 10 days, which makes it a nice change compared to bug sprays that need to be reapplied every 2 to 3 hours!
For thousands of years, man has adorned their homes with treasures found from the ocean and the innate fascination has lasted to this day. Although a beautiful hobby, today’s world needs conserving and collecting shells, corals and clams has proven to be dangerous to our marine eco systems. Big Blue creates a range of hand-finished, replicated shells, corals, giant clams and sculptures inspired by the sea in an eco-friendly composition that feels and looks just like the real deal. Plus, you’ll be buying these for a good cause, mama – a donation is made to the conservation fund with every piece sold!
Big Blue, www.bigblueco.com
If you love products and brands with a purpose, you’ll love shopping on Coco Takumi. The online retailer offers alternative premium brands that focus on quality and creativity, without all the marketing costs. Check out cool-girl labels like Metiseko, a beautiful brand made in Vietnam with a french designer at the helm, working with natural silk and organic cotton, using dying and printing processes that are acid free. Unique jewellery fans will fall head over heels in love with Joyas Caladas’ traditional Canary Islands embroidery-inspired jewellery. For the eco-conscious accessories lover, browse Hong Kong-based brand Niin, which uses natural materials to try reducing the environment footprint when creating its pieces of jewellery.
Who doesn’t get at least a little scared of the dentist? We know we still do. And if that’s the case, what could our kids be feeling?! White&Co. is a brand new dental clinic created to dismiss the mentality that dentists are scary places to be. They employ the most skilled doctors, assistants, technicians, and equipment (i.e. a painless injection device) to avoid causing pain to the patients. The clinic’s furnishings include comfy sofas, a snug rug, paintings and more t0 make you feel right at home. In the treatment room, a flat screen TV with Netflix is installed over the dentist chair for patients to watch their favourite shows! You may think it’ll cost you a pretty penny after hearing about the additional comforts, but you’ll be thrilled to know that White&Co.’s pricing is comparable to other clinics. Plus, for common prosthetics like crowns and implants which will normally require multiple visits, White&Co. has done away with the inconvenience by having a fully functional lab within the clinic!
White&Co., (+65) 6906 2436, www.facebook.com/whiteandcompany
Brought to you in partnership with United Letters, Angel Floss, Madreperla, By Invite Only, Big Blue, Coco Takumi and White&Co.