Baby on the way? Make sure you’ve got your confinement food sorted! Here are our top picks for confinement food delivery in Singapore
Good nutrition is one of the most important aspects of postpartum recovery. After so much trauma on the body (whether you delivered vaginally or via Caesarean section), you need to regain your strength to be the best mama to your bub! A confinement food delivery service can help to give you the nourishment you need and sometimes even establish breastmilk supply while making life with a newborn easier as you navigate the early days of motherhood.
Yes, it’s a considered purchased, but having healthy, nutritious food delivered to you every day during the confinement period (30 days in Chinese culture, 40 days in the Indian culture and 44 days in the Malay culture) can be a great pick-me-up and gives you one less thing to worry about so you can give undivided attention to your new baby.
Tip: Consider putting confinement food delivery service on your registry! That way, your friends and family can help gift you a truly useful (not to mention essential!) service once the baby comes.
Keep scrolling as we list some great confinement food delivery services in Singapore!
Chilli Padi Confinement
Don’t be alarmed by the feisty name – Chilli Padi Confinement doesn’t actually include chilis in their food! On the contrary, the confinement food caterer offers wholesome, palatable dishes for postpartum mamas. Chilli Padi first started out as a restaurant serving Peranakan cuisine and began offering confinement meals when they received positive response after introducing those dishes to customers. Their specially crafted meals promote lactation, using plenty of breastmilk-boosting ingredients such as salmon, papaya, spinach and turmeric.
Thomson Baby is an arm of the Thomson Medical Group that provides comprehensive confinement food menus, each designed by Thomson TCM Physicians and Nutritionists. Infused with fresh, carefully selected ingredients and herbs, the menu serves up a modern blend of east meets west, whilst retaining rich traditional tastes of confinement favourites. The site also offers a collection of halal confinement menus called Resepi Ibunda (Malay for ‘Mother’s Recipe’), prepared and delivered by local catering company Caterfresh Pte Ltd. They’re currently offering promos for confinement meal packages till 31 July!
Tian Wei Signature
Tian Wei Signature is popular among local mamas for their wide array of confinement-friendly cuisines. While they serve traditional confinement dishes, they’ve also introduced Japanese, Taiwanese and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Reviews say the food always comes hot and on time, with exceptional customer service.
NouRiche by RichFood
Nouriche’s head chef once led the culinary team of a prestigious confinement centre for mothers in Taipei, so he knows a thing or two about meeting the dietary needs of new mamas while ensuring they’re just as tasty as they are nourishing. Vegetarian options available, too! Get 10% off when you place your orders at least 30 days before your EDD.
Nanny SOS provides affordable confinement food delivery for mamas who have gone through natural birth, C-section or miscarriage. The menu usually includes a lot of Chinese herbs, sesame oil and other essential confinement food ingredients, with the omission of spicy food or any MSG or salt which can cause water retention and bloating. Nanny SOS also offers confinement nanny services!
Noor Confinement is highly sought-after in the halal confinement food sphere – so popular in fact, that we heard they’re booked up for the rest of the year! The Muslim-owned family-run business boasts a menu covering traditional Malay dishes with a mix of Fusion cuisine, designed to appeal to local palates while supported by modern science. Noor Confinement can also customise menus to suit dietary needs such as the vegetarian diet, or to cater to those with Gerd, cancer or diabetes. Menu add-ons include breastmilk-boosting drinks and gluten-free lactation desserts (tested and approved by the Nima Gluten Sensor tool!). Keep a lookout on their Instagram as they may release limited slot openings.
Get 10% off lactation desserts with the code Sassymama!
Sizzling Dyyana comes highly recommended by celebrity mums (not sponsored!), and we can confirm her confinement food service lives up to the hype (NB: I booked her for my pantang period! – Syazana). Kak Dyy, as her customers call her, offers a mixed menu of Malay, Chinese and Western confinement dishes which change daily. This is because she does all the grocery hunting herself in the wee hours every morning, grabbing anything fresh and organic that catches her eye. We love that she sends messages via WhatsApp every morning detailing what customers will receive for the day, along with each dish’s nutritional benefits. Thirst-quenching drinks and yummy teatime snacks such as lactation cookies, muffins and scones are often included.
WhatsApp: (+65) 8222 3105
Ummu Fazwill SG Confinement
Ummu Fazwill is one of the few halal confinement food delivery services that operates seven days a week, so you can be sure that you’ll have your meals sorted for the entire course of your package. Their menu includes a variety of original dishes and even refreshing jamu and confinement-friendly fresh fruit.
WhatsApp: (+65) 9667 1011
Ukashah’s Confinement Meals
Ukashah’s mouthwatering food pics always leave us drooling and asking ourselves, “OMG, do I need to have another baby just to try this?” The latest item on the menu that caught our eye was Indian Butter Chicken and Butter Naan, with a side of fresh vegetables and basmati rice! She also offers Moroccan dishes alongside the usual Malay and Western confinement fare, all cooked with love from her humble home kitchen.
WhatsApp: (+65) 9623 9036
Who says healthy has to be boring? WHOA! MAMA brings many colourful confinement dishes to new mamas, including delicious Western menu items like lasagne and fresh ravioli. Their daily Menu of The Day posts on Instagram will be enough to get you psyched as you await the arrival of your bub! Deliveries are usually accompanied with healthy drinks and wholesome snacks by local providers such as Amazin’ Graze.
WhatsApp: (+65) 9227 5652
Lead image by NouRiche by Richfood