If it’s a new business, product, or service for mamas and kids in Singapore, we want to tell you about it!
We’re back with the latest fab finds in May’s What’s New, Mama, and there’s lots of fun stuff to know about this month! From the latest kid-friendly travel pillow to take with you on your next flight, to stylish Mexican-inspired kids’ fashion, cool maternity wear for mamas, a personalised children’s book and more, check out our gallery for our top picks this month!
Here’s something to make your long haul flights (or flights of any duration, really) with kids more bearable, mama: introducing Plane Pal! This custom-designed inflatable cushion fills the space between your child’s seat and the seat in front, giving them a more comfortable in-flight experience and allowing them to lie down for a nap! It’s made from high quality nylon, is lightweight and compact and comes with a pump for stress-free, easy inflation on-the-go. It’s been officially approved by Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, JAL, Scoot, and many others. You can also use Plane Pal on trains, buses and car rides!
Find it: Plane Pal is available on taxibaby.sg for $99.95
Read more: Best Travel Accessories for Kids: Long Haul Flights & Journey Saviours
Get your maracas ready because Roses & Rhinos‘s latest collection is all about the floaty florals and fierce fighters of Mexico, just in time for Cinco de Mayo! The design-led kidswear brand creates the cutest prints and modern silhouettes with inspiration from all over the world. We’re particularly digging the frilled dresses for girls and printed vests for boys, all great for a day out and can be dressed up for special occasions with mama and dad! Mamas can also match with their Mom and Me sets – too cute!
Find it: Styles from $20 on www.rosesandrhinos.com. Free shipping on orders above $150!
Got a tumbling tot at home? Head to The Yard Dempsey in a spacious former barracks at Dempsey Hill to help them hone their acrobatics and gymnastics skills! The state-of-the-art, acrobatic sports centre is aimed at kids 18 months to 12 years, with an emphasis on fun and fitness for little ones. They offer a range of programmes from Parent and Baby classes to primary school-aged JuniorGym classes, with a focus on building fine motor skills and strength through the core elements of acrobatics and gymnastics. Kids will be treated to fun and dynamic classes at the premier training facility!
Find it: The Yard Dempsey is located at #01-07 Block 72 Loewen Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 248848. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (+65) 6914 9660 or visit www.theyard.sg/dempsey for more info.
Founded by Aussie designer and mama of three Stephanie Bailey, Mama Muse‘s approach to ‘non-maternity maternity wear’ (as she calls it) comes after a long struggle to find well-constructed maternity basics that reflected her own style. Gone are the days of frumpy cover-me-in-fabric-and-hide-everything maternity wear, because in its place is a collection of laid-back everyday essentials that take you from day to night. From easy dresses to tees (OMG this one), tops and other lounge-worthy basics, most pieces are subtly adapted to offer fuss-free nursing access!
Quote SASSYMAMA15 for 15% off your first order!
Find it: Styles from US$65 available on mama-muse.com
For mamas and dads working on-the-go, the Joey Pocket by local multi-label boutique Keepers will be a nifty little lifesaver! Aptly named after the baby kangaroo, the Joey Pocket secures itself onto any flat surface and holds all your mobile essentials right where you need it. Pop in your mouse, phone or pens and you won’t need a bag! You can also try the smaller Joey Pocket Junior for easier storage of credit, loyalty or transport cards.
Find it: Joey Pocket priced at $17 and Joey Pocket Junior priced at $12. Both available as a set for $25. Now available at the Keepers PlayShop located at the National Design Centre, #01-01, or online at www.keepers.studio
If you haven’t heard already, after 18 years as FairPrice Antique, they’ve now changed their name to Emperor’s Attic! Don’t worry though, nothing else has changed. You’ll still see their award-winning collection of unique, artisanal and affordable Northern Chinese antiques, vintage and new furniture at the same cool spot in Tan Boon Liat.
Find it: Emperor’s Attic is at #01-10 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074. Find them on Facebook for all the latest news on shipments, products and events.
Founded by sisters Naomi and Frances of Red Shoe Stories, this new customisable picture book allows you to personalise your book to your kiddos’s name, hairstyle, hair colour and skin complexion. You can also add your name as the adult that joins them on their magical adventure, mama! We love the illustrations, which are reminiscent of traditional children’s books we’ve all grown up with and loved. It’s also a purchase you can feel good about, as a portion of every book’s proceeds supports the children’s literacy organisation Room to Read!
Find it: Check out their cool video on the debut picture book and back the project on Kickstarter! There are only a limited number of picture books available at the exclusive Kickstarter price of up to 18% off the recommended retail price.
Lead image sourced via Cathay Pacific