If it’s a new business, product, or service for mamas and kids in Singapore, we want to tell you about it. Welcome to our new series, ‘What’s New, Mama’!
In our recent Sassy Mama reader survey, one message we received loud and clear was that our readers wanted to be kept informed on what’s new in Singapore, whether that’s a new shop, a new playground, or anything else new and exciting in the world of kids and parenting here in the Little Red Dot.
You talked, we listened mama! We put our heads together and figured out a way to promote the dozens of new businesses – many of them mama-owned and run – that reach out to us every month. The result is What’s New, Mama? — a roundup of everything new on the scene that you’re going to want to seek out for yourself or for your kiddos. From personalised toys, to a first-ever Malay songbook for kids (a wonderful Singapore souvenir!), to a smart way to nab designer handbags for a song and much more, check out our gallery, and let us know if there’s something you’d like to include in a future feature!
Lessons in personal style start young, mama! If you’re big on Korean fashion in particular and want to instil the same chic ability to your littles, Zuzubebe’s the place to shop. The online store carries a too-cute selection of baby rompers, dresses, sets and swimwear from popular Korean brands. Started by a mama whose quest was to find stylish and high-quality yet affordable clothing for her daughter, we love all the playful pieces suitable for various occasions, from casual weekend outings to party-ready dresses for girls aged 0 to 8.
Got a kiddo who loves to groove? The Gifts of Love makes personalised music gifts that’ll make your tots get up and dance! Choose from their wide range of personalised products from Music CDs to digital books, clocks and plushies, pick a song from their list that you’d like to include and note down your kiddo’s name to have it featured in the song! Cool, eh? Simply email them or visit their Facebook page to order, mama!
Quote ‘SassyMama‘ while placing your order and get 10% off!
Take your tykes to the delightful world of Nusantara folk songs through the push of a button with the Rasa Sayang Sing-and-Record fun book! Proudly presented as the first-ever Malay push button song book, it features seven familiar folk songs that have been an integral part of communities in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei for generations (such as classic faves Chan Mali Chan, Burung Kakak Tua and more), with beautiful illustrations and listen-and-record functions. Sing along to the tune, record your own singing and play back to listen! The sing-a-longs have been beautifully translated into English as fitted to the melody, so kiddos that speak any language can belt out to their hearts’ content.
Find it: Rasa Sayang Sing-and-Record fun book available at baba baa for $27.
Covet a particular designer bag but can’t stomach the steep price tag, Luxe for Lease provides bag rental services so you can save your money for other priorities. Change your mind about a bag? Just return it for another and you would’ve already curbed the possible regret of pouring your entire pay check on that Chanel clutch! You won’t have to think about the hassle of bag maintenance, how much space it’ll take up in your closet, or even if anyone would take it off your hands if you decide to resell it when your needs or tastes change. Plus, be sure to check out their awesome loyalty program that gives you more savings with every rental!
Luxe for Lease, www.luxeforlease.com
Lovingly dubbed “the TripAdvisor for beauty products“, Favful is where you’ll find reviews for any product in the beauty market. With a fast-growing beauty community of over 10,000 total reviewers and a strict 24-hour moderation period that ensures all reviews are informative and genuine, you’ll never be in doubt about purchasing your next beauty buy ever again. The site also allows users to compare prices, discounts and get the best deals! Plus here’s a fun fact for ya: 50% of the Favful team are male.
Beginning with ladies’ leggings, MY ANJE has now branched out into designing supportive sport tops, cool-technology tank tops, and fashionable supportive capri pants, all with their distinct style of contemporary designs. If the name sounds or looks familiar, you may have seen their threads in prestigious wellness and fitness clubs such as Phillip Wain, Sky Pilates, and Motionwerkz. What’s more, the brand is big on social responsibility and eco-consciousness, advocating for humanitarian causes, environmental initiatives and even incorporating recycled plastic bottles into their sportswear – we love shopping for a good cause!
Need a new read for Fall, mama? Singapore-based author and former human rights lawyer Alice Clark-Platts brings you The Taken: DI Erica Martin Book 2, a thriller following Detective Inspector Erica Martin who investigates the murder of a pastor. A host of suspects, all staying in the boarding house the pastor was killed in, show that no one is innocent as the story unfolds. Alice Clark-Platts has worked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal in connection with the Rwandan genocide, and on cases involving Winnie Mandela and rapper Snoop Dogg. Her fiction has been shortlisted for several literary prizes.
Find it: The Taken: DI Erica Martin Book 2 available on Amazon.com for US$9.02 (Kindle).
Lead image sourced via AOL. Brought to you in partnership with Zuzubebe, The Gifts of Love, Rasa Sayang Sing-and-Record fun book, Luxe for Lease, Favful, MY ANJE and Alice Clark-Platts.