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Less Stress with AXA Family Advantage

Pregnancy is a time of wonder: you wonder if baby is growing well, wonder if you’re eating the right things, wonder if you’re eating enough (or a little too much), wonder if the baby is a boy or a girl, wonder if you’ve managed to buy everything you need for the baby, and wonder how your life is going to change completely once baby gets here! This entertaining AXA Family Advantage video reminds me of that exciting but stressful time.

When I was pregnant with Anya, I worried a lot because we had a bit of a scare early in the pregnancy, and again towards the end of the pregnancy when her weight gain was less than ideal. And since there were a few hiccups during the pregnancy, it meant that we had to see our OBGYN quite often and that added significantly to our expenses. I also needed a C-section so we ended up spending more than we expected. Looking at Anya now, it’s hard to imagine she was such a tiny baby!

wondering what to expect while pregnant

wondering what to expect when you’re expecting

wondering what to name the baby

wondering what to name the baby

wondering if baby will be more like you or Daddy

wondering if baby will be more like Mummy or Daddy

wondering if the weight gain is acceptable

wondering if the weight gain is within acceptable limits

To help parents-to-be enjoy parenthood, AXA has unveiled a first-of-its-kind pre-natal plan package, AXA Family Advantage, to allow couples the flexibility to select from 8 different types of protection, savings and investment plans to prepare for the responsible role of being parents.

The plan simultaneously offers pre-natal coverage for the expectant mother, and when the child is born, the parents can choose to insure their child in a straightforward process with no health questions asked.

In conjunction with the launch of AXA Family Advantage, AXA is running a radio contest and participants will stand to win a home cleaning session courtesy of the AXA Daddy Rescue team who will mop, clean, wipe and even sing acappella for you.

All entries also stand a chance to win the grand prize of a Babycation weekend stay for 2 at Capella Sentosa worth $2,000! How amazing does that sound?

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The contest will play on Class 95 between 6am to 10am, with a weekly winner being selected on the 21 August, 28 August & 4 September. So there’s one more weekly prize up for grabs!

Here’s how to take part: SMS AXA <space> Name <space> NRIC <space> Why You Deserve To Be Rescued to 76677. The most creative reason wins! Contest ends on the 17 September and the Grand Prize will be announced on the 18 September.

Find out more about AXA Family Advantage in this online brochure or speak to an AXA Financial Consultant today.

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by AXA Singapore.

Diaper Dude Backpack from MDdiaperbags

The husband absolutely loathed our previous diaper bag. He called it the Bag of Hate and would hurl abuse at the inanimate object whenever it slipped off his shoulder for the gazillionth time or when he couldn’t find something he needed inside. To be honest, I didn’t have any major issues with that bag but when we were out, I had to carry it almost all the time since he hated it so much.

We decided to get a backpack so we wouldn’t need to worry about the bag slipping off shoulders, but it had to be one MANLY enough for the husband to carry without grumbling. I told him about Diaper Dude (even the brand sounds manly), a range of diaper bags designed for men. MDdiaperbags is the sole distributor for Diaper Dude in Singapore and after checking out what was available on their website, the husband decided on the Diaper Dude Convertible Backpack/ Messenger in Camo.

so pleased with his Diaper Dude

so pleased with his Diaper Dude

The husband simply adores his Diaper Dude bag and calls it.. the Bag of Love. If I say, “Pass me the diaper bag!”, he’ll glare at me and demand that I address the bag by its proper name. Yes, my husband is a bit mad. But I can put up with his madness because now that we have gotten the Diaper Dude, he carries the bag most of the time so that’s brilliant for me!

The bag has good weight distribution and can sit on the floor/ chair without toppling over on one side. The three small pockets in the front are perfect for items like mobile phones, wallets, spare change, little hair clips, etc.

very stable, doesn't topple

very stable, doesn’t topple

fits bottles and hot water flask

fits bottles and hot water flask

Behind the three front pockets, there’s a flat compartment that we use for random things. After that, we have our feeding compartment where we keep the bottles, hot water, milk powder and other food-related items. There’s also a removable insulated bottle holder that can be placed on the outside of the bag to be within arm’s reach but we are not using that at the moment.

The next compartment is for our diaper changing needs and that’s where we keep the changing pad, diapers, wet wipes, nappy cream, hand sanitiser and a change of clothing. The changing pad comes with the diaper bag and is quite cleverly designed. Many changing pads are designed such that the butt area folds to the middle or even to where the baby would rest his head. Imagine how unhygienic that is! The Diaper Dude changing pad folds inwards before folding upwards so the butt area doesn’t come into contact with the space for the head and body.

diaper changing necessities

diaper changing necessities

well-designed diaper changing pad

well-designed diaper changing pad

One particular feature that is very helpful is a check list printed on the inside of the bag. Although it’s called ‘Dad’s Check List’, it also helps me to be a bit more organised and to remember all the stuff we need for the baby. LOL at the last item on the check list!

I must admit that I like the design of the Diaper Dude backpack very much. It might be a bit bulky for petite ladies but looks fine on me. Most importantly, the husband is very fond of it (Bag of Love, remember?) so it helps him to be more involved in taking care of the baby’s needs when we are out and about!

check list!

check list!

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more organised or even to get the husband to be more hands-on with taking care of baby, it’s time to get a new diaper bag from MDdiaperbags! You can get $5 off with a minimum purchase of $80 with the discount code WH$5OFF from now until the end of February. It just might change your life. ;)

Disclaimer: We received the Diaper Dude Convertible Backpack/ Messenger from MDdiaperbags for review purposes. All opinions are my own.