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Review & Giveaway: Mustela No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid & Vitamin Barrier Cream

David has been using Mustela products since he was born and we love how gentle and effective they are.  He’s going through several diapers a day at this stage and is prone to diaper rash because he’s currently on formula, so we are reliant on these diaper change essentials from Mustela.

Vitamin Barrier Cream 123 & No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid

Vitamin Barrier Cream 123 & No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid

PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid is enriched with aloe vera and avocado extracts and is suitable for use from birth. Containing no alcohol, parabens, or phenoxyethanol, PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid cleanses the delicate skin on baby’s face and diaper area without a need for rinsing and leaves the skin soft and clean.

PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid is especially useful when we get home too late to give David a proper bath. I just clean his face and diaper area with some of the cleansing fluid on a cotton pad and he’s no longer grubby and can go to bed comfortably. I’ve tried it on myself and I can vouch that it’s gentle and refreshing, and it smells really good.

Vitamin Barrier Cream 123 is a breakthrough product developed after 10 years of research! They found that between 0 and 2 years of age, baby’s skin is more prone to inflammation and that the inflammation can be caused in three different ways. Thus, 123 Vitamin Barrier Cream contains 3 natural active ingredients to target the three causes of inflammation and prevents diaper rash, soothes irritated skin and helps skin to recover.  You can watch the product ad here.

Vitamin Barrier Cream 123 is one of my favourite Mustela products and it works really well for David, keeping his little bum rash-free. It’s easy to apply, stays on the diaper area between changes, comes off my hands readily with a quick wash and has a nice smell (but contains 0% fragrance). The last 2 points are very important for me because I really hate the smell and texture of medicated diaper cream!

GIVEAWAY! :)

Try Mustela PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid and Vitamin Barrier Cream 123 for yourself and see why we are such big fans! Five lucky readers will win 1 set of No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid and Vitamin Barrier Cream each. Each set is worth $36.80.

To qualify, simply do the following by 11 August 2014, 2359H (Singapore time):

1. Like the ‘In the Wee Hours’ Facebook page.
2. Like the ‘Mustela Singapore’ Facebook page.
3. Like and comment on this Facebook post. Tell me your idea of a perfect diaper cream!

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Quail in a Tree Diaper Cakes

My friend, Cherie, makes the most amazing and adorable diaper cakes, and she sent us one when David was born. There are cute little onesies, soft washcloths, an adorable elephant toy, a cuddly blankie, many diapers (of course) and little personal touches. I love it to bits and can’t resist showing it off here!

diaper cake for David

diaper cake for David

unwrapped

unwrapped

mama bear (me!) and her three babies

mama bear (me!) and her three babies

love this!

love this!

Review of My Baby Gift Hamper

We were very blessed to receive some flowers, a few hampers and other gifts to congratulate us on David’s arrival. The hamper that really stood out for me was the one from My Baby Gift. The box came tied up in a pretty blue ribbon and the kind people at My Baby Gift sent him a blanket, a pillow, a bib, a bodysuit and a little pony rattle. It was very touching to see David’s name embroidered so thoughtfully on the items in the box!

what's in the box?

what’s in the box?

My Baby Gift

My Baby Gift

My Baby Gift is an online gift boutique for mummy & baby offering premium hampers with products imported from international designers such as Sophie the Giraffe, Gaia, Mothercare, Petit Bateau, and aden + anais. You can choose from specific hampers or create your own hamper according to what you think the recipient will like. You can also choose to get the items customised with the baby’s name (for free!) for that extra personal touch.

blanket, pillow, bib, onesie and little horse

blanket, pillow, bib, onesie and little horse

The items in the box are made from 100% cotton and so incredibly soft! The adorable striped pony rattle has little ribbon tags to keep his fingers busy. Once David is old enough for the pillow, I’m sure he’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep on it every night. The pillow case is easy to remove and wash. The blanket (90x100cm) is large enough to also serve well as a stroller blanket to keep him warm when we’re out and about in air-conditioned places. I can’t wait till he’s big enough to fit nicely into the comfy onesie!

David 'modelling' some of the items!

David ‘modelling’ some of the items!

My Baby Gift is perfect for baby showers, for welcoming newborns and for 1st month celebrations! The personalised items are practical, but make wonderful keepsakes as well. You can enjoy $10 off any hamper on the website by using the coupon code WEEHOURS (valid until June 2014).

David’s Birth Story

We were planning to have the elective C-section for David on 18 Jan but moved it forward to 15 Jan because he was putting on weight too slowly inside. Long story, but it had something to do with my placenta being resistant to delivering nutrients to the baby. Meh.

So on Tuesday night, we headed to Balestier for some bak kut teh before going to the hospital just after 11.30pm. I was supposed to stop eating by midnight so I sat in a corner wolfing down tau huay while Adrian got us registered. We were shown to the room very quickly and after checking the baby’s heartbeat and my blood pressure, etc., we settled down for the night.

one of my last pregnant photos!

one of my last pregnant photos!

I was woken up at 6.30am and prepped for the operation. Although I knew what to expect, I was really very tense and nervous. After the drip and epidural were put in, my doctor came in and Adrian appeared shortly after. I made the mistake of looking up at the reflective bits of the lights above me and briefly glimpsed my bloody insides and instantly felt like throwing up. With great effort, I managed to keep last night’s supper in my tummy. I was shivering quite a bit from the epidural though.

on the way to the OR

on the way to the OR

I wasn’t in any sort of pain but was a bit uncomfortable. But all that was forgotten when David made his appearance and was quickly cleaned up, wrapped up and deposited on my chest. Such a relief to have him out safe and sound! He was healthy and also heavier than hoped for. Thank God!

our first family photo

our first family photo

getting cleaned up

getting cleaned up

Adrian followed David out of the room and my doctor continued the operation. However, there were some complications. The scar tissue from my previous two c-sections kept on bleeding when she was trying to close me up. The area affected was also above the epidural area and I kept wincing from the discomfort, so eventually my doctor made the decision to put me under GA.

The last thing I heard her say was, “Cancel all my appointments!” and she worked on me for about 2 hours, while back at her clinic, her clinic assistants prayed for me and the bleeding stopped. Phew! She called Adrian when she was done, and because it had taken so much longer than expected, he thought she was calling to say I had died or something along those lines!

the kids came to visit

the kids came to visit

When I eventually woke up, I was feeling really groggy and out of it. Took a few more hours before I felt clear-headed. Was very happy to see the two older ones though. They were so enthusiastic about their new little brother and couldn’t get enough of him. Thank God that Baby David arrived safely and that everything turned out well! This is the start of an amazing journey. :)

Christmas 2013 – Christmas at the Lobos’

Our first Christmas party for the year was with the lawyers. We had twice the number of children at the party than we did last year! The kids were taking turns to fall asleep, cry, throw tantrums, etc. but it was all lots of fun (even though Anya was being absolutely grumpy at the start of the party). More kids next year!!

Christmas Nanoblocks I got for Nav last year

Christmas Nanoblocks I got for Nav last year

a lot, a lot of presents

a lot, a lot of presents

group photo!

group photo!

5 of the 6 kids

5 of the 6 kids

more cheerful after opening presents

more cheerful after opening presents

one of the kids got a bouncy zone

one of the kids got a bouncy zone

elf and Santa

elf and Santa

little drummer boy

little drummer boy

JC Class Meet-Up

Met up with 6 of my JC classmates on Saturday. It’s been more than 2 years since we last had a gathering and I hadn’t seen some of them since someone’s wedding 6 years ago! It was nice to be able to catch up with them, especially since I didn’t have to worry about watching the kids. Adrian took them to have breakfast before hanging out at an indoor playground so I could have a bit of a break. We updated each other on our lives and exchanged info about what the other 10 people were up to. Facebook is pretty good for keeping in touch with old friends and organising meet-ups! We’re hoping to gather again sometime next year when our ex-classmate who’s now living in The Netherlands drops by for a visit.

JC Class Meet-Up

JC Class Meet-Up