All About Infant Care

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pishako
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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by pishako » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:23 pm

a good ifc is more beneficial for baby and parents, as compared to maids..

in my case, i tink ifc was better than if cared by grandparents.

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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by missyqiqi » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:32 am

inkblot wrote:
straffan23 wrote:JTS: IFC would be much more beneficial for your baby compared to maid. First of all, maid is not specialised profession - they will feed and clean the baby, but they would not care to engage or teach the baby (at least, do not expect a maid to do this!). Some might feel it is more economical to get a maid - cook, clean, babysit... but as a mother whom regrets having made this mistake (I had no choice because DH wanted MIL to come to our place for her daily entertainment - my DS!)... I am expecting #3 now, and either I will be a SAHM or I will send #3 to IFC - and by now, even DH admits his "mistake".
Hi straffan23, would you mind elaborating a bit about why not sending bb to IFC is a mistake? Coz I'm facing a dilemma here. My MIL wants to take care of bb when I go back to work again, but I'm actually not very keen, because I feel that bb wouldn't learn v much and wld get spoiled rotten. Thinking of sending bb to IFC instead. However, I need to cite some evidence or examples to convince dh.. sigh headache. How to do this without offending in-laws.. and get dh on my side..

Hmm.. i don't have a helper, my mil pass away and my parents both are still young and working. So of coz my choice will be IFC. But I don't regret putting there and also I will still choose it even if my parents are able to help me.

Try to list down what i feel:
coz social wise ~ more sociable, learn to share etc
I'm sucks at kids songs (always out of tune) ~ my daughter learn it well from there
Coz I'm a working mom, without helper and putting her in IFC, I tend to train her to be more independent as I need to cook/housework while with her so when she go IFC she learn faster.
Kids learn faster with other kids around, but including picking up bad habits so u got to teach them, correct them. All this must close one eye.
Yes go IFC will start falling sick, because they are expose to more people and environment but that also applys to when kids start to go kindergarden. Is a matter of time only.
school organise activities like outdoor for them to run about and learn things at the same time. So I think is a bit bad for old parents to chase after them, kind of tiring
Sometimes they organise trips to Zoo, beach etc, parents can follow is a good way to bond with their classmates and family.

Of coz all of the above, is important to find a good IFC to ensure your kids are well taken care of.

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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by missk » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:47 am

Hi,

Will be putting my 6 month old baby either at bright juniors Punggol or ecokidd at Blk 195c.
Does anyone have any experiences with these centres? Their infant care and in future childcare fees are similar. I am pretty worried putting my child there at such an early age,but have decided to try ifc first, if it doesn't work out, then probably nanny.

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Post by Jasmine Quek » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:24 pm

One of the most important lesson I learnt about choosing an infant care or CHILDCARE is that there should be transparency and the care provider should be comfortable at any point in time for me to walk in.

I took my child out of a childcare after 11 months, upon discovering that there were areas of negligent in hygiene, feeding and caring. The childcare teacher would give me a perfect daily report of his progress and daily activities in the childcare. I never would have suspected anything as I was not allowed to step into the centre except collect my kid at the doorstep.

It was only upon speaking to another parent who was withdrawing her kid that it dawn on me why my son was having much problem feeding and had eczema flare up often. He was acting the same way he was fed at the centre.

So.... The moral of the story is you may be paying a lot for the childcare or infant care. But being able to walk in at anytime is a priory for me when I choose a centre.

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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by Lvtwins » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:58 am

[quote="Jasmine Quek"]One of the most important lesson I learnt about choosing an infant care or CHILDCARE is that there should be transparency and the care provider should be comfortable at any point in time for me to walk in.

I took my child out of a childcare after 11 months, upon discovering that there were areas of negligent in hygiene, feeding and caring. The childcare teacher would give me a perfect daily report of his progress and daily activities in the childcare. I never would have suspected anything as I was not allowed to step into the centre except collect my kid at the doorstep.

It was only upon speaking to another parent who was withdrawing her kid that it dawn on me why my son was having much problem feeding and had eczema flare up often. He was acting the same way he was fed at the centre.

So.... The moral of the story is you may be paying a lot for the childcare or infant care. But being able to walk in at anytime is a priory for me when I choose a centre.[/quote]

Totally agree with that!! I put my 6 mth old twin girls in an infant care near my place at Sunset way and they kept making a big fuss about my presence... Asking me to stay at the gate on the 3rd day. Using those condescending tones about how the parent has to let go when I was very concerned that the girls were not drinking, napping and screamed during shower time. It would have been much better if infant carers understood the need for a good partnership between school and parent for a smooth transition.

What took the cake was when they fell very ill with bronchitis a few days later, and they had the cheek to tell us no one at the babyhouse was ill. The day before when I picked up my girls, I noticed that the infant carer was sniffling and the next day my mother saw a little boy who was very ill and asked his father about it who admitted that his son was ill. Even then, the school told me that they had nose sensitivity when I asked why they were allowed to continue going to school.

Luckily it was within 14 days and the school agreed to refund my deposit. However their cheque bounced and up till today, about one month later still waiting for 4K back. Probably the worst decision I had made.

I suggest waiting for the child to be older when sending to infant care, or really choosing one with a heart for children instead of a business. Find out if the principal knows about caring for infants and if the staff are experienced before joining.


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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by Puroland » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:45 am

Hi mummies... Any review on pcf punggol central - k+ @ arts circle child development centre for their infant care? I m looking for IFC for my newborn. Tried hiring a maid with the idea to let her take care of my bb but after trying 2 weeks, I dun think she can manage alone when I go back to work.

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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by Karrie » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi
Would like to share a newly open infant and childcare @ 16 boon lay #01-40 Tradehub 21. It's specialised train teacher on infant.
You can experience the differences with low child teacher ratio, hydrotherapy session, organic green innovative curriculum and more.
We are now openly the enrolment and to celebrate SG 50 with us. Register with us and will get an entitle of 50% off monthly fee and second to sixth mth 10% off.

Any enquiry do contact at 8322 9228 / enquiry@totsntoys.com.sg

:smile:

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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by Karrie » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi
Would like to share a newly open infant and childcare @ 16 boon lay #01-40 Tradehub 21. It's specialised train teacher on infant.
You can experience the differences with low child teacher ratio, hydrotherapy session, organic green innovative curriculum and more.
We are now openly the enrolment and to celebrate SG 50 with us. Register with us and will get an entitle of 50% off monthly fee and second to sixth mth 10% off.

Any enquiry do contact at 8322 9228 / enquiry@totsntoys.com.sg

:smile:

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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by vanda » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:08 am

Hi all,

Looking for an infant care around geylang bahru...(kallang and boon keng also ok). Baby is 7 months old....
Was about to put in in the Kidz Academy in Hyflux centre...and even called up and talked to Grace...till I saw some post about that centre....
So now, back to searching...but m lost....
Any recommendation?
Thanks in advance

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Re: All About Infant Care

Post by angliliang » Wed May 13, 2015 11:47 am

Hi parents,

I'd like to share about our centre Cherie Hearts Kids-At-Play, located near the area of Ang Mo Kio/Bishan/Thomson/Toa Payoh in the vicinity of MacRitchie Reservoir.

http://www.cherieheartskidsatplay.com.sg

We believe in providing our infants with a safe and conducive environment to learn and play. We comprise a homely setup with an big balcony that offer ample space for infant outdoor activities.

With good air circulation and a clearly separated infant care classrooms from child care classrooms, we try to minimise any chances of virus contamination as compared to air-conditioned infant care centres.

Visit our centre to find out more about us!

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