Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Pouch Designs have Arrived!

It has been a hectic week for us at Pupsik Studio! With much excitement, we are happy to announce that our new pouch designs have arrived! Not only do we have more colours and designs this time, we are also introducing reversible ones for those of you who like having 2 pouches in 1!

While design aesthetics have always been important to us at Pupsik Studio, we never compromise on other important aspects such as safety, cost and comfort. All our pouches and made from special durable fabric with a slight stretch and triple-stitched together with one of the strongest and best quality thread available in the market. So fussy we are about the safety of our pouches that we actually sent them to be tested by an internationally certified professional body. Needless to say, our pouches passed with flying colours and has been proven to be able to carry weights up to 20kg without any visible signs of stress.

Like our popular collection last year, each pouch is made from cotton (great for the weather in Singapore) with a slight stretch that is oh-so-comfy! Each pouch also come with a pocket feature for you to store little nick-nacks on the go such as cards, tissue paper, a spare diaper etc.
Stylish and sleek, our custom sizing also means that you don't have to mess with excess fabric or rings and buckles. When you don't need the pouch, all you have to do is roll it up in a small bundle to fit into your handbag. There is no other type of baby carrier with such a compact design that allows you to do this!

As the pouch is sized to fit you, this means that the same sized sling can be used from when baby is born till they are 20kg! This is because you change the baby's position (from cradle carry to kangaroo and finally, the front carry) to accommodate baby's growth in the pouch.
We are also introducing some limited designs like the toile design you see above called Vintage Baby Classic. I have long been a fan of toile. If I could, I would probably decorate all the accessories in our nursery out of this classic design. However, due to the cost of producing these toile designs, we are limiting it to a few numbers for sale as we always try to offer our carriers at an affordable price.

If you are thinking of getting a pouch as a gift for a friend that has given birth and are not sure about what size to choose, you can now easily purchase a prepaid return envelope with your order here! This way, your friend can very easily send back the pouch to us for an exchange in the event the she needs a different size at no additional cost!

Here are some pic of our little Nadya modeling in a pouch below. Like Vera (who is now 2.5yrs and is still being carried in a pouch by the way), she absolutely adores being in one and would kick her legs up in excitement everything she sees us approaching and waving a pouch in our hand.
For more designs, please visit our website here! We have a list of Frequently Asked Questions but if you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at !

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Terrible Twos

If you have been following our home videos here and here, you would have noticed that my interaction with Vera very often draws a "No!" response.

Me: Give Mama this, please?
Vera: No!

While it was quite cute when we first found out that she could express herself so assertively, such moments have become quite tiring on days when I run out of patience. Experts call this period when children display such "bad" behaviour as the Terrible Twos.

The Terrible Twos are often characterized by oppositional behavior, mood changes, and temper tantrums. "No" becomes a favorite word. Apparently, this is considered normal parts of child development. The frustration and challenging behavior they display is often due to the fact that a toddler's ability to communicate hasn't caught up with his desire to communicate.

Here are some tips I found here to help manage a child that is in her terrible twos:

1. Make predictable routines part of your toddler's day.
2. Give regular healthy snacks to keep blood sugar steady.
3. Offer limited choices -- two to three options -- to your toddler (for example, "Do you want apple juice or orange juice in your sippy cup?").
4. Set limits (but expect him to test them).
5. Provide a safe, toddler-proofed environment for him.

I also found these 10 ways to tame your kid's tantrums quite useful. Of course, you would need to apply different methods depending on the circumstance...

1. Ignore the Kid. Often they are behaving badly to get your attention so paying too much attention means that your kid will learn that this is an effective way to get you to notice them.

2. Give your child some space. This allows him to get his anger out and hopefully regain self control on their own without getting into a yelling battle with you.

3. Create a diversion. We are getting quite good at this it is ridiculous the things my husband and I say just to create a diversion. Like, "Look! There is a rat there!" Kids usually have quite short attention span so get them interested in something else and the tantrum would stop.

4. Find out what is frustrating your kid. Perhaps they are tired?

5. Hugs. For reassurance especially if you sense they are insecure about something.

6. Offer food or some rest. Often, kids act up become they are simply tired. Imagine how we feel when we don't get enough sleep!

7. Give your kids some incentive to behave. Well, this works for people of all ages I guess.

8. Speak calmly. You lose if you end up acting like you are throwing a tandrum yourself!

9. Look calm and laugh it off if possible. Don't allow yourself to lose control.

10. Get out of there! A change of environment usually changes the behaviour.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What a lovely name

Pweegnant and looking for a name for the little one? This site may be just for you!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Latest Pics for Family and Friends

Dear Family and Friends,

I am growing up well and have hit the birth weight of a 1 year old although I am only 4+ months.

My che che loves to show her love for me when the camera is rolling. However, she does hit and bite me occassionally when no one is looking. Anyway, I believe she loves me deep down inside.

More pics of us can be found here and here.

xoxo nadya

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pupsik Studio is hiring!

We are currently looking for responsible and people-oriented individuals to join us part-time at Pupsik Studio starting 1 April 2009. Hours: 5-7 days a week, min 6 hours a day. Basic pay + commission on sales.

If you enjoy selling beautiful baby products and love meeting people in a large retail environment, please drop us an email at Do let us know a little more about yourself. e.g. your age, what you currently do and why you would like to join us. Students currently waiting for results and are available over the next few months can also apply.

We will contact all suitable candidates by email.

Do help forward this to someone whom you think may be suitable and interested in this position. Thanks!