Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Belly Bandit - the celebrity mom's top secret is now available on Pupsik Studio

Pupsik Studio is proud to retail The Belly Bandit - a high quality postpartum abdominal compression binder designed to help you get your body back to its former fabulousness post childbirth. It is currently one of the best selling post pregnancy tools in the US that has Hollywood celebrity moms such as Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie raving about it.

Unless you are one of the lucky few, don't be surpised if you still look 7-8 months pregnant after giving birth due to uterine swelling and water retention. The Belly Bandit is specially designed to help reduce uncomfortable uterine swelling and aid in decreasing bloating caused by water retention, and give additional support for Mommy's weary legs & back. For breastfeeding moms, the Belly Bandit will help you with your posture during feedings, and may help to reduce the all too common back & shoulder pain associated with breastfeeding.

I wish I knew about this product The Belly Bandit when I had just given birth to Vera and Nadya. Friends who knew me when I was pregnant with these 2 know how HUUUGE I was when I was expecting and how HUGE I was even after I popped. Well meaning relatives did not hesitate at expressing their thoughts when they first saw me a few days after my delivery.

"Why are you still so big??" They would stare at my poor postpartum tummy and exclaim in genuine shock and horror. "Haven't you given birth?"

On the verge of tears virtually every other minute due to the hormonal imbalance, lack of sleep and stress of taking care of a newborn, it was no surprise that I was feeling quite insecure about myself and didn't really take these innocent remarks very well in the beginning. I was asking my poor husband every day whether I was really fat even though I knew he was trained by experience to say "No" without even blinking his eye. As I had a C section delivery, I could not commence on the post-natal massages to help shrink my poor flabby and bloated postpartum tummy. So I literally gritted my teeth and grew a thick skin for the first few months after I delivered when everyone on the street continued to give way to me thinking I was at least 7 months pregnant. The hospital did give me a belly binder (which I recall paying alot for) but didn't wear because it was forever rolling up my tummy when I sat down, leaving marks on my skin and making it itch like crazy. I wish I had a Belly Bandit then.

Exclusively tailored to provide strong support, the breathable and comfy belly bandit helps relieve discomfort and give you the extra confidence you deserve post partum. The best thing about The Belly Bandit is that it can be used the first 24-48 hours after delivery, even for C-sections, to help decrease post-op recovery time and minimizing associated incision pain. Its quality and unique constuction that is both firm and comfortable to wear is miles apart from what you can get in most hospital pharmacies.The video below shows you how you can wear a Belly Bandit yourself.

Pupsik Studio currently only retails the best selling and softest Belly Bandit in Bamboo. It comes in Black or Natural Nude and is eco-friendly and naturally anti-microbial. It is also moisture wicking which makes it the perfect choice for c sections The core is the original, and the outer shell is 95% bamboo and 5% spandex .

I know the price of SGD$130 may be a little steep but the good thing about this quality binder is that you can use it on your own right after you deliver for 6-8 weeks or more. It is perfect for combining with or reducing the need for expensive post-pregnancy massages that can cost hundreds of dollars to get your body back in shape faster. Additional benefits of this product is extra back support and improved posture. The loose tummy skin will also benefit from being supported by the Belly Bandit which may decrease tension and stretch marks in the post period.

You can find out more about this amazing product by reading the Frequently Asked Questions here. For more questions about this product, please feel free to email us at
As seen on The Ellen Degeneres Show!

Happy Dada Day

To the best dada in the world,

Thank you for carrying us in the pouch since the day we were born, changing our poo, making milk no matter what time it is, bathing us, buying us ice cream and singing us songs even though you cannot sing.

Happy Dada Day. We love you!

xoox vera, nadya, mama
Hope you like the handmade watch I made for you. kisses, vera.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Little Milestones

We have had a lot going on over the last few weeks. Besides being busy with many exciting things in store for Pupsik Studio, we have been like any other parents of very young children. A major part of my day is spent taking care of the babies and work usually starts after I put the kids to bed.
Since starting Nadya (above at 8 months) on her semi solid diet a few weeks back, she has progressed to other milestones in her life such as standing in the crib and babbling dada. The little one has been very picky with her food. She somehow can distinguish between the organic food we get from NTUC Fairprice and from the gourmet food stores. Her weekly fresh food intake now arrives in a box from Super Nature. Vera has also started attending play school for 3 hours a day. She seems to really enjoy it.
(above) Mealtime. The food looked so yummy I felt so hungry when I was taking this picture.
(above) Fixing puzzles
(above) drawing on her own leg on her way to school in the car. Imagine my shock when I found her like this when we arrived at school. Point to note: Never leave your child with a marker pen in the car seat.
(above) School trip to the supermarket to learn how to buy groceries

Here is Vera's first school report after starting school for 2 weeks.


Dear Mr Vitali and Tan Su Ling,Vera has been settling quite well in the school setting. She enjoys the outdoors, farm feeding the rabbit, spraying water at plants/trees and the indoor gym.She also enjoys doing art and craft activities and fixing puzzles.She is still having some problem with eating. We will continue to guide her in this.

Teacher XXX
Thank you Teacher XXX!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Back from the Fair!

We are back from the 4 day Motherhood Fair that took place over the last weekend! It was such a fun filled event for us. Busy as we were, we really enjoyed meeting and interacting with our customers who we mostly only knew virtually until then!

Here are some pics we took to share.
(above from left to right) Me and my two best girl buddies that go way back with me from our carefree days in SNGS. Elaine (centre) is a trained architect who now teaches design in Singapore Poly and runs an etsy shop. She constantly keeps me inspired, happy and tickled by anything she is up to. Louisa, Elaine's sister, (right most) is the hippest mom with the best sense of style you can find. She is the founder of Mon Petit Jardin and is looking to bring in more new designs/colours for her lovely and oh-so-versatile nursing poncho soon!
(above) Our range of baby pouch carriers which were the best sellers at the fair. Thank you Mommies for letting us know how much you love our carriers. I cannot express how happy I am whenever I see a baby happy or deep asleep in a Pupsik pouch! (above) Our family (with the exception of Nadya sleeping at home) and our two very lovely Pupsik Studio assistants who kindly agreed to help us at the fair.
(above) My husband, Vitali, deep in a trance. It takes a Phd from Princeton to analyse our sales figures and operate the Pupsik Studio cashier.
(above) The very supportive hubbies. Chee (leftmost), Elaine's husband and also an architect, is a tough design critic who keeps us on our toes. Weng Cheu, Louisa's husband who brought his portable OSIM massager to the fair for us to use, owns and runs a thriving dental practice in Kovan Mall. If you are looking for a good dentist, do check him out here.

What would we do without these guys constantly supporting and encouraging us to follow our dreams (oh, and cook, clean and bear their children).
We also launched a few new products during the fair such as our very own natural kapok-filled bolsters now available here! We will take some time to load the rest of the items up on Pupsik Studio so do tune in to our "NEW ITEMS" section.

Again, thank you all for visiting and supporting us at the Fair!

Su Ling

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!" I'm whispering, "I get lost! That's why I chose this way".

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't speak with human pride. I'm confessing that I stumble-needing God to be my guide.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong.I'm professing that I'm weak and pray for strength to carry on.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success.I'm admitting that I've failed and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't think I know it allI submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but God believes I'm worth it.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartache which is why I seek His name.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I do not wish to judge. I have no authority--I only know I'm loved

Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer