Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Parents.com

We are a firm believer that children learn the most through play. I came across this article at Parents.com called "Let's Play" and thought I will share it with other moms and dads. Apparently, these baby games will boost your infant's smarts and emerging social skills. Even if it doesn't, it is still fun!

Parents.com is an amazing online resource for parenting. It is packed with loads of information from pregnancy to bringing up teens. Do check it out!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Organic baby


Vera goes shopping in Daddy and Mommy's organic grocery bag.

For nolstalgic sake!

I had this Snoopy Sno Cone Maker when I was growing up. This gadget comes with a metal ice shaver, one syrup bottle (the jolly snowman) one package of unsweetened soft drink mix, paper cups, scoop and instructions. It was the closest thing I had to snow and homemade ice kachang in Singapore. If you are looking for a gift for a 5-8 year old, think this will be perfect! Anyone had this when they were young too?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Vera's latest pics

Dear Family and Friends,


We have posted the latest pictures of vera here. Do check it out if you are interested!

Daddy and Mommy

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Happy and Sad

9 month old Vera really amazed us today by showing us how emotionally sensitive she is to music. She loves happy songs and would clap to the tune. She also enjoys music by Bach and will sit and listen quietly on her own when we play the CD. However, we never knew she would cry when she hears a sad tune...until today. In this video, you can watch her reactions when she hears Daddy hum a sad tune from "Letters from Iwo Jima". Click on image above to watch.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Yellow Pages Booster

I saw this in the Straits Times Life this morning and thought it was pretty cute. A seat booster designed like the Yellow Pages to give junior a little boost at the table! This version is made from light-weight, soft, durable, form-fitting foam. Kids from age 3 will happily rise to the occassion.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Foldschool

I am always on the lookout for creative ways to play with Vera. Really think these cardboard toys by Foldschool are so fun and creative! Created by a Swiss-based architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli, Foldschool has downloadable patterns and a manual to create cool DIY cardboard furniture for kids.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Quote of the week

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them."

Lady Bird Johnson

Friday, August 3, 2007

Goosie Cards

Check out these first and only custom flash cards for children! Designed by a mom, Goosie flash cards was created out of her desire to teach her child about their family through family photos. Her company and brand is built on her philosophy and belief in the ability of parents to inspire learning in their children through sharing experiences together. I especially like the idea of making Goosie cards of your baby to teach them about their body parts from head to toe.
Every card is unique with your favorite, real life photo and text and laminated to keep clean! And you can keep the cards as a picture memento of your child when he/she grows up!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

CooshBaby™

Good news for eco-friendly folks out there. CooshBaby™, a baby brand made from 100% certified organic cotton, has arrived in Singapore! Recently launched, their online shop offers high quality, stylish certified organic cotton apparel and accessories for adults, children and babies. For those of you not familiar with organic cotton, these fabrics are basically made from cotton grown without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, sewage sludge, irradiation or genetic engineering. Perfect for babies or adults with sensitive skin.

Just love these adorable designs...
(above) CooshBaby™ Kimono Long Sleeves Top (SGD $31.40)(above) CooshBaby™ Singlet Bodysuit With Signature Print (SGD $34.40)


From now till end August, CooshBaby™ is offering Pupsik blog readers 10% off + free shipping for purchases made online. Just email Jae (jae@cooshlife.com) to order and mention Pupsik to get your discount! Thanks Jae!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Nursing hat

OMG! This has got to be the cutest thing ever! A nursing hat by MoBoleez that allows you to nurse your baby discretely in public. How clever! Founded by Diane Sam, this nursing mother of two wanted to design something unique and fun in support of the breastfeeding mom. Available in many lovely colours.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Smiling for the camera

Picture of Vera taken at the wedding of Daddy and Mommy's good friends, Seiwei and Steph, over the weekend. For more pictures, click here.

Seimi Bassinet

What a beautiful bassinet by Seimi! Lightweight and transparent, you can place it next to your own bed and you can watch your baby's sleep. Perfect for small apartments that won't fit a crib.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Grace & Go onesies

Check out the cute graphics on these onesies! By Grace & Go.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

standing on my own

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Have you seen a baby panda?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Reading Car Manual

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Flip-flop socks

As Vera hasn't started walking yet, we usually let her go barefooted when we go out and put on socks for her when it gets cold. Less restrictive for the tiny feet in this hot weather. Just found these flip-flop socks and thought they were ultra cool! Available at redenvelope.com.



Friday, July 6, 2007

More pics of Vera (by popular demand)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Balmoral Pram

I was wondering just the other day whether they still made these kinds of prams. Oh yes, they do at Silver Cross! Once the most sought after carriages for Europe's royals and aristocrats, this British company has been building its reputation as the premiere carriage / pram company for over a hundred years. With its steel bodied frame, polished chrome chassis and hand-spoked wheels, this vintage pram (called the Balmarol pram) is designed to transport your baby in luxury It is a celebrity favorite with Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Tori Spelling. (via)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Smurfs - Baby Smurf Is Missing

Smurfs used to be the reason why I woke up on Sunday mornings. I like that they all have different personalities, although I realise now that there are a lot of generic smurfs who just run a round and do what they are told. My heart goes out to the smurf that always got kicked out of the community for expressing himself too much.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Janine Stow Photography

Classic and timeless photography by Janine Stow. Janine likes to work with families in the comfort of their surroundings, rather than a studio, as children tend to be more relaxed in a familiar environment. She also feels that the photographs will be more personal if they have a familiar background such as a home which would serve as a reminder of your children at that place and time in their lives. Do check out Janine's website for more wonderful pictures. A beautiful way to capture the memories of your child.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Little Jules

I had blogged about the wonderful keepsakes from Little Jules in a previous post. Little Jules is now giving US$10 off your order when you enter the coupon code PUPSIK. Thanks Tania!


{above: Handcrafted sterling silver "Little Jules Birth Necklace" at US$59}

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Swimming

Vera goes swimming for the first time in Mommy's waterproof pouch!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pixie Playtime

I don't know why but kids just love drawing on walls. Weren't you like that as a kid? Make your child's dream come true with this colouring wallpaper. This is today's hottest wall product as featured on HGTV's "I Want That". Just grab some crayons and let the numbers be your guide! Roll dimensions: 6 inches x 15 feet . Available at 2jane.

Vera and Daddy

Above: Daddy Vitali.
Picture taken November 1974, Winter in the former USSR
Age: 8 months
Above: Baby Vera
Picture taken June 2007, err...Summer in Singapore
Age: 8 months

ps: The round doll (called "nieveleshka" in Russian or "bu dao ong" in Mandarin) at the left corner of both pictures are from Vitali's parents.

Monday, June 25, 2007

somebody eeelppp me!!

Double click image to watch video. Must watch!!

Matryoshka


Just love these matryoshka (Russian nesting dolls) cards from mmmg and letterspacepaper.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Culla Belly co-sleeper

This innocative co-sleeper design called Culla Belly ("Belly Crib"), by Italian designers Manuela Busetti and Andrea Garuti, won first prize at Playing Design's International Design Competition for children's design. Hope that it gets to be manufactured!

[via SwissMiss and Coochicoos]

Thursday, June 21, 2007

They're all our children

Via Mom4life's blog, I got to know about "They're all our children". Nicki started this blog to blog about issues that affect children worldwide and how we can all help. Do check it out!