Breast Milk Storage

All this while, I’ve been keeping my milk stock in this pre-sterelized milk bag like this!!

Really not-so-clever and not space savvy at all!!

Silly me!

Recently I have discovered a new (for-me, at least!!) way of storing my stock..

Flat on the surface.. soooo much better, I safe a lot of space in my fridge!

See!!

This fridge is like a drawer (tilt your head to your left for better view :p)

It looks more like a filing drawer in the office, arranged according to date!

Love, X

Update:: Click here if you wanna know on how long you can keep your breast milk

Overcoming My Forgetfulness

Breastfeeding sometimes can be confusing.. not in a complicated way.. but in a very simple way that makes you (in this case.. me!) feel silly!!! Sometimes I forget which breast I feed her with previously.. For those who is still new with breastfeeding.. yes, you have to alternate breast every feeding. This is to keep the milk coming.. Another little tiny things that I frequently (dulu lar) forget is when was the last feed, how long was it.. It is little things that becomes annoying when you forget.. Don’t blame me.. I’m only human :)

Initially, I had a piece of paper on my bedside table just for me to jot something down.. but another problem occurred.. I lost the paper :D

Until one fine day, while feeding Baby B and browsing iphone App Store (Yes, I love to shop even at Apple’s Apps Store) I found this app!! This is the answer to  my problems!!

Baby Log!! I tried the free version first and I love it.. It has everything that a occasionally-forgetful mommy like me needs! ;) Beside, it is in my phone..  not that I will never lost my phone (yes, I did twice) but at least the chance of me losing my phone a lot lesser that a piece of paper.. I can key in all B’s data from feeding, diaper change, sleep, play, bath, poo poo and more! The screen that you see below is an overview of B’s activity today..

In detail, when you enter the feeding page, you can add the side of the boobies (ni lar yg I slalu lupa!) time, duration. If your baby is on bottle milk, you can choose the type of milk like formula milk or breast milk, or juice etc..Even if you fed your baby both sides, you can enter the details here..

This is the page for diaper entry.. There’s also other basic entries as I mentioned above live sleep. play, bath etc..

Not just daily basis notes, you can also enter your baby’s measurement. These are the things that doctors measure during your child follow up during vaccination visits at the clinic. These numbers are quite difficult to understand unless you see it in a form of a graph. (Typical schematic doctor!!)Taddaaaa… This graph is also included in this Baby Log app!! Amazing isn’t it!! Now I don’t have to worry about forgetting B’s stuff anymore.. I just have to remember not to forget to key in the data!! ;)

Till then.. xoxo

Mommy Likes : b.box essential baby box

I just bought this awesome, colourful baby box to make my (or my husband’s) life easier when we go outing with Baby B.. It is a (bright and colourful) container that holds a changing mat, diapers and baby wipes inside it!! I was looking for something like this to avoid another episode of “diving” into my handbags looking for stuffs when I want to change B’s diaper. Everything I need is already inside the box. In fact, I can always slip in a sample size diaper rash cream too!! Its mainly for short outing like when we go to the malls or visiting relatives.. Well, I do have a baby bag to carry all B’s stuff if needed but sometimes mommy needs to look chic too!! ;)  This baby box is cool and practical, hence the name, Essential Baby Box by b.box!!

This is how the inside looks like.. the changing mat is folded and held with a holder. You can also slip in 2 or 3 diapers in it and also on the other side of the cover, there is an opener for your baby wipes.. This box has 2 wipes opener sides.. from the inside or the outside. Not that I have found any wipes brand that have double-sided opener but at least with this box you can either choose to access from inside or outside..

Yes, I am an organizer-freak person! Not 100% freak.. but maybe 83% ;) I love everything that’s organized and well-arranged. Owh.. another good news, this Essential Baby Box is BPA, PVC and Phthalate free and made of durable and washable materials like polypropylene. In a simple  words, it is free of the harmful chemical to our baby and easily clean..

It comes in 5 different colours.. all are eye-catching! But when I saw this one in lime green.. I’m sold!!

My Verdict: Love it!