Eczema, Sensitive skin, Cracks, Itching – The One Balm that Repairs Them All

It has been almost a month now since we were introduced to Cicaplast Baume B5, the multi-repairer for sensitive, irritated skin. We are into the third tube now and just recently stocked up with the bigger 100ml ones from a Guardian sale last weekend. Because it worked for Zara, so we are sticking with it.

If reading about the cases in my household isn’t enough to show it’s effectiveness, we got five others to try out the balm and here are the results. All five, of different age group, whom we sent out the Cicaplast Baume B5 out to were looking at repairing their skin, be it for dryness, cracks or different degree of irritation due to eczema.

Before you read on, I’ve to disclaim that this is no miracle cream. It helps with speeding up skin repair and soothes itching and dry skin. But it doesn’t stop the itch or eczema from coming back. Results may vary from person-to-person.

Case 1: 3-year-old boy with eczema, the balm was used on his very dry skin around his genital area
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“The skin healed and started to smoothen out after a day of using the balm. And in 7 days, the dry patch is gone.”

 

Case 2: 2-year old girl with open wound due to over scratching of itch due to eczema

Cicaplast Baume B5 Tested and Reviewed

“She was scratching behind her knees when sleeping at night, and when we discovered it, the sheets was covered in blood. After we cleaned the wound and have it tried the next day, I used the Cicaplast Baume B5 on her wound. It helps a lot for healing wounds, when she uses other creams she will scream and cry in pain when I apply the cream on the wound. But with this balm, she had no complain. The skin was almost completely healed in 7 days. I just recently bought another tube from Watsons.”

Case 3: 50+ year-old women with cracks on her feet

Cicaplast Baume B5 Tested and Reviewed

“My job required me to stand long hours and exposed to detergent and oil on a daily basis for more than 30 years. My feet are dry and skin is badly cracked up. I tried many cream to heal my cracked feet in the past, but none really healed it till I tried Cicaplast Baume B5. The crack slowly and eventually closes. I’m happy with it.”

 

Case 4: 30+ year-old women with itches

Cicaplast Baume B5 Tested and Reviewed

“I itch easily and I will start to scratch on my skin causing it to break. The balm is easy to apply and it stopped me from scratching cos it soothes the skin and prevented the itch. The broken skin was also healed within the first 3 days.”

Case 5: 12-year-old boy with itching over his body

Cicaplast Baume B5 Tested and Reviewed

“I like this new balm and my skin is less red these days. I use the balm everyday.”

And lastly, here’s one more from Zara, her itching skin is now taken care of by Cicaplast Baume B5, whenever she starts to itch she will ask for this “cream” to be applied. Though it’s recommended for use twice a day, but because the weather is so bad lately, we carry one tube whenever we go so that she’ll get to use it whenever necessary. Cicaplast Baume B5 Tested and Reviewed

Cicaplast Baume B5 is available at Watsons and Guardian stores retailing at $21.90 for 40ml and $45 for 100ml.

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Redeem a free gift worth up to $15

Receive a free gift worth up to $15 when you purchase your Cicaplast Baume B5 with a secret code generated here at these selected stores: Watsons Ngee Ann City, Watsons Toa Payoh, Watsons Bugis, Guardian Paragon, Guardian Vivocity, Guardian NEX, Dermacenter @ Westgate.

Terms and conditions:
  • Valid till 31 May 2016. While stocks last.
  • Redemption to be done at La Roche-Posay counters at selected stores
  • Timing for redemption from 12 – 8pm
  • Limited to 3 sets of free gifts per customer

You can purchase it online from Lazada and Guardian too.

This was what I received when I purchase the 100ml Cicaplast Baume B5 over the weekend at Guardian Vivocity.

Don’t forget to get the secret code to redeem your free gift!

Cicaplast Baume B5 Tested and Reviewed

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Try, Snap, Post and Win!

La Roche-Posay is having a challenge now for users of Cicaplast Baume B5. Simply purchase a Cicaplast Baume B5 and show them your results by hashtagging #repairmyskin in your post on Instagram to WIN a La Roche-Posay hamper worth $200.
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For more information about the promotion and read other users’ experience, check out Cicaplast Baume B5 Repair My Skin website and join them on Facebook too.

The Cases of Sensitive Skin in Our Household In Need of Repair

Whenever I see moisturiser for sensitive skin on sale, I would buy and stock up at home. We have got two pretty bad situations of eczema and sensitive skin that’s easily irritated in our household. Repairing badly scratched and open skin has been a major headache for us. Recently I was introduced to Cicaplast Baume B5 that’s said to repair my skin in 7-days. It has been more than a week since I introduced this balm to my family and now Zara even has a name for it – she calls it “The Cream”.

Zara’s skin is very sensitive since birth, I can’t recall when was the last time her whole body is free from any skin irritation. This poor girl cannot stop scratching itchy parts all over her body and is always rubbing her eyes. People who doesn’t know us may think that this 3 year old girl has got sleeping problem or sort cos she has got very dark circles under her eyes. This is the result of sensitive nose, eyes and skin.

The scratching get worst during hot weather and the recent heat wave has caused us both countless of sleepless nights just because her body will itch when she gets too warm from laying down in bed. And we are sleeping in air-conditioned rooms! Every time she wakes up in the middle of the night, I’ll have to apply layer of moisturiser all over her back, shoulder and arms. In the mornings, she will wake up with patches of swelling skin at different parts of her body.

I would try anything that’s safe for children to help improve the skin irritation she is suffering. And so “The Cream” is now her favourite. I asked the eczema prone father in the house how he felt about the cream. And he said it soothes the itch instantly upon application. That’s why Zara is loving it so much. And now before bedtime I would apply a layer of the Cicaplast Baume B5 onto her back and itch prone areas, these nights we both slept in peace.

Does Cicaplast Baume B5 contain steroid?

That’s the first thing people asked when I share about the balm.

No it doesn’t. Cicaplast Baume B5 is paraben-free, fragrance-free, lanolin-free, antibacterial agents, hypoallergenic, tested on sensitive skin and formula suitable for babies. It helps soothes and repairs irritated, altered and heated skins suitable for the entire family. Now I cannot leave home without one in my bag. It has become a go-to-balm for all our skin problems.

What skin problems is this balm suitable for? 

Well to me its for all skin problems. But as stated by La Roche-Posay, Cicaplast Baume B5 is suitable for eczema, sensitive skin, dry patches, cutaneous dryness, chapped lips, itching, infant redness, grazes, heating sensations, rough patches, cracks and sunburn. It’s suitable for everyday minor injuries on the skin.

How’s the texture like?

Smooth. It is non-greasy and doesn’t stain clothes. It absorbs fairly quickly into the skin too.

What does it contain?

  • Panthenol 5% to soothe irritation and redness.
  • Madecassoside to accelerate epidermal repair.
  • Enriched with La Rouche-Posay thermal spring water and shea butter.
  • Combined action of Madecassoside + [Cu/Zn/Mn] complex to keep in check bacterial proliferation.

Where can I buy it?

Cicaplast Baume B5 is available at Watsons and Guardian stores retailing at $21.90 for 40ml and $45 for 100ml.

Redeem a free gift worth up to $15

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Receive a free gift worth up to $15 when you purchase your Cicaplast Baume B5 with a secret code generated here at these selected stores: Watsons Ngee Ann City, Watsons Toa Payoh, Watsons Bugis, Guardian Paragon, Guardian Vivocity, Guardian NEX, Dermacenter @ Westgate.

Terms and conditions:
  • Valid till 31 May 2016. While stocks last.
  • Redemption to be done at La Roche-Posay counters at selected stores
  • Timing for redemption from 12 – 8pm
  • Limited to 3 sets of free gifts per customer

You can purchase it online from Lazada and Guardian too.

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Try, Snap, Post and Win!

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La Roche-Posay is having a challenge now for users of Cicaplast Baume B5. Simply purchase a Cicaplast Baume B5 and show them your results by hashtagging #repairmyskin in your post on Instagram to WIN a La Roche-Posay hamper worth $200.

For more information about the promotion and read other users’ experience, check out Cicaplast Baume B5 Repair My Skin website and join them on Facebook too.

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Zara and “The Cream” she likes

We Wanna Challenge You!

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To give our readers and friends a chance to try this useful cream, we are going to give away 5 Cicaplast Baume B5 (40ml) to you. To be one of the 5 to receive this, please post the skin irritation/ condition you or anyone in your family is facing now on this Facebook post or you can email us at claudia@thelovingmum.sg . Together with the photo, please state the (1) age and (2) the condition he/she is suffering from.

5 challengers will be picked to try the balm for free!

Other terms and conditions for this challenge:

  • 5 who are picked to receive the challenge will need to document and share with me your experience with the balm.
  • 3 photos of the same skin part will need to be taken at Day 1 (before use of balm), Day 3 and Day 7.
  • You will agree for me to reproduce and share your experience and photos on this blog and all platforms necessary for this challenge campaign.

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Things to Consider When Buying Printer for Home Use – Review of Canon PIXMA E560 Printer

Have you ever regretted buying a printer the moment your first set of ink run out? And have you asked yourself how often do you have to make a purchase decision for a printer vs how often do you have to purchase the inks for your printer? Often I’ve seen consumers buying printers just by comparing the sale prices of the printer unit. For some, they would go for one with all the necessary features they need in the printer, then compare the prices. Here are the 5 things I will consider when buying a printer, be it for home, home-office or office use.

Point 1 – Print-Scan-Copy

Because there will be days where you need to make copies of your NRIC or documents for some important and urgent purpose. Having a copier at home is necessary in the modern days, because you probably would have to pay 30-50cents per copy of black-and-white print from the stores. Scanner is perhaps not that necessary these days, most of us use our phone camera as a “scanner”, but when you need to scan a proper piece of say your kids most awesome artwork, a proper scanner will be handy.

Point 2 – Wireless Connection

You want to be able to print from anywhere and from any devices, like those cute photos of your little ones taken with your phone or Canon cameras. With wireless printing on the Canon PIXMA E560, one can easily print quality 4R photos on Canon photo papers and save the trip to the photo print shop.

Point 3 – Size Matters and Duplex Function

To me, a all-in-one printer should be compact enough to fit anywhere around the house, and wouldn’t need to be shifted out when printing. You know how some printers need you to load the paper from the top or back and you got to move the printer just so the papers fit into it? Glad the Canon PIXMA E560 has got front loading trays and prints come out from the front too.

Because I do print documents a lot too, the printer needs to be able to print on both side without having to manually flip the pages. If you need such feature too, remember to get one printer that allows duplex printing.

Point 4 – How Much Are The Ink Refills?

You may have purchased a printer at a steal, but when you do your math properly, cost of some ink cartridges would have cost more than your printer unit. Like my current PIXMA printer (almost 4 years old), the refills cost $36 (colour) and $24 (black) for the standard size pack. With the exact same quality of print and resolution (you can compare them on Canon website), you pay only $24 (colour) and $20 (black) for the PIXMA E560 refills. That’s $16 cheaper for every set of refills. When my current printer inks run out, I’m may just consider getting the E560 instead, and save on refills in the long run. And because the refills are cheaper, you’ll be able to print so much more activities for your little ones and even make your own creative learning resources like what we did!

Good to know: The PIXMA E560 can print up to 800 monochrome documents at $0.02 per print on a black cartridge, and up to 300 pages for colour documents.

Point 5 – Quality of Prints

I print photos a lot with my printer, and am quite particular with the quality of prints. The Canon PIXMA E560 print out photos as good as my current PIXMA MG3570. Printing may be a couple of seconds slower, but that doesn’t really matter.

If you are considering getting a multi-purpose and value for money printer for your home or home office, you might want to consider the Canon PIXMA E560. Available only at selected Popular bookshops (see list below) and school bookshops.

Current Promotion
Canon PIXMA E560 Retailing at $179

Canon PIXMA E560 Promotion

More information of the Canon PIXMA E560 printer

Dimensions (WxDxH): 449 x 304 x 152mm (approx.)

Print Resolution: 4800 x 1200dpi (maximum), 2pl ink droplets

Photo Print Speed: 44 seconds(borderless 4 x 6”)

Print Speed: 5.7 ipm (A4 colour) / 9.9 ipm (A4 B&W)

Key Features: High Yield Ink Cartridges (PG-89, CL-99), Wi-Fi, PIXMA Printing Solutions, Google Cloud Print

Available at these Popular Bookstores

  1. Bra Basah Complex
  2. Toa Payoh HDB Hub
  3. Clementi Mall
  4. Causeway Point
  5. Marine Parade
  6. NEX
  7. North Point
  8. Jurong Point
  9. Junction 8

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Personally I have a love-hate relationship with the Canon PowerShot G7 X camera. I got to first know about this model on the same day when I purchased my Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II. Knowing the two are almost of similar specifications and the G7 X at a lower price than the G1 X Mark II, I was angry of myself for not waiting a little bit more before I swiped that card of mine. But I DO LOVE my Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II and I’m so used to the handling, the feel and the weight of it, I was rather clumsy when reviewing the G7 X which is much slimmer and compact.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X is by far the most compact and highest quality compact digital camera from Canon. With 1″ CMOS sensor, you get better dynamic range, less noise and improved low light performance than cameras with smaller sensor; hence the bigger the better. (G1X Mark II has a 1.5″ CMOS sensor.)

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

With the 180 degrees tilt touchscreen LCD the G7 X allows flexible shooting like these pool shots, instead of squatting down to snap, I just had to tilt the touchscreen at 90 degrees and place the camera lower to shoot. And with the ring control, built into the lens barrel, enables quick and easy adjustments to basic functions like shutter speed and aperture (depending on the mode you are shooting with) whilst the stacked mode dial (with the shutter button) tweaks exposure compensation quicker than selecting them from the menu screen. Allowing you to snap at the right moment with the most suitable settings.

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

I love the vibrant colours on all the photos taken with the PowerShot G7 X, they look good on screen and awesome on print! Because this camera is smaller and lighter than my PowerShot G1X Mark II, I could put it in the pockets of my oversize bermudas when I’m out playing with my girls.

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Testing the bokeh (blurred background) with low aperture set at f/1.8, the 9-blade aperture diaphragm, it gives beautiful bokeh effect from the Canon PowerShot G7 X. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to create nice blurred out background, all you need to do is to tap on the touchscreen to focus on your subject in frame and the camera handles the rest. For best result, shoot in A mode (aperture priority) with lowest aperture set.

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

The PowerShot G7 X makes use of an improved 31-point AF to ensure desired object is always in focus, giving you better control when taking shots of actively moving kids. These captured moments can then be preserved in printable memories, like in a photobook which I print every year.

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

With the bigger CMOS sensor, high ISO shot to help compensate the lack of light from the surrounding is made possible with the PowerShot G7 X, giving us much more possibilities to shoot whenever wherever.

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

The Canon PowerShot G7 X is a feature packed and powerful camera that fits right into your handbag and perhaps even in your pocket.

Capturing Happy and Beautiful Memories with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Overall verdict from me, the Canon PowerShoit G7 X at a friendly price of $799, it is worth considering if you are planning to upgrade your digital compact camera to something more. My uncle who was considering getting a compact bought this after seeing how the photos turned out from my G1X Mark II! And he is loving his Canon PowerShot G7 X now; and I’m kinda jealous. A mum wouldn’t need to have more than one PowerShot does she?

Let’s Cruzee! The balancing bike for toddlers

I first heard about Cruzee bike from Summer’s blog and thought it was quite a cool learning bike for Ayra. But the price was a little high then since I didn’t have a stable income back then. Then earlier this year, I saw Cruzee bike again at OCBC Cycle race pack collection expo and they were having a promotion. I felt it, carried it, and examined it in detail asking many questions and I bought it.

Cruzee balancing bike for toddlers

Since then, Ayra has only tried cruzee-ing on it around the house, and was literally pushing and walking with it instead of balancing. Only after a few months I started to bring Ayra outdoor to give her more space to try learning to balance with it. Up till today, she is still not confident enough to push and lift up her legs from the ground, afraid she might fall. We will continue to let her try and hopefully one day she will be able to balance on it on her own and build up her self confidence.

It’s about learning to balance and building her self confidence when riding.
When her grandfather insisted (after I bought the bike) that I should have bought a regular paddle bike with training wheels, I had a hard time convincing him that this is better. Regular paddle bike though easy for her to sit on and play with, but she would not want to paddle too which then defeats the purpose of getting her a new bicycle since she already has got a little tikes tricycle. Cruzee is much lighter than most paddle bike with training wheels which makes it so much easier for Ayra to maneuverer around on her own. She can easily carry the bike from the storing space and start using it without help from us.

Cruzee balancing bike for toddlers

Cruzee balancing bike for toddlers

I must admit, getting the Cruzee for Ayra was an impulsive buy, but I believe it is a good investment for her to learn to balance on two wheels and also to help improve her confidence when she is ready to learn paddle riding on a two-wheel bike in future.

Cruzee balancing bike for toddlers

Cruzee is a no-pedal run bike for children age 1 to 6 yrs old. Cruzee balance bikes are super light weight (1.9kg) with adjustable seat and handlebars that can grow with the child. We are loving our Cruzee balance bike hence we invited Cruzee Singapore to join in spreading of some Christmas cheers!

Thanks to Cruzee Singapore we have got the red Cruzee for our readers. And the lucky reader who’s receiving this in our 12 Days of Giftaway is…

Congrats to Roger!

We will be in touch with you soon via email. Hope your kids will enjoy this Cruzee balancing bike!

Cruzee balancing bike is available for purchase at Cruzee Singapore, retailing at $195 each.

And with this final gift, we concluded our 12 Days of Christmas Gifting for #TLMGiftaway! Thank you all for your support and participation in our first giveaway of this almost massive scale. The Loving Mum had enjoyed planning, executing and preparing for this giftaway and we hope we will be able to share more awesome stuff with your in 2015!

We Like To Do The Twist – Review of Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System

Come on, baby, let’s do the twist
Come on, baby, let’s do the twist
Take me by my little hand and go like this

These bluetooth-liked round boxes (which many assumed these adaptors to be probably due to the blue illuminated light) are adaptors for Eubiq power tracks. This power outlet system is designed with safety and elegance in mind, providing living, public and office space an alternative solution for power extension.

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Since the day I setup our first Eubiq power track at home, I am sold. I love how it helps declutter my work space, the safety features, the elegant design and it is child-proof! If only we had budgeted for this when renovating our house two years ago.

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Sitting on our dining table (also my home work desk) is the Eubiq E-track. Engaged on the track are two power adaptors (RRP $60 each), a USB charger adaptor (RRP $85) and the Aladine Tasklight (RRP $228). With all these adaptors plugged into one single track helps make more space for other things on my table.

The E-track is a compact power solution designed with Eubiq’s groundbreaking power track technology, providing easy access to power for any living and office space. The E-track can hold and engages up to 8 adaptors, enough for all our charging needs on a daily basis. A plug it in and ready to use solution with great versatility as it comes with dual purpose plastic base for free standing or wall mount. Most importantly, it is safe & certified with Eubiq’s award-winning patented GSS (Ground Sentry Spring) system; globally recognised as safe and shockproof.

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Safety Feature of Eubiq GSS System

Eubiq’s power adaptors and tracks are designed to engage when they are in full contact. Without either of them, no power source will be generated, making it safe to leave the main switch turned on even when the track is not in use. Below are images of this elegant system and how it works.

The power adaptor closed up

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Cross-section of the track with adaptor pushed in (Not engaged)

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Cross-section of the track with adaptor pushed in and engaged

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Noted how the points meet? Power is only transmitted when all the points touched and engaged, making the track safe even to poke your finger into when main switch is turned on. This is very important when we have little ones around the house. Before we had the E-track on our dining table, I had to move my long and ugly looking extension chord up and down the table when we have the girls at the table with us, so that they don’t go play with the switch and cables. Now with E-track, we do not need to do that anymore.

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Out of the many types of adaptors Eubiq carries, the USB charger is my favorite and probably the most expensive too in their range. If I remember correctly, this one adaptor costs $85. Ideal for the modern family with too many gadgets to charge.

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

The fun part of these adaptors is to turn them on and off. This is where you do the twist!

If only we have the Eubiq system installed around the house, we would never have to pay for another power extension chord. Just plug in an adaptor along the track and we will have as many outlets as we require. See how neat and elegant the Eubiq power track can create around the house.

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Eubiq Flexible Power Outlet System Reviewed by The Loving Mum

Above three photos taken from Eubiq Singapore.

For those renovating the house soon, you might want to check out their packages for power track installation around your new home. Though they may cost much higher than getting the usual power points installed, but these tracks will help you save more in years to come since you will not need to get extension or multi-way adaptors which are unsightly and dangerous for families with little ones around.

Find out more about Eubiq and their latest promotion on Facebook.

About Eubiq
Eubiq has been working towards the vision of becoming the world’s leader in power outlet systems for the past 14 years. Founded and manufactured locally, their products and inventions can be found not only in Singapore, but also 40 other countries in the world. The impact and influence Eubiq has made to date is considerable but its greatest potential has yet to still be realized.

This innovative track-based, ultra-flexible and safe power outlet system has been awarded worldwide patents since 2003 and has won significant awards over the years.

The original target audiences were the global corporate industries like hospitals and established businesses. This initiative successfully established Eubiq as the premium electronic platform of choice, delivering all essential services to the end users in National University Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital as well as Emirates airport lounges around the world.

This year, they are broadening their focus to attract and engage an even wider range of consumers – homeowners. “We found that consumer sales were increasing and consumers made decisions faster than big corporations,” said Mr Yong, the inventor, engineer and founder of Eubiq.

Homeowners will gravitate towards Eubiq because of the convenience, design and endless possibilities the product brings. By installing power tracks along the walls of their homes, there will be no need to rewire any existing electrical outlets to power all electronic products. All they have to do is simply insert an adaptor that connects to the track with a twist-tolock mechanism, anywhere along the track and insert a power cord into the adaptor. With this, power source is available anywhere around the house without any need for extension cords.

Receiver of a set of Eubiq E-Track and Adaptors for #TLMGiftaway

Congrats to Yeong Beng Tan! You’ve been picked to win this set of Eubiq E-Track and Adaptors! We will be in touch with you via email soon for your gift collection.

Thank you Eubiq for sponsoring this useful and practical gift for The Loving Mum 12 Days of Giftaway.

LA Madison – A brand new school for 18 months to 6 years at Marine Parade

After a week of new experiences at a Christmas Workshop, Ayra attended one more preview class that week on a Saturday. I must be crazy thinking Ayra would be able to go through so many new experiences in a week, but at least both of us survived and enjoyed each other’s company that week.

LA Madison is a brand new school at Marine Parade and offers enrichment programmes for children 18 months to 6 years old. Together with other bloggers, Ayra and I attended their very first preview class for Happy Feet (18 months to 3 years).

Happy Feet focuses on the development of functional independency and important sensorial and cognitive skills through fun and carefully prepared learning opportunities and themes that connect to one another in a structured and meaningful way. Children will learn about the body and its function while developing sensory areas.

As expected, Ayra was behaving like a super strong magnet that was stuck to me throughout the entire session. She did demagnetised herself a couple of times when she was encouraged to take part in the activities conducted.

The teachers at LA Madison were not as restrictive as compared to her teachers in child care. They allowed her to decide what she was more comfortable in doing and at her own pace. When they sensed any child losing focus or got distracted, they will try to minimise any disruption of the activity by encouraging the child with small reward (a sticker) or allow the child to work on other side activities available in class.

The day’s theme was under the sea with different sea animals pasted around the classroom and activities all planned around the theme. Children’s knowledge and understanding were enhanced with repetitive use of words and actions throughout the different activities during the two hour session. I’m also happy to see that the children in class get to  learn through experiences of touching (props and materials), moving (actions and dance movements), listening (songs and stories), and observing (teacher’s instructions and steps for activities); all part of the important principle from Reggio Emilia approach in early childhood education.

The school also has got a nice cosy and fun corner for children to play before and after classes. A great way for shy kids to warm up with the rest of the class and teachers.


LA Madison though new, their teachers have got many years of experiences in early childhood education. One plus point about the school is that they have native speakers for English and Mandarin to conduct the classes, ensuring children are using only that single language in class without mixing both like how we usually speak at home. (You know, like the Singaporean rojak language I use.)

LA Madison will be having their Open House on 20 December 2014 from 9.30am to 12.00pm. More information can be found on the Event page on Facebook. There will also be talks and trial classes that day for parents who are interested to enrol your child for enrichment programmes. Do sign-up for these talks and trial classes as the space is limited per session. More details on their Event page on Facebook.

Special Programme Package for The Loving Mum readers

Quote “The Loving Mum” when you register your child at LA Madison during the Open House and get extra classes for the first month. Sign-up for their daily programme (5 days/week) and get additional 4 Saturdays of free classes or sign up for their 3 days/week programme and get additional 2 Saturdays of classes for free.

About LA Madison

LA Madison recognizes that each child is an individual; each child is an angel; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, LA Madison respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child.

LA Madison is a place where children leave school with:
* A complement of basic skills – linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social.
* An enquiring and discriminating mind and a desire for knowledge.
* Developing self-esteem and high personal expectation.
* Tolerance and respect for others.

LA Madison supports the mental, social, and emotional development of children from 18 months to 6 years old through learning in English or Chinese. Children will be taught using Montessori Method and adaption of Reggio Emilia approach to achieve linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social skills.

LA Madison
1 Marine Parade Central, #04-07
Singapore 449408
Website: http://LA-Madison.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamadisonschool