“I’m a cool mom!” If you get that reference, you’re probably one. If not, thank u, next. Okay just kidding — by virtue of the incredibly difficult job it takes to raise
brats successful kids like us, all moms are infinitely cool and deserve every recognition and celebratory honour possible. Only this time, we’re talking about a new generation of young moms who have recently been blessed with the life-changing role.
Whether you know someone on your way to become a momager aka the next Kris Jenner, or one of those angelic Insta-moms who seem to get everything right the first time, it’s no judgment, all respect over here! Who knows, one of these gifts might really be a life-saver:
1. JABRA ELITE 65T, $298
Available at authorised retailers and at jabra.sg
These wireless earbuds will be your saviour! No wires to tangle up, especially when you’re juggling a baby in one hand and a warm bottle of milk in the other and still need to answer that incoming call from work. No one said being a working mom was easy, but it’s doable. The earbuds are designed to fit into your ear and stay in place while you’re rushing around, in addition to being sweat-proof. And the quick-charge function ensures that a mere 15 minutes will give 1.5 hours of call-time or music playing. All in a day’s work, we say.
2. KINDLE PAPERWHITE, USD129.99
Available on Amazon
Turning the television volume up may wake your sleeping baby, so the Kindle Paperwhite will provide alternative entertainment without waking the baby up. The Amazon Kindle allows you to read e-books, newspaper and magazines all in a single device! It even has a built-in adjustable light to allow you to read during the day or night. A plus point, you can even download children’s books too!
3. HONOR 8X, $348
Available at Lazada
Ain’t nobody got money for a crazy expensive phone once baby’s on the way. This Honor phone is about the best value you’ll get with a 6.5” display, 20MP AI Dual rear camera, and 16MP front camera. Oh, and did you know Honor is by Huawei?
4. OTTERBOX SYMMETRY SERIES, USD34.95
Available at otterbox.asia
No one said being a new mom was going to be easy, but having a sturdy phone case gives you one less thing to worry about: a cracked screen. While you are struggling to carry diaper bags and push the stroller, the Otterbox Symmetry Case will be the guardian angel for your phone.
5. CATH KIDSTON CARRYALL, $89
Available at the Cath Kidston store and TANGS at Tang Plaza
Taking your little one out? This tote is big enough to store all your nursing necessities and then some. The whimsical Bambi and Thumper on a floral blue print from Cath Kidston is equally nostalgic and stylish whilst still reminding us of the days we poured over the Disney classic movies. Carry it on one shoulder or attach the sling to wear it as a crossbody.
6. IUIGA U-SHAPED NURSING PILLOW, $39.90
Available at iuiga.com
A nursing pillow will always come in handy. You can use it to keep your little one comfy on your lap so that you can nurse in comfort, or set it up with the hanging plushies to keep him occupied while you grab a quick nap! The pillow can also be used to prop your baby up, or you can even use it yourself as a regular pillow.
7. ANDERS & DAWN SAGE SILICONE NECKLACE IN MINT, $29
Available at naiise.com
This necklace looks so stylish that you’ll never guess it’s true purpose — it’s meant for teething babies! The baby-safe silicone beads are gentle enough for the little one to chew on in order to relieve sore gums, and don’t worry, you can totally wash the accessory after. Finally, a purchasing decision you won’t have to chew on.
8. EVANTURE TEEPEE IN TIFFANY, $179.90
Available at evanture.co
Coloured in the same eggshell blue as those Tiffany & Co. boxes, this snug tepee will provide: 1) A really gorgeous backdrop for newborn baby photos, 2) A little cosy area for you to have some one-on-one time with your little grape, and 3) A nice fort to hide from newborn baby duties as your partner has no choice but to tend to the crying one because he cannot find you.
9. BESTEK GOOSENECK PHONE HOLDER + CAR PHONE MOUNT, $12.99
Available on Amazon
It’s hard to do the things you want with an additional member in your family. But it is still possible! Multitask while breastfeeding your baby — go hands-free while watching your favourite drama series. The phone holder can be mounted on many surfaces, and with a 360 degree rotation, your viewing angles can be adjusted.
10. TOPSHOP MONOCHROME CHECK SCARF, $39.90
Available at Topshop
Looking for something to spruce up your look a little? We understand how tiring it is as a new mom to juggle taking care of your kid while trying to maintain your image and still look good as a mom. Fret not, we’ve got you covered – like, literally. This scarf from Topshop may just be what you need to amp up your basic outfit. Not to mention, it works as a perfect cover up if you’re still breastfeeding your child. That’s killing two birds with one stone – how functional!
11. KOPI BAG MUG, $20
Available at megaxstore.com
Mothers need their daily brew too. Or maybe, they need it more than anyone else. Nowadays, it costs an extra few cents to dabao (translation: takeaway) food and drinks in plastic cups. Save the earth and save money at the same time — purchase your kopi-o in strung up plastic bags and put them in a kopi bag mug the moment you reach home! This mug makes it 10 times more convenient.
12. OGAWA TAPPING FOOTTEE IN PEACH, $498
Available at smartmall.com.sg
Spend everyday just running errands? You can run away from all your problems but not your baby. No worries, OGAWA has the peach-perfect solution! The OGAWA Tapping Foottee is a foot massager that comes in 3 therapeutic modes to soothe your tense muscles after a long tiring day of baby duties!
13. 4MOMS MAMAROO INFANT SEAT 4.) MULTI PLUSH, $499
Available at pupsikstudio.com
This is an infant seat that features five unique motions and five speed options to cradle the little one. Soothe your baby with one of the four built-in tunes, or connect to any MP3 device. The mamaRoo seat also offers full recline to allow baby to lie back and relax, or sit up and play. Connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth to control the motion/music etc without disturbing your baby!
14. JBL JUNIOR POP SPEAKER
Pretty much all sorts of electronics are very fragile when they’ve fallen prey to the hands of kids. These little speakers from JBL were designed to withstand the destructiveness of kids — made with rugged materials that is also waterproof. Attach it to your kid’s backpack for portability when going on outdoor adventures. Have more than one? Get your kids to personalise their own with the cute stickers that come with the speaker.
15. IKEA S HOOK, $3.90 (5 pcs)
Available at IKEA stores and online
“Whatever you want to hook, just hook!” As a new mom, you’d probably be busy juggling it all – career, family, and looking gorgeous at the same time. But as the wise Lerine Yeo once said, “Hook your whatever. Wanton mee, kuey png (chicken rice), tng tiao (cane), EZ-link card, etc. UP TO YOU!!” — these S Hooks from IKEA definitely do come in handy during the busiest of times, especially when you’re taking care of your child.
16. UGG CLASSIC MINI 40:40:40 BOOT
Available at the UGG Paragon flagship store
Chances are, you’ll need something comfy to walk on to last you through the day. Though UGG started out 40 years ago as sand-coloured surf shoes, they’ve since become a fashion revelation, always with the endless debate about how they look — we say, as long as you feel like you’re walking on a cloud, thanks to the wool lining, anything goes!
17. BENQ VIDEO ENJOYMENT MONITOR WITH EYE-CARE TECHNOLOGY, $899
Available at the BenQ store and at Lazada
You don’t need eyestrain added to your list of growing pains when raising your kids. BenQ’s monitors all come with eye-care technology, designed to protect your eyes by automatically adjusting brightness and colour temperature. And if those kids keep trying, just put on a show – the 4K HDR screen makes for a pretty neat viewing experience when you’re streaming the latest Netflix shows.
More of NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guides, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.