For an old-fashioned market, check out the Now in its fifth year, this bumper sale attracts over 100 vendors – both private sellers of their own gently preloved family items, and businesses too. Stork’s Nest is a parenting support group; the proceeds of the sale go to local charity Star PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support). 20 May, 10am to 1pm at the Big Gym, Australian International School, 1 Lorong Chuan.
Founded by two expat mums, new online boutique lulu + moo has caught our eye. You’ll definitely need your credit card handy as you browse swoon-worthy home décor, crafting, tableware, swim accessories and toys for children aged two years plus. Don’t miss the party section; each unique theme – from Ninja and Candy Swirl to Space (and more) comes with all the decorations and accessories, making party planning a breeze. Free local delivery for orders over $70. luluandmoo.com
Parents breathed a sigh of relief last month when the government allowed open strollers to be wheeled on board public buses. Previously, the child had to be removed from the stroller and the stroller folded and stowed on the bus, especially difficult for someone managing two or more children and perhaps shopping bags too. While this positive change makes the buses more user-friendly, it comes with a note of caution: there are no restraints to prevent the stroller from rolling, so please take care when the bus is in motion.
More good news for parents: Grab has rolled out the new Mifold in its Grabfamily taxis – a compact and portable child seat for children aged four to seven years – and aims to have one in each of its taxis very soon. (Remember, it’s mandatory for children under 1.35m to use appropriate child restraints when travelling in private-hire vehicles.)
Invented by a British father of four, the Mifold has passed rigorous safety tests and, despite its lean design, really has been proven to work. You might want to buy one for yourself – it costs $99 and is small enough to pop into your tote – or simply use Grabfamily to call your ride. Visit facebook.com/ mifold.sg or grab.com/sg/family for more.