Baby Si had the privilege to attend her First Baby’s Singapore National Day Party which was held on 3 August, Saturday from 5.00pm – 8.30pm (Registration started at 4.30pm) at The Lawn @ Marina Bay. This event was organized by NTUC, U Family. Mummy got free tickets :) daddy was hesitant at first as he thought he won't be involved in any of it and plus daddy is not Singaporean (so is mummy n baby Si :p...) but mummy had the chance to participate in a Simultaneous Mass Breastfeeding activity (in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week). Whereas baby Si had lots of her "friends", activities and goodie bags all lined up for her...each family was given a goodie bag which consisted of diapers, snacks, foldable picnic mat, hand held fans and disposable rain coats (in case it rain). Very considerate and useful... The weather turned out perfect...not too hot, not too humid, windy and it didn't rain.
Each family was also given 10 activity coupons (1 per activity) for the fringe activities available. Daddy was excited as he got to play lots of activities with baby Si.
This was mummy and baby Si's first time participating in a Simultaneous Mass Breastfeeding activity. Participants (Breastfeeding Mummies only) was given a wrist tag for identification. And we got to sit in a VIP area, designated area on the lawn for the breastfeeding activity. The Simultaneous Mass Breastfeeding activity commenced at 5.30pm. Participants was asked to latch-on their babies for 1 minute with the signal from the emcee. After the activity, participants may proceed to the registration area to redeem their gift with the wrist tag for identification.
Mr. Hubby and me both agreed that this event was wonderfully organized to keep everybody engaged all throughout. It was reported that it was the biggest baby bash yet, which saw a record participation of more than 5,000 parents and babies. In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week and in line with U Family’s advocacy on stronger support for breastfeeding mothers, a Simultaneous Mass Breastfeeding activity was participated by 250 mothers.
There was a musical performance, fringe activities galore, fun stage games, Baby Race and National Day Mass sing-along to entertain and engage the toddlers, babies and parents.
Daddy aka mr. Hubby was not being left out at all...as he was one of the 3 chosen ones to be invited to be part of a Stage game called"I Speak Baby-Talk!".... Basically they played a recorded baby "talking" and the contestants have to decode it. The fastest one with the correct answer wins a point. It wasn't easy but Daddy won 2nd place! Yeayyy... Products worth $350 sponsored by Philips...
It was indeed a fun filled family day! Can't wait to attend next year... :)
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