Benjamin: out & about

Posted by spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 4 March 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

It is true what they say: you are a lot more relaxed with the 2nd child, compared to the first. Benjamin is 2 weeks old, and already we've taken him out a couple of times. Last week, we attended a Chinese New Year celebration dinner for all Singaporeans in the Bay Area. Yesterday, we watched Breach, a fine movie by the way! And today, we went to Mitchell Park for Daniel to run around & have fun. All three times, we brought Benjamin along, or shall we say, we lugged him along, in our trusty Graco infant car seat - he slept through everything! ^__^ (OK, well, he DID stir a bit during the movie, when the music was LOUD).

I think bringing your kid out before the first month is still a no-no in some circles in Singapore. But in America, it is very very common. Most of the parents we talked to said that they too brought their infants out to shop or watch movies before the first month was up as well. Thank GOD my parents do not have any problem with it. It's good for mommy (i.e. ME) to be able to spend time with Daniel & husband this way, without having to be chained to a chair because she has to breastfeed every 3/3.5 hours.

Mrs Chew from United Kingdom

I'm glad you get to enjoy the freedom of moving around! I remember how miserable I felt about having to stay home after birth! It was so stifling and depressing! I shudder now even as I recall those horrible days! Sunshine and interaction is fantastic for us, even if we may have to leave the little one at home sometimes!

4 Mar 2007 12:49pm

Cassia from Singapore

Thank God that you are able to cope with two children well. And Ruth apparently have recovered very well.

Good that Ben likes sleeping :) A sleeping dog..

4 Mar 2007 2:48pm

Dad/Mom from Singapore

We think its ok to go out as a family with Benj, as long as the necessary safety and health precautions are taken; like keeping warm, no overexposure to the sun/cold, etc. Such outdoor activities are good both physically and mentally as long as the activities are not over-stretched. If you can carry out such outdoor activities, it shows that you have revovered sooner than expected. Another benefit is greater family bonding. We are sure Dan is learning to behave and interact with his brother, Benj in all such activities.

5 Mar 2007 10:43am

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