A guide to choosing a preschool in Singapore

Choosing the right preschool for your little one in Singapore can be a little scary, especially for first-time parents. After all, this is going to be a huge leap for your child; it’s going to be his first time in a new environment meeting new people away from his main caretakers.

There are no lack of fantastic preschools in Singapore, so it really depends on your preferences. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some factors to perhaps take into place when choosing a preschool in Singapore for your child. You can also find out more about preschool in Singapore at https://ourfirststeps.com.sg/yishun/.

1. Kindergarten or childcare?

In Singapore, there are two main types of preschool. For children 3 to 6 years old, they can choose between kindergartens or childcare centres. Kindergartens usually offer 3 to 4 hour programmes, with some that come with an after-school care option for busy parents. Childcare centres on the other hand come with full day programmes that run from 7am to 7pm. Depending on whether you have support from other caregivers while you’re at work, schooling options are something you need to keep in mind.

2. Location

Is location something that matters? Some parents prefer a preschool nearer to their home, office or other caregivers’ home, as they can drop their child easily before and after work. For others, the location doesn’t matter as long as other factors are...

Why all parents should encourage healthy competition amongst their kids

Every parent is proud of their child and his or her achievements. All of us beam with pride and joy when we see our child succeed or thrive in their given endeavour, be it academics, crafts or sports. However, it is important that our children do not lose perspective and become overly competitive or in some cases, start to create a toxic environment where the beauty of competition is lost! Find out more about preschool in Singapore at https://ourfirststeps.com.sg/macpherson/.

In these cases, it is important for every parent to engender the need for healthy competition. When a child is given the right environment from adults to pursue their competitive drive in a safe, secured and positive environment, this can have profound benefits on their mental, physical and emotional development. Here are some great tips on how and why you should encourage your kids to compete with one another but also to manage their expectations on winning and losing and get the most out of their competitive endeavours, respecting both the rules of the competition as well as their peers.

It’s impossible to expect to always win

This is one of the most common roadblocks when it comes to children who are competitive, especially at the preschool or childcare level. In fact, many parents are guilty of this as well! Children who are new to the nature of competitive games and...

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Elderly Care in Singapore – How You Can Get Elderly Care Services at Home

It can be a challenge to take care of your elderly family members at home, especially when they are suffering from chronic medical conditions such as arthritis or diabetes. There are also times when the elderly are affected by acute conditions such as the flu, and getting medical care becomes difficult. A lot of times, the elderly have to be transported to a hospital or clinic for his/her regular checkup, get medicine prescription, or avail treatment and therapy. They will also have to be accompanied by someone during these times and can be difficult for some families. What if I told you that there is actually a way to get elderly care in Singapore without having to go to a hospital? Thanks to Speedoc, you or a family member can request for a doctor or nurse to visit your elderly family members at the comfort of your home with the use of a simple phone app. This way, proper elderly care can be provided as well as several other services that can help in taking care of your loved ones. Some of the elderly care services that Speedoc offers include:

1. Comprehensive care assessment

Nurse helping senior woman The elderly are given comprehensive health assessments at home to determine their overall state of health as well as to be informed of any former and preexisting health conditions. A nurse will visit your home and measure the...
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Things to need to consider before an eye bag removal in Singapore

Have you recently been told that you look older than you actually are? Are you tired of looking, well, tired all the time? Are your eye bags giving a disinterested vibe to the people you interact with? Well, you are not alone. A lot of men and women actually share this problem. The presence of an eye bag can be attributed but not limited to the following:
  • Ageing – as we age, it is natural that our skin, fat, and muscle to sag and accumulate around the area of the eye
  • Water retention usually caused by crying in the eye area
  • Accumulation of fat tissues in the eye area
  • Skin laxity on the lower eyelids
  • Genetics – you might have inherited it
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
Man face with eye bag A puffy eye bag can even be more annoying and frustrating if you have already applied all available eye creams and concealers but they just do not do the trick. Fortunately, with the advancement of technology and of course, due to many people wanting to have a permanent way to remove their eye bags, surgical eye bags treatment has become a popular cosmetic procedure. Eye bags removal surgery, medically known as Lower Blepharoplasty, is a procedure done to remove fat deposits in the lower eyelid by creating a small incision to the target area. In Singapore, in particular, eye bags removal treatments are readily...
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A Brief Guide on Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)

In Singapore and other Asian countries like South Korea and China, having double eyelids is considered a very attractive feature. Naturally born with single eyelids, Singaporeans have included double eyelids in their standard for exceptional beauty. Singaporean men and women, celebrities and the not, desire to have double eyelids. Being open to cosmetic enhancements, more and more patients have turned to cosmetic surgery to turn their single eyelids to double eyelids. The procedure to achieve double eyelids is called blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty in Singapore is very common and is surely available in most Singaporean cosmetic clinics. The procedure is really popular that even Singaporean parents let their children undergo the procedure as a gift. If you are one of those who are interested in having double eyelids, Dream gives you here a brief guide on blepharoplasty to kick start your journey.

How does blepharoplasty work?

Double eye lid removal plastic surgery Through blepharoplasty, the single eyelid is turned to double eyelid by creating creases/folds on the upper eyelids. The procedure can be incisional or non-incisional which differs mainly on how the crease is created.

Incisional versus Non-incisional Blepharoplasty

To give you an idea as to what approach best suits you, we will briefly compare the incisional and non-incisional blepharoplasty in the following section.
  • How the crease is made
From the name itself, the incisional method requires incisions (cut the skin)...
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 What You Need to Know About Mole Removal in Singapore 

People who have moles are often born with them. While they can act as beauty marks and accentuate your look, others can be unpleasantly located on our bodies. In extreme cases, others may be cancerous. For one reason or another, someone who has moles may decide to have them removed. This is everything you need to know about mole removal in Singapore.

Understanding moles

Moles are simply pigment cells that have clustered together. In normal cases, they pose no health risk. However, if you notice that a mole on your body has started to change, it is important to have it checked by a dermatologist just in case it is cancerous. While a mole changing is rarely a sign of cancer, you cannot rule out the possibility of this and should, therefore, be checked. A medical consultation at the Removal of mole A strategy that people with moles can use to monitor any changes at home is the ABCDE rule. It is as follows: Asymmetry – check for any asymmetry on the mole. Borders – if the outer edges of the mole are uneven, go for a checkup. Colour – the mole should have a single colour. If you notice multiple colours, go in for a checkup. Diameter – the mole should not be greater than 6mm. Evolving – if the mole is changing in colour or size, then it is evolving and should, therefore, be checked.


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Fillers Will Fix It: Dark Eye Circle Treatment in Singapore

You were able to get some extra sleep, had a cold compress, applied cucumbers and emptied several tubes of concealers yet those dark circles in your eyes just won’t go away. Dark eye circles can be very bothersome and embarrassing. Especially when you have a business presentation and you don’t have enough time to put on your make up to conceal the dark circles under your eyes! For most of us, dark eye circles can really be a great inconvenience. If you have had enough of this hassle, then dark eye circle treatment in Singapore may be your best bet. Continue reading this article by Dr Isaac Wong (formerly known as Dr Israr Wong), a local aesthetic doctor with a special interest in fillers and thread lifts combination therapy to find out more about dark eye circle treatment in Singapore.

Dark Eye Circles

In Singapore, dark eye circles are very common especially in students, working professionals, and older people. It is characterized by a darkening of the skin below your eyes which make you look tired and haggard all the time.

Causes of Dark Eye Circles

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  1. Genetics - people who inherited darker skin tones have higher chances of getting dark eye circles because of the higher concentration of melanin. If you have dark eye circles since birth, then there is a possibility that it can...
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An Aesthetic Expert’s Take on Getting Rejuran Healer in Singapore

Looking ageless is what a lot of women wish to achieve as they advance in years. The aesthetic industry knows that very well as the demand for cosmetic treatments and procedures that address skin ageing continues to spike year after year. One query that is commonly asked is this: Is there an all-in-one treatment that can bring back younger-looking skin? It is understandable why this question normally springs up during doctor consultations. Most women come into aesthetic clinics to have not only one skin problem addressed but several. Why? This is because signs of skin ageing come in various forms, such as dull and dry skin, enlarged pores, and wrinkles among others. What if you were told that there is a product that can actually deal with a couple of your skin woes and make your face look several years younger? Curious yet? The rise in the number of patients patronising Rejuran Healer in Singapore is proof that this aesthetic treatment has shed light on a woman’s desire of ageing gracefully. Dr Chua Cheng Yu unravels what Rejuran can do to your skin in this write-up.

Rejuran Healer: What is it?

Beautiful woman gets injection in her face Many of you may know, South Koreans are popular for their skin care treatments. You may have noticed of South Korean celebrities that have porcelain-looking and dewy skin that you may be baffled when you find out...
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Invisalign Singapore – Why Choose Invisalign over Braces?

Thinking of having your teeth straightened? Well, there are two popular options available for you in Singapore right now – metal braces or Invisalign. Braces have existed for a long time (since the 18th century), while Invisalign is still a relatively new product, having been introduced in 1999. Despite this, Invisalign in Singapore has slowly but surely become a very popular alternative to dental braces. In this article, Ubiqi details why you should choose Invisalign for straightening your teeth.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a brand of orthodontic devices called clear aligners, which are used to straighten and align teeth. Unlike traditional braces that are clearly visible on your teeth and are immediately noticeable, Invisalign is, as its name suggests, invisible, and can only be noticed at a very close distance. This makes it a great option for people who want to keep a low profile and avoid the unsightly look of braces. Smiling girl wearing invisalign Invisalign is made using a comfortable clear plastic that is worn over your teeth to slowly and gently move your teeth to a straight position. To create the clear aligners, the specialist will create a precise 3D model of your teeth through X-rays and pictures. These 3D models are then used to configure the series of aligner trays so that they are specifically customized for your treatment. These aligners are strong enough to apply pressure to your teeth to...
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Benefits of a Sports Clinic in Singapore

More and more people have begun paying more attention to their health over the last decade. Tackling a sport is a popular choice for people to stay healthy and active. No matter how we are careful to follow precautionary standards in a sport, an injury is an unwelcome incidence that can still happen any time. Our immediate response when it comes to injuries is to bring the patient directly to an emergency room to seek immediate treatment. That is correct. However, what happens during the days of recovery? Is resting alone enough for the full recovery of an injury? This is when sports clinic come in handy. A sports clinic? Yup, not a lot of people are familiar with one, so this article by PhysioActive will give you a list of benefits that you can get with the services provided by a sports clinic in Singapore. Physiotherapy professional giving a treatment If you think that sports clinic only treat injuries, you are wrong. Read this up to the very end to find out more.

1. A sports clinic provides injury management.

Top of mind, this is what we think when we hear the phrase “sports clinic.” Injury management may as well be a sports clinic’s most sought after service. Resting is not the only part of how an individual should heal from an injury; the injured portion of the body should also be managed by...