My Little Climbing Room (Exclusive Media Preview and Giveaway)

I remember a time a few years ago (honestly not too long ago) when both Jah and Bella would look forward to their next session at an indoor playground almost every weekend. Of course this usually meant that the poor parents (us) had to crouch, crawl and bend through the average 2 hour session. We have almost stopped visiting indoor playgrounds entirely in recent time because these bones are getting older and the kids now don’t need us to join them but WANT us to join them. But more so because most indoor playgrounds now lack an appeal or a challenge to the now much older JahBella.

When My Little Climbing Room invited us to an exclusive sneak preview of their new attraction for kids activity in Singapore, we thought why not? After all, its been some time since we have been to one of these indoor playgrounds and the concept seems alittle different.

We told JahBella that we were taking them to a ‘climbing place’ and they wanted to go immediately. These monkeys have taken to climbing recently so I was also happy to unleash them while the adults could ‘sit back’.

We got to My Little Climbing Room on a weekend afternoon and there was ample parking at their location (The Promenade @ Pelikat). Yes hooray for the North-East siders because this is just at our need to battle the East or Central crowds 😉

Each pre-scheduled session last for 90 minutes and the kids got tagged and suited up as soon as they arrive. As with all ‘dangerous’ activites :p they had to watch a safety briefing video although honestly I think it is really more for the parents to learn how to use the rope system. My Little Climbing Room is literally a room lined with different types of climbing walls, with varying degrees of difficulty and levels of interaction. Kids were given a mission card where they could collect stars for each level of difficulty that they complete. There were also little balance equipments to play with while waiting for your turn or if you just wanted to take a break.


The session started with the kids all running off to claim a wall and a parent/ adult would have to help belay them or tighten/ loosen their rope as they climb up or come down the wall. Easy peasy for the adults since the kiddos were well pretty light 😉 The kids took awhile to warm up and get their groove. All starting alittle apprehensive and giving very cautionary looks to their parents. Almost as if they were asking, you sure I can climb this? That’s when I realized we probably tell them “no don’t climb” or “please come down” abit too much as opposed to “go for it” or “you can do it”


By the time the kids were all warmed up, it was time for a ‘break’ (for the parents that is ;p). The staff at My Little Climbing Room took over for the next 30 minutes and starting playing games with the kids. Lights out, music on and let the games begin! The kids were going crazy! Screaming! Squealing! Laughing! Running! Climbing! Oh this is going to get them nice and tired. 😀


The kids went back to their climbing routine after the games and if you think they were too tired for more climbing by then. Think again! The kids all seemed to have this sudden renewed appreciation for climbing and they all somehow went higher and did better. Jah and Bella almost didn’t want to leave when it was time to go.


Jah is 6 years old and most of the walls were right up his alley, save for a few harder challenges where he really had to push himself in order to complete. But they honestly challenged him more than they deter him. In fact, we were almost at the end of the 90 minute session when he realize he still had a few missions to complete. He was almost resigned to coming back another day but suddenly found a new burst of energy and yes he completed it and claimed his prize.


Bella who is 4 years old, was able to complete most of the Level 1 challenges and hung out a lot more at the interactive walls such as the number wall and the obstacle course wall. She didn’t complete her mission list but was totally chill about it because she had so much fun!

If you are wondering if your kid is too young for this, the answer is no. My Little Climbing Room caters to children below the ages of 4 too but it will just mean that they have to take baby steps to scaling each wall but still an awesome introduction to the world of climbing!

My Little Climbing Room has just opened their doors to the public 2 weekends ago. If you are thinking of heading down to try the place out, we would doing an online booking first to make a reservation. As there are fixed slots throughout the day and each slot can take up to 15 children, it would be best to have a slot secured so that you don’t end up waiting around for the next slot. Admission is free for one adult, with every paying child and $5 for an additional adult.  For more details, check out


My Little Climbing Room has also very kindly offered 2 pairs of admission passes to 2 of our lucky readers. To enter, just follow the following steps

Like My Little Climbing Room Facebook Page

Like Growing Up with JahBella Page

Like and Comment on this post in Facebook and tag your friends.  (Every friend tagged is an additional chance to win)

Giveaway ends 19 Oct, Thurs (2359hours)

SofzSleep Pillow Review + Promo + Giveaway!

Jah has been using his ‘baby/kiddy’ pillow(s) for the longest time. Yes, I can’t even remember when we bought him the pillows but it has become 2 very flat pillows. Thinking about it now, I feel rather bad for making the poor boy put up with such uncomfortable pillows. Pillows that were too flat to be used in singles but too high to be stacked up in pairs. 😦

So when I heard about the Sofzsleep pillow I was really excited to let Jah try it and I couldn’t wait to ‘set it up’ for him in his bed.

Junior Pillow (S)

Junior Pillow (S)


I initially had problems convincing him to just try out the pillow and lie on it. You know how kids are sooooo resistant to change! :/ But once he put his head down on the pillow, it didn’t take a lot of convincing to get him to relinquish his old pillows.  🙂



The Sofzsleep Junior Pillow is made from natural latex and it is highly durable and able to retain it shape for years (no fluffing needed). It provides a really good support for all sleeping positions and has a contour design that can gently cushion the head while cradling the neck. I no longer have to worry if I am placing Jah too high or too low on his pillow and his head naturally falls into the ‘groove’. The pillow also has anti-microbial and dust mite resistant properties which makes it ideal for young children. The Junior Pillow comes in 2 sizes (S and M) and at 3 years old, Jah uses a Sofzsleep Junior (S) Pillow which will be suitable for him till about 5 years old.

Jah absolutely loves how soft the fabric of his Bamboo cover is and in fact Jah calls it his ‘soft pillow’, how apt! (true story!). The bamboo cover is an ultra cooling cover despite it feeling rather ‘thick/ plushy’, it is perfect for Jah whose head perspire a lot when he sleeps.

Washable Bamboo cover for the Junior Pillow

Washable Bamboo cover for the Junior Pillow

Jah started having such good sleep from his new pillow, that not only did we decide to get another one for Bella (who has been using her poor flat infant size pillow since birth) but Joel and I got really jealous of him and decided to get the Adult Range for ourselves. The Adults range has a really wide selection to fit and accommodate all sleep types and preferences. We decided to give their Contour Pillow a try which is apparently ideal for back and side sleepers and because we never had a contour pillow before. Lets just say I think I hear less snores now, possibly because I am sleeping so much more soundly. 😉

A goodnight's sleep for the whole family!

A goodnight’s sleep for the whole family!

Adult Contour Pillow vs Junior S Pillow

Adult Contour Pillow vs Junior S Pillow

For all those parents who are looking for a good night’s rest too.

Sofzsleep is currently running a special promotion till 28 Feb 2015. Available at all their retailers. See poster for promotion details. 🙂

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?


Sofzsleep has also very kindly offered to give away their wonderful Sofzsleep Junior S pillow to 2 lucky readers of

To join the giveaway, just complete all the steps below.

The giveaway will end on 28 February 2015 2359hrs.

Congratulations to Casey Ang! and Andy Seah!

You have each won a Sofzsleep Junior Pillow for your little one! We will be contacting you via PM shortly. Please remember to reply within 48 hours! 🙂 

Thanks for everyone’s support and do stay tuned for more giveaways! 

Terms and Conditions: The winner shall collect the prize directly from the Sofzsleep office during office hours, by
appointment only. We reserve the right to select another winner if the selected winner does not reply to our email within 48 hours.

JahBella’s Mummy

Disclosure: JahBella received a Sofzsleep Junior Pillow and a Bamboo Cover (Junior S) for the purpose of this review. All additional Sofzsleep Junior Pillow and Adult Contour Pillows were purchased by JahBella. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are my own.

GIVEAWAY and Review – Christmas Bakes from Berries & Batter

We chanced upon Berries & Batter on Instagram last Christmas and were super wowed by how yummy their home baked treats were.

This Christmas, Berries & Batter will be bringing us 12 items from their Christmas Menu! Some are good old favourites of ours while some are new treats that we can’t wait to try.

They were also very kind to put together a simple taster for us to do a taste test and review for our readers. 🙂

White Chocolate Matcha Blondies with Macadamia, White chocolate bits and Cranberries

This is my absolute favourite!!! What are blondies I asked Joel and then after some thought he said “I think it’s the opposite of brownies!” :p For me, these blondies are the perfect combination of a chewy brownie and a gooey cookie. For those who are concerned about the Matcha/ Green Tea taste, I didn’t quite know it was there. But the nutty crunch from the macadamia and the fruity taste of cranberries were there in almost every bite! These blondies come in cube sized portions which makes it perfect for sharing with a loved one or eating all on your own (like I did) 😉


Blackforest Tart: Chocolate Crust, Chocolate Pastry Cream, Cream and Cherries

I am not really a fan of blackforest and definitely not a fan of cherries but I didn’t read the description before eating this tart and I’m glad I didn’t. This tart has to be eaten chilled because the chocolate is just the right consistency when eaten fresh from the fridge unless you prefer it alittle warmer and runnier. The blackforest and cream lends it just the right amount of fruitiness and creaminess. It was also a good balance of sweet and chocolate ‘bitterness’, perfect!


Salted Caramel Tart: Salted Caramel Mascarpone Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce

For those of you who love the taste of burnt caramel, this will be your tart. It is totally different from the blackforest tart I had just before tasting this, but still just as good. I would also recommend eating this chilled because the salted caramel sauce tends to liquidized. Perfect size for sharing between 2 or 3 people especially if you are intending to try more than one flavor of tart. 🙂


Speculoos Cupcake: Vanilla Cupcake with Speculoos Spread Crumble and Speculoos Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I’ll be honest here, I only ate one spoonful of this cupcake because Jah insisted on having everything else!!! He ate two whole cupcakes and while this boy is a cupcake lover or he likes the idea of a cupcake, he never finishes more than ¾. Oh and before you discount the cupcake because the review was done by a 3 year old, let me tell you that this boy has a pretty good palette 🙂 and he was exclaiming yummy! This is good! with every mouthful he took. Oh and for a fan of chocolate cakes/ cupcakes, he has now declared that he will only have vanilla cupcakes in future. Thanks Berries & Batter! 😉


Here is the full 12 item Christmas Menu from Berries & Batter

1.Traditional fruit cake (6″-$30, 8″-$45)
2. Strawberry white chocolate cupcakes ($18/6 cupcakes)
3. Orange-cranberry loaf ($13.50)
4. Nutella bread pudding w crushed hazelnuts ($19)
5. Matcha blondie w macadamia, cranberries and white chocolate chunks ($15/8 pieces)
6. Speculoos cupcakes ($18/6 cupcakes)
7. Granola ($15/500g)
8. Raspberry red velvet in a jar ($12/jar)
9. Black forest tart ($21/3 small, $40 large)
10. Salted caramel mascarpone tart ($21/3 small, $40 large)
11. White chocolate, cranberries and orange bread pudding ($19)
12. Cranberry white chocolate cookie recipe in a jar ($15/jar)

Some of our old favourites include their Raspberry Red Velvet in a jar and the Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie in a jar! Yummy!


Berries & Batter has also very kindly agreed to give away a White Chocolate Cranberry and Orange Bread Pudding to 1 lucky reader. Simply because bread puddings are great for Christmas gatherings!

To join the giveaway, just complete all the steps on below.

The giveaway will end on 17 December 2014 2359hrs.

Terms and Conditions: Collection of prize has to be done by 31st Dec 2014 and collection date to be confirmed at least 2 days in advance with Berries&Batter. We reserve the right to select another winner if the selected winner does not reply within 24 hours.

Happy feasting!

JahBella’s Mummy


Season for Giving – Fun@Giggles Giveaway + Rainbow Love Charity Drive

Fun @ Giggles is an indoor playground located at Marine Parade, directly opposite Parkway Parade and it is also where we celebrated Bella’s 1st birthday party.




This Christmas, Fun @ Giggles is proud to launch their Rainbow Love Charity Drive to help raise funds for Rainbow Centre. All proceeds will go to the Rainbow Centre Building Fund for their campus at Margaret Drive. The new extension facility would be able to serve more children in early intervention, special education and vocational training.

How can you help?

1) Bring your kids down to Fun@Giggles and flash the image below. Kids will then enjoy $2 discount off their single admission ticket.

2) The Playcrew will teach the kids how to make a 3D Heart. With every heart that they make, Fun@Giggles will be donating $1 to Rainbow Centre Building Fund.

3) After making the heart, the children will then help paste it on the GIGGLES logo, in hopes of creating the Largest Giggles Logo (7m x 2.5m) filled with Rainbow 3D Hearts in the Singapore Book Of Record.

4) You can also pledge the number of hearts you wish to make and help in this good cause. Donations from parents and corporations are also welcomed.

5) The charity drive ends on 21st Dec 2014.

Here’s a link on how the 3D heart is made – 

Rainbow Love (Customer)

So let’s help to spread the word this Christmas!!! If you would like to contact Fun@Giggles directly to make a donation or for more information, you can call them at 6345-4947 or


To thank our readers for helping to spread the word, Fun@Giggles has very kindly agreed to sponsor 2 pairs of Fun@Giggles admission passes valued at S$48 per pair. Each pass is valid for weekday/weekend unlimited play for 1 child up to an age of 12 years old.

To join the giveaway, just complete all the steps on below.

The giveaway will end on 16 December 2014 2359hrs.

Good luck!!

Winners of the Fun@Giggles Giveaway! Congratulations to our winners..

1) Robert Sim

2) Liang JingXian

About Rainbow Centre

The Centre runs two Special Education (SPED) schools and two Early Intervention Programme (EIP) centres at Rainbow Centre – Margaret Drive School campus and Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School campus for children with special needs.

Holistic developmental curriculum in the areas of language and communication skills, cognitive skills, social and emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, and adaptive daily living skills.

Special Needs Children are children with: Development delay, Intellectual disability, Physical disability, Multiple disabilities or Autism spectrum disorder.

[RESULTS] Little Nyonya GIVEAWAY – Peranankan Outfits for Girls

If you have school going kids or little ones in childcare then you will understand that mad scramble to find suitable outfits for them when a festival or special day is celebrated at school. I usually try my best to find something that they will be able to wear a couple of times before they outgrow it. So I was super excited when I found Little Nyonya Batik! Not only do they have Sarong Kebayas for adults, they also pre-sewn versions for little girls!!!! Continue reading