New parent meet ups in Singapore can be a blessing for new mamas. If you’re new to this mothering lark, making friends with new moms who are in the same boat as you can pretty much save your sanity. What’s more, many of these parent meet ups give you a terrific opportunity to mingle with the slightly more experienced mothering set, a great source of tips and info for the newbies.
Here are 10 great new parent meet ups where you can meet chums for mums.
Baby Café is a drop-in mother’s meet up that is great for breastfeeding moms. Mother and Child hold the only officially certified Baby cafe in Singapore. There, you can meet up with other new mamas, access valuable breastfeeding help and support, and enjoy coffee and lactation cookies. You can also arrange one-to-one breastfeeding consultations at the firm’s regular rate of $90 per hour.
When: Every Monday 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Where: Mother and Child, #03-11 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore, 247933
Get in touch: Phone: (65) 6836-0063; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more: Mother and Child Baby Cafe
New Mother’s Support Group Singapore
The New Mothers Support Group is for expectant mums, new mums, and mums who are new to Singapore with young children (up to age 5). The NMSW has been running for over 20 years and they organize a massive range of different events on a regular basis. From coffee mornings, wellness groups and presentations, through to social events, Botanic Gardens walks and library meet ups, there’s something for everyone.
When and where: Various events are held at different venues throughout the year. To participate, join the New Mother’s Support Group Meetup Group.
Cost: Membership for NMSG is $35 for 12 months, this includes a copy of the Living in Singapore guide. Annual membership renewal is $25.
0-18 Month Old Babies’ Mums & Expecting Mums in Singapore
This is another Meetup group that is specifically targeted at pregnant mamas or those with kids under the age of 18 months. They organize a range of different events including play dates, walks and coffee mornings.
When and where: Various events are held at different venues throughout the year. To participate, join the 0-18 month old babies’ mums & expecting mums in Singapore group on Meetup.
Moms and Tots at St. George’s Church
Moms and Tots at St. George’s is a great weekly meet up that is open for mums with babies and/or toddlers. It’s a great, relaxed place where you can have a coffee and a chat with other mamas while your little ones play. The Moms and Tots meet up is extremely popular, so registration in advance is a must.
Where: St. George’s Church, Minden Road
When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings, 9.30-11.30am. There is a toddler group and a baby group on each morning. The baby group starts from 10.00am.
Sign up: Contact Emma Kirby on email@example.com or 6473 2877 ext.103.
Further info: http://www.stgeorges.org.sg/ministries/moms-a-tots
Bloom ‘n Fit offer their great strolltastic classes, which take place in the Botanic Gardens and the East Coast Park. They promise to help you to get fit, lose weight and tone up with baby in tow. Best of all, you can have a laugh and make some new mummy friends in the process. Workouts include cardio, body resistance and resistance band exercises and all fitness levels/ability levels are welcome. You will need to take along a towel and water and there is no need to preregister… get yourself down there and lungeing!
When? East Cost Park: Wednesday and Thursdays 9:30 – 10.30; Botantical Gardens: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 9.30am – 10.45am.
Where: East Coast Park: Meet near Brussels Sprouts Restaurant, Big Splash, East Coast Park; Botantical Gardens: Singapore Botanic Gardens, taxi drop off point above Food for Thought Cafe.
What’s the cost? First trial session is free, then $20 per session or $100 up front for 6 sessions.
Get in touch: Melinda Cassidy, Tel: 96733922;, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother and Child New Mum’s Get Together
If the Baby Café isn’t your thing, Mother and Child also offer a great New Mum’s Get Together, a four-week course that you can take bub along to as you learn all about getting to grips with your new arrival. It’s a fab place to meet mums with new babies and, as everyone else is in exactly the same boat as yourself, you can feel free to ask any of the questions you have about your offspring in a safe and supportive environment.
When: Courses take place throughout the year. Get in touch to learn more.
Where: Mother and Child, #03-11 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore, 247933 or Mother and Child, 8 Thiam Siew Avenue, Singapore, S436846
Get in touch: Tanglin Phone: (65) 6836-0063; East Coast Phone: (65) 6836-0063
Learn more: http://www.motherandchild.com.sg/postnatal.php#nmgt
Stork’s Nest Singapore Meetup Group
Our favourite go-to Facebook group for mums in Singapore also has a separate meet up page. They organise a wide range of meet ups throughout the year for mamas in Singapore. From breastfeeding workshops and guides on wills and guardianship, through to a good old knees up on a girl’s night out, many of their events are the perfect place to meet moms in the same boat as yourself.
When and where? Various events throughout the year.
Learn more: http://www.meetup.com/StorksNestSingapore/
Four Trimesters Parents Circle Support Group
The Four Trimesters Parent’s Circle Support Group is a free weekly meetup for expectant and new mamas. During the event you can mingle with fellow mums while learning about important mumsy stuff such as pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and anything that may be happening to postpartum you. A regular speaker attends the event and there is also an opportunity to weigh your bub and check his/her growth charts. The event is free of charge, all they ask is that you bring a cake or some biscuits to share.
When? Every Friday except public holidays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where? 33 Taman Warna , Singapore
Get in touch: Phone: +65 9475 1585; Email: email@example.comLearn more: See Four Trimester’s events page for information on upcoming guest speakers!
Looking for some breastfeeding help? Check out our guide to breastfeeding support in Singapore.
Mamas with a 2015 new arrival should make sure they sign up for the 2015 new mums Facebook Group. It’s a great place to meet new moms, ask questions and learn about events that are taking place that you really shouldn’t miss.