Friday, May 13, 2005

Baby Talk

When we were in college, we used to joke about, 5 to 10 years down the road, when we are all married and have children, the only topic we would talk about is diapers, milk formulas and baby oils. The ladies would be talking about which milk formula brand is better, while the men would be discussing how to change diapers.

It's really happening now.

Nowadays, whenever we grouped together, most of the topics we talked were about babies, and children. Which diaper is better and cheaper? Which milk formula has the more DHA? How frequent do we have to wake up at night for feeding? How to bath the baby? And so on..and so get the idea.

Actually I don't feel awkward talking about this thing. Some people says that it's not 'man' to talk about babies and diapers, but I don't feel that way. I enjoy talking about Yiyi, and the process of bringing her up, which is also one of the reason I created this blog. It's good to be able to share our experience and advice with others. Just like the other day....

A friend came to our house to visit us. Being a new father (his daughter is only 1 month old), naturally our conversation focused on his baby. Apparently, his daughter is crying all the time, and he didn't know what's wrong. We gave him all the possibilities, her stomach could be upset (because of gas build-up etc), she could be hot and uncomfortable, or she could be hungry, etc. Mami also recommended him Yu Yi oil (similar to Minyak Kapak, but milder) for her stomach, of which he said they are also using. But when I told him, there are two version of the oil, he seemed puzzled.

The YuYi oil has two types, one for babies, another for adult. As you would have guessed it, the one for babies is milder and the one for adult is much hotter. And when I got the two versions out from our cabinet (yes, we got both at home), he immediately recognised the bottle for adult. The mouth of the bottle is bigger. Apparently they have been applying the hotter oil to the baby.