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new baby local customs

Post by ffsgrelier » Mon, 28 May 2007 10:30 pm

Good evening

Quick question about local customs. We have been in Singapore a couple of months now and are due our 3rd child anytime. I was wondering if my husband should organise anything at work to celebrate the new arrival when he returns from paternity leave ? Is there a traditional code for this kind of event ? Would his team feel let down if he didn't ?
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Post by hei guess what » Tue, 29 May 2007 10:08 am

For the Chinese, the celebrations take place when the newborn is 1 month old. It's called the full moon celebrations
http://babys-diary.blogspot.com/search/ ... ull%20moon

Local bakeries offer various full month celebration packs, some include the traditional red eggs, ang ku kueh and glutinous rice
http://www.emicakes.com.sg/cart/fullmonth_index.htm
http://www.kyo.com.sg/products/fullmonth06.html

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Post by Bafana » Tue, 29 May 2007 10:58 am

BTW a lot of people have given baby gifts since Bafana Jnr arrived - Whats the protocol? Am I supposed to hold a party, send thanks you cards?

Please advise :cool:
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Post by hei guess what » Tue, 29 May 2007 1:08 pm

Since the new mom usually undergoes a one month confinement period, a party (lunch, tea or dinner is up to the host) to celebrate is usually held at the end of this period. Normally, relatives and close friends are invited to one's home for the celebration and to view the newborn.

As for colleagues, the usual practice is to buy a few of the first month packs for them to share in the office. If you wish, you can also invite your colleagues to your home.

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Post by Bafana » Wed, 30 May 2007 10:18 am

Thanks for that - Will get some full moon packs for the office with baby in tow, and get same cards with the babies photo inside to send to people who gave gifts/assiatnce and such. The party at the house does not sound very good as my wife is a shy person and likes to keep our home our home.
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Post by hei guess what » Wed, 30 May 2007 6:05 pm

You're welcome

The baby photo is a nice touch . . .

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Post by Shankar » Wed, 30 May 2007 6:25 pm

Hi

was first scared to enter the forum, as many of us only know "Singapore Customs" which is now ACRA.. for what can be smuggled officially.. :D :D :D anyways...

Congrats!! the best would be for your husband to approach the HR dept or some senior colleague to know the office practise. It usually differs from place to place. At one company worked for, we all left as a group to the hospital itself. You may also invite them over if manageable, to visit the new born.

Once a colleague just left some pizzaz & pastries in the pantry room with info on the wall.

Cheers!!!
recently attained my Nirvaana and became a Budha.

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Post by ffsgrelier » Wed, 30 May 2007 8:15 pm

many thanks for all your replies and your helpful insight.

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