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SG50 Jubilee Family Health and Wellness

Organised by the Rotary Club of Tanjong Pagar and Beauty.Mums & Babies

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Supported by Stemcord, JCI, Crocodile Foundation, BabyU, Friso, AIA, Spring Maternity, Queenstown CC WEC, Ang Mo Kio CC WEC, Woodland Galaxy CC WEC, Sengkang CC WEC and Gek Poh Ville CC WEC

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Background
This project was mooted by our 2 Advisers, VP John Tan and Community Director Teo Lin Lee, to create awareness in Prevention of Blindness in young Babies and Family Bonding.

Purpose
In line with our Rotary Motto “Service Above Self” and Rotary’s Areas of Focus towards Maternal and Child Health and Prevention of Blindness, we wanted to promote the involvement of all family members, in particular fathers, to take responsible roles in sharing the upbringing of a child.

The project focuses on Health and Wellness for mums and babies. There were panels of Doctors and Paediatricians assessing  all  babies  between  9  to  15  months  old  on  their  health,  vision  and  general  outlook,  i.e.  cheerfulness,responsiveness etc.

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Highlight of Programme

Educational talks and workshops  were conducted  during the many events, with emphasis on pregnancy (prenatal and postnatal), baby eye, mouth and  skin care and early detection of  various health issues.  Dental care  for infants was one of the most attended talks.

Health Checks  and Talks  for the Mums & Babies by Paediatric and O&G Doctors from Singapore Medical Gro up. Interesting segment included Yoga for pregnant women.

Baby’s responsiveness, cheerfulness and cute attire are a few criteria set to identify our SG50 Jubilee Baby. Beautiful Mum  aims to look for the most radiant mum to be in  their various stages of pregnancy. They say women look their best during pregnancy.

Fathers were competing to be the best Superdad for their babies. Changing nappies and milk making are no easy tasks. The SG50 Family Health and Wellness Final Award Competition was successfully completed on 13 December 2015 at  MDIS, Stirling  Campus. 47 babies and 5 beautiful mums selected  during the preliminary round at the 5 Community Centres made it  to the final, competing for the top 3 Awards. More than 20 men took the  challenge during the final to be Superdad of the day.

In conclusion, the SG50 Jubilee Family Health and Wellness was a great success as it  brought  5 CC WECs with its members together over 3 months in organising the preliminary rounds and all Rotarians in organising the final. During the final round, Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State and Member of Parliament, was the Guest of Honour.

Contributed by: Gena Lim – Director, Beauty.Mums & Babies

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