Review: E-Cloth – Perfect Cleaning with just Water

With our practical kitchen functioning well, the kids can now prepare their snacks without additional help. To complement their holistic kitchen experience, I’ve set up a wall nearby with E-Cloths for them to wipe up spills. I’ve been using the cloths to do quick wipe-downs and I like how it wipes off cleanly, leaving no trail or stickiness. 

E-Cloth Microfibre
100x finer than human hair, divided into 16 fibre filaments that are processed (higher absorption). 480,000 fibres per square CMFlat weave (poorer absorption & cleaning properties)
Tightly woven so only an extremely small amount is shed during washesTypical microfibre cloths with lesser density loses effectiveness quickly
No chemicals required – just use waterCleaning chemicals required


What I like about E-Cloth

  • Lab-tested by Silliker Group, an independent lab. Proven to remove over 99.9% of bacteria including E.Coli, listeria and aspergillus
  • Suitable for little hands or persons with sensitive skin. No gloves needed because you only need water.
  • Reusable for up to 300 washes
  • Dirt gets trapped in E-Cloth instead of getting pushed around surfaces. Low transfer rate. Wash in hot water to release trapped bacteria.

Eco-friendly or not?

  • All fabrics shed and enter the waterways when laundered. An extremely negligible percentage is shed every time an e-cloth is washed.
  • Friendlier compared to commercial cotton, which is the world’s most toxic crop due to the heavy use of pesticides. You can opt for organic cotton but it may not have the cleaning capabilities of an E-Cloth.

* E-Cloth does not contain silver. The purpose of silver is to prevent bacteria growth in a used cloth and only adds to the cost price. It was excluded as it does not affect the cleaning performance of the cloth. 

There are other cleaning cloths but I chose E-Cloth for its relative affordability, straight business model and lab results that were conducted by an independent lab. 

  • Stay tuned for giveaways / group buys!

Cheng Hong Children TCM Service – FREE TCM for kids

About

Set up in April 2019 by Cheng Hong Welfare Service Society, this traditional Chinese clinic serves children aged between 3 months old and 16 years old. Funded by the temple and other fund raising activities, the clinic does not charge for its services, which includes consultation, tuina massage and prescription herbal medicine.

Procedure

The clinic doesn’t accept appointments and operates on a walk-in basis. They accept walk-ins until 30 minutes before each session closes.

If visiting for the first time, please bring your child’s birth certificate or have a soft copy on your phone.

During the consultation, Emmett had his breathing and tongue checked, much like at the GP, but here, the physician also checked his pulse.

Next up was the tuina massage. The physicians use some water and flour during their massage. If your child has gluten allergies, you can tell the physicians to skip the flour.

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𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗧𝗖𝗠 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲⁣ 𝘍𝘙𝘌𝘌 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 3 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘰 16 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥!⁣ ⁣ This newly set up clinic on the fourth floor of Chong Hood Lim temple offers complimentary traditional Chinese consultation, tuina massage and medicine for all children between the age of 3 months old and 16 years old! ⁣ ⁣ Emmett had high fever and cough so I braved the long journey to Aljunied. There were two physicians on duty when I visited. As it was our first visit, the physician took the time to explain to us the different pressure points and what the treatment would help with. ⁣ ⁣ For Emmett, it was to loosen the phlegm stuck in his airways so he could breathe better, increase appetite and make him poop 💩 to release the toxins. ⁣ ⁣ Though it was his first time, he seemed to enjoy it! We weren't prescribed medicine because according to the physician he was still very active and "solid" (in her own words) because he is on breast milk. 💪⁣ ⁣ We were advised to come back twice weekly if the kid is ill, or if we attend weekly sessions, the physicians will help to regulate their body (调养身子).⁣ ⁣ The clinic doesn't accept payment but you can make a donation to the temple if you feel that you have benefitted from the service! ⁣ ⁣ They don't take appointments so just walk in! ⁣Btw, don't wipe down or bathe your baby for at least two hours after the tuina massage. ⁣ 𝐍𝐨 𝟐𝟗 𝐋𝐨𝐫 𝟐𝟓𝐀 𝐆𝐞𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝟒, 𝐒𝟑𝟖𝟖𝟐𝟑𝟒⁣ 𝐌𝐨𝐧 – 𝐅𝐫𝐢: 𝟐.𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦 – 𝟓.𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦, 𝟔.𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦 – 𝟗.𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦, 𝐒𝐚𝐭: 𝟗.𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 – 𝟏𝟐.𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦 ⁣ 𝐓𝐞𝐥: 𝟔𝟕𝟒𝟔 𝟔𝟓𝟏𝟏

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Squirmish at first, Emmett quickly warmed up to the physician and let her massage him. She explained the steps and purpose of the massage.

Please note that your child should not be bathed or wiped down for at least two hours after the massage. I think it’s to prevent wind.

Kids who are ill can visit the clinic twice a week, whereas if you visit more regularly, the physicians will help to regulate the body for better health.

After we exited the clinic, I made a small donation to the temple as a form of support, since the clinic is funded by the temple.

Location and Operating Hours

No 29 Lor 25A Geylang Level 4, S388234
Mon – Fri: 2.00pm – 5.00pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm,
Sat: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Tel: 6746 6511

Yelly Mat – Interactive and Educational Talking Playmat

About

Yelly Mat from Korea is an educational playmat that is exclusively distributed in Singapore by thelittleonesinmylife. Designed and made in Korea, the Yelly Mat displays roughly 2,500 educational contents in six languages. The mat is reversible, with ABC design on one side and a World Map on the other.

Features

  • Sings and Talks…
    This is done by pressing the Magic Sound Pen, that’s designed in the shape of a duck in an egg, onto the printed areas of the mat. 

    Pressing onto the lion makes it roar and you get to hear a fact about lions. Pressing on the word makes the pen repeat the name thrice for kids to remember the names easily.

    The content was developed and supervised by top experts in Korea and native teachers who majored in pedagogy.

  • in six languages!
    English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Spanish! The content is recorded in these languages so even adults can learn new languages from the mat!

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𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄: 𝗬𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝘁 I bought this mat in 2015 when Elise was born. It's winning feature is its educational component. There's a magic sound pen in the shape of a cute duck 🐣 that serves like a reader pen. Tap on a word or picture and learn fun facts, sounds, songs or stories. It's double sided so you get twice the content! To add on, the contents on mat are recorded in six languages to help your kid learn Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Spanish in addition to English! 😲 It's comfy enough to nap on and large enough for them to rolllllllll around. It's a value for money product because of its versatility. @yellycozybebe_singapore is gonna be at Mummys Market 5th to 7th July at the Expo! Booth A03. #yellymat #tlocomsg #notsponsored #ipaidforit #sgkids #sgtoddlers #sgmums

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  • No embedded wires or electronic components
    The sounds come entirely from the Magic Sound Pen and there are no wires in the mat itself. The pen detects the bromide printing to emit sounds. 
  • Safe embossing
    Those marks that kids get when they sit on play mats for too long? Not with the Yelly. It uses quadrangular embossing instead of the typical dual-sharp embossing commonly found in cheaper mats.
  • No harmful materials or substances
    Made from SGS-approved materials that have passed stringent safety tests, the play mat is anti-vermin and does not contain harmful chemicals.
  • Soft cushioning + anti-glare
    The Yelly has soft cushioning and it’s comfortable enough to nap on! We’ve had it for almost four years and nothing has peeled off yet.

I bought the Yelly Mat from thelittleonesinmylife in 2015. They’re still selling it, with an updated World Map design. You can purchase it directly from thelittleonesinmylife or if you’d like to view it, they will be at Mummys Market, Booth A03 from 5 to 7 July 2019!