Helpful Facebook Parenting Groups for Mums and Dads in Singapore!
Facebook has been around for a long time and that means a multitude of groups. The numerous groups cater to different people and their different interests, including parents.
Being a parent is no walk in the park; sometimes you might need a little advice or help and that’s where these Facebook groups come in. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 parenting groups that you might find handy.
1. Sensory-Friendly Shows in Singapore
Sensory-Friendly Shows in Singapore is a public group where you can find inclusive events. Members share upcoming sensory-friendly or relaxed performances for little ones and if you come across an inclusive event, you can share it with the rest of the group.
2. SSNAP Parents
Join: SSNAP Parents
SSNAP Parents is a private group that provides a space for parents with special needs children to help and advise each other, free of any sales or business advertisements.
3. Promos for Families, Supported by BYKidO | Deals & Discounts in Singapore
If you know about us, you know that BYKidO is a platform for parents to discover places to go and things to do for the family. We share not only the latest happenings and activity ideas but also promotions to make your experiences a little less burdensome on your wallet. At Promos for Families, you will be able to find as well as share promotions, deals and discounts relevant to families. We also have a Telegram group (@BYKidO.SG) if you want to join us!
4. Single Parent Support Group - SPSG
Started by a passionate single mother, Single Parent Support Group – SPSG is where single parents will be able to find a treasure trove of resources and information to aid them in their parenting journey.
5. Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group Singapore (BMSG)
Breastfeeding can be a challenging journey and if you’re looking for some help or support, the Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group Singapore (BMSG), a non-profit mother-to-mother support organization, provides not only helpful information but also emotional support. You can expect breastfeeding courses and workshops, breastfeeding stories, and mummy meet-ups among others.
6. The DadLab Group – KIDS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS & CRAFTS IDEAS FOR PARENTS
Created by a father of two toddlers, The Dadlab shares plenty of ideas for creative play, experiments and easy-to-make crafts that you can enjoy together with your little one. In addition to craft ideas and science experiments, The DadLab Group also shares parenting and homeschooling tips. You are also free to share your own ideas.
7. Respectful/Mindful Parenting Singapore
Mindful parenting practices cultivate mindfulness in children and if that is your parenting goal, then the Respectful/Mindful Parenting Singapore group might be of aid to you. You can discuss all things related to respectful/mindful parenting with other parents with a similar philosophy.
8. Young Mothers of Singapore
For many members of the Young Mums of Singapore Group, motherhood is an experience with its own set of new and unexpected challenges, from little things like saving costs on gynae consultations, to requiring emotional support from peers who know best because they’ve been down the road.
For Mums who are young and young at heart, the group offers an open support system for members to talk about anything under the sun, within a safe space. They can have their questions answered and frustrations quelled, and be directed to the appropriate resources to seek help. The group has even organised annual Playdates for members to network with fellow mumpreneurs, participate in yoga classes, and even learn about postpartum issues.
9. Human Milk 4 Human Babies - Singapore [Page]
Human Milk 4 Human Babies Singapore started in 2010 as a Singapore chapter to the global community in Canada. Admins Khatim Hamidan and Nabilah Hanim took over in 2013, inspired by cross-nursing practices that developed in the olden days where mums would help breastfeed other mums’ children. Maintaining the community online is a way to continue the tradition during these modern times.
The Page operates on the basis of trust, where donors and recipients of breastmilk can connect to fulfil their demand and supply woes. Often, the milk shared is used for special cases such as to nourish premature babies, babies allergic to formula milk, as well as mothers who might be ill and unable to breastfeed. Besides milk sharing, the community also prides itself on educating and raising awareness among mothers about breastfeeding.
10. SG Mummies United
Join: SG Mummies United
When COVID-19 struck, founder Gidania Wong started to hear stories of many mums who were reeling from its impact, whether it was losing their jobs, experiencing tight finances at home or having trouble finding necessities during the supermarket rush in phase 1. She set up SG Mummies United as a platform for mums to donate items and support one another.
The community now sees an average of 20 posts a day from members requesting or donating essentials. Despite the transactional nature, many mums continue to stay in the Group to support others – for example, a mother and Grab driver was in confinement but used her car to tirelessly deliver items to beneficiaries.