Melody will always make an effort to customise the food to my liking as well as my husband/mother-in-law/elder daughter liking whenever they join us for meals. On a daily basis, she will cheerfully share her cooking plans and will ask me if there’s anything specific that I feel like eating.
The taste of her food is great too! Besides from ensuring that there is veg in every meal. Some days we have honey pork ribs, tomato chicken balls, sweet glazed salmon and others!
I really like that the food is not the same everyday. She does not stick to traditional rice for all meals. My personal favourite would be her black pepper mee tai bak. It was so good that I have forgotten to take photo of that!
Melody does not overcook and this is good as there will be little wastage.
To sum up, nice food and most importantly great communication to discuss our meal plans. :)
Melody has prefect baby caring skills! :)
She genuinely enjoy playing with my baby and I really can feel that she care for her truly. Whenever the baby has new changes (probably due to growth spurt or random reasons), she really does not mind and is very patient with the baby.
In terms of sleep training and scheduling, she does not over-carry the baby and will give baby sometime to fall asleep back on baby’s own.
If baby cries, she will wait for a minute or so and based on her experience determine what works best for the baby.
She is pro-breastfeeding too. After latching, she will assist to top up with pumped breast milk or formula milk accordingly.
Melody is always very attentive to needs and feelings of mummy! This is the second time I have engaged her. For our first baby, when we know lesser, she has really been very patient and helpful.
In terms of latching, I was very lost the first time round. She will make sure latch has been done well before she leave the room. This time round, she has also observed and reminded me on the importance of a good latch.
She will always remind mummy to take lots of rest, drink water as well as bath in the afternoon.
Melody is super tidy and clean. On the first day that she is here, she will tidy up the fridge and ensure that the area for storing breast milk is cleaned and at the top layer - far away from any raw meat in the fridge. Raw meat is always kept cleanly in boxes. Baby room is kept clean always - and she will clean up the room often especially after blowing dry her hair to ensure room is clean.
Most importantly, she is comfortable to be around! Straight forward communication, approachable and ever-ready to discuss and share the small details of baby on a daily basis. I have a toddler who needs time to get used to being around a newborn, she is also attentive to her feelings and use positive parenting approach with her as well.
Recommendation & Experience
Melody is genuine in caring for baby and mummy! She is very open for communication and is very patient with baby and mummy.
Cooking is nice and has a range of varieties.
She is very pro-active and efficient in time management , such as her tasks like cooking and washing up so that she has time to attend to baby.
We are very happy to have her around for both our first and second baby! We can’t imagine doing it without her. :)