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Things To Pack & Prepare For Infant Daycare

As a new parent, it can be overwhelming to drop your baby at an infant care centre for the first time. There is a lot to juggle (both emotionally and physically), and having to pack and prepare for your child’s day at the infant care can be a tad bit stressful.

That being said, don’t worry too much as it all becomes part of your normal routine over time. There are certain things that you can prepare ahead of time to make sure that your mornings aren’t too crazy, while making sure that your baby has what he/she needs during the day!

Having an everyday diaper bag is a great way to store all your child’s items that need to be brought to our infant care centre on a daily basis.

The items to bring daily include:

  • 3 milk bottles or 3 milk bottles of breast milk (for breast-fed infants)

  • 2 bibs

  • 1 blanket

  • 1 pillow

  • 1 bolster

  • Socks

  • Mattress cover

  • 1 bath towel

  • 1 face towel

  • 1 comb

  • 3 sets of clean clothing

  • Recycle bag (for soiled clothing)

This long list of items may seem intimidating but it’s all worth it for the comfort of your child!

Another tip would be to try practicing how long you will take to get everything ready before the actual day of having to drop him/her off at the centre. Knowing how long you take each time to prepare will definitely give you more assurance and less anxiety.

Other than the items to be brought on a daily basis, there are also a few things that we require parents to prepare. These will be kept in the centre for your child’s daily consumption.

The items include:

  • Formula milk (1 tin)

  • Diapers (1 packet)

  • Nappy rash cream (1 tube)

  • Wet wipes (1 packet)

  • Baby oil (1 bottle)

Parents will be notified if any replenishment is needed.

To make sure your child’s belongings don’t go missing at the center, write your child’s name on all their clothing and personal belongings so the infant care center can return them to you quickly.

All individual mattress covers, pillows, blankets, and protective bumpers should be brought home for washing over the weekend, for hygiene purposes and prevent baby from getting sick. For more tips to boost your child's immunity, read this article too.

The night before

Make sure to pack everything you need into your diaper bag the night before your child is sent to the infant care. Packing it early will ensure you’re not rushing around in the morning to get ready and will give you some last minute precious time with your baby.

And now that you are prepped with this list, you are also ready to drop your baby off at their first big adventure!

Even though there can be quite a few things to prepare for infant care, do know that we are more than willing to provide you with all the support at Nurture Infant House Tampines. It doesn’t always have to be stressful or intimidating!

A peace of mind - leave your baby with us

For parents living in the Tampines, Nurture Infant House Tampines has decades of experience in caring for your beloved children.

If you are looking for a reliable infant care or childcare in Tampines, why not consider registering with us for a complimentary guided tour?

Get to discover the attentiveness that your child will experience with our loving teachers.

We have decades of childcare experience and have nurtured thousands of children.

Here are our addresses:

Genesis Childcare 1989 (Taman Jurong)

Blk 153, Yung Ho Road, #01-41 (S) 610153

Genesis Childcare 1989 (Tampines)

Blk 433, Tampines Street 43, #01-63 (S) 520433

Nurture Infant House (Tampines)

(2 to 18 months Infants)

Blk 433, Tampines Street 43, #01-61 (S) 520433



For parents living in the east of Singapore and are looking for a childcare in Tampines, Genesis Childcare Tampines has had 31 years of experience in caring for your little ones. It is definitely one of the leading Tampines childcare centres!

Similarly, for parents living in the east of Singapore and are looking for an infant care centre in Tampines or a Tampines preschool, Nurture Infant House is one of the leading Tampines infant care centres with more than a decade of experience in caring for your beloved children.


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