Chubby Phat Kisses centres on our baby girl, Giselle.
The picture perfect scene of bringing our babies home, snuggled in our arms, is one of the many memories we will cherish and we would give anything for that precious smile on their adorable little faces.
Giselle was exactly that. She has been such a dream to raise - sleeping through the night at 2 months, never fussed when we’re out and about, happily dozing off in our arms without a peep until one fine day, she had a temperature that escalated from 37.5°C to 40.0°C that caused a seizure.
For 5 minutes that felt like an eternity, her body jolted non-stop while her eyes stared blank into space and she didn’t make a sound. Not one sound. With much difficulty, I called the ambulance and I was trying my best to stay calm but really, I was dying inside thinking I’ve just lost my baby girl.
She was never one to cry but at the time, I begged so hard for her to cry. Just a sound. Something!
By the time the ambulance arrived, she finally gained consciousness. We reached the hospital within minutes and were admitted for 6 days.
We were so well taken care of by the doctors and nurses at the Acute Paediatric Unit and we’re forever thankful for what they do. Giselle is only one of the many, many patients that they see every day and whether it be a day or weeks, they build a personal connection with you and your baby. Any parent would feel at ease.
Through the help of the APU staff, I learnt that Giselle had what I know now as a febrile seizure and that it is actually very common. The nurses urged me to use a "lampin" or what we know now as a cloth diaper instead of a disposable diaper when we can. If only I had known, the seizure wouldn’t have haunted me to this very day.
I still wake up abruptly in the middle of the night thinking I have to rush Giselle to the hospital. It truly was the most traumatic experience in my entire life and this is the reason why I started Chubby Phat Kisses. I wanted to create quality products that are kind to our little ones as well as our environment. All our products have always started from home - inspired by Giselle and we intend to keep it this way as our promise to bring you products that I am happy to use on my daughter.
I hope our modest range would help enlighten your parenting journey and help make a positive environmental impact one product at a time.
Jo San & Baby Giselle