Confinement caterers offer smooth delivery amid nanny shortage
With a new baby in the house, there is barely time to rest, much less cook. But more mothers are finding relief in an unexpected source - food caterers.
In particular, those that deliver special "confinement meals" to them every day.
Companies offering this service have been getting more customers in recent years, which they say is partly due to the shortage of confinement nannies.
Also, fewer parents live with their grown-up children nowadays, making it harder for them to help out, they say.
Choosing the right menu
- Meals should preferably comprise a wide variety of food, and with traditional offerings such as braised pig's trotters with black vinegar. It is also good to have higher-quality fish such as threadfin.
- Mothers should generally eat only green vegetables during the confinement period.
- Food should come in smart packaging that requires no washing and is sealed properly to prevent contamination during the delivery process.
- Check if the caterer delivers to your location before going ahead. Make sure to inform them about any food allergies.
- Order early. Most of the companies offer early-bird discounts for advance orders.
SOURCES: YEYEAH DELIGHTS, EVELYN NEO