We've pulled together a rundown of the best Facebook support groups for all kinds of mums and parents. How many are you a member of?
While we absolutely love life in Singapore with our small humans, being a parent isn’t always rainbows and sparkles. But who do you turn to when you are trying to decide whether to send your kids to local or international school? Who will understand if you suddenly find yourself as a single parent? And where is the best support for the oh-so-scary first days of being a new mother? Whatever you need help and advice about, there’s a group for that. Parents: we bring you the best Facebook support groups in Singapore you need to join…
The best Facebook support groups for parents in Singapore
1. Growing Pains Singapore
Have you checked out our podcast yet? If you haven’t, take a listen as we chat to parents from all across the Little Red Dot about the hottest topics in parenting right now. But that’s not all – we’ve also created a super useful Growing Pains Singapore Facebook group where you can share your thoughts on each episode, as well as connect with parents from all over Singapore on everything from the best indoor playground to hints and tips for handling a toddler tantrum (we’ve all been there).
2. Storks Nest Singapore
Being a new parent can be pretty daunting. No amount of books on the topic will ever prepare for the reality of becoming a mum. Should baby poop be so green? Should nipples be this enormous? How can I get my three-year-old to finally sleep through the night? Storks Nest Singapore has more than 12,500 mummies on hand to offer great advice (and shoulders to cry on when you really have lost the sleep-deprived plot).
3. Single Parent Support Group (SPSG)
4. Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group (BMSG)
Breastfeeding can be tough, and support is essential for a happy outcome for both mumma and bubba. It’s why we love the Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group (BMSG), where you’ll find practical and emotional support no matter the time of day.
5. Real Singapore Expat Wives
Whether you are a Singapore newbie or an ol’ timer, Real Singapore Expat Wives is a great place for some lively banter and serious discussions. With almost 20,500 members, it’s one of the biggest and most well-known Facebook support groups. There’ll always be someone online to know exactly where you should get your brows de-bushed, offer wise words about expat life or give you an honest opinion on anything you need advice on.
6. Respectful/Mindful Parenting
If you are working towards bringing up your small people in a way that involves them as an individual from the very start, then Respectful/Mindful Parenting is the group for you. Chat and connect with new friends who share a similar philosophy.
7. Attachment Parenting
Here’s another group that focuses on a different parenting style. Attachment Parenting is a place where you can discuss everything related to the topic as well as connect with like-minded parents in Singapore and Southeast Asia. With over 4,000 members, you’ll have no problem finding your tribe.
8. East Coast Mums’ Support Group (ECMSG)
East Coast Mums’ Support Group (ECMSG) offers a virtual shoulder to lean on for all East-side mums (and beyond). This one is for locals and expats, is completely inclusive and a lovely source of useful info, advice and networking. Check out the incredibly useful off-shoots: ECMSG Mumpreneur, ECMSG Property News, ECMSG Events and ECMSG Jobs for Mums.
9. Bukit Timah Moms Support Group
For mums living in the west, Bukit Timah Moms Support Group is a one-stop-shop. Expect classifieds, lease takeovers and rentals, local area knowledge and all things parenting.
10. Seasoned Singapore Expat Women
Seasoned Singapore Expat Women was set up for expat women who have lived in Singapore for more than three years. While classified as a support group, it also includes loads of reviews of local businesses by the group’s founder, Nici Schueler. From the mundane (how do you get sticker residue off fabric?) to more entertaining threads, this site is a trove of information for long-term Singapore expats.
11. Ladies and Business in Singapore
Ladies and Business in Singapore is a platform for any woman looking for business inspo, interested in launching a business, or is already a business owner here in the Lion City.
12. Working Moms Support Group by Storks Nest
Working mums need not feel the mummy guilts a moment longer: join Working Moms Support Group by Storks Nest for plenty of friendly ears and to meet other mums that ‘get it’.
13. Singapore Smart Spenders
14. The Original Singapore Expat Wives
This Facebook support group can answer your most obscure questions. Want to know where to buy the best sausages? Or who that dude is who drives around your neighbourhood honking the horn of his truck? This diverse group of 11.5k expat women probably have the answer, or one of its members will have an opinion, at least.
15. Singapore Expat Mothers With Teens
It’s no secret teenagers can be a little ‘trying’ to parent at times, especially if we have ‘hauled’ them across the world to a new life in Singapore. This is exactly why we love the safe space that is Singapore Expat Mothers With Teens. There’s always somebody to share your woes with, and meet-ups and coffee dates are plentiful.
16. Singapore Special Needs and Parents (SSNAP)
Are you parenting a special needs child here in Singapore? If so, this super-friendly Facebook support group is the perfect place to share and receive advice while making new friends.
17. Singapore Moms Preloved and Blessing Group
Not quite a support group, but we had to share regardless. If you’re looking to donate rather than trash your pre-loved or surplus goods, join Singapore Moms Preloved and Blessing Group. Through this community, you can give away or sell the goods you no longer need.
18. Singapore Expats in Local Schools
Debating the local or international school options for your kids? Snagging a spot as a foreigner in the local school system isn’t easy, but Singapore Expats in Local Schools is a 7k strong group where you’ll find fantastic advice and support.
19. Singapore Expat Women
Same sounding name, but another separate support group! Through Singapore Expat Women, you’ll find gal pals, enjoy some online banter and get advice and recommendations on anything and everything. This is one great place to connect with others online: plenty of positive vibes here!
20. Singapore Travel Buddies Group
It’s not that relevant in the current grips of a pandemic, but we’re including it for when life resumes again! Whether you want an easy, breezy beach vacay, a fun-packed family ski adventure or a more exotic family holiday to a national park in Asia, head to Singapore Travel Buddies Group for ideas, advice, and hot travel tips.
Do you belong to a brilliant Facebook support group in Singapore that isn’t on our list? Send us a DM!
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