#GerifiedPH: Unboxing Tiny Buds Baby

Tiny hands and tiny feet will surely make your life complete.

Jer sons received a box from Tiny Buds Baby! Kulayot and Dabibot helped mommy unboxed the gift! Check out what we got in the video below.

What’s apparently the source of your happiness, sunshine and rainbow, needs significant care to the tiniest details! That is why Tiny Buds Natural Baby was created –  to help parents care for their precious babies by providing natural baby products without harsh chemicals, artificial preservatives and unnecessary additives.

For instance, talc powder for baby is now a no-no, check out my three experiments on Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder and see the verdict here.

Tiny Buds Baby is Essential for both Breastfed and Formula-fed Babies

I used to pump for Kulayot when we were still in Baguio. I’m skeptical when it comes to cleaning the bottle, specially bottles with spoiled milk inside. We washed it, boiled it, sterilized and washed it again but the icky smell of the milk is unfortunately still inside the nipple. That’s the exact reason why I gave up on bottle and breastfed exclusively without the pump – and that’s a lot of hard work. There were times when he is still adjusting to solid food that I’ve been seen in the construction site breastfeeding my toddler (inside our vehicle), just to make sure he’s not hungry.

Did you know? Dishwashing liquid is one of the leading causes of poisoning to children under 6 years old.

Good thing now there’s Tiny Buds Natural Baby Bottle Washes plus Silicone Bottle Brush are the perfect combination for cleaning bottles and utensils safely, even for breastfeeding equipment and accessories.

 

Tiny Buds Baby for Toys

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Aside from breastfeeding equipment, baby bottles and utensils, Tiny Buds Baby Bottle & Utensil Wash and it’s partner, Tiny Buds Silicone Bottle Brushes – silicone brush, nipple cleaner and sponge brush is also the perfect combo for cleaning toys! Toys that baby loves to bite and put inside the mouth also calls for what we like to call Toy Bath!

Tiny Buds loves bums and Moms, too!

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Tiny Buds change the diaper changing game as it sets the level higher with it’s Tiny Buds Mommy’s Hand Sanitizer and Tiny Buds Natural Baby Wipes! What I noticed the first time I tried this hand sanitizer is the sweet and mild calming fragrance! No nose-cringing moment too as this hand sanitizer is also alcohol-free and non-drying! Same goes to Tiny Buds Baby Wipes, formulated with European standard Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to clean and moisturize baby’s skin, Tiny Buds Baby Wipes is also Alcohol free and Paraben free. Made from food grade ingredients, Hypo-allergenic, Extra thick and silky soft.

Tiny Buds Care not just for your little one, but for the future

What’s more to love about Tiny Buds?

Tiny Buds has a monthly donation to WWF Philippines! This is the company’s way of giving back to the nature where they get they natural ingredients!

Want to help? Purchase any Tiny Buds items and you will help in Tiny Buds advocacy to support the environmental conservation programs of WWF Philippines!

Moms Love Tiny Buds!

A baby is like a tiny bud, you have to nurture it to grow properly, happy and healthy! This mother’s instinct is what makes mom search for the right products, but the wide variety of choices makes the decision harder.

Natural • Safe • Gentle Baby Products Made with Love

Know more about Tiny Buds Natural Baby here:

Official Website: http://tinybudsbaby.com/

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tinybuds/

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#GerifiedPH: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation, Raising Zentennials

They’re early starters. They’re entrepreneurial. They’re digital natives to the bone. They’re the children of Generation Z!

Last Saturday, September 9, 2017, Mommy Mundo & Our Awesome Planet brought to the Philippines the first ever conference that taught educators, marketers and parents the fundamental knowledge about dealing with the Zentennials more commonly known as the Gen Zs.

“The internet is not just platform – it’s a gateway to all possibilities and opportunities Gen Z kids would want to claim for themselves. They may get lost within it, but it is a place where they can inspire. It’s a place where they can grow and make a living out of it.” ~ Geia Lopez, Industry Analyst, Google Philippines talking about the Generation Z

Co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr, this very first conference of its kind was held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig wherein the country’s top experts, advocates and influencers from the digital, academe, business, and parenting spheres gathered up to share deeper understanding of Generation Z but also have the proper knowledge and skills to become successful content producers.

Nurturing Generation Z: Going Beyond Stereotypes and Misconceptions

Zentennials are children born year 2000 and up, so if your child is 17 and below, he/she belongs to the Generation Z.

21751615_1520972267946028_9003436679976207211_n.jpgDidi Manahan, Head and Co-Founder of Keys School Manila Inc. debunked the misconceptions when it comes to Zentennials. In her field of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, she distinguished the difference of Gen Z to other older generations, and the potential is high.

We are preparing our children for future we don’t know of.

Being the millennial mom that I am, I get the chance to know the world before the internet and I can tell you, it’s much easier back then. Playing meant sunburn skin, skinned knees and when you get super-hyper and missed a calculation, it’s a dip in a nearby open canal for sure.

Today, I’m raising two kids with eyes opened to the latest technology – the apps, the virtual world, the games. If you missed a calculation, it’s game over.

What characterizes Generation Z?

  • They use technology as a tool
  • Connectivity greatly impacts relationships
  • Self-education via online tutorials

Zentennials approach gadgets with ease, they are also known as the citizens of the world because internet makes the world much smaller and closer to each other. They are known for multi-tasking as you can see for several apps running all at the same time.

GENERATION Z or Zentennials  are the new generation, different even from millennials, baby boomers and Generation X. If millennials are into experiences, zentennials are creators – filming  from a phone, watching videos up to uploading Youtube contents.

The Gen Z Profiler: Understanding their Psyche, Building their Character and Connecting with the Zs

Chelet Tanjuatco, Senior Consultant, Acumen Brand Strategy

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I just nod my head whenever the speaker give a fun fact about the Zentennials. For one, my toddler is opinionated, they really are growing older faster and younger because of the open information they get in the world wide web. But in between the reality and cyberworld, we need to teach our children the power of prayer. Let’s teach them to pray, to be humble and hence, will give them security and peace of mind.

More wisdom nuggets from the conference and photos here. 

One of the realization I had after this conference is that, despite of the technology that sometimes seems to divide a family being busy in their own cyber world, family for Zentennials are one of the most important things to them. We are living in a difficult time, and with instant news flooding the internet about what is out there, including the bad – war, famine, etc,. Hence, it is a must to detox from time to time from the internet and gadgets to ponder on what’s really important – quality time with the family.

#GerifiedPH: Pampers and Mommy Luncheon Meet Up

21016003_1501050886604833_4089161122887195411_o (1).jpg Pampers guarantee babies superior skin protection to ensure restful sleep and happier mornings!

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Pampers held a Luncheon Meeting with mommies at Single Origin BGC last September 7, wherein friends from Pampers and Procter & Gamble share Pampers history, Pampers innovation through out the years and why Pampers is truly the sulit diaper for moms and little ones!

Did you know? Pampers created the first ever disposable diaper in 1950.

Pampers is dedicated to every baby’s happy and healthy development, they partnered with several companies and organizations world wide to make this a possibility to as many babies as possible. One of their partners includes Unicef which is known in supporting and defending the children’s right. And one of their rights, to have a long uninterrupted sleep!

Diaper is one of the most important newborn and baby must-have because for one, no other product touches baby’s skin as frequently as diapers!

Did you know? Over 2.7 Billion diapers are worn by babies in the Philippines!

In the Philippines, Pampers is active in thier socio-community services which includes informative presentations to moms with newborn in several hospitals. They always are up and ready to upgrade innovations just like their latest Japanese innovation – the Pampers Best in the World, Pampers Premium Care.

My verdict?

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Cheaper by the Dozen

Common for first time moms, to looked at Pampers, decisive to buy it for baby but then looked at the price tag, and back out. Don’t fear the price tag because although one pad of the leading brand is Php 6.75 only, while Pampers is at Php 7.16. Pampers may looked expensive at first sight, but friends from Pampers do the math for us, and guess what?

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Yes, Pampers in the long run is cheaper than the cheap leading brand more or less Php4625.00 per annum! What’s more? Aside from being wise-financially, you won’t sacrifice baby’s comfort with Pampers!

Healthy Sleep equals Happy Baby

Sleep contributes to a person’s well being, that goes the same to adults and babies! Sound sleep is associated with more positive feedback – sociability, good mood and physical & cognitive development. Pampers no-leak diaper is a sure way of keeping the baby sound asleep.

A Dry Baby is a Happy Baby

Baby’s skin is protected with Pampers because it locks in moisture and hence, keep the sensitive skin dry.

As Soft As Silk

Pampers Premium Care wraps your baby in all around silky softness.

Absorb Away Liner*

Pampers Premium Care has a specially designed topsheet which can absorb runny mess. It reduces skin irritation and prevents diaper from sticking to skin. 

Magic Gel Channels

Thanks to our new gel channel design, Pampers Premium Care absorbs and distributes wetness even better than before. So say goodbye to saggy diapers!

360⁰ Breathability

Pampers Premium Care features breathable micropores in its backsheet. This allows wetness to evaporate, helping keep baby’s skin dry.

Skin Protection Lotion

A light layer of baby lotion has been applied to create an extra layer of care for your baby’s skin, especially at night.

Wetness Indicator

No need to take a peak, just wait until the yellow line became blue for diaper change.

My favorite Pampers TVC got me LSS-ing for all these years.

I guess this is also one of the reasons I like this stuff toy we named Pengel, because of my love for this witty dancing elephant!

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Let the fresh air in, even when he is inside the diaper. Isn’t it great to see your baby enjoying the fresh air while he discovers the world? Fresh air is not only something he enjoys, it is also beneficial for his skin. Pampers Premium Care with 5 star skin protection has a breathable cover that lets fresh air in and humid air out, helping to maintain his skin in its ideal condition.

Be financially savvy without compromising your baby’s comfort and dryness, use Pampers for your baby!

SM Supermalls releases new “moments” video this Grandparents’ Day, moves Lolos and Lolas to tears

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Watch the video on Facebook (bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDayVideo) and on YouTube (bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDayYTVideo)

 

“SM Moments” did it again!

 

SM Supermalls’ made-for-digital Grandparents’ Day video titled “#SMmoments presents ‘Atat” has now reached 1.6 MILLION VIEWS and counting and has moved families on digital, most especially Lolos and Lolas, to “HAPPY TEARS” as they recalled their most memorable experiences together with their families and the indescribable joy when they learnt that they’re gonna be grandparents for the first time and the unending love that they have for their family.

 

“This is so touching. I remember my daughter gave us an envelope before as a Christmas gift and inside the envelope was the ultra sound picture of the baby and written “Merry Christmas Lolo and Lola,” shared by netizen Alfred Tatoy. “It was the happiest day of my life when i learn that i will be a lola already. It’s almost the same story. Good job, SM team!”

 

Like the grandparents, young couples can relate to the anticipation of the Lolo and Lola characters in the story.

 

“This made me cry but it’s ‘happy tears.’ A new baby is really one of the best news newly married couples give to their parents,” said Sheena Lazarus. “That’s why the first grandchild is usually the luckiest in the family because he or she was long waited for.”

 

There were also several netizens who expressed how much they miss their departed grandparents and the previous moments they had at their favorite SM malls.

 

For Lola Alma Ycong, she would miss her beloved this Grandparents’ Day, “I was teary-eyed while watching the video because I remember my husband who is now in Heaven. He was the smartest and most loving Lolo to my 2 apos. We always had a grand time in SM City Cebu especially during Sundays. I miss him dearly!”

 

As the video concluded, “Celebrate the gift of life – the old and the new.” This Grandparents’ Day, let’s make the hearts of Lolos and Lolas happy and truly appreciated. It’s time to spoil them back with more memorable moments for them to treasure so #DateWithLoloAndLolaAtSM this September 10! 

 

Check out full events schedules of SM malls nationwide here: http://bit.ly/SMGrandDates2017

 

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#GerifiedPH: Jollibee’s Chickenjoy is the #JoyOfTheNation!

Jollibee is always there to give it’s best. It is actually one of the famous Philippine’s export and one of their flagships – the crispylicious, juicylicious, gravylicious Chickenjoy!

The best fried chicken has unique characteristics that some might try to copy but couldn’t perfect. If you’re like me, whose into cooking but not an expert yet, or you’re just too busy to wait for the chicken meat to cook, head on over to Jollibee and join the #JoyoftheNation!

So what actually make a good fried chicken, the best? It is served hot, crispy and juicy!

And yes, Jollibee’s Chickenjoy always take a pride on that category.

Golden in color, fried to perfection. The smell of delight will surely make you salivate as you ready for a big bite! The crunch from the crispy breaded coating with just the right blend of seasonings down to the juicy succulent tender white meat, this delightful comfort will surely make every trip you make to Jollibee a bliss!

 

 

It’s latest marketing promotion, sending special treats delivered right to our footsteps – two buckets of it’s best-tasting fried chicken, Chickenjoy!

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Dabibot is enticed in devouring an entire piece – all to himself. And he yelled quite loud when I took the buckets away from him. Ha! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, the perfectly seasoned fried chicken definitely brought instant joy to my Dabibot!

Dabibot shared his bucket to his favorite playmate, cousin Jam.

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They shared Jollibee toys and eat Jollibee chickenjoy! They surely are Jollibee kids!

Thank you so much Jollibee for sending buckets of joy!

Take part as Jollibee celebrates the #joyofthenation with it’s best tasting chicken! And like Dabibot, share it with your friends and family!

#GerifiedPH: The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World

Tyrannosaurus rexDabibot’s favorite dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex!

T-Rex!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I’m the best hunter!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
What’s gonna be my prey?
Look at my mighty teeth,
look at my mighty jaws.
Nothing can run away from me!
Roar!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I’m the best hunter!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
What’s gonna be my prey?
Look at my keen eyes,
look at my keen nose.
Nothing can hide from me!
Roar!

T stands for Toothy?
T-Rex!
T stands for Tall?
T-Rex!
T stands for Terrible?
T-Rex!

The boys and I became Mesozoic Journalists for a day and we traveled back to the land before time where dinosaurs still roam the Earth. We documented this special trip in the hope that the general public of the future will be informed about fascinating facts about these amazing but terrifying animals. Included in our journey were different location sites. Read on the see our Paleo Photography and Documentation of these fossil reptiles. Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World”

#GerifiedPH: All about Acne, The Science of Gentle and 7 Days with Cetaphil

The expert in moisture, Cetaphil held a week’s session of fun learning about keeping our skin healthy and moisturized. Yours truly was honored to be part of this campaign against skin irritations and diseases and we welcome Dra. Peachy on the third day as she impart with us the Advanced Skin Care for Acne-Prone Skin.

Dra. Peachy is also Chair of Department of Dermatology, Section Head of DermLaser and Phototherapy Center in Makati Medical Center and Vice-President to Philippine Dermatological Society Acne is defined as the most common cutaneous disorder of the pilosebaceous units affecting adolescents and young adults. It is a near universal cutaneous inflammatory diseas affecting more than 85% of adolescents worldwide.

Did you know? 5.4 Million Filipino teens and young adults are affected by acne.

Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety can impact the social lives and employment of affected individuals overall affecting the quality of life.

Did you know? Eating chocolate will not induce acne.

However, eating chocolate when you already have acne will worsen it. Milk consumption of more than 3 portions per week and ingestion of highly glycemic loads could potentially induce acne. Hence, decreasing milk and high glydemic diet loads like pizza, burger and other oily western food reduces acne lesion counts.

Did you know? Stress can make you pop a zit.

And patients with acne are under increased cutaneous and systemic oxidative stress which led to higher levels of serum malondialdehyde. What’s more? Increasing BMI also means increasing risk of acne especially in females. Even if you happen to be a chocolate hater (which is a rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you hate pizza (which is also rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you also happen to have no stress (which is I’m sure non-existent in this world), you still had a chance of having acne due to your ancestors; hereditary factor also contributes to the inhibition of metalloproteinase genotype that could (starting adolescence) trigger and increase tendency to develop acne.

Did you know? Most employers hire non-acne applicants over their acne-prone counterparts.

Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety that can impact the social lives and employment of individuals overall affecting the quality of life.

Did you know? At age 16-17, 95-100% of adolescent boys and 83-85% of adolescent girls are affected by acne.

It continues to be one of the most common skin disease treated in routine dermatologic care.

Did you know? In the Philippines, 5.4 million Filipinos, teens and young adults are affected by acne.

What’s more is that it remains one of the top 10 leading causes for visiting dermatologists in the country and among PDS dermatologists, 50% of weekly dermatologic consultations are acne related.

There are actually four central factors involved to make a person acne-prone.

1 Follicular hyperkeratinization

2 Increased sebum production

3 Propionibacterium acne within the follicle

4 Inflammation

These acne and acne-probe patients usually tends to adhere to recommendations very poorly, other than lack of improvement, previous systematic therapy and lack of knowledge about the treatment, most common reason is the presence of side effects like peeling, dryness and photosensitivity. Basically, it’s skin irritation at the start of the treatment, lag time to effect and complex treatment regimens.

Good thing there is Cetaphil!

One of the most effective way in promoting adherence to dermatologist’s recommendations is by use of skin care and cosmetics such as Cetaphil moisturizer and Cetaphil cleanser as it minimizes the side effects of acne medications! Cetaphil products are effective in hydrating and repairing the skin barrier hence helping in reducing dryness and irritation. Now with Cetaphil sunscreen, Cetaphil line is now complete in protecting skin every day from environmental damages including harmful ultraviolet rays.

Cetaphil is non-comedogenic – Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which has a comedogenicity rating of 5/5 and Propylene Glycol with a rating of 4/5, although Propylene Glycol is not really comodogenic as it is often called as vehicle or carrier in comedogenicity tests, so how can Cetaphil be noncomedogenic? Grades 1-2 are non to mildly comedogenic, but 3 to 5 are significantly comedogenic. Cetaphil has an incredibly low concentration of Sdium Lauryl Sulfate hence the lack of foaming.  In short, it won’t clog your pores.

Cetaphil is non-irritating – Cetaphil with all its mild ingredients will not cause inflammation and painful reaction to the skin.

Cetaphil is non-acnegenic – Cetaphil is a skin care line for sensitive or dry skin. It is non-acnegenic in a sense that it is formulated to be less likely to cause acne or make the condition even worse. Non-acnegenic products like Cetaphil do not contain oils, fragrance-free with no harsh ingredients that will irritate skin.

Cetaphil is hypoallergenic – Designed to lessen or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, Cetaphil’s mild ingredients has a relatively few or no potentially irritating factors.

cetaphil #gerifiedph(L-R) Jade Silva-Netto Panoc, Galderma Business Unit Head-Consumer; Catherine Palma-Dilanco, Senior Brand Manager; Dr. Peachy Lau, Speaker and Jasper Poblete, Brand Manager

Cetaphil is gentler than water with its 5.5pH level, hence, its no wonder that it is the most prescribed brand by Dermatologists and Pediatricians! Try Cetaphil and see the wonder behind the science of gentle!