During the Mommy Mundo Expo Mom here in the South last weekend, I realized, there are just so many nice baby products in the market today, its no wonder Mommy Mundo Expo Mom is always an instant hit! I chanced upon one that made me wish I’m a mom of an infant again. I am talking about Iflin Baby Bamboo Muslin Products from Thailand which Iflin Baby PH carry here in the Philippines. Their products are all made of 70% silky soft bamboo fiber and 30% natural cotton.
You probably might be wondering, why bamboo? Well, it turns out, bamboo is gentle & softer than cotton and great for baby skin. It is also breathable, absorbent, anti-bacterial, sustainable, and environmental friendly.
Here are the five Iflin products available in the Philippines:
My Cozy Bamboo Blanket SRP: Php 2,195.00 (1 pc/box)
This might be the cuddliest blanket your baby will ever have since it is made up of double layers of silky soft bamboo muslin with extra soft padding in the middle.
This can be used as stroller and car seat blankey, on-the-go-pillow (just fold it and place under baby’s head), nursing cover (simply snap it around your neck), diaper, tummy-time, play, changing, or picnic pad, and stroller canopy/sunshield.
My Everyday Bamboo Burp & Nurse SRP: Php1,800.00 (2 pcs/box)
This is designed to be a cross body burp cloth. Its unique semi-circle shape provides maximum coverage from your shoulder to your chest and elbow. The snap buttons ensure that it stays in place and don’t fall off your shoulder.
Its smart design also makes it more than just a burp cloth. It allows for a more private comfortable space for on-the-go breastfeeding since it can be used as a 360 degree nursing cover by opening it up and putting it over your head. It can function as a crossbody burp cloth, nursing cover, and diaper changing pad.
My Handy Washcloth & Napkin SRP: Php900.00 (6 pcs/box)
This multifunction washcloth can be snapped easily in your bag/diaper bag. It can clean up all kinds of little mess in no time. It can also serve as napkin during mealtimes, washcloth for fever or during bath time, cleaning cloth for baby’s hands, face and drool, and handkerchief for kids.
My Favorite Bamboo Muslin SRP: Php1800.00 (4 pcs/box)
This versatile cloth with its feathery softness makes it a diaper bag essential. It can be used as a cleaning cloth for baby’s hands, face, and mouth, towel for unexpected baths, burp cloth, stroller blanket, car seat blanket, stroller liner, stroller canopy or a sunshield, diaper changing, nap, tummy time, or play pad. It can be anything you need it to be.
My Style Bamboo Burp and Bib SRP: Php1,650.00 (2 pcs/box)
It features double layers of silky soft bamboo muslin with extra soft padding in the middle. The maximum softness it provides allows your baby to rest her little head comfortably on your shoulder (won’t fall off your shoulders as well). This smart and stylish burp cloth goes well with any of your outfit. It also works as a bib or a cute little shawl for your little one since its extra soft padding can keep your baby warm on a chilly day.
These Iflin Baby products are definitely cuteness overload. They are currently available at The Parenting Emporium and The Nest: Attachment Parenting Hub.
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The wonderful world of motherhood is exciting and challenging, heartbreaking and heartwarming, inspiring and fulfilling. As we go through its different stages, from getting pregnant to having a baby, from raising a toddler to sending off our child to school, it’s comforting to know that there is community of mommies who are more than willing to lend a listening ear, share a bit of wisdom, and laugh over our foibles and antics.
A community of moms dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful, relevant, and up-to-date information, Mommy Mundo counts among its members 100,000 active and progressive moms.
Joining the community only involves taking a few easy steps– just sign up for a Mommy Mundo Passport card! With membership comes all sorts of benefits including invites to exclusive events, special offers from mom, baby and kid-focused brands, and upcoming perks and surprises throughout the year.
(Photo grabbed from mommymundo.com)
As a first surprise, joining the Mommy Mundo community via the Passport now also comes with a Journey Box, filled with special items from our beloved partner brands. Reflective of the motherhood journey, there is a box for every stage:
• The Soon-to-be-Mommy Box for expectant moms
• The Welcome to Motherhood Box for moms with newborns
• The Smiles and Tickles Box for moms with toddlers
• The Hello, Kiddo! Box for moms with preschool-aged kids and up
Here’s a sample of the Journey Box:
Here’s how to be a part of the growing Mommy Mundo community of active, modern moms:
1. Apply for a new Mommy Mundo Passport tagged at P500 with one-year validity.
2. Choose the appropriate Journey Box.
3. Pick up your Journey Box at the Mommy Mundo HQ in Pasig City, or have it delivered via
4. If you’re an existing Mommy Mundo passport holder, you can reprint your card and get the
Journey Box for 300 pesos.
To apply visit www.mommymundo.com/passport
If for some insane reason, you do not remember who Adam Levine is, let me refresh your memory. He is the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5. He is responsible for such popular hits as This Love, Payphone, and Sugar which earned gold and platinum record awards. He made quite a name for himself in the music industry with his amazing voice and signature good looks that never fail to make women swoon (this one included). He sat as one of the judges in the Emmy Award-winning singing contest, The Voice, and starred in the indie film, Begin Again, where his 222 Records label track Lost Stars was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.
While most women go gaga over his hot looks (he was declared the “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2013) and remarkable talent, men aspire for the same kind of charisma and confidence that he exudes. What others do not know is that, he too suffered from severe acne breakouts back when he was a teen. This took away much of his confidence and forced him to stay away from the crowd. Adam shares, “I was so ashamed of my acne. I had horrible breakouts and would hide from cameras or hide in my room. It is like one day acne showed up, caused trouble, and messed with my confidence.” You would think that acne’s been a thing of the past for Adam, but no, when his schedule gets busy, the stress still takes a toll on his skin. He discloses, “I am a very active person and truth is, it kind of lead to zits.”
Fortunately for Adam, America’s #1 acne treatment system, Proactiv Solution, took care of his acne problems before it became worse. If there one thing Adam wants people to understand it is that, just because celebrities look so good on the screen does not mean they do not suffer from skin problems like everybody else. Says Adam, “I always want to make sure that people understand that even though we are celebrities or successful, we are no different than anybody else.” Adam encourages those with acne to try Proactiv 3-Step System. He emphasizes, “You have to take these steps if you want to take good care of your skin. It has your skin in mind, it is legit, and in fact a lot of it is restorative and healthy, which is great.”
Proactiv’s 3-Step System is dermatologist-developed and is designed to help clear existing acne and prevent future outbreaks, while gently taking care of the skin. It is ideal for people on the go because it takes no more than five minutes to complete. It starts with the application of:
Step 1: The Renewing Cleanser which contains Benzoyl Peroxide that help kill acne-causing bacteria. It has ultra-fine, micro-crystal BPO that gently penetrates pores and tiny exfoliating beads which help unclog the pores of impurities, such as excess sebum, keratin and dead skin cells.
Step 2: The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which refines and purifies pores through gentle exfoliation. It contains soothing botanicals to gently remove excess oil for a refresher and clearer skin.
Step 3: The Repairing Lotion which helps heal breakouts and prevent new ones from forming.
Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask that helps keep skin clear and acne-free. Formulated with sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, this Refining Mask reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. It also unclogs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.
Adam Levine described Proactiv’s 3-Step Solution best when he said, “It is game changer; it treats acne and your skin right,” Adam said.
Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995) and is available at all Watsons stores nationwide.
When my daughter, Bianca, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age 12 three years ago, I cannot help but look back and ask myself, had I done things differently, like be more discerning with the things we used around the house and things we exposed her to when she was growing up, would I have been able to shield her from cancer? Though doctors pointed at genetics as the root cause of her cancer, studies show that genes can be altered and influenced by chemicals in the environment.
Babies and mommies nowadays are lucky to have vigilant mompreneurs who make it their passion and mission to develop safe baby products. One such mom is Jacqueline Siy, co-founder of Nature to Nurture. In her desire to protect her child from exposure to unwanted chemicals, she painstakingly studied the usual products we use to clean our body and our home. When she found out that most of them are unhealthy and unsafe for babies, she looked for safer althernatives. Since there are not that much available in the market that are just as effective as the commercial ones, she created Nature to Nurture, one of the brands that I wish we had when my Bianca was just a baby.
Nature to Nurture products were designed having children in mind. Since Jacqueline is a self confessed cleaning addict and a fan of disinfectants and bleach, the first thing she developed was a fragrance free Baby Bottle and Dishwash. This solution contains only ingredients essential for cleaning. It does not have the nasty and harmful chemicals, colourants, and fragrance. When used on feeding bottles, they come out sparklingly clean and free of residues since the mixture of plant-based surfactant and baking soda effectively remove the grease from breastmilk and eliminate milk film and odor. It rinses easily too thereby cutting down the time you spend washing bottles. It is perfect not just for feeding bottles but for toys, teethers, breastpump accessories, fruits,and veggies as well.
Another product, Nature to Nurture Multi Purpose Cleaner concentrate, acts as a cleaning agent for surface residue. It contains plant based ingredients that safely yet effectively cleans dirt, buildup, grease, and grime. It uses Tea Tree Oil, an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral solution that kills germs and deters insects. It can be diluted in water and sprayed on surfaces, or for cleaning or mopping floors. It has been proven to kill 99.99% of E.Coli and Salmonella becteria and 99.92% of Staph bacteria by SGS Phils, Inc., a world renowned testing center.
I know some of you would not even give cleaning solutions in your household a second thought but believe me, after having had a close run in with cancer, I say we should especially if we are raising and nurturing babies and toddlers at home. Little things like this matters especially when it comes to our children’s health.
Nature to Nurture products are available at The Parenting Emporium, Cash & Carry, Lazada, Shoppers Mart, Echostore, and Sesou outlets. For more information connect with them on facebook and instagram.
Known to be a compound that fights acne from getting worse, Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is perhaps one of the most deeply misunderstood acne treatment in the market. Users have shied away from this relatively cheap and effective cure mainly because of some misconceptions that surround it, the popular of which is, “quitting its application after continued use will worsen the acne.”
To better understand why it is the best option for acne treatment, here’s a quick rundown of how it works, what it does, and how to use it:
Acne happens when a pore blocked by excess keratin, sebum, and dead skin cells comes in contact with the bacteria which in turn causes inflammation. What BPO does is it breaks down into benzoic acid and oxygen. The oxygen acts as a free radical that destroys the cells that blocks the pores and the bacteria growing on it. During the early stages of acne formation, BPO is known to effectively prevent breakouts from getting worse.
Its misuse, however, can cause stress on the skin. Too much of it can elevate the stress level of the skin making it more vulnerable to breakouts. Experts advised that it should only be used conservatively and as directed since overuse can easily damage instead of repair skin.
Fortunately, America’s #1 acne treatment, Proactiv Solution, offers a 3-Step System. Developed and recommended by dermatologists, this skin care regimen helps clear existing acne and prevents future breakouts while gently caring for the skin. It contains only 2.5% of BPO which is lower than any other over-the-counter acne treatment in the market, making it is safe for daily use.
It only takes no more than five minutes to do this 3-Step System:
It starts with the use of Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. This cleanser has ultra-fine micro-crystal BPO that penetrates deep into the pores to kill the acne-causing bacteria. These tiny, round exfoliating beads unclog the pores of impurities, such as excess sebum, keratin, and dead skin cells.
The alcohol-free Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which is applied immediately after, refines and purifies pores. It exfoliate the skin further by unclogging and removing more dead skin cells. It also has soothing botanicals that gently balance the skin tone leaving skin clear and feeling more refreshed.
Lastly, the Proactiv Repairing Lotion heals blemishes off the skin and prevents new acne from forming. It is what seals the deal to healthy glowing skin.
Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask. Since its main ingredient is sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, it helps keep skin clear and acne-free. It unclogs pores, soothes inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.
Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) and 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) and is available at all Watsons stores nationwide. So what are you waiting for, grab a Proactiv Solution Kit and trust BPO to care for your skin now.
Nope! TV show host extraordinaire, actress, and certified funny girl Alex Gonzaga did not shed off her feisty persona! Lest you get mixed signals, let me set the record straight. She just recently visited the radio station of Mellow Touch 94.7 in order to promote her latest endorsement, Proactiv, a top skin care product.
Exhibiting a young and vibrant charm, Alex, a loyal Proactiv user, wowed her hosts with her trademark wit and candor. She candidly and effortlessly explained how Proactiv’s 3 easy steps makes it the best choice in daily skin care routine:
Step 1: Use the Renewing Cleanser, an oil-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria with benzoyl peroxide.
Step: Apply the Revitalizing Toner, a refreshing, alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores, with Glycolic Acid that exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged.
Step 3: Follow it up witn Repairing Treatment, a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria preventing zits and acne.
Alex is one of the top TV hosts in the country today and the first Filipina face of Proactiv. Watch her full interview here: http://youtu.be/qhnq7HPzkl8.
Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995) and is available at all Watsons nationwide.
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I chanced upon a friend who I have not seen for a long time the other day and she remarked how she’s been missing some of my selfies in Instagram. I hate to admit it but my struggle with adult acne have put my face off social media for a while.
It’s true that acne tends to create a wall between you and the world. When you have acne, you avoid social events and shy away from situations that would put your pimples on spotlight. Case in point, I cannot count the number of times I have to save myself from an embarassing conversation that started out as nice but ended up awkward because the person I was talking to cannot help but remark about my breakouts. I know its rude but I mean, how can they help it when I have big angry pimples screaming, ACNE!
Anyway, Acne influences a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence in ways a person with a perfect skin won’t even understand. Even mild breakouts have a negative impact on how a person with acne feels about herself. Trust me, I know.
But for the Acne warriors out there like me who’s been battling with this skin disease for a long time, here’s a word of advice. Carry on, don’t give up because Proactiv Solution is here to help us win the fight! Proactiv Solution is the only acne management system that successfully combines medicated ingredients to treat and control acne. It uses several ingredients in one system to address the blemishes you have now and help keep new ones from forming. With Proactiv, you’ll get back the control you once have over your skin in no time.
Here are some inspirational stories from ordinary people who have won over acne and who are now enjoying the life-changing benefits of clear, beautiful skin.
I’m really thankful I gave it a try. I use Proactiv everyday and it’s amazing. It really works! It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean especially after a long day at the studio. Now, I have balanced skin and my acne is under control. No more oily cheeks, no more dry skin and best of all, no more pimples.”
Know more about Alex’ full story here: ALEX’ STORY
Nolin Dela Cruz
“After six weeks of using Proactiv, my skin improved. Ngayon, mas confident na ako…”
Watch Nolin’s full story here: NOLIN’S STORY
“Nakita ko agad ang resulta. Nag-heal ang mga pimples at na-lessen ang oiliness. And then nung umuwi ang husband ko from abroad, he said, Wow ang ganda mo ngayon. You look great!”
Watch Lourdes’ full story here: LOURDES’ STORY
“After using it for three months, my friends began noticing that my skin was improving. Then after six months, my face cleared. I recommend Proactiv to my friends. Now, I am the one inviting them for photo shoots.”
Watch Mark’s full story here: MARK’S STORY
“Of course I will recommend Proactiv, talagang effective siya. Makikita nyo naman wala na yung acne ko.”
Watch Mike’s fullstory here: MIKE’S STORY
Start your own succes story, use Proactiv now!:)
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the Mindful Mom Re-Treat organized by Janice Villanueva of Mommy Mundo. It is an off shoot of the Mom Manifesto that she co-created last year with Mommy Mundo Head of Content, Jing Lejano, and registered psychologist and counselor, Michile Alignay. The series of Mindful Mom Re-Treats happening this year, in the words of Janice herself, “are all focused on helping moms be more mindful of where they are in their lives right now so that they can consciously live out their mommy mission amidst the joy and challenges of motherhood.” It is the perfect venue for re-centering and re-energizing for moms.
Janice Villanueva, founder of Mommy Mundo
A quick rundown. During the Retreat, Mom Manifesto co-creator, Michel Alignay, walked us through the different mindful activities that had us reflecting much about ourselves in a way that we had never before. In the first activity, she had us charting our daily schedule to know whether we are letting ourselves run our day or letting our day run us. Most of us, surprisingly, found out that if we just mindfully go about our day, we need not bend ourselves backwards trying to juggle everything. We can in fact, strike that balance in all areas. In the second activity, Michele had us examine our life scripts, the things that we had ourselves believing and now naturally, doing. This was actually the part where most of the realizations came in. Moving to the third activity was quite easy for most of us then after having had a clear understanding of how we were wired and programmed growing up. The way Michele made us understand our weakness and the way she encouraged us to give more importance to our strengths in the third activity was truly self affirming. By the time we were in the fourth activity, it was pretty clear to most of us who we really are as an individual and as a mom, our special chracteristics and unique talents, and what we want to personally attain for ourselves.
I had a lot of take-aways from this retreat. Personally, it made me realized that I should love myself better so I’ll have more to give to others. It made me see that I shouldn’t be apologetic of my weaknesses because they are often met and matched by one or two of my strengths. It encouraged me to break free from the trappings of societal norms and expectations often blown out of proportion by media, and measure and align myself only against my own life goals and aspirations. Right now as I am writing this, I am pretty excited to start my own Vision boards. I cannot wait to sit down and start affirming my strengths. I cannot wait to make personal breakthroughs and create my mindful plan of action.
Kudos Janice Villanueva, Jing Lejano, and Michele Alignay and all the sponsors for a very insightful and inspiring Mindful Mom Retreat! I am looking forward to the next one already!
(Photo grabbed from Mommy Mundo)
Oooops, before I forget, this Re-Treat is definitely a TREAT because of the ah-mazing treats! Thank you Pampers, Monogramstyleph, Trollbeads, Botanicals in Bloom, Moringa O2, Pylones, Photobooks Philippines, Philips Avent, Celebrity Mom, Urban Ashram, Brow Studio, Oscar Mejia, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Ogalala, Marie France, and Facial Care Center for filling our loot bag with goodies! It was a joy to dig inside the bag!