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PR: Join Kris Aquino and Fucidin in the Fight Against Wound Infection

May 17, 2017

Join Kris Aquino and Fucidin ® in the Fight Against Wound Infection

Kris Aquino goes full force against wound infection with Fucidin®. Kris is well known as a celebrity mother who cares for her sons’ health and wellbeing. “I have two boys and when they get a cut or a wound, I clean it with soap and water for 15 seconds. Then, I apply Fucidin® agad,” she says. “Fucidin® is part of our wound care kit!”

Children are exposed to different types of wounds and scrapes because of their daily activities. Even in the most harmless-looking places, no matter how hard parents try to protect them, they can still get hurt.

Moms need to make sure the wound doesn’t get infected.  Infection occurs when bacteria enters the wound through a break on one’s skin. Bacteria may spread and lead to more serious diseases. Usually, the immediate response is to wash a wound well with soap and water. But cleaning may not be enough. It is also essential to apply a topical antibiotic like Fucidin® at the first sign of wound infection.

Fusidic acid/sodium fusidate Fucidin® is a powerful antibiotic that is clinically proven against wound infection. It is fast-acting, working on the infection 2 minutes upon application and deep-penetrating, reaching the skin’s deepest layer 30 minutes after application. It also helps prevent bacteria from spreading.

Fucidin® comes in two variants. Fucidin® cream is ideal for exposed parts of the body like the face and hands, while Fucidin® ointment is ideal for dry, scaly or cracked lesions.



Like Kris, stock up on Fucidin® and don’t take chances. Join the fight against wound infection! Fucidin® is available in leading drugstores nationwide.



Fucidin® is from LEO Pharma, a Danish pharmaceutical company with a mission to help people achieve healthy skin. LEO Pharma is the pioneer in the development of fusidic acid. It has a wide range of products that are marketed in over 100 countries. LEO Pharma has more than 100 years of trusted heritage worldwide.

Fusidic acid/sodium fusidate is the generic name of Fucidin®.  Fucidin® is available in leading drugstores nationwide.

If symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.

LEO® PH/FCD/11/2017 APPROVED 27042017 © LEO PHARMA 2017. ALL TRADEMARKS MENTIONED BELONG TO THE LEO PHARMA GROUP.

A letter to first time moms on Mother's Day

May 11, 2017

Dear, rookie moms,

How many times have you been asked by a fellow mom, a relative, a friend, or even your husband on what you want for Mother's Day?

I've been asked since the start of the week by my husband but I haven't really been able to say a decent reply. My new work schedule has caught up with me and there is really isn't much time to prepare for the kind of Mother's Day celebration that I have in mind....

Maybe a staycation? How about a dinner date? Or maybe I can finally buy that stunning mom charm from Pandora that I've been wanting to buy but every time I look at the price tag, a part of my brain screams "Forget it. It's not practical. It's too expensive. You can buy it but you'll never going to wear it anyway."

I originally have tons of Mother's Day invite that I agreed to go to but I'm slowly decline them because I wanted to give this time for myself.

So when I asked my community of first time moms on what they want for Mother's Day, you'll probably get an idea on what most of them want. 

In no particular order...

Sleep...an hour or two in the showers...catch up my series and dramas...get a massage and facial, go out with my friends, see a movie, a new bag, shoes, or even a dress, a day without the baby, maybe?

And when I tried to really think about it, on what I want on Mother's Day, I realized all sorts of things and thought that I don't really need a lot cos I already have what I need, the wants can come later. 

But I still want to feel special, of course. It's our day.
And you do too! 
Receiving gifts on Mother's Day sort of signifies your badge
as a mom, and I don't blame you for wanting those.
So, hear me now when I say these things to you, rookie mom.
You've had so many sleepless nights already, 
on most days and nights that you'll sleep, or even take a nap,
a little human will wake you up, chores to attend to,
a husband to take care of, or maybe even your pets too,
so go get that much needed sleep.
YOU NEED IT.
You used to take hours in bath and showers. 
It's amazing how you can shower in less than 15 minutes now. Don't you agree?
So mom, take that long, nice, warm bath. Soak yourself on a nice bath bomb,
or even buy a luxurious soap.
And make sure you really clean yourself this time.
YOU DESERVE IT.
You were always updated on the latest episode of your fave show back then.
So when little one came, you're lucky if you can record the missed episode.
Even luckier if you have someone to download the episodes for you.
Super duper lucky if you actually have the time to watch a 40 minute episode.
So momma, grab that popcorn, chocolates, and maybe even fries,
a bottle of beer, or maybe even a wine too.
YOU WANT IT.
And so remember how you've been looking forward to spa parties and facial dates
with your friends and the invites suddenly stopped because they already know
you're too busy with your baby to join, or maybe they feel too bad to 
invite you because you'll think bad of them for not considering your situation.
I tell you now, go call your friends go schedule that spa-rty!
YOU JUST HAVE TO DO IT.
Trust me. You'll feel great.
And so you've missed so many movies and been trying to rely on looking for
pirated copies online because you can't watch the show cos something came up.
I don't even have to tell you what to do.
Really. What's showing now?
Go buy that ticket already.
Watch alone,
Watch with friends,
I don't really care.
JUST DO IT.
When was the last time you shopped for clothes?
I mean, really shopped for real clothes?
Not yoga pants or over sized t - shirts.
A few months ago?
Recently?
When?
If you can't remember then I think it's about time!
Go and try on something nice.
Something that you'll be really flattered to wear.
Don't worry about those cellulites, or belly fats.
I have them too.
Gosh, I even hate my big thighs but we can't really do something with our flaws.
Unless you turn those flaws into flaw-some!
DON'T EVEN HESITATE.
This Mother's Day,
Don't skip celebrating it.
Forget the chores and do what pleases you.
It's our day.

Happy Mother's Day to you, rookie momma!
You're one strong hot momma!

Keep spreading love but don't forget to love yourself too.



XOXO,
Yours truly - Arra, a fellow rookie mom.

*****Oh, and before I forget, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to my super duper awesome mom!








PR: Meet the world and ASEAN's No 1 Air Purifiers - Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier


Hey mommas,

How's your allergies holding up? Ever since summer came, my allergic rhinitis worsen. My baby also suffers from it and she got it from my side of the family. I couldn't really function well and so we were looking for humidifiers or purifiers when we stumble upon Sharp's new air purifier. It has a pretty heavy tag price but I believe it's definitely an investment....maybe on the next pay check! *wink

The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers:
World and ASEAN’s No. 1 Purifier, Doctor Recommended

Manila, Philippines—Hope must seem so lost when you fight a fight against elements that are intangible and unseen. Worse, airborne threats continue to plague every household and
consistently have mothers worried for the safety of their family.

While threats like these can be avoided through many different means, how then can anyone be certain that what they have is the best and the most effective solution in this world of organic, D-I-Y, and back-to- basics methods? There is only one question you should ask yourself, moms:

Are you willing to risk your family’s health to something untried, untested, and uncertified?

The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purfier lineup, with its variety of models, not only lets you pick out the best unit that can give you clean and breathable air, but it assures you that it is tested, certified, and vouched for. Doctors from all over Metro Manila who personally got to use the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers can attest to its effectiveness.

… we experience the difference on [sic] the air we breathe with the PCI. My daughter no longer experience [sic] severe sneezing due to dust and other allergens.” says Dr. Celerina Silverio of the Manila Doctors Hospital.

Dr. Flora Pagtalunan, resident at Medical Center Manila, also echoed the same benefit for her own daughter. “My daughter will definitely enjoy her vacation here in Manila. She used to suffer allergic rhinitis and now the air in her room feels so much different.”

Because of experiencing the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier firsthand, Dr. Joseph Raymond De Leon of MSC Skin & Body Clinic now availed the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier Mosquito Catcher.

I already have the KC-930E- W at my condo. [The] Sharp Air Purifier can really remove the odor. This [second] purchase is for our family home to protect them from mosquito bites.

Unique with the Plasmacluster Ion Technology that releases positive and negative ions, the
Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers keep the air you breathe clean and healthy by filtering and
eliminating 99% of dusts, pollens, dirt, and bacteria. And with the recognition and certification of many leading health institutions worldwide, it’s no wonder that the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers are the World and ASEAN’s No. 1 air purifiers.

So while threats are tiny, aggressive, and intangible, almost impossible to tackle without exerting much effort, the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers can only promise to make the air you breathe clean, safe, and healthy—unloading any mom of any other unnecessary stress and worries.

Evident with Sharp’s core beliefs of sincerity, originality, and the right technology, making a
difference and giving out a helping hand to the world is not as difficult as it seems.

Visit the nearest authorized Sharp dealer to know more about the Sharp Plasmacluster Air
Purifiers or checkout our official website at www.sharp.ph. Also browse through Sharp Philippines on Facebook and @sharp.ph on Instagram.

Soothe your throat with Apicuria Oral Spray

May 8, 2017

Hey, everyone!

So, I am totally back from Vietnam, 5 days to be exact! and I have been catching up on all the blog posts so let's get this one started.

Apicuria sent me a box of their oral spray about a week ago and I just got to open and try the product the day I get home from the airport. The timing for me to try this product is really good cos I was suffering with an itchy throat and my vice was a bit coarse maybe from the red eye flight, plus I was really really tired from carrying Arya around the airport all night, add that the transition of weather is really bad which could have all contributed to my throat issues.


More about Apicuria

Taken from Human Heart Nature website:

Apicuria Oral Spray is made by social enterprise The Bee Empire which advocates beekeeping as a sustainable livelihood and as an integral part of crop production in the Philippines. Beekeeping can allow income generation through products made by bees such as honey, wax, royal jelly and propolis. By building a community of beekeepers, The Bee Empire aspires to create a commercial value chain that produces a line of high quality bee products.

Ingredients

Harlika Pure Honey, Propolis, Licorice extract, Marshmallow Root, Mentha Arvensis Oil, Perilla seed extract, Calamansi (Vitamin C).

How to use

To help soothe sore throat or cough
Spray 2 to 3 pumps on throat, mouth or affected area 3 times a day or as needed, preferably after meals. Best to start at the first signs of sore throat or cough.
Allergy and Safety Information
Not advisable for those with allergy or hypersensitivity to any component in the product and children below 1 year old. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescribed medications, consult a doctor before using. Do not spray directly to the nose.

Review
After using this for 5 days, 1 spray per day usage. My first initial thought after spraying this on my throat is that is tasted like the Mentos candy + honey. It was really soothing to the throat and gives you that instant relief. However, I am not a fan of anything sweet and so it kinda gives of that sweet taste on my mouth so I do wash it off with water after a few minutes.
I do have to say that it did relieved my throat from the irritation I was experiencing so it was definitely a good sign! I started giving out the product to my friends and family but I still got a few bottles left to be given away during the #MomTribe event happening on May 14th, Eastwood Mall together with other mom groups. Click here if you want to know more about the #MomTribe event.
Overall, I find this product really interesting since this is the first time that I used such product. I would definitely recommend this to everyone who needs it. It's already a plus that it is stored in a travel sized bottle so you can bring it anywhere with you!
Apicuria Oral Spray is also sold at Human Heart Nature website for P299.00 per 12ml bottle. Click here to find out more.

Arya's first international flight + Tips for your toddler's first plane ride!

May 5, 2017

TBCH, Hindi kami nahirapan. *wink

Hey, rookie mommas who are going on that first plane trip with their toddlers!

As you all know, we just recently got back from our two week stay in Vietnam and I can't wait to share with you my own personal first plane ride with my toddler experience and tips. To be honest, I was scared to death because of all the horrific first-plane-ride-with-toddler stories that I have been reading online. A piece of advice, if you happen to encounter one, skip it and find a more empowering and positive one. 

My experience with Arya's first plane ride was a breeze. She didn't threw any extreme tantrums when we are leaving NAIA 3. Everything was smooth and I made sure I got all the things she needed with me.


I like that you'll feel a bit prioritized at NAIA 3 when you're carrying a baby. You get in line first and everyone just want to make sure both of you are okay. Our flight to Vietnam was booked with Cebu Pacific. I was expecting that they'll give us a seat near the entrance but we got the 15th row. I guess it's because we checked-in a bit late.

Leaving NAIA 3 was easy. Leaving Tan Son Nhat airport was a different story. Arya threw a bit of tantrum because we took too long in the check-in line. Only 2 counters were open and there were so many Filipinos coming back. Our flight was 1:30 am Vietnam time and Arya was so tired and sleepy...which explains this photo,


Arya's sleep time is usually around 10:30 pm - 7:00 am. That's why we choose red eye flight because we know that she will just doze off the entire flight. Which she actually did.

Oh, I remember, the air pressure tight feeling that we usually feel when taking off and landing, Arya just ignored it. She did scratched her ears a bit but she didn't cry. 

I have to say, I am actually proud of myself for accomplishing such task. I mean, flying a 1 year old kid on the plane is not easy. But here are my own tips! Hopefully, it can help you make your toddler love flying.

  • Get a flight that syncs with your toddler's sleep time. For my case, red eye flights are the best cos Arya sleeps the whole night. You can also sync it with their nap time.
  • Bring their security blanket. Arya has her blanket and bunny. She loves rubbing the ends of her blanket on her nose and it usually dozes her off to dreamland.
  • Bring a carrier. Seriously, it will help you tons! I actually to bring the one my aunt lend me and I regret it big time. I will not do it again! Arya loves to be carried all the time!
  • Bring toys or gadgets for entertainment. I brought Arya's iPad with us. It helped us a lot to keep her entertained until we board the plane.
  • Feed your baby an hour before flight. Make sure they eat just right. You don't want a hungry baby throwing tantrums while on the plane.
  • Bring snacks with you. Arya loves Skyflakes or Gerber Puffs. Just bring anything light they can easily snack on.
  • Ready a bottle of milk before take off. Because...
  • Feeding your baby while take off helps them relieved the ear pressure. Or you can also try...
  • Giving them pacifier during take off and landing. It helps a lot. Trust me on this.
  • If the plane isn't full, move a seat where you can lay your toddler on the seat next to you. Arya is too tall for a 1 year old and it's a bit difficult for me carry her on my lap so I asked my husband to move a seat so I can put her down and she can lay on the chair and sleep well.
  • Hold your baby tight when it's landing or take-off and put pressure on their ears with your palm. It calms them down and reduce the pressure that they feel.

There you go, I hope your first plane ride with your little ones are as good or even better than mine. If you have any other tips that I've missed, feel free to leave them on the comments below!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - On the look out of Korean cheap flights for November...

Arya's first time swimming + Tips for your toddler's first swim!

May 4, 2017

Summer is almost over as per our weather calendar but this didn't stop us from taking Arya to her first official swim in another country. Yes!

During our stay in Vietnam, we went to Muine to see the beautiful beach. Unfortunately, Arya wasn't fond of the sand, wave, and sun. She hated the weather and got really scared of the ocean. The water was extremely cold too and the sand on her feet just made her mad, so she just clung on to me whenever I take her to the beach.




Taking her to the swimming pool turns out to be a good idea cos she just loved it! The water was warm, no waves, and she just totally chill. If you've been following my IG and FB stories then you know what I am talking about. But, hey, here are some photos!




By this time, she started hating the floater that we got her and she just wanted to jump and swim by herself, which is totally impossible because she can't even reach the floor. There was no kiddie pool at the resort but we managed to find one when we visited my mom's friend in HCMC and we went swimming. My goodness! I didn't know she can run on the pool! Kiddie pool changes everything. Believe me!





Now, here are my actual tips. I'm gonna just enumerate these and hope that it will be able to help you enjoy that first toddler swim.


  • Don't forget to bring sunscreen / sunblock with you. I bought SPF 50 from Beach Hut baby sunblock.
  • Apply the sunblock 30 minutes before hitting the water. That's what the label says which I do not follow. I usually just go for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Get a floater. There's a 50 - 50 chance that your kid will either hate or love it. Either way, just get one. A travel friendly one.
  • Get a proper swimming attire. Go for rash guards!
  • Swim when it's not too hot. We don't want any sunburns.
  • Check if the pool water is cold or luke warm. Depending on your child's water temperature tolerance, they will either love or hate it.
  • Check if the pool water has too much chlorine. It's a no - no for me if I can taste and smell the chlorine. Too much chlorine can irritate our babies' sensitive skin and we don't want that.
  • Bring toys in the water. It will help them calm down and play along with their environment.
  • Try submerging your child's whole body into the water and see how they will react. Their reaction usually determines if they can learn how to swim in the future. Arya didn't cry, BTW. She loved it, so she started submerging herself in the kiddie pool.
  • Ready some bath robe or towels nearby so you can wrap your child as soon as they are out of the water. We don't want them to chill too long.
  • Bathe your child as soon as both of you are out of the water. You want to thoroughly clean her skin with a mild - moisturizing soap so her skin won't be irritated.
  • Lastly, prep some nice meal for your child right after the bath. Cos they will be pretty hungry and sleepy.
There you go, if you have any other tips that I've missed, feel free to leave them on the comments below!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Hello, May!

20 Days Social Media Detox + Bye for now PH!

April 13, 2017

Hey, mommas and lovely readers!

We're finally be boarding the plane soon and we are very much looking forward to our first out-of-the-country trip will Arya. I think I did bad on my first attempt to pack our luggage because I literally packed everything! Including the sterilizer...

I did attempt to do a How to Pack blog post but I don't want to because it's too messy, plus I don't think my suggestions will matter. LOL! Our luggages are a total chaos. I repeat, CHAOS! So, maybe next time? 

Anyway, I'll be gone for a while. 20 days to be exact. I'll be offline on most of my personal social media accounts including Facebook and Facebook Messenger but I'll be online on Instagram to upload a few photos of our travel. I wanted to focus and improved this blog and my vlog so I'll be practicing while we are in Vietnam.

Another thing I look forward to is to finally take a time off of social media. I've been working non-stop for this industry for more than 5 years now and I think I deserve a much needed break. I longed for the days where I don't check notifications on my phone. I'm thinking of doing an update of this experiment on either my blog or vlog, whichever I think I like to do best. I'm all experimenting as of the moment. :)

That's it for now, I just really wanted to post an update in case you guys starts wondering why I won't be posting anything any time soon. Remember, you can send us an email, or a personal message in our Facebook page if something comes up!

PS: I hope I get to survive 20 days without logging in to Facebook.

Love yah all,

Bye for now!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - until my next blog post!

Our very first Kidzoona experience

April 6, 2017

Hey, rookie mommas!

Have you ever been to Kidzoona? I know a lot of moms have been raving about this play place but we only got to try Kidzoona recently!

We visited the branch near ours, at Fairview Terraces mall and I am so glad that we did! My golly, I didn't know I will enjoy it more than Arya did. I'll be sharing a few photos. Cos I don't wanna flood my Instagram account with all of these so lemme put these all here. *wink


Loooooove the ball pit!



 Look at her face! So much joy and curiosity haha


 Arya loves this one the most, color sorting!


 She loves sorting in general...eggs...



More eggs....



There's also lockers, lounge area, drinking area, and whole other activity for our babies!

Kidzoona is truly a space for our young achievers. It brings out the kids in us as well. There's so much other things to do so I'll make sure to update this post with lots of photos on our next visit!

Kidzoona Fairview Terraces Fees:
1 and a half hour play time = P300 (Kid + 1 adult)
+ P150.00 for every adult
*Shoe locker is free of use
*A deposit of P100.00 for bag lockers

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Can't wait to go back into that ball pit!

40 words my 21 months old toddler can say

April 1, 2017

Hey, rookie mommas!

Have you ever felt anxious that your toddler can only speak a certain number of words? Don't worry. Seriously. It's okay. I honestly believe that our toddler's speech learning capacity is different and case to case basis.

I HATE it when I stumble upon blogs, articles or even seminars where in they forces us to believe that our kids should be able to say a hundred or a thousand or specific words. I honestly think it is a joke. There's a LOT of things that influences our toddler's capacity to learn how to speak like who does our babies interact to everyday? What do they watch? Do you read them books? What type of environment do they live? How many lives in the house with them? etc. in short, MADAMI!

Sharing with you the exact words my little Arya can say and all the things on this list are what she currently understand. This girl can't even call our names yet she knew a lot of words already.

Colors - Arya learned how to differentiate colors through her silent cloth book and of course, Youtube.
  1. Red
  2. Yellow
  3. Blue
  4. Green
  5. Pink
  6. White
  7. Black
  8. Brown
  9. Orange
  10. Purple

Numbers

So far, she know what to say 2, 4, 6, 8. I' not sure why she's fond of even numbers. Hehe

Letters

She knows how to say the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I,O, T, U Not particularly in the order we know so I sang her the alphabet song everyday hoping she catches it real soon.

Shapes
  1. Square
  2. Circle
  3. Triangle


Words

I'll put an * on the words that she can say but doesn't know what it means yet.

  1. Cat
  2. Meow
  3. Dog
  4. Cow
  5. Bird
  6. Fish
  7. Horse
  8. Ants
  9. Mama * - She only say mama whenever she cries and wants something.
  10. Papa * - She only say papa occasionally and its to his lolo and sometimes to his father.  
  11. Mommy * - She only calls me mommy when I ask her "Sino ako?" So I need to work on this. Honestly she doesn't call anyone's name in the house yet.
  12. Hello
  13. Hi
  14. Bye
  15. Touch
  16. Sky
  17. Star
  18. Moon
  19. Sun
  20. Airplane
  21. Yes 
  22. Please 

I think that's it....She can't even say milk or dede yet and I am completely okay with that. For the record, I did consult our pedia and she did say that learning how to speak words or how fast they learn depends on a lot of things while they grow up. She did mentioned that as long as the baby can already speak two syllables up at this age then it should be fine.

So you, stop over thinking and seriously stop comparing your kids to other kids who can say a million word already.  Parenting should not be about competing with other mom's kids or comparing them with what you think are smarter kids that yours. let them grow on their own and just guide them along the way, they can only be kids once and we only get to be an exhausted mom for a little while. Cherish every moment of it. :)

UPDATE 4/6/2017

New words:

  • Yummy
  • Wow
  • Yay
  • Daddy
  • Pizza


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Arya loves saying cat and dog so much. >.<