"Don't carry them too much because they will get used to it."


When I had my first born, I was led to believe that babies aren't supposed to be cuddled and carried all the time and that they should be lying on the bed only. Now I wish that I could turn back time and cuddle them once more. Imagine yourself inside the tummy for nine months being carried everywhere your mom goes then all of a sudden when it is your due and be welcomed to the outside world, suddenly just like that you will be deprived of "that" comfort? Quite unfair right? 

Babywearing isn't new to me. In fact, when my first born was three months old, I decided to buy him a carrier (which was narrow based because I wasn't informed of it yet), I saw the benefits of it. My hands were free and I can move around the house do some chores while lulling him to sleep. It was a relief for me since he was quite heavy that time too. It was carried on to my daughter but since she was small for her age, she enjoyed cuddles in my arms. 

But it was only last year that I learned all these things about carriers and the what nots. Again, if I could turn back time, I would've done right for them. But I couldn't so I have to do it best now for my youngest. Despite it being so pricey, I made sure that I saved up so I can buy and use whatever is recommended and safe for him. 

You know why I love babywearing? Here are the reasons. 

1. Convenient. You can carry your baby everywhere and anywhere without lugging those strollers with you. This is so helpful to moms who doesn't have nannies (like me), we can do chores, take care of my two toddlers and do grocery shopping with ease. 

2. Beneficial to mommies. Gained too much weight from pregnancy? Fret not, babywearing your child can be the answer to shed off that excess weight. My arms are slimmer and I lost a little bit of that pregnant weight too. 

3. Breastfeeding friendly. When you baby is close to you, you can easily feel the hunger cues that you can breastfeed them at your convenience, anytime and anywhere. No need for you to look for the breastfeeding stations. 

4. Raising happy babies. Babywearing mimics the comfort when they were still inside the mother's womb so this makes them feel secured, cry less thus make them happy babies. My son usually giggles and makes cues that he wants to be carried when I do chores that it has become a routine for us already. 

I will continue to babywear him so as long as I can. Because they won't be babies forever so I will try to enjoy every single second of it. 

Are you a babywearing mom too? Share your stories in the comment box. 
In the span of four months of our journey towards cloth diapering, there were moments where my son experienced diaper rash. But it didn't stop me from this journey because I stand for the benefits it will bring in the long run. You might wonder why will my son have diaper rash when he is exclusively CDing?

There are several factors which causes diaper rash when you are exclusively CDing. All the while I thought it was only due to his chunky legs and diaper that was irritated by garter marks. But because of the group and their continuous sharing of thoughts, it was deeper than that. In our case, it was because his diapers is in need of stripping already and more "presko time" for him. 

I was initially using petroleum jelly for his diaper rash but of continued use, I noticed that the inner layer is already not that absorbent to pee that it has been leaking already, thats why I resorted to stripping. After stripping some of his diapers, I thought I need to look for another diaper cream which will work great with cloth diapers. 

Then I found the nappy cream from the brand Human Heart Nature. This brand has been continuously introducing different products in the market as well as improving their formula to better cater the needs of their customers. Eversince they introduced their products, I noticed their addition of products from skin care, baby care and even laundry! 

Human Heart Nature's diaper cream claim that its 100% natural which contains zinc oxide, coconut oil and vitamin E. All natural ingredients to keep the skin moist, nourished and protected from diaper rash. 


Instructions for use: Apply thinly on baby's dry bum every after diaper change. Make sure to only apply thinly so the product will not stick to the lining of the cloth diaper. 

What I like about it:



  • I believe this product has only one size and contains 50g in a glass jar. A little goes a long way for this. 
  • Packaging is impressive coming from a local brand. 
  • It doesn't also have a strong smell so it is safe for those who have sensitive nose like me. 
  • The ingredients are natural. No harm of untoward allergies. 


What I don't like about it:
  • The formula is quite sticky that others may find it hard to apply. 

Ingredients: Castor seed oil, Hydrogenated castor oil, coconut oil, zinc oxide, beeswax, glyceryl caprylate, Vitamin E

Price: P275, available at leading grocery stores and Human Heart Nature dealers nationwide

Verdict: It really is true to its claim. My son's diaper rash subsides within two hours after application. There is no need to reapply anymore. Now, we only use it occasionally o at bedtime only. 

This is a highly recommended product especially for those who are into cloth diapers. 

Have you used one of this? Share your experience in the comment section.



When it comes to my kids, I always make sure to use products that are safe and trusted by health professionals. In choosing and deciding on what products to use, I always follow certain criteria. It has to be gentle on the skin, fragrance free, and should keep my kids’ skin moist and smooth.

There is one product that my aunt has sent me, which is the Trisopure. I have already used it with my two toddlers and I must say that it passed my criteria. When I used it to my four month old baby boy, it didn’t cause any redness and in fact made his skin smooth. What I like most about it is its fragrance free that it doesn’t have harsh chemicals to it.

Trisopure is kind enough to let you experience this product so 5 mommies will get to try their baby wash. What you need to do is to follow the instructions from the rafflecopter below.
You can also join their contest on their facebook page and get a chance to win P1,000 worth of Trisopure Baby wash products.


Here's how you can join:

1. Like Trisopure on Facebook.
2. Register and submit your photo at bit.ly/trisopuremoments
3. Requirements for the photo:
- It must show a bonding moment of mommy and baby.
- TriSoPure Baby Wash (170mL or 400mL) must be present.
4. In the app, type in a caption to briefly describe the photo.
5. Maximum of 5 entries per mom. Photo filters are allowed.
All valid entries will be posted on the app gallery.
The best 30 entries will be short listed following a set of criteria.
Judges will select 15 winners, to be announced on our website.
You can also vote for your favorite #TriSoPureMoment photo! Top 3 fan favorites will receive a special prize from us!
Photo submission deadline: Feb. 29, 2016.







Breastfeeding has always been part of my advocacy. I strongly believe in the benefits of it to both mother and child. So this time, I really wanted to breastfeed my little one exclusively. So I thought.

During the hullabaloos of my birthing story, I just thought how would I achieve it if I can't even help myself? One thing more, hospital policy says if you are going to bring the baby inside the room, we can't bring him back inside the nursery but I really wanted to but the excruciating pain didn't let me.

So here's what happened, they gave him formula milk! At 4 in the morning my husband went out of the hospital and went looking for formula milk in every drugstore nearby. Too bad it wasn't available and went back empty handed. Two hours after, my mom tried her luck and she resorted to the big can available.

The whole time we were in the hospital, he had formula. On the second day, I tried my luck ambulating towards the nursery despite the pain just to make him latch, but he was so full from the formula they were giving him. So on the fourth day--our discharge, my breasts were already sore and engorged! I tried a little harder to make him latch and this time it was successful. Still, my breasts were still so engorged from improper emptying. After several feedings, I noticed that the pain is slowly progressing and it has already radiated to my shoulders. I couldn’t bear side lying position anymore and the discomfort it brings me just made everything painful. Little did I know that both of my nipples were already bleeding! I squirm on the thought that I had to express my milk given that it hasn’t been six weeks since I gave birth. And to tell you honestly, manual expression is one thing I didn’t know how! Went searching on youtube ways to do it but to no luck. I was already stressed for trying out so bad at the same time bothered on the thought that it might affect my milk production in the long run. So I had to resort to my five-year-old breast pump. It was quite liberating but I had to do it at a very slow pace so as not to damage my breast tissues. For four consecutive days, I had to store milk and feed him through a bottle temporarily in order to allow recuperation.

During nighttime, I allowed my breasts to air-dry so that the wound could heal easily. Four days past, the wound has healed yet there is tad tingling sensation to it whenever I feed my baby which made me cringe everytime.

Honestly, the pain and hassle it gave me could make me give up easily on this journey. But still, I choose to give what I think is best for my child and me. Had I given up on it will make me regret and probably more inconveniences in the days to come.

In journey won’t give us all the conveniences we need. Whatever we decide to take, it must be coupled with a lot of dedication and hard work in. order for us to achieve what we really wanted.

And that was the start of my breastfeeding journey the third time around. It was a bittersweet start and I know it will have a lot of hullabaloos along the way.

Share your breastfeeding story. I would like to know it. Give some love on the comment box.




While waiting for my due, I already made a checklist of the things needed at the hospital for my baby and me. Because this is the third time I will give birth, I have to make sure that I have everything with me and I find it no justice that third time around there will be lapses still.

Included in the checklist are also the brands that I need to consider given the fact that I had several bad experiences before of the products the hospital used for my babies. I already stacked up on cloth diapers, soap and all other newborn essentials.


This time, I have to make sure that my baby will use gentle baby soap. My two children had very bad allergies because the soap that was used to bathe them from the hospital caused them redness all over the body. So in their early life, I had to give them medicines already.





I gave the nurses at nursery Physiogel cleanser to be used for my baby. I am glad that I made that decision because my son was rash free during his first two months. This product is a gentle cleanser that can be used by all ages. From my recollection, we used this when we were younger because we had bad rashes all over our body and it did well a good job.  

Physiogel Clenaser is true to its claim ever since. It is hypo allergenic and gentle to the skin. It is non-comedogenic soap free cleanser that cleanses, soothes and softens skin without drying the skin whilst maintaining its pH balance. It doesn’t have a greasy texture, which is suitable for all skin types.

When my face also became extremely dry to the point that it was already painful, I had to resort to this cleanser and it instantly made my skin soft, smooth and moist. I can say it did help in revitalizing my skin due to the extreme dryness.

I would strongly recommend this cleanser to mommies for their newborn babies as well as those who are suffering from skin problems. This product is widely available at leading drugstores nationwide.

Physiogel Cleanser retails at P600+ for 500ml bottle.  

Have you tried this product? Share your thoughts below.




Have you ever-imagined life if there are no disposables? Honestly, I don’t and I thought I would never survive it because I was born to a world where disposables were already a thing. Not until. 

It was almost a month with everyday day use of disposable napkins after I gave birth that I started itching and feeling very painful on the perineal area. It has never been itchy and this time it was terribly itchy, burning and it was just unbearable. Then my OB told me probably that I wore too much disposable napkins that cause the allergy. She was right.

That moment, I finally decided to switch to cloth pads. At first I was quite ambivalent of using it because I just don't like cleaning bloody discharge and sure does takes time. But when I thought of the day that I had the burning sensation, I chose to do the latter than not being able to sleep soundly because of it. 

You know what? It really wasn't that hard to make the switch. The feeling was quite different from using disposables but the benefits it would bring are remarkable. Imagine you not spending money every month to buy disposables as well as running to the grocery stores when you are out of it. It is one way also of helping reduce the wastes generated everyday. Best of all, it just feels like you are wearing underwear minus the redness and urticaria.

There are different types of cloth napkins; some are for heavy, medium and light use. You can choose depending on your flow. It also has a lot of designs to choose from. It might be quite pricey compared to disposables but it can be worn several times and even years so it will be a big savings on the budget in the long run. These cloth pads can be bought online on Facebook.

Together, we can help save mother nature one cloth pad at a time. 

Have you used one? Share your thoughts.

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