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Nature's Plus Animal Parade Vitamins

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Too many parents neglect the importance of nutrition for their children. They do not do it on purpose. To keep from this bad habit, check out Nature's Plus Animal Parade vitamins and essentials.

This company makes some of the world's best vitamins for children. Vitamins are a great way for anyone to get their nutritional needs met each day. It is the next best thing to eating raw vegetables and fruits. Some additional properties in vitamins cannot be found in everyday foods. This is why it is great to take one on a daily basis.

Children should be fed these daily because it helps them grow stronger each day. Too many kids do not eat properly in America. It is leading to obesity, depression, and many other ailments. Do not allow this to happen to your kids. Stop it before it gets too late. In addition to these vitamins, make sure your children get enough daily activity.

These supplements will work alongside physical activity of your children each day. Most kids like to run around and have fun, so that should not be a big problem. If your kids are watching too much television though, keep them busy with other things.

The animal shapes for these supplements are a great way to get your kids interested in them. They can talk about the different kinds of animals they see. If you share a fun fact with them about the animal, they might take them on their own. Try to find clever ways to get them to take the vitamin.

Separation Anxiety

(1) Kuya playing with his little sister (2) Ready for school and kissing Kassy goodbye
(3) My daughter trying to follow her Kuya (4) Furiously banging the door LOL
Hi, Moms! What's your typical morning looks like? Ours look like the photo above. Well actually, even messier. :)

Since it's Dirk's examination week, he leaves for school at 8:40 instead of 12:30 during regular days. So that means husband and I don't have enough time to clean the house first unless we wake up really really early - around 5:00 which we couldn't do because we work late and sleep late. So for this week, house cleaning doesn't happen until 11:00 when father and son gets home.

I notice that the bond and the attachment between brother and sister is growing stronger every day. Months ago, you wouldn't hear Kuya wishing that his little sister could come with him to school so they can play together with all his classmates; or worse, that he doesn't want to go to school anymore so they can play all day.

My infant daughter, on the other hand, seems to be developing separation anxiety. According to Wikipedia, "Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is a psychological condition in which an individual experiences excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment (e.g. a parent or sibling)."  It's pretty common, especially in Asian countries like the Philippines where babies are rarely separated from their parents or siblings.

Kassy is now 10 months old, and at the peak of showing signs of separation anxiety from me, her Dad and her Kuya. She gets upset and cries when one of us is not in the same room with her, glancing around like crazy looking for the missing face. I never ever want to see her cry so I take her along with me wherever I go, bathroom included (sometimes!).

I don't mind that I can't go to the supermarket alone to buy groceries and other stuff;

I don't mind that I can't go to the cinemas to watch new films;

I don't mind that I can't afford to have a long, luxurious bath; and

I don't mind that I can't do many other things I used to love doing, as long as I make my children feel comfortable and happy all the time, as much as I can.

It's REALLY fine with me. And I'm glad I took the path of being a WAHM. I'm glad I can afford to be with Kuya and Kassy and their Dad always.

pH Care Feminine Wipes Cool Wind Review

It is almost an addiction to us women to use products that could make us feel clean and fresh all day long. Think about powder, colognes and facial mists we invest our money on, but it is not just the face that counts. Maintaining a good feminine hygiene is also essential because it prevent infections, diseases and other health problems. One way to make sure that your vaginal area is clean is by washing it with gentle soap and water and then drying it off with a clean towel or toilet paper. But as much as we want to wash afterwards every single time we urinate, it is not always possible.

Sometimes, while on travel and I don't have access to clean water and soap, I use my baby's bottom wipes. For me that's okay, since the wipes I use on my baby is also hypo-allergenic, alcohol-free and clinically tested. But baby wipes are for babies. Mothers and women in general should use feminine wipes!

I had the privilege to be given samples of pH Care Feminine Wipes in Cool Wind variant. I love that it is mildly scented and have ActiveCool ingredients that keeps me feeling fresh and clean. It has very gentle cleansing properties so it's safe to use every day. I also love that it comes in packs of 10's, because it's convenient to use specially if you're on-the-go.

Cool Wind is my favorite variant of pH Care Intimate Wash and I am happy I received Feminine Wipes of the same variant. It smells best among the other variants in my opinion. Passionate Bloom is the other variant of the Feminine Wipes from pH Care.

For more information about pH Care's products and tips on how to care for your intimate areas, visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phcarephilippines

Swish Mouthwash and Breath Spray Review

I may not possess a set of teeth worthy of a toothpaste commercial but I have very strict oral hygiene regimen which includes flossing, brushing and gargling with an anti-bacterial mouthwash . I cannot emphasize enough the importance of always having fresh and good-smelling breath, especially if you spend most of your day talking to clients and other people. First impressions count, so why not make a good one?

Swish is an oral care brand from Innovitelle, made by Unilab. It has Surefresh Technology that kills bad breath causing bacteria, prevents plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease. Their products are alcohol-free (making it healthy and safe to use) - even children, cancer patients and survivors and pregnant women can use Swish! Swish is available in 4 sizes (35mL, 60mL, 120mL, 250mL) and you can choose from 5 refreshing variants with various minty levels, from gentle mint to intensely strong mint levels:

Gentle Mint — Icy Choco Mint - It blends together the freshness of mint with the goodness of chocolate flavor without the guilt in a sugar-free formulation.
Mild Mint — Mangosteen Mint - A minty treat with the right touch of fruit blended in.
Strong Mint — Peppermint Fresh - Gives you the right minty fresh feeling for an awesome cooling sensation.
Super Strong Mint — Cinnamon Blast - A mix of mint with the perfect blend of cinnamon flavor.
Intensely Strong Mint — Arctic Chill - The right blend of cool and minty with that extra kick of freshness.

I am a regular Swish Mouthwash user, a fan of the Peppermint Fresh variant because it gives my mouth an instant and extra clean. I haven't tried the other variants until a sample of Mangosteen Mint was sent to me through mail, along with the new Swish Breath Spray Arctic Chill

I use 20ml of Swish Mouthwash twice a day for at least 30 seconds. It is ready to use, no need to add water! And I swear it doesn't sting, unlike other brands I tried. But the mangosteen flavor is not noticeable as opposed to the mint. I was really searching for the hint of mangosteen, but could not find it. But regardless of the flavor, it gives my mouth a long-lasting and refreshing feeling which is what I am after in a mouthwash anyway.

I keep the Swish Breath Spray in my purse.  I spray 1 to 2 pumps into my mouth every time I need a quick breath fix. It gives me instant fresh breath, anytime and anywhere in a matter of seconds! It comes in two variants - Arctic Chill and Peppermint Fresh and retails at Php105. It's very economical and can last as much as 100 sprays.

Swish Mouthwash and Breath Spray
are widely available in your favorite drugstores, supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

For more information about Swish products, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SwishMouthwash

CHAMPS Chewable Vitamins: Mothers' Choice for Champions!

Personally speaking, one of the toughest challenge of raising my first-born Dirk is to make him take medications and vitamin supplements. He's just not the type who can be easily persuaded to take anything that tastes like meds into his mouth. He has this habit of sniffing and then sticking the end of his tongue out to smell and taste whatever is on the spoon first before taking it all in. And most of the times, we end up mixing the the vitamins in his milk or in his food because he just would not take them. Well, just to make sure that he does not lack any essential nutrients and vitamins his growing body needs.

I was invited by a staff from CCM Pharmaceuticals to attend a bloggers' event earlier this year (dubbed Bloggers Get-to-Know CHAMPS Day), the launch of one of their flagship products - CHAMPS Chewable Vitamins. I could not make it to the said date and venue though, because I am based in Nueva Ecija so the kind Business Manager, Miss Alina Iledan have the products shipped right to my door instead.

Chemical Company of Malaysia is said to be the largest generic company in Malaysia, and CHAMPS is a brand of multivitamins formulated for the health and wellness of the pediatric age group. It has five variants namely CHAMPS Vitamin C, CHAMPS M, CHAMPS M with Lysine, CHAMPS C plus Lysine and CHAMPS Omega3. They come in small chewable tablets and in various shapes and tasty flavors. More details about each variant below:

Fun Vitamins for Protection - CHAMPS Vitamin C Chewable Tablet
  • Contains 100mg Vitamin C (50mg in Calcium Ascorbate, 50mg in Sodium Ascorbate)                      
  • Comes in bottles x 30’s Chewable Tablet Forms
  • Great-tasting Natural Orange Flavor
  • Fun-shaped Heart          
  • Protection against common illnesses

Fun Vitamins to Maintain General Health - CHAMPS M Chewable Dietary
  • Contains Vitamin C, Plus 9 Essential Dietary Nutrients
  • Comes in bottles x 30’s Chewable Tablet Forms
  • Great-tasting  Natural  Pineapple Flavor
  • Fun, Triangle  Shaped
  • Promotes general health

Fun on Taste, Big on Appetite - CHAMPS Multivitamins + Lysine

  • Contains Lysine 50mg plus Folic acid
  • 9 Essential Multi Vits. (Vit.C 50mg)
  • Comes in bottles x 30’s Chewable Tablet Forms
  • Great-tasting Orange Flavor
  • Fun, Donut- Shape
  • Boosts Appetite

Brain Vitamins for Kids - CHAMPS Omega-3 Plus
  • Contains  9 Essential Dietary Nutrients as Vitamin C and B-complexes plus Omega-3
  • Comes in bottles x 30’s Chewable Tablet Forms
  • Great-tasting Tutti-Fruitti Flavor
  • Fun, Heart- Shaped
  • Boosts  brain development & performance

Fun Recovery Vitamin Combination - CHAMPS C + Lysine
  • Contains  Vitamin C and Lysine
  • Comes in bottles x 30’s Chewable Tablet Forms
  • Great-tasting Tutti-Fruitti Flavor
  • Fun, Donut- Shaped
  • Enhances appetite during sickness for fast recovery.

My pre-schooler is now always looking forward to taking his vitamins. He specifically likes the tutti-frutti-flavored variant in blue, the CHAMPS Omega-3 Plus. I believe it has enhanced his brain performance, as his previous exam results are all very satisfactory. Haha.

Now where to buy CHAMPS Chewable Vitamins for Kids? It's widely available at Mercury Drug, Generika, The Generics Pharmacy and other leading drugstores nationwide at very affordable prices.