Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Practical surprises for the Chinese New Year

For this Chinese New Year, we all want that item that gives us all the good fortune and positive vibes, and we feel extra lucky upon receiving it, be it a miniature water fountain that is known to let good luck flow continuously in our abode, a precious piece of jewelry made of jade, or any of the numerous lucky charms in Chinese Feng Shui.

But does a piece of lucky charm really give us wealth, success and especially good health?

In times of crisis, common sense should rule the season of new beginnings. To give and receive an item that is convenient, useful and practical is ultimately the best for the coming year.

Ready-Wrap Party Pack

Take the case of the Ready-Wrap Party Pack from Uratex. The Uratex Ready-Wrap Party Pack is a 12-piece set composed of drinking cups, plus rectangular and round plastic containers that are ideal for people on the go who are in need of affordable and smart storage solutions to protect, store, freeze and organize food and small items.

The colorful containers are mirowavable and can go directly from the freezer to the microwave without distortion or cracking. Compact and stackable, the Ready-Wrap Party Pack from Uratex is the perfect gift for the hygiene-conscious or those who want space efficiency in the house.

From nourishment needs, we go to the comforts of the bedroom.

Everyone desires a good night’s sleep, which is helpful to everybody because it helps us recharge our tired bodies after a hard day’s work. And this is where the Uratex Premium Mattress line comes in, with products like Premium Touch Cozy Latex, Premium Touch Viscoluxe Memory, and Purifoam.

But there are other Uratex premium mattresses that can be a perfect Chinese New Year gift like the Therapoint® Mattress, with its superior grade, high-resilient foam for a perfect balance of comfort and support so that you can enjoy deep, sound sleep every night. The Coolmax® Technology Mattress cover comes with a high-performance fabric which dries fast compared to other mattresses, balances body moisture, while tiredness caused by perspiration is minimized to maximize sleep quality.

 For those who value designer-made products, try Trapunto by Rajo Laurel. Meaning “to embroider” in Italian, Trapunto is a classic European quilting style known for its “delicate elegance and exquisite beauty.” Exclusively designed by acclaimed fashion designer Rajo Laurel, this specialty mattress offers a new level of luxury, support and comfort.

Marching away from the blues

Have you seen your child look gloomy after a bad day, whether in school (failed to answer correctly a question during recitation), a spat with a best friend, or when he can’t shoot hoops at the village basketball court because of bad weather or his gaming console’s screen suddenly went fuzzy?

Don’t worry. Just like adults, kids also have their own share of “down” moments. What’s important is how we teach them to pick themselves up, wipe away that gloomy look, have fun and face life positively. And here are some friendly suggestions from our friends from Koala’s March that you and your child can do to help chase your blues away and get you back on your happy feet. With around 125 koala designs in every pack to enjoy, Koala’s March will take your mind off from all things bothering you.

A good way to start is to make yourself comfortable. Breathe deeply, inhale and exhale slowly, making sure you take in lots of oxygen into your system. Play your fave CD if you need music to bring you to a relaxed state.

Then open the box and you will see a bunch of koalas printed on delicious, flavor-filled biscuits. Take one and place it right before your eyes and you’ll instantly notice a very cute and cuddly koala. Close your eyes and put yourself in that Koala’s shoes—smiling, carefree, and happy. Now think of the luscious chocolate or strawberry cream bursting within each biscuit. Once the feeling fills you from head to toe, put one into your mouth and munch it any manner you want. Now, doesn't that just put a smile on your face?

Try repeating the same process with each mouthful. And to make it more fun and exciting, think of happy thoughts.

Heck, you could do almost anything you can think of with these biscuits for as long as it will cheer you up. Try to remember happy moments or imagine a role-play with the koalas and make them talk. A warm glass of milk or chocolate drink can also serve as a good partner while eating Koala’s March. Feeling much better?

Always remember, we all have difficulties in life every day and it is quite normal. Sometimes, to really solve a problem, all you need is a quiet moment to relax and keep yourself cool. And most of the time, if you are more relaxed, more solutions come to mind. Of course, it is also highly recommended that you try and seek help from others, especially from your family and friends.

And that is exactly what Koala’s March does—help out and cheer up his friends! It could work the same for you.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Modern Solutions for the Moms We Luv

New parents these days are lucky to have so many support groups to depend on whenever they encounter hitches in rearing their child. WeLuvMoms, a unique community and an inspired source of information for the modern Mom’s frenetic lifestyle, will be her indispensible ally in raising the baby to his—or her—healthiest potential. From the best feeding systems to the perfect baby’s accessory, We Luv Moms have the best products from the best brands that the working modern Mom of today will truly love.

Breastfeeding is an important factor in nourishing your baby as it provides ideal nourishment and a special bonding experience that both baby and mom will take great delight in. It may sound and look easy but actually, many new Moms encounter exasperation breastfeeding. Some new Moms find it hard to get started, while others stumble upon problems later on.

Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow from Simplisse

One common problem that new Moms face is the proper positioning of the baby while breastfeeding. It is important to find the proper position so that both Mom and baby are comfortable. Gia, the angled breastfeeding pillow from Simplisse may just be the solution to this breastfeeding dilemma that new Moms face. Gia promotes angled feeding which helps babies’ digestion and reduces reflux and other feeding problems. Its wider and flatter pillow surface helps prevent baby from rolling down because the uniquely-shaped pillow’s patented, non-flat design positions baby at an incline. Both Mom and baby will definitely benefit from Gia’s exceptional design.

For working Moms (and even Dads), nothing beats coming home to spend time with their little bundle of joy. So while playing with your baby, you try to see the future for your child while growing up and you ask yourself “are we giving our child the proper nutrition that his young body so richly deserves?” Good thing there are products that will help Moms and Dads build the proper nutrition foundation for their child. And this is where Dr. Brown’s Designed to Nourish™ products come into play.

Dr. Brown’s Designed to Nourish™ system

In partnership with infant nutritionists—and of course, with Moms themselves—Dr. Brown’s came up with Designed to Nourish™, a complete solid feeding system that consists of kid-friendly items such as plates, training cups, bowls and utensils. There is also a puree masher, snack and dipping cups, plus storage pods and storage labels that were designed to help Moms and Dads prepare and store their little one’s food easier and more manageable so they could give it more focus despite their busy professional and personal lifestyles. 

This goes to show that Dr. Brown’s Designed to Nourish™ system has taken every careful step to make sure that the child’s nutrition and health at this stage in his or her early life is assured, from the preparation to feeding and even storage.

As baby grows and is ready to take in solid food, what better way to enjoy food with these jucilicious colors of Boon’s visually enticing feast of eye-catching products. In delicious color combinations of blue raspberry, grape, kiwi, orange, berry cream, coconut, and cherry, Boon’s baby gears are something to stare at. 

All these delightful products for babies and toddlers are specially created to help parents all over the world become best nurturers that they can be. And with WeLuvMoms, parenting is a breeze with all the innovative solutions and effective products the community provides.

For more information about WeLuvMoms, like the WeLuvMoms page on Facebook and/or be a WeLuvMom’s member at www.weluvmoms.com Products featured here are proud sponsors of WeLuvMoms activities, and are available at Rustan’s, SM department stores, Landmark and Babyland. You can also find these products at www.weemall.com, the Philippines’ online shopping mall.