Reviews

Mommy Ginger shares reviews on great products that would make a mom’s life easier and definitely happier!

Rosie the Riveter Look

Hi Readers!

Happy Friday to you! It’s a Friday and I loved this week. I’m actually getting ready for a photoshoot tomorrow. Tita Rej of My Story Photography will be coming over tomorrow to shoot me, my mommy and daddy! I am so excited. I have lined up a few looks that I would like to strut tomorrow. To check out the other shoots of Tita Rej, you can check out her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MyStoryPhotography.ph. I remember that the last time I had a professional photographer shoot me was when I was 2 weeks old with Tita Polly of Oh Happy Day Birth Photography. You can check out Tita Polly’s page here: https://www.facebook.com/ohhappybirths?fref=ts

For today, I’d like to share with you my look! Mommy was inspired by Rosie the Riveter in this poster.

Image from http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2009/06/27/weekend-diversion-the-real-ros/

Image from http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2009/06/27/weekend-diversion-the-real-ros/

My mom dressed me up in this pink polka dot onesie from Debenhams and she had me use this blue and pink ribbon which was a gift.

Zeeka's Rosie the Riveter Look

I hope you like my look!

Love lots,
Baby Fashionista
Zeeka

Cluebebe Diapers

When having a baby, mommy has to be on the look out for good and quality products available in the market. But aside from the quality, mommy should also be on top of the budget. Having a baby means having to buy a lot (and I mean A LOT!) of things for baby.

One thing that keeps me motivated to go on breastfeeding Baby Zeeka is that fact that I save a lot on milk. If you give formula, this is how much your baby can consume in a month:

Sorry, I forgot where I got this picture! :(

Sorry, I forgot where I got this picture! 🙁

Let’s just say that on the average, a 500g tin can of infant milk is at Php 500. So If you give your baby formula for 6 months, that would be 40 cans X Php 500 = Php 20,000 for 6 months. You get to save that much if you breastfeed.

The other thing that I want to save up on are diapers. Zeeka gets to use 8-10 diapers a day. She used even more during her first month. I spend close to Php 1000 a week for diapers alone. I’m so glad that there are cute cloth diapers that you can use already. They have different designs that you can choose from.

The first brand that I tried were the Cluebebe Diapers. These are made in Indonesia.

Zeeka in Cluebebe Diapers

Zeeka in Cluebebe Diapers

Zeeka has these three diapers: the red one, a pink one and a green one. Both the pink (salem pink) and the green (bumble green) one are cover petites. Price for each is at PHP 350.

What do I like about Cluebebe Diaper:
– You can adjust the buttons for to perfectly fit baby.
– The material used for the diaper itself is very soft. It doesn’t cause irritation on Baby Z’s sensitive skin (she got that from me!)
– The outer fabric is waterproof and also, it doesn’t leak easily.
– The inner lining is made out of breathable microfleece that keeps that top dry even if baby pees on it. ece
– Ooooh, I love the velcro since it keeps that diaper fitted on the waist. It doesn’t fall off.

What needs to be improved on?
When we washed the red diaper, the color gets offs. I recently found out that it’s because of the non-toxic color that they use. That type of coloring gets off easily. I was happy that Cluebebe Philippines was happy to replace it. I didn’t have it replaced though, since it didn’t bother me that much anyway.

I also got hold of this new product from Cluebebebe!
Cluebebe with Tutu

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Isn’t it cute! I will use it one of these days for Baby Z’s Style Corner 🙂 To visit Cluebebe, please click HERE.

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

3rd Run of the Babypalooza Bazaar

Yey! I’m so excited! I heard that there will be a 3rd run of the Babypalooza bazaar! This bazaar is held at the Walter Hogan Center at Ateneo De Manila University. In the bazaar, equal exposure for both PRE-LOVED (i.e. gently used) and BRAND NEW items for babies, young children and expectant parents is given.

Babypalooza's 3rd Run

Babypalooza’s 3rd Run

What’s good about this bazaar and I think what has made it successful is that it implements the Babypalooza Vendor Protection Program (VPP). This means that the organizers will ensure that no two vendors of brand new items will be selling the exact same thing. This helps ensure that shoppers will not get bored of seeing the same merchandise over and over. Items that will be sold are necessities of every parent and their child: clothing, shoes and accessories, gear, strollers/baby furniture, feeding bottles, nursing wear, breast pumps, skin care and cleaning products. All at negotiable, easy-on-the-pocket prices!

To continue providing a family-friendly bazaar experience, special function areas will still be available for free for all visitors, these are the following: breastfeeding station, play area, 88DB Daddy Waiting Lounge and the Twins Lampein diaper change area. Clean rest rooms are also just a few steps away from the bazaar stalls for added convenience.

Venue is fully air-conditioned, and the parking and entrance is free.

Hope to see you there!

 

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

 

 

Goodbye, Summer from Baby Fashionista

Hi Readers!

I am saying goodbye to summer! It started raining already and it has been raining quite a lot lately. I’m sure all of you are excited to see what I wore for this corner. My mommy has been calling me Baby Fashionista already since she noticed that I love to dress up.

To bid summer goodbye, I am wearing this cute yellow dress from Periwinkle. I wore it when I went with Mommy, Daddy, and yaya to Rustan’s Makati yesterday.

Check out my dress form Periwinkle!

Check out my dress form Periwinkle!

My socks are from Tippy Toes!

My socks are from Tippy Toes!

My headband is from Dainty Ashley!

My headband is from Dainty Ashley!

I hope you like my look today on Zeeka’s Style Corner!

Love lots,
#BabyFashionista Zeeka

Breastfeeding is still the ‘Best Start’ with Dads or Moms or Whoever!

Guys at Mead Johnson Nutrition, seriously? What is up with this Best Starts With Dad campaign? I’m sure that your brand managers and your marketing people are pretty much aware of the Milk Code. I’m sure that all of you are intelligent enough to know what is and what isn’t a violation.

Do not think that we, consumers, do not read and that we do not think. Do not think that we do not know subliminal advertising. Why come up with the title Best Starts with Dad for Father’s Day? Even when you tell us that the promo is for those with kids who are 3 year old and above, the word “starts” seems to target even those dads with younger kids. When you say ‘start’, you usually begin with a number called ZERO. You don’t begin counting from 3.

Anyway, it’s just sad. I’m not really the type who would reply to such an issue, but this makes me sad especially now that I am a nursing mom. You do not know the effort, the time, the patience and all the blood, sweat and tears that some of us moms go through just to defend our stand of breastfeeding our kids. I think my mom and I did not talk for quite a while because we had opposing views on breastfeeding (I’m glad that she is very supportive of it now! :)… love you, mom!) I had to stand up to some of my relatives who did not believe in breastfeeding. I was just so glad that my husband was there every step of the way to support me in this decision.

From the moment Baby Z was born, I had firmly decided to breastfeed and my hubby was there by my side. He would help me research for facts that we could show or tell our relatives and friends to convince them that breastfeeding Baby Z was what was best for her. Until now, every day, I make that decision and I’m glad that he is still by my side.

It’s just so sad that subliminally, you are telling people and rewarding them for choosing formula as the best start for their children.

For those who want to know more about the issue with the #beststartswithdad campaign, please visit my friend, Jenny Ong’s blog: http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com/2013/06/breastfeeding-beststartswithdad.html

Anyway, I hope you stop this campaign, and help spread the word that breastfeeding is still the best start.

Love lots,
(ang bait ko pa! :>)

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger