Lotte Xylitol Wish Upon A Smile (Promo)

I love surprises! When I was little, I used to look forward to Christmas. I loved Christmas since every year, Santa would give me a lot of gifts. I would write a letter and leave it under our Christmas tree and I would get a lot of presents from him come Christmas day. Most of the things I asked for in my letter were given to me and most of my wishes would come true during this season. Well, they still do (even if Santa doesn’t give gifts to ‘mommies and daddies’), so I still love this time of the year. This year, Lotte Xylitol Gum will be granting several wishes in the hope of spreading more smiles this Christmas.

Lotte Xylitol Wish Upon A Smile Promo

Lotte Xylitol Wish Upon A Smile Promo

Lotte Xylitol Gum will be launching the Wish Upon A Smile promo. The promo will start on November 9 and each week, Lotte Xylitol will be making one wish come true until we reach Christmas day.

To participate, just submit a photo of you and your child showing off your best smiles. Then answer the question: What will make your Child smile this Christmas? (Include #XylitolSmile in your answer)
*Complete Mechanics below

Xylitol Smile


The contest will run from Nov. 9, 2013 to Dec. 27, 2013.

The contest is open to all moms and dads with a child who is 5-10 years old, living in the Philippines.


A. Registration

Like the official Facebook brand page of Lotte Xylitol Gum to submit contest entries through

B. Photo Uploading:
1. Lotte Xylitol Gum will reveal seven (7) different themes for seven (7) weeks; one theme per week. As a participating parent, you can choose from the themes.

a. Week 1: Something your child can play with (Toys)
b. Week 2: Something your child can wear (Apparel)
c. Week 3: Something sporty (Sports/Outdoor Equipment/Class)
d. Week 4: Something your child can read (Reading Materials/Books)
e. Week 5: Something your child can learn from (Educational Trips e.g. Mind Museum Pass)
f. Week 6: Something fun (Games/Recreational Activities e.g. Active Fun Pass)
g. Week 7: Something techy (Gadgets)

2. Post a photo of you and your child on the Lotte Xylitol Facebook fan page, showing off your best smiles.
3. For the photo caption, creatively answer the question: “What would make your child smile this Christmas?” then add the hashtag: #XylitolSmile.

Sample Entry:
This Christmas, my child’s wish is to hava new doll. That will surely make my little Annie smile! #XylitolSmile
– Lotte Xylitol Mommy Mimi

4. Photos must be in jpg format (at least 1 MB in size; preferably cropped into square shape, 500×500 pixels).
5. All submitted entries will be subject to screening and approval. Approved entries can be viewed on the Lotte Xylitol Gum Facebook Gallery.
6. Lotte Xylitol Gum reserves the right to reject images that are obscene, inappropriate, and does not conform to the rules and regulations of the
contest mechanics. Lotte Xylitol Gum’s decision is final.

*NOTE: You must own the rights to all the photos that you’ve submitted.

C. Judging of Winners
1. Last day of submission for all photo entries is at 11:59pm of Dec. 27, 2013.
2. All entries will be reviewed and judged by the Lotte Xylitol Gum panel following the criteria stated below.

Photo – 40%
Caption – 40%
Creativity – 20%
TOTAL – 100%

3. Scores to be provided by the Lotte Xylitol Gum Judging Panel will be final.
4. Top entries will be shortlisted and will be judged further by the Lotte Xylitol Gum panel.
5. Two (2) entries will be declared as the winners of the week. Then the top five (5) will receive consolation prizes per week.

The following prizes will be awarded to the weekly winners:
– Two (2) Winners: Prize will depend on the theme and on the participant’s wish.
– Five (5) Lucky Participants: Lotte Xylitol Gum Gift Packs and Gift Certificates.

1. Winners will be announced on the following dates.
– November 25, Monday at 3pm
– December 2, Monday at 3pm
– December 9, Monday at 3pm
– December 16, Monday at 3pm
– Devember 23, Monday at 3 pm
– December 30, Monday at 3pm

2. Winners will be announced on the Lotte Xylitol Gum Facebook Brand Page.
3. Winners will also be notified via their email addresses.

1. Winners from Metro Manila can claim their prize at the Republika Worldwide office at Warehouse 16, La Fuerza Compound, Pasong Tamo,
Makati City on weekdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
2. Prizes of the winners from provincial areas will be delivered to their respective residences or given mailing address.
3. Winners must present the email notification that they won the contest, Two (2) Valid IDs of mother or father, and child’ s birth certificate in claiming their prizes. (Valid IDs consist of Company ID, SSS ID, School ID, Credit card with Picture, Driver’s License, Passport, and Senior Citizen’s ID.)
4. Winners who cannot personally claim their prize can send a representative. The representative must present the following: Winner’s email notification, authorization letter from the winner, two (2) valid IDs of the winner, Child’s birth certificate, and one (1) valid ID of the representative to claim the prize.
5. All prizes not claimed whin sixty (60) days after receipt of email notification will be forfeited.
6. Prizes are not convertible to cash or other goods. Prizes are transferable.

1. Lotte Xylitol Gum reserves the right to use all submitted photos in its website or in materials directly related to Lotte Xylitol Gum’s various campaigns.
2. Employees of Lotte Pilipinas, its affiliates, its advertising or promotion agencies, packaging suppliers, and their spouses and relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity are not qualified to join this promo. All winners will be notified via email, and Facebook announcements.
Make your wishes come true this season! We’d love to see that smile so join now!

Mommy, can I see your smile? Can you smile for me... huh... huh?!

Mommy, can I see your smile? Can you smile for me… huh… huh?!

*Full Disclosure: Mommy Ginger is a Lotte Xylitol Gum Brand Believer! (What can I say! I love and believe in the brand!)

Baby Z is Teething

For those who are new moms, one of the things to watch out for during the first few months of a baby is the ‘teething’ stage. My pediatrician already told me that Zeeka will be growing her teeth in a few months. I can actually feel the top of the teeth already trying to protrude through the lower gums. I think she’ll be having her two front teeth very soon!

She’s becoming very fussy already. She also always wants to put things into her mouth and she loves biting. She bites into yaya’s shoulders and she also loves biting when I’m nursing her (ouch!). Of course, I can’t blame her since I can just imagine how uncomfortable it is to feel that pain and itchiness in the gums. The worse part is that you don’t know how to explain these feelings to mommy, daddy or to yaya. What I do is just give her teething biscuits that she can bite on. I got these biscuits from Healthy Options.

Vanilla Biscuits for Teethers

Vanilla Biscuits for Teethers

Now that Baby Zeeka is eating and placing all these different thing into her mouth, it is the best time to start taking care of her mouth, gums and eventually, teeth.

I have already shared with you an Infographics on facts about caring for your child’s teeth ). I have also shared with you ways on how to care for your baby’s teeth in this link, Today, i’ll be sharing with you some tools that you can use for you to be able to carry on helping your child develop good, strong and healthy teeth.

This first chart shows the Primary Teeth Tracker. It also shows the month when the teeth will come out. But of course, this is just a guide. My cousins baby started developing molars first before his central incisors (soooo cool!).

Primary Teeth Tracker

Primary Teeth Tracker

The second chart is the Permanent Teeth Tracker. This is very helpful when your child is already starting to grow his/her permanent teeth.

Permanent Teeth Tracker

Permanent Teeth Tracker

Here is the dentist appointment sheet that you can use to keep track of the visits to the dentist.

Dentist Appointment Guide

Dentist Appointment Guide

And lastly, here is a teeth care chart that you can use when your child is a bit older to help your child keep track of brushing, flossing and chewing of Xylitol gum.

Teeth Care Chart

Teeth Care Chart

All of these charts are care of Lotte Xylitol Gum Philippines. This is to help parents and children fight cavities and make it zero. They are running the making it Zero Campaign. Here are some facts about the Make it Zero Campaign.

Lotte Xylitol Gum Make it Zero Campaign

Lotte Xylitol Gum Make it Zero Campaign

I hope that all of these downloads will help you care for your baby’s/child’s teeth. Mommy Ginger is very proud to be part of the Make it Zero campaign. For more information, please visit

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Mommy Ginger is a proud Mom Brand Believer of Lotte Xylitol Gum!

How To Care for your Baby’s Teeth

Baby Z already turned 6 months and I am truly excited for this ‘month’ birthday since we will start giving her food! Yipee!

Look at this cute little girl! The doctor mentioned to that we can start with organic brown rice cereal.
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But that’s a different story. Today, I’ll be sharing with you some of the tips that I read on caring for your baby’s teeth. Being one of the Lotte Xylitol Gum Brand Believers made me more conscious about caring for my baby’s teeth. I have been researching and reading about baby’s teeth and how I can truly care for them.

Some of the questions in my mind now are when to bring Baby Z to the dentist and how to clean her teeth? I’m pretty sure that anytime soon, she’ll be growing her first tooth. When we went to the doctor to have her check up, the pediatrician already told us that her two front lower teeth were about to come out. I’m so excited to see her teeth. Although, I know that these times will be quite annoying for Baby Z. She has been biting everything and producing extra saliva. When we were in Subic, she loved chewing on Lotte Xylitol Gum…the bottle that is (not the actual gum)!

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Caring for Baby's Teeth 0002

Now with all the reading and research, I found some interesting articles that answered my question, one of which is this video. Here’s an informative video that I found posted on How to care for your baby’s teeth and gums

Most of the sites that I visited suggests that you go to the dentist once you see a tooth popping out from your baby’s gums. You don’t have to go right away, BUT just make sure that you visit on or before your baby turns 1 year old. I read from that if your child is not bottle fed anymore and is cup feeding and doesn’t drink in the middle of the night, you can skip going to the dentist until your child is two years old. Is this true? Have any of you heard about this before? Once the child reaches 2 years old, then that’s the time you visit the dentist every 6 months until adulthood. It also says that for children ages 4 and 6, dentists usually take the the first set of X-rays to check for cavities between the teeth (ooooh! That reminds me of a toothpaste commercial).

But then again, as I mentioned in my previous post about cavities and tooth decay, babies can already have tooth decay at the age of 9 months: This is the fact that I am worried about. When Baby Z starts to eat, remnants of food and milk can get caught in the mouth and in between their teeth, thus causing tooth decay.

Hmmm… what other information did I read about? I also didn’t know that there are really pediatric dentists and they are different from the dentists that we go to as adults. But I think, just as long as they know how to deal with young children, then it’s okay to bring them to a regular dentist (but that’s just my opinion). If you feel safer with a pediatric dentist, here is a site of the Pediatric Dentristry Philippines and the Pediatric Dentristry Center Philippines.

For those wondering about when to start cleaning the babies mouth, gums and teeth, I asked my cousin pediatrician and she said that it is good to start as early as 3 months. You can start cleaning your child’s gums with a soft cloth or an infant toothbrush (the one that looks like a huge thimble). For toothpaste, you can use it as soon as you see teeth. You can brush her/his teeth twice daily using toothpaste with fluoride. Just place a smudge of toothpaste on the toothbrush (around half a pea for children less than 2 years old). For the children from 2 to around 5 year old, you an already increase it to a pea-size amount of toothpaste. Be sure that your toddler spits out the excess toothpaste after brushing. Also, be sure to assist your child in brushing since they still don’t know how to go about doing it by themselves.

Also, another thing to do is try to avoid using the utensils of your baby. I know that sometimes, especially when we want to test if the food is hot, we use baby’s spoon and then blow on it. This should never be done, because the bacteria from our mouth can be transmitted through the utensils or food to baby’s mouth. So we, ourselves, should be careful and avoid tooth decay and cavities.

For us, aside from brushing, gargling, flossing and going to the dentist, we can chew on two gums of Lotte Xylitol Gum at least 4 times a day to keep our teeth free from cavities. For those who haven’t read the infographics that I created explaining Xylitol and the benefits, here it is:

I hope my tips helped you answer your questions on how to care for your baby’s teeth. On my next post, I will tell you more about the Make It Zero Campaign of Lotte Xylitol Gum.

Mommy Ginger is very proud to be part of the Make it Zero campaign. For more information, please visit

Facts about Caring for your Child’s Teeth [Infographics]

Let’s fight cavities! After reading all these facts about cavities and tooth decay, I just want to do everything I can to protect Baby Z from these. Do you know that 9 out of 10 children suffer from tooth decay? Imagine that! That’s almost every child that you see!

And do you know that most children from 9-13 months get the infection from their mothers? As moms, we need to be aware of this. Find out more facts about fighting cavities, tooth decay and using Xylitol as one tool in fighting bacteria in the mouth and teeth.

Caring for your Teeth Infographics

Caring for your Teeth Infographics

I hope that you like this Infographic that I made especially for you. Next month, I’ll be telling you more about what we can do, as moms, to fight cavities. I’m also going to tell you more about the Make It Zero Campaign of Lotte Xylitol Gum. Mommy Ginger is very proud to be part of the Make it Zero campaign. For more information, please visit

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Mommy Ginger is a proud Mom Brand Believer of Lotte Xylitol Gum!