Easter has become a fun and spectacular celebration for kids, especially with malls around the metro that host Easter Egg Hunts, costume contests, and magic shows. Easter Sunday can easily become a busy day for mommies looking for the best venue and activity for kids to enjoy the Easter celebration.
We chose Resorts World Manila’s Easter Barnyard Adventure as it is the most visible and talked about online. I even shared the poster to my excitement and to let even more mommies know! Come Easter Sunday which was a partly cloudy day, it was tempting to stay at home but the new Skyway also known as NAIA Ex makes going to Resorts World Manila such a breeze. Buti nalang at hindi kami tinamad!
Kids Easter Celebration at Resorts World Manila
This review might be helpful in deciding where to spend your Easter Sunday in 2018. Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila is a top choice for Filipino families as a lifestyle and leisure destination. The shops are family friendly with mid-range restaurants, even fast food options. There’s always something going on at the Activity Hall for everyone to watch & enjoy especially on weekends.
It pays to read the mechanics before going on this Easter Adventure, I downloaded the Resorts World app first and showed a P2,500 receipt. We ate at Annam Noodle Bar and bought takeaway to reach the purchase requirement. We presented it at the booth and got a ticket to enjoy the Easter Barnyard Adventure!
Super sulit with the many booths that you can claim goodies from. Parent and child are both given activity cards with different stubs attached. The kids enjoyed free snacks like Tender Juicy Hotdog, Gardenia bread, Country Style donut, Eggnog snacks, and the most popular that day was the giant cotton candy!
There was a small skit and singing and dancing followed by a mysterious and enthralling magic show. There were also fun games in between.
Activity booths like cookie decorating (sadly McCormick ran out of cookies for us to decorate) and face painting were also available.
I noticed how Resorts World also quietly included kids from charitable organizations and treated them like royalty during the event. Good job Resorts World! They had the best seat in the house and I’m sure these kids enjoyed the event as much as my son did, maybe even more
Overall we made the right decision to celebrate Easter Sunday at Resorts World. Everything was organized, safe, and secure that it was also fun for mommies like me.
Dengue vaccine is now commercially available in the Philippines. Watsons will offer dengue vaccination in select stores nationwide. Here’s what you need to know about Dengue Vaccination:
1. The vaccine is safe and has been thoroughly tested, based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines
2. Dengue vaccine has been approved in 14 countries where dengue is endemic including Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and the Philippines.
3. The dengue vaccination, to be taken in three doses at 0 – 6 – 12 months interval, can protect the individual from all four strains of the dengue virus.
4. The vaccine can be administered to people aged 9 to 45 years old.
5. The first vaccine against dengue, Dengvaxia, was created by leading multinational pharmaceutical company and an expert in the development of vaccinations, Sanofi Pasteur.
2017 Dengue Vaccination Schedule at Watsons Philippines Stores
April 30, 2017 – 1st dose
October 29, 2017 – 2nd dose
April 29, 2018 – 3rd dose
If you miss the above vaccination schedule, you can avail the next round on the following dates:
May 14, 2017 – 1st dose
November 12, 2017 – 2nd dose
May 13, 2018 – 3rd dose
Even if you or your child already had dengue, you can still benefit from the vaccine that protects you from more than 1 strain of Dengue virus. My personal experience with Dengue was plagued with stress, anxiety, worry, and uncertainty. The up and down of platelet count is an emotional roller coaster that can make anyone believe they are in the brink of death. In some cases, Dengue can be fatal as we all know.
Cost of Dengue Vaccine in the Philippines
P4000 per dose at Watsons
P12000 for all 3 doses at Watsons
Note that you have to buy on the scheduled vaccination dates so that the dengue vaccine can be administered by a nurse to you or your loved ones. It is very important to finish all three (3) doses of the dengue vaccine.
Easter Barnyard kids event at Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall starts at April 16 from 3pm to 6pm. Here’s how to join fun activities for children.
From the Resorts World Manila:RWM guests who download the RWM Mobile Companion app and shop or dine with a minimum of P2,500 single receipt at any participating Newport Mall outlet until Easter Sunday can get the chance to win one of 500 exclusive tickets for this fun family event. Receipts from RWM signature restaurants, Belmont Hotel, and Remington Hotel of the same value will also be honored.
Mechanics on How to Join:
On the day of the event, redemption will only be from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.
Qualified participants will be entitled to pick one stub for a chance to win an entrance ticket to the exclusive event. Lucky winners each get one ticket for one child and one adult companion to attend the Easter Barnyard Adventure.
Easter Barnyard Adventure at The Plaza in Newport Mall on April 16, starting at 3:00 p.m.
The RWM Easter Barnyard Adventure is loaded with educational and fun activities for children of RWM members and guests. Various booths will also offer treats and toys for the kids and the young at heart. Exciting prizes await kids who come in costume and participate in the Easter Barnyard games.
Download the RWM Mobile Companion free on Google Play and the AppStore. Visit www.rwmanilla.com or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 908-8833 for more information on RWM’s exciting summer promotions.
Many of us grew up with Safeguard because our mothers trusted this brand. Safeguard was first launched in 1966 as an effective way of removing germs and inhibiting the growth of bacteria. I was born in the 80s and our de-facto family soap was also Safeguard. Today, there are many soaps to choose from but concerns like family members regularly getting germ-borne diseases like the common cold, cough and flu to more serious health problems like pneumonia, meningitis, and typhoid fever remain the same.
WATCH: Safeguard Science Discovery Tour
Safeguard Philippines wants to continue to protect Filipino families as they have for over 50 years. They invited me and my son to the Safeguard Science Innovation Center in Singapore to find out why modern Filipino families like us should still choose and trust Safeguard. Here are our top 3 discoveries that we’d like to share with you and your family:
1. Safeguard is still the number one family germ-protection soap
At the Safeguard Innovation Center, it is very clear how Safeguard continues to invest in research and development, use quality ingredients and follow rigorous prototyping, testing and manufacturing processes to provide the best soap that addresses every mom’s personal care and cleansing needs.
There are real scientists and experts at work in Safeguard (hindi lang sa Safeguard commercial sila nakikita, they are real!). The product of their work is Safeguard’s unbeatable, superior and long lasting skin germ protection. Here are the germs that are commonly found in our homes.
They are cultured and studied by Safeguard to understand how these modern-day germs affect our family’s health and how Safeguard can kill and stop the growth of these germs. Here are some examples:
Staphylococcus, E.coli, Enterococcus Faecalis
Nakakahiya mang aminin, some of these germs were found in Ashton’s toy and toothbrush. These germs cause sore throat, tonsillitis, skin boils or pigsa, urinary tract infection, and even serious diseases like pneumonia and meningitis. Ayaw natin yan!
We also saw how Safeguard kills 99.9% germs when hand washing and how it kills and protects us from all 4 families of germs: gram-bacteria, fungi, viruses, and gram+ bacteria.
2. Safeguard is the only soap with germ-protect technology and it really works
This is called the white hand mark experiment. The colored dots that you see are the germs and the hand marks are the different types of soap that us mothers use and choose every now and then. Can you guess which hand mark is from Safeguard?
The white hand mark belongs to Safeguard, it was able to stop germs from reaching and multiplying on the hand. Safeguard with Germshield+ protects users from germs in between washes and inhibits germ regrowth for up to 24 hours.
An example is when we go to work, ride the MRT, or go to the supermarket – can you imagine how many germs us hardworking parents come in contact with everyday? We cannot wash our hands every minute but using a soap like Safeguard can automatically prevent germs from sticking to us especially our hands and bringing it home to our children. This is the same for our kids especially when playing outside or going to school.
3. Safeguard Body Wash is as gentle as water
I cannot believe it myself but at the Safeguard Innovation Center, we were asked to do an experiment that compares brand x body wash, Safeguard Body Wash, and plain water.
The rose petal is used to simulate baby’s delicate skin. Brand X body wash made the petal dark and damaged while Safeguard Body Wash did not damage the rose petal and was as gentle as water. I hope you watch this in our Safeguard Vlog above to see for yourself.
This is a huge myth buster since many of us trust Safeguard to kill germs but have the notion that Safeguard is not gentle – especially for young children. Buy the Safeguard Body Wash that also contains moisture shield technology.
How and What Safeguard to Use for your Family
It’s easy to get confused with many brands and products but during our tour, I noted everything I learned and came up with the following personal recommendation for mommies like me. You can add this to your grocery list so you don’t forget. I already have these products at home for my family to use:
1. Safeguard Anti-Bacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Price in Pesos: 255ml (P 80)
Use for: regular hand washing when cooking, before and after eating, washing yourself after using the toilet, hand washing after using the toilet. Where to place: On your kitchen sink, bathroom sinksa
2. Safeguard Pure White Body Wash
Price in Pesos: 200ml (P 85), 400ml (P 145), 700ml (P219)
Use for: bathing Where to place: Shower, bathtub, travel kits (smaller bottle) IMPORTANT: Use a shower puff to clean your body with Safeguard Body Wash
These are the two Safeguard products I personally use and recommend. Liquid soaps and body wash are my top choices because they do not leave the skin dry which also makes it easy for germs to enter the skin and cause infections. It is IMPORTANT to use a shower puff to save you from using too much body wash and make it even easier and more enjoyable to take a bath. Being healthy should not be difficult and expensive – Safeguard believes the same.
A Healthy Family is a Happy Family
Being healthy is underrated until one of our family members get sick. Even in everyday activities, having healthy children mean having children who have the energy and positive attitude to enjoy life. I appreciated our health even more during this trip. It was my first time to travel with just a 6 year old to no less than Singapore. Our health allowed me and my son Ashton to get the most of our trip, enjoy the sights, be game for new adventures, and walk for hours exploring this beautiful country.
Thank you Safeguard for this Science Discovery Tour and for allowing us to share our discovery to other mommies and babies! Stay tuned and LIKE Mommy Lace on Facebook to WIN a special “pasalubong” from Mommy Lace and The Blogger Kid Ashton.
Summer is more fun when enjoyed with our babies. Having fun and making memorable experiences are on top of our lists especially now that school is over. Finally, our kids can relax which means more time for playing, swimming, and staying under the sun.
Mommy Lace Skincare Summer Tips for Kids
While outings and adventures are exciting, top skincare concerns like kids rash or bungang araw and itchy skin that leads to scratching can make dampen our summer experience. We see these skin problems more often this time of the year. Our babies spend more time playing which means more perspiring, dehydration, and sun exposure.
It’s important to moisturize – our favorite Belo Baby product is the Face and Body lotion. My son and I have been using this for a year now. It is also Belo Baby’s first birthday this March!Ever since, I realized how important it is to moisturize – yes even for kids!Our top concern back then was my son’s very dry legs. He would scratch and scratch and these result into minor wounds. Belo Baby’s body lotion solved this problem for us. It is 100% certified natural and has 0% chemicals.Now that it’s summer, the heat, swimming pool water with chlorine, and airconditioning can all dry up our baby’s skin.
Moisturize right after bathing – lotions lock in moisture into the skin. So, it is important to put your kid’s lotion right after bathing while the skin is hydrated, supple, and soft. Baby lotions with cocoa butter, shea butter, and almond oil can do a great job at locking-in skin moisture and keep your baby’s skin soft and hydrated for longer.Bathing and putting on lotion is one of our favorite bonding moments. I really feel like I am taking care of my son’s skin when I do this. My son likes how Belo Baby is easily absorbed by the skin without leaving white patches and feeling greasy. It’s also perfect for our night time baby massage routine!
Avoid long baths – while bath tubs, pools, etc. are so fun for our kids, too much of these can dry up their skin. When showering, don’t leave bath products like shampoo and body wash too long on your child’s skin. If your baby’s skin easily gets dry and irritated – go for body wash vs. soaps.
Keep your lotion with you at all times – both kids and adults can get dry skin easily. It’s important to have access to a moisturizing lotion to stop dry skin on its tracks. Did you know? Dry skin is more prone to infection like pimples and summer boils. Dry skin literally creates cracks on the skin which allow bacteria and viruses to enter the skin and cause these problems.
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Do you always carry with you a small hand sanitizer? Congratulations if you do because clear, beautiful, and healthy skin starts with clean hands!
Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer, P49.75 each
Germs and Bacteria Cause Skin Infection
Nowadays, I try to always have a sanitizing spray with me. I also use handy antibacterial gels that come in small bottles. They fit well in mommy’s handbag and the kid’s school bags. If you ask why, I’ve always been susceptible to cystic acne. One time, I had it on the bridge of my nose and the doctor said it was bordering on becoming a serious infection. On a separate occasion, that same month – my grade schooler suffered from a skin boil at the back of his thigh.
WATCH: Unboxing and Using Belo Baby for the first time
All of these could have been prevented if we tried harder to keep our hands clean every time. It’s not that we do not practice proper hygiene, it’s just that we did not realize yet the importance of having access to and using hand sanitizers at all times.
Currently, I am using the Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer Spray. It is a new product of Belo Baby and like the rest of their lines – this hand sanitizing spray is free from harmful chemicals and is made of natural ingredients. It also means it won’t dry up your skin especially when you use it every now then. In fact, it has glycerin that keeps your hands moisturized.
5 Tips on Using Belo Baby Hand Sanitizers
1. Place Belo Baby Sanitizers on regularly used bags – sanitizers are pretty affordable but sometimes they are easy to forget. I’ve learned to keep hand sanitizers in our hand bags, school bags, lunch box and travel bags. One for each so that we never forget to bring them. Plus, getting them in & out of different bags can make you lose and misplace the sanitizing sprays.
2. Have a hand sanitizer ready in your living room – if your child likes to thumb suck, put things in his mouth, etc., do have a hand sanitizing spray ready for icky situations. We like eating in the living room too so now we use hand sanitizers before eating, after, and to wipe clean any surfaces quickly.
3. Make Belo Baby Hand Sanitizers available in the office – whether you work from home or in the office, have a hand sanitizer available close to you. I recently used Belo Baby to clean my laptop, mouse, and my son’s iPad too and I like how it left a sweet smelling (and calming scent).
Remember that gadgets, like your mobile phone is home to plenty of germs and bacteria too.
4. Use Belo Baby in and when using the toilet – We keep our toilets clean but living with boys mean sprinkles here and there. I just use the hand sanitizer to spray then wipe spots. You can also do this when you or your child really have to go and need to use public toilet.
5. Keep a bottle of Belo Baby Sanitizer in the car – Aside from sanitizing hands when eating inside the car, it’s also best to use/spray on your hands and your child’s hands before going out of the car. This ensures any germs or bacteria you contacted in the car have been removed and you can start your adventure with clean, sweet smelling hands.
It’s also handy to have for spills and cleaning spots inside your vehicle.
These tips may sound going overboard but believe me, we will only benefit from the germ-killing effects of hand sanitizers if and when we use them. Most of the time, I can’t locate my sanitizer especially in times of emergency like spills, using a public toilet, etc. Having hand sanitizers available for use significantly reduce risk of contamination, skin problems, and different types of infections.