J&J Bedtime Discoveries

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Last Saturday, I attended the Johnson & Johnson Bedtime Discoveries event. I was actually surprised that I was invited, since I was just recently married and not yet a mom. But I then realized - that maybe, this was in preparation for something. And that something is - having children! No, I'm not yet expecting - although I look like I am (since I gained weight after the wedding) I have been dodging looks and questions if I was expecting already - but it's inevitable. They say - it's the next step, and I have to agree with them.

I love kids - I enjoy taking care of them. Call me crazy, but I volunteer myself as a baby-sitter to my friends. I enjoy the process of taking care of kiddies. Kids are adorable right?

It was only during the event, that I learned that there is such a thing as a proper process in putting a baby to sleep. There is a 'science' behind putting a baby's sleep. I honestly wondered what it was all about - I mean, come on! A science/proccess?

Sleep apparently is where the babies grow more. Tests show that when the baby is asleep - there is 3 times more growth hormones that are released! Now, a non- mommy like me doesn't know that! I mean, I know that babies need sleep, long sleep - but for what? Its primarily because babies grow more then they're asleep!! Amazing isn't it?

For babies to have better sleep, Johnson & Johnson tested the 3-Step process:

Step 1: Warm Bath
Bathe baby in warm water, use your elbows to test the water's temperature. This is to ensure that your baby's skin won't burn with the water. Remember, babies' skin are sensitive! What is tolerable for us might not be tolerable for them!




Step 2: Soothing Massage
Give baby a soothing massage. This, I learned from the mommies present, is something they all enjoy doing. Tintin Bersola-Babao says that she enjoys this part very much! The midwife taught us the 'I LOVE U' massage. It's quite simple actually as you just need to draw with your fingers those letters on the baby's body with a little pressure. There are other massage techniques but this one was the demonstrated and is simplest to remember (I think!)




Step 3: Quiet time
Create and environment that is conducive for baby's sleep. Dim the lights, play soft soothing music to help baby sleep. I always wondered why one needs to dim the lights to sleep - apparently - its conducive to sleep. This is where you can hum the baby to sleep or do your 'bonding' thingies here. It was also advised that one should try to put the baby in the crib/bed/play pen as much as possible - so that the baby won't get used to having someone carry him/her to sleep. Makes it easier for the mom and the child. :)



The J&J product line that will help baby sleep better.
Each product releases the 'special calm' essence

For those who want more information, Johnson & Johnson has partnered up with BabyCenter.com for the Johnson & Johnson Bedtime site. Its a website that has so many helpful tips on parenting and baby's sleep. There's a Sleep Profiler - which you can fill up and is interactive. There's a Mommy Corner - where other mommies share their experiences with you. There's a Sleep Toolbox - to help you make baby sleep faster! Visit the site and see what wonders it has in store for you and your baby!


Winner! Winner!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

We have a winner!! :)

And it is....
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Thank you so very much to everyone who joined the raffle.

Thank you too for the wonderful greetings!! :)

I will launch another raffle, sponsored by SASSA Activewear!! :)

Stay tuned!!

Bath & Body Works giveaway - Last few days!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Don't miss your chance to win a Bath & Body Works Body Cream!! :)

Here are the mechanics:
1. Leave a comment on my blog by clicking HERE (not on this entry!!) - any positive comment will do!! You can leave as many comment as you want. (the more comments you make, the more chances of winning!)
2. Then send me an email at candishhh.contest@gmail.com with a subject : HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIDI! (one email is enough for one nickname with multiple comments)
3. Indicate the following details:
.....a) Nickname: Your nickname/name on your comment (so I will know, it's you!)
.....b) Complete Name: Fist and last name please
.....c) Contact Number: your number will be kept confidential

Contest will run from today until 11:59pm of January 24, 2010

The WINNER will be picked from the pool of comments and will be announced on my birthday - January 25, 2010!


5 more days to go!! :)

Hurry! Hurry!!

My Birthday Raffle!! (easier way to win!)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Let's make this raffle easier for you guys!!!

Let's take out a certain part on condition #1..

Here's the new and improved condition for the raffle!!

1. Leave a comment on my blog - any positive comment will do!! You can leave as many comment as you want. (the more comments you make, the more chances of winning!)
2. Then send me an email at candishhh.contest@gmail.com with a subject : HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIDI! (one email is enough for one nickname with multiple comments)
3. Indicate the following details:
.....a) Nickname: Your nickname/name on your comment (so I will know, it's you!)
.....b) Complete Name: Fist and last name please
.....c) Contact Number: your number will be kept confidential

Contest will run from today until 11:59pm of January 24, 2010

The WINNER will be picked from the pool of comments and will be announced on my birthday - January 25, 2010!


Good luck guys!

Please read the mechanics carefully and follow them as incomplete entries are automatically disqualified!

My Birthday Raffle!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let's start the year off by having a raffle!!

It's going to be my birthday in less than two weeks. And as a THANK YOU to you guys..

I'm giving away a Bath and Body Works Body Cream!! :)


It's my birthday treat to you guys!! :)

Now - here are the mechanics. Read them carefully!!

1. Guess my age and leave that as a comment on this blog entry. You can guess as many times as you want. (I won't be offended, promise! Remember only correct answers will qualify!)
2. Then send me an email at candishhh.contest@gmail.com with a subject : HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIDI! (one email is enough for one nickname with multiple posts)
3. Indicate the following details:
a) Nickname: Your nickname/name on your comment (so I will know, it's you!)
b) Complete Name: Fist and last name please
c) Contact Number: your number will be kept confidential

Contest will run from today until 11:59pm of January 24, 2010

The WINNER will be picked from the pool of correct answers and will be announced on my birthday - January 25, 2010!


Good luck guys!

Please read the mechanics carefully and follow them as incomplete entries are automatically disqualified!

Eat Well! Delicious Kitchen

Monday, January 11, 2010


I've heard of this place a number of times, only to find out that one of my mom's good good friend's sister owns this resto!! They had a trial run on the last Sunday of December at their newest branch in Greenhills. I wasn't able to go - instead, my mom did. And she had her fill! Free food? What a good treat!!

I was able to try their Fort branch on the same day and I must say, I was impressed. I failed to take photos, but last night - when Panget and I dined there, I remembered! So here are they!!

I'm sure to visit their Greenhills branch often - as they serve good and authentic Chinese food!! They're right beside Pancake House - where Dencio's used to be at. Can't wait to try them all!!

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Braised Spinach with Seafood Soup

more pictures to follow!

Eat Well! Delicious Kitchen
Greenhills
Tel. 722-8518

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, January 04, 2010

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Welcome 2010!!!

A Merry Happy New Year to everyone!! :)

Wising you the BEST this year!! :)

Share the positivity, love and prosperity!! :)