I have been cutting down on doing product reviews since 2014 and what more with baby #4 on the way this end of year, all the more I need to be particularly picky and selective with the products that I'm reviewing. Not that I'm trying to be hard sell, no, definitely not! But with 3 kiddos + 1 on the way, being a housewife at home with kiddos all the time and helping out with hubby's business, I just feel it is not fair to make companies and PR reps wait for my reviews while I slowly review and look for time to spare to draft out my feedback you know? But of course, like I said, I have to be selective, so products that we can definitely fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or homeschooling stuff, family products, something along those genre) will be accepted!

When I received an email asking whether I would be interested to review this recently launched natural hair care brand for children with a unique Adventure Carousel theme, I was like 'Adventure Carousel?' This is interesting... and since it is natural hair care products, why not? 

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About the products:

"With so many other children’s hair care brands in the market, parents can sometimes find it difficult to choose a particular brand.  While there are a few children’s hair care brands that are natural or organic, their packaging designs are not necessarily attractive to children.

pout wanted to do something different that would make its new brand stand out, as well as appeal to the kids.  So it came up with the adventure carousel theme for its packaging, where the pout Care bottles are designed to form a colourful carousel.  Each product features a character on a carousel, with a short poem on the character’s adventures.  pout’s Blueberry Potion Natural Shampoo for example, features a knight on a quest to slay a dragon, while the Green Apple Whoosh Hydrating Conditioner features a witch trying to fly.

With its colourful adventure carousel theme, quirky characters and fun poems, pout believes its pout Care range will appeal to children’s imaginations and help build loyalty towards its new brand.  Made in Australia, pout Care is formulated with natural ingredients and organic plant extracts, with fruit-based scents.  The products do not include sulphates or parabens, which can be harmful to children. "

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I received the following products for our review:

Pout Natural Hair Care

Strawberry Magic Natural Shampoo

Pout Natural Hair Care

I first tried this on our 4.5-year-old girl because this is the first one she loudly exclaimed belongs to her. Well, apparently anything pink or with princess stuff is hers hahaha. Now, she has the tanglest hair of all our 3 kiddos and I liked that just a little dab of the shampoo can do the job!

I was expecting some pink colored shampoo but it looks more orangy peachy instead. It bubbles up fast but washes off easily. Her hair is already feeling slippery smooth after I washed it off her hair. I don't quite like the scent but that's partly because I'm not a fan of strawberry stuff hahaha but our girl loves it. As it turns out, I was informed by the company that the Strawberry Magic Natural Shampoo includes a vanilla caramel scent, so it doesn't smell like the typical strawberry scent. I see.....

Blueberry Potion Natural Shampoo

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With the brave knight on the bottle, I let our 7-year-old boy tried this shampoo out. I love the smell of this! It has some sort of turquoise emerald sea color instead of blue. Just like the strawberry one, a little dab of this does the job! My boy's hair smells good! Heck, I sometimes sneakily use this shampoo on my own hair as well. Love love love the smell hehehehe...


Green Apple Whoosh Hydrating Conditioner

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At first I thought this is another shampoo and thought of getting our 2.5-year-old girl to try it out since her favorite color is green. But then I re-read the label again and realized, oh, it's a conditioner! It has a cute little witch character on the bottle. It is formulated with natural emollients and rich protein that penetrate deeply into the hair shaft to effectively condition and hydrate your child's hair. I dabbed on some after shampooing our kiddos hair. It has this green light emerald color and smells like apple. Mmmmm... let the conditioner stays for a while on your child's hair before rinsing off. Hair is smoother and looks healthier!


Peaches & Cream Natural Detangler

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Oh this is good! I like this! The pout Care Peaches and Cream Natural Detangler contains beneficial Argan oil high in antioxidants, which promotes healthy hair growth and helps treat split ends. I just sprayed some on the palm of my hand and gently rubbed them onto my 4.5 year old girl's hair. It has an almost translucent peachy color. I didn't shampoo her prior to that, just apply straight to her messy tangly hair hahaha... and look at the before and after pictures shown below. Messy tangly hair turned to straight silky smooth hair which I just use my fingers to brush down (too lazy to look for her comb hahahaha) This is a very good and easy to use and bring along product that you can just easily spray some for immediate detangling! Awesome!

Pout Natural Hair Care


Huckleberry Sorbet Natural Hair Wax

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The last item in my review list is the Huckleberry Sorbet Natural Hair Wax. It has a matte purplish pinkish color and feels sticky. Even a tiny little dab holds hair for a few hours. I know because I tried some on my hair heheheh... it lasted for about 4 hours on my hair, not to mention smelling good as well. I just don't quite like the sticky feeling of it on my hand which took a bit of a hard washing to wash off the stickiness on my hand.

In summary, the cool thing about the Pout Natural Hair Care range is these products contains no sulphates or parabens, safe for your kiddos to use! Do consider these Adventure Carousel theme products which will incite your kiddos curiousity and playfulness!

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pout Care is currently available in specialty stores in Singapore, such as 1010 Mother & Child, Mom Essentials, Ocean Paradise and Liferacer. 

The range is also available in family salons Scissors Paper Stone, Little Red Dot and Back to Basic. 

Alternatively, parents can shop at pout’s online store pout.com.sg

For more information about pout Care, please visit: http://poutcare.com/

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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Video of a Baby Struggling to Swim Is So Hard to Watch

~ Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:08 AM ~

I came across this article which I must definitely share with you all. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here. You can watch the original source video by clicking on the image below or just load the video I embedded at the end of this post.

I am definitely not a swimming expert so I don't know whether this technique is good or not. On one hand I could see how if a child is able to learn this skill will help in the event of accidental drowning but watching this video just gave me mix feelings. I was already gasping as the baby fell head first (what if she hits her head on the steps??!!!) and then hearing her muffled cries (it sounded like that to me) and then the long wait for her to be rescued... oh dear... it's really hard to watch this video.

Captioned "So hard to watch but every kid should learn this young," a viral video of a baby who appears to be struggling to swim is stirring up mixed reactions from viewers.

Uploaded to Facebook on May 2 by user "DOV," the roughly two-minute clip shows a baby girl being lured into a pool, then falling face-first into the water. The baby appears to struggle to keep her head up and is heard making soft, muffled cries as adults off-camera encourage her, repeating "Good girl!" She eventually flips onto her back and floats. The adults still do not pick her up.

After roughly 90 seconds, a woman lifts the baby out of the water and is heard saying "I've got you, baby." Keri Morrison, the Palm Beach County, Florida mom behind the viral video, swears by the method known as Infant Swimming Resource. The baby in the video is her daughter.

The ISR method starts with babies as young as 6 months. Infants are taught to roll onto their backs to float, rest and breathe, and maintain that position until help arrives.

"You're seeing a 6-month-old sitting on the steps playing, which can be a real-life situation, she falls in and she turns over and saves herself and floats for over a minute and a half," Morrison told NBC's "Today" show about the video. "I don't see how there could be anything negative about that."

Morrison lost her son three years ago in a drowning accident in Orlando. She started the Live Like Jake Foundation to promote drowning prevention and awareness, as well as to provide scholarships for swimming lessons. She and the organization strongly support the ISR method, providing videos and information on ISR on the Live Like Jake website.

"Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences," ISR says on its website. "At ISR we take that ability and teach them skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone."

So what do you think?

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Can You Spot the 11 Things That Could Hurt The Child In This Picture?

~ Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:51 AM ~

I came across this article which I must definitely share with you all. Personally, I could only spot 8 things that I feel could hurt the child. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here.

Think you have a safe home for your baby to crawl around and play without harm? You might want to think again.

While the dangers in a seemingly innocent living room such as the one below may not be obvious, there are in fact eleven hazards present in this home which need to be managed.

That's right. Eleven. How many did you spot?

Christine Erskine from Kidsafe NSW says her number one tip for parents looking to keep their children safe is to manage your environment. 'Make sure it's good for the age and stage of your child, so that when you turn your head, which you will do once, even if it's just for a few seconds, they're as safe as possible. The under fives are the biggest demographic at risk,' she says. 'But it's all about mitigating that risk.'

Depending on the age of your child, Ms Erskine says that there are different dangers, some of which may not immediately be apparent:

'At the crawling stage, so you're talking around eight months, it's everything at ground level that poses the biggest risk,' she says. 'Power points, over-spilling handbags, heaters, animals, animal food and water from either a dogs bowl, or a paddling pool. 'Babies at this stage have heavy heads and can often fall in and drown,' she warns.

For those who can walk, Ms Erskine says there are additional dangers. 'Blind cords are one of the biggest health hazards. Every year one to two Australian children die from being strangled by blind or curtain cords. 'Coffee tables with things on them, TVs and toppling furniture are all potentially unsafe,' she says.

According to the Kidsafe executive officer, some of the most common accidents are falls from windows or drowning or near-drowning incidents:

'Poison is also a big cause of accidents,' she says. 'Whether it's from accessing something medicinal in a handbag or getting their hands on some household cleaning products, it's important to remember these things need to be managed. A new laundry detergent advert from Tide showcases several of the above potential dangers, as well as others which might be commonplace in your living room.

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