Product Review - Sunny Sleevez

~ Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM ~

This is an interesting product that I get to review for my children! The first time I saw this product, it reminded me of my friend's mother long long ago whom I saw wearing a similar looking sleeves while she was driving. Decades later, I see this similar looking products but for kids? And with UV protection features? Wow, I must review it! So here goes my feedback:

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Description from the product page:
"Sunny Sleevez  are the cool fashionable answer on high UV days. Our UV sun sleeves are perfect for babies, kids, tweens and beyond.
    FACT sunscreen takes 20 minutes to even START working
    FACT sunscreen MUST be reapplied EVERY 2 hours
    FACT 92%  of sunscreen don't give the protection they claim!
Slip them on in the Sun, Slide them off when you're done! Patent Pending, Chemical-Free Sun Protection You Never Have to Reapply!

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I had initially requested for the flames design (Kids size) in white color (so that it is easier to match with my boy's clothings) and classic with hand cover style. When the product arrived and I noticed it is blue instead of white, I was a tad confused and disappointed but then after a while, I realised blue is not bad either.

The sleeves are very light and smooth. I love that there are selections for children sizes though I think it's a little big too big for my 3.5 years old boy. He loves the flame design on the sleeves and can't wait to wear it!

During one of our family outing, he wore it for a few minutes before they started sliding off his hands. Should have requested for a smaller size sigh... but then again, an upside is I get to keep this and use it later on when he grows a wee bit chubbier hahaha... 

I think this is a useful product which you can carry along everywhere you go (because it is light and small in size) and gives you comfort in knowing that you can easily protect your child's hands when they are out and about under the bright sunlight.

A very good product I say!

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Product Review & Giveaway - Putto Secret Liquid (Travel Size)

~ Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM ~

I received an email from Applecrumby & Fish asking whether I would be interested to review one of the products range in their store and oh boy, who am I to say no to trying out awesome products for my family and I right?! So here goes my review for the "Putto Secret Liquid (Travel Size)":

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Putto Secret Liquid (Travel Size)

Description from the product page:
"Putto Secret Liquid comes in a convenient spray bottle for easy and quick use. It provides effective relief and soothing on inflamed skin, dryness and itchiness. Putto Secret Liquid contains 88% of NHEB-05TM (Natural Herbal Extract Blended) and β-Glucan, effective components to lock-in skin's natural moisutre. Baby's skin is prone to rash and dry patches. Putto Secret Liquid alleviates troubled spots within minutes. For external use only."

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This bottle is very easy to carry along since it is for travel size. It is almost 4 inch tall and you can just press the nozzle to spray out tiny amount of the secret liquid.

Putto Secret Liquid

There is a subtle tinge of lemony/citrusy smell on the liquid which has a yellow tea-like color and it does not leave any oily feel on your skin after it dries up.

Putto Secret Liquid

I read the product description that it provides effective relief and soothing on inflamed skin, dryness and itchiness. FYI, my 3.5 years old boy chewing on his finger nails (I am still looking for solutions to this, so if anybody have any recommendation please let me know!) and although I trim his nails every other day, he still finds way to chew them and it ends up with his nails being jagged and uneven, and he loves to scratch and wipe his face so, often I will find scratch marks on his face.

Putto Secret Liquid

I decided to try out the Putto Secret Liquid on his face. It takes about a day over for his scratches to heal up. I find that this is good and keep the bottle near me at all times just so that I can immediately spray and apply some onto my kiddos' skin whenever I see any wounds or scratches on them. Good product!

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Please Continue Breastfeeding If Your Baby Is Having Jaundice!

~ Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:41 AM ~

I came across this post by Dr. Jack Newman on Facebook about the scoop on jaundice. I'll copy down what he wrote in his post:

"In the first few days after birth, higher than average levels of bilirubin (jaundice) are not caused by breastfeeding or breastmilk. If the baby has higher than average bilirubin, it is because he is not breastfeeding well. Therefore the approach is not to stop breastfeeding and give formula (which will decrease the bilirubin because the baby is now getting more milk-actually too much), but rather to help the mother and baby with breastfeeding. If the baby breastfeeds well, the bilirubin will come down just fine.

 If the baby's jaundice is due to breakdown of red cells (ABO incompatibility, for example), stopping breastfeeding does not make sense either. What has breastfeeding or breastmilk to do with ABO incompatibility? Nothing! Keep breastfeeding. After the first few days, so called breastmilk jaundice is actually normal, if the baby is drinking well, gaining well and otherwise healthy. What is not physiologic is for the baby to be artificially fed and not jaundiced. We have a problem in that we take the artificially fed baby as our model of normal and impose that model on the breastfed baby.

So doctors often tell the mother to stop breastfeeding and put the baby on formula for 2 days (some for even a week, which is the same essentially, for many mothers, stopping altogether). Naturally, the bilirubin comes down, proving that breastmilk is the problem. Except that there was no problem in the first place. Bilirubin is known to be an anti-oxidant and may actually protect babies' cells from damage. If the baby has liver disease, except for some very rare causes such as galactosemia, there is no reason to stop breastfeeding either."

I've had friends being told by their paed to stop BF for 10 days and substitute with formula milk when their baby has jaundice. I was disappointed hearing that despite advising them to continue breastfeeding no matter what.

And yes, I definitely know what I am talking about, my girl had prolonged jaundice for almost 2 months and never did I substitute with formula (in fact, our house still zero speck of formula today at 45 months and counting!) or even considered stopping breastfeeding.

Sure, my one mistake in that incident was caving in to antibiotics (my girl took it for 3 days before we decided to stop it) because we could not reached our pead for a week prior to taking the antibiotics and added on with pressures from friends and family members and the jaundice duration of 2 months, it is definitely affecting our decision making but we stopped it when we finally managed to get to our pead (found out he was involved in an accident)

Lesson learned from our incident:

If your child is active, alert, peeing, pooping, feeding, gaining weight like normal, just continue on breastfeeding and don't cave in to substitutes, stopping breastfeeding or giving antibiotics.

So yeah, like Dr Newman said, "Stand up against medical ignorance. Don't take the commandment to stop breastfeeding lying down. Get more information and educate your doctors."

And yes, if you are reading this and know of any new parents with jaundiced baby and are being told to substitute breastmilk with formula or stop breastfeeding, please direct them to this article by Dr. Newman.