New Baby Stuff

Most of my friends are going to be first-time moms this year. And because I post a lot of mommy stuff on Facebook and Instagram, they think I’m the go-to-momma for recommendations on what products to use. So, here’s my list of five items which are helping me keep my sanity in this new baby phase:

Halo Sleepsack

a 3-week old Y 🙂


I included this in my baby shower registry because I’ve read the importance of safe sleep. Being a praning mom, I’m scared of SIDs and would do all I can to prevent it. With Halo Sleepsack, I’m sure that Y is safe while she sleeps in the crib. I also super like this because it helps me get 4 hours of sleep!!! Being swaddled mimics the environment the baby got used to while in the womb so she feels familiar which makes her sleep longer! Additional cute points when the baby stretches when taking out of the swaddle!

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Cloth Diapers

Y is wearing a BabyLeaf Newborn Organic Cloth Diaper made of bamboo. Comes in 4 colors.
One of my most trusted brands in cloth diapers, Next 9 🙂


I’ve been using cloth diapers since I had Z. I think saving the environment is included in being a mom because you want a greener and cleaner surrounding for your children. With cloth diapers, you’re assure that no chemicals touch your child’s sensitive areas. There’s also less chance for rashes because the bum won’t get “babad”. Some may think that it is expensive because one diaper may cost around P300-P500 and you’ll need to use 8-12 per day. But thinking about it in the long run, disposable diapers are still more expensive. And I can attest that they last for years since we’re still using the cloth nappies Z used when he was still a baby (and that was 3 years ago!) And because you can buy cloth diapers in different designs and colors, it’s really the more fun choice 🙂


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Velcro Mittens

The velcro mittens come in a lot of colors!


I don’t know how many mittens we’ve lost when Z was using the ones needed to be tied. It’s too much of a hassle that I didn’t use them when Z was 3 months already. I just made sure that his nails were cut regularly, which is another task I wasn’t really fond of doing. Thankfully, I found out about Tiny Tots’ Velcro Mittens in one of Mommy Mundo’s bazaars. No more lost mittens!

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SoTrue Castile Soaps

Won this set last Christmas on!


Baby Y’s skin seems on the sensitive side as she reacted to the body wash we used on her the first few days. I tried the SoTrue Castile Soap on her and voila! Her skin seems moisturized and didn’t flake. I like it that there’s no harmful ingredients and the scent is pleasing to smell but doesn’t stick to the baby. Baby Y still smell likes a baby after a bath! Loved this product even more when I read that it is made by a mom who only wanted the best for her daughter.

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Saya Baby Carrier

Bought my Saya from 🙂


I wasn’t successful in babywearing Z so it was one of my goals to do so with Y. Thankfully, she loved being in the Saya! It is such a breeze to use with the instructional videos on YouTube. We’ve walked hours in the mall with Y in the Saya and my back didn’t hurt as much. I also get to interact with Z and do what he likes!

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I hope this list helps new mommies! Click on the links to start shopping!


Baby Shopping + A Giveaway!

I must admit that my husband and I went overboard with shopping for the wee one, even while he was in my tummy. We wanted to be prepared for his coming and who doesn’t like shopping, right?! I’m thankful that two of my aunties e-mailed me their own “things-to-buy-for-baby” list. The lists had similar items: tie-side shirts, mittens, booties, cap, pajamas, rompers, burp pads, etc. But both lacked one item: SHOES.

One of my shopping lists for Z

Well, why would a newborn need shoes anyway?! I was fine with not buying shoes, since there had been studies that it might constrict the development of the feet. Babies’ feet do grow at a fast rate so getting a pair would rather be costly, if we do not use it as often. There were also socks that looks like shoes which are available in the stores. But then, an outfit without shoes, is not an outfit at all! It didn’t feel right and the OC subconscious kept nagging on me.

I want shoes, Mommy!

Fortunately, new mommies like me need not fret about an incomplete outfit. Shoes that are safe for developing feet are now available in the market through TIP TAP SOFT SOLES! Backed by years of product and market research, this is the answer to every mom’s shoe fetish!

Keeping baby safe and happy – Safety and comfort
Keeping your baby’s feet healthy is one of Tip Tap’s top priorities which is why some
key product features were developed to address this. First of all, the materials used in
producing Tip Tap are all non-toxic and safe from any hazardous substances. Secondly, the
materials used are soft so as not to hurt their feet.
Lastly, and more importantly, during the early stages when the muscles of the baby’s
feet are developing, it is important to make early walking easier and safe. Therefore, Tip Tap
designed its own flexible non-slip sole to provide them with support and additional skidprotection as they start to take their first steps.
Making baby look great all the time – Fashionable
No outfit is complete without shoes so we came up with light and fun designs for your
babies. These designs will also be regularly updated with new styles and themes.
Getting more than what you pay for – Value-for-money
One major concern of parents when it comes to buying soft soled shoes is getting their
money’s worth since they have to spend so much on a shoe only to have their baby outgrow it
in a few months. This is why Tip Tap decided to make its soft soles affordable with a price point
of P450. By doing so, we seek to make it not only more accessible to parents but easier and
more practical to buy. — From Tip Top Soft Soles Press Kit

A complete outfit for Z!

Doesn’t Z look cute in his Tip Tap?! Personally, I like Tip Tap Soft Soles because they are easy to put on Z’s feet, meaning: there aren’t strains put on his pre-walkers. The materials used are baby-safe and the price will not put a dent on the wallets.

The good news is, one of Tip Tap’s resellers, Baby Nate’s Online Shop, is giving away 2 pairs of Tip Tap Soft Soles through this blog. There are 2 ways to enter:

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