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Papaya and Guava – The New pH Care Naturals


No matter how many baths you take, if you’re not feeling fresh down there then you will still feel icky. And that is not comfortable as you’ll feel self-conscious pa. Fortunately, the people from the well-trusted brand for intimate wash, pH Care, now offers two new variants: pH Care Naturals Papaya and pH Care Naturals Guava.

pH Care Naturals Papaya

We all know that papaya is nature’s whitening ingredient. Now, imagine that in your feminine wash and voila! A mild yet effective whitening regimen for your nether regions! I badly need this so I can prance in my bikini already, hahaha! I’ll try using this for 14 days and see what will happen.


pH Care Naturals Guava

I wish this was available when I was preggy. Guava pala has anti-bacterial protection. And both of my pregnancies, I had to deal with infection down there due to an imbalance of something. This smells really good!


The new pH Care Naturals is pH-balanced, mild and safe for everyday use. These come in two sizes: 50 mL (P49.50) and 150 mL (P104.00). 

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Z Loves: Skip Hop Straw Bottle


They say that the third time’s a charm. I’m likely to believe that because after 2 failed straw bottles for Z, I’ve finally found the one in the Skip Hop Straw Bottle!

With our first two straw bottles, Z had a hard time sipping. I think it was because of how they put in the straw — one part of the straw is where you sip and other part is the one submerged in the liquid. These two pieces just connected by the spout, unlike a regular straw which is in one piece. Even with all of his effort, Z can’t sip any liquid in these.

Sip, sip, sluuurp!

I’m very happy that with Skip Hop’s Straw Bottle, Z can sip his drinks seamlessly. The diameter is just right for the little hands which will be holding onto it. I also like the transparent body, so I can make sure no foreign object is in his drink. Its flip-top cap makes sure nothing spills even if it tumbles inside the bag. And yes it is BPA-free. An additional straw is also included along with a velcro strap.

We got ours with the bee design at Mothercare in Shangri La Mall for Php. 295.00

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Z Loves: Safety 1st’s Warm Me Shower and Bath

Image from John Engler, Flickr

Since day 1, bath time has always been a fun time for Z and I. He’s never, ever cried during a bath! It may be because of the familiar Mozart playing in the background, my sense of calmness transcending onto him, or the ease of using his baby bath tub.

We’re using a Safety 1st Warm Me Shower and Bath that my husband bought in SM Megamall that costs around P3,000 (oh, and after he bought it, I had premature contractions leading to my confinement… just goes to show that Z is so eager to use it!). It looks like a normal tub with an additional contraption for a shower. It comes with a padded cloth where the baby is put down. Here’s why we love it…

  • It is really easy to use. Just fill the shower contraption with water, give it a little pumping and let air pressure do the rest. No batteries required.
  • Up until Z can hold his head steadily, he was carried over the tub. Now, he sits comfortably in the tub on a padding.
  • With the water being readily available, I can go through bath time alone. But because I’m a worry wart, I don’t.
  • It is easy to clean and dry up. No foul smell, even if we don’t sun-dry it.
  • Warm water stays warm longer than when it is in a separate basin.
  • It would be used even when Z’s a toddler already! Yay for money well-spent!

Sadly, it’s not a space-saver since it cannot be folded and the shower contraption is another thing to pack away. So it is not ideal to bring along for travel. Nonetheless, it works for us so it’s a relatively good buy.

Happy showering Baby Z!

What are your favorite bath time moments with your baby? Do share!