GPS Watch for Kids

The safety of our kids is of utmost importance. That is why it is imperative for parents like me to try whatever is available in the market to ensure the safety of my kids.

With today’s technology, a simple watch can turn into a very protective gadget for our kids.

I knew about this GPS watch which a friend gave to our daughter, and it has so many features. Thank you!

A very simple looking watch that can do so much!

The interface tells the time, the date, the number of hearts you sent your child, the signal and the battery percentage.

On the right side of the watch are 3 buttons.

The middle is the SOS button, press these more than 3 seconds and it will automatically send you an SOS message. You could either call your child or send a message.

The rightmost button is the one your child presses to answer your call.

The leftmost button is the one your child presses to record and send a message.

The left side of the watch contains the slots for the SIM Card and the USB for charging.

To recap, here are some of its more important features:

✩Voice – You can call and talk to your child as if it’s a mobile phone. Your child can also call you.

✩Message – You could send messages to your child. You could also send ❤💙💚💛💜 to show your love.

✩Location – It has GPS so you could track your child’s whereabouts.

✩SOS Button – If your child feels he/she is in danger, they could easily press the SOS Button. Or if your child is too small to learn how to message you. You could teach him/her to just press the SOS button if they want you to call them.

✩Foot Step – You could also track your child’s footsteps.

✩Low Battery Alarm – The parent could see the percentage of battery in the app.

Put a sim that has a data plan to be able to do the most important features of this watch. Make sure that it has load.

The parents need to download an App and also have data plan to be able to communicate with their kids.

Once that is out of the way, you are good to go.

We used this on my daughter’s recent field trip and it made me feel relieved to know where she was during the day.

There are so many GPS watches available out there. Why don’t you try it?

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Family Mode: DIY Snowflakes

A little arts and crafts on this Saturday morning with my 2 kiddos!

I am sure you have a stash of toilet paper rolls in your houses like we do, but before you throw them away, let us think of a way on how to reuse them.  

Hitting 2 birds in 1 stone with this activity:

1) Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.  Teaching the kids that we could make something out of something.  No need to buy new things all the time.  

2) Fun and Crafty Bonding Session with the kids.  Hampered their You Tube Time by at least 3 hours.

Materials needed:

  1. toilet paper rolls
  2. scissors
  3. ruler
  4. pencil
  5. stapler
  6. clear glue
  7. glitter
  8. string
  9. paper plates
  10. newspaper

Procedure:

  • Flatten the toilet paper rolls.  
  • Use a ruler to measure 1/2 inch per strip
  • Cut the strips.  A roll would make about 8 strips.  A snowflake needs about 6 for a small one and about 18 for a big one.
  • Get 6 and staple them together.
  • Put 2 in between each petal to make it bigger.  Use glue to stick them together.
  • Once dry, the snowflakes are ready for some glitter.
  • Spread the glitters on a paper plate.
  • Get another plate and spread glue all over.
  • Dip a snowflake on the glue plate and then dip on the glitter plate.
  • Check all the sides if glitters are evenly spread.
  • Let it dry.
  • Hang on your Christmas tree or your ceiling.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Family: EQ Dry Buddy Bag

Hey mommies! EQ is at it again! And I was so excited, I already sent my entries before I wrote this post.  

As you see, I am an avid collector of EQ Dry Diaper Packaging and I always wait for times like this!  

Photo from EQ Diapers Facebook Page

This is the latest promo and you get this cute little animal bags for FREE! 

How it works?  How to do it?  Read on.  

With or without a promo, I always keep the diaper packaging of EQ Dry.  Depending on the size of the packaging, we can earn corresponding points.  

As for me, we always buy the jumbo pack as it’s the largest packaging available for the size we buy.  It’s convenient for us.  We automatically earn 3 points for each wrapper.
To redeem a buddy bag, you need to have 58 points. You can mix and match your wrappers if you have different packaging.

Before sending your entry, you must write the basic information needed.

Of course you have to include your top 2 choices of the buddy bag.  So I split all 4 designs into my 2 entries.

After that, you can either hand carry your entry to the JS Unitrade office or send it through mail.

I chose to send mine through a courier.

Now, I wait.  The company will send the Buddy Bags for free! Will post photos as soon as I receive them!

The promo is until December, 2016 so you have a lot of time to collect, prepare and send your entries.  You can send as many as you want.

Full mechanics here!

Update October 1, 2016:  

We received our package!  The bags are so cute!

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Family Mode: Contractubex

With kids who are always on the go, it is hard to keep them out of trouble.  Trouble may not always mean that they did something wrong, it may mean that they have encountered something bad. 

One of these bad things may be wounds that will eventually lead to scarring.  Fortunately there is Contractubex to minimize the scarring or if not, erase the scar altogether. 

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My daughter had a scar on her arm and it’s beginning to get keloidy.  So before it turns really ugly, I have started applying Contractubex to said scar at least thrice a day. 

This is how it looks now, I will continuously update this post as we go along.  So that we can check if it’s effective.

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I hope it is effective so that my daughter can get her clear skin back.

Update – 01.28.2016

How the scar looks after 1 week. Not much of a difference.
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Shopping: Cherry Shaw

If you want to do your grocery shopping quietly and without the hustle and bustle of a very crowded supermarket, then this supermarket’s for you.

Cherry Shaw is newly opened, just last October 2015, so I think not everyone knows about it yet.  When we went there a few days ago, I only saw a few people shopping. 

Imagine having a number of aisles all to yourself.  That’s how few the people were. 

Another factor is that it’s super clean.  Shiny floors, new shelves, new stocks, almost everything is new.  Even the guards by the parking lot are so courteous.

This is really the place to do your grocery shopping.

Take a look at some of the photos I was able to get.

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Another plus for us is the super new CARts for children.  They have 3 designs which vary in sizes, just choose one suitable to your child.

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Cherry Foodarama has been acquired by SM Investments from the Ong family. Cherry Foodarama has been in the business since the 1950s and is considered as one of the pioneers in this line of business. They have been known for their low prices for both local and imported brands.

Why don’t you check it out?

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Long or Short?

Something cute:

Our Kinder 2 just got home from school, what I saw…

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I am not sure whether her socks were like that the whole afternoon she was in school or just now. ✩✩✩

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Update on D!

July 7

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Taken just now, her dry skin starts to peel off.  Still putting Bactroban on the insect bitten wound, but for the dried and expanded parts of the skin, we are applying Physiogel.  Physiogel is what I use to moisturize the kids’ faces.  I cleared this with the Doctor and he said ok.  This will help her skin remoisturize as it’s all dried up because of the swelling. 

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What is Cellulitis?

About 2 weeks ago, my little D had an ordinary mosquito bite on her right lower leg that she kept on scratching, so the bite mark just kept on getting bigger and deeper.  We didn’t mind the bite that much as we thought it was just a regular bite.  We put cream on it and that’s it. 

No swelling, no redness, no fever, until noon of June 30.  Beside her previous bite was a tinier bite which immediately caused her fever and some swelling, or so we thought.

Within that 24 hours of the new bite being found, she continued experiencing redness, swelling in the same area, and her fever doesn’t go down.

Our pedia suggested we see a Surgeon who specializes in these cases. Immediately after seeing her leg, the Surgeon said that D must be confined at once. His diagnosis: CELLULITIS.

What is Cellulitis?

According to kidshealth.org, they define Cellulitis as:

“Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissues that can affect any area of the body. It often begins in an area of broken skin, like a cut or scratch. Then bacteria invade and spread, causing inflammation, pain, swelling, warmth, and redness.”

The bite that D kept on scratching was already infected and we didn’t know. If she didn’t have high fever, we would have not seen a doctor and it might have been too late.

Her laboratory results showed that her white blood cells are high. It meant that her body has bacterial infection and her body is producing white blood cells to fight said bacterial infection.

Cellulitis, if left untreated, can result to more damaging scenarios.

Treatment
D was administered 2 kinds of antibiotics to kill the bacteria that have entered her skin. The fastest way to cure Cellulitis is through admission of intravenous antibiotics especially if the case is severe. She took Clindamycin and Unasyn through IV. If doctor’s diagnosis is just Mild Cellulitis, then taking oral antibiotics would be enough.

Antibiotics must be taken in a 5 or 7 day cycle to ensure its effectivity.

Prevention
Now that D is okay and we are likely to go home tomorrow, I would like to discuss what we could do to prevent a simple mosquito bite from becoming threatening cellulitis.

1) Be aware of the insect bites your children may have. Even little bites may be harmful. As long as there is an opening where bacteria can enter, it should be properly observed and monitored until fully healed. As our doctor advised, when there is even the littlest sign of opening, it is best to put some antibacterial cream like Bactroban. This is my new bestfriend from now on.
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2) Of course, children especially active ones will always get scrapes or cuts every now and then. That is normal. Just make sure that these are immediately washed with clean water and soap. After which you could apply some antibacterial cream. Cover the wound with some bandage or gauze.

Any wound can be infected if not properly treated, and we may not see it on the outer skin as the bacteria thrives inside the skin.

Let this be a lesson to all of us. And let’s not forget that this is applicable to both children and adults.

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