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Go BPA-free

29 Aug

There’s an ongoing debate on whether BPA or Bisphenol-A, a chemical used to make hard, clear plastics, is dangerous to human health.  Since baby bottles are usually made of hard clear plastics, I decided that I don’t want to risk Maru’s health and invested on BPA-free bottles when he was just a few months old.

But a year ago, BPA-free bottles were hard to come by in the Philippines.  Buti na lang there are many enterprising Pinoys selling imported stuff on Ebay.ph and Multiply.  I went gaga over bottle-shopping online and bought Avent, Sassy Mam, and Gerber Gentle Flows. (At that time, BPA-free Avents were not yet available here; I haven’t seen any store selling those Sassy Mams and Gerbers though.)

BPA-free Avents are now available at department stores.  But it’s still cheaper to buy online since a single 9-0z bottle sells at about P1,000 at the mall. OA di ba?  Parang hindi 3rd world country ang Pinas.  Ang advantage lang, mas matibay siya from all the other BPA-free bottles.  Inaapakan kasi siya ni Maru lagi at inihahagis and so far, his Avents show no signs of breaking.

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The Gerber Gentle Flow bottles, on the other hand, are clear copycats of Avent, except that they come in cute colors and are way cheaper.  I replaced the Gerber teats with Avent teats since the Gerber teats leak.  If you’re buying Avent teats in bulk, go to Ebay.ph. Way cheaper (only P260) as compared to the P375 per pack of two at the mall.

Gerber-9oz-GentleFlow-Bottle-3pack

I like the Sassy Mam bottle because it’s so cute, except that it’s harder to clean.  Its bottom can be unscrewed and has an anti-colic valve for less bubbles.  Honestly, I don’t know if all the anti-colic features of these bottles work.

3-pack-9oz-Mam-Boy-Bottles

Then there’s really good news.  Maru and I dropped by SM San Lazaro earlier and saw these.

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Sesame Street BPA-free bottles for only P130!  At cute pa.

I checked the entire baby bottle section of SM San Lazaro and noticed that Apruva and Barney have also come out with BPA-free bottles. Hurrah!  Apruva sells a pack of three for only about P130. Now nobody has to starve to buy BPA-free.  Apruva also came out with BPA-free training cups.

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I’ll probably get my 6-month old niece some Apruva to start her with BPA-free bottles.  I think everyone should go BPA-free.  Our children’s health is way too important to take risks.

Now on to Maru, we saw this humongous Mickey Mouse stuffed toy at the toy section.  I thought he’d get scared but when he saw Mickey, his eyes lit up and hugged Mickey.

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He really likes Mickey Mouse, as in he always recognizes him on wall posters, clothes, etc.  He has a small Mickey Mouse puppet at home which he loves very much.  So when I took the stuffed toy away (because it costs P1,999!), he cried.  Sorry Maru.

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I want, I want, I want!

27 Apr

I’ve been dreaming unrealistically lately.  I’ve been wanting so many things all at the same time, some are way beyond my budget right at this minute.  

When Maru turned 11 months last April 20, it suddenly hit me that I only have one month to prepare for his 1st birthday party (and dedication).  I want the best party I can afford for my son so I asked my friend Olive, who’s managing Let’s Party, to help me arrange Maru’s birthday.  She specializes in organizing great children’s parties and helps create really wonderful balloon decorations and backdrops, perfect for the Mickey-themed party I’m eyeing for Maru.  Maru loves watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and is always all-smiles whenever he sees Mickey.

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The thing is, I want all kids to wear Mickey Mouse ears instead of party hats at the event.  So I scoured the whole of Divisoria — as in the WHOLE of Divisoria — to look for those ears.  After almost four hours of searching, just when I was about to give up, my niece, who tagged along at my Mickey-ear-hunt, finally saw the elusive Mickey ears — right inside Tutuban Centermall.  Hay, buti na lang!  Ngayon, venue na lang ang kulang!
Next, I’ve been wanting a new cellphone.  And it’s not just any cellphone, it’s a Samsung Innov8!
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It has an 8-megapixel camera and is wifi ready!  That’s all I needed to hear to love this phone. 
Yugatech posted its features as follows: 

Display: 2.8 inches (16.7 million color QVGA TFT, 320×240 pixels)
UMTS/HSDPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Symbian 9.3 S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
Camera: 8 MP (autofocus, image stabilization, face, smile & blink detection, geotagging)
Storage: 16GB internal, 16GB via microSD card
FM radio
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP
A-GPS receiver
Optical Mouse
Accelerometer
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Size: 106.5mm x 53.9mm x 17.2mm

Ang kaso, it is priced at around P35,000.  My gawd!  Mukhang mangangarap na lang talaga ako.

And lastly, I cannot seem to quench my thirst for a netbook/mini computer.  Even though I’m using a relatively new 12.1″ laptop, I can’t get my mind off getting a netbook sometime in the near future (was thinking kapag naka-raket ng malaki-laki).  Maybe it’s because I’m always out so I feel like I need to have a mini-computer inside my bag.

But I’m also picky ha when choosing a netbook.  If I were to buy one, I’d choose between an HP Mini Note (which HP doesn’t want to call a netbook) and an Acer Aspire One.  It should run on a 6-cell battery, 1 GB RAM, at least 80GB HD, and Windows XP (not Vista, nor Linux).  I didn’t choose the Sony Vaio P since it’s way more expensive, I could buy a really nice laptop for Mike with its price.  The HP Mini 1100 (Vivienne Tam edition, hopefully) is still on top of my list.

 

HP Mini 1100

HP Mini 1100

 

Kaso, I’m not sure whether it has a 6-cell batt.  Kung wala, I’d go for the Acer Aspire One D150.  In Red ha!

Acer Aspire One D150

Acer Aspire One D150

 

MSI Wind 100 Plus, though, is my third choice.  But I’d probably get the light pink one. Kikay eh!

MSI Wind U100 Plus

MSI Wind U100 Plus

Anyhow, that’s too much daydreaming for today.  For now, I’d just focus on Maru’s first birthday party since I still haven’t found a nice venue for it.