Moms and moms-to-be recently gathered in an afternoon of informative learning and discussion at the recently concluded Birth and Baby Workshop held at the Discovery Suites Ortigas organized by Smart Parenting magazine and its online counterpart, www.smartparenting.com.ph, the credible and ever reliable source for parenting information and education.
|Pampers baby Dry receives a seal of approval from Smart Parenting Magazine|
The Birth and Baby Workshop featured a series of talks and lectures conducted by experts from prenatal to post natal baby care. Aurelin Fernando, a certified doula (a woman trained to assist another woman during childbirth) from Gentle Hands Birthing Clinic talked about the benefits of Lamaze method as well as birth preparation essentials, breathing techniques during labor as well as other natural and relaxation methods a mom-to-be can make use of to help her ease labor pains.
Have everything ready to go when you're 8 months pregnant, since you could go into labor at any time in the weeks before your due date. You may want to pack two small bags for the hospital or birth center: one for the items you'll need during labor, and another for items that you won't need until after you give birth.
|Aurelin Fernando talks about the proper breathing and pushing techniques during the Smart Parenting Birth and Baby Workshop|
What to pack for your partner/labor coach
What to pack for after you deliver
Essentials to pack for your baby
What not to bring to the hospital or birth center
|Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas gave a lecture on proper lactation and breastfeeding|
Breastfeeding may be a natural thing, but that doesn't mean it comes naturally. I honestly used to think it would happen on its own without much effort from the mother. Little did I know it entails hard work, patience, efforts and lots of support. It could make someone so frustrated which may further lead to postpartum depression. However, Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas, a lacatation consultant and member of Breastfeeding Committee of the Philippine Pediatric Society assured us that although nursing may be tough in the beginning, one will get the hand of it. The best part? Your baby will thrive on your milk and the cuddly closeness that breastfeeding offers. Trust us -- and trust in your body!
Here's how to make it work from the start:
Holding Your Baby
|Babies need swaddling and lots of love and care|
Every two hours or each time he cries, put baby to your breast to suck. To help him figure out where lunch is coming from, rub his cheek with your nipple or finger to get him to turn toward the breast.
Baby's first meal from Mom isn't milk, it's colostrum, a yellowish liquid rich in antibodies that boosts his immune system. Your real milk will come in a few days after you give birth. Don't worry -- you'll know when it's there! Your breasts may feel like they're full of rocks, or that they're about to burst (this is called engorgement). The good news is that your hungry baby can really help you out; the best way to relieve engorgement is to nurse often. Drink a large glass of water every time you nurse, eat well, and take your prenatal vitamins.
|Menchit Ordoveza gave a lecture on Parents and Yaya relationship|
Another speaker, Menchit Ordoveza, a yaya trainer and owner of My Dearest Nanny Training taught us the basic yaya training guidelines and how moms can teach yayas help them take good care of their newborns and toddlers.
|Smart Parenting gives Pampers two thumbs up|
Also at the said event, Smart Parenting revealed the recipient of its BEST FOR NEWBORN SKIN seal of approval which they had awarded to Pampers Premium Care and Baby Dry. After a series of thorough tests and challenges, Pampers Premium Care and Baby Dry bested other diaper brands in a series of tests. Proving that they truly deserve the top spot and seal of approval from both pediatricians and Smart Parenting magazine from among the other diapers in the market.
|Pampers Baby Dry was proven to lock up 99.9% wetness|
During the said event, guest moms and moms-to-be were able to see for themselves why Pampers Premium Care and Baby Dry came out and emerged as the top choice. Pampers Premium Care and Baby Dry has 5 star skin protection specifically designed to provide the optimum care for baby's sensitive and delicate skin.
|Guests had the chance to witness and see for themselves how effective Pampers Baby Dry was.|
Pampers Baby Dry is proven to lock in up to 99.9% of wetness for newborn's skin, dryness is guaranteed, it comes in stretchy tapes that adapt to baby's shape and movement. And it still comes with the ever reliable magic gel to lock in wetness better than other diapers.
|Awesome prizes were given away as raffle to lucky participants|
Lucky moms-to-be and guests walked away with awesome prizes from the event's sponsors which included Pampers Premium Care and Baby Dry newborn diapers, baby crib, stroller, carriers and other baby products.
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