Product Review - WeePLAY Messy Play Box

~ Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM ~

Sometime in July this year, I received an email invitation for me to bring our kiddos to this centre to try out a developmental play session where children will learn to use their hands to explore, refining their sense of touch, and developing their co-ordination and fine motor control. The place was a bit too far from our house and being heavily pregnant at 8 months now and with 2 very clingy kiddos at this stage, I politely declined the offer but was then offered to try out their playbox kit at home since it is not convenient for me to go out and about. So yes, anything that I can try out with my kiddos at home, I said yes of course!

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Description from the product page:
"WeePLAY is established by three sisters who are mummies (well, one will be in October 2013). We believe that kids should be given opportunities for healthy play that develop all of their senses.

The Messy Play Boxes are an extension of our messy play sessions. The reasons why we introduced the play boxes are for parents who love the idea of messy play and would have loved to come to our play sessions but for one reason or another (time, location, etc), cannot do so."

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** Feedback on packaging and product features: I received the WeePLAY Messy Play Box which contains 3 tubes of WeePLAY Non-toxic Paint (colors: Neon pink, green and yellow), 3 tubs of WeePLAY Dough (colors: red, yellow and green), a paint palette and 2 paint brushes.

 I immediately opened up one of the dough containers and did a smell test. I don't know why but somehow I always associate dough with yucky smells (like ermm... sweat?) so that was my 1st test on the product. And guess what? It smells goooooooodd... so fragrant as if they dumped a bottle of perfume into the dough!

Next test was taste. Yes, I did taste the dough. Why? I was afraid my kiddos will put it into their mouth (since they smell so good) and what does the dough taste like? Salty! It turned me off and I guess my kiddos won't be attempting to put the dough into their mouth hahahah...

Third test was texture. I pressed my finger onto the dough and it left my finger imprints there. It is easy to roll the dough though one of the colors (the green one) is a bit sticky and wet still. I have clarified with the company on this feedback and received this reply:
"As to your question about the green dough, here's an honest answer. As you know, we make this all in our kitchen and therefore, no ISO! The good thing about it though, is that it's all safe with no chemical whatsoever. The stickiness can sometimes be caused from either a wee bit much water (when we were making it) or from being in the fridge not kneaded or played - we suspect the latter in your case. The stickiness will lessen the more your wee ones play with it." So there you go, case solved!

Next up, the paint. I took the container with the cutest color of all... neon pink! Love it! Our 2 years old ninja girl seems to be attracted to this color as well :) I rolled the container around my hand and the paint move slowly, shows it is not too diluted or watery. The colors are even and you don't see any lumps or anything. I proceeded to pour out some on the paint palette for my kiddos to try on.

** Feedback on the usage: I let my kiddos try out the dough. I think my kiddos have some sort of OCD problem. They don't really like sticky things on their hands. Look at our ninja girl, not even touching the dough much! I tried coaxing her to have a feel of the dough but she keeps on shaking her head and insisted on using a plastic toy spoon to poke and prod the dough.

Our 4 years old boy on the other hand is a bit more adventurous. I think he thought it is the same Play-doh material we have and he uses one of his Play-doh toy to play along with the WeePLAY dough. My boy smacked the dough onto his play table and was busy cutting his imaginary food and feeding Cookie Monster.

After sometime, they got restless and I decided time to let them try the paint at our balcony. So I poured out a dollop each from the paint container onto each side of the paint palette, gave our kiddos a paint brush each, smaller brush for our girl and bigger brush for our boy. Our girl immediately scooped the neon pink paint while our boy got onto mixing the green and yellow paint. He then practised his number writing and also drew a Truffula tree on our balcony floor.

A few days later, I let my kiddos play with the paint at our balcony again. This time, I told our boy to color some of the sea shells we brought back from Penang last year during our family trip.

** Feedback on the mess and cleaning up: I was initially quite fretful at the thought of cleaning up the mess... the paint and everything! But amazingly, the paint washes off easily the moment you sprayed water on it. During the play, our girl got some paint on her legs and it doesn't make her uncomfortable or itchy or anything. In fact, she continued playing and even happily swabbed some paint on me! Our boy got so excited he painted all over the balcony floor and walls!

Cleaning up the paint is very easy. Just wash it off with water and it comes off easily. Maybe it is our balcony floor tiles but I realised the floor is very slippery while we were washing the paint off so I had to be extra cautious and keep watching our kiddos in case they slipped and fell.

** Overall Feedback: I like the Messy Play Box, especially the paint ones as I can see my kiddos enjoying themselves, coloring and doodling happily and not worried about the mess being permanently left on the floor/walls.

I also think the idea of this playbox is cool! I have seen this type of products being sold overseas (online too) where parents can subscribe and pay monthly for the crafts and playbox which will be compiled and delivered straight to their doorstep every month so that parents can use and let their kiddos play with the kit. I hope to see more products being offered by the company and that more parents are open to this concept to allow their children go crazy with messy playing (and all the time learning as well) !

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The Messy Play Box (retailed at RM50 for members and RM55 for non-members) is one of the bestsellers alongside the Wee Box (RM23 for members and RM26 for non-members) which contains 5 of those WeePLAY non-toxic Paints. The other 3 Play Boxes currently available at the moment are The Sensory Dough Play Box, The Messy Marble Play Box and The Messy Slime Play Box (all 3 are RM29 for members and RM33 for non-members).  All 5 play boxes are available for sale through

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by WeePLAY in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

iPad App Review - 52 Things to do in the Car

~ Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 8:32 AM ~

When I received the pitch request for the release of this app, I immediately thought of how I can use this app with our kiddos for our upcoming family trip at end of this month. Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: 52 Things to do in the Car
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Aug 14, 2013
* Version: 1.09
* Size: 19.3 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Load every car trip with miles of smiles with these fun, family-friendly activities sure to please kids of all ages on the go. This whimsically-illustrated 52 card deck app includes guessing games, sightseeing challenges, tongue twisters and riddles, and imaginative art projects for car trips both long and short. With 52 Fun Things to Do in the Car card deck app you can:
- Enjoy 52 different activities, including engaging games, creative art projects and mind-bending puzzles
- Swipe between cards or shuffle them
- Flip cards over to see the corresponding activity
- E-mail cards to friends"

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* There are altogether 52 cool ideas of the fun things you can do with your family/friends as you travel along in the car. Being stuck in the car does not mean you don't get to have fun, so this app is cool, really!

* I like that there are different types of ideas which can be used from young to old.

* I was a tad worried that there are some ideas which are too advanced for me to try on our kiddos but luckily there are some cool ones which I am thinking of doing for our upcoming trip (hopefully I have the energy and strength to do so!) For example, the 'Activity Lap Box' is a good idea which can keep our little ones busy for some time while they are stuck in the car with nowhere else to go! I might load up some coloring worksheets or number/alphabet writing sheets for our 4 years old to do while we are in the car :)

* Overall a creative and fun app which can be used by people of all ages, worth a try!

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You can purchase the "52 Things to do in the Car" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews" I'm a full-time mummy

Third Pregnancy at month 7...

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:38 AM ~

This post is to journal down the 7th month+ of my third pregnancy now! I realised I did not blogged much about this pregnancy, compared to my previous one which I blogged religiously every month. So far we are back to going for monthly check ups with our gynae. Anyway here goes the update:


Sweet sugary stuff rages on but trying very hard to control as gynae advised to continue monitor glucose level every week.


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My weight at this month (week 30 to be exact) is 52.5kg, that makes it an increase of 7.5kg since I got pregnant, okay, so far so good, weight is bouncing back!


Gynae revealed baby is a girl! So we are going to have another ninja girl I guess! Everything is normal with the check up though gynae did mentioned my amniotic fluid is a bit low, 9.3. He said not too concerned as long as baby's kicking and movement are active.The gynae initially suggested that I should rest more and not work too hard, but hubby and I looked back at gynae and pointing to our 2 kiddos, saying 'These 2 kiddos are my work. Can't rest more at home since I'm a SAHM'. Gynae went speechless and just smiled... sigh...

I was also given a fetal kick count chart to monitor daily from 9am, to note down end time once I reached 10 kicks from baby. As for self monitoring of glucose level, gynae said can do step monitoring or once a fortnight since my glucose level is controlled and normal. I also had to do a blood test this round, results will be known in my next check-up.


Yes, like what I did with Benjamin when I was pregnant with Alyson, I nursed him throughout the pregnancy. This round? Same. I think my colostrum is back as I noticed Alyson's diaper is a tad heavy lately after her night time sleep.


Baby movement very very active especially past midnight. I keep forgetting to monitor the fetal kick count from 9am sigh....

So there you go, updates as at 7 months+ pregnancy... have a blessed week and thank you for reading!