Product Review - Merries Baby Diaper

~ Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 7:08 AM ~

Early July this year, I received an email pitch asking whether I would be interested to review an upcoming diaper brand in Malaysia market. I was thinking 'Wow! To be the early batch of mums to review this diaper brand? Sure why not?!' and after a few emails exchanges to firm up the details (and I also helped share out the pitch to other interested bloggers who wanted to try out the diapers as well for their kiddos) I received our full pack Merries Baby Diaper size L for my ninja girl.

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Description from the product page:
"Pamper your little ones with tender loving care and attention with Merries, Japan’s No.1*. Merries is a joy to wear, keeping baby comfortable and happy. Happy baby , Smiling mummy. Be a proud mum and celebrate with Merries, 100% made and imported from Japan. With its superb absorbency, exceptional breathability & ultra softness, Merries provides the dryness and comfort that your baby's delicate skin needs. These are what makes Merries a joy to wear! Merries baby diaper ~ Always Gentle To Your Baby’s Skin "

I'm a full-time mummyOur 4 years old boy is definitely not trying this diaper out since he has been fully potty trained (yay!) so, the review this round will be experimented by our ninja girl :)  

** Feedback on PACKAGING: We received the full pack of Merries Baby Diaper Pants L size (RM45.00 for 27 pieces) for our review. I love the packaging and the convenient plastic handles on the diaper pack which is easy to carry around. I can easily open up the diaper pack through the top side slit (instead of usually tearing a long lines for our current diaper brands used on our girl)

** Feedback on PRODUCT FEATURES: I took out 1 piece of Merries Baby Diaper and immediately checked out the features. It's light and compact and I also did a stretch test on the elastic around the waist line and the sides (both legs). The elastic are soft to the touch and can stretch quite far.

There is also a blue colored tape which can be found at the back of the diaper pants which I initially thought the tape is in case we want to stick the diaper pants to our kiddo's pants/dress. But turns out, you open up the tape and you can actually use it to wrap around your rolled up used diaper pants before disposing it to the bin. Very nice!

I also like the yellow line indicator (starting from the front crotch area all the way to the back) which will turn to green color to indicate that it is time to change the diaper. I don't rely on the indicator much as I prefer the touch test (if I squeeze the diaper and it is heavy or stays pressed after touch, it means time to change!) but I do like this feature as I think my hubby and MIL or whoever who has to take care of our girl if I'm not around at the moment will appreciate this feature.

I also like the seams at the sides of the diaper pants which we can easily just tear off prior to disposing the used diaper. Very convenient indeed! The elastic around the legs part are stretchy and not tight, it does not leave any marks around my girl's thighs after used but yet, it hugs my girl's thighs comfortably and no leakage at all.

** Feedback on EASE OF USE: I wanted to take pictures of how I put on the Merries Baby Diaper pants on our girl but she was faster! Very excited with new things I guess! So I snapped the pictures of our girl trying to wear the diaper pants instead! See, even an almost 2 years old could easily wear the diaper pants! 

** Feedback on COMFORT & USABILITY: I let our ninja girl wear the diaper pants as it is just to test whether it lasts long with her being so hyperactive all day long. There are no restrictions or hindrances to our ninja's movements at all while she wears the diaper pants and goes about her ninja activities.

** Feedback on DISPOSAL: As mentioned above, I like the yellow line indicator (starting from the front crotch area all the way to the back) which will turn to green color to indicate that it is time to change the diaper. To change the used diaper, I just tear off the side seams (very easy), fold and roll up the diaper as compact as I can and use the blue tipped tape at the back of the diaper to secure the used diaper before disposing it into a dustbin.

** MY FEEDBACK IN SUMMARY: This diaper is good, lightweight and I love the soft comfy material. The fact that is has very good absorbency and the material allows for breathability for our kiddo's skin is a definite plus too.

I am definitely going to let my girl wear this diaper pants especially during family outing as I think it would be easier to change her out of the used diaper by just getting her to stand still and all I need to do is to tear off the sides seam and pulled off the diaper pants. Currently with the tape type of diaper we used for our girl, we need to get her to lie down to properly secure the tape diaper on her, although I have mastered the skills of putting a tape diaper on our girl while she stood, it is still far easier to get her to wear a diaper pants since there is no need to adjust the sides around the diapers compared to tape diaper.

I have some mummy friends who praise this brand and even went to Singapore just to purchase this diaper as it was not available in Malaysia market then. They are excited to know this brand is coming into Malaysia market and was hoping that the price would be affordable and competitive with the other brands in the local market as they really really love this brand!

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Available in tape type for newborns (NB) and S size, and pants type in M, L and XL, Merries will be exclusively distributed at selective outlets within the AEON group. The recommended retail price range is between RM25.00 and RM45.00. You can get more info from

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product 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.

Simple Ribbon Hair Clip Tutorial

~ Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:46 AM ~

I've recently shared with you guys my new hobby that is very therapeutic for myself, the Do-It-Yourself (aka DIY) ribbon hair clip!

So here goes a simple ribbon hair clip tutorial in case you are interested...

What you will need:

* Alligator hair clip (I bought mine from an online store) - the size I used is 6mm width by 3cm length (my ninja girl's hair not that long yet...)

* Ribbon (I use 3/8″ grosgrain as recommended by my craft guru)

* Scissors

* Craft glue (I used a China brand el-cheapo craft glue)

* A cigarette lighter and candle to seal the ends of the ribbon


Steps to follow:

* Start with a hair clip and a ribbon.

* Seal the ends of the grosgrain ribbon. I use a lighter, light up the candle (I'm scared of heat so prefer to use candle) just hold the ribbon's ends the flame near (not touching!) for a few seconds.

* Start from the inside of the clip, near the joint and glue the ribbon down. I will use extra clips to secure it tighter.

* Then put glue on the underside of the bottom ‘jaw’ of the clip and fold your ribbon under, pressing and smoothing it onto the clip.

* Just continue gluing all over the hairclip until it is all covered up by the ribbon.

* I also glue the inside of the jaw clip area to make it look professional hahahah...

* You may add on appliques or decorations on top of your hair clip to make it more outstanding or unique.

The results...

I hope you can understand my tutorial, wish I could provide step by step pictures but the glue dries up fast and the clip is very small that it is very tiring for me to be holding it open long enough for me to snap pictures so I just randomly take the pictures.

Until then, I hope to be able to make more awesome ribbon hair clips for my children. Feel free to share your  personal tips if you are into ribbon hair clips making as well!

iPad App Review - Animal Kinderland

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 8:05 AM ~

I love trying out educational apps for my kiddos. The app that I am reviewing this round can be used for both our 4 years old boy and our almost 2 years old girl. Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: Animal Kinderland
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Games
* Released: Aug 05, 2013
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 53.7 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Anshu Dhanuka © 2013 Curious Fingers
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Animal Kinderlworld is a very cute game where you can play with adorable baby animals. The children have to decide whether an animal lays eggs or gives birth to babies. If an animal lays eggs, the kids can to tap on the eggs to crack them open and then they can play with endearing little chicks or ducklings or even dinosaur babies! In the case of the mammals they can play with a large number of lovely little babies such as panda cubs, kittens, puppies, bunnies, calves and many more!"

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* I love the illustrations of this app, it is very cute and pleasing to the eyes.

* This is a fun app where you get to figure out whether a particular animals give birth to babies or lay eggs. I used the opportunity in this app to teach my kiddos (especially our 4 years old boy) on this aspect.

* I am very excited to see the potential of learning opportunities from this app while my kiddos can still be having fun!

* I would love if the animal names are pronounced as we tap on it, example horse and foal or cat and kitten and so on.

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You can purchase the "Animal Kinderland" 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