Product Review & Giveaway - Cleebo

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 8:33 AM ~

I was contacted by Serina to do a review on Cleebo, one of the products sold in her company and  after checking out the product details from its website, decided to give it a try since this product could also be use on a toddler as well!

Prior to this, I have been using a tweezer to do the job and although I have a nasal aspirator, it could only get rid of the wet snot and not the dry type... which is why I ended up using a tweezer on Ben when the situation warrants it.

Description from the product page:

"Cleebo has been developed by Opus Innovations Limited in consultation with a Paediatrician / GP as an innovative safe solution for removing dried nasal mucus (Bogies!) from the noses of children and incapacitated adults.

Cleebo’s main objectives focussed on: safety, hygiene, robustness, user-friendliness, child-friendliness, and ultimately effectiveness. Cleebo is essentially a pair of uniquely shaped ABS plastic tweezers with inter-changeable Medical Grade Silicone end tips. The end tips come in 5 different vibrant colours to encourage the child’s participation and co-operation. The ends also include many safety features including: depth limiting design with end tabs to prevent excessive insertion, an absence of any sharp ends, tight fit to tweezers to prevent them coming loose, and they are made from silicone which is a relatively soft material.

Cleebo can be used in 3 ways:
- Option 1: Use as conventional tweezers
- Option 2: Close both tips together & use with a dragging action, similar to using a cotton bud
- Option 3: Pull tweezers wide apart and use one side only as noted in ‘Option 2’ above. This method is effective for tiny nostrils. Should the tweezer tips remain too far apart, pinch the tweezers immediately above the ‘circle’ between the thumb and the forefinger and squeeze to reduce the gap as required."

Nice packaging!
 Love the safety clip of the case

Now firstly, let's meet our product tester, Mr. Benjamin!

He was busy assembling and disassembling his toy car...

Now, I tried to test Cleebo on him when he's awake and alert. Nope, fat chance of trying that. He ran off the moment he saw me holding this new gadget. Backup plan? To try it when he's asleep... 

Ahhh.... much much better now! Cleebo doing its job perfectly!

While Ben was still asleep, I find that Cleebo does its job perfectly! I am able to insert the tweezer into his nostrils and reached his ermm.. 'treasures' or boogers, or whatever you want to call it... and with the tips being so slim, Ben did not realised any foreign object invading his nostrils! (He's very sensitive, believe me!)

* What I like about this product: It focuses on the aspect of dried nasal mucus, which normal nasal aspirators in the market do not cater to. I also like the colored rubber tips that allow us to choose from (instead of just one!)

* What I would recommend: The safety tab on the rubber tip to be placed higher so that the tweezer can reached in further into a child's nostril (maybe it fits just nice for a baby with its current position now).

Other than that, there's nothing to complain about on this tweezer!

You can purchase Cleebo from or

But wait a minute, the wonderful sponsor at has generously offered a "Cleebo" for one of my blog's lucky winner!  Thanks,!


* Giveaway expires on 11th August 2011 (Malaysia time)

* You must fulfil the mandatory entry 1st (which is to provide your valid email address & answering the question), else you will be disqualified.

* Winner will be randomly drawn using and will have 48 hours to respond to my email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

* Winner will receive their prize sent directly by

To enter the giveaway, kindly click at the link shown below and the entry form will appear in a new window:

* Cleebo Giveaway Entry Form *

(Link has been disabled when entry closes at 12midnight past 11th August 2011)

It'd be great if you could leave me a comment once you have submitted your entry so that I can check and ensure it's safely tracked into my database.

So what are you waiting for?!! Hurry up! You have 1 month time from now to join in the fun and try your luck!

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a free product by the sponsor 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.

The Wonder of a Child's Curiosity & Imagination...

~ Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 8:35 AM ~

I was replying to Uncle Lee, one of my regular blog reader's comment on my iPad app review post about Ben's toys which he had quite a lot, but mostly those are hand-me-downs from our brother and sister in laws and presents from relatives and friends during his birthdays. We do buy him some toys but only on memorable occasions.

And it prompted me to post up pictures (quite recent) taken of Ben recently, playing with one of his newest 'toy'... the SHOE BOX! I think kids imagination is a powerful thing, even with a simple shoe box, Ben could be playing with it for sometime!

Curious Child
Despite the toys around him, he spent quite a long time checking out the shoe box...

Curious Child
Ben checking out the holes on the sides of the shoe box...

Curious Child
Now checking out how big is the shoe box (he later used it to store his toy cars)

Curious Child
Back to checking out the sides...

Curious Child
And closing the shoe box now...

I'm amazed at how a simple shoe box can keep him occupied and entertained for some time.  He used the shoe box to store  (park) his toy cars and later on pretended it was a garage where he opens and closes the 'door' cover and park his toy cars in it.

Goes to show the great wonders of a child's curiosity and imagination! With that in mind, I leave you with these few inspiring quotes to ponder on:

* I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

* When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.  ~ Walt Disney

* Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance. ~ William Wirt

Toddler Meals (July 04 - 10)

~ Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM ~

Pictures of meals are getting less since quite a number of the meals served to Ben have been featured in previous posts of toddler's meals.

Also to note that Ben has been sick from the 6th July with very mild fever, cough  (with phlegm still) and runny nose (started 9th July) so his meal choices has been somewhat bland and simple and I pretty much let him eats whatever he wants to (his appetite is not so good and has been insisting on dry suckling me this few days for comfort). I'm glad he drinks loads and loads of water during this week, and hope his sickness will go away soon...

Continuing on with Ben's meals for July 4th to 10th.

04 July
Breakfast - Half choc buns
Lunch - Wantan noodles with chicken, a cup of choc milk
Tea - yogurt, egg tart
Dinner - Rice, soup, carrot slices, mushrooms

4th July dinner - Rice, soup, carrot slices, mushrooms

05 July
Breakfast - Oats with carrots slices, cornflakes, a bottle of Vitagen
Lunch - Egg tart, cornflakes
Tea - yogurt, cornflakes, strawberry wafer sticks
Dinner - soup, chicken, rice, carrots, egg

Breakfast for 5th July...
Dinner for 5th July...

06 July
Breakfast - 1 slice of toasted pandan bread (with butter and kaya spread), a bottle of vitagen, some mushroom chicken soup
Lunch - steamed egg
Tea - yogurt, 2 slice of cheese
Dinner - Oats and cornflakes, diluted Ribena few sips
(cough with phlegm causing discomfort in throat and vomitted out his dinner)

6th July breakfast...

07 July (mild fever, cough with phlegm)
Breakfast - Oats with cornflakes and a Milo
Lunch - Kaya bun
Tea - Tau sah bun (red bean bun)
Dinner - Few bites of cream bun, few bites of rice, some egg noodles

08 July (mild fever,
cough with phlegm)
Breakfast - Oats with cornflakes, a bottle of vitagen
Lunch - Egg tart, a bottle of vitagen, few bites of roti canai
Dinner - Sushi King - rice, egg mayo, salmon skin, chawan mushi, chicken teriyaki (but vomitted out few hours later due to discomfort caused by cough)

09 July
(no more fever, cough with phlegm)
Breakfast - Oats with grapes, a bottle of vitagen
Lunch - noodle abit, cornflakes
Dinner - half slice of bread (kaya and butter spread, grapes)

10 July (
cough with phlegm, runny nose)
Breakfast - half cheese omelette, grapes
Lunch - Few sips of dragon fruit juice, rice, tofu, fish, spare ribs chunks
Dinner - A packet of Milo, some noodles, biscuits