I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys. We all need more positive inspiring stories in our crazy world nowadays! For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here:

An anonymous woman is quickly becoming a viral hero after she paid for a plane ticket for a toddler in need. The photo of her and the tale of her generosity was posted on the LoveWhatMatters Facebook page on Wednesday.

According to the post, she was at an unspecified airport and overheard a man who was traveling with his daughter talking to the gate agent. There was a problem: he’d been under the impression the girl could fly for free, but because she had just recently turned two in fact she now needed her own ticket. An honest enough mistake, given how confusing airline regulations can be.

He didn't have one for her and was devastated. He told the agent he couldn’t afford to rebook his flight or pay the exorbitant last minute fare for his toddler. He made a few calls and a person who witnessed the scene said he was, “Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken.”

This valiant woman, who was next to him at the counter, heard this all go down, and after a short talk with him, she approached the counter again and said she wanted to buy the girl’s ticket. The gate agent asked her if she knew the ticket cost $749. She said “that’s fine,” and paid for it with her credit card.

According to the post, those around her were in awe, and the man hugged her and asked for her info so he could repay her. She replied with, "Don't worry about it." Not surprisingly, the response to the woman's amazing actions have been overwhelmingly positive.

Now if there's any justice in the world, whatever airline this is will offer this woman at least a partial refund.  Those last minute fares are unconscionably high and no one — especially not this angel — should have to pay them.


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Specially Designed Diapers For Premature Babies

~ Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:55 AM ~

I came across this article yesterday about a specially designed diapers for premature babies.

"For parents of premature babies, finding a nappy that both fits and takes care of their delicate skin can be a big challenge. And, despite the fact that less than 1.4 per cent of babies born each year fall into this category, one baby brand recognised the need for a solution.

Accordingly, Huggies have announced the launch of a range of nappies specifically designed for premature babies that weigh less than two pounds.

Huggies Premature Babies Diapers

Designed as part of the ‘No Baby Unhugged’ project that aims to ensure babies get all the hugs they need to thrive, the new Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers promote both healthy development and growth.

After intensive research, interviewing nurses and neonatal therapists, Huggies found out exactly what premature babies need.

As a result, the new nappies have a super-soft liner and gentle leg gatherings that prevent leaks without irritating the baby’s underdeveloped skin. They’re also fitted with specially-sized fasteners to fit the nappy and a narrow absorbent pad to make sure the baby is comfortably positioned with arms and legs close to the body.

Huggies Premature Babies Diapers

 The only downside is that, at the moment, the Nano Preemie Diapers are only available in the US. They are available on Amazon however, they’ll set you back a hefty £50 a pack. "

 

What do you think?

 

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Product Review - SensiTeeth Kids

~ Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:12 PM ~

I have been cutting down on doing product reviews towards the last quarter of year 2016 to prepare for our coming 4th kiddo who was born in early November 2016 and I am now slowly resuming doing product reviews but prioritizing those that can fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or homeschooling stuff, family products, something along those genre) When I received an email asking whether I would be interested to review a range of babies and children toothpaste from Europe, I had initially declined to prepare for coming baby but the client is very patient and willing to wait until things have settled down on our side, so here goes my review: 

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SensiTeeth Kids

About the company & products:

"SensiTeeth is a babies and children toothpaste from Europe and is distributed by AJ Research and Pharma in Malaysia.

The foundation of healthy permanent teeth in children is laid during the childhood period. Henceforth, it is essential to establish a proper and right oral hygiene product as a routine early in life to help ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth. Parents should be the key model to cultivate in their kids a good dental routine from young with clinically proven product- SensiTeeth Kids Oral Care.

There are 5 products in the range which are:

SensiTeeth Kids

1. SensiTeeth First Tooth Paste - First teething 6+months

2. SensiTeeth Kids Tooth Paste - Fluoride 500ppm and Calcium 3+ years old

3. SensiTeeth Kids Tooth Paste - 1000ppm fluoride, and calcium 6+ years

4. SensiTeeth Epismalto Tooth Paste-1450ppm Fluoride and Calcium 6+ years

5. SensiTeeth Kids Mouthwash-100ppm Fluoride and Calcium 3 + years"

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We received the following 5 products for our review. One thing that touched on my OCD side is the color of the toothpaste - as a mum of 4 kiddos, I would prefer if there are different colors for easier identification. I had to read and re-read the labels to make sure I'm giving the correct toothpaste to our kiddos, I do not notice the different tooth mascot pictures on the toothpaste until much later, maybe it is just me, but yeah, I would really appreciate different color scheme for different products hahahaha...

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Firstly, I like that the toothpaste came sealed with a thin foil for hygienic and safety purpose. It assures me that the toothpaste has not been tampered with and produced with utmost safety in mind.

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Moving on, I explained to our kiddos especially our older 2 (girl 5 years old and boy 7.5 years old) that mummy need them to try out a new toothpaste and to provide their honest feedback on how they feel after using it.

We started off with the SensiTeeth Kids Tooth Paste - Fluoride 500ppm and Calcium which I let our 2 girls try out (they are 3 years old and 5 years old) By 3 years old, children should be able to spit out the toothpaste after brushing. It is now that we as parents should introduce them the toothpaste with calcium-fluoride formulation, as fluoride helps to prevent and control tooth decay while calcium can help to grow stronger teeth.

SensiTeeth Kids Tooth Paste - Fluoride 500ppm and Calcium provides the appropriate amount of fluoride of only 500ppm for kids at 3 years old and above. It is specially designed for the youngest of mouths to get them used to the taste of toothpaste as well as coming in a baby-friendly blueberry flavor.

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Our 5-year-old girl was the first guinea pig for the night hahahaha... well only because she is straight-up honest and is very very picky and super sensitive to what goes into her mouth. She squeals when she realized the foam forming in her mouth as her current toothpaste does not do that at all, so this is a new experience for her. I asked her whether the toothpaste is sweet and she said no and continued brushing her teeth. She gargled and rinsed off and proceeded to tell me the toothpaste is okay for her and that she likes it.

Next guinea piggy in line is our 3-year-old girl who was the second picky person in our family. I dabbed on half a pea size of the same toothpaste that her elder sister just used. Up until today, she is still using one brand of toothpaste meant for 3 months to 2 years old because she just does not like the rest of the toothpaste I got for her. So, I took a deep breath and proceeded to brush our 3-year-old's teeth (she can brush her own teeth but it is not thorough so we prefer to do it for her at the moment)

She did not wail out like what she did with another toothpaste I purposely bought for her but stood still letting me brush on. Phewww... with a heavy sigh of relief, I continued brushing her teeth and she gargled and happily trotted off to join her sister in bed. For this girl of ours, her actions are louder than her words. The very fact that she did not flat out reject the toothpaste says a lotttttttttt already!

SensiTeeth Kids

Final guinea pig on toothpaste products for the night is our 7.5-year-old boy. I let him used the SensiTeeth Kids Tooth Paste - 1000ppm Fluoride and Calcium which is meant for children age 6+ years. This toothpaste is especially catering for the tooth transition phase which is when their milk tooth will have loosened and eventually fall off and replaced with permanent tooth.

SensiTeeth Kids

Our 7.5-year-old boy has used a couple of different toothpaste brands so far and he said the one he is trying out now smells good but does not taste sweet. He dabbed on some onto his electrical toothbrush and quickly brushed his teeth. He said the toothpaste is okay, not minty like the one he likes (which is sweet - yes, I tasted that too LOL)

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Now I must confess, boys being boys, they are like men with a few words. Hard to wriggle out more words from them at times, so as a concerned mum and this being a product review, I decided to try out the SensiTeeth Kids Tooth Paste - 1000ppm Fluoride and Calcium toothpaste. I dabbed on a big pea-sized toothpaste onto my toothbrush and noticed the strong strawberry smell. I brushed slowly, even tasted some to check whether the toothpaste is sweet or not - nope, they are NOT! To be frank, I am not used to this toothpaste as the one I'm using is minty and taste a bit sweet hahahaha... but okay, I guess no complaints from our kiddos means all is good!

Our last product to review is the SensiTeeth Kids Mouthwash-100ppm Fluoride and Calcium. Do you know that brushing alone only reaches 25% of your mouth? Hence, mouthwash that contains fluoride will provide an extra dose of cavity protection as well as reducing germs and plaque left behind after brushing.

SensiTeeth Kids

This mouthwash is meant for children 3 years old and above so I let our older 2 kiddos try out the mouthwash after they brushed their teeth. Just want to note that our kiddos have not been exposed to any mouthwash products prior to this review so this is a new experience for them. Picture shown below is our 5-year-old girl slowly gargling her mouth with the mouthwash. She giggled and was happy when I told her that her mouth smells good after she gargled with the mouthwash. She left the bathroom mouth wide open and I can hear her asking her little sister to smell her mouth LOL.

SensiTeeth Kids

As for our 7.5-year-old boy, he initially does not like the idea of gargling with the mouthwash until I told him that the mouthwash helps to reduce germs and plaque left behind after brushing. He promptly gargled and I heard a soft whine from him after he was done though I can see him running off to his sisters and asking them to smell his mouth hahahaha... I think this need more practice for them to get used to. I too gave the mouthwash a try after I brushed my teeth. It smells good and tasted sweet, making me gargled furiously after that. It left a lingering berry scent in my mouth after gargling. Not bad apart from the taste.

I would like to point out that we did not get to review 2 products at the moment of writing this review:

- The SensiTeeth Epismalto Tooth Paste-1450ppm Fluoride and Calcium which I will let our 7.5-year-old boy try out later as this toothpaste has higher fluoride content which can be used to prevent tooth decay as cavities is a popular disease among the children at 6 years of age and above as they start to drink or consume foods containing sugars.

- The SensiTeeth First Tooth Paste which I will let our 4th kiddo (currently 2 months old toothless hahahaha) try out when he starts teething. I am happy to know that this toothpaste is safe to swallow as it is not easy to look for one with this feature in the market and the one we currently use is a tad sweet (yes, I tasted them hahahaha)

Overall, an alternative to good oral care products for your kiddos and I love that there are different levels of fluoride and calcium to suit different age groups!

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The products are now available exclusively in Guardian and selected independent pharmacies.

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products 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.

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