Sunday, September 27, 2015

Helpful Apps for Pregnants

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Pregnancy is one of the greatest journeys in a woman’s life. To have the best possible care, a constant companion is a mother’s greatest need. 

Here are the helpful apps that you might need for a healthy pregnancy:

Anmum Pregnancy App (FREE)

You now have a handy mobile tool to help you keep your pregnancy on track. From weekly pregnancy tips, yummy recipes, appointment scheduler, to connecting you with Anmum’s caring team of experts - maintaining a healthy pregnancy is now just one click away.

BabyCenter My Pregnancy Today (FREE)

 Product Features
  • Your Pregnancy Day by Day: Learn how your body's changing, what's ahead, and how to cope
  • Fetal Development Images: See what your baby looks like each week
  • Pregnancy Checklist: Reminders to keep you on track with decisions, appointments, and more
  • Award-Winning Videos: Watch your baby grow in the womb, and witness moms giving birth
  • Birth Clubs: Connect with other women due at the same time
  • Due Date Calculator: Quickly find your due date
  • Nutrition Guide: Manage your weight gain with tips and recipes to help you eat well

BabyBump Pregnancy Free



Product Features
  • Track your weight and waist changes and chart the progress of your pregnancy
  • Educate yourself with week-by-week information about your body changes and your baby's development
  • Keep a pregnancy journal that can be referenced when you're filling out your little one's baby book
  • Manage your baby bump photos
  • Watch the progress bar countdown the days until delivery





Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Diaper Rash

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What is diaper rash? A Diaper rash (diaper dermatitis) is a skin irritation, usually a reddish color on a baby's genital area or bottom. Diaper rash is one of the most common dermatological conditions and most common skin disorder of early childhood.

Our babies have a delicate skin, so some babies can get a diaper rash even if his/her parents frequently change their diapers because of skin sensitivity. But aside from that, What Causes a Diaper Rash? 

There are a lot of things that can cause a diaper rash and here are some of the reasons why:
  • Irritation from using a new product
  • Irritation from stool and urine
  • Allergic reactions to diaper
  • Introduction of new foods
  • Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection
  • Chafing or rubbing
To treat your baby's diaper rash, let her/him go diaper-free as much as possible. Wash your hands before every diaper change. If possible wash and clean the affected areas with mild soap or cleanser and then make sure that the skin is dry before applying any creams or ointments.

What are the creams and ointments that you used when your baby had diaper rash?

As for me, I have tried using Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) and it helped lessen my baby's diaper rash
But there's this one diaper rash ointment that my mother-in-law suggested which is Vandol. It's very effective and  it really helped soothe my baby's irritating rashes.

How about you, what's the best diaper rash creams or ointments have you tried that worked well for your baby?

Bio-Oil Review

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When I was still pregnant and on my 3rd trimester, I started to have stretch marks and dark marks on my belly. I don't know why or what caused it and I am not so happy about it. A few months after giving birth to my baby girl, my sister gave me this product, Bio-Oil and said that I should try this on my stretch marks

I wasn't regularly using Bio-oil because I got busy being a newbie mom, but whenever I get the chance,  I would diligently put some on the areas where I have a lot of stretch marks; in my belly. Anyways, months and years had passed and I forgot about using this product. But what I noticed is that my skin had lighten and my stretch marks aren't that visible in some areas of my body. I didn't use anything except  Bio-Oil. Now, I believe this brand is really effective and so I started using it again. 

Aside from using Bio-oil on my stretch marks, I also use it in my face. Yes, I even use Bio-Oil before applying make-up, its a very good moisturizer and won't leave an oily residue on my face and doesn't clog my pores.

I didn't notice it for a long time but my acne scars had lighten over the years and I believe it's because of Bio-Oil, since it is the only product that I've been religiously using for years.

Bio-Oil contains numerous ingredients that help the skin, become softer and smoother thereby improving the appearance of aging and wrinkled skin. With regular application, Bio-Oil helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. It also prevent the formation and improve the appearance of existing strtch marks formed during pregnancy, teenage growth spurts or periods of rapid weight gain.

Here are the Key Ingredients in Bio-Oil:

Vitamin A: Promotes the formation of new collagen and assists in skin renewal, helping to increase elasticity and improve skin’s texture and tone.

Vitamin E: Helps maintain healthy-looking skin, protecting it from the effects of free radicals which cause skin damage and premature aging. Vitamin E is also a fantastic moisturizer.

PurCellin Oil: Improves smoothness and ease of application, making Bio-Oil readily absorbed by the skin. It also acts as an emollient, leaving the skin soft, smooth and supple.

What I liked about this product is that it absorbs quickly into my skin and it does't feel greasy after using it. And it smelled good too, maybe its because of the plant extracts like the lavender oil, rosemary oil, chamomile oil and calendula oil that has been added into this product. By the way, it's hypoallergenic and ideal for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. So far, I haven't had any problems using this product. ;)

You can buy Bio-Oil at Amazon or if you're in the Philippines, you can try at Lazada, they offer CoD (Cash on Delivery), just click the images and links below... :)





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