Why I am proud to be a Belo Baby mombassador

It is no big secret, I am a proud Belo Baby mombassador! I’ve been with the brand from the start, and I’ve used it on Tristan since he was four months old. Looking back, it seems like such a long time ago, only because so many milestones and mini life events have happened. At the same time, the Belo Baby line is expanding, as it now carries cologne, hand sanitizer and talc-free powder, apart from their star products: the Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash, the Face and Body Lotion and the Bar Soap.

I truly believe in the brand because it gives us mommas products that are made with all-natural ingredients with absolutely no harmful chemicals. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, too, so it is super safe for baby’s sensitive skin. Actually, prior to signing with Belo Baby, I made sure to try the products first on Tristan for about a month. When I discovered that it alleviated his rashes and rough patches (he has sensitive skin, just like his dad), I happily signed on. I was convinced I had found the best baby product for my child, especially since it is locally made, and has such a great price.

Two years down the line, more and more mommies are convinced that Belo Baby is the best products for their little ones. And finally, the brand got the recognition it deserves (it’s first one)! Smart Parenting, the trusted parenting authority for Filipino parents of kids ages 0 to 8 years old, recently awarded Belo Baby with the Smart Mom Approval Seal.

This award is given to brands who have undergone testing conducted by real moms. These moms were handpicked by Smart Parenting, and have actually used the products on themselves and their children. This means these moms have given their nod of approval on the products and recommend it to their fellow Smart Moms. This year, Belo Baby is the only brand to have received this distinguished award!!!

This is so amazing! The girls, Patty Laurel-Filart and Nicole Hernandez, and I received the award in behalf of Belo Baby and we were just so proud. We knew we had made the best decision to switch to Belo Baby, and yes, we continue to recommend it to all mommas out there. It truly is the best local baby product line out there.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cristalle, Joyce and rest of the hardworking team behind Belo Baby. You guys deserve this award!!! ❤ We mommas will be cheering behind you all the way!


WATCH: Eat, Drink & Be Married – Mom Friendly Car Features

For this episode we talk about what we look for in a family car. Watch as we share our mom-friendly car features in Eat, Drink & Be Married. ❤ Also, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

WATCH: No one messes with this girl

I love this video! No only does it teach little girls to be empowered and strong, it reminds us to that we can do it all with clean, sweet-smelling hands. Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer keeps our hands clean by killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria. And it is made with glycerin to keep skin moisturized.

What I love about it though is that it comes in an ultra-mild fragrance that leaves skin fresh–the three scents are: Peach, Green Apple, and Blueberry. My favorite from the three is Green Apple, because I’ve always found the fragrance sweet and refreshing. But the best part is: it is super safe for my family. It is carefully formulated without triclosan, parabens, benzalkonium chloride, formaldehyde carriers, petrochemicals, and most common allergens, which is really worth mentioning because these are harmful ingredients that are usually found in our everyday beauty products and can be bad for baby’s delicate skin.

Oh, and it is also hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, which makes it the best choice for my family. And, like all Belo Baby products, it is crafted with cafe for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms. Oh and the price is super affordable–it is only P49.75, available at all leading department stores and supermarkets.

Gooooo, girl power!

How to make healthy bento box baon for the kiddos

I’ve always admired the creativity of moms like Kat Maderazo (she comes up with amazing bento box ideas in her Instagram account: @bentobykat). She effortlessly creates incredibly appetizing themed bento boxes that are also yummy and nutritious. I cant even begin to imagine how to decorate Tristan’s bento box baon when he starts going to school. Like, creating something cute and delicious might be a little difficult at 5 in the morning!

So okay, the Baby Barangay moms (that’s me, Bianca Santiago-Reinoso, Cat Juan-Ledesma, Nicole Hernandez-de los Angeles, and Patty Laurel-Filart) were invited by Gold Seas Tuna to a bento box class and guess who our teacher was?! KAT MADERAZO! She was so nice and patient, and allowed us to explore our creative side, while teaching us the tips and shortcuts for making our bentos look amazing.

We had all our ingredients properly chopped up and prepared (which helped make the class smooth and easy) and we each had a complete set of tools and our own workstations! It was so much fun–I was nursing a headache that was quickly turning into a vertigo episode but I soldiered on. I didn’t want to miss out on this!

So this is how our individual workstations looked like. All the ingredients were in nice little containers, which I think helps make the bento box decorating process a whole lot easier. So yes, if you want to get into bento box making for your kiddos, make sure to: (1) prepare everything the night before and separate them into glass containers, like above.  

 Before anything else, you will need a legit bento box to put all your wonderful creations in. These ones from Yumbox (IG handle: @yumboxlunch) are so cute, so easy to clean and really organize and separate each food group. No mess or spills with this one. So be sure to (2) pick up a bento box (like this) because of course, before you get into bento box baon making, you need a bento box! 

Another important tip I learned from this class: (3) invest in bento box making tools! You will need all the cute molds, punchers, mini scissors, tweezers, small knives and spiralizers to create your masterpiece easily. Yes, you can actually do without these but you will surely have a difficult time creating that theme you’re envisioning in your head or copying your son or daughter’s favorite cartoon characters.

 The most important thing I learned is (4) how to incorporate healthy ingredients into your kiddo’s bento boxes. This is the part where you can make use of colorful vegetables and fruits, which your kids need to eat anyway. Kat taught us how to use natural coloring for the rice to make it more appetizing–you can use ingredients like turmeric (yellow) and edible flowers (blue). And using cut up seaweed sheets to create an outline of a face/features. Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna chunks can make cute tuna mayo sandwiches or can be fried to be make tuna nuggets!

And lastly, (5) be creative with your presentation! Kat suggested to draw the design you’re envisioning in your mind. This not only helps organize your thoughts, but also allows you to come up with the right proportion for the bento box, as well as know what ingredients you need to create it (so you can prepare and do the groceries beforehand).

Oh, and don’t forget to have fun and keep practicing! Your kids will surely appreciate all your efforts.

The Baby Barangay loves Gold Seas Tuna Chunks and Kat Maderazo!!!

Here it is: the ultimate Pampers torture test!

Mommas, I’ve been wanting to share this torture test with you from the day we shot it! It is unbelievable! It really shows that Pampers Premium Care is THE BEST diaper in the market today. Of course, I did this test with fellow mamas Cat Arambulo-Antonio and Nicole Hernandez-de los Angeles (what a riot it was to shoot with these ladies). We absolutely love Pampers Premium Care! Our babies are always happy because of we use the best. WATCH and comment below. ❤

To order Pampers Premium Care (via Lazada) click HERE.