By Jane Kingsu-Cheng
We’ve seen new mom Isabelle Daza-Semblat share her parenting journey in her social media accounts. She bares it all in her daily postings, reiterating that she’s the same like every parent: Learning from her experiences for the first time, and she pays it forward by sharing these learnings from her followers.
With so much information overload that we get on a daily basis, parents can get confused as to what are the right decisions to make. So who should they turn to? Richwell Phils, Inc. joins in Isabelle’s advocacy of empowering parents when it comes to making the right choices for their children.
Together with Japan’s baby care brand Pigeon and European baby carrier and stroller brand Quinny, and car seat brand Maxi Cosi, they hosted a round table discussion with key speakers entitled Safety Alert.
These experts are Chief Operating Officer of RichwellPhils. Group of Companies Maye Yao Co Say, Early Childhood Educator Teacher Tanya Velasco, General Pediatrician Ms. Celi M. Rico-Tantianpact, Obstertrics and Gynecologist Bernice V. Quiros-Tan, MD, FPOGS; veteran race car driver and instructor Georges Ramirez, and our very own Manila Bulletin Technology Editor Art Samaniego, Jr.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Safety starts the minute you leave the hospital. Choosing the best ingredients for your baby is important. From topical to ingestion, one should always read and know what ingredients are in each of the products.
- Breastfeeding is always the best feeding option, if you can afford to do this. But don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Breast pumps are a great tool in your breastfeeding journey. Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help and advice from friends and lactation specialist.
- Investing on car seats are very important. Do not undervalue your child’s safety. The best position to put the car seat is behind the driver seat. This ensures an extra layer of protection for your little ones.
- Unsupervised technology is not recommended. Like what Art Samaniego mentioned: Letting your child explore the internet alone is like letting him go to Quiapo alone at 2AM. Scary, isn’t it? It is best that we stay beside our children when they go online and use these gadgets, so we can be there to guide them.
- Let’s be emotionally present with our children. Parents should be aware on how much time they spend using their phones. What our children see is what they will emulate. So let’s put down our phones more often when we’re with them, and choose that time to spend and bond with our kids.
Catch the next Parenting on the Move childcare event from Richwell Phils. Inc. by following them on Facebook: Pigeon Philippines, QuinnyPhils, and Maxicosiphils. All brands are available in Baby Company stores.