Baby Essentials Guide 1: Our Trusted Products For Colic Symptoms

Caring for them needs the help of certain products which we as parents are ought to be well-knowledgeable about the effectivity, as well as where and how to purchase it.

Kolm, my dapper mini-me is now more than a month old! Somehow, I have also improved from being a novice hands-on dad to an advanced beginner. Being a registered nurse who was able to study and served hours of clinical practice for the concept of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, made it easy for me (and Jasmine) to do the necessary newborn care routine for our eldest son.

Kolm at 1 month a 22 days old.

Choosing a specific product for your little one can be made easy and reassuring when prescribed by a professional healthcare provider. But buying these supplies, especially amidst a risky marketplace like in a pandemic situation is quite challenging and cynical. Thus, we thoughtfully collated the list of our trusted brands that might also be helpful for you and your baby. These all can be conveniently bought and delivered to your doorstep through the Shopee App – the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan.

Kolm is a colicky baby

When your baby tends to just suddenly cry in a more high-pitched like than usual, fussy and burps frequently after feeding, has a tight belly, and produces loose stool, these may be best reasons to seek a pediatrician’s opinion. As for Kolm experiencing those, his pedia diagnosed him having a cow’s milk allergy which results in belly pain, thus being colicky. Read more about colic here.

The pediatrician then prescribed Similac TummiCare. This variant contains lesser cow’s protein as it is mainly made of “cooked” whey. Thus, reducing allergic reactions. The pedia also suggested using the Como Tomo feeding bottle and nipple as it features an anti-colic design with a nipple that closely resembles a female human skin to avoid nipple confusion for a mixed-fed newborn like Kolm.

It is relieving to know though, that colic is a common condition in young babies. It will go away on its own, from age 3 months to age 6 months. When managing colic symptoms, it should be considered that what works for one baby may not work for another. As parents, it is our role to evaluate which one is therapeutic to our little ones.

Here is a list of items we have used as part of the management of colic symptoms. You can tap on the product link to help you shop these items and have them delivered to your home. We recommend shopping for these items in the official Shopee stores of the respective brands to vouch for authenticity.

Feeding Kolmie! You can also shop other baby products from the Como Tomo PH official store on Shopee here: https://shp.ee/zddniet

A trusted family friend also suggested the Philips Avent feeding bottle for its clinically proven anti-colic valve designed to keep air away from the baby’s tummy. Yes, we have both Como Tomo and Philips Avent for the sake of Kolm’s health.

We also have tried and trusted the massage oil from Tiny Buds which is topical management to relax the stomach due to gas. The calming oil that helps the baby fall asleep works well with Kolm as well. We are also using the Pampers baby dry taped diapers. One with an aloe vera scent. These promote utmost relaxation for our little one. For daily baby hygiene, we recommend Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo.

Kolmie enjoying his bath with mom Jasmine.

You might want to try these as well. Below are the product links.

Forever Parents

My son, I love you!

Taking care of our kids is a lifelong mission (even when one is not a “kid” anymore). Caring for them needs the help of certain products which we as parents are ought to be well-knowledgeable about the effectivity, as well as where and how to purchase it. Thus, we will definitely add more items to this list when we find one which helps us in managing the symptoms of colic in our newborn. Visit us here again and do not forget to download the Shopee app on your smartphones.

Monthlong Liveblog | Birth Month Shopping Haul Boxes

We are all shoppers. Set. Schedule. Shop!

I shop more in September than in December. The first reason is, I intend to spoil myself with rewards during my birth month (I work like hell while waiting for September.) Second, I gradually start shopping for Christmas gift items earlier to avoid the Yuletide bustle from sensationalized “Christmas Sale” and “Year-End Sale”. How about you? Have you set a shopping schedule for your self?

This month-long liveblog is dedicated to document my shopping behavior throughout September. Concurrently, it aspires to review the items which you might be interested of buying as well. Johndappercloser earns when you shop such items through the links below. It is rest assured that we only feature here an item which we vouch for quality and reasonability.

First Haul: The Vax Box

Shopping Haul, September 5.

Knit Vest (Khaki, Medium) : This is the item that I am most excited to wear from the first haul. I intend to strut with this as a sole top on my anti-Covid19 vax day. (Well, let us see!). Furthermore, with its color and fit, this is a perfect layering piece both for the virtual Yuletide invitations and  year-end branch e-gatherings at work. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/xnub2y7

Sweat Short (Brown) : Tentatively, this is the pair-in-mind of the vest for my vax day garb. I have been really looking for a loose white pants though for a better look. Nevertheless, this short is a sure favorite piece for home workout, lounging and athliesure-ly strolls. I also got a bloody red one. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/rn5b6kp

Cylinder Bag (White) : I find the shape of this bag really unique and functional. This would be a complementary accessory for those comfortable fits you don for errands (wearing this for vax day as well). Its size looks easy to carry yet can contain your extra mask, alcohol spray, face shield, quarantine pass and your phone. An extra shirt can still hitch as well. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/qbw8t5p

Silicone Mask (Transparent) : I really do not guarantee the protective function of this mask when used alone. I purchased this because I plan to wear it with a brown surgical mask as an inner mask to enhance filtration power. Aesthetically, that way it gives a look like you are only wearing one mask. Consider this a double masking style tip. Try it on! SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/tdjj7i7

Automatic Alcohol Dispenser (White) : Seamless hand disinfection! If you are like me who is whiny to the challenging act of spraying a sanitizer onto my palms, you will love to buy more than one of this dispenser with ultra-sensitive infrared sensor. Perhaps, one for each room in your house. Easy to refill, battery life saver, non-drip design. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/fz7u287

Shopping is owning what you need. Thus, we are all shoppers. We buy things that we need from time to time. The only bad thing one gets from shopping though, is when one does it without a schedule, thus compromising the other financial needs. Do not just shop because it is a leisurely thing to do nor since the item is cheaper. You can “add to cart” all the time. But “check out” deliberately. 

By scheduling, this means shopping at the set time. A time when your target budget is already available. Set. Schedule. Shop! Until the next box!