10 Jan

A Review on DAIESU SAKURA SUMMER WRAP CONVERSION MEI TAI

A Review on DAIESU SAKURA SUMMER WRAP CONVERSION MEI TAI

 

Baby: 7mos, 7kgs

Toddler: 33mos, 13kg
Wearer: Height – 5’6.5”/ Weight 55kgs / Medium Body build

Type of Carrier: Sakura Summer Wrap Conversion Mei Tai

Brand: Daiesu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/daiesu/?fref=ts

Authorized Local Retailers/Distributors: (Coming Soon)
Size: Baby Size/Standard
Fabric Content: 100% Organic Cotton
Type of weave: Jacquard
Surface Weight: 270gsm
Suitable for small babies & infants
Cold wash on delicate cycle, no fabric conditioner, gentle liquid detergent, dry under shade

Type of carries done: Fontcarry, Backcarry

Review:

I am honestly not good with mei tais because the local brands I have tried were not grippy enough to hold my baby’s weight so I have always had to tighten every now and then or else I would have aching shoulders and body pain. I was also quite intimidated to pursue carrying with the mei tai because of the long tails and straps.

The first thing I appreciated was the lightly padded shoulders and shortly thereafter was the width of the tails! It was so pretty! I then got excited as I unraveled the package because the tails allowed me to pretty-fy my knots. The waist strap wasn’t too long either so I didn’t have to tie around my waist twice.

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Sakura Summer WCMT by Daiesu fresh from the mail

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My toddler in Sakura Summer WCMT

DESIGN

This pretty thing is a breath of fresh air. Its warm zesty colors and the dainty Sakura blossoms is such an attractive sight perfect for my little snuggle ladybugs. I love how simple but well thought of the overall design of this carrier is. The cincher allows this carrier to be worn for tiny babies and the width of the tails allows for toddlers to still be knee to knee.

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WEAVE

Not too thick, which allows this carrier to be worn even during the most humid time of the day but also supportive enough to babywear for prolonged period.

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Out and about at Serin Tagaytay

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Serin Tagaytay with my 7mo old

During the first Babywearing Flashmob at Alabang Town Center with fellow babywearing mommas

SUPPORT/GRIP

I have given both my girls a turn to uppy with this carrier and both times, yes, even with my toddler, it did not disappoint. It was grippy enough to hold a snug carry for the couple of hours I strolled around the mall with my 7month old and I am now convinced that there is definitely a good make of a mei tai and the Daiesu Sakura Summer Wrap Mei Tai is one of them.

Overall, I had a great experience with this carrier. It is definitely well recommended even for beginners and especially for those who have a carrier preference to mei tai.

 

 

 

12 Dec

A Review on Almitra Tattva Terra Indio WW 6

***TERRA INDIO WOVEN WRAP***

Baby: 7mos, 7kgs
Wearer: Height – 5’6.5”/ Weight 55kgs / Medium Body build

Nursingwear by Mommyfide PH

Type of Carrier: Terra Indio Woven Wrap
Brand: Almitra Tattva
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Almitra-Tattva-Babywearing-Art-Studio-796969637008553/?fref=ts
Authorized Local Retailers/Distributors: (Coming Soon)
Size: 6
Fabric Content: 100% Cotton
Surface Weight: 190gsm
Suitable for small babies
STRICTLY Handwash Only
Type of carries done: FWCC, FCC, Reinforced Kangaroo, FRTR

Review:

So a package fresh from India arrives on my doorstep and I knew it was IT. I slowly opened the package and two beautiful pouches are inside and one of them is Terra Indio. It was love at first sight and I think my heart skipped a beat because I have always dreamed of one day visiting the Taj Majal and it seemed like it came over to visit me. It also reminded me of my favorite Disney movie as a child, Aladdin; yes the Magic Carpet! There is just so much story and history on the face of this wrap, like visiting an old church or ruins and being mesmerized by the timelessness of it that although it is old, it has endured so much through the ages and has emerged even more beautiful.

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DESIGN

This is a classic. The paisley patterns and the bejeweled elephants, its earth tones and simplicity took my breath away. This elegant wrap is definitely for special occasions. It was too special not to wear for one that I just had to wear it on my friend’s wedding and it beautifully accentuated my neutral colored dress. Of course I got compliments for it as expected.

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During our dear friends Jerome & Jane’s wedding; me wearing LMM Juanita Classic Nursing dress, Terra Indio Almitra Tattva Woven Wrap in size6 and the best accessory any mom could ever wear, my youngest daughter, Zuri.

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WEAVE

This wrap is marshmallow soft. The weave is loose and the wrap is perfect for the Philippine weather where it is almost always hot and humid. I could wrap my little girl with this even with multiple passes. Thin and airy, my 7 month old loves to be worn in here. She has nursed, slept, observed in quiet content the world around her while being worn in this wrap. I could not resist using it as a blanket, so we did.

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Breastfeeding while Babywearing action shot in LMM Juanita Classic Nursing Dress

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Sleepy dust at work

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Just another ordinary day. Babywearing is clearly ingrained in our daily life.

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Grocery 🙂

SUPPORT/GRIP

This is a lightweight wrap and as expected, it is not as supportive or as forgiving. A bad wrap job will result to achy shoulders or a popped seat. I find that I have to make sure I tighten strand by strand by stand and make sure my baby is snug as a bug otherwise she likes to lean or straighten her legs. This beauty is soft and smooth and even silky. It literally glides when I make passes but it has zero grip thus is definitely not for beginners. In my personal opinion, this is best for small babies or short wearing for toddlers. I have a 33 month old I didn’t bother wearing on Terra Indio – I was enjoying carrying my littlest with her!

Overall, I had a beautiful and bittersweet experience with Terra Indio; I really hate to send her off to her next tester. I love love love this wrap and am honored to be selected to be part of this test group.

Other Action Shots:

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Beautiful Mimi 🙂 This is my mom, my daughters’ grandma who came over all the way from Cebu to visit.

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Zuri asleep in Terra Indio while we are eating icecream

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10 Dec

HOLIDAY FLASH SALE

HOLIDAY FLASH SALE ALERT!!!
and YES!!! FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR CLEARANCE ITEMS!
December 10-15, 2015. Last day of shipping for December will be December 16, 2015.
Ate Hannie, my assistant who is also Zurzuri’s yaya will be taking a vacation and I will be handling 2 babies below 5 years old like a superwoman (so help me God) 🙂
For a minimum purchase of P2,500 get 20% OFF plus FREE Shipping!
Please use the coupon code: HOLIDAY20
 
Happy Shopping! 🙂
One with you in your breastfeeding journey,
Mommy Kat, L girl and Zurzuri
*** Orders after December 15 will be shipped out on January 7, 2016 (Thursday).
29 Nov

Flow Holiday Tops in Action

Flow Holiday Tops in Action

It’s not a secret. Breastfeeding in public takes a lot of guts. When I was a new mom, it took a lot of courage and a huge amount of strength to whip out the boob to feed my little girl. It also limited my clothing choices because I had to consider something “easy access” to wear. My discomfort inspired me so much and propelled me to come up with the idea of Modern Mommywear in which the Flow Tops are the Mommyfide Brainchild.

My idea revolved around 3 things:

  1. Function – must work for breastfeeding
  2. Convenience – must be easy to breastfeed in, anytime, anywhere
  3. Style – this is really important to me; and I believe for every woman — to look good and to feel good and beautiful whatever she is doing and wherever she is.

Breastfeeding is beautiful. I am proud that I have journeyed 32mos into it with L girl and almost 7mos with both my girls, tandem breastfeeding them. I feel pretty wearing my Flow Holiday Tops, putting on lipstick and babywearing either or both my girls.

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Some photos during my Quality Time with my little ladies. My favorite part of what I do is being able to spend Mondays with them 🙂

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OOTD for our 3rd Wedding Anniversary Lunch Date 🙂 I also wore this top while pregnant. I really love Flow Holiday Tops. I personally have a bunch of them in my closet! 

Check out available designs for FHT here:

FHT Medium-XL

FHT Small-Large

and for some other FLOW Tops here:

FH Elegante

FPT Elegante

OFT Elegante

2Flow Ola Flora

2Flow Ola Flora Bloom

2Flow Pastel

 

20 Nov

Pattie’s Breastfeeding Testimony

Pat is a career woman who loves to cook and bake. She is wife to Jef and a mommy to two gorgeous boys. She has been breastfeeding her eldest for the past 23mos and is currently tandem breastfeeding her boys. She is an inspiration and a beautiful example that working moms can succeed in breastfeeding exclusively.

Pattie’s Breastfeeding Testimony

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Mommy Pat & Baby Seb, 6wks

I could still remember the time I was introduced into the world of breastfeeding and how disappointed I felt with the lack of decent wearable bf friendly clothes that fit my age group. It made me less excited to go out with a newborn in tow for fear of having nothing to wear that would not make me look too matured or for lack of better term, “mukhang pang tanders or mukhang pang nanay”.

I joined SPiN last Jan 2014 and eagerly joined a meetup. I met Katrina Ambion at that meet up who then was in partnership with Pinay Mommy PH and about to launch her Mommyfide line.

I got excited browsing thru her bf friendly clothes that have a very discreet nursing access. I must admit I went cray-cray and almost bought one of every collection available. I was happy, I finally have something to wear that is still fashionable and easy to breastfeed with.

Mommyfide PH has definitely helped me thru my bf journey. I used Mommyfide PH clothes almost everyday at the office and it helped me save a lot of time during my limited pumping sessions. It helped me enjoy family time without worrying if the place I have to go has a bf station. With our without a bf station, I get to breastfeed my sons anytime anywhere and without getting awkward stares from people that I don’t know.

As I have done before, I would recommend Mommyfide PH to every nursing mom I meet at the pedia clinic, at the mall or just about anywhere when I see a mom struggling to open her buttons or getting awkward in breastfeeding their babies.

Thank you Mommyfide PH and thank you Katrina!

‪#‎happybreastfeeding‬‪#‎normalizeabreastfeeding

 

You are welcome Mommy Pat! It is our joy to see you enjoy your breastfeeding experience.

-Mommy Kat, L girl & Zurzuri

18 Nov

5 REASONS WHY Mommyfide Flow Tops are a MUST-HAVE in every breastfeeding mom’s wardrobe:

5 REASONS WHY Mommyfide Flow Tops are a MUST-HAVE in every breastfeeding mom’s wardrobe:

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  1. Ease. Easy access for baby and very easy to wear for mommy. If you babywear, you’ll know what I mean. These tops make breastfeeding in a carrier easy breezy!
  2. Style. If you’re struggling with breastfeeding outfits and find yourself weighing between functionality and style, why can’t we have both?
  3. Versatile. I swear these simple tops are It. Achieve different looks with one top. Tuck it in, let it flow—wear it with shorts, a pencil skirt, a maxi skirt, pants, slacks or jeans.
  4. Plains & Prints. It now comes in pastel colors and prettyful designs!
  5. Affordable. Looking good and feeling good while breastfeeding in public doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!

We are a breastfeeding and babywearing family. I have 2 nurselings and I know how challenging it can be to nurse our children as first time moms, as working moms or as tandem breastfeeding moms. Whatever season you are in now in your breastfeeding journey, embrace it and enjoy it. It may seem and feel like forever but it will all be blissful memories of beautiful moments all too soon.

One with you in your breastfeeding journey,

Mommy Kat, L girl and Zurzuri