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Best Random Gifts To Give Yourself If You're A New Mom Or DadDon't forget to give yourself a gift!by SmartParenting Staff .
Now, we don’t really need an occasion to provide ourselves with something nice. But the fact is parents have a lot of gastusin, and our wants come last because it’s all about the kids’ needs. So, yes, it helps to have an occasion for a guilt-free “add to cart” for mom and dad.
Best gift to give yourself if you're a new mom
This holiday gift guide doesn’t have a theme. It’s a random list with this criterion: What item would we recommend for parents to add to cart?
Babycare and breastfeeding workshops, start at P1,500
We are here to tell you breastfeeding and babycare workshops are worth the investment. You want to know what’s ahead, and these doctor-led workshops are the next best thing to prepare you for it. And the prices are not bad at all.
Stratum Health Partners
We are fans of the doctor-moms and health professionals in this group. It offers courses on breastfeeding and newborn care, including one on baby sleep! Go to stratumbaby.com
Bundle Of Joy
We met Bundle of Joy's Dr. Raissa Paje-Bayawa because of her book on yoga for kids. But this mom is also a pediatrician and breastfeeding counselor. She is sharing all her knowledge through an online course. Go to bundleofjoyph.com
Best gift to give yourself if you're a postpartum mom
Jumping rope, starts at P1,000
Right? Why is it we just realized that jumping rope can provide the physical activity we need? It’s an inexpensive routine that you can do on your own. But if you’re looking to up your jumping rope game, check out Rope Flow Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Check out this story of a mom who credits jumping rope for her weight loss.
Workout clothes by Our Recess, start at P1,598
Don’t you feel like a different person when you wear workout clothes? You already think “active,” right? That’s what makes buying workout clothes worth it. They motivate you to do your best, and as one sports psychologist puts it, and mentally prepared for the task. Available at Our.Recess
Best gift to give yourself if you're a new dad
STR8 Eau de Toilette, P1,499 / Body Fragrance Spray, P499
Philips Hair clipper series 3000 HC3520/15, P3,999CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
Some men may have realized they can cut their own hair (or the wife can). This one has self-sharpening blades that clip twice as fast. Available at Lazada
Best gift to give your home
Ivo Water Purifier, P1,880
We are not ranking our picks, but three of the staff use Ivo water purifier (two were using it before the pandemic hit). It promises bacteria-free drinking water, but the feature that sold us on it is you just attach the whole thing to your faucet. No more gallon water bottles! Available at True Value, Lazada, and Shopee
Aller Plasma Nano+, P6,000
This air purifier and surface sterilizer use cold plasma technology. It emits negative and positive ions, which kill bacteria, viruses, and odor molecules in the air. It can sterilize your car, clean the air of a small room and removes foul odor (it did the trick for our kitchen towel). You just plug and leave it be for 30 minutes. Check out the experiment they showed above. Available at allerplasma.com
Best Christmas tradition to try for your family
Danes Queso de Bola, P285
Try this Danes Queso de Bola if you are thinking of baking! See Yummy’s great queso de bola cheesecake recipe below. But if you do not want to bake, turn the queso de bola into a dip for store-bought ensaymada! Check out the recipe here. Available at Lazada, Shopee
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