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  • Our Biggest Event Yet! 1,500 Parents Attend the Smart Parenting Convention

    Our third year was a complete success, thanks to our communities' support.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Our Biggest Event Yet! 1,500 Parents Attend the Smart Parenting Convention
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  • Parents take on the most relentless and challenging work every single day. That’s why Smart Parenting makes it a daily mission to become a mom (or dad’s) guilt-free guide to their greatest (and wildest) adventure that is parenting.

    One of the ways we accomplish that mission is through our annual Smart Parenting Convention, which is the “supersized” version of our baby showers and mom workshops. This year, the convention was held at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3 last June 29, 2019. The event was co-presented by Nido, powered by PLDT Home Fibr, with minor sponsors Jack ‘n Jill and 3M Nexcare Products.

    It was our biggest event yet with more than 70 concessionaires offering special discounts and bundles on pregnancy, baby, and toddler essentials. Aside from games, raffle prizes, and booth activities, three blocks were divided into topics to help parents in taking on their role, whether they are preparing for a baby, recovering from delivery, raising a toddler, and many more.

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    No rain could stop our moms and dads from coming to the event! The Smart Parenting Convention welcomed 1,500 parents with our expert talks filled with eager attendees.
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    Pregnancy and Baby Block

    Childbirth Options and How to Prep for Delivery Day

    Dr. Maynila Domingo is a board member of the Bayside Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a clinical associate professor at the University of the Philippines — Manila. She discussed different childbirth options and how to choose what is best for mom and baby.
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    Postpartum Care

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    Dr. Sybil Bravo, vice president of the Philippine Infectious Disease Society in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a clinical associate professor at UP Philippine General Hospital talked about how moms can best care for themselves after giving birth.
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    Baby Milestones and Red Flags to Watch Out For

    Dr. Ina Atutubo is a diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and a member of the Community Pediatrics Society of the Philippines. She discussed developmental milestones for baby’s first year and the warning signs that parents need to look out for
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    Baby Sleep Basics

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    Maria Campos Lopez, or Ria, for short is a corporate lawyer turned sleep consultant. She talked about the ABCs of safe sleep and how to establish a good routine so parents and baby can get a good night’s sleep.
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    Toddler Block

    The Facts and the Curious: FAQs About Parenting Toddlers Answered by Experts

    This segment had a panel of experts, including Dr. Maria Josephine Yuson-Sunga, medical director of Nestle Infant Nutrition Philippines and an associate professor at St. Luke’s College of Medicine; Dr. Francis Dimalanta, one of the top behavioral and developmental pediatricians in Asia; and teacher Tina Zamora, who is the directress of the Nest School for Whole Child Development.

    The experts answered questions about toddlers’ physical development, behavior, early childhood education, and nutrition.
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    Learn the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Mona Magnu-Velez, president of the Autism Society of the Philippines talked about learning to detect the early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also shared an inspiring story about her son, Carl, an adult on the spectrum who finished a short course on architecture.
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    Family Block

    Why You Need a Marriage Makeover After Kids

    Married couple and inspirational speakers Joy and Edric Mendoza shared how to keep your relationship intact while raising the kids, including pursuing goals together, rekindling intimacy, and affirming each other as a spouse.

    Edric Mendoza is the president of Homeschool Global and an active member of Christ’s Commission Fellowship. Joy Mendoza is an author and awarded blogger who writes about the joys and challenges of marriage, parenting, and homeschooling.
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    Digital Parenting

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    Dr. Michelle Alignay is a registered psychologist and guidance counselor and is a highly sought-after speaker, training consultant, and award-winning author. She talked about the risks of digital parenting and how to minimize kids' use of gadgets.
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    How to Create a Home First Aid Kit

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    Patricia Fruto is a marketing leader for the consumer business group 3M Philippines. She talked about building a first aid kit for the home and the essentials that must be included in the kit.
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    Moms had a blast shopping for pregnancy and breastfeeding essentials, as well as must-have for their babies and toddlers.
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    Kids had a lot of fun, too! Some booths had special activities for the little ones.
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    See you next year at the Smart Parenting Convention!
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