Day 2 Hands on Play Challenge: Build A Fort

Day 2 Challenge is to BUILD A FORT! Yay!!! Baby Bear loves forts so this was a FUN task for us. Here’s what our basic fort looks like.

build a fort

We usually build this fort in bed because Baby Bear still stumbles a lot while walking so we want to make sure she can have cushioned falls. What we do is put Baby Bear inside the fort and play peek-a-boo with her. We go all around the 4 sides and she tries to guess where we will ‘pop’ up next. 🙂 Our latest twist to this game is I get an extra pillow and hide behind the pillow while simultaneously moving. This usually prompts her to try to ‘escape’ from the fort in order to catch me. 🙂

The other version of our fort is this tent that we got her during one of the Toy Kingdom sales here in Manila.

princess tent

We also play peek-a-boo here and we get her to go inside and outside of her tent. This activity is a bit tiring (for both the baby and the parent) but never fails to get her squealing with laughter so that’s all that matters. I see many tea parties and reading sessions with her dollies inside in the near future. I can’t wait to see what will spark her creativity and imagination. Definitely one of the things worth looking forward to.

Good luck with your Day 2 Challenge 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

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Day 1 Hands on Play Challenge: Mission Statement

I joined the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge as I mentioned on my previous post here. Day 1 Challenge was emailed to me a bit shortly after I subscribed. Today’s task is a bit simple but needs a lot of thought put into it. The challenge is simply to write a mission statement of how I would like to be more hands on with Baby Bear and to jot down her current interests. I was excited when the challenge was posted. I love mission statements!!! As I blogged about before here, I believe that all goals can be well executed if it is guided by a general purpose statement.

Here’s my Hands on Play Mission Statement:

I hope to introduce Baby Bear to fun and educational activities in order to effectively play and learn, spend quality time and foster an environment wherein she can grow in love and happiness.

Baby Bears’ Interests:

– Stickers!!!

– Music

– Pretend Play (Feeding her toys)

– Walking, walking, walking

That’s it! Easy peasy! I am excited to get my Day 2 Challenge. What is your Hands on Play Mission Statement? Do share! 🙂

First Aid Kit for Babies

It was a very hectic week with the nanny on vacation leave. It didn’t help that Baby Bear came down with the colds again (teething related, I think?) This weekend we will be staycationing at Hotel H2O with the family of My Yummy MummyMy Yummy Mummy got us the aqua-themed room for a steal at Ensogo Philippines. We are excited for Baby Bear. I think she will enjoy looking at the fishies.

In preparation for the trip, we have to lug a lot of stuff again even though it’s just an overnight stay. I blogged about stuff to bring for Baby Bear before here, when the whole family went on a trip to El Nido, Lagen Island a month ago. I promised to blog about packing a First Aid Kit for Babies. I’m sharing with you my list. Take note that this list is specifically for babies 0-12 months old. Also, this list is tailor-fitted for Baby Bear as per her pedia’s recommendation. This only serves as a guide so it is still best to consult the final contents of your own First Aid Kit with your baby’s pedia.

1.) Ever-reliable Calpol for those emergency 38.8 fever.

2.) Multi-Vitamins for your growing baby.

3.) Ice Pack – for the darn bumps your active toddler gets from time to time.

4.) Thermometer – we use an ear thermometer

5.) Aceite Manzanilla – Precaution to kabag or stomach gas

5.) For Colds/Coughs:

  • Sterimar Spray – Basically a saline solution sprayed 4x a day, twice per nostril.
  • Pigeon Aspirator – I soooo hate doing this!
  • Vapor Soove – Camphor-free baby Vicks
  • Virlix – Needs a prescription from your pedia, it’s basically an antihistamine.

6.) Accidental Scrapes and Bruises:

  • Band-Aids – The more colorful ones, the better. I use water proof band-aids by Next Aids 🙂
  • Betadine – Everybody knows this product.
  • Fucidin – To put on those itchy and painful boo-boos after.

7.) Fucithalmic Eye Ointment – For irritated eyes, pink-eye, conjunctivitis, and that nasty sty!

8.) Glucolyte Plus – It comes in lots of fun flavors that would make rehydrating baby from diarrhea easier.

9.) Insect Repellent – Moski Shield insect repellent patch that I put on the shirt of Baby Bear and OFF! Clean Feel for the arms and legs.

That’s about it, I guess. I might have some items missing since this is tailored to what Baby Bear only needs so don’t forget to consult with your pedia. As always, enjoy your trips with your family… it’s your chance to make good memories. So if you forget anything, don’t sweat it. There’s always a nearby drug store… unless you’re vacationing in some far-flung province or country. Have a happy weekend y’all! 🙂