Sometimes, I tell people that Joy and I are born on the same day. On that day, she became a baby and I, a mother.
I always feel very emotional about Joy growing up. Especially so, when I go through the (almost) three years worth of photos on my Instagram, because they bring back memories of some very minute details of our lives after Joy came into it.
She wanted to show me that she knows how to latch the door in place. #learningsomethingeveryday A photo posted by So Oddly Dreamlike (@sooddlydreamlike) on
I learnt everything I now know about bringing up a child from scratch, it really hasn’t been easy. It gets so hard sometimes, that we start hallucinating. Fortunately, by now, I’ve figured out how to cope – multitask, delegate, take it easier on yourself or find some place to hide (no kidding).
When it comes to delegating, I have consistently put my trust in Philips Avent. My absolute favourite is the Philips Avent Steamer Blender. It is the single, most important equipment to have for me (and apparently, others too!).
With this, the most difficult part about making nutritious food for children is cutting up the raw food, after that, my steamer, blender does the job and I’m free to spend time with Joy. I’ve raved about it here and even dedicated a photo here to proclaim my love. Its so easy to use that even the hubs has no problems making breakfast for Joy while I sleep in (#somuchwin). The best part? I’m still using it now that Joy is three. We use it for making mash potatoes and milkshakes that are just enough for three.
My other love is a Philips Avent audio monitor that was passed down to me by my cousin. I used it every single day for more than 2 years since I got it. When Joy falls asleep, I would turn it on, and slip out of the room to chat / snack with the hubs, write or just get some rest. I never had to worry that I couldn’t hear Joy when she woke.
We bring our audio monitor whenever we travel with Joy. Our audio monitor still works well to this day but this model I have is not available for sale anymore because Philips Avent just keeps on innovating. If I had another baby now, I would totally buy this video monitor – I think it’ll really be almost like I’m just right beside.
Philips Avent has been listening to the needs of parents like me. They are innovative and thoughtful, paying attention to the tinniest detail. I’m not surprised that they have won two Queens’ awards for innovation and a garnered number of firsts under their belt in the last 30 years, namely:
1st teat made entirely of odorless and tasteless silicone
1st feeding bottle with clinically proven anti-colic properties
1st electric steam sterilizer
1st single-handed breast pump
1st manual breast pump clinically proven to be as effective as electric breast pumps
1st non-surgical treatment for inverted nipples
1st toddler cup to integrate with an entire feeding system, and this interchangeability is still an AVENT advantage
1st breast pump to imitate babies’ suckling action
1st electric breast pump designed to learn a mother’s natural pumping rhythm
1st electric breast pump to help mums express comfortably (my review of the Comfort Breastpump here)
Incidentally, one of my best friends turns 30 on 12 November (30 on 12/11) and, on 21 November, I turn exactly 3 as a mother (03 on 21/11). So, other than loving what I’ve been using so far, I also feel quite some affinity with the brand.
Happy Anniversary, Philips Avent!
Thanks for being a friend <3.
JOIN ME AT THE ROAD SHOW?
To celebrate its 30th Anniversary, Philips Avent will be hosting a roadshow at Vivocity from 12 November 2014 to 16 November 2014 from 10am to 10pm daily. I hear that we can expect special buys, gifts with purchases and sure win lucky dips! Not forgetting fun activities for the whole family
Did I say “we”? Why yes! I’ll be there on 15 November 2014 from 4.30pm to 5.40pm as well, see you there? :D
GIVEAWAY OF $517 WORTH OF PHILIPS AVENT PRODUCTS!
One lucky reader will win ALL of the following products (worth $517 in total):
1 x SCF870 Philips Avent steam and blend, $219
1 x FC7020 SteamPlus 2 in 1 Steam & Sweep Cleaner, $269
1 x FC8056 SteamPlus replacement microfiber pads & 1 Active calc filter, $29
(1) Follow @philipssg and @sooddlydreamlike on Instagram
(2) Post photos of your children using Philips Avent products on Instagram and explain what makes Philips Avent a mom’s best friend
(3) Tag @PhilipsSG #MomsBestFriend and #SoOddlyDreamlikeGiveaway
Terms and conditions:
* This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
* This giveaway starts on 7 November 2014 and ends on 12 November 2014 at midnight.
* Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice.
* The winner will be randomly picked by my best friend.
* The winner will be announced on this post and my Facebook page on 13 November 2014 and the winner will be notified by email
* The winner must redeem prizes at the Philips Avent redemption booth at North Court @ VivoCity Level 1 on Saturday, 15 November 2014 between 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
* Entrants into this giveaway shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
* Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, at the organisers’ sole discretion.
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Disclaimer: I received Philips products for sharing how Philips Avent products are my best friend. No monetary compensation was received. All experience with and love for products mentioned here are my own.