I am excited.
This is the first give away I will be holding on this blog that is almost one year old.
I originally was going to start a slurry of give aways in October on my birthday (which was my first post, last year) but because I was invited to be a Trusted Mom for Philips Avent, I get to do it sooner! Philips Avent has decided to sponsor not one, not two, but THREE give aways-all here on my blog for you…my beloved readers.
Let me tell you about what we are giving away!
This sippe cup can be used when your baby is 12 months or older. By putting pressure on the spill proof valve your child learns to drink for the rim like a “grown up.” It has handles for your toddler to hold onto by herself and is BPA free. It’s easy to clean too. I became super OC about sippe cups years ago when I saw that yaya wasn’t cleaning Diego’s sippe cup properly. There was mold in the straw 🙁 After that incident I have always looked for effective sippees that are EASY to clean. This way, my toddler feels independent, and I know she’s drinking from a cup that’s squeaky clean. Anyway-check out this video by Philips on how to clean the Natural Grown Up Cup!
- Toddler’s first grown-up drinking cup for 12 months and up
- Lets your child drink from the rim
- Lip-activated, spill-proof valve prevents waste and mess
- Lid keeps cup clean between drinks
- No spout, no straw, no mess with hygiene lid; Easy to clean, assemble and can be sterilized
- Orthodontist recommended
- BPA Free
- Handle for independent drinking
- Retail value of each cup Php 899.75
1. Contest will run from September 24th to October 1, 2013.
2. “Like” the Philips Avent Philippines page.
3. “Like” the Momma ‘N Manila page. WHEN ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MOMMA ‘N MANILA CLICK ON THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET!
4. Tweet the give away with this “Fostering independence in your toddler is easy with @philipsaventph.”
5. Leave a comment on this post about another way you can foster independence in your child, niece, nephew, inaanak who you would like this sippee cup to go to.
Philips AVENT will mail the prize directly to your doorstep (if you live here in the Philippines) so this give away is nation-wide!
Sheena Malate says
I can foster independence in my 1 year old child by letting her do things on her own. From cruising, she started to take her first steps on her own, just by holding on to sturdy furniture. I also let her eat on her own with finger foods.
YES! Sheena, children are also learning when they are eating. At a young age, children are tactile learners when they are this small, another reason why they HAVE to touch everything. There are many things we can do to foster independence in our children through their eating habits. Letting them get messy while learning is ok.
alkina carla mendoza says
I will let my baby play freely and let him explore on his own.
Free play is SO important in fostering independence!
Kin Buenconsejo says
By letting him play on his own will build independence.
I try not to hover too much, because I know that learning to play on their own is very important, too.
Mark Mendoza says
I would foster independence on my child by letting him do little chores around the house.
Absolutely. Teaching our children to be responsible members of our households not only helps us keep things in order, but it is good for their self esteem too!
Charlotte Bianca Garces says
I always give my kids the freedom to choose what they want to wear at home or when we go out. So, I always ask them, “Which one do you want to wear?” It doesn’t matter if it’s a mismatched get-up, they’ll eventually learn from the consequences. Also, I let my kids have their own space, to play and sort things out among themselves, unless there’s a major conflict and that’s when I butt in. I let them feel a little frustrated at times whether they’re doodling, working on a puzzle or trying to eat by themselves so that they’ll learn from their mistakes, work it out themselves and not depend on mommy all the time.
Charlotte. You’ve figured out half the battle in fostering independence and helping them realize their own free will. It’s a classic “teaching” technique we use in the classroom and I use at home. Give your child two choices that suit your desired outcome, and they will feel a sense of independence. I do it with veggies, clothes, chores, pretty much anything!
Michael Bustos says
I don’t have a baby yet but when the time comes I will provide a safe environment which my child can explore and discover on his or her own that will help develop his independence. Hoping to win this for my nephew.
Aw! Good luck Michael! I think it’s so sweet that you are entering to win for your nephew!!
Allysa Pascual says
I love nurturing my grandchildren and teaching them to be an independent. Like allowing them to help with the house chores, for example sweeping the floor, putting the clothes inside the cabinet. I am hoping to win this for my apo’s.
Good luck Allysa! When they say it takes a village to raise a child, grandparents are key in that equation!
Kaity Mercado says
Eventhough I’m always by my son’s side. I still make it a point to never go overboard in assisting him. Like whenever he falls or gets a bruise I don’t overreact and rush by his side quickly, I let him stand up on his own and just assure him that everything will be alright and that its natural to fall.(:
It’s hard not to hover, especially when they get hurt! One of the things we can teach our children is that if we fall, the best thing we can do is brush ourselves off and get back up again.
Esperanza Mendoza says
I will let them play and explore by themselves to help develop their independence.
We learn through exploring! Letting our children explore safely is a big part of fostering their independence.
debbie jane de dios says
i let my child eat her food with her own hands and make sure that she finished it before eating her blueberries as her dessert and she really loved it..and also i let her play with her cousins to develop her social skills.
Thanks Debbie! Eating by herself is a big achievement towards independence. I love blueberries! I wish they weren’t so expensive here in Manila, so I could give them to Gellibean more often! For now, she is happy with grapes and mangoes 🙂
Abigail Trillana-Icamina says
I foster independence on my child by allowing him to make choices on his own, it may be simple things for now like choosing clothes or what he wants to eat preparing him for decision making in the future.
Simple choices are the first step! Once Diego was older, I also have him serve himself. He learned to take only what he can finish by self monitoring how much food he put on his plate.
I’m fostering independence on my son by letting him eat on his own, packing away his toys and just recently, letting him shower on his own, don’t worry, I was with him all the time. He just wanted to hold the shower handle and scrub himself. I also don’t meddle with his play. I think by that he can learn to make decisions by himself early on. 🙂 Congratulations on your first giveaway Mish!
Aw! Thanks Chessy! I’ve not thought of fostering independence in the bath for Gelli…hmmm. I think that will be something I work on next! Thanks for the idea! Gelli is learning to clean up her toys on her own as well…that part is still a challenge. Good luck!
Jea Dequiña Blancaflor says
I let her play on her own, giving her finger foods & let her walk independently but with my eyes on her. You know how 1 year old behaves! 😀 Read that your daughter has down syndrome. My daughter was diagnosed with hypothyroid & G6PD deficient. She was taking hormone supplements since 3 weeks old everyday & need to have monthly check up to monitor her hormone levels. I hope she grows up normally. God gave us trials to establish more faith on Him. We have different test laid for us. Be strong mommy!
Thanks for sharing Jea. Parenting is never easy. With faith and a great support network we can make our jobs a little easier 🙂 Namaste.
Jennie Lyn A. Cuyco says
I’m fostering my one year and five months son by letting him eat his own, I allow him to play with his cousins. Sometimes I allow him to go upstairs on his own, but don’t worry I’m always on his back to catch him if ever he will fall.
Yes! Jennie, it’s very important to let the kids climb up the stairs on their own, but just like you do, I follow Gellibean going up too!
Michelle Jaguimit says
Let our children help on our house chores like wiping the table or sweeping the floor. Set them ready for being a responsible young adult.
Shamn Peralta-Abelon says
I’m fostering independence to my 18 month old daughter by letting her eat by herself (of course I make sure there are no choking hazards). I prepared everything she needs on the table (ex. cup of water), so that both of us can eat uninterrupted and just enjoy our meals together. I also encourage her to play on her own by keeping her toys within her reach. Instead of watching tv, I set up toddler activities (ex. edible finger painting) which she truly enjoys. Involving them in cleaning up or packing away toys is another way of fostering independence at a young age. 🙂
Joy Merced says
Letting my son go out and play with our neighbors without having to be there watching him every minute is a way for me to let him know i trust him and also a way to let him experience independence.
Yes. Good neighbors are hard to find, Joy! It’s so nice to know that your son is in good hands with good friends, isn’t it?
going to let my daughter explore the things around her but syempre with my guidance and help.
Yes, exploring is another way of learning for our children. It’s always better when the safety net of mom and dad are near by, too.
Pearl Paguio says
I let my kids experience independence by not constantly saying “No” to everything, I let them play and explore on their own. If they want to help me clean up, I let them in that way we are also having fun together.
That’s a great idea, Pearl! Making clean up time fun is really important. Kids also have to know how to take care of their things and put them away too.
Pearl Paguio says
Yes after they play, they help me keep their toys 🙂
Aldrin Montierro says
I am a first time dad to a 8-month-old daughter and as a parent I know that it is natural for a parent like me to be over-protected to my child. But, I know that I need to give her independence for her to grow strong, brave, and a good individual that we can be proud of!
I can foster independence by letting her pick the toys that she want to play from her toy basket (of course toys suitable for her age) with different textures that she can feel, different sounds that she can hear and different shapes, sizes, and colors that she can see. I can also foster independence by letting her bathe in the sun. Strolling her in the park, letting her see the nature, children playing and giggling around, and teaching her to waive hi and hello to the people that passes her by. Soon, will let her eat finger foods. Will also let her fall down and stand-up on her own.
What a wonderful journey you are on, Aldrin, as you raise your daughter! Fostering strength, independence and courage is so key in raising our daughters! She is so lucky to have you there, not only to be there to encourage her, but to also guide her in her successes! Thanks for stopping by!
Roxane Cabile-Montierro says
I had my daughter Xandrea Cayenne last January 28, at the age of 30. She is our joy and pride and I will give the world to her, will do everything to protect and guide her all her years. In fostering independence, I will let her eat finger foods at her own. I will also let her play under the sun, bathe in rain, get dirty with the mud and clay, attend campings, and do outdoor activities. I will also let her stumble and fall and to stand-up on her own.
Concionci navarro says
i can foster independence by letter my child explore the world; let him make mistakes and learn from them
Ayu Kiener Buenconsejo says
I would foster independence on my inaanak by letting him help with small household chores.
Melinda Montierro (@mbmontierro) says
I can foster independence for my apo by not being over-protected and let her explore things on her own. Let her eat finger foods with her own hands. Let her pick the toys that she want to play and participate if she want to role play.