Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Casting the Pregnancy Journey

Philips Avent, the number one brand recommended by moms treated mothers and their babies to a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibit: Philips Avent: From Pregnancy to Playground  last  Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Shangri-La Mall. Featuring a variety of activities celebrating the different stages of motherhood, the exhibit  have three areas: Baby Bump for pregnant moms, New Baby  for moms with young children up to 18 months and Growing Baby for mothers with toddlers.

 In the midst of these activities is the Mom's Best Choice Exhibit revealing the results of a groundbreaking survey where Philips Avent came out as the number one brand recommended by mothers. Beautiful product displays with relevant product information were  on display throughout the day.

Making this event even more informative for expectant moms were talks by childbirth educator Lin Fernando of  Philippine Association for Childbirth Education, baby sign language instructor Jaymie Pizarro, breastfeeding consultant Dra. Pat Kho, and Philips Avent Brand Ambassador Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan.

Philips Avent: From Pregnancy to Playground was a  day filled with joy and learning as families celebrate the many facets of  motherhood.

Ms. Maricel Laxa Pangilinan - She launched  book  the title of  KUYA NA SI  BUNSO,  Its so   related to me on the story of that  book  because, It  happened also to me, 9 1/2 years ago my last Post Natal  for my 4th children. Now he is not Bunso but He is Kuya na, because I gave birth last May 15 2012, and He is a handsome baby I really Proud that I had a baby again, again and again. That's  Why si Bunso Kuya na!

Expectant moms had  a chance to capture this most wonderful phase of their lives with pregnancy portraits by professional photographers, which Philips Avent offered for free during the event. If mom was not ready for her camera moment, then she could  write a letter to her unborn baby at Mommy Mailbox in the comforts of a nursery room with soothing classical music. The letters will be published online in the Mommy Steps website.

The New Baby area  features a breastfeeding lounge. Moms and their kids also enjoyed special bonding moments as they created wonderful bib art.

Lastly, there is the Growing Baby area which gave families a lot of opportunities for fun while being served fruit and vegetable smoothies from the juice bar. They can either make scrapbook pages or color Truman the rabbit. As a special treat, moms can get lovely makeovers from Goody's beauty experts.

Headlining the Baby Bump area was a Belly Cast art exhibit by the artist, Mimsy. Perfectly capturing this interesting stage of  a woman's life, each belly cast tells a mother's unique journey including Neva Santos, Chesca Brillantes, Chiara Datu, Isobelle Camacho, Bami Alejandro, Ayse Trifyllis and Polly Fong. Each Belly cast will be accompanied by a prenancy portrait executed by photographer Stanley Ong.

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