Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I got my first period when I was 14 years old. A bit late compare to my friends that time. They got theirs when they were 11-13 years old. But now a days it seems that the young girls got their period even earlier. I heard that some girls got their first at the age of 9!
Since I start to converted to Cloth pads last year, I think I really should spread the news to other women and friends. I really love cloth menstrual pads and never even think to change back to disposable ever again. I enjoy every second of it, the softness, the texture, the fabric choices, even the laundry part!
So I thought , I should really introduce this to my own nieces! I have 4 lovely nieces. Abby ( 14), Daphne ( 12) , Zoe ( 10) , and Jade ( 7). Abby got her period last year and I gave her a set of teen pads and wetbags as a gift to welcome her to the womanhood. She is thrilled with the pads , the prints, and the comfort. She wash her pads her self , and no complaining and she did a great job according to her mom.
My 2nd eldest niece is Daphne , She is 12 and just got her period a few months back. She came here to visit me in KK during CNY, and got her period while she was here. What a perfect time to start, so this Aunty Sandra asked her to choose any of the cloth pads I have instock, plus she can order any prints she wants and I will have it custom made for her ( see that is the luck to have an aunt who run online store for cloth pads :)) She also got wetbags to bring the pads from school, and also Scarlet Secret!
She was so excited and love the cute prints and colors. She didn't feel gross to wash it and the best thing was she even sms her best friend about this, and asked me if her friend wants it, can I send it over to Jakarta. :)
Her start up stash included: wing regular pads , heavy pads for night, Endura pads for her sport day at school, panty liners. And as soon as I got my Lunapads in stock she will have that too!:)
So after this my next niece that will embrace the womanhood will be Zoe! :) then I will have t a few years of gap before Jade's turn!
I think it is such a great things to start for teenager. The less they will be exposed to chemical stuffs is better. I started late, but still better than nothing! :)
I think those teenager girls can really inspire us more. If a teen girl can do it and be responsible to do their washing and don't even feel gross , why would a woman like us still hesitate to change to cloths menstrual pads?
You are more than worth it.
Posted by Sandra Rocco at Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I am please to let you know that Lunapads cloth menstrual pads will be available from Mia Bambina soon! I've tried the Lunapads my self and love it and to offer a wider selection of Cloth Menstrual Pads @Mia Bambina , I think , Lunapads is THE ONE! It's natural, fresh, nice prints, and got those young spirit plus I love to work with the Lunapads team!
Lunapads International is a women-owned small business based in Vancouver, Canada. Our mission is to help women have healthier and more positive experiences of their menstrual cycles, and by extension, their bodies overall. Our team is made up of a passionate group of gals who believe that using natural menstrual products is a creative and empowering way to honor and care for ourselves and the planet.
Lunapads offers a diverse selection of products designed to meet the unique needs of women of all ages. All our products have been created or chosen based on our own needs and lifestyles (in other words, we use them ourselves, and have done so for years), and we are confident we can find a solution that will work for you.
Why switch to natural menstrual products?
We hope this information will help you learn about the various alternatives to tampons and disposable maxi pads when you are thinking about your period. We have offered information here about the many alternative menstrual products we offer here at Lunapads, as well as links for more information. You may also want to read our resources section for more information about alternative menstrual products and links to other online resources.
Made with 100% cotton (pretty prints and colors, or organic), Lunapads and Lunapanties are far softer and more breathable than disposable pads and pantyliners. They don’t have the sticky, sweaty feeling of disposables, and there’s no glue to get stuck in uncomfortable places. Most of our customers tell us that Lunapads are far more comfortable than they had expected, even if they were not previously pad users.
The DivaCup is made from medical grade silicone and won’t dry you out the way tampons do. Because the cup collects rather than absorbs menstrual flow, it is not associated with any risk for contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome. Using Lunapads and the DivaCup also means less worry about irritation and infections caused by plastics and chemical residues found in most disposable products. To learn more about health issues associated with disposable pads and tampons, read this article about Tampon Safety written by the National Research Center for Women and Families.
Natural products’ reusability will save you money as well as trips to the drugstore. Switching to reusable products will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over time. Click here for a more detailed explanation.
Like recycling bottles and newspapers, washing Lunapads or rinsing out the DivaCup is a little more work than throwing away your used pads and tampons. But with over 14 billion pads, tampons and applicators going into North American landfills every year, it’s a small but important way of taking personal responsibility for a massive environmental problem.
Many of our customers report that they come to enjoy caring for their Lunapads and DivaCup, and that it helps them feel more positive about their cycles and in touch with their bodies overall.
It may sound strange if you’re new to the idea, but after using your new natural menstrual products over time, they start to feel like old friends. There is something very gentle, intimate and comforting about using them every month. After a while, the idea of going to a drugstore to buy pads or tampons seems like an unimaginable waste of time and money, when you could just be spending time taking care of yourself instead.
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Be save and keep healthy !
Sunday, February 24, 2008
What a great day to start this week!Guess what I found.. a great potty train kit are now available in Malaysia , thanks to Baby Sign Malaysia.com!
As Kiasu as I am , I want to be sure I got this item in my hand, even though Maya is not ready yet to be potty trained. Because this kits sound so cool, it includes : parent's guide, DVD, a flap book, sticker and I think this is my favorite thing: a TRAIN conductor whistle...CHOOOO CHOOOOOOOO.....Sure it will put a BIG smile on Maya face.
I am a strong believe that encouragement and awards are the best tools to do potty train. I did this with my older dd , Indiana. I make sure the training session FUN , EXCITED, and less stresfull as possible plus make sure that the kid will be looking forward to Potty Success. So Imagine if they can made it to the potty and they will have STICKER and a CHOOO CHOOOO sound...wow...sound great for me!
Top of all a GREAT sense of humour and A LOT of patience plus be CONSISTENT when you do the potty train, sure will be a great plus....
The potty train kit is priced at RM 180
Can't wait to get mine by next week ( wink wink , Jamie!LOL)
Check this out at www.babysignmalaysia.com
The Potty Training Kit has everything you and your baby need to make potty training fun and easy! This exciting new program combines the power of the Baby Signs® program with developmentally appropriate practices that help babies easily potty train before the age of 2. Highly motivational products with the "Potty Train" theme make this program ideal for children of all ages. The kit contains:
- Parent Guide - This straightforward guide from trusted child development experts will help you confidently lead your baby to potty success.
- All Aboard the Potty Train DVD - With its catchy tunes, delightful animation and real kids, this exciting DVD will teach your baby five potty-time signs and reinforce each step of the potty routine.
- All Aboard the Potty Train Lift-the-Flap Book - Your baby will love discovering the potty-time signs hidden under each flap in this fun and interactive board book featuring the DiaperDoodles™.
- Job Well Done! Stickers - These colorful reward stickers feature fun images and positive messages such as "Good Job" and "I'm on the Potty Train!"
- All Aboard the Potty Train Conductor's Whistle - Whether to signal it's time to go potty or to "sound the trumpet of success," this fun-to-blow whistle will put a smile on your baby's face when it's potty time.
All the review for Baby Sign Malaysia program and items are based on my experience and just want to share it with other moms about this great program/kits/items. I am NOT being paid to do this review :)
Happy CHOO CHOOING everyone!
Have a great Monday!