Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Baby Nutrition and Dental Care Workshop + Giveaway

Few months before baby turned 6 months old, I started preparing myself on what and how to prepare baby's first solid food. My initial perception was to feed baby mashed, jarred or boxed food as how it is done the traditional way. Not until somebody shared to me how she fed her child that I came across the term Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) for the first time. I was impressed by her stories where she proudly shared to me that her baby below 1 year old could feed on his own using bare hands, eating sliced vegetables, fruits and even meat. She told me that practicing BLW is the better way to feed baby because of convenience, nutritious, cost-efficient and to avoid picky eaters. She even invited me to join a Facebook support group named Baby Led Weaning Philippines to answer my further queries and doubts. 

Here's my 14-month old BLW toddler eating her chicken wings.

Aside from feeding nutritious food, I also prepared a baby toothbrush for her to get the habit of brushing teeth three times a day. One of my dreaded pains is having dental problems that's why I want to make sure that baby's teeth are well taken cared of as early as now.

My baby loves brushing her teeth especially when she sees me doing it.

And I'm glad that Manila Workshops is offering a workshop about these topics which are both very timely for me, Baby Nutrition and Dental Care.

Presenting to you Manila Workshops and Medela Moms's event this coming February 22, 2014 (Saturday) from 9am to 12noon. This is the second part of their First Time Parents (FTP) Series of workshops.

Topics to be discussed:
1. Nutritional Meals for Baby
2. Baby Led Weaning
3. Dental Care

Speakers are:
1. Ms. Cecile Bayaga
    - registered nutritionist-dietitian
    - full-time faculty at the College of Home Economics, UP-Diliman
    - has been teaching Principles of Nutrition, Nutrition for the Lifecycle, and Medical Nutrition Therapy for the past 12 years
    - has published scientific articles on glycemic index, essential fatty acids for brain development, and clinical nutrition
    - awarded as The Most Promising Nutritionist-Dietitian by the Nutritionists-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines in 2005
    - has been happily married for 9 years and has one child

2. Dr. Fina Marilag Gupit-Lopez 
    - is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
    - is a practicing Pediatric Dentistry Consultant at the Oral Health Care Center in Greenhills and Dentphix, Inc in Pasig City
    - works as a Consultant, Lecturer and Clinical Supervising Staff at the Pediatric Dentistry Center of the Philippines of Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center and Foundation
    - Apart from her medical practice, she is also a columnist for Baby Magazine. 
    - has conducted several lectures on oral health care and caring for children’s teeth
    - is married to a businessman, with whom she has 4 children

DATE: February 22, 2014 (Saturday)  
TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
VENUE: Medela House, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

Learning Fee:
Regular Rate: P500
Couple’s Rate: P800

By the way, I'm giving away four couple seats (4 pairs) to this workshop. Just follow the Rafflecopter mechanics carefully. Promo will run for a week, from Feb. 13 until Feb. 19. 

Winners will be announced the next day and will be submitted to the event organizers. Good luck and feel free to invite your friends.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'm actually excited to attend this workshop. Hoping to learn and discover more new things to improve my parenting skills. 
Mommy Sally


  1. Jennifer Bringas
    13 months
    I'd love to get tips on how to brush my baby's teeth. We've been having a hard time doing this.

  2. Michelle Jaguimit Namilit
    2 years 6 months
    Proper Nutrition/ Foods not suitable for toddlers/ Dental Care and Maintance/ Why is this all important to us parents and child

  3. Gayzell de Jesus
    My kids are 4y/o and 16months

    I want to know if what I am feeding my 16-month old is age appropriate for him. I am also looking forward to knowing what else I can give him to offer balanced meals everyday.

  4. Alkina Carla Mendoza
    12 months old

    I would like to get some tips on how to brush my baby's teeth.

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  6. Lona Rose Saljay
    13 months
    Proper eating habit of a toddler / Dental treatment for tooth discoloration

  7. Rowena de Luna
    6 months
    guide to proper eating for my 6 months baby and the healthy food for her as well as the guide to proper dental care for baby as early as 6 months old

  8. Karen Ang
    26 months
    i want to learn about proper eating and dental care. ( since im kinda having a hard time brushing her teeth most of the time )

  9. Aisa Reyes Vagilidad

    proper way of dental care most especially for breastfed babies. =)

  10. Allysa Pascual
    16 months

    I would like to learn how to make picky eaters to eat more.

  11. Rolly Cirineo
    2 years old

    I want to learn how to prevent tooth decay on a toddler.

  12. Mark Mendoza

    I would like to know more on how to take care of my son's teeth.

  13. I am full time mother of two.9 yrs old and 1 yr 6 months.Although im the one who preparing their foods every meal but im still to learn about food nutrition and dental care.
    Vicenta C. Rada

  14. Laurence Tengkiat
    2 yo 5months

    I would love to learn more about nutritious meals for my baby.