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If your baby was born prematurely, you greet the day of discharge with anxiety as the newest member of your family walks away from the safety and security of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). But with the wrong medical equipment, the risks at home pale in comparison to the dangers inside the hospital.
Celebrities Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz, Niña Corpuz-Rodriguez and Delamar Arias, all share one thing in common with every other mom out there – the desire to protect and secure their child’s future. All three are also among the growing number of mothers who have made the life-saving decision to bank their children’s umbilical stem cells. And they came out to share why they made this choice during the recently-held launching of Cordlife’s new and bigger facility at the Crowne Plaza last 18 November 2014, hoping to inspire other expectant parents to follow suit.
On December 5, 2014, Friday, the BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES (BFEP) 2014 – “Shop + Learn “+ Play”, the biggest family event of the year, was officially launched at SMX Convention Center Manila, Hall 1, Pasay City. On its second year, the best baby, kids, pregnancy and parenting products and services were all gathered in one place.
Gracing the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony was Department of Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag, who shared guidelines on building happy, healthier families. Johnson & Johnson’s Dr. Tricia Subido shared with the parents how to choose what’s best for their babies. Also, present during the event were Joana Marie Benitez, Agency Recruitment and Licensing of Sun Life Financial; Mark Salecina, Marketing Support Manager for Tupperware Brands Philippines; and Juan Carlos Villacis, Strategic Development Director of Coca Cola FESMA Philippines, The Voice Philippines’ Thor Dulay and many more.
Highlight of the opening ceremony was the BFEP Brand Awards 2014, a recognition of distinguished brands who continue to manifest excellence in the baby, kids, pregnancy and parenting industry. Included in the roster of awardees for Innovative Product Awards were: Mustella (Best Maternity Products), Federated Distributors Inc. (MamyPoko & Evian) (Best Baby Care Products), Tula Baby (Best Baby Travel Gear), Miss Space Maker (Best Baby Bedding and Furniture), Learning Way (Best Educational Product), and St. Patrick (Best Baby and Children Apparels and Accessories). Special recognitions were given to the top eight brands for providing quality products in making Filipino lives better. Top Brand awardees include: Baby Mama (Maternity Products), Johnson & Johnson (Baby Care Products), Fursys (Baby Bedding and Furniture), Bebecom (Baby Travel Gears), AKa International Limited (Baby and Children Apparels and Accessories), Fatty Brain Toys (Baby Toys), Grolier International (Educational Products), and Stabilo (Arts and Crafts)
From December 5-7, 2014, the whole family can avail of exclusive promotions from over 100 exhibiting stores and brands. BFEP is provide parents and expecting parents tips and trends from industry experts on various topics such as pregnancy, newborns, infants, toddlers, kids and parenting in the form of seminars, workshops, company presentations and interactive activities. One of the highlights of the event is the Philippine Family Summit on the second day of the expo. The summit will focus on the four pillars that will help build a happy family home – financial wellness, good health, excellent education and lasting relationships. Moreover, children can enjoy interactive activities, exciting games, as well as the various attractions inside the hall, including, Toy Museum, World of Science, Arts & Crafts Studio, Face Painting Station, Wonderland Playground and many more.
“This 2014 we are glad to showcase 10 international exhibitors with more innovative products and services, as well as educational seminars, games, magic shows and a large playground area to be enjoyed by all the kids. We are looking forward to further promote and grow the industry and provide quarterly educational parenting events in 2015,” said David Abrenilla, founder and managing director of Baby & Family Expo Philippines and CEO of MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS, INC.
Baby & Family Expo Philippines is organized by MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS INC., a specialized trade marketing, business community building company and a professional exhibition and convention organizer in the Philippines. The event is supported by the Department of Health, New Born Screening Reference Center, Philippine Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, SOS Children Villages Philippines; and sponsored by Wilkins Water, Tupperware Brands, Johnson & Johnson, The Medical City, Sun Life Financial, Philippine Airlines and Manulife.
To visit the Baby & Family Expo 2014 on December 05-07, 2014 at Hall 1, SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City, register for FREE at www.babyexpo.ph. Connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/BabyExpoPh and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BabyExpoPH.
Please look forward to my next post as I tell you more about my visit to the first day of the Baby and Family Expo 2014!
Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital (JDMH) is one of the exhibitors that will participate in the 2nd Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on December 5 to 7, 2014, at the Hall 1 of SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
An estimated 1.8 million babies are born every year, placing the Philippines in the Top 20 of the fastest growing countries in the world! The growing new generation of parents will continue to drive the growth of the baby and maternity industry. The Baby & Family Expo is the biggest family expo in the Philippines that is dedicated to nurture family development and childcare. About 20,000 expecting couples, parents are expected to attend this big event in December 2014. The three-day Baby & Family Expo is the ultimate venue for all maternity, baby, early childhood and parenting needs featuring industry experts and celebrity parents, who will provide free seminars and fun-filled activities for the whole family!
JDMH is a general hospital with complete 24-hour services for patients. The JDMH medical staff consists of active and visiting board-certified physicians, with a wide range of clinical specialties. For the past 66 years since 1948, JDMH has always been well-known for its Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternity services and medical care for women) and Pediatrics & Neonatology (Medical care for children and babies), which perfectly aligns with the theme of Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014.
So visit the JDMH Booth No. 13 (right in front of the Business Matching Area) along Pregnancy Avenue during the 2nd Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014 ! For more information about JDMH, call 924-4051 to 65 and visit the JDMH website at www.jesusdelgadohospital.com. For more information about the Baby & Family Expo event, visit the website www.babyexpo.ph and www.facebook.com/BabyExpoPh .
See you at the Baby and Family Expo 2014, mommies!
Greenfield City hosts Children’s Pumpkin Patch Craft, Parachute Event and Costume Parade. Featuring prizes for voted best costume!
Santa Rosa City, Laguna – Prior to its grand launching in November 2014, Gymboree Sta. Rosa will give children 1-5 years old a taste of how fun Gymboree Play & Music is!
On October 26 (Sunday), Gymboree Play & Music will offer a hands-on Pumpkin Patch Halloween project and costume parade for kids and parents at Laguna Central and at Paseo de Sta. Rosa. Guided by Gymboree Play & Music instructors, children will create crafts to take home, as well as sing songs and participate in a fun “Parachute Time activity.”
Session times are at 3:30 p.m. (Laguna Central Atrium) and at 5 p.m. (Paseo de Sta. Rosa 4). These activities are FREE OF CHARGE, but slots are limited. Space is first come first served, and each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Prizes will be given for kids with the best costumes! For further information about the event, please visit us online at www.gymboree-ph.com or call (049) 576-0595.