Safety Alert in the Digital Age

The Guest Speakers and Experts during the Safety Alert in the Digital Age Event presented by Pigeon (L-R): Dr. Ma. Celi M. Rico-Tantianpact, Dr. Bernice V. Quiros-Tan, Isabelle Daza- Semblat, Maye Yao Co Say, Tanya Velasco, Art Samaniego, Jr. and Georges Ramirez

Child safety, it’s every parent’s priority. Pigeon presented a roundtable discussion modern parenting led by Parents and teachers.

There’s no greater responsibility in life than raising a child. As such, the pressure to be the best parent can be overwhelming at times especially when you are still trying to learn the ropes as a first-time parent. Actress, model, entrepreneur, and celebrity mom Isabelle Daza-Semblat is no stranger to such challenges especially when she chooses to share some snippets of her parenting life on social media.

With today’s millennial parents, sharing pictures, videos, and experiences online has its pros and cons. Even strangers can easily become privy to your personal life and offer unsolicited advice, while most of the time, it can also be a great source of support. The honest exchange on parenting makes it much easier to cope with the “pressure” of being the ideal parent.

Richwell Phils. Inc. recognizes this need for young parents to be better informed in making the right parenting choices for their children. This is why they continue parenting education through their successful Parenting on the Move advocacy last year, and now with Safety Alert in the Digital Age. The event was presented by Pigeon, the no. 1 baby care brand in Japan.

Offering practical solutions to everyday mommy and daddy concerns through quality products developed through extensive research, the roundtable discussion was held last May 15 in Cibo, Powerplant Mall.

Let’s talk child safety

Together with their celebrity mommy brand ambassador, Isabelle, they held another Parenting On the Move event, this time focusing on proper parenting in the digital age. Isabelle served as the moderator of the event, which was filled with engaging discussions that were very informative to all guests present. Through Safety Alert in the Digital Age, parents, even teachers, need not feel overwhelmed with the current “information overload” that we are experiencing through social media and the internet.

Some of the topics discussed at the event were:

Handling a newborn

  1. Safety starts the minute you leave the hospital
  2. Understanding the ingredients – what’s harmful and what’s not
  3. Breastfeeding is best feeding

Being a first-time parent is both exciting and scary, but such a beautiful thing to experience. Experts discussed how to make this time less daunting by better educating guests that safety is the first criteria in choosing any product. Starting from pregnancy, being safe and active with the Pigeon Maternity Belt to leaving the hospital with Europe’s first car seat brand, Maxi-Cosi, to choosing newborn care products that are fully-researched like the Pigeon Newborn Pure; to prioritizing breastfeeding for your newborn with the help of tools like doctor-recommended Pigeon Honeycomb Breast Pads. Pigeon’s Safety Alert event became a rewarding interaction of Real Experts, Real Moms and Real Issues all towards Pigeon’s vision of “Our Love to Babies”. 

Creating a safe environment

Child-proofing your home – indoors and outdoors

A happy and healthy child can be very active. Experts talked about how to make sure that your child has the freedom to move and explore while still giving you peace of mind when it comes to safety with the help of child safety products like Safety 1st’s U-pressure auto fit gates with Securetech technology and even when you’re bathing your baby, Safety 1st’s Custom Care Modular Bathing Solution gives you additional peace of mind. Ergonomically designed for newborn to toddlers, it offers added foam comfort to prevent slipping and curling while letting your baby’s head and back feel supported.

Child Development

Bonding with your baby

A child’s early years are crucial to his development, ensure that your child grows up happy and healthy through activities that promote quality bonding time. Exposing your child to the outdoors or new experiences at a young age can be both fun and scary for parents. Keep your child safe when traveling with the Quinny Zapp Flex Stroller and the Citi Carseat by Maxi-Cosi. Aside from traveling with your young one, great bonding moments can also be enjoyed during feeding time. Hence, the food your child eats should also be clean and safe – always. For this, there’s Pigeon Liquid Cleanser. Its 100% food-grade ingredients make the product gentle on the skin and safe to consume in times when toys and accessories were not washed or rinsed properly. It can be used to wash baby accessories, fruits and vegetables to toys. Adding to their roster of research backed products, Pigeon is also well-known for its baby care products like the Newborn Pure, which introduces the brand’s latest innovation. The Natulayer, which has a layer of ingredients that mimics the natural coat protection found on the baby’s skin in the womb – Vernix and Ceramide. This makes it very safe to use even for newborns and is perfect for bath time bonding with your little one.

Digital technology

When to introduce your child to technology

What are the pros and cons

There’s no harm in introducing your child to technology but as they say, too much of one thing is bad. How do you make technology be a positive influence to your child’s development?

Maye Yao Co Say

She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of RichwellPhils. Group of Companies – Distributor of branded children for products –Pigeon baby products, Safety 1st, Crayola Toys, Elle and more. She also serves as Director of the Philippine Association of National Advertisers, a Columnist at Business Mirror. She is a graduate of BS Management Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University and Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Asian Institute of Management, and a mom of 2 kids, Meagan and Marcus.

Teacher Tanya Velasco

Teacher Tanya is an early childhood educator and a RIE®   Practicum™ Student. She graduated with a degree in Family Life and Child Development from UP Diliman and received her M.A. in Leadership in Education from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. She is a preschool teacher, a facilitator of parent-infant/toddler classes and educates parents about respectful parenting starting from pregnancy until post-birth through seminars. When she’s not in the classroom, Teacher Tanya is enjoying her primary role as a wife to her husband Mike and as a mom, to her daughters, Ellie and Julia.

Ma. Celi M. Rico-Tantianpact

General Pediatrician specializing in Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric residency training: Makati Medical Center, Sub specialty training in Pediatric Dermatology: KK Children’s Hospital, Singapore. She currently holds clinic and consultant staff of Department of Pediatrics, Makati Medical Center. She is a new mom to a 4-month old baby girl.

Bernice V. Quiros-Tan, MD, FPOGS

She took her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Makati Medical Center. She currently practices in Taguig and Pateros area.

Georges Ramirez

He is a veteran race car driver and instructor as well as a Senior Editor of C! Magazine.

Art Samaniego, Jr.

Art eats, sleeps and practically breathes tech. He is Manila Bulletin’s resident geek and recognized as one of the country’s go-to-guy for anything technology related. At present, he embraces the advocacy that fights fake and unverified news while keeping a close watch on cyber security. He is still human but ask tech and he shall answer.

In this time of fake news and over information, even such as this enable parents to be properly guided by industry experts on the best childcare practices without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed.

Guests were happy to spend the afternoon expanding their knowledge on childcare as they aim to be better parents and teachers through the values they teach, the habits they help form, and of course, the products that they use.

Make sure to watch out for the next Parenting on the Move child care event from Richwell Phils. Inc. and be part of this worthwhile advocacy.

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