Hypoallergenic Face Cream for Kids and Babies

How are you taking care of your child’s face?


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For the past few years, I’ve been using Sebamed Baby Protective Facial Cream on my son’s face. It’s a great product, I have no complain at all. 

However, my son is now turning 9 years old, not a baby anymore. So I thought it could be time to switch to a cream intended for children, not necessarily for babies. I saw  this Physiogel moisture cream while Sebamed was out of stock so I decided to give Physiogel a try. 

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Physiogel Hypoallergenic
Daily Moisture Therapy Cream
Price: RM45.90 / 75ml
Where to buy: Guardian Pharmacy

My son has been using this cream for 3 months now and it has been good. His skin is smooth and supple, still like a baby’s. He doesn’t develop rashes on the neck from sweating and no dry patches. 

The cream itself  is milky, easy to apply and easily absorbed by the skin, does not leave an oily film. 

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This cream:
Is for normal / dry sensitive skin
Provides long-lasting moisture
Makes skin less sensitive
Is clinically proven to strengthen and repair the skin’s moisture barrier
Has no preservatives, perfumes, colorants
Is suitable for face and body

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Daily use moisturizing cream for normal / dry sensitive skin that can feel tight, rough or uncomfortable. Also suitable for babies and children. Clinically tested by dermatologists. Non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

Proven results:
Nourishes and repairs the moisture barrier even in sensitive skin
Restores skin’s elasticity
Promotes long-lasting moisturization to protect against recurring dryness, with regular use
Softens and smoothens for visibly healthier skin

How to use:

Apply to clean skin twice daily
Apply on face and neck

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Good oral health for good life and good food!

We love good food and we love delicious drinks. But do we practice good oral hygiene?

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When I first came to Malaysia, I was amazed at how people would go out of their way, travel the distance and even wait on long queues just to eat. I can’t imagine myself waiting for 30 minutes or more just to sit down and have a bite. Well, that was 8 years ago. I’ve now been accustomed to how much Malaysians love food. And I’ve grown to love different types of food, cuisine and other pleasurable delights in this country. 

My son is growing up fast and he’s learning to enjoy new dishes, drinks and desserts. He’s also enjoying a little bit of spice in his food now (ah, Malaysians and your undying love for spicy food). It’s nice to see him appreciate and ask for Japanese food, Filipino food, Chinese food, Western and, of course, cakes and ice cream!

But no matter how much we love food, it’s very important to practise healthy eating habits. I know, I know, not easy. It’s important to try to have a balanced diet. We can’t have a diet that’s all-carbs or all-protein or no veggie. Kids generally love fried, oily food, chips and junk (I do, too!) and we have to be strict, set an example and make healthy eating a habit for them.  

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He loves mac and cheese (yummy kid’s meal at Chili’s).

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He loves fried chicken and rice meal, which comes with side dish vegetables (from Pancake House).


Another important habit to develop among our families is practising good oral hygiene. Again, I admit this is not easy to do. Some kids find brushing an unusual or weird thing to do and some of them might not even like the taste of any toothpaste. While my son was growing up, it did take a while for him to get used to brushing. But it’s necessary to start them young. As soon as he had his first two teeth, I already started brushing. Now, at seven years old, he has fully developed a habit to brush in the morning after breakfast, after lunch and right before going to bed. 

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Here’s the naughty boy about to brush his teeth. 

My son likes Jordan brushes mainly because of the fun design he sees on it. He’s comfortable holding it and brushing with it. I personally like it, too, because this type comes with a cap that is very useful when travelling. 

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If you’re having trouble getting your kids to brush teeth, check out some tips from this mom!

As for myself, I brush teeth every after meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Although some might say that 2x a day is enough, I just cannot stand the feel of my teeth and tongue after a meal without brushing. 

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No matter how busy we are during the day, it’s important to spend a few minutes to take care of our teeth and freshen our breath as well. 

How to brush teeth properly:
  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, spending an equal amount of time (30 seconds) in each area of your mouth.
  • Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle pointed towards the gums.
  • Brush your tongue to help freshen your breath and clean your mouth by removing bacteria.
  • Brush all the surfaces of your teeth including the sides and the chewing surface above your tongue.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day: at least once during the day and once before going to bed.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or as soon as you see that the bristles are out of shape or discoloured. 


Aside from food, Malaysians also love various drinks. Teh tarik, teh o ais, teh o ais limau, Milo ais, kopi tarik…wow, there are so many choices for drinks here. I enjoy fruit shakes, occasional coffee from Starbucks and milo ais kosong. 

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Rich banana milkshake (from The Narra Filipino restaurant)

If you love to drink coffee, tea or fruit juices, you might want to try using whitening dental floss. A whitening dental floss like this one can effectively lift off plaque and surface stains between teeth and around the gum-line. Stains are caused by daily consumption of different foods and beverages. This Jordan floss is available in 25m and coated with mint flavour, fluoride, xylitol and ingredients proven effective against discolouration and tartar.  

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How to floss your teeth properly:
  • Floss your teeth once a day.
  • Make sure to floss the teeth at the back of your mouth.
  • Use 45 cm of floss—wrap each end around your fingers and gently lower it in between your teeth.
  • Follow the curve of your teeth to avoid damaging your gums.
  • Repeat this for every tooth, as you move to the next tooth take the dirty floss with one finger and unwind the clean floss from the other finger.


Not convinced to floss or to start to? Flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky bacteria, or plaque, from your teeth. Plaque generates acid, which can cause cavities, irritate the gums, and lead to gum disease. 

How do you know if you have good oral health?
  • It’s best to visit your dentist regularly for a checkup. But here are some basic factors that help you identify good oral health:
  • Your gums are pink.
  • Your gums do not get sore or bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
  • Your teeth feel clean and not “fuzzy”.
  • You don’t constantly have bad breath.
  • You don’t have toothache.


Why should you bother to have good oral health?
  • First of all, you must understand the importance of healthy teeth. Good teeth means you can eat well and continue to enjoy what you like to eat.
  • To prevent tooth decay, tooth aches and gum disease. Bacteria buildup can severely damage your teeth and gums.
  • To avoid bad breath because…well, who likes to be close to anyone with bad breath? It’s not good for your personal relationships, whether family, friends or colleagues. And if you’re going for an interview, bad breath is a definite turn off. Consider it as part of your personal presentation. 
  • To maintain a complete set of teeth and be confident to flash that beautiful smile, haha! 


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So, everyone, let’s all please practice good dental hygiene and habits. Use good quality toothbrush and floss for healthy gums and teeth. 

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Mickey and the Roadster Racers Carnival in Mid Valley

School holidays are here! Do you and/or your kids love Mickey?

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After more than 80 years since he was first introduced on screen, Mickey Mouse is still well-loved by children and grown-ups around the world. Even my young son grew up watching Disney shows, loved Mickey Mouse clubhouse and his friends. I find it amazing that Mickey Mouse continues to reach different generations and to teach kids good values. 
And Mickey Mouse has a new upcoming TV series: Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Disney Junior’s animated “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” is a madcap racing series that showcases Mickey and his pals – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto – and their unique transforming vehicles as they take on humorous high-spirited races and worldwide capers. The stories are designed to impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, teamwork, optimism and good sportsmanship. 

This school holiday (if you’re around KL and not out-of-town) from 15th to 26th March 2017, have fun with the kids and visit Mickey and the Roadster Racers Carnival at Mid Valley Mega Mall, Centre Court, between 10am to 7pm

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Different activities are lined up for the kids (and, okay, okay, don’t panic, for grown-ups, too). Kids can gear up to ride and race their own Roadsters through the Hot Dog Hills race course, receive their personalized Roadster’s Racers license, make their own Roadster helmets and take part in Mickey themed arts and crafts activities. 

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When is the TV series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” coming out? 
Premiere – Friday, March 24, 2017 (2:30 p.m) Disney Junior (Astro Ch 613) and Disney Channel (Astro Ch 637)
How often? Every day at 2:30 p.m on Disney Junior and every day at 8:00 a.m on Disney Channel

Geared toward kids 2-7, each episode features two 11-minute stories as Mickey and his friends gear up for racing and other exciting adventures in the mini-metropolis of Hot Dog Hills and around the world. At the push of a button, the gang’s daily cars transform into personalized roadster racers: Mickey’s Hot Doggin’ Hot Rod, Donald’s Cabin Cruiser, Goofy’s Turbo Tubster, Daisy’s Snapdragon and Minnie’s Pink Lightning, which also converts into the Happy Helpers Van.

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Who are the characters in the TV series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”? 

MICKEY – He’s roadster-ready to go! 
Hot rod diggity dog! Mickey is everybody’s best friend. He’s super-friendly, optimistic, helpful, curious, adventurous, and loyal to the core. Of course, his state-of-the-art service station is just like him – it’s AWESOME! And so are his wheels! 
Mickey’s classic Toon Car is his sporty daily driver. But when it’s time for a race, the push of a button transforms his ride into… the fast-movin’ Hot Doggin’ Hot Rod! 
No matter what kind of sticky road bumps he finds along the way – during a race or around the garage – Mickey always manages to pull out of every problem. Even on the track, roadster-racing Mickey is cool and easy-going – but he’s no pushover. When the goin’ gets tough, our hero gets tougher and more determined. 
But for Mickey, the race isn’t always about the win – it’s about having fun, it’s about accomplishing something important and reaching a personal goal, and it’s about the thrill of having an adventure with the ones you care most about – your pals! 

DONALD – First in everything… that’s ME! 
Look out for the Duck! When it comes to, well, everything, Donald is determined to do the best he can do – despite all the things that get in his way…like Goofy or Pete or any of the million things that can go wrong in a single day in or out of the Garage! 
On the track, Donald’s daily ride transforms into the smooth-sailin’, wave-makin’ Cabin Cruiser. When Donald’s on the move, you’d better move it, too. Here comes the Duck! Sometimes it seems like the world is against Donald – and Donald reacts just like you expect him to – he explodes! His temper tantrums are legendary – but the Duck can’t help it. It’s the way he’s wired. And speaking of wired… 

GOOFY – Just call him “Greasy Wheels” Goof! 
He might be a goof and some road hogs might think he’s a “tool”, but Goofy loves toolin’ around in his sporty daily driver. Never too far from a wrench or tire jack, Goofy is eager to jump in and help anybody who needs his help – whether they want it or not. 
When it’s time to roadster-roll, Goofy’s ride transforms into the Turbo-
Tubster! Putt-puttin’ with the best of ‘em, the Tubster is a mean machine, and it’s clean, too, thanks to the handy shower attached on the back! Whenever the Goof works up a sweat on the track, one quick pull on the chain and it’s a goofy bath- time on the go! H’yuck! 

MINNIE – Always in first place with whatever she does! 
Warm, loving, kind to all, super-helpful, enthusiastic, extremely creative…Minnie has it all! At Mickey’s Service Station, she and Daisy run the Motor Makeover Salon, designing, painting and pin-striping everyone’s ride. 
Of course, pink is her favorite color, Minnie’s classic Bow-Car transforms into a sweet ride called Pink Lightning. On the track, it’s a blur of pink when the race is on! But don’t let the color fool you – Minnie handles her racin’ roadster like a pro, zigzagging around the competition and outdistancing everyone whenever she sees an opening. 
When Minnie’s not roadster racing, she runs a side business – Happy Helpers. If anyone from Hot Dog Hills to around the world needs help with a problem, Minnie and her partner Daisy zoooooom off to make things right again! The gals might be pet sitters one day, pet catchers the next day, or international spies, tough-talkin’ detectives, even astronauts. There’s no job too big for happy helpin’ Minnie! 

DAISY – She puts the power in Flower Power! 
Minnie’s best gal-pal is as energetic and as enthusiastic as ever! Always on the go- go-go, Daisy loves to help out her friends, on and off the track. She’s fearless and impulsive. Sometimes her enthusiasm and her desire to please goes overboard, getting her and others in trouble. Luckily, she always manages to get back on her feet. 
She also has a soft spot for flowers – and her distinctive Flower Car transforms into Snapdragon, a rip-roarin’, piston-poppin’, thunderin’ dragster! She truly puts the “petal” to the metal! When Daisy’s on the move, flowers and feathers fly! 

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Flexcils – Safe and Flexible Coloured Pencils for Kids

Tired of your kids’ broken coloured pencils or wax crayons?

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It’s great for children to experience the joy of colouring at a young age. It gives kids a good start to be creative, to discover colours and to develop their dexterity. It is important to allow young kids to learn how to use and control their hands with colouring materials. Plus, if they are busy with colouring, we, parents, have the choice to join them and have fun or get on with housework!

When my son was still a toddler, he started learning to colour by using coloured pencils, not wax crayons. It was fun and great. However, it can be challenging due to constant breaking and regular sharpening. I also need to keep reminding him to be careful with handling a coloured pencil and make sure that he doesn’t poke his own eyes with it or anybody else’s. 

I just recently learned that there’s a product to solve this kind of challenges with early stage colouring.  There’s a coloured pencil that doesn’t need sharpening, can be twisted or bent, and safe for young kids to use (no need to worry about pointed tips poking their eyes).  This cool thing is called Flexcils.

Flexcils pencils (try saying that 3x) feel and look different from our normal coloured pencils. There’s no pointed tip, no coloured lead, no wood. It looks cute and cool and toy-like. You might not think that it’s a coloured pencil if you see it for the first time!

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These pencils have a triangular shape, making it easy for small hands to grip and control.

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When used on paper, this pencil shows a light touch of color, not the vivid type like standard pencils. Older kids might prefer seeing bright colours but for younger ones, this is a great pencil to use because it’s safe, flexible and non-toxic.

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What makes it great for kids:
  • Can be bent and twisted unlike normal pencils (which would just break)
  • Don’t need to be sharpened and they will not break when used normally
  • Safe and non-toxic (they meet all safety standards for pencils and children’s toys)
  • Will not rub off on children’s hands
  • Come in up to twelve flexilicious colours (so there’s plenty to choose from)
  • Can be used straight out of the box (but if you want to sharpen them that’s ok)
  • Don’t use wood, so no trees are harmed (unlike normal pencils)
  • Last up to twenty times longer than your average pencil
  • Have no smell
  • Are guaranteed 100% pencil
  • Can be used by kids as young as 3



About Flexcils
Made from top-secret materials, Flexcils last up to twenty times longer than your average pencil. And unlike normal pencils, Flexcils can be bent and twisted so if you’re sick of having a box full of unusable pencils get some Flexcils. With no smell and no trees harmed, Flexcils are guaranteed 100% pencil and feature a triangle shape so they can be held easily, even by the smallest of fingers. They are safe, non-toxic, and meet all standards for pencils and children’s toys. Flexcils will not rub off on children’s hands and they won’t break when used normally. Flexcils can be used straight out of the box so they don’t need to be sharpened, but you can if you really want to. 


You can shop for Flexcils online at Mumspick www.mumspick.com and get them delivered to your doorstep. Available in 5-piece-set and 12-piece-set. 

Enjoy 10% OFF with your order from Feb 1-14, 2017 with code MUMSPICKCC and get your Flexcils delivered in Malaysia within 5-7 days! Happy shopping! 

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Visit www.flexcils.com to know more about the world’s most twisted pencil. 




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Holiday Activities for Kids and the Family

School holidays and yearend are here! Are you looking for fun activities for your kids and for the entire family? There are various places to visit across Malaysia and many interesting things to do. 

Here are some great activities for the kids (and for you, too!):
1-Day Play at Little Kingdom – Level 3, Parkson Maju Junction Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur
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A magical-themed play land boasting of 40,000 sq.ft., Parkson Edutainment’s Little Kingdom is a first-of-its-kind personalised learning edutainment park. It’s a place where kids and parents experience various realities, from fairy tales to space missions. This play land features technology games, Amazon rides, magical shows, learning workshops and beautiful classrooms that children will enjoy. Enjoy a full day of fun where your kids can have different activities in 1 place. 

Little Kingdom is the very first iconic edutainment park in Malaysia. Featuring more than 35 Happy Toon World characters from the United States, it appeals to children aged between 3 to 15 years old.   

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If your child’s birthday is coming up soon, you can even celebrate his or her birthday party at Little Kingdom. The birthday package includes full day unlimited access to  for 30 guests, allowing the celebrant and friends to have fun before, during and after the celebration. It’s a great way to celebrate and the venue is perfect for taking photos, too.


Laser Tag games at Laser Battle, available at 4 locations: 
7th Floor, Berjaya Times Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
3rd Floor North Zone, Queensbay Mall, 100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, Penang
4th Floor, Innercity, Johor Bahru City Square, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru
3rd Floor, Ipoh Parade, 105 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, Ipoh

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Laser tag is a fun, fast-paced painless shooting game that can be played with friends and family. Bring your classmates, your gang, playmates, colleagues and have a wonderful time at a Laser Battle arena! Laser Battle allows you to have the most enjoyable experience possible with laser tag games. You can choose from 40 different games or even customise them to suit your preference. Play from various types such as Standard Solo, Standard Team, Capture The Flag, Base Flags, Power Ball, Midnight Madness Solo, Zone Collector, Friend or Foe.


Laser Tag games at Laser Warzone, available at 2 locations:
e@Curve Damansara – 1st Floor, Lot L1-93, No. 2 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJU 7, 47810, Selangor
Level 4, Lot 170-04-20B, Gurney Plaza Mall, 170, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Laser Warzone uses a multi-interactive laser tag arena, armed with the most advanced laser tag system in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It has a large and wide 4000-square-feet multi-interactive arena, VIP function rooms and manned by veteran marshals. These marshals ensure that everyone knows what to do before starting any game. They provide guidance, tactics and make every session a fun and memorable game for you, your friends, your kids or your gang.


Intelligence Program at BrainFit Studio – Lot 118, First Floor, The Curve Mall, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya

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This program is great for kids who want to do fun activities that also help nurture their development and build confidence. BrainFit Scholar programmes have increased school results, improved athletic performance, accelerated artistic abilities in both visual arts and music, raised confidence and motivation for learning and enhanced emotional management in thousands of children. BrainFit Studio collaborates with four internationally-renowned neuroscientists who are also the founding members of Scientific Learning Corporation – Dr Michael Merzenich, Dr William Jenkins, Dr Paula Tallal, and Dr Steven Miller, whose expertise is based on more than 30 years of scientific research into how the brain learns.


Escape the Room Games at Mission-Q – 3F-21 & 22, Queensbay Mall, 100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

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Experience “escape the room” games for real! If you enjoy mystery, problem-solving, excitement and fun with friends, this game is perfect for you, your kids, family and friends.
The objective is to escape from the room by collecting items, identifying clues, solving puzzle and riddles, as well as unlocking the doors. Mission-Q (Real Escape Game Room in Malaysia) brings you 5 unique adventurous escape rooms, each with its own theme. The objective is to physically escape from the room within an hour by collecting items, identifying clues, and solving puzzles and riddles. This game requires observation, teamwork, creativity, communication, and courage.


Melaka Wonderland Theme Park and Resort – Lot PT 17178, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka

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Melaka Wonderland is a unique water theme park that features 16 attractions such as Tornado Chaser, Lazy cum Crazy River, 1 Big Wave Pool, Adventure Island and is surrounded by 360 hectares of natural recreational forest. Melaka Wonderland’s water splashing rides and attractions is filled with a whopping 2 million litres of water. High speed water slides, Aqua Bubbles is a feature awaiting to excite visitors to the theme park. 

Melaka Bird Park – Taman Botanikal, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka

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Let your child have an amazing time discovering one of the widest variety of bird species! It’s great for children to see and learn about different birds, to have a better understanding of these magnificent animals. At Melaka Bird Park, children will see different sizes, colours, types and habitats of various bird species.


Melaka Zoo or Night Safari – Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka 

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Learning about animals and seeing them for real help our children understand these living creatures deeper. From the colour of fur, feathers, body size up to the type of food they eat and the habitat they live in, these realities help us and our children discover more about life and this planet. It’s great for them to read books and see photos of animals but nothing can replace seeing them in real life.

Visit www.nenerland.com for more details, prices and to explore more activities for kids, for young adults and for the entire family. Enjoy 10% OFF when you book any activity for the first time, use code HAPPY upon checkout. 

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Happy holidays!

Scott’s Launches DHA Gummies for Kids!

Here’s an exciting solution to help your child get enough healthy nutrients for brain development
 

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I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to a mother or parent’s challenge of getting children to eat healthy food and take vitamins or supplements. It involves testing, convincing, story-telling, rewards and many other possible ways to convince my son to take his vitamins before. I can’t even recall how many different brands and types we’ve tried. Eventually, we found some that he liked and it’s been good. 

But as kids grow older, their preferences and tastes also change. Based on experience, it’s more about the taste. It has to be something familiar and natural to them, not something that tastes too “medicine-like”; something fruity is good. Again, it has to be a type of fruit that he knows and likes, maybe orange, strawberry, apple or grapes. But the challenge is not just about the taste; vitamins must contain enough nutrients like protein, Vitamin D and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a type of Omega-3 fatty acid which is a building block of the brain and eyes.
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Scott’s of GlaxoSmithKline has recently introduced a new supplement for kids: Scott’s DHA Gummies! It is an addition to the bestselling product, Scott’s Emulsion Cod Liver Oil, which my son also takes (it has an orange flavour that he likes). 

Scott’s DHA Gummies provides the goodness of fish oil without the fishy taste and smell. The challenge that I had with other fish oil kids’ supplements is that it’s too fishy and oily. What I do is to add some apple or orange juice with it so my son can take it without possibly vomiting. It requires more effort and the medicine cup ends up being very oily and hard to wash. The good thing about Scott’s DHA Gummies is that it already combines fruit and fish oil so our kids can take it happily. It comes in delicious orange or strawberry flavours and in the shape of three different sea creatures! 

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During the press launch held on 30th July 2016 at Aquaria KLCC, GSK General Manager Stacy Wallace explained that this new Scott’s DHA Gummies will help mothers in providing a tasty and enjoyable way for children to meet their daily intake of DHA. DHA helps support normal brain function and development. A well-functioning brain help support cognitive abilities such as learning, attention, memory and problem-solving. Scott’s DHA Gummies aims to provide moms challenged with busy schedules a helping hand when it comes to contributing to the DHA intake of their child. 

The packaging says it all, look how fun and attractive these are!

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Prices: Pack of 3 pieces – RM0.99, Pack of 15 pieces – RM9.90, Bottle of 60 pieces – RM34.40

Great idea to have pack of 15 pieces, this is perfect for travel!

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Children are naturally curious and willing to learn something new and exciting. Together with the launch of  Scott’s DHA Gummies, Scott’s also introduced its ‘Bright Little Explorers’ campaign to raise awareness on the importance of DHA in children’s development and to nurture curiosity and adventurous minds. This includes fun activities in partnership with Aquaria KLCC (my son loves this place) with programmes such as ‘Discovery Hunt’ and ‘Sleep with Sharks’. Sounds exciting!

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Follow Scott’s Malaysia’s Facebook page and stay tuned for more updates!

Fun Facts about DHA and Scott’s Gummies:
  • For what age is Scott’s DHA Gummies? 4 years old and above.
  • What flavours are available? Orange and strawberry.
  • How many pieces should my child take daily? A serving of 3 gummies contains 40mg of DHA, which can supplement the daily diet of children and meet their daily DHA intake. 
  • What is the source of DHA in Scott’s DHA Gummies? This comes from high quality, ultra pure fish oil that was stringently tested and conforms to global quality and purity standards, including those established by the EU and US FDA. 
  • Is this Halal certified? Yes, Scott’s DHA Gummies is Halal certified by JAKIM.  


Why Art Lovers will love Art Friend

If you’re a creative person or want to be one, this is the art shop for you

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Art comes in many forms. Some people like pencil art, some like charcoal, some like oil paintings or sculpture. We all have different personalities and, as such, we also have different ways or techniques to express our own creativity. Whether other people consider it art is not the question. How we define and create our own art is based on our own expression. 

I loved to draw ever since I was a child. I guess most kids do have a love for drawing or doodling. In college, I took Interior Design as a course, although I didn’t really continue with this profession after graduating. My first job did involve a bit of interior design but my interest and passion have shifted to marketing, which have become my career for life and I still love it. 

As my son continues to grow up, he exhibits an increasing interest with creative activities. I nurture his interest by providing him the tools, time and guidance. I also enjoy doing all these with him; it brings me back to the roots of love for art, just like being a child again. 

Although we can easily come up with improvised materials to do creative things, I still want to find and buy more stuff that he can use. The challenge lies in finding art items in stores or specialty shops around here. I first came across Art Friend at The Gardens Mall. Me and my son have made this a destination every time we visit Mid Valley. Art Friend has a branch at The Curve as well, which has wider and brighter spaces. But whichever branch may be convenient to you, a visit to Art Friend is always worth your while. 

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So far, this is the best shop to look for art and creative items. Art Friend covers almost every possible art material that my son and I would need. From a wide selection of coloured pencils, watercolours, oil paint, moulding clay, up to different types and brands of art papers, Art Friend has got your art needs covered. 

It’s not just a shop for professional artists. Art Friend has materials for beginners, for kids and for pros. Love rubber stamps? Look at the biggest selection of rubber stamps I’ve seen! 

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This is a pretty butterfly stamp…
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For collage lovers, you can find a lot of choices for embellishments here.
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For those who like to paint, Art Friend has  a wide selection of different art brushes. Narrow tip, wide tip, kids brushes, they’re all here.
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My son likes to paint and we found ships, cars and planes made of styrofoam. I bought him a set of Pentel Water Colour tubes and he had a great time painting this styrofoam ship. 
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It’s a common sight to see parents and their children shopping inside Art Friend. It’s such a joy to see moms, dads and kids doing shopping together for art stuff. 

My son’s interest for art has revived my art interests, too. It’s amazing how spending precious time with our children can bring out the child in us. I’ve begun to rediscover my own passion and interests to draw, color and use art brushes again. 

I remember during my college days when money was so tight and my parents had to struggle to afford buying me a set of Derwent Watercolour Pencils, which was required for my course. Back then, Derwent had very few types of products but it was the only brand with water-soluble pencils available, at least in my country. 

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But now, wow. I’ve fallen head over heels with Derwent with its wide and useful products. It even has water brushes that can be filled up with water to use easily. In my school days, we had to do the classic way of filling up a mug with water, use a paintbrush and paint palette to colour our drawings with water-based art. It is time-consuming and uses more water than necessary because we keep washing the brushes. But this Derwent water brush is genius for watercolour pencils. 

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I enjoy mixed media rendering, which means I use 2 or more different types of art materials to colour or draw. My latest colouring set is the Derwent Inktense ink pencils. If you love finishes in bright, vivid colours, this is perfect. It is water-soluble but can be used together with non-soluble coloured pencils. Here’s a sample of my drawing:

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Art items used:
Cretacolor Fine Art Graphite B for outline drawing
Pigma Micron 05 Archival Ink for fairy dust 
Colleen Coloured Pencils
Derwent Watercolour Pencils
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Here’s another one using the same colouring items but with ink outlines:

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Another great thing with Art Friend is that you can buy Derwent pencils individually. At one point, you’ll definitely finish one colour before the rest and it doesn’t make sense to buy the whole set just to get the color you need. I often finish my black, blues and purples first. It’s great that I can buy one Derwent coloured pencil at a time. 
Even if you’re shopping for your kids, you’ll more likely end up buying something for yourself, too. Believe it or not, these entire lines of shelves are all glue stuff. 

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Always having problems with stains or spots ending up on clothes or seat cover? This might be something that can help you…
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More fun activity kits for kids…
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Whatever your or your child’s art interest is, a stroll along the aisles of Art Friend will make you love art (again).