[Review + Giveaway] EZPZ Happy Mat

Meal times should be relaxed, fun and with joy as the family comes together to have conversations about the food on the table and of the activities that they have had for that day. Perhaps, for many of you, such is the case. However, that does not happen to us, at least for now. Because we have a toddler who is Mr Tamchiak (one who likes to eat) and insists on feeding himself.

Self-feeding is good, isn’t it? Not until you see the mess that is created!

Daniel decided that he needed to have ownership of the spoon when he turned 15 months old; he snatched the spoon from me when I tried to feed him. From then on, the mother would watch him like a hawk and try to prevent any accidents – tipping of the bowl, flying food items, etc – from occurring.

Meal times are stressful times…for me. And I always have my equipment – newspaper at the bottom of the highchair, tissue paper and wet wipes – ready.

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But meal times can be made a little less stressful with EZPZ Happy Mat. It is an all-in-one placemat with a plate that captures the mess created by the little one. This mat (15″ x 10″ x 1″) suctions directly to the table and it is near impossible for the plate to be tipped over.

Of course, I’m not suggesting that meal times will instantly turn pleasurable with the use of EZPZ Happy Mat because there is still mess but the mess is contained within the mat…

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…in this manner. So you will find me scooping the food back onto the plate instead of wasting it. Obviously eating rice on the plate will require more skill and effort on the part of the toddler and I thought the Happy Bowl (below) will make a better choice if you are having rice or soup (duh).

Images taken from MumsPick

As you can imagine, it’s much easier to clear the mess once the boy is done with his meal. I just need to remove the mat and head straight to the sink . Some of the food still drops to the floor but the amount of wastage has reduced.

I personally thought the EZPZ Happy Mat is a good investment especially if you are starting the kid through Baby-Led Weaning (BLW). Daniel was fed puree because the mom couldn’t stand the mess BLW would create. Moreover, she wasn’t informed of the existence of the EZPZ Happy Mat so…

A few things you might want to know about the product:

:: Made from 100% food-grade silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, latex and phthalate free

:: Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 175C)

:: Promotes self-feeding and develops fine motor skills

:: Easy to store

:: Built to last (silicon is bendable and flexible and doesn’t fade, corrode or deteriorate)

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EZPZ Happy Mat is available at MumsPick who is the exclusive distributor of EZPZ in Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia. Do make sure your Happy Mat has the ezpz brand name on it when you purchase one. Without the brand name, the product is sourced from another manufacturer who may not be compliant with regulatory requirements.

GIVEAWAY!

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I’m excited to share that MumsPick is offering one reader a Limited Edition Happy Mat in Berry worth S$52. Yay!

All you need to do is to

  1. Follow MumsPick on their FB Page to get updated information on their products. They have good stuff for the kids!
  2. Tag a friend, like and comment on RaisingFaith FB post on why you wanted to win this Happy Mat. I’m just curious, you see?
  3. Do follow RaisingFaith as I will announce the winner on that platform.

The giveaway is open to all residing in Singapore and will end on 6 April 2017. I will announce the winner on RaisingFaith FB page on 7 April. All the best!

Please note: Winner will have to pick item up from the Eastern side of Singapore, or top up for mail/courier.

Discount Code

MumsPick is also offering readers a 10% discount on their products. Use the code “RFEZPZ” during checkout! This code expires on 13 April 2017.

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Sprucing Faith’s room with Baby Looney Toons Bedsheet Set

[Product review]

Once in a while, I like to redecorate Faith’s room by changing the poster displays on the wall or put up some pictures of the family. Changes such as these can be refreshingly inviting, don’t you think?

Recently, we were presented with a Baby Looney Toons Bedsheet Set for review purposes and I thought this was a good chance to spruce up her bedroom with the cheerful designs.

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The Baby Looney Toons Bedsheet Set is available for single and super single beds only and the material is of supreme microsatin at 80TC per 10cm Sq. The summer blanket which measures 60″ x 80″ is available for single beds and there are three designs to choose from for this new series.

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I thought the bedsheet gives much cheer to her room and the contrasting colour of the cushions adds more life too. The material is soft to the touch and I personally like it. But since Faith is the one sleeping on it, I would have to wait for her ‘review’?

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That afternoon when she came back to her room, she was pleasantly surprised and thankfully, I managed to catch her reaction. “Wow, what’s this, Mama? Why you change?”

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Apparently, she was fascinated and happy about the change in her bedsheet. I didn’t expect such joy because we did change a few bedsheets before but those didn’t generate such reactions? Must be the adorable design!

We have been using the set for half a month now and there hasn’t been any complaints from the little girl in terms of comfort. There is no irritation nor adverse skin reaction which I’m thankful ( to qualify, F does not really have sensitive skin except when it comes to heat; she will break out in rashes).

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We love to spend time reading on her bed and the cushions help support our backs (I’m thankful for that!).

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To be honest, we have less use of the summer blanket. It isn’t that thick or warm but since our room is not air-conditioned, we do not really see the need to use it. It does generate a lot of fun when the man uses it to create a ‘tent’ or to play peekaboo with the little girl.

This simple change does bring much joy to the little one (and us) and it doesn’t come with an expensive price tag. In fact, you can purchase them at a discounted price now! If you or your children are fans of Looney Tunes, why not check out the catalogue for their Bedsheet Set?

Here is the reference for the sizing of the various items:
– Fitted Sheet Single: 36″x 75″+10”
– Fitted Sheet Super Single: 42″x 75″+10”
– Pillow Case: 19″x29“ | Bolster Case: 15″x 42”
– Summer Blanket Single: 60″x 80″
– Cushion: 16” x 16”

Just for you, dear readers! You can enjoy FREE DELIVERY on your Baby Looney Tunes products and a free Baby Looney Tunes pillow case, worth $3.90, when you key in the promo code “RAISINGFAITH” upon checkout.

If you purchase over $120 worth of products, you will additionally get a free Protect-A-Bed pillow protector worth $25.00.

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Our family is presented with the Baby Looney Toons Bedsheet Set for review purposes. No other forms of monetary compensation is given. All opinions are mine. Thank you, King Koil SG, for helping us to create wonderful memories with our girl. 😉

Drypers Drypantz – Our choice for a premium quality diaper

Of all the parenting workshops that I’ve attended, one key question was posed – What is the goal of parenting?

For me, it is important that Faith grows up being a joyful and happy child and one who loves learning. Isn’t it rewarding to see wonders in your child’s eyes and smiles on her face?

I do.

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At 18 months old, Faith is one girl with boundless energy and curiosity that promise to burst each day. She loves the outdoors and will not fail to explore the environment she is in. Each day, I make it a point to bring her out. It could be a trip to the market, a short walk at the park or an outing with her play-dates. There you will see her running about, climbing up and down and surely enjoying herself! Thus it is important that she is dressed comfortably for these activities and this definitely applies to the diaper that she is wearing. The ideal one must be able to absorb urine well and yet keep Faith’s dry and comfortable (no irritation please!) and be of good fit.

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We find that in Drypers Drypantz.

Drypers Drypantz fits Faith snugly and this has assured me that leakages will be minimised, if not, an issue I would not need to be bothered with. In fact, we didn’t encounter that problem. Each morning, though Faith wakes up to a full diaper, her shorts are still dry. I guess the Activ-Core™, which is the absorbent core, really does its job well in absorbing urine and  at the same time prevents flow-back, thus promoting long-lasting dryness. Sometimes, Faith poos in the morning before I could even change her diaper and  surprisingly, the full diaper still holds the loose stools well with NO leakage!

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What’s more important is that Faith’s sensitive skin doesn’t show any reaction to the diaper and I believe I could attribute that to the natural plant extracts (Vitamin E, Chamomile, Olive Extract, Aloe Vera) that promote skin health and keep Faith dry and comfy. I also appreciate that the improved Drypers Drypantz has a new, softer, outer cover so it won’t look bulky when Faith is wearing tights.

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The little girl is kept dry and comfy throughout the day as she goes about her exploration each day. I find myself less stressed too about the need to change diapers because I know Drypers Drypantz will do its job well. Drypers has kept its word in providing ultimate comfort for Faith and is also partnering with us in bringing up a joyful and happy child!

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If you are looking for a switch in diapers, the newly improved Drypers Drypantz is my strongly recommended one to you! It’s our choice for a premium quality diaper without having to pay premium price for it!

For the month of June 2014, with every purchase of 2 packs of Drypers Drypantz,  you can receive a $10 FairPrice voucherAll you need to do is to email:

1. your proof of purchase (scan or snap a picture of it!),
2. your personal details (name, address, contact number, your child’s name and date of birth) and the code [LYNNLLY] to sg.contest@sca.com.

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Disclaimer: Faith received three packs of Drypers Drypantz for the purpose of this post. She has been using Drypers diapers since we made the switch in mid 2013 and we have been satisfied consumers. All opinions are mine.