On smart parenting according to Isabelle Daza


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THERE’S so much more to parenting than what we usually see on social media. Beyond the cute photos and videos, there is always the struggle and triumphs that parents go through to ensure they are able to give their children the best care possible.

But what about if you’re a first-time parent? The challenges are, of course, the same, but the newness of it all can also be very daunting. This is why millennial parents, like Isabelle Daza-Semblat, rely on help and advice from family members and friends. She has also become very proactive in finding the best products and services for her child. These make “parenting on the move” much more bearable.

Parenting on the move refers to enabling parents to still pursue their own goals and passions even when they already have a family. In fact, if you are happy and fulfilled on your own, it’ll lead you to become a better parent to your child, and a better partner to your better half.

To better discuss the ups and downs of being a parent, Daza-Semblat, together with Maye Yao Co Say of Richwell, Yuta Hagiwara of Pigeon, and athlete couple and Maxi-Cosi and Quinny users Janice and Japoy Lizardo all took part in an engaging discussion over high tea for the parenting on the move event held on October 18 at McKinley Road, Forbes Park.

Say, chief operating officer of Richwell Philippines Inc., has years of expertise in infant- and toddler-care products. She is a mother of two, as well as a parenting columnist. This makes her a valuable resource person for practical parenting. Meanwhile, Hagiwara, executive overseas manager of Pigeon, extensively talked about how the company has invested in research to come up with products that will help their customers become champions in their parenting journey. He also shared the technical tests, proofs and product development that goes in every Pigeon product. Janice and Japoy then shared how Maxi-Cosi and Quinny products enable them to become better at being parents on the move.

Being a mom, wife, businesswoman, digital influencer, host and actress, Daza-Semblat has become more conscious of the products that she uses. “For the past few months, Pigeon and Quinny have made our family life easier because they have done the research. They did tests way beyond global standards. I believe I worried a lot less than I thought I would because I have complete trust [on the product]. It only makes me look forward to the journey ahead.”

To ensure that it doesn’t just deliver and make parenting on the move more doable, but also safe for her young son, she and her supportive husband Adrien prefer research-backed products, like Pigeon and Quinny.

Being the No. 1 baby-care brand in Japan, Pigeon has over 60 years experience in the industry and been at the forefront of newborn skin-care technology. The brand has developed the Natulayer technology, which is a layer of ingredients that mimic the natural coat of protection found on the baby’s skin in the womb.

Included in Pigeon’s Newborn Pure collection is the body wash, shampoo, lotion, oil and protective cream. Making use of natural ingredients, these products contain 0-percent paraben, formaldehyde and alcohol. It is also pH-balanced to ensure that it is safe and gentle for baby’s skin with the added dual moisturization of Natulayer.

Developed in Europe, Quinny is a premier lifestyle juvenile brand with a proud tradition of over 25 years in stroller mobility. The brand is dedicated to creating beautiful, seamless mobility solutions that adapt as a child develops and grows, offering the ideal solution for the present while keeping an eye on the future. Quinny products appeal to the urban environment. Their product range is designed with this lifestyle in mind, adding true value to support functional solutions and services that help parents overcome urban obstacles. Quinny creates clever mobility solutions for parents on the go.

Quinny products that she also enjoys using are the Quinny Moodd and Zapp Flex. An iconic stroller that offers a comfortable and stylish ride from birth until three-and-a-half years old, the Quinny Moodd also offers intelligent features, like quick automatic unfolding and easy folding. Meanwhile, designed to make parents’ lives easier, the Zapp Flex is a highly maneuverable, lightweight, and comfortable solution. It is one stroller with endless possibilities—with its versatile reversible seat, you can let your younger child face you for enhanced bonding moments, or turn the seat forward to give an older child a view of the streets ahead.

Pigeon products are available at Ogalala Stores, Baby Co., Rustan’s, Mothercare, My Baby Planet, Mercury Drug and other leading department stores nationwide.