Husband and the boys went to Pangasinan last weekend. The children climbed trees, rode bikes, and caught fish. Husband relayed that they ate under the tree and only went inside their small kubo to wash and sleep. The next day before they left for Manila, they again stayed most of the day outdoors. No wonder they smelled amoy-araw. Yes, even my 2 1/2 years old boy smelled amoy-araw already when left for too long under the sun.
Now that summer has officially kicked in, surely this familiar scent wafting through the air when the boys come in for an afternoon of play is set to fill the house. I guess our toddler could avoid such foul smell with some of these tips:
Wear cotton clothes
Quality and lightweight cotton is a natural fiber, thus it absorbs moisture instead of repelling it. It is also one of the most breathable fabrics. Opt to use cotton then for your active kid. Preferably, use light colors as dark-colored shirts absorb heat.
Bring extra clothes and a towel
It is prudent that as you go to the park or outdoors, you always bring an extra shirt for your toddler. More than avoiding the sweaty smell, you also avoid letting your child’s sweaty back dried by air. If you don’t like to change clothes, at least bring a towel to wipe dry his face or back.
Schedule outdoor activities late in the afternoon
The sun’s rays are at their strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. It is prudent to play outside or take a walk early in the morning. If you can’t catch the morning sun, then reserve playtime for beyond 4 pm. Be sure, though, to be home by 6 pm, giving your youngster about two hours of ample playtime.
The hot temperature causes the body to work harder to stay cool. This then results in an increased need for water. Drink plenty of water every day and increase the number with each physical activity.
Make bathtime a habit
Encourage your little one to take a bath daily. Allow him to play a little during bathtime. You may add small toys in his bathtub to make the experience fun. It would all the more inspire him to take a bath if he enjoys and love the scent around him.
One trick I do is use the latest gift we got from Tupperware. We got a set of the limited edition Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats products.
We tried first the Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley (Pink Cotton Candy) and I so love the sweet smell it leaves on my boy’s skin. It is like a sweet candy scent that you can’t resist smelling repeatedly. Though he is a guy, I never mind using this variant on him.
Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley Shampoo
My son has long hair and sometimes, with the wrong shampoo, we need to deal with knots and tangles. But not with Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley (Pink Cotton Candy). I also love that my Little Man’s hair remains soft, silky, and easy to manage.
Yesterday, we played catch the ball. And seriously, despite the sweaty face and hair, his hair smells amazing still. As we wash his hair that morning, the shampoo doesn’t hurt his eyes as well.
Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley Hypoallergenic Powder
As for the Hypoallergenic Powder, I like it that it all the more make my toddler smell fresh and clean. The Baby Powder works like a moisturizer. My boy has some rough patches near his ankle. I rub a bit of baby powder on it and his leg feels smoother and looks less irritated.
Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley Hypoallergenic Cologne
I dab a few drops of cologne on his neck and he didn’t complain of any burning sensation. I just hate it when after a few drops of cologne, I would see that his skin will turn red and he will complain of itchiness. With the Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats, there is no such burning sensation or red marks. And I just so love his smell. The scent lasted for about three hours.
Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley Blue Sherbet
The Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats comes in two lines – Cotton Candy Pink and Blue Sherbet. We also got a set of the latter and we are yet to try it. I just would want to finish first the Pink Cotton Candy variant before starting with the Blue Serbet. But no doubt, it will surely give the same sweet and fresh scent.
How to stay fresh this summer + giveaway
Smelling and feeling fresh and clean all day is easier said than done. Especially for toddlers who seem to have the gift of great energy, how can they remain fresh given their active lifestyle?
As a mom to a very bright and active toddler, we manage to keep our Little Man fresh and clean. We see to it that he change clothes often, hydrate from time to time, and play outdoors when the sun is not at its strongest. He also takes a bath regularly and we use Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley for a fresher and cleaner look and feel. There is no exaggeration when I tell you that with the Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley, our Little Man remains that just-stepped-out-of-the-shower feel and look all day long.
There are a lot of baby products on the market nowadays and sometimes, we just don’t want to risk trying those new products for fear they will bring more harm to our little ones. We meticulous moms would want no harmful ingredients to come in contact with our darlings. I have tried Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley and its maker Tupperware Brands is giving away the same set I got for you to try, too!
- Re-gram the photo of my Little Man with his Kids Plus+ Sweet Treats Medley collection.
- Share with us why you want to have your own set.
- Use #KPSweetTreats and #TWBxMomiBerlin.
- Tag Tupperware Brand’s official IG page and Momi Berlin IG page plus three friends.
- Do not forget to leave a comment here with the link to your giveaway entry and IG name.
This giveaway will run from March 20 to 31, 2018. It will be open to all Momi Berlin followers in the Philippines. The announcement of one winner will be on April 1, 2018 via Momi Berlin’s Facebook page. I encourage you to follow me as well on Facebook so you get the latest announcements and updates. The winner, by the way, will pick up her prize at the nearest Tupperware Brands branch.
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Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.