It was one of the prettiest baby showers I’ve attended, and coincidentally, it was for one the prettiest faces in the modeling industry. Of course, we all know Amanda Griffin-Jacob. She was a top model and host for the longest time until she decided to settle down and raise a family. Today she is based in Singapore with her husband and two boys (Kieran and Kalon) and runs an amazing mommy blog called http://www.glamomamas.com. She is expecting her third baby, and yay, its a girl!!! I can imagine how excited she and her husband must be for this new addition to their family. This is unbelievably happy news!!!
For me, Amanda has always been someone to look up to, not just because of her beauty but because she always supported great causes and has always been vocal about her personal advocacies. “Amanda has always been very supportive of Halo and our advocacy to educate parents about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This is our way of returning the love,” shares Ives Lim-Esteban of Halo Philippines. Halo Philippines distributes the Halo SleepSack, the #1 brand of wearable blanket that replaces loose blankets which can cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing. And fittingly enough, Amanda’s first baby shower gift was a set of Halo SleepSack Swaddles to help make swaddling her newborn safer and easier. The Halo SleepSack Swaddle is the only commercial swaddle approved as hip-healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, and used by over 1,250 hospitals in North America.
I happened to try out the Halo SleepSack blindfolded during one of the baby shower games and I have to say, it is super easy to put on. Of course, we didn’t use real babies for the game, but the teddy bears we used were pretty cooperative and I could really picture myself easily putting it on my baby. Clearly there is so much for me to learn in the coming months, but I’m glad I discovered this particular product because I had no clue that using blankets could actually be dangerous to your newborn.
It was a fun afternoon of games, prizes, gifts, yummy food and more giveaways. Halo lovingly hand-picked gifts for Amanda, which included products from @PigeonbabyPH, @Safety1stPH, @oopsPH, @mothercareph, @hatchandlatch, @i_angel_ph, lassigphils, @modernmamaph, @mamasandpapasph, @mybabydragon, and @babyleafdiapers. We ladies were oooh-ing and aaah-ing as Amanda opened her presents, which was really a lot of fun. I took notes for myself and gladly took advice from the other moms in the room.
Congratulations again, Amanda! We can’t wait to meet your precious little girl.
Photo Credits: Peas and Pods Photography (www.facebook.com/peasandpodsphotography)
Halo Philippines (www.halophilippines.com)