Monday, 15 July 2013

Does iHerb ship to China?


YES! iHerb ships to China:
  • iHerb uses Global Priority Mail by DHL. Shipping cost is a flat rate for orders valued up to US$80, and weighing 4 lbs. (1,814 grams) or less.
  • Your package will take about 10 days (weekends included) to arrive in China. Yup, I have tried and tested out the timing.
  • No tracking available - ALL of 5 my orders (placed at various times in the year) have arrived safely.
If you order US$40 or more, you'll get discounted shipping rates, plus a minimum 5% discount in your shopping cart.

Check out my iHerb shopping cart, (US$10 off your first order) which are usually healthy children's candy/snacks, baking stuff and dried fruits/raw nuts.

Snacks for Toddlers


I love these all-natural snacks that contain no artificial colourings that my kids are allergic to. Plus, they are baked that means they are not deep-fried with processed oils.

If you know me, you'll know that I'm quite anal about SUGAR but being a mum, I do have kids who attend birthday parties where lollipops are served. 

Everyone knows that forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest thus, I do let my kids indulge in some lollipops now and then. 

I was happy to stumble upon these organic lollipops, which are flavoured with natural fruit juice. If they've got to get a sugar high, at least it's a natural sugar high hehe.

* Groceries

Some of the baking goods I'd order (especially when there's a special offer):

BAKING POWDER


  1. IMPORTANT!!! Bob's Red Mill, Baking Powder, Gluten Free, 16 oz (453 g) - Since we spent almost every Christmas in China, I was frustrated that I could not find this essential item. During summer, I made sure to put this as #1 on my shopping list :)
  2. For fluffy pancakes - Bob's Red Mill, Pure Baking Soda, Gluten Free, 16 oz (453 g)

ORGANIC ALL-PURPOSE/UNBLEACHED FLOUR

  1. Bob's Red Mill, Organic Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour, 48 oz (1.35 kg)
  2. Bob's Red Mill Organic 100% Stone Ground Wholewheat Pastry Flour

VANILLA EXTRACT

  1. Simply Organic, Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract, Farm Grown , 2 fl oz (59 ml) or
  2. Frontier Natural Products, Organic, Vanilla Extract, 2 fl oz (59 ml) or
  3. Frontier Natural Products, Organic Vanilla Extract, (Indonesia), Farm Grown , 2 fl oz (59 ml)
  4. Singing Dog Vanilla, Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Farm Grown , 2 fl oz (59 ml)
  5. Wilderness Poets, Pure Vanilla Powder, Wildcrafted Vanilla Beans, 1 oz (28 g)

Here's my iHerb shopping cart again - don't forget those essential baking products!

*DAILY SUPPLEMENTS

Here are some daily supplements I've ordered from iHerb:
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  • High Potency B Complex - I have stopped consuming it, especially as I had yellow pee EVERY TIME I take a pill.
Now, I am taking Super Lutein, an all-natural carotenoid and B complex supplement (Made in Japan).

Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Toddler's Milestones

“Celebrate good times, come on! Let’s celebrate!”
Okay, why am I going crazy so early in the morning?
1) The TWO Avent bottles I have been washing and drying for the past 6 years are now collecting dust. 
No. 1 took a long time to do it but he finally did. No. 2. ditched the bottle when she was 2 and a half, I think.
Bye, bye, baby bottles!!!
2) The toddler is now using the toilet.
She had been using the potty for a while but lately, I’ve suggested that she use the regular toilet instead. And she agrees (most of the time).
Bye, bye, potty!!!
3) She has learned to share.
I am so proud of her because twice I have seen her give up a toy to a younger child at her daycare. The first time was a toy ride and she did it after a bit of coaxing.
The second time, she let go of the ride but she ran to me with big, fat tears rolling down her face. She buried her face in my lap because she didn’t want the others to see her crying. I gave her a big kiss and hug and told her she’s such a clever girl. I also told her it’s OK because she can have a turn after the toddler was done with it. She nodded and brushed her tears away.
I am so proud of this cili padi. Would you believe that she would bite, hit, kick and scratch anyone who dared to touch the toy she’s playing with??? I would warn other kids who even thought of going near her LOL
4) She is becoming more of a princess and less of a monkey. 
This is HUGE milestone for her because she has been a tiresome toddler (Terrible Twos and Threes) who cries, screams, flings herself to the floor and throws TERRIBLE tantrums whenever she doesn’t get what she wants.
Now, she sulks a bit and sometimes, has a bit of an inner conflict but she’s learning to accept the word, “NO.”
Wanna know how I handled it? Watch out for the next post 😉
For now, I just want to dance and sing at the top of my voice because I AM SO HAPPY 😀