When it comes to raising a baby, a mother’s priority has always been about ensuring their health and development. For working moms especially, the ultimate challenge is getting the right amount of sleep for both her and her baby.

What with busy schedules and always being on-the- go, pioneer in the science of baby development, JOHNSON’S, has developed a new mobile application perfect for all working parents. Featuring a set of proprietary and customized tools, the app is designed to be the ultimate sleep expert-partner for parents.

Tonight We Sleep App. Key Features:

Sleep Log: Parents are able to log-in a baby’s sleep schedules–- this includes the times and number of hours that baby sleeps and wakes—for close monitoring of a baby’s sleep patterns. This feature even produces a sleep analysis score that comes with recommendations from JOHNSON’S sleep experts!

Sleep Analysis: This feature provides parents with an analysis on a baby’s sleeping habits and provides answers to some of the most pressing questions parents may have. The results will come in according to the following sub- categories: General, Falling Asleep, Sleep Routine, Sleep Duration, Night Wakings, and Family and will likewise generate customized recommendations.

Ambient Sounds: Research has shown that ambient sounds can help induce sleep (for adults, just as well, as babies). With this feature, parents can play DJ and mix up to four ambient sounds at one time; just the way your baby likes for bedtime.

Lullaby Playlist: JOHNSON’S Bedtime also boasts of a wide variety of lullabies
that parents can pick from! You can even set a playlist of up to four songs with no interruptions or advertisements. And the best part? The new lullabies have
"all the 
science of sound embedded” so there will be no more second-guessing.

Ask an Expert: Parents also have direct access to JOHNSON’S sleep experts 
who can answer all other sleep-related questions (not already addressed by the Sleep Analysis feature).

“Sleep is very critical to a baby’s growth and development. That is why we created the first clinically proven routine together with an app backed by 
science, to lead to better nights for both moms and their babies,” shares Bessie Campillo, JOHNSON’S Franchise Marketing Manager.

Sleep Medicine and Surgery Specialist Dr. Agnes Tirona-Remulla also shares, “One of the best ways you can get your baby to sleep is through a bedtime routine. When you commit to a bedtime routine, like the three simple steps of a bath, massage, and quiet time, you will see progress in your baby’s sleeping patterns and overall demeanor.”

She also emphasized that with better sleep, babies can enjoy a stronger immune system, improved social skills, and increased abilities in learning and memory.

Alongside the release of the Baby Sleep App, JOHNSON’S also launched the first scientifically-proven bedtime routine, guaranteed to help you and your baby to sleep for an additional one hour in just seven days. More details about the routine can be found in the new app’s features.

The JOHNSON’S Bedtime Baby Sleep App is now available to download on the Apple Store and Google Play Store for FREE. You can also download it via the QR code.
Hello Friends!

How's everything after the holidays? I'm so glad to be back on the blogging circulation. This is my fist blog for Get Beauteous this year and I would like to discuss about us... Women and UTI.

If you are asking me what is the connection of the two, well then, read this post all the way down for you to understand what I mean. Most health conditions affects men and women. However, there are certain illness that are more common in women.

From sexually active women to pregnant women and up to menopausal women are all prone to illness and one of these is Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

So, what is Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

It is more common in women. Those suffering from UTI experience pain or burning when urinating, as well as, pain, pressure or tenderness in the area of the bladder. When the infection reaches the upper urinary tract, symptoms may include back pain, chills, fever, nausea and vomiting.

As I was saying, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is the most common extra-intestinal infectious disease entity in women worldwide with a high prevalence and frequency of recurrence. It was estimated that up to one-third of all women will experience at least an episode of UTI during their lifetime. It makes the female anatomy to  be more problematic.

How did UTI Occurs?

It occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra, which is the tube that connects the urinary bladder to the genitals and transports and discharges urine outside the body. Women has shorter urethra compared to men that allows the bacteria to reach the bladder more easily. Female urethra is just one and a half inches long; in contrast the male urethra measures eight inches in length.

Another factor is the close proximity of the urethral opening to the vagina and anus, both of which serve as fertile environments for bacteria. Because the urethra is in front of the vagina, bacteria near the vagina can be pushed into the urethra during sexual intercourse. This is why UTI is more prevalent among sexually active women. UTI tends to occur in women when they begin having sex or engage in it 
more often.

While during pregnancy, a woman is at even higher risk of contracting UTI. Hormones cause changes in the urinary tract which predisposes a pregnant woman to infections. Add to this the growing uterus which presses on the bladder, preventing the complete emptying of urine. Some urine may then pool in the bladder. Germs (bacteria) are likely to multiply and cause infection in a stagnant pool of urine.

Menopausal also increases the risk of getting a UTI. During menopause, the level of the female hormone estrogen decreases. This decrease can cause changes in the tissues around the urethra that can lead to a UTI. Advanced age, which usually coincides with menopause, also has various debilitating effects on the pelvic area organs and tissues.

Most urinary tract infections start in the lower urinary tract made up of the urethra and bladder, it can lead to a kidney infection if left untreated. Bacteria that have infected the bladder may travel to the upper urinary tract made up of the ureters and the kidneys.

A lower urinary tract or bladder infection usually causes pain or burning when urinating. There is a frequent urge to urinate though only a small amount is passed. Urine may look cloudy and smell foul or 
unusually strong. There may be pain, pressure, or tenderness in the area of the bladder. In upper urinary tract infection, symptoms may include back pain, chills, fever, nausea and vomiting.

What is the treatment for UTI?

Urinalysis is performed to initially determine if there is an infection. A urine sample is studied in the lab for presence of white and red blood cells and bacteria. If either of these is detected, the patient may have UTI. The urine sample may be grown in a culture to know which bacteria are present.

As treatment for UTI, antibiotics are usually prescribed. The problem here is that the frequent intake of antibiotics to treat UTI, as for recurring infection, can lead to side effects such as liver disease. Also, patients who repeatedly take antibiotics for their UTI eventually develop resistance to the medication as the bacteria build their resistance over time.

Want a safe treatment for your UTI?

Let me tell you this.

An effective and alternative way in treating UTI is taking 1 to 2 capsule of all-natural CranUTI Cranberry Supplement daily. Each capsule of CranUTI contains 350mg of cranberry extract. It is a rich source of Proanthocyanidin antioxidant which prevents E. Coli and other UTI-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract.

One capsule of CranUTI is equivalent to approximately 300 ml of pure cranberry juice without dilution, without sugar, colorings, flavorings or preservatives. It can be taken as a daily supplement to prevent UTI and to enjoy additional health benefits. Aside from treating UTI, CranUTI helps fight cancer-causing carcinogens, promotes healthy cholesterol levels, and combats dental plaque build-up. It contains powerful antioxidants that combat cell damage and aging and is rich in vitamin C and calcium for improved overall well-being. For additional information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CranUTI.

Treatment of UTI should be generally easy if detected early and immediately acted on. Just because it is a common infection among the female population does not mean a woman has to fall victim to UTI numerous times. Given the symptoms that it causes, UTI affects one’s concentration and productivity.

Daily routines like work tasks and school activities become difficult to accomplish. All women should take an active stance in fighting and eventually winning the battle against a common enemy.

CranUTI is available at Mercury Drug stores and other drugstores nationwide in sachet foils of 10 capsules (P120), jars of 60 capsules (P660), and pack 10s of 100 capsules (P1200). CranUTI customer hotlines are (02) 524-6549, (02) 354-2208 to 09 and mobile numbers 0947-4890262, 0928-3224217. It is FDA-approved and is safe for children, pregnant women, and senior citizens.