Pediatrician, Child Advocate, and Health Educator

Dr. Cristal L. Tan

Cristal Ann Laquindanum-Tan, MD, MBA, DPPS, is a board-certified pediatrician, particularly interested in nutrition, especially guiding first-time parents on how to start solid food for their babies. She posts health information content in her Instagram and Facebook account @millennialpedia. Most of her followers are millennial parents and first-time parents. Since almost everyone is using social media already, why not make health information accessible to parents, right? She's a practicing pediatrician in Metro Manila doing home vaccinations and teleconsultation during this pandemic.

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  • 10 Best Baby Foods in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Pediatrician

    10 Best Baby Foods in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Pediatrician

    Introducing your little bundle of joy to solids is a major milestone. First impressions last, so with the best baby food, you can ensure that the very first bite is delicious and nutritious. Baby foods are the first step in your baby's solid food journey until he or she is ready for table foods. They are either soft or pureed for easy consumption. They are also a huge help for on-the-go parents as they save time and effort in preparing. Additionally, since they come in portable containers, you can include them in your baby's survival kit in case of emergencies or when you need to travel. We've provided a buying guide and a list of yummy and healthy baby foods you can buy online. As parents, the learning process never ends, so for this article, we asked Dr. Cristal Ann Laquindanum-Tan, a board-certified pediatrician, for some of her comments and tips!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Newborn Baby Diapers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    10 Best Newborn Baby Diapers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    Newborn baby diapers play a big part in your baby's comfort, health, and well-being, which are the ultimate goals of every parent. The texture, size, and breathability, among others, play a huge factor in your baby's comfort. To make sure you can provide much comfort to your baby, choosing the right type of diaper is essential.This article will serve as a guide on how you can choose the best diaper for your baby. We have a buying guide with noteworthy comments and tips from board-certified pediatrician Dr. Cristal Ann Laquindanum-Tan. But before that, we will present our list of trustworthy newborn baby diapers for your little one!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Cloth Books in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    10 Best Cloth Books in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    If you want to encourage your baby to read at an early age, a cloth book is a great option as it is soft, durable, and safe because it does not have sharp edges compared to board books. It contains colorful images and easy-to-read texts that can help develop your baby's imagination. Books can enhance your child's focus, visual skills, and vocabulary. Books also have educational content with various themes such as shapes, colors, alphabet, farm animals, and more. To help you select the best cloth book for your little bundle of joy, we've provided a buying guide—with comments and tips from board-certified pediatrician Dr. Cristal Ann Laquindanum-Tan!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Sensory Toys in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    10 Best Sensory Toys in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    Sensory toys are not just simple toys that your baby can play with. They play a huge role in building nerve connections in your little one's brain to stimulate his or her senses and motor skills. It encourages your baby to use critical thinking and decisions making skills through its fun activities. As some sensory plays involve other people, it also improves their language and social skills.They are designed to spark your baby's interest and curiosity with their sounds, textures, fun shapes or patterns, and high contrasting colors. These characteristics invite him or her to play with them. In this article, we've provided a buying guide to help you choose the best sensory toy for your little darling—with comments and tips from board-certified pediatrician Dr. Cristal Ann Laquindanum-Tan!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Baby Books in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    10 Best Baby Books in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Pediatrician

    Baby books are one of the best ways to bond with your adorable baby as a new parent. They are full of vivid colors, wonderful stories and come in different sizes and materials. Reading to your baby offers a host of benefits at an early age. The skill itself is essential not just for newborns but will serve your child at school, the workplace, and in life as an adult.When you start early, you improve your baby's language skills like forming words, identifying colors and body parts, and recognizing objects. Make choosing easier by looking at our recommended products that are all available in online stores like Lazada and Shopee. Following the recommendations is our buying guide, which includes insights and tips from board-certified pediatrician Dr. Cristal Ann Laquindanum-Tan!
    Kids and baby
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