You Can Get Great Savings When You Stock Up On Baby Essentials This Season


Haul out the holly—and the diapers and burp cloths! If you’re celebrating the holidays with a new bundle of joy, we bet your nights may no longer be silent, but your spirits are likely brighter and more cheery than ever—even if you’ve got a whole new set of essentials you’ll want to stock up on for the new year.

Ninongs and ninangs, here’s a pro-tip for you. While it can be tempting to pile on the gifts for your inaanak’s first holiday season, what they really need are long-term essentials. Be thoughtful and selective—it’s wonderful to buy cute Christmas jammies or a festive pacifier, but it’s best to choose useful gifts that babies and parents can spring for time and time again. 

Ahead are some perfect presents that you can be sure will be useful to your inaanaks. Don’t worry if they’re a bit on the utilitarian side—we’re pretty sure your kumare or kumpare will be super stoked just the same to have them even when the holidays are over. 

Remember: It's important for any present to pass a parents' test as well, or else your gift will just end up turning into nursery clutter.

For fun and soothing baths

Cetaphil Baby Moisturizing Bath & Wash 

Aloe vera and almond oil are the hero ingredients in this baby-safe and gentle wash that’s also enriched with 1/3 baby lotion. This is perfect for even a newborn’s delicate skin and recommended from birth onwards. It’s also been clinically proven to gently cleanse and soothe your baby’s skin—their cute bums included. 

Designed to be used daily, this wash is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, and pediatrician-approved. Bonus: It has a tear-free formula—so bath times won’t be plagued with pesky eye irritations and crying. Shop the Cetaphil Baby Moisturizing Bath & Wash 230ml (Set of 3) at 28% off—now only P705 from P980. 

Cetaphil Baby Wash & Lotion 

At 33% off or P1,070 (before 1,605), this Cetaphil Ultrawash Essential Bundle ticks all the right boxes to provide your godson or goddaughter a healthy and non-irritated skin. All products in this baby bundle’s safe to use on a daily basis because they’re free from parabens, colorants, and mineral oils. 

As with all Cetaphil products, these are also hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, and gentle on sensitive skin. If you’re on the lookout for complementing products on a bargain, this set’s the one to add to your cart. 

Cetaphil 2+1 Cleanser

Whether your pal’s a first-time parent or a ‘seasoned’ one, they can never have enough kid-friendly cleansers in their household. So, get them this 2+1 Cleansers Pack (250ml) for only P150 at 50% off (before P300). With a mild, soap-free formula, this cleanses without irritation and won’t strip the skin of its natural protective oils or emollients. 

Additionally, this Cetaphil cleanser’s designed to work on all skin types (so perfect for adults, too!) and to moisturize without leaving any sticky residue that can clog pores. 

For bottle cleaning

Baby Clean Bottle and Nipple Cleanser 

If your inaanak’s still bottle-feeding, shop the Baby Clean Bottle and Nipple Cleanser Refill for P249 (from P498) at a 50% discount. This is helpful for daily cleanups. It contains a natural surfactant (a combo of glucose and fatty alcohol from corn and coconut) that gently but thoroughly rinses away odor and unwanted residue. 

We love that it can be also be safely used for nipples, other feeding accessories, soiled toys, and even fruits and veggies. 

P.S. Baby Clean is Baby Company’s in-house brand, designing products based on baby essentials and needs, so this cleanser comes highly recommended. 

Uni-love Bottle Cleanser 

Another great option is Uni-Love’s Bottle Cleanser (500ml) on a buy-one-take-one deal for only P140 (from P280, at 50% off). Crafted without harmful colorants and parabens, this one can efficiently clean all essential baby care items such as pacifiers and feeding nipples. FYI—it’s gentle on the hands, too. 

Nail down your Christmas shopping list for your littlest ones via the SM Malls Online app. Use the code HAPPYCHRISTMAS to get P100 off on your minimum purchase worth P1,000. You can also use the code BABYLOVE220OFF to slash P220 off your orders upon checkout (valid for new users only and no minimum purchase required). 

Download the SM Malls Online app (if you haven’t already!) or check out SM Deals for the best holiday gift ideas and bargains that are guaranteed to please come Christmas.