Host and mom of two—soon to be three—Iya Villania-Arellano takes advantage of daily routines to create fun bonding moments with her young children.
As she prepares to welcome baby number 3, Villania-Arellano dotes on firstborn Primo and second son Leon. And bath time, she says, is an enjoyable time of their day.
“It’s the perfect time to indulge them with silly games that are both fun and educational,” she says, adding, “These also create happy, lasting memories for me and my boys.”
In her Instagram post with son Primo, the 34-year-old mom said, “Never a dull moment with this Kuya. From playtime, bath time, to lambing time, it’s always a good time with this mabango boy.”
Villania-Arellano encourages her kids to tap into their creative side with fun bath art games wherein they use soap suds to paint murals on bathroom walls, tub, and on themselves.
“I use Babyflo Oatmeal Bath,” she reveals. “The presence of colloidal oats in its formula is what sets it apart. It’s a natural moisturizing ingredient that binds to the skin and forms a protective barrier that seals in moisture to keep the skin from drying out.”
Iya Villania-Arellano and her boys are brand ambassadors for the baby care brand.
Other Arellanos-approved fun bath time game involves creating hair styles while shampooing with the brand’s tear-free shampoo.
To teach her boys about their body parts, Villania-Arellano asks them to name which part she is applying moisturizer on. This helps them develop better coordination and awareness of their own bodies.
“We use a moisturizer like Babyflo Baby Oil Light immediately after their bath,” she shares. “I like it because it goes into the skin easily without leaving a greasy feeling so it’s great to use every day.”
Using baby powder, she makes sure her boys are comfortably dry and fresh.
“My very active boys are prone to sweating a lot,” she shares. According to her, the brand’s Powder Heavenly White “keeps their sweat at bay leaving their skin comfortably dry and soft. My boys still smell sweet and huggable, even after running around.”