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Breathing Easy with Philips Air Purifier (AC4014)

Tiger girl listening to Monkey boy on the piano

Tiger girl listening to Monkey boy on the piano

Keeping my children healthy is one of the challenges that I face. Giving the kids  a safe and healthy environment to grow up is something which I strive to create to ensure that they remain at their optimal health.

Living in metropolitan Singapore we are prone to the pollution caused by iindustrialization and the forest fires from neighbouring Indonesia.

The kids have sensitive airways and develop coughs and colds easily.  Monkey boy often wakes up with a cold and starts sneezing when his nose registers a change in temperature.

Doggie boy gets a phelgmy cough and irritated throat easily while  Tiger girl is prone to sneezing and  runny nose if her airways are irritated.

It is  extremely important to me  that I maintain good quality air at home  for the well-being of  my family members.

With the start of the new school year the kids are being exposed to  many different germs and viruses while they are in school.

Although I cannot do anything to curb their exposure to nasty bugs in school there is something which I can do on my part at home.

I can help strengthen their immunity to attacks from viruses and infections by keeping the air at home clean.

I do not wish for the kids to fall seriously ill or develop serious respiratory problems due to  the hazardous air quality. Having a young  child admitted to hospital for acute bronchitis was an absolute nightmare for me in 2007.

Doggie boy in the infant carrier

Doggie boy in the infant carrier

It was really heartbreaking for me when  Doggie boy was admitted to hospital as a  4 month old baby. It felt like a stake was driven through my heart  seeing him  having to be constantly  put under an oxygen box to breathe  during his one week stay at KKH.   Never again do I want undergo such a traumatic experience with my other kids  if it can be preventable.

Even though the numbers are not as frightening as when the  PSI level reached 400-500  during the haze last year,  I am not taking any chances when it comes to protecting my family members against this invisible ” enemy” when I know that is is possible to reduce the chance of them falling ill with a good air purifier at home.


Tiger girl showing the inside of the Philips Air Purifier

Tiger girl showing the inside of the Philips Air Purifier and helping to fix it up in the process.

Being an ardent user of Philips products I was really glad when I received the Philips AC 4014  Air Purifier for review.

Weighing  just 6.1kg,  the Philips AC 4014 is the perfect addition to our house. It has a 3-step  natural advanced filtration system, using high-grade HEPA filters that remove up to 99.97%  of dust particles, thereby improving the quality of indoor air.

The filters for the Air purifier

The filters for the Air purifier

Step 1–  Washable Antibacterial pre-filter that  catches big particles like regular house dust and pet hair.

Step 2– Activated carbon filter that removes odors and harmful gases  like benzene, formaldehyde including cigarette smoke and VOC emitted from household cleaning supplies, and paint fumes.

Step 3– Antibacterial HEPA Filter  which can  remove 90% of ultrafine particles (PM2.5) in the air including airbone viruses carried in droplets, moulds and pollen. Effectively removes 99.9% of bacteria.

The front cover is easily detachable  and it is quite easy to fix up.  After removing the plastic casing from the covers, all you need to do is put it back into the purifier following the number sequence labelled on the filters.

The Philips Air Purifier 4012/14

The Philips Air Purifier 4014 showing a RED indicator noting the bad air quality when the windows were all open.

The Philips Air Purifier has the following  features.

  • You can set the Air Purifier to run for a stretch of  1, 4 or 8 hours
  •  There is a Filter replacement alert which indicates when the filters need to be replaced.
  • Smart air quality sensor measures and controls the indoor air quality
  • 3-step light indicators clearly show air quality level(Blue-Good, Purple – Fair & Red – Bad)
  • 3-step fan speed lets you adjust air flow to your liking
  • Sleep mode cleans silently with dimmed indicators
  • Advanced filtration system

What I would like to see in the air purifier

–  Even though there is a Healthy Air Protect Alert which comes on when filters need to be replace it would be useful that there is a seperate indicators for the AC filter and the HEPA.
This would be easier to monitor the lifespan of the respective filters within the air purifier.

If these features could be addressed it would certainly be perfect!!

The kids in the hall

The kids in the hall

Made for usage in the living room the Philips Air Purifier 4014 gives me a peace of mind  with the current haze situation. The kids are ensured that the air quality at home is good and they are breathing in clean air.

Where to buy it?

Philips Air Purifier 4014  (RP: $519) can be bought from the Philips online website or at all major electronic  and departmental stores.

Disclaimer: This is an Advertorial by Philips.  The opinions expressed herein are those of Dominique’s and are not indicative of the opinions of Philips .  

Breathing Easy with Drypers Drypantz

Tiger girl and me

Tiger girl and me

Having an active toddler in the house is both fun and tiring.  They are eager to learn new things and on the go from dusk to dawn.  The only moment that you have time for yourself is when they are fast asleep after exhausting the last ounce of their energy and yours.

By the time Tiger girl winds down for the day I’m already too tired to concentrate on the detective novel which I really hope to finish reading from months ago.  My batteries are running out and I too hit the sack before even finishing two pages of the novel. Reading has to be left for another day- AGAIN!!

Drypers Drypantz

With three active kids I find it increasingly difficult to  find time for myself while juggling the kids and work schedule.  Each time I want to set aside time to focus on my interest I get interrupted by one of the kids who is demanding immediate attention to resolve the problem he/she has on hand.

Sometimes more than one kid needs attending to and it can get really tough trying to  focus and breathe.

Tiger girl with her Drypers Drypantz

Tiger girl with her Drypers Drypantz

Having Tiger girl use diaper pants when we are out has certainly allowed me to breathe easy.

She has been using Drypers Drypantz for over a year now. Since she started running  around I found it easier to let her wear diaper pants than tape diapers.

When a baby starts to crawl and  increases in mobility and it can be a really challenge to tape a diaper down on a wriggling  and flipping baby.  Wearing diaper pants really cuts down on these diaper changing battles which can be easily eliminated.

With Tiger girl wearing diaper pants when we are out I don’t need to hunt high and low for changing rooms in the shopping malls. There is no need to lie her down to change her diaper and it’s easier to change her on the go when we are out.

I can even change her while she is standing up in the ladies and need not wait and queue up for the limited number of changing stations around which more of then then not are not really that clean and hygienic to use.

The different prints on Drypers Drypantz XXL

The different prints on Drypers Drypantz XXL

The NEW  Drypers Drypantz is really soft and comfortable. With a softer outer cover , the cloth-like diaper  fits her snugly without leaving the problem of redness and  discomfort  from pressure marks around the  waist as other diaper pants did.

Tiger girl showing the stretch ability of the diaper

Tiger girl showing the stretch ability of the diaper

The  Comfort Fit ™ waistband ensures that she enjoys maximum softness and comfort each time she puts the diaper pants on.

Sofie and Airy the Dryperz Mascots

Airy and Softy  the Dryperz Mascots

This year Drypers has introduced Airy and Softy  the Dryper Drypantz Mascots to the family.

Airy- a colourful little pinwheel that embodies breathability and better air circulation.

Drypers Drypantz’s extra breathable waistband helps reduce pressure formed on the skin at baby’s tummy and waist area, creating a more comfortable fit for baby.

Softy- a fluffy little cloud that embodies softness and comfort.

Just like the unique technology which goes into making Drypers Drypantz’s waistband extra soft, gentle and comfy on baby’s skin.

With both Airy and Softy  your little one will enjoy the softest outer cover with the most breathable waistband when he/she wears Drypers Drypantz.

Parents can “breathe easy ” that their child is getting ultimate comfort while meeting the requirements of a quality diaper.

Drypers Drypantz on Tiger girl

Drypers Drypantz on Tiger girl

Drypers Specials For the Month of July

Drypers is having a special trial price of $10.95 for a packet of Drypers Drypantz (for babies 7kg and up)  at participating supermarkets and hypermarkets.

This works out to be only 29-35 cents per piece (depending on pack count).  Sizes available: M44, L36, XL32, XXL28

If you are interested in winning some fantastic prizes do click on over to Dryper’s  Fan page  where you can request for some free samples and  participate in the  “Breathe Easy Breeze” game.

Prizes include tickets $100 Cash Vouchers   or tickets (worth $88 each) to Lunchbox Theatrical Production’s “Bubble Magic” show, happening in early September 2014.

  What are you waiting for?

Will you be trying out Drypers Drypantz today?


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