Dream On Me Twilight Spring Coil Baby Crib Mattress Review

This is the first in a series of baby product reviews I will be doing in the upcoming weeks.  With my daughter-in-law expecting our first grandchild in August we are searching for the best quality products at affordable prices for the precious new addition to the family.

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you.)

 

Dream On Me Twilight Spring Coil Mattress

The first product I would like to feature in my Must Have’s For New Moms is the Twilight Spring Coil Mattress by Dream On Me. This mattress can be used for a crib or a toddler bed and sells for under $50.00. My daughter-in-law and I found this mattress to be an excellent choice for first time mom’s.

You might not think that a mattress is something you shouldn’t give much thought to for an infant but that is incorrect. You’ll want to make sure the mattress fits properly in the crib you’ve selected without gaps that could pose a danger to your baby. The mattress should be firm, a soft one can conform to the shape of your baby’s head or face, increasing the risk of suffocation or even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Here is an article we found on the Consumer Reports’ website that lays out all the do’s and don’t’s when you are making the decision on what type of mattress to buy your new baby.  https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/crib-mattresses/buying-guide/index.htm

Unfortunately we do not have the baby’s crib set up yet (room is under construction) so I was not able to show you the mattress in place.  This is your standard sized crib/toddler bed mattress.

All Dream On Me Mattresses are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for a healthy indoor environment for your baby.  This is one of the features that sold my daughter-in-law and I on this line of baby mattresses.  Exposing baby to toxic chemicals is disturbing and should be avoided as much as possible.  Dream On Me cares about the safety of your baby and not just making a profit.

This baby mattress is constructed with quality materials and workmanship and is manufactured with pride in the USA.  My husband loved that it was made in the USA.

This lightweight mattress offers 80 durable, interwoven, heat tempered, steel coils providing supreme comfort and support. A protective polyurethane foam wrap on each side delivers a plush sleeping surface for your baby.

Features include a hypo-allergenic, foam insulating layer and lock-stitched waterproof binding for lasting durability and a layer of Fire blocker, a blend of fibers that help isolate the impact of a fire and limit its spread.

Triple laminated waterproof cover is stain-resistant to help protect against liquids leaking inside. Wipes clean with mild soap and water. Some mattresses have thin vinyl coverings and edgings that can tear, crack, and dry out over time. This can create a real danger to your infant.  That is why I loved the fact that Dream On Me has a triple layer laminated over on all their mattresses.

Passes all Flammability tests (16 CFR 1632 /1633) and also pass phthalate, lead and toxicity tests.

Dream On Me is so confident in their product that this mattress carries a 10 year limited warranty against manufacturer’s defects and materials. 

To purchase this product click below on the icon.  We found the best price for this particular mattress at Amazon.

 

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Strolyy Universal Car Seat Carrier Review

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review.

Strolyy is a universal car seat carrier that is the first of its kind. With the ability to collapse like a camping chair, it makes transporting your car seat a breeze. Affordable, portable, compact and lightweight.

Strolyy is so easy to use, you can even open it one-handed! Don’t have two hands available for steering? No problem, just use the handle on the car seat itself as a handlebar for easy one-handed steering.

Some of the key features of Strolyy are the adjustable handles, a locking mechanism so that it cannot roll away, and an adjustable safety strap to securely lock the car seat in place.

Because infant car seats have the same basic shape, all they need is a front and back resting place to sit on. This idea came to the inventor after watching parents use upside down high chairs at restaurants to set their car seat on at the table. Such a dangerous and unclean method for holding your little one in their car seat while dining.  With Strolyy, those days are over. Strolyy fits most infant car seats.

No need to lug that heavy baby carriage with you to an outing or break you arm trying to carry the car set and everything else you need for a day out with the baby, all you need is Strolyy!  Simply open Strolyy, set your car seat in the seat opening, latch the safety strap and away you go! Strolyy has a compartment for your own needs as well.  Use the spare compartment to carry your diaper bag, purse and anything else you may need to get to and from your destination.

My daugther-in-law and I love this product.  It really is a portable stroller that you can store in the car for use at any time.  I remember how difficult it was for me when my son was a baby trying to lug all the things I needed for a simple trip to the store, including the heavy stroller, or the alternative, carrying his car seat (with him in it) to and from the car each time.  With Strolyy there’s no need to lug that heavy stroller or worry about where you are going to put the baby in a restaurant.  I cannot even imagine trying to transport an infant and a few other children in tow without a Strolyy.  Strolyy solves that problem.

Here is a video that the company has prepared to show you exactly how Strolyy works. I felt that their video was much more accurate than anything I could create.

 

Purchase your Strolyy here!

I strongly recommend this product for any new mom or mom to be.  It is truly a innovative product and a real life saver for any mom.

 

Personalized Baby Blanket by Gugagii – cuteness overload!

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review. 

 

I don’t know about you but I am always searching for a special gift to give a new baby.  The diaper cake has outworn it’s “ah” factor it’s been used so many times.  I like to give a gift that is unique and will be treasured.

I just adore personalize baby gifts.  I love to give them and I loved receiving them when my son was a baby. Not only are the precious and appreciated by Mom’s, they are mementos of your child’s past, and should be cherished.  I still have some personalized items from when my son was a baby and I love having them. They bring back nice memories of days past.

We are expecting our first Grandbaby in August and I came across this precious personalized baby blanket on Etsy but Gugagii.

You won’t find anything like it on the net – it’s a one of a kind design and only Gugagii has it.  And in case you didn’t realize it’s a bunny with ears – so stinking cute!

These blankets are created to your specifications with your choice of name and custom colors.  You can do any two color combinations of your choice.

 

 

How fitting that Gugagii would have this one below as her sample piece at her Etsy shop – Matthew is the name that my son and daughter-in-law have chosen for the baby.

 

 

Please allow up to 10 days for processing and customizing your blanket.  Gugagii offers free shipping on your purchase inside the USA via First Class Mail. Additional shipping options (Priority or Express shipping) are available at an additional fee.  Outside the USA please contact Gugagii for shipping fees.

The custom baby blanket measures 26 x 32 inches (66 x 81 cm) – this is considered a “crib blanket”.

It is machine washable and dryable on the delicate cycle for both machines.

Would you like to give this adorable blanket as a gift?  Gugagii will send along a personalized gift message on a card indicating it was from you.  That saves you additional shipping fees if you are sending this item to someone outside your area.

After the baby is too old to use this precious memento I intend to take it and have it framed and you can do the same.

I cannot wait to see the look on my daughter-in-laws face when she opens this precious personalized gift.

On a personal note this seller was so kind and caring, she wanted to make sure that the order was perfect for my grandbaby.  I would buy from her over and over again.  Personalized caring service can make or break a seller and this one is an ace.

 

 

 

Product Review: Zoku Triple Quick Pop Maker

I was so excited when I was asked by the folks at Zoku to review their Triple Quick Pop Maker as I have wanted one of these products for the longest time.

Trying to eat right and stay on track is difficult, especially with all the holidays and special occasions (birthday parties, anniversary dinners, weddings, etc.) that come along and can sabotage your diet. Having a Zoku Quick Pop Maker in the house will help prevent you from falling off the wagon.

I get horrible cravings for sweets and I am guilty of falling off the wagon often, but having a Zoku Triple Quick Pop Maker is really going to help me stay on track. Making low-calorie, healthy snacks with a touch of sweetness will help satisfy those cravings.

As many of you know, I have hypoglycemia and it’s difficult to find “healthy” alternatives that are not laced with artificial sweeteners. I have had to resort to making my own snacks so that I can control what goes into them. Having the Zoku Triple Quick Pop Maker will allow me to eliminate the sugar and control the natural sugar alternatives I put into my treats. I use Stevia in place of cane sugar, as it does not affect my glucose levels, and I feel better knowing exactly what is in my pops.

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