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.

 

 

 

Shark Ionflex 2X Cord Free Ultra Light Vacuum Model IF252 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. 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.) 

My house is filled with Shark/Ninja products.  Of course you will all think it is because I am getting them in order to do these reviews but that is not the case. I was a Shark/Ninja fan way before I started doing product reviews for the company. I consider myself a very picky and savvy consumer. I do my research before I make a purchase so when it was time to purchase my first Shark product I had done enough research to know that it was the correct choice.  Since that first product purchase I can say with confidence and complete honesty that I have never regretted any of my Shark/Ninja purchases over the past 10+ years.  I recently purchased a Shark mini-vacuum that was only carried on QVC and paid full price since my husband really wanted something small but powerful for his needs.  Once again I do not regret my purchase we use the Shark mini-vacuum almost every day for light jobs around the house.

Shark Ionflex 2X Cord Free Ultra Light Vacuum Model IF252

I was blessed to receive for review the latest in the Shark series of vacuums, the Shark Ionflex 2X Cord Free Ultra Light Vacuum Model IF252.  This vacuum is cord-free for the most convenient way to clean your house.  I have had other similar vacuums but the cord was always the issue getting in my way, tripping over it, causing me to stop and start to replug into an electrical outlet but not anymore. The Shark Ionflex 2X Cord Free Ultra Light Vacuum Model IF252 is an amazing cleaning tool with the battery power to clean uninterrupted for a total of approximately (see chart below):

  • Hand vacuum only in “Max Power” mode: approximately 11 minutes
  • Hand vacuum only in “Extend Runtime” mode: approx. 23 minutes
  • Floor mode in “Max Power”: approx. 12 minutes
  • Floor mode in “Extend Runtime”: approx. 20 minutes
  • Carpet mode in “Max Power”: approx. 11 minutes
  • Carpet mode in “Extend Runtime”: approx. 14 minutes

Weighing in at only 8.7 pounds people who may have issues with the weight of a heavy vacuum or other medical issues this is a dream.  I have issues with my wrists, so a heavy vacuum is not possible for me, this model is just what the doctor ordered.

It takes approximately 3.5 hours to charge one battery but with 2 batteries at your disposal you will never run out of battery power.

With no bags to buy or replace the Shark Ionflex has a removable dust cup that is easy to see exactly when it has reached it’s capacity.

With 300 Watts of power your Shark Ionflex 2X Cord Free Ultra Light Vacuum Model IF252 is a powerful vacuum to handle any job big or small in your house.  It has the ability to do bare floors and carpets with the brushroll attached.  The brushroll has illuminated lights to lead the way so you can see even the smallest specks of dust or dirt.

Remove the brushroll and multiflex wand and snap on an attachment and you’ve got the best and most powerful hand held vacuum for smaller jobs. I love this feature especially for those hard to reach places or places were you have no electricity available (ie: garage, car, etc.) The Shark Ionflex 2X Cord Free Ultra Light Vacuum Model IF252 has you covered for these hard to clean areas, with it’s battery operated motor, there is no need to search for an extension cord to an outlet.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Vacuum
  • Duster crevice tool
  • Pet multi-tool
  • 2 batteries
  • Single charger
  • Single cradle
  • Anti-allergen dust brush
  • MultiFLEX under app wand

If you are looking for an AMAZING gift idea for someone on your holiday list – be sure to consider the Shark Ionflex 2X Cord Free Ultra Light Vacuum Model IF252 or any of the Shark family of products.  They are all amazing products that you would welcome into your home.

Many of the shark products are available at Amazon on line and will ship directly to your door or the door of a recipient for free.

Check out the full line of Shark Vacuums here Shark Vacuum Cleaners my two favorites are below.

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Lenovo Flex 5 (Flex 15) Touch Screen Laptop/Tablet 512 SSD 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. 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.) 

 

I am so excited to tell you about my new Lenovo Flex 5 laptop computer (now listed on the Lenovo website as the Flex 15).

The kind folks at Lenovo sent me this amazing touch-screen laptop (which by the way converts to a tablet) for review.  For the retail price of this model I highly recommend it for students of all ages.

Sending your child off to college next year?  This would be the perfect laptop/tablet for him or her to use in college.

I am a creature of habit.  Change upsets me so I don’t like when new operating systems come out.  I am still working with Window’s 7 (don’t laugh) on my desktop computer because the newer Window’s programs scare the heck out of me.  Each time my son builds me a new desktop computer I tell him “Put back the Widows 7 if you know what’s good for you!” LOL

I’ve always been amazed at the way young people can adapt to new technology when I’m still struggling to figure out how to work my phone but the touch-screen technology on the Lenovo Flex 5 was much easier to learn that I thought.  I actually love it now and feel like I’m working on a dinosaur when I go back to my desktop computer.

A solid state drive (my absolute must have in any computer) is something that everyone should invest in. The Lenovo Flex 5 is super fast to boot up each and every time.  I have no patience for things that don’t boot up fast and I mean super fast.  I had no clue what I was missing until my son installed the first solid state drive in one of the desktop computer’s he made for me.  After that I was hooked.

This amazing little wonder converts from a laptop computer to a full functioning tablet in the flash.  No need to purchased both a laptop and a tablet this baby has it all in one.

 

The Flex 5 comes with a 15.6” FHD IPS touchscreen and Harman speakers and Dolby Audio Premium.

No need for a password with the Lenovo Flex 5 – the finger print reader makes it easy and safe to keep your computer and it’s contents private.

The Lenovo Flex 5 came with some amazing pre-loaded software such as Windows 10 Home built with a host of new features to streamline your life. Meet Cortana, your own personal digital assistant who answers your questions, sets reminders and learns what you like the more you use it. Cortana works with more than a thousand apps to ensure you’ll always have the answers you need. Best of all, Cortana syncs across all your Windows 10 devices to keep you organized.

Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)

Operating System Windows 10 Home 64

Display Type 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS multi-touch anti-glare

Memory 8 GB DDR4 2133MHz

Hard Drive 256GB Solid State Drive PCIe

Warranty 1 Year Depot or Carry-in

AC Adapter 65 watt AC

Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Battery 3 cell Li-polymer 52.5Wh

Bluetooth® 4.1

Camera 720p HD

Fingerprint Reader

Keyboard Backlit keyboard – US English Wireless Lenovo Wireless AC (2 x 2)

 

Optional features include the Lenovo Active Pen featuring pin-point accuracy and palm-rejection technology, the optional Lenovo Active Pen emulates a natural pen-on-paper writing experience. Paired with new Windows Ink features—found directly on your taskbar—it gives you new ways to turn your thoughts into action. Write notes that sync up with Cortana to flow across your other devices, or get creative with a hand-drawn birthday card. 

The Lenovo Flex (now called Flex 15) has a starting price of only $699.00 that includes a Solid State drive, which I strongly advise.

You can find all the available Flex models on their website —> here!

DeskCycle2 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. 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.) 

 

As many of you know I suffered a massive DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis or blood clot) in my right leg about 4 years ago.  The DVT left scar tissue in my Femoral artery which causes me daily pain.  I wear compression garments and they help but I am never pain free in that leg.

Because I sit many hours a day at my computer I force myself to get up and walk around the house every few hours to help the restricted blood flow in that leg.

So when the kind folks at DeskCycle agreed to send me one of their amazing products I was overjoyed.  Being able to exercise my legs while still sitting at my computer desk will help increase the blood flow and not require me to get up as frequently and stop what I am working on.

Here is a short video I prepared to show you some of the features of the DeskCycle2:

 

 

As you can see the DeskCycle2 is compact and will fit under any desk or table. It’s so quiet you could use it at work and not disturb your co-workers.

DeskCycle uses the same high-quality, heavy-duty components to provide years of maintenance-free use.

DeskCycle is available in three models, DeskCycle, DeskCycle2 and DeskCycle Ellipse.  You can read all the specifications on each machine on their website.

Looking for an exercise program that won’t require a gym membership or you to leave your house, then DeskCycle is for you.  With a wide range of resistance levels this amazing little machine is safe for people from age 5 to 100 years of age.  Anyone can use the DeskCycle at the lower resistance levels at a leisurely pace of 15 mph.  As you use the DeskCycle your strength will increase and you will graduate to the higher levels.

Of course before starting any exercise program you should consult your physician for advice.

Featured on shows like Home and Family on the Hallmark Channel and The Today Show on NBC you can check out the video’s on the DeskCycle website of what the hosts thought about the DeskCycle.

With a 5 star review on Amazon and the company website you can read what all the satisfied customers are saying about this amazing product.

DeskCycle product are available at Amazon and ship free!

If you know someone who is housebound, or sedentary due to poor health or just cannot exercise, please get them a DeskCycle, it will improve their mobility and although DeskCycle makes no claims it will improve their health issues, I am certain it can only have a beneficial result for that person.  I am truly enjoying my DeskCycle and plan to use it for many years to come.

 

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Farberware Neat Nest Stacking Cookware 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. 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.) 

 

Editors Note – Farberware no longer sells the 6-Piece set that I received for review but they now sell a 10-Piece Neat Nest Stacking Cookware set.  It’s actually a better value.  You can find the 10-Piece here for the best price.

 

The kind folks at Farberware sent me this wonderful 6-Piece Neat Nest Stacking Cookware to review recently.

The set comes with a 1.5-Quart Covered Saucepot, 3.5-Quart Covered Saucepot, 6-Quart Covered Saucepot.  This particular configuration is available in red enamel or black enamel only.  As you can see I received the red and I am thrilled to add them to my existing Farberware pots and pans.

This set is part of the Farberware line of innovative Neat Nest stackable cookware. This set of saucepots, in three essential sizes, is crafted from high-performance, even-heating aluminum so that there are no “hot spots” to burn your food.

The saucepot handles are double-riveted for strength and interlock with other Neat Nest™ saucepot handles so cookware surfaces “float” rather than scratch against each other when nested, protecting the high quality nonstick surfaces. Shatter resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture, and also act as a convenient base when saucepots are nested inside each other.

The stackable convenience is a must for anyone who has limited storage space in their kitchen.  Perfect for people who live in apartments as these three pots are the perfect “go to” sizes for all your needs.

Neat Nest products are made in the USA from imported components and every Neat Nest purchase supports Farberware’s annual commitment to help the National Park Foundation protect our parks with an annual donation of $100,000, so you’ll cook great and feel great, too owning any of these wonderful innovative products.