Monday, November 23, 2015

Crabby Gear Minimalist Wallet Review

About Crabby Gear Minimalist Wallet
Travel light, but with the ability to carry your cards, cash, phone, and your favorite key. The elastic band with rubber grip securely holds what you need, and nothing more. The strong and lightweight material provides you the best wallet around. The strap can either secure your keys or ensure your wallet does not fall out of your pocket. Beyond utility, this wallet looks great as well with assorted color options!

My Experience
Looking for a wallet that is slim, yet hold all your essentials? This one fits the bill. I felt my ID and cards were held in securely. I used the back slot for my cards and the front slot for my cash. The rubber grip on the inside of the elastic band is unique. I have a slick case on my phone and this keeps it from slipping out. I love this wallet for quick errands. It also helps me keep my hands free. And when I'm out with my little ones this is so important. I have not used the strap to hold my keys, but I like that this is an option. One drawback is it does not have a place for coins. Overall, it has quality construction and functionality.

You can purchase the Crabby Gear Minimalist Wallet here.

I received this product mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BathBlocks Review & Giveaway

About BathBlocks
BathBlocks Floating Cookset lets children mix, measure and pour without making a mess. Just add water, a few soap/shampoo bubbles and lots of imagination for good clean fun!
Floating Cook Set includes floating "cook top", stock pot with lid, frying pan, strainer, ladle, spatula, cookie sheet and egg pan. Add plastic measuring cups for additional learning. Add plastic baster for additional fun. WARNING: Age: 3+ years due to small parts.

Our Experience
When Mr. C saw that we had new bath toys he was super excited to take a bath! He was able to 'cook up' some amazing dishes. The cooktop floats and all the pieces can be arranged on top. The plastic utensils and containers are durable. They have held up well to some banging and scraping from my three year old. My older boys (ages six and nine) have enjoyed this set as well. I like their suggestion of adding measuring cups and spoons, or a baster. I plan on picking some up on my next trip to the dollar store. We have also added some plastic play food for added fun! Not all of the items float, so in a tub full of bubbles they can be hard to find. This is a great toy to to get them to use their imagination while getting clean. This would make a great birthday or Christmas gift.

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I received this product mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Post-natal Belly Band Review

About the Post-natal Belly Band
The Belly Band is made of 12% Polyester, 48% Nylon, 20% Bamboo Charcoal, 20% Rubber. It can be used straight after birth to first help with uterus and pelvis recovery, then used to tighten the abdominal area as well as back support, as you will be bending down constantly to pick up your baby. Perfectly safe for both natural and c-section. Wide enough to be a corset, soft enough to be a wrap and strong enough to give you back support. The easy to use 3 step fastening feels secure and comfortably tight. Two extra compression belts to reinforce key recovery areas, giving you an immediate waist line. You can wear it all day, everyday, even during sleep. Designed to bend, twist and move with your body and won't ride up, ever. The breathable bamboo fibers form a rigid yet flexible material enabling easy, natural movements.

Without Belly Band

My Experience
I had my fourth baby almost three months ago. I have tried a couple other post-natal supports and this is the best by far! Other products had boning that would poke, or the elastic was sewn in such a way that it would fold and leave red marks on my skin. I like that this is completely flexible and doesn't bind or pinch. I love that I immediately have a waist! That is a great confidence booster right there! It is infinitely adjustable, so I can adjust it based on if I want more or less support. I also sit up much straighter while wearing it. The fabric is very soft. I don't worry if my baby brushes against it. After using this for a couple weeks I notice my tummy is a little flatter.
A couple others things I found were if the velcro isn't alined properly it may irritate the skin. I found that it does show under fitted clothes, so I tended to only wear it in the house. Sometimes I had a more difficult time nursing because I wasn't slouching, so I needed to prop my baby up higher either with my elbow or a pillow. Overall, this belly band provides comfort, support and an improved silhouette.

With Belly Band

You can purchase the Belly Band here.

I received this product mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace Review & Giveaway

About Baltic Amber Teething Necklace
Baltic amber teething necklace is approximately 12.5 inches for baby or toddler. This item is worn on the skin, either as a necklace or doubled for an anklet under socks. As the necklace warms naturally with the babies body, it will release a succinate acid that provides an anti-inflammation effect for teething pain, red cheeks, drooling, fussiness, common colds, molars, growing pains, headache, and more. Babies love them. They are lightweight and go unnoticed. Moms love them, they are gorgeous on baby and mom can get some rest herself! It is recommended to remove while napping, unsupervised, while in the bath or pool.

Our Experience
Miss N is usually quite calm and happy. But from my experience with my boys I know that teething isn't a fun time. The raw cherry amber is very attractive. The stones are unpolished so the have less shine. They are also strung with larger stones in the center and smaller stones by the clasp. The clasp blends very nicely, and is almost unnoticeable. The string seems very strong, but if it was to break only one bead would be lost because there is a knot securing each one. I'd glad to get Miss N used to wearing this while she is young so she wont notice it when she gets older. So far she hasn't grabbed, pulled or chewed on it. At night I wrap it around her ankle inside footie pajamas. Because her personality is so easy going I haven't noticed a dramatic change, but I think she is still benefiting from wearing it.

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I received the product mentioned above at a reduced price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Murbles Family Outdoor Game Review

About Murbles
Murbles are an American made outdoor family friendly game based on the ancient European game called Bocce. It is played with oversized marbles called "Murbles" (Murray's Big Marbles). The game is made for age 6 and up.It is easy to play, easy to score and easy to WIN. When playing Murbles size, speed, agility and even skill are not required assets which makes Murbles an ideal game for kid, teens, parents and grandparents alike. Murbles is a social game and encourages lots of walking and talking with a relaxed vibe. You determine your own pace and distance played. The game is exciting, changeling and fun for all to play.
There is no set up required, simply dump the solid HD 3 inch diameter 1/2 pound balls from the convenient canvas carrying bag and it's GAME ON! Murbles require no playing court and can be played almost anywhere. Obstacles like tree roots, mounds, bushes and trees become part of the game, use them to your advantage. Since the toteable weight of a 7 ball game is only 5 pounds it is perfect for tailgating, family reunions, the park, beach, (their buoyant) or just hanging out in the backyard. The game rules are printed on the back of the canvas bag. Murbles are a great excuses to get the family outside playing together. Murbles are available in an array of colors so you can customize your set to match your school or favorite sports team.

Our Experience
We took advantage of a nice sunny day after school to go out and play Murbles. All the boys had a lot of fun. The construction of the game is very sturdy. The balls feel nearly indestructible. The bag is made from a heavy canvas which feels strong enough to carry all the balls easily. It is also very helpful that the rules are printed right on the bag. At first we were a little confused how to sore each round. We determined that we could get up to 2 or 3 points if the other persons balls were all further away than ours from the point ball. It may also mean that your balls are the same distance away from the point ball. I also like that we were able to select custom colors for our set. You could even choose colors to reflect a favorite team. I would suggest making sure they have enough contrast to easily distinguish each player. The game is recommended for ages 6+, but as you can see we have Mr. C playing at 3 years old. He was on my team so I could help with the rules. I know the boys will love to play this when their friends come to visit. Lastly, I love that there is not any set up time and it can be played in virtually any location. Mr. O won our first game, but we all had a good time!

You can purchase your own set of Murbles here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Santamedical Tens Unit Review

About Santamedical Tens Unit
Santamedical PM-180 Rechargeable Tens Unit Electronic Pulse Massager is a compact, portable, micro-computer controlled device. It can be used in many areas in your body, including arms, neck and shoulders, back, low back, legs, feet, joints etc. It may help to relieve pain and numbness in the following situations: stiff neck, muscle pains from over-exercise or stretching, numbness from some chronic conditions, carpal-tunnel syndrome, relieve pain and relax muscle spasms, or may prevent muscle atrophy. Recharge the internal lithium battery to keep them powered up for massages.

My Husbands Experience
Whenever I go visit my chiropractor, my second favorite part (after my neck adjustment) is when my chiropractor puts the electronic pulse massager on my back with those hot and heavy towels. 
First of all, the unit is small and I was a little worried that it would be under-powered and was "shocked" to learn it was not. The initial "charge" didn't take too long and after I used I figured out that it will still run while it charges from the USB. The settings are easy to read. There are eight modes and they have a tiny graphic on the screen. I found the few settings I liked and steered clear of others (the needle icon) that were really painful. The attachment pads feel kinda weird at first, but I got used to them after a few days. (Yeah, I'm using this thing everyday!)
PROS: Easy to use interface and pretty powerful!
On the other hand, the build quality feels cheap. The plastic case reminds me of a 1980's Soundwave Transformer. The wires that plug into the unit (like a headphone jack) started to fail after a week. I have to fiddle with the wire to keep the electrodes working.
CONS: Feels cheap, wires low quality. Maybe I got a bad set.

I am pretty happy, and I've been using this device everyday since the middle of October. I've used it on my back, neck and hamstrings. I wish it worked on my feet, but there aren't too many muscles there. BTW, don't put the pads on your temples hoping to recreate a head massage! At the lowest setting I thought my fillings were going to explode!

You can purchase a Santamedical Tens Unit here.

I received the product mentioned above at a reduced price in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pacify Mama Teething Necklace Review

About Pacify Mama Teething Necklace
This set is made from 100% food grade silicone that is BPA, latex, and metal free. Easily cleaned and dishwasher safe to keep your baby healthy while soothing their sore gums. The breakaway clasp shows that it is built for safety. The set includes the necklace and bangle bracelet. It has a stylish and modern design that pleases mom and stimulates baby's brain development.

My Experience
I'm so happy to have this teething necklace added to my accessories. I received several compliments on it. First, I love that it doesn't get caught in my hair. The construction is strong, I'm not worried that it will break while being chewed or pulled on. It has the break away clasp for added safety. The shimmer in the beads adds a bit of elegance. I also like the three accent beads, they give it something unexpected. So far Miss N hasn't used it for teething, but she does love to hold onto it while nursing. It keeps her hands busy so she doesn't scratch herself or me. The bangle gives me another safe item I can hand her if I forget to grab a toy on my way out of the house. Overall, this set is useful and attractive.

You can purchase the Pacify Mama Teething Necklace here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.