DockATot Grand Lounger – Perfect For Toddlers!

DockATot Baby Grand

If you’ve seen my previous post about the DockATot, you know that it is a prized possession in my family! We love it.

DockATot Grand Baby Lounger

The DockAtot was the first sleeper I ever put my daughter in to help her sleep when she came home from the hospital. She learned to sleep through the night in it around 5-months-old. And now that my daughter is a toddler it is the perfect place for her to lounge or take a nap if she chooses.

DockATot Grand

A Few Features I Have Loved About the DockATot

  1. You can carry it around. This is so nice when you have a smaller baby that needs to be watched over 24/7. I would carry mine to the living room and place it on the couch beside me while I blogged or did laundry, etc.
  2. It mimics the cozy space of a womb so baby feels secure and happy.
  3. Once baby gets bigger, you can resize or undo the strap at the bottom of the DockATot to accommodate their length.
  4. The outer layer is washable. Have a stain? No problem. Wash and dry the DockAtot with ease.
  5. The smaller DockATot (Deluxe+) can fit in a suitcase easily. I liked to pack the DockATot in my checked baggage for trips and place all my other items inside of it. The DockAtot Grand is larger (think crib sized), so if you wanted to, I’m sure you could fold it into your bag.
  6. Very soft!
  7. When you have a smaller baby, it is great because they can’t roll out of it. It makes it easier to co-sleep with them but it also gives you peace of mind if you need to step out of the room for just a minute.
  8. Excellent lounger for toddlers. They can watch movies in it or simply take a nap.
  9. Breathable material.
  10. I have not transitioned my daughter to a bed yet, and won’t for several years, but I have heard the lounger is great for transitioning children to bigger beds.
  11. Deluxe+: perfect for children 0-8 months. Grand: perfect for children 12-36 months.

DockATot Grand perfect for toddlers

Pricing wise, I do think the DockATot is pricey. The smaller ones range from $175-$200, while the larger ones range from $275-$300. That’s roughly the price of some cribs. The biggest thing you must weigh is if you will use it a lot or not. I know for me, I used it every day when Avery was a baby. I didn’t set up a crib until she was much older so the DockATot was my saving grace. The ease of carrying her from room to room was just what I as a new mom needed. I love that I can travel with each DockATot too.

DockATot Grand

In the end, I guess you would have to ask yourself “Will I use this a lot?”, “Can I put a price on peace of mind and good sleep?”. It is an investment, but in my opinion, I love the DockATot.

DockATot Grand for Toddlers

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*This product was sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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A Great Night’s Rest with Nectar Mattress

Avery with Nectar Mattress

Are you in the market for a new mattress? I have to say, I love a soft mattress and I’ve always been a mattress topper kind of girl, but I can tell you that I’ve been loving my NECTAR mattress. I mostly would put mattress toppers on my beds because they’re super soft and I love how my body sinks into them. But, after having tried a memory foam mattress like NECTAR, I am converted to this comfy mattress.

Close up of NECTAR mattress

I was given a chance to review NECTAR several months ago and I must admit that for the first week and a half of trying it, I didn’t love it. In fact,  I was wondering if I should put my old mattress back down on my bed. For someone who loves sleeping on cloud-soft mattresses, the feeling of NECTAR was much different from what I was used to. It almost felt hard at first.  I had tossed and turned for nights in this mattress and I was almost ready to give up using it. After all, sleep is golden when you have a baby and I wasn’t about to lose that luxury.  I decided to stick it out and keep trying NECTAR because most mattresses have a trial period for a reason. Your body needs to get used to them. Well, my body did get used to the NECTAR mattress. It did take that initial week and a half, but after that I have slept amazingly.

Nectar Mattress

I deal with some back issues (mostly in the middle of my back) and using NECTAR has helped me to wake up day after day with no problems. One reason that NECTAR is so comfortable is that the mattress is composed of 4 layers of foam:

Nectar Mattress Diagram

I do like the NECTAR mattress now and I feel like I’ve been able to get into deep sleep while using it. Something that I find funny is that my dog, Bear, absolutely loves it. If he’s not hanging out in the living room or in the basement (where he frequently goes) he is laying on my bed. He didn’t used to lay on my other mattress unless I asked him to.

NECTAR pillow

I quickly wanted to mention that I am not a huge fan of NECTAR’s pillows. I think they are a little bit hard for my taste. But my husband seems to do just fine with his pillow. I am one of those people who likes to stack fluffy pillows until my neck is jacked up. It’s comfortable to me. I know that a lot of people like having one pillow, though. That is how my husband is… So if you like having one pillow that is firm, this pillow may be for you.

Nectar Pillow Closeup

There are a few things I have to say that I love about NECTAR Sleep company.

  1. You can try their mattresses for 365 nights! I’m serious… TRIAL for 365 nights. I’ve heard of 30 day trials, even 90 day ones, but 365 is just crazy.
  2. There is FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS.
  3. A FOREVER WARRANTY:

Nectar Forever Warranty

You can purchase a NECTAR mattress and receive $125 dollars off PLUS two free pillows with this LINK.

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*I received products in this post free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Some links above may be affiliate links where I may receive a small commission from your purchase.

 

The Perfect Baby and Toddler Carrier from LÍLLÉbaby

LÍLLÉbaby 6-in-1 carrier

Baby carriers have come in handy for me, as a new mom, more times than I can even count. I love them! I had to tell you about this awesome 6-in-1 carrier I was given to review from LÍLLÉbaby. It’s called the Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Carrier. It’s honestly one of the coolest carriers on the market.

LÍLLÉbaby All Seasons Carrier

Let me first tell you about all of the many different positions you can use to hold your child in this LÍLLÉbaby carrier! There are 6 positions you can use.

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Breathable 3D Mesh 6-in-1 Carrier

  1. Fetal – Great for very little babies (newborn-3 months old). Your baby’s neck is supported and they’re face-to-face with you so they’re protected from their surroundings.
  2. Infant – This position is perfect for when your baby has outgrown the fetal hold, but they’re not quite ready for a wide-seated position. The narrow seat is a great for your little one’s back, thighs and behind. There is also a cover for if you want to nurse on the go or if you want to cover your baby from the elements (rain, snow, etc.).
  3. Face Out – Perfect for babies 6 months and up who have strong neck support and can hold up their head on their own. I personally love this hold because my daughter can look around at her surroundings and take everything in.
  4. Toddler – This hold is great for a sleepy babe. They can lay their head on your chest and listen to your heartbeat. My daughter has passed out many times in this position. Ages 6m+
  5. Hip – The hip position is a hold that a lot of parents are used to. Without a carrier, most parents hold their babies on their hips. It helps to take the pressure off of your lower back. This position is perfect for getting certain chores/tasks done. I know with a baby in the front, I can'[t always sweep or do dishes how I’d like so I love this alternative position. 6m+
  6. Back – If you’re going to be wearing a baby for a long time or if you’re carrying a larger child, this position is great. It takes the pressure off of your lower back and keeps the center of gravity inside the carrier. Your baby is able to sit comfortably.

This carrier is literally the perfect all-in-one carrier. Here are some other features for this carrier.

  1. Lumbar Support – I LOVE that this carrier includes lumbar support. Carrying around a 20lb+ baby all the time can be exhausting on your body. I love that the lumbar support is super comfortable and that it works really well. I never have lower back pain while using this carrier.
  2. Two-Way Strap – You can use the straps like a backpack, or you can cross them in the back which makes nursing and other tasks much easier. I actually have some friends who nurse on the go in their carriers.
  3. Sleeping Hood – Perfect for nursing on the go. The sleeping hood is also great for when your baby is asleep. You don’t have to worry about their head flopping around and hurting their neck. It also protects the baby against the elements (wind, rain, sun).
  4. Pocket – There is a pocket with a zipper that makes it easy to store cash or extra essentials when you’re out and about.
  5. Tall and Extendable Torso – Great for taller children. It helps support their necks and backs.
  6. Padded Shoulder Straps and Waist Belt – These are awesome for evenly distributing your child’s weight. It makes the carrier so comfortable to wear.

All-in-all, I love the LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Carrier. One of the only things I would change is that in order to put your child in the carrier, you must take your shoulder straps off and place the baby inside. With my Infantino carrier, I’m able to unclip 2 snaps and I can place the baby inside and clip them back. I find the Infantino just a tad bit easier to put on by myself, but I do like the LÍLLÉbaby carrier a lot.

So tell me, what is your favorite carrier?

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Gorgeous Stackable Rings from Everly

Everly Stackable Rings

I absolutely love jewelry so when I see pieces that are stunning, I have to get my hands on them. I find so many great shops and products through Instagram, which is where I found Everly. They make the most gorgeous rings. Whether you’re getting engaged, you feel like dressing up to go out to town, or if you just feel like spoiling yourself, Everly’s rings are perfect.

Everly Stackable Rings featuring the ZARA, DEVLIN, and SIA bands

I love the look of black diamonds, so I opted for a mixture of different bands when I chose my rings. Everly has an incredible deal where you can choose 3 stackable rings for $150. I have (from top to bottom) the Sia band, the Devlin band and the Zara band.

Everly stackable bands

The Sia band features .15 carrots of simulated diamonds. I chose mine with a black mix, but you can have all white simulated diamonds.

Everly Stackable bands with black and white simulated diamonds

The Zara band features .15 carrots of brilliant cut simulated diamonds. Again, I chose a mixture of black simulated diamonds for mine.

Stackable bands from Everly

And lastly, the Devlin band features .75 carrots of simulated diamonds. You can get a plain simulated white diamond ring or you can get a simulated white diamond and blue sapphire ring! Very pretty.

I love the idea of stackable rings because Everly has birthstone bands where you can get your own or your children’s birthstones in each ring. There are a lot of necklaces on the market that feature birthstones but I love the idea of rings. I tend to wear rings more so it makes more sense for me. I also like the fact that stackable rings don’t all have to be the same. You can mix and match colors and designs and it all coordinates well together.

Everly has so many different stones, metals, and designs. You’re sure to find something you absolutely love.

*Everly sent me these rings in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Celebrating International Literacy Day with Incredibundles

Incredibundles Literacy is so important, and I believe you can never be too young to enjoy a good book. That’s why it’s important to teach children to have a love for reading and writing even in their early years. This month, on September 8th, you can celebrate your love for literacy on International Literacy Day! Incredibundles has made it easy for kids to love reading by providing bundles of different books. You can collect classic books, fun toys, and gifts in bundles that are shipped to your or a friend’s door. Incredibundles and Melissa and Doug Blocks Incredibundles is an amazing company that has drastically changed the way people give gifts for baby showers and more. They’ve revamped the baby gift basket by opting for a reusable storage container that is oh-so-cute. You can enjoy award-winning products and books shipped in these wonderful storage containers by ordering them through their website. One thing that I love about Incredibundles is that for every bundle you purchase, they donate to charity and they have several charities that they work with. The Tale of Peter Rabbit book The process for ordering is simple. You can either pick an already made bundle from their website, OR you can create your own bundle. I created my own bundle and I found that purchasing everything à la carte worked wonderfully for me.   SkipHop Zoo Stack and Pour Cups My order was shipped quickly to me and it was packaged beautifully! Everything arrived in a very cute container. There was a bow around the container, bubble wrap to keep anything from shifting around, and there was tissue paper inside with a metal seal on it. Right away, I was impressed with the quality Incredibundles put into the packaging alone. Avery couldn’t keep her hands off anything I ordered for her, as you can see from the pictures. Haha 🙂 That let me know that what I picked for her was perfect. Incredibundles and Peter Rabbit Plush

So what did I pick for her?

Brown Bear and Friends Board Book Gift Set

Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

Some of the first books I ever remember from school. I especially remember “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See”. I think that book and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” are probably two of the most known and loved children’s books.

SkipHop Zoo Stack Cups

SkipHop Zoo Stack and Pour Cup Set

These all have different sized holes on the bottom so your child can put water in them and let the water pour out. They can also stack the cups as well.

Melissa and Doug ABC 123 Blocks

Melissa and Doug ABC/123 Wooden Blocks Set

I thought these would be fun for Avery to play around with. She can’t exactly make words out of the blocks yet, but in time she’ll be able to. In the mean time, she can toss these around and stack them.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon Illustrations

Harold and the Purple Crayon book by Crockett Johnson

Again, I remember this book from my early years in school. The illustrations will always be fresh in my mind. I love this book and I know Avery will too. I thought it would be fun to read this to her.

Incredibundles Peter Rabbit Plush

Peter Rabbit Plush Jacket Embroidery

Peter Rabbit Plush

To go along with her Peter Rabbit book, I got this beautiful, soft, plush bunny.  I love the quality of this plush. He has “Peter” embroidered onto his coat, as well as some other embroidery. He’s also a decent size. I thought he’d be fairly small, but he is a nice, medium size. Perfect for snuggling. Avery has already tried to poke his eyes more times than I can count. :’D

Good Night, I Love You book

Goodnight, I Love You book by Caroline Jayne Church

A super cute book for putting little ones to bed. It’s one of those classic, feel-good books.

Incredibundles Create a Bundle

The Tale of Peter Rabbit book by Beatrix Potter

My brothers and sisters and I used to read these books and watch the movies they made of them all the time. Our family loves Beatrix Potter books! When I saw this book on Incredibundles website, I had to get it for Avery. 🙂 I hope to keep this book in our family for a very long time.

Incredibundles Gift Set

All-in-all, I had a very pleasant experience with Incredibundles services. I think they’ve done an incredible job finding quality products for babies and children. Everything shipped quickly, was in excellent condition, and my daughter loved all the products. I’d definitely recommend Incredibundles to anyone who is looking to get presents for a baby shower or birthday.

You can check out Incredibundles website HERE and their social media below.

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*These products were sent to me free of charge for a completely honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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