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.

 

Nuby 360 Degree Wonder Cup and E-Z Squee-Z™

Nuby No-Spill 360 Wonder Cup

How many of you are transitioning your baby from a sippy cup to a regular cup? If you are, then Nuby has some great cups to help with that. One of the cups I have found that has helped A transition is the Nuby 360 Degree Wonder Cup.

Features of the 360 Wonder Cup

  • Made of plastic.
  • Child can sip from any side
  • 8 oz / 240 ml
  • (The cup in my post features two handles but you can get ones without handles.)
  • Water comes out from pressure of child’s lips on the cup
  • *Mostly* spill-proof. I will explain below…

My Thoughts About the 360 Wonder Cup

So over-all, I like the 360 Wonder Cup. I love that Avery has been able to drink from it easily since she was a lot younger. The fact that she can sip from any direction on the top of the cup, and her drink comes out is great. I also like that there are handles to make holding her cup much easier. Avery can hold practically any cup now, but when she was younger, she had some issues.

Something that I don’t love about the 360 Wonder Cup is that it is supposed to be spill-proof but I haven’t found that to be true yet. Granted, if Avery is drinking water from this cup, it doesn’t all go pouring down her shirt like a regular cup. But, if Avery drops her cup on the floor or drops it on her tray upside down, the pressure makes water spill out. I do still like to use this cup because I think it’s way less messy than a regular cup but I don’t think it is spill-proof.

Features of the E-Z Squee-Z™

  • Helps promote self-feeding in babies
  • For semi-solid foods and purees
  • Made of silicone
  • For babies 3+ months old

My Thoughts About the E-Z Squee-Z™

I have loved having the E-Z Squee-Z. When Avery was learning to eat semi-solid foods or when I wanted her to be able to eat berries or something similar but not choke on them, I used the E-Z Squee-Z. Avery’s favorite thing to eat in it has been bananas or yogurt. I don’t use it AS much these days since Avery can eat tons more on her own than she used to be able to. But, I like being able to put yogurt in this and Avery can’t squeeze it all over the place like she would be able to with a yogurt pouch.

The only negative thing I would say about the E-Z Squee-Z is that sometimes the bottle likes to suction and I find that it would be hard for a baby or toddler to squeeze the contents of the bottle upwards.

Over-all, I would say I have liked these two Nuby products. They have helped with Avery transitioning from a baby to an almost toddler.  They are simple to put together and also to clean which is all a mama can ask for.

You can check out Nuby’s other products on their website.

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Cute Holiday Clothing from Carter’s

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Carter's Ginger Bread Lady Pajamas

Carter's Ginger Bread Lady Pajamas

This time of year is my absolute favorite. Spending quality time with family and friends adds so much happiness to my heart. Whether my family is going to holiday dinners or staying indoors with cozy pjs, I love that Carter’s has Avery covered for the cutest holiday clothing. What I love about Carters’ clothing is that it is great quality AND their prices are very affordable. That’s a win in my book!

Carter's Polar Bear Pjs

I’ve been buying pjs from Carter’s since Avery was born and I love the holiday prints they have. They’re perfect for Christmas morning and even before (because who doesn’t celebrate Christmas all month long?). You can check out there pajama shop HERE.

Carter's Polar Bear Hug Pajamas

In case you didn’t know, Carter’s is partnering with Pajama Program, an organization that provides children with pajamas from November 1 – December 31st. They believe that every child deserves a good night. 🙂 If you’d like to help, customers can donate new pajamas in store or make a monetary donation at check out (both in store and online)! Carter’s has said they will match up to 100,000 pajamas! How sweet is that?

Carter's Polar Bear Pajamas

Carter’s holiday outfits are adorable! They have a huge selection of Holiday Outfits HERE. I bought Avery the cutest black dress with flower embroidery. It’s seriously so darling. To match, I bought her some black boots. As soon as I put her in it she immediately put her legs backwards beside her head which cracked me up. I love her wild and goofy personality.

Carter's Holiday Dress

The quality of this dress is soooo nice. It feels velvety and the embroidery is so beautiful.

Carter's Black Embroidered Holiday Dress

It’s the perfect dress for a holiday dinner or party!

Carter's Black Embroidered Holiday Dress

Another outfit I love that I got from Carter’s holiday shop is this  red, plaid top and black leggings. Plaid is perfect for fall and I love this outfit because it can be used in Christmas pictures. I’m planning on doing our first ever professional family pictures soon so I’m way excited to have her wear this outfit. It’s also great for casual or dressy outings!

Carter's Red Plaid Outfit

Carter’s is having amazing Black Friday deals starting 11/17 so be sure to check them out! You can purchase their clothing online or find a store with this store locator link.

Carter's Red Plaid Top

Oh, by the way, Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh will be giving away over $700,000 in Dash Cash to the first 100 people that visit their local stores for their Dash In to Win Sweepstakes! The Sweepstakes runs from Black Friday 11/23 or 11/24 (whenever your local store opens on Thanksgiving). Be sure to check Carters.com/stores to confirm which dates the sweepstakes will be held for you. For visiting, you’ll also receive a gift from Shutterfly on purchases $40 or more. You can find all the official rules at Carters.com/dashintowin

Carter's Red Plaid Outfit

I want to see your holiday outfits from Carter’s so be sure to tag me on Instagram, Twitter, or wherever! 🙂

Take 20% off your purchase of $40 or more in store or online through 12/31/17. Some exclusions apply: http://www.carters.com/couponpolicy

in store code: 070716

online code: CART4198


Happy Holidays to you all!

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?

Use my referral link and receive $10 off of a $95 purchase.*  HERE

*This product was given to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Also, some links may be affiliate links meaning that I may make a small commission off of anything you buy. 

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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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