Summery Pop up Infant Travel Bed – Review

So going along with the Summery Pop up Tent, I was also provided this Summery Pop up infant travel bed and it is just as handy as the last tent. It’s portable, lightweight, and super handy at keeping mosquitoes, and any other bugs that are annoying you.

The tent measures about 13 1/4″ x 16″ x 2 3/4″ and is a great size for most children under the age of 2. As you can see, our son Trey can lay down and roll around inside it and not have any issues. That being said my only issue is with the netting, as this does not zip up around the bed, like the larger pop up tent does, and relies on folding the netting under the pole at both ends. While it does have a zipper part at the top of the cover, I was never able to get the netting to stay put at the ends, and it kept popping up and over the pole. This does not work well during my testing and was really the only complaint that I had.

 

The tent included a nice removable bottom pad that sits on the bottom of the bed to allow comfort from just laying it on the ground and was easy to add/remove whenever needed. The inside also has nice UV protection so that the sun stays out of baby’s eyes and lets them sleep without being disturbed by the sun.

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You also get elastic hooks on the inside that allow you to hang baby’s favorite toy to double as a playmat to use. Baby can roll around very easy for tummy time if needed however should be watched closely whenever they are in it. This isn’t something you’re just place your baby in and walk away.

This Summery Pop up infant travel bed is so much easier to fold up and carry when not in use. Way much more than the Summery Pop up Tent as I reviewed before and is  lightweight enough to carry with you wherever you go and portable enough to fit inside a bag, or under a stroller when not in use. 

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Veenev Baby Carrier – Review

So my wife has been babywearing for 2 1/2 years now and used numerous types of carriers: wraps, slings, and a few soft structured carriers like the Bjorn and Ergo. Each style of carrier has it’s pros and cons and each works best for different carrying methods.

So this particular carrier is a soft structured carrier, meaning it wears similar to a backpack, and has buckles and padded straps. You can position the baby on your back, like a backpack, or in the front.

Some of the Pros of this carrier:
– It is a very comfortable carrier to wear, very minimal stress on your back, and to the baby.
– The back is slightly higher so it offers more support for smaller babies allowing for carrying when they are napping.
– It seems very secure when fastened. The buckles lock and do not feel loose at all.
– The material is very soft and breathable. The ventilation helps keep it much cooler than other similar style carriers
– Has a hood that can be attached/removed.

Cons:
– the strap across the back is a touch short.
– You need 2 hands to unfasten the waist. Not a bad thing because it’s extra secure but you have to set baby down and can’t remove it one handed.

So while I do love the design and look for this carrier, due to the weight limit I was unfortunately to worried to place our 30 lbs son inside for fear it would not hold him. We will be having our friends over and will let you know how it holds with their newest bundle of joy so make sure you subscribe for updates coming soon!

You can click here to purchase your own Veenev Baby Carrier on Amazon!

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Summery Pop Up Portable Mosquito Tent – Review

 

My wife and I have really wanted to go camping outdoors this summer, however we want to try and enjoy the experience with our 2 year old son, and the mild/hot weather in Tennessee keeps that from being so easy. Throw in the fact that my wife is a magnet for mosquitoes and you can image how miserable it could be for my wife and our son. Then the fear of the Zika virus just makes you want to stay indoors and away from standing water, or lakes.
So when I was offered a chance to test out this Summery Pop Up mosquito tent, it was obvious that we want to try and use it outdoors.When most people think of a tent, they want to be covered outdoors from most elements of the like rain, water, bugs, and the sun. This isn’t that kind of tent. It only provides some shading, mostly in the center only, and from bug. This does not have the rain flap that you would want/need to use for overnight camping, however depending on the climate and the seasons you may not need it either.

What makes this so great is that they keep the netting from resting on you, which would allow mosquitoes to bite you. All of the nets that drape over the beds sag at the sides so if you sleep with someone else you end up pushed against the netting and find yourself vulnerable to bites. Also it folds up nice and slim to not take up also of space and can be stored easily off to the side. Included is some rope to tie down, and some stakes to secure into the ground to keep it from moving away on it’s own.

As you can see in the photos my wife was able to lay down and our 2 year old son without any issues. I was also able to lay down however I was up to the edges and would have not been comfortable for long periods of time. Our son was able to stand up inside it without any issues, and my wife was able to sit up and still have room from her head touching the top.

My only issue is that it is difficult at first to fold up, and the instructions provided are handy reminders, however I am a visual person and it took 45 minutes to figure it out for myself. Once you get it however, it does get easier and can be done in just a few seconds.

All said, this is a good tent to have when if you want your kids/loved onces outdoors without getting bothered with bugs. Please a basket of toys inside and some sun screen, and they will be entertained for hour!

Click here to purchase on Amazon for $49.99!

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Review – Kuda Outdoors Flashlight

I always love getting new flashlights because we use them everywhere. When this one arrived, the first thing that I said was that this light is BRIGHT! Be sure you’re not looking at it when you first turn it on because you will blind yourself!

This flashlight comes with everything neatly boxed separately. It comes with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, a wall charger, a plastic battery sleeve, a battery holder so that you can use 3 AAA batteries instead of the lithium ion battery. I like that it can be used with 2 different types of batteries so you can always use it even if you forget to recharge the big batteries.
The coolest thing about this flashlight is the variety of light functions. Besides being able to adjust the beam from zoom to wide angle, it has 5 modes of lighting: bright, medium, low, strobe & SOS signal. This is a really great flashlight & is handy to have not only around the house, but for camping trips too.