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Showing posts with label Sleep. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sleep. Show all posts

Monday, 17 August 2015

NSAuk Deluxe Pop Up Travel Cot **REVIEW**

Before I had children a trip to the beach was a relaxing affair, I could pack up my towel and sun cream a good magazine/book and be on my way. Unfortunately since having children those day are very much behind me!

A trip to the beach means taking so many things people may mistake you as heading to the airport as you lug everything to the car but nope, just a trip to the beach with kids for the day!

My top priority when heading to the beach with kids is protection from the sun and whilst we always pack sun-cream and sun hats etc a sun shelter can be a perfect place for children to shelter from the sun when they want to and to keep cool during mid day.

We were recently sent the NSAuk Deluxe cot to try out, this travel cot is great as it is multi-functional, its not only a travel cot  but as it offers UV protection equivalent to UPF 25+ it also doubles up as a really useful sun tent and play tent. 

This came at a perfect time for us as it arrived just before we headed off on holiday to Dawlish and we had several beach days planned. I particularly liked the fact this travel cot features a self inflating mattress, which is not only time saving but space saving too! I felt the mattress (and mattress topper which is also included) made this more than just a "pop up tent" it really gave it that deluxe feel and something that could easily and comfortably be slept it. 



The NSAuk Deluxe travel cot banishes all of those fiddly poles which means it can be put up and down quickly and easily with a pop up function. It is small and lightweight enough to also fit in to hand luggage if you are planning on traveling, Everything fits inside the handy bag that it comes in including the mattress and mattress topper! The travel cot features a fine insect mesh to stop and bites or stings and has several different flaps that can be zipped up or down depending on what you are using it for.


As a family we loved the NSAuk Deluxe pop up travel cot! It did everything we needed and more. The mattress topper was thick and ever so soft and even though we haven't used it yet as a travel cot I certainly wouldn't hesitate to use it when the opportunity arises. As a sun tent it was great, it popped up in seconds and provided a cool shaded area for the kids to sit, we used it for both James and Evelyn to sit inside whilst they had lunch on the beach and they both loved it. Putting the tent down was a little more difficult (my first attempt looked more like i was wrestling it to death than putting it down), but after a better look at the instructions and a few practices it was really simple and can be done in under 1 minute.


My only niggles with it were that the ground fixing pegs provided with the tent weren't long enough to use on the beach but the tent was sturdy enough and when not in use I just popped my bag inside to ensure it stayed in place. My only other worry is how easy it would be to access baby when using it as a travel cot as there are quite a few zips and as the travel cot sits on the floor its low down to reach baby. However we haven't tried it this way yet so these are just observations.

The NSAuk Deluxe travel cot is priced at £79.99 and is available to purchase from the Safetots website here - www.safetots.co.uk.

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* I was not paid for this review. All opinions given are my own.
* If you would like me to review your product or service, please email me on xJessLegresleyx@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Wayfair - Lily Cot bed **REVIEW**

I really cannot believe how quickly Evelyn is growing!

We recently reached another new big step as she is growing and that was moving her in to a cot. She had most definitely out grown her swinging crib and spent a short time in her travel cot as we sorted out her moving in to her own room.


The cot Evelyn moved in to is this one ( Obaby Lily Cot bed in Country Pine).





The cot bed is a lovely rich pine colour and is really sturdy and well made. It came packaged well and once taken out of the (well padded) box it was pretty simply to put together. It does require 2 people more for just holding the parts in place rather than it being difficult. The instructions were clear and as the holes for the screws were in a place it was simply a case of popping the correct screws in the correct holes and it was done. It took 2 of us (myself and my husband) around 20 minutes to assemble!


This cot does not come with a mattress so this would need to be brought separately (you can also buy these at Wayfair.co.uk so you could order it at the same time if you wanted). However it is priced at just £107.99 (price correct at time of posting this) so a very reasonable price. 




The Obaby Lily cot bed measurements are 75cm Height x 125cm Width x 17cm Depth so a really good size. It also fits a standard size mattresss ( 120cm by 60cm) so it is relatively easy to purchase one that fits and means there are plenty of choices. 


The Obaby Lily cot is a traditional style cot which is suitable from birth and has 3 height settings that are quickly and easily adjusted as baby grows. 




We absolutely love the Lily cot bed. It is a good quality sturdy bed for our little girl and has a lovely smooth varnished finish with teething rails fitted to both sides ensuring the cot doesn't get damaged if baby does decide to take a nibble. I can tell just by the look and feel of this cot just how well made and durable it is going to be. 




Wayfair don't just sell cots! They are the place to go for all your furnishing needs indoors and out. Why not pop over and check out all the great items they have to offer via the website here - www.wayfair.co.uk.
You can also stay up to date on all the latest news, products and offers via their facebook page here - www.facebook.com/WayfairUK.

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* I was not paid for this review. All opinions given are my own.
* If you would like me to review your product or service, please email me on xJessLegresleyx@hotmail.com.