Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Nursery: Newco International Grand Bella Velvet Glider Review


Now that Sami is about 9 months old, I figured enough time has passed that I could give a fair review of our nursery glider.  FYI:  this is not a sponsored post - just an honest review.

I originally looked at various retailers including Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, & The Land of Nod.  There were several contenders, but of course, my favorites were way out of our budget.  We also checked out Babies R US where we found a couple of options, but nothing I really loved.  So the search continued...

Side note:  I have since seen several really cute & affordable new styles of gliders @ Babies R Us & Buy Buy Baby that might have won out had they been around while we were on the hunt.

I kept seeing a velvet tufted swivel glider on Pinterest & thought it combined good design with an affordable price tag.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Nursery: VuSee Universal Baby Monitor Shelf Review


We started Sami out in his crib a few months ago - right before he turned 3 months old.  Between swaddles & not being able to roll over yet, we felt comfortable with placing the monitor at the opposite end of the crib on the railing:


Fast forward a couple of months and he's starting to move around & roll over - which meant we needed to find a different & safer home for the monitor.


As luck would have it, the makers of the VuSee offered to send us one of their universal baby monitor shelves to try out - it couldn't have been better timing!

The VuSee was created by a dad who was trying to solve a few problems regarding the placement of their baby monitor.  Not wanting to set the monitor on the crib due to the strangulation risks & visibility issues, he found a safe & non-permanent solution that allows for a clear view of the entire crib.

It's a very simple, but effective design - the angled shelf is attached to the wall using 3M Command Strips & works with any baby monitor.  All you need is some rubbing alcohol to install: