This week I want to start something new and share my thoughts on five recent purchases! We shop on Amazon a lot. Seriously, if we received points or frequent flyer miles we could probably afford to travel the world. (Target is a close second, but we do get 5% off with our Red Card and we get to use coupons! ) That’s a story for another day.
I was trying to find topics that would help my readers and everywhere I look I see frugal blogs helping people save money. The problem is I am not frugal at all and spend way more than I should on things I don’t need. I realized that is my superpower. I can use this to help people make good purchases. We try out so many products, some we love, some we don’t. I can save you the hassle of buying them and returning them yourself! I can help you figure out which options are best for you, even if it did not work for us.
So I want to share 5 of our recent purchases and give you my honest opinion of them.
This Weeks 5 Recent Purchases
1. MAM pacifiers
The pacifiers we originally bought were these for 0-6 months Chicco NaturalFit, but we lose them all the time so I wanted to get more and found the MAM ones, which are the exact ones my older son loved, so I got a couple! They are the newborn ones. You can get them at Target or Amazon.
(Pro tip: When my oldest son was around 6 months and moved to the crib we got these glow in the dark pacifiers, which are amazing! At night pacifiers fall out of there mouth and sometimes out of the crib and you are searching for them in stealth mode, on the floor or in the crib, you will be glad to have glow in the dark pacifiers, so you do not wake up your little one.)
2. Snuggle Me Organic
3. Little Lotus Swaddle
The reason it is a pricey swaddle is probably the same reason it works. There are 2 features we love – 1. It is a little heavier than most swaddles, which gives your baby a little more comfort. 2. The interior fabric is NASA inspired proprietary material that regulates the baby’s temperature to keep him from getting too hot or too cold.
Update: We finally gave it a try at night and it is the best thing ever my son loves it! He is sleeping one stretch in it 6 hours. It is totally worth it if it works for you. What we do is just put him in it for the first stretch of 6 hours then we just put him down without it, because there are 4 attachments and it will wake him up fully if we put him back in, which means he doesn’t go back to sleep. (And then Mommy doesn’t go back to sleep. ) I can’t recommend this Swaddle enough!
4. Toddler Pillow
5. Nest Home Lock
We have been waiting for the Nest Home Lock for so long to add to our smart home! It is perfect for us. The color is great, easy to install, easy to use. We already have the Nest Camera‘s (3 of them) and the Nest Thermostat, so it is nice that the lock shows up right there in there in the app that we already use. I love the feature of automatically locking after a given time, ours is set at 5 minutes! It is so convenient. The only potential problem is that if you don’t close the door all the way it won’t lock. BUT it does alert you so you can’t always turn around if that happens. Best purchase we have had in a while. This was a Father’s Day gift for my husband because every time we leave the house, he says, “Did we lock the front door?” and we will turn around to check. No more turning around for us!
We recently returned this Baby Shusher. You don’t realize how much you “Shush” until you have this product. Fun fact: The sound is a recording of the creators actually making the shhhhhhh noise. We really liked the product, but after about a week of use, it stopped working. We changed the batteries and it still didn’t work. They have an app as well that shushes, but then it uses up your phone battery. Recommend it if you want to give it a try. If yours stops working like ours, you can always return it on Amazon.
We might return the Pillow and the Snuggle Me if we don’t get more use out of it.
Have tried any of these products let me know what you think! Also if you have any questions that I didn’t cover! Please leave a comment or send me a message I would love to help any way that I can.
In the queue for next week, my husband bought a tablet stand for an iPad (that we hardly use). I am not sure why, but if I find out this week I’ll let you know what he thinks. We also got
We are going to buy a toddler bedding set for our older son and a second set of sheets for our King sized bed. If we return the Snuggle Me, I might try the DockATot. I want to try a skin care product line. Currently, debating between Colleen Rothschild and Drunk Elephant. I hear good things about both. Also, I read an interesting post about natural deodorant, so I am going to give that a try. I will let you know what I think about it.
If you have any input on any of these future buys let me know!
*This post contains affiliate links.