Baby Talk: Let’s Talk Strollers!

How do you know what type of stroller to buy? Well, it depends what you need it for, of course! There are many different types of strollers depending on your needs and budget. Let’s talk strollers!

In this article we will go over some of the most popular types of strollers and when and where you would use them.  Included in this article is the Full Size Stroller Travel System, the Jogging Stroller, and the Lightweight Foldable Stroller. All of these strollers can be very useful, and serve specific purposes.Safety 1st SleekRide™Premier Travel System, Sail Away

The first type of stroller we will talk about is the Travel System, which includes a Full Size stroller. The travel system consists of a Full Size stroller, a “baby bucket” baby carrying system which doubles as a car seat, and a car seat base. The Full Size stroller usually has more “options” than any of the other strollers that we are going to talk about. These strollers almost always have at the bare minimum dual cup holders, place for your keys/wallet, and a large travel basket underneath. The Full Size stroller also usually has front and rear brakes. In addition to the Full Size stroller the Travel System also includes the baby bucket, which is a portable car seat with a handle you can use to carry the baby or transfer it from stroller to car. The Travel System also includes a car seat base, which attaches into your car and your baby bucket snaps into it easily. These sets are typically more expensive than just a stroller because of the multiple pieces.

Schwinn Turismo Double Jogging Stroller, Gray & Blue

Another very popular stroller is the jogging stroller. They are built on a sturdy base and have 3 wheels in a triangular pattern. They typically are more rugged and can stand more abuse than a regular stroller. They are used for jogging, walking, hiking, and other athletic pursuits. Jogging strollers usually have a place to put your water bottle, keys, etc.  The Jogging Stroller has a much better turning radius and you can use it to go in and out of crowds without accidentally running over anyone’s feet. Jogging Strollers have been picking up in popularity lately, everyone wants to be healthy!

The Lightweight Foldable Stroller is a great stroller to have. I have gotten more use of out this particular stroller than all of my other ones combined. They are so easy to just fold up and carry with you, stick them in a trunk, or some of them even have a strap so you can wear it on your back when you aren’t using it. Some of the nicer ones even have baskets underneath and cup holders.

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what type of stroller that would be best for your child and family. All of these strollers have their own specific uses, and I myself own all of them, and use them in different situations. Good luck in finding your ideal stroller! How about starting your stroller search on DealDash? They have all types of strollers there, check out the Toys, Kids, & Baby section and see when the next stroller auction is coming up. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Living Healthy: Let’s Learn About Yoga Together

 

Welcome back to DealDash Blog’s Living Healthy series. Today’s blog is going to give you a quick and easy introduction to yoga. Let’s get started!

I’m sure that you have heard the word “yoga” before, but I bet that you didn’t know that the word yoga came from the Sanskrit word “yuj”, which means to yoke or bind. Yuj is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. If you are just getting started into the practice of yoga, you will be pleased to know that you can spend as much or as little time doing yoga and you will still be able to reap the benefits of this healthy and calming exercise. Even if you only practice yoga for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of that practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. I suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour or an hour and a half each time. If you can only do 30 minutes per session, that’s fine too. Don’t worry or stress, just get another practice in when you have the chance.

Here is an infographic of some of the most popular yoga poses. Please note the color coding on the infographic, some of these are advanced poses not meant for the beginner!

Yoga_Poses

Now that you’ve seen some of the poses, let’s talk about some of the benefits of practicing yoga. Here are some great reasons to start:

1- Sleep. Yoga can help you sleep better. When you start practicing yoga you’ll be releasing pent up energy that could prevent you from falling asleep, and sleeping soundly once you do get to sleep. Yoga helps relax your nervous system, which is the part of your body responsible for restful sleep or a night of tossing and turning.

2-  Builds muscle strength. Yoga requires you to get into and hold positions that will naturally strengthen your muscles, using only your body’s weight for resistance.

 

3- Lower blood pressure. Yoga is a great workout for your heart, and will improve your cardiovascular function over time.

4- Metabolism. Yoga helps improve your metabolism, which is directly responsible for helping you burn more calories with less work.

5- Better posture. Yoga will give you better posture naturally. All of the poses you’ll be performing are geared to get your body back into proper alignment the way that it should be.

Yoga Direct Anti Burst & Slow Leak Deluxe Yoga BallSunny Health & Fitness Tri-Fold Exercise MatBrita 20-Ounce Bottle With Filter, Twin Pack

 

I hope this article has encouraged you to take up the practice of yoga. If you’re interested in getting some items to get you started head on over to DealDash. DealDash has yoga mats, yoga balls, water bottles, and plenty of other items that you can use. Check out the Hobbies, Outdoors, & Sports category and I’m sure that you’ll find something that you just love. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Living Healthy: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Everyone knows that getting enough sleep is an important factor in staying healthy, but there are other factors than just getting 8 hours in. Let’s talk a little bit about Living Healthy, and how to get a good night’s sleep.

Everyone knows that you SHOULD get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night, but with kids, working extra hours on the job, household chores, and errands sometimes it’s hard to get to bed at a reasonable hour. You should really make your best effort to get your ZZZs, because your health can really suffer if you can’t make the time.  Not practicing healthy sleep habits can lead to all kinds of health problems, poor sleep leads to cardiovascular dysfunction, a poor immune system , glucose and insulin abnormalities, weight gain due to fluctuating hormones that control appetite, and impaired cognitive function. Not only those physical problems, but lack of sleep can also lead to mental issues as well, including anxiety, depression, impaired reasoning skills, and mental sluggishness.

Well, what can you do to get not only the quantity but also the quality of sleep that you need? There are a few things that are fairly obvious such as cutting down on caffeine (especially after 3 PM), keeping your bedroom dark and comfortable, and clearing your mind of troubles and worries before you attempt to drift off.

However, there are some lesser known tips and tricks to get a better night’s sleep that I will share with you. For instance, did you know that using your tablet and smartphone right before you try to sleep can hinder the process? The light that is emitted by these types of devices wake up the senses and make it harder for your brain to get into “sleep mode.” For your best night’s sleep turn off your electronic devices about an hour before bedtime. Another great trick to getting a good night’s sleep is to keep a fan going in your bedroom all night. The fan serves two purposes – It’s easier to fall asleep when your room is a bit on the cooler side, and the fan also provides just the right amount of “white noise” to help you block out every little creak and crack that your house makes at night.

 

I hope this article helps you on a journey to better sleeping habits. If you’re interested in getting some new soothing items for your bedroom, including the fan that I recommended head on over to DealDash. If you browse the Home & Office   category I’m sure that you’ll find something that you just love. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

All-Season Gardening with Gardman and DealDash

Do you know what can help make a great summer even better? Awesome outdoor gardening items from Gardman!

Do you have a garden or a small greenhouse in your yard? Gardman has a super selection of different outdoor gardening products – there’s the Four Tier Mini Greenhouse, the Walk-In 4X6 Greenhouse, the R700 5-Shelf Steel Frame Greenhouse, and finally the  Foldaway R616 Garden Kneeler Seat for when you’re feeling like you need a little comfort. I’ve seen for myself that their greenhouses are durable, hold up to the elements, are easy to put together, and can grow amazing amounts of plants and flowers in a relatively small space.

If you’re interested in the background of Gardman, Gardman USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gardman Ltd., the UK’s leading supplier of lawn and garden, and wild bird care products. They are known for innovative and high quality products without breaking the bank to buy them. Gardman USA has established itself as one of the key suppliers to the independent garden center trade. Gardman closely follows the design trends in Europe but keeps an eye toward American tastes. Gardman USA also follows market trends in Australia, China, and the UK for inspiration on new product development.

Gardman 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse

If you’re just starting to get the idea that you would like to get a greenhouse, might I suggest that you start with the Gardman Four Tier Mini Greenhouse? It’s great because you can see if you like having a greenhouse in your garden, but it really doesn’t take up that much space at all, pretty much any size garden can accommodate this multi-tier mini greenhouse. You can put the Gardman Four Tier Mini Greenhouse on a deck, patio, or balcony. It has a sturdy, tubular steel frame and a removable, clear plastic cover with full length roll up zippered access. Inside, there are shelves for pots and seed trays. You can propagate your seeds while adding a little decoration to your garden with this  multi-tier mini greenhouse.

Gardman Walk-In 4 x 6 ft. Greenhouse with Shelving

If you have moved past the mini greenhouse stage and are ready for something a little bigger, the Walk-In 4X6 Greenhouse with shelving might be right up your alley. This greenhouse offers plenty of space for pots and gardening tools and comes with multiple open shelves.Design-wise it has a heavy-duty reinforced cover and a roll-up door. Pegs and guy ropes are included for additional stability. No tools are required for assembly of this unique structure. In addition to that, Gardman even offers a 1 year warranty on this greenhouse!

Gardman

If you’re ready to take the plunge into owning a greenhouse, DealDash offers a variety of Gardman greenhouses for your bidding pleasure. You can set your Bid Buddy and get one of these great products for a fraction of the cost! If you don’t happen to win the auction, though, you can still be a winner by using BIN (Buy it Now). When you BIN you get the product that you wanted, all of your bids back, free shipping, and keep all of the bids that you won as being the highest bidder. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

Cookut Cooks With Syle

Do you have small kids who are just learning how to measure out ingredients and set the timer? My family loves to cook together, and Cookut makes it fun for all ages.

Cookut has extremely cute and useful products including bottle stoppers, egg timers, cutting boards, coffee cups, and so many more. These products are not only functional, but very useful and so cute, too. They have a series of fun and colorful animal designs including blue dragon, pink pig, red crab, gray elephant, and purple elk. These animal figures come in salt & pepper shakers, egg cups, bottle stoppers, and egg timers. My kids adore these kitchen implements from Cookut, and I’m sure your kids or grand kids will, too.

Cookut

You might not have heard of Cookut yet, or seen their products at your local store, but they are based in France and have stores all across Europe. They are relatively unknown as of yet in the USA, however they do have a few select stores in the USA and Hong Kong.

Cookut believes in diversity in their designs, and utilizes 9 different designers for its products. Their brand is new, but they are already gaining respect and recognition in the design world, they were featured in the 2015 Maison & Objet trade show in Singapore last month. Cookut is an up and coming brand that you will be seeing a lot more of the in the future.

cookut

Do you like innovative products and new inventions? Well, Cookcut is definitely a brand that you should be looking into. Their newest product is a coffee mug with a silicone carrying handle. Is that smart or what?! You can pour your scalding hot coffee or boiling water for tea in the mug and pick it right up without worrying that it’s going to burn you. The cups are white in color, and they have many different color choices for the handle including blue, green, pink, and black. If you like the clean yet colorful design of the cups, they also have matching tea pots.

Another great thing about Cookut is they actually offers a two year warranty on almost every single product that they sell, including their knives! There are a very few exceptions that I was able to find, and these were the case that their knife set comes in, and the coating on the pans does not fall under the warranty if you happen to use a metal utensil and scratch it. This is definitely a very fair offer, and you may try Cookut products resting assured you’re covered.

Cookut products sound wonderfully whimsical, don’t they? Well, you have a chance to own your very own Cookout kitchen products from DealDash. You will see them arriving very shortly, I suggest that you load up your Bid Buddy for a chance to win some of these great kitchen items. Good luck everyone, and Happy Bidding.

Keter Products are Great for the Whole Family

Are you ready for a great summer? I know what can help make things even better, some fun outdoor things from Keter Plastic.

Keter Plastic

Do you have any products from Keter in your yard? Keter has a really amazing selection of different outdoor products,  shedsdeck boxes, playhouses, outdoor furniture, water tables for the kids, and even fences! They also have some great indoor products for storage and the laundry room, like cabinets and storage bins of all sizes and shapes. No matter what you need, as long as it’s made of plastic Keter probably has a solution for you. I’ve seen for myself that their plastics are durable, safely designed for kids to use, hold up to the elements, are easy to put together, and are totally enjoyed by their owners.

Keter Playhouse

Keter is short for Keter Plastic Ltd, plastic being what 95% of their products are made from. Keter has won plenty of awards in the past few years including the Red Dot Design award in 2010, 2011, and 2013. Keter also won the DIY Product of the Year award in 2010. Keter keeps up with the times, and makes new and interesting products that consumers love, as well as being moderately priced so everyone can afford to give them a try.

Keter is known all over the world, they have 29 plants in the USA, Israel, and Europe. They were started in 1948, and have continued to be a favorite all over the world, Keter products are available in over 90 countries. Even though Keter doesn’t have retail stores in all 90 countries, they own and operate their retail stores that are located in Israel.

Even though most Keter products require some assembly, the instructions are easy to follow and shouldn’t take you very long at all to put together so you can enjoy your new things. If you happen to lose the instructions, though, don’t worry! You can get instructions (including pictures) for every single Keter product on their website. That’s a relief for those of us who aren’t great at keeping up with instruction sheets from season to season.

DealDash offers a variety of some of Keter’s most popular products including various deck boxes, sheds, and rattan planter sets of three. You can set your Bid Buddy and get one of these great products for a fraction of the cost! If you don’t happen to win the auction, though, you can still be a winner by using BIN (Buy it Now). When you BIN you get the product that you wanted, all of your bids back, free shipping, and keep all of the bids that you won as being the highest bidder. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

This Article Will “Tide” You Over While You Wait for a Detergent Auction Start

Do you have a certain smell that you remember from childhood? Does the scent of cookies baking remind you of your Mother or Grandmother?

Vintage Tide ad
An old Tide ad

Well, one of my favorite “scent memories” is Tide laundry detergent. The fresh clean smell takes me back to being a small kid and helping my Mom in the laundry room, loading up the clothes, measuring and pouring the Tide into the little cup. It may sound a little silly that one sniff of that wonderful fresh laundry detergent scent can take me back to childhood, but it’s actually a scientific fact. It’s really very interesting, I will tell you a little bit about how it works.

First, the olfactory nerve, which carries the sensory information for the sense of smell, is located very close to the amygdala. The amygdala is the the area of the brain that is connected to the experience of emotion and emotional memory. In addition, the olfactory nerve is very close to the hippocampus, which is also associated with memory. So basically, every time you smell a new scent you are creating a new memory.

Even though Tide makes me remember fond childhood memories, they have really made leaps and bounds of progress since I was a child in the 80s. The Tide Detergent brand was introduced to consumers starting in 1946, coming as a white powdered bead. In 1984 they started making the Tide of my childhood memories, a clear liquid detergent with a slight orange tint. Today, however, most (but not all!) of the different types of Tide are a bluish-color.

In addition to the liquid Tide that is so popular, they have also introduced the wildly popular Tide Pods. Tide Pods are such an innovative way to do laundry, it really takes the guesswork out; You just pop one in and you’re ready to get those clothes clean!

Here are a few bullet points from the Tide website:

  • Detergent + stain remover + brightener in one
  • Innovative, multi-chamber design separates ingredients until they hit the wash for outstanding cleaning power
  • No more measuring or spilling. Just toss one in!
  • Dissolves quickly in front & top load machines
  • Available in three scents: Spring Meadow, Ocean Mist & Mystic Forest
Tide Pods
Tide Pods

If you think that you are ready to give Tide Pods a try, DealDash has them available almost daily. However, if you like your tried and true liquid detergent, you’re in luck! DealDash has that, also. No matter what your preference, liquid or Pods, DealDash has you covered! Go check it out, book your Bid Buddy, and secure a win on a great product.

My name is Dawn and I love DealDash! I have only been bidding for around 9 months, but I am very patient and I have already won over 200 auctions. I am a Mom of 2 and I live in Massachusetts. If you would like to watch any of my DealDash “Unboxings”, click here!