Monday, December 6, 2010

25th Mommy Mondays - CSN Review

Remember my last review of CSN stores and the Little Tikes Table. Well I was lucky enough to get to review something else from them!

Again it was so hard to choose what to get with my $35 certificate. You can spend hours searching their site. Then I remembered we need a changing table for our 2nd baby coming in April. When we had our 1st, we lived in a basement apartment that was mostly furnished, and we just used a low bookcase for our changing table. All I had to buy was the changing pad.

You can kinda see what the changing pad was on...
This is my son when he was almost 2 mo. old. Wasn't he huge!?

In this house we're in, it didn't come with any furniture. We have some bookshelves but they weren't as wide. With an older baby, you can get away with changing them on the floor, but with a newborn and being sore from giving birth, I knew I would need a changing table.
So I searched CSN and found this one in our price range: Badger Basket Cherry Sleigh Style Changing Table with Lower Storage Bin (baskets not inlcuded)

What I love about CSN:
•so easy to search!
•you can earn 3% back on every order, receive exclusive rewards member promos plus more!
•they have 200+ specific stores
•kind and understanding representatives
•lots of items have free shipping

What I love about  the Badger Basket Cherry Sleigh Style Changing Table with Lower Storage Bin
  • matches the crib/toddler bed we have perfectly so it was true to its cherry color
  • easy and quick to assemble even for an almost 5 month pregnant woman! I think I did it all in an hour. It probably could have been done in about 40 minutes if I read the directions more carefully and if my 2 year old wasn't "helping."
  • can hold up to 30 lb. toddler. My 2 year old loves being in it too. He thinks it's a bed, but we've been trying to explain to him that it's where we change diapers.
  • Storage bin rolls and can be used without the changing table. When the next baby is older, it will be great to store toys! Right now the bin is storing some newborn-6 mo. clothing (hopefully this baby is a boy because we don't have any girl clothes!)

What I dislike about  the Badger Basket Cherry Sleigh Style Changing Table with Lower Storage Bin

  • the changing pad that came with it was too thin (luckily I already had a changing pad)
  • changing pad that came with it verse the one I already had
    I guess the baby could be more safer in the first one, but it's not like I'm going to leave the baby unattended
  • one of the storage bin pieces was slightly bent so it was a little harder to put together

Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product and would recommend this to people who are on a budget.

*I was given a $35 certificate code to CSN stores. My opinions are my own.

2 crafty contributions:

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

That's beautiful Maryanne, I am so glad you'll have what you need when the baby is born! I like how there is built in storage and it looks a lot more expensive than what it's listed for on their site.

PS: It's Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot, just realized I'm still signed in as my other blog.

*LivvyBug* said...

Gorgeous! I love it.