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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Zibits Mini R/C Robots Review and Giveaway

I recently had a chance to review Zibits Mini R/C Robot. They sent me Gek, the green Junk Bits to review. I honestly did not think Libby would like it because it's more like for boy's toy than a girl toy and knowing her she's very girly girl!

About Zibits
  • Mini Collectable Zibits come to life with the Z-mote!!
  • Race your Zibit forward and turn at a 360 degree radius
  • Awesome Zibit sound effects
  • Collect'em ALL! Over 12 hot Zibit designs in 3 categories
I was totally wrong! She loves Zibits! She can't get enough of it. I think she loves it even more that it is small and she can bring it anywhere she wants. (It's about 2 inches) It's also very easy to control. She has no problem going forward, reversing or turning. She loves to make it turn 360 degree! She controls it while Emma chases it! It also has a sound and light effects.

My 3 years old nephew had a chance to play with it also and really enjoyed playing with it. In fact he asked Libby if he can have it. Of course my dear Libby said "NO".

There are about 12 different kinds of Zibits. And they are very affordable. You can purchase them for $9.99 each and they are available at Toys "R" Us. So your kids can easily collect them all. They are also great for presents. (Think Christmas stocking stuffers!)


One lucky reader will have chance to own a Zibits!

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Giveaway ends on September 15, 2010. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. Winners will be chosen via random.org. The winner will receive an email notifying them that they won and announced on my blog. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours , another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.

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Super Healthy Lunch Food for Kids

Moms everywhere are starting to plan healthy lunches to pack their kids and this year, one brain boosting food is making a comeback – seaweed! The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article about the nutritional benefits of seaweed and how parents can get their kids to eat seaweed. And last Friday, NBC Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough had nutritionist Mary Gocke from the Center for Health and Healing in New York on his show, who was quoted in the WSJ article, as a guest to talk about why she recommends seaweed for mothers and children (online video here and embed link here)… Chuck even tried seaweed himself, live on air!

Did you know that seaweed contains tons of iodine and that iodine is key to growth in children? Or that a lack of iodine will affect brain development in a fetus? Seaweed can be found in groceries stores nationwide (with Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s being especially seaweed friendly).

Below are Mary’s top 5 reasons for why seaweed is a super healthy food for both adults and children and some recipe suggestions for fun, unique ways to incorporate seaweed in your kid’s diet (after all, getting them to eat it is probably the most important/hardest part!).

Mary Gocke from the Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York, offers these reasons for why sea vegetables such as seaweed make for the perfect, healthy food:

1. Seaweed is loaded with minerals – calcium, iodine, potassium, iron, sodium.

2. Children benefit from seaweed because of its high iodine content - iodine makes up thyroid hormones which are needed for growth and development.

3. Pregnant and nursing moms should eat seaweed – iodine is necessary for brain development in fetuses and newborns.

4. Seaweed is popular in many coastal countries – not just Asia but also South America and has been for centuries.

5. Seaweed has cancer-protective plant compounds – lignan and fucans.

(From top right corner, clockwise: Nori Wrap, Nori strips, Kombu)

You might not think your kids will be very interested in seaweed, but after trying these recipes below, you just might change the whole family’s mind…

  • · Nori Omelette – You don’t have even have to wait until lunch to feed your kids a brain boost meal, start with a nori omelette breakfast! Key ingredients: eggs, carrots, nori and onion. (v) (gf) (Nori seaweed comes pre-packaged and ready to eat in thin sheets and is commonly found in grocery stores nationwide)
  • · Seaweed Pizza – who says pizza is unhealthy? Be creative with a nori pizza! Key ingredients: Whole wheat pizza crust with your choice of seafood, mozzarella cheese and sprinkled nori
  • · Nori Wraps – A quick snack for your kids during recess. Key ingredients: Nori, hummus, carrot stick and turkey and lettuce (gf)
  • · N.A.T. (Nori, Avocado, Tomato) – BLT’s healthy cousin with the same satisfying saltiness and crunch. Key ingredients: multi-grain bread with tomato, avocado, nori, and low-fat mayonnaise (v)
  • · Seaweed Soba – Children love spaghetti and meatballs, and they’ll love cold seaweed soba too (they can even eat with it with their fingers)! Key ingredients: cha soba, shredded nori and spring onion, make a sauce to accompany with soy sauce, ginger, and shitake mushrooms (v)
Disclosure: This is not a paid post. And NO product received! Informations was provided to me.

Disney’s The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition

The Black Cauldron, Walt Disney Pictures’ 25th animated feature-length film, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Special Edition DVD release September 14 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Based on Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain books, this mystical, action-packed adventure debuts just in time for Halloween. The film tells the story of Taran, an apprentice pig keeper with dreams of becoming a great warrior, who embarks on a quest to find a magical and powerful Black Cauldron before the evil tyrant Horned King can possess it for his own diabolical purposes. Fantastical characters like the oracular pig Hen Wen, the willful princess Eilonwy, and the droll but annoying Gurgi face witches, elves, magic swords and other obstacles. As they journey through these thrilling escapades, Taran begins to learn the true meaning of what it is to be a hero.

Exciting new bonus features for The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition include a new game and a never-before-seen deleted scene as well as a new digital transfer.

New Bonus Features Include:

Deleted Scene—The Fairfolk: Viewers join Taran, Fflewddur Fflam, Gurgi and Princess Eilonwy as they travel into the depths of the earth and meet the Fairfolk.
The Witches’ Challenge Game—In order to defeat the dark powers of the Horned King, players must gain possession the magical sword from the Witches of Morva by solving their riddles.

Plus Classic DVD Bonus Features:

Still Frame Gallery—A compilation of behind-the-scenes artwork and photos.
Quest For the Black Cauldron—A trivia game in which players compete against the evil Horned King in a race to reach the Black Cauldron first.
Trick Or Treat—Classic Donald Duck cartoon from 1952.

STREET DATE: September 14, 2010

Rated: PG
Run Time: Approx. 80 minutes
Video: Widescreen (1.78 Aspect Ratio)
Audio: Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DVD Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
SRP: 1-Disc DVD $19.99

Disclosure: This is not a paid post. And NO product received!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I'm switching to cloth diapers!

I have always wanted to try cloth diapers since Libby was a baby. But because I worked part time then and we don't have laundry machine at home, I decided it was not for us. It was not practical to wash outside 3 or 4 times a week and paying $2.25 per load plus drying. I might as well pay $6 for a pack of diapers (after sales) Now that I hardly work and budget is tight, I decided to use cloth diapers to save money. We still live in the same apartment and we still don't have laundry machine and even if I want to get one, I can't. There is no access to put one :( I know it is going to be hard and a lot of work. I'm just thankful that my husband is willing to support me with this decision.

Because I am going to be hand washing cloth diapers, I have been doing a lot of research on which diapers I should get. I want a diaper that is easy to wash and dries quickly. Remember I will be air/hang dry them also. I decided to go for gDiapers but I will not be using their disposable liners. It seems like gDiapers is the way to go for now since I'm new to cloth diapering. My sister used it for her son and loved it. With gDiapers I can use pretty much any inserts I want. They even carry their own cloth inserts. My sister used the Gerber prefolds and she had no problem with it and those prefolds are very affordable. I also purchased some Babykicks Joey-Bunz from CSN using the $50 gift card that I won last month. It actually came today and I'm super excited to start using it!

If you noticed I have not been posting lately. I have been so busy researching about cloth diapers. I've read tons of reviews and videos of cloth diapers. They are so many informations out there. I am overwhelmed! I never knew there are so many kinds of cloth diapers..prefolds, fitted, AIO, pockets and so on and not to mention tons of different companies that offer them. How to pick the right diaper? I don't know exactly. I guess the best way is to try until I find one.

One of my concern is that I don't know what detergent to use. I'm actually confuse because one site may say this is the best detergent to use and another site say it's not safe and they are talking about the same kind! Also, I don't see a lot of informations about hand washing cloth diapers. All washing directions are for using machine. Sometimes it makes me wonder if am I the only crazy person to plan to hand wash cloth diapers???

I guess you will be hearing more of my journey to cloth diapering. This is basically try and error. But I know for sure I will not give up....

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back to School Giveaway: Applied Labels

I never realized the important of labeling everything until I had kids. Every time I turned around I see babies and toddlers have the same bottle, sippy cups and pacifiers as my kids. So now I label anything and everything that belongs to my kids. I even label their toys. You can never have too many personalized labels!

I recently came across a Applied Labels. I love their sharp, clean look of their labels. Just like many labels I own, Applied Labels are dishwasher and laundry safe. They are also Lead, BPA & DEHP Free. And made in the USA! But what sets them apart from other labels I own is that they are very affordable.

They sent me their Ultimate Back-to-School Pack, which includes the following:

90 Applied Labels
30 Clothing Backers
48 Totally TaglessTM labels
1 Strip of 12 Shoe ShieldsTM

This pack only cost $36.00 plus you get FREE SHIPPING!

Their labels has very strong adhesions. It does not come off very easily. This very important specially with my 3 years old daughter who loves to remove stickers and labels. If you're looking for great quality labels that are affordable, definitely check out Applied Labels.


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Dancing with her Tutu

Last week Busy Working Mama made a tutu for her little girl and it was the cutest! I have always wanted to make one for Libby but I thought it involved sewing and honestly I don't know how! She posted some tutorials and after finding out how easy it is, I know I have to make one for my daughter.

It was so much fun making one. Libby even helped me! I'm planning to make another one...this time for Emma.

She loves her tutu...


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Back to School with KIWI Plus Shoe Care Kit Giveaway!

When I was growing up, the one thing I looked forward with back to school was the back to school shopping. I loved it when my parents took us shopping for book bags, lunchbox, new clothes and new shoes. Most of the time I try to take care of my things to at least last for the whole school year. But no matter how much I take care of my shoes it always get dirty. Most of the time my parents end up buying us new ones.

I'm sure many parents can relate to that but thanks to KIWI products, you can extend the life of your kids’ shoes. It keeps their shoes clean and new, and protected from the harsh elements – rain, snow,sleet, etc. It will keep your kids shoes looking their best.Therefore, it will last through the school year. You don't have to buy and will save you tons of money!

Libby does not go to school yet, but even with a toddler it's important to take care of their shoes so not only it will last but I can pass it on to her sister.

I received a KIWI shoe care kit. This kit will help you...

Save the Suede. If your child wears winter suede boots, consider protecting that investment to get them ready for the upcoming cold weather. Products like KIWI Suede & Nubuck Protector & KIWI Protect-All create an invisible shield designed to weather the storm and protect against waterand stains so that boots look newer for more than just one school

Keep Sneakers White. KIWI Fast Acting Cleaner will allow you to keep your child’s sneakers in tip-top shape. It’s designed to swiftly and effectively remove grass stains from sneakers to keep them looking new all the time – just the way they looked when you first bought them.

Change the Laces. Old dirty laces can make a shoe appear to be in worse condition than it actually is. Change sneaker laces now and then to keep your child’s shoes looking newer and fresher. Consider laces that are strong, abrasion resistant and long-lasting.

Shine it Up. KIWI Express Shine Sponges are the perfect solution for a busy household. Just like parents, kids need to keep their shoes looking shiny and new especially when there is a special function at school like a concert or dance. With KIWI Express Shine, moms can easily and completely shine their kids shoes no matter how much – or how little – time they have.


KIWI is giving one of my readers the KIWI shoe care kit, the same kit I received.

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AOS 7135 Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic

As a husband and a father of two, I have seen my experience of breathing related problems in the household. From simple nosebleeds to severe nasal congestion, the best way to alleviate these respiratory problems nonpharmacologically is through the use of a humidifier. Humidified air will loosen thick secretions that can cause airway congestion and will keep the nasal mucosa moist to prevent from cracking and nosebleeds. We have used a humidifier successfully, however, they have their share of problems, such as calcium and other mineral deposits forming in and around the system itself. The previous humidifier that we have used had this issue, as we live in an area with "hard water", scum always form around the reservoir area of the humidifier. That's all in the past with the AOS 7135 Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic:

This Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic humidifier uses high-frequency vibrations to turn the water into a micro-fine mist that creates a comfortable environment in any room. Choose the pre-heating function and mist exits the appliance at a pleasant 104 °F. «ITC™» technology (Intelligent Temperature Compensation) monitors the temperature and automatically adjusts the output when conditions change. A replaceable demineralization cartridge (Ag+ Ionic Silver Technology) ensures a water mist without lime scale or mineral residues, and the AIR-O-SWISS quad-band microbial protection system helps prevent microbial growth in the water base. This is particularly important when the humidifier is not used for some time with water remaining in the base.

We have had the opportunity to try this out and I must say it works as advertised, there's no worry of inhaling bacteria that forms in the basin area as well as deposits that can form around the basin itself. It even adjusts itself to temperature of the room!!! If there is any downside about the humidifier (and this is nitpicking) is that the demineralization cartridge (its like the filter for the mineral deposits, it actually reminds me of an oil filter from a car) needs to be soaked for 24 hours for maximum efficiency. So these are not one of those things were you can use it as soon as you open it, but hopefully, you would have had the foresight to check the instructions before being in the situation where you desperately need the product. Aside from that this is one of the most advanced humidifiers that I have come across. You might want to ask yourself why is this a little pricey? Aside for the low maintenance and efficiency, can you put a price on the most important thing of all: the respiratory health of your family?

Other features I like:
  • Humidifies the air in rooms up to 650 sq ft
  • Very quiet.
  • Empty and cleaning indicators
  • Make the choice of cool or warm (104 °F (40 °C) humidification
  • AIR-O-SWISS’ ITC™ technology (Intelligent Temperature Compensation) automatically regulates the output to create the most comfortable relative humidity adjusted to the temperature in your room
  • Sleep mode: the unit pre-determines a comfortable night humidity level
  • Timer allows for 1 to 9 hours or continuous operation
  • Transparent water tank (water level clearly visible)

Our family received the AOS 7135 Digital Warm
NO other payment was given. We were not obligated to
write a positive review.
This is our honest opinion, yours may be different.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Wiggles Wiggly Circus Live

Last week, I took my family to watch the Wiggles world tour, which was held in the Izod Center. My two daughters are familiar with the Wiggles as they routinely watch their show, my wife and I are somewhat familiar with them as well. The venue was pretty packed with people and there were nice little crayons and a coloring paper in shape of a guitar when we arrived in our seats (I think its a nice touch, to keep the children's attention occupied). The wait wasn't long as Fifi the ringmaster ushered the opening scene.

During the initial scene, as each one of the Wiggles coming out was met with loud applause, Anthony explained right away that Murray wasn't available because of some issues ( I forgot what it was). Even though, the people was a little bit disappointed, a fellow by the name of Ringo (I think that was his name, the way Anthony pronounced it anyway) did an excellent job as the red wiggle. The Wiggles performed all of their popular songs ( the fruit salad was my daughter's favorite) and there were these fantastic acrobats/ gymnasts doing all sort of tricks with the tumbling mat and Wiggles were doing some acrobatic feats as well. They took out their red car and drove around the stage with it, Dorothy the dinosaur, Wags the dog, Henry the octopus and Captain Feathersword was there as well (AHOY!! Captain feathersword!!) They were excellent performers because even though they were following a format with their performances, they loosely stuck to it and makes for spontaneous fun (there were some hilarious jokes regarding a popular particular exercise regimen as well as the one about Jets/Giants winning the baseball world series).

Overall, the Wiggles world tour was an excellent event as the wiggles themselves cater so much to the children,interacting with them, reading posters held up throughout the show and go as far (literally with Jeff) at the end of the show to pick up flowers from fans, gifts to Dorothy, and a bone or two to Wags. Even though, everything was light hearted and fun, there were some heart touching moments that probably had some people shed a tear here and there. In the beginning, when I sat down with the kids and my wife waiting for the show, I thought to myself " I should try to have fun, for the children's sake". Through out the whole show, up to the time when we were driving back home, I told my kids and wife, "Guys, daddy really had a lot of fun!!"

Disclosure: We received four free tickets to see the show through the USFamilyGuide.com. No other payment was received.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School Sunscreen Tips

Sunscreen Tips for Kids Going Back To School (how to protect them when you’re not with them):

Summer vacation may be over, but that doesn’t mean kids will be out of the sun. Data suggests that the majority of sun exposure in a person’s like occurs before the age of 18. So… how can you be sure to protect your children when they are back at school and out of your sight? Kavita Mariwalla, MD, Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Centers, suggests following these simple rules:

- If your children play sports, pack water-proof spray-on sunscreen in their backpack. Make sure you tell them to spray it on while getting ready for practice or the big game (30 minutes before sun expDear Ethel Olleres,osure). The spray version is easy to apply and they don't have to feel shy about asking a team mate to help them out.

- Consider washing your child's practice clothes and uniforms with Rit Sunguard. Available on-line and in most grocery stores, the easy to use powder can be washed in with clothes in the laundry and confers added SPF to t-shirts, shorts and socks - good for multiple washes.

- Buy empty lotion bottles (travel size) and fill them with sunscreen to pack in your child's backpack. That way it is easy to transport and easy for you to monitor their use.

- Don't forget sunglasses. Beyond a fashion accessory, sunglasses protect your child's eyes from harmful UV rays

- Encourage wearing a hat. Though most children are resistant to wearing a broad-brimmed hat, baseball caps are better than nothing. Just remind your child to put sunscreen on their ears and the back of their neck!

- If your child is in tournaments lasting the whole day in the fall, designate a "sunscreen parent." Just like the "snack parent" who provides nourishment to keep the kids on the field, the "sunscreen parent" can keep them safe and free from sunburns. Making this part of the sport environment creates healthy habits early on.

What is the data to support the importance of sunscreen use?

Data shows that basal cell skin cancer is rising in people under the age of 40. In addition, a study done in 2000 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that children who wore sunscreen consistently developed fewer moles than those who did not. The same study showed that sunscreen use is even more important for children with freckles because it decreased the number of nevi or moles they acquired by up to 40%. An epidemiologic study completed in 2009 showed that male children are at higher risk than female and additional risk factors for developing moles include spending 5 - 6 hours /weekly/ between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm outdoors. That's not a lot of time considering most sports practrice at least 1 - 2 hours a day. And don't forget those soccer tournaments!

So, if your child is playing sports when school gets back in session, remember these tips and keep them protected even when they are not under your watch.

Wordless Wednesday: Emma at 10 months

Hot Summer Fun for Baby Giveaway!

Four “hot” brands Mutsy, kokopax, kushies and pediped present Hot Summer Fun for Baby Giveaway valued at $1000!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My new favorite carrier...Kokopax (Review)

I never used a carrier when Libby was a baby. I owned one but she hated it. I did too. So baby carrier was not one of my list to buy when I was pregnant with Emma. About towards the end of my pregnancy, I started entering giveaways. One of the first giveaways I won was a Phat Baby Wraps. The first time I wore Emma in a wrap and saw how peaceful she looked, I fell in love with baby wearing. It changed my whole perspective about baby wearing. Now it's a lifestyle. I would rather wear my daughter done use a stroller.

I love being close to Emma at all times and have free hands to do what I want. I can cook, clean and play with Libby while Emma is being carried. I don't know how I would survive the first few months without one. Since Emma outgrew the wrap, I have been using both Ergo and Lillebaby. I love them both and use them for Emma and Libby. It is so much faster and better to carry them on a carrier when grocery shopping, going to the mall or to the park than using a stroller. In fact, I have three double strollers and four single strollers and right now none of them are being use. I even sold the other double stroller because it was still in the box.

However lately, I have not been wearing Emma at home. She still loves being carried but at 10 months old she no longer falls a sleep easily on a carrier. When she's cranky and wants to be carried I can't wash dishes, clean or cook while she's being carried in my Ergo or Lillebaby. She's at the age where she likes to touch anything and everything. So carrying front facing while washing a dishes or cooking is not such a good idea. I still have not mastered carrying Emma on my back by myself with using an Ergo/Lillebaby. Someone has to help me but my problem is that no one can help me. Libby who's almost 3 years old, I have no problem carrying her on my back alone. So for the past couple of months I have only been using my Ergo or Lillebaby while we are out or when I'm putting Emma to sleep. Most of the time, washing dishes and cleaning has to wait until my husband comes home.

When I learned about Kokopax, last year I honestly did not care for it. I don't even remembered entering a giveaway for it. But since I have been wanting to be able to carry Emma on my back easily (by myself) I wanted to give it a try. I was really excited when I was given the opportunity to review the Kokopax City Carrier.

The moment I took it out of the box I was in love with my Kokopax. It looks so much better in person. There was no assembling needed. It was ready to use! The instructions was very easy to follow. Actually, I was so excited to try it that I did not even read the direction! They sent me the stones print and I love it!

My favorite features
  • It's very lightweight. It weights about 3 pounds. I can hardly feel a difference carrying Emma on an Ergo or Kokopax.
  • Very easy to load and so much faster too. It's like putting a child on a high chair.
  • I love the 5-pt safety harness. It gives me assurance Emma is not going to fall out or jump out of it.
  • Very well padded shoulder straps. It gives you a lot of support and does not hurt your shoulder or back.
  • It has a toy ring to attach koko or other toys. I love this feature. I attach it to the no throw for her bottles or sippy cups so it won't fall on the ground.
  • It has a pocket. I can put my wallet or phone. It can even fit a diaper and wipes for those quick run to the grocery store.
  • It can be use up to 2 years or 35 pounds. I know I will be using this for another year and hopefully for my next child (whenever that is)
  • You can go HERE for more features.
I have been using my Kokopax for a few weeks and I love everything about it. I prefer using it than my other carriers. I love how easy it is to load Emma and carry her on my back without anyone's help. I can even put her down by myself. Every time she's cranky and wants to be carried or if I'm trying to protect her from her sister (because sometimes Libby likes to push, kick or poke her) I can still carry her and do other things such as wash dishes/bottles, cook or fold laundry.

Most of the time when Emma is being carried in the back she leans back when she's getting uncomfortable. But with the kokopax she never complains when she in it. She is very comfortable and has no problem falling a sleep while in it. I think the added back support really helps a lot. She can sit back and relax.

Another feature I love about the Kokopax carrier is that if I'm tired from carrying her I can put her down and my husband can take over and carry her without taking her out of the carrier. If she's hungry I can put her down and she can stay in in it while I feed her. It's like having a portable highchair! Every time someone sees me feeding her while she's in it, they are always amaze.

I have not left home without my Kokopax. We took it to Maine last week and camping last weekend.


waiting for daddy to come out from the bathroom...


Waiting for me outside the bathroom...

If you're looking for a carrier that will let you carry your child in the back easily, I definitely recommend Kokopax. They have three different types of carriers, eco-classic, classic, and the one I reviewed city carrier. You can purchase the city carrier for $99.99.

Kokopax also carries adorable baby sun hats that matches with their carriers. And for moms they also have Samantha diaper tote. It is not only stylish but also functional. I love how it does not look like a diaper bag. I think I know what I want for Christmas!

Kokopax is giving all my readers 10% discount on any order. Use coupon code luvtosave2010.

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NO other payment was given. I was not obligated to
write a positive review.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.

Eureka FilterAir Vacuum Review

My current vacuum is no longer functioning as well as before. I have been wanting to replace it. I want a vacuum that not only works great and does the job well, I want it to be affordable. I also want a vacuum that I can use both carpet/rugs and bare floors at the same time.

After searching for one, I came across Eureka. Since I read so many great reviews about Eureka's vacuum, I contacted them to review one. I was thrilled when they sent me their FilterAir Vacuum to review.

Sealed HEPA Filtration captures 99.97% of dust and allergens for a cleaner home. On/Off Brushroll Switch picks up dust and allergens from carpets and bare floors. Atimicrobial Dust Cup and Bristles with On-Guard™ protects brushroll bristles and dust cup from odors caused by bacteria.

Features I love
  • Very easy to switch from carpets to bare floors.
  • Very easy to maneuver. It turns easy. I have no problem vacuuming under the table and chairs.
  • It's bagless. I love that I don't have to keep buying bags which saves me tons of money in the long run. It is also environmentally friendly.
  • Very easy to empty! It has a Flip-Bottom Dust Cup for one push emptying. You are not exposed to the dirt. I used to hate emptying my old vacuum. In fact, I only emptied it when it's completely full. But with the FilterAir, I empty it after each use!
  • I also love that it has HEPA Filtration which captures 99.97% of dust and allergens for a cleaner home.
  • The cord length is very long. I can vacuum the whole room without moving the plug around.
I have been using the FilterAir Vacuum for a couple of weeks and I really love it. It does wonderful job cleaning both my rugs and hardwood floors. Having a toddler and a 10 month old, I'm constantly cleaning the floor for spills, crumbs and just about anything. The FilterAir makes it easier for me to maintain a clean floor. It picks up cheerios or goldfish crackers on my floor without any problem. It has no problem picking up dirt in edges and corners. I
also like that it comes with Telescopic Wands attachment. I can easily clean those hidden goldfish or cheerios in the sofa.

The only thing I can complain about this vacuum is it's very heavy. It weighs
about 19 pounds.
Although it is heavy, it does not bother me much because it is very easy to maneuver.
I don't have to lift it to get to places. I just push it.
Overall I'm very pleased with the FilterAir Vacuum and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a vacuum that works great and affordable.

I received the for free
NO other payment was given. I was not obligated to
write a positive review.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.