Oh how I wish this would have been around when my kid’s were little.  Luckily they are available for them to now have and use on their own kids.  There is nothing worse than having a sick child and having to feel like you’re torturing them to get their temperature.  They feel bad enough and don’t want to have to hold the thermometer under their tongue while waiting for it to work.  Or worse….when you have to use a rectal thermometer on them because they are too sick to use the oral one.  Poor kid!  Not anymore!  Whoever thought of this was a genius.  Seriously one of the best things ever made as far as I’m concerned.  You can take a temperature with this in about 2 seconds and all you have to do is hold it an inch or two from the forehead and press a button.


It has 3 modes.  One for body temp, one for room temp and one for surface temp.  Just a click of the mode button and you can easily select which mode you’d like to use.  It also has a large, easy to read screen with a back light for use in dimmer rooms.  You can click the middle button to choose between Celsius or Farhenheit and it also has a memory button that you can use to keep track of a person’s temperature in case you need to reference it later.  This could even come in handy for women who are trying to conceive since one of the best ways to know you are “in cycle” is by your temperature.   It’s absolutely perfect for using on any one that is sick and I love that you don’t have to bother them to get a temp.  It works on 2 AAA batteries, which they included, and is so easy to use.  I think every household should have one.  You would never go back to using an oral thermometer again.


Product Description:
Experience quick and simple temperature taking with the Easy@Home NCT-301 non-contact, infrared thermometer. This easy to use thermometer has the latest infrared technology to display accurate readings within a second. There is no longer any physical contact necessary to get a simple temperature reading, it should always be this easy!
Instead of startling or irritating your children, this thermometer reads at a distance and notifies you silently. Eliminating physical contact decreases the chance of cross contamination between users while silent monitoring will not disturb them. The thermometer has a beeping sound to alert for high temperatures, however this feature can be disabled so that no sound emits while taking measurements.
Tri-Color Display:
The LCD display will show one of three colors based on the temperature. Not only does this display make reading temperatures easier in the dark, but the three colors indicate different ranges. A green display (<99.1°F (37.3°C)) indicates normal temperature, yellow display 99.3°F~100.2°F (37.4°C~37.9°C) indicates low-fever and red display >100.4°F (38°C) indicates high-fever.
Excellence Guarantee:
We offer a lifetime no hassle replacement guarantee for customers.
How to Take Temperature:
1.Clear forehead area of any hair or perspiration.
2.In ‘Body’ mode (default), aim to the center of the forehead from a distance of 1.2 – 2 inches.
3.Press the scan button and wait a second for the display to show the reading.




I fell in love with this tea set at soon as I saw it.  It reminded me of a set that my Grandma bought for me when I was about 5 years old.  I would sit at my little table & chairs with all of my babies and stuffed animals around me and we would have the best tea parties ever!  I seriously played with that set about 3 or 4 times each week for years and I was always trying to get people to attend my tea parties.  My brothers would reluctantly have tea with me but usually only if I provided a snack but my Grandma was always willing.  I had been looking for a nice set like this and had only been seeing cheap, plastic ones so I was super happy to find this set from Velocity Toys.  This metal tea set will hold up much better than the plastic ones and I love all the cute painted details.  It really made Kaleigh feel like the best hostess around.

teaset17This set comes with the teapot, tray, 4 teacups & saucers and 4 snack plates.  The size is perfect for toddlers on up to about 7 or 8 years old and it’s made really well.  It is intended for pretend play but we did try using it with actual juice.  The tea pot leaked just a little around the rivets but the cups didn’t leak at all and Kaleigh seemed to enjoy it much more after we gave her real liquid to play with.  The plates are a perfect size to hold a small snack like a cookie or some cut up fruit and she had a lot of fun serving everyone.  She must have filled that teapot up 2 or 3 times before we finally had to tell her she’d had enough to drink.  Since she is also going through potty training right now it was an interesting day to say the least.  (I am happy to report we had zero accidents)

teaset16 It really made me happy to see her having so much fun and it definitely brought back lots of great memories of my Grandma for me.   I hope that someday she will remember these great times too and do the same for her future Grandbabies.   Pretend play is so important and you could tell  this made her feel very grown up.  Her mother has let me know that she has played with her new tea set every day and that it quickly became her favorite toy.


Kaleigh’s eyes lit up the minute she saw hers and when it was time for her to go home she did not want to put it away.  I finally got her to understand that she could take it home with her and then she was happy,  but at first she was quite upset that she couldn’t play with it anymore.   Sometimes it’s the simpler toys in life that hold the best memories and I think this tea set really fits that bill.