Sunday, August 1, 2010

CSN Stores Review

CSN is your one stop shop for online shopping. With over 200 stores to choose from you can find anything you need, from your kitchen to your fitness needs. Need a diaper bag and a new faucet for your sink? You can get both from CSN

I was given the opportunity to review products from one of CSN's 200+ stores. I chose to pick my products from the Baby & Kids section, since my blog centers around the boys. Let me tell you, it was a hard choice narrowing down the section I wanted to shop in let alone find an actual product. There is so much to choose from I took three days before I finally made my decision.

I chose two toys made by Melissa and Doug, the alphabet magnets and the stackable rings.
Let's start with my overall thoughts on CSN stores.
Amount of products to choose from: A+
With over 200 stores to shop they have pretty much anything you could need.
Site navigation: A+
Tabs are easy to navigate to find the item(s) you are looking for.
Speed/Quality of shipping: A+
After I finally made up my mind on what I wanted to order, I got my ship confirmation within 24 hours and had my package in hand only a few days later. It was sent via UPS and although the box came in damaged (that would be UPS's fault not CSN's) the contents were in good shape.

Now for the actual product review. Let's start with the alphabet magnets. The set has the full alphabet in both upper and lower case letters. The are made of wood and come in bright colors as you can see from the picture above. Patrick was excited to get a package in the mail and even more excited to play with the contents. The magnets have been thrown, dropped, played with, and even "tasted" as Mason is in the "everything must go in my mouth" stage. They've held up pretty good so far. I give this product an A+

As for the stackable rings, I am less than impressed. The rod the rings go on has already come out of the base and could potentially cause harm if a child sticks it in his/her mouth. The top rings are also pretty small. Patrick actually got the orange one stuck in his mouth and I had to work pretty hard to get it out. Luckily it didn't cause any damage, but what if I hadn't been right there? I hate to say it, but I have to give this product an F because of the potential danger it possesses. I wouldn't recommend this particular product to you, especially if you have kids that like to stick things in their mouths like mine.

***While I was provided with the products listed above for review, I was not compensated for my opinion and anything written above is my own thoughts and opinion.***


Christy said...

I love CSN stores!

Mama_Tank said...

Me too! They have so much to choose from.

Hyperactive Lu said...

Sounds like a great place to shop! BTW, I was born and raised until I was in 4th grade, in Lewisville, TX. I went to McAullife elementary!

Mama_Tank said...

Small world for sure. I just moved here in June, from Brownsville, Tx. I like it here!