***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
If you're the parent of little ones, chances are, you see a lot of TV ads for toys, especially on kids' channels like Disney, Jr. and Sprout. It seems like every single time something new comes out, my kids just HAVE to have it. It doesn't even matter what the toy is, they think that if they see it on TV, it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
So when I got the chance to check out HideAway Pets by Jay at Play, I knew Sophie and Xander would be absolutely thrilled. They have been begging for one of these adorable "pets" for some time now.
Haven't heard of HideAway Pets? Allow me to introduce you to the cutest crew around! There are several pets to choose from, including a Snow Monkey, Persian Kitty, Hedgehog, and Siberian Husky, just to name a few.
These are no ordinary stuffed animals, though. They have a hidden surprise! When kids are in the mood to play, they can hug and snuggle their HideAway Pet. If they get tired and just want to chill on the couch and watch "Frozen" for the 5 billionth time, their HideAway Pet can curl up and tuck away, creating a makeshift pillow of sorts. Pretty cool, right?
We received the oh-so-snuggly Siberian Husky HideAway Pet to check out for ourselves. This was pretty amusing, considering my husband has always wanted a BIG dog. That will never, ever happen since my allergies won't allow it. We are stuck having little hypoallergenic "wussy breeds" as Dan calls them, like our Shih-Tzu and our Yorkie. So the Siberian Husky HideAway Pet is the closest he will be getting to having his big "manly dog".
Anyway, the first thing I noticed about our HideAway Pet is that he is very, very soft. This makes it's snuggle-factor shoot through the roof! And of course, he's pretty darn cute, too. Just check out those big blue eyes and that adorable little nose!
As you can see, there's a little snap hidden on the HideAway Pet's head. This allows him to be tucked-in and transformed into a ball.
All you need to do to turn this snuggly pal into a little pillow is tuck the HideAway Pet's limbs in, and snap him shut. (The other snap is located near it's hind-quarters.)
Here's the HideAway Pet, tucked into a ball! I may be giving my age away here, but this kind of reminds me of a toy I had back in the 80's or early 90's. You know the ones I'm talking about, right? It's pretty much the same overall concept, but the HideAway Pets are much softer and come in a wider variety.
So as adorable as this toy is, I am sure you're wondering, is it kid-approved? Yes! Sophie and Xander both absolutely freaked when they saw their new plush pal. In fact, they knew EXACTLY what it was, right out of the shipping box. Sophie was shrieking, "Mommy, Mommy, it's a HIDEAWAY PET!" She was acting like I would be if we had won a PowerBall Jackpot!
Ultimately, Xander got the honors of snuggling up with the HideAway Pet first. He sat right down in Daddy's recliner and decided he was going to "read" his new friend a story.
Xander was too darn cute snuggling, hugging, and talking to his HideAway Pet. He even taught him all about how sticker-books work. Because, well, I guess that's a life-skill that every creature great or small must possess. He also had a great time transforming his HideAway Pet into a pillow and then back into a pup, over and over again.
Overall, my kids absolutely adore their new HideAway Pet. They love how soft he is, as well as his cute little canine face. And of course, the magic hidden inside provides them with tons of entertainment. They love snapping and unsnapping him, and are even known to hide small toys within its curled-up body. We will definitely be adding another HideAway Pet to our home soon. Sophie really loves the Snow Monkey, so he will be next on our list!
If you'd like to check out HideAway Pets for yourself, head on over to their website.
HideAway Pets will be available this summer at retail stores nationwide at Toys”R”Us, Target, Walmart, and Kmart.
You can also connect with Hideaway Pets on Facebook and on twitter to keep up with their latest additions and promotions!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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