My children, like most kids, love stuffed animals. What's better than a friendly, plush pal to accompany a child on their many adventures? My oldest had an elephant pillow-style toy when he was little, and he would not go anywhere without Mr. Elephant. Sophie, my toddler, even has a few furry friends she likes to cart around with her. Xander, my youngest, is almost 8 months old and he is just now really beginning to love stuffed animals. He often eyes his big sister's animals and tries to cuddle them until she notices and reclaims her property! We're working on the whole concept of sharing. Stuffed animals are more than just a fun playmate for children. They are also a source of comfort. If a child is upset, tired, or just not feeling well, one of the first things they turn to is their trust stuffed companions for hugs and snuggles. These give a child a sense of security, and can often do the trick in calming down a fussy tot.
That's why I was so intrigued by the new concept in stuffed animals: The Huggy Buddy! Not only are Huggy Buddys adorable, they also have something extra special tucked away inside of them. You see, there is a hidden, velcro compartment in the Huggy Buddy's belly that holds a scented pouch containing the soothing properties of Lavender Leaf and Flax Seed that your child is sure to love! The best part? The pouch can actually be removed and heated in the microwave! When placed back into the snuggly body of the Huggy Buddy, it will keep their furry friend warm, toasty, and extra cuddly for up to an hour! This would be perfect for a chilly evening! And since the Huggy Buddy utilizes the proven soothing aromatherapy effects of Lavender, your child is sure to fall asleep sooner and more soundly when hugging their Huggy Buddy!
I received the Huggy Buddy Elephant Buddy for review. I thought this would be perfect for Xander, since he seems to like elephants. I also loved the purple color! Take a look at how adorable our Huggy Buddy is!
Xander LOVES the Huggy Buddy!
Overall, we're quite happy with the Huggy Buddy. As you can see, my baby LOVES hugging and squeezing his Elephant Buddy. This animal is very, very soft! It is also very well constructed and the opening on the tummy stays shut quite well. I was a bit nervous that Xander would be able to get the pouch out, but that was not the case at all.
Another thing I love about the Huggy Buddy is that it smells wonderful. It has a clean, fresh Lavender scent that is really quite relaxing. I wish they made adult sized Huggy Buddys! If I had one, I am willing to bet falling asleep would be much easier to accomplish!
I found it very easy to heat the removable heating pad. I just microwaved it, with a cup of water placed next to it, in 20 second increments until the desired temperature was achieved. After that, I just popped the heating pad into the Huggy Buddy and it was ready for some serious snuggles! Heating the pad really brings out the wonderful, calming scent of the Huggy Buddy. While the aroma was definitely apparent, it is not at all overpowering. It is actually quite pleasant!
But perhaps the most surprising use I have found has been for MY benefit. I have had (and still have) the worst headache of my life. I am assuming it is due to the barometric changes that the earthquake and hurricane both brought with them this past week. My head has been throbbing and pounding and I have been just plain miserable. I found that I could actually put the heating pad into the freezer and have a wonderful cooling pad! I held the chilled Huggy Buddy against my head and it actually helped relieve some of the pain!
So as you can see, the Huggy Buddy is wonderful for children and adults alike! From a huggable friend to a soothing night time pal to even a headache reliever, Huggy Buddys are awesome! And with several different friends to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect Huggy Buddy for your child! I know the Monkey is next on my list!
You can purchase a Huggy Buddy of your own on their website.
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One very lucky follower will receive a Huggy Buddy of their own! How cool is that?!
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This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ until 12:01AM EST on 9/17/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure:I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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