Thursday, March 4, 2010

Traveling With Children: Comfort {Travel Buddies Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

This product is featured as part of a week of Traveling With Children necessities.

The first flight that Big Sister E and I took on our recent vacation was scheduled to take off right at her naptime. I figured that it could either work for or against me, in that she would either just go to sleep on the plane or she would... well, I didn't really want to consider the other option.

Therefore, I did all I could to make sure that she was as cozy and comfortable as possible - or at least as much as could be when confined to an airplane seat - to help lull her into dreamland. The number one thing on my list for that? An ultra-soft, cuddly plush Travel Buddies Children's Neck Pillow.


Big Sister E knew that I had her special Giraffe pillow tucked safely in our bag, as she had been eager to use it ever since it had arrived earlier in the week. I had let her give it a few hugs while taking it out of the package but then had whisked it away so that it would be a treat for the plane. Sure enough, almost as soon as we were settled in, I heard, "I have my Giraffe now?"

I couldn't blame her, really. These pillows are the perfect combination of cuteness, comfort and softness and are just the right size to fit around a child's neck to help prevent their head from falling every which way as they try to relax. Available in a whole zoo of friendly animals, Travel Buddies also provide a touch of added security for kids and give them a stuffed pal to snuggle with as they (hopefully) fall asleep.

I can personally vouch for them working, as only minutes into our travels, Big Sister E and her Giraffe had settled in quite nicely together:


Big Sister E was so taken with her Giraffe that she wore it around in the airport between flights and received multiple comments and compliments on it. From grandmothers to other kids to the pilot on the next plane, everyone thought having a neck pillow specifically for children was a great idea.

When it comes time to travel with kids, whether a short drive in the car or a long flight, having a travel pillow/friend for your child can really help make a difference between being tired and uncomfortable and being content and happy - and, with any luck, asleep.

Does your child need a cozy buddy to bring along on your next trip? Thanks to Noodle Head Toys, one person will be able to bring home a friend for traveling or relaxing around the house, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of Frog, Giraffe, Brown Bear, Pig, Lion, Horse or Hippo Travel Buddies Pillow!


To enter to win a Frog, Giraffe, Brown Bear, Pig, Lion, Horse or Hippo Travel Buddies Pillow: Visit Noodle Head Toys and tell me which of their cute Travel Buddies pillows is your (or your child's) favorite.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you check out all of the other great products that Noodle Head Toys offers and tell me which one(s) you like!
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1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

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Giveaway will end on March 25th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

A huge thank you to Noodle Head Toys for providing a Giraffe Travel Buddies pillow for me to review as well as one of seven choices for one lucky giveaway winner. Adorable, comfortable and fun! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Bethany said...

I like the pig the best. I think! They're all so cute!

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jan816 said...

My grandson loves frog, so frog it is. :)

NL6369 said...

I like them all, but the Pig is just too adorable.

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I like the matching Pig Bag Buddies

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Our favorite is the horse.

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Liz said...

i like the hippo!

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McKim said...

I like the moose.

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We like the frog pillow best!
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mar said...

I like the Hippo Bag Buddies best other than the giveaway items!

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sthompsonfoto said...

I like the little skunk
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I loke the horse bag buddy also
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Sylvia said...

I like the giraffe
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Sylvia said...

I also like the Bag Buddies especially the purple cat
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rainmommy said...

i like the kitty cat one the best! this will come in handy for all our plans this summer!
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i like the lion

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i also like the "Decorate your own" Flip Flop sandal kit

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mickeyfan said...

My personal fave is the alligator.

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I like the Cat the best!

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I like the Brown Bear pillow.

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My little girl would love the cat. Thanks!

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My daughter said that she loves the piggy!
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One Southern Girl said...

So many cute choices! But I think I'd go with a horse since that is little guy's favorite animal ;) Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

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I also like the Bag Buddies and I can see the little ones around here having lots of fun with The Amazing Jumbo Jelly Flyer!

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Stephanie said...

brown bear - we have a trip across the pond this summer with our toddler and this would be perfect!
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CRAZYMOM said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow. I think I'd want the Frog...or maybe the puppy. So cute!!

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jackie said...

They're all cute, but my son would love the frog one!!

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I also like the young picasso canvas painting kit!

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We like the cat :)
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My son would love the alligator! And I am following from Follow Friday! Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com
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I love the lion and the frog... can't choose between them...

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I'm all about the Adventure travel logs too!

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Brandi said...

Definitely the frog! How adorable!

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Louise said...

Wonderful idea! I'm glad it worked for you - airline schedules aren't always baby schedules! Greetings from Italy via Friday Follow.

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My son's favorite is the lion.
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Jennifer said...

My girls love the hippo!

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I love their Bag Buddies.. they are too cute

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