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!
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
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!

Travel Buddies pillows are cuddly soft & make traveling fun for children! Win one from @thxmailcarrier! http://bit.ly/aFDVnZ #win #giveaway

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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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Tracey said...

Tristan would like the lion.
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Elsie said...

The brown bear is already a friend, we have so many books about bears! This would be such an ideal buddy for car rides!

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we love the moose

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Beth said...

They're all very cute. I think the cat is my favorite, and I like the brown bear best of the ones in the giveaway.

Beth said...

I also like the Bag Buddies, and it looks like you can get them to match the Travel Buddies.

Sunnyvale said...

I like the giraffe neck pillow

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I like the giraffe one the best!!

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I think the moose neck pillow is the cutest thing ever!

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Bebemiqui said...

My son is in love with the dog.
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Nicole said...

I like the giraffe but I think my son would like the alligator.

mogrill said...

The Pig is my favorite. Thanks for the chance.
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Andria said...

My stepdaughter loves the pig

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rosannepm said...

I like the Dolphin
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My lil' girl says I like the dolphin it is so cute.
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cstironkat said...

Sidney loves the Giraffe the best.

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The skunk is too cute!

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Katie said...

The Lion is super cute!
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I like the bear and the lion
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Anonymous said...

Love the Giraffe.

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my granddaughter loves the bunny

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melanie said...

I love horse. My three little boys are Cowboys so they would all love this. Our drive to town is long so the boys usually fall asleep in there carseats so this would be so useful.

susan said...

My favorite is the brown bear.

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I also like the Pawparazzi Pets ~ my niece adores them!

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I like the pig!

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polly said...

loving the little pig. very cute!
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Courtney :) said...

LOve the moose.

Jennifer T. said...

I like the Hippo the best.

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My son likes the pig best (he was a pig for halloween!)

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I like the dog!

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Robinc said...

My son would love their Alligator. That blue dog is so cute too!

Robinc said...

I think their bag buddy is my favorite other product. I am going to have to get that gator and dog for my boys bags.

Lisa C. said...

we love the skunk.. heheh

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My son would love the lion....the moose is tempting though.
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I think my little man would like the lion pillow

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I like the bunny.

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The horse is my grandson's favorite.

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Hippo!

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