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!

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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hbokor said...

My daughter loves the hippo the best. I have to agree!! Thanks.

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Rebecca Orr said...

I love the Pig, but I know that my son would love the frog. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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Another product I like is the Flip Flop Fun! Such a good idea.

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Entered Prima Princess giveaway!

Bombtastic Belle said...

I'd for the lion, but I just love the beaver and moose, lol
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megan said...

I like the giraffe the best.

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I entered the ZooShoo giveaway.

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Amanda said...

My favorite is the Hippo!

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"Iowa Mom" said...

My son would love a frog and my daughters the piggy! So hard to pick just one.

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We are an outdoors family and love their Jelly Flyer idea!

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We entered Traveling With Children: Organization {Mrs. Smith's Bags Diaper Bag Review & Giveaway}.

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Anonymous said...

I love the frog best! So cute!

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The bag buddies are adorable!

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Entered your ZooShoo Giveaway!

Lindsey said...

I like the pig best.

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I like the hippo the best
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mensatic said...

They're all so cute, it was hard to choose, but I like the horse. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

I love the frog.

Kim L. said...

We like the Lion the best!!! So cute! xoxoxo

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I also like the Bag buddies that the site carries! I think I like the purple cat best! xoxo

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Marie said...

I love the frog. Its so cute
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The Frog is the cutest!

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anthy said...

The bunny or the alligator are my favorites.

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"Iowa Mom" said...

We entered the Out of the Box Sampler Giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

We definitely love the skunk the most!

mary said...

The alligator is very cute. Close second is the cat.

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The young Picasso canvas painting kit would be great for my soon to be 4 yr. old.

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I entered the RandomLine on the go game giveaway.

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The Sassy Silk Halter™ Silk Painting Kit is neat.

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I entered the Britax giveaway.

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I like the pig.

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Linda Kish said...

Giraffe

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I love the frog!
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We love the lion!

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Anissa said...

They are all cute but I think the lion would be my kids' pick.

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I entered the my busy kit giveaway.

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I entered the fairy gram giveaway.

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Out of all of them I think my kids would love the Cat and the alligator... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

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My boys like the dog ;)
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