|Fisher-Price Doodle Bear|
OK, MOST of those suckers. Because the thing is, with an almost 6-year-old in the house, I am inundated with those fluffy little things that you can't wash. Really. Surface wash only? Manufacturers, are you nuts? This is for a CHILD. And I can't WASH the thing?
Rant done. Kind of. Because I have some good news and SOME BETTER NEWS.
Fisher-Price has come up with a new kind of stuffed animal that is made to go in the washing machine. Excuse me for a moment:
OK, now that that's over. The better news -- for you anyway -- is that the company sent me one of these bad boys to test out. AND they're going to send one to a reader of Inside Out foh' freeeeeeeeeeee.
Yeah man! Now the detes -- called the Fisher-Price Doodle Bear, it looks a bit like a Care Bear to me (although you didn't hear that from me, I think that's trademarked?). Anyhoo, it's soft and cuddly like a standard stuffie, but the surface is fur-free so the kids can use washable markers (included) all over it to decorate their little friend. And now for the kicker -- when they're done, you just throw it in the wash to clean it off.
I was a bit bummed that the bear -- we got the "pink" version named Rose, but there's a blue one named "Sky" and a purple one named "Violet" too -- had as much decoration already on it as she (he? it?) did. I could see this working a tad bit better if it were all white. But the markers do work on the whole bear, and most kids I know love to color outside the lines anyway! And did I mention it's machine-washable?
The bear retails for $21.99 at Toys R Us, but as I mentioned before, Fisher-Price is giving an Inside Out reader their own. Want in?
Here's how it works. For an entry, leave a tale of the worst EVER stuffed animal disaster in your house.
Want extra entries? Of course you do. Soooo, you can:
1. Follow me on Twitter @jeannesager and tweet this giveaway. Leave a link to your Tweet in the comments below.
2. Become a Facebook fan of Inside Out Motherhood, and leave a comment telling me (and drop by to leave me a comment on there too if you want -- I'm a glutton for looooove).
3. Grab my purty new button (you'll see it at left), post it on your blog, then leave me a link in comments so I can come visit you and say hi!
I think that's it. Oh yeah -- make sure I have some way to contact you if you're the winner. If you're a blogger and have a contact on your blog, that'll do so you don't have to put your email out there for the world to see. But if not, how about a Twitter handle, something, so I can reach out. Or you can check back. The contest will end May 26.
Disclosure: Although Fisher-Price provided me with a bear to facilitate the review, I was not paid for for my comments,, and all opinions expressed are my own.