Holiday Gift Guide: Scare Me Nots Review and Giveaway (closed)


ScareMeNots™ are plush creatures designed to take the “scary” out of monsters in more ways than one. Soft, cuddly, and appealing, they are perfect bedtime companions for all children. However, for kids with nighttime fears, ScareMeNots™ offer an extra sense of protection and comfort. Their special features allow them to ward off those scary things that hide in all the usual places (under the bed, in the closet, behind the drapes)—and in the unusual places as well!

GuardianGus_PhotoThe plush line is made up of six different characters with very different personalities: Defender Dave, Fearless Fred, Guardian Gus, Protector Patty, Valiant Valerie and Watchdog Wally.

My husband and I decided on bringing Guardian Gus into our families life.  Our 18 month old daughter  currently sleeps in the same room with mommy and daddy right now. We decided that when we do make the transition of moving her into her own room a lovey such as Gus would be the perfect companion in keeping her safe from all the things that seems to lurk in the dark corners of our childrens imaginations.

Here’s a little more information about Gus himself.

Guardian Gus, with an extra eye in each hand, is ideal for spotting monsters around corners and under beds.  He removes closet and hallway monsters by sliding one hand-eye under the door, while never leaving your little ones’ bedroom.  His assignments have taken him worldwide in search of monsters like Swamp Thing and Bigfoot.  He can detect any size monster, from the enormous Loch Ness monster to the greasy bite size Quagmire Quarter-Pounder, who’s aroma has lured many an unsuspecting youngster to it’s golden lair.  However, Gus is most renowned for his detection of the Bathtub Belly Slimer due to his use of S.W.A.T. (Soapy Water Approach Technique).  With one look at his lean, green body, children know this monster combatant means business.  Here in a recent photo he asked monsters “Do you want a piece of this?”

100_3723Gus as well as the other plushies have long tails in which Velrco is attached in order for your child to hang their friend from a door knob. The tail is also long enough to put up under your children’s mattress so the Scare Me Nots can keep a look at for those monsters that lurk under the bed!

Melody really likes Gus, and is one of her many friends that she makes sure is in her bed with her before she goes down for the night. As she gets older and makes the whole your own room transition, I’ll sit down with her and let her know a little more about her friend Gus.

I think these plushies are perfect for children up  to the age of 10 and are an excellent solution in ridding night time fears! It’s no wonder they’ve won so many great awards!

To learn more about Scare Me Nots, check out their website! You can read about the rest of the Scare Me Nots, enjoy fun freebies, read testimonials, as well as purchase them for 24.99 each.

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Disclaimer: I was sent Guardian Gus to review from Innovative Toys . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.