Aurora Inc. “Are We There Yet” Collection {review + giveaway}

This week my husband and I began planning our Spring vacation to the coast! I’m extremely excited because last year we skipped a vacation altogether because I became pregnant with our second child and wasn’t feeling well at all!  This year we’ll have two kids in tow under the age of three! I’ve been working on a check list of things to keep our trip enjoyable and running smoothly.

I was pretty happy to find out that Aurora Inc. has just released a brand new line of plush friends for  traveling children around the age of 3-7 years old.  This line includes a collection of the following products available in the cutest and cuddly of designs!

  • “My Name Is” ID Tags
  • “Keep Me Comfy” Neck Rests
  • “By My Side” Leads/Backpacks

Aurora Inc. was kind enough to send Gerome the Giraffe “Keep Me Comfy” neck rest & an adorable  bear “By My Side” backpack for me to review for my nearly three year old daughter.

Gerome the Giraffe “Keep Me Comfy” Neck Rest: This neck rest travel pillow is as comfortable as it is cute! My daughter often falls asleep in the car, at least 80% of the time she’s in it! I’m happy thanks to Gerome that my daughter sleeps with comfort instead with her head leaning to far forward or to the side in a very uncomfortable looking way! This neck rest would be great whether for riding in the car, strolling along in the stroller, or flying in a plane! It also comes in a fun monkey character design!

“By My Side” Panda Bear Backpack: I admit I used the think child leashes so to speak were horrible! But after having my own child I saw how important they could be in protecting a child. Everyone’s child is different but most 2-3 year olds I’ve seen and known like to wander. And as mom of two little ones, I know that sometimes you do have to look away. And in that split second your child could wander away from you into potential danger.

I’m so glad Aurora decided to carry a line of By My Side Backpack safety harnesses! These backpacks come in numerous fun animal character designs such as lion, monkey, and a giraffe. I had been using a device such as this one as soon as my daughter started walking because it not only helped me keep up with her but it also helped prevent injuries from my daughter stumbling to the ground and from avoiding the danger that can present itself in busy parking lots.

If your child outgrows their By My Side buddy, you can easily remove the leash part and your child’s back pack doubles as a fun friend to play with. I was very happy with the durability and the design of this product and highly recommend it!

“My Name Is” ID Tags: I was not sent one of these to review but wanted to shed some light on them because one of my lucky readers is going to have a chance to win one! These ID Tags basically can be hung on your child’s purse, backpack, belt loop, you name it. There’s space to write your cell phone number and name or even perhaps your child’s allergy if they have one. These Tags come in a variety of designs such as monkey, giraffe, lion, shark, panda and gator. We really think they are adorable and I’m in love with the Tiger and the Gator for my little ones!

Overall I’m very happy with the Are We There Yet product line and can’t wait to see what Aurora comes up with next. The products in this travel line retail from six to seventeen dollars.

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-Win It-

Thanks to Aurora, one of you will win a “My Name Is” ID Tag.

To Enter: Leave a comment telling me your favorite ID tag animal.  Open to US and Canadian residents only!

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Giveaway running till 05/07/11 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant. USA only.

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway or review other than the sample above mentioned.