Monday, November 17, 2008

Warm Whiskers Great For Kids...And Parents Too

There is a great gift idea that I came across recently that the kids will love and parents can use after the kids have gone to sleep.

If you haven't heard of them before, Warm Whiskers has a line of stuffed "toys" that also serve another useful purpose. Unlike many stuffed toys, the Warm Whiskers line is filled with Lavender or Buckwheat. This scores points in the natural column as far as manufacturing is concerned. Also good to know if you are little concerned about the plastics ingredients in some toys today. Check my earlier toy post about plastics to get more details.

Warm Whiskers have a variety of characters that the kids can choose from like cats and dogs and they seem to be well made. They are actually being marketed as aromatherapy pillows and neck wraps and when you see them, you'll know what I mean. They are clearly shaped somewhat differently than most plush toys. However, if you bring one home or receive one as a gift, don't think the kids won't want to play with them because they will.

Here's the kicker. The plush animals can be heated in the microwave and they applied to the neck and back to help relieve aches and pains. That's right. You're going to be fighting with your kids for this one. That's why I recommend waiting until the kids go to sleep to use it. You will probably also want to wait until the kids are sound asleep before you put it in the microwave. You wouldn't want your little ones seeing that and thinking you are trying to whack the new puppy.

If Warm Whiskers are already making a home with you let me know what you think of them.

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