Continuing with my series on awesome toys for kids, I've recently discovered a new, one-of-a-kind toy called CloudPets™. Whether you choose a Teddy Bear, Bunny, Kitty, Unicorn, or Puppy, CloudPets™ allow your children to stay in touch with the ones they love! The pet's heart will flash to let your child know that they have a new message. How cool is that?!
We live about an hour away from my parents. In the past, I used to rally up the kids to visit my parents' house every other week. But with the new baby, its becoming more like every other month due to the sheer craziness of just getting everyone in the car (not to mention the two hours spent in the car with a crying baby). However, to compensate, every night the girls call my parents just to say, "Hi!" The calls are fairly short because someone is throwing a tantrum, crying, or doing something crazy that I have to go tend to.
Now, with CloudPets™, my parents have the ability to record a message for my children without me having to coordinate crying schedules! Its not only my parents that can send messages. CloudPets™ comes with parental controls that allow me to invite friends and family to send messages to the pet. So their great-grandma and cousins can all now join in the fun!
We decided on the Teddy Bear for our kids.
The girls had a blast testing it out and singing nursery rhymes, reciting their ABCs, and counting.
With Ryan's hunting season starting up this fall, we already know he'll be going on some overnight trips. The girls (and I'm sure baby Conrad) typically have a hard time with him not being home to tuck them in bed. So we've downloaded the app on Ryan's iPhone (it also works on Android phones as well). With no doubt, I'm sure that he'll somehow incorporate ducks quacking or geese calling into the message, typical Ryan style.
To get one for yourself or loved one, head on over to Walmart and remember to pick up three AA batteries for your CloudPets™. I found the CloudPets™ next to the jewelry department in the As Seen on TV section. They are available at select Walmart stores, but will be available nationwide soon!
In terms of technical details, CloudPets™ require a compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. It uses bluetooth technology to send messages to the pet. It took me less than 5 minutes to set it up - super easy!
To see more details and a tour of how it works, click on this link: Getting Started with CloudPets™.
Just a tip, this would make an awesome birthday and Christmas present for anyone in your life who wants to stay in touch with loved ones! I would also say that this would be kind of cool to use as a birth announcement to the grandparents 🙂 (Don't get any ideas, I'm not pregnant.)
Check out my addition of CloudPets™ to my Pinterest board called "Gifts for Kids" - and add the below image to yours!
I would love to hear how you would use your CloudPets™!