"Mom! Where is Sparkle?" ~ I think I hear that at least twice a day on a slow day since our new family member came to live with us a few weeks ago. Sparkle would be our new Zoobie's Panda Blanket Pet (original name Ping) that we have had the opportunity to review. I have to admit I am a little excited that my kids have grown so attached to Sparkle as it makes my job a little easier at bedtime as well as for sleepovers. Sparkle (or Ping) is a sleepovers best friend as it is a pillow, blanket and plush friend all in one! How can you not love that?
My oldest daughter is always spending the night somewhere on the weekends and one of the things I hate the most about sleepovers is having to lug all of her stuff there for one night. She needs her pillow, her clothes, a stuffed animal and her blanket and then you spend the better part of the morning waiting while she tries to find all of her stuff to take her home or praying that everything comes back if she's dropped off. The ability for her to take almost everything all in one Blanket Pet is so reassuring and little to no hassle! Now I know when she goes to a sleepover what goes there will more than likely come back as she knows that her blanket is part of the pillow and stuffed animal.
My children are the queens of "I want that" and we usually crumble under the pressure and buy most of what they want even if it's very poorly made. I am a strong believer in picking my battles with my children and as long as they haven't provided a reason for me not to buy them a toy than I don't mind buying what they want but I have to admit some of these toys I have bought aren't even worth the fabric their made out of! Surprisingly, this is not the case for Sparkle, our Zoobie's Blanket Pet, this toy is made of really soft, cuddly, and durable materials. The blanket inside is made of a thick fleece which is big enough to allow the kids to snuggle warmly.
There are so many Blanket Pets to pick from that it might be a little overwhelming for your kids. My decision was made easily since both girls love Pandas and Ping was so dang adorable that I couldn't resist. My personal favorites were Tama the Tortoise and Jafaru the Giraffe but there is always next time!
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