*This is a sponsored post, however as with every post on this blog, I don’t write about it unless I like it 🙂
Have you seen CloudPets™? These are one of the best new toys that I have seen lately. Especially for those parents that may have to be separated from their kids for a while. Having just had a baby in the NICU for 6 months, this CloudPets™ toy would have been great for that too!
And I was only separated from him for several hours everyday, being overseas in the military, or away for work, out of town. Even relatives that live out of state. Having CloudPets™ is a new and fantastic way to give that personal touch even when you cannot be there physically.
FaceTime and Skype are great, but you can’t hug a phone or a computer screen. CloudPets™ combines mobile messaging app technology with a cuddly toy that allows people to give and receive “hugs” from afar via personal messages.
Studies show that up to 70% of children develop healthy, stress-easing attachments to what psychologists call “transitional objects” (toys, blankets), which benefit their emotional development—especially if parents work late, travel, or are deployed. CloudPets™ can provide a tangible connection to parents through the teddy bear or other stuffed animal.
I think the best thing is you can actually SEND messages to the CloudPets™, so it isn’t just a once and done. You can send a message and even get a message BACK from your child. This is a fantastic way to have “real life” communication, even when miles away.
I can totally see these being used to sing a lullaby to a baby in the NICU <3 Babies that are away from mom, can greatly benefit from hearing their moms voice, anything familiar and this is perfect!! For older kids, I think being able to send and receive messages to out of state family (grandparents) is a great way to stay connected. And of course parents in the military away from the kids. This is a HUGE benefit.
For those concerned with the security of these, CloudPets protect kids’ safety and privacy. The toys aren’t tainted by the privacy issues of other products. Parents manage a security gate where they approve/reject all incoming messages, and no messages can be sent to, or received from, a CloudPet except from a device within 30 feet. However, messages can be sent to profiles (and then to a CloudPet) from anywhere in the world, allowing friends and families to communicate with kids safely from afar. So you can control what messages get to the Cloud Pet from the app on your phone! Available both from the Apple App store and Google Play. Pretty sweet right?!
Plus — they have several to pick from!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CloudPets™