Zoobies Review and #Giveaway

When Liam first met his new Zoobies friend, he immediately gave him a name and a hug, which for my little guy with Autism is a pretty big step!  Originally dubbed Mashaka the Monkey by his Zoobies creators, he immediately became Maybe the Monkey (as in... guess who, maybe you, maybe the monkey from the zoo).  Mashaka is a Blanket Pet!

Mashaka the Monkey™ 

Swinging his way from the jungles of Africa, this rambunctious, award-winning ape (chosen specifically by Toy Directory for the very prestigious Top Toy Award 2007) is sure to hang around your child and become his/her best friend. Not only is Mashaka™ an adorable monkey, but also a comfy pillow and super-soft blanket all in one. Perfect for road excursions or just cuddling in bed.

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket zipped inside: 44" x 34"
  • L: 34.3" x W: 6.3" x H: 15.8"
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blanket Pet™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
My Review: 

So you know that Liam loves his Maybe the Monkey, but I love that Maybe stores a blanket for when he's at school for nap time, when he's out and needs a way to relax or even just for cuddling up on the couch at home.  When Maybe is stuffed, he can be a pillow, but we usually take him apart and use the blanket while Liam and Maybe cuddle up.

The blanket is easily machine washable and very soft and comfortable.  It's a great size for Liam - not so big he gets lost, but big enough to wrap up and cuddle!  If your kids need to rest on the run, then Zoobies can be right for you!

Zoobies are available in a number of cute and sweet characters for your kids big and small... my other favorite that I'm seriously thinking of getting for Erik is:

Yep, it's Baby Mashaka the Monkey - a smaller version of Erik's Maybe, he's a Blanket Baby... and it has all the attributes of the bigger monkey in a smaller package AND a satin corner on the blanket to use as a lovey!

Liam already likes to introduce Maybe to his other stuffed animal friends, so hopefully in a few months Erik and Liam will be introducing their friends to each other and playing together!
You can buy the entire line of Zoobies online or you can visit their site and find a local Zoobies retailer!

You can also win your very own Zoobie Blanket Pet here on Acting Balanced!

The Rules:
All entries must be received by April 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.  
Contest is open to residents of the United States only.
Winner will be chosen from all entries by random.org and verified before announcing.  Winner will be notified on this blog and by email and will have 48 hours to confirm their acceptance of the prize as awarded.

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 #giveaway ends 4/7