Monday, August 3, 2015

Back-to-School Gift Guide: Dream Frenz

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

It's summer vacation and we live pretty far north and it's light until late, so the combination of those two things means my kids have been staying up late in the evening and then sleeping late in the morning. Those are the hours I prefer to keep too, so I'm all for it. But pretty soon we're going to have to change our ways and start getting to bed earlier and getting up earlier for school. Which means I need ways to convince my kids that bedtime isn't a terrible thing and that I'm not the meanest mommy around. Enter a new toy that they recently received- Dream Frenz. Here's a bit about these toys, from their website:

Dream Frenz® turn bedtime into Dream Time! Dream Frenz are cuddly pillow toys for the young and the young at heart. Each pillow character has a soft pillow head with a soft stuffed body that tucks inside, but watch out, Dream Frenz can hide in plain sight! The backs of the pillows have a coordinating quilted fabric. Just flip your Dream Frenz around to have a lovely accent pillow. Just perfect for Grandparents with Grandkids that visit!

We received Marlin the Moon, who glows in the dark!

Vivian was very taken with Marlin and thought it was great fun transforming him from a toy to a pillow and back again. I thought the pillow/toy was well made and seems very sturdy. That's a very important feature when my kids are involved. 

I think the DreamFrenz are a cute and creative toy, as well as being useful as a pillow. They come in a variety of styles, so check them out!