Thank you to CloudPets™ for sponsoring this opportunity to help us send a hug from far away.
In this day and age there is no shortage of ways to keep in touch with loved ones who can’t be with us. Phone, text, email, video messages – in many ways you can feel like they are right there in the same room. But the reality is that they aren’t and hugging a laptop or tablet just doesn’t make up for the long distance.
Especially for kids.
And often, depending upon time zones, kids’ bedtimes and busy schedules, it’s hard to actually connect. I can’t tell you how many times I was out of town and couldn’t get a call in to my kids before bedtime or how many times we played phone tag with my in-laws who live in a different state.
Which is why I was so excited about CloudPets™!
CloudPets™ are adorable stuffed pets that connect with an app that allows you to send and receive messages to and from your child through a soft, stuffed friend. CloudPets™ basically let you send your child a hug no matter where you are!
There are 6 different types of CloudPets™, the one we received is the CloudPets™ Bunny.
In order to use your CloudPets™ stuffed toy, you need to download the free CloudPets™ app from the Apple store or Google Play. App setup is intuitive and fairly quick. You do need to have the app on a device that stays with / near your child so they can receive the messages you send when you are on-the-go.
My daughter loved that she got to name her bunny and see the name show up in the app. She chose “Sparkles” because she said her eyes sparkled. The app creates a parent account with a child account attached to it. You can have multiple children / CloudPets™ in your account – one for each child!
From the app you can record a message and send it to your child or invite friends and family to download the app and connect with your CloudPets™ character. When you press record, you can record a short message and have it sent to your child’s CloudPets™ toy. The heart on the CloudPets™ blinks red when there is a message available for them to listen to. Anyone that you invite can send messages to your child, making it a fun way for all of your loved ones to send messages and hugs.
The bunny is SO SOFT, I admit I even hugged it a few times.
CloudPets™ is the perfect solution for my daughter for when my husband and I travel and so she can stay in touch with her grandparents. She is a very loving and hands-on little girl and really enjoys having a stuffed animal to connect with. Having that stuffed animal actually carry and send messages between someone she loves is the perfect way for her to feel like we are right next to her, even when we can’t be.
But her CloudPets™ bunny isn’t just for sending messages back and forth, her CloudPets™ bunny can also send lullabies and there is an adorable barnyard game that they game play with their CloudPets™ toy. I do wish you could turn the music off in the app, and that the messages could be longer. We also did have trouble syncing the messages to the bunny once or twice, but overall she really enjoys her CloudPets™.
CloudPets™ is a unique way for kids to stay in touch with their loved ones. Whether they are part of a military family, have loved ones in another state, or simply want to stay connected to parents during business trips or sleep-overs, there is no other way to send a hug from far away in real time!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CloudPets™