Sunday, December 7, 2008

LilyBugs! Review and Giveaway

Oh, do I have a cute little item for review today. What I like about this item is that it is so cute, innovative, and unique. I’ve not seen this item anywhere else and think it is SUCH a cute idea. Today, I introduce to you LilyBugs!
Lilybugs introduces their product with the following description: “As parents, we spend countless hours preparing for our new baby; primping and pampering with the softest blankets, safest bumpers, best toys and pretties nurseries…and then, we hand our new precious babies a hard, plastic and very ordinary bottle or sippy cup. Lilybugs aims to change this by introducing a fun and interactive cover designed to teach babies and toddlers how to lift, hold and enjoy their bottles and sippy cups!” Isn’t this statement so true? The mom who created this product, Crystal Cane, saw what the rest of us had been missing—the bottle or sippy cup which our little ones always have in front of their eyes as a potential visual and sensory stimulus!

I love how that the product idea came about and want to share this sweet story with all of you. Crystal was driving with her six month old baby girl when she tried to comfort her by handing her the bottle and it started leaking all over the baby. Sweet little baby Lily grabbed her soft pink blanket and wrapped it around the bottle. The mother watched as the little infant started stroking the fabric…and Lilybugs was born!

Some of the benefits of owning a Lilybug include:
*Provides visual and sensory stimulation for growing hands and minds
*Prevents condensation and leaks
*Decorative for fashionable parents
*Keeps little hands warm during the cold season
*Great for boys and girls of all ages and stages
*Teaches babies to lift and hold their own bottles
*Creates a smooth transition from bottle to sippy cup and from breast feeding to bottle
*Easy to use, fits most bottles and sippy cups
*Machine washable and no removeable parts
*Great for glass bottles and canteens

There are 25 fun designs to choose from and they are all SO cute! This product has already won some awards including the iParenting Media award for Best New Product and Hottest New Product in the feeding category, were showcased on ABC NEWS 40, have been donated to many celebrity endorsed charities, and were featured in the $100,000 gift bags of the 2007 Emmy Awards! So, as you can imagine these are hot products!

The first up for review is the Snowbug. This cute snowman bug features a 3D Carrot Nose, Big Fleece Padded Mittens, Green Wrap Around Scarf, and Musical Notes on the back. Pictures can’t do it justice, it is so adorable. If you really want to have a cutie for Christmas dinners and events, this would really pull your little one’s entire outfit together. Finally, no worries about the bright green sippy cup in the pictures!

The second is the PawBug which has finger holes, a red Christmas hat, and a green pawprint on the back. So soft and cute! I love the fingerholes.

Finally, we have the Octopus Bug. I adore this one becaue of the crinkly material on all of the arms. Can you believe this cute bug was designed by the company owners 3 year old daughter and her friend?

Here is a video of the owner demonstrating the LilyBugs-

Watch Video

Overall, I think this is such a great idea. It is very original and useful as well. This would be great for babies and toddlers. For the babies it helps them to hold the bottle and gives an interesting object to explore. Toddlers appreciate how cute the little bug is.

I have TWO Lilybugs to offer in a giveaway. The two being offered are the Snowman and Bear featured in the review above. They are both Christmas items and I can't assure they'll arrive in time. Therefore, I'd like the giveaway for someone who has a child who will still be using a bottle or sippy cup next Christmas. There are two different winners with the first drawn getting the snowman and the second the bear. These items were only used for taking the above pictures for a few minutes. They come in their packaging still. To enter go to http://http// Come back here and post your favorite design! A second entry for following me or subscribing to my feed.

Official Rules: IF YOU DO NOT LIST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ,IT ISN'T ON YOUR BLOG, AND THERE IS NO WAY TO LEAVE COMMENTS ON YOUR BLOG I HAVE NO WAY OF CONTACTING YOU. If I don't hear from you within a week, another name will be drawn and you forfeit your prize.This contest is open only to those with a United States Shipping Address .This giveaway begins 12/08/2008 and ends 12/14/2008 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.The name will be chosen by

I always love hearing about how my reviews lead these wonderful stores to more sales. I'd love to hear posts letting me know you decided to purchase some items!**I'm not responsible for item not arriving; Make sure all shipping info is correct, please.


Sandy said...

I love them all- I don't think the kids would complain for any if them- fav though is the octopus

E and T said...

Oh my, they are adorable. I love mum-factured products and this one has such a sweet story as to how it came into being.

I have been lurking on your blog regularly, with every intention of coming back to leave comments, but the days seem to be skipping by so quickly.

After reading your review of the the fabric texture felt books, I ordered two, one for each of my babies. Carolyn is sending us the one with the boat cover and one with the lady beetles on the front. We can't wait to receive them.

I thoroughly enjoy stopping by your blog regularly and appreciate learning all about some really awesome products that are often handmade by creative and talented mums. Thank you for all of your hard work in putting together these detailed reviews, I truly appreciate them.

Blake will be turning six months soon, so I best be off to order him a couple of these amazing sippy cups. I am eyeing off the octopus one and I'm not sure which other one we'll get. I know once his little friends see his sippy cup, they will want one too! Mmmmm, maybe I should order a few extra for pressies as well.


Professional Mommy said...

Elise, your comments mean so much to me! Oh, I understand about the days slipping by-so much to do during the holiday season. I'm so happy to hear my reviews are leading to sales for these wonderful companies. Your comments have really made my day so much! I hope you'll come back soon! We still have quite a few Christmas product giveaways to post. I have so many Christmas projects to get up as well but as you said about the days slipping by...Anyway, thank you so, so much! I hope you see this! I'm going to try to email you tomorrow too just in case you don't. Happy Holidays!

E and T said...

Thank you so much for leaving me such a kind comment.

I will certainly be back visiting again soon, how could I not. Your blog is informative, interesting and inspiring. I love learning about innovative new products and as I said in my previous comment mum-factured products are always the best.

I hope I am not showing my ingnorance here, but I have been wondering how you go about finding these products to review. You always feature such innovative and wonderful resources for little ones.


mogrill said...

The octopus is my very favorite! How friggen cute!

mverno said...

the sippy cups are great

Becca Ann said...

I love the octopus! Once my son grew out of it I have a friend who could use it after!

jennwa said...

Those are the cutest things.I love the snowman, but they are all great.

judybrittle said...

I think the mouse is so adorable. These are all so great. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Amy said...

I clicked on the link and got a listing products and I put in the keyword to google. I like the donkey bug

Kari said...

I love the octopus!!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber!!

Anonymous said...

I love the octopus! Thanks for the chance to win.

Miranda said...

I would love the monkey one for my son. They're so cute and affordable at only $10! My son would just think having a cute and cuddly sippy cup is great.

hansenpj5 said...

i would have to go with the panda

cpullum said...

I love the octopus!!!!

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yellowlabs said...

I love the Panda!

rosannepm said...

Couldn't get the link to work but I like the Octopus-very cute

chazvgo said...

My son would like the Zebra!

Carla said...

I like the panda bear tooo cute

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klp1965 said...

i love the octopus it is so adorable :)

donna444444 said...

I like the panda.

donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.

donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.

Jen said...

Oh my, these are so cute. I too like they are a very unique idea.

It is hard to choose a favorite because they are all so cute, but I think I like the BumbleBug the best.

bkh61959 said...

octopus is my favorite, thanks for the giveaway

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the bear!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

These are stinkin' cute! I hadn't seen these yet - what fun! The LuluBug looks fun for the holiday season. I love the BattyBug too.

Professional Mommy said...

jennwa is the winner! Congrats.

Professional Mommy said...

sandy won the other