I have to say that I never expected the Woombie Toddler Donut to be such a big part of everyday life at the Crum house. When I first considered reviewing it, I thought about how great it would be for holiday travel - and it is, but it has become an essential part of this mama's daily routine!
Monkey was SUPER excited when the Donut came in the mail. I let him open it and while opening it - I cooked up a plot to get him to sleep at naptime that day. I told him it was his "special nap bed". That is the beginning of the Toddler Donut's daily use at our house. Monkey laid down in it as soon as we were ready for nap time. He uses it for naps, and even sometimes for bed time, while he waits downstairs for Crackers to fall asleep in the room they share.
The Woombie Toddler Donut is amazing for travel. My initial thought was that it would help when visiting my parents. They have 2 pack'n'plays, we have 3 children. Monkey is VERY possessive about the square pack'n'play, and really he is getting too big for it. Having his "special nap bed" along with us at Thanksgiving made helping him transition out of the baby bed a little easier. (It would have been even easier if Mr. Crum had not set the square one up). This bed will be traveling with us all winter for visiting friends and family. When we start camping this summer, it will continue to travel with us!
Poor Crackers feels left out. He often runs and jumps onto the Toddler Donut to antagonize his big brother - but we also find him sleeping on it sometimes if it's been left in their bedroom instead of folded up downstairs! When we have the money to spare, we will look at one for him too.
What Mama Loves
I love that this helps us solve some nap dilemmas. The Woombie is wonderful for easy travel. I also love that it is: Foam Free, Glue Free, Odor Free, Hypo Allergenic, Non Toxic, Lead & Phthalate Free, Non Flammable and Recyclable!
What Mama Would Change
Well, Monkey still wets the bed... I would love it if Woombie would get him sleep trained. His wetting made me quickly aware of the need to wash our Toddler Donut. This has to be done in a front loading washer. We don't have one, so it requires a trip to the laundry mat to wash it. I would love it if Woombie offered some kind of slip on cover that would soak up bodily fluids and dirt and could easily be washed in a top loading machine.
What the Boys Love
The boys adore the leopard print, Monkey likes to sleep with a stuffed leopard and thinks it's extra cool to have a leopard bed. They also like the soft feeling of the plush material that covers the top of the bed. Monkey thinks it is nice to be able to move his bed to different parts of the house, or to other people's houses!
You can buy your very own Woombie Toddler Donut in "spring" or "leopard" for only $68! Your kids will thank you and you will thank yourself!
You can also win a Toddler Donut RIGHT HERE. Fill out the easy Rafflecopter form for your chance to win the choice of either color. One winner will be selected on Friday December 9th!