It can be hard to coparent, but it can be especially difficult at the holidays. Everyone misses everyone and it’s part of the reality of divorce – but honestly, we are used to it. My daughter has been traveling back and forth on the holidays for almost 14 years, and my younger daughter has been separated from her sister for part of the Christmas holiday for all 9 of her years. We have come up with lots of ways to connect over the years – starting with notes and calls on landlines, progressing to text and Skype, but it’s never the same. This year, we were SO excited when CloudPets™ decided to sponsor a post for us to check out our very own CloudPets™ and give the girls a great new way to connect when they are states away from each other.
First of all, Cloudpets™ are a set of ADORABLE stuffed animals. You can choose from a bear, a puppy, a kitty, a bunny, or a unicorn. But CloudPets™ are WAY more than just a cute stuffed animal – they are A Message You Can Hug™! With the CloudPets™ App, kids (and adults!) can stay connected to family – you can send and record messages using the app from anywhere in the world. The little red heart on the CloudPets™ lights up when there is a message! It’s very easy to set up and install on your smartphone – the directions are right on the box (and inside if you need more help), and it’s not difficult to have your CloudPets™ up and running.
In addition, your kids can play games on the app, and there are also lullabies and stories available, so this is a toy that you child will enjoy even when you aren’t sending messages back and forth from anywhere in the world! You might be wondering what type of technology you need to run CloudPets™ – they work with iPhone and Android devices with BluetoothLE 4.0, so chances are, if you have a smart phone you are all set. Plus, there are security features in place so only the people you want can message your child. My girls are already looking forward to talking with each other through CloudPets™ over New Year’s!
CloudPets™ retail for $29.99 and you can pick them up at Amazon, Walmart, and ToysRus. Plus, if you are active duty military (what a GREAT way to connect while stationed overseas!), Target.com offers you free shipping. And you won’t be disappointed- CloudPets™ is sure to be a toy that your kids will love and treasure for a long time.
Which CloudPets™ would you choose, and how would it help your family stay in touch this holiday season?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CloudPets™.