Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I am so excited about this giveaway because this product has really helped our family with a problem we’ve been having. First let me tell you about the Lulla-Bear:
The Lulla-Bear is a combination of a teddy bear and an MP3 player. It comes pre-loaded with more than 90 minutes of lullabies, children’s songs and nature sounds, and you can program it with more music of your own. Now, when I was first contacted to try this product, I thought of it solely as something you would use in the baby nursery to help infants get to sleep. My youngest kids are five, so I wasn’t sure if I was the best person to check out this product. But when they told me that toddlers and preschoolers also love the Lulla-Bear, I decided to give it a try.
The Lulla-Bear has turned out to be one of the most popular and helpful products my kids have ever tested. My son, Austen, has become enamored with it. He adores his Lulla-Bear, and, even more interestingly, he loves the lullaby songs the best! They’re sung by a beautiful soprano voice that just calms him right down. He begs me to let him listen to his Lulla-Bear at all hours of the day, but it has been even more wonderful for bedtime. Austen often gives me a hard time in going to bed, and now he has stayed in his bed for three nights when he laid down with his Lulla-Bear and the lullabies. We are so happy that bedtime has become much calmer in our house! Of course, different techniques work for different children, so I can’t guarantee it will work as a sleep aid for your child. But for our family, it’s been a life-saver. Austen even made his bear a little bed out of a box and covers him with a blanket at night.
I asked my teenage son to load more children’s songs onto our Lulla-Bear, and he said it was a breeze. No software is required. The bear comes with a UPC cord and MP3 player tucked inside a compartment in his back. It supports MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA and WAV files, and works with the following operating systems: Unix Version 1.0 or above; Windows 2000, XP or above (my son used Vista); and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 or above. The bear also requires 3 AA batteries. The volume is easily controlled, and the bear will shut itself off after a while so it’s not playing all night. There’s 512MB of memory, which is about 8 hours of music. You can even download stories or your own voice if they’re compatibly formatted. Sweet little icons sewn into the bear’s feet serve as the controls, and a heart on his chest glows red when he is on.
And, of course, besides being a favorite with preschoolers, the Lulla-Bear makes a beautiful gift for anyone who’s expecting a baby or has an infant who’s not sleeping well. The bear is cuddly and looks fabulous in a baby’s room.
You can order the Lulla-Bear on Amazon or Google “Lulla-Bear” to find other retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond.
Finally, I am so excited to announce that I have a brand-new Lulla-Bear to give away to one lucky family! (Thank you, CrowleyJones, for sending two, because we’re not giving ours up!) To enter this giveaway, leave a comment with your favorite tip for getting your baby or child to sleep well. This is mandatory to enter the giveaway.
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One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by midnight on Sunday, June 7, 2009. Be sure to leave an email address if you don’t have it posted on your Blogger page. The winner will be emailed and must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be selected.
CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: oneinamil23!