Monday, February 08, 2010

Are Your Kids Afraid of Monsters? Calm Their Fears with Bye Bye Monster Products (Giveaway)


Every night, my six-year-old twins have a ritual where they squirt “monster spray” around their room to keep away scary things. This really works well in calming their fear that something is lurking in the dark. This fabulous monster spray comes from a company called the Bye Bye Shop, which specializes in organic products to help kids.

Bye Bye Monster Organic Monster Repellent is made with all-natural aromatherapy ingredients like lavender, chamomile and sweet orange. Besides scaring away monsters, it has the added benefit of helping kids to relax. It smells wonderful, and when my kids smell their monster spray, they know that it is “working”! It’s a simple, but ingenious way to give children the power to control their fears. If your kids suffer from nighttime fears, they are not alone. Seventy-three percent of children ages 4-12 experience a fear of monsters or other things that keep them up at night.

In addition to the monster repellent, the Bye Bye Shop offers a fabulous children’s book called Bye Bye Monster: Joey’s Adventure on Monster Street, by Kelly Lucente. (Adorable illustrations were provided by Disney illustrator, Tim Brazier.) The story introduces a little boy named Joey who is afraid to go to bed at night because he fears that monsters lurk in his room. His mother introduces him to monster spray, so Joey thinks good thoughts and sprays the monster repellent in his closet. When he sprays it in his dresser drawer, a monster appears! But this monster is cute and cuddly, and tells Joey that his name is Barley. He informs Joey that not all monsters are scary, and he takes Joey on an imaginary journey to Monster Street. There, Joey learns that monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and that very few of them are mean. (He bravely handles one mean monster with a squirt of his monster spray!) Joey enjoys great adventures on Monster Street before returning, safe and sound, to his bed and sleep.

Barley is also available in the Bye Bye Shop as a stuffed animal that kids can sleep with and befriend, calming their fears about monsters. I love the Bye Bye Monster products. We received both the book and the monster repellent, and they have been very effective in getting my kids not to fear monsters.

The Bye Bye Shop also has other terrific organic sprays for kids. The Bye Bye Germs Organic Anti-Viral Spray, with eucalyptus, lavender, lemon and tea tree oil, is a much better alternative to standard hand sanitizers, which contain a high percentage of toxic alcohol. My kids love to use Bye Bye Germs, and I feel good about them having this product when hand-washing isn’t convenient. I’d also like to try the Bye Bye Bugs Organic Insect Repellent, with red thyme, lemon grass, lavender and peppermint. It helps to keep the bugs away from your precious kids without the use of harmful chemicals.

DISCOUNT – RECEIVE 15% OFF YOUR ORDER!

Readers of Susan Heim on Parenting can receive a 15% discount at the Bye Bye Shop by emailing Kelly Lucente at kellucente@gmail.com. Tell her you were sent by “Susan Heim on Parenting” and indicate what you’d like to order. She’ll arrange for you to get 15% off your products!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader of this blog will receive the book, Bye Bye Monster: Joey’s Adventure on Monster Street AND the Bye Bye Monster Organic Monster Repellent. To enter, go to www.byebyeshop.com and look around. Leave a comment on this post sharing something you learned on the site.

You may earn optional, additional entries by:

- Following me (@ParentingAuthor) and Bye Bye Shop (@byebyeshop) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may do this twice a day. Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (It’s easy to tweet this giveaway by using the Bookmark button at the bottom of this post.)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment.

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

- Listing Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (See “Add this Blog to My Technorati Favorites” banner on the left sidebar.) Leave a comment with your Technorati user name.

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method.

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Sunday, February 21, 2010, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. U.S. addresses only.

CONTEST CLOSED.
Congratulations to the winner, Kelly Deaton!





DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary samples of the Bye Bye Monster book and monster repellent, as well as the Bye Bye Germs organic anti-viral spray, to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.

57 comments:

  1. Bye-bye Monster spray is a clever idea. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Anonymous8:58 PM

    73% of all children struggle with some sort of night time fear. wow i never knew that many did.
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  3. They also make a anti-viral spray an do it without harmful chemicals. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  4. I learned that Bye Bye Monster has received 3 awards: Creative Child, Dr. Toy, and The Minnesota Cup. Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com (aka) dkad23@gmail.com

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  5. I follow you thru Google Friends Connect.
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com (aka) dkad23@gmail.com

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  6. I'm an email subscriber.
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com (aka) dkad23@gmail.com

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  7. I follow you both on twitter & tweeted (#1).
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com (aka) dkad23@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/dkad23/status/8856499281

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  8. I follow you both on twitter & tweeted (#2).
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com (aka) dkad23@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/dkad23/status/8856687285

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  9. I subscribe to your RSS feed (google).
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23@yahoo.com (aka) dkad23@gmail.com

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  10. I learned Bye Bye Germs Anti-Viral Spray is a healthy alternative to traditional hand sanitizers or antiseptic sprays.
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  11. google follower
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  12. e-mail subscriber
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  13. What a fantastic idea! I just love it. Such a win-win all around. I'm going to keep this in mind for kids gifts. Thanks, Susan!

    Barbara Techel
    Award winning author of the Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Book Series
    My passion is bringing a positive face and voice to animals with disabilities
    Frankie is Official Mascot for National Disabled Pets Day and
    Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame Companion Dog
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  14. I wish this had been around when my children were little, but may come in handy for future grandchildren. Cute idea. Glad to have discovered you through the WITS Valentine blog chain.

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  15. I learned that Bye Bye Germs Anti-Viral Spray is a healthy alternative to traditional hand sanitizers or antiseptic sprays. Also that if I were to win this book and spray that I would definitely have to buy that adorable plush monster.

    We are trying to get our 5 yr old to sleep in her own bed, but no go cause of the monsters under the bed. This idea is ingenious, why didn't I come up with it?

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  16. I follow both of you on twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/8893541838

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  17. I follow via Google Friends Connect.

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  18. I favorited you blog on Technorati (Technobloom)

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  19. I subscribe via email

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  20. I follow the RSS Feed via Google Reader

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  21. I also like the Bye Bye Germs Anti-Viral Spray. Great product to keep in the car or purse so I can spray my childrens hands after shopping

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  22. current email subscriber

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  23. I learned that they've received a few awards, very cool! leenburke@yahoo.com

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  24. I learned that Bye Bye Germs Anti Viral Spray is a healthy alternative to hand sanitizer.

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  25. Follower via GFC.

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  26. Email subscriber.

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  27. I learned that they also make a anti-viral spray.
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  28. I learned Bye Bye Bugs contains to harmful DEET.

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  29. I blogged
    http://sustainablesteffanie.blogspot.com/2010/02/few-great-giveaways-i-entered-today_20.html

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  30. I blogged #2
    http://sustainablesteffanie.blogspot.com/2010/02/few-great-giveaways-i-entered-today_20.html

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  31. I blogged #3
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  32. Bye Bye Monster named top 30 finalist out of 844 entrants for Minnesota's entrepreneurial contest.

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  33. I learned 73% of all children ages 4-12 struggle from some form of nighttime fear

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  34. following your blog as klp1965

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  35. Twitter follower of both and tweeted at http://twitter.com/ellieb67/status/9447560908

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  37. button added at http://www.talesofasweeper.com

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  38. blogged at http://talesofasweeper.com/2010/02/susan-heim-on-parenting-bye-bye-shop-giveaway/

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  39. blogged at http://talesofasweeper.com/2010/02/susan-heim-on-parenting-bye-bye-shop-giveaway/ #2

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  40. blogged at http://talesofasweeper.com/2010/02/susan-heim-on-parenting-bye-bye-shop-giveaway/ #3

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  41. added to technorati. vanillayo

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  44. I like their Bye Bye Bug spray. Thank you

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  45. I am an email subscriber. Thank you

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  46. I learned that Bye Bye Monster was recognized by Creative Child Magazine and received their Preferred Choice award.

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  47. I Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect.

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  48. I am a subscriber by e-mail.

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  49. Bye, Bye Monster Spray has essential lavender oil, which promotes peaceful sleep.

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  50. How sweet, I also like the ByeBye Bugs kit.


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  51. I learned that Kelly Lucente, like me, is from Minnesota!

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  52. Bye Bye Germs Anti-Viral Spray is a healthy alternative to traditional hand sanitizers or antiseptic sprays.

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  53. I learned that the company is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  54. They also make a anti-viral spray an do it without harmful chemicals.

    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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