When I first began to review products, one the products I reviewed was a Kimochis Cat. This was almost a year and a half ago. DD adored the stuffed cat she received. My husband and I used Kimochis cat to help her express her feelings. After a couple of weeks, we discovered that she had fewer melt downs and she was able to better express some of the feeling she was having -- such as frustration, anger or disappointment. In addition to using the cat as a teaching tool, DD also loved using it as a toy. She loved hiding things in the cat's pocket. It was her own personal treasure hideaway spot. Fast forward to today, the Kimochis cat is actually her favorite toy of all time. She sleeps with it every night and she plays pretend with it. It has become her imaginary best friend.
Following the arrival of Kimochis Cat to our home, we have introduced a couple other Kimochis' stuffed toys to her. There was Huggtopus and then there was Cloud. I must say that I honestly thought that bringing these new members of Kimochis dolls home, DD would eventually give up the cat and pick another toy as a replacement. But, that did not happen. Instead, now she sleeps all of the kimochis toys every night.
So, instead of fighting it, we added yet another Kimochis toy to her collection. She recently just got Bella Rose to review. Bella Rose, like the other Kimochis dolls, has a pocket in her dress where the child could store the feelings inside. The doll is well made and just super adorable!
I never thought that DD would love these Kimochis dolls as much as she does. Each doll has its own personality and also serves as a great teaching tool for preschoolers on how to express their feelings properly without crossing any boundaries or hurt other people's feelings. It definitely was very useful and helpful to have around.
Now that we have a second child in the house, we will be adding another Kimochis toy in the future. Because we have seen positive results with DD, so when baby G is a preschooler, we will pick up one for him as well. To pick up a Kimochis doll, please visit its website to make your purchase.
Many thanks to Kimochis. The company has generously offered a Kimochis Lovey Dove as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers (US residents only please).
How to enter:
In order to enter my giveaway, you MUST be a public follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect. To follow me, click on the "Follow" button on the right hand side of my blog. If you are not a follower and you enter my giveaway, ALL of your comments will be automatically forfeited.
1). Please go to Kimochis and then come back to tell me about another product you would like to try (you MUST be a public follower of my blog to enter this giveaway, and your profile can not be set at private).
How to earn additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):
2.) Blog about my giveaway- with a link back to here, when you leave the comment make sure you include the URL of where your post of my giveaway is. Please do not copy and paste my review over to your blog, please write about why you would like to win this giveaway and provide a link back to this post. The Contest ends July 5th, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. Blogging about my giveaway earns 2 additional entries.
3.) Add me as a friend on Facebook for 2 additional entries.
4.) Follow me on Twitter for 2 additional entries.
5.) Grab my button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.
6.) Grab my "Bring Home The Baby Shopping Guide" button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.
7.) Tweet about this review and giveaway. Please tweet the following: " I want to win Kimochis Bella Rose Doll @ http://www.sugarpopribbons.blogspot.com/ ". After your tweet, please leave me the url of your tweet so I can check. If you do not know how to check your tweet url, please read this post for step by step instructions. You can retweet once a day for 1 entry each time.
8.) Comment on one of my non giveaway posts for 1 additional entry (leave me a comment here to let me know which post it is).
9.) Enter in any of my active giveaways for additional entries. You get one extra entry per other giveaway you enter. So enter 1 of my other giveaways for 1 additional entry or 10 other giveaways to 10 extra entries. When you leave me a comment for your additional entry, be sure to let me know which giveaway it is so I can check.
10.) “Like” Kimochis on facebook and comment on their wall with the following for 5 additional entries " I entered to win the Kimochis Giveaway @Sugar Pop Ribbons : Stop by and enter at http://www.sugarpopribbons.blogspot.com "
11.) Grab my "A Summer to Remember Shopping Guide" button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.
12.) Follow Kimochis on twitter for 2 additional entries.
Read the fine print:
* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.
* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: sugarpopribbons at yahoo dot com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.
* Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator.
* I do contact each winner via email. If anyone is curious about who the giveaway winner is for any of my giveaways, please go back to the original post of that giveaway. Once a winner is selected through random.org, I will post a screen shot of the the number random.org picked. You will be able to see which number has been selected and if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can cross check who the giveaway winner is.
*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.