lionSince the moment she saw one, my daughter was in love with Pillow Pets.  Since she loves everything soft and snuggly and has developed a huge weakness for stuffed animals, I knew it was only a matter of time until she was begging me to buy her one of the many Pillow Pets displayed at some of our favorite places.But, this is one stuffed animal I am completely in favor of.  As a traveling mom, it’s just simple math when you realize that if your kids can take one item with them that is multi purpose, it’s just less you have to pack! 

For those of you who haven’t seen Pillow Pets before, the design is fairly simple – a super soft chenille stuffed animal that unfolds to become a super soft pillow for kids to lay on.  The sides of the Pillow Pets hook together and the four corners of the pillow are then the “feet” of the stuffed friend.  Pillow Pets are all machine washable, which every parent can appreciate, and are made to withstand lots of love by little ones.  With various Pillow Pets available from farm, to aquatic to jungle animals, there is one (or many) for any kid to fall in love with. 

The funniest thing was that at first my daughter didn’t realize that Pillow Pets were not only big, cuddly stuffed friends but also super soft pillows that she could sleep on.  It wasn’t until her bunny had arrived and she leaned back against it like a cushion that I asked her if she wanted it to be a pillow instead.  Once she saw that the Pillow Pet unvelcroed on the bottom and unfolded to become a flat pillow, she was so excited she was speechless. 

Now that my daughter is completely in love with Pillow Pets, we take ours everywhere with us.  Not only are they great for taking to Grandma’s house or the babysitters, Pillow Pets are wonderful for road trips and any time your kids might need a Pillow… and a Pet!