Noodle Head Travel Buddies Neck Pillows

 

Manufacturer: Noodle Head, Inc.
Recommended Age: 18 months and up
Retail Price: $14.50
On the Web: www.noodleheadfun.com
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Noodle Head Travel Buddies Neck Pillows


Travel Buddies™ Neck Pillows comfortably support sleepy heads on planes, trains, and automobiles, and are perfect for nap time on the go! Travel time is a lot more enjoyable for little ones with these irresistibly soft and cuddly travel companies. Adorable, fun and practical – and a great way to stimulate tactile learning. Kids will want to take them everywhere and won’t leave them behind!


Are pillows easy to use? You bet they are! Travel Buddies Neck Pillows are designed with little kids, little necks and little heads in mind. Similar to the neck pillows designed for adults, these adorable themed animals are sized perfect for little ones. Remember, we aren’t naive here – we know it isn’t like you can just hand over a Travel Buddy and expect your child to zonk out on the plane or in the car. But what will happen is pretty cool. They’ll wrap them around their neck and relax. Then they’ll take them off their neck and play with them. Then they’ll hold them…toss them in the air…talk to them…play with them….get the idea?! After that, they’ll either snuggle in and possibly fall asleep, or maybe they’ll just hold them like a regular stuffed animal. Of course Travel Buddies are designed for good sleep supporting necks and heads – but if your child choose to snuggle instead of wrap we think that is a pretty good trade off. Definitely easy to use!

No durability concerns here! Travel Buddies are soft to the touch and well made. They are machine washable which is perfect because if you are like us you want anything that touches those extra clean airplane seats to have a nice bath the minute you disembark! The seams are all tights – and these little guys should last just fine.

We counted 18 different Travel Buddies Neck Pillows when we took a quick inventory. There are dogs, cats, pigs, hippos, gators and more – and each is more cute than the next! No question – Travel Buddies pack plenty when it comes to Visual Appeal!

Take a glance back up at our Ease of Use discussion and you’ll see the kids we worked with on Travel Buddies found plenty to do with them. Of course they are designed as around the neck travel pillows – but our kids found so much more to do with the than simply fall asleep. Think of them as a pillow with benefits…or a stuffed animal with benefits…anyway you choose you’ll be pleased with the way your child will take to it and enjoy! Perfect for the car, the plane, and the train!

In a blind survey our team priced these right around $11. With an actual retail price of $14.50, Travel Buddies are priced slightly higher than the team had hoped for…but they definitely aren’t significantly overpriced. A good price point to purchase for your child or as a gift for a traveller…maybe a grandchild you are trying to convince to get on that plane (hint hint)!!

Yes, just like you we’ve seen travel pillows for adults, but we haven’t ever seen them for kids. The great thing here is kids in their car seats sometimes really could use a little extra support for comfort – and these little guys can do just the trick. And instead of just making mini-versions of regular boring old travel pillows, the folks from Noodle Head took the time to add adorable designs and soft fabrics to each and every Travel Buddy. Modifying and improving a good idea counts as original in our book!

Overall we couldn’t really have been more pleased with Travel Buddies. First off each one is cuter than the next, the most difficult thing about these guys just might be choosing the cutest one for your child! They are made to last, and are machine washable for easy clean up. And they carry a price that falls well within self-purchase and gift range. For every day trips in the car to cross country plane flights, your child (and therefore you) will be much happier with a Travel Buddy in tow!