Sunday, April 20, 2008

Parking Pal: A review~and TWO giveaways!

Contest is now closed! Winners are Denise and jjstringham! I contacted both of you...please e-mail me ASAP. Congrats again!

"STAY BY THE CAR!" "WHERE ARE YOU?" "I CAN'T SEE YOU!" "PLEASE HOLD ONTO ME!"
Have you ever said these statements or anything similar while unloading the kids from the van? Oh, it is a stressful thing sometimes to unload everyone, and worry about one of them getting hit by a car, or taken by some crazed lunatic!
I was so happy to see this great product for these very fears! The Parking Pal has made my life a little less stressful...especially now that spring/summer is here.
The Parking Pal is a magnet that you keep handy in your car. When you arrive at your destination, you pull out the Parking Pal, and place it on your vehicle. Then, you just tell your kids to put their hand on the hand. This is a great product to have kids focus on something. If they have something to put their focus on, they are less likely to wonder.
How the Parking Pal came to be:
One mother residing in Virginia began to think of ways to keep her kids focused so the chance of them bolting or wondering in parking lots would be eliminated. She created the Parking Pal and IT WORKED. Austin, her 5-year old, and Aiden, her 3-year old, love the Parking Pal. When getting out of or coming back to the vehicle they go directly to it, put their hand on it, fiddle around with it and chat with each other while she gets her youngest into his stroller or back into his car seat. Until all vehicles are equipped with back-up cameras and all until all drivers remember to pay careful attention in parking lots, this is a great aid in keeping your child safer.
The Parking Pal was introduced in the spring of 2007, and another new child-safety product will be introduced this spring. Be sure to go check them out!
You can purchase your own Parking pal here: http://www.kidsafetysolversandmore.com/shop.html for only $7.99! I think it is a good investment!
Thank you Parking Pal for making this great product for kids to help keep them a little safer!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A PARKING PAL? They are sponsoring a giveaway for a Parking Pal for TWO winners! Bloggers and non-bloggers of the USA, please go to Parking Pals and take a look around. Then, come back here with a comment about which design you like. If you would like more chances to win: blog the contest or subscribe to my feed. (be sure to leave an extra comment if you do). PLEASE leave a way for me to contact you, either your blog or e-mail. I will contact the winners when the contest is over, and you will provide your mailing address. Thanks, and good luck! This contest is part of the Bloggy Giveaways

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and you can join in on the fun too...just click here. It is a great carnival to meet other bloggers and maybe win some contests while having fun! Thanks to Chilihead, at Don't try this at home for hosting another great carnival! This contest ends April 28 at 7:00 PM CST.

79 comments:

Mimzee Kids said...

Wow that IS a cool product! My son is definately in need of this!

texasknights said...

Now isn't that clever! I have a darter so this would be cool!

Jenn said...

Great idea!

I like the flowers!

Erin said...

The creator ought to be a millionairre or however you spell it. I would be partial to the flowes, the girls might actually do this and I could get the little guy in the car/cart easier!

Awesome Mom said...

Great idea! It is hard to choose, but my kids would go nuts over the fish one.

windycindy said...

How come I didn't think of these?!
What a fantastic idea. I like the
Fish Pal. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

the4moyers said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for offering! Awesome product - great idea!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Lesha said...

Neat idea! :)

Fish

Denise said...

My twin 3 year olds need these badly. I love the dino & fish designs! Very cute!

Smellyann said...

Oh, what a great idea, we could really use this! My kids are three, five and six! We would love the fish one - thanks!

Steph said...

I like the DynoPal Magnet and the AlphaPal Magnet. What a great product!

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I enjoy the planet magnet!

I am running a bloggy party right now too with tons of prizes! Come check us out!
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Sweetpeas said...

What a great idea! The alphabet one looks cute!

Michelle said...

I like the AlphaPal design - what a great product!

Snowbird said...

I would love to win this for my daughter who has a 5 year old and twin 2 year olds. Boy could she use this. I like the fish design.

Hélène said...

I like the Planets.

Yard Sale Princess said...

I love the alphabet design. I can imagine this would keep my kids busy naming the letters and finding the letters in their names.

Joanna said...

What a clever idea! I like the fish design. Enter me, please!

Ginny said...

That is cute, I like the flower design.

Qtpies7 said...

I need the flowers and the dinos! So cute!

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topaztook said...

We would love the fish one.

Paige said...

Good idea, especially when i'm driving to preschool with 3 little boys.

Richelle said...

My son would love the fish one, 'cause it looks like nemo!

jjstringham said...

I like the Alphabet one.

bethany said...

This is such a great idea!! I like the alphabet decals!

Michelle said...

what a great idea! I could really use this for my daughter, and plan on buying one if I don't win. I like the alphabet design.

Emily said...

What a great idea! I love the fish design!


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Shannon said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the planetpal.
Enter me please.
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Erin said...

I love the flower pal magnet - what a smart idea! My ADHD daughter could use this.

Suzie G. said...

This is a great safety tool. It's difficult to keep my 2 year old from bolting away while I unload her baby brother. I usually unload him first just because he has to be carried and can't run off like she can. I cannot imagine how difficult it will be with three children in a few years! I like the fish pals design the most.

Preppy Mommy said...

How fun, I like the dino and the flower. I would, however, have to wash the van...

Katie said...

What an AMAZING idea, I have found myself saying all sorts of things trying to get kids and groceries into the van!

Since I have 5 kids, I like all 5 designs.. one for each child so they wouldn't fight over whose was whose!!! :-) If i won 2 I'd definitely go and purchase the other 3

Michelle@Life with Three said...

This is such a brilliant idea! I like the one with the letters (I have a boy and two girls, so a unisex design would keep everyone happy!). Thanks for the chance to win!

Marly said...

The fish design would be perfect for my son! :)

aahcoffee said...

I think these are the coolest idea I've come across lately!!! I have two kids, so either a dino one for my son, or a flower one for my daughter would be fantastic!
julie_ruhlman(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chelsey said...

Fantastic idea - love the dino one!

Keryn said...

I love the fishie one--what a great idea. My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win.

Gina said...

I'd love to win this, we actually do this with our oldest already so the magnet would be a great addition, I like the flower design.

CanCan said...

I love this! I'm always saying "hands on the car hands on the car hands on the car".
I like "planets". My son is into space stuff right now.

Proverbs31 said...

How clever! I'd love to have one - thanks!! I like the flowers the best. But since my two year old is a boy.. I suppose the alphabet would be the best choice. :)

Amber

http://bringinggoodhome.wordpress.com
http://www.imperishablebeauty.com

Melody and Doug said...

Kali ran from my hubby yesterday in a parking lot!! This would be very handy (no pun, lol). Anything that would help would be great. I tell her to help me hold the car so it would be wonderful to have something like this with a hand on it!

I like the ABC one cause she really likes to look at letters. she would stay still for this, I HOPE!

www.melodyanddoug.blogspot.com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love this idea. I have mostly older kids, but my youngest are under 2, so I want to make sure there is something out there that can keep them safe if I have to turn my back for a moment.

Now, just a way to keep me from spending too much *AT* the store!

Nicole said...

What an amazing idea!! We love the flower Pal!!

Granola said...

These are great! I've bookmarked their site. My oldest son likes the stars and planets and I think my 2 year old would like the dino one. Thanks so much for bringing our attention to these!

Sweetpeas said...

I subscribed to your feed and blogged about the contest here http://broadhorizonsschool.blogspot.com/2008/04/its-bloggy-giveaway-time-again.html

Rhonda said...

Why didn't I think of that?! LOL What a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea! The only thing is I'd need at least five of these... If I win I'd choose the fish design.
Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

runningamuck said...

I totally LOVE this idea!!! I'd have to pick the dinosaur one since my youngest three are all boys and into them. My youngest is a year and a half so this is perfect for when we start his "training" in a couple months. Thanks for the chance to win, and for stopping by my giveaway already! =0)

The Downtown Boutique said...

This is a GREAT idea! I've always told my son, and the little ones I watch "Put your hand on the car, and don't take it off until I say you can". These would be even better! They give a great, colorful option to just sticking their hands on the boring old car.

I like the FishPal one, and the AlphaPal one. They're both so colorful!

Come on over to our blog, where we're giving away some great items!
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Ben and April said...

My kids would love these! I like the dinosaur and the flower. Thanks

Miss Heidi said...

How cute. I know so many people who could use this. I like the Planet Pal design the best. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Haffner Home said...

Hello!! I hope you are doing well!! My son would love the fish design!!! Thanks for doing the giveaway!!!

Jon & Sarah said...

We would love the alphabet design. What a creative product.

Leah said...

This is SOOOO cool! I like the ABC design.
Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Telima said...

I love the fish one! The planets one is really fun too.

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Emily Ecklund said...

What a wonderful idea! I love this! I would choose the alphabet or flowers.

Emily Ecklund said...

And I added you to my feed :)

chanelireli said...

what a great idea! I love the fish!

Tiff said...

what a great idea. I have always made my kids put there hands on the car until i'm ready for them! What a clever product!

Ashley said...

I saw these at MOPS International Convention last year. Loved them!!! Would love to win one! I would love the fish or dino for my two boys!

Audra's Little Scraps said...

What a GREAT invention. Only a few weeks ago I and my sister were getting out of the car & Toys R Us with our kids. I told my nephew to stand by me while we got the babies out next thing I know a car horn is blaring and he was seriously within inches of the front bumper!!! SO SCARY - We really needed this then!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

The Happy Housewife said...

Wow-this is a great idea! I wish I would have thought of this! I am torn between the dinosaur and the flower because I have boys and girls!

Jinxy & Me said...

I like the planet design!

Uniquely Yours said...

This is a great idea! I've really been in a panic lately. I like their ABC's and Flower designs.

ktjrdn said...

what a neat idea. I think I like the alphabet one

Stephanie said...

Wow Cant tell u how many times i have said this to my kids... Didnt even know there was something like this

Adria said...

This is such a cool idea. I like the flowers one. I think my kids would prefer the planets.

Adria
gibmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

The Flower Pal magnet matches my car and personal style best. THanks for the great giveaway.

Melissa said...

I love the fish one - too cute!

Shelly said...

I like the alpha one

Amy said...

What a great idea! I like the fist best.

Ambre said...

what a cool product! i could really se this working great!

Alitheia said...

What a great product, I like the Planets =)

Anita said...

I like the fish! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Megret said...

I like the AlphaPal magnet! It would also keep my daughter entertained -- she will stop and get immersed in naming her letters wherever we are! Thanks! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Reeva said...

Great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

Becca Mae said...

I like the AlphaPal.

Janette said...

I wish they had those when my 15/16yo was little!

JNM said...

Love when cool ideas like this keep kids safe. Love the planet design. thanks!