Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep! {Giveaway} #KidFitPillow #YMCCommunity

I remember when I was a kid, my first pillow was the “dead pillow”.

This pillow was one of my Mum’s old pillows. When she upgraded her own, I got the hand-me-down.

It was flatter than a pancake and really couldn’t be classified as a pillow. I don’t know if they had the regulations for pillows for kids like we do nowadays, but chances are, since I don’t even recall using a car seat or a seat belt back then, the guidelines for kids and pillows was probably pretty grey.

When my husband and I felt that our daughter was ready for her own pillow, I decided to carry on with tradition. I gave her my “dead pillow”.

I’ve never seen a kid-sized pillow anywhere…until now.

KidFitPillow

The KidFit Pillow was designed to fit and properly support a child’s head and neck as they grow.

Girl sleeping

 

The KidFit Pillow is built around a top-quality, perforated memory foam with holes that allow for airflow and better temperature regulation. This is great for us as both our kids are mini furnaces and ALWAYS sweat at night, even in the dead of Winter.

The cover of the memory foam is removable and washable and the cover for the pillow itself, is ultra-plush, hypo-allergenic, and machine washable.

Our daughter has been using her KIDFIT Pillow for the past week and she’s had a much better sleep. She’s not waking as often and when asked in the morning, she says that she feels well-rested.

The KidFit Pillow comes in 3 Stages:

Stage 1: for kids 2-4yrs old

Stage 2: for kids 5-7yrs old

Stage 3: for kids 8-11yrs old

Your kids sit in car seats made for them, so why would you let your kids not sleep on a pillow just for kids?

KidFit Pillow has generously provided Raincity Parent with a KidFit Pillow to giveaway to one lucky reader! This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US only and runs from May 14th-21st, 2014. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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The KidFit Pillow is a recent PTPA Winner.

PTPA Winner

 

 

#TheFoamShop

If you have kids, chances are that at some point you had or have a playard.

The playard.

The playard.

You use it for naps, staying at a relatives or traveling. We have used ours for two kids now. Our daughter slept like a dream in it, but when our wee lad reached the 25lb mark, he decided that it was too uncomfortable to sleep in. The lightly foam covered hardboard was not going to fly for Captain Comfortable any longer.

This past week we went away on a family holiday and little man had to sleep in the playard. I had corresponded with some Mom friends a few months back about places that had reasonably priced foam for a project that I am working on. One of them suggested The Foam Shop, as they had purchased a piece of foam for their playard.

Ding, ding, ding!

The Foam Shop

The Foam Shop

What a fabulous idea! I had never considered get a piece of foam for our playard to make our son’s sleep more enjoyable for him and us. I measured the “mat” and took the dimensions to the nearest The Foam Shop and the gal there said that they have had several requests for foam mats for playards.

It only took 10 minutes for the mat to be cut to size and it cost me under $40.

We used it this past week on our trip and we all slept like kings!

Thank you Mommy Friend for the suggestion, and thank you The Foam Shop for the new playard mat.