Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Worry Eaters for Kids with #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a product for compensation. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Getting kiddos to open up and explain to you what they might be worried about can sometimes prove to be a challenge. One way to open the door is this great new line of adorable plush Worry Eaters.


These cute little stuffed/plush animals come with a zipper pouch on their front that is designed especially for your child to put a little note or picture in it, that tells about their worry. Once their worry is given to the Worry Eater, the child can instantly feel relived a). because they've shared their worry aloud and b). because they have a cute friend to help them deal with it.

This also provides you, the caregiver or parent, with the chance to talk to your child about their worry, and further explore ways to help alleviate any troubles, stresses, etc. they might be experiencing.

Choose from 8 cuddly characters, small or large

The Worry Eaters come in 8 cuddly characters, sized large and small.

This is Flint. He's our favorite, but we do like them all!
We ordered Flint, size Large. Standing a full 13" tall, he's perfect for holding and cuddling too. He's also the perfect size for bringing along on car rides, and he fits perfectly in the seat belt (not that we would know that or anything *ahem*). The sturdy mouth zipper leads to a roomy pouch for your little one to store and zip up their worry/ies. I thought the design on this one was so cute. I'm totally diggin' the eye patch. This plush is soft and easy to love. There's a handy plastic ring on the back too, in case you want to hang 'em up near the bed, or wherever. :)

From the website:

Worry Eaters, imported and distributed in the U.S. by Haywire Group, exclusive North American distributor of the plush collectibles perform a miraculous deed – they eat childhood fears and concerns! At a recent Blogger Bash in NYC, dozens of mom bloggers embraced Worry Eaters with enthusiasm because there just aren’t that many “emotional” toys out there that help families deal with worries, large or small. Worry Eaters have now arrived at neighborhood toy stores across the country or online.

Worried about starting a new grade or facing bullies at school? Have a military parent or difficulties at home? Feed it to your Worry Eater! The little softie with big eyes and a striped body comes in eight different personalities with names like Polli, Flamm and twins Bill and Betti. Each character has a hang tag that explains to tots as young as 3 years old that if they write their concern on paper -- or draw it if too young to write -- and tuck it into the plush’s zippered mouth, their Worry Eater will hold on to that fear for them, so they can get a good night’s sleep. In the morning, their fears usually don’t look so large after all! Play on Words founder and speech language pathologist Sherry Artemenko tried out Worry Eaters with a bunch of kids and all agreed they are a great idea. Check out her blog post and video with the kids.

 The Worry Eater collection is designed by German TV Animator Gerd Hahn. After a child feeds his or her worry to their plush pal, parents have an opportunity to seek out the worry and talk to their children about their troubles at an appropriate time.

Each character boasts round, understanding eyes, soft bodies and a mix of two, three or more ears or horns! Worry Eatersare kind and cuddly in both good and bad times. With Enno's two pointy ears or Saggo's five tall striped ears, these pals create opportunities for children to talk to parents or other grownups. Enno, Saggo and six other fellow plush friends offer lots of reassurance to children that someone is always there to help. 

You can learn more about the Worry Eaters by visiting the website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets a plush of choice. US entrants only.

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44 comments:

  1. amy guillaume lindermanAugust 26, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    awww how cute! i love FLAMM! these are really unique

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  2. haha that is a neat idea, can eat the worries away and have a brighter day.

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  3. This is so cute! I love that kids cab w rite down their worries and fears and put it in the toys!

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  4. That is cool! I like the style of the characters. I think this would be a neat gift for my youngest nephew. I like Enno - Large

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  5. My kids would love this, writing down worries and feeding it to the worry eaters, so cute.

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  6. Not only cute but actually a profound idea to have a 'place' for worries.
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  7. Such a cute and smart idea! It reminds me of the Inside Out movie and it sounds like a great way for kids to express their feelings.

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  8. I think all of us could benefit from a Worry Eater from time to time...

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  9. It is hard for kids to tell what is worrying them-they think that they are foolish or someone may laugh and belittle them. This plush toy takes care of that!

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  10. Those are super-cute. I can see them being a great tool to help open up communication lines.

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  11. Oh that is cool.We could all put our worries and fears there,

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  12. Never heard of that, but I bet it would be effective in many cases.

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  13. this is a very cool toy and would definitely help kids open up more to talk about their feelings and fears :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  14. I like Enno, though my girls would probably want a brightly colored one.

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  15. Even I could use a worry eater some days

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  16. Visited and I liked Polli! I love the concept and friendly faces.

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  17. Very cute. I'm in favor of things that helps kids express their feelings, especially cute things.

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  18. I am a social worker and I LOVE this idea! When you can make something concrete for kids, it helps them so much!

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  19. The concept behind these Worry Eaters is so cute. Kids shouldn't have to carry the burden of worrying about anything.

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  20. What a great idea to help kids tangibly deal with their worries. There are a lot of them to choose from too.

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  21. I can see how moms and caregivers could benefit from this clever idea.

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  22. I like the Flamm. Super cute. Thanks for the chance.

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  23. I love these. Its a great tool for kids and adults to eat some worries away!

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  24. What a great concept for a plush toy. They are cute little critters too!

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  25. I learned they have the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

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  26. This is such an amazing concept! I bet kids feel so much better having their worries eaten by such a cute little stuffie!

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  27. I learned that they have large and small Worry Eaters :)

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  28. I learned they have the moms choice awards honoring excellence. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  29. What a cool idea! I love Polli.My daughter would love it too! (courtafi2138 at gmail dot com)

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  30. That is such a great idea, what a wonderful way to open up communication!
    Bill is so cute, I think Broxton would like that one ;)

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  31. Those are super cute. I really like the Polli - Large. Thanks.
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  32. This is so cute! I loved the video and their quote at the bottom of the home page of what he does.

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  33. I think this is a great idea to help kids feel better about their worries. I would love to win this to help comfort my son.

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  34. I love their motto with these...Simply write or draw your worry on a piece of paper, feed it to your Worry Eater, zip up the mouth and your Worry Eater will hold onto them so you don't have to

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  35. This is such a cute idea love the Enno Large and Flamm

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  36. Wow! They are all awesome, but I like Flint the best! This is a fantastic giveaway!

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  37. I love this idea!!! It is a great way for kids to cope with their worries!!

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  38. Really cleaver idea I like all the different choices!

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  39. I learned they have a catalog..... and that retailers can inquire about their products.

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  40. I like Flint. Thank you

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