08 November 2007

Parent Hacks Store Featured Find: Woobee water resistant blanket/cover/soft thingie

All-weather Woobee blanketIn lieu of confetti, fireworks and a grand parade down Main Street, I decided the best way to celebrate the grand opening of the Parent Hacks Store is to shower you, my dear Parenthackers, with gifts!

Today's Featured Find is the all-weather Woobee...cuddly thing? Stroller cozi-fier? Nursing cover? It can be so many things, it seems a shame to call it a blanket. This...blanket...is flexible water-resistant material on one side and super-soft furry/cozy material on the other, so it's ideal for draping over the stroller on a damp day (grosgrain ribbon ties keep it in place). Or, you can wrap it around your front-carrier-filled-with-baby. Or use it as a dry and cozy nursing shelter. Or sit on it in the damp grass. Or use it as a makeshift changing pad. Then wash and dry and it's good as new.

If it weren't so beautifully-produced and useful, I'd balk at the price ($70, although some versions are on sale on the company's site). But this item is one of those "you get what you pay for" things that is SO versatile and useful (and will be for years), and will erase SO many potential headaches, that I wholeheartedly recommend it. I realize it's out of many people's price ranges (including mine, frankly) but it's good enough to warrant skipping or returning a few other useless baby items (like a diaper pail) to build up the funds.

The blanket I was sent for review is so lovable I'm tempted to name it Myrtle and make it my blankie. But my husband may object to my sleeping with something other than him, so instead I'm giving it away!

Win it! One randomly-chosen commenter will get my, uh, I mean this lovely Woobee blanket I'm fondling..um, I mean holding right now. (Perhaps now you don't want it given my questionable affection for the thing? Whatever.) I won't even make you answer a question -- just say hi in the comments, perhaps leave a nice little note. (Pardon the self-indulgence, but I could use a little cheering up from my Parenthacker peeps. It was a rough night last night.) I'll pick a lucky winner tomorrow at 5pm...good luck!

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THAT looks like a wonderful blinkie!

I love this blog! Please pick me, my family will provide a lovely home for Myrtle.

Love this site! And would love this blanket - my feet are cold in this new house! AND we just found out we're pregnant again so I need a new snuggly!

Hello, Looks like a great blanket for the winter.

Who couldn't use something soft and cuddly every once in a while.

What a wonderful woobee!
Delurking to say hi and thanks for all the wonderful hacks.
-violet

Oh, me please. My babe is a blanket junkie (or is that just me?) Anyway, we would love just one more (that's what I have to tell myself at least).

Thanks for always providing such great tips! I'd love to win the blankie. :)

Were expecting our first in about a month. It is scary how much money you can spend getting everything set up. I am sure this is a great blanket, but I can't imagine paying $70 for one.

We may live in California, but baby still gets chilly!

Sending good vibes your way (for your rough night last night)...

Baby #2 on the way and a lovely blanket would be great!

wow, that looks REALLY soft!! Thanks for sharing!

Oooh, how cuddly. My two little guys would love it!

This looks sooo soft and warm and cuddly. I love to cuddle up with my kids in a soft blanket in front of a warm fire. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Beautiful, cuddly blanket!

Hi! Cheer up! My wife and I have had a few rough nights lately as our seven-week-old daughter is still learning how to sleep!

Howdy! I completely understand the rough night...my little sweetie is going backwards in time since I've gone back to work. From sleeping 7 hours to only 3 at a time...yowzah! Maybe that blanket would help ease her into cozy happiness? If not, it sure looks like something I'd cozy up to :)

Hi! That blanket looks like a splendid thing for my baby, who will make his appearance in the cold month of February. :-)

from one to another, I can relate to how you feel. I would love a little blankie to cheer me up. thanks!

looks great for New England winters

looks very warm

Looks so toasty warm.

Love the site; want the blanket. :)

Wow what a cute and useful blanket! My kiddo would latch onto that like crazy.

I'm so glad I found this site, I've already seen so many tips that have been and will be a big help here around our house. Thanks so much!

Adorable! Looks comfy and warm for those TN winters when we visit the grandparents.

Our heat is out..so that blanket is looking awfully cozy! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

ahhhh it looks soo comfy and soft ..I want to just snuggle in it and hide! thanks for the opportuinty!!!

Do I have to share the blanket with my kids?

You know I love your site and I tell my closest friends about it all the time.

I would love to have this for my three month old now that the weather is getting cooler...

Well, I'm the 133rd comment, but here goes. Our first child is expected in December and I am already collecting lots of excellent parent hacks!!

That soft blanket would be right at home here in the frozen north.

Hi there...this blanket looks so soft and cuddley. My daughter would love it.

What a gorgeous, cuddly looking blanket. With a 9 month old at home and another little one on the way, we certainly need to beef up the blanket stock. Got my fingers crossed... Congrats on the new store too!!

Just happened upon your site and love your writing! I think I'll do a write-up (via your blog) on this adorable blanket at toybugle.com. My compliments!

I wish I'd found your site sooner. I have tons of reading to catch up on all your posts.

That sounds like such a great combination of uses for a blanket!

Just happened upon your site and love your writing! I think I'll do a write-up (via your blog) on this adorable blanket at toybugle.com. My compliments!

Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. My Little One and I would enjoy this.

oh my 2 yr old dd would love this blanket in the stroller and her bed.thanks.

Oh my goodness that looks decadently soft. Hope I win!

love the site and the blanket.

good stuff

I would love this blanket! I love your blog, I wish I'd discovered it sooner.

I would love to give your Woobee a new home! Thanks for the giveaway, I look forward to winning :)

Parent Hacks are a light, and the world is so dark! And cold! Blankets, we need blankets!

Please randomly select me!!!

My daughter who is all about her "cover" would love this.

That is lovely! Please pick me!

A wooby...we call our blankets that here at our house. from the movie Mr. Mom!

These blankets look so snuggly.. please sign me up for this contest.

My son loves any and everything soft and furry....This sounds like it could quite possibly be a great replacement for his Chewy (what we call his blankie) since it about reduced to threads! Thanks for an awesome chance to win! Have a Blessed day!

What a great sounding blanket!

As a frequent reader, I am happy to see the things you see and like. I love all the ideas.
And, after finding out I need to replace my furnace, I think I could use a woobee today.

Woobees rock my face off!

mn is cold. this looks like it will keep my wee one warm.

This sounds perfect for carrying my baby between car and daycare here in Upstate NY. And you almost make me willing to spend $70 on this.

Hi - this sounds way more fun to win than buy. Thanks for giving one away!

I am done having any little ones but I'm expecting a nephew in about 2 months and this would be great for him!

please enter me. thanks!!!

ooh pick me!:-)

Sounds like a wonder blanket to me.

Hi - love this site. Please pick us!

Maybe you need it more than we do, Asha...

I love your site...and I love the blanket. It looks SO cozy!

My little one is turning into Linus with her huge afghan this would be a much nicer take-everywhere blanket. I understand not wanting to part with it...

woo for the woobee! That blankie rocks, my baby would not part with it. Love your site, btw, you've found a great way to reach the lurkers :-)

Would love to win a new blankie for my little neglected 3rd daughter who never gets anything new because we have so many baby things from when her sisters were babies.

I'm loving my daily Parent Hacks emails by the way...great ideas!

Oooh, I want it, want it, want it... please?

Hi there,
ummm... just writing you to say hi and i am sorry that you had a long night. But keep up the good work your review on the blanket that is outrageously priced is very informative. I like all the nifty ideas the blanket can be used for.
keep up the good work

What a neat idea! I would love it to keep my little one warm when he is in the carrier.

You always have the coolest stuff and tips to share here. My husband and I love it. Thanks!

hi!

You can't go wrong with water resistant, soft and cozy things!

I need a softie... for myself! With a six-month-old who still wakes up at least three times a night I need some comfort.

Oh, that sounds awesome. My hat is officially in the ring!

Cool giveaway! Enter me please

Wow...I'm am overflowing with jealousy. I want one!

Hi - I'd like to enter. Thanks for your site - I recommend it all over the place. Keep up the great work!

I love the site. The blanket sounds really cool.

We were up 8 times tuesday and 4 times (once for 3 hours of screaming )last night with our almost ELEVEN month old.

Maybe getting him a wooby would help.

Please help.

I've never seen anything like this! Very cool. And cozy and warm too.

love your site, haven't been in a while and I have missed you! glad to get back in time for this great contest!

Hi! The Woobee looks great!

I'm a sucker for a cuddly blanket!

This Would Make my daughter sleep better at night! Wonderful!

Great Soft Blankie.


Beautiful Blankie. Hope that you can get sleep tonight.

what a beautiful cozy looking blanket!

Hi, Sorry about your bad evening last night. I hope tonight is a better one! Please enter me in your fabulous contest. It sounds like a comforting item to win. Thanks, Cindi :)

I'm with Kelsa -- I want one BIG for me!

Oooh, they look so cozy!

Too cute!!!

Please, my twins need another thing to fight over... and as far as your rough day goes, may I suggest...

1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 part pomegranate liqueur
1/2 c sweet ice tea (e.g. Snapple)
Shake and serve over ice with a twist of lime.

I really just want to say that this cracked me up: "(Perhaps now you don't want it given my questionable affection for the thing? Whatever.)" Thanks for being so darn entertaining. :)


Love your site! I'd love to win

DIG the website. Thanks for all the great info!!!

What a wonderful blanket! Perfect for playing with the baby in the backyard - and everywhere else!

It looks so comfy!

I would really love this blanket for my new baby girl, she LOVES soft blankets and really LOVES to be swaddled at night, tightly! :) What an awesome prize.

My daughter and I would LOVE this!!

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