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I know what you’re thinking. Why on Earth would I buy my kid another toy? I already step on fifty-two of them a day, and they never pick them up. Why would you even try to suggest that I should buy my kid a cloud pet?
I get it. I have been there. My kid has so many toys I am ready to send half of them packing. Literally, my ex-husband is about to take half of these little monsters to a new home in a just a few months. All I have to do is hold out until then. But I can say one toy that will only be going to that house when my son stays over is his cloud pet.
So what is a cloud pet? Well, I am glad you (finally) asked. It is this neat, little stuffed animal that is programmed to link to an app on your phone. Through this app, other people can send to this pet for your child to hear. There is no need to worry about what messages they get either. First, the message will be sent to an inbox within the app and you’ll have to approve it before it is sent to the pet. It is all very safe.
Now you are probably wondering why do I need another toy that makes noise or requires me to participate. Well, it is more for them than it is for you (obviously). I have a few reasons cloud pets are good for your children, and of course, I am about to share them with you below, in bold face. Are you ready? Well then here we go.
A cloud pet is great for long distance relationships.
What did you think you were the only one who misses though family members far away? Of course you didn’t. Statically most of my readers are moms and moms know how hard a family member being away can be on them. Cloud pets are great to prevent your little one from missing them so much.
We got ours when my ex-husband was deployed for a year. It allowed him to send messages to our son through the app and our son to hear his voice every night before bed. We also had family members that lived on the other side of the country and were only able to visit once a year. He enjoyed listening to them as well.
The cloud pet even allows the child to send messages back.
The way messages are sent to the child is through an app that is download to your phone. The person who wants to send the message also downloads the app and then records their message. Once they push send the message is sent to the app on your phone and you approve it to be sent to the stuffed animal.
It is about the same for the child to send messages back except there is a button on the cloud pet that you push when they want to record their message. The trick for this to work is you have to be close to the pet with the app open on your phone as well, but I found that my son was more willing to record messages to the animal than he was my phone.
The app provides more than just messages for your child.
If the message thing isn’t important to you then consider all that time you spend reading your child bedtime stories at night. I know I can’t be the only mom who has to read about ten before my son is happy. Well, I don’t do that anymore. Our cloud pet does.
That’s right, our little stuffed animal reads my son bedtime stories. All you have to do is open the app, head over to your child’s profile, and enter the stories section. Here you’ll have a choice of five different stories and sometimes there is an option to buy more for a small price. The app even flips the pages on the device so all your child has to do is listen. Pretty great huh?
There are even games.
Now I now what you are thinking. I don’t want my child to be play games on my phone. Well then install the app on their tablet. I know they have one and if they don’t read this post here. I promise you won’t regret it.
These games are fairly easy to play and my son loves them. I usually give him the cloud pet and the app at bed time. This keeps him in the bed and he is able to wind down and fall asleep. This little toy has changed our entire bedtime routine and I am loving it.
Now for me, the biggest reason I love this little guy is that I get to send my son off to his dad’s with a message from me. I know he loves the puppy (which is the version we have) and I know it keeps him from missing me so much.
What are some ways this cloud pet could help your family?
And just in case I won you over here are three options on Amazon of the cloud pet.