Sunday, June 19, 2011

Aurora: Are We There Yet? (review & giveaway)

I had the opportunity to review a few items from Aurora's new line: "Are We There Yet." Aurora World Inc. is known for these popular items: YooHoo & Friends™, Milly™, Dreamy Eyes™ and many more popular plush toy and gift brands and characters.

Their new line features plush toys, backpacks (with the "leashes" - I totally need those for my kids), neck rests, and "My Name Is" ID tags - everything you need to make it from Point A to Point B on vacation, trip to Grandma's, or even across town. The line is based on Aurora's popular monkey character, Cheeky Charlie, and his jungle pals! We received a monkey neck rest and two "My Name Is" ID tags. 

We went on a trip out to my parents' house just after receiving these items. I couldn't get Moose to keep the neck rest on at all; I don't think he likes the feeling of something around his neck (I've noticed when he wears his Superman cape, he dislikes how tight it is on his neck so I make it looser with a safety pin). However, Squirt loved the monkey! Oh dear. He wears this monkey around randomly any time he gets a hold of it. I'm sorry to say that neither boy wore the neck rest to sleep, but I used it to rest on the way home. I thought it was comfortable - much better than had I not had it (can we say 'crick in the neck'?). 

I really like the ID Tags. We have an alligator and shark. Moose loves them and will take them off their bags to play with in the car - which is part of their appeal. It was easy to take the slip of paper out and write their information on it and put it back - you know, sometimes small slips of paper are hard to get out of their proper place and return them. I didn't have to cram my writing either, I could write normally. I like that the tags come with carabiners (not real safety hiking ones) to take them on and off their bags. 

If you travel a lot (or even a little) I think these are great items to get for your kiddos. They are well-made, cute, and purposeful. Those are three great qualities I look for in things for my kids. of you will receive a random Are We There Yet? ID Tag for one of your kids!

GIVEAWAY: Mandatory entry - be a follower of the S Club 4. Already a follower? Great! Leave a comment. Please leave a valid email address with your first comment so I can get in touch with you in the case that you should win.
Other entries:
1. Check out the Aurora Facebook page and look at their albums. Tell me an item you think your child would like.
2. Follow me on Twitter.
3. Tweet: Are We There Yet? Get ready for summer travel with an Aurora ID Tag for your kid's suitcase from
Very simple and easy this time. Contest is open until Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:59pm (CST). Good luck!
Find out more about Aurora on their website, e-commerce site, and Aurora’s Facebook page.You can also email them at or call 888-287-6722. 

Disclaimer: I received ID tags & a neck pillow in order to write this review. All content is my own honest opinion. Others may or may not have the same experience(s) with the products and/or company as I did. 


jenditty said...

I follow you.

jenditty said...

I liked "Aurora World Inc" on facebook (I know this wasn't a requirement but I don't do twitter yet).

jenditty said...

My daughter would LOVE the "Fancy Pals - Pet Carrier" with the puppy in the shiny pink bag!

Ashley said...

I follow you!

Ashley said...

My 1.75 year old daughter would ADORE the Hush Puppies! She is quite obsessed with dogs and horses (of the real variety) and since the dogs look kind of real, she'd love it!

Ashley said...

Follow you via Twitter @EllaKatesMommy :)

Ashley said...

Tweeted. :)

happy followers