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August 23, 2010
When I was pregnant with Bryce we bought a double stroller, and I'm starting to wonder why we bothered. Rylie (aka "Miss Independent") doesn't like to ride in the stroller all that often. She likes to walk with us. The only problem is that someone is usually having to chase her around. A trip to the store for just a couple of things can quickly turn into a game of cat and mouse.
I came across the tag*a*long one day and my first thought was "hmmmm, why didn't I think of that?" What a great idea! Genius, even. The tag*a*long is "a simple, fun way for kids to walk comfortably next to a stroller." It is a little plastic handle that attaches to your stroller (or a shopping cart, or even a belt loop on your pants, perhaps) that gives your child the feeling of independence, while giving you a little peace of mind.
Are you thinking that there is no way your child is going to fall for that? I thought the same thing at first, but let me tell you that it works! When we received our tag*a*long in the mail I showed it to Rylie and told her that it was HERS. I explained to her that we would attach it to Bryce's stroller (the single, more lightweight stroller) and that she could hold on to it and walk next to us. She was really excited to try it out! We ventured out to do a little birthday shopping, and gave it a try.
Here is Rylie walking with her tag*a*long through the parking lot.
And look...they are up to the front doors of the store and she is still hanging on!
We told her that as long as she held on to her tag*a*long she could continue to walk with us. And she did! That shopping trip was a success! We will definitely be using our tag*a*long for all of our outings from now on! In fact, it hasn't come off the stroller since we put it on.
The tag*a*long was created by a mom and dad who had an idea to make strolling with their walking little man a little easier. It is manufactured in the USA and is BPA and lead free. It was one of the Editors Best of 2009 on Cool Mom Picks and it has been featured in Parents Magazine.
You can purchase the tag*a*long directly from the tag*a*long website for $9.99, or you can find it at many different retailers. It comes in 4 great colors - lemon, tangerine, blueberry and raspberry.
~*~The awesome mom and dad duo that created these are giving one of my readers a tag*a*long in your choice of color!~*~
Mandatory entry: (This must be done in order for any optional entries to count) Go check out the tag*a*long website and come back and leave a comment telling me something you learned about this great product.
Optional entries: After you make the mandatory first entry above, you can get one extra entry (unless stated otherwise) for each of the following (please leave a separate comment for each):
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* Tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting this tweet and leaving me the link to your tweet (you can tweet daily for an extra entry each day):
Enter to #win a tag*a*long from @thelifeofrylie and give your little walker independence! http://bit.ly/a9W3N5 #giveaway
* Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post for TWO extra entries (leave a link to your post in two separate comments)
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Giveaway will end on September 7th at 9:00pm EST. The winner will be chosen by random.org. I will announce the winner on or before September 8th. I will also email the winner and you will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received within that time frame, I will pick another winner. Please leave your email address or make sure it is in your profile so I will have a way to contact you.
Disclaimer: This opinion is my own. I received the tag*a*long at no cost for the purpose of this review, and I was not compensated in any other way. A big thank you to Stephanie from naptime industries for providing the giveaway prize.