Stocking Stuffer Alert!
Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals & Bears are designed for kids of all ages (not just the little ones - but big ones too). I have JoJo the Monkey and he's adorable. The kids love him in the morning when it is so cold - we take him in the car to keep them warm and they also love to cuddle up with him while watching their morning video. He's very comforting and cute!
The Zoo Animals (and the bears too) are ideal for kids to use when they aren't feeling that great - you can heat him up in the microwave or pop him in the freezer to help bring down fevers or relieve twisted ankles or various "owies". We haven't had any major "owies" in my daycare - so the kids have been using him to warm themselves up in the morning. I have 2 girls who come before 7 am and the little one especially seems to think it's "freezing" out there. She loves JoJo and hates it when big sister tries to claim him.
Real quick here is a little break down about Thermal-Aid. Thermal-Aid products are specially engineered to eliminate pain and swelling from arthritis, sports injuries, and more. These products range in size and can be used as hot or cold therapy packs. Holds heat longer and it's clinically proven to relieve: fever, sunburn, earaches, back and neck pain, flu symptoms, sprains, bee stings, headaches, sore muscles, growing pains, insomnia and much more! Read my review of the Medium Sectional here.
Best of All - the Zoo Animals, Bears and even the sectionals (larger heating/cooling packs in various sizes) are washable, reduces fever and pain naturally.
Buy Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals (and Bears too):
You can find Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals and Bears in your community at retailers like Walgreens, CVS, Amazon and Costco or you can purchase them online at http://thermal-aid.com/store/zoo-animals/ for $19.95. They are really soft & squeezable (sorta like a Beany Baby) and sized just right for little hands (JoJo is about 12" tall) and little ones as young as 9 to 12 months will want to drag him along in the car (he's perfect for cold mornings). He's all natural and made up of Natural cotton and a heating and cooling element composed of a specially engineered corn.
Disclaimer: I was given a Thermal-Aid Zoo Monkey to use and review on CCB. I was not required to write a positive review and no money exchanged hands.