Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Monkey Moo Review & Giveaway

I'm always on the lookout for cool, innovative products, things that make life a little easier, and of course a little more fashionable. My Monkey Moo is a specialty company that sells comfortable and stylish stroller pads and blankets.

Pros: Here's a dilemma it seems I always face with the stroller and blankets: It's cold outside but warm enough to want to go walking. I need to put a blanket around Rowan who is usually the one in the stroller at this point. After a minute, even though  I have bundled him well, the blanket comes loose and starts dragging on the ground. It gets dirty, stuck in the wheels, and I end up having to stop and fix it every few minutes. My Monkey Moo stroller blankets are 26" wide by 32" long, which is the perfect size for covering up your little one without having worry about it dragging. Everytime we've used My Monkey Moo, we've had no problems with the blanket falling off or dragging and Rowan has stayed toasty warm.
We received the stroller pad and set in the pattern At the Zoo. The pattern is absolutely adorable, and I had the hardest time choosing as they have so may fashionable and fun patterns. The nice part about these sets is that they are reversible, allowing you to have two different looks. Immediately upon receiving the set, I was impressed by the great quality. The material is thick and both items are extremely well made. The backing is a VERY soft swirl chenille. It's so soft that I wanted to curl up with it! Doesn't Rowan look so warm? And YES, that is SNOW in APRIL.
I think the stroller pad is such a great idea. It protects the fabric on your stroller, gives a versatile look, and makes your little one that much more comfortable. I a decided to give the stroller pad a test run myself and what better way to do that than to sit on it. :) I know it sounds funny, but I need to give an honest review, right? It actually does a great job padding, even if it isn't intended for moms who weigh more than 20 lbs. Rowan looked super comfortable when sitting on his stroller pad. These pads have slots/holes where you can put the buckles and harness through to help it adapt to almost any stroller. And if this set isn't versatile enough, the stroller pad can double as a changing pad! These wash up really nicely, and I can see that our set is going to last for a long time.
My Monkey Moo is decidated to style and comfort 365 days a year. What a great attitude for a company to have, and I adore the name. Fun and catchy, right?

Cons: I feel like there isn't quite enough information about the company on the site and would love to learn more. As a consumer, I'd like to know how the company was inspired, the mind behind it. I also wish these were available in more stores as I notice there aren't any retailers in Utah where I'm at.

The Bottom Line: Great innovative baby gear, perfect for your strollers.

Price: $64 for blanket or pad $130 for Sets. (Please note this company is out of Canada, and all prices are figured in Canadian dollars. I assume if you place an order, the exchange will be figured in, so actual price in US dollars is less depending on exchange.)

Where to Buy: My Monkey Moo Online 

Rating: Great

My Monkey Moo has offered to GIVE AWAY a stroller and pad set!


Here's how to enter:

1 - Visit My Monkey Moo and tell me your favorite style and feature about this product - 2 entries

2 - Become a Follower or let me know you are one - 1 entry

3-  Tweet or blog this giveaway - 1 entry

4 - Subscribe to my posts (top left) - 1 entry

Contest is open to US and Canada residents and ends at 11:59 MST, May 5th.  Winner has 3 days to contact me.


142 comments:

CodynStacey said...

I LOVE this product! I love that it doesn't drag. That is my biggest problem! And especially living in Rexburg-you have to put blankets over the carseat for a very long time! I love the Eiffel Tower and Growing Up.

And I'm a follower! That's 3 entries for me! Woohoo!

Sara and Alex said...

I love the Who's New pattern. This is a great product. I cant stand using blantets on the stroller, they fall off and I end up rolling over them!
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Sara and Alex said...

I like Who's New #2

Sara and Alex said...

follower

Sara and Alex said...

subscribe in reader

Sara and Alex said...

tweeted it http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1577204799

Joel & Lila said...

I am a follower!

Joel & Lila said...

subscriber!! Woot Woot

Joel & Lila said...

Blogging about the giveaway!

Joel & Lila said...

They have a lot of cute patterns. But if I win, I will choose the Eiffel Tower with Black Chenille back. Love that one!

Christine said...

I love the spring sparrow pattern, very cute! I agree with Stacey, that it keeps from dragging! I would love to win, I'm a follower!!

Just the five of us said...

Socialite Stripe
with Cream Plush back is my favorite. Like you I hate it when the blankets drag on the floor. I also like the idea of it being used as a changing pad and being machine washable.

Just the five of us said...

I am a follower

Just the five of us said...

I subscribed.

Just the five of us said...

I added this post to my blog....

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Wii are the Nelsons said...

Too cool! I have something similar for the car seat, but how great for the stroller! I like the rainforest design.
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Wii are the Nelsons said...

I follow! I'm really excited about this one

Wii are the Nelsons said...

I blogged about it here....
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LoveMy2Dogs said...

Wow a stroller and pad set. I love the Socialite Stripe with Cream Plush back. I love the fact that the blankets won't drag, they are reversable and it fits a 5 point harness.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

#2

Wow a stroller and pad set. I love the Socialite Stripe with Cream Plush back. I love the fact that the blankets won't drag, they are reversable and it fits a 5 point harness.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I am a follower.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

And I am a subscriber.

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

I love the Groovy Baby pattern and love that it doesn't drag! I'm a follower and subscribed to your posts!

The King's said...

This is awesome because blankets do drag and fall off and you constantly have to put them back on but with this you don't have to worry. I really like the rainforest, eiffel tower and day at the zoo, as you can see I like their patterns.

I also follow you.

I also blogged about this giveaway!

EJW said...

I LOVE the Eiffel Tower set, and what a clever idea for our long, Wisconsin winters!

Kim said...

love that it's 2-sided and love this pattern: Who's New

Kim said...

follow

Kim said...

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Margarita said...

I like that it's reversible!
The patterns are too cute but I really like Socialite Stripe, Dick and Jane Classic and the Grow Up.

Margarita said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!
Socialite Stripe, Dick and Jane Classic or Grow Up.
Entry #2 for me...

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Liz said...

I like the rain forest print! I added you to my reader and twitted about it so is that 4 entries?

Nad said...

My 2 favorites are rainforest and spring sparrow. Those fabrics are gorgeous! After 2 kids, our stroller is getting a little banged up and stained (even after washing), so I like that this can help re-vamp it and make it look good again!

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Nad said...

I became a follower.

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Dee said...

I LOVe that the blanket is MADE for this and matches the pad!

I'd go with the Groovy Baby pattern since I'm pregnant with a girl but have a toddler boy!

Thanks for the chance!

Dee said...

I am now following you!

Allison said...

I love the Groovy Baby pattern.

Jen said...

I love the socialite stripe pattern!

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Jen said...

I love how the stroller pads would be easy to wash and take care of- what a great concept!
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Jen said...

I twittered!

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I love the Urban Damask and the Spring sparrow patterns! I have ruined so many blankets when they fall off the stroller and I unknowing roll over them...ughh. I also love that these are easy to clean!
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~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I love the urban damask entry #2

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I subscribe.

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I follow.

DawnS said...

I really love the Socialite Stripe with Cream Plush back and one of the features that I like best is being able to use it as a changing pad too.

DawnS said...

I follow!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Urban Damask is my FAVORITE! I love love love that the stroller pads are reversible! So neat!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow your blog!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I subscribe to your posts!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I tweeteed about this giveaway!

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Jennifer said...

I love the stroller pad and blanket sets! I love the Groovy baby pattern!!

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Jennifer said...

I subscribe by bloglines!

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Jennifer said...

I follow your blog now!

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Amber said...

Totally dig the Socialite Stripe!

Amber said...

Subscriber

Wehaf said...

My favorite style is goovy baby. I like that they are reversible!

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Sara said...

I really like the Rainforest
with Cream Plush back set. I also enjoy the fact that it is set and that it is the perfect sized blanket! Great for carseats and not dragging off a stroller.

cara martin said...

I love these products. I hate when the blanket falls off and I run over it too!! My stroller could use a new pad as teh fabric on my stroller is faded now. These are great to use for strollers that still work perfectly, jut need to be a little more stylish! I like teh At The Zoo or Groovy Baby pattern!
Cara
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mcveggie said...

I love the rain forest pattern, its just lovely. My fave feature is comfort. My stroller is pretty utilitarian and isn't very cozy. I would love to win this set to make rides smoother for my little one.
thanks so much

mcveggie said...

Do we post a 2nd post with our fave pattern? If so again my fave is the rainforest.
Thanks

mcveggie said...

I'm a subscriber too :)

lrbodine said...

What a great concept! The Growing Up pattern is darling and it would save me from ruining lots of blankets!

BlackOlive03 said...

These are awesome! I'd pick Socialite Stripe.

Jen said...

I think I would pick socialite stripe - seems gender neutral enough. I love that it doesn't drag the ground but that my baby will still be warm enough on cooler spring and fall nights. Thanks for the entry

woble27 said...

I love this product.... the pattern i like is groovy baby---

what I like is the idea of having a washable pad under the little one and the NO dragging is a big plus too!!!

steph

holyone00@hotmail.com

The Bluths said...

I really think that pad thing is a cute idea. I like the At The Zoo stroller pad

The Bluths said...

I follow now :)

The Bluths said...

And I subscribed!

DEBIJOT said...

My favorite style is groovy baby

DEBIJOT said...

my favorite feature is machine washable.

DEBIJOT said...

subscriber

DEBIJOT said...

follower

Julie Jones said...

I just had to comment because I think these are soooooooooo cool!!. I just thought I would let you know How much I love them and all the styles of them. I don't need one myself but I will let all my friends know about them way coool!

Mary said...

I love that it would keep my liitle one snuggled without worry of dragging it. I like the groovy baby and banana leaf pattern.

oona. said...

I love the Dick and Jane classic pattern. I love that they use retro cute fabric and I would love to surprise my friend who is having a baby next month and would be thrilled to have some hip baby goodies!


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Margarita said...

http://twitter.com/MamaMG/status/1586031729
Tweeted!
#3 for me!

Erica said...

What a genius product! I love the Eiffel Tower!!
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Erica said...

I'm a follower

Erica said...

Tweeted contest
http://twitter.com/lacadazy/status/1593252582

Erica said...

My favorite feature is that there are no more worries about dirty blankets dragging on the ground. Love it!!
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Erica said...

I'm a subscriber

DocMisty said...

Like you, I love the "At the Zoo" and would love to have a blanket that didn't drag on the ground like mine tend to do in this cool but muddy spring weather.

Aura said...

I really like the Socialite Stripe. It will keep my stroller easy to clean and very cute, especially with the matching blanket!

Aura said...

I follow

The Litchfield's said...

I love the Urban Damask. How cute!

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Emily B said...

I love the Rainforest print. I think the best feature is the holes to put the harness through, keeping the pad in place and baby safe!

Emily B said...

I follow!

The Dreamer said...

The at the zoo is my favorite but the dick and jane classic is cute too! And I LOVE that it's machine washable!

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The Dreamer said...

The at the zoo is my favorite but the dick and jane classic is cute too! And I LOVE that it's machine washable!

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The Dreamer said...

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Alexia said...

I like the Socialite Strip and I love that they are reversible!

Andrea said...

I like the Urban Damask. I like that they are so easy to care for.

Andrea said...

Entry number 2. I like the Urban Damask and that they are so easy to care for.

Andrea said...

Tweeted~
http://twitter.com/simplyandreah/status/1596611948

Andrea said...

I am a new follower.

Feed the moose said...

my favorite style is spring sparrow and my favorite feature is the adaptability to most strollers!

mel said...

I love the spring sparrow pattern. I love that this means no more dropping or dragging blanket on the gound!

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rebecca said...

I love that they're washable and can double as changing pads!

My fave is groovy baby.

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Catherine (aka Lucy's Mommy) said...

I love the Groovy Baby style and think it's super clever to have it be reversible and machine washable! That way your stroller doesn't haven't to look so grimy (or is that just mine?)!

Heidi said...

My favorite style is Groovy Baby. I love that these don't drag...such an awesome blanket! I also like that they are easy to watch.

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

i love the Urban Damask
with Pink Plush back, its so modern yet classic.

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

#2

Alanna said...

I love all the patterns, but the socialite strip is one of my fav. The fact the the stroller blankets are reversible is great!

Trish said...

These are sooo cute! I totally need one for those cold days! I love a lot of their patterns, but I'd go with Groovy so it could work for my daughter, and future kids.

Trish said...

I like Groovy Entry #2

Trish said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah W. said...

I love the growing up print. So cute!

My favorite thing about these (besides they are so cute!) is that the stroller blanket is so long. It looks like it would fit for a long time. Love it!

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Cory and Becca said...

cute patterns i like the zoo pattern

Belinda M said...

I like the Socialite Stripe pattern. I very much like that it is machine washable

Judith and Marc said...

Rainforest pattern is lovely. I like the machine washable aspect too!

Johnson Family said...

I love that it doesn't drag, that it zips up nice and securely and that it is machine washable! I like the "Growing Up" pattern as well as the "Spring Sparrow".

Johnson Family said...

I am a follower!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Spring Sparrow is my favorite style! I love how many styles they have to chose from, thanks!
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fkhan247 said...

i love socialite stripe and i love that it is machine washable!

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Whimsical Creations said...

Love that I can remove and wash it. My favorite design is Urban Damask.

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Whimsical Creations said...

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Whimsical Creations said...

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Beth said...

I love the Growing Up pattern and the fact that they double as a changing pad cuts down on all the junk I have to tote around with me!

Dana said...

I like the rainforest design. I also like that they are reversible and machine washable.

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Dana said...

I like the rainforest design. I also like that they are reversible and machine washable. #2

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Dana said...

I subscribe
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Dana said...

I follow

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Dana said...

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Megan and Erica: MAIN said...

I love the Little Debutante. I lovr how soft and cozy it looks.

Megan and Erica: MAIN said...

I follow.

Megan and Erica: MAIN said...

I subscribe.

Megan and Erica: MAIN said...

Twittered here:
http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/1650062999

Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

Entry 2 for favorite feature-so cozy

icefairy said...

My favorite style is At the Zoo and feature is that it doesn't drag like regular blankets. Thanks for the giveaway!
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icefairy said...

Follower.

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MAC Mom said...

My favorite is the Banana Leaf style.

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MAC Mom said...

THe feature I liek about this product is that it is machine washable. Perfect for stroller spills.

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MAC Mom said...

I follow your blog.

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MAC Mom said...

Subscriber
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MAC Mom said...

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Erin said...

My favorite pattern is Banana Leaf and my favorite feature is that they're reversible. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Xenia said...

I love that this would be so much easier to use than blankets, I hate that they always seem to slide down and get run over by the stroller. Plus, this is machine washable, which is a necessity. My favorite pattern is Rainforest but I think that Who's New would probably match our stroller best.

Thanks!
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katers2714 said...

At the zoo is my favorite pattern overall.

katers2714 said...

I love that the blankets are reversible so you can change it up whenever u feel like it.