I have said again and again that inventions by parents are bound to be great products as 99% of the time, they work like a charm! Check out Parking Pal, the brainchild of mommy Denise Whitney, who was absolutely awesome about sending samples for me to review.
How Parking Pal Came About:
One mother residing in Virginia began to think of ways to keep her kids focused so the chance of them bolting or wondering in parking lots would be eliminated. She created the Parking Pal and IT WORKED. Austin, her 5-year old, and Aiden, her 3-year old, love the Parking Pal. When getting out of or coming back to the vehicle they go directly to it, put their hand on it, fiddle around with it and chat with each other while she gets her youngest into his stroller or back into his car seat. Until all vehicles are equipped with back-up cameras and all until all drivers remember to pay careful attention in parking lots, this is a great aid in keeping your child safer.
Those who have been following my parenting blog would know that both my kids are hyperactive. So, it is difficult to manage them if I need to go shopping with both of them tagging along. I put Parking Pal to the test when we went grocery shopping last week. Of course, I had towed the hubby along just in case. After grocery shopping, I put the two Parking Pals at the rear side of our car and told the kids to put their hands on them and play a game where the first person to take his/her hand away will be the loser. While the hubby and I were putting the bags of groceries into the car, we were also secretly watching out for them. To my surprise, my two kids were happily chatting away with each hand stuck on the Parking Pal and did not for one second move away from the car. WOW! We were both amazed. Parking Pal gave us about 5 minutes of freedom to load the things into the car without the need to run after bolting kids.
BUY IT: This amazing product only cost $7.99 (inclusive shipping) and you can also choose from a variety of designs. Everyone placing an order in the months of June and July will be put in a drawing to win a $50.00 Toys R Us gift card. Drawing will be held on Aug. 1st, 2008.
WIN IT HERE : Thanks to Denise Whitney who is kind enough to give our readers a chance to try out Parking Pal, Parent Reviewers will be giving away a Parking Pal of winner’s choice of design to two lucky readers. Please visit www.parkingpalmagnet.com and let us know in our comment, which is your favourite Parking Pal. Winners will be announced on 15th July 2008.