Back to School Bash - Kidorable Review and Giveaway!

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Kidorable is an amazing company that creates some of  the most adorable products for children I have ever seen. We were given the opportunity to review one of their themed backpacks specifically made with younger and smaller children in mind and it is perfect for my youngest to take along with him to preschool.

{In Their Words}

"In 1997, Kidorable sprung from the minds, hearts and efficiency apartment of Liping and Jonathan Domsky. They proclaimed, "The world needs someone to create children's apparel and accessories that are both functional and fun. We can do that."

And so Kidorable was conceived. Starting with lions and cats and bears, oh my, manifested as umbrellas and hangers, Kidorable generated enough sales during its first year to break even and plant fruitful Kidorable seeds throughout the land.

Kidorable delights both children and the adults who love them by transforming everyday, functional kids accessories into objects that excite their imaginations and enrich their lives at play.
From rainwear to backpacks to knitwear and towels, Kidorable speaks to the precious spirit of childhood."

 
{My Take}

For the Back to School Bash, we were privileged enough to review the Kidorable Pirate Backpack, which is sold for $23. The main thing that I loved about this backpack as soon as I saw it besides the awesome theming, was the size. Most backpacks that are sold in stores are much to big for preschool and Kindergarten aged children and swallow them up. The Kidorable backpack is big enough to hold, pencil boxes, books and lunch bags, but is still small enough to fit easily and comfortably on my four year-old's back without toppling him over.

Another great feature of the backpacks is the material they are made of. Since it isn't traditional fabric, the surface can be easily wiped off and cleaned with just a damp cloth both inside and out. This is great when you are dealing with younger children, especially boys who can be quite messy!


The design of the Pirate Backpack is just as adorable as the other products on the website. Shaped like a treasure chest, the top/lid unzips to reveal ample storage space inside, side pockets adorned with anchors are perfect for water bottles or other school supplies and there is an additional pouch in the front for storage with a cute pirate parrot and gold coins. My favorite part however, is the zipper pull, which is a small padded sword that makes it easier for little hands to zipper the backpack closed. 
I would recommend the Kidorable backpacks for children ages 2-6 because of their size, but the could be used for older children as well since the straps on the back are adjustable, allowing bigger kids to slip them on. 
In addition to an entire line of themed backpacks for both boys and girls, Kidorable also carries umbrellas, knit scarves, hats, gloves, rain boots, sun hats, hangers, bookends and embroidered shirts in many of the same themes as well. I definitely want to get Jase the matching Pirate items to go with his backpack.
{Buy It}

You can purchase any of the Kidorable products directly through their website. Their products are very reasonably priced, and they even have a birthday club that you can sign up for and receive a free gift 30 days before your child's birthday.

{Win It}
Kidorable has offered to give one lucky reader and themed umbrella of their choosing! These are the perfect accessory for keeping your little one dry this back-to-school season.

This giveaway will end on August 16, 2010 at 8pm EST and one winner will be chosen via random.org at that time. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Open to US residents 18+ only.
 

Mandatory Entry

In order to enter this giveaway, you must visit the Kidorable website and comment here about which umbrella you would choose if you won.


No other entries will be counted unless the above mandatory entry is completed.


* I received a Kidorable pirate backpack for the purpose of this review, but was not compensated in any other way. The thoughts, opinions and words expressed here are entirely my own and were not influenced by anyone else.

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    1. The pirate for sure! :)

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    5. I've seen this brand and their stuff before at my son's MDO...I'd for sure want the Pirate umbrella-too cute for words :)

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    38. great products. Will probably purchase the raincoat to go along with it

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    47. Oh my goodness they are all so cute! I'm thinking either the butterfly or the polka dots for my girl and leaning toward the butterfly.
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    51. I would choose the bear umbrella for my little grandson.

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    98. I would love to have the Dinosaur Umbrella!
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    99. I think the dinosaur one although the fireman and the pirate ones are awefully cute too.

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    109. I would choose the Fireman umbrella since my son has the matching coat and boots.
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    116. I would totally get the Panda umbrella
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    117. I would choose the houndstooth umbrella with the roses.

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    127. My daughter would love the Elephant Umbrella.
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      I like the character umbrella

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    134. My daughter would love the Mermaid umbrella -- they are all so cute!

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    135. I would get the space hero for my son


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    136. Asked my little girl and she said she wants the Fairy umbrella.

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    140. Those ARE really cute umbrellas; I have never seen them before. We would go for the frog, dog, or panda.

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    141. Am now following your blog on my blog. I discovered you on SITS, which I am also new to. I have two boys an look forward to your posts.

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    142. I also signed up for the Doodlebags giveaway. Thanks for offering!

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    143. I would like the fairy umbrella.
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    144. I would love to have the Fireman umbrella for my son.

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    164. I love the frog umbrella so both my son and daughter can use it.

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