Even the most well-intentioned parents can't always be with their child at bedtime, as secretly concealed sidewalk catapults and space-station security guard jobs sometimes separate parent and progeny for lunar cycles at a time. Keep your heart with your child even when your body is abroad with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a personalized teddy bear, loaded with lullabies and your own recordings, from Cuddletunes (a $60 value).
Each Cuddletunes teddy bear contains speakers and a 1 GB MP3 player, providing enough memory for about 250 three- to four-minute songs to gently rock your child to sleep at night. Browse the ample library of lullabies, many of which come specially recorded with popular child names, or use the Cuddletunes website to record your own song or story for the little Ereshkigal or Eisenhower in your life. Recordings can be changed on a regular basis, as the bear plugs into computers via a USB cord. Cuddletunes bears come adorned in pink, blue, or yellow ribbons, and at 14 ounces in weight and approximately 9.5 inches in height, the fuzzy quadrupeds make an ideal companion for small children and sentient garden gnomes alike. Ensure that your child falls asleep to the soothing and sincere sound of your voice via the heartwarming nonhibernators of Cuddletunes.
Although Cuddletunes has yet to receive many reviews, some testimonials have been provided:
- Leo is delighted with his bear. When I travel, I feel better knowing that I'm still home for him every night as he falls asleep. – Steve B. in Palo Alto, CA
- Iris wouldn't put the bear down for the first three days! I travel to India often and her mom says this really helps Iris sleep better when I'm gone. – Tim B. in Berkshire, UK
With Cuddletunes teddy bears, children can hear the soothing voice of a loved one with just the squeeze of a paw. That's because—rather than the cold, merciless heart inside standard teddy bears—each Cuddletunes bear holds an MP3 player with enough storage for several hours of content. Just by pressing "Play," kids can instantly hear the built-in soundtrack of loving messages, comforting songs, and favorite stories to help them drift to sleep.
Using Cuddletunes' opus of soothing music, parents record their own stories or create songs and lullabies that include their child's name for a personal touch. With a Cuddletunes subscription, parents can store the bear's soundtrack on the company's secure server so it can be accessed and updated from anywhere at any time, even while trapped under an avalanche of building blocks in the playroom.