Today we interview Katherine Johnson & Pamela Quintana, for SnuggleBugzzz, LLC on Product and Profile at Home and Living Examiner.
Q.: Katherine & Pamela, Welcome to Home and Living. Talk to us about what you do.
K. & P.: As moms & co-creators of SnuggleBugzzz™ Plush Bed Bumpers & companion bedtime book “Silly Sweet SnuggleBugzzz Dreamzzz”, we’re on a mission to make bedtime a fun routine that kiddos will actually look forward to! Since most kids resist bedtime—our hope is that the combination of feeling safely tucked in with their snuggly “pal” & reading an engaging book filled with sweet rhymes about SnuggleBugzzz™ (and the silly things they do in their dreams), kids will be drawn to the routine of “time for bed—go get your bug & your book”!
Q.: You have a unique product to discuss, please tell Readers what it is.
K. & P.: SnuggleBugzzz™ are “snuggly” plush bumpers that are designed to be your child’s cherished bedtime companion, and more importantly attach to your child’s bed sheet creating a block to help keep them from rolling off the side of their bed and onto the floor! We’re very excited about introducing a unique product to the market that addresses two common problems many families deal with in regards to bedtime; resistance to the idea of going to bed and falling out of bed while sleeping.
Q.: It’s pretty ingenious, what was the impetus for this design?
Katherine: “Hearing a few times too many that “thump” in the night and scooping my son and all his plush animals up off the floor, and I really wanted a more “cozy” alternative than bedrails”. Pamela’s kids wanted nothing to do with bedtime and a fun routine would have been a great solution!
“Hearing a few times too many that “thump” in the night and scooping my son and all his plush animals up off the floor…”
Q.: Can you explain how SnuggleBugzzz are attached?
K. & P.: SnuggleBugzzz™ have a soft Velcro strip attached to the tummy side of the bumper that attaches to a soft Velcro strip (included) permanently attached to the fitted sheet on your child’s bed. Ironing the strip to the sheet is a simple one time task, very easy and highly effective! Also included with each SnuggleBug is an extra iron-on strip for a second set of sheets or for future use plus a “protective” strip to use when the bumper is not in place or for use when washing and drying the sheet to prevent lint build-up on the strip.
Q.: How have you made it safe?
K. &P.: We’re committed to delivering high quality products that are safe for everyone! SnuggleBugzzz™ are well made and meet or exceed USA and International toy safety standards and are CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) safety certified.
Q.: What has been the response of children to the product? Will you share some feedback?
K. & P.: Kids LOVE the soft feel & sweet face of SnuggleBugzzz™, they seem to form an immediate bond with them! Here are a few examples of feedback we’ve received—
“Love the SnuggleBugzzz! My son Hayden recently moved to a big boy bed and I was worried about him falling off. Since putting the SnuggleBug on the bed, I sleep a whole lot better! Not only is it adorable but practical. We also read the SnuggleBugzzz book before bed while Hayden holds his. Now, my 5 year old daughter wants one!! I highly recommend it” Heather H.
“Oh my gosh what an answer to my prayers! My daughter has been a co-sleeper and whenever I would try to get her to sleep by herself she would complain she didn’t have us to snuggle with. We put SnuggleBugzzz on her bed and she stays in bed. LOVE OUR SNUGGLEBUGZZZ!” Patty D.
“Thank you SnuggleBugzzz! My daughter and I really enjoy reading your book. She loves the rhyming and overall silliness of the book. A perfect way to end the day and get ready for sweet (and silly) dream” Lisa R.
Q.: Where are customers going to find the product and do you have a website for more information? Is there also a blog?
K. & P.: Our website is www.snugglebugzzz.com and our facebook page can be found at SnuggleBugzzz Plush Bed Bumpers.
Q.: What is on the horizon for SnuggleBugzzz?
K. & P.: We’re expanding our line of “Bugzzz” with more color and shape options and we’re writing a series of companion bedtime books. Eventually we hope to grow our lovable brand into children’s bedding, pajamas and room décor!
Q.: Is there anything else you would like to tell Home and Living Readers?
K. & P.: We’ve been best friends for over 40 years and it’s always been a dream of ours to create something innovative for kids. The process has had its challenges (oh yeah!) but the rewards of seeing the huge grin on a child’s face as they hug their SnuggleBug tight coupled with seeing our products in stores, well… pretty awesome!
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