Proud Police Wife received a Daddy Doll in exchange for an honest review.
Having a loved one be away from home is never easy. When a parent or loved one has a career in law enforcement or in the armed forces, separation can be frequent. Explaining separation to a child that is crying, upset, and too young to understand can be rather difficult.
For the last 5 years, I have watched my daughter stand at our front window, waving and saying “Goodbye Daddy, You are my HERO!” It is seriously the sweetest thing ever, but as he pulls away, her eyes well up with tears. I have spent so much time trying to distract or redirect her from being upset after my husband leaves. It is heartbreaking to see your child so upset and yelling for her daddy. However, I know my daughter and I are not alone. Many families go through the same roller coaster of emotions with their children. Heck, we go through them as adults, too.
Missing a loved one is hard, but it doesn’t have to be.
A perfect solution: Daddy Dolls/Hug-A-Hero Dolls
I found an amazingly easy solution that took 20 minutes of crying and tears down to about 30 seconds. It is called the Daddy Doll/Hug-A-Hero Doll.
A Daddy Doll is the solution all first responder and military parents have been looking for! A Daddy Doll is a pillow-like doll that has the picture of any loved one that you choose. They come in two different sizes and pricing is low at only $24.95 and up. Daddy Dolls, Inc. offers a variety of comfort items ranging from pet pillows, to blankets, to cuddle buddies.
The first time I saw a Daddy Doll was about 4 years ago when the daughter of our neighbor was carrying one around. Her daddy is a Marine and they have experienced deployments. She loved her Daddy doll and carried it everywhere. This is when I knew the Daddy doll would be a solution for my girls.
Daddy Dolls are not just for when your child misses daddy. They can have a photograph of any loved one that your child is missing: a grandparent, a sibling, a friend that moved away, you name it.
My girls were THRILLED to have their doll arrive in the mail. They could not believe that a picture of their daddy’s body was actually put onto a doll; they acted like he was famous. I explained that the best way to deal with missing daddy was to hold and hug their doll and think of happy times with him. The hardest part of their day is when he first leaves and when he is not home at bedtime; the Daddy doll eased these difficult times. My girls love to snuggle their Daddy doll at night and fall asleep with “him”, too.
The first time my husband left for work after our doll arrived we had very minimal tears. My oldest daughter ran and grabbed the Daddy Doll in preparation for my husband leaving. Once my middle daughter started crying, she nicely passed it off (it isn’t always so nicely shared though) to her sister and it immediately stopped her crying. She hugged “him” and said “I love you, daddy”.
The Daddy doll is extremely soft and made with quality material. It can be cleaned easily by running it through the washing machine on gentle. Our Daddy doll has been through the wash 2 times already, with no issues! (Our dog apparently likes the Daddy doll just as much as our kids and dropped it in her food bowl-eek!)
One of the really neat features is the pocket on the back of the doll. This pocket is no mistake! It is a keepsake pocket for storing something of importance, a note, tooth for the tooth fairy, or picture. My 5 year old can not wait to loose a tooth and store it in her Daddy doll!
Our Daddy Doll has been a life saver in our house. The only negative thing I can say is that we had fighting the first day over who got to hug the “daddy” more. We now have a set schedule for who gets the doll each day until we order 2 more- one for each child! If you end up ordering more than one doll, be sure to check out the savings discount that they offer.
Daddy Dolls was kind enough to give one of their Daddy Dolls away to one of our readers! We are so excited to share this amazing product with one of you! The winner will receive a gift certificate good for 1-1 SIDED DADDY DOLL.
Enter for your chance to win 1-1 SIDED DADDY DOLL by filling out the entry form below.
The gift certificate towards 1-1 sided Daddy doll is provided by Daddy Dolls, Inc. Daddy Dolls, Inc. is not a sponsor, affiliate, or connected with this giveaway in any way other than providing the gift certificate.
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Eligibility: You may only enter the giveaway one time. To enter, you must be a resident of the United States and must be 18 years old or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. (So sorry to all my readers outside of the United States 🙁 ).
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