In your time as a parent, have you ever stepped on a stray Lego brick in bare feet?
How about a wooden block?
Hard plastic toy bits and bobs? Ouch!
Of course you have!
How unpleasant is it?!
No need to tell seasoned parents what the associated pain of any of these mishaps feels like. Standing on your kids' nasty-hard miniscule stuff with vulnerable exposed feet is a right of passage, albeit an incredibly painful one.
I nag my kids about cleaning up their possessions all the time - what parent doesn't? If my kids want to complain about any of my overbearing parenting ways, their gripes generally and frequently fall on this category. I dislike untidiness, mess and clutter chaos, this is true. I want order, tidiness and a spotless home.
Boy, did I choose the wrong profession!
I have been trying out the fantastic Toyzbag which can reduce the incidence of stray Lego, blocks and other toy clutter that you will find all too often agonisingly underfoot in your home. Toyzbag can make life with kids and their stuff a little more safe and user-friendly.
A tidier home is a fantastic and pretty big benefit on the side too.
The Toyzbag is a nifty and simple invention and such a useful one. Basically a Toyzbag is a play mat and carry bag in one. Toyzbag is a perfect circle of fabric with a strong nylon cord sewn into its perimeter. Toys can be tossed into the centre of the circular play mat. Packing up is a cinch by simply drawing the cord handles closed, encasing all the contents in one swift move as you do so. Tidy in a second!
Better yet, Toyzbag makes carting your kids playthings about, quick and easy. If you are visiting a friend, Grandparent or have an appointment to attend, the Toyzbag allows you to carry your kids' stuff with you quickly and conveniently as when closed it becomes a decent carry bag.
While you go about your business, your children can play with their favourite things on the floor anywhere, on their very own clean play space and then pack it all away safely when the time comes to go.
The Toyzbag is constructed of 100% cotton and comes in a variety of popular sizes and bold colours. They are extremely lightweight and when not filled with toys, can be rolled or folded and carried within another bag or case without robbing you of room, so great for travel too.
In the past when we've taken kids on holidays, we've had to pack a bulky plastic tub of favourite toys in the car which takes up so much precious space. I don't know why but kids are so reluctant to help tidy their things when it comes to something as basic as putting them in a tub too! One thing I have noticed with the Toyzbag is, because it's flush to the floor, there's so little effort to keep everything contained and children are far more willing to push their things onto the centre of the open mat when tidy up time arrives than box it. The psychology of the novelty factor works a treat every time! Did I mention it holds a ton of toys too?
We tried out our Toyzbag with Lego and it was a breeze to contain and pack away. My boys enjoyed having the space to spread their bricks to help them build their creations. (The size of the Toyzbag in this review is the largest available at an ample 120cm diameter.) With a play mat of this size, everything stayed pretty much within the rim and they were all keen at the end of each building session to push any straggler pieces onto the mat for encasing. No arguments, no whines, (no subsequent parental injuries!), just five seconds of eager little swiping hands and all the Lego was taken care of.
Larger toys and blocks belonging to the toddler were a simple tidy up too. You could throw in some nappies and wipes and a snack box and make it an all-in-one bag to take along somewhere too. These are big bags with a great capacity and because of their simple design, they remain slouchy and comfortable to tow about no matter what they're stuffed with. A perfect addition to a picnic even? Being a sit on mat and carry bag chock full of kiddie entertainments - brilliant for taking along to any event.
Small children should be supervised with the Toyzbag as it does contain a cord which, when used as a bag can be quite long. Remember the Toyzbag itself is not a toy so keep an eye on your kids at all times and teach the older ones about the dangers of putting anything around their necks. (But you do that anyway right?)
A 120cm diameter Toyzbag retails for $24.95 plus postage. (They ship word-wide too.) There's also a 55cm diameter bag available for just $9.95. The smaller bags are generously sized and would make great toiletry bags or take-along bags for older kids to enjoy their craft activities or tech on the go. There are a multitude of uses for these in family life. Keep one packed by the front door or in your car for unplanned excursions or events.
Toyzbag have generously offered to giveaway
one large Toyzbag to a lucky Six Little Hearts reader
valued at $24.95.
(Get their stuff together just in time for the school holidays!)
(Get their stuff together just in time for the school holidays!)
The Toyzbag prize is navy blue and red in colour.
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