Monday, September 23, 2013

Daddy Dolls-A review

As a military family it's expected that we will be minus one very important family member on a regular basis. Whether it's deployments or training, Mr Juggler leaves quite often. The main issue with this is our kiddos. They miss their daddy. And pictures aren't very comfy to hug. Ever tried it? Nuff said.

So last month I saw on the Daddy Dolls facebook page that they were having a sale. The Marine print Daddy Dolls were on sale for $20 each for both the small and the large sizes. Hello! So I sent Mr Juggler an email asking for a full length photo and began the process of ordering 4 Daddy Dolls. One for each of my kiddos and 1 for me as well. I need hugs too ya know :)

Ordering was super easy. The front of the pillow is the picture and the back of the pillow has a print design on it. Since we needed to do a Marine themed print for the discount we only looked at those. But they do have prints for other branches and non military related prints. There are also 2 sided Daddy Dolls where there is picture on both sides of the pillow. You could do two different people or do the front and back of one person. So nifty.

 I let the kids each pick out their print of choice and I picked mine out as well. I went with a vintage looking print while the boys picked a cami print. My daughter picked the vintage print as well. Have I ever told you how fantastic taste is for a 3 year old. She is her mothers daughter. Anyway, then I uploaded the picture of Mr Juggler to the photo checking tool that I found in the faqs section. This was really neat. You upload the picture and they tell you instantly which products your picture will work with. This was handy because Mr Juggler first sent me a picture with a resolution so low that I wouldn't even have been able to put his picture on a dog tag if I wanted too.

Two of the many print options

After the picture fiasco was taken care of and a high resolution photo was sent to me, I was able to upload the photo with no problems. If you are ordering multiple dolls with the same photo, you only need to upload once instead of for each individual item. You are able to request simple touch ups for a fee. But they will remove the background items in your photo for free. So if you have a big pile of dirty laundry in the background or someone decides to photo bomb your pic, no worries, they'll just change it to a nice white background.

Now I was ordering 4 dolls with the same picture on all of them. I thought "What happens if they mix up their Daddy Dolls and fight over which one belongs to which kid?" You can add text to the front of the doll for personalization. Problem solved! Hello! I added "I love you" and then the child's name to each pillow. I know! Cute right?! I love companies that think of everything <3

No fighting over which pillow belongs to which child! 

Once the order is placed it takes about 1-3 weeks for you to get your order. If for some reason your picture won't work, they will email you and let you know before making your pillow. Easy right!

Now don't just limit these awesome little pillows to military families. Anyone can be made into a Daddy Doll. You can use pictures of mom or dads, grandparents and even kids. These are great for spouses too. Like I said, I ordered one for me and before Mr Juggler leaves again, I'll give him one with  me on it. Because he loves. And I love him. <3

Now because we ordered these dolls during a big sale it took almost the full 3 weeks to get them. But that's fine. It was well worth the wait. The quality is fantastic and the material is so super soft. These dolls are sure to last a long long time. And they are machine washable which I am thankful about.

Prices range from $23.95 to $37.95 for one sided and double sided dolls in small 12" and large 17" sizes. Want more info? Visit Daddy Dolls here to check out all the products they offer and pricing.

**Disclaimer--The above words are mine and only mine. I bought and paid for 4 Daddy Dolls and this review is of the experience and thoughts of the process and products. There was no compensation involved and I was not contacted by Daddy Dolls to do this review. I just love the product and wanted to spread the word.