Momma Told Me: Make Way For Baby: 4moms MamaRoo Plush Giveaway and Review~ 10/9

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Make Way For Baby: 4moms MamaRoo Plush Giveaway and Review~ 10/9



Momma Told Me: The only thing that would soothe you was an occasional nap atop the dryer, or a 2am car ride.

When I was born I set out to give Momma the ride of her life, with incidents of projectile vomiting and severe jaundice. She would later get me back by recalling these stories, in vivid detail, at dinners with (my) boyfriends down the line. Some babies are easily soothed, while some moms naturally know how to soothe, and at other times uncontrollable issues in the environment, or postpartum phases can magnify common sleep issues. In my case, those uncontrollable issues were due to severe reflux, and minor illness. These things came together to make the perfect storm of fussy baby and exhausted Momma. I recall tales of my parents falling asleep in the laundry room of their apartment, or my sleep deprived father burning gas at 3 am; the rumble of the car's engine the only thing which would soothe me.


You're probably wondering why they didn't try bouncers, or vibrating baby seats. The answer is, they did. My parents tried just about everything available at the time, but I simply was not fooled by anything other than Momma's rocking arms, dryers, or moving vehicles. How my poor parents survived those first few month, I'll never know. Thankfully, there have been major advancement in, not just technology but, proven medical research regarding baby's response to various motions. Let's face it, parents don't vibrate, and Momma certainly never swung me like a swing. 4moms , innovative infant product company and real mom driven brand is constantly taking things like this into account when formulating the hottest parenting aids on the market. For example, their latest top notch project, the Origami, is the world's first power-folding stroller! It includes a state of the art LCD screen which outputs valuable information, such as baby's location (in the stroller, hopefully), how far one's walked, and the current temperature. My last car couldn't even do that!
4moms originated with a focus group of 5 moms (4moms just sounded cooler), with 15 kids between them, and years of parenting experience. Since beginning in 2005, the group's helped shape two of the hottest infant products on the market, the brand's Cleanwater Infant Tub and MamaRoo automated motion infant seat. If you're just discovering the MamaRoo, it's likely you're a first time mother, or have gone several years between kids. Let's just say, it's a big deal. This cutting edge Infant Seat is designed for babies Birth-25lbs (about 6 months), and was designed with the input of countless doctors, nurses, designers and parents. Most importantly, the MamaRoo is intended to mimic Momma (or Papa) in movements that are naturally soothing to baby. Equally notable to most are the easy clean features, integrated White Noise/MP3 hook-up, and absence of battery reliance.


4moms was kind enough to send us their latest release in the MamaRoo series, MamaRoo Plush, in time for the arrival of my nephew, William. The MamaRoo Plush primarily features a softer, plusher, seat fabric that's softer on baby, yet still entirely machine washable. Additionally the buckles are easier to access and the updated gear box is up to twice as quiet as original models. Weighing in with a retail value of $239, this baby seat may seem a bit over-hyped for one that can only be used an average of 6 months, but those first 6 months are often the most difficult for busy new moms! Let's take a look at what's going on beneath the sleek plastic frame that makes the MamaRoo Plush worth fighting over.


First, your brand new MamaRoo will arrive with some construction necessary. We loved that packing was kept minimal, and the box was appropriately sized for the contents (little waste). Though the box is still quite big, and the frame needs a little assembly to be attached to the base. In general, I give this a difficulty level of 2 out of 5; reading the instructions (for feature comprehension) just might take longer. Ever part of the MamaRoo zips, pops, or snaps into place, with the exception of a single screw that requires a Phillips Head screwdriver (to tighten). Once your new MamaRoo Plush is assembled, the chosen seat attaches via zipper for quick changes and cleaning. 4moms will happily sell you alternate seat fabrics/covers online at Shop4MomsOnline. We suggest plugging your MamaRoo in and learning the controls, as well as movement settings, prior to placing baby in the MamaRoo- but always seat baby with the unit off. 4moms has made the eco-friendly decision to offer MamaRoo as plug-in only, to eliminate excess batteries in landfills. This means your MamaRoo will 'roo' until the cows come home, and then some.


While many developing doctors argued swifter movements were best for baby's developing inner ears, 4moms decided to leave the decision of speed up to individual mothers. The MamaRoo Plush features 5 gentle, and naturally developed, movement patterns with varying levels of speed. The 5 Speed Patterns include: Car Ride, KangaRoo, Tree Swing, Rock-A-Bye, and Ocean Wave, relying on the generous pivoting base that allows the seat to recline to any angle on it's axis. I was thrilled to see, my personal favorite, Car Ride had made it to the lineup but am sad to admit I do not fit in the MamaRoo to try it out. (We had to leave that to William) For safety purposes, the device steps all motion when interrupted, demonstrated when William's big sister accidentally bumped into it. In all, the natural movements are unlike anything I've seen in any other automated baby bouncer/seat/swing.....but everyone knows a good ride has more than great moves!


Furthering the examples of parent-driven though, 4moms has included a dangling mobile which consists of 3 Pull-And-Play plush balls. Many parents agree that modern baby gear should be developmentally engaging, and can still break traditional 'baby' concepts. You'll find no monkeys on the MamaRoo (unless that's your thing, in which case, they leave the monkey supplying up to you). Instead, the featured mobile's 2 sided plush balls showcase 3artist inspired graphics and engaging black and white patterns for infants under 4 months. Just another example of how the MamaRoo Plush is designed to aid and grow with baby. And last, but not least, a feature Papa will be sure to love; the ambient white noise and MP3 adapter. Out of the box your MamaRoo will play 5 natural White Noise sounds designed to soothe baby when combined with the seat's organic movements. If you're inspired to urge baby towards a career in Classical Music or Instrumentals, simply hook up your iPod via the simple adapter and viola! William loves listening to his father's World Music through the volume adjustable MamaRoo speakers!


Luxury like this was not available when I was a child, nor so affordable. Treat Momma and Baby to a smooth ride, and some much needed rest with the updated MamaRoo Plush. I guarantee, once you've gone MamaRoo, you'll never go back! The MamaRoo Plush includes a 6 month manufacturer's warranty, but it's easy wear makes it worth storing for future kidlets. Keep an eye on the rave-worthy 4moms brand for upcoming infant innovations and more products designed by moms, 4moms.

What Daughter Says: When baby's rested, Momma's rested. Discover the luxury of naturally sourced movements and engaging sensory aids with the MamaRoo Plush!
One lucky Momma Told Me follower will win themselves, and baby, a MamaRoo or MamaRoo Plush in their choice of fabric! Thanks 4moms!



127 comments:

  1. If I am the lucky one to win, I would love to have the plush in dots! Thank you!!!
    sonyamorris@carolina.rr.com

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  2. plush for sure!! outofthoughts1ATgmailDOTcom

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  3. plush in the dots/circles!

    crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

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  4. i like the plush in green.. omg been wanting a mamaroo FOREVER!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  5. I would get the plush in paint dots plush...I have been entering every giveaway for one of these!!
    smartinez03 at live dot com

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  6. I would like the pink/chocolate and what a great idea these woman came up with


    gerri_bolen[at]msn[dot]com

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    gerri_bolen[at]msn[dot]com

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  8. I like the Plush Silver Fireworks!
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  9. I would choose the plush in silver fireworks plush

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    gerri_bolen[at]msn[dot]com

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  11. I want the plush pink and chocolate
    super_alba_star@yahoo.com

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  12. I like the plush green danaahudson at gmail.com

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  13. I would love to win the plush in the dots fabric!

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  14. I would love to win the plush in the dots fabric!

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  15. I like the Paint Dots plush
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I Like the plush in the polka dots. amypugmire@live.com

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  17. I would choose the Paints Dot or the Green Jacks plush

    knjmcd at gmail dot com
    (Justine McD.)

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  18. would love the Silver Fireworks Plush!

    anastasia at eco-babyz dot com

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  19. I like paint dots plush.

    jsapalio at yahoo dot com

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  20. I'd like the original style in Orange/Charcoal color.
    momsholidaycooking at gmail dot com

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  21. I like them all, just would love to win..

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  22. Paint dots plush

    amy rouse
    dropastitch at yahoo dot com


    Love these!!!

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  23. I would love to have the Paint Dots Plush...hoping..luck comes my way! Thank you, Paula Caudill paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  24. I love the Mamroo plush in the gray circles

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  25. I love the MamaRoo Plush in Green Jacks!

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  26. I really like the Plain Dots Plush.

    Thanks!

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  27. If I win I would love the silver fireworks plush.
    kathleen siegle
    littleolliesmom@gmail.com

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  28. I want the plush in the paint dot pattern.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  29. I love the silver fireworks plush!

    Mandinav (at) aol (dot) com

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  30. Love the Orange/Charcoal, and the plush!

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  31. I'd love the Paint Dots Plush :)

    Chelsey.Varela at gmail dot com

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  32. I like the paint dots plush or the blue cloud plush.

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  33. I'd get the MamaRoo Plush in Green Jacks.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I like the blue clouds plush looks so nice and cosy

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  35. I would pick the mama roo plush - blue clouds if I won.
    lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I would love the Plush style in the Silver Fireworks print
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  37. Definately the plush with the paint dots design!
    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. Like to have the Plush Dots or green jacks. Thanks, Molly

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  39. I like blue clouds plush

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  40. I like the plush in silver/charcoal.
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  41. Grean Jacks Plush
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  42. The plush in the dots looks awesome!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  43. I like the silver fireworks plush model.

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  44. I'd love the plush in pink/brown.
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  45. I'd get the original in green/chocolate.

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  46. Hoping to win this!Thanks for hosting!

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  47. I'd love to win the Green Jacks Plush!

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  48. I would like the paint dots plush

    VampireVixen85(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I would like the plush Silver Fireworks.

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  50. Love the plush in the pink and brown!

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  51. love the paints dots plush design
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  52. I'd pick the plush version and the color green jacks!
    yuukiimi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. If I were the winner I'd love the mamaRoo Plush in Silver Fireworks! Thanks!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

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  54. If I won I would choose the plush in silver fireworks plush!!
    bonnyejean at gmail dot com

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  55. I love the red/charcoal plush one or the pink/chocolate plush one
    Jamie Brigham
    cinderella10383 @ aol dot com

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  56. oops entered without posting my tweet https://twitter.com/#!/aahaft/status/117317802725089280

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  57. I like the Paint​ Dots​ Plus​h - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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  58. I like the mamaRoo in green jacks plush cover

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  59. the plush in green jacks has been my fav since they came out with the new ones =) hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  60. I'd love the plush in paint dots!
    Kendra
    akritical at yahoo dot com

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  61. I would love the Silver Fireworks Plush!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

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  62. I love the plush one in the dots/circles!
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I like the original in silver/charcoal.
    Heather H

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  64. I'd love plush in paint dots, too cute.

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  65. I would like the Plush Silver Fireworks

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  66. if i win i would love the plush silver fireworks

    i want one sooo bad

    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  67. My favorite is the Silver Fireworks Plush!

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  68. I would choose the plush with the paint dots!!

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  69. http://twitter.com/#!/BlameTheBadGirl/status/119132128104550400

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  70. I like the paint dots plush mama roo. I also like the red/chocolate. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  71. I like the plush (because who wouldn't want to lay on something plush?!)in silver fireworks

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  72. I really like the Plush in Paint Dots

    surveymom1470 at yahoo dot com

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  73. I would choose the Plush in Paint Dots!
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

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  74. I love the Plush in Blue Clouds!
    koshields@rsui.com

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  75. I like the original in green/chocolate.

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  76. I would love to have the plush in the pink/chocolate colors.

    katie at coverbutton dot net

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  77. I would LOVE to win this! If I do I will pick the Paint Dots in Plush

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  78. i like the plush in blue clouds design.


    selenajowest at live dot com

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  79. I would choose the MamaRoo Plush, in paint dots.

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  80. I like like the Silver Fireworks in Plush

    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  81. I like the plush in green. LOVE IT!

    jakellcth@ msn.com

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  82. I love the plush in the dots and circles!

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  83. I'd pick the mama roo plush in dots!

    tropicaljello1988(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. I would pick the Plush but I am torn between the silver fireworks and the dots! Oh I guess if I win I will have to decide!

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  85. I'd choose the plush style in silver fireworks. Awesome mod design, love it.
    angella13 at gmail dot com

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  86. If I won I would pick the MamaRoo Plush in Paint Dots;Really like the Blue Coulds color too.

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  87. I like the plush in the silver fireworks.
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

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  88. I like the regular in green/chocolate

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  89. I like the blue clouds plush.

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  90. I like the original in the red/ charcoal.
    Great giveaway, thanks!

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  91. If i were the lucky winner I would choose the Pink/plush

    gerri_bolen[at]msn[dot]com

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  92. I'd love to have the silver fireworks plush or the original in pink/chocolate.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  93. I really like the plus in blue clouds or the plush green jacks thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  94. I love color, so I would get the paint dots plush!

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  95. I love the green jacks plush!!!

    adoruhs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. My fave is the Silve​r Fir​ework​s Plu​sh MamaRoo! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  97. I'd love to have the Silve​r Fir​ework​s, Plu​sh!

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  98. I would be happy with any mamaroo! But i do love the plush in dots

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  99. I would love the plush blue clouds

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  100. I would love the plush blue clouds

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  101. I would love the Silver Fireworks Plush!

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  102. Its hard to choose but my favorite is the paint dots plush!

    Rafflecopter name Liz

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

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  104. I have a friend that due any day now and I love to give original baby presents.. When I saw yours I knew I just had to enter..What a great gift it would be.. Love the shape and colors. Have never seen it before. If I win, I would pick the Blue or Silver since she is having a boy :)

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  105. I like the Plush in blue clouds or paint dots! :)

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  106. paint dots plush

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

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  107. i like the original in black
    xbabygurlxxx@hotmail.com

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  108. the plush in dots is adorable!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  109. K. Smith
    klbs1@yahoo.com

    Visited the website and fell i love with this fantastic product! Why did't someone think of it sooner? I would love the original red and charcoal!

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  110. I would choose the Plush style in Black/Black.

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