May 22, 2016

Comfort for the Entire Family: Warm Tradition Hot Water Bottle/Animal Pillow Review + GIVEAWAY

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Ahhh aches and pains...all the fun signs of getting older. I personally get them from time to time, particularly in my back and knees. When they do arrive I have one of two choices, take a couple of ibuprofen or rest with the good ol' heating pad. I personally prefer doing the later, since it's more natural and I'm honestly not a big fan of taking medicine unless completely necessary. Of course when the pains come at night, I get a little wary choosing the heating pad. You see it's an electric one and I worry about falling asleep with it on. Then there's the little caveat that you must actually be near an outlet when using it.

When I was approached with an opportunity to try a hot water bottle from Warm Tradition, I knew I couldn't say no. I needed a better alternative to what I already had. A hot water bottle–now why didn't I think of that?! In addition to hot water bottles, Warm Tradition also specializes in handmade covers for them.




SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT WARM TRADITION'S HOT WATER BOTTLES:
  • Made in Germany of thermoplastic, which provides long lasting heat
  • Free of BPA, phthalates, latex and rubber
  • No nasty odors that you may experience with other bottles on the market
  • 100% recyclable
  • Large cap opening, which makes filling a breeze


SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT WARM TRADITION'S HOT WATER BOTTLE COVERS:
  • Made in the USA
  • Easy to remove and put back on
  • Completely machine washable

Harry Shpelfogel, owner of Warm Tradition, invited me to browse the collection available on their website. I must say they have a lot of wonderful options to choose from. I decided to go with the classic style hot water bottle, which I actually received in lilac. They also come in a bunch of other colors from blue to white, and even transparent.

 

Choosing a cover design was tough, not only do they come in a huge assortment of colors and styles, but in a variety of different fabrics that range from flannel, fleece, knit, and even faux mink. You can also have one of your photos added to a cover. Wow, how neat is that?! I never knew personalizing a hot water bottle was even possible until now.


 It was a close tie between this Green & Blue Stripes Knit cover and this Brown Blue Plaid Fleece


Ultimately, I ended up going with the Brown Blue Plaid Fleece cover. There is nothing more snuggly then fleece on a cold New York winter's night (and even the spring nights, lately).

HOT WATER BOTTLE BENEFITS AND USES:
  • No cords or electricity needed–just hot/warm water
  • Offers natural relief for all types of aches and pains (arthritis, cramps, toothaches, muscle, etc)
  • Makes a great portable option–simply pack it in your bag before traveling
  • A perfect fix for cold feet–keeps them nice and toasty
  • The warmth offers a feeling of comfort and security. It can even ease tension.
  • Helps on chilly nights at home, while camping, or anywhere else.
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!!

                    Empty Hot Water Bottle                                         Full Hot Water Bottle


The bottle arrived quickly. I was also very happy with the overall high quality. The materials are durable and extremely sturdy. Now I couldn't wait to put it to the test. As I had briefly mentioned above, I get a lot of aches and pains in my back and knees, and applying heat really does help. This was actually my first time using a hot water bottle. I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well it maintained the heat. It wasn't a scorching kind of heat that you may experience with an electric heating pad, but instead a more comfortable warmth that soothes. The fleece cover really adds to the heat retention, making it all the more relaxing. Plus, the material is so soft, adding extra comfort.



Since it maintains a nice warm temperature without getting too hot, it's completely safe for children to use. As a mother, this is especially important to me. If my son ever needs a warm compress, I will definitely turn to our new Warm Tradition hot water bottle. I personally don't think electrical heating pads are a safe option for children, so this hot water bottle is a great alternative for them.

That brings me to another product that the company also offers–children's/travel size hot water bottles and covers. Yes, you read that right! The classic bottle measures at 7x12 inches and holds 2 liters of water, whereas the children's hot water bottle is 9.5 inches by 6 inches and holds 0.8 liters of water. The smaller size and weight make it the perfect option to comfort little ones when they need it.

Warm Tradition also has a lot of neat cover designs especially made for the little ones. Here are a few of my favorites:

Flannel Alphabet


Flannel Zoo Animals


And my top children's pick:


It's a toss up between this adorable Lamb and this precious giraffe–a hot water bottle that can double as a cuddly plush! (I'm totally thinking about picking one of these up for my son!)


Speaking of children's items, it doesn't stop there. Warm Tradition also offers these adorable animal pillows:

We picked the cow and let me tell you, they make the perfect travel pillow/snuggle buddy to take along wherever we go. Even though my son has what seems like an endless amount of plush toys, he has yet to acquire a cow. We attend the NY State Fair each year. There is a very big focus on our local agriculture and farming there, so he gets to see a lot of different animals.  We particularly love seeing the cows while visiting. My son has taken quite a liking to those gentle creatures, and this cow pillow makes the perfect take-along pal for the summer. The material of the pillow is so soft and snuggly. I found that it also stands up exceptionally well in the wash.


 A precious cuddly pillow pal for the little ones


I'm really pleased to have been introduced to Warm Tradition. Whether it is a hot water bottle or a soft pillow, the company offer a lot of items for both adults and children that are able to sooth and provide extra comfort when needed.


Since I had such a good experience with their products, I'm happy to announce a giveaway opportunity for Our Everyday Harvest readers. Thanks to Warm Tradition's generosity, someone will receive one of their adorable and cuddly animal pillows! One winner will have their choice of the cow, bunny, pig, or cat!


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28 comments:

Jenny Scheldberg said...

The Violet Flowers Knit design is really bright and fun! Cute options.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

That is a really nice one, Jenny! Thanks for entering!

MaryAnn said...

I like the alphabet flannel design

Laurajj said...

Oh I would also love to try their Warm Tradition Blackberry Fleece NECK Hot Water Bottle - Made in Germany! That would feel so good on the neck!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Good choice! The neck ones looks really nice. Thanks for entering! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Isn't that one so adorable?! :-) Thanks for entering!

Steph D. said...

I would try a green hot water bottle cover :) they are all cool!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for entering, Steph! :-)

Cassandra said...

I would love to try the Kitty Pillow for our daughter :-) We travel a lot and this would be perfect for her in the car and on the go in her stroller :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Great choice, Cassandra! I love the one we have for my son. It is the perfect size for him and is excellent for travels. Thanks for entering!

bellagirl07 said...

I would like the pink hot water bottle from their site.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Dominique Cloutier said...

The cuddle dog pillow is absolutely adorable! And would work great for both of my kids

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Nice choice, Heather. Thank you for entering!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

The dog pillow is really cute. They'd probably love it! Thanks for entering!

Sue Hull said...

I like the Warm Tradition Tiger Print Covered Hot Water Bottle. I like that they have sport covers and there is such a big collection to pick from. There's something for everyone. Thank you for the chance :)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Cute choice! I do like the sports covers, too. I was eyeing those out the other day. Thank you for entering. :-)

Dagmar said...

I would love to try the classic in white!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

You can't go wrong with classic white! :-) Thank you for entering!

Vivian Sun said...

I love the kids Warm Tradition Bunny Pillow!!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

The bunny is cute!! Thanks for entering! :-)

Angela saver said...

I would love the Warm Tradition American Flag Knit Covered Hot Water Bottle - Bottle made in Germany!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

That is a really cool one! Thanks for entering, Angela! :-)

Linda Kwolek said...

The teddy bear and puppy dog are adorable, but the lamb is the cutest.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

They are all pretty cute. I do like the lamb a lot, too! Thanks for entering! :-)

Heidi said...

Love the kids choices! We get lots of boo-boos with a 1 and 2.5 yr old here :) The animals would make it all better :)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, I totally know what you mean! The animals are a nice choice to get their minds off the ouchies! :-) Thanks for entering!

ColleenMarie said...

I really like the Warm Tradition Mink Cat Pillow

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Great choice, Colleen! Thanks for entering! :-)

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