Sick Bear™ Contest

by Janice

Sick tummies are no fun at all!

Stomach flu has to be one of the most miserable parts of parenting. It is horrible to watch our children suffer – and not fun at all trying to “catch” the mess. Plus for most children, throwing up is scary too! (I don’t blame them – I am still terrified of throwing up!)

But here is something completely unique to make everyone feel a little better – an adorable, perfectly sized bowl designed for your child to hold. Made with colorful melamine in bright pink, blue or yellow, the Sick Bear™ bowl comes with textured handles for little hands, and it’s tip-resistant, sturdy, and dishwasher safe.


Jackson is so jealous of Julia’s bowl, he pleaded with us when he saw hers, “Please can I have one? All I get is whipping cream bowls in the night!” (I use old Cool Whip containers for him.) So I think I need to order one in blue too!


With Sick Bear™, children not only can hold the bowl themselves, they love feeling secure and being in control. Sick Bear™ can’t make the flu go away any faster, but he sure brings comfort and convenience to help make it all a little less miserable.

When Cindy Kroiss emailed us about her website, we loved the ingenuity of this mom-entrepreneur to creatively meet a need of her children (and a need in the marketplace.) review-sick-bear-3.jpg

With a two year who routinely got car sick and needed something she could easily hold onto in the car and a four year old who refused to throw up in a food container (aren’t kids funny like that!), Cindy searched for a solution. When she couldn’t find one – Cindy designed Sick Bear™ – the perfect container for a child with an upset tummy.

And you know we love to spread the word about these brilliant mom-designed products – so let’s have a contest!

Here is what you do:

  • First – sign the Mr. Linky with your name and URL by Tuesday, April 17th at 1:00pm Eastern. We will announce the winner Tuesday afternoon. Note: make sure you have signed the Mr. Linky by 1pm Eastern, Tuesday April 17th. If you are not a blogger, you may still enter. Just sign your name on the Mr. Linky without a URL and then email me your contact information at janice @ (remember to remove those spaces!) Please note on your email that it is for the Sick Bear contest.
  • Second – on your blog, link to this contest in case any of your readers want a chance to win. A link to is always a nice thing to do too. If you are not a blogger, no worries, you obviously can’t link. But if you want, you can always tell your friends about the contest.
  • Note: For shipping reasons, only US shipping addresses will be accepted for this contest.

Good Luck!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 annaliza v April 12, 2007 at 1:25 am

aww, that’s cute! my lil’ baby girl would love something like that!


2 IRENE April 12, 2007 at 7:02 am

Although I am not allowed to participate in the contest, I have to say that this is an excellent idea.


3 IRENE April 12, 2007 at 7:27 am

Linked to the post,too!


4 Momma Roar April 12, 2007 at 7:52 am

Great idea. I’ve never seen these before. Thanks!


5 Laura April 12, 2007 at 9:55 am

Really cute offer! Every family member should have one of these – banish those pots and trash cans!


6 Wendy April 12, 2007 at 10:21 am

Very cute! I will put the link up right now!


7 Jessica April 12, 2007 at 10:30 am

These are very clever. My daughter has started getting car sick on early morning long rides. This would be perfect.


8 Amanda April 12, 2007 at 11:14 am

So cute and a great idea. Shame I can’t enter being in Australia and all. Hanging out for a comp I can enter!


9 Striving April 12, 2007 at 12:20 pm

Yes, very cute. I like it a lot.


10 robin April 12, 2007 at 12:31 pm

So sweet! Good luck in the contest everyone!


11 Kayleigh April 12, 2007 at 12:33 pm

wish I’d had one of these when I was little!


12 Liz April 12, 2007 at 12:51 pm

I used to get migraines which would make me sick pretty often.. and i always got the awful metal smelling bowls.. this is great.


13 Linda April 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm

What a cute idea!!


14 Melinda April 12, 2007 at 1:27 pm

I can see many uses for this in my future. Especially with the very stubborn… Uh, I mean independant 2 year old.



15 Heidi April 12, 2007 at 3:24 pm

i wish it come with a cover … you know … after it being used in the car …. cute idea tho.


16 Lauren 9Hannah-Bear's Mommy) April 12, 2007 at 5:23 pm

I suspect my little girl would want to use this for her cereal, too. But I HAVE to win… it has part of her nickname on it! Hee hee.


17 jamie April 12, 2007 at 5:48 pm

This would be handy for those long nights of running to the potty!


18 Devildogwife April 12, 2007 at 9:02 pm

That is great! What a cute idea.


19 Michelle April 12, 2007 at 10:06 pm

That’s really handy. I think my children would be more apt to use that then the garbage can. :)


20 Alecia April 13, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Perfectly cute, now how can we get them to actually HIT the bowl :-) Adorable product- love the handles!


21 Wendy April 13, 2007 at 8:36 pm

aww! I so could have used this last week when both my kids had the flu! I had it earlier this week, wonder if they make cute ones for the moms too :)


22 Modern Mami April 16, 2007 at 2:14 pm

This is too cute! How creative all these moms are! :)

Modern Mami


23 Tangomoonster April 16, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Aww…..what a neat idea. Sick kiddos is something that we just finished up with here, but this would be great for the next time around!


24 Tabitha April 16, 2007 at 11:06 pm

This is such a cute idea for sick kids. I have a couple that get carsick too and we’ve been using an old cookie dough container. It makes for some funny stories when people see it in the car, but is definitely not as cute as this little bowl!


25 Nikki April 17, 2007 at 12:28 pm

This is so cute I had to try.

:) Nikki


26 Johnina March 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Love it..My car needs saving, from my little ones!


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