No one told me that kids take so many batteries!

by Janice

Please Note: We are Rayovac Sponsored Bloggers

When I was pregnant with my first child, I started to really realize how expensive children would be. In those early days as I bought cribs, strollers and slings, I had to fight off panic attacks when I looked at my Visa bill.

But as the years moved on, I discovered another hidden cost of bearing children…



Now my kids are super active — playing sports and tearing around outdoors with their friends. But nonetheless, they still seem to require a steady stream of batteries. For everything from their baby monitors to their toy helicopters to their Wii controllers to their love of flashlight tag, they constantly seem to be running out of batteries — and it drives me crazy!

This summer, when we teamed up with Rayovac for their Power Up Your Summer promotion, I was relieved to find out that not only do Rayovac batteries last as long as Energizer or Duracell, they cost less! With the massive amount of batteries my family uses, that was good news to me!

So, when Rayovac asked us to be on the Rayovac Power Blogger team this fall we agreed – we appreciate a good quality, more affordable battery, and goodness knows we purchase a ton of Rayovac batteries!

What About You?

Do your kids require loads of batteries?

P.S. Rayovac has some great coupons for Rayovac batteries on their Facebook page. There are coupons for Rayovac alkaline batteries and Rayovac rechargeable batteries.

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessie October 4, 2010 at 9:19 am

My friends laugh at me b/c I let the batteries run out and not ever change them out. My poor noise deprived kiddos lol :)


2 Janice October 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Oh I know — those noisy baby toys sometimes stay without batteries! lol


3 5 Minutes for Books October 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

I know! I am all about buying discounted batteries, because we do use so many.


4 shelly October 4, 2010 at 11:46 am

Yep, we go through batteries a lot with various gadgets. We have a few rechargeable ones but often find those die quicker after a period of time.


5 Susie's Homemade October 4, 2010 at 11:57 am

Indeed they do!


6 Andrea October 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

In a round about way, yes – I go through a lot of batteries because of my kids… my breastpump uses 8 at a time and I use it once a day while I pump at work…


7 Shay October 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

This is so true!


8 Dominique October 4, 2010 at 11:32 pm

We too go through loads of batteries as their Thomas the train toys run on batteries ..along with many of their toys. I too used rechargeable ones at one time but they were very tiring keeping on charging them and they lasted much shorter then normal alkaline batteries.


9 Aleksandra October 5, 2010 at 8:31 am

Of course! My (almost) 3 year old was so cute the other day, she ran to get a new battery and I told her to throw out the old one and she looked at me in horror and said “no, maybe we can re-use it. We only have this one world you know.”


10 Paula {Simply Sandwich} October 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Oh batteries are such an issue in out house! My youngest will take batteries out of our clocks if he needs them. Honestly, we gave up and bought rechargeable batteries. Saved our lives and a trip to the waste place to safely get rid of old batteries.


11 Rebecca Ehrlich October 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I can so relate Janice! My son is only 6 months old and I’ve gone through 4 Costco size packages of every size battery already! Now my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are beeping and I have to stock up on 9 volt batteries as well! As a full time working mom the list just never ends! Thanks for making me laugh as I reach for a new set of batteries:)


12 Janice October 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I know! It is crazy isn’t it Rebecca?!? Too many things require batteries — speaking of detectors, mine could use some new battteries too I bet!


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