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Do you have a little one who loves bedtime stories? If so, then Smart PJ’s
should be at the top of your holiday shopping list. Smart PJ’s are the first and only interactive pajamas that combine two things that kids love…a warm, cozy pair of new pajamas and bedtime stories. These would definitely impress at slumber parties, and be an amazing pair of new Christmas jammies this year, as well! Smart PJ’s are comfortable, cozy, 100% cotton pajamas that are soft against a child’s skin and made to be kid tough. At a glance, they look like ordinary pajamas, but these pajamas are hiding a series of codes, similar to QR codes that work with your smartphone. Before you picture a pair of pajamas covered in smartphone codes, you have to check out the cute design of Smart PJ’s. They worked the codes into a fun polka dot pattern, and they look like adorable polka dot pajamas, unless you know the secret that they are hiding.
The pajamas have dozens (close to 50) polka dot patterns on them. There is no manual, table of contents, or way of knowing which code will trigger which nursery rhyme, classic story, or fun animal fact. You download the Smart PJ’s app, scan one of the polka dot patterns with your smartphone, and a nursery rhyme, story, or animal fact appears on your smartphone. The stories and rhymes are kept brief to hold a child’s attention, and are read in a soothing tone to help little ones prepare for bedtime.
I, (Jeni) was sent a pair of Smart PJ’s for girls in size 1 for my niece, Josephine to try out and review.
Josephine loved her new pajamas. She thought that they were super soft and they didn’t itch, or make her have to re-adjust them constantly like other pajamas. Since Smart PJ’s are made of 100% cotton, they were super soft on her baby smooth skin. The fabric breathes really well and kept up with all of the tumbling, running, and bending over that Josephine did throughout the evening, leading up to bedtime.
Josephine couldn’t wait to try out her new Smart PJ’s at bedtime. She selected a code, we scanned it with a smartphone, and we were presented with the illustrated nursery rhyme “Row Row Row Your Boat”. The narrator of the story was crystal clear and the voice was soothing, and not overly excited to hlp Josephine settle down to sleep. Each polka dot code on her new pajamas would trigger another story, nursery rhyme, or a group of animal facts. As soon as she heard the narrator, her face lit up and a huge smile stayed on her face until she went to sleep. These definitely have the 3-year old approval!
The second polka dot pattern we scanned prompted the illustrated classic nursery rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep”. The nursery rhyme illustrations are kept simple and not overly stimulating, and helped settle Josephine down. Josephine was so excited, she kept wanting to try different codes, and loved the idea of scanning her pajamas with a smartphone to start a new story.
Throughout the evening we listened to a brief retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. One of the neat things about the Smart PJ’s is that I was able to mute the app and the pictures and words stayed on the screen so that Josephine and I could read Twinkle Twinkle Little Star together. This made it feel like we were really spending quality time together, and made the boring bedtime routine so much more fun. Scanning the Smart PJ’s was quick and easy. It only takes a few seconds, which is great for little ones full of energy, who are not the best at holding still like Josephine. In addition to nursery rhymes and classic stories, we learned fun and fascinating facts about lions and bears.
The Smart PJ’s held up really well in the washing machine, and the polka dot patterns did not fade or lose their color with each washing. Since they are 100% cotton, they are easy to treat for stains, super easy to wash, and definitely kid tough. Kids can have accidents, and Smart PJ’s are ready for them!
Smart PJ’s are available in versions for both boys (blue collar) and girls (pink collar), ranging from odd sizes 1-9. The sizes are simple to figure out. Size 1 is recommended for girls and boys ages 1-3 years old. Size 3 is recommended for boys and girls ages 3-5 years old. Size 5 is recommended for boys and girls ages 5-7 years old. Size 7 is recommended for ages 7-8 years old. Size 9 is recommended for boys and girls ages 8-10 years old. In addition to being 100% cotton, Smart PJ’s are also flame retardant, making them not only cozy and comfortable but also safe for your child.
The Smart PJ’s app works with Android devices and iOS devices including smartphones, tablets, iPads, and iPhones. Letting your child choose a polka dot pattern and then watching in amazement as a story comes up is the best part about these Smart PJ’s. At $29.99 Smart PJ’s are not only a fun but functional way to enjoy bedtime and help create lasting moments with your little one, which is what bedtime routines are really all about.
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