If you are the parent or grandparent of a toddler than you know that their favorite thing to say is, "I Can Do It Myself!" I hear that from my granddaughter Sydney, probably fifteen times a day. She doesn't want help getting up into chairs or inserting the straw in her juice box or even turning the water on and off when she washes her hands. She is 2-1/2 years old, going on 10!
But there is one thing that she cannot do by herself and that is turn the lights on and off, unless she climbs up on whatever objects she finds nearby or unless an adult lifts her up to reach the light switch. But that is not the case now that I discovered the KidSwitch created by Greg & Wendy O'Sullivan.
The KidSwitch is a Glow-In-The-Dark light switch extension for use by Toddlers! As you probably already know, my granddaughter Sydney comes to work at my baby store everyday. She likes to pretend that she actually 'works' there, so it's her job to turn the lights on in the morning and off at night. Until now, I had to lift her up so she could reach the light switch, but not any more!
The KidSwitch is an extension stick that easily attaches to your existing light switch. You only need to replace the two existing screws on the face plate with the ones provided with the KidSwitch. The bottom of the extension stick has a cute half-moon shape, it reminds me of the "Cow Jumped Over the Moon" nursery rhyme. The child simply grabs the half-moon and pulls down to turn the light off and pushes it up to turn the light on. And the KidSwitch does not interfere with adult use of the light switch.
Sydney mastered it within seconds, with only a few tries and very little instructions. Teaching her to use the KidSwitch was also a great opportunity to teach her 'pull', 'push', 'up' & 'down'. Now when we arrive at the store in the morning Sydney runs to 'her' light switch to turn the register area lights on, and at the end of the day she runs to turn them off again, 'all by herself'. She feels so independent and responsible with her own lights to control. My daughter is now installing 2 KidSwitches in their home for Sydney too, one in her bedroom and one in the bathroom, since she is now potty training, she may need to get up during the night to use the bathroom.
I think the KidSwitch is one of the best inventions for toddlers since the Pull-Up pants!
The KidSwitch company has been in business since 1995 and has hundreds of positive feedbacks from their many happy customers. Before agreeing to do this review I sat down and read the comments left by over 200 users...Yes, I read more than 200 comments! I found that 97% of the users were super pleased with the KidSwitch and would gladly recommend them to their friends, while only about 3% wouldn't. No wonder they were voted the #1 consumer rated child safety product for 2008 at Buzzillions.com.
That is pretty impressive, but apparently not impressive enough for Greg & Wendy, because they listened to the 3% that were not happy and took the KidSwitch back to the drawing board to be re-engineered to resolve all of the complaints by those 3%. And they weren't done yet, just recently they also introduced the KidSwitch in 2 new colors, Pink & Blue!
I love the KidSwitch so much that I decided to stock them in my store! I highly recommend them to all parents, grandparents, and care takers of toddlers. They are reasonably priced online for around $8.95 each, plus you can save $1 when you by two, $3 when you buy three, and $6 when you buy four!
Greg & Wendy of KidSwitch have generously offered to provide a FREE KidSwitch to Four (4) of our Lucky Readers! Just follow the instructions below to enter to Win a KidSwitch! Since you know you are going to want more than one of these, please visit the KidSwitch website to purchase more of them right now! They are having an 'End of Summer Sale' until September 30th, so for a limited time you can even get Free Shipping!
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This Giveaway will end on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 5:00pm (Mountain Time). Four (4) random comments will be chosen at that time. The winners will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply with their name and shipping address. If a response is not received within 48 hours that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected. Sorry, no exceptions.