zoobie pets logoAs you know, I was a little anxious about our holiday plane travel with the kiddos. I think it was just something about the time of year – knowing all the stuff we’d be taking and all the holiday traffic – that had me worried. With carry on and luggage space at a premium, we had to be selective about what we lugged with us from Florida to Ohio. (You’d never know we were selective by the way when we traveled with no fewer than 2 car seats, 4 checked bags, 1 carry on, 2 back packs and 1 diaper bag!) Even with all that stuff, Preschool Boy’s Zoobie Pet made the cut and took the journey with us.

What is a Zoobie Pet?

what are zoobie petsZoobies were created by two young brothers who shared a similar desire to invent something for kids that was fun, innovative and functional. Growing up with seven other siblings, they know what children like. Zoobie Pets became something fun for kids and useful for parents when on the road or at home.

We have spared no expense in making Zoobies the cutest, most lovable plush animals in the animal kingdom. Our collections comes in a bright, multi-colored sets that will be appealing to all children. Additionally each animal has been tagged and collared and comes complete with their unique eye and ear stitching.

Our Experience

I was pretty much in love with the Zoobies from the first time I checked out the website. There’s a great selection of adorable animals (out of stock Zoobies are marked “extinct” ) grouped into different collections (like Safari, Zoo and Bug).

I wasn’t disappointed when Kojo the Croc arrived. The stuffed animal is plush, soft and VERY easy to change from animal to pillow to blanket. There are two velcro straps that connect under the belly to make the switch from animal to pillow. And, a zipper along the body of the croc opens to reveal the blanket. One brilliant design feature is that the blanket can be completely unzipped for easy machine washing. The blanket itself is also much larger than I expected (53 x 34 inches) and is more than big enough to cover Preschool Boy.

zoobie pet kojo the croc review

zoobie pets on planeRecommended for Travel

I think this is a great comfort item for travel because it is so many things in one (relatively) small package. Preschool Boy was in charge of his Croc from door to door and he had no trouble carrying it by himself and enjoyed cuddling with it on the plane and in the car. I love that he had a toy, pillow and blanket that I didn’t have to carry.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy… Obviously, I think this is an ideal product for travel. But, whether you have travel on the horizon or not, it’s a great find. A Zoobie Pet would certainly be a fun gift for a young kid and is recommended for kids 3 and up.

Or Not to Buy…I’m having a hard time coming up with a negative. Seriously.

Shop! Zoobie Pets can be purchased online and range in price from $32 to $34. The so cute baby Zoobies are only $25.

Disclosure: Thank you to Zoobie Pets for providing a sample for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed are my own and uninfluenced by receipt of product. Others may have a different experience.


Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    So cute. Totally something brilliant cuz then it’d become a baby’s favorite plush animal AND blankie.

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    I especially love the giraffe! 😉 sweet pic of your little guy sleeping…

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    Zoobies are a favorite in our house. They are just so smart!

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    These are so stinking adorable, I’ve been thinking about getting one for Kaydee

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    Clarissa Neiding

    i have never seen these before and think my kids would love them

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    These are absolutely precious! My little girl and boy would love one!!!!

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    Soha Molina

    These are so cute. they remind me on pillow Pets.

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    I happen to think they’re great, I was going to buy them for my sisters kids before her cross country move. The one thing that bothered me though was that the pillow wasnt too cushy without the blanket.

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    These are sooo cute!! I want one for me.. I guess I would share with my toddler.. :O

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    Dinghy S

    I think this is a great travel companion (for the young and the young at heart 🙂 )

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    Vickie Couturier

    I got one of my grandsons one of these for Christmas an he just loved it! he is just one so he can play an then lay down

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    Tabathia B

    I think these are cute and I love the fact that are so big and the price is okay for a stuffed and plush animal this size

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    I love these, they are so cute and adorable – great for kids!

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    My daughter has been wanting a pillow pet (or pal-can’t remember)for a long time. But they are out of stock online and don’t seem to be in stores. This looks like a really cute (and better quality) substitute.

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    This is such a great idea! I love that the blanket detatches for cleaning ease too.

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    Great review! It really is a cute idea!! i’ve never seen anything like it before!

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