Thursday, February 11, 2010
I LOVE gLovies!!! gLovies Product Review
What are gLovies you ask?
gLovies are disposable sanitary mittens meant for kids (although mom's can use them too!). Founder Josephine Geraci created them to help keep kids germ free when using public restrooms. When your child is small enough to need to hang on to the toilet to balance don't you dread using public restrooms because of all the germs? Avin is still in diapers and just the thought of that makes my skin crawl, YUCK! With gLovies you just slip the disposable mittens on your child before using the restroom and when you are done slip them back off and throw them away. NO GERMS!!! gLovies work great for any situation where your child has to touch something germy (like a handrail or subway) but where you may not be able to readily access a handwashing sink. I know some of you are thinking, yeah Amanda- that's what hand sanitizer is for! But, remember the alcohol in hand sanitizer can be potentially fatal to small children!
gLovies have a very thin layer of plastic on the inside (similar in thickness to saran wrap) and the outside is similar in texture to a paper hospital gown. They have elastic in the wrists to held hold them on little hands. gLovies are super cute because they are decorated with penguins! The size of the actual mitten fits my hand, although when I pulled them on I did break the elastic and split the top part of the seam, but they still stayed on quite well. My only complaint was that the minute I put my hands in them my hands started to sweat. I can deal with a little bit of sweaty hand way better than I can catching some cooties from a public place! I'm telling you gLovies are every germ-a-phobe mommy's dream come true!
Avin isn't going to be using the potty in a public restroom for another couple of years but I can tell you I will be and I've already put some gLovies in my purse! There is nothing I hate worse than having to use a dirty public restroom. I ALWAYS seem to get the urge to go at the worst places. You know the ones- cramped dirty stall, no soap, no papertowels, turn knob door. I always wash my hands after using the restroom and then if I can't bump the door with my hip I use a paper towel to open it. I'm keeping gLovies with me for the times that I've gotta go but the restroom is just YUCK!
Of course, you know me, a product has to meet my three criteria (1) Family Friendly (2) Eco-Friendly (3) Wallet Friendly. Obviously the whole point of the product is family friendly so we are good there. Because of the plastic gLovies are not 100% eco-friendly but they are close. The plastic is small and thin and there is no way to avoid plastic and still get the waterproof protection that you need. gLovies are wallet friendly at only $4.99 for a dozen mittens. I am very excited about these and will be ordering more when Avin gets a little bigger.
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