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If you're new to our product, it's possible that you're wondering... "what are Sniffle Buddies" OR why on earth would someone use one"?
Perhaps this will help...
"What are Sniffle Buddies" - They're high quality wristbands made with bamboo velour (70% viscose from organic bamboo / 28% organic cotton / 2% poly) that were created to assist allergy-prone toddlers during playtime. How much fun is it to be two and have Mom or Dad constantly hovering with a tissue when you want to "just play"? Drug them, keep them inside, hover endlessly, or give them Sniffle Buddies and just let them play..then toss 'em in the wash and practice tissue use after playtime! We offer diapers to assist while they learn proper potty habits. During this same season in life,; should we insist that they stop playing, use tissue, dispose of it, wash their hands to tend each allergy drip? Click to read an article on the importance of play.
"Why on earth would someone use one?" - Well, if you have a child that is not sensitive to environmental allergens, then this product is likely quite confusing. BUT, if your little one is reactive to the beautiful blooming plants and trees in the spring and debris-filled air in the fall...I'm guessing you "get it". Children play, run, breathe hard, sneeze, sniffle, itch, tickle, and aren't very free to "have fun" if we make the rule that they have to tend every drip or itch with a tissue and then wash.
"Does it teach a bad habit?" ...Hmmmm... Well if we could presume that children will leave the monkey bars, slide, sandbox, stop a race with a friends, etc. to use a tissue and wash their hands...then perhaps. If they use a tissue, but don't wash their hands afterwards they're still wearing their germs and now they're on the palm of their hands.
For curiosity's sake, look around at many adults in line somewhere, driving, or talking directly to you....they get a tickle, sniffle, or itch on their nose and up comes the bare hand to tend it. No one knows where that hand just scratched or wiped and the motions are rarely followed up by hand washing or anti-bacterial gel. Then, those same hands touch doorknobs, keyboards, and shake hands other folks.
It's a widespread, mindless bad habit with children and adults alike, but it's not healthy as it sends germs from our hands more directly into our systems and then all around us as we touch things. See the UC Berkeley hand to face touching study and ABC Face Touching Report.
Sniffle Buddies give toddlers a target to utilize and create "mindful" wiping. If they're wearing Sniffle Buddies during playtime our experience has been, they'll choose that to wipe on. If they're not wearing one, they'll mindlessly wipe wherever it's convenient and keep playing. When they get used to targeting the wipes in a specific spot and Sniffle Buddies come off, they'll mindfully seek out an alternate target, a tissue! And...when you always wipe for them, what do they learn?
Sniffle Buddies didn't create the habit, we're just identifying it and offering children and some highly allergy-prone adults an alternative to carrying an overused, germy tissue around in their pockets or up their sleeves or using their bare hands.
Sniffle Buddies are NEVER for blowing into...just for tending the tickle or sniffle. They're also being used to tend DROOL in special needs folks. And for adults... ask your skier friends where they're wiping? GIVE YOUR GLOVE A BREAK!
Hope that helps! Peek thru our pages to find answers to other FAQs, bamboo info, sign up for a newsletter, buy some Sniffle Buddies, send us a note or testimonial...or share our site with a friend, if you would be so kind!
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New Products on the Way!
Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
The H.A.P.P.Y. Simple Solutions sewing shop is busy, busy making new goodies for the Los Angeles Abilities Expo this week! In addition to Sniffle Buddies, we'll have Rogey clothing protectors, scarves, towels, gym towel loops, DRYLYTE moisture wicking wristbands, custom items i ... (more)
A New Company with New Products...
Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
The journey of invention and marketing of a single product created to tend my own son's needs, Sniffle Buddies, has now bloomed into a company focused on meeting the individual needs of others. The new, downsized business structure is a platform for a wider range of ni ... (more)
Earth Day Special Deal!
Thu, Apr 19th, 2012
Buy 3 Sniffle Buddies wristbands and get a 4th FREE! Select your favorite 4 bands from our online store here a SniffleBuddies.com, then enter coupon code "4thFree" during checkout. Offer expires 4/30/12. Be sure to take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING option, available th ... (more)
Inspired by Savannah - Blog Review
Wed, Apr 4th, 2012
Invented by a Mom -- Sniffle Buddies -- Review & Giveaway "I was sent their small Sniffle Buddies, which fits a toddler's bare wrist, for Savannah to try out. This sure did come in handy as she has been having a runny nose lately due to allergies, caused by the changing of the we ... (more)
Sniffle Buddies Exhibits at the LA Abilities Expo
Sat, Mar 17th, 2012
Sniffle Buddies will be exhibiting again this year at LA's Abilities Expo at the LA Convention Center on March 30th through April 1st in booth #110. Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals ... (more)
Showing 5 of 47 testimonials
Sun, Apr 15th, 2012
"Loved this this site!! congratulations!"
Mandy K., Richmond, MI
Sat, Mar 17th, 2012
"My kids put there snifflebuddies on immediately after opening the package. My 4 year old would not take it off. He slept with it on and wore it the next day too. He didn't even have the sniffles. They are great and so soft. I'm sure there will be no more dry, red, cracked skin from wiping with rough tissues any more in this house. Thank you so much for the extra one as well. GREAT PRODUCT!!!! "
Amy C., Byram, MS
Sat, Mar 17th, 2012
"Gracyn LOVES LOVES LOVES her sniffle buddies and they have been awesome for her allergies. The Exceptional ed director loves them also and will be reviewing info and taking to superintendent :) Thank you so much!!! Will definitely let you know when I hear something :) Amy "
Karla H., Los Angeles, CA
Fri, Aug 12th, 2011
"I just saw the Canine Angel Facebook post that you will have your Sniffle Buddies there. Perfect timing for Elina to get some more since we will be there with her service dog, Zoe. Yeah, I think I am the mom at the Abilities Expo who begged you to keep your business going that you wrote about in your blog. Anyway, I just wanted to follow up and let you know that we got rid of all of Elina''s hankies ~ 2 bags full! Sniffle Buddies works so much better for her cerebral palsy swallowing issues. Congrats on a great product!!! "
Ashley Jordan, The Undomestic Mommy Blog
Tue, Jun 7th, 2011
"These are a genius invention! I am tired of seeing, and then having to clean up after, my daughter wiping her nose on her clothes. This solved that problem."
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