Mompact: Review and Giveaway of Bee-stractor #mompact

Welcome to Stop #81 on Mompact Blog Hop

What is Mompact?

Mompact is a group of mom owned companies and bloggers who have joined forces to spread the word about mom businesses and products. Over 120 bloggers have reviewed products created by moms and they are also ALL giving away the same products to you! We designed this event to be like a game board like ‘Candyland’.  Each blog is a spot on the board. At the bottom of each review and giveaway you will see a link to the next blog on the blog hop stop.  The Blog Hop is September 12-17.Blog Hop which will run from 12:01am on Monday, Sept 12th to midnight on Saturday, Sept 17th.  You have a opportunity to learn about over 120 products created by moms that are fabulous. You can also enter to win any or all along the way! To see all the blogs and companies participating visit Mompact.

There will also be a fun evening Twitter parties with additional giveaways on Thursday (15th) and Saturday (17th) evenings.

BeeStractors Emergency Entertainment

I had to opportunity to review the BeeStractors. I can not say enough great things about the BeeStractors! I have a 5 year old and 23 month old and I can think of very few things that they both enjoy.  Seems like they are just far enough that they do not find the same things enjoyable or stimulating. But that all changes this week when I received my BeeStractors.

BeeStractors are a part of the Buzzy company. They are also the creator of the Buzzy 4 Shots. Buzzy is a hand-held device, about the size of a computer mouse, which, through a combination of vibration and ice, minimizes pain from shots and other needle sticks like IV starts, blood draws and finger pricks. Buzzy uses natural pain relief by confusing your body’s own nerves and distracting attention away from the poke, thereby dulling or eliminating sharp pain.

They then went on to create a way to distract kids before shots, procedures or other scarey event that your child is about to undergo. They used research to understand medical anxiety and  distress. On the Buzzy site they show this diagram to help parents understand  distress is where pain, fear of the procedure, and attention to what’s going on collide.  Often you can control most of the pain in a procedure, but if a person is focused on what is happening and utterly terrified, no degree of pain relief will help. That is the purpose of the Buzzy “Bee-Stractor” distraction cards. The goal is to take the attention away from what is about to happen thus minimizing the  fear of it. Their website talks a bout an interesting study of patients who were distracted by video games to help with pain and anxiety. After realizing that distraction can significantly decrease the pain they


created these awesome cards to help do just that.

The BeeStractors are a set of cards on a plastic ring. They have a colorful picture on one size with questions on the other. And one thing I loved it that there are questions for a wide range of ages on each card! So the same ring can be used for my 5 year old and 23 month old. Questions can be things from “Can you find…” or “What is the Clown holding?” or “How many …. do you see?” Each question requires full attention and deep considerations.

So what did I think?

BRILLIANT! That is the best word I can think to describe the BeeStractors. I have not needed to use them in the doctors office but quickly realized these have so many other uses! My favorite use of these is in the car! Road trips or even trips across town are really hard for us! Usually both kids are crying and very unpleasant in the car. When that happens we all end up more stressed out. Below you can see photos of me and my kids using the BeeStractors to get my kids attention off the fact that they were bored. They were ready for dad to be home so we could go out for the evening and they were very upset because they were bored. I used this opportunity to give them a real distraction test. We sat down and I started reading the questions of the back. What was the most fascinating was that my 5 year old, who is usually into the electronic toys, loved the cards. We lost track of time and before I knew it we had been playing with the cards for 1 hour! Now that is awesome! We had finally found something that all 3 of us could enjoy and be entertained by for a full hour. I can not say that about most thing.




I now carry them in my purse. I have pulled them out in the car many times. I also pulled them out the other day when I had an appointment and we had to sit in the waiting room for a long time. In all these instances the BeeStractors were my life saver! Even after seeing the cards many times they still have to concentrate to find the answers again so they never get old. The Bee-Stractors are brilliant!

Where can you learn more about BeeStractors and purchase your own mom made and made in the USA products? Photobucket

Bee-Stractors come in three different sets, with the “Monkeys” set also available in Spanish.




Buzzy on Facebook and BeeStractors on the Buzzy site

Sign up for Buzzy Newsletters here

The Buzzy site has many other great resources for parents. Find information of groups including those who have children with brain cancer or diabetes. They also have great videos and fun facts.

Giveaway Time!

Now enter to win a BeeStractor set of 3 rings of cards just like I reviewed. You will receive : BIG BEE-STRACTOR CARDS (ROBOT SERIES) ,BEE-STRACTOR CARDS (MONKEYS SERIES) ,and BEE-STRACTOR CARDS (COWS SERIES) .

A few important things:

  1. This giveaway will be open for one week.
  2. This giveaway is open in the U.S. and Canada
  3. The winner will be announced on  Living on Love and Cents. You can see the winner in the Rafflecopter in this post as well as a winner post. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with their full name and when they will pick up. If no response is received another winner will be picked. Winners are chosen through “Rafflecopter’s And The Winner is”. Be sure you have signed up for emails from Living on Love and Cents so that you do not miss this post.
  4. Enter using the Rafflecopter App below. It takes a minute to load. To enter you will click on “do this” to see the entry method. Then after you have don the task click on “did this”. You will be asked your name and email. Daily Entries can be done each day.
  5. You must do the easy mandatory entry! All others are extra but increase your chances of winning.
  6. When liking Buzzy or Living on Love and Cents on Facebook a comment saying that you  are entering this contest or a simple “thank you” would be a great gesture. BUT it is not required!

NEXT Mompact stop: Now it is time for spot #82. Visit Multi-Testing Mommy and see her review and giveaway of the Twoothtimer. For more about Mompact visit their new site here!

I received this product in exchange for my review. No monetary compensation was received.

  • Christyn Mckenna

    I would love to own the BeeStractor because i need something for long car rides with kids lol

  • Kara

    These cards look like they would be great!! I have 4 kids and it is very difficult sometimes to get them to stop saying “im bored”…I am definately looking into these!! Thanks for the review

  • sarah reyna

    are you kidding me. I think every mom who has kids deserves to own one of these. My daughter is very active and shes always wants to keep busy everywhere. This would keep her occupied.

  • Thank you so much the your link to my giveaway and review for MomPact! This is so much fun :)

    I’d love to win these because we travel in the car A LOT and they look like so much fun!

  • Paula Lee

    To teach my grandson :)

  • P.S. One of your “like” entries doesn’t have a proper link so I can’t do it :(

    “Like” Bee-Stractors-Distraction-Cards on Facebook

  • Tabitha

    I want it b/c it would e great for my nephews.

  • Kate

    I’d love to have these for those waiting room or reservation waits

  • jenn

    im all for anything to get my boys attention

  • Laurie Adams

    I have 3 and 5 yr old Daughters. We seem to be getting in a lot more situations where we need something to keep us busy while we wait. It would be nice to have a fun and educational toy in the pocket of my bag for those “help me” moments. Thank you!

  • Stacy Melendez

    cuz they are cute

  • Kasee

    I would love a set of BeeStractors because I have 4 accident-prone kids and these would come in very handy — if they work as well as I think they will, I’ll need to sets … 1 for my purse and one for my first aid kit!

  • Lee-Ann

    I love these for my 4 year old when those 2 minute errands turn into longer because of the line ups. I’m usually not well prepared for those situations.

  • Amanda Chapman

    I’d love this for my girls when we’re on long car trips to keep them busy.

  • Amanda Alvarado

    We like to take road trips plus we visit my sister several times a year and it’s a 8-9 hr drive each way. These would be perfect for keeping dd entertained!

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  • Anne Loyd

    I would love to win these for road trips because we have our first vacation of the year coming up in October.

  • Kelly

    I think the BeeStractors would be great for road trips and those times when you just need something to keep your baby quiet and occupied.

  • I have three kids who at times could use some distraction. These would really come in handy. Waiting at a restaurant. During soccer practices. Waiting in the car … and, of course, at the doctor’s office! 😉

  • Rae Henderson

    Sounds like a great product everyone with kids could use. I’d like to try it.

  • Gloria

    Love the kids….hope to experience that..:)

  • New blog follower from the Tuesday Hop ~ looks like a fun game!

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    the blog hop is such a great idea!! Thank you

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