The Tag*a*long: Hands-free hand holding! (and giveaway!)

Posted: July 21st, 2010 | 42 Comments »

I love clever ideas. I love when I find something that makes me say “Damn, why didn’t I think of that”? The Tag-a-long from the fabulous Naptime Industries (best name ever by the way) is definitely one of those things.

Having two kids is crazy. It’s especially crazy when the older one starts to go through the “I want to walk everywhere” phase, which V is totally hitting. To push a stroller and keep a toddler in check is a demanding task, which is why I was psyched to stumble upon the Tag-a-long.

The Tag-a-long is the creation of Stephanie Arnold who resides in lovely Pennslyvania. She was looking for a way to make strolling with her son easier and she built her first prototype out of supplies from the hardware store. Come on, you’ve got to love a crafty mama! Now, it’s a full fledged product manufactured in the USA (and BPA-free). Go Stephanie!

I personally love this. They are easy to install & remove, so you can stick them on almost anything …..strollers, shopping carts, bags, etc. and they are bright. We have an orange Tag-a-long that is always visible to Violet and she loves holding onto it. She even sometimes loves to pull her sister’s stroller with it (insert eyeroll here). It’s been a huge help to us in the grocery store, in crowded areas & especially crossing the street. I can tell that it makes her feel like a “big kid” to not have to constantly hold my hand & it’s so freakin’ adorable. AND, they are a mere ten dollars! I’m seriously considering getting one more for the other side of the stroller.

So dear readers, Stephanie has decided to let us do a giveaway! All you have to do is visit Tagalongkids.com and tell me what you love about the Tag-a-long and what color you like. You can earn extra entries by Becoming a fan of Tag-a-longs on Facebook, Becoming a fan of Littlewhirl on Facebook, following Littlewhirl on Twitter, Blogging about this giveaway (with a link back to this entry), Tweeting about this giveaway (@littlewhirl with a link to this entry), or updating your Facebook status to mention this giveaway (with a link back to this entry). Just don’t forget to leave a separate comment for every entry that you do or it won’t count! A lucky winner will be drawn August 6th. Good Luck!

For more information on The Tag-a-long, visit www.tagalongkids.com


42 Comments on “The Tag*a*long: Hands-free hand holding! (and giveaway!)”

  1. 1 Jen Schuster said at 11:41 am on July 21st, 2010:

    this has got to be one of the coolest inventions!

  2. 2 Amy Robertson said at 12:13 pm on July 21st, 2010:

    What I love about it? What’s not to love! I try to get my son to hold onto the stroller all the time, but having a clear handle, I think, will make this a much more appealing thing for him. And it will make him less likely to try to stand between me and the stroller, which is is wont to do. I like the lemon color :) . Thanks, littlewhirl!

  3. 3 Ann said at 1:51 pm on July 21st, 2010:

    This is a genius idea! I especially like that it’s not baby-ish looking. My 5 year old will like holding on to it. I personally like the blue color, but Sadie would definitely choose the raspberry!

  4. 4 amy denneny said at 3:13 pm on July 21st, 2010:

    I love the blue one!! Finally something that Patrick would maybe hold onto…would LOVE to try it;o)

  5. 5 amy denneny said at 3:14 pm on July 21st, 2010:

    fan of tag-a-longs on fb

  6. 6 amy denneny said at 3:18 pm on July 21st, 2010:

    fan of littlewhirl on fb

  7. 7 Monique Rizzo said at 2:19 pm on July 22nd, 2010:

    I like the lemon and the sophisticated look.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  8. 8 susan varney said at 9:47 am on July 24th, 2010:

    i like the blueberry it would be great for my daughter-in law with the twins in the double stroller. it would be something for our young grandson to tag along with
    mverno@roadrunner.com

  9. 9 Karen Vieira-Verdi said at 9:01 am on July 27th, 2010:

    For the mama of a strong-willed, independent-since-the-minute-she-was-born little girl, this is a truly awesome sight for my weary eyes. At 14-months and already wriggling away from my grip, this is a great option for those (many) times when she does not want a ride in the stroller. She’s definitely a blueberry girl, bucking stereotypes already in her young life!

  10. 10 megan said at 10:16 am on July 27th, 2010:

    I think this is a much better idea than sit and stand strollers. It gives older kids more independence and I can totally see it preventing a meltdown. orange is awesome!

  11. 11 rael said at 10:36 am on July 27th, 2010:

    Love the lemon and blueberry! Looks pretty handy :)

  12. 12 Kim said at 11:00 am on July 27th, 2010:

    Love it! What a great idea for those independent older siblings. My daughter is so not into holding my hand, and absolutely not when it’s hot sweaty day. I do think she would grab ahold of that awesome tangerine tag a long. Sweet n stylin solution.

  13. 13 Jensmith said at 12:28 pm on July 27th, 2010:

    My little guy will soon be needing something like this to hang onto his *own* stroller, as about 1/2 way through our walks these days he wants to jump out and do it himself. Great idea!

  14. 14 Lyssa said at 3:15 pm on July 27th, 2010:

    That’s a genius idea. I would use one constantly.

  15. 15 Lisa said at 7:56 am on July 28th, 2010:

    Would it be weird to use one if my 2 year-old daughter and I were just walking along together? No stroller, no shopping cart involved…she just usually refuses to hold my hand.

  16. 16 Taryn James said at 7:56 am on July 28th, 2010:

    Lisa, you could attach it to your bag!

  17. 17 kyla said at 9:48 am on July 30th, 2010:

    I love that this gives kids a sense of independence, while keeping them close-by and safe! I like the lemon colored one!!
    irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

  18. 18 sarah t said at 11:14 pm on August 3rd, 2010:

    i love that it fits on things other than a stroller.i love the blueberry one

  19. 19 sarah t said at 11:15 pm on August 3rd, 2010:

    like tagalongs on facebook

  20. 20 sarah t said at 11:16 pm on August 3rd, 2010:

    i am a fan of littlewhirl on facebook

  21. 21 Lyudmila said at 8:13 am on August 4th, 2010:

    raspberry is my fave item

  22. 22 Lyudmila said at 8:14 am on August 4th, 2010:

    I am a fan of Tag-a-longs on Facebook, Lyudmila Sizova

  23. 23 Lyudmila said at 8:15 am on August 4th, 2010:

    I am a fan of Littlewhirl on Facebook,
    Lyudmila Sizova

  24. 24 Kathryn Zebrowski said at 12:48 pm on August 4th, 2010:

    I love how it gives you an extra helping hand! I would love one in red.

  25. 25 Storm said at 9:02 pm on August 4th, 2010:

    I love that it’s easy to remove and you can change it from the stroller to the shopping cart, etc so easy. I like the Raspberry color.

  26. 26 Storm said at 9:03 pm on August 4th, 2010:

    I follow Little Whirl on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

  27. 27 Beverly Whipple said at 9:05 pm on August 4th, 2010:

    Love it was developed by a fellow Pennsylvanian! I would love the red or orange one!

  28. 28 s carter said at 9:22 am on August 5th, 2010:

    I like the video showing how easy it is to install. I would pick the lemon color.

  29. 29 Mariam said at 3:42 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    The idea is very cool. Now this will let me enjoy being out with the kids rather than wondering where they are! And it is something I think they would love too. I like the blueberry colored one.

  30. 30 susan smoaks said at 4:08 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    the tag-a-long is like having an extra helping hand, i would choose blueberry

  31. 31 Gianna said at 4:17 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    Recommended ages are 3 and up.
    Blueberry.

  32. 32 Katie said at 6:22 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    I like that it gives kids a bit of independence while keeping them close, and I’d choose the Tangerine color!

  33. 33 Katie said at 6:22 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    I like Tagalong on Facebook.

    Katie E.

  34. 34 Katie said at 6:23 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    I like your blog on Facebook.

    Katie E.

  35. 35 Carrie said at 9:46 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    I love that you can attach it to anything and I would also choose the tangerine/orange

  36. 36 Carrie said at 9:46 pm on August 5th, 2010:

    I am a fan/like tag-a-long on fb

  37. 37 Claude said at 1:27 pm on August 6th, 2010:

    I love that we can not only use it on a stroller, but on bags and such while shopping!
    Love the raspberry color!

  38. 38 Claude said at 1:28 pm on August 6th, 2010:

    I like tag-a-longs on FB as Claude Campeau

  39. 39 Claude said at 1:29 pm on August 6th, 2010:

    I like Littlewhirl on FB as Claude Campeau

  40. 40 Claude said at 1:30 pm on August 6th, 2010:

    I follow Littlewhirl on Twitter as claudecampeau

  41. 41 Charles said at 4:55 pm on January 31st, 2011:

    Pretty sure these guys employ a Drug- addict Bankrobber Jeffrey Charles Zeoli. Personally I would not employ a criminal, such as Zeoli in a business with children’s products. The guy robbed a bank in North Wales, with what he told the teller/girlfriend/mother of his child, was a bomb, followed by a police chase in his mother’s stolen car. A real pillar of the community. If you call this company you get a voice mail that plays gangster rap music. I’m guessing the apple does’nt fall too far from the tree. I for one would not want to buy such a pointless product that puts money into the hands of criminals

  42. 42 Shannon said at 5:04 pm on January 31st, 2011:

    After reading Charles’s comment above, I called the company phone number 267-536-9292 and also got the Gangster Rap Music voicemail. Hard to believe a company that sells children’s products has such a voicemail, but I checked it out and its true. Furthermore, there is no record of address for this company. It is actually a P.O. Box. Something is not right with this company. I am from the area and I do personally know of Jeff Zeoli. He’s a hardened criminal and professional Con-Artist, If he is in fact involved with this company I would reccomend you do not invest a penny, nor buy their products. But let’s be serious people, who would buy anything from a company with Gangster Rap on their voicemail…ha rediculous!


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