GIVEAWAY: What’s in a hug?


What’s in a hug?

When I really gave this question some thought, I surprised myself.  Hugs are something we need as people to cope, happy or sad. We yearn for a hug when we are down, we reach for a hug in celebration and we crave a hug when we need more comfort than words can offer us. Hugs speak fluent in all languages, and you can never give or get too many. This is how I truly feel.

Hug; an act of holding someone tightly in one’s arms, typically to express affection

It’s funny how a mothers hug can be a cure for almost anything. I find with Sofia Marie that a simple hug after a fall, or toddler dispute, is just enough to calm her down, to the point where we can take over with out words. This is how I structure toddler communication in this house. It starts with a hug, seamlessly works it’s way into explanations and reasoning, sealing the deal with another hug and we’re back on earth, cool, calm and collected. Don’t get me wrong, they don’t always go this smoothly, but I truly believe that taking a loving approach when dealing with toddler troubles will end on a much happier note than any other way.

As soon as I heard about Big Hugs Elmo, I knew I’d see it all over this years Christmas Wish List. Although too young to see it in written words, I knew Sofia would let me know in anyway she could that this was needed in our household. I accept this request with open arms *literally*


When the opportunity came knocking to share our experience with our very own Big Hugs Elmo, I accepted quickly.
He arrived. We squealed. We hugged. 

The Big Hugs Elmo is truly one of the neatest stuffed toys I’ve seen, it’s no wonder it also got the PTPA sign of approval.  He reacts based on how he is held, he keeps children engaged by saying over 50 phrases, singing songs, dreaming up scenarios encouraging imaginary play. What I though was the sweetest was when he is placed on his back, in the laying position, he winds down for bed, singing lullaby’s and making soothing sounds, encouraging sleep. We all know how important that is…. FOR US!

What I am really saying here is Big Hugs Elmo has won his way into our homes, arms, and hearts! This is why I am so excited to share with you all that we are GIVING ONE AWAY on Little Miss Mama. Starting today, running until October 18th, have your chance at winning you babes their very own Big Hugs Elmo! I’ll be giving one away this month AND next month! So stick around, you’re going to get 2 chances at winning!

Contest is open to Canadian {including Quebec} and US residents


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I am participating in the Hasbro Big Hugs Elmo Blogger Campaign by PTPA Media and received compensation as a thank you for participating. We truly love the Big Hugs Elmo in this house and the opinions expressed on today’s post are honestly our own.


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  1. Amanda Coskey says:

    Elmo!!!! I want him!! (kenadie)
    Ahhh uh eeee (screams from keagan and some tears)

  2. My son would say “Thank you mama”

  3. My 2 year old is Elmo crazy, and I’m guessing he’d start singing the la la la la, Elmo’s song words right away. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. elmo is a big favorite here! would love this 🙂

  5. My daughter would say,
    Elmo , thank you mommy

  6. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I think he will say “Elmo” and give it a big hug and kiss!! 🙂

  7. We probably don’t need anymore plush toys, but I know someone would love this! So hugable!

  8. Angela Mitchell says:

    Well I would give it to my son for Christmas and he will only be just 1 year old and he’s not an early talker, so I’d have to see what he’d say:)

  9. My son can’t talk yet, but every time he sees Elmo, he squeals with excitement and starts dancing!

  10. I’m pretty sure this would be a HUGE hit in my house. Danica (like every other kid) love love LOVES Elmo! She also really loves interactive toys!

  11. My son would scream “eeeeeeeeeeeeee is for ELMO”

  12. My son would say, “Elmo? Hug? why?” Well, he adds why to everything he says nowadays.

  13. Katrina Brady says:

    “Elmo!! Look grandma, it’s elmo!”

  14. I know some special little kidlets who would love this!!! AMAZING POST

  15. I probably wouldn’t be able to understand my girls from the fact they would all be squealing and talking at once, ha ha ha!

    But I’m sure there would be about 10,000 thank yous in there!

  16. Something along the lines of “I yuuuuv Melmo!” 🙂 My 2 year old would adore him.

  17. allauddin says:

    Its my elmo

  18. kailee bowman says:

    I know someone who would love this. and they would say thank you and telling everyone its hers.

  19. Courtney Renee says:

    She would say Elmo baby!

  20. I would just year a joyful scream of, “ELMO!!!!”

  21. Claudette Lariviere says:

    Our first grandchild, a grandson named Mason born in March, if I gave me a hugging elmo I am sure his eyes would open as wide as saucers, a big huge new toothy smile and the arms would be flying up and down and he would let out a bit squeal of delight…:-)

  22. Alex sleeps with Elmo everynight! And they are inseparable!!

  23. Is that for me?

  24. ‘you got it for me, mama? oh thank you!’

  25. Megan Balcom says:

    OMG…this would be an amazing Christmas gifts for some of the little ones in my family!

  26. @newfiechick says:

    They would say “oh my gosh!”

  27. Vivian Sun says:

    Oh Elmo Mommy!… Can we play Elmos with the baby?!

  28. Oh my,
    My son would say “MAMAN, Elmoooo Elmoooo” He would absolutely adore this and be in love with his new gift. He’s such a big hugger so being hugged by his favourite (Besides his dad and I ) bahahah He would be so Thrilled!
    I hope he wins this 🙂
    Ps. I love this blog Thanks so much! 🙂

  29. I think my little girl would just give a big squeal and a huge smile!

  30. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Would SCREAM With Happiness And Chant ” ELMO”!

  31. I wuv u Elmo!!

  32. I big happy smile and laugh for sure and maybe a loud ELMO!

  33. I think it will be squeals of delight more than words.

  34. My youngest can’t speak yet ,but he would go woo who and my three year old would say I love you Elmo!

  35. If Elmo can handle that fierce hug he is getting in the photo, then he’s a keeper for sure! I’m an adult, and I love Elmo!

  36. Bianca a T says:

    My daughter will lose her sh*t! she’d scream “Ellllllllllmmmmmmmmmmmmo!”

  37. LYNN CLAYTON says:

    i can see my son going emo i ant it mommy he would love this

  38. My little ones would say I love u too elmo 🙂

  39. they would say, “aaaahhhhh!”

  40. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I can just imagine my daughter laughing saying “that’s silly!”

  41. Theresa J says:

    Right now my nephew isnt speaking yet but I am sure he will babble

  42. My daughter will yell “mo mo i love you!!” and squeal and smile the biggest smile

  43. It would have to be ELMO. One of her favorite words.

  44. I love your daughter’s big squeeze for Elmo. So cute.

  45. Oh my gosh how cute is that picture??? We just got Elmo today and he’s already become one of the family!!

  46. My two year old daughter doesn’t speak a whole lot but I imagine she would be all smiles and say “Elmo Mama!”, super cute, thanks for the giveaway!

  47. D SCHMIDT says:

    ‘ I want to give him a hug’ then ‘Love you Elmo’

  48. My grandsons would probably say “It’s Elmo!!!” with a high pitched squeal!

  49. Chris DeHart says:

    OOOOO, lol shes 1 can’t say much

  50. Terra Heck says:

    She’ll probably say “Yay, Elmo! I want, I want!”. Thanks.

  51. Lisa Neutel says:

    Scream!!!! ELMO..I love him!!!!!

  52. Yaaaay Elmo!

  53. courtney b says:

    she will say ohhhhhhh LOL

  54. My youngest would love this!! He would scream Elmo and not put it down for days!!!

  55. amy pugmire says:

    My son would say yaaaayyy!

  56. Daisy Sierra says:

    My son would love this. He loves his Elmo!

  57. SweetPanda says:

    My boy would say “Yeah! Ah … mo (that’s how he pronouced Elmo)

  58. Jessica Wyatt says:

    He wouldn’t say much because he’s only 17 months, but I know he would love it!

  59. Lindsay Cyr says:

    I can just picture my daughter now! Her eyes will grow big and wide and a smile will slowly start to spread across her face and she will say “Emo (Elmo) for me? ank ou (thank you) Mama! “

  60. Jennifer Marie says:

    He would say wooohooo thanks momma!

  61. judy gardner says:

    my niece still jabbers mostly but she can say Elmo, so she would probably say Elmo!! and clap her hands

  62. Rachel DeHart says:

    MOMO!! lol he can’t say elmo

  63. Elmo!!!! Yay!!!!

  64. My little girl would say “red!”.

  65. Henry would say baby meaning him and no meaning yes. lol He loves Elmo.

  66. Oh I know he would yell out Elmo at the top of his lungs!!

  67. Yahoo Elmoo!

  68. yay!!!

  69. I think my daughter would just start to laugh!

  70. Elmo!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. SueSueper says:

    I would just imagine “Elmo, Elmo, Elmo….” non stop!

  72. danielle t says:

    elmo for me?

  73. My daughter would say “Cookie!!”. She loves sesame street, but she calls it “Cookie” because of Cookie Monster:)

  74. Amy Heffernan says:

    My son would say MELLLLMOOOOO! lol

  75. Melissa D says:

    ELMO! Mommy..ELMO!!

  76. Bailey-Eileen Dexter-parr says:

    I don’t think there would be any words, just big wide eyes smiling!

  77. my kid will say ‘mine’

  78. Oh, it would be a bunch of giggles for sure!…which would definitely put a smile on my face! : )

  79. Andrea Amy says:

    He would probably say: I LOVE Elmo, Mommy! I want him!

  80. Josephine says:

    “For me? Thank you! Yay Elmo!”

  81. Darrah Bailey says:

    Besides a HUGE smile probably MORE!! 🙂

  82. srishayini says:

    I love you mom

  83. jennifer capin says:

    My Son would say “OMG, he’s soooo cute”

  84. ameirah t says:

    she WOW’s everthing new, so ya, a really long Wooooooow

  85. Monique L. S. says:

    My daughter is 13 mths, so not talking yet. When she sees Elmo she giggles and points. She loves hugs, so I think she would love Big Hugs Elmo.

  86. I think he would just laugh and baby talk or call it Nala (our dog but anything cool he seams to say its nala lol)

  87. Patrick Siu says:

    mine mine mine..

  88. Teri St.Thomas says:

    Although my granddaughter doesnt speak yet , she is facinated with Elmo , We have a special video we watch called Elmos ducks , and when she wants to see Elmo she bobs her head up and down like she is dancing . So I can she her dancing her little heart out , if she was to win this

  89. kathy hawkins downey says:

    elmo is a big favorite in my house for the old and young

  90. Marya Mann says:

    Elmoooooooo! 🙂

  91. My son would probably laugh and grab it from my arms! He loves Elmo!

  92. My baby girl loves hugs from just about anybody and loves tickle me Elmo so this would be awesome to win!

  93. My grandaughter would start screeming everytime she sees elmo at the store she gets excited

  94. I really cant wait till my twins can talk, but however at 2 months, i believe they will probably smile and giggle.

  95. Victoria W. says:

    well, our little guy doesn’t talk atm but I know we’d get some wide eyed stares, some big grins, and maybe even a laugh or two

  96. Tiffany A. says:

    My baby girl is still learning to talk, but I know she would start clapping and dancing. As soon as she got a hold of Elmo she would give him such a big hugs and kisses! Her sweet hugs and kisses are so sweet!

  97. My son would love this.

  98. My 2yo would probably say something along the lines of “Oh! I love him already”

  99. I think there would be no words other than eyes as big as the moon, totally filled with excitement

  100. “C’est quoi?” 😉

  101. krystyl olson says:

    a very high pitched, very excited squeal !!!

  102. Maegan Morin says:

    WOW!! Thanks MOMMY 😀

  103. Amy Otrosinka says:


  104. melissa w. says:

    hug hug elmo!!

  105. With only a four word vocabulary thus far, will respond with a smile showing four teeth, squeel with joy, scream and try to reach for Elmo to kiss and hug.

  106. Elmoo! You’re so cute!!

  107. Shakeia Rieux says:

    My daughter would say thank you mommy,& then hugs elmo & tells him she wuvs him

  108. Julia Payson says:

    My daughter is two. she would just repeat ‘mine’

  109. probably lots of jumping and screaming!

  110. He is only 9 months so he would probably just scream!

  111. Lisa Smith says:

    Elmo! Give me….


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