Can you think of something that could ruin your child’s Christmas morning? What about when you go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for gifts or get them yourself? I know it may seem silly to think that anything can make a day filled with new electronics, toys, and games bad, but I can think of one reason why those items would not make someone smile. YOU FORGOT THE BATTERIES!!!! Today I am partnering with SheSpeaks and Duracell to talk to you about the batteries we use and why they are the most important thing you may buy this holiday season.
Let’s be honest here… almost everything (it seems) takes batteries. While I am reviewing products for our holiday gift guide, I am going through batteries like crazy. Just in the past 2 days I have used 9 AA batteries. It isn’t just this time of year though. We use a ton of batteries all year round, so we buy them in bulk! That is one of the best things we’ve done and it started when Johnny was just a baby. I was going through Duracell D batteries much faster than I expected because our swing was put to use (a lot!) as well as the bouncer and other baby gear. I wanted to never run out of them when I needed them so we started buying them at the local warehouse store.
The same is true now and we are well past the baby stage. Now though we have TV remotes, game remotes, and kids’ toys. So many kids’ toys. Because I have so many products that need batteries, I want to make sure I get ones that last. Duracell are the batteries we choose and have been for years. Not only do they last, they are also dependable. Duracell batteries have never let us down. Duracell is the #1 trusted battery brand of first responders, pharmacists and parents, so you know it’s a battery you can trust.
I use Duracell batteries in my thermometer and pulse oximeter, two of the most important items in my household. I would be not only scared and worried, but frustrated too if I went to use our pulse oximeter when Jemma has breathing problems only to find the batteries no longer work. I trust Duracell batteries to be there when I need them.
We keep a bunch of batteries in storage. In fact, I never have less than 10 batteries of our most used sizes on hand. Duracell batteries are perfect for this. With a 10-year guarantee in storage with Duralock Power Preserve Technology, they can sit until you need them without fear of them draining. You can either buy a 4-pack to have on hand for use right away OR you can purchase Duracell in a 16-pack, meaning you will have more when you need them.
I can’t imagine a Christmas morning without batteries. My kids would be devastated to have new toys and not be able to use them. It would certainly put a damper on our day. I encourage you to add batteries to the top of your list this year! I keep a list as the products get wrapped so I know what I am going to need to make sure I have enough. In addition, whenever I give a gift that needs batteries, I always try to include them. That way I don’t have to hope the receiver has their own batteries. Again, what fun is a gift that can’t be used?!?