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Soft toy for baby
When my son was born, I received a Mothercare voucher from a family member, but really had no idea what to get as we had most things we needed. I eventually decided to buy a comforter toy - my daughter had lots of these and really liked them so it seemed like a good idea. These are a kind of cross between a soft toy and a blanket.
I asked my little girl to help me pick one out for her baby brother, and she opted for this one, and called him Dodo! And I thought this was a good choice. Dodo is a lovely golden colour and has a very cute teddy bear face. It is very soft and squashy. He has a cute smiling face and little arms, and really looks just like a teddy should!
The blanket section of the toy is attached securely to the head, and is a good size. It is the same golden colour, but a silkier fabric that's really soft to the touch. And to make it a bit more interesting it has details on two of the corners. The material is slightly different and has a different small pattern on each side, and a slightly different texture. It's well designed, making it very soft and tactile for a new baby.
A big Dodo fan!
My little boy is now 18 months and he really loves his Dodo. He has a few soft toys in his cot with him, but this is the one he likes best and always cuddles this when he goes to sleep. When he's upset he always asks for this one too. I try and keep this in his cot as I don't want him to get too attached to it and need it all the time, but at bed time it has become an essential! In fact we recently mislaid poor Dodo, and my little boy was definitely not happy going to sleep without him. Luckily we found him the next day, but it has made me seriously consider buying an extra Dodo to have just in case!
In summary ...
Overall this is a lovely soft toy for a young baby, and would make a great gift for a new arrival. It is really soft and cute, and very cuddly, and definitely a favourite with my son.
This cost us £8 from Mothercare and is suitable from birth.
At a Glance Truly snuggly, My First Bear Blankie is a gorgeous cuddly toy that babies from newborn upwards will love to hug Features and benefits for Mothercare My First Bear Blankie My First Bear Blankie is an ideal present for a newborn baby The extra soft fabric of My First Bear Blankie will be gentle on baby's delicate skin My First Bear Blankie provides opportunities for imaginative play for older babies My First Bear Blankie is suitable from birth Mothercare loves...??this beautifully soft blankie that can provide comfort for a younger baby and imaginative play for an older child. Want to know more?My First Bear Blankie is the type of gift that can rapidly become a baby's favourite. (Lose such a favourite at your peril, we recommend getting a spare for emergencies!)Soft, cute and utterly huggable, babies and older children can feel soothed by its contact. The adorable cuddly bear figure will also help your baby with hand to eye coordination as they learn to pick it up and hold it.My First Bear Blankie is suitable from birth and is fully machine washable.Don't forget...If you're buying a gift, have a look at our lovely range of gift wrap and cards. What's in the box: 1 x Mothercare My First Bear Blankie