Teddy Bears are Good for You! It’s a Fact!
Scientific studies carried out by universities in the U.S and UK have shown that soft toys and teddy bears have beneficial effects for all ages!
A cuddly toy is quite often the first gift that a baby will receive and many children become attached to their companion for many years. Often keeping them throughout life.
Despite being in an age of technology, soft toys of all shapes and sizes and every possible variety of cuddly animal, are still one of the most loved toys by everyone and can be found on shop shelves throughout the world.
Benefits of Soft Toys and Teddies for Babies
Teddy Bears and Soft Toys are the perfect way for a baby to explore using their sensory skills. Touching and feeling with their hands and mouth helps these skills to develop. Even a very young infant will get pleasure from the colours and textures of a furry friend and will often smile and laugh at them.
Of course when buying a teddy or cuddly toy for a baby it is essential to check that all the necessary safety tests have been done. A baby will instinctively put things in their mouths so there must be no risk of any loose fibres or small parts coming loose.
At Bears4u we have a stunning range of baby safe teddy bears and cuddly animals all of which have the necessary baby safe tests. Our favourites for a young baby are:
Benefits of Soft Toys For Toddlers
As the baby grows in to a toddler their favourite cuddly friend can provide them with comfort and security, especially in a new situation such as starting nursery and having to leave their mummy for the first time, moving house and even bedtime fears can be eased with the companionship of a favourite teddy bear.
Little ones learn values such as kindness, affection and sympathy by interacting with their toys. Often they will project their feelings on to the toy and then offer them comfort to make them feel better.
Many toddlers will have a bed full of cuddly friends and will play with them for hours developing their creative play through role play.
Some of our favourite bears and cuddly animals for toddlers are:
Growing Up With a Teddy Bear
Studies throughout the world have consistently shown that cuddling a soft toy can help with many things such as low self esteem, depression and anxiety.
In the same way as when the child was young, their cuddly toy will help them cope with new challenges and situations. Their dependable friend is always there for them to share their feelings with and have a hug which provides feelings of warmth and comfort.
Many children keep their teddies until they are in their teens and 21% of adults still have their original favourite teddy bear and around one third of all students will take their teddy bear to university with them.
Our favourites for older children are: