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Lost bear - what to do?

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Dangermouse1 Mon 15-Jun-15 20:51:47

DS, who is 2.5, has lost his much loved bear. At the moment we've said he is hiding (hide and seek is very popular at the moment) as we thought he may have been lost at home but have to accept we probably won't find him now. The bear was from M&S and was discontinued some time ago so can't buy a duplicate. Any advice on how to handle this - he's going to be really upset.

FiftyShadesOfSporn Mon 15-Jun-15 20:55:03

No idea on how to handle it.

But ..

... let's all take a picture or two of the Beloved Bear in our family so that if the worst happens, we can post the pic on Mumsnet and someone, somewhere, might have an 'outgrown' one.

Verbally describing a teddy just doesn't work, for obvious reasons.

Good luck, OP.

HarryLimeFoxtrot Mon 15-Jun-15 20:56:04

eBay? We managed to replace DS's beloved bear via this route.

Biscuitsneeded Mon 15-Jun-15 20:56:37

Although asking everyone you know locally to circulate a message on FaceAche about a lost bear might lead somewhere...

Dangermouse1 Mon 15-Jun-15 20:57:36

This is the bear in question
m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/first-bedtime-bear-toy/p/p22122705

MrsTrelis Mon 15-Jun-15 21:01:35

pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=191596704860&globalID=EBAY-GB

This one op?

FiftyShadesOfSporn Mon 15-Jun-15 21:05:28

Buy them all!!!!

MimsyBorogroves Mon 15-Jun-15 21:06:53

Ooh, looks like a match!

Dangermouse1 Mon 15-Jun-15 21:20:10

That's the one! Thank you so much MrsTrelis, I didn't even think of looking on ebay. Husband is buying him now, so will just need about 20 cycles in the washing machine to make him look like the old one. Thanks MNers. I just hope DS is fooled.

MrsTrelis Mon 15-Jun-15 21:21:05

On further inspection there are a few. I just searched 'sleeptight bear' on eBay. Hope this works!!

Coconutty Mon 15-Jun-15 21:22:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dangermouse1 Mon 15-Jun-15 21:38:53

Luckily there was a buy it now option. I will come back in a few days and let you know how it went.

MrsBungle Mon 15-Jun-15 21:43:15

I've had to buy about 4 extra bears from eBay. Ds has never noticed the difference! Good luck.

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