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Where do you get a SMILING child friendly traditional teddy ready to cuddle?

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millionaireshortbread Thu 20-Nov-14 20:54:58

We did our letter to Santa yesterday and among the usual predictable stuff my DS had asked for 'his own' teddy - a recent reoccuring theme. Of course he has got cuddly toys and a much loved toy he's had from birth but not really a proper teddy. So, I've had a look around and most decent size bears which are meant t be cuddled (i.e. not Steiff) look so bloody miserable!! Only exceptions appear to be Hamleys (v expensive) or Build a Bear (but I don't really want to go down the sounds and costumes route). Any suggestions please? Many thanks

Lifesalemon Sun 23-Nov-14 20:02:08

Gund do some lovely, cuddly smiley bears and start at quite reasonable prices.

pictish Sun 23-Nov-14 20:04:23

I read somewhere that the bears faces are traditionally kept neutral so the child can project his or her own emotions onto them.

Pointlessfan Sun 23-Nov-14 20:05:53

DD was given a lovely soft one from her gran. It's from John Lewis.

pictish Sun 23-Nov-14 20:06:17

Just had a look at Gund...they are lovely. Aw.

dannydyerismydad Sun 23-Nov-14 20:10:14

A Merrythought Cheeky Bear is what you need. Mine is still going strong (although a little flat in the tummy) nearly 40 years on.

Cumberlover76 Sun 23-Nov-14 20:21:42

I love Fraser Bears from house of Fraser. They usually reduce before Xmas. DD loves the one we gave her last year. Suitable for all ages and lovely and cuddly.

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