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To not understand the fuss about squishmallows

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christmasandsnowflakes · 25/11/2022 12:14

I have a 4 yo DD who is pretty much the target market I think. She loves cuddly toys and does spend quite a bit of time playing with them to be fair.

But I just don't see the appeal of squishmallows! They aren't particularly cute or good quality compared to other soft toys. If I was going to buy DD a soft toy I'm much more tempted by jelly cat or Keel toys type things.

Genuinely want to check if I'm missing something about them that my DD would love!?

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TalkisChips · 25/11/2022 12:52

My DC love them.

purplemunkey · 25/11/2022 12:57

Have you seen the mini 5cm ones? So cute.

PeloFondo · 25/11/2022 13:00

I have a giant Aldi version one. It's great to lie on watching telly!

LottieTx · 25/11/2022 13:05

Needmorelego · 25/11/2022 12:30

@christmasandsnowflakes how can you say they're not cute....

This is the one I got my 8 year old for Christmas! They definitely have a different softer squish to them. They’re lovely

NameChangeLifeChange · 25/11/2022 13:06

longwayoff · 25/11/2022 12:20

Definitely buy your daughter what you would prefer instead of what she wants. She'll always remember it. I say this as a mother who refused to buy a Barbie over 40 years ago. Still reminded once in a while.

Do you mean don’t buy? Sometimes I see things that I think look ‘better’ but I remember as a child having your heart set on a specific thing and a different version can be really disappointing (obviously have to be realistic with costs etc).

ofwarren · 25/11/2022 13:07

I have one Blush

ChristmasWreath · 25/11/2022 13:15

My little girl has three, she loves to lay her head on them when she goes to sleep and my little boy has a similar style squishy soft toy in from Disney, they are super soft and great for cuddles.

Thelobsterisinthejar · 25/11/2022 13:21

Needmorelego · 25/11/2022 12:30

@christmasandsnowflakes how can you say they're not cute....

Adorable!!! Love the axolotl squishmallows

Brighteyedtriangle · 25/11/2022 13:23

I thought the same tbh until someone got my little girl one and its now the cushion I use for my back at bedtime story time. So comfy

WimbyAce · 25/11/2022 13:24

NameChangeLifeChange · 25/11/2022 13:06

Do you mean don’t buy? Sometimes I see things that I think look ‘better’ but I remember as a child having your heart set on a specific thing and a different version can be really disappointing (obviously have to be realistic with costs etc).

Yep happened to me as a kid, my parents bought something they considered better value. Obviously this was not great for a child with loads of games lined up in her head! Never forgotten this and nor have my parents 😅

Theoldwoman · 25/11/2022 13:25

My DD was given one by a friend when she was 17 and in ICU. She’s now almost 20 and regularly uses it as a pillow. They are actually really comfortable.

Canuckduck · 25/11/2022 13:29

They’re pretty cute and don’t seem to lose their appeal. My 13 year old still likes them!

TwelveThirty · 25/11/2022 13:30

My 15yo has a huge chick one, she says it's extremely cuddly and squishy. She also rates the large IKEA soft toys for cuddliness. She has other soft toys but she claims they don't have the perfect cuddle factor.

JudgeJ · 25/11/2022 13:33

christmasandsnowflakes · 25/11/2022 12:14

I have a 4 yo DD who is pretty much the target market I think. She loves cuddly toys and does spend quite a bit of time playing with them to be fair.

But I just don't see the appeal of squishmallows! They aren't particularly cute or good quality compared to other soft toys. If I was going to buy DD a soft toy I'm much more tempted by jelly cat or Keel toys type things.

Genuinely want to check if I'm missing something about them that my DD would love!?

Were you of the Cabbage Patch era? Now there was a truly hideous toy that all the children wanted, I found one in the garage the other week that had been attacked by the local wildlife, gone now.

SignOnTheWindow · 25/11/2022 13:41

They're amazing. The sensory squish of them is very soothing. I'm building myself a bed nest, and I'm going to fill it with squishmallows (am in my 40s).

Dolares · 25/11/2022 13:43

My DH got one for his birthday. He's 36! We have the giant ones on the sofa.

Shinyandnew2022 · 25/11/2022 13:45

Yep both my DD and DS love them - DD is 12 and wants more for Christmas- we all enjoyed choosing their latest acquisitions.
They are soo squishy ..
DDs friends all seem to be still
Collecting them.

pimlicoanna · 25/11/2022 13:47

I think you just have to remember we are not the target audience. My 5 year olds absolutely love them. The big ones are used like pillows

whatwasIgoingtosay · 25/11/2022 13:58

Would a 6 year old boy like one for Christmas? Or any other ideas for about £15 spend, thanks.

RandomUsernameHere · 25/11/2022 13:59

DD (8) absolutely loves them. I agree though, I don't really see why they are so popular. Maybe because they are sort of half toy, half cushion Grin

Brendabigbaps · 25/11/2022 14:01

christmasandsnowflakes · 25/11/2022 12:18

Aren't all cuddly toys though!?

No!

my dd loves squishmallows, nothing else comes close. She does have sensory issues tho.
id happily use one as a pillow, other teddies don’t come close

AriettyHomily · 25/11/2022 14:04

I still resent my mum for not getting me a Mr Frosty back in the day. I then bought my kids one and realised she was completely right they are shit, but it's what I wanted!

Squishmallows are insanely popular, they are extra squishy and soft. Get it!

TheNinthLock · 25/11/2022 14:05

19 year old Dd was recently given one by her boyfriend (both uni students) She loves it!

Loachworks · 25/11/2022 14:05

DD16 and her group of friends love them and she has several enormous ones. Costco is the best place to buy them.

Shinyandnew2022 · 25/11/2022 14:09

whatwasIgoingtosay · 25/11/2022 13:58

Would a 6 year old boy like one for Christmas? Or any other ideas for about £15 spend, thanks.

I don't think you can go wrong to be honest especially if he likes a particular animal!

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