Teddies make a wonderful gift for children whether you are buying for them for a birthday, Christmas or an alternative to sweets and chocolate for Easter.
We all love teddies whether we are young or old but eventually we grow out of them or at least we claim too and cuddle our teddies at night when no one can see.
It’s interesting that scientist have actually researched the therapeutic effects of soft toys. We all know that they are great for children but they are also good for adults too.
They act as a comforter for both young and old and make a wonderful confidant for children as they will never tell anyone their owners secrets. Adults can feel free to confide in them too although I must admit I’d feel a bit daft talking to a teddy myself but apparently it can actually help.
Teddies are great to hug and interestingly this can reduce stress. Hugging reduces stress hormones and can also alleviating conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Soft toys are also great for older children and adults by serving as a reminder of childhood and also of the person who bought it.
The appearance, colour of the teddy is irrelevant in terms of their healing benefits it’s all about the attachment formed by the individual to the toy.
Warmies a recent discovery of mine have added an additional benefit to their teddies – heat!
This makes them that bit more cuddly and welcoming. They also help children / adults feel better when they have tummy aches, cramps caused by wind, menstrual cramps (stating the obvious – in adult females), muscular pains and more. The application of the warm toy to the area increases the blood flow to that area which can reduce any swelling, relax muscles, reduce / relieve pain, discomfort, stiffness and much more.
Of course in cases where there is a condition aggravated by heat you are best to just use the teddy as a toy.
Warmies have a fabulously large range of these heatable teddies. Their regular sized toys are just £14.95 which is reasonable for a cute, cuddly toy that can be microwaved. They are super simple to use you literally pop the whole teddy into the microwave and heat for the time specified on the label attached to the toy, a well thought out toy clearly as the instructions are on the toys and there is no opening of the toys and parts to remove for heating which is a bonus.
My little ones love teddies and we have a mix of cuddly animals, probably enough to open a teddy zoo but their new warmies really did get them very excited. See what they thought of the teddies here:
Naturally when we got ours that evening they mysteriously developed tummy aches and needed their teddy heated to cuddle in bed. The teddies themselves are exceptionally soft, cute and very cuddly. They are easy to use and clean – cleaning involves a quick wipe with a wet wipe or damp sponge. They smell of French lavender and many of you will be aware that this is a relaxant, has calming properties and can even help gently induce and result in a deeper sleep. These toys are long lasting so can see your children / you through many years as they can be reheated thousands of times.
Even Mr Squishy wanted one to cuddle as well as mummy to fall asleep (before being transferred into his cot.)
There are so many different teddies to choose from on the Warmies website you are simply spoilt for choice. They have something for everyone. I picked out a few that I thought you guys might like too. These ones are all regular sized but they also have medium which are smaller and will be introducing minis soon too. There are other heatable soft toys too so make sure you take a look at their website to see the full selection.
(dragon available soon)
Those young at heart or simply young will probably want to get their hands on one of these too so I have teamed up with The Intelex group the company that brought us Warmies and we will be holding a competition for one reader to win a regular soft plush teddy, winners choice (provided there is stock otherwise you might be asked to chose another option).
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Disclaimer: A sample of the product was sent for my consideration.