*The product for this review was provided at no cost to me. However, all opinions are my own.
Have your children ever been attached to a stuffed animal, only to be beside themselves when it is time to be laundered and they are without it for a short time?! All three of my kids have been attached to different stuffed toys and have a hard time separating from them when it's time to wash them! Unfortunately, since they often take their toys with them on the go, washings are a frequent must!
Not only is it difficult to be apart from their beloved toy, but washing after washing does not always end up well for the stuffed animal when the stuffing begins to fall out, or the button eyes fall off. At 2 years old, my youngest is especially fond of having a buddy go with him wherever we go...which is why I'm always on the lookout for a better solution. Thankfully, the Bommerscheim Sister Co. has come to our rescue with their whimsical cuddle toys, Bommerscheim Buddies!
This new family treasure was started three generations ago when Midwest sisters Joan and Pat Bommerscheim lovingly hand-sewed a plush long-eared Buddie for each of their babies. They had a secret though - a fabric cover that could be removed, washed (or even replaced) when Buddie needed to be cleaned! AMAZING!
When I learned more about Bommerscheim Buddies, I knew this is exactly what we need for Caysen and was thankful to have been given the chance to review one!
I love that customers are able to choose from a variety of prints and colors. It makes it easy to find one that suits your child's interests well. Knowing how much Caysen loves all things sports and construction related, we were sent the Blue Sports Buddie and a second cover in the grey construction material!
When our Buddie and extra cover arrived, we were all looking forward to checking him out. I was impressed with how nicely the Bommerscheim Buddie came packaged. I love when companies take the time to package products with care, making them perfect for gift-giving!
Out of the box, I could tell this floppy-eared bunny was made extremely well and is something that will hold up to a lot of use and love! He's also a very nice size at 15" from ear to toe...perfect for little hands and arms.
Caysen seemed to love the cute, whimsical face right away! He also likes his large ears.
Of course, the most fun part for him, is the print. He immediately started saying "ball" and "tools" when he saw the too covers. It's such a great way to personalize a toy for little ones...he loves it!
And, my favorite feature! The fact that the cover is removable, making it super easy to clean when needed! Simply slip the cover off (it attaches with hook and loop fasteners), wash on gentle and lay flat to dry. It's easy, and with a second cover available, makes it easy to put a new one on so Caysen doesn't have to be without his pal! What a fantastic idea!
I also LOVE that these are safe! Each Bommerscheim Buddie design is safety tested by an independent lab and exceed all the CPSIA regulations. They contain no small parts and consist only of cotton flannel or fleece covers, hook and loop fasteners and USA made polyester fiber fill.
Looking around their site, I also noticed that there's a sweet mini-me version of the bunny to mix and match with the big Buddie (just $12.99)! I see getting Caysen one of these Ittie Bittie Buddies in the future...that way he can have one for home, and one that he takes with him on the go! It would make a great stocking stuffer too!
Caysen also gets attached to blankies easily, so I was also happy to see that Bommerscheim Buddies offers six matching patterned Bommerscheim Blankets ($11.99 each) that are soft and cuddly.
Overall, we've been thrilled with the Bommerscheim Buddie we received to review! The quality is fantastic, and having the option of taking off and washing or replacing the cover is great! I love this unique, loveable little bunny and so do my kids! My daughter even likes to lay on it like a pillow. :)
I would definitely recommend Bommerscheim Buddies as a gift idea! A cuddly plush is forever...a first friend, a companion at night or when traveling! With the holidays quickly approaching, these made-in-America soft toys are an affordable gift for little ones! You can even add a name (up to 13 letters) and pick the color of thread to personalize it even more!
Buy It: You can purchase Bommerscheim Buddies for $19.99 and the extra covers for $13.99.
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