“ Brand: Safe Dreams / Age: From Birth „
My son is 22 months old. Since he was 3 weeks old he has had a small blue elephant comforter. It has an elephants head and a small blanket body with arms. Even now he refuses to sleep without it, and although I am happy for him to sleep with it now I was terrified of leaving it with him when he was younger, however he would not settle without it. For the life of me I could not understand why no-one had designed a safe breathable comforter for babies.
When my son was around 15 months old my Mum was sent a new 'breathable' baby toy to review for her website. She told me about it before she had received it and I couldn't wait to get it as it sounded exactly like what I was after. My Mum was sent 'Hoppy', one of two new toys brought out by a company called 'Safe Dreams' whom I had purchased breathable cot bumpers from in the past (so I was already familiar with the type of product they make). When Hoppy arrived I was really suprised at how big it was. He is a white rabbit with a green scarf and green inner ears. The rest of it is white with black eyes and mouth. It is made from a 100% breathable material which is much like layers and layers of mesh and a hollowfibre filling with a soft mesh cotton exterior. The other toy they make is 'Patch' which is essentially the same toy but with a small grey tail, grey inner ears, grey paws and a grey eye patch.
You can quite literally squash these toys up as hard as you can to your face and you can still EASILY breathe through them. They have gorgeous long arms, legs and ears which are easy for small hands to grab at. They are very light and they are lovely looking toys. You can put them in the washing machine and the tumble drier so they are just as easily washed as a normal blanket style comforter.
I now have a 3 month old daughter and I have left Hoppy in her cot from birth and she loves him, she has lots of fun cuddling and chewing him. Unfortunately these toys came in a little too late for my son whos undivided love is still for Ellie the elephant, but I did buy him 'Patch' who he does let sleep in his bed too.
I would recommend these to anyone with a baby and is looking for a safe toy they can let them sleep with. I would give them to your baby as early as possible as from very very young my son took a liking to his elephant and stuck to it. Nothing comes between him and it. I have bought pregnant friends these as gifts as they make fantastic presents.
These toys retails at around £15, which may seem like a high price for a toy, but in my opinion these are the best baby toys ever invented and the peace of mind that comes with my babies having these in their beds rather is priceless.