“ Brand: Intelex „
I was given one of these as a gift a Christmas and since then I warm it up every night. Basically it is a teddy bear shaped wheat-bag but with the filling portioned out so it keeps it shape. It is very soft to hold and cuddle, a regular teddy bear in every respect except its stuffing and heating it up.
(For any one who doesn't know a wheat-bag is 'usually' a cotton bag filled with tiny little organic balls - either a dried bean type thing or wheat - that you can heat up in a microwave. A similar idea and effect to a hot-water bottle).
You just pop Henry in the microwave for 2 minutes, although I always put mine on a clean plate as you can be sure someone will have over boiled milk or something earlier and not cleaned up! Once heated, the ever so soft outer 'special microsafe fibres' can feel a little damp, but never hot enough to burn. It will keep its heat for a least an hour and under the covers will last even longer. Previous ordinary wheat-bags I have tried never stayed hot for more than 10mins, so a massive improvement and I was very pleased. At first it smelt of lavender but after a few uses that quickly faded.
I can not comment on its suitability for children as I threw the label out without looking having no kids of my own.
The only bad point is that it cannot be put into the washing machine but does require regular surface cleaning with a damn cloth to keep looking new.
Overall this is one of my favourite gifts this year, and always snuggle up to it at night. Would highly recomend this to give as a gift, or just to treat your self!
Snuggle up to Henry Warmheart, the microwave teddy. Henry is 14 inches tall and weighs just under one kilo. This adorable, cuddly, furry bear is manufactured using special microsafe fibres to avoid the inconvenience of removing and heating a seperate inner pack. Just put Henry in the microwave for two minutes and he will provide gentle warmth and comfort for several hours. Put him in the fridge/freezer and he is also good for sprains and bruises.