Classic Teddy Bear Cuddle Doll
This teddy bear plush cuddle toy is made in Europe by Käthe Kruse, perhaps the most respected name in doll-making worldwide. The original maker of soft dolls, many collectible now, Kruse has been in business over 100 years.
This classic, beautiful teddy bear is handcrafted in its finishing. At 13.5 inches long, it is the perfect size for playtime and dream time. Teddy's arms and legs loosely dangle meaning it is easily clutchable by the limbs, the ears or the head. Bear is made of an ultra soft cotton blend that feels cozy on baby's tender skin. Internally, bear is filled with sustainably sourced 100% anti-allergenic granulate materials of European origin. This allows for posing and sitting.
Bear Caramel has a caramel brown soft terry cloth body. Bear wears a beige neck-scarf with the Käthe Kruse signature heart design stitched in. Bear Caramel comes in a gift box.
AGE RANGE: Newborn +
Besides being a safe, constant companion for your child, doll play highlights an amazing natural capacity children have for nurturing. Have you ever watched a young child speak to their doll or cuddly, naturally moving into a soft, gentle voice?
Doll and cuddly play should not be a gender divide. In today's world, men are nurturing fathers as women are nurturing mothers. Both boys and girls gain from exploring how to grow up and take on the role of a nurturing adult. If we encourage this natural affinity to love a doll or cuddly, the child moves toward developing the ability to give selflessly and care for others with compassion.
Loving and caring for a doll fosters imaginative play. From a psychological perspective, it's hard to imagine the vulnerability a young child feels in a big adult-sized world. Doll play allows children to deal with that vulnerability in a safe context. Children can work out their negative feelings through imaginative play with a doll, without involving another child.
German brand, Käthe Kruse, was founded in 1911, becoming the originator of soft doll manufacturing. The firm continues to make dolls with the original technique, taking pride in the handcrafted nature of their product. The firm has sold internationally for well over a century. They use the finest, premium quality materials in the world, complying with the highest European and American safety standards in the process. Today, several Käthe Kruse dolls are sold on the collectibles market.
In 2016, Käthe Kruse was awarded "Brand of the Century" because the firm exemplifies the category of doll.