Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Beach House Storm Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin  Amazon Echo Fire HD 6 Kindle Voyage The Walking Dead\ Gear Up for Football Deal of the Day

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2013
My husband and I bought this bear for our son's first Christmas. It's now been a few months since we got it, so here are some of my impressions.

First of all, this is not a daddy bear. Oh, I know, it looks like a daddy bear. I thought it was a daddy bear. We wanted it to be a daddy bear. But on Christmas morning, when my four-year-old and two-year-old watched their baby brother open his present, they immediately said, "Aw, it's a mommy bear!" I tried to persuade them otherwise, but I was wrong. Know why? Because the tummy opens. And the baby bear fits inside. There is no picture showing that on the site here and so I totally didn't think of the correlation when I initially looked at it. But yeah. Kids know that daddies can't have babies in their abdomens. Only mommies do that. That makes this bear a mommy bear.

Second, if you're looking for a cuddly, tuck-under-the-arm-and-take-everywhere bear, this isn't it. In retrospect, I sort of wish we'd gotten just a plain old plush bear. Yes, this is super cute and well-made, and there are no choking hazards (like the noses on some bears). The fur is a neat sort of wooly texture. BUT it's not soft and plushy like the kinds of bears that kids usually gravitate toward actually cuddling with. Meaning, the fur isn't soft, but the body isn't really squishy either. It's also kind of awkward to hold, because the bear's bottom is so disproportionately big. More on that next.

Third, you know how the grown-up bear is sitting in the picture? As if it can sit up by itself? Well, it can't do that. Picture this scenario. You are on the floor with your baby, and you want him to like his new Christmas present. He spies the bear leaning against the couch and smiles. So you walk it slowly over, bobbing the head coyly. Baby loves it. Then you think you will set the bear down in front of the baby... only, you can't. The bear can't sit. You can hold him up so he is standing, or you can lay him down... awkwardly, because of the big bum issue... but he can't sit, because he's just not built that way. If you try to sit him by himself, he will just flop over. So you kind of hold him up and the baby plays with him until your arm gets tired and you have to lay the bear down awkwardly... which causes the baby to lose interest, because the bear just looks so awkward laying down like that.

Fourth... and these are not the most important points, but I'm going to mention them anyway... I think I'm just not that into the extra features after all. The fishing pole and flower stick in to the paws, and that is rather neat, but they don't really hold anyone's attention for long. None of us... my preschool aged kids included... are very interested in the opening belly feature. The baby bear fits in there, but it's tight. I guess I just think that the "toy" aspect of this bear is not really all that enticing. The baby bear does hold onto things, but not onto very big things, and this point our son just doesn't think much of it. He does like the big grown-up bear (you can pretend it's a daddy bear if you'd like, but my kids know better) but can't pick it up.

Fifth, is your little one going to sleep with this bear? If so, you'll need to take off/out all the extra things (including the baby bear) because they all crinkle, and the baby bear rattles. And there is nothing like a crinkly sound that accidentally wakes up baby during naptime to make everybody sad! I had thought to just let the baby bear stay in bed with my little one, but the rattle makes that impossible. I have left the big bear near him during naptime a few times, though, and he has been very gleeful to find it near him, so it may be that he will enjoy snuggling with it more as he grows.

Overall, you'll notice that I still gave this four stars, because I do think it's an adorable bear and very well-made, and my son likes it, even if he's not quite sure what to do with it. I think in retrospect, we likely would have just gotten a simple, nicely made, no-choking-hazards plush bear, because what we really wanted was a safe, soft bear that would be a buddy to sleep with kind of bear, not so much an activity center. And I think trying to achieve both made us succeed in achieving neither. Granted, our son is only eleven months old now, so he may play with it more later on, but I wanted to leave my current perspective here for other parents who may be considering getting this for a baby. It's definitely a cute bear, and it's great that it is so safe, but you may want to consider whether you really want a bear with the extra features like this or if you just want a traditional, soft, plush, snuggly teddy bear without the bells and whistles (or in this case, the crinkly sounds and unique fabrics).
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2010
My little one is now 15 months old and loves her Woodours Papa bear and baby bear. As a native French speaker, I wanted my daughter to have a toy that reminded me of so many of my childhood toys from Europe. This toy fits the bill. She loves the flower and the fact that she can flip it to different sides to get a different look. The fishing pole is adorable and she often pulls it out and plays with the small swinging felt fish. The retracting fish in the green sack is always a surprise for her as it slithers back into the sack and she smiles as it moves and disappears. She spends lots of time shaking the baby bear and listening to it rattle and the squeaky papa bear nose, though hard for her to squeak, makes both my daughter and dog smile (and wag their tail). As others have said, this is a well made toy with lots of fun options. Many times I find the baby bear being hugged and wrapped around my daughters arm by her. She was given this from her papa for her 1st birthday and though I know that younger kids can play with it, it wasn't until she was about 13 to 14 months old that she actually was drawn to the bear and could play with all of the parts and pieces. She seems to enjoy hugging this bear and playing it with more then most of her other toys at this stage. Maybe it's because she relates to the papa/baby combo like she and her papa have, or maybe she just loves all of the cute textures, colors and options. I would recommend this as a long term investment and a toy that won't fall apart and will be cherished for years to come!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2010
I was pleased with the quality of the bears. They clean up well and are a great option for a little boy. He enjoys the vibrating fish. The fishing pole and flower are easily lost, so just make sure to keep an eye on them if taking the bear out of the house.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2011
I absolutely love this toy! my now 3-months-old daughter is too little to play with it (the daddy bear is almost as tall as she is) but a friend's baby aged six months really liked it when they came to visit. even if it never becomes one of her favourite toys (which I doubt) it will make a great nursery decoration. very very well made, everything as shown in the video description. the only cons - not a good toy for teething/sticking-everything-in-the-mouth period, just like any other fluffy toy. but otherwise - worth the money.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on October 29, 2011
We introduced this bear to our son when he was 10 months old. He loves to gnaw on the daddy bear's nose, open/close the flap on the daddy bear's belly, and the rattle inside the baby bear. This is one of the toys that he reaches for consistently and seems to enjoy sleeping with it at night (just the papa bear in his crib, no other parts). This toy is incredibly well made, the only minor downside is that the accessories (i.e., detachable bag, fishing rod, and flower) are surface washable only. I would much prefer to wash all parts in the washing machine, but, this hardly matters to my son. This toy would make a wonderful gift for a special child in your life and may even end up being his/her favorite "lovie".
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on April 2, 2013
I purchased this Daddy and Baby Bear for my husband as a gift before our baby comes. He thought it was one of the greatest things ever. The little activities are perfect. Yes, the baby bear can sit inside the stomach, BUT he can also wrap around neck with velcro hands or sit alone. The fishing pole and knapsack are SO cute! This is the perfect little set and paired with the book, a perfect gift. I also love the Daddy Bear's tummy pattern - my husband works in the forestry industry and the log pattern was a perfect compliment.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on December 7, 2014
The design and quality of this toy can't be beat. It's just beautiful, with amazing details, from Papa bear and Baby bear's curly fur to Papa bear's little fish pouch and fishing pole! I almost don't want my kids playing with it because it's such beautiful toy but it takes a beating and still looks just as adorable. I haver had to wash it yet but I have a feeling that if you put this set in a lingerie pouch and used the gentle cycle that it'd come out good as new.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on July 25, 2011
The Woodours toys are extremely adorable and well made. I was so delighted with this plush when I received it! Not only does it seem durable, but the textures and patterns are very eye catching. These products are pretty pricey, but I think the costs are worth the money spent for the quality you receive.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on December 27, 2010
my husband bought this for our 5 month old son. We love it, the brown fur is too cute and the baby bear is too!
I think it makes a seriously awesome stuffed toy for a father-son gift
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on June 20, 2011
This vintage inspired bear is so cute and appears to be well made. It's expensive but I know it's one of those toys I'll keep long after my children have grown.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.

     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed


 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.