Posh Paws International reminds parents that they shouldn’t forget the importance of a child’s first cuddy friend
Soft toys aren’t just for Christmas and birthdays!
A few weeks ago we asked you, our lovely readers to tell us about your experience with soft toys. We wanted to know the ins and outs of your first and favourite teddies and also about your children’s love for plushies too.
Well, our survey with Posh Paws found that 91% of those who took the survey* said that they remember their favourite childhood soft toy!
These results come at a time when children’s toys are becoming increasingly more ‘tech’ focused with more children seeking comfort from online platforms than through traditional methods. Posh Paws wants to remind parents to never forget the importance of soft toys for children and that plushies are an emotive and ‘forever’ purchase.
Further interesting facts came about from the responses, here are just a few:
• 49% of the respondents still have their first soft toy.
• Of these almost half (48%) keep their soft toy purely for the memories.
• Over a quarter of respondents (267) said their favourite childhood soft toy was actually passed down from a relative, and even more than that (341) said they would be passing a soft toy down the family line as well.
The good news is that today’s parents do seem to recognise the importance of soft toys with a large proportion of respondents saying that both their oldest (72%) and their youngest (83%) child still has their first soft toy – CUTE!
Do you still have your first or favourite childhood soft toy? Let us know in the comments or on social media!
* The survey was conducted via the parent online portal, www.UKMums.tv. The 1023 respondents came from a broad spectrum of parents.