One of the main things kids are good at is coming up with imaginary scenarios. These usually involve themselves, their friends and/or their dolls and teddies. One of the biggest things to hit the world of children’s toys in the past decade has been build a bear. Giving kids the opportunity to literally create and stuff their own bears; it has led to a surge in teddy bear clothes and accessories. Now you can dress your bear for literally any occasion.
Top things to Remember
Before you rush out and buy clothing for your child’s teddy bear, you need to take several things into consideration. These include:
- Type of clothing needed
Think about the type of clothes you are looking for. While you will find some good quality teddy clothes in toy stores, it’s definitely a better option to look online or in a specialised build a bear store. There you will find the largest collections of teddy bear clothes. Specialised stores will also have a good selection of sale clothes available too. This is great news if you’re on a budget.
The cost of clothing for teddies is actually really reasonable if you shop around. This is another reason why you should look at specialised store. The prices do tend to be lower because there’s quite a lot of choice available. Smaller toy stores won’t sell many teddy clothes so they will typically charge more.
Finally the quality is something you really need to pay attention to. As the teddy will be going practically everywhere with your child, it needs to be made of durable materials! This is also true with the clothes you dress it in. If you don’t want to end up having to replace the clothes then you need to be willing to pay a little extra for good quality.
Dressing for a Formal Occasion
If your child wants to take their teddy to a formal occasion such as a wedding, you don’t have to worry. There are some excellent formal wear options for teddies these days. Not only will it look less tacky if you dress the bear up, but it will also keep your child happy.
There’s a great range of formal teddy bear clothes for both male and female bears. From luxury dresses to stylish pin stripe suits; whatever the formal occasion there’s something to suit it. You could also complete the formal outfit with accessories such as formal shoes and bags.
Another reason why you may want to dress your bear up in formal clothing is for its birthday. Build a bear’s typically come with a certificate which tells you when their birthday is. This is usually a year after you’ve made the bear. For kids this is a pretty big deal and they like to host birthday parties to celebrate. No bear can turn up to its own party without looking the part!
All in all shopping for formal teddy clothes needn’t be a hassle. Just make sure you choose good quality, as well as affordable, clothes.