choosing a lovey

Tips and tricks to choose the best fit for your little one.

Each lovey is special, and the reasons your child bonds with a certain lovey over another are shrouded in mystery. There are things you can look for to help you choose a lovey for your child, though. We’ve put together a guide to help you choose the perfect lovey for your little one.

Soft & snuggly

Your child will be handling their lovey a lot. As infants, they will grasp the material, and as they get older they will be able to pick up, hold, snuggle, and carry the lovey with them. You’ll want the lovey to be soft so that it is inviting to touch, and to ensure that the material doesn’t irritate baby’s skin. Our Buddy Blanket lovies are super soft all over, from their friendly faces to their velour blankets. With multiple textures and even embroidery for baby to explore with their hands, they provide a sensory experience that will help develop baby’s brain. 

machine washable

Infancy can be a messy time! Because your baby will be spending a lot of time with their lovey, there are going to be the occasional drips, splatters, and stains. Making sure your lovey is easy to clean can help make sure that it’s ready when your baby needs it, fresh and hygienic. Our Knotty Friends lovies have a sweet stuffed animal head and a floppy velour body that are super soft and machine washable! They’re also great for teething babies; the knotted arms and legs are great for chewing.

finding the perfect size

Some kids bond with something as large as a blanket or a pillow, but it’s more practical for everyone to ensure that your lovey is small in size. This makes them more portable (kids will want to take their lovies everywhere!) and even safer for infants! Large blankets and even large stuffed animals can pose a suffocation hazard for infants who are too young to easily remove objects from their faces. Our Bye Bye Buddy lovies are a smaller version of our Buddy Blankets, and come with a loop on the back to attach it to a car seat, stroller, or crib!

We also have a line of tiny, sweet stuffed animals just the perfect size for little hands. Your baby may just fall in love with one! 

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embroidered faces

Studies show that babies are able to respond to faces very early, maybe even from birth! They recognize familiar faces as early as two months old. Seeing a smiling, friendly face may help your baby bond with their new friend. Our Silly Buddy lovies are soft, floppy, and have baby safe embroidered faces perfect for watching over your little one. They can be tied to strollers or car seats, and double as a pacifier holder!

safety considerations

Whether you’re looking for a stuffed animal or a blanket (or something in between!) for your child’s lovey, there are some safety considerations. Infants younger than 12 months old should not be left unattended with a stuffed animal or loose blanket to avoid suffocation hazards. Buttons and other hard plastic pieces should be avoided, as they can come off and become choking hazards. Loose clothing and dangling threads and ribbons can also be dangerous. The most important thing is to choose a lovey that works best for you and your baby. Whatever you decide, Bunnies by the Bay has the perfect option for you!

What Makes Us Special

SUPER SOFT & MADE FOR CUDDLING

All of our products are made with the softest of fabrics. Perfectly made for cuddling and snuggling, and designed with safety in mind.

"HARELOOM" QUALITY SINCE 1986

Designed with love and to be loved in our little workshop in Anacortes, WA, by the grandmothers who started the company.

MAKE DO AND MEND

We believe that everything can be mended, even broken hearts. If your lovey is damaged or goes missing, we'll help fix or find a replacement.

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