Overcome Fear and Anxiety With Merrythought Teddy Bears

Merrythought teddy bears can soothe tears, build confidence, ease stress, and help in social development. They also help you to handle separation, anxiety, fear, and the unknown. eBay offers a range of Merrythought teddy bears in different, colors, heights, and materials.

Are there vintage Merrythought bears?

Yes. There are various vintage Merrythought bears offered by eBay, such as 1980s Merrythought teddy bears, 1960s Merrythought teddy bears, and 1940s Merrythought bears. These vintage teddy bears come with a few distinctive features. Some vintage Merrythought bears have a single front head seam and bells in the ears. There are also Merrythought antique bears with an embroidered label on their foot, a celluloid button on their ear, and a paper tag around their neck. The Merrythought's wishbone logo appears on the labels.

How to personalise your Merrythought teddy bear

Each Merrythought bear has its own personality. You can display yours with teddy bear clothing. Customise your Merrythought bear's wardrobe with various clothing items, such as pyjamas, firefighter uniforms, and academic dresses.

What materials are used to make Merrythought bears?

Most Merrythought bears are made of mohair, a silky yarn or fabric made from Angora goat hair. Some are made of artificial silk. The head of Merrythought bears are stuffed with wood wool and the ears are sewn across front face seams. The bear's body is stuffed with wool and kapok.

How to clean a Merrythought bear

If your Merrythought soft toy bear is dirty, wash it with care to keep the fur soft and prevent damage. Follow these steps when the time to clean your teddy bear comes:

  • Dampen a cloth and apply it to your Merrythought teddy. Moisten the dirty area, then rub to loosen dirt without soaking your Merrythought teddy more than needed.
  • Dampen a cloth and apply it to your Merrythought teddy. Moisten the dirty area, then rub to loosen dirt without soaking your Merrythought teddy more than needed.
  • Add a dab of washing powder or washing-up liquid to spot-clean areas of the teddy bear. Use a small dab of washing powder at a time. Don't create an excess of suds. It will be difficult to rinse out thoroughly, which can make the fur crunchy when it dries.
  • Take the portion of the cloth and rub the dirty area until you remove the dirt. Apply another dab of washing powder and repeat as needed. Handle the Merrythought teddy gently to avoid damage.
  • Dampen a fresh, clean towel with water, then gently wipe the areas you have washed to remove suds and soap. This will prevent the fur from becoming crunchy as it dries.