Farm Toys Heatable Duck
This soft and cuddly heatable duck from Farm Toys is very simple to use and much nicer than a hot water bottle.
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Initial thoughts: This heatable duck from Farm Toys is so soft and cuddly, I couldn’t help giving it a cuddle the moment I opened it! And Rosemary was also very taken by its softness and cuddliness, but also noticed that it was very heavy (for a three-year-old).
There were clear instructions on the tag – make sure the microwave is clean before putting it in (ah-ha, an excuse/reason to clean the microwave – bonus), cook it on full power for about 2 minutes (a range, depending on power rating is provided).
We liked: The heatable duck is very simple to use and much nicer than a hot water bottle. You also don’t have the worry of the bottle splitting and spilling boiling water over your child, which has always concerned me a bit (not that it’s ever happened). It’s soft and cuddly and perfect to take to bed with you.
We weren’t keen: The only issue for us was that Rosemary is a very warm child and has never taken to hot water bottles, even in really cold weather/houses. She happily tried it for one night, but after that declared that she is ‘hot enough already, so he doesn’t need to go in the microwave’, though she was still very happy to have him in bed to cuddle.
Overall: I would definitely recommend this as an alternative to a hot water bottle, as long as your child needs that extra warmth. While it is a gorgeous cuddly toy, it’s probably a little expensive to buy just as a cuddly toy.
[By Tasha – WAHM-BAM!]