Dinosaur stuffed toys are one of the most popular toys today, especially for children from a very young age. Children simply love them. But are they as fun as the infomercials make them out to be? What are the characteristics of a quality dinosaur toy? How much should a stuffed toy dinosaur cost?
First, bear in mind that a quality dinosaur toy is going to be made with a combination of plastic and fiberfill, with the best toys costing around one hundred dollars or more. The best quality toys are hand-created and carefully sculpted by professional hobbyists. The cost of a dinosaur stuffed toy is usually around $29 to $90 for an entire set with the body and belly included. Of course, prices can vary greatly, depending on the maker, design, and toy quality. Quality toys are made using only the highest quality materials, so even the most expensive toy is still guaranteed to be safe and of a high quality.
One characteristic you absolutely must have in a dinosaur toy is “courage”. Not just any courage, but real courage! A stuffed animal with no fear is a boring toy and not very memorable. Dinosaurs are strong, capable animals, and they need to be encouraged to exhibit these qualities. Look for plushies with a “charge” button – this will encourage your little boy or girl to get more and push themselves forward.
Next, look for stuffed animals that feature bright colors. A dinosaur stuffed toy that is brightly colored is the surest bet to stimulate your child’s imagination and give them enjoyment. Bright colors will also give your child plenty of pleasure when she plays with other stuffed animals. Babies love bright colors, and so will small children as they grow older.
Look for stuffed dinosaurs that are soft to touch and comfortable to hold. All children need to have constant stimulation to keep interest, and having a toy that is not enjoyable can lead to frustration. A stuffed animal that is difficult to hold, or that squeaks or makes a funny noise, might also be frustrating for your child. Find a dinosaur toy that fits correctly into your child’s hand, and has buttons that are close enough to touch, so you can be assured that your child is enjoying his or her toy.
Finally, look for stuffed animals that are machine washable. Most stuffed animals should not require any washing once they arrive at your home, but it is always best to be sure. A bathtub is often the best way to clean a stuffed animal. You simply put the animal into the tub with a few inches of water in it and use a mild soap solution to wash it. Be sure to thoroughly dry the animal off before putting it away, and never use any detergent on the stuffed dinosaur while it is wet, as this can cause damage.
To keep your stuffed friend looking fresh, try popping it in a baby bag. Baby bags are usually made from soft plastic, which allows your child to wring out the air and get the toy nice and soft for storage. The bag will help protect the toy from wear and tear, and it can easily be tossed in the wash with your other laundry. If you decide to throw away your toy after a few years, you will find that it still looks just as nice as when you first got it. That is what makes your child’s memories with their stuffed animal friends so precious!
In summary, remember that you want to make sure that your child gets the most enjoyment possible from their stuffed dinosaur. A quality product that has a long life will provide many hours of enjoyment for your child. And remember that a well-made stuffed dinosaur will outlast anything else your child buys for their bedroom! It will stay as fresh and vibrant as the day you bought it!