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Cuddletunes – A Musical Bear for Baby

It didn’t take long for me to figure out that music helped calm and soothe Rissa as a baby. It still does, just in different ways. She definitely seemed to like hearing me hum and sing while rocking her to sleep. Even outside of sleepy time, if she was fussy, music (and white noise) helped. Unfortunately I pretty much only had my phone as a portable music source throughout the house. She didn’t respond the same to music playing from baby gear such as her swing.

I’m expecting her baby brother to be similar, though his new crib toys have better sound quality than the stuff Rissa had just two years ago. But, I think he will like his Cuddletunes bear the best! Kids love stuffed animals (at least my daughter does!) and music so combining them makes sense, right? This bear does just that. It’s soft and cuddly with a blue, pink or yellow ribbon and can be loaded with MP3s. Ours came preloaded with a few songs, but we added some of our own too. It’s really easy to use and even comes with a USB cable to plug into your computer. It shows up like a flash drive, making it simple to load MP3s onto it. You can add songs, audiobooks, or record a message yourself! It holds 1GB and is a great way for family members who live far away to give a personalized gift in their own voice.

The controls on the bottom paws adjust the volume and change tracks. I liked that they were actual buttons I could hear click and not overly sensitive to light touches. It can get pretty loud, so you’ll want to keep an eye on your little one to make sure they don’t turn him on to blasting. Rissa wants to play with him, but we keep reminding her he is a present for her little brother.

This will be a great toy for Baby Z to take with on trips and something that will be loved for years to come, making it a great baby shower gift as well as a gift for any child.

Do you still have your favorite stuffed animal? Wouldn’t it be awesome if it also played music?


Disclosure: I received a bear for review.

Danielle P

Wednesday 24th of October 2012

I still have my teddy bear and receiving blanket from when I was little. My daughter loves music. She was exposed to all sorts of music before she was born too. The Cuddletunes Bear seems like a good musical toy and very sweet.

betty wojnar

Wednesday 24th of October 2012

This looks like a great keepsake!

Austin Baroudi

Wednesday 24th of October 2012

I think my daughter would absolutely love this! She loves bears and with her favorite music added in I think this will be her favorite toy ever!


Monday 22nd of October 2012

OH! How fun is that little bear!?! My husband and I are all about technology, so this would be perfect gift for our newest addition (she is due late Dec/early Jan). Love that you can download your own songs, and I would encourage our family members to record a song or message! I think my son would be like your daughter, ready to adopt the bear until baby is here!

Audra Weathers

Saturday 13th of October 2012

I love that you can even record your own message! Would be cute to have my Mom record a little message for my daughter so Grandma could tell her night night every day. I have a few of my stuffed animals from my childhood; I guess the oldest being a tattered Raggedy Ann doll.