Cuddlebunny is More than just another cute fuzzy toy, this little ball of fur teaches kids how to regulate their own emotions when they are upset.
Cuddlebunny is a 4″ ball of (fake) fur* with fuzzy ears. It is clipped to a velour pouch with four wooden “comfort coins” that kids can use to:
1) calm themselves down when they are overstimulated, angry or upset
2) help them feel safe and secure when they are afraid
3) let them feel loved when they are alone or lonely, and
4) re-establish their sense of worth when they are embarrassed or ashamed.
The four coins are circular affirmations that link a child’s feelings to the virtues they already carry inside themselves:
I am calm because I feel calm because I am calm…. I feel brave because I am brave…. I feel loved because I am loved…. I feel wonderful because I am wonderful….
Sound helpful? It is. And it is incredibly easy. Along with Cuddlebunny and coins, there is a small card that explains how to use them. Here’s what it says:
HI! I’m a Cuddlebunny!
I love to cuddle, and I’m a great listener – especially when you are having a bad day. You know, everyone gets upset once in a while, but I have a special trick that can help you feel better. Here’s how it works:
First, take a deep breath, then hold me up to your cheek and feel how soft I am. Now choose one of my coins from the pouch. Rub it with your thumb as you say the special words on it over and over to yourself. Keep it up until you feel better. It works!
For the parents, there is a longer parent’s insert that explains the science behind the process (scroll down to read it). This makes it an educational gift for parents as well as their children.
The coins in the pouch are clipped to Cuddlebunny by a chain and clip that can also attach to a backpack, purse or belt loop so they can take them everywhere they go.
Designed for kids four and up. It is the first, and softest of our Comfort Creatures Collection that includes CuddleBear and CuddleBug. Scroll through the pictures to see them all. If you or your child is too “sophisticated” for any of the Comfort Creatures, we also have a set of seven coins for adult and youth without a creature. No bunnies were hurt in the production of Cuddlebunny.
Educators can call for wholesale pricing on bulk orders.
*Note: Cuddlebunny is cute & fuzzy, but not squishy. It is a soft 2″ ball surrounded by 1″ of fake fur, not a ball of fur with no core.