Plush toys are always a popular choice with both children and parents. Children build strong connections with their favourite plush toys, with many adults still having soft toys from their childhood that they can’t bear to part with. These toys have timeless appeal, offering comfort during bedtime, thanks to their soft and cuddly materials – but also giving kids the opportunity to play creatively and even role play by talking to their friend and creating new scenarios and adventures for them to get involved with! Soft toys are often a young child’s best friend, helping to ease loneliness and providing a non-judgmental persona that they can express themselves to while they’re still learning to talk.
These toys are also popular with parents themselves, partly due to nostalgia for traditional toys, but also because they don’t rely on batteries or electricity to be fun and enjoyable. As they are designed to be hugged, cuddled and squeezed, they are durable and well made – meaning that they can be kept throughout the years and making them great value for money. They are also great for their child’s development as they can help improve social and emotional skills, as well as providing sensory stimulation with all their different textures.
The plush toy industry grows stronger and stronger each year, with the global market predicted to be worth US$ 11,000 million by the end of 2026! As plush toys can help to boost independence and reduce anxiety in children, thanks to the comfort they provide especially in unfamiliar places, it’s not hard to understand why! Plush toys also make for wonderful, often inexpensive gifts – and adults often remember when their grandparents or parents bought them their favourite childhood teddy bear.
British brand, Ragtales, offers a beautiful selection of fabric dolls and soft toys that are wonderful companions for little ones. Each product is made with gorgeous hand-picked fabrics including the softest velour. Kids will love to touch and feel these products, which helps to develop baby’s senses and provide tactile stimulation, as well as allowing children to bond with their new friend.
The Ragtales Darcy Bear is the perfect option for a classically designed bear, with a traditional shape and look. The bear comes in a beautiful soft cream colour that is suitable for both boys and girls and will look great in any nursery. The Darcy Bear features embroidered eyes and nose, so he is safe to snuggle from birth onwards.
The Ragtales range also includes lovely fabric dolls, such as the Ragtales Tilly or Tommy. Each doll comes with hand-knitted clothing, creating a beautiful, timeless look that will appeal to parents and grandparents, who may feel nostalgic for their own childhood when picking up their child’s new doll. All Ragtales toys are presented in distinctive quality packaging, making them perfect for baby boutiques and gift stores, as well as great gifts for birthdays and christenings.
The Ragtales collection offers a variety of toys from ragdolls to teddy bears – all with true heritage. Leading wholesaler, Baby Brands Direct, are pleased to be able to offer our independent retailers supply of Ragtales toys, as we feel they are wonderful, high quality additions to any store’s inventory.