Apart from Ds6 who loves his Batman Dawly none of our children have shown any particular interest in stuffed animals. After being introduced to 'Teds' however, Ds7 seems to have found a firm friend.
I threw Teds with less dignity than he deserved into the wash-basket yesterday and I realised my carelessness at once as tears of horror came forth from Ds7 at seeing his pal so rudely tossed down into that deep dark basket. Teds was promptly rescued, and washed later on instead. Ds7 can even say something that sounds very much like Teds. We plan to see if Ikea still sells this little bear so we can buy a backup/one in the wash, one to cuddle ;)