Binki Bear Review and Giveaway

Does your baby take a pacifier? Both of my boys do and I have to say, that little thing is like magic. The paci helps them calm down when they are upset, is a fun little toy when they are bored and a wonderful sleep companion. That is, until they lose it.

Binki Bear was created for this very reason.The Binki Bear is a machine-washable plush teddy bear with a loop on one paw that you can thread onto either the provided pacifier or one you currently own. I was given the chance to review the Binki Bear for my 7 month old recently and I can’t wait to tell you my thoughts!

The above picture is how I have been finding my 7 month old every time he wakes up from a night’s sleep or a nap. He definitely knows there is a pacifier on that bear. Sometimes he chews on it and sometimes he plays with it. All I know is that I am glad he is having fun in his crib!

One thing about the bear that I have noticed is that it’s not really conducive for babies that sleep with the pacifier in their mouths. My son would want to play with the bear and forget that his pacifier was attached so it didn’t stay in his mouth for very long. We have a second “sleep pacifier” for this reason. But overall, I love the Binki Bear. I think it’s a great way for babies to keep track of their pacifiers and a cute little teddy bear as well! I love that it can be used with different brands of pacifier and that it’s gender neutral. My son hasn’t yet chosen a lovey, but as much as he loves this bear I would definitely say it’s in the running!

Endorsed by The 24/7 Baby Doctor: As a pediatrician, parents are always asking how to wean from the pacifier, but I did not know what to say. Now I know! BinkiBear is the best way for parents to use a pacifier.~Dr. Victoria McEvoy, author of The 24/7 Baby Doctor

The Benefit of BinkiBear

BinkiBear helps baby learn to sooth herself by providing extra comfort not found in the pacifier or bear alone. Combined they deliver ultimate comfort!

BinkiBear helps baby to sleep better through the night, since the BinkiBear is easy to find in the crib. Baby can also replace the pacifier all by herself, so mommy and daddy sleep through the night too!

BinkiBear helps baby travel by providing extra soothing in one easy-to-use tool.

BinkiBear is easy to locate in case baby drops it. No more losing pacifiers!

BinkiBear is lightweight, and actually lighter than most pacifier clips currently available.

BinkiBear promotes the best benefits of the pacifier without the worry of excessive attachment. Since the pacifier is attached to the bear, the child learns to use the pacifier only when it is really needed. The bear suffices for most situations, which is a more ideal tool for a child. This means that baby has less attachment to the pacifier alone, which aids in proper dental development, and creates a more promising circumstance for weaning when the time comes. Basically, BinkiBear reduces the addiction to the pacifier alone by combining it with the transitional object right from the beginning for a better soothing experience!

BinkiBear helps in weaning baby off the pacifier. By only removing the pacifier from the bear, the baby isn’t left “alone”. Baby still has her bear, which provides the comfort needed to get through the weaning process. This method reduces the emotional toll on baby and the parents!

To find out more about Binki Bear, please follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Enter to win

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends on March 14, 2012 and one winner will be chosen using and announced on the weekly Around the Blogosphere post. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was sent a Binki Bear in order to write my review. All opinions are my own.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Contributor, Andrea Updyke. You can find me blogging at Lil-Kid-Things and tweeting at @AndreaUpdyke

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  1. Natasha says

    How do you enter? If you are using rafflecopter, the entry form is not showing up. It is just a link that takes you to the rafflecopter site, with still no way to enter for the binkibear.

  2. Vickie Couturier says

    I love this concept,,I have 6 grandbabies under the age of 2 so this would be so perfect for anyone of them


  3. Lorden says

    What the heck? Who is driving this bus ( and do they not read comments? We’d love to enter, to whom it may concern!

  4. Melinda says

    Hey Jen, it’s really light! Lighter than my paci clip or the soother we have. I use both on the bear tho so it’s a good thing it’s light!

  5. Melinda says

    Oh and also, my son sleeps with it just fine. He cuddles with the bear by hugging it and the paci stays in. I guess it depends on the baby, but mine more cuddles it than plays with it. Maybe that means it is the official lovey now?! Lol! I got this as a gift. Great to have 5 Minutes for Mom do a review on it!

  6. ashley dominguez says

    I think its a good idea for my daughter that has nightmares at night to sleep with as a comfort zone.

  7. says

    I would like this bear for my son. We use Binky clips but he always pulls the clips off and who know what happens to them. If we had a Binki Bear then it would be easier to find! :)

  8. Rebecca says

    My 4-month-old just started taking a pacifier. I am now remembering how old it gets to keep getting up to give it back to him.

  9. Heather R says

    As you said, this wouldn’t be a great pacifier for night time, but I think it would be great for when you are out and about. The Binki Bear would work as a distraction and my son would definitely know where his Binki is at all times!

  10. Laurie Emerson says

    I think that this is just the sweetest idea I have ever seen. My 7 month old loves his passy but loses it during the night. I love how he could find it himself as well as have the bear when he does not need his passy anymore. Adorable!
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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