Binki Bear Review and Giveaway

by Guest Contributor

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.

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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 March 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

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 Don March 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

What a great idea for baby.


3 lorilou76 March 2, 2012 at 11:00 am

I would like to win this.


4 Christie F March 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I’d love this for my niece’s baby, due in April! Have a great night.


5 kathy Stevenson March 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I would love to win this but the rafflecopter will not come up for me to enter. :(


6 Kathy Stevenson March 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

It works now and the Binki bear is so cute!


7 angie March 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

what a great baby shower gift I have a great friend expecting a baby this would be perfect for


8 Vickie Couturier March 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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



9 Rochel S March 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Rafflecopter is not working?
I would love this for my daughter!


10 Steph March 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I think it sounds like a great product.


11 kathy March 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I would love to check it out interesting concept


12 tennille March 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I wish I had this for my first son! My 4 month old would love it also!


13 Angela E. March 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

What a nice idea, good baby shower gift too.


14 Paula Tavernie March 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I love it!! He looks so soft and cuddely!!

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15 Shannon Baas March 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

It is adorable.


16 HappyMomC March 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

This is such an innovative idea! Love to win it!


17 Kristi p March 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

rafflecopter isn’t showing up for me either on any of the giveaways here. Works on other sites though.


18 Linda Kish March 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

I think it is cute and so much easier than trying to hold onto just a pacifier alone.

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19 Tari Lawson March 5, 2012 at 7:05 am

I think it is adorable and an easy way to find a pacifier in a crib.


20 Jeff March 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

What a wonderful idea.


21 Charlotte Padgett March 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

This is adorable


22 McKim March 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I would make finding a lost pacifier much easier!


23 Lorden March 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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


24 Eileen March 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

I think it’s an adorable accessory for baby and mommy!


25 jen March 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

i think he’s cute but I wonder how lightweight he actually is.


26 Melinda March 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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!


27 Melinda March 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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!


28 June March 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

Love this for my grandchild.


29 Elizabeth B March 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

This would be great for helping my little one let go of her pacifier!


30 susan varney March 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

i love the idea its a perfect wayto wean the baby off the pacifier


31 Susan Chester March 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I think it’s worth a try!


32 Staci A March 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I think it’s a great idea and would save us from losing pacis all the time!


33 ashley dominguez March 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

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


34 Lauren March 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I think it’s really cute and a very handy idea.


35 Darlene Owen March 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I love this idea, they play with bear instead of sucking.


36 Danielle M. March 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I think that Binki Bear is so cute and a great idea.


37 Rochel S March 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I love it! It would be great for my daughter!


38 Kimberly March 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

This is a great concept. It could really help soothe and comfort.


39 Desiree Dunbar March 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

This is a really cute product.


40 kirsten klink rodrigue March 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I think it looks wonderful for my bubbie!


41 Jennifer Camley March 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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! :)


42 beautytolove March 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I think it’s a great idea, and would make a wonderful gift.

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43 amy miller March 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

this is so awesome!!!! my neice will love this!!!!


44 Leah S March 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

such a smart idea!


45 Julie Lynn Bickham March 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

It’s a great idea, it will be easier to keep track of the binky also.


46 Paula Hafner March 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I think it’s a unique idea. I love it.


47 Danielle Davis/Grady March 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I think this is adorable!
Thank you!


48 Rebecca March 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

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.


49 jennifer wexler March 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

very cute and a great idea


50 Caryn S March 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

I think it’s great that it helps to wean the baby


51 Jessica B March 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

It is so cute!


52 Van March 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Would make a good gift.


53 kazue March 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

looks like a cute bear!


54 Kimberly March 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I think the bear is really cute. I like that it is not extra plush. That should help it stay cleaner. :)


55 Bonnigene March 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I think this is so cute and a great idea.


56 catherine c March 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

very cute and a great idea!


57 tamar March 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm

It’s so versatile!!!! Tam S.


58 Valerie Taylor Mabrey March 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

love the idea that my grandson can find his own pacifier in the night
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59 Kelly Britton March 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Too cute and unique idea!


60 Charles Bush March 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

this is so cute


61 Alisha L. March 13, 2012 at 12:49 am

My son would love this! He always loses his binky during the night.

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62 Erin March 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

Looks cute, cuddly and like it’s a great idea!


63 Connie Gruning March 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

He looks so cute and cuddly! Love it!!


64 Heather R March 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

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!


65 Jen P March 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

so cute! would make such a great shower gift!


66 Virginia Rowell March 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

It is so adorable, what a great idea!


67 Lauren Knott March 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

My son would love


68 Huston Smith March 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I think my daughter will absolutely love it.


69 Denise G March 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

It is so cute!!! What a great idea!

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70 Chuck March 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm

How very neat.


71 Vera S March 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I think this is a very good idea sounds logical to me. :)


72 nannypanpan March 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

i like that it doesn’t promote excessive attachment


73 Ann Council March 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

This is an adorable bear and a great idea.


74 Laurie Emerson March 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

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!
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75 pamela james March 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

what a cute product!


76 Kelly L March 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Looks like a great toy to have around!! I would love this for my daughter!


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