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Tiddy Bear Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line


  • Pads seatbelt straps to ease discomfort
  • Whimsical design


  • Plastic eyes may be a choking hazard for children
  • Not very stylish
Our Analysis
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Ellen DeGeneres has frequently recommended the Tiddy Bear on her talk show in connection with breast-cancer awareness. ItsyBitsyBabyBoutique.com, a baby-gear site that sells Tiddy Bears, includes a personal testimonial from the site owner who uses the Tiddy Bear seatbelt pad herself. StyleList.com briefly evaluates the Tiddy Bear from a fashion perspective. An article at AssociatedContent.com describes how to make your own Tiddy Bear for less money.

Our Sources

Ellen DeGeneres, Feb. 5, 2008

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres presents the Tiddy Bear seatbelt pad as one of her favorite inventions and gives away Tiddy Bears to her entire audience to promote breast cancer awareness. Viewers also post comments at this site, including one who says that the manufacturer ran out of stock after the show's broadcast.

Editors of ItsyBitsyBabyBoutique.com,

This retail website sells a variety of baby merchandise, including the Tiddy Bear. The site owner says the Tiddy Bear is more comfortable than another seatbelt device, but she recommends removing the eyes -- a choking hazard -- before using it in a baby car seat.

Josh Loposer, Aug. 21, 2008

This website doesn't test the Tiddy Bear seatbelt pad, but reviewer Josh Loposer dubs it a useful accessory, although it's not stylish and "kinda creepy."

Bridget Ilene Delaney, Nov. 6, 2007

Delaney provides step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Tiddy Bear out of a stuffed animal and ribbon. Not only will it you save money, she notes, but you can also choose whatever animal you want: "You may have a 'Tiddy Skunk' or a 'Tiddy Walrus,' or even a 'Tiddy Ostrich.'"

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