Thursday, 10 March 2016

Forever Memory Bear Baby Clothes Bear

One of the things I loved in pregnancy was buying tiny cute outfits, it was exciting thinking my unborn child would soon be wearing them. The baby days pass by so quickly and soon those tiny newborn clothes don't fit any more and even though they no longer fit, us parents find it so hard to part with some of the treasured clothes our little ones once wore. We often pack them away where they get forgotten about.

So when I was recently contacted by Forever Memory Bears and asked if I would like to get some of my sons old baby clothes turned into a bear I readily agreed. Picking the clothes was so hard as I have kept so many of his old baby clothes and you only need 7 items of newborn clothing to make a bear. In the end I picked all the newborn clothes (mainly babygrows) that I remember him wearing often as a baby, including the panda babygrow he wore when he was first born. 

Forever Memory bear made from baby clothes great keepsake
Ordering your bear is really easy as you just head to the website, select what kind of bear you would like as they also do a bunny, football bears, uniform bears and Loving memory bears made from loved ones who have passed away clothing. You then place your order where you will be sent an e-mail straight away and which you can fill in some details to make the bear personalised and also to say how many items of clothing you are sending. 

You then send your clothing items off in the post to the Forever Memory Bear Headquarters address, which is giving to you when you place your order, I sent mine via royal mail signed for. I then got notified that the items had arrived safely and just over a week later I got an e-mail to say my bear was complete and on his way home via courier. 

Baby clothes teddy bear

The bear arrived in a gift box which was beautifully wrapped with ribbon and tissue paper and came complete with its own certificate which was a nice touch. Nestled in the box was the most gorgeous bear, it was so much bigger then I thought that it would be at 34 cm when in a sitting position. The quality of the bear was amazing and I could not believe that it was made out of pieces of my sons clothing. 

The bear has movable arms and legs, buttons down his front and a lovely ribbon bow around his neck. Every bit of material used on the bear is pieces of Jacobs baby clothing that we sent in. I sent such a mishmash of clothing in and they have done such an amazing job of making the bear match and look amazing. It is also super soft and cuddly too and you can tell so much care and attention to detail has been taking when creating this. 

bear made from old baby clothing

I love looking at this bear as I remember and have photos of Jacob wearing all the clothing the bear is made from, which brings back happy memories of those early baby days. The bear is for Jacob but as it is not a toy and is a special keepsake, that we don't want to get ruined we are planning on keeping it on display in his bedroom. I think it is such a lovely item that we can treasure forever and is such a lovely way to keep memories alive, rather then having special clothing stuffed away out of site and forgotten about.

I think that a Forever Memory Bear would make such a lovely gift for something like a child's birthday, Christening or just as a special gift. I love anything that has sentimental value and can be kept and treasured for many years to come and this bear certainly does that. Each bear is made with such care and it really shows as everyone who has seen it has commented on just how lovely he is. 

handmade baby clothes bear from forever memory bears

Bears start from £65 for a baby clothes bear like mine, but you can pay for extra features such as voice recording boxes that can be placed in the bear and for personalisation. As each bear is individually made by hand I think that they are totally worth the price and I will be ordering another bear in the future from both my daughters old clothes too. Luckily I have a voucher available for my readers that will give you £25 off your own Forever Memory Bear, meaning it would cost you just £40 for a one like mine which is amazing! 

The voucher code is NEWCASTLEFAMILYLIFE and you just add it at the checkout to redeem your £25 off voucher. 

You can also find Forever Memory Bears on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram 

Disclosure I was kindly sent this bear free of charge for the purpose of this review, however all views are my own. 




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44 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeou! What a lovely memento and lovely way to use those newborn clothes that never get that much wear. Wish I still had more of my daughter's!

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    1. It really is such a lovely memento, something to keep forever. I know my children's newborn clothes only got worn a handful of times if that xx

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  2. Oh I've seen them around and do think it's a brilliant idea. Would love to be able to do this with some of T's old clothes I kept out of pure sentimental reasons :) x Dean of Little Steps

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    1. I kept so many of my children's baby clothes, I just could not part with them. I love that my sons have made into this bear instead of being stuffed in the back of his wardrobe xx

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  3. I keep meaning to make one of these myself - probably should just get someone else to do it for me!

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    1. Oh you should they are such lovely keepsakes. They are so worth the price as they are something that can be treasured forever xx

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  4. these are such lovely bears and a fantastic idea - I can't bear to throw the other clothes away so this would be a great repurpose!

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    1. They really are such a great idea. I am so glad I had it made instead of the old baby clothes just gathering dust in the back of the wardrobe xx

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  5. What a lovely idea! I will definitely be having a look at their website thanks for sharing x

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    1. You really should check out the website as they have so many fantastic bears. I have a discount code if you decide to order a one xx

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  6. These are such beautiful keepsakes. I think they are a brilliant idea and are so, so sweet. x

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    1. They really are such a lovely keepsake, I love it. It takes pride of place in his bedroom xx

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  7. Awww I've always wanted to get this done, I actually help on to both my little ones first clothes just for this reason. I'd probably have to find someone to do it for me mind xx

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    1. You really should get it done, I highly recommend Forever Memory Bear if you get it done as they are lovely and the bear turned out perfect xx

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  8. I have seen bears similar to this before and they are so cute. I love how they would be a great memory of your child's first year!

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    1. I love all of the memories that the bear holds too xx

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  9. I've heard of this before, such a lovely keepsake idea #TriedTested

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    1. It really is such a lovely keepsake and such a great way to use them old clothes xx

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  10. This bear is beautiful - such a lovely idea :)

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    1. Thank you, I am so pleased with how it turned out. The people who made it are very talented xx

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  11. Such a lovely idea, a much better use for their outgrown clothes than being packed away! I love how you can personalise it too, what a special keepsake xx

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    1. Thank you Emily, I totally agree that it is much better use then the clothes just being packed away. xx

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  12. He is really beautiful, what a treasured bear to keep forever. As you may remember, I had my wedding dress cut up into a bear recently and it's the best thing I could have done to it. Great photos x

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    1. Thank you Emma, yes I remember your dress - it was amazing! I loved your bear that is why I jumped at the chance of getting my own made xx

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  13. This is just adorable...Such a lovely idea x

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    1. Thank you Kim, it really is such a lovely idea xx

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  14. ah i love this idea.. i am going to look at getting one done for my little girl x fab post x

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    1. Thank you, you really should get a one I am so pleased that I did as I love it xx

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  15. Oh that's such a gorgeous bear. I love the idea of using baby clothes to make a bear. I've kept a few of my boys clothes and often thought it'd be nice to make them into something I can keep and display. #TriedTested

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    1. Thank you Natalie, you really should get a one made as they make such wonderful keepsakes xx

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  16. What a fantastic idea and worth the expensive price for something to treasure. Sadly I haven't got any baby clothes left. Passed everything on to my sister #TriedTested

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    1. They really are so worth the expense as they are great quality and are something special that can be kept forever. xx

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  17. Such a lovely idea and its a gorgeous bear. We have lions made out of our sons clothes. They are a great idea for keeping forever xx

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    1. Thank you Sam, they really are a great idea. I think I will still love this bear when my son is all grown up and the baby days are long gone xx

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  18. How beautiful and a lovely keepsack. Love them! #TriedTested xx

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    1. Thank you, they really are a lovely keepsake. I will treasure this bear forever xx

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  19. What a beautiful idea!! I've never heard of this before but it is such a beautiful, personal bear :)

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    1. Thank you Claire, it really is so special and personal I will keep it forever as it reminds me of those precious baby days xx

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  20. I havent seen a bear this cute! Why didnt I thought of one?

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    1. I know I wish I had of got a one of my eldest daughters clothes many years ago. such a lovely idea xx

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  21. These are adorable, a great keepsake or a perfect gift!!

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    1. They really would make such a perfect gift, great for a first Christmas or birthday idea xx

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  22. I love this idea, I've saved all of Darcey's first baby grows to do this. I think it's such a nice momento rather than having them just sitting in a memory box #triedtested

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    1. It really is much nicer then keeping them in a box. I really recommend getting them done as the bears are gorgeous and something to treasure forever xx

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