Where Are the Teddy Bears?

Where Are the Teddy Bears?

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Katie Steuernagle
Nov 19, 2010

In all the rage over woodland creatures, the deer, the squirrels, the birds and foxes, we've noticed that one creature is conspicuously absent. So many woodsy nurseries and the one animal that has not only traditionally been a staple nursery accessory for decades but also is a genuine resident of the forest isn't front and center in all these stunning nursery photos?

As part of our continuing committment to hard-hitting nursery decor journalism, we at Ohdeedoh have to ask the tough questions: What ever happened to teddy bears? We know they're still out there, but they certainly have taken a back seat to their woodland buddies. Why? Our theory is that the over-saturation of bad teddy bears starting in the 80s with rainbow-bellied bears and continuing today with red satin heart bears at convenience stores has caused them to fall out of favor. It's too bad, because bears are pretty cool, you know, when they aren't holding a plastic rose or wearing acid-washed denim.

Photo:
Webkinz black bear, $12.99

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