SÖTAST Soft toy, set of 2, koala/gray

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These soft toys love to be close, just like baby koalas when they discover the world. Is it a child and a parent or a baby and a grown-up relative? Your child can let you know.

Article Number905.067.88

Product details

Two soft friends to play with and hug. Koalas are one of the most vulnerable species in the world and need both protection and love, just like your child.

All soft toys are good at hugging, comforting and listening and are fond of play and mischief. In addition, they are reliable and tested for safety.

We know our soft toys should handle many years of love. That’s why we have chosen comfortable materials, embroidered eyes, performed rigorous washing tests – and ensured that they are free from harmful chemicals.

Designer

IKEA of Sweden

Article Number905.067.88
  • Fabric:

    100 %polyester

    Filling:

    100 % polyester - hollow fiber (100% recycled)

    Machine wash, warm, durable-press cycle.

    Do not bleach.

    Tumble dry, low, normal cycle.

    Do not iron.

    Do not dry clean.

  • Recommended for children 18 months and older.
  • By using filling made of recycled polyester in this product, we consume less new raw materials and lower our environmental footprint.

Measurements

Length, big: 13 ¾ "

Length, small: 9 "

  • SÖTAST
    Soft toy, set of 2Article Number905.067.88

    Width: 9 ¾ "

    Height: 7 ¾ "

    Length: 12 ½ "

    Weight: 11 oz

    Package(s): 1

Reviews

4.9(18)
Bought to give the smallLaurenBought to give the small one to my husband while at Tech school and we both love them5
Super cute and soft koalaExquisiteMy daughter loves koalas and had to have this as soon as she saw it in store. She takes it everywhere and its still in perfect condition!5
Wonderful plush toyCLARKWonderful plush toy5
Koala Mama and BabyCAROLINAThis was the most liked gift by my granddaughter. Soft and great quality.5
SotastPatGave the Koala to my infant grand niece -she loved it!5
Meets all koalaficationsJackieSoft and super cute!!5
Great toysNaga N.My kids loved them.5
Great Stuffed AnimalBryant D.This is a great stuffed animal. It's very fluffy, and the connection between mom and baby is good enough to keep them together unless you have a kid who's rough with their stuff. They'll pull them apart at that point.5
Softer than SoftPatriciaThis precious set lives in the center of my queen bed. Makes me happy whenever I see it. No buttons to worry about falling off.5
Super cuteJAMIEThese cuties came into our lives just as my 6 year old was getting into koalas so they were a perfect gift. On another note… very sad Ikea doesn’t carry the mice any more5
Great valueJOSEPHGreat value5
Best Mama & baby Koala!NATASHAShe absolutely loved the precious of Mama and baby Koala together! It helps bring awareness to her about koalas. IKEA was almost all sold out of it. Would highly recommend5
Very softGERALDINEVery soft5
Soft and cuddlyCarolSoft and cuddly5
Cute koalasNANCYBought this for our niece who is three. She immediately said Koala. Then said little baby. Proceeded to carry it around everywhere, so soft. Will buy again.5
Perfect baby shower gift!MichelleI always add an IKEA stuffed animal to my baby shower gifts … perfect sweet addition!5
soft and cuddly.HOWARDsoft and cuddly.4
softHeatherSoft & sweet mama & baby koala are adorable and cuddly5

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Energy and resources

Is it possible to make plastic hug-friendly?

We want to reduce the amount of new material in our soft toys. Using recycled polyester as filling, and thereby giving new life to used plastic, is one way. That’s why we have embarked on an exciting journey with our new range of soft toys. Our goal is to fill as many soft toys as possible with recycled polyester – without compromising on safety or quality.

SÖTAST Soft toy, set of 2, koala/gray

The story of a broken eye and what it taught us

The IKEA store in Helsinki, Finland, was full of customers that day back in 1997. Being a textile technologist at Children’s IKEA at the time, Carina Ingelsten ran a course about safety for a group of IKEA co-workers. ”I lifted up a teddy bear and pulled on the legs and arms to show how well they are sewn in place. When I pulled on the plastic eye, something happened that shouldn't – the eye came off”, says Carina. This was a major setback for Children's IKEA, but it was a setback that would lead to important safety improvements.

All soft toys were removed from the store as Carina tried to call her colleagues in Sweden. ”It was a Saturday, so it wasn't that easy to get a hold of people, but in the end Jörgen Svensson, my manager at Children's IKEA, answered and we succeeded in stopping global sales of our soft toys”.

Major consequences

Jörgen remembers the call. The fact that the eye came off despite all risk analyses and safety checks was very serious. Still, in hindsight, he still sees that it led to something really good. ”Thanks to what happened, we learned to systematize safety work even more. We established clearer procedures and areas of responsibility”.

More personal expression

The incident also led to the decision to not use plastic eyes at all. Embroidered eyes were not only safer, they also proved to give more character and personality to the toys. Annie Huldén, a designer who has created many soft toys over the years, agrees. ”The eyes are very important for a soft toy and plastic eyes easily seem too symmetrical and stale, while embroidered eyes are easier to vary in terms of the design, the size of pupils and the eyelashes.” Soft toys at Children's IKEA are loved by children throughout the world. It's a loved friend to play with and find comfort with - and which parents can always feel secure about.

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