Grin and BEAR it..

As anyone who has been reading my blog for long knows, it is rare when I do a review of any kind for a product. On the occasion that I do write one though, I give an honest, non sugar-coated opinion of whatever I am reviewing. My last review was for the Wen hair care line and to this day I am still using their product because I genuinely love it and what it does for my hair.

Today though, I want to talk about a little known item called the Tiddy Bear. Yup, you heard me right. Tiddy Bear. πŸ˜€

Not too long back I wrote a post about a traffic ticket I received for not wearing a seatbelt, because in my personal opinion, I find them uncomfortable due to my shortness. (I am 5 ft 3) They rub on my neck and collarbone, creating raw/sore spots and I prefer not using them. I realize that with todays laws, that is not entirely a wise decision, and because of it, I now owe the county a hefty ticket price of $125. Yikes, right?

A friend and reader on here suggested I look up the Tiddy Bear, as it reportedly helped with just such a collarbone rubbing on seatbelt issue. I did, and I purchased one for $9.95

My pack of 2 Tiddy Bears for $9.95

My pack of 2 Tiddy Bears for $9.95

You can see they are really cute little stuffed bears. They were soft and plush when I pulled them out, and had a snap fastener on the back to attach them to each seatbelt. The first thing I noticed was that after using them, they are quite the pain in the ass trying to slide back up the seatbelt so that it will recede back into its compartment. Took me an extra few minutes each time I wanted out of the car.. granted that isn’t really a big deal, but in a time crunch, it could be.

I'm a cutie but have fun trying to slide me..

I’m a cutie but have fun trying to slide me..

To heck with whether it’s cute or not, does it do what it’s supposed to, you ask?

My answer to that would have to be a resounding.. NO. Sorry Tiddy Bear manufacturers, but it really doesn’t. In the videos, it shows it lying flat and solid against (in between) your lady bits. The reality of it though, is that it twists and turns.. rides up right into your face.. makes it almost impossible to turn your head and look, without it blocking and/or almost preventing you from seeing to your immediate left. The little guy is a mover and a shaker, and he likes to get around. Up.. down.. all over the freakin place.

Does the Tiddy Bear make me want to use my seatbelt more now, or not?

The answer would be not. BUT.. the $125 ticket, well let’s just say I prefer not throwing my money away. πŸ˜‰

The conclusion is: I give the Tiddy Bear an 8 on adorability and a 2 on functionality. But hey.. my kittens love playing with them.. so BONUS! πŸ˜€

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18 thoughts on “Grin and BEAR it..

  1. ROFLMAO because you spit out your water and thus, I just spit out my tea now! Sorry the product did not meet your expectations, but dayuum, this was a funny post! hahahaha πŸ˜‰

  2. My husband has these padded velvety wrap-around things (similar to the Tiddy Bear but without the stuffed bear part) on his seat belts. They velcro onto the belts. We got them in an auto parts store. The belts in his car cut right into the side of your neck without them. They aren’t perfect, and they do move, but they are better than the belt cutting into your skin. Maybe you could try those instead. The bear is cute but a little silly.

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