A Teddy, pronounced “Teddy”, is a short, stuffed animal-like garment that covers only the upper torso and crotch in one garment. It’s a similar design to a one-Piece swimsuit or bodysuit, though generally looser and often more sheer. Sometimes called a pooh shirt, the suit is usually placed on by stepping up to the lower leg holes and then pulling the suit up over the body. This can be an awkward garment for some children who find it difficult to pull on and adjust their clothing accessories to fit properly. Unfortunately, many toddlers and pre-schoolers suffer with this problem due to their inability to follow instructions properly.
Like other stuffed animals, a Teddy can be dressed up or down as the mood takes them. Teddy bears are routinely dressed up for holiday dinners, parties, and other festive occasions. Other times, parents choose to dress their babies up in fashion top teddies to keep them comfortable and warm during those cold winter nights. Teddy bears in fashion top teddies look adorable with baby clothes as well as adult clothing and can even be used as a fashion top while babies sleep in a bassinet.
Teddy bears are now manufactured by a number of companies throughout the United States. Teddy bears in the United States first made their appearance in 1908 when President Theodore Roosevelt purchased a “White Bear” from a London auction. The name “Teddy” came about because of the white fur that was naturally bear-like. Since then, these adorable stuffed bears have become popular toys and gifts for babies, young children, and adults alike. Although they originally gained their popularity in Great Britain and Great America, they are now a very popular plush toy and have been sent to all parts of the world, including the United States.