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Nov 7, 2013 08:17:18   #
Penshu
 
I have knit a teddy bear for my GGS and wm wondering about whether to use safety eyes or embroider them. Are safety eyes really safe? Do you attach them before or after stuffing the heads. Thanks in advance for your responses.
 
Nov 7, 2013 08:34:25   #
OMgirl
 
Penshu wrote:
I have knit a teddy bear for my GGS and wm wondering about whether to use safety eyes or embroider them. Are safety eyes really safe? Do you attach them before or after stuffing the heads. Thanks in advance for your responses.


It says right on the package of safety eyes that they are not recommended for use in products for children less than 3 years of age. If your teddy bear is for a baby>2 year old, I would embroider or needle felt the eyes onto the face. When you DO use safety eyes, you attach them before stuffing the heads.
Hope this answers your questions.
Kindest Regards,
OM girl
Nov 7, 2013 08:37:37   #
nankat (a regular here)
 
I agree completely.
Nov 7, 2013 08:59:47   #
bwtyer
 
They are still a choke hazard to toddlers- I would embroider them. I think the package says 3yrs and up but still - that would depend on the 3 yr old.
Nov 7, 2013 14:48:12   #
Penshu
 
Thank you. Will feel safer embroidering them on. My GGS is under a year.
Nov 8, 2013 08:03:03   #
stirfry (a regular here)
 
I felt or embroider eyes. Don't want to be responsible for a little on choking. Little ones are very smart and will figure out a way to get the eye off.
 
Nov 8, 2013 11:19:18   #
cinjean48
 
I decided to do that too after putting a pair of safety eyes on a bunny I made. I couldn't get those eyes off with a screwdriver wedged between the parts. Needless to say, I made another bunny just in case.
Nov 8, 2013 15:33:15   #
bell
 
cinjean48 wrote:
I decided to do that too after putting a pair of safety eyes on a bunny I made. I couldn't get those eyes off with a screwdriver wedged between the parts. Needless to say, I made another bunny just in case.


I have used safety for almost all the toys I have made except
for the ones that are to small then I sew. When I put mine in
I stuff the head a little bit and make sure that some of the
stuffing is around the eye post before I put the nut on. Never
had one to be pulled out even with a screwdriver between the eye and washer.
Bell
Nov 8, 2013 19:09:13   #
Penshu
 
Thanks for all the answers. Will embroider them.
Nov 11, 2013 05:31:10   #
Rachael88
 
If it is for a very young child then I would embroider the eyes on, that is what I do for my kids as they are still little. When they get a bit older then I will try using the safety eyes, as I think they look great on teddy bears.
 
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