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Toy Stuffing – What can you use for stuffing toys?

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Polyester toy filling webI often get asked what toy-stuffing I recommend, and I’d have to say… it depends!

Depends on WHAT?

WELL, sooooo many things!

For example, it depends on WHO the toy is being made for – a baby/young child or an adult? This is the FIRST thing I consider when choosing my toy stuffing!

Baby and Toddler Safe Toy Stuffings

baby teddy bear pattern

If you want your home made toys to be 100% safe for babies and toddlers, you need to consider that NOT all toy fillings are suitable!

Some contain toxic and harmful materials/ chemicals.

Toy stuffing containing small bits like pellets are dangerous because of the possibility of choking. If the stitching isn’t strong and the toy-stuffing ‘escapes’, the baby might swallow it and choke.

* Most baby toys should be made with extra strong stitching BUT it is always best to be careful when choosing toy fillings so your baby toys will be safe both inside AND out! : )

Other things to consider when choosing your toy stuffing.

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It also depends on the particular ‘feel’ you want for the finished toy, and other practical considerations like the availability of the stuffing material (locally or online) , as well as the cost –  how much you want to spend on the toy stuffing…

Different Toy Stuffing Materials

man-made fibres.

These days we have  the choice of Organic, Synthetic or Eco friendly toy stuffings…

Organic Toy Stuffing is made from things that grow, and processed according to organic standards, while Eco friendly Toy Stuffing is either harmless or less harmful to the environment and most of Eco friendly toy stuffings are biodegradable.

Synthetic toy fillings are man-made but some are mixed with natural fibers like cotton, linen and wool.

Synthetic toy stuffing is usually the cheapest toy stuffing option, and organic the most expensive… unless you grow your own! : )


Okay, let me get on with it!!!


Here is the full list of ALL the toy stuffings I have found…

( – as well as places for you to get them all online.)


Polyester toy filling is now the MOST COMMONLY USED toy stuffing for manufactured as well as home made dolls and stuffed animals. It is a synthetic fiber derived from coal, air, water and petroleum. Extremely light weight which makes it suitable for children’s toys and especially great for baby toys which you want to be very light.

I have found a good high quality polyfil toy stuffing from fairfieldworld.com (USA), gerrys.com.au and from www.worldofwool.co.uk

Try to use the BEST quality polyester you can find, for your soft toys and teddy bears. LOW quality polyester can cause lumps and uneven areas in your toys.



Cotton is a natural fiber of vegetable origin. It is a soft and fluff, Light weight stuffing material. Good quality cotton will have been preshrunk. Cotton fiberfill is available online from www.worldofwool.co.uk


Wool posseses qualities that are great for children’s toys. It is natural, soft, durable and elastic. However, this toy stuffing material cannot be machine washed or dried in heat, as the wool tends to become uneven and compressed.

Wool toy stuffing is available from gerrys.com.au and from www.worldofwool.co.uk


Mohair is a natural fibre stuffing similar to wool but from the Angora goats. Mohair is fire-retardant, hypoallergenic, antibacterial. It compacts much more than polyester toy stuffing which will make toys firmer and heavier.

It is available from Edinburgimports.com (USA) and www.worldofwool.co.uk



Bamboo fiber is biodegradable, anti-bacterial, and has a lovely soft feel on the skin. This can be pure, which is 100% organic,  or mixed with polyester stuffing.

This is avaliable online from www.worldofwool.co.uk



Corn stuffing is one of the newest eco-friendly stuffing material. Fibers are derived from corn starch sugars. Like the other organic stuffing materials, this is best for children’s toys because it is light weight, hypoallergenic and washable. It is very expensive but it is 100% biodegradable. 

Corn stuffing is available online from innergreen.com.au

Nature-fil corn toy stuffing

Nature-fil is an environmentally friendly, all natural PLA fiberfill made from corn sugar. It has a texture similar to polyester fiberfill with superior resiliency. PLA fiberfill is hypoallergenic and biodegradable.

Nature-fil is available from fairfieldworld.com (USA)



Also called beads, these give your toy a bean-bag ‘feel’. Pellets give weight and stability to your toy, and will help you achieve the desired pose for your stuffed toys. Pellets can be used for the whole toy (like Prince Charming Frog) to make them a bean bag toy, OR only in certain parts – eg in the arms, legs and how do I say this… sitting area!!!! (bottom?) which is referred to weighting or a weighted toy.

There are LOTS of types of toy stuffing pellets:

Plastic Pellets

Plastic Pellets are NOT suitable for children’s toys because anything smaller than 3cm(just over 1 inch) is considered a choking hazard for children under the age of 3 years old. They are relatively light weight as far as pellets go and so these are perfect for adding just a little it of weight to your soft toys. Plastic pellets are available from gerrys.com.au and from Shamrock Rose.

Glass Pellets

Glass Pellets are medium weight and also NOT suitable for children’s toys for children under the age of 3 years old. These fine beads are perfect for adding weight in smaller areas of your toys. I have used these for making teddy bears as they are great for adding a fair amount of weight in small areas of the toy.

Glass pellets are available from Edinburgimports.com (USA),  teddysbits.com.au and from www.christiebears.co.uk

Steel Shots

Steel shots provide heavy weight with a small amount of stuffing. These pellets should NOT be used in toys for children under the age of 3 years old.

These steel shots are also available online from Shamrock Rose and teddybits.com.au

Steel Balls

Steel Balls are super heavy weight and commonly used as base. Steel balls should NOT be used for toys intended for children under the age of 3 years old.

These are available online from www.christiebears.co.uk

polystyrene beanbag filling


Expanded polystyrene beads are the ultimate fill for bean bag toys. Light weight ad great for stress toys too! NOT be used for toys intended for children under the age of 3 years old.

They are available online from fairfieldworld.com (USA) 



Fabric scraps are also used for stuffing toys. Recycling unused garments like old T-shirts is a way to re-purpose fabric that would end up as land-fill. This kind of stuffing can create an uneven look and if this happens, the fabric scraps should be cut into smaller pieces and stuffed more firmly then it will become less lumpy.

Fabric Scraps are available in local fabric stores in a very inexpensive price, or use your own recycled fabric scraps from your other sewing projects!


Wood wool is also called excelsior. Made from thinly shredded wood. It is used for stuffing bears in the old fashioned way. Used in the very first bears ever made this product is a must for an authentic looking antique bear. It can be dusty and is NOT washable. It is categorized based on thickness and width of strand as super fine, wood wool, extra fine, fine medium and coarse. It also comes in different colors.

It is available online from www.christiebears.co.uk , gerrys.com.au and Edinburgimports.com


Some fillings can be found around the house or workshop…and needn’t be bought …

  • Acrylic Yarn / wool
  • Saw dust (this was the original stuffing used for antique teddy bears)
  • Dried Lavender

WOW! It’s quite incredible – there are just so many choices of toy fillings that can be used.. and like I said – it depends on the preference of the toy-maker!  I certainly learnt about some new toy stuffing options while putting this list together and I hope it has given you some more ideas too!

Do you have a favorite toy stuffing material I haven’t mentioned???

Please let me know and I can share it with everyone too!

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  1. I understand that cotton as a stuffing, as well as kapok, has the potential to mold or mildew if wet. When washed, they should be dried out thoroughly and immediately. Air drying is now generally recommended unless it is in a hot hot sun.

    Comment by Lisa D on May 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  2. Hi Mary,
    Unfortunately, I am no expert on knitted toys but the ones I have made have had no issues with polyester stuffing coming out. If you intend giving your toys to a baby I would recommend you have a look on a knitting forum like ravelry.com and they might have a discussion topic for this very issue! If not you can post the question and hundreds of experienced knitters from around the world will be able to advise you. How cool is that? 🙂

    Comment by Pauline on June 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  3. Hi Pauline. Thank you for all the info on toy stuffing. I don’t quite understand. How if some or most of the pellets are NOT suitable for childrens toys. How then can they b e used when requiring to make poseable toy. And you say you use some of the unsuitable stuff for your teddy beats. Surely it is a child’s toy ?

    Comment by Maggy may on August 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

  4. Hey Maggy! I make toys for adults ALL the time! I also receive wonderful stories from people who have made toys for friends and colleagues , some who have gone through a bad time, for example like the loss of a life partner, and the toy is to comfort them – so NOT all toys are for children! 🙂

    Comment by Pauline on August 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  5. Hi Pauline,
    Thanks for the great info and all the variety you’ve explained here. Just as a follow up to Maggy’s question, I see a lot of stuffed toys (e.g. a Pottery Barn bear made for babies) that have some kind of beads in them. Is there any kind of special beads that might be safer to use for kids toys? Perhaps not for babies but maybe toddlers and older kids? Also, what do you think about using dry beans (like kidney beans or black eyed peas) as stuffing for little areas?

    Comment by Dee on November 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

  6. Hi Pauline, I’ve been using Polyester stuffing for quite a while on your gorgeous patterns but they don’t stay as firm as I’d like. Do you know whether the Polyflock Stuffing you mention goes by any other name in the UK as I cannot source this!! Thank you very much.

    Comment by Petra on December 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  7. Hi there I have been looking around for the fabric/material that makes a crinkle noise, you know the stuff they put in babies toys like in the ears and stuff to ad noise and texture to the toy, anyway I can’t find it for the life of me could you help?

    Comment by James on February 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  8. Hi Dee… A general rule is that anything smaller than 3 cm is unsafe for children under 3 as it is a choking hazard. (It’s the size of the pellet not so much what it is.) I like using pellets some of the time, but it’s certainly less messy not too – haha!I am unsure what is in the heat bags you mention, it may be ceramic beads? 😀

    Comment by Pauline on February 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

  9. Hi James, I haven’t seen anything sold as crinkle sound insert. BUT I use the main packaging around the individual sweet/lollies – any excuse to have a sweet treat!!!!!

    Comment by Pauline on February 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  10. Hi Pauline, I was told by a knit stuffed toy pattern maker not to use cotton for toy stuffing. She explained that cotton is flammable. I’m a bit puzzled by her explanation because furniture uses cotton for stuffing all the time. In a matter of fact, the cotton that I have was purchased from a furniture restoration store. I had used it to restored a set of dining chair. I have so much left overs and was thinking of using it for stuffing toys. This is 100% cotton, non-bleached. Do you recommend it?

    Comment by Natalie on March 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

  11. Hi Natalie,
    I think most things when placed in a fire will burn, even 100% natural wool, so I can’t imagine that playing with a cotton stuffed toy is more dangerous than playing with a woollen toy, BUT I could be wrong. Choosing a stuffing material is such a personal choice you need to take all the factors into consideration and experiment with a few to find what you like to use.

    Comment by Pauline on March 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

  12. Wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Jamie on February 13, 2014 at 2:32 am

  13. I use the stuffing from pillows which is much cheaper than toy-stuffing at spotlight!

    Comment by Sue on March 17, 2014 at 5:16 am

  14. Thank you for the great tutorial, but I have a few questions:

    I’m making stuffed toys using fabric that is “jersey knit” and I want them to be soft and even looking (also washable). So I tried to use Polyester Stuffing. It gave me the right result, but there’s a problem they call “bearding” (some fibers get through the fabric while handling the toy).

    So I tried to use 100% acrylic yarn… and another yarn that has some wool. I had the same “bearding” problem with both.

    Now, I’m thinking about that white decorative sand they sell for flower vases. I tried it and it doesn’t go through the fabric. But I’m not sure it’s a safe thing to use. I don’t know if it melts as time goes by or something…

    Could you give me some advice?

    Thank you so much!

    Comment by Nia on June 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm

  15. I wrote a blog piece comparing some natural stuffing options, but glad you have added other options to the whole picture. I stuff everything I make, including my finished dolls and pattern dummies & samples with wool fleece, and it is washable but not machine dryer capable.

    Non-GMO corn fill is most like plastic/poly fiberfill in performance and feel. Eucalyptus Tercel (rayon) is fabulous, looks and feels amazing.

    FYI, polyester fiberfill is listed in the US Toxic Substances Control Act as a toxic material whose toxicity is considered “inert” unless swallowed or breathed in – even at the rate of just a few fibers. Babies and pets chew and suck on polyfil toys all the time and once torn open or seams ripped, the tiny fibers get in lungs and stomachs very quickly.

    Thought you’d want to know.

    Thanks for a great site full of toy-making goodness!

    Comment by Allison Dey Malacaria on June 25, 2014 at 1:52 am

  16. Hi Allison, Thanks for sharing that information! I think it’s awesome that there are more and more options these days for natural toy stuffing / fillings… I’ll be ‘giving away my age’ by saying when I began designing stuffed animals no one even considered the safety issues regarding home made toys! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on July 3, 2014 at 5:31 am

  17. I have only ever used polyfil polyester toy stuffing – thanks for all these other ideas, Pauline – I had no idea there were so many different things you could stuff a toy with.

    Comment by Yvette on July 5, 2014 at 8:05 am

  18. I was amazed too, Yvette and the great thing is that more and more organic and eco-friendly toy stuffing options are around these days too! 🙂

    Comment by Pauline on July 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

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  20. I recently made 15 dolls for my girls. I was running low on wool and stuffed the body with rice, worked wonderfully to add weight, keep the head from flopping and save on the wool. So far I’ve had to hand wash 5 due to my toddler getting them dirty in various ways. So long as I squeeze out the moisture in the wool filled body cavities (head arms and legs) and set it in a warm place to dry all has been well. I’m very surprised that you don’t have any filler beads that ARE acceptable for kids toys. But thanks to another commented I think sand would be a great alternative to allow me to just pop them in the washer when needed. 🙂

    Comment by nichole on January 5, 2015 at 5:42 pm

  21. Hey Nicole, I’ve used rice for heat packs but hadn’t thought of dolls! 🙂 As for acceptable beads for kids – it’s only children up to the age of 3 that you have to worry about for a choking hazzard. I read somewhere the golden rule for small parts and toys is -> “Don’t use anything smaller than 3cm for children under 3 years old!” I think it’s because they won’t be able to get it into their throats if it’s bigger than 3cm!!! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on January 5, 2015 at 11:57 pm

  22. Totally what I was looking for.

    Comment by Holly on January 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

  23. Excellent, Holly!!!! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on January 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm

  24. Gosh, had no idea there were so many options for toy stuffing. AND also so may organic stuffing products! Thanks

    Comment by Kiera on January 7, 2015 at 3:23 am

  25. Yeah it’s great how many more options there are now than when I started 15 years ago!!! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on January 8, 2015 at 1:18 am

  26. Hi Pauline,
    Can I use those cotton square puffs
    ,one that we use for applying toner .
    I wanted to knit a little bear for my
    granddaughter who is a month old.

    Comment by iris tang on January 13, 2015 at 12:22 am

  27. Hi Iris,
    I would say you CAN… the only thing with cotton wool is that it does compact a lot and this would mean the toy isn’t as squidgy (more solid feeling) so I’d say – experiment and see if you like that effect? I’d love to know what you think once you’ve tried that! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on January 13, 2015 at 1:59 am

  28. This is a great post, thank you so much for the comparisons! I was just wondering your thoughts on using raw cotton as filler for a child’s toy? Should I be concerned about the seed bits and pieces? Or just if I’m making them for children under 3?

    Thanks for any information! 🙂

    Comment by Amy Summerhill on January 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm

  29. Hi Amy, the golden rule I follow is anything smaller than 3cm should not be used for children under 3 years old. I say, IF in doubt, rather leave it out!!! So to be safe avoid cotton with seed bits and pieces just to be safe!

    Comment by Pauline on January 17, 2015 at 4:12 am

  30. Thank You! Very useful info!

    Comment by tirmaa on January 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

  31. Hi

    Thanks so much for this, very informative!

    Random question. Any idea where to source child safe inserts for rabbit ears that make them poseable? I’ve seen people suggesting pipe cleaners but I’m not convinced!


    Comment by Leah on February 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

  32. Hi Leah,
    I am not sure where you’d get something like that commercially… I’m sorry! Please let us all know if you find something!!! xxx Pauline

    Comment by Pauline on February 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm

  33. Hi. Loved the blog. I’m just starring to make crochet toys. Which of the fillings you listed would be suitable for a 1year old? I’m going to have a look for advice on raverly also.

    Comment by Hannah on February 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

  34. Hi Hannah! I would go for organic stuffing for baby toys, if you can! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on February 15, 2015 at 5:03 am

  35. I’m making a plushie for my newborn niece, what filling should I use? I really want it to be eco friendly, and safe for young children. What do you guys recommend? Does someone have experience with bamboo or corn stuffing? Thanks!

    Comment by tjoep on March 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  36. Hi Tjoep, I have listed a few eco-friendly options that would be great for baby toys….. my favourite for baby toys is corn stuffing for baby toys because it’s light weight compared to the other eco friendly options BUT it’s such a personal choice, so I recommend trying them to see which you like best. xxx Pauline

    Comment by Pauline on March 17, 2015 at 4:07 am

  37. Thanks Pauline! I’ll try corn 🙂

    Comment by tjoep on March 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  38. thanks for share!

    Comment by penny on April 8, 2015 at 8:16 am

  39. I have always used wool stuffing for my dolls and am considering an organic cotton as an alternative. Can you tell me if the cotton will have the same weight of the wool if stuffed firmly?

    Comment by Kimber O'Shea on April 12, 2015 at 3:42 am

  40. I’m not sure. Once you’ve tried both, I’d love to know! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on April 19, 2015 at 3:47 am

  41. Hello! I am making a little buckle toy…for a child to connect various buckles around a small pillow. I want the pillow to have a bit of weight so it’s a little more stable in a lap while buckling, but also be washable. Do you have any suggestions for a combo of poly fill and pellets in a small pillow – say 6″ square?

    Comment by Paula on July 19, 2015 at 3:40 am

  42. Hi Paula, that sounds interesting… I would put the pellets in a bag in the middle of the polyfil…. let me know how it works out? 😀

    Comment by Pauline on July 28, 2015 at 11:54 pm

  43. Anything smaller than 3 cm is unsafe for children under 3 as it is a choking hazard. It is my opinion.

    Comment by Candy on August 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm

  44. Spot on Candy! Easy to remember that! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on August 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

  45. I am looking for a stuffing alternative that gives a “squishy but solid” realistic feel. Have you ever used silicone or other materials that would make it feel heavier to hold and hug? Any tips would be great.

    Comment by Kevin on September 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

  46. Hi Kevin, I haven’t used silicone, but I have used plastic pellets and glass pellets. Both of thiese add weight and are squishy. YOu can get them from craft supply shops and teddy bear specialist stores. 😀

    Comment by Pauline on September 2, 2015 at 7:38 am

  47. Hi Pauline. I have already made several of your toys which I have purchased the patterns through Voodoo Rabbit Fabric store in Annerley. I am amazed that there are so many choices of stuffing. I have been doll making for many years and found that when I need to use pellets to make a doll/toys sit correctly I make a separate bag to contain the pellets, inset this into the toy and then stuff around it. I think this would make it safe for young children especially if a small stitch is used. I am loving your web site.

    Comment by Helen Minto on September 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

  48. That’s a great tip Helen! Thanks for your lovely comments… you may bump into me at Voodoo Fabric – I am there OFTEN!!! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on October 4, 2015 at 4:36 am

  49. I’ve been using chickpeas/rice/grains to fill the toy dolls. However, these are small particles and not suitable for small children. I wonder by using sand (sewn into an inner pocket for strength), whether that would be allowed for children? I’m tempted to add a note saying: ‘not suitable for children under 105 years of age’.
    Thank you for your lovely blog.

    Comment by mieke on November 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm

  50. Hi Mieke, Just to be safe I always follow the simple rule, for children under 3 – NOTHING smaller than 3cm! 😀 Glad you like the blog!!!! 😀 xxx Pauline

    Comment by Pauline on November 23, 2015 at 4:08 am

  51. Hi, I crochet dolls and have been using foam chips to fill them up, recently I decided to read about stuffing and I can’t find it being mentioned anywhere.. Am now worried that they might not be able to wash the dolls… Do you have any idea or experience with foam chips

    Comment by Adaexe on February 19, 2016 at 5:42 am

  52. Hi Adaexe, I haven’t used foam myself… but I would imagine this is what they use in bath toys so they CAN be washed. I would do an experiment, make a small toy, stuff it, wash it and see what happens! Please let me know how it goes! 😀 xxx Pauline

    Comment by Pauline on February 26, 2016 at 10:51 pm

  53. I am trying to find something to restuff my teddy bear I have had for 20 year. I am looking for something soft and washable because I sleep with it every night and wash it every couple of months. I am not sure what it was stuffed with but it has lasted 20 years.

    Comment by Amanda on February 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

  54. Hi Amanda, it’s most likely a polyfil type stuffing. You can get this from fabric and haberdashery stores and restuff your precious toy! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on March 1, 2018 at 8:36 pm

  55. Hi Pauline, Please let me know if the Acrylic Poly filled toys are washable and suitable for toddlers? This blog article about various toy stuffing options is extremely helpful for beginners like me. Thanks for taking time to answer me.

    Comment by Siddhi on July 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

  56. Hi Siddhi,
    They are plastic so you’d think they’d be washable but haven’t tried that myself! Nothing smaller than 3cm(approx 2 inches) is safe for children under 3. I have ablog post about toy-safety here for you to see more – http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/blog/toy-safety-tips-for-home-made-toys/

    Comment by Pauline on August 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm

  57. Hi..
    Do you sell the fluffy filling to any supplier in South Africa..?

    Comment by Michelle on January 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

  58. Hi Michelle, I don’t sell toy stuffing – only toy patterns! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on January 24, 2019 at 11:13 am

  59. Hi Pauline,
    Thank you for all information! I am working on poseable frogs for our museum gift store. I made one using poly pellets and one using glass beads. We would rather use a more organic substance, so no poly pellets, and the glass was great but too expensive. I don’t want to use anything that will grow or become unhygienic if it gets wet. What about sand? Is there a grade (size) of clean sand that would be recommended. I understand that these frogs will not be suitable for small children. Thanks!

    Comment by Julie Mock on May 24, 2019 at 8:03 am

  60. Hi Julie, I haven’t used sand myself before. Perhaps a garden centre/nursery or hardware store might have some coarse sand that would be a cheaper alternative for the glass beads? Let us all know what you find! 🙂

    Comment by Pauline on May 31, 2019 at 4:36 pm

  61. Can I use plastic grocery bags to stuff a toy to make the krinkly sound?

    Comment by Patty Ferris on December 6, 2019 at 11:10 am

  62. Hi Patty, I have cut a portion of a bag myself – I think that’s better than putting whole bags inside which could be a choking hazard of the toy gets ripped open! The crinkly sound from my favourite popcorn bags was the best!!! LOL

    Comment by Pauline on December 9, 2019 at 4:19 pm

  63. Hello,
    Thank you so much for this most useful information. I didn’t realize there were quite so many natural stuffings. As I am just starting to crochet toys this will be most useful.
    Thanks for doing the legwork.

    Comment by Pamela on December 7, 2019 at 8:43 pm

  64. No worries!!! 😀

    Comment by Pauline on December 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm

  65. Hi,love the variety of fillings you have listed. I’m making a weighted bear for a newborn, not as a toy more as a sentimental item. What would you recommend as a filling for maximum weight and minimum bulk. I need the bear to weigh 4kg.

    Comment by Chelle on January 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

  66. Hi Chelle, the best way to add maximum weight with the least ‘bulk’/size, to a weighted toy, would be steel shot. I have a few links in this blog post to places where you can order steel shot and other weighting materials online. Please remember that using anything with small ‘bits’ that are smaller than 3cm(just over 1 inch) is only safe for adding weight to a toy for children OVER 3 years of age. For children younger than 3 years old this would be a choking hazzard – so do not use any type of pellet or shot for weighting baby toys!!!!!

    Comment by Pauline on February 3, 2020 at 9:12 am