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An adorable and "magical" plush bear with a beautiful storybook designed to help parents wean their child from the pacifier.
An adorable and "magical" plush bear with a beautiful storybook designed to help parents wean their child from the pacifier.
FULLY FUNDED! Now Accepting Pre-Orders**Order now and you won't be charged until he ships!**
An adorable and "magical" plush bear with a beautiful storybook designed to help parents wean their child from the pacifier. FULLY FUNDED! Now Accepting Pre-Orders**Order now and you won't be charged until he ships!**
154 backers pledged $20,146 to help bring this project to life.

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The Binka Bear Movement

Binka Bear is so much more than just a bear or a tool to help parents with the milestone of weaning from the pacifier, Binka Bear is a movement.

Our goal is to help bring emotional intelligence and other key coping skills into the home as we grow our business and continue to provide a peaceful solution to weaning for kids and parents.

When you pledge to help us get off the ground you are doing so much more than just buying a Bear, you are investing in our ability to help more families in more ways. Please consider pledging today! 

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What Is Binka Bear?

Finally, a No-Muss, No-Fuss- and Dare, We Say Magical- Way to Wean Your Child From Their Pacificers! Let Binka Bear replace your child’s favorite comfort item with a cuddly plush toy as they adventure along the journey of Binka Bear and the Magic of Willowspring, helping your child to lose the paci once and for all.

STEP ONE: Prepare | STEP TWO: Read the Story | STEP THREE: Give the Pacifiers to Binka Bear
STEP ONE: Prepare | STEP TWO: Read the Story | STEP THREE: Give the Pacifiers to Binka Bear

STEP ONE: Prepare

You’ve made the decision: it’s time for the pacifier TO GO! What now? Introduce Binka Bear and use the included Prep Guide to begin preparing your little one (and yourself) for losing the pacifier for good. The prep guide will include a couple of simple steps to make the process more effective before Binka Bear does his "magic".

STEP TWO: Read the Story

Set special time aside to read “Binka Bear and The Magic of Willowspring” to help your child discover how Binka must wait for his magic to arrive- and how only your child can help make it happen by giving their beloved pacifiers to their new friend for permanent safekeeping near by, but out of their mouth!

STEP THREE: Give the Pacifiers to Binka Bear

Watch as your child excitedly shares the magic with Binka Bear by sealing up to two pacifiers within his or her new best friend's specially designed pouches located in each of his hands!

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Celebrity Photographer & Founder of Photo Shoot for a Cure
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Children's Author & Founder of BiG HeAd BoOkS
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Founder of Roots Rising & Pittsfield Farmers Market

Your Child's New Friend

Your child can keep (and feel!) their pacifiers near by without being able to put them in their mouth.
Your child can keep (and feel!) their pacifiers near by without being able to put them in their mouth.

How Binka Bear Was Born

I suppose Binka Bear came about just as any other tried-and-true child product has before it- born out of necessity and a parent’s love. Flashback to late 2015 when my oldest daughter was a few months shy of turning three, I found myself torn between knowing what’s best for her- and her tiny teeth- and disturbing her comfort zone (and our precious sleep!) by taking away the one thing she was truly attached to- her pacifier.

Sure, we had been weaning her down for months, yet as that next birthday quickly approached, I knew it was time to cut the cord- except for one major problem.

I knew this would be a battle for the ages if I couldn’t find a way to ease the transition. And from there, Binka Bear was born.

Inventor Kaitlyn's daughter, Delilah, with the first sample of Binka Bear
Inventor Kaitlyn's daughter, Delilah, with the first sample of Binka Bear

 Like any loving parent, I found a happy compromise that both my little one and I could agree with… and as it turns out, it’s become a blessing to more families than just our own. 

Now, two years later- our daughter’s pacifier is still safely secured inside our very own DYI bear- well before Binka Bear ever truly came to fruition. Now, our youngest daughter is happily following in her big sister’s footsteps, preparing herself to give Binka the magic he needs to frolic and play as her days with her pacifier are coming to an end.

Today, your children can give their very own bears the gift of wonder and love, as they use our bear and storybook to easily wean from their pacis, once and for all- a milestone that can otherwise be traumatic and difficult for the whole family.

Together with our team, I’m so thankful that my own journey has led me to create this one-of-a-kind experience for your family to now embrace and enjoy. Through the whimsy that is Binka Bear, our children will always be only a hug away from the comfort they need- and the peace of mind we all could use a little more of.

With Love,

 Inventor & Co-Founder

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In order to place our first order of Binka Bears we need to provide a large portion of the payment up front. We are using our Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to get Binka Bears home with his new families and to jumpstart our business so we can get Binka Bear home to even more children!

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    On top of being a part of the Binka Bear legacy when you recieve a "Thank You" in the pages of our Storybook that is included with each Binka Bear, you will be invited to have a special dinner with the founders (travel & accommodations not included)!

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