Vinyl plush toys were often used as crib toys. Some of the vinyl plush toys had elastic bands attached to them to hold baby's (glass) bottle in place. It is hard to believe that parents used to send junior off to bed with a bottle propped up on a vinyl stuffed toy.
I have several of these vintage plush toys in my shop Kitsch n Stuff. I love collecting them, but they are not big sellers in my shop. This reindeer is precious however, and I know someone will take this fella home for the holidays.
The 1950s were the years when using baby formula was popular and lots of baby nursery accessories were manufactured.
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