Cuddle Mates are special because of their shape. Perfect for 'tummy time' exercises. Ideal prop or wedge. As babies reach their first birthday, Cuddle Mates become the ultimate bedtime friend and encourage safe and healthy sleep habits. Their size and shape help little children to sleep independently. Little children simply love wrapping both their arms and legs around their Cuddle Mate for the best night's sleep. Cuddle Mates have been endorsed by Child sleep expert and author, Lisa Clegg. They help to encourage children to sleep independently. Many sleep more soundly and comfortable in the natural side sleeping position promoted by Cuddle Mates. I would recommend this product to any parent to encourage good sleep habits.' Cuddle Mates are made from 100% super soft cotton and filled with premium hollowfibre polyester. They are completely machine washable.