Teddy Bear Passports

Now everyone knows how special the bond is between a child and their favourite cuddly toy, who will always accompany them on holiday. So I was interested to hear about the new Teddy Bear Passport App. This app was inspired when an airport passport officer asked the developer’s daughter if she had a passport for her teddy bear that he could stamp (which she didn’t at the time).

Teddy Bear Passport
Son2 is loving this app that he is trying out for free. It creates a personalised teddy identity page with passport information based on info that you provide such as name of teddy, date of birth and country of birth, plus a unique passport number. Then wherever you go with teddy, you just tap the screen to get the passport stamped with location and date. We did find that even if you’re outdoors with no GPS or wifi, you can still get a stamp, but it will say none for the location.
Teddy Bear Passport

A stamp for Derby Day.

But there is one big limitation with this app currently. You can only create a passport for one cuddly toy. Once son2 had tried it out for his favourite teddy, he wanted to create passports for lots more of his bears. And poor old son1 was very disappointed to not be able to get a passport at all. In response, Jan-Erik, the developer has said that it will be rather complicated to create functionality for selecting multiple teddies within the app. That is, at least till he sees the app selling a few more copies and then can justify further efforts on the app.

Also a warning for those of you who are as silly as me. You need to hold your phone horizontally for this app to work.

This app from E-creation is currently priced at a very reasonable £1.49 and in my opinion is great for households with just one child. But unless the functionality is enhanced to encompass multiple teddies or you possess sufficient compatible devices to install it on, enough for one per child, then it might possibly cause arguments between siblings. The only other potential workaround that I can think of is a group photo of all teddies, so they share one passport.

You can download this app via iTunes here. It requires iOS 9.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Teddy Bear Passport

Teddy Bear Passport

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a copy of the Teddy Bear Passport app to 2 lucky winners. Open worldwide.

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I’d love to hear where your own bear or your child’s bear has travelled.

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Disclosure. This post includes a review of an app I tried for free. All opinions are my own.

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35 thoughts on “Teddy Bear Passports

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  3. Jo Carroll

    It would be fun to get Teddy’s passport stamps at all the museums in London to show how well educated he and my little man are? 😉

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  4. Helena

    Oh I do like the sound of this. My daughters each have teddies so this would be fun to them when they are older. I am more of a pen and paper person so would prefer handmade versions mind. #TriedTested

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  5. fionajk42

    When I was a child I used to travel abroad a lot as my father worked in overseas development aid. BOAC (precursor to British Airways) had a club called the Junior Jet Club, which gave each child a log book to record the mileage of all flights taken. To get your mileage authenticated, the stewardess would take your log book to the cockpit where it was signed by the captain. You then got certificates at various milestones (10k, 25k miles, etc.) to display at home. Junior Jet Club is sadly no more, but it sounds as if this app might be a good way to help get children to look forward to flying.

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  6. mummydaddymia

    Aww such a cute idea! I love it and I know that Mia would love it too so she can feel like teddy is going on holiday with us (he is huge so definitely wont be!!) 🙂

    #TriedTested

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  7. thefrenchiemummy

    What a great app! I wish it was already there when I was a kid. It would have been well exciting!
    #TriedTested

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  8. Camie

    What a fun app! My oldest daughter inherited my childhood teddy bear and that bear has camped with her in the woods and has lived in Peru with us.

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  9. Jane

    Or you could just make a passport out of card and paper and take it with you on holiday…. Much cheaper, a fun activity and you can do passports for as many teddies as you like! With the added bonus that you have to then persuade a passport official actually to stamp the thing for you as you clear immigration. Surprisingly we managed to do a couple of times! Even a member of the famously grumpy US immigration service stamped our homemade toy passport…..

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    1. mumjd Post author

      Sounds good Jane and would have appealed to the boys when they were younger, but I struggle to get them interested in anything crafty these days. And £1.49 doesn’t break the bank either.

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