Mar 152012

Every now and then I take my kids on the bus to see daddy at work, an exciting adventure when you are only 3. But it is not just them who are a little nervous, I am too. Nervous about keeping an eye on all of them, nervous about making my connection with three small (and slow) kids and lately most nervous about what they will say to and about other people on the way. Kids say what is on their mind and they have put me in an awkward position many times by commenting on the way other bus passengers look (there is no hiding from it in such a small space!). I always make very clear that everyone is different and every single person is beautiful. This important message is exactly the reason I love Ugly Ted.

As soon as you see Ugly Ted you realise he is not just your ordinary, picture perfect teddy bear. His front teeth are a little wonky, one ear is bigger than the other, his eyebrows are a bit uneven, some would say he is not the perfect teddy. But who decides the definition of perfect? He is a teddy, he is cute, he is super soft and cuddly and kids fall in love with him the minute they lay eyes on him, what else do you need from a teddy?

Ugly Ted was created to help fight bullying, teaching kids that no matter what someone looks like or where they are from, you should always remember to treat others the way you would want to be treated. Ugly Ted is already hugely popular in the US and now Australian kids can adopt Ugly Ted too and share the anti-bullying message. Bullying is a huge issue amongst children and we all should do what we can to make a difference.

By adopting Ugly Ted you’re not only helping to raise awareness for this great cause, a portion of profits raised will be dontated to various charities too. Here in Australia you can find Ugly Ted exclusively at Parents Like Us and right now you can adopt him for the introductory price of just $19.95 (normally $24.95). You can even print your very own adoption certificate! A big message, a big heart and a big size too, Ugly Ted is 40cm tall and everyone who meets him just wants to hug him.

To find out more about Parents Like Us, to browse the range and to order online visit Australian orders over $50 are shipped free of charge.

For your chance to win an Ugly Ted ‘like’ Parents Like Us on Facebook and answer the following question: What do you think makes Ugly Ted so adorable?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends April 15, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.

  103 Responses to “Ugly Ted giveaway”

  1. I think he is cute 🙂 no particular reason, but if i had to pick one it would prob be cos of his originality.

  2. liked on fb

  3. subscriber

  4. He is so adorable because he is a teddy with a cause. Knowing that money used to buy Ted goes towards charities that need it is very appealing and makes him damn gorgeous <3

  5. Signed up for newsletter

  6. Have liked on FB

  7. I have followed on twitter

  8. Already subscribed to email 🙂

  9. Subscribed already via RSS

  10. I have tweeted about the giveaway

  11. I have shared via facebook

  12. His nose, I just want to squish it, he is adorable ♥

  13. Subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  14. Subscribed to Hip little one via RSS

  15. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter @gherkkerry

  16. We are all different, we have all wonky bits here and there, yet we are still loveable. Ugly Ted help us to accept and even love our differences.

  17. His ugliness! My heart always goes out and becomes rather attached to odd looking things.

  18. He has a face that only a mother could love, so all of us Mum’s are finding him utterly adorable.

  19. We can all relate to him because he has flaws just like the rest of us, making him adorable on many levels.

  20. What is not to love about this quirky teddy. He supports a great cause (I was bullied as a kid and know how important something like this can be), he’s original, his quirky look makes him look fun, and most importantly he teaches kids that there is no such thing as perfect and that those that look or act differently are loveable. I hope I win because with that tie he looks like my husband… don’t tell him I said that though :-). I will share this on my facebook business page too.

  21. oooooh I love his eyes and folded over ear 🙂

  22. signed up for newsletter

  23. subscribed to sales, savings and giveaways email

  24. hip little one rss subscriber

  25. sustainababy – flatout bear baby

  26. nelly jean – vanilla birthday cake toy

  27. bright buttons toys – anna and lilys amazing wardrobe by seedling

  28. avidiva – babyluxe organic burp bibs

  29. He has a bung eye, squashed face and buck teeth. What’s not to love about him?

  30. He’s adorable in his ugliness and lets face it no one’s perfect. he just needs a cuddle

  31. I have liked on Facebook

  32. I have signed up for the Parents Like Us newsletter

  33. I am following on Twitter

  34. I have subscribed to the Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  35. Hi left eyebrow, the way it slants and lends to that confused / lost expression – a lil sad but also cute 🙂

  36. Liked Parents Like us on Facebook

  37. Already sub’d to your email

  38. Already sub’d to your RSS

  39. Shared on Facebook (Pam Eberstadt) and tagged HLO in comment.

  40. I think I like him because he is “different”. If everyone and everything was the same we would live in a very boring world!

  41. This Teddy is just adorable. I love that this supports such an important cause and what a beautiful way to discuss bullying and what makes every person beautiful with your children.

  42. He looks like a well loved teddy that has been dragged around and given many hugs. What a great idea in the fight against bullying. (I have liked Parents Like Us on facebook)

  43. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email.

  44. I subscribe to Hip little one via RSS.

  45. I have signed up for the Parents Like Us newsletter.

  46. Subscribe to the weekly sales email

  47. I think he is adorable because he is unique and himself (as much as a teddy can be!). It sends the message that things can have their own individual look and still be special! I love the idea behind Ugly Ted.

    (liked on FB)

  48. i believe that he is out of the norm,
    kinda like a rainbow after a storm,
    something you don’t get of a shelf,
    but that’s what makes him precious, just being himself.

  49. His lopsided eyes make him look rather cute and adorable, would love to bring him home to my newborn.

  50. Every child is different, and they are all adorable in their own way, just like Ted! So much of what you see is uniformed, pretty little dolls, and pastel toys, seeing some originality, and teaching kids everyone is different and special is a powerful message. Love ted, want one please!

  51. adorable in that goofy kind of way

  52. I think Ugly Ted is cute in his own quirky way. My 4 year old son has Aspergers, and he is quirky also. I think it is important that we accept that in life, people we meet are going to be different but unique in their own way – wheather it is appearances or personalities – lets just accept that’s how life is.

  53. I’m always drawn to the black sheep and the ones who never get a second glance! He is so different he is adorable!

  54. Just the fact he’s not your typical cute baby toy, he’s unique.

  55. Signed up for the Parents Like Us newsletter

  56. He looks eternally perplexed and in need of a cuddle!

  57. I think he’s cute and adorable in a quirky way, and he makes you want to love him because he is different.

  58. I signed up for the free Parents Like Us newsletter.

  59. I follow @parentslikeus on Twitter.

  60. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  61. I subscribe to Hip little one via RSS

  62. I tweeted about this giveaway

  63. At Australian Girl my favourite is the Matilda doll, though she is sold out!

  64. My favourite item at Whimsy Child is the Mini Munster Winners L/S tee

  65. My favourite item at gr8x is the Talia Drawstring Nappy Bag

  66. My favourite item at Gummy Babies is the Baltic Amber Teething Necklace – Mixed Rainbow 🙂

  67. He has bucked teeth like me and a big head like my son. Who said he’s ugly? FB liker.

  68. Newsletter subscriber

  69. Shared on FB

  70. Love the Baby labels combo kit from Bright Star Kids

  71. Love the Boikido Car Musical Set from Shop For Tots

  72. I love the Phoenix Tassle Hobo Moonbeam from gr8x. Gotta get me one of those.

  73. I really like the Kiniki Fox Repeat Onesie – Mandarin from

  74. I love his cute tie. He also serves a great cause. It’s fantastic. liker.

  75. I am a HLO e-mail subscriber.

  76. Have subscriber to Parents.Like.Us newsletter.

  77. I love Matilda Doll at Australian Girl!

  78. And the Stroller Strap at the Gr8x!

  79. And Djeco Building Blocks at Little Obsessions.

  80. And Teething Necklaces at Gummy Babies.

  81. He really touches my heart. I think he is a sweetheart.

  82. His imperfections make him perfect..just like the rest of us!

  83. Ugly Ted, with his wonky head,
    Is a funny little guy,
    But full of charm,
    Snuggled in my arms,
    And perfect in my eyes.

  84. Ugly Ted looks like our pet,
    So do not take him to the vet,
    His beauty is skin deep,
    We do not think he’s a creep.

  85. Um…. why is he called ugly?- isnt that a little bit cruel- i understand the intention of making him different in order to combat bullying, but isnt it teaching kids that different is ugly???

  86. Ugly Ted is so adorable! Wanted him for my little bub the minute I laid eyes on him. And it’s all for a good cause. Good on you Ted!

  87. His big eyes

  88. I subscribe to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email

  89. Def the joy he would bring to any boy or girl who owned him

  90. the fact that he is not “perfect” is what makes him adorable – in most peoeple there is always something beautiful you will find – the most beautiful people are usually not the ones who look the prettiest.

  91. i have signed up to the parents like us newsletter.

  92. i am aa HLO newsletter subscriber to sales etc

  93. from avidiva i like the Lelby’s Bean Chairs – Damask RED

  94. from little obsessions i like the Seedling DIY Pirate Treasure Map

  95. from sustainababy i like the Into the Pines coat & hat rack

  96. from bright buttons toys i like the Twigz Hand Tools Set of Three

  97. Liked Parents Like Us on Facebook 🙂

  98. Because he is ugly, thats what makes him cute too! I want one to put on my bed!

  99. Signed up for the free Parents Like Us newsletter

  100. he is cute and quirky looks like the gingerbread man

  101. liked on facebook

  102. bright buttons toys great rangeof learning activities to help enhance your childs educational development

    Art eater what a fantastic way of keeping your kids art work

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