Thursday, April 26, 2018

Virtuoso Bears: A Symphony for Baby!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated, however, are genuine and my own.


Meet Ludwig, he plays Beethoven's greatest hits to your little one. This is such a wonderful gift idea for a baby shower, or to buy for anyone who has a small child. I have a bigger child, and as many of you know he's the world's biggest stuffed animal fan. He also happens to love classical music. That means when this came in the house, he begged to keep it. After taking it out of the box and examining it, I can see why he was so enamoured. This Virtuoso Bear is a little beauty!


It is a well-known fact that classical music is beneficial in so many ways for babies (to all of us, I'm sure, but definitely to babies). That makes this Ludwig (or Amadeus) premium plush the perfect gift to give to expectant parents. Moms can play the musical bears for baby before they are even born!


The Virtuoso Ludwig bear is made to resemble the famous composer, and he comes dressed completely in period clothing, which makes him stand out from the crowd of other stuffed animals that might be in baby's room. Truth be told though, if you're only going to get one stuffie for the little one, either of the Virtuoso bears from Vosego would be a perfect choice. They are premium plush in design, which means they have high quality stitching, are durable, and are super soft to the touch.


Bottoms up! On the backside of your bear, you'll find a hidden pouch that seals with Velcro; it holds the music box. It takes 2 AAA batteries, that are secured inside with a screw. Ludwig comes pre-programmed with 40 minutes of Beethoven's most beloved compositions. You simply press the bear's tummy to control the tunes. The volume is designed to go up or down, but only within safe parameters for a newborn's little ears. You can listen to the track a its entirety or you can skip tracks (there are 7 of them) with the push of a button (push the bear's tummy to control the device).


The side of the arm has a musical note, so anyone who sees it in the nursery will instantly recognize that it is musical. 
I love that the bear stimulates curiosity for babies, or soothes them to sleep when they're tired. I also appreciate that Ludwig (and Amadeus) can be used to inspire a love of classical music for older children. Not only does the bear have the pre-programmed music box, but printed inside the hidden pocket where it is stored, on the material itself, is a first-person note 'from Ludwig Beethoven' that explains when and where he was born, and how he developed a love of musical composition. It's very sweet and has inspired my older son to take to YouTube to discover even more of the songs that were created by the famous composer. How sweet to see him playing the bear (that was sitting on his lap) in synch with the song that was playing on his iPod at the same time. :)


When it came time to go to sleep last night, my son (I know he's much older than the recommended age but like I said he is the world's BIGGEST stuffie fan), took Ludwig with him. My son (and yes, that is a Christmas blanket he's snuggled up in, that's another story for another day) slept with him tucked under his arm all night long. He also told the bear 'Good morning, Ludwig' when I woke him...before he said hello to me, lolol! The bear sees appreciative to get all of that loving, don't you think? Certainly he is ever-smiling. ;)


Little man doesn't have a birthday for quite awhile yet, nor is there another special holiday coming up soon, but I'm thinking of getting Amadeus so we have both of the Virtuoso Bears. I may put it away, or give it to him at the end of basketball season (as a prize for making the playoffs, which I am sure they are going to do yet again this season). My heart though, tells me to encourage you to consider this for any expectant parent. This is exactly the kind of gift moms love to receive at baby showers. It is unique, useful and sure to be a favorite of the little one when he or she arrives, plus it is something parents can use to interact and feel connected with their baby before birth. I know my children all responded to music when they were still in the womb, most especially true if it was classical music that I was playing. I highly recommend the Virtuoso Bears. I think they are absolutely perfect in every way, one of the best products I have come across in years. My son is in love with his, as am I.



There's a Discount!

 Learn more by visiting the Virtuoso website.  If you would like to purchase a Virtuoso Bear of your own, you can get a 20% discount off if you by from Amazon (free shipping if you have Amazon Prime). Simply use the code XXSTSHY9 at checkout. 

Amazon link for Ludwig (not an affiliate link): click here
Amazon link for Amadeus (not an affiliate link): click here

44 comments:

Stacie said...

OMG, that is so adorable! I love the look, and I love that it introduces the kids to music.

Colleen said...

That is too adorable. I love this because I've always read that listening to music helps little minds develop even more pathways so they can learn better.

Neely said...

Oh how nice this would have been wtiha newborn. I love this and would love this for my little!

Amy Drazen said...

What a fantastic idea! I grew up listening to these composers, while playing the piano. This music is so calming and relaxing. My daughters are really into music and would appreciate this bear.

Bill Sweeney said...

That's a nice looking stuffed animal. I have read where playing music for babies stimulates learning. Perfect stuffed animal for new moms.

Sandee said...

What a wonderful idea. What a way to introduce some fine classical music to a youngster.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Danielle Smith said...

Music, especially classical music, is so wonderful for babies, even in utero. This stuffed animal that plays music would be a great idea for moms with newborns or are expecting.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Oh how neat! I bet my 4 year old would really get a kick out of this and I’m sure he would sleep with it too! - jeanine

Mom Knows Best said...

What a great way to introduce classical music to babies. I never did but my 11 year old went to a concert and fell in love with it.

TomnYuli said...

that is adorable! i loved the video:) great write up on this wondeful product.

Pat Hatt said...

haha nice of him to say good morning to the bear before you. Great that it inspired him to look into the music more. Sounds like one that does the trick for many ages.

Brandy Ellen said...

This is such a precious gift idea. I love stuffed animals and this one is super unique for a gift idea!

Cecilia Composto Cannon said...

this is so cute and a great idea. I will totally share this with my mom friends.

tat2gurlzrock said...

This is such a cute bear. I think our grandson would love it!

EstelleSErasmus said...

What a great idea to help your baby sleep. I used to use Sleep Sheep for my daughter (and borrowed it from time to time for myself), but I love the idea of using Virtuoso Bears for classical music.

Colette S said...

Okay now this is a cool invention and I love that it can be such a good gift!

Heather Jones said...

This is cute. I love that it plays songs, especially classical.

Theresa Mahoney said...

How sweet! I love the idea of gifting this bear to new parents. Music really is beneficial for growing minds. I would like to stack Allison up against your son and see who the read plush fan is. I bet these two could possibly be the worlds biggest stuffie fans ;)

Jen said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it!

Stroller In The City said...

What a sweet plush toy! It reminds me of the soldier in the Nutcracker, my daughter would love this!

blythe32 said...

What a great little gadget for helping your kids sleep and introducing to the wonders of classical music. This would make a great baby shower gift.

Carol Cassara said...

Music plays a vital role in their development especially the babies! I think this would be a lovely gift!

Brittany Charnley said...

This is such a cute bear. My daughter would've love this when she was younger!!!

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

This is so cute! Would be a perfect gift for babies!

Ai Sakura said...

Aww this is just adorable!! Good way to introduce kids to classical music too

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Kiwi said...

What a genius idea. i have heard many times if babies and children listen to classical musical will heighten their IQ and intelligence so why not have a toy that supports that.

mail4rosey said...

If we lived closer, I's say 'you're on!' Our stuffed animal nets need nets, lolol :)

Annalisa F said...

Classical music is the best to relax and fall asleep! I don't have a baby, can I get one for myself :)

Maryann D. said...

Ludwig is just adorable and unique. I certainly think this is a wonderful gift.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations said...

This is a fantastic idea. So well thought out. I have heard many great things about the effects of classical music on little ones.

Elizabeth L said...

This sounds fabulous! It would make a really amazing babyshower gift.

Izzy Grey said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! I wish there was something like this when I was a kid, since I adore classical music.

Pam@IW said...

That is such a great gift idea for any age child. Very unique. There are a few extended family members due this year and this will be perfect to gift to their little one.

Natalie Loves Beauty said...

This is a perfect gift idea for a little one! Definitely soothing and relaxing! Classical music helps me focus too.

Tami Q said...

My son would probably enjoying one of these. He loves music and doesn't sleep well.

Sara Welch said...

Oh my word this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I would just love to get this bear for the kids!

Felicia said...

These are funny cute...real cute headpieces. The first looked like a bear wearing a shower cap and the other is like a blond Princess Lea. Too cute.

Dana Peller said...

What a great idea for a toy! It definitely introduces your little one to classical music.

~ Noelle said...

Oh my... Those are just too cute! Yes, they would make great baby gifts... but they would be great to give anyone that loves stuffed animals!
Side note --- he has GROWN so much!

Karlyn Cruz said...

I don't think any child is too big for a stuffed animal! And this bear is so incredibly cute. I'd love to have one too for myself even!

jjmon2012 said...

My great niece (18 months) has been around music since she was conceived. We have video of her moving her arms and legs to music. If it has sounds she loves it. My mother has 2 monkeys that play a Cher & Sonny song and zadaya will hold it and dance to it.

Karina Pacheco said...

OMG!! How cute is this. My kids would have loved this when younger. My daughter would still love it now and going to sleep while listening to music is always nice.

alissa apel said...

Those are fun. I like Amadeus one! I always think of the song.

1AlwaysNYC 1 said...

I love that you can give your child a lovely sleep companion and expose him to classical music at the same time.