Worry Eaters

Worry Eaters is a plush toy. It is intended to comfort a child. The design of the toy, which incorporates a zipper at the mouth, allows a child to insert into the mouth slips of paper bearing words that might describe a worry or a concern of the child. The child places the worry in the mouth of the toy and the worry is “gone”, the toy “eats” the child’s worries.
DISCLAIMER: The toy does not take away the worry, literally. The phrases “we eat your worries” and “worry eaters” are not used in the literal sense to indicate that the worry will be taken away. The phrases are used in the non-literal sense to be rhetorical or whimsical. The toy will not eat the child’s worry. The worry will not be gone forever. The toy is not a replacement for sound and compassionate psychological support by a professional or a trusted adult.