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  • Help children learn to manage their big emotions and tackle their anxieties with calm breathing skills 
  • Developed with input from children’s psychologists and educators, science has proven calm breathing acts as a reset for our nervous system
  • Empower kids with a tool they can use anywhere to feel confident that they can do hard things and try new things
  • With practice, children will have learnt a coping skill they can use for their lifetime
  • For children aged 3 years and over


With a simple press-to-operate function, a timed light sequence shines from Brave and Able's tummies to help children follow a slower breathing pace, to calm their nervous system and slow their feelings of overwhelm. The light guide has an automatic five-minute shut-off function.


Made of beautifully soft fabrics in a variety of shapes and textures, these trusted companions have many sensory elements for kids to hold to help them regain focus while they practise slowing their breathing and work through their big feelings. They are also great snugglers and suitable for bedtimes.


Learn slow, deep breathing skills without the need for an app or a smartphone. Guided light teaches kids how to calmly take control of their breathing and regain focus. With a clearer mind you can more easily work through your big feelings and challenges. These skills can be carried within them for a lifetime, into the tricky teenage years and beyond!


Encourage regular quiet play, brain breaks and time in. Build mindful breathing time into morning or evening routines, or while kids are calm, so that these skills can be recalled in tricky situations when they need them most. Brave and Able are a tangible tool for parents and caregivers to engage children in conversations about big, confusing feelings, and provide a demonstration for how to work through them.


Fully portable and with no need for wifi, children can practise with their Breathing Buddies wherever their adventures take them, requiring only 2 x AAA batteries for operation (not included).


Did you know that calm breathing is a key tool to help ground your child, help performance, help anxiety, help connection and help resilience? Scientific studies have shown that slow, deep breathing has the ability to reduce anxiety, increase confidence and memory, and even grow new brain cells!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
rebekka murray
Thank you !

My son has profound bi-lateral hearing loss and struggles with night time and regulating his emotions. The brave and able bears have helped him through so much and much more to come. We now have two
Thank you again for this amazing product

Hi Rebekka! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Brave and Able. We are so happy to hear that our Breathing Buddies are providing such lovely support to your family. Stories like yours are what keeps us going, so thank you!

Josie Attley


Sylvia Ebert

I think that the Brave doll has been a hit with my 5 yo granddaughter. She explained to me that her teacher uses the breathing techniques with the whole class (reception) so she was already familiar with it. When I was trying to explain the purpose of the doll she said straight away "It is for helping you to calm". Her father has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and is very sick so I am hopeful that Brave will be a good support for her.
Many thanks Sylvia Ebert

Danielle Muir
Ultimate emotional regulation tool

Having children on the Autism spectrum, means we often deal with lots of anxiety, big emotions and challenges with being able to regulate emotions. Our breathing buddies have been instrumental in helping our children to begin to develop good habits to be able to recognize when they aren’t feeling quite right and able to provide a visual example of how to breathe and to help calm and regulate. They have also completely transformed our night time sleep habits and the combination of slow breathing a watching their buddies light up is the perfect calming tool to help them drift of to sleep effortlessly. Highly recommend!

Jodie Baker
Amazing product!

I’ve purchase 3 so far! It’s the perfect gift

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