So in an effort to make a teddy bear into a hot pack for cramps (remember to pick one without zippers or plastic eyes/nose. first one can't be microwaved) i figured out that filling an empty teddy bear roughly 3 month old sized with rice as long as its pretty close to proportionate makes a pretty good practice dummy for back wrapping it weighs about the same its kinda floppy and it's head is heavy... so in an effort to see if he worked i did an African carry with one of my scarf's(No squishies of my own yet) I'll post a picture in a bit.
1. cut a seam/pick the stitches out for about 4 inches
2. remove all the fluffy stuff , as some bears don't have internal connections you may need to widen the original gap and use a pair of scissors to get into the head the feet/arms don't really change weight too much but you can if you want the whole thing rice filled.
3. wash bear*by itself so you don't get stuffing on other clothes if you missed any* remember to dry thoroughly
4. pour rice in*use a funnel and do this outside (I have lots of rice stored because it's easier to buy big bag's when they're on sale and put it into old 2 liter bottles) so i unfortunately don't know how much i used oops
5. sew gap closed use a very very secure stitch i seed stitched it and then used a whip stitch over it.
enjoy having a weighted doll to practice with of your very own.