Last night my 3 yr old told me that ‘tapirs eat bad dreams’. It took me a while to even figure out what he was saying and so I had to look it up this morning. It’s true! Tapirs or ‘baku’ are a Japanese mythological being that eat dreams and nightmares.

Also, apparently a dream eating tapir is the newest San-X character named Oyasumi Bakura! I like how she has her blanket with her.

Check out these cute toy tapirs made from sweaters!   Sweater Toys! Tapirs.

Find more outrageously cute plushie tapirs (but none for sale right now) here all made by tapirgirl.

By Minnie


6 Comments so far

  1. Jessica @ Single Life With Kids on February 17, 2011 9:37 am

    That’s precious! I was wondering if he heard it on Go, Diego! Go!

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  3. MistyBlu on February 17, 2011 10:56 am

    A tapir is a real animal, similar in size to a pig but with a long tapered snout.

  4. Holly on February 17, 2011 4:36 pm

    Actually, I believe tapirs are real animals. Only the dream-eating bit is mythology.

  5. Minnie on February 20, 2011 5:39 pm

    hahaha. Yes. I know tapirs are real animals!

  6. Minnie on February 20, 2011 5:40 pm

    um. surely it didnt sound like i thought tapirs weren’t real…. also, i know dream eating isn’t real and i no longer believe n teh tooth stealing rats either!

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