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The Unicorn Pillow Pet, Blanket and Backpack

Updated on July 9, 2013

The popular unicorn pillow pet is also available as a blanket, backpack and slippers

If you have young kids, you've probably heard of My Pillow Pets, the comfy stuffed animals that fold out to turn into pillows. They were one of the top 10 toys of 2009 and are still hot this year and have expanded their line to include backpacks and blankets, as well as new animals coming out. The unicorn pillow pet is perhaps the most popular animal in the line and can hard to find. Here's all you need to know about where to buy unicorn pillow pets and other plush pillows for kids.

(Image of unicorn pillow pet provided by Amazon)

What's a Unicorn PIllow Pet? - A mom's answer to her son's desire to sleep with his stuffed animals

Many parents can relate to Jennifer Telfer, the mom who started My Pillow Pets. In an interview with the San Diego Business Journal, Telfer said the inspiration for the line of stuffed animals that can fold out and double as pillows came from her son, who"had a whole wall of stuffed animals and one that he liked to sleep with had flattened out because he'd lie on top of it like a pillow," she said.

Thanks to her son, Telfer's company, My PIllow Pets, is perhaps the best known brand of pet-themed plush pillows. In 2009, the company was named one of the top 10 hottest toys of the Christmas season, as noted by Oprah Winfrey, and many parents were scrambling to find some of the pillow for their kids. The Magical Unicorn pillow pet, a lavender unicorn with a white mane, was especially difficult to find.

Signature Lavender Unicorn Pillow Pet - 18" Stuffed Animal Plush Toy
Signature Lavender Unicorn Pillow Pet - 18" Stuffed Animal Plush Toy

Manufacturer's description: 18" plush by My Pillow Pet. Extra cuddly Unicorn is made of soft lavender plush. Open the velcro closure and use as a pillow. Close the velcro closure and you have the softest pet ever.


And Don't Forget the Blanket! - Unicorn pillow pet has a matching blanket

A matching Pillow Pet and blanket is a great idea for taking to sleepovers, daycare, or just for using around the house.

My pillow pets Unicorn Blanket
My pillow pets Unicorn Blanket

Manufacturer description: At a generous size of 3 feet by 4 feet, these incredibly soft chenille blankets will cover your little one in love and companionship.


Unicorn Pillow Pet Slippers - Now your child can wear their Pillow Pet

These cute slippers match perfectly with the Unicorn Pillow Pet and blanket. Kids will love wearing these!

Genuine Ultra Soft My Pillow Pet MAGICAL UNICORN SLIPPER Large
Genuine Ultra Soft My Pillow Pet MAGICAL UNICORN SLIPPER Large


- Authentic Pillow Pet Premium Slipper

- Slipper Size, Small (fits up to a toddlers size 10)

- Medium (fits child sizes 1-5)

- Slipper Size, Large (fits up to a women's size 9)

- Machine Washable, Gentle Cycle, Cold Water, Air dry.


Unicorn Pillow Pet Backpack - Now your child's unicorn pillow pet has a matching backpack

Kids will love the My Pillows Pets unicorn backpack. This backpack looks a lot like the Unicorn Pillow Pet, but kids can wear it to preschool and use it to carry their favorite toys and possessions.

My Pillow Pets Unicorn Backpack
My Pillow Pets Unicorn Backpack

* Perfect for everyone 3+

* Washable fluff dry

* Extra cuddly backpack is made of soft plush

* Great for school or travel

* Coordinates with your Favorite Pillow Pets


The New Rainbow Pillow Pet Unicorn - A colorful variation on the unicorn Pillow Pet

The new unicorn Pillow Pet is multi-colored and just as much fun as the original. It comes in three sizes, including the new Jumbo size, and is also available as a blanket or slippers.

Rainbow Unicorn Pillow Pet Size: Small
Rainbow Unicorn Pillow Pet Size: Small

Product features:

- Perfect for everyone at any age

- Machine washable and fluff dry

- Extra snuggly

- Great for travel

- Conforms to ASTN and EN71 safety regulations


More Pillow Pet Backpacks - Matching plush backpacks for all the pillow pets

My Pillow Pets manufactures more than 20 styles of pets, with names like Krissy Koala, Cowardly Lion, and Thumpy Bunny. The popularity of the pillows has led to other product lines, including My Pillow Pets backpacks, blankets, slippers and neck pillows. Here are some of the matching backpacks available for My Pillow Pets.

More Pillow Pets Blankets - Stretch out with a fluffy pet blanket

These soft chenille plush pets fold out into a 3x4 foot blanket and have the same fun, friendly pet characters as featured on the pillow pets.

My Pillow Pets Are Larger Than Dream Lites - But Both Are Fun!

My Pillow Pets Are Larger Than Dream Lites - But Both Are Fun!
My Pillow Pets Are Larger Than Dream Lites - But Both Are Fun!

Where Can I Buy the Unicorn Pillow Pet? - What to do if the unicorn pillow pet is out of stock

Last year the unicorn pillow pet was so popular that retailers had a hard time keeping it in stock. Whenever popular toys aren't available through the stores, you can almost always find them on eBay, although you will usually pay more. Sometimes, however, you can get lucky and find a Buy It Now price or auction that's close to the price you'd pay at the store. It never hurts to look...

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What's Your Favorite Pillow Pet?

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    • Nancy Hardin profile image

      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      The Unicorn is just beautiful! I can't believe any little kid wouldn't love any of these, but I think I really like the Unicorn because he's so fanciful! Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      I like the little backpacks... so cute to pack up for Nana's for the weekend!