I made one for my niece that she promptly buckled and ripped. I fixed it, so she's happy and a little more careful with it now. I also gave her a plush pikachu to hug, it seemed evil to give a 2yo something that is this cute but not hugable!
it's actually a lot stronger than I thought. I only had to unbuckle it a bit and it was good as new, after being put at the bottom of a pila of plushies... my niece had no idea it would harm it. but it looks as good as new after my doctoring.