"I got my son one of these for his 1st birthday, and he absolutely loves sleeping with it. When he started taking it back and forth to daycare, we realized it was a good way for him to bring home germs from other kids -- all they'd have to do is lie on his pillow with a runny nose, and I'm sure they'd have trouble resisting its fluffiness.
So we decided it was time to have one that stays at home all the time, and two that travel back and forth and get washed when they return. He now owns three of them.
They wash really easily -- just toss them in the washing machine on gentle cycle, and tumble dry on low heat. They come out looking good as new, too... no matted or old-looking fur.
The price is great too. I'd get the matching little monkey "blanket" but it's just not the same type of amazing deal."