“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cushion „
My daughter, who is 2, received this cushion as a present for her birthday last year. It is Shaped like a butterfly, and is nicely padded rather than feeling cheap or lumpy. The shape is great for using to lean on when your little girl is sitting up, as the curves allow the head to be almost propped up between the wings (awwwww!).
The pink fabric that covers the back and sides, and the border of the front, is a lovely soft velour that feels really snuggly and although you can tell it isn't super expensive it looks well made and well finished off. The contrasting patterned fabric is a cotton blend, and the materials are joined together very well - we have had ours for almost a year and it has held up very well to daily use without any issues with the stitching or fabric (several other cushions we have had in the kids' rooms have had problems whereby appliques or joins in fabrics have come away and left a fraying piece of flapping fabric).
My only criticism is that the velour fabric does mean it is not ideal for your little girl to actually lie on to go to sleep. My daughter loved it so much that she tried to go to sleep directly on it, on top of her pillow. As the fabric made her face a bit warm, it tended to make her overly sweaty, which bearing in mind she is 2 is not usual.
The cushion retails at £5, which is a great value price for this item. The size is good - it fits in nicely with other kids cushions from elsewhere, and I would say it looks like it would have cost more like £8-10 based on the style and quality (it is well-made but there is not enough "styling" to the design for it to rival more expensive cushions e.g. the £12-15 ones from N*xt.) The cushion is part of a surprisingly good and well-priced range of kids' bedroom accessories, and having experienced this one I will be definitely be browsing the Asda website for more. Recommended!
Note - I'm reviewing this Asda Butterfly Cushion as I recently purchased it for my daughter who is two, but I personally wouldn't class this as baby bedding, or ever give a cushion or pillow to a baby. This is a decorative pillow for toddlers and older - my little girl is two.
Recently I redecorated my girl's room as part of a second birthday treat for her and I wanted a very light, girly theme. I painted the walls Blossom White (the palest pink you can get) and put some lovely pink gingham curtains from Next up. I made some Cath Kidston lettering for her walls, and all I needed after that was a rug, cotbed bedding and a cushion.
I bought all three from Asda, the bedding has pink butterflies all over it as does the rug and this cushion compliments the set. I paid £6 in the sale for it which I think is very fair. It is a small sized pink butterfly shaped cushion with a non removable cover (though it's small enough to put in the washing machine in it's entirety). My local Asda also offered a flower in a very similar style. The butterfly has pink wings with a pink gingham middle (hence why I bought it, to match the curtains). You can pick it up in bigger Asdas (I bought it in Trafford Manchester), in some Asda Living stores, and online at Asda.com (you can collect at your local store for free even if they don't sell it, or you can pay a small P&P charge to have it delivered to your home or work).
The cushion is very well made, no loose threads or stitching, and the wadding is a fire resistant polyester. It is very pretty to look at and it sits on my daughter's pillow when her bed is made. At night, I pop it on the floor next to the wall, as an extra safety measure (she doesn't do it often, but she has a few times rolled over in her sleep and fallen out of bed though it is a cotbed and only low, so I set the cushion against the wall so she can't bang her head on the skirting). During the day or when she is poorly we leave it on the bed to prop her up so she can read books or watch things on her portable DVD player. It's therefore a very versatile little cushion that not only looks cosmetically pleasing it actually has been very useful to us.
The Asda Butterfly Cushion would also look nice in a little children's chair or as part of a reading corner, and I think it's so nice, that it would even make a nice and unusual gift for a little girl. Overall, I do recommend it, because it's a very nice and well made cushion which compliments her new room decor and it isn't priced ridiculously (I would never pay the £25 some children's cushions in John Lewis were going for). So overall, as long as you don't class this as baby bedding then I think this is a lovely and practical little cushion for little girls bedrooms or playrooms and I would highly recommend it.
WHAT IS IT?
A decorative cushion from Asda that is pink and shaped like a butterfly.
This cushion is very soft and is a beautiful colour pink with a checkered pattern on the butterfly's wings and stitching that goes around the inside of the cushion in the shape of a butterfly so you can see it's wings and body. It is not a very fat cushion but it is stuffed good because it has not gone soft or lost its shape even though my daughter has slept with it and used it a lot.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy that I bought this cushion because I was not going to and I only got it when there was 2 left and they had been reduced in price so I bought one for each of my daughters to go on their beds.
It is a very soft cushion and the colour and design makes it feminine so that it is more for little girls than grown ups I think. Even though it is a very faint colour it does not get dirty and that is good because it can not be washed in the washing machine and I have to wipe it carefully with a cloth and hot water to keep it clean. My children have not made the cushions dirty in any way and I am glad about that because I would not like them to be ruined.
The size is about 38cm x 28cm but that is only approximate because it is a hard shape to measure accurate. It is quite big and worth the price I think because it looks very small on the photograph that Dooyoo have got at the top of the listing. My daughters keep their cushions on the end of their beds and do not use them for pillows because I think it is too fluffy and would make their heads too hot. That is a reason why I think this should not be listed as baby bedding because I have got a 9 month old daughter and I would not put it into her bed because of the size and the shape.
I would like it if Asda made the butterfly cushions in other colours because I would like one in my bedroom but would like it in some other colour than pink.
I paid £3 for each one of my cushions about a year ago but before they was reduced the price was £5. Now I have used the cushions I would pay the full price.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
My daughters bed is a nightmare to make, she has a huge number of both soft toys and cushions decorating it. One of the cushions is this butterfly one from Asda.
I purchased this when my daughter was around 18 months old, so is almost two years old! I purchased it from my local Asda and although it's not available to buy in my local store anymore, it can be bought from Asda direct online. The cushion costs £5.
The cushion is shaped like a butterfly, the curves are quite subtle but it is still noticeably in the shape of a butterfly, the main cushion is soft to the touch and really comfortable to hold. On top of the front of the cushion is a material butterfly stitched on, this is in a darker pink than the cushion and features white polka dots, down the middle of this stitched on butterfly is its body. The size is roughly around 40 centimetres wide at the widest point and 30 centimetres high at the highest point so it is one of my daughters biggest pillow.
As I said, we've had the cushion for almost two years and in that time it has hardly been damaged and is still in a great condition. I only sponge wash the cushion as I don't know what the results would be like if I machine washed it on a cool cycle but I don't want to try. My daughter was sick at one point and although it mostly went over the carpet, a little did attack her cushion, I washed it with warm soapy water and it was as good as new, the sick smell vanished and it didn't leave any lasting marks or damage.
My daughters bedroom is my favourite in our house, it is pink and girly and everything most little girls love. I was going for a butterfly theme to begin with but it keeps changing. No matter what the theme of her bedroom is, the butterfly cushion will fit into any girly themes as the pink colour definitely goes with all things girly.
I believe the pillow looks like it cost a lot more than the £5 I paid, there are similar pillows available to buy elsewhere and they cost a small fortune. My daughters cushion is still in a fantastic condition two years on. I'd definitely recommend this butterfly cushion for any little girls bedroom.