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Character World Peppa Pig Polka Dot Fleece Blanket
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Character World Peppa Pig Polka Dot Fleece Blanket
Date: 20/06/10, updated on 20/06/10 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Beautiful design, warm and cosy, versatile
My three year old granddaughter has always been a Peppa Pig fan, right from when she was too small to even watch the television programmes properly, so when she was given her own bedroom it seemed only natural to fill it with the image of this delightful little piggy.
This fleece blanket was an afterthought; not because it isn't beautiful (it is) but simply because my granddaughter already has a duvet on her bed, it just didn't seem worth buying 'blankets' now she is at the age where blankets are a thing of the past. However, when they were being offered free with a rather cheap bedding set from Mothercare I decided to treat her.
I actually bought the fleece blanket at an ideal time, remember the out-of-season sunny and hot spell we had back in April. Well, I gave my granddaughter the blanket just before minor heat wave began - she doesn't tolerate heat well so I imagined it would be put away, or I was going to suggest using it as a picnic blanket. Two days later my daughter telephoned to say the fleece had been a godsend; apparently the little one had become very upset during a particularly warm night, finding her summer weight duvet far too warm yet unable to settle uncovered.
This Peppa Pig fleece blanket solved the problem, allowing my daughter to remove the troublesome duvet but still giving my granddaughter the comfort of being covered up in bed. For this reason, the main use I shall recommend this fleece for is as summer bedding. It's not a terribly thick blanket so isn't suitable for these chilly nights we seem to be having at the moment, although my granddaughter usually goes to bed at around 8pm when it is still warm so she sometimes uses the fleece to get to sleep and my daughter will swap it with her duvet at some point during the night.
I imagine it would be good as a pushchair blanket if you have a toddler. My granddaughter hasn't been in a pushchair for some months now, but I remember my daughter favoured these fleece type blankets and had a large collection of In the Night Garden and Teletubbies designs. This particular blanket is larger than average; I don't have the precise dimensions, but it fits my granddaughters 'junior' bed perfectly although is a little small to be used on a normal sized single. You would have to fold it for use in an average size pushchair, but the soft and cosy material would make it ideal for wrapping around your child sleeping bag style.
The material is beautiful, as is the design. It's 100% polyester with a wonderful softness, it has retained this soft feel through at least eight machine washes now too and this surprised me somewhat as fleece products can become stiff and uncomfortable after even one wash - even using fabric conditioner, as I always do!
You can see the fleece blanket perfectly well in the photograph above, and usefully this also gives a good representation of the size of the product - bearing in mind that what you see is a 'junior' bed and therefore slightly smaller than a single bed. The fleece is nice and bright, very feminine as are the majority of Peppa Pig items and will be sure to please any small Peppa Pig fan. Providing it's a girl fan though really, I wonder what the younger male fans buy as the selection of blue Peppa Pig merchandise is almost non-existent!
As I mentioned, this fleece blanket has been washed several times. On the label it doesn't give a recommended temperature, or rather it does but there happens to be a large black mark covering this information so I had to wing it the very first time I washed it. A short 30 degree wash left the blanket clean and soft, I don't trust polyester in the tumble drier so have always line dried it. The blanket comes out of the washing machine almost dry anyway so it takes an hour at most to dry in the open air. My daughter tells me she can get it dry in five minutes over the radiator and that is, indeed, impressive.
I certainly recommend this Peppa Pig fleece blanket; it not only looks fantastic but is a versatile and useful addition to your child's bedroom. When my granddaughter was poorly a few weeks ago she spent all day snuggled up on the sofa with this blanket, and also uses it to spread on her bedroom floor for picnics with her long suffering elder sisters. I'm sure that as time wears on other uses will become apparent, and I am more than happy with my purchase.
As I said, the fleece blanket I own was free as part of a Mothercare offer. Having looked online I see you can purchase the blanket from Amazon for a few pence over £6, although I'm sure you will be able to find it in other online stores as Peppa Pigs popularity goes from strength to strength. I'm not actually sure if this is part of the Polka Dot collection as although the design is similar, there isn't a dot to be seen on the blanket - unlike the Polka Dot range which has a thick red polka dot border.
Summary: A delightful addition to any young Peppa Pig fans bedroom.
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