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I bought my son a Disney Dumbo Comforter Blanket when he was just a few months old and, to this day, he still has it and takes it to bed with him (he's now three years old). I bought it at an airport shop all that time ago and I can't remember what I paid for it, but I have seen that it's available online at the moment for £17.95 from Amazon. This seems really expensive to me and is probably more than I would ideally want to pay for it if I was purchasing it now - and I do think there are probably similar products for a lot cheaper. That being said, it is genuine Disney and Disney products do tend to be sold at a premium!
The product consists of Dumbo's head which is attached to a small "blanket' - although I think it's probably too small to truly be declared a blanket. It is actually a comforter instead of a blanket and so don't go buying it thinking you're buying a blanket because you will be very disappointed.
The little Dumbo head is really cute and is an accurate reflection of the Disney character depicted in the Disney movie. It is grey in colour, but it has lovely oversized pink ears and a little yellow hat and so there are bright colours on the Dumbo head that I would say were gender neutral and so would appeal to boys and girls. The Dumbo head is 3D and so it gives my son something to cuddle into and he tends to regard it as a little friend that he takes to bed with him. The head is made of really soft fluffy material that is lovely to the touch, particularly the ears that my son will regularly hold onto and stroke as he's going to sleep. The "blanket" part of the product is grey and is made out of a lovely, soft fleecy material which has a satin finish backing.
The product is really well made and there is no fraying or falling apart of the materials. I have put this in the washing machine on a low heat on a number of occasions and although I would say a little bit of the softness was lost, it wasn't enough to make it not soft and silky anymore.
I do recommend this product if you want to buy a new baby a gift, but I do think the price tag is too high.
Attached to the Dumbo head is a small "blanket" which is made out of
My best friend bought this Dumbo comfort blanket for my daughter when I first found out I was pregnant. I must have only been around 4 weeks pregnant when she turned up with it in her hand gushing that she wanted to be the first person to have bought something. I fell in love with it. I thought it was absolutely gorgeous. She chose Dumbo as at this point I didn't know if I was having a girl or a boy and she said she wanted something neutral which he was.
Dumbo came on a piece of cream coloured cardboard which had Disney on it.
Dumbo has a 3D head and arms and it is the arms which are holding on to the blanket part. Dumbo has huge floppy ears and his little trademark hat. He has a stick out trunk too. All of Dumbo is very soft and velvet like to touch. He is very smooth against your skin. He is the perfect material for a baby. He is grey in colour just like he is in the film and he has beige coloured inside bits on his ears.The floppy ears are great as babies will be able to tug on them and suck on them (my daughter did!).
The blanket part which Dumbo is holding on to is the same colour as Dumbo with beige edging. The edging is quite thick and breaks the grey up nicely. The blanket isn't huge or anything. It isn't like a blanket which you can cover your child with. It is a blanket for your child to play with, suck, tug and pull on. It is small enough for a baby to hold when they can start to hold things.
It is from the Disney range and my friend got it from Mothercare but I am not sure how much she paid for it.
My daughter loved Dumbo for a long time but he did eventually get discarded but I couldn't bare to throw him out as he was the first thing she ever received when she was growing in my belly so he now stays on top of my wardrobe and I hope when she is older and has children of her own, she will pass it on to them.
When she did play with him, he did end up getting dirty or with bits of milk and food on him. He was easily washable and washed up like new.
It is a lovely toy, made of high quality fabric and well worth buying if you can track one down as it makes a lovely little present. Highly recommended.
While waiting for the arrival of my Grandson, it was really hard not knowing what sex he was going to be ( while I'm pleased I didn't know in one way though !) and going into the shops was a nightmare as there was so many beautiful things to buy for both boy or girl.
Being an impatient Grandma-to-be I had to find something to concentrate on so I went for themed gift sets that I could make up both suitable for either sex. I didn't want to go to the usual shops like Mothercare ect.. as I knew that was what other people would do, so I went to a little shop in Chelmsford called Tickety Boo.
On entering this shop you will see straight away that it is different from the usual type of shops that you get as this has a lot of recto and wooden toys. It is a little like stepping back into time as the shop sells everything for the home which is very beautifully make but very different. So on the hunt for something different I tracked down DUMBO!.
He caught my eye straight away looking very soft and friendly, I picked him up and he was gorgeous. Being made from a very soft velvety material he consisits of a head with a little trunck sticking out ( this took me ages to pick the right one as some of the truncks were a bit bent this drove my daughter mad!!) as you can imagine the most big flappy ears and of course his little hat on top of his head.
Coming in a grey and cream colouring it was suitable for both boy or girl. He has his two arms which are grasping onto the comfort blanket which is a very soft square shape in grey edged in a cream colour. I would say that the blanket is approx about 10 inches square ( to be honest I didn't measure it so this is just a guess!).There is just enough blanket for a small baby or child to grab hold of in their tiny hands.
His ears are cream on the inside with overstitching going around the edge of each one. This was indeed a lovely quality toy. Coming attached to a cream colour cardboard back this had the Disney logo on, so showing that it was a decent toy. What surprised me more was that this was quite an expensive shop and this was only £5.99 to buy which I thought was a good price I also bought a loop rattle that matched the blanket as well, again for £5.99. I have since seen that on Amazon that they are charging 2 prices for the same blanket at £10.99 and £12.00 so it looks like I got a very good buy.
While visiting my son and daughter in law after the baby was born I was overwhelmed when I saw in one of the Clintons shop in Merry Hill in the Midlands a large Dumbo on sale which was from the same range as my other two Dumbo's so I rushed in and bought it to finish my little Dumbo gift set!.
So I expect I'll be updating this item in a few months time to say how Dumbo stands up to being sucked on, thrown out of pram or buggy or tears because he has been mislaid!.
A really lovely toy to buy for future mum & dads to be as it really is suitable for a little boy or girl. I will give this 5 Dooyoo stars as this Dumbo is loooveeely!!!
Whilst having a mooch online for baby things (pretty much how I spent 99% of my pregnancy) I stumbled across this on Amazon and just couldn't resist it. I remember having my own comforter when I was little, but it was nowhere near as cute as this (think more tatty old rag and you'll be a bit closer).
Basically all it is a tiny little Dumbo clutching onto a blanket. The powers that be at Dooyoo have listed this as "baby bedding", not sure why, I'd class it more of a toy. The idea of a comforter is that the baby has something that calms them and makes them feel reassured.
The little Dumbo comes attached to a card with the official Disney hologram on the back. It's very cute to look at, with its big trademark ears, but then I love the Dumbo movie (I still can't watch the scene where his mother rocks him with her trunk without crying!) It's incredibly soft to touch with both the Dumbo and the blanket being made out of the same soft material and feels lovely against the skin (it comforts me, never mind my baby!)
When my little one was just a few weeks old he was incredibly clingy (but too be fair, I was equally as clingy to him!) and he soon became so reliant on me that he couldn't fall asleep unless I cuddled him. This was lovely during the day, not so much at 3am when I was so tired I could cry! I read around in parenting books and online and someone recommended using something like a piece of material or muslin for the baby to hold when feeding, the idea being that they would associate it with their mum and be comforted by it even when their mum wasn't there. I thought it was worth a try and I used the little Dumbo as it was being neglected up to that point. My little one was still too small to hold it in his hands so I held it next to him when I breastfed so it would eventually smell of the two of us (nice!). It worked! It took a while but eventually he became dependent on the Dumbo rather than myself, and as long as it was lying next to him when he went to sleep, he'd settle off.
My little one is 6 months old now and still loves his little Dumbo. He has bigger teddy bears that he likes to wrestle with but they are all too big for him to actually cuddle. This one is the perfect size for him to hold in his hand or to cuddle up to when he is tired. I'd say Dumbo is about 5 inches in size, the blanket about 10. He's particularly fond of the blanket part as he rubs it against his face. It's like a little code, as soon as he starts doing that we know he's ready for bed.
I'm not sure if it's just because he's a lazy little thing like his mummy but as soon as we got him in a routine and using the Dumbo as a comforter, he's never had a problem sleeping through the night. He's been sleeping 7pm - 7am for 3 months now, and even before then he was only waking up once. It's also great for when he sleeps at my mums when I'm not there. He may be in a strange cot but having his Dumbo there soothes him and he soon drifts off. I've only ever forgotten to take it with us and he howled the whole time I was gone!
My little one is now in the phase where everything goes into his mouth and so all his toys end up covered in dribble. Therefore there was no escaping the need to wash poor Dumbo. Luckily it's machine washable at 30 degrees. I was a bit apprehensive about washing it as I thought the softness would be altered but it washes really well and appears good as new after each wash.
As Dumbo and his blanket are a pale grey colour, it makes it ideal for a girl or boy and great as a gift for those who haven't found out the sex of their baby.
I bought ours from Amazon for around £10, which seems a bit pricey but it really is good quality. You may be able to find it in Disney Stores but I'm not 100% sure.
- Very cute
- Soft feel
- Good size
- Are cheaper alternatives available