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My daughter is a huge fan of snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket, just like her mum! For that reason, I decided to buy her a blanket that she could keep at my mums house when she goes down there so that she doesn't snuggle up with the dog blanket, and I don't have to pack one every time she visits.
The blanket I bought especially for nans house is this Dora The Explorer one, although my daughter isn't familiar with the television program, she still knows who Dora is and has a couple of items with her on already so I knew it would be a hit.
The blanket we have has a patchwork feel to it, with patches all over the entire blanket and lots of Dora heads kind of peering over the top of some of the patches. The patches are all pale girly colours with patterns of polka dots and flowers covering some of the patches.
The blanket is the same size as most other blankets of this type at 120cm x 150cm. It is the perfect size for my daughter to snuggle up with her feet under one end of the blanket and it pulled up around her body. It also covers me, I can lie down with this over the top without my feet sticking out of the end, or it not coming up my body far enough.
The blanket is made from 100% polyester, I'm a little dumb when it comes to different fabrics, so I'm not sure whether it's a good or bad thing. What I do know is that the blanket is very soft. It's quite lightweight too, so my daughter can snuggle up underneath it without getting too hot.
My mum has only washed this blanket once as it isn't getting constant use and hasn't needed it. Being washed on a 40 degree wash, it comes out nice and clean. It was line dried and it took no time at all to dry. There are no signs of bobbling or fading from that wash so I guess it's a good thing.
I paid £6 from play.com for this blanket and I definitely think it's worth it. The design is nice and girly with a very popular character featured all over it. It is soft and snuggly and washes up well.