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My daughter, although only 2 years old, has gone through stages with characters she likes, Peppa pig has always been a good one, she used to like Fifi and the Flowertots, and now it's Spongebob Squarepants! When she went through her Fifi phase I bought her this Fifi blanket. -- Fifi is sitting in a wheelbarrow! -- I ordered this blanket from Amazon, I think it cost somewhere in the region of £8. The blanket comes rolled up in a paper sleeve which features the product information and the Fifi brand logo. The blanket is 120cm x 150cm, so it's quite large for a toddler, I can lie on the sofa out straight and it can cover me well. The blanket is mainly pink in colour with a picture of Fifi lying in a wheelbarrow, this picture takes up the most part of the blanket so you can't fail to know it's a Fifi blanket. There is nothing worse than having a branded blanket, but the picture being tiny. The blanket is made from 100% polyester. It's soft to the touch but not very thick. As it's quite thin it's lightweight and easy to carry around, my daughter loves pulling her dollies around on it. The softness does mean that if you are snuggled up underneath it, it does keep you warm and snug. Our blanket has been washed a few times on a 40 degree wash, it's always put out on the line to dry or over a clothes horse. It can be tumble dried, but I prefer not to use my tumble dryer so I couldn't tell you what the results are. Since the blanket has been washed a few times, it has started to bobble slightly, I wouldn't say it's anything major, but after a few more washes I expect it to be fully bobbled. -- Overall -- I'd definitely recommend this blanket, it's perfect for children who are going through the Fifi phase with the big bold design, its soft and comfortable. The only downside is the bobbling. Originally written April 2012
My daughter has never been a fan of fifi and the flower tots, in fact I don't think she has ever watched it but when we requested a fleece blanket for my daughters second Christmas two years ago this is what we received. At that age she didn't know any different but now at the age of three she can definitely notice the difference between a fifi blanket and a peppa pig blanket but I must say it's never been a problem that she's not a fan she doesn't have particular preferences. I would definitely say that this is a blanket focused on girls but if my daughter is anything to go by the design is not all that important and the blanket is still recommendable for non fifi fans. This blanket is called Fifi and the flower tots night night fleece blanket and can be purchased from amazon for around £6.75 which is a pretty decent price. The blanket is a dark pink/purple in colour and features a large picture of fifi on it with the words night night. The blanket measures 120x150cm in size. I have had no problems fitting under the blanket completely with my daughter, I'm not overly tall though (rather small actually) so on average I wouldn't say it would fit a full grown adult completely under it but as it is designed for children it's not particularly a disadvantage. The blanket is made from 100% polyester which I know is a put off for some people but I haven't noticed it to be like other polyester items that we own and in all honestly I am not a polyester fan myself but I have found it to be more comfortable than other blankets we have and it is also slightly thicker. The feel of it is very soft and almost a little bit fluffy. Both me and my daughter love this blanket, its handy to have in the house and it's so compact once folded it doesn't take up much room. I have found it useful on many occasions, it keeps my daughter cosy enough on a hot summers night where a duvet is to warm and it also keeps her warm on a cold winter's day snuggling on the sofa. The blanket is easy to keep and maintain, over the two years we have owned it, it has seen every type of baby mess along with a range of other messes but it washes and dries easily and is suitable to be put on a hot wash. Ours has become a little bit bobbly now because it has been washed so many times but that doesn't affect the overall comfortableness of it and I find it comfortable to snuggle up under once my daughter has gone to bed. I can say that I probably use it just as often as she does and as I said I do prefer this one in comparison to others and even my own throws and blankets. I would highly recommend this blanket; it's not just for fifi fans as it is just so comfortable it doesn't really matter about the novelty of it. I think its excellent value for money and I would think it would make a lovely gift for someone also.