“ Brand: Mamas & Papas / Linen Type: Blankets „
I was just taking a a quick glance over some of the more obscure items of Dooyoo today and I was quite shocked to find this humble little blanket on the list. But i'm really quite pleased to see it here. We have this blanket, it was bought as a present for my daughter when she was a newborn, and I've always thought it was pretty, but my daughter agrees with me, she obviously has good taste.
We have most of the Roundabout Girls range for my little girl's bedroom. It is from Mamas and Papas and it is still available if you look in their current catalogue you will see the complete range. I wish I had everything... but alas, Mamas and Papas is far too expensive for that!
This small blanket, which is only pram sized (That is 70cm x 100cm) costs a whopping 18pounds (Sorry my pound sign isn't working today) I think that is quite a collosial amount for such a small scrap of fabric, and I know that I personally would not have paid that much, but I am very happy with it. It has been worth every penny and has stood up to countless washes.
This blanket is 100% cotton, but it doesn't look or feel like your typical baby blanket. It has a slightly different texture as it is woven, rather than knitted, crochet or cellular. On first touch you may think that this makes it quite hard, but the hardness will fade with each wash you give the blanket.
The edges are bound by a white blanket stitch. It finishes the blanket off very traditionally and in my opinion it makes it look much more expensive than a basic type. The Roundabout girls range typically has a circular pattern and this is the main feature of this item. It is various patterns of pink circles. One side of the blanket is more pink than the other. The other side seems more white. I almost always go for the pinker side. I am one of those parents who just loves pink for little girls. She is quite a tom boy however, so I think I should make the most of it; I imagine she is going to dislike pink very much as she grows older!
Wear and Tear
Our blanket is now 15 months old. It was used to wrap my daughter up toasty warm on her car seat. It wrapped her up in her Moses Basket, Cot, Travel Cot, Bassinet. Anywhere she went, the blanket went too. It always was complimented by people who saw it. It stands out from the crowd of baby blankets. We have many cellulars, yet it is still the Roundabout Girls Woven blanket that I will chose if I am on the way out.
I would say that it has barely aged over that time. It is as thick as the day it arrived at our house. My daughter likes to rub it at bed time, even though she uses a duvet now she still likes to have this blanket close. The colour is as bright as ever and I am certainly not a careful washer. My mantra is "tumble dry it anyway" which tends to result in shrunken and shapeless clothes! It has not affected the blanket at all, it is perfectly rectangular, some of my cellulars are almost circles at this stage.
The Ideal Gift
I would like to point anyone considering buying a Baby Gift towards this item. It comes rolled up in a round shape and there is a bow tied around the outside. You can also buy the boys version, Roundabout Boys, which is blue. Everything design wise is the exactly the same apart from the colour. The boys version is a powder blue colour.
The entire range is adorable, but it is expensive. You can buy the cot sized fleece blanket for 25 quid, or the Quilt and Pillowcase for a huge 70quid. I was lucky that family bought all of these for me. I have been using them for over a year and I still love them after all this time. So, a huge thumbs up from me and my roundabout girl.
Made from 100% cotton.