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      12.04.2013 17:39
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      GREAT TO FEEL

      I brought this fleece blanket from Mothercare for my son just before he was born.They come in two sizes and two shades,a blue and a yellow for colour selection and a cot size or crib size for size selection.The price for the crib size is £7.99 and the cot size cots £11.99.I personally brought the blue crib/moses basket size as I knew I was expecting a boy.

      The blanket is made of 100% polyester and can be machine washed at 40 degrees and also tumble dries.The fleece material is very soft to touch and it was a pleasure wrapping my son up in it,as I knew it would feel very cozy next to his skin.

      Maintaining its appearance is this blankets selling point as I am continuously washing it,as it is a fleecy material it does not bobble and once it has been washed it is almost 75% dry which means it dries in no time.This is a very versatile and practical blanket that I have got much use out of so I would say it was worth every penny I spent.I have used it both in the house in his crib and even when I was taking him out in his pram so it is a good all rounder.

      For it's practicality and use fullness I will give it 5 stars.

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      27.03.2013 09:16
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      Four out of five stars

      Mothercare fleece cot blanket


      When I was pregnant I got a little carried away with blankets, I managed to amass a whole drawer full of beautiful soft and snugly blankets from overpriced pram woollen blankets to these much more reasonable priced Mothercare fleece blankets. But with a baby it is amazing how many blankets you can go through in one day so I have found more than enough use for mine.


      With the Mothercare fleece blankets I don't really use the blankets as blankets, as I prefer to keep my little one covered by woollen or cellular blankets during the day and at night time we use a dreampod baby sleeping bag. However, the Mothercare fleece blankets are used on a daily basis in our home, as they serve as an extra warm and comfortable sheet. I do this because these blankets are super soft and they never feel cold to the touch, which can help keep a baby asleep when you place them down rather than putting them onto a much colder feeling cotton sheet.


      Furthermore, for me the real appeal of the fleece blankets is that they dry in no time what so ever. Baby Inchy can at times be extra sicky and having to change sheets all the time can be a nightmare, especially in winter and if you don't want your tumble drier to be on all the time. After washing the fleece blankets they almost come out of the washing machine feeling dry and only require a small amount of time on the radiator to be completely dry and ready to go again.


      Also, the smaller crib sized fleece blanket that Mothercare sale is fantastic at acting as a pram sheet to make sure that my pram base stays clean, especially considering the pram mattress is a lot harder to clean than simply popping the fleece blanket into the washing machine. It is just such a small thing to do and it seems to keep my little one feeling that much warmer.


      In our home the Mothercare fleece blankets are well used and washed a lot, but so far even after a couple of months worth of constant use they still look ok. The blankets don't quite look as nice and new as they once did, but they are still more than suitable for the task at hand even with a small sign of some bobbling starting to show.


      The Mothercare fleece blankets are available in most Mothercare stores or you can shop online using their online website.


      The fleece blankets are available in: baby blue, baby pink, lemon or cream.


      Personally, I own quite a few of these blankets and the only colour that I am not particular fond of is the cream, I think it is quite a dirty and tired looking cream and if you want something gender neutral the lemon is a much fresher, brighter colour that in my opinion just looks nicer.


      The fleece blankets are also available in two different sizes: Cot/cot bed or Moses basket/ crib.


      Again I actually own blankets in both of the sizes available and they are both decent sizes and they do fit the different bed types. My personal preference would be to buy more of the larger sizes of blanket, because babies tend to be out of their smaller beds so quickly and with the larger blankets you can always just fold them over to fit the space.


      For the amount of use that we have already had from the fleece blankets I would definitely say that I have had value for my money. The Mothercare fleece blankets range in price from £7.99 for the smaller size and £11.99 for the larger cot/ cot bed size, but it is worth watching out for any ongoing promotions as so far in my experience these blankets can often be found on special offer. However, I am sure there are probably similar blankets available at a cheaper price because although I do really like the Mothercare fleece blankets they are just that - nice fleece blankets.


      Personally, I wouldn't have any problem recommending the Mothercare fleece blankets to anyone looking for something similar and I would happily buy more of these in the future.


      Four out of five stars.



      Fabric composition: 100% Polyester
      Care Instructions: Machine washable at 40˚C, May be tumble dried
       

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      02.05.2012 22:19
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      A nice, soft blanket that is lovely for newborns

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      I bought the small version of this fleece blanket just before my little girl - who is now three and a half- was born. It comes in two sizes - moses/crib (70 x 90cm) for £7.99 and cot/cotbed (120 x 155cm) for £11.99. There are four colours available - lemon, cream, pink and blue - and as I wanted something neutral I opted for the yellow version. It is made of 100% polyester.

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      When this blanket was new it was very soft to the touch, and I liked the yellow colour as it was a nice pastel shade - very easy on the eye but perfect for a newborn! As I opted for the small version I used this a lot when my little girl was first born - both for wrapping her in and also for lining her moses basket. It has a lovely soft and cosy feel and it wasn't so enormous that you felt it may be dangerous or get in a tangle! It appears in lots of photos of her early days so this proves we did use it an awful lot.

      However, once she got a bit older it of course became too small for her to use all the time - once she grew the blanket was no longer any good for her and it is definitely best used in a moses basket as it's too small for a cot. So it may be worth spending the extra money if you want to get more use out of this blanket!

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      However we have still used the blanket for various things. Firstly it is a good size to take in the car as it tucks round our little girl nicely in her car seat. She has also recently taken to using this to cover up some of her toys at bedtime, and it's a good size for her to manage to do this. And with baby number two due any day now it may well get another round of use - if I can get it off my daughter and her toys!

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      A few negatives that I do need to mention. Firstly, this has had a lot of washes and it definitely doesn't look as bright and pretty as it did when new - it actually looks a bit grubby and old now. So it hasn't washed that well - although it has had a lot of use and spins in the machine. Also I think there are definitely cheaper blankets out there and it is well worth shopping around.

      All in all I am going to give this blanket 3.5 stars - rounded up to 4. It is perfectly nice but not necessarily the best - or the cheapest - option out there. However it would make a nice gift for new parents - although it is worth weighing up the pros and cons of buying the larger version!

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      10.04.2012 21:07
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      Worth extra money

      When we had our first daughter we bought a yellow and cream bedding bundle from Mothercare, it consisted of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a cellular blanklet and a fleece blanket, we bought the set in cream and lemon just in case we didn't have the girl we had been predicted to have.

      These blankets are available to fit either a moses basket or cot which measures 70 x 90cms or a cot bed which measures 120 x 155cm. The fleece is made from 100% polyester you can buy them in cream, lemon, blue and pink. We bought the set for the cot bed but we still managed to use it whilst our baby was in the moses basket it just meant it draped over the sides but I didn't see the point in wasting money buying the other size.

      The fleeces cost between £7.99 and £12.99 depending on which size and colours you buy, I was surprised when I noticed the colour changed the price of the item especially when the plainer colours such as cream are the most expensive.

      The fleeces are really nice and soft and I had no worries about them being soft enough for my little baby which did turn out to be a girl in the end, the fleece washes really well and has been washed countless times but is still as soft a the day we bought it. You can dry the blanket in a drier but I never bothered as I found it dries very quickly just draped over a chair and I can easily have it washed, dried and back in the cot within a couple of hours.

      I would recommend Mothercares bedding range, you can buy cheaper elsewhere which is what I probably would have done if it wasn't for the fact that we bought it in a bundle but I am glad we didn't as this is brilliant quality. I am now using this bedding for my second daughter and the blanket is still in perfect condition.

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      11.11.2010 20:00
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      A well made blanket

      When buying most of my baby stuff for my first child I chose mothercare and this was one of my essential buys. Its a polyester quilt that is 120 x 155cm for the cot size and cost £12.99. I also purchased the pram/ moses basket size for £7.99. It is available in a range of colours but I chose blue as I knew I was having a little boy and the whole nursery was decorated in blue.This fleece blanket matched well as it was a lovely baby blue.

      The quilt itself is wonderful and soft perfect for a little ones first quilt. There is no doubt that little one is kept warm and snuggly when using this fleece blanket and the size of it ensures that little one is completely covered. I found it a little large for a new born baby but as I had my son in a moses basket for the first 6 weeks that was fine as it did not get any use until he was a little bigger.

      It can be washed and tumble dried normally and the quality remains perfect. After it had been washed it was just as fluffy and the colour remained a full gorgeous colour of baby blue.I would definitely recommend this quilt I was a little worried as it is not cotton but after using it for the first time I realised it did not matter this is a perfect quilt for baby. The same Fleece quilt I brought 4 years ago is still going strong with my youngest now 5 months so there is doubt on it's lasting power. Perfect for this colder weather.

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      11.11.2010 15:46
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      Perfect for winter

      I got most of my baby's bedding from mothercare and couldn't resist this lovely soft fleece blanket.

      I paid £12.99 for it and have it a lovely cream colour. They come in other colours like pink and blue and lemon too and are nice baby colours.

      I think it is a reasonable price for blanket and because it is for a cot it is a really good size and is actually quite big. I was quite surprised at the size of it but it is good because it means I can tuck it down under the mattress when it is on and I know it is not going to come off.

      With it being fleece it feels lovely and is soft against my baby's skin. It is very warm and cosy and is nice to wrap him up in. I have been using mine for over a year now and it is in perfect condition and still looks like new. It hasn't gone bobbly at all which I though it might do so I am really happy with it. I have also washed it a lot as you can imagine and it washes really well and comes up clean and fluffy and never feels dry or rough. The colour is also perfect and has not faded at all even after a year.

      I would definately recommed this blanket and is the perfect blanket to use in winter.

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      03.08.2010 22:43
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      A nice soft fleece blanket

      Mothercare have a really nice range of baby bedding that is available in most of their stores and also online. The Mothercare Fleece Cot Blankets are a lovely light and easy to care for product that are perfect for use in your babys cot.

      We had a selection of various Mothercare blankets, sheets and bedding which included a Fleece Cot Blanket. We had a lovely soft lemon coloured one, which we found really soft, nice and light and very easy to take care of.

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      The range of Fleece Cot Blankets that Mothercare offer include a lovely soft toned range of colours. You can choose from a pretty pale pink, a soft pale powder blue, sunny pale lemon yellow and a light cream.

      We liked the lemon yellow as it fitted in nicely with the scheme we choose, but the light cream is also a really nice colour and will go with all sorts of schemes and colour palettes.

      The size of the blanket we bought was 120cms wide and 155cms long. This was just about right too be able to be tucked down under the bottom of the cot mattress easily, whilst also being wide enough to cover the baby and leave a little to spare. These Fleece Blankets are so lovely and soft that they are a really good option for use in a babys cot.

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      The blankets don't feel at all scratchy and remain soft and fluffy even when washed. We almost always washed and then tumbled dried these blankets, using a tumble dryer sheet to avoid any static. They always came out of the dryer feeling so warm and invitingly fluffy and although they did become a little more bobbly over time, that was easy to get over with a light brushing.

      The Mothercare Fleece Cot Blankets are priced at around £12.99 for the cot sized one and just £7.99 for a moses basket or crib sized blanket. Whilst this is a little more than you may pay for a cheaper product the fact that you are buying a Mothercare product means that if at anytime you feel the item has not lived up to the levels it promised, you can go back to Mothercare and get that resolved.

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      In summary I feel that the Mothercare Fleece Blankets are a nice soft to the touch, easy care baby bedding item. They come in a range of nice colours, are easy to care for and are not too heavy for your baby when in use.

      The blanket we had was really easy to wash and dry and came out looking good after repeated use and washing. We didn't notice any shrinking at all and found it best to tumble dry on a half setting rather than a full one just to make sure the blanket came out looking and feeling its best.

      Although you can buy cheaper products I feel that the Mothercare range do have a slight edge, so with that in mind they get a 5 star rating.

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        02.08.2010 15:20
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        A great blanket for a child's cot or cribs that wash well and are lovely and soft

        When I was pregnant and thinking of everything that we need for our new arrival bedding was one must. We stocked up on lots of lovely sheets and blankets in a warm yellow from Mothercare. Now being a new first time mum with all the worries about cot death we changed our minds about using sheets and blankets and used grobags instead.


        Now these items gathered a bit of dust in our linen cupboard for a while until we needed to use our travel cot. I used these as under-blankets for it so that they would provide a soft fleecy lining for him to lie on and he certainly was nice and comfortable laying on them. Recently he has now stopped using his grobags and rather than go for a heavy duvet straight way in this hot summer we are now just using one of these cosy blankets on top of him on a night. He seems to like the feel of these against his skin as he is often curled up snuggling these alongside his bear in a morning. The softness of these blankets can't really be undersold in my opinion and they are nice and gentle against the skin.


        The other thing that these blankets have been used for is making "dens" and "tents" for my son to play in. They have held up very well against the rough and tumble of toddler play without any tearing or stretching in anyway.

        Washing these blankets is very straight forward with a 40 degree wash. I have not noticed any colour fading on these despite being washed multiple times. The blankets have also retained their shape and size with no shrinkage at all even with being tumble dried. The other sign I think that these are good quality is that there has been no bobbling on the pile of the fleece during washing process.

        I would definitely recommend these blankets if you want to use sheets and blankets for your cot. But as you can see from the review they also have other uses with toddlers.

        These currently cost of these blankets range from £7.99 for a Moses basket or crib to £12.99 for a cot or cot bed.

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          23.07.2010 20:56

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          An investment buy blanket that will give you years of service

          When pregnant with my 1st child I did the obligatory trip to Mothercare to buy half the shop. One of the things I bought was a large fleece cot blanket.

          The blanket I bought was a lemon yellow colour with a picture of Winnie the Pooh embroidered onto it. The edge of the blanket was finished off with a thick, silky green ribbon.

          I considered it to be a bit of a treat for our baby as it was around £20, but it matched the theme of our baby's bedroom so I had to have it.

          The blanket is incredibly soft and fluffy and is absolutely huge compared with most of the other blankets we bought. It's approx 5 foot by 4 foot. My daughter is now 4 and still uses it on her full size adult singe bed - it covers all of her with plenty to spare.
          Despite being not overly thick, this is a really warm blanket and brilliant on those cold Winter nights for keeping your baby snug.

          The blanket has been used a lot over the last 4 years, yet despite the repeated washing and drying it looks and feels like new.

          We have definitely had our money's worth out of this blanket and I can see us using it for years to come - I'd happily snuggle up in it myself on a cold night if I was allowed to get my hands on it!

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          08.09.2000 03:47
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          When purchasing my son's bedding for his cot I noticed Mothercare now do a fleece cot blanket. What a good idea considering the advice is not to use a cot quilt on babies under one year old. Rather expensive at around £27.00 for a Winnie the Pooh motif one but it feels absolutely wonderful. We all know how warm and soft fleeces are so what better to use for a babies bedding. When my son is out of his cot I will still use this for if ever he has a nap in the day on the sofa. The blanket is a very generous size but also easy to wash and quick drying. Well done to whoever decided to make fleece blankets for cots.

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            06.08.2000 04:07
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            After I purchased all the bedding for my babies cot, I was very disappointed to be told that it is not advised for babies under 1 year old to have a quilt, as they can over-heat. The comment is understandable, but why do all the places like Mothercare, Toys R Us etc sell the bedding set which consists of cot bumper, and cot quilt? My daughter is nearly one and I have just started to use the cot quilt. In a few months time we will be getting a bed for her, so the quilt will not have been used for that long. I think that cot bedding sets are a very expensive, and if you can't use some of it for a while in the first place, they are a waste of money. Anyone else think the same?

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            29.07.2000 23:01
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            My four year old was given 4 Mothercare blankets when he was really little. Some toys come and go but not his blankets. Of the 4 (white, yellow and green) there is 1 is his favourite blanket and its checked. Everytime he's tired, he grabs them from his bed, chucks them down the stairs and sits and cuddles them & sucks his thumb. In the morning he appears at our bedroom door with 4 said blankets and 1 small white Teddy (called Fluffy) & then staggers in with his load. In the past he used to take his favourite blanket to his Childminders but we have got him out of that habit now. They don't get as dirty as the one owned by Linus (of Carlie Brown fame) bu they do need the occasional clean. And of course the fuss when one goes missing. I sometimes think that having these blankets is a sign of insecurity but I put it down to having something soft and familiar to cuddle.

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              27.07.2000 02:32
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              When buying things for our baby before she was born we invested in a Mothercare Fleece Cot Blanket. It was one of the few things that we bought new and was quite expensive at about £25.00. But it was great. She is now 19 months old and the blanket is still in constant use. It is still very soft and fluffy and is mostly used for when she has a nap on the sofa or if we go out in the evening for in the car. It dries really quick when it is washed and I think that it was worth the money. A good really cosy blanket.

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