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~Postman Pat Fleece Blanket~
For those who have never heard of Postman Pat, it is an animated childrens programme which has been around for over 30 years. To compliment the programme, there is a huge range of Postman Pat merchandise on offer including backpacks, toys and DVDs.
Zap Ltd (exclusive to Linens Limited) offer a fleece blanket which is likely to appeal to young, Postman Pat fans. This blanket measures 125cm x 150cm and is made of 100% polyester. It can be machine washed at 40c. It is also tumble dryer safe.
This blanket is an official Postman Pat product and is part of the SDS (Special Delivery Service) range. There are two designs available but they are almost identical with the exception of the letter design at the top and bottom of the blanket (this is only on one of the designs and not the other). Each blanket features Postman Pat and Jess the cat.
~Price and Availability~
This blanket can be purchased online at the following prices :
*www.character-place.com - £5.99
*Amazon - £4.65
*eBay UK - £4.99
My son isn't keen on sleeping with a duvet over him hence why we have several fleecy blankets in our home. He adores Postman Pat (his Daddy is a postie) so it made sense to buy this fleece blanket for his collection. I bought this from Amazon earlier in the year and paid around £6.50 (this included postage). I feel this is a fair price to pay for this type of product. As far as I can remember, it arrived with a simple, cardboard sleeve around it.
This blanket is definitely one of his favourites and he favours it over his Thomas blankets. The design is attractive and eye catching. The blanket is bright and the main focus is on blue, red and yellow blocks of colour. The outer part of the blanket is a medium blue colour and this is complimented by a red trim. The design in the middle of the blanket appeals to my son and he instantly recognised his favourite characters as they look just the same as they do in programme. Attention to the finer details is great. Postman Pat is holding a smily Jess inside the huge, SDS logo. The design is only on one side of the blanket but is visible strongly at the back (the design is backwards including the writing at the back).
This fleece blanket is of a high quality and has very neat stitching. It doesn't look very thick but is surprisingly soft and snug. During the warmer months, my son likes to sleep with this over the top of him and nothing else. He never wakes up cold and has never complained about this blanket at all. The blanket itself is very big. My son has a bigger than average toddler bed and this blanket covers the whole mattress and even tucks underneath. My son is four and despite taking a big stretch recently, the blanket is still perfectly suitable for him to have over him or wrap around himself without straining. I would imagine it would be suitable for an older child if they favoured the design too. During colder nights, I wouldn't rely on this blanket alone to keep my son cosy and would double up or encourage him to sleep in his sleeping bag with this blanket over the top for extra warmth.
One thing I have been impressed about is how well this fleece blanket washes. It doesn't tend to show dirt up but then again, my son isn't a dirty child and his bed never has the opportunity to get dirty anyway! I pop it in the machine on a 30 or 40c wash with some powder and fabric conditioner. The blanket comes out clean and fresh. Due to the type of material it is made from, it dries very quickly (either on the washing line or over the door) and I do not feel the need to iron it - it doesn't crease badly at all. The colours have remained vibrant and almost to the same strength as the day I bought this blanket. Bobbling is minimal and only noticeable when up close. Our blanket is still in perfect, as new condition despite being washed weekly for the past 4 months or so.
A high quality, cosy and well designed fleecy blanket at an affordable price! If you are looking to buy for a Postman Pat fan, then this is an ideal little gift or stocking filler. It would likely to appeal more to boys but girl fans of the programme will want this too. My son loves his fleece blanket.
Recommended by myself and Boo!
Thanks for reading :)