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Thomas the Tank Snuggle Sac

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Brand: Thomas the Tank Engine / Type: Sleeping Sac

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      11.02.2012 18:18
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      snuggle up!

      This snuggle sac is made by Character World. They offer a wide range of various character snuggle sacs.
      Our snuggle sac is a Thomas the Tank one and we have the 'Peep! Peep!' version as shown in the picture above.

      ~Thomas Snuggle Sac~

      A snuggle sac is a sleeping bag which is designed for indoor use. It should NOT be used for outdoor camping. The sac measures 150 x 60 cm (approx) and is from 100% polyester. It can be machine washed at 40c and can be dried in the tumble drier.

      The sac can be used on single or toddler beds and is an alternative to a duvet or heavy covers. It features an open top and a zip which runs half way down one side of the sac. The 'Peep! Peep!' sac is a light blue colour and features a huge image of Thomas the Tank.

      The snuggle sac is rolled up and presented in a plastic packet with zip top.
      ~Price and Availability~

      This snuggle sac can be bought from :

      *Amazon UK - £7.97

      The other designs are called 'Steam' and 'Speed' and are the same snuggle sacs but with a different design. There are plenty to choose from on eBay UK for around £7.99.

      ~Our Thoughts~

      When on Amazon for something for my nephews Christmas, I came across these snuggle sacs. I ended up buying two - one for my nephew and one for my son. Both boys are Thomas mad and I knew these would be a hit! We received two different designs and kept the 'Peep! Peep!' design for our son. My nephew loves his sleeping bag and so does my son.

      My son hates having a duvet over him in bed and normally prefers two fleecy blankets to keep him cosy. I thought this sleeping bag would be ideal for him as he could keep warm but still have room to fidget about like he normally does. The snuggle sac requires no set up except to be rolled out after removing it from the packaging.

      ~First Impressions and Use~

      Both myself and my son were impressed by the appearance of this snuggle sac. It has a lovely, soft feel and is slightly fluffy to the touch. The design is only on the front of the sac and the head rest type part at the top. My son uses this part to place his Thomas pillow at night time. My son is 3 and a half and is quite tall for his age. When we first rolled the sleeping bag out and popped Boo inside, it was far too big for him! This is definitely a sac which will grow with him. He can wrap it around himself for extra warmth. I would say this bag would accommodate a child up to around age 7.

      This snuggle sac would be ideal for sleep overs. It is very light weight yet cosy and could be used alone in the Summer. My son personally uses this with another blanket over the top as our home gets quite cold during the night. The zip is very easy to use and has never become jammed. Boo can open it himself and jump in before I zip him back up. It can also be laid on the bed whilst Boo slots himself in.

      This snuggle sac is very cosy and comfortable to sleep in (according to my son). It is quite thin so wouldn't be ideal for sleeping on hard floor. It fills most of his Thomas bed and he is able to move around freely without feeling constricted. He can get out the sac whenever he wants to but no amount of wriggling during the night would lead him to end up outside of the sac and therefore risk being cold. Even his big teddy can fit in the snuggle sac with Boo for cuddles.

      This snuggle sac is also ideal for using on the sofa. Boo can snuggle up and watch a film or Cbeebies when it is cold. Our leather sofas are far too cold to lie on without a cover and by using the snuggle sac, he can keep his back, legs, bum and the front half of him warm. My son loves his snuggle sac and likes the uncluttered design of one of his favourite characters. We much prefer this design to the others as it is simple. The picture on the website is a bit misleading though as the sac is a much lighter blue that shown.

      ~Washing~

      This snuggle sac is very easy to wash. It doesn't tend to get dirty as it is used in my sons bed most of the time. I do like to freshen it up so wash it twice a week with some powder and fabric conditioner. I have had it out on the line and over the door to dry and it hasn't faded. I am quite impressed by the quality of this sac has it doesn't bobble even after several washes and looks as good as new. It doesn't crease much so I don't feel the need to iron it. Once dried it can go straight back on the bed.

      ~Conclusion~

      Overall I can recommend this snuggle sac for Thomas fans. The sac fits in well with the design of my sons bedroom and is of a high quality. It feels lovely and washes well. It keeps my son warm and he hasn't woke up with cold feet. It is a great item to invest in and is very reasonably priced so it gets full marks from us. I can see it lasting us very well.

      Thanks for reading x

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