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Before Jayden was born I decided to do him a Tiny Tatty Teddy themed nursery, I painted the walls blue and cream and decorated them with Tiny Tatty Teddy wall stickers (previously reviewed) and then purchased various Tiny Tatty Teddy accessories to go in the room. One Tiny Tatty Teddy item we got was the Tiny Tatty Teddy Fleece Blanket. I originally wanted this to use in his cot, however he is currently sleeping in our room in his Moses basket so it is being used during naps etc at the moment.
It was actually my parents that bought Jayden his Tiny Tatty Teddy Fleece Blanket along with some other matching items, they purchased it online so it was delivered in a plain cardboard box. Inside the box the blanket was not in any sort of packaging, however it was neatly rolled up and fastened with a yellow ribbon which had the words Tatty Teddy written all over it. Attached to the ribbon was a small card label, this unfolded to reveal all of the relevant product information such as the washing and care instructions, on the front of this label was a picture of Tiny Tatty Teddy. The ribbon is simply tied around the blanket making it easy to remove, how the item came rolled meant that when it was opened and spread out there were no fold marks in it at all.
The Tiny Tatty Teddy blanket feels just like any other fleece blanket, it is made from 100% polyester and has a typical soft and slightly furry feel to it. The background of the Tiny Tatty Blanket is plain white and is covered in different coloured splodges, taking up around half of the blanket is a large picture of Tiny Tatty Teddy with a giraffe peering out from behind him, this picture appears on both sides of the blanket. For those of you who do not know Tiny Tatty Teddy is a grey bear with a bright blue nose and patches on him, to be honest I have no idea who the giraffe is but he is also rather cute. The image of Tiny Tatty Teddy is done in the same fleece material rather than being a separate picture sewn onto the blanket, he is outlined in black to make him stand out against the white background. In the bottom corner on one side of the blanket is a small fabric label stitched on to it, this has the words "Tiny Tatty Teddy" written on it and "Me To You" written in a blue oval to show that this is part of the Me To You range, the label is very small and discrete so it does not detract from the design of the blanket at all, the label is also stitched all the way around so that your baby cannot pull and it and remove it. There is also a second label on the side of the blanket, this is just a standard label containing the washing and care instructions in case you loose the card label attached to the ribbon which was tied around the blanket, this label is plain white with black writing.
The blanket is a rectangle shape with rounded corners, all of the edges of the blanket are well finished with a pale yellow blanket stitch, this matches some of the yellow splodges of colour on the background of the blanket, this stitch goes all the way around the blanket and gives it a nice finish, the colour blends well with the design as well. The blanket is a good size and fits around Jayden easily, I often fold it in half and it still fits nicely around him or when laid over him is plenty big enough to tuck around him. The Tiny Tatty Teddy Blanket is ideal to use to wrap your baby in for naps or to use in the pram/ pushchair or even in the car to keep them warm in their car seat. I tend to mainly use our blanket in the house when Jayden is having a nap this is purely because the blanket is white and by using it in his pushchair it was going to get dirty really quickly, the blanket is the ideal size to cover him up in his moses basket if he is having a sleep in the day or even just to wrap him in when cuddling him to keep him warm, I sometimes will lay it on the carpet for him to lay on. The blanket is extremely soft and gentle against your baby's skin, it does recommend that you wash the blanket before using it, however the fleece is very soft so you could quite easily use it straight away without washing it. The blanket doesn't actually feel that thick however it does an excellent job of keeping Jayden warm, despite it feeling thin it really does keep the heat in and will keep your baby warm and cosy.
As I have mentioned the washing instructions for this blanket come on a small label on the side of the blanket or on the tag wrapped around it, it is machine washable and recommended that you wash it 30 degree and with items of a similar colour. Unfortunately I cannot comment on how well it washes as surprisingly I have not actually had to wash it as yet. I have used this blanket on Jayden quite a lot now and have to say it has worn extremely well, the fleece fabric has remained very soft and has not bobbled at all, none of the stitching around the edges has come undone and it really does look as good as new. The Tiny Tatty Teddy Fleece Blanket was purchased from. Amazon and cost £7.99, personally I feel this is good value for money as the item is of such an excellent quality, in my opinion it is definitely worth the money.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Tiny Tatty Teddy Fleece Blanket, it is ideal for keeping your baby warm, you can fold it up small in order to fit it in your bag when travelling and can be used in any situation. The blanket is reasonably priced and is of an excellent quality. The design on the blanket is colourful and will appeal to babies as well as slightly older children and personally I think the picture if extremely cute. I would certainly consider similar products in the future should I need them, this is certainly a product that both me and Jayden would recommend.