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I had never heard of Zorbit until pregnant with my 2nd child. I was looking to buy extra baby bedding to cope with the new arrival and stumbled across a website that had a load of Zorbit bedding in the sale.
I snapped up fleece blankets, cellulars and bottom sheets for bargain prices. I think the most I paid was £2.99 for an extra large fleece.
I have to say that the quality of the bedding is excellent. The fleece and cellular blankets are still going strong 4 years later and are really soft and fluffy. They are without doubt my daughters favourite blankets and she will often snuggle up with them for quiet time in the afternoon, as well as using them at bedtime. When freshly washed, the blankets look and feel like new.
The cot sheets that I bought are showing more sign of wear, but then they have been used by 3 babies! They are still fully functional though and I'm still using them.
Zorbit do a full range of colours, but I always stuck to neutral ones like lemon, aqua and white (so they could be used for girls or boys). The colours are always lovely and our bedding shows no signs of fading despite regular washing.
The bedding washes well at 40 degrees and all of the products I've bought can also be tumble dried. The fleece blankets however dry extremely quickly on the line, so it's rare that I need to put them in the dryer.
I was surprised to see how expensive Zorbit can be at full price in some shops. I clearly got a bargain!
If you are having your first baby though, I would recommend Zorbit bedding as being a worthwhile investment - particularly if you are planning on having more children. It will definitely last through and beyond their childhood years.
With Baby3, Lumpy, not far around the corner (not literally of course!) I had been busy buying in all the essential bits and pieces we'll need once he or she arrived. I kept a few blankets from my previous 2 children but wanted Lumpy to have some new things as well. I came across Zorbit bedding while wondering how to best spend some of my hard earned Amazon vouchers recently and settled on a white cellular blanket and some flat sheets.
Zorbit are a company specialising in baby goods, their bedding ranges include "snuggle up pooh" a lovely selection of Winnie the Pooh bedding in subtle cream and light blue tones, "Sunshiny Days" another Winnie the Pooh selection but in brighter spring time colours, "Maurice and Madeline" a range of more traditional looking cream and navy items, "Playing out" which features soft pastel shades and cute animal characters as well as a few other ranges via Amazon and their "Basics" range. The main ranges feature all manner of lovely bedding ideas, blankets, sheets, duvets, bumpers.....even bedroom accessories, curtains, wallpaper etc. The "basics" range features just that, all the basic bedding you need, flat sheets, fitted sheets, cellular blankets, fleece blankets and flannelette blankets, in an adorable range of gentle colours including White, Cream, Pink, Blue, Aqua and Lemon.
When my bedding arrived I was very happy with the flat sheets, they were great quality, beautifully crisp and white and would perfectly fit Lumpys crib and Moses basket, I'd specifically got a larger size so I could use the sheets on both and also be able to use them again once Lumpy moved onto his/her larger cot. The cellular blanket though was a little disappointing, while well made and wasn't soft and fluffy as I'd hoped, the fibres of the blanket felt more string like than wool like and I couldn't imagine baby Lumpy being comfortable or snuggled in the blanket.
I washed the blankets, as I do with all babies blankets and clothes before they use them, the flat sheets were able to be put on a hot wash and came out just as lovely as when I'd opened them, they still felt nice and soft and had maintained their shape, you can be confident with these sheets that you'll be able to put them through a lot of abuse and many washes and they'll come out looking good, a particularly reassuring aspect when you consider all the lovely things young babies and children like to subject their bedding to, you know leaky nappies, drool etc........These sheets seem really well made, out of good quality fabric with good strong hems and being 100% cotton I have no worries over babies skin reacting to the material.
I wasn't so confident in washing the cellular blanket though and put it on a much cooler wash, it came out maintaining its shape which I was surprised about considering the light manner in which it is weaved and it kept it's bright white colour, it also felt a little softer as a result of the fabric conditioner I had used but it still wasn't as soft as I'd hoped. It's a shame really because the cellular blanket was £8.99, I've spent half that on a cellular blanket the same size in Wilkinsons and been far more impressed with the quality and softness of the product, you also can't be sure you'll always have the crisp white blanket you originally purchased because you can't put it on a hot enough wash without risking it loosing it's shape and becoming stretched.
Now baby Lumpy has arrived, in the form of the adorable baby Jack, I have used all of the blankets frequently, the flat sheets get a lot of wear as I use them in his crib and Moses basket here as well as in the Moses basket at my mothers house. Despite all the washing they have been subjected to they have still maintained a great condition, I tend to hand wash them at the moment and then rinse them through in the machine and they have stood up to my rough handling well, all the hems are still perfect, the shape is still as it was when the sheets arrived and there are no signs of wear. We've not had any tough stains to deal with yet but I'm sure once Jack starts on his solid food I'll be presented with all sorts to try and wash out, still I'm confident that the sheets will come out well.
I initially was a little reluctant to use the cellular blanket in the same manner as Jacks other cellulars, which I would swaddle him in on a night time or during his naps, instead I would stick to simply draping it over him on a colder evening, however one day when both his other cellular blankets were dirty I found myself having to use the Zorbit blanket instead, granted I could have used a regular blanket but Jack has a habit of working them over his face but with the wide open weave of cellular blankets I'm not so scared he'll have trouble breathing through it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the blanket swaddled him well, the 100% cotton design makes it a little stronger then his other cellular blankets which are mixed materials and it's much harder for him to wriggle and fidget, allowing him to sleep better as he remains feeling secure, the initial swaddling process is harder as the blanket doesn't mould around his body as easily but that is a fair trade off if he can stay wrapped through his entire nap time. The cotton is also cooler than many of his other blankets which is nice on a hotter day as it prevents him getting over heated or sweaty and it has softened up a little with use so Jack is comfortable when wrapped in it. Washing the blanket has proved a little trickier as I am still hand washing and it gets particularly heavy when soaked in water, however it is still lovely and white and seems easy to clean in general, the only other problem as far as the washing is concerned is that it has lost a little of it's shape over time and through hanging on the washing line.
I paid £9.99 for my flat sheets and, as I said earlier, £8.99 for the cellular blanket, this may seem like quite a lot for baby blankets but I didn't technically pay for them as I was using vouchers and with Jack having so few new items of his own at the time I didn't mind splashing out a little. I'm a bit undecided as to whether the items are worth the price, while I was delighted with the flat sheets I was a bit disappointed with the cellular, it's not that it was bad quality but it just wasn't what I'd expected and while it's proved itself useful as far as swaddling is concerned I still can't stop thinking I had hoped for more from it and at the end of the day with the blankets being small, and only really suitable for cribs etc, there's not a lot more you can use them for other then other babies. I'm sure the other products in their range are of equal high quality to the sheets and would happily buy from them again in future although I'll be going elsewhere for anything woollen and I'd have to stop and consider the price first.
To view the complete Zorbit bedding range or order a brochure go to- http://www.diva-web.co.uk/zorbit/babybase.html alternatively you can view what's available via Amazon by simply typing in Zorbit as your search.
Zorbit are THE makers of nursery bed-linen. It's good quality, competitively priced and made to wear well. They make their sheets in every imaginable size which is very useful when you discover that the moses blanket sheets don't actually fit the matress in the carry-cot, or that a cot-bed is not the same size as a cot (it's all so complicated...) Another bonus is the variety of colours and patterns. I use this to distinguish between each kid's bedding (my first two were born only 19 months apart) but I don't suppose that's esential. All-in-all, good old fashioned quality bedding.
I bought zorbit bedding whilst I was pregnant with my 1st child.The reason i picked it if I am honest is that it was 1/2 price when Adams stopped selling it. After using it for 18 months until my daughter went into a bed it was still in really good condition and hadn't shrunk or gone out of shape so I kept hold of it till our 2nd child was born. When he went into a bed I got rid of all the bedding with my cot.A few months after i found out I was pregnant again so this time i went to Mothercare and bought all my bedding. I have only been using my new cot bedding for about 2 months but I do wash it every week and it has already started to get bobbly!Somthing that the zorbit bedding never did in 3 years.I have also noticed that the sheets and blankets have shrunk---not a great deal but just enough for me to notice.If I was buying again I would deffinatly look round for Zorbit as in my opinion they are by far the best.
My Gran bought me some Zorbit cot sheets when I was pregnant, Gran raved on about the quality and all baby's need Zorbit - you know what gran's are like I nodded politely as you do and said thanks for the sheets. I'd like to say that after 3 years constant use ( they're the only ones I ever had!) they are still in decent nick and really dont look 3 years old. The 6 sheets I've got were a bargain!! The sheets do come in a variety of shades eg white , lemon, cream and peepermint - I've got the white and cream ones. They are a wincyette sheet and the standard cot sheet is big enough to fit a cot bed. They wash exceedingly well and are still as soft as they were when new! Zorbit also do a range of bedding eg cellular blankets, cot bumpers, quilts etc all of which are reasonably priced. I'd definetly recommend the cot sheets!!
I have just recently purchased some Zorbit bedding and it's fantastic. I bought two flat sheets and a fleece blanket in a really bright sunshine yellow. The bedding range comes in a whole host of bright colours which kids will love. Mums will love it too as it washes up so beautifully. Both the sheets and fleece blanket felt lovely and soft when I first used them although I was dubious that they would feel that way after being washed. However I was pleasantly surprised. The sheets came in a two-pack priced at £11.99 (cotbed size) and the fleece blanket was £19.99 (that's a £10 saving on the fleece blankets in Mothercare!). I'm so thrilled with them that I'm going to order some fitted sheets also. I found this Zorbit bedding in a mini brochure that Kays sent me called First Needs and it's in association with Mother & Baby magazine.