“ Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom set comprising pyjamas and slippers socks. „
I ordered This set for my four year old daughter who absolutely loves Ben & Holly's little kingdom. I wasn't in a major hurry for them but they arrived quickly enough and my daughter was at the door to collect them for the courier, very excitedly. She put them on straight away and insists they are always washed during the day so she can wear them for bed. they have been washed a lot of time already and have kept their shape and colour fabulously. The rubber bits on the bottom of the slippers are great too since we have wooden floor throughout, bare foot is safest but she never slips in these slippers and she is always running around with her brother as most kids do. i would recommend these to friends and in fact will be buying another couple sets for family christmas presents. its a popular programme.
My little girl is 4 and had her first sleepover a couple of weeks back with her cousin. For the big event (her 5 year old cousins bday party) she wanted new pyjamas so off on a hunt I went. After searching around the city for ages and finding nothing up to her standards...Yes four year olds have standards apparently...I found these on Mark & Spencers website first while I was having a browse and showed them to Sophie who loved them immediately. We went into our nearest M&S store as the online delivery wasn't nearly quick enough and the sleepover was only days away. She adores this program on tv so to find a pj set was like finding golddust as there are only dora etc available.
This set comes with a pyjamas (top and bottoms), a pair of slipper socks with rubbered ends like on actual slippers and a neat little bag that carries them all for you. It is perfect for sleeping away from home. Very efficient. The sizes I found were quite small so if you are purchasing online maybe go a size bigger. I bought the 4-5 size which usually are quite big on Sophe but measuring them in the shop they seemed quite small. I was right as when we bought the 5-6 size it fitted perfectly, only slightly large with extra room to move and be comfortable. The bottoms were quite long which I didnt mind as we just rolled them up and it means she will get an extra bit of wear out of them. They had a great range of sizes available in the store which is surprising as when it comes to novelty clothing as a whole, there is usually quite a small selection available. The pyjamas came in a selection of blue or pink. Sophie originally preferred the pink but they were out of her size so had to settle for the blue.
The top and bottom come in the same size and is not possible to mix and match (e.g. size 3-4 top and 4-5 bottoms etc). The top is a light blue colour with a picture on the front of the characters ben and holly. The material is light and there is a frilly end to the top which adds quite a feminine touch. The bottoms and socks are the same. The bag is a light silky material with a string tie. It is a variety of colours and covered in dots with a lot of purples and pinks. The bag is quite big too so if you want to add an extra garment, there is adequate room.
**Material & Wear**
The cotton material is fab and washes easily. It is quite light yet still warm. She adored the slipper socks as they were easy to move in, warm & comfortable. After the first wash (of the pyjamas themselves), I found they slightly shrunk length wise. The legs took up just under half an inch, but as they are long anyway, this wasnt too noticeable. I have washed the slipper socks a few times since purchase, as I treat them like actual slippers rather than socks. I am kind of afraid that if washed too much, the rubber at the bottom will be damaged. We bought these at the beginning of January this year (2012) and she wears them quite a bit so they probably get washed once a week. I would have expected the colour to fade but it looks as new.
For the entire set we paid 9.99 which I thought was quite reasonable for what we bought. Usually a pajamas alone would be around the same price. I was happy with the purchase and more importantly Sophie was ecsatic. These would be a perfect gift for a lover of this tv show or a little girly girl as they are very feminine. I would recommend them to anyone with a little girl.