My daughter loves Hello Kitty (along with several other things!) and so we asked for Hello Kitty things for her birthday. One of the things she received was this Hello Kitty shaped cushion. She was 4 when she got this.
---About the product:
The Hello Kitty Shaped Cushion is a cushion shaped like the head of the popular toy Hello Kitty. It is a good likeness with the shaped head being white with a black border around the edge of it. She has a pink bow and pink nose both outlined in black and then black eyes and whiskers sewn in. The cushion is short pile but is still soft to the touch. The black sections are stitched so feel a bit rougher to the touch. It is an all-in-one cushion so has no zips or fastenings on it. It is made from 100% polyester and is suitable for machine washing at 40 degrees. The cushion also has 2 labels; a pink one with the make on it and a white one with the care instructions. The size of the cushion is approx. 40 x 30 cm and is about 6cm thick.
---Using the product:
My daughter was very excited when she saw the cushion and begun hugging it right away. She has several cushions in her bed, but she likes this one to use as a pillow as it is just the right size for her head. She generally has a thin pillow anyway so she is fine with it being this thickness. For someone older, it would not be as good. She also likes to cuddle the pillow and I will sometimes find her in bed snuggled up with it. We have washed it once so far and it has been fine. Luckily my daughter doesn't get things too messy so I haven't had to wash it any more.
I've been really happy with this product and would be happy to buy it again. It retails for between £5-8 which is good for Hello Kitty branded things and is reasonable for any kind of character cushion. I have had a couple of problems with threads coming loose so I wouldn't recommend this for very young children as it could cause problems for them. For my daughter's age though, it has been great. It has been used in the car on long journeys and we've taken it on holiday with us. I would happily recommend this cushion if you have young children with an interest in Hello Kitty, or for adults who do to :)
WHAT IS IT?
A cushion shaped like Hello Kitty's head.
This cushion has a very good design and looks like Hello Kitty with correct features. The cushion is stuffed quite firm and that makes the cushion appear rounded, the ears are stuffed just as well so when my daughter takes it to bed with her it doesn't matter which way she cuddles it because it is all firmly stuffed.
WHAT I THINK
This is a very good value cushion and only cost £6 from a fabric shop near where I live. The only thing I have to complain about is that the cushion is so white that it gets dirty very quickly, it is machine washable but I have washed it three times and every time the cushion goes a bit flatter so I won't be able to do that many more times.
It is a comfortable cushion because the fabric cover is soft and cosy. My daughter likes to lie on the sofa whenever she is feeling unwell and she always fetches this cushion even though she has lots of character cushions, I think this is because it has the feel of a teddy bear with the shaping and facial features.
The cushion measures about 40cm by 38cm so is quite big, she couldn't use it for a pillow at night but it is good for when she is relaxing in front of the television or lying on the floor to play with her Sylvanian Families toys.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
This is a review of the Hello Kitty Cushion you can see on the picture above. My daughter was bought it for Christmas to go with a chair she got and they both fit perfectly.
As it was a gift, I can't tell you what our cushion cost but the price varies. I have seen them in Home Bargains for around £7, £10 at Tesco Direct and at Very (catalogue) they are £15 and £9.50 on play.com and £7.99 at Clinton Cards. So you can search around for a good price.
I love this cushion! It is the shape of HK's head which is also her logo shape. You always get this with HK products: "Hello Kitty is a cheerful, warm-hearted little girl, who was born on November 1st and she lives in London, England with her parents and her twin sister, Mimmy. They have lots of friends at school with whom they share many adventures." So there you go if you didn't already know that LOL! The main colours on the cushion are pink and white so suitable for little girls really.
Not for the 0-3s
The cushion tag states that the cushion is unsuitable for 0-3 years and so we always supervise our daughter when she is playing with the cushion. It's not got any zips, loose bits or hard items on it, so it's just in case of suffocation I suppose.
The cushion is very soft (filled with polyester filling). The best bit is that the whole thing is machine washable which is great news for a white cushion that children play with! I haven't had to wash ours yet but am sure it won't be long...
The cushion size is probably quite an important detail in this review. It is 38 x 28cm. Big enough for a small head to fit upon! (or a small bottom!!!).
Not bad actually for something that is more decorative than perhaps considered practical. The size and shape is good and it's got just the right amount of padding to fulfil its role as a cushion.
Both mummy and daughter love this (thanks Nan for your gift) and it's very huggable. It looks good as a cushion but also could go in a bedroom as a decorative pillow which is where ours will probably end up when DD is a little older. I would recommend shopping around but ultimately give this pillow top marks from one HK fan to others out there. xoxox
Over the past few years my hello kitty obsession has grown despite being almost 20 years old I love them, my room is filled with different cushions and lots of plush teddies all on my shelves, I have even got my niece obsessed with Hello Kitty which is funny because my sister always tells me off for buying her more hello kitty things for her birthday and Christmas.
This cushion is just the head and face of hello kitty, unlike some of the other cushions by Sanrio, the cover cannot be removed and it doesn't have a zip, this is fine by me because the zips are always cold and when I lay on this there's no cold bits! I spilled Gravy on this one time, not a little bit but practically a full plate of gravy when over the face of hello kitty, and I never had time to do anything about it as I had to rush off to work, as gross as that sounds. It absorbed really quickly into the cushion as well so when I got home from work I through it into the washing machine and also added some stain removing liquid just in case the gravy never came out, luckily she cam out just as white as she was when she was bought new. Yay.
This is 100% polyester, when running your hand over this it is very smooth and soft to lay on too, this isn't as big as a pillow but it is big enough to rest your head on or for extra comfort with your pillows, I have a few cushions and I have them lined up underneath my pillows but I remove them at night time before I sleep, The face of this is embroidered so nothing sticks out, it is flat, the back is completely white. Inside this it feels like to me just a piece of average sponge, this is fine to me it is well made.
This is a lovely decorative item and goes lovely with the rest of my hello kitty decor, not quite what I'm going to do with all the things I have when I move out, it just means I need to buy more cushions to fill the other rooms! This has a couple of labels on the cushion, one says about Hello kitty and that Sanrio has been making hello kitty since 1976 which is impressive and there is another one with the washing instructions and what temperature to wash at and states that the filling of the cushion complies with Furniture and Furnishings fire safety requirements BS5852. This states also that the cushion is not suitable for children under the age of 3, I don't under stand this as it is just a cushion, the same a s a pillow but in a different shape, but this is what it says.
Overall I love this and it was only £5 from Asda which is majorly cheap for Sanrio items so this is a cute lovely item which will look great on your bed or sofa no matter how old you are, this would make a great christmas present right now for a hello kitty fanatic like me!
My daughter's bedroom is a bit like Hello Kitty world, with lots of pictures of the iconic cat on her walls and bedding. When I saw this pillow, I thought it would be the ideal accessory for her bedroom and would match her duvet cover and pillow really well.
The pillow is actually just like a disembodied Hello Kitty head! Unlike a regular pillow, it does not have a removable cover, or zip (which may be just as well if you have ever read the story about the "Hello Kitty murder"), but this does not really matter, as the whole thing can be washed in a regular washing machine at 40 degrees, and then dried naturally, not tumble dried. Of course, it is no substitute for an actual pillow, but my daughter likes to put it on top of her pillow on her bed for extra comfort.
The pillow is made from 100% polyester and is like a smooth velour to touch, typical of most soft toys these days. Her features are embroidered on, so there is no danger of catching your skin or hair on anything sharp. Hello Kitty has a big pink spotty bow, which again, is embroidered on and cannot be removed. The face has a thin, black border of narrow fabric around the outside for definition. The back of the pillow is just plain white fabric.
The pillow is not particularly fluffy or plush. in fact, the padding inside is quite minimal and I would have preferred something a little more padded. The filling of the pillow is quite firm, although I think it is made from regular toy stuffing as opposed to memory foam or sponge. It holds its shape really well.
The pillow does not really have many uses other than being decorative. you can't really play with it as a regular soft toy because it has no body, and it is not really much use as a pillow either, although my daughter does seem to genuinely love this product and it does look really good on her bed and matches her other accessories perfectly.
There are a couple of labels on the side of the pillow. The pink label states that Hello Kitty first made her appearance in 1976, which, coincidentally, was when I made mine! Maybe we are twins! The other label has all of the washing instruction on it and states that the filling of the cushion complies with Furniture and Furnishings fire safety requirements BS5852. Handy to know that if your house catches fire, your Hello Kitty pillow will still be ok! The label also states that the pillow should not be given to children under 3. I can't really understand the reason for this as there are no sharp parts or bits that can break off, but I suppose it poses a slight risk of suffocation and the manufacturers are just covering their backs from a health and safety perspective.
In conclusion, this pillow is a lovely accessory for a little girls room, or even a teenagers room, in fact, I think a lot of older people would like it too. It is not particularly soft, considering that it is a pillow, and has limited uses, but it does look great and provides a nice finishing touch to a themed bedroom. The pillow is well made, high quality and well stitched and looks as though it is made to last a long time. I also really like the fact that it is washable, as kid's toys inevitably get grubby over time. These pillows cost about £7 from shops like Asada and Wilkinsons, which is really cheap for a Hello Kitty branded product.
My middle daughter is hello kitty mad so we have over the last two years brought her lots of hello kitty items, this is just one of them, I paid £9.99 for this cushion which I do think is rather on the expensive side but you are paying for the name with anything like this so they always are.
It is 40 cm by 40 cm approximately and I was a bit worried as to how long it would stay clean with my daughter as she takes it back and forward with her to her nans of a weekend but my fears were soon cured when I realised it could be machine washed at 40 degrees and has been quite a few times without loosing its softness or fullness so I suppose the high price was worth it for good quality.
The stuffing in this is well stuffed and very tightly packed which helps loads with it keeping its shape but to be honest it doesn't make it very comfy to lie on and I wouldn't like to sleep on it as a pillow but it looks great on my daughters bed and she puts it next to her normal bed pillow with her hello kitty teddy sleeping on it
I would recommend this to any hello kitty fan as it is very well made, stitched together really well, holds its shape lovely and will last a lot of abuse and a long time from youngsters
Despite my age, I am still a very big Hello Kitty fan, and I do tend to collect various plush items of Hello Kitty. For my birthday last year, my best friend was kind enough to buy me this Hello Kitty Plush Cushion which I simply adore!
As you can see from the image above, it is a cushion in the shape of Hello Kitty's head. It is white in colour, and she is wearing a pink bow in this cushion. The size of it is 38 x 28 cm which is a decent sized cushion considering I am an adult, but as it is aimed at children, it is the perfect size for them. It is 100% polyester filling and 100% polyester cover.
Not only does it look adorable, but it is actually a very comfortable cushion to lean on, and cushions the head well of a night time. It would be perfect for children or adults who are young at heart to take in the car for those long journeys, but I personally keep mine on my bed with all my other pillows and cushions. It is quite a thick cushion therefore you do not feel what is underneath it much which I think is great.
However, due to it being white, it does mean that it can discolour quite easily. I have had mine a while now, and it is starting to go a funny colour, and you can tell that I have owned it for a fair while. The good news is that this cushion is machine washable at 40 C which is excellent. I can not moan about the discolouring of the product though, and this is because I would not want a Hello Kitty cushion if it was not white, else it just would not be the same!
I really can not fault this cushion, and I feel that it is perfect to buy as a gift for someone, as it is not only a gorgeous present which they will enjoy, but one that is also practical and can be put to good use. The best thing about it is that it only retails for £9.99 which is an extremely good price, so good that I might even pick up another one so I have one on each side of the bed! Mine was brought from Argos and they still stock it there today, however I have seen it around on Amazon in the past, so it is worth checking out there too!
Overall, I am definitely going to give this cushion five stars because it deserves no less. It is aesthetically pleasing as well as carrying out its job, and doing it well! Definitely the perfect cushion for a little princess. Thank you for reading!
I bought this cushion for my daugher for her 8th birthday recently. She is a massive fan of Hello Kitty, and I thought that this would compliment her bedroom very well.
I purchased this in the Argos sale for, if I remember correctly, around £6.99, however it's now gone back up to the full retail price of £14.99.
The cushion is made from a good quality short pile furry fabric and is approximately 15" x 11" in size. It isn't very deep however, and is only about 3" - 4". It has a lovely pink polka dot bow stitched on the top right hand side right next to the ear in typical Hello Kitty fashion. The eye's, whiskers and border of the nose are made out of black cotton/nylon stitching, the centre of the nose is done in a very pale pink fur fabric.
There is a small tag attached to the cushion which gives all the regular warnings. It states that this product is not suitable for children under the age of 3 which I assume is more to do with danger of suffocation rather than anything coming loose presenting a choking hazard.
The care instructions are also listed on the label, which states that it can be machine washed on a 40 degrees cycle, which is great considering how much this cushion is being used, its a favourite at the moment.
My daughter was very impressed with this present. She arranges it in a certain fashion on her bed, and sleeps with it along side her regular pillow, more like a teddy than a cushion! It looks great alongside her other Hello Kitty soft toys and furnishings, making her room look more complete.
I think this would make a perfect gift for any Hello Kitty fan, it's cute, fun, cuddly and quite stylish. I think it is worth the sale price, however I don't think I would pay nearly £15 for this at full price.