“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Rugs „
This rug sits in my youngest sons bedroom. He has a bed in the shape of a car so I thought that this would sit perfectly next to it.
When I bought it ( about 2 years ago) I got it in the sale and it was around £10.00. At this moment in time it is selling for £19.99 from Mothercare.
The rug is mostly blue and is in the shape of a car. It has 2 red wheels and a large number 2 which is blue stripes. All around the car there is like a white outline which highlights the shape of the car.
The rug is 100% cotton and is nice and soft to the touch. It isn't super thick but then I haven't found many novelty rugs that are. It is more than adequate for placing on top of a carpet. The measurements are 106 x 71cm so it is a nice size to have next to a bed without it taking over the room.
The rug has a rubberised backing on the underside, this is great if you have wood flooring as it doesn't move on the floor.
There is no label on the rug to say whether or not it is washable but I have put it in the washing machine and it has washed up fine. Due to the rubber on the back I wouldn't recommend putting it in the dryer just in case!
This rug has taken a lot of wear and tear over the last 2 years. It has had drinks spilt on it, been vomited on, had pens all over it and yet after washing it it has come up as good as new. The colour hasn't faded at all and the material hasn't bobbled or become thin.
I would recommend this rug if it is on at cheaper than the normal price. I think that £19.99 is quite pricey and although the rug has proved to be of good quality, it has nothing out of the ordinary that would make me want to pay the higher price.
As we have all wood flooring in our house I knew I would have to get something to have on the floor in the kids' room. I was in Mothercare and saw this little rug. It had a car on it and didn't look as if it was going to take up the whole floor. I specifically didn't want something large. The little car shaped rug at it's longest bit is only slightly longer then my 9 months old.
Price & Availability:
The rug cost me £10. It was reduced at the time from £19. I haven't seen them for quite some time so there's a chance that they are no longer in production. Mothercare do however make the same size rugs in other cute designs such as bears and hearts. Maybe give the website a check as they might have some things that the stores don't.
Odd thing to write about but it is important to me when buying a rug. When I was growing up my mother thought it a wonderful idea to buy this ugly sandpaper feeling carpet. She said it looked nice and if I hated the feel of it so much then to keep my house shoes on! This has obviously scarred me for life!
In store I ran my hand over the rug and was happy with it. It's not light and fluffy but at the same time it's not harsh and unwelcoming. My little man has rolled around on it many times and has even fallen asleep on it. 100% cotton so says the tag.
Mostly a mix of blues with a bit of red and white. It was very important to my elder lad that there be no trace of pink anywhere in sight. Lord help me if he had a little sister. He used to love pink but since started school he's under the impression the pink is evil and shouldn't even be mentioned for fear of gender confusion! I hope he grows out of this at some point. I try not to say anything and ignore it so that he doesn't associate it his head as a big deal. Child psychology is not my strong point but I'm doing alright so far. My biggest discovery thus far still being that chocolate will make him do almost anything.
Now with a young man and a little man things get dirty. You can try and hide things away but no matter where it is I can guarantee it will still get mucky. There has been a good mix of food and drink spilt on this poor mistreated rug. It isn't the sort of thing to throw into the washing machine so I'm already put out! No no, honestly I'm not that bad ... grab a sponge and give the rug a little rub-a-dub with some water and it'll be good as new. The only time I have not been able to get something out was a bit of blackcurrant juice that I didn't know had been spilt until later that day. Summer heat had dried it into the carpet to a point where it was now a part of it. Thankfully it's only a couple of drops so no big deal really, but don't tell the kids as they got a telling off!
Recommend me to a friend:
I love this little rug. It was exactly what the boys' room needed. I reckon it would look good even in a room that already had carpet. There are matching items which would have been nice to know before I got all the bedding so we have a mix of stuff in the room but they never notice anyway!
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