“ Brand: Peppa Pig / Type: Nursery Accessories - Pop Up Tidy „
My daughter is a huge Peppa Pig fan so we knew that part of getting her into her own room would mean decorating it with as much PP stuff as possible. She actually has a Peppa Pig bed already but when I saw this PP themed pop up tidy in Mothercare for only £3.50 I thought it would be ideal for her dirty laundry - the tidy is categorised by Mothercare as a container for dirty clothes. But, we tried this initially and found that little one kept getting her clothes out of it and playing with it, as she was drawn to its bright colouring and the fact that it has Peppa on it. So after that we decided to use it to keep her bedroom toys in instead.
The pop up tidy is packaged away tightly so that when you open the wrapping it immediately pops out into its proper 3D shape. It is a bright pink colour which I find a bit sickly myself but my daughter seems to like it. There is a picture on it of Peppa and George playing with their toys and my daughter loves being able to see all the usual PP toys in the picture, mainly teddy, dinosaur, and ball- she regularly points them out and compares them to her own similar toys.
As the tidy is only about 50cm high my daughter finds it easy to put toys in it and get them out. I don't put any of her heavier toys in there though, just her soft ones, as the tidy is not made of a particularly strong material. It's a plastic netting type of material that could easily be torn if you're not careful with the tidy. My daughter can reach her toys in the tidy fine by herself except the ones right at the bottom which can be too low for her to reach, in which case gets them out by tipping the whole tidy on its side and then uprighting it again when it is empty. This is really easy for her to do as it is so lightweight, and it's safe as the tidy has no sharp corners. It can be annoying for me though as it means that even when full the tidy is sometimes moved around the room by little hands that should be sleeping!
We have had this pop up tidy for a few months now and it is used regularly. Unfortunately the corners are beginning to fray and there is a small hole in one side of the tidy, which I think will probably get much bigger quite quickly. I have thought about sewing it up but I don't think the seams would hold due to the material the pop up is made of. So this is not a durable product and actually I don't think it's ideal for daily use, which is a shame as it is a good size for my toddler and she obviously likes it and also the way it looks. So I'm giving this tidy 3 stars as it is a useful product but it won't last you long.
My little girl received one of these for Christmas and I did think this was a nice idea as she loves peppa pig and has far too many toys. Perfect you say?
The toy box came flat packed and took 2 seconds to pop open it's also take the same time to fold it away. At first I thought this was great as it was small didn't take up too much room and also had the bonus of being folded away when it's not needed.
My little girl loves everything peppa and George so she instantly loved it. The designs lovely and it does look nice in a toy corner or bedroom.ni had previously been looking at toy boxes but never considered this style I was more interested in the classic toy box style.
When it came to putting toys in this it was hard to decide what toys could practically go in here as there was no way of organising anything it kind of all had to be dumped in there. There was also the added problem of its size. My little girl is only 2 so she doesn't really have any small toys. Eventually i decided to use it to store her cuddly toys in it but then I discovered the next problem which was that it wasn't easy to get the toys back out and I found that my little girl was having to drag everything out in order to find the teddy she wanted. This process went on for a couple of days and each time I noticed that my little girl was getting stressed trying to find the toys she wanted.
Due to its size and design I don't think it is a practical toy box and I have actually started using it as a wash basket for my little girls dirty cloths and have found it suits this purpose just fine.
I did not buy this myself so I dont know how much it costs or where it came from ( it would be rude to ask) but eBay are displaying it for £9.99 with delivery.
I don't quite now how it got so out of control but my daughter just seems to collect an amass of toys day by day. I think her bedroom looks like the back section of the Argos catalogue infused with every girly item in hte shelf of the Disney store lol. Storage it a big problem as she has 2 hello kitty toy boxes, a large transparent plastic box from Ikea and still the toys overflow everywhere. Some time ago, I thought I'd invest in some girly looking storage for her room and so ended up buying this Peppa Pig pop up tidy for her room from amazon for £6.99.
The pop up tidy came in quite basic packaging, and so flat packed it could actually be posted through my letter box. It's a really flexible material, with perforated holes in it. Unwrapping it out of the plastic packaging it literally popped up before my eyes, so absolutely no assembly required!
Once up and running, my first impression was a bit disappointed as it was smaller than I imagined. The dimensions are (Height) 44cm x (Width) 85cm x (Depth) 29 cm. It comes up in a rectangular shape, with a hole in the middle for inserting the toys into. This can fit a good few teddies, books, dolls, and other random bits of lego/puzzle pieces/dressing up outfits in it before it starts to become really crammed and just looks odd with sharp corners sticking out, bulging it out of shape. Over time I have also found we must be overloading it as it now permanently leans to one side, no matter how hard I try to adjust the toys so as to even it out, but regardless it now stands looking like the leaning tower of Peppa lol.
The design of it overall is nice and pink albeit a bit basic. There are 3 sides which are plain and pink, and one side with a picture of Peppa and George playing. I would have thought there would be images around the pop up tidy, but I guess we can live with just the one. Despite it's smallness it is actually an ideal height as my daughter can easily reach into the pop up tidy, and remove (more like projectile throwing) all the toys out of the tidy with ease.
Overall, this is cute as a room accessory but it is in no way ideal for actual, productive toy storage. Sure, Peppa brightens up the room a bit and adds some colour and character, but add more than a few teddies and anything weighty like books and puzzles and it crumbles like a biscuit in hot tea. Its cheap enough, so this should have flagged some warning bells and my head but nevertheless it's a decent buy so it gets a reasonable 3 out of 5.
I didn't set out to give my daughter a Peppa Pig themed bedroom, it was just meant to be something pink and girly. However, as time has gone on, I've noticed that I've picked up more and more Peppa Pig items for her bedroom without realising it. One of the first things I bought was this pop up tidy.
The pop up tidy comes packaging in transparent plastic packaging backed onto cardboard. As the packaging is so small the tidy has been folded up a few times to make it fit inside. As soon as you pull the plastic away from the cardboard backing the pop up tidy pops out into it's whole size and shape. Assembly made easy, if only everything was that simple!
Once the pop up tidy has popped out, it measures around 50cm high, 35cm wide and 35cm long. It is mostly coloured in pink, but one side has a Peppa Pig picture of her and her brother George playing nicely in their bedroom, Peppa with her teddy and George with his dinosaur, rawr! The hole is placed in the top of the pop up tidy and is circular shape, it's quite large taking up most of the top of the pop up tidy.
I first bought this pop up tidy so that my daughter could put her teddies away herself, they normal live on top of her chest of drawers but she plays with them quite often for tea parties. This pop up tidy is the perfect height for her to put the toys away without any problems in reaching anything. Most of her teddies then moved home and started to sleep on her bed when they weren't being played with, it only left a few teddies in the tidy so it was quite useless. It is now used as a washing basket, although it never gets proper full it's a nice way to keep washing out of the way, but also teaching her where the dirty washing should go.
Occasionally my daughter liked to empty the pop up tidy and push it over so she could crawl inside, now she is older she can't fit anymore, but it was fun while it lasted.
As the pop up tidy is made from a thin material, I wouldn't use it as the main way to store some of the big bulky toys my daughter has as it would just topple over, it's best use is, like I say, teddies or washing, or even small toys would be ok. Anything more and I think the pop up tidy would spend more time on it's side than upright!
The pop up tidy cost me around £6 about 18 months ago, I think this is great value for money for somewhere nice and girly to keep my daughters teddies or dirty washing in one place. I love the fact that it is the perfect height for her to help tidy away too. If you are looking for a main storage solution, however, this wouldn't be it as the is quite flimsy.