“ Brand: La Senza / Type: Microwavable plush toy / Available: various styles „
I was given a sheep animal from La Senza's soft toy microwavable range for Christmas from my Mum. I'm not usually the type of person who uses hot water bottles or anything of that kind so at first I kind of tossed it aside not really thinking anything of it. Then, however, I began getting awful back pain on account of that monthly gift all women share in common and thought it would do no harm to test it out and see if heating pad (if you can call a stuffed sheep that) actually worked and if it would help the pain at all. I popped it in the microwave for quite a short amount of time and after waiting for it to cool down a little (it was near burning hot at first and the material was sweating.. I overheated it immediately, woops) I popped it onto my tummy while I was sitting down watching tv and left it to work its magic. Much to my surprise it did actually work and did alleviate some of the pain! Its a convenient little thing to have around the house because not only does it look cute as a soft toy all in itself, but it has works wonders in numbing pain (at least a little).
Its abilities are not just limitted to that however. Of course, as with all hot water bottle type things, they can be used for extra warmth whenever you please, and this toy works perfectly for that. Although as a fully grown adult you may feel a little weird hugging on to a toy, dont be embarrassed, we all have done it at some time of other! When done right the warmth is a comfortable is great in providing added warmth in a cold room and in relieving general aches and pain.
The material is plush and soft. The sheep version, which I received as a gift, is pretty plain, bar a La Senza stamp on his left foot, however I dont really think the point of it is to act as a piece of art. It does what it claims to do and it does it well.
The heating instructions are as follows according to W.
650W: 1 min 45 sec
800W: 1 min 15 sec
1000 W: 45 sec
As you can tell heating literally only takes a minute and then your on your way to using it almost immediately.
Cleaing instructions are equally as easy and simple and require that you just give it a quick wipe over, keeping it away from your washing machine or dryer. Its really as simple as that.
This was a great, useful gift, that I'm sure anyone would enjoy of all ages. The design is appealing to younger children, or people who perhaps just enjoy soft animals, and so because of its plain-and-somewhat-cuteness I proudly display mine on my windowsill with another soft animal I've owned for years.