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A Comforting Companion
Member Name: topsyturvy
At Christmas time I was given this Cushtie as a gift, I had seen them before for sale but it had never been something I had considered buying. However, since I got mine I have never looked back as it is probably the comfiest thing you could ever know. It is an unusual concept of a squishy pillow but it is perfect after a tiring day at work or when you want to lie down on a surface that is not so comfortable and best of all they come in a wide range of colours. The one I was given was of course pink as it is the best colour to me and is nice and bright.
The Cushtie looks pretty different, it is a cylinder like shape and is full of beads and is in a stretchy lycra like outer cover. It is 350mm x 160mm in diameter and it also comes with its own carry bag so that if you are taking it when you are travelling that you have a protective cover for it. It is nice and smooth to touch and really light weight as well. It has a small label with washing instructions on it but mine has never really gotten too dirty yet that I've not tested the washing results yet.
To wash this Cushtie, it says that you can hand wash it only and do not bleach it. Also, do not iron it and it should not be given to children 0-3 years old. It is made of nylon and polyurethane as well as being filled with polystyrene beads which is what makes it so easy to mould into you. The pillow is perfect to snuggle with as it is so versatile and if you lie your head into it, the beads will mould around your head so that it fits around you.
The other good thing about this is the outside being so stretchy is what makes it so fun as you can pull it and stretch it and it will adapt to your body, head or wherever you are lying on it and just mould itself into your body providing a great amount of comfort. I have used this on long train journeys before when I have been tired as it is so comfortable on your neck and really supports it as well as providing a very smooth surface to lie your head on.
I also use this Cushtie when lying about the house as sometimes I find my back or neck can hurt when lying in awkward positions, so this helps. Not only for supporting my body but also when lying down sometimes it's just nice to cuddle the Cushtie as it is so comforting. Just to be able to squeeze it is also good if you've had a stressful day! Really, the possibilities are endless with the Cushtie, it may sound pointless to some but you will never travel again without it.
The only downside to taking it travelling is that it is quite big to carry about with you which is why I do not always bring it. It is perfect for all ages and really is the ideal companion, it should be kept away from excessive heat and if it does get dirty follow the washing instruction but even to wipe it should be easy to remove any kind of stains. This is a great gift for anyone as there are colours in pink, blue and black so for men and women.
This pillow is available from a range of places, I have seen them in shopping centres, Amazon sell them for £7.49 and also eBay will no doubt sell them. Play.com also sell them it really depends on the colour you want as they do not have an official website.
If you need anymore information Amazon goes into a lot of detail http://www.amazon.co.uk.
Summary: A comfy cushion by Cushtie
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