This morning, Pooh Bear and I went to ‘Tickle & Giggles’ at our local Children’s Centre. This is the third week we’ve been but when I originally booked us on to the 5 week course, I had absolutely no clue what it entailed but judging by the name, it was going to be fun!
Turns out the course, for 4 – 18 mth olds, is all about the importance of Tummy time and how that helps with the development of their tummy, back and neck muscles. This strengthening of their core muscles in turn helps with crawling, walking and also their speech. Lying down with your baby Face-to-Face is important for speech and communication and it’s really lovely seeing their little faces react to you. As current advice is for babies to sleep on their backs, 30 minutes of Tummy Time a day can help avoid Flat Head Syndrome.
For the hour we are in the room, we sit, lie, crawl, kneel and sing on half a dozen or so different mats and blankets – some thicker and more comfortable than others on the hard floor…
This is where I think they could really do with a…
In a sentence, the PlayDuvet® is simply that.
A duvet you can play on, well, a special duvet anyway…
The idea is, you buy the PlayDuvet and then fill it with a standard double duvet and it is a fabulous, large, soft play mat the whole family can enjoy.
Like a lot of families now-a-days, we have laminate floors downstairs and this can be a real problem when babies start to roll, crawl and even when they’re walking. The PlayDuvet® ensures a soft, safe (fully CE marked) warm landing and is great for all stages of development.
In addition to providing a play area, the PlayDuvet® is covered in bright and contrasting colours, shapes, tags, and crinkly fabrics all designed to stimulate babies and children.
A real bugbear of mine with regards to products and toys for children is when they say ‘surface washable only’ on the label. Who designs these products knowing the first thing children are going to do is slobber on, chew, put their mucky fingers all over and puke on said product??? The PlayDuvet® has been thoughtfully designed and is as easy to clean as a normal duvet cover and you can also buy a waterproof cover to go between the PlayDuvet® and the double duvet so you can give babies and toddlers nappy-free time without worrying about little puddles soaking the duvet. You could have some water play on the mat or as Spud likes playing ‘Piplinks’ (Picnics), we could actually put water in his tea set and not worry about water going all over the floor.
The last point I am going to mention about the is that it is fully portable and comes in it’s own drawstring bag so you can take it on holiday or round to a friends house. This also makes it nice and compact to store, although I doubt you would put it away very often.
The PlayDuvet® would be great for any children’s groups, children’s centres, childminders, parties, nurseries, schools, holiday homes and anywhere children and babies congregate to play.
I came across PlayDuvet® on Twitter and Nic who runs the business has a young family and they, like many families today are just waiting for that big break which will see their business really take off and grow. I know how strong the power of social networking can be and I would love if everyone who reads this post shares it with their followers on Twitter and friends on Facebook and spreads the word about PlayDuvet®
Review Disclaimer: I have not received any payment in return for this review. It has been written out the goodness of my heart and I would love for it to be shared as this is a great product :)