For my regular readers you’ll know that apart from recipes, the other thing that often crops up is my hatred of cold weather. Hubby is the same and it seems as if Nicholas is too. Today at nursery his love for the outdoor pedal cars (sometimes that’s all he plays with) couldn’t compete with the cold; he kept going out to look at them, but then running back in!
Nicholas has also well and truly outgrown his snuggly sleeping bags. I’d been checking duvets (that’s ‘quilts’ for the non-UK readers) and deciding what bedding we could move on to in order to keep Nicholas cosy in bed, when the lovely Michelle from The Bedding Company contacted me. Thanks to her, we’ve been able to try Silentnight’s Complete Kids Bedset.
The bedset comprises a 6 tog single quilt/duvet, a waterproof mattress cover and a pillow from the trusted Silentnight brand (did you know that the company started in North Yorkshire in 1946?).
The duvet and pillow cover are 50% cotton 50% polyester, and both have a polyester hollowfibre filling. They’re non- allergenic, machine-washable and suitable for tumble-drying. The waterproof mattress cover is polyethylene-coated polypropylene with an elasticated skirt.
The duvet and pillow are very soft, but also quite thin. Having said that, the duvet has kept Nicholas very warm during the night, and although the pillow gives the impression that it will sag after not much use, it seems to be a good height for his neck. While Nicholas has not yet moved to a single bed, the larger duvet is easily tucked down the sides and I think keeps him more covered and therefore warmer than a smaller cot-sized one.
The size of the duvet isn’t stated on the packaging (nor anywhere else I’ve searched online). I’m fairly sure it’s a standard single bed size (90cm x 190cm), but it would be nice to have that confirmed.
The bedset is let down a bit by the waterproof mattress cover. It’s very crinkly and noisy under the sheet, and reminds me of the disposable shoe covers you get in hospitals (not that surprising when they’re made of the same material). It seems of a cheaper quality than the duvet and pillow. I have read though, that it becomes softer and less noisy after it’s been washed a few times.
Overall, Silentnight’s Complete Kids Bedset at £17.99 is a great value first set for a toddler. Nicholas is happy and warm during the night, and that’s what’s important!
The Bedding Company sell Silentnight’s Complete Kids Bedset with the choice of three different togs for the duvet (4.5, 6 and 10.5). They range in price from £17.99 to £22.99.
Disclosure: We were sent Silentnight’s Kids Bedset from The Bedding Company to try. My opinions are honest and my own.