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While my sons love Thomas for my youngest son we decided when it was time to move in to a big boy's bed to purchase a cars2 bed for him as he also loves cars.
There are lots of different designs available as with all character fleeces and in cars case you can either buy cars fleece or cars 2 fleeces and although I did not think there would be a major difference apparently to my son there is as there is a whole new cast of characters in cars 2 as well as the old loved ones so we have this in two designs the one above that has lighting McQueen on the majority of the fleece with no speed limit written on the rest of the fleece. The colours are red and black and although at first I thought this would be a little dull my son loves it as these are the trademark colours of lightning McQueen and although it seems a little dark and dreary it actually does brighten up the room. The cars 2 design has both lightning and Finn mcmissle on it so there is a large difference according to my 4 year old son.
It is a fleece blanket that is made from 100% Polyester and this makes it extremely soft to touch it is almost like a towel texture but a lot softer which makes it great for little one to snuggle up to. We tend to use it as a bed runner but we also use it in the winter when it gets colder for my son to use for some extra heat. Also in the summer when the weather is a little warmer it can be used instead of a quilt if it becomes too warm in the house and I do not have to worry about him getting to cold.
The fleece can be washed on a 40c wash and also it can be tumble dried but I find these character fleeces dry rather quickly if you just hang them on the line so I try not to tumble dry if possible. They come out really well I always wash my bedding on their own the first time as I find a lot of hem run but after that they can go in a normal wash the colour stays just as bright as when we first brought it and there is no fault in the quality it remains soft and fluffy without misshaping or any snags or pulls which is great.
The fleece is a good size it fits my sons toddler bed nicely and covers him with ease of course it can be used for cuddling up on the sofa and my children like to lay them on the ground and pretend to have picnics on them use them as capes and lots of other play activities. Of course the main reason we brought this was to keep my little boys warm and it does this very well it is very cosy and I have used it to cover my legs while watching TV before and it kept my legs and feet very cosy.
As with all character bedding this matches other items in the cars range perfectly and as our sons bedroom is half Thomas for my sons Thomas bed and we have recently made it half cars to match my youngest son's bed this ties in very well.
They retail price is anything between £5 -£10 so do shop around for a bargain we picked ours up from Tesco for £5 but it is available and a wide range of stores. I would recommend this blanket it has lasted well and does exactly what you want it to it keeps little one nice and warm while being a great decorative piece also.