Joolz are a brand that have been on my radar for a little while now; a young Dutch company with big ambitions, they’re a bunch who seem to really “get it”. All of their products are designed to make life a bit easier and nicer along the way…. And, well, who doesn’t want an easy life?
I’ve had my eye on the Joolz Geo Duo for a while now (yes, I now lust after prams, what’s happened to me?) but it’s only been in the last few weeks that I discovered that they do accessories too… and what gorgeous accessories they are!
When the Joolz team offered to send us one of the Essentials Blankets, I jumped at the chance to check it out first hand. Having bought far too many items that were never used with Bells (hello wipe warmer I’m looking at you), blankets were never one of those and I’m of the opinion that you can never have too many. Whether it’s on her pram, in her cot, for tucking her up on the sofa or keeping her warm in the car, a good blanket is probably one of the most versatile items you’ll own. It’s even been known to turn a good nap into a great nap…. I know, right?
When the blanket arrived, the beautiful design and quality was apparent immediately. With a gorgeous heavy ribbed knitted outer layer and a soft jersey lining, it’s perfect for keeping Bells cosy on the coldest of days whilst letting her skin breath and temperature regulate. The ribbed design also means that it looks good wherever you’re using it, so it’s not one you’ll be hiding away in a hurry.
The Essentials Blanket has become a go-to whenever we’re out and about, therefore as I’m sure you can imagine with any toddler, it wasn’t long until it needed a wash. Thankfully it’s machine washable and so we were back in action in no time, much to mine (and Bell’s) relief. It stayed as lovely and soft as when we first got it, which is quite something given my washing skills.
As the blanket is made from 100% organic cotton, I can have peace of mind that it’s looking after the planet as well as my Minis.
It’s bigger than your usual baby blanket which means that it’s still plenty big enough to ensure Bells is tucked in properly for her nap without any chilly toes! However, if the second baby is a girl, there might be a fight over who gets custody of this blanket. It’s so gorgeous, I’m thinking of getting another as our receiving blanket as they come in a whole host of beautiful colours… you know, nudes and mints, without a single sickeningly sweet pink tone in sight.
I genuinely can’t speak highly enough of the Joolz Essentials Blanket. We’ve had so many compliments when we’ve been out and about with it and it’s never far out of reach… which is handy when it’s as chilly as it is at the moment. Brrrrr…..
If you’re wanting to lay your hands on one of the Joolz blankets, you can purchase it here for £50. You won’t have a need to buy any other blankets after this one.
NB: Please note that this blanket was sent to us to review, however this hasn’t affected opinion and this review in any way, I genuinely love it. I’ll never be anything less than honest with you guys… pinky promise.