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Packing for a weekend away. Every parent’s worst nightmare. Do you take one big suitcase for everyone’s stuff? A bag each? One bag for the adults and one for the kids? Shoes in one bag, undies in another?? Aaaaaaargh!
This Easter, Penny Scallan made that decision very easy for us, by sending one of their Sleepover Bags for us to review.
The only decision they couldn’t help with was which child’s belongings to pack in the bag, but as it arrived on Tiny’s birthday, he decided it was most definitely his. But fear not! Pickle will get his chance to use it soon when he accompanies me to a very important gathering in Christchurch.
When you’re packing for an unreliably-just-potty-trained three-year-old, you need to pack a lot of stuff. Luckily, the Sleepover Bags are Tardis-like in their capacity, and we managed to fit all of Tiny’s things, plus a big bag of wipes and 15 disposable nappies for the baby, with no trouble.
We also discovered that there’s plenty of room to fit an average-sized nine-month-old baby. And his naughty three-year-old brother’s foot. Hello again, Time Out.
Aside from the sheer cuteness of these bags, they are BPA free, lightweight yet durable, with an easy wipe clean outer surface. They come with a detachable shoulder strap, which will come in very handy when Tiny is big enough to carry the bag to his first proper sleepover.
With that in mind, these bags look to be the perfect size for carrying all the required sleepover paraphernalia. There’s an inner mesh pocket for the much needed post-midnight-snack toothbrush, an outer pocket for the ghost-story-telling torch, and plenty of room inside for a sneaky hitch-hiking teddy bear. And with a bag tag you can personalise…there’s no chance of a mate swiping your bag!
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We also received a Big City Collectable Box, which Tiny also claimed as his own and promptly filled with race cars and other assorted vehicular treasures.
The box is made from thick, hard-wearing cardboard, with a sturdy metal clasp and handle, and is reminiscent of a little suitcase. It’s pretty tough, having travelled more than 600km in a few days, but it will not stand up to being thrown around by a misbehaving three-year-old.
The box contains two wooden cars and a wooden pull-back truck, with a small cardboard road. Tiny loved that his new treasure box came with treasures already in it, and I loved that the vehicles were wooden, not plastic.
I had plans to display it on one of the shelves in Tiny’s room…and now that he’s cracked the hinge, I think it will definitely be a display item instead of a play item.
Lesson learned by me, on your behalf. You’re welcome.
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(Penny Scallan provided these items for review, but the opinions expressed are all my own.)