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GIVEAWAY! The Junior Fine Bedding Company [Closed]


I’ve got a fantastic giveaway for you today from the folks at The Fine Bedding Company – one of the UK’s leading bedding brands. Their Junior range is suitable for children from 12 months, and has everything you’d need and expect to give your little ones the same lovely cosy sleeping experience that you enjoy. Or at least, the lovely cosy sleeping experience you would enjoy if it weren’t for the little rascals getting you up five times in the night… *deep sigh*

The Junior range from the Fine Bedding Company features a number of bedding essentials including a range of mattress protectors. Now I don’t know about you, but Daphne’s mattress protector has certainly earned its keep over the past two years… I’ll spare you the details, but it was definitely one of my most sensible purchases!

There are two mattress protectors available in the range. The Anti-allergy Mattress Protector was specially designed for babies and toddlers with sensitive skin and its hypo-allergenic material features a dust mite barrier to protect against allergic reactions. As well as being totally waterproof, it has a silky soft 100% cotton cover.

There’s also a Protector Pad with peach soft cover to help guard against night time accidents. It’s easily transportable and can also double up as a handy play mat. Available in cot, cotbed and single bed sizes, both products are machine washable.

I have a eight mattress protection prizes (a combination of Mattress Protectors and Protector Pads) to give away – four in the cot bed size and four in the cot size.

To enter, simply leave a comment below stating how many hours’ sleep you had last night (be honest!) and I’ll pick the winners at random. Good luck!

* Competition is only open to legal residents of the UK, 18 years or older.
* The competition period is from 9.00am 30 July 2017 to midnight, 12 August 2017. Any entries received outside the competition period will be void.
* The winner will be notified after the closing date.
* Eight winners will receive one mattress protector or protector pad from The Fine Bedding Company. Subject to availability, non transferable or refundable.
* No cash alternative will be given.
* Only one entry submitted by any person during the competition period will be eligible.
* The winner is selected at random, from correct entries received, after the competition end date.
* Correspondence will not be entered into.
* Allow 3 weeks from selection to dispatch of prize.


The winners are Jo Tubbs, Sophy Deary, Sharon Lou Johnson, Rachael O’Brien, Simone Griffin, Esme McCrubb, Terri Dudey and Samantha Buntain. See proof of random result:

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Panda and Ping

Another amazing independent designer-maker for you guys today! I was very excited to come across Panda & Ping – not least because their name and logo is just the best. Who can fail to love something panda-related? Not me.

This fantastic British brand makes the most beautiful sleepwear and bedding all from 100% cotton jersey. The designs are colourful, playful and gender-neutral. They’ve received a fair bit of attention for their sleepwear (the rompers are adorable!) but that’s not really my remit, so today instead I thought I’d focus on their amazing bedding. I basically want it all.

I think it’s the colours I love the most – a really clever mix, with plenty of mustard thrown in there (my absolute fave colour for children’s rooms) and gorgeous reversible designs so you can mix it up.

The full-size single bedding is really lovely…

But best of all is the cot bedding… just changing a cot sheet to something more fun than the standard white can have a real impact on the whole look of the room. And there are matching blankets available too.

Even more excitingly, they’re having a sale, starting tomorrow (26 May) at 12 noon, with up to 50% off. So get over to the Panda & Ping website before it all disappears!

3 Of The Best Accessories

Animal-print cot bedlinen

I’m kind of annoyed with whoever invented baby/toddler sleeping bags. Because let’s face it, they are such a brilliant solution to a massive problem, and Daphne’s been using a sleeping bag ever since she gave up being swaddled (read: wriggled her way out of the muslin and wailed furiously). But but but… it means I have to wait just a little bit longer until I can indulge in the previously unexplored field of TODDLER BEDLINEN.

And oh my, what a choice, what a selection out there. I’ve been doing some research as Daphne is now using a pillow so I needed something to cover it in – and here are three of my absolute favourite designs. All of which had animal-prints on them. I can sense a series of blog posts coming on, because there were some bloomin’ lovely non-animal print ones out there too.

I can’t wait until she’s kicked the sleeping bag aside and I can properly tuck her in under one of these adorable sets…

OK confession time, I did actually order this set for Daphne. As I said, she now has a little pillow in her cot (to help her work out which way up to lie – believe it or not once we removed her Sleepyhead she got very confused with how she was meant to position herself in bed!) so I’ve been using the pillowcase from this set, and the duvet cover is folded up in the airing cupboard waiting for her to get bigger. I love the fact it has a different design on each side, and the soft grey and white would fit in nicely with any nursery scheme. It’s by Farg & Form, from Nubie.

For those who love colour… Daphne’s favourite animals are elephants, and there’s something wonderfully retro and 60s about this design by London-based designer Rachel Powell. Plus the teal shade is perfect – bright, cheerful and fun, just what you want in a kids’ room.

Last but not least, bunnies again – sorry – but they’re BRIGHT ORANGE. Neon, almost. Can’t go wrong with a bit of neon about the place – I especially love the matching sheet here. I would totally have chosen this bedlinen if it wasn’t for the fact we have some quite busy wallpaper up in Daphne’s room already, and it might be a bit of a pattern overload. But this is just gorgeous, isn’t it? And it’s from Lulu & Nat.