This couldn't of come at a better time and so we said yes to reviewing in the hope that it would help Lily's transition to having no side on her cot.
Lily slept in her bed with no sides for around 2 weeks before the Duvalay arrived and although she loved the freedom of being able to get out of her bed, she didn't seem to settled.
I expect your thinking what on earth is a Dinky Duvalay. Well the Dinky Duvalay is a very cleverly designed transportable sleeping bag. It can be used at home on your toddlers bed and then also rolled up to be taken on holiday or used for sleepovers.
The Duvalay is a mattress and duvet all in one and also comes with a pillow. Its designed for children aged 2 to 8 years and can be rolled up so you can take it places with you and use it there. The idea behind it is that instead of your child sleeping in a strange bed, they get the comfort of being in their own familiar space.
When the Duvalay arrived it was much bigger than I though it would be. It came rolled up and kept toggether with straps and the pillow came separately. I did think that for us for the moment it would be hard to transport as it is large and we don't drive. We mostly travel by train and so this isn't something small to carry. Although you can buy a bag on the website to put it in which would help. It looked great though and I couldn't wait to use it to see if It would help Lily feel more comfortable in her bed.
When Lily saw it on her bed she ran straight to it and jumped in. I snuggled her in and wow she looked really comfortable. The duvet itself was thicker than the one she previously had so that was good as it was getting a lot colder in her bedroom. The print is great and matches her white and brown cot and its great that its a unisex design which means that it can be used again if we ever have a boy. Lily hasn't really taken much interest in the fact there are animals on it which is kind of a good thing in a way so then she doesn't get distracted when it comes to sleeping. I think the pattern is calm and natural and with the animals not being cartoony it doesn't make it an over exciting print.
I did find it was a little to big for our cot bed and slightly hangs over the side but I think we actually have a slightly small cot bed.
Lily is still sleeping in the Duvalay and seems quite happy in it and we can't wait to try it out at a sleepover.
The Duvalay retails at £85.95 which does seem a lot until you think about the amount you are getting with it. Its such a clever idea and a one of its kind so definitely something to consider if you travel about a lot.
You can see more about the Dinky Duvalay here on the website.
What do you think about the idea of The Dinky Duvalay?