Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

July 27, 2011

Persil 2 in 1 with Comfort - a Netmums review with teddy pictures!

I had one of those moments when changing the children's bedding recently, when I realised that it was taking me twice as long because of all the teddies and soft toys which needed rearranging at the foot of the bed when the clean bedding was on. We have a LOT of teddies.

Right, I thought to myself. It's time to say goodbye to some old friends. So, me and the boys sat for a while and went through the teddies, trying to decide which ones they could pass onto charity, or to one of their friends. It turned out they (or I) had a pretty valid reason for wanting to keep all of them - but eventually they relented and found a couple of teddies each which they would be happy to give to another little girl or boy. Phew.

So, it was a happy coincidence that I was then asked to participate in the 'Pass on the Love Picnic' campaign being run as part of the launch of the new Persil 2 in 1 with Comfort and review the product for Netmums. The idea is a lovely one, where Mums and kids have a picnic and swap soft toys or donate them to Oxfam for another child to love, having first spruced them up with a wash in the new Persil product, of course.

So, I decided to basically wash all our teddies with the new product. The two pictured above are definitely being kept, my life simply wouldn't be worth living without them, but they then shared a tearful farewell with some of their buddies who would leave us later that day. As you can see, they had a lovely 'last supper type picnic' lounging around in the sun.

We also were inspired to rummage through the other toy boxes and the wardrobes and managed, quite easily, to fill an entire sack for Oxfam with things the boys don't play with or wear anymore.

As far as the Persil 2in1 with Comfort product goes, it does everything it claims to - it leaves the items clean, soft and the passion flower fragrance is really lovely. I could even smell it on my little boy's PJs the next day after he'd been snuggled up to his freshly washed teddy all night. The 875ml 'Small & Mighty' bottle does 25 washes - using the 35ml cap to measure the correct amount for a standard wash. I've always been quite brand loyal to Persil and would definitely buy this again for the lovely smell alone!

So, why not pass on the love yourself - dig out those unwanted teddies and toys, give them a quick spin in the washing machine with Persil 2in1 and then take them to your local Oxfam.

Unfortunately, even with the couple of teddy sacrifices the children agreed to, there is still a heap of soft toys to rearrange at the foot of the bed but, if I'm totally honest, I kind of like it that way.

I am a member of the Netmums Parent Bloggers Network, a unique community of parent bloggers from around the UK who have been handpicked by the Netmums team from our database to review products and brands on their behalf. I am paid an expenses fee to cover my time (and childcare if the fee is big enough!) but Netmums have no editorial control whatsoever about what I blog about. Being a member of the Netmums Blogging Network means that I get to try out products and brands and get my expenses covered but that I retain full editorial integrity.



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  3. What a wonderful idea! We did this some years ago and all the teddies taken off the bed are in a bag in the wardrobe! The special ones are still on the bed. I honestly think it's harder for me than him to sy goodbye to them...

    xx Jazzy

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