As a mum to a two year old boy, there isn’t that much choice when it comes to what they can wear, especially in the summer. Shorts and t-shirts, maybe a pair of dungarees, and not much else. This isn’t helped by the fact that I’m a bit of a fusspot about what he wears. I don’t want O to look like a mini adult in clothes that are far too grown up for him, but at the same time I don’t want him to look like a baby now that he’s a fully fledged toddler.
When I was contacted by the two lovely Noas about reviewing a new range of toddler t-shirts I was a little bit excited. The range of Toogiez looked like great fun and something O would really enjoy wearing. The idea is that toddlers can attach their favourite plushy character to their t-shirts and take them with them when they’re out and about or simply pottering around at home.
We were sent a prototype of the t-shirt with Derek the pirate. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for the arrival of a new pirate pal as we have been reading Pirate Pete’s Potty constantly with the introduction of Potty Training so he was very quickly renamed Pirate Pete.
O was so excited to have a little Pirate Pete to take with him wherever he went. He loved taking him off his t-shirt and sticking him back on, and quickly became very protective off him. “Careful mummy” he told me as he tucked Pirate Pete into my pocket for safe-keeping.
One of my concerns had been that the Velcro part of the t-shirt (where Pete would attach) would stick out like a sore thumb when he was wasn’t there but this wasn’t the case. The star blends in perfectly with the design on the shirt. My other concern was how well Pete would stick when O was putting him back in place as he doesn’t have the best aim to get him perfectly lined up. Even with only a corner of the star attached Pete was stuck securely so no worries about losing him (I don’t think I could cope with the traumatised toddler if he did go missing!)
Disclaimer: we were sent a Toogiez t-shirt free of charge for the purpose of this review but all thoughts are our own.