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Bean Bag Planet | Review and Giveaway

The time came recently to take the step in getting Harry a single bed.
He had been sleeping in his cotbed, with the sides removed obviously. And with a really uncomfortable mattress and no room to turn over it felt like the right time to purchase a new bed.
His room is small so the logical thing was to buy a cabin bed, with the plan to use the space underneath wisely.

We're still working out how best to use it, and something I really wanted to do for him was to create an area that was almost den like, where he could play with his toys, read a book, write or draw.
I wanted a comfy seat, something that he could relax in, but also be comfortable enough for him to move around in and to suit him as he grows.

Bean Bag Planet kindly sent us one of their Bean Bag Chairs to review.

Specifications:
Two removable covers.
1x newborn cover with strap and buckle.
1x toddler cover without strap and buckle.
Bean bag base with double zipper protection.
2.5 cubic feet of filling.

When this turned up I was a little surprised that you have to fill the cover yourself, and it's not a case of zipping up the cover over a netted bag of tiny balls. You have to pour the balls into the bag, which is a little fiddly and tricky...and messy if you tip the majority of them all over your kitchen floor. (fun times when you have a kitten!) 
However, once the bag was full I felt confident enough that there was no way we would be seeing those balls again thanks to the quality of the bag.
Two removable covers make the bean bag suitable from newborn up to age 7, if not older. We are using the newborn cover, which is against the health and safety advice given from Bean Bag Planet, however when Harry isn't sitting in it (he doesn't use the straps) we place his teddies in there and they are occasionally strapped in. 

The bean bag is comfortable and Harry is able to sit up or to lay back, depending on what he is doing. The shape of the bean bag means it fits perfectly in the space under his bed, and if we had it in the lounge or another room in the house it wouldn't take up too much space. The design is also pleasing to the eye and wouldn't make any room look messy, which I think the "classic" shape can possibly do. 

The bean bags are available in a wide range of fabrics, making it hard to choose which to have as there is so much choice.

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Health and usage benefits:
Helps reduce the risk of flat head.
Provides comfort for babies with colic and/or acid reflux.
Has a maximum weight of 30kg (newborn to around 8 years old).
Very lightweight and easy to move around the house, perfect for nurseries, bedrooms and living rooms.
Easy to clean:
The interchangeable covers allow for easy clean up.
Both top covers are washable at 30°C, both in the washing machine and by hand.
For best results, both covers should be air-dried.
The base can be wiped clean with a moist cloth and air-dried
Safety:
Both the bean bag filling and the bean bag covers are fire retardant.
Our bean bags meet all of the relevant fire safety regulations.
Children must be supervised at all times whilst using the bean bag. Do not leave unattended.
Do not lift or move the bean bag chair while the child is on it.
Parents should make the switch to the toddler cover, once your child is able to move the chair on their own, or when it is no longer safe to strap him/her to the bean bag chair.


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