I remember briefly hearing about Squeaky Jumpers about a year or so ago when some of my fellow bloggers hosted giveaways to win one. I thought they looked so cool so when we were given the opportunity to try one out for ourselves, I thought C would love one.
Squeaky Jumpers sell just that - squeaky jumpers! They are available in men's, women's and childrens sizes - from 2 to 12 years - and you can choose from Poppy the Dog, Spot the Pig and Ted the Frog prints (designs and names vary slightly with adult sizes). I opted for Poppy the Dog as firstly, I love C in red and also he loves dogs so I thought it would be more 'him' than the others. He's only just turned three for I chose 3-4 years in the hope that he'd get quite a bit of wear out of it.
When it arrived, I was really impressed with the quality. With a price tag of £24.95, it is definitely worth it. The jumper itself is quite thick so your child will be kept warm and each little dog motif is vinyl so it will last longer than printed. I always check quality of stitching too and I couldn't fault it. I love the round neck and cuffed sleeves so they're great for rolling up when he's eating something messy! Size-wise, it is perfect. It looks so snug and I was right, he will be able to wear it for a while as it's very true to size. He seems comfortable in it too, no itching or complaining.
Now for the squeak test. You can see that the dogs are all black with the exception of one at the corner. This one has a squeaker inside which works when pressed. When I first showed C this, he thought it was hilarious and got himself into a fit of giggles. Even when his daddy came home from work he couldn't wait to show off what his cool new jumper could do. I did worry that washing it might warp it a little but it's been in the machine (on 40) 3 times now and nothing has been compromised.
With Christmas coming up, I think these would make a great unique gift!
You can view the full range of jumpers at the Squeaky Jumpers website and you can also keep up to date on Facebook and Twitter.
(Disclaimer: We received this jumper for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)