There’s been a lot of bed hopping going on at our house. With me working in London on three consecutive days last week we enlisted the help of both grannies on the childcare front, resulting in bed making, stripping and remaking on handover day. So it was rather timely when Aldi asked me to review their latest ‘specialbuys’: bedding (pictured).
Alongside your milk and bread you can now buy mattress protectors, duvets, sheets and covers from single to king-size, just the job for our day bed which the grannies clubbed together and bought when BB was born because they were
getting too old for fed up with sleeping on our air bed.
We were kindly sent a double mattress protector (£5.79), ‘feels like down’ duvet (£12.99, and it actually does even though it’s polyester), a printed double duvet set (£9.99) and fitted sheet (£4.99).
Now I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to bedding – if it’s not 100% cotton I won’t buy it, and I always go for the highest grade cotton. I know it’s more expensive, but it feels better, washes better and lasts longer. Aldi’s duvet set is 52% polyester and 48% cotton, which to my mind means electric shock central and if I saw it in a shop I wouldn’t even take it out of the packet.
However, perhaps I shouldn’t be such a bedding snob. As well as being in a surprisingly nice Cath-Kidstony stripy design (there are six different reversible patterns available) it doesn’t feel more polyester than cotton. The material is actually quite thick. The duvet doesn’t feel like polyester either – not sure how they’ve achieved this – and it’s machine washable which is a definite bonus.
And Daisy certainly likes it.
The range went into stores on Thursday and like all Aldi Specialbuys is available while stocks last.