Hey everyone! I hope you’re all well and coping through this lockdown. I haven’t published a blog post on a long time but we were recently gifted some Scruff-a-Luvs from Moose Toys for the purpose of a review.
Disclaimer: I actually signed up for this campaign before the lockdown was announced! (I’d hate to be labelled as materialistic during a time like this) But it was so so lovely to have an exciting parcel to open during all this madness, it was like Christmas coming early.
We were sent a variety of their products to review:
Scruff-a-Luvs Friends – these are the originals
Scruff-a-Luvs Jungle Limited Edition – these are the same concept as the originals but with jungle animals
And Scruff-a-Luvs Babies – a very cute surprise in a box!
We received some information about the brand, I was happy to read about their ethos and charity work, Scruff-a-Luvs have worked with the RSPCA since launching they have raised over £110,000 for the animal charity which was lovely to hear as I am a big animal lover and so is Kimaarah!
I also never apply for campaigns or offer promotion unless I feel it’s something that Kimaarah would use / play with, she’s seen these on TV before and asked about them so I knew she would be excited to have this opportunity. When the box came her face was a picture and it really was such a good surprise! The Scruff-a-Luvs come in very colourful eye-catching boxes, Kimaarah enjoyed taking them out and checking out the instructions to see what we had to do. She also decided to name her pets as they came with a special adoption certificate which was a lovely touch as I thought it encourages adopting a pet in real life.
With the Scruff-a-Luvs Friends and Jungle you receive your pet in a ball which then gets washed in water to find out which one of 3 animals you have, we added a little fabric softener to the water as well which worked well. Once the furry friend has been revealed you then need to dry it off either with a hairdryer or in the washing machine, this was much easier on a spin cycle for 12 mins. Kimaarah was overjoyed to see she had a cat from the Friends series and a lion from the Jungle edition. They were both so cute and came with a brush, hair accessory and certificate. Kimaarah enjoyed looking after them for the day.
As mentioned previously we also received the new Scruff-a-Luvs Babies, 2 limited edition springtime babies and then 2 of the regular. These come in a sealed up box so it’s a surprise which one you’ll get and there are so many to collect which I know a lot of children would enjoy! Kimaarah really loved opening the boxes and looking at the checklist to see which ones she had. I could see her asking for more if we went to the toy shop as she loves the surprise element of toys and also the smaller size of them.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Scruff-a-Luvs, they didn’t come out as fluffy as I thought they would but there are probably some good tips and I’ll be checking out YouTube for other reviews on them, Kimaarah never mentioned that she wanted them to be more fluffy so it was a definite win for us. They would be a lovely Birthday present for a school friend and I could see her wanting to buy one for someone once she’s back to school.
The Scruff-a-Luvs Friends, and Jungle Limited editions RRP at £19.99 from Argos, Smyths, The Entertainer and Amazon. The Scruff-A-Luvs Babies RRP at £9.99 (a nice stocking filler at Christmas!) at the same stores
I hope you enjoyed this review, you can check out our Instagram posts and IGTV video on my ig @lifewithmybabydoll. We would love to do some more toy reviews in future so if anyone wanted us to review a particular product then get in touch!
Thanks again to Moose Toys for these gifted items!