DimpledThighs · 02/03/2007 12:07
Well my dd wanted some hideous disney princess duvet cover and I found a nice plain pink one with a fairy embroidered on the middle which I bought instead and she was thrilled with it and it looks SO much better.
The thing about a duvet cover is that it is big and leaps out and screams "disney cars" at you every time you go in the room.
I would try and divert rather than refuse (but this is the woman who gave into a tweenies bedcover in the end.)
Hulababy · 02/03/2007 12:16
DD has a Disney sleeping beauty duvet cover, and her bedroom has princess stick ons and art squares, and she has other non-Disney, but pink princess accessories - oh and pink walls.
I figure that it is DD's bedroom - the one place that is how she wants it (within some reason) - but at enf the day it is onyly paint and replaceable items, and nothing majorly expensive. If she can't have it at age 4, then when can she?! She's a liitle girl - and her bedroom is loved by her, and all her little friends too!
exbury · 02/03/2007 12:20
Plain white is a bit too tasteful for kids rooms, IMO. I did hold out on principle against Disney branding (says the woman steeling herself to spend a fortune going to Disney World this summer - can't wait ) but got him a non-branded space themed one as that was what he wanted most (well most after the football one which I also rejected!!)
fennel · 02/03/2007 12:23
I persuaded my 5yo away from a Disney theme by subjecting her to a treatise on large corporations and globalisation. We have compromised on non-disney - I found some good websites with a range of children's bedding which wasn't Disney and she was perfectly happy to have one of those instead (try looking via Ebay). it's her taste but not Disney, so we are both happy.
Blu · 02/03/2007 12:26
I swore to myself that we would not have any hideous themed duvet covers...but DS went off with DP to buy a new duvet cover when he extended his bed.
So now he has a cars cover, and it is eye-stabbingly horrible. It makes his whole room look even worse. If you can resist you are a better woman than I - I wish you luck.
It's made from cheap stiff polyester, too. Feels horrid - I can't imagine why Ds wants to sleep under it.
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