*We were gifted our MYWEETEEPEE in return for an honest review.
With almost nine years between my two children, most things we buy are for one or other. It’s incredibly rare we stumble across something that we know they will both love equally.
Our MYWEETEEPEE is however one product which is adored by both of them equally. In fact I would go so far as to say it’s the toy that in our house is used the most.
So why do we love our MYWEETEEPEE so much?
First of all, I love it because it looks beautiful in the living room. It’s neutral colours scheme and well thought out design mean that this is one toy I don’t mind looking at.
The lovely hot air balloons featured on each side will also look perfect in the Lion’s transport themed bedroom when he gets a little older.
The flags on the top add a real touch of flair, the little cottage style window on the side adds fantastic playability and the front ‘door’ style opening means that both children love being able to shut the grown ups out.
With a base of 110 by 120cm it’s the perfect size for playing in, whilst also being small enough to leave up in the lounge/ bedroom if you want to without it taking up the whole room.
Because it’s 140cm tall at its highest point, even ten year old Bear can stand at full height when she is in the middle.
It’s incredibly easy to assemble. In fact from box to fully built took less than five minutes, and I am definitely not an expert builder!
When not in use, you can either disassemble completely and pop into its handy storage bag, or keep the poles in place and pop it easily behind the sofa (think two golf umbrellas put together and you won’t be far wrong with the size.
Unlike many of their competitors MYWEETEEPEE include a non-slip wadded floor mat as standard, I know that when summer time comes and the children want to take the teepee outside that this is definitely going to come into its own.
It provides hours of entertainment for both children. Seeing how much the Bear still enjoys playing in it at ten years old shows me that this is a toy that will stand the test of time. I know that this is a toy that the Lion will still be loving for years to come.
It really does encourage creative play. In our house it’s already been used as a garage, a farmyard, a kitchen and of course a camping trip. And I’m absolutely sure that that’s only the start of the adventures that it will see.
How about from an Autism point of view?
The window cover can be pulled down which allows for total seclusion inside the teepee when needed. Meaning it’s a fantastic place for children and young people to go to calm down.
The high quality fabric and solid construction mean that it will withstand the test of time. It’s a product that I would be just as confident to have in my classroom as in my home.
It is genuinely easy to build and put together, there is nothing about its construction that an older child trying to put it together would find frustrating.
It provides a sense of privacy, allowing children who struggle with anxiety to experiment with play in a place that they feel safe and secure.
What Would We Change?
Honestly absolutely nothing. The construction is brilliant. The design is beautiful. And most of all the children love it.
I can’t recommend it highly enough.
So Who Would We Recommend A MYWEETEEPEE To?
I think you would hard pressed to find any child who doesn’t love it. And if I’m honest I think it would be equally hard to find a parent that doesn’t.
It’s a product I’d recommend equally highly to parents and teachers. And equally highly to those looking to encourage creative play, as to those looking to give their child a safe space to call their own.
This is one purchase, well worth making. And one you definitely won’t regret.