She is two! We celebrated Elsie’s second birthday by the sea this year, and it was really lovely. We stayed right by our favourite beach in the whole world, and it was the perfect way to reflect back on the most amazing two years. It’s so hard to believe she’s been here for two years. From that tiny poppy seed in my belly, to the tiny little baby struggling to grow… to this!

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What a perfect week by the sea! We ate chips and ice cream, we jumped in the waves and we built sandcastles. You can see more in our little video here:

But the purpose of this post is to tell you about the Eco-Splash all in one suit from Muddy Puddles! We were lucky enough to be sent this suit to review, and it arrived just before we went away, which turned out to be a complete sanity saver! Without it, I honestly don’t think we would have enjoyed the break away anywhere near as much as we did.

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Because we had the Eco-Splash all in one, we didn’t need to restrict Elsie at all. She was free to run, jump, splash and dig as much as she liked because the suit kept her warm and dry inside and the fleece lining sheltered her from the October sea breeze too. Perfect!

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So we really did let her run free!

Free to splash…

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Free to smash her sister’s sandcastles…

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Free to build her own!

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Elsie spent much of the week exploring her coastal surroundings, and it was so lovely to be able to let her. I knew that she was warm, dry and safe. And I have to say she was looking super cute too!

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The Eco-Splash all in one is made from 100% recycled fabric (which I love!) and is a lightweight waterproof suit designed to protect young puddle stompers wherever they are, and whatever the weather. I love the bold blue and white stripes and the fact that we were able to just wipe it clean and shake it free of sand each day was a real bonus too.

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The fleece lining is soft and warm, and a gorgeous red in contrast to the sea-like navy blue, and the hood is generous and fitted for snugness and protection against wind and rain. The suit has an easy to use zip which means that Elsie was able to help dress and undress herself each day too, which has been great for boosting confidence.

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We also loved the fact that there are little elastic straps to go under the boots- essential for protecting toes during all that puddle splashing!

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Its also worth noting here that the Eco-Splash suit also dries really quickly after washing. The outer layer being waterproof and the lining being lightweight yet cosy, the whole thing was washed and dried within an hour when we got home, which is excellent news for all these rainy days we seem to be having. Elsie loves a good muddy puddle!

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I also love the fact that the suit is such a good fit. Elsie’s wearing 12-18 months here and it’s a really good size for her. The sleeves are long and the suit is roomy enough for thicker jumpers underneath when the cold weather really sets in. And because it’s light weight, there is still a lot of flexibility for the odd display of gymnastics!

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Our verdict? We can’t recommend the Eco-Splash all in one suit highly enough! It truly saved the day during our week away and since home we’ve used it every day. The great British weather certainly won’t scupper our outdoor plans this year and that’s got to be worth the price tag alone!

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You can buy the Eco-Splash all in one puddle suit from Muddy Puddles here. It retails at ¬£45 which is probably a little more than I would normally pay, but having tested it out I can say that it’s honestly worth every penny. It’s lovely to look at, comfortable and easy to clean. It allows Elsie to roam freely in mud, water and sand and it means that she can explore and play without hindrance too. It washes easily, wipes clean and dries fast. It keeps all her clothes underneath warm and dry and it looks oh so cute. What’s not to love?

Splashing in Muddy Puddles_Ghostwritermummy.co.ukWe were sent the Eco-Splash all in one suit to review. All opinions are my own and no payment has been received.