REVIEW: Ikea SAGOSTEN inflatable furniture

It’s been a while since I did a straight product review. ‘Thank God!’ I hear you cry. They are dull after all. I personally hate reading them.

Still, when Ikea offered me one of these mega-cute inflatable ladybirds (with the catchy name of Sagosten)… well, I was putty in their hands. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a parcel, it was nearly Christmas, I thought I could wrap it up, pretend I’d bought it specially, and Belle would never know…

Belle has got a bit fed up in recent months with my product reviews. Now, if I ever give her anything, she narrows her eyes cynically and asks ‘do I have to write a review?’ So this time, I went for a plain and simple lie, passing the ladybird off instead as a thoughtful gift. *bad mummy*

Belle loves it. She is a big fan of television, as I may have mentioned, and her after school routine at the moment involves stomping around for ten minutes while I insist she get changed, and then setting herself up on the ladybird in front of the TV, with an assortment of blankets and snacks. It was dead simple to blow up – all you need is a strategically aimed hairdryer – and it looks pretty funky too.

New Boyfriend seemed pretty keen on it too. “Wow!” he said, as we cackhandedly filled it with air and struggled with the zip. “This is awesome. I actually really want one of these.” I can see what he means, it is pretty cool, and it makes a rather lovely foot rest for tired mummies and daddies looking to put their feet up with a G&T after a hard day’s parenting.

Now I just have to hope Belle never reads my blog. For more of the best product reviews check out AuthorityAdvisor.



  1. Lisbeth
    18 January, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    HAHAHA. Is it suitable squishy? Like a beanbag? Or hard like a spacehopper.

    Your review is shit. Answer the above question.

    • 18 January, 2011 / 7:17 pm

      Lol, it was a bit bad wasn’t it?

      Imagine you had a big plastic bag and you filled it with air and put a cover on it… it feels like that. It’s not squishy, more like a slightly flat spacehopper. You can come round and have a go if you like…

  2. Samantha
    18 January, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    OMG that looks amazing!

    • 18 January, 2011 / 7:16 pm

      It is pretty cool! It feels lovely too – like velvet :-)

  3. Lisbeth
    18 January, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    Hmm. That doesn’t sound COMFORTABLE to sit on. Does Belle need all the blankets and cushions because she is basically sitting on a crap spacehopper?

    • 18 January, 2011 / 7:42 pm

      Well I don’t think I’d want to sit on it to be honest, but she seems happy. She does only weigh about 10 kilos though. The blankets go over the top of her…

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  5. 28 February, 2012 / 9:00 pm

    ikea’s 15 word summary on the product was more helpful.

  6. John
    20 July, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    How do you inflate it?

  7. B. Farrow
    26 August, 2012 / 11:19 am

    Inflate with difficulty. You’re meant to fill with hot air then screw lid on, but the screwing bit in mine is … screwed.

  8. Jo
    24 September, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    They are son and grand daughter play for hours bouncing each other off sits on while the other plonks down…my grand daughter holds on to the antenni and rocks back and forth. .best £25 I’ve spent

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