We have tried everything to help her to sleep better. But nothing has worked.
So I was thrilled when I was contacted by the lovely people from the Gro Company and asked to review one of their baby sleep bags. I hoped that this would be our saviour and would solve all our sleep problems.
Grobag – baby sleep bag
We were sent a 2.5 tog Grobag for ages 18-36 months in the cute Bunny and Brolly design. This baby sleep bag is also available in 1.0 tog and in sizes 0-6 months and 6-18 months.
The 2.5 tog is perfect for us as Little Miss H’s nursery is generally between 18 and 20°C. To make sure that Little Miss doesn’t get too hot or too cold she wears her Grobag over a long-sleeved sleep suit or pyjamas.
Do we love the Grobag baby sleep bag?
Yes, yes, YES! The Grobag has finally brought the gift of sleep to our house. I can’t tell you how happy this makes us.
Before using the Grobag we would often be up for hours during the night trying to resettle Little Miss H. This had taken its toll.
Little Miss H now goes to bed between 18.30 and 19.00 and sleeps until after 06.00. We have only had a few disturbed nights since using the Grobag and these have been due to illness or teething. (I’ve probably jinxed us now, haven’t I?)
The gift of sleep is amazing but there are many other reasons why the Grobag is absolutely fabulous:
- It is safe. Each Grobag meets the new British safety standards. The Gro Company works closely with the Lullaby Trust (formerly The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, FSID) and the Grobag was created as a safe alternative to sheets and blankets. The Grobag is The Lullaby Trust’s recommended sleep bag.
- Once on the Grobag won’t come off unless Mr H or I take it off. This means that we don’t have to worry about blankets covering Little Miss H’s head during the night.
- The Grobag ensures that Little Miss remains a constant temperature all night. There is no need to worry that she will kick her blankets off and get cold.
- The Grobag comes with a free nursery thermometer and a handy guide on what babies should wear to bed. As a new mum I struggled to know what to dress Little Miss in at night. This handy guide does all the work for you. If you know the temperature of their nursery then you can easily work out what clothes to dress baby in at bedtime.
- It is very easy to put on. Little Miss H will now go over to the Grobag and lie down on it so that we can zip her in. It has become an important part of her bedtime routine.
- The zip on the Grobag means it is easy to do night-time nappy changes without having to remove the sleep bag.
- Little Miss finds it harder to manoeuvre when wearing her Grobag. This hopefully means that she will struggle to climb out of her cot.
- The Grobag is 100% cotton and doesn’t irritate Little Miss H’s sensitive skin.
- The zip is concealed so we don’t have to worry about it catching on anything during the night.
- It is easy to wash and can be tumble-dryed on a low heat. I spilt some Calpol on Little Miss H’s Grobag but this came out in a normal 40°C wash.
- I adore the design of this baby sleep bag. It is so cute.
- Little Miss H likes wearing her Grobag and she does look adorable in it.
What we don’t love about the Grobag baby sleep bag?
I can’t actually think of anything I didn’t like about the Grobag. In fact, I am now going to go online and buy another so that we don’t have to resort to blankets whilst this Grobag is in the wash.
Do you have a Grobag baby sleep bag? If so, I’d love to know what you think.
Disclaimer: I was sent the Grobag baby sleep bag for the purposes of this review but all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.