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      21.09.2013 16:44
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      Stylish well made sleeping bag for babies

      When my daughter was first born she was to small for baby sleeping bags as she only weighed 5lbs 7oz, with blankets I always worried she would wriggle down or get the blanket over her face so as soon as she was big enough we moved onto baby sleeping bags. We have tried a range of brands, but our absolute favourite has to be those by Gro Company.

      ~Description~

      A Grobag is a baby sleeping bag, the designs vary with some having the zip down the middle at the front and some having the zip down one side. However each Grobag has a popper covering to conceal the zip from little hands. The Grobag is pinafore style at the top with poppers securing the tabs. Unlike some poppers these are easy to open and close.

      There are so many beautiful patterns and designs to choose from including those aimed at boys or girls but there are also some lovely unisex designs such as Sleepy Circus or Woodland Tales. We have three different Grobags for my daughter in Button Rose, Mix and Patch and Dotty Day Out and all are beautiful and so well made.

      ~ Sizes~

      The Grobags can be purchased in three sizes - 0-6 months, 6-18 months and 18-36 months. We have three Grobags all in the 6-18 month size. My daughter is 11 months old, and I think this sizing is generous and may last her longer that the top end age of this size. However we love our Grobags and will most certainly buy more in the next size as required.

      ~Togs ~

      The Grobags can be purchased in 0,5 tog, 1 tog and 2.5 tog- the higher the tog the warmer the Grobag. With each Grobag you are supplied with a handy room thermometer and alongside the temperature it indicates the tog of Grobag that you should use. I find this guide really helpful, especially as a first time parent who worries that my baby may be too hot or cold.

      The Gro Company website also has a handy guide as to what you should dress your baby in according to both the temperature of the room and the tog bag that you are using.

      ~Washing~

      The Grobags are machine washable and can be tumbled dried using a low heat. We have found that our Grobags wash beautifully and even after plenty of use still look like new.

      ~Price & Availability~

      Grobags are widely available in department stores and online retailers such as Amazon or on the Gro Company website. Prices vary between £15-£25.

      ~Summary~

      The Grobags are extremely well made and durable, with beautiful stylish patterns and designs. I love the thought that clearly goes into each design such as hiding the zip behind a popper flap to prevent little ones playing with it or worse being able to chew it as has happened to us with another brand. Including a room thermometer with a tog guide is a really thoughtful and useful touch, and I use this quite often. These bags wash well and my daughter always seems lovely and snuggly and sleeps well. Highly recommend

      This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.

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        28.05.2013 08:57
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        5 stars

        Grobag is a brand of sleeping bag for babies. I first heard about them around 5 years ago when they were relatively new and thought they sounded like a good idea. I bought one for my granddaughter and they were a huge hit. We now have several of these for our grandchildren although some are not by Grobag but I do always find the Grobag ones to be a better quality.

        A Grobag is a sleeping bag for babies. It is designed to keep your baby warm when it is in bed. You open it up, lie your baby in it and then zip it up around your baby and fasten it over their shoulders. This way your baby cannot kick it off and end up cold in the night also they cannot move it so much that they end up with their heads underneath it which could cause suffocation. This is such a clever design I'm surprised it's taken so long to create it.

        Grobags come in a variety of styles and sizes. We have one with a little bunny on it in neutral colours and we also have a really girlie pink one with big pink spots on it. They come in different tog ratings so you can have a lighter weight one for summer and a heavier one when it's cold. The sizes we have are 6-12 months and although at first they look really big they still do fit fine and our grandchildren get a lot of use out of them. Our grandson is 18 months and he still fits in the 6-12 month size so he's had a good year's worth of use out of it!

        They wash really well. With cheaper brands we've found they've bobbled up and lost their softness with every wash but these remain very good quality and good condition. They are softer if they are dried in the tumble drier.

        These cost us between £25-£30 which seems like a lot of money but actually when we think about how much use we have got out of it we realise it's actually quite a bargain! They are made from 100% cotton which is what you want really if you're trying to regulate your child's temperature and if you want it to be against soft skin. Whenever I'm in shops it looks like the only tog ratings available are 1.5tog and 2.5tog but actually you can get them from 0-5-3.5 but it is probably easier to find the other togs online.

        You can buy them from a variety of shops. We got ours from John Lewis. Highly recommended. Our grandchildren sleep so well in them and it gives us peace of mind knowing they're warm all night and haven't kicked off covers and things.

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        14.05.2013 22:57
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        A great product and concept, worth the extra for Grobag

        Before I had my daughter I did a lot of research into what the best type of bedding to use was. The bbay sleeping bags come highly recommended as the baby can't kick the blanket off and get cold thus waking up and waking YOU up! Secondly, they stop the danger of baby kicking blankets over their head.

        You can buy baby sleeping bags in supermarkets and anywhere now but I have always stuck with Grobags. The Gro Company are the people who designed baby sleeping bags in the first place and the material of their bags is much lighter and feels higher quality than supermarket brands. Particularly for the heavier bags where the supermarket ones are very bulky and heavy, the Grobags are light and breathable yet cosy.

        The bags fix onto your child by a zip from by the feet up to the underarm and then poppers at the shoulders. There is also a popper under the arm with a little flick of material over it which stops adventurous kids from getting the bag off!!

        The downside when the sizes get bigger (18 months onwards) are the zip is often down the middle and I find this a silly design. My daughter often stands up in the morning and wants to get out of her bag, with the side zip I can easily zip it down and she can step out, with the middle zip I have to get her to lie back down as the zip ends at her feet. However, there are more limited designs which still have the zip at the side.

        Despite a higher than average price, I think Grobags are worth it for their high quality and breathable materials.

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        03.05.2013 20:02
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        MUST HAVE ITEM WHEN SHOPPING FOR NEW ARRIVAL

        Grobags are great sleeping aids for letting your baby have a comfortable nights sleep and in return it means that the parents are also relieved of sleepless nights.

        Grobags are actually an all-in-one blanket/shawl/duvet that you would use when normally putting your child to sleep.They are slightly pear-shaped in design,the top half is more like a sleevless top with popper fastenings at the shoulders whilst the bottom half is wider and has a zip fastening that goes all the way round that part.The practicality of this is that my son was able to kick about as much as he liked when asleep but not be left uncovered as a result which would normally lead him to wake up due to feeling cold.

        They come in a variety of sizes ranging from newborn upto 18 months and also in a variety of materials depending on the season in question.With respect to the season they more importantly come in a number of different tog sizes ranging from 2-4 tog rating.I personally brought the 4.5 tog Grobags as it was winter when I was using them on my son.

        The main advantage I found with using Grobags instead of traditional blankets and duvets is their safety.Little babies wriggle about a lot and with the risk of cot-death no wonder these are highly recommended by cot-death research analysts.With reference to my son I found that on the few occassions I hadn't put him to sleep in his Grobag his feet would get caught up in the cot bars so for me the Grobag was a God send.

        Would recommend to anyone who is either expecting a newborn or already has one.

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        29.04.2013 12:11
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        great product for keeping your baby snuggly

        I started looking into using grobags with my first daughter 5 years ago. I had never heard of them when I had my son so either they weren't around then or I never came across them.

        I first read about them in one of the baby magazines I was given and they sounded great. One of the most annoying things is when your baby wakes in the night because he/she is cold because they have kicked their covers off so the grobag sounded great as it stopped this.

        Grobags are like a vest at the top and the bottom is like a little sleeping bag. The bottom is much wider than the top so they are not squashed up at all. The baby can still have a good kick around without taking the covers off and getting cold.

        The grobags are now available in all different sizes and you can also get ones for different times of the year they are rated in togs the same as duvets are.

        I bought the neutral one because I didn't know if I was having a boy or girl so I wanted one that would suit both.

        The grobag washes really well and has not looked worn at all. They lasted so well that I was able to use the same one for my 2nd daughter which I was really pleased about.

        The reason I chose this brand was because it sounded like the best one and had lots of additional features which some of the others didn't.

        The thing that was perfect for my family was the fact that we bought the travel one. This grobag has holes in so that it can be attached to the car seat without waking the baby. We have used this on several occasions when we have been setting off late to our caravan I have bathed my daughter and given her a bottle and then when we get there I am able to just transfer her straight into her bed rather than having to wake her up by unfastening her and removing the grobag.

        I got my grobag on line and paid around £30 which I didn't think was bad at all. We have even used ours when we have gone camping and she was kept lovely and warm.

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        24.04.2013 16:07
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        A great invention

        Before my baby was born I was adamant that we weren't going to go down the baby sleeping bag route. That wasn't because I'd read or heard anything bad about them previously, I just didn't like the idea.

        But, I soon changed my mind. My daughter was obviously waking in the night but some of the time, it wasn't because she was hungry, it was because she'd got cold from kicking away blankets that were wrapped around her to begin with. We found that she wriggled out of the blankets at least twice per night and as a result we were waking up a lot just to wrap her up again - not for feeds. It was then we decided to try a Grobag to see if it made her sleeping pattern better. I am convinced that these bags helped her to settle into her night routine because soon after our attempt, she started to sleep through and we now all get a good nights sleep, barring one or two occasions of illness or teething. We do only use them at night, as it seemed too much of a hassle to get them out for daytime naps as my baby only likes a short snooze! No blankets or sheets should be used with the bags, I just have a fitted sheet around the mattress beneath her.

        I know there are other brands available who make their own versions, but we have never used any other so I can't comment on how well they work. Grobag were the original brand of baby sleeping bags and I feel far happier using them although they are more expensive than others out there. They cost around £20 - £30 depending on the size and thickness and can be purchased from Mothercare, Babies R Us, John Lewis and Amazon. The bags come in a range of sizes - 0 - 6 months, 6-18 months and 18-36 months. They also come in different thicknesses - 0.5 tog, 1 tog and 2.5 tog. They sell travel ones that have little sections cut out to feed the car seat straps through although we've never tried one of these. My daughter's currently in the 6-18 months bag and she's 10 months but she is a small baby. The bag has a lot of room in it to accommodate her growth so should last us until she's the 18 months. Please note though that the 0-6 months bag wasn't suitable for my baby from newborn as there is a minimum weight requirement and maximum height for all of their bags so I strongly advise to check before using. My baby was around 1 and 1/2 months before we could start using it because she was under the minimum weight.

        All bags have basically the same design - they are almost triangular in shape at the bottom and at the top, they have two fold over straps that are fastened by press studs. There's a zip that travels the whole way around the outer edge so it can be opened up to make it easier to place baby in. The zip then fastens towards the top and there's a little bit of fabric and a button that presses in place to cover over the zip so baby can't get to it during the night. I found that with the 0 - 6 month bags, there were also press-studs to fasten underarm for smaller babies, presumably so that they don't slip down into the bag and I always made sure that these were fastened when necessary. These aren't on any of these on any of the bigger 6-18 month bags that we own.

        The bags are available in a whole host of patterns - boys colours, girls colours and neutral colours - pictures of animals, letters, all sorts. We have owned 7 so far and every single one is a completely different design so there's definitely one for every baby.

        The other great thing about the Grobag is that they come with a cardboard thermometer and an advisory sheet to explain what exactly to dress them in and which bag to use depending on the temperature. We actually own their Gro egg thermometer which lives in her room instead of the cardboard one they supply, so I can always see the exact temperature and check the advisory sheet to make sure she's dressed suitably. I would definitely recommend using their gro egg too to keep an eye on the temperature. Mine has been so useful, especially in the middle of August when it was boiling and the depths of January when it was freezing cold. I find it's more accurate than the cardboard one they supply but that one still gives me a rough idea when we're staying away from home.

        The only minor issue I have is when they've been washed. I find that they end up incredibly creased, especially the 2.5 tog ones. Now that my daughter is bigger, I iron for her but when she was little her clothes were so small I didn't have the need - but I still had to get the iron out then just for these bags. They don't iron that great either but I just have the view that there's only our close family that ever sees them anyway.

        I would whole heartedly recommend these grobags, I still say to my husband regularly that I can't believe I was so set against using them because out of all of the baby items we have, these are definitely up there with our best items. My daughter gets a good night sleep every night and for that, I definitely can't find any complaints. They earn the full 5 stars from me, that's even with the ironing issue!

        Thanks for reading :o)

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        10.04.2013 01:14
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        Nice quality item

        We own a fair few baby sleeping bags in our house, including the gro bag branded ones as we have found them useful for helping to regulate warmth and temperature for our children's bed time when they are babies.

        Usage
        With our latest 5 month old, we have been using the gro bags as she is a real leg kicker so using an ordinary blanket is not really an option. The gro bag we have I actually won in a competition, it is white with neutral design and came with a free thermometer for the baby's room.

        Description
        The gro bag zips around the perimeter (from half way) and fastens under the baby's armpit with press studs on the shoulder for access. The zip enables night time nappy changes without unnecessary disturbance to your child. Our gro bag is 1.5 tog which is ideal with a sleepsuit underneath temperature wise.

        In use
        We noticed a massive difference with our first child when we used the gro bag at night time. She was much more settled and happy in the bag, sleeping for long periods of time. With our second, she is not happy at all whilst being zipped in to any sleeping bag but a feed usually settles her and she feels cosy to touch when wearing the bag.

        My thoughts
        I love these sleeping bag. They are excellent quality and help towards a good night's sleep for your baby. I like the design because it means they can't kick the covers over their face which would be dangerous. Size wise, the 0-6 months are a bit of a false economy as they don't last us six months (we don't use them until around 4 months) but the 6-12 months are much better value. From one year we began using a blanket (single duvet style) with our daughter in her cot and will do the same with this one.

        Price
        Whilst mine was a prize, I know these cost around £35 which sounds a lot but it's worth it for the peace of mind and the safety it promises.

        Final word
        These gro bags are great for boys and girls and also retain a bit of value in terms of resale. They wear well and wash well too and are versatile in the middle of the night if you want to move or change your baby. I feed our baby whilst she is wearing her gro bag with no problems at all. A great invention that has been copied by many other brands!

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        08.04.2013 15:03
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        It's a new blanket

        Gro Bags are a kind of sleeping bag for babies. I first heard about them when we had our first baby and they are great. It is a bit like a blanket and a bit like a sleeping bag. They are very useful indeed.

        * What are they?
        They are sleeping bags designed with baby safety in mind. They are made to zip around your baby so that your baby can be kept safe as they can't kick the bag off and get cold like they can a blanket and they can't fall underneath them again like they can with a blanket.

        * How do they work?
        They are zipped around your baby so that your baby's body is covered but their arms are out so they can still reach things. There are buttons that go over their shoulders so that it stays in place. They come with a tog rating so you know how warm it is and these are suitable for either warm or cold weather depending upon which tog you buy.

        * Different types.
        A Gro bag is a brand of sleeping bag. We have two of these and they cost us £29 each from John Lewis and have lasted us well over a year. They have different styles. One has a little teddy on, another has birds and trees on. They are both neutral so suitable for a girl or boy but you can buy other kinds. Some zip at the side others up the middle. You can buy other sleeping bags too which are not Gro Bag.

        * Opinion
        These are very good. They do help your baby to stay a set temperature all night because they cannot kick them off. They are also very good quality as they are made from good material. Ours have been washed numerous times and still remain very good quality. My baby sleeps well when he has his on when he doesn't wear it he doesn't sleep as well so we always make sure we have one clean ready for bed time. We really like these and so does our baby so they are worth the money.

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        31.03.2013 20:54
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        great for keeping baby warm

        I used Grobag sleeping bags with my son from when he was big enough to go in his cot (so about 3 months old) to he was 15 months of age. I felt they were a safe and effective way of ensuring he was kept warm at night - he had a habit of kicking off all blankets and wriggled about a lot in the night too.

        Grobags are effectively sleeping bags for babies - available in different togs so they are suitable for both the winter and summer months. I bought ours in Mothercare or online - sometimes they would be on a buy one get one half price offer which definitely helped as they are quite pricey at around £25-30 per bag (depending on size and tog). The bags are available in a series of designs - some for boys, some for girls and some neutral so they suit both sexes. The ones that we have owned have always been brightly coloured with very childlike designs - often animals - and they have looked really lovely.

        The bags are sleeveless and baby just lies inside and can be zipped up so that they are cocooned in it. Therefore, when baby moves, the bag moves with them. They are constantly covered up and kept warm so they do not wake up cold in winter months. The bag also is held in place at the shoulders so it will never cover their head as a duvet/blanket might. They are available in a range of togs -0.5 to 3.5 - so you can choose one for the appropriate time of year. There are two options for the shoulders with these - these can be poppered (ideal for smaller babies) or the arms can be non-fastened (ideal for toddlers who move around a little more and risk unpopping the shoulders). It is recommended that you do not use these bags with very young babies (the minimum weight is 8lbs 8oz) and they can be used right up to 3 years if that is your choice (the website actually suggests they are available in 3-6 years too but I have never come across these myself!). I personally felt that as my son got ready to move from a cot to a bed, it was a good time to introduce the duvet but I understand that not everyone wishes to do this.

        The bag can be unzipped and laid flat so it is convenient for middle of the night nappy changes. This is great as it allows minimum disruption to baby and also ensures that they do not get cold. It was also good being able to lift my son straight out of his cot for a night feed without worrying that he may get cold. I found that the bags fitted my son well and he always seemed very happy (and warm) in these. The lighter togs were ideal for summer months as they kept him covered when the night got cool without making him too hot. Any amount of wriggling in the night did not remove the bag from him at all and he was always held securely in this.

        The bags can be washed and 40 degrees and they do wash up well. The label says that they can be washed at 60 degrees but you should allow for a little shrinkage. The bags are pretty roomy so I don't think that this would be too much of an issue. The bags can also be tumble dried (although I never did this). In my experience they washed up very well, maintaining their shape and colour, with no fading or bobbling - they were of very good quality.

        Overall I definitely recommend these for young babies and toddlers - they are practical and give great peace of mind too. I would definitely use them again.

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        26.03.2013 16:37
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        These are a very good idea for babies and toddlers

        WHAT IS IT?

        A sleeping bag for babies that comes in different sizes so that you can buy them to fit babies and toddlers.

        THE DESIGN

        I have got 2 Grobag sleeping bags for my 9 month old daughter because I think they are safer and more comfortable for her than blankets or a cot quilt. You can buy Grobag sleeping bags in different togs for the summer or the winter and both of the ones I have got are 2.5 tog, that is the winter rating. The sleeping bags have a zip that go all the way up the front and pressers under each arm to keep it in the correct place even if your child moves around a lot at night. There are all different patterns for boys and girls and a few that are unisex, I have got a pink one and a blue one for my daughter.

        WHAT I THINK

        I think Grobag make the best sleeping bags and I will always buy them instead of the other names that are available. They are very long but they are meant to be to give the best freedom of movement and to keep the warm air inside also. The sleeping bag keeps my daughter warm even though it is very cold weather now, I like that when the weather gets warmer I can use a lighter sleeping bag to stop her from over heating.

        I used a sleeping bag right from when my daughter was a very young baby and she has always liked being in it. Now it is a routine and she knows that when I put her sleeping bag on that she has got to go to bed and I think that is very good. I like the way the top of the zipper is covered so that it doesn't catch under her chin and cause her to be in pain or uncomfortable while she is sleeping and the pressers are very good because they stop her from pulling her arms out of the holes.

        My daughter always sleeps very comfortable in her sleeping bag and she does not wake in the night, I think that is because she is warm and cosied in her Grobag but because it does not restrict the movement of her legs also.

        ANYTHING ELSE

        A Grobag sleeping bag costs between £15 - £20 and it depends on what size and tog number you want for what price you pay. They come in a nice box with a wall thermometer so they are nice to buy for a gift also.

        5 Dooyoo Stars.

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        18.03.2013 09:21
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        Would buy again second hand

        I have always used sleeping bags with my children, they are a brilliant idea. Sleeping bags usually come on a summer 1.0 tog and a winter 2.5 tog.

        I bought a Grobag sleeping bag second hand recently. I bought second hand as we are on a budget, and this brand new are too pricey for me. It was also because I am not expecting it to last long as it is in size 0-6 months. My daughter was 3 months when I bought it and she is long for her age, so I think she will only just reach 6 months using it.

        I purchased a 2.5 tog Grobag with a unisex white background with different coloured swirls on it. It was alsi advertised as being able to be used with a car seat as it had a back opening for the strap to go through, although I did not really need this feature it was a bonus to get one with it.

        Upon receiving it I was impressed with the feel and quality, it felt like a good quality item and despite being second hand had no loose stitching etc. I washed it that day and it was ready for my daughter to wear the next evening. This was the first time I had put her in a sleeping bag as ones I had kept from my son were a bit too small. The design on this sleeping bag means you put the babies arms through the arm holes, all the ones I have used before have shoulder fastenings. The bag is then zipped up. This bag has a double zip for the car seat so the gap in the front can be closed up as much as possible.

        We went away last weekend so I got to use to car seat feature. I changed my daughter in to her night time clothes on the way home and put her sleeping bag on. I put her in her car seat and all you have to do is open the front zip slightly and feel around at the back to pull the car seat clip through so it can be done up. Then use the double zip at the front of the bag to zip down as far as it will go and use the other zip to zip up from the bottom. The other two straps simply sit over the shoulders and down the front as they would normally. I liked this idea and ease of use, getting her in and out was simple and she looked very comfortable.

        To buy these new will cost around £25 which for me is just far too much. My children have both grown quickly so they only last a few months each, and re-sell value is just a few pounds. They are great quality, they look and feel nice and I would definitely buy again second hand.

        I think the bag I have where you have to put the arms through the arm holes look alot nicer and more comfortable than the ones with shoulder fastenings, but the ones with shoulder fastenings do allow you to put a sleeping child in them without waking them. Having to maneuver arms in to holes does wake them up. The car seat feature is also a great idea, but more suited to those who travel more in the evenings, we will probably only make use of this feature 3 or 4 times.

        Overall a brilliant sleeping bag from a trusted innovative company. Too pricey for me from new, but then that is what ebay is for!

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        06.08.2012 12:54
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        Fantastic & Highly Recommended

        8 weeks after my nephew was born i found out i was expecting & thought this was the perfect time too grab some extra experience! I am such a worrier when it comes to babys & cant take my eyes on them, soo when it comes too sleeping & them kicking covers etc i freak out a little bit more, this is exactly where this item can only be described as perfect!

        As the item is a little bit expensive compared to blankets or baby duvets etc, i thought to myself was it worth gettin however after shopping around (dearest selling at £42 i was over the moon to find it for £15 on ebay).

        The baby grobag comes in 1 & 2.5 tog which is perfect for a summer or winter child.

        So.. as the babysitting duties of my nephew began as his mum was tired after all the sleepless nights i tried him out in it in a travel cot & just like magic he slept from 11pm till 6am which i am certain is because of this! Unlike normal covers when the baby is moving around its still keeping him perfectly warm & safe, stopping him from waking up cold :)

        This really is an item which should be top of your list too buy, however do shop around as like stated prices do vary! After going to a local market (jack & jill market) i managed to pick one up for only £4 and its in great condition soo i do recommend paying the little bit extra for the brand.

        Now all i need is for my son to arrive soo he can try it out also :)

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          16.03.2012 12:34

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          Whoever designed this did so to help mums gets some sleep

          After my daughter became more active and arms and legs began breaking free of my perfect swaddle I didn't know what to do. I was too scared to just use a cover just incase it came untucked so I opted for the sleeping bag. I orignally tried an own brand version but I can tell you now the GroBags are worth the extra money. They last longer and they keep their quality. I have since bought a few second hand ones and they still look like new whereas the own brand, after a few washes booble and fade. I love the way there are two zips and a button over the bottom zip bit meaning my 18 month old can not undo herself as she has previously done with other brands and designs where there are poppers on the arms. They keep her perfectly regulated in both summer and winter with a range of togs available but to be honest I use the 2.5 tog throughout and alter her nightwear accordingly. The only thing I am worried about it what do I do when she grows out of them all, they have being a godsend and one day they will no longer fit!

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          23.02.2012 14:15

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          The answer to parents' frustrations at baby kicking off the blankets and waking

          At antenatal classes there was more discussion about gro-bags than anything else. Parents-to-be, including me and my husband, were all confused at why all baby shops seemed to be selling gro-bags when all the information you read elsewhere said they were potentially dangerous for small babies to sleep in.

          The midwives and health visitors never actually got to the bottom of the anomaly. They were also keen to advise parents not to buy them.

          My and my husband had already bought a couple of gro-bags of different togs, ready for our newborn baby and were left feeling too scared to use them.

          The gro-bags are very much like adult sleeping bags but with arm holes. You put your baby's arms through the arm holes and then zip the bag up around them. The fear is a small baby will
          slip down into the bag and suffocate.

          When my daughter was a newborn we used sheets and blankets in her crib. She kicked them off regularly and this woke her up. It was when she was about five or six weeks old that we decided enough was enough and put her in one of the gro-bags we had bought.

          This gro-bag had poppers under the arms so you could make it even more snug, so there appeared no risk of her slipping down.

          After that there were no concerns about her kicking off the covers and it very quickly became apparent there was no worry about her slipping down into the gro-bag and suffocating.

          The gro-bags are made by a wide range of companies from the original Gro-bag version to replicas by Mothercare and even Tesco. They also come in different togs, like duvets, for different weather. The smallest tog available is 0.5 - but this can be hard to find - through to 2.5. They come in sizes 0-6 months, 6 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months and I think some are available for older toddlers.

          I would say to all parents-to-be unsure whether to use a gro-bag because of all the negativity around them to buy one with poppers under the arms and try it on your baby. If they seem secure in it and you are confident they cannot slip down then use it as it will help lessen the pain of those disturbed nights.

          If your baby is quite small give them a few weeks with blankets first but no parent should discount using gro-bags altogether.

          Prices range from around £15 to £40.

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          06.02.2012 17:54
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          A quality product that will give you peace of mind

          I am a first time mum to a now 8 month old boy. I have purchased many gro bags as my child has grown and to account for the change in seasons and couldn't recommend this product enough.
          The gro bag brand do not advise use prior to 10lbs but since this time my child has never used anything else.
          Basically, the gro bag is a sleeping bag with a vest top to ensure your child does not slip down into the bag causing suffication or overheating - these are obviously not things you want to think about so the product offers peace of mind (and therefore sleep) to new mums. In addition, your baby will not be able to kick off blankets and become cold.
          The bags come in different 'togs' a thermometer guide displayed on the packaging suggests which tog is appropriate for the temperature.
          I believe that this product makes putting your child to bed much easier than fussing with sheets and blankets whilst trying not to wake a sleeping child. I put my child in his prior to his night bottle.
          The product comes in a variety of colours and patterns the material (linen ) is of a high quality.

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      • Product Details

        The safe alternative to blankets and top sheets. A top-selling product in Europe, the Grobag is suitable for babies from birth up to toddlerhood. Keeps baby warm all night long as they cannot kick off blankets and sheets. Also reduces the risk of their he