Product Type: Grobag baby products
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I need a gas mask in the morning
Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Member Name: honey000
Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Advantages: Safe, easy to use
Disadvantages: The price and the smell
One of the first things that you will get told by health professionals, books and ante natal teachers is not to let your baby get too hot as it (could possibly) be a contributary factor to cot death.
As a first time mum I was terrified of this - but my son being born in one of the coldest winters we have had for ages I knew that he needed some bedding which would keep him warm (but not too warm!). Blankets may be traditional but health visitors and midwives tell you to be really careful of them as baby may suffocate them or just get too hot!
Enter the grobag!
What is it?
Essentially a sleeping bag for babies - they come in a range of togs just like adult duvets.
1.0 tog - a summer sleeping bag - if your childs room is around 23 - 24 degrees this should be fine.
0.5 tog - if you are going on holiday somewhere really hot.
2.5 tog- the recommended warmth for the rest of the year apart from mid summer.
How do they work?
Well they have poppers on the shoulders and a head hole for little ones head plus a zip or poppers down the front so it makes it really easy to get even the most wriggly baby into the bag. Just unzip and unpop the bag, lay it on the bed, put baby on top and do it up.
Then, just adjust what baby is wearing to make sure that they are warm (but not too warm!!!).
What are the advantages?
Well, they are supposedly the right warmth for babies so they should not get too hot or cold.
They are machine washable which is great for those lovely baby messes!
Baby can't kick them off or over their heads like they can with blankets
If you have a clever baby who can undo zips you can just put them on backwards!
It stops baby being able to undo their sleepsuits and getting at their nappies overnight (apparently lots of babies do this).
THere is a range of sizes from 0-6 months up to 24 months when baby should be ready for a grown up duvet!
You can always buy them second hand at nearly new sales!
You can't tumble dry them - fine in summer, not so good in winter.
The SMELL in the morning, they keep all babies farts in and when you open up the bag, boy do you get a dose of smelliness. We call it the "fart sack"!
The price if you buy them new - for real gro bags up to £35 for imitations slightly less.
Where do I buy them?
For real grobags John Lewis, Kiddicare, Amazon etc the list goes on! BUT the price is horrific.
I have never bought a new one sticking to Ebay and nearly new sales. I have never paid more than £5 for a gro bag and I intend never to!
A brilliant invention for piece of mind for mummy and daddy and baby comfort. Just remember your gas mask in the morning!
Summary: BRILLIANT invention!
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