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Baby sleeping bag
Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Member Name: Whizz11
Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Advantages: Great idea
A Grobag baby sleeping bag is a great baby product that I think is a must have for all parents, especially in this cold climate we live in.
I bought one of these before my baby was born and have used it every night she has gone to sleep, although we didn't actually use it for a little while during the summer. THe product is basically what it is named, a sleeping bag for babies. I think every parent worried when it comes time to putting their baby to sleep, is the room too warm, is it too cold, will the baby wake up cold or get too hot whilst he/she is sleeping? Also, we are told in the beginning of their life not to use any blankets or covers as they may suffocate a tiny baby who does not have the know how to move if their face is covered by anything in their crib. So, how exactly do you keep a baby warm during the winer. You can put them in lots of clothes but this is not ideal or once they are a little older you can use covers but inevitably these are just kicked off as soon as you have put them on. So, a baby sleeping bag is the answer.
The bags fit sort of like overalls/dungarees, where you have the top part that goes over the babys shoulder and fastens with snaps. Then there is a zip at the side so you can zip the baby up and this then prevents the bag from going up over their mouth or falling off like covers during the night. They are very easy to apply once the baby is asleep as you can just place them in the bag and then do up the snaps and the zip afterwards, however, when they get a bit older and start to wiggle about I recommend putting them in the bag before they fall fully asleep otherwise you really have to wrestle them in. I have never then walked in my little girls room in the morning to find her out of the bag, they really do stay put during the night which is great.
The bags come in different togs, much like a mattress does so you can choose different weights depending on what the temperature is outside or in the house. For example in the summer you can put them in a light tog such as 1.0 or for year round they recommend a 2.5 tog which is good for a standard room temperature of 10-20 degrees. You can also buy them for different baby ages and obviously they will be longer the older the baby gets. You can buy them for children 0-6months and then upwards from there. It's great because my little girl in now 9 months and she still fits in her 6 month one as I found it quite long to begin with but I think that's what you want from a sleeping bag, for it to be nice and roomy and comfortable.
The idea was actually thought up by a couple called Rob and Ouvrielle who had adapted it from an idea in Austria. They had a child but found nothing like this on the market which was widely used in other European countries. Now, just about every baby store and outlet offers bags like these, for example Mothercare have their own range as do Mamas and Papas etc. What's nice is that they offer these bags in the same design as say their bedding or cuddly characters so you can keep the theme of a childs room going into their bedding as well.
The bags are fairly expensive, expect to pay about £25 for one but they are such a good idea that I recommend.
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