Product Type: Grobag baby products
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Snug as a bug
Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Member Name: hopey123
Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Advantages: No worries about them kicking covers off
Disadvantages: None that can think of
My little snug bug is a cute one who is now 3 months old. A friend gave me a gro bag to save me buying but I have got another one as when one is in the wash I can use the other one.
The Grobag makers have won several gold mother and baby awards for this product and sold millions of them. The Grobag came about after a couple started a family and discovered a baby sleeping bag abroad so they changed the name and started their own company selling Grobags, I love a good success story like that.
Now when a baby goes into the cot to start sleeping you are told how important it is to lay them at the base with their feet at the bottom of the cot, this is so they can not wriggle down under the covers. Well my little one does wriggle but I found after a few days of being in the cot she was actually wriggled up and out of the covers. So I started using the Gro bag. It is a size 0-6months and the length is huge but it is still fine to use.
This particular one is an original Grobag and you can find this out by checking there is a small blue tag on the side with Gro bag on it. To open and close it zips along one side and along the bottom. It has two straps for the arms. You can open it out and place baby onto it then zip up and pull the straps over their arms and fasten with two poppers. There are also poppers under the armpit area if you want to tighten that area but I leave mine undone so she doesn't find her arms too restricted.
The babies are then cocooned in their own sleeping bag. They can't wriggle down into it further as the head wont fit downwards. If they wriggle upwards the sleeping bag goes with them.
Now you can buy these in different size togs just like you can duvets, they are in 0.5 1.0 & 2.5tog.
The sizes come in several ranges, so 0-6month 6-18 month 18-36month 3-6years and the largest size is 6-10years. I'm not too sure my 5 years old would like sleeping in one though...Each age has a minimum weight at which you should use them and a maximum length which I'm sure you can work out by where their feet come to when they have it on.
My one is 2.5tog which is fine for usage all year round in temperatures 16-20oc. The 0.5tog is for heatwave weather and the 1.0 tog ideal for using during naps and when weather warm but not boiling. All the togs are 100% cotton lined apart from my 2.5tog which also has polyester filling.
Now it is important to remember not to put blankets over them when they have the gro bag on as they could overheat. my baby stays lovely and warm in her one and seems to be comfortable too. It is roomy so she can kick her legs about without feeling constricted.
These wash easily in a washing machine at 40oc and I have read that they are tumble dryer safe and have allowed for 5% shrinkage in the making of them. I personally don't have a tumble dryer and with our long winter weather not allowing washing to dry outside I have to hang it on radiators and airing cupboard. What I would say about these after washing though is make sure they are totally dry before using again, you can have them inside out to dry one side then dry other side which is what I do after one day realising the inside was still damp.
There are lots of different designs to choose from costing approx from £25. Mothercare are stockists or buy direct at www.gro.co.uk
They aren't cheap but it means no other blankets, duvets etc needed. Handy if staying away from home to as just grab the gro bag rather then several items.
Summary: I find this a great must have and baby is nice and cosy to sleep in it.