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Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Member Name: Red51
Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag
Date: 06/09/11, updated on 04/10/12 (88 review reads)
Advantages: Safety, keeps baby snuggly and warm all night, baby sleeps brilliantly
Disadvantages: None! - you could say quite costly but I say worth every penny when you get a good night sleep
I looked at these when I was pregnant, but thought they would be a nice luxury but not that necessary, how wrong I was!
I understand that these are quite expensive in comparison to blankets, and added them to my Amazon "wishlist", but when I saw the price drop to £17, I decided to give it a go.
For the first week or so I wrapped my little one in a blanket, however, I have a VERY wriggly baby! She likes to kick her leg in the air and bicycle, which meant she kept on kicking her blankets off, getting cold and waking herself up.
So I decided to put her in the Grobag, it does say that the baby should be 8lb before it is used, but it also says that the baby should not be able to get their head through when done up, and it seemed ok to me, but that was completely a parental decision.
She seemed to love it from day one! It did fit in the moses basket which we used for a very short time.
There was one night where she spit up all over it so had to revert to the blankets, but she would not go to sleep, so I had to put it in the wash/tumble & put her in it a 4am, then she slept! The following day I ordered another one.
It washes really well at 40C and I tumble on low heat (but be careful as the zip is metal and gets extremely hot in the tumble dryer!).
It feels a very nice quality cotton and come in some very cute designs. I have 1 tog as my little one was born in the summer, but going to buy a 2.5 tog shortly as the summer is now over.
The main selling point is the saftey, with wriggly babies they can wriggle themselves under blankets and risk suffocation, with the Grobag this is a weight off my mind.
In comparison to the cheaper alternatives, they seem to be made of not as high quality materials and the Grobag comes with an additional underarm press studs, as the arm holes on some of them are really big on some of the cheaper alternatives and the smaller baby will be able to put their arms inside, then I suppose wriggle down inside, which a danger of suffocation.
With the Grobag you get a room thermometer, which is only a cheap strip thermometer not very accurate. I rely more on my baby monitors thermometer. But it also comes with a table guide of temperatures / tog and what to dress you baby in, which is a great guide for unsure first time parents.
Summary: This is a must for my baby to get her to sleep, its safe and warm