I have used these Max and Millie sleeping bags with my son since he was born. I used them as soon as he was big enough to go in them which is over 8lbs. My son was only 5lb when born, and it was so much easier once he could fit into one of these, instead of using blankets.
The idea is that your baby sleeps in the sleeping bag with their head and arms free, and they won't get cold in the night by kicking the covers off! These are one of the best inventions ever for babies in my opinion! I felt my son was so safe in his sleeping bag.
The sleeping bags are quite long in length so your baby has lots of space to kick their legs around, and not feel restricted. The sleeping bag fastens by poppers over the babies shoulders, which are really easy to fasten and open but feel really secure enough that they won't pop open during the night. It also has a zip along the side and bottom to get your baby in and out really easily. My son never managed to get out of his sleeping bag, and he used them until he was 18 months old. He could stand up in it, but at least I knew he wouldn't be able to try and climb out of his cot whilst wearing one!
These sleeping bags are only 2.5 tog but they are really cosy and warm. My son always felt lovely and warm wearing one, although I did keep the room temperature nice and warm too as I worried his arms would get cold. The always lasted me 6 months each time I had one, and never looked really worn out. I have kept them all for my next baby, they are excellent quality.
You can pick these up in Asda for around £12, they regularly have these half price at £6 which is a bargain for these, they are such good quality, and the Max and Millie themes are really cute and suitable for a boy or girl. I'd highly recommend these sleeping bags, they are worth every penny for peace of mind whilst your baby sleeps safely!
I brought this baby sleeping bag for my little girl before she was born. I had never considered buying one before until I saw my nephew in his. He is what you would call a fidgety child and constantly kicks his blankets off in the night. Now he had a terrible cold and the doctor advised keeping him warm and hydrated. He constantly kicked off his blankets so my sister in law decided that it was sleeping bag time.
Now the bags come in different sizes and thickness. As it was summer at the time the lighter tog (0.2) was used in this case. It is basically a sleeping bag that allows your arms to move about freely. Place baby inside the sleeping bag and do up the two clips up buttons on the top (just above the shoulder). Baby can kick and wiggle as much as they want but the bag will not come off, keeping baby warm all night.
I have seen a few of these sleeping bags in a range of shops all at different prices. I brought mine in George at ASDA on one of my many shopping sprees for the price of £12.00. I personally felt this was quite reasonable but decided I would have a look round other shops first to see if I could pick up a second one any cheaper. The only other place I have seen a slightly cheaper sleeping bag was Matalan but it was not as nice as this one so in the end I brought a second one from ASDA. They come in three colours at ASDA. Light pink, blue and white all with lovely pictures of Max and Millie on the front.
Now that my daughter is here I have started to use the sleeping bag myself. She is not really a fidget but I sleep a little better knowing that she won't be cold in the night. The only downside I have had in regards to the sleeping bag is that I could not use it for at least 6-8 weeks when my daughter was first born. My baby was a tad on the small side when she was born. The age limit on the sleeping bag said 0-6 months. However when I brought her home and put her in the bag it swamped her and I did not feel safe leaving her in it.
The sleeping bags are quite long so that baby has room to grow into the comfortably, because my daughter was so small I was concerned that she may slip down in the bag and go under the blanket. Call me over cautious but I feel you can't be too careful with little ones. Now that she is bigger I am more than happy to leave her in the blanket and she loves it as well.
The material is soft and is machine washable. I have washed mine a few times now due to the normal baby sick mishaps and it has come up lovely after every wash. I would defiantly recommend this item to anyone with young children. They are a brilliant idea, a fantastic way to keep your child snug and warm all night long.