“ Brand: Zorbit / Linen Type: Jackets „
Given that my first sleeping/grow bag was such a succesS I decided to buy a bigger one for ever growing grandson, and this time one not as gharish as the last one!!
They never had these when my children were babies so I became quite interested in the concept of putting a small person into what effectively looks like a grow bag. It is however, a sleeping bag designed obviously for baby to sleep in or for baby to loll about in which they seem to do a lot of.
The theory behind the sleeping bag is to keep babies at the correct temperature and because it slips over the shoulders like a vest, there is no chance of baby getting the covering over their face. The sleeping bag is loose fitting and definitely not the same shape as "normal" sleeing bags becasue these are wider towards the bottom so that baby has plenty of space to stretch and kick.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The sleeping bag comes in plastic packaging with lots of information on the back and a baby thermometer for taking the temperature of your romm, so you can decide on the correct TOG.
The sleeping bag itself is a 1 tog because this is for summer sleeping and I don't want little man over heating. This means that when it's about 21 degrees (hopefully) he can sleep with a body suit and nappy.
It has a zip fastening down the front and popper fastenings on the shoulders so that it's a nice snug fit and baby can't wriggle under it.
I have the "Twinkle Twinkle" design which is white cotton with an aqua stars design and aqua trim. Really rather pretty and very very soft to the touch!
It is 100% Cotton and machine washable and tumble dry. Available in 0-6, 6-12 (which i have) and 12-18 months sizes.
HOW TO USE IT...
The main rule of thumb seems to be that the sleeping bags are warm and not many clothes are needed. The instructions make it clear that it's ok for baby's hands to be cold, and if in doubt, carers should feel baby's neck- damp and baby could be too hot. It's important not to use the sleeping bag if baby can get his/her head through the neck when it's fastened because this would defeat the object
Once the room temperature has been established and baby's clothes adapted appropriately then it's time to get baby into the sleeping bag. Simply unzip, put baby inside, fasten the poppers and zip and baby should be snug as the proverbial bug without any need for additional blankets.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
RRP is £21.95, and they are widely available from baby stores and online
OTHER DESIGNS AND PRODUCTS IN THE RANGE:
The sleeping bags are available in several togs, from 0 tog to 2-3 tog (for when it's less than 12 degrees) which is handy for different types of weather.
It is also available in 0-6, 6-12 and 12-18 months sizes and in several designs including: Bunny Blue; Sweet pea; Polka dottie. They are all rather nice, subtle shades with some clearly for a boy and some for a girl 9if like me you are a traditionalist) and a unisex one.
WHAT I THINK OF IT...
So impressed was I by my first sleeping bag that I got the next size up- it's a great concept! Baby kept warm and snug and if you use the thermometer, at exactly the right temperature. One of the things we liked about it is the fact that he can't fall through the sleeping bag and cover his face. Once the press studs are fastened, he stays there with plenty of room to stretch and kick his legs.
No other blankets or coverings are needed although they can be used if it's cold. Because they are designed for babies who kick alot, these are ideal for stopping covering sgoing over their heads
Machine washable, it is easy to take care of and is good because it dries quickly on the line or can be tumble dried on a low heat.
Great idea, good quality, recommended.
Thanks for reading.
A lightweight baby sleeping bag with an approximate 1-Tog rating for summer use