Due to the mini heatwave this weekend our room thermometers were registering 26 degrees in the girls bedrooms last night. Nothing worse than trying to get a grumpy, hot baby comfortable at bedtime then having them wake at 3am when the temperature drops and they get a little chilly. Enter the 0.5tog Grobag to solve the problem.
Over 90% of parents now use baby sleep bags and my babies have always slept in them. Little E was in one until she worked out how to escape them at 2years old. We were sent the Sweet Dreams Grobag to review which is a really fun ice cream design in soft pastel colours. It is single layer 100% cotton 0.5tog so it keeps baby cool but stops them feeling chilly if there is a breeze from the window. It is recommended for temperatures of 24-27 degrees.
It is a travel Grobag so the clever popper openings and double zip allow you to use it with a 5 point harness in the car seat or buggy. Great when baby wants a daytime nap out and about or you want to transfer them straight to bed from the car. The chin guard stops the midline zip rubbing on baby. There is also a set of poppers under the armpits so you can make the arm holes smaller for new babies.
Last night we popped Little I in a short sleeved vest then into the Grobag. As she is already 4mths old we left the underarm poppers open. She looked very comfy and cool and slept well only waking once for a short feed. I love the design and she looked so sweet and girly in it. Hopefully this lovely weather continues so we get lots of use from the Grobag over the next two months. I'll definitely be buying a larger size for next summer.
Remember the golden rules of baby sleep bags:
- Baby must weigh over 8lb 8oz
- If baby's head can fit through the neck of the sleep bag it is too big for her.
- Always use the correct tog for the room temperature. 2.5tog for winter, 1tog for summer and 0.5tog for heatwaves.
- Never use a duvet or quilt with a baby sleep bag.
Sweet Dreams Travel Grobag 0.5tog from £19.99 available in 0-6mths, 6-18mths and 18-36mth sizes. Machine washable and tumble dry safe on low heat. gro-store.co.uk
We were sent this Grobag for review purposes. All opinions are our own.