Poor Athena has been really under the weather for a while now, first with a nasty nappy rash that needed special cream to treat it and then with a nasty bug that left her off food and drink for two days and included a lovely sick-in-the-car incident that was pleasant for nobody! So when a gorgeous new 3.5 tog baby sleeping bag from The Grow Company arrived this week it was perfect timing as a nice new treat for her to coincide with her feeling better (with less risk of it needing to be washed quite so soon!)
Now the nights are a lot cooler thicker sleeping bags are needed, and this one is a toasty tog more than her current one, so perfect for rooms under 16 degrees. Made from a gorgeous soft material this gro-bag has a side zip with an enclosed popper so little fingers can’t get to it as easily, along with shoulder poppers for easy insertion and extraction! I sort of want one myself for evenings on the sofa! The outer material is super soft velour, and it has a 100% cotton jersey lining. Most importantly Gro Bags are endorsed by the Lullaby Trust as a safer sleeping solution for babies, and you can read their information on safe sleeping here.
The Gro bag is washable should you need to and comes in several other wintery designs too, though the penguin design is perfect for us as they’re my favourite animals plus and it’s a nice unisex design so will be perfect for baby boy when he arrives (and grows into it of course!)
The Gro Company have put together this handy table showing you what baby should be wearing overnight dependent on temperature, but do remember that all babies are different so you may need to experiment!
The Gro Company produce lots more helpful gadgets and gizmos to help children and parents, including the Gro Anywhere Blind which we bought before Athena even arrived on recommendation from friends, and have since leant it to the parents of baby who got confused when the clocks changed! I’ve also heard great things about the Gro Egg (a colour coded nursery thermometer) and the Gro Clock too, to stop little ones from thinking 3am is time to get up!
We were sent a Gro bag for the purpose of this review.