When you have your second child I think you become more aware of those baby items that are absolutely essential and the ones which you can do without. Second time round I found I really whittled away what I would actually need for the twins and top of my list was a Grobag. Baby sleeping bags were a total revelation to me with Lucas and I would not be without them with the twins. It wasn’t something I thought about before Lucas was born but realising how difficult it was to get a newborn to sleep with blankets it didn’t take me long to find out about Grobags. It is so simple to pop a baby in a sleeping bag and you know that it will keep them warm all night. There are no covers for them to kick off and Grobags are actually recommended by The Lullaby Trust for safer sleep for babies.
We were sent two lovely Grobags, a Candy Cloud and Ziggy Pop design which are perfect for twins as they are co-ordinated but not matching. They come in such a range of fun designs, many of which are unisex, so I there is something for everyone. The are 100% jersey cotton and feel so soft and cosy. These are a 2.5 tog but they also come in 1.0 and you can get different designs in 0.5 and 3.5 if you live somewhere that is very hot, or very cold! The 2.5 tog is perfect for us over winter as their bedroom doesn’t ever get extremely cold so I know this is enough to keep the chill off when the temperature drops.
Grobags come in several different designs but these ones have shoulder poppers with a side zip which I personally find easier for the boy’s age. It’s easy to whip it off them in the morning just by undoing the poppers and if they do need a night change I can just unzip the bottom half. The zip also has a little cover that pops into place to stop little hands messing with it. Arthur and Brandon are nearly one so I went for the 6-18 month size which is perfect. They are average weight but tall and I love that the Grobag fits snuggly into place around their shoulders but there is plenty of space for growing those long legs. It also means they can move around in them a little. My boys wriggle move about to find a comfy sleeping position so it’s great that it stays in place but they don’t get caught up in it.
It’s these little extra details which make me choose a Grobag over any other sleeping bag aswell as the fact they go up to large sizes, have such a wide range of togs available and I know how well they last. We have a couple from Lucas which I have been able to keep for the twins and they still look fantastic. I kept Lucas in one right up until he went into a bed, there was just no need to change as it worked so brilliantly, and I’ll be doing the same for the twins. They seem to have thought of everything that you could ask for. A Grobag is a fantastic investment for any new parent and a definite baby essential. Also, if you are buying a gift for a baby this Christmas I always think items like the Grobag would make any parent very happy; it can’t just be me who loves a good practical gift!
Disclosure – We were sent two Grobags to review. All thoughts and opinions are always my own.