Blanket Houdini tests out the Grobag

By 8/23/2015 , ,



I've always been a huge fan of products that advocate safe sleep in babies; so this week when I received a new gorgeous 'Peek-a-boo' Grobag to try out for Isla I was more excited for bed time than normal!



We always put Isla to sleep in a vest, sleep suit and then a few blankets. She goes down like an angel, we tuck our little bundle up and we quietly shut the door. Five minutes later there's a scuffling noise from the baby monitor and the screen shows a very smiley baby cheekily kicking off her once tucked in blankets and pulling them all around her face and the cot.

The blanket escape has been an on-going battle since the day she was born. Hands covered by gloves or a blanket? Not going to happen mummy! Keep my covers safely tucked in? Never! The little rascal is determined to have me running over to her when she yanks her blankets up over her face. Like most mums, I panic- she could suffocate, and if kicked down to her feet, she could get cold and that would wake her up.

Trying in vain to kick her legs out of the Grobag!

The Grobag is designed like a little baby sleeping bag; however they are sleeveless. This promotes air circulation and allows for heat to leave the bag in the case that your baby may be getting too warm (and keeps our little Houdini happy!)

The Grobag came with a cute stand up room thermometer which lets you know how warm your room is and what tog rating of Grobag/level of clothing would be appropriate.

On the first night, it was a bit of a battle to get her in it- she wasn't so keen once she had her bottle and was ready to sleep. Fumbling around trying to get it on when I hadn't used one before woke her up and she started her usual nightly routine of kicking mummy and kicking blankets as much as she could. Thankfully, the Grobag we received has a handy zip so you don't have to shuffle your baby in- you can just lay them down and zip them up all cosy...(Try and escape from a zip little lady..!)

She of course, attempted to fight her way out of it but once she had worn herself out she was quite content to fall asleep and I felt much more content to not keep checking the monitor to see if she was playing peek-a-boo with her blanket or had left herself vulnerable to cold.

Night feedings were simple as she was comfortable to stay in her cosy bag while eating and it meant I didn't have to faff around with tucking her in and trying to stick her under her blankets (I was honestly considering stapling them to the mattress.)

All-in-all, she was a lot calmer in her bed. She's a little fussy from suspected teething so she has been waking up a little off her normal pattern but at least I can rest assured that it isn't because she is uncomfortable or cold.



It's definitely a product I've wanted to try and one I am going to carry on using; and who can resist when they have such lovely designs? You can see the full range here;  http://www.gro-store.com/grobag-baby-sleep-bag/full-range-of-grobags.html

What do you put your little ones to sleep in?
Thanks for reading,
Steph xo

I received one Peek-a-boo Grobag for the purpose of this review. All words, images and opinions are my own.



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29 comments

  1. We loved sleeping bags with our little girl and plan on using them with our boy when he moves into his cot! :) #MaternityMondays www.mums-space.co.uk

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    1. I'm definitely going to use them all the time with Isla and once she starts being more mobile I'll know she's not going to get herself all tangled up in her big girl cot :) xx

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  2. I use a grobag usually, but right now we have been able to put him to bed with just pjs because it is so hot lately!

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    1. We've had a sudden bout of heat over the past few nights so I'm going to probably invest in some of the summer specific ones in different tog levels! I've had to do Isla in just pajamas for a few nights as well!x

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  3. I used sleeping bags all the way through with my little boy. Well until he was about sixteen months and would pop himself out of them! They are such a good idea! I like the fact that there are lots of brands available as well so lots of different styles to try to suit parents and child! #maternitymondays Lucy at occupation:(m)other

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    1. I'm hoping the zipper on the Grobag means she won't manage to fidget her way out of them- if it took me so long to get her in it the first few times it should stop any great escape attempts lol! They're definitely a good idea :) x

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  4. I found these were a lifesaver with my boys and will definitely be using them when the new little bean arrives. Saves so much worrying about blankets going over heads or them waking up because they are cold.
    #maternitymonday #mummymondays

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    1. I stopped putting Isla in them for about a week and sleep was suddenly a nightmare; Isla loves covering her face and that had me jumping up and down to pull her covers off her so I'm back to them!x

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  5. Awww we used the grobags with Mia (now 2) and loved them! like Isla, Mia always kicks off her blanket, even now so the grobags were perfect for keeping her all snuggly :) #mummymondays

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    1. I'm so glad I have them now it's getting colder. Isla is so snuggy and I actually wish they made them for adults xx

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  6. Aww bless her. I am a big advocate of sleeping bags. I didn't use them with my first but all the time with Baby G. He actually uses it as a sleep trigger and he knows it is bedtime when the suit goes on. That is a really lovely design. #MaternityMondays

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    1. I've found by using them more that Isla seems to fall asleep better. If she is just in a blanket she bounces her legs up and down and rolls onto her side and fidgets too much to fall asleep but she's out so fast in her bag!xx

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  7. Our daughter is all ready to sleep in her grobag tonight. Love these and definitely would recommend them. #mummymonday

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  8. Aww! How adorable! Bless her...My girls had sleeping bags when they were younger and they worked really well x

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    1. They're so cute aren't they! Can't believe I didn't get one when she was first born x

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  9. We are HUGE Grobag fans, and I have used them with all my children - they just seem so much more snug than blankets. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. I'm definitely going to use them if I have any more little babies, they've become a night time essential!xx

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  10. We are big gro bag fans here and used them until our toddler was two and would try and walk around in them! We found they worked really well to keep him feeling cosy and I felt a lot better as they were safer.
    Becky-LittleOandme
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    1. I used to walk around in my sleeping bag when I went camping, like a worm! Channeling my inner toddler I guess!x

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  11. Such a lovely read! How cute is he!! Looks snug as a bug! Thanks for sharing! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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  12. We use a grobag when the weather is a bit colder - they're great! Emma has actually learnt how to unzip it now so it's only a matter of time lol! I love the pictures of her sleeping with her arms up - it's just so cute! :) #brilliantblogposts

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    1. This one has a button over the zipper to hide it but I'm sure she'll figure that out when she is bigger as well! Thank you, she always sticks them up like a meerkat when she falls asleep xx

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  13. We are big fans of Grobags and I've used them for 2 years. We love them. Try getting out of those!!! ;) #TriedTested x

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    1. From what people have said they're little ones have managed to escape; I'll have to add a padlock when she's older!x

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  14. This is a beautiful design. We have used these since birth, I love them x
    #triedtested

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    1. It is SO cute! They have some lovely patterns but thankfully this one is more unisex so I can use it for future babies if we have a son!x

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  15. We are huge Grobag fans, have used them for years! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  16. You really can't beat a Grobag can you!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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