I was super excited that there was quite some hype surrounding this Winter Baby Sleeping Bag Review – the INAUGURAL review (hoping there’ll be more to come!). My aim for creating this review was to provide mums with as much information as possible before making a decision about what baby sleeping bag they should purchase going into winter. While some may not see it as a “big” decision, keeping our baby’s safe is one of the things we all see as vitally important. A part of that is keep them warm and free from any dangers during their sleep, particularly at night when we try to catch as much sleep as we can around their night wakings, feedings, etc. Having the perfect sleeping bag for your baby will ensure they are the appropriate temperature without overheating or underdressing, and are safe through the night – one less things for us mummas to worry about, right?
I didn’t realise what an arduous task completing this review would be. To be honest, I thought it would be easy to choose a favourite sleeping bag and be done with it. But it’s not quite that simple. A lot of the sleeping bags have similar features with only nuanced differences, which you might not even recognise until you’ve tried the sleeping bag with your baby and realised what they were. And then it is too late. You’ve spent $XXXX on this sleeping bag. But because baby sleep is REALLY important to you (because when our baby sleeps well, we ALL sleep well), you are likely to spend $XXXX on another sleeping bag to get your perfect sleep.
So I’ve compiled a review of 7 different baby sleeping bag brands. YES I realise there are a multitude of other brands out there. Again, it was an arduous task. I didn’t realise what I was getting myself into I think – I was bright eyed and bushy tailed, and then once I started I began to realise the mammoth task before me. So I understand that your favourite brand might not be here – I have some bits and pieces in the woodworks with other brands to come, and hopefully if I can do a SUMMER baby sleeping bag review (*hint hint*!), I’ll have more brands to work with by that time.
The 7 brands I’ve covered in this review are still some pretty big brands. The majority of major brands in Australia and New Zealand have been covered. If you don’t see a brand that you LOVE, please let me know so I can look into it for my next review (there is a high chance I have already looked into it, but I’d love for you to let me know please!). In the table below, I have included the main details for the 7 baby sleeping bag brands that I reviewed. This is to give you a quick overview of the specifications that you might be most interested in comparing to. Underneath the table, you’ll see the buttons to click to read each review in detail. I’d love for you to take the time to read each review I lovingly put together, so you can really gain some insight into what each sleeping bag has to offer, because each sleeping bag has something AMAZING about it!
As I mentioned before, this review was a very arduous task. Each sleeping bag really did have amazing features that would suit some babies perfectly. However, every baby is different, and every baby’s sleeping needs are different. So please be mindful that in each review, and for my “Mumma Morrison’s Choice”, it is a personal preference based on my son’s needs. This isn’t necessarily to say it is the best sleeping bag in the world (although it is pretty awesome!), but it is the sleeping bag we will be using as it helps to meet my son’s sleeping needs.
Sleep Consultant Included!
I wanted to also include some expert advice because I thought that might be helpful for mums out there (I know it was for me!) so I asked Linda from Through The Night to share her thoughts on each sleeping bag – IN PERSON, so she has seen, felt and played around with the Sleeping Bags as well!
Okay I think that is enough of a spiel from me. I hope the review helps – any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated. Feel free to comment below your thoughts, as I’d love to hear what you think (or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org). ALSO – I did a Facebook live video following the review, https://www.facebook.com/mummamorrison/videos/1668762419830398/which you can view HERE. I answere some questions and rehashed some of the key features of the sleeping bags.
If you want to see my choice, please scroll to under the table. HOWEVER I really hope you’ll also read through the reviews I put together (collated at the bottom of this page) as I hope they’ll give you more information that you might find useful for selecting your baby’s sleeping bag based on their preferences and needs.
Note: The table scrolls to the right so make sure you do that to see all the details.
|Brand||Price||Tog/Temp||Size||Zipper||Outer Material||Lining||Other Information||Read the Full Review|
|Woolbabe (Duvet) Sleeping Bag||$169.00||14-22 degrees||3-24m||Front|
|100% Cotton Lining|
100% Merino Wool Fill
|Fits 5 Point Travel Harness||Read Woolbabe Review|
|ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Bag||$84.95||3.5 tog |
2 zips: Top + bottom for converting to legs
|Organic Cotton + Cotton||100% Cotton Filling|
95% Organic Cotton blended with Elastane
|Zip up into sleeping bag or legs;|
Cotton Fleece Long Sleeves + Fold Mittens
|Read ErgoPouch Review|
|Merino Kids |
Go Go Bag (Duvet)
|$199.00||15-20 degress||0-24m||Side||100% Certified Organic Cotton||100% Superfine Merino Lining||Fits 5 Point Travel Harness;|
Free Travel Drawstring bag
|Read Merino Kids Review|
|Aden + Anais Cozy Muslin Sleeping Bag||$69.95||3.5 tog||Large |
|Front||Premium Flannel Muslin|
100% Brushed Cotton
|100% Hypoallergenic FIll||Oprah's Favourite Things 2016||Read Aden + Anais Review|
|The Gro Company Grobag||$79.95||2.5 tog||6-18m||Front/ 2 Way||100% Cotton||100% Cotton Lining|
100% Polyester Wadding
|Fits 5 Point Travel Harness||Read The Gro Company Review|
|Plum Collections||$84.95||3.5 tog||6-18m||Front/2 Way||100% Cotton||100% Lining|
100% Polyester Fill
|Long Sleeves; Fits 5 Point Travel Harness||Read Plum Collections Review|
|Best and Less||$15.00||N/A||6-12m||Front||Polyester||Polyester||Long Sleeves||Read Best and Less Review|
Mumma Morrison’s Choice:
Here it is. Our choice for sleeping bag. As I mentioned, this was REALLY difficult to decide, as I honestly loved elements of all the sleeping bags. I’m 100% sure we’ll be using all the sleeping bags here and there for each of their amazing features, but we have chosen one that we will use for regular daily use while we can. So here goes. The sleeping bag we’ll be using for now is:
The ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Bag!
We chose this for Starfish for the following reasons:
- It is tight fitting across his chest which he loves (although we do find the excessive tightness difficult with getting him in and out of the sleeping bag);
- I love the tab that covers the zipper at the top to protect his chin;
- We love the zip-up legs to give Starfish some flexibility in his legs to sit, especially for travelling in the car; however it is also fitting enough that he feels secure and snug while he sleeps;
- We personally like the trendy design and style of the sleeping bag.
Again – this was a personal preference based on Starfish’s sleep needs, which are more so towards tight-fitting/snug sleeping bags. I hope you have found this review helpful, and I really value any feedback, questions or comments you have to share. I would love to hear what sleeping bags you end up choosing as well!
Read the Full Reviews Here:
This review has been linked up over at Life This Week.