Winter Baby Sleeping Bag Review 2017

Hey Mummas!

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?

Winter Baby Sleeping Bag Review

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 hello@mummamorrison.com). 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.

BrandPriceTog/TempSizeZipperOuter MaterialLiningOther InformationRead the Full Review
Woolbabe (Duvet) Sleeping Bag$169.0014-22 degrees3-24mFront
2 Way
30% Merino/
70% Cotton
100% Cotton Lining
100% Merino Wool Fill
Fits 5 Point Travel HarnessRead Woolbabe Review
ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Bag$84.953.5 tog
(15-21 deg.)
2-12mFront
2 zips: Top + bottom for converting to legs
Organic Cotton + Cotton100% Cotton Filling
Stretch Inserts
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)
$199.0015-20 degress0-24mSide100% Certified Organic Cotton100% Superfine Merino LiningFits 5 Point Travel Harness;
Free Travel Drawstring bag
Read Merino Kids Review
Aden + Anais Cozy Muslin Sleeping Bag$69.953.5 togLarge
(approx. 12-18m)
FrontPremium Flannel Muslin
100% Brushed Cotton
100% Hypoallergenic FIllOprah's Favourite Things 2016Read Aden + Anais Review
The Gro Company Grobag$79.952.5 tog6-18mFront/ 2 Way100% Cotton100% Cotton Lining
100% Polyester Wadding
Fits 5 Point Travel HarnessRead The Gro Company Review
Plum Collections$84.953.5 tog6-18mFront/2 Way100% Cotton100% Lining
100% Polyester Fill
Long Sleeves; Fits 5 Point Travel HarnessRead Plum Collections Review
Best and Less$15.00N/A6-12mFrontPolyesterPolyesterLong SleevesRead 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.

 

About Fi Morrison

Fi is a mum to her beautiful, 1-year-old baby boy who she affectionately calls Starfish. She started Mumma Morrison as a way to document her life with her son, but also aims to create a supportive and encouraging community for new and prospective mums. She is returning to part-time teaching in July. Fi and her family live in Sydney.

Comments

  1. Great post! All the bags look super cute but I think you hit the nail on the head with the ergo. But, over all that….starfish makes my heart happy. He’s soooo cute ❤️❤️❤️

  2. I have a bought just about all of them at one time or another.. Except for the really expensive bags… I am sure the quality is great, but that just seems like too much money.. I liked the Grobag the best but I don’t think we even tried the Ergo!! Gah!!

    • I totally agree on the expense, it can be hard to justify constantly buying new ones can’t it? I would have loved to have tried the 3.5 Grobag, as so many people love it too!

  3. I have a Plum one atm – it looks so awesomely warm but they have stud button fastenings on the shoulders, so they’re no where near as convenient to get on/off as the front double-zip ones (there is a zip along the side and bottom so nappy changes are easy to do without taking baby out of the bag). Sleeping bags definitely aren’t – more like an “investment” piece so I only bought one, but I now realise I should probably get a second one so we can have them on rotation when the other is in the wash! I’ll probably opt for an Ergo this time around – thanks for your thorough review!!

    • I totally get you Joy – the zipper ones are easier for us to get our boy in and out of, although probably not necessary as we’re beyond the nappy change in the night stage (so we could get away with the stud button fastenings). It is so much about personal (and baby) preference, isn’t it?
      I got a second ErgoPouch over the weekend, but in the next size up so he could grow into it. I like having sleeping bags on stand by in case there are any poo explosions and I have to do an immediate wash >.< lol. Glad you found the review helpful!

  4. Well done on such a detailed and thorough review. Lots more work in that to get it right I can see. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 21/52 and next week’s prompt is Hobbies.

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