Going organic this winterJodi Mitchell
6 June 2011
The first thing I discovered in the whole baby sleep minefield is that a sleeping bag works wonders. Anytime that any parent-to-be asks me what my number one must have is for baby, I always answer with, ‘a sleeping bag!’ As soon as they start wriggling and rolling, it’s a must have to make sure you don’t get any unnecessary “I’m cold” middle of the night wake up calls.
Recently I purchased one of the ergoPouch Winter Organic sleeping bags from The Sleep Store (the grey/blue option to be exact). It is my son’s first non-merino sleeping bag and I have to admit, I was a little nervous about whether or not it would be warm enough. I needn’t have been of course – it’s like a duvet, and its 100% cotton (which is great for wool and polyester allergy sufferers).
It has some extra bonuses too, like a little ‘flap’ at the top comes over the top of the zip to ensure that there’s no uncomfortable rubbing on the chin or neck. The zip is also double ended. Mr One goes in with the zip undone from the top, but in the event of middle of the night nappy changes (luckily few and far between these days), it’s easy to unzip from the bottom, do a quick change and get back into bed without any complaints of getting cold.
The fit is slimline which keeps it nice and close to the body (I figure this is like when we pull the blankets around ourselves!), and I love the grey fabric. I also have a set of ergoArms – these are perfect for during the day when I don’t want to change him for his nap, adding easy warmth to otherwise bare arms, and I imagine a godsend in summer when it’s too hot to put them down in long sleeves, but something has to happen during the night so that they don’t get too cold!
And priced at $99.95 NZD from The Sleep Store, it’s one of the best priced winter sleeping bags I’ve ever seen too!