Woolbabe Sleeping Bags
A new Woolbabe colour name, delicious enough to eat!Anne Sanders
28 May 2012
Woolbabe, one of NZ's most popular baby sleeping bags purchased from The Sleep Store, has recently undergone a colour name change. The red coloured unisex bags (previously known as Raspberry) are now called “Toffee Apple”. Now I would just like to qualify this next statement – the competition to decide the new name was not rigged, I was not a writer for babybites when I entered... but one of the winning entrants was none other than yours truly!
Woolbabe duvet bags are the only sleeping bags to use quilted wool filling, providing optimum warmth and breatheability. The outer layer is a merino / cotton blend and the inner layer closest to the skin is soft 100% cotton. Depending on the clothing you use underneath, these versatile bags can be used for temperatures from as low as 14 up to 22 degrees. A lighter 3-seasons bag is also available.
I actually purchased a Woolbabe last year for my then 2 year old. She reluctantly gave up this snuggly warm bag for a big bed duvet and passed it on to her younger brother this year. One of the great features of these bags is the side underarm domes. This meant that rather than purchasing another duvet weight bag in a small size, I was able to put my son straight into the 2-4 yr bag at about 16mths. Snug and warm.
Our first Woolbabe bag was a side zip model. I bought this one as every other sleeping bag I'd ever used had been a side zip, so I assumed this was the most comfortable design. For the competition prize (a new Woolbabe) however, I opted for the front zip. According to The Sleep Store website, this is their favourite. I have to agree, zipping a wriggly toddler with one zip straight down the middle (towards the feet) was easier than doming the shoulders and zipping around the side. The zips are well padded and he tends to sleep on his side anyway so (although he's not yet old enough to articulate) I'm sure he's just as, if not more comfortable!
Wellington weather means we'll get lots of use from these duvet (winter) weight bags. I'm glad to report they machine wash and wear very well. They are a great investment, especially if you intend to use them for more than one child.
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