We have just had the most cosy night's sleep we have ever had. We have been using the Bambino Merino sleeping bag for around a week now. After many months of Baby Craftiness throwing off just about any blanket that had the pleasure of covering him, we have found this fantastic sleeping bag! His behaviour reminded me of some gadget that selected what was soft enough; "nope", "nope", "far too rough." He could be described as something akin to the Princess in 'The Princess and the Pea,' with the way he shuffled around in the night.
As a breastfeeding, co-sleeping mum I had become used to having to wear very thick pyjamas when the weather turned cold, as any blanket put over us would be promptly kicked off. I must add at this point, for safety we always used a cellular blanket (never, ever a duvet) and my head is always much lower than Baby Craftiness' head. We also take no drugs or alcohol.
As you can see from the picture at the top of the page the Merino sleeping bag comes in a handy little bag, in case you want to take it when you are travelling or baby stays with grandma. We took the sleeping bag out of the bag and put it on Baby. Despite being in a foul mood due to having a cold, he seemed to enjoy the sensation of the softness against his skin. It made me want to cuddle him even more, he seemed all warm and cosy; like a little teddy bear. I think the photos speak for themselves on how contented he was whilst wearing. 'Hmmm, now what are the best options for layering me up?' thinks Baby Craftiness. There are a few options for layering with the Bambino Merino sleeping bag, depending upon room temperature.
I love the fact that you don't need to fuss around worrying about TOG's, as the merino wool lining naturally regulates baby's body temperature.
Because Baby Craftiness is in the bed with me, he is quite warm as he cuddles me throughout the night, so he didn't need anything underneath. He was blissful in it. He didn't stir at all like he usually does when he is kicking blankets off him. It's really hard to convey just how soft the sleeping bag is. It's one of those products which you feel gleeful in owning, because it feels such high quality. It's reassuring to know that it doesn't just feel high quality it IS high quality, composed of 100% merino wool. That's right 100% merino wool; not a single synthetic fibre in sight. Because of the fact that it is 100% natural fibres, it means there is less chance of baby overheating and sweating. So I wasn't surprised to find that it had won Practical Parenting Best Buy Award. It proved to me how soft it was, because Baby will usually find a way to rip most clothes off him.
I also loved the colour on him, as it made him look like a proper little boy.
And that rounds it up , I am trying to rack my brains on what negatives there are for this product. I really can't think of any. If you think it's slightly pricey at £49.95, rest assured it is worth every penny. If you buy cheaper alternatives, you will end up donating them to charity as in my experience they have been useless. This will last Baby until he is two years of age, so I deem this a BEST BUY!
Available from http://www.bambinomerino.com