I love my daughter, I surely do. Her smile is like sunshine for my soul. Really.
But that love is never greater than when she is sleeping.
So when I was approached to review a baby sleeping bag I was like, sign.me.up.
I don't have to tell you why sleeping bags are ace; they're recommended for safe sleeping, they avoid wake-ups due to baby kicking off blankets and being too hot/too cold. There's so much to love about a baby sleeping bag.
But not all sleeping bags are equal. I've bought the exxy ones and I've bought the cheapo ones, and it turns out, there's a reason why the exxy ones are exxy. Who knew?
Woolbabe is most definitely a Rolls Royce in the world of sleeping bags.
When it arrived in the mail, my first thought was, "Bugger Harlow, I'm going to sleep in that thing."
This bag is HUGE - the size is listed as 3-24 months and I believe it! In fact, I initially thought it would be too big for Harlow but the fit is perfect...with lots of room to grow some nice long legs like her daddy (instead of the ankle-free version of her mother's).
What I noticed most though was the feel of the bag. It has a real weight to it in comparison to other sleeping bags I've used. It feels quite luxurious, and in Blossom Pink, is gorgeous to look at, too.
BUT this would all mean nothing if my little baby girl did not SLEEP WELL in it.
Harlow has been suffering her first cold and the two nights previous to using the Woolbabe for the first time, her sleep had been very disturbed. Still in the grips of the cold, I knew her sleep would be all over the place but I decided to try out the new sleeping bag anyway. It couldn't hurt, I thought.
That night, zipped up in her new Woolbabe, Harlow had the most sound sleep she'd had in over 48 hours. Which means I got some decent sleep, too. Her cold had actually worsened but she slept better which I thought was kind of awesome. I wondered if not having her arms wrapped would mean she'd startle herself awake more but I think the weight of the wool gave the same secure feeling of being wrapped and she couldn't wriggle out like she sometimes will when swaddled.
It is safe to say I am a fan.
My baby slept soundly even while ill - what's not to love?
The only negative (and I'm reaching here) was washing it. Wet wool, man. It's not a great smell, is it? But it certainly confirms that this bag is filled with 100% Australian merino wool as claimed. And of course, the smell is gone once the wool dries.
Check out the Woolbabe website to read more about their sleeping bags.
And then, WIN one!
Woolbabe and The Sleep Store are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Woolbabe sleeping bag in the size and colour of their choice.
Leave a comment here on the blog listing which colour and size you'd like if you won.
You may also compliment me on my girlish good looks but the competition winner will be randomly drawn so that part is totally optional.
The competition (open to Australian residents only) will close on Sunday 5th August at midnight EST. A winner will be announced Monday 6th August.
Good luck, loves!