The phrase, “sleeping like a baby” is regularly said by people who have never actually had a baby! Baby sleep is punctuated by regular awake periods for multiple reasons, they could be hungry, too hot or cold, have a dirty nappy or they could simply be lonely and need you. New mums and dads have so much to think about at night when their baby is crying, we hope that our selection of bedtime products from a baby sleep bag and blankets to a blackout blind and waterproof cot sheets, help to support parents from those early days with a newborn baby right through to an older child.
A Grobag is a baby sleeping bag created by the Gro company that is available in different togs like a duvet. As babies wriggle around and roll over at night they can kick covers and blankets off them, but a baby sleep bag will move with them so they don't get too cold and wake up. Imagine a Grobag is a wearable blanket so no other form of cover should be required.
In the early newborn stages, you may prefer to use specially designed swaddle wraps. The Gro company's swaddle organic is a cotton jersey, specially shaped wrap that is suitable for over or under arm swaddling. There are no poppers, Velcro or ties to ensure that baby can't be swaddled too tightly. Benefits of swaddling are that it mimics the comfort of the womb. The swaddle is suitable for babies 0-3 months of age.
Once you are ready to move on from the swaddle take a look at the gorgeous selection of sleep bags from the Gro company. The bags are all decorated with cute embroidered characters and striking patterns in a wide variety of colours. They fasten easily and safely using a zip up the front or on the side and then some have poppers over the shoulders. The bags are available in four sizes from age 0 - 6 months to 3 - 6 years. These are also weight dependent, for more information check our sizing guide under the gro bag product. It is important that when the sleep bag is completely fastened up your baby's head shouldn't be able to slip into the bag. There are also different togs available depending on your baby's sleep environment, room temperature in the nursery or bedroom, and how many layers of baby clothes your baby is wearing. As a rough guide for a room temperature of 16 - 20 degrees a 2.5 tog is required, for a temperature of 21 - 23 degrees a 1.0 tog sleep bag is required.
To keep an eye on the bedroom or nursery temperature a room thermometer should be purchased and placed in the room where your baby sleeps. The Gro company make the Gro-egg that changes colour to alert you if the room is too hot or cold.
Once you and your child are ready to move from a sleep bag and into their own cot with cot bedding you will need a few fitted sheets and a toddler safe hypoallergenic duvet and pillows. Be sure to choose bedding sets that are appealing to your child whilst being the right size for the bed. Cot bedding can be used on a babies cot and often a toddler bed or cot bed. All children have accidents or are poorly, and it's important to protect the mattress from such occasions. Use our Suavinet waterproof fitted sheet that fits different bed sizes - Moses basket, single bed or cot. This sheet is made from natural, breathable, thermal regulating fabric that can be washed and tumble dried.
Light is another factor that can interrupt sleep for babies and children. The Gro anywhere blind in stars and moon pattern is perfect to put across your child's window to help block out that annoying light. This product comes with suction cups that attach it directly to a window so you can take it anywhere with you to create a dark, relaxing sleep environment.
The health and safety of your baby is of the utmost importance, there are many safe sleep guidelines and it is important to familiarise yourself with them. There is up to date advice readily available regarding how to put your baby to sleep to protect them from SIDS, safe co-sleeping and guidelines on safe baby bedding and baby sleep products.
Correct room Temperature is vital to ensure your baby's body temperature remains within a normal range, therefore, an accurate nursery thermometer such as a Gro-egg is an important piece of equipment. It is also important that you don't fill your baby's bed with too many soft toys, sheets and blankets. It is important to note that a regular Grobag isn’t suitable for use in a car seat and that a travel Grobag is available. Sheets and blankets should also be used with caution in car seats as babies can overheat easily.