3 February 2015

Review: Gro Company Travel Grobag


Baby sleep time can get a bit confusing with all the different factors you have to take into account. Is the room the right temperature, how many blankets should I use, cellular blankets or non cellular, what if baby kicks the blankets off, feet to foot etc. It's all a bit daunting especially if you're a first time parent, that's why I started using Grobags from The Gro Company. I used Grobags with my eldest who's 5 so when my baby girl came along I planned to use Grobags again. Harlow's been lucky enough to have been sent a Grobag to test and review from The Gro Company so here's what we thought.

The Gro Company says: "The Gro Company is a Devon-based global nursery brand that has recently been acquired by its management team under a management buyout agreement. As an award-winning and industry accredited manufacturer of safer sleep solutions, we produce a range of much loved products for babies and young children. We are most famous for the multi-award winning Grobag, the No1 baby sleep bag brand in The UK and Australia which has changed the way babies are put to bed."


Harlow received the Tribal Travel Grobag to try which is suitable for a boy or girl due to it's unisex colours. It came packaged in a simple grobag shaped cardboard sleeve which has a wealth of information included on it. You can either recycle if you're used to using grobags or you can keep for future reference. It tells you the correct sizing to suit your baby and it also tells you which tog rating to use. This is really useful and takes the stress out of making sure your baby is snug, safe and content. Included along with the grobag is a handy room/ nursery thermometer which of course tells you the temperature of the room but on the back it also tells you what tog to use for which temperature and what your baby should wear before being put in the grobag. I love this thermometer and The Gro Company include it free for every 0-6 month or 6-18 month grobags, brilliant!


Since this is a travel grobag it has a two way zip at the front and a little velcro opening at the back so it can fit a 5 point harness in a buggy or car seat. Very handy for when travelling around your baby's bed time and you want them to be snug but also want to move them into their moses basket/ cot without fuss or having to change their clothes. Even without the travel feature I still find it easier and more settling at night now to scoop Harlow up, give her a breast feed and put her back to her bed still snug and cosy. When she had blankets in her moses basket her bed would get cool without her being in it so when I put her back she would wake up. With the grobag she's still nice and toasty so settles back to sleep so much easier. It's lovely, she just seems more content.

 

The Tribal Travel Grobag is available in a 2.5 tog and 1.0 tog warmth ratings, and is available in sizes 0-6 months, 6-18 months and 18-36 months. The 0-6 month size has handy under arm poppers which can be used for babies between 8.8lb and 10lb to stop their arms going back inside the grobag. It's worth noting that your baby cannot use a grobag unless they are 8.8lbs in weight or over. This is for safety reasons i.e. your baby's head may not be big enough yet so could slip into the grobag. I didn't use this grobag until Harlow was almost 9lbs just to be on the safe side. It fits her perfectly well now though and she's very happy in it. The 2.5 tog grobag has a quick dry polyester filling which is handy in the winter months since you can't really get your washing outside to dry but instead have to dry in the house. The 1.0 tog is 100% cotton throughout but both ratings can be tumble dried on a low heat.



The prices for this grobag vary depending on the size so it's £25.99 for the 0-6 month, £28.99 for the 6-18 month and £30.00 for the 18-36 month. Sounds expensive however if your child is wearing their grobag every night (or almost depending on washing) then the wears per price makes it definitely worth it. Stockists include Mothercare and John Lewis and there's plenty of online stores or you can purchase directly from The Gro Company themselves.

Overall I love Grobags, they make baby sleeping so much easier and safer and definitely give me peace of mind. They wash well and last the test of time. I even have all of Logan's old grobags from when he was little which he used constantly and Harlow will use them when she's big enough. I think the pricing is fair and they're an all round great purchase. A product which I'll definitely be recommending to friends and family.

Harlow's rating - 10/10
Mummy's rating - 10/10

Please visit www.gro-store.com for more products and information. You can also see what The Gro Company get up to on Facebook and Twitter so why not pop over and say hello!



I was provided with the Tribal Travel Grobag in order for me to conduct this review. All opinions are my own.


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1 comments on "Review: Gro Company Travel Grobag"

Kate Fever on 4 February 2015 at 11:31 said...

HUGE fan of Grobags here, have used them with all my children, they seem to sleep so much better in them than with blankets etc. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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