We were recently asked if we would like to try out a Bubbaroo Joey Swag Sleeping Bag. I jumped at the chance because we’re big sleeping bag fans here mostly because Little Mr is just like me when it comes to sleeping, he likes to kick the covers off and sleep with one foot out of the covers. When Little Mr was a newborn (all those months ago) we would swaddle him in the blankets just like the midwife told us to and cover him with a blanket to keep him warm. Half an hour later, he would of performed some sort of Houdini act and his foot would have escaped again.
We were sent a Mystic Blue Joey Swag Sleeping Bag and as we were due to head off camping I thought I’d plan ahead and ask for a Heavy-Weight bag, which is 2.5 tog, in size 6-18 months. Well, my plan back fired as at 5.5 months old, Little Mr’s head was just a little bit too small for the bag and could of easily slipped under and I couldn’t risk it so I waited. We then had the gorgeous Summer weather and Little Mr couldn’t sleep in such a warm bag so again, we waited. Until finally, at nearly 7 months old, Little Mr’s head is big enough and the weather has cooled down so we can now use the Joey Swag Sleeping Bag.
I love the colour, the bag feels lovely and soft and I love the concept that we can use it for travelling in.
The sleeping bag features a Velcro opening at the back of the sleeping bag which allows you to easily pull through the locking mechanism of your childs car seat or pushchair. Together with the double zip pulling up from the bottom of the bag and down from top, the sleeping bag is an excellent way of letting your child comfortably fall asleep on the go.
As soon as I put Little Mr into the sleeping bag, he knows it’s time for a nap. I guess it’s like putting on your pyjamas to a baby. We’ve used the bag for over 2 weeks now and every time Little Mr has slept really well in it. He can still roll over and move about it in but he’s secure enough not to wriggle out of the bag keeping his body all warm and cosy.
What we’re not so sure of…
The sleeping bag is really long. We chose a bag sized 6 – 18 months but it currently swamps Little Mr so there is definitely a lot of growing room. Bubbaroo recommend that the bag is designed for babies with a minimum weight of 18lbs and a maximum length of 88cm. These of course are just guidelines and it’s my decision as a parent as to whether we use it or not. Little Mr is just shy of 18lbs but as his head can’t fall under the fastening, I am more than happy to use it.
Price: the Heavy Weight Joey Swag sleeping bag retails at £39.95 on the Bubbaroo website which for the length of time we can use it, is good value for money.
Overall, I’ve been really happy with the bag. It keeps Little Mr warm during nap times and at night and is ideal for using on the go whilst ensuring Little Mr is safe at all times.
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purpose of this review but all views and photographs are my own.