We were absolutely thrilled to be sent a new Anorak Rolling Hills Grobag for Noah. He’s already out grown all the Grobags we had for James to sleep in, as James switched to loose bedding when he was 18m.
James has always worn the exact size for his age, for example, at 9 months old, he wore 9-12m clothes, almost like clockwork. When he turned 3 years old, he magically grew too tall for the 2-3y clothes he’s worn all year, and needed 3-4y clothes rather urgently. Crazy, but true – my mum will testify to the sudden need to dash to Sainsbugs for pyjamas when his old pair were keeping him awake at night because they were irritatingly too short, when they’d been fine the previous night.
However, Noah? Noah is a different kettle of fish all together. He is 10 months old and already filling 12-18m clothes. Mad. A kind mummy at one of the groups we go to pointed out that I’d probably shrunk James’ clothes, so Noah isn’t really that big, seeing as how he’s wearing hand me downs that saw at least one child before him. So I experimented by buying new. Yes, you guessed it – they fit fine. He’s nearly in 18-24m clothes. He’s my last child and I really feel like he should be a baby for as long as possible!
So, with that in mind, I was really sad when I looked up which size Noah would need – at 10 months old, he is in size 18-36m sleeping bag! Oh my days. When I took it out of the packet, James thought it was a dress for me, and actually, if I hold it to my shoulders, it is long enough to sit just beneath my knees. Babies should have about a third loose at the bottom of the bag, not fit into the bag with their feet against the zip.
This Grobag is a 2.5 tog, so perfect for most of the year. At the moment, I find it pretty tricky to know what to dress Noah in to be sure he’s warm enough at night. Trial and error (and a few Googles) have me put him in a long-sleeved vest top and his sleeping bag in our 20°C bedroom.
I love the print on this sleep sack! I think it’s just about in keeping with the nature theme, with the trees on it, and the colour matches a few of the accents in the pattern.
It has a special zip guard with a press-stud on so that babies can’t catch themselves in the zip, or undo it by themselves. The zip on this sleep sack goes around the side. We’ve had a summer-weight Grobag in the past with the travel fastenings, which was very handy, but harder to put on an already-sleeping baby. A side zip is perfect, especially if you have the bag all ready in the crib before you lower the baby in!
The Grobag has washed very well, and survived a tumble dry without any issue at all. Noah has slept and slept!
We are very impressed with the Anorak Rolling Hills Grobag. It is perfect for our sleep-loving, growing baby!